Matthew Bain started as News Editor and Content Manager at PlayMA in 2022. Before that, he spent six years as a sports reporter and then deputy sports editor for the Des Moines Register, during which time he won nine statewide journalism awards, including the Genevieve Mauck Stoufer Outstanding Young Iowa Journalists Award.
As deputy sports editor, Matthew oversaw the Register’s recruiting coverage while also innovating the outlet’s high school sports coverage. Matthew graduated from San Diego State and grew up in California, but he’s somehow a Boston Celtics fan. Long story.
Matthew also led coverage of Prop 26 vs. Prop 27 in the California sports betting election battle for Catena Media.
Matthew Bain interviewed as Massachusetts sports betting expert
- Boston Globe – Boston Marathon betting is a no-go for 2023. Here’s why.
- Boston Globe – In the early days of sports betting in Mass., offers are hard to ignore
- NBC Boston – First Legal Sports Bets Are Placed At Mass. Casinos
- NBC Boston – Encore, Plainridge Accepted Illegal Bets On College Basketball
- Western Mass News – Getting Answers: Mobile sports betting in Massachusetts
- Bloomberg Boston Radio – Mobile Sports Betting In MA And Addressing The Gender Earnings Gap
- Bloomberg Boston Radio – Sports Has Boston Buzzing And Business Booming
- Bloomberg Boston Radio – In-Person Sports Betting About To Become Legal In Massachusetts
Other publications Matthew Bain has written for
- Des Moines Register – Greg Stephen case shows scary potential for sexual exploitation in AAU basketball
- USA TODAY – How NIL will change college recruiting forever: ‘It opens Pandora’s Box’
- Arizona Republic – Untold stories: The refugee kids of the North Phoenix Christian Soccer Club
Posts by Matthew Bain:
- Attorney: MA Gambling Regulators Proving They’re ‘Not To Be Trifled With’, 29 Aug 2023
- Lawyer Doubts ‘Saturated’ Massachusetts Market Can Support More Sportsbooks, 28 Aug 2023
- Expert Expects MA Online Lottery In ‘Next Few Years’ & Online Casinos After That, 23 Aug 2023
- Fanatics Sportsbook Ends Beta Testing, Now Live For All Massachusetts Customers, 16 Aug 2023
- ESPN Bet Aims To Launch In Massachusetts In November ‘Before Thanksgiving’, 10 Aug 2023
- Where Are Mega Millions Google Searches Most Popular? Massachusetts, 31 Jul 2023
- DraftKings Beats FanDuel By Nearly 20% In June Massachusetts Handle, 17 Jul 2023
- Raynham Park Caesars Sportsbook License Review To Begin June 12, 01 Jun 2023
- MA Bettors Bet 13% More On Celtics Game 7 Than Any Other 2023 NBA Game, 30 May 2023
- Here’s A First Look At The Fanatics Sportsbook Massachusetts App, 25 May 2023