Danny Lawhon is the site-runner for PlayMichigan. He’s been reporting on the sports betting industry in various capacities since 2018 and joined the PlayMichigan team in early 2021 to also focus on online casinos, online poker and fantasy sports.
Danny has more than a decade of overall sports reporting experience in three states, including nearly 10 years with the Des Moines Register in Iowa. He’s covered college and professional sports, the NCAA Tournament and the PGA, LPGA and Champions Tours. Danny is a professional musician in his spare time and plays the piano and pipe organ (seriously). He now covers the online gambling industry in Michigan.
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Media Mentions on sports betting
VSiN’s Betting Across America: Iowa’s first days of 2019 wagering | Two-month Iowa check-in | 2020 College Football Playoff championship preview
Sports Radio 810 WHB-AM (Kansas City, Mo.): Super Bowl XLIV | Midwest sports betting landscape
610 Sports Radio KCSP-AM (Kansas City, Mo.): Iowa’s sports betting launch
Featured Articles at PlayMichigan
Live golf betting: Dos and don’ts of wagering on the course
Reports from Detroit’s three casinos as COVID-19 recovery begins: Greektown Casino-Hotel | MGM Grand Detroit | MotorCity Casino Hotel
Other previous writing and reporting
How one $100 bet led the Illinois Supreme Court to legalize daily fantasy sports
“Sportsbook Radio” launches — just in time for sports to shut down
Iowans will receive bevy of new sports betting options in 2021
How teams are placed by geography for the NCAA Tournament
Juli Inkster adds to golfing legacy with second Solheim Cup win as captain
50 years of heartache, one day of heaven: Central Iowa’s Kansas City Chiefs fans relish rare Super Bowl moment
Inside the years-long effort to bring USL pro soccer to Iowa
As college football grows receptive to alcohol sales, Iowa schools resist (with map)
Longtime club pro Sean McCarty ready for brush with glory at PGA Championship
With rising pay and a thriving future, why do so few workers seek wind technician jobs?
Death isn’t a dying industry, but Iowa funeral directors are becoming harder to find