Matt Schoch

Senior Content Manager, PlayOhio

A Michigan native, Matt Schoch has seen the Midwest casino industry from all sides. From a leading analyst for Michigan’s online market to his time as a blackjack dealer in Chicago, Schoch knows what’s ahead for Ohio. 

Matt has worked at newspapers in Michigan, Missouri and the Virgin Islands. Schoch has covered sailing on the Great Lakes, cricket in the Caribbean, high school and pro playoffs, and the Olympics in Rio. He’s also the former host of the Locked On Pistons Podcast and producer of a documentary on Emoni Bates, “Ypsi’s Emoni.”

As a senior content manager for PlayOhio, Schoch helps lead coverage of the Ohio gambling industry. Our team of journalists guides you through the legislative process in states, along with the regulatory process, letting the public in on the information they need to gamble safely.

Gambling articles by Matt Schoch

You can still take bets on Barstool’s Rough ‘N Rowdy though Jose Canseco took a dive

Detroit woman suing BetMGM over non-payment from malfunctioning game

Matt Schoch’s work in the media

Why Kroger could launch sports betting facilities –

CBS 62 Detroit ‘Michigan Matters’ TV program on MI online gambling launch

News 5 Cleveland appearance discussing Ohio sports betting launch date


Ohio has set up the best sports betting environment in the country.

Sports fans will be able to get on games on their phones, at bars and grocery stores, and at large retail sportsbooks at sporting venues.

We’ll be watching to see how it goes, and following closely what problems do arise, including from a responsible gambling perspective.

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