Lead Writer, PlayOhio
Steve Friess is the national gambling industry correspondent for PlayOhio. He is also a contributing writer for Newsweek. A Long Island native who earned a journalism degree at Northwestern University, Friess worked at newspapers in Rockford, Ill., Las Vegas, and South Florida before launching a freelance career in Beijing, China, where he served as chief China correspondent for USA Today. After his return to the U.S. in 2003, he settled in Las Vegas, where he covered the gambling industry and the American Southwest regularly for The New York Times, Playboy, The New Republic, Time, Portfolio, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, New York magazine, and many others. During that time, he created and co-hosted two successful and groundbreaking podcasts, the celebrity-interview show The Strip and the animal affairs program The Petcast. In 2011-12, Friess was a Knight-Wallace Fellow for at the University of Michigan. That was followed by a stint as a senior writer covering the intersection of technology and politics at Politico in Washington, D.C., In 2013, he returned permanently to Ann Arbor, where he now lives with his husband, son, daughter and three Pomeranians. He tweets at @SteveFriess and can be reached at [email protected].
Posts by Steve Friess:
- Missing Disparity Study Could Delay Ohio Sports Betting, 25 Jul 2022
- Ohio Poker Dealer Wins WSOP Bracelet, Sets Sights On Main Event, 06 Jul 2022
- Ohio Casinos May Be Allowed To Choose Between Local, National Helpline , 17 Jun 2022
- Ohio Problem Gambling Official Supports Unifying Helplines Into 800-GAMBLER, 05 May 2022