Our contributors

Get to know the gambling content specialists behind Compare.bet, including our dedicated in-house team and a number of external topic experts.

Compare.bet Team Member

Daniel Bennett

Editor-in-chief

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About
Daniel is the editor-in-chief at Compare.bet. He has half a decade of experience writing on topics including sports betting, online casino and the NBA. Daniel also covers Premier League football for Compare.bet news and has interviewed Louis Saha, Richard Dunne and Gary Pallister. In his spare time, Daniel enjoys film photography and making Spotify playlists.
Compare.bet Team Member

Ben Miles

Deputy Editor

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About
Ben is deputy editor at Compare.bet, specialising in all things gambling and football. He has an MA in American History and extensive writing experience with bylines in a range of different publications, from Breaking the Lines to CLASH. As well as covering Premier League for Compare.bet news, he also writes about the Championship and a range of European football topics. In his spare time, Ben enjoys music production and playing football.
Compare.bet Team Member

Jake Patel

News & US Editor

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About
Jake is a gambling content specialist for Compare.bet, with a focus on the regulated US market. He is responsible for producing news content for Compare.bet News, state guides for Compare.bet US and has interviewed several senior executives within the gambling industry. Jake previously wrote for Gambling Insider and LGBT+ news site PinkNews.
Compare.bet Team Member

Luke Eales

Founder

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About
Luke founded Compare.bet in 2017. He has written for and been featured in numerous high-profile gambling industry publications, including SBC News, iGamingBusiness, InterGame, EGR Global and Totally Gaming. Luke has worked with comparison sites for over 10 years in both consumer insurance and online gambling.
Compare.bet Team Member

Marcus Lawrence

Deputy Editor

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About
Marcus has been a Deputy Editor at Compare.bet since joining the team in 2020. He has a degree in English and American Literatures, three years' experience as an editor, and bylines in The Times, iGamingFuture, Audioxide, GameRant, and Business Chief. Outside the online gambling space, Marcus spends his spare time listening to as much music as possible, praying for West Ham, working on his guitar skills, and trying not to suck at chess.

Jennifer McFadyen

Slots Specialist

About
Jennifer is a writer with over four years of experience in the online casino industry. She has a BA in Communication and Media Studies and is Compare.bet's resident slots specialist, contributing to our online slot reviews.

Danielle Clark

Writer

About

Danielle has six years of experience writing on a wide variety of topics, including online casino, sports betting and tourism. She has a BA in French with English from King’s College.

Alan Draper-Lewis

Writer

About

Alan has three years of writing experience and an MA in English Literature, with bylines at These Football Times and 90Min as well as extensive coverage of all things sports betting and online casino.

Gavin Davison

Writer

About
Gavin is a writer for Compare.bet, contributing to our expert online reviews. Gavin has over two years of experience writing about topics including online casino and sports betting.

Joel McMahon

Tipster

About
Joel is a Masters graduate in Documentary Journalism from Nottingham Trent University. He is Compare.bet's resident Premier League tipster, using his vast knowledge of the sport to pick out the best bets from England's top flight and write our match previews. Joel also has experience working as a videographer and digital content editor for Belper Town FC. 

Liam Hoey

Tipster

About

Noel Davies

Writer

About
Noel is a writer for Compare.bet with over a decade of experience writing on topics including online casino and sports betting.

Danny Maiorca

News

About
Danny is a writer with over five years of experience, with bylines at Income Access, Affiliate Insider, emerchantpay and Monday.com. He has also worked for Paysafe Group, where he managed Neteller and Skrill's online blogs, producing content related to gambling and financial trading. Danny covers the latest updates in the gambling industry as a writer for Compare.bet News.
Guest Contributor

Adam Dickinson

Fact Checker

About
Adam has almost a decade of experience working in the gambling industry, including various content and marketing roles at the likes of PlayOJO, Betway and Entain He is currently the Head of Marketing at Arena Entertainment. Adam puts his vast experience to use as a fact checker for Compare.bet.
Compare.bet Team Member

Kyle Odegard

News Editor

About
Kyle Odegard has been a sportswriter since 2006. He covered the NFL's Arizona Cardinals for eight seasons and has written freelance pieces for ESPN, CBS Sports, MLB.com, the Associated Press, BookMaker.eu, the San Jose Mercury News, the Seattle Times, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and more.
Compare.bet Team Member

Sam Buckingham

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About
Sam is a Digital PR Executive for Compare.bet and joined us in 2020. He has an MSC in International Marketing and also works on our interview series for Compare.bet news, speaking to Robert Huth, Glen Johnson and Joleon Lescott. Sam enjoys following Leicester City, the LSU Tigers and the NFL in his spare time.

Guest Contributor

Kristan Heneage

Writer

About
Kristan is a digital content producer with over a decade of experience covering football, with bylines at Sky Sports, BBC Sport, Mirror Online, ESPN, The Guardian, The Telegraph and The New York Times amongst others. Kristan puts his vast experience to use as a writer for Compare.bet news, producing in-depth player profiles and features with contributions from the likes of The Athletic's Jack Lang and Dave O'Brien, AKA Statman Dave.
Guest Contributor

Zach Lowy

Writer

About
Zach is the co-founder of BreakingTheLines. He is a Global Sports Journalism graduate and has been writing about football for five years. His bylines include Soccer Laduma and Football Index, where he also contributes as a podcaster. Zach uses his expert scouting knowledge and tactical analysis as a writer for Compare.bet news.
Guest Contributor

Catherine Sweet

Head of Marketing and Communication at GamCare

About
Catherine is a communications professional who has over a decade of experience across the third sector. She has worked for a range of local, national and international organisations across a range of communications disciplines, and has been with GamCare since 2016.
Guest Contributor

Malte Hegeler

Head of Product Development Sportsbook at EveryMatrix

About
Malte Hegeler leads the product development for EveryMatrix across all its sports products. Malte has a deep understanding of bookmakers' needs, thanks to his 10+ years of experience in trading and sportsbook development. He was a key contributor to the recent revamp of OddsMatrix's front-end and back-end capabilities, as well as the launch of its esports services in 2019.
Guest Contributor

Jo Purvis

Director of Key Accounts & Marketing UK at Blueprint Gaming

About
Jo Purvis is the Director of Key Accounts & Marketing UK at software provider Blueprint Gaming. Jo has over 15 years of experience in the gambling industry. She has previously worked for WMS and TCS John Huxley and has been with Blueprint since 2010.
Guest Contributor

Graham Ruthven

Writer

About
Graham is a football writer with bylines at Forbes, BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times, MARCA and more.
Guest Contributor

Ste Tudor

Writer

About
Ste is a football writer with bylines at Forbes, The Guardian and FourFourTwo. Ste wrote a feature on Chelsea's title chances in the 2021/22 Premier League season for Compare.bet news, where he spoke to club legend Pat Nevin and Daily Mail journalist Jenny Brown.
Guest Contributor

Harry De Cosemo

Writer

About
Harry is a football writer and author with bylines at Eurosport, BBC Sport, The Mirror and FourFourTwo. He is also the author of Black and White Knight - How Sir Bobby Robson Made Newcastle United Again. Harry wrote a feature on Alan Shearer's induction to the Premier League Hall of Fame for Compare.bet news, where he spoke to Shearer's ex-teammates Les Ferdinand and Warren Barton about the former Newcastle captain's legendary career.
Guest Contributor

Dave O’Brien

Founder of Statman Dave & Presenter for Manchester United

About

Dave is the founder of the Statman Dave Podcast, YouTube channel and Twitch channel, where he discusses tactics and analysis across the major European football leagues. He also works as a presenter for Manchester United and contributed to our Harry Maguire feature on Compare.bet news, written by Kris Heneage. 

Guest Contributor

Archie Rhind-Tutt

Bundesliga Reporter for ESPN

About

Archie is a reporter with almost a decade of experience covering German football for a variety of publications, including CNN, BBC, The Athletic and The Times. He has also worked as a field reporter for the Bundesliga, conducting post match interviews. Archie is currently a Bundesliga Touchline Report for ESPN and contributed to our Julian Nagelsmann feature on Compare.bet news, written by Kris Heneage. 

Guest Contributor

Joe Brewin

Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo

About

Joe is an editor and author with over seven years of experience covering football, including a stint as a reporter for Arsenal. Joe is currently Deputy Editor at FourFourTwo and contributed to our Harry Maguire feature on Compare.bet news, written by Kris Heneage.

Guest Contributor

Tom Bogert

Contributor at Major League Soccer

About
Tom is a sports writer with over five years of experience covering the NBA, MLB, MLS and Premier League football. His words have appeared in The Guardian, FourFourTwo and he has been writing for the MLS since 2018.
Guest Contributor

Dave Gray

Writer

About
Dave is a journalist and podcaster and has worked with the likes of Betfair, Colossus and the Daily Star, covering the NFL, NBA, Premier League and the PGA Tour. In his time covering the NFL, he has spoken to the likes of Andrew Luck, Odell Beckham Jr. and Mike Evans. Dave writes sports betting previews for Compare.bet News.
Guest Contributor

Shabna Zaheer

iOS Engineer at Matches Fashion

About
Shabna is an iOS Engineer at Matches Fashion and has over five years of experience working on e-commerce and retail apps. She has previously worked for YOOX Net-a-Porter Group and has been at Matches Fashion since 2018.

Emmet Gates

Guest Contributor

About
Emmet is a freelance football writer with multiple years of experience. He was written for Forbes, The Blizzard, FourFourTwo, The Set Pieces, Tifo Football, Football Italia, Football Critic and Gentleman Ultra. He has appeared on The Guardian via the GSN.