About the Author

Kris Johnson

With more than 15 years of experience as a sports journalist, Kris Johnson’s work has appeared in Sports Business Daily, Sports Business Journal, NASCAR Illustrated, and more. Kris also wrote a sports-betting novel entitled The Endgame.

Catawba Two Kings Casino Makes Impact on Local Community

January 26, 2023 | By: Kris Johnson

Catawba Two Kings Casino is currently operating out of a temporary facility in Kings Mountain, N.C., but it will have a lasting impact on the local community. Two Kings is owned and operated by the Catawba Nation under the terms of its compact with the state of North Carolina. The temporary casino opened in the […]

Carolina Hurricanes Stanley Cup Odds: Strong Push for the Title

January 24, 2023 | By: Kris Johnson

With the 2022-23 NHL season having passed its midway mark and the All-Star Game looming in early February, it’s a good time to revisit Stanley Cup odds on the Carolina Hurricanes.  FanDuel Sportsbook was dealing the Hurricanes as the co-second betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup at odds of +800 as of this writing. The […]

Charlotte Hornets Odds to Make the NBA Playoffs

October 13, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

The Charlotte Hornets enter the 2022-23 NBA season with playoff expectations and a new head coach in Steve Clifford. DraftKings is among the sportsbooks offering futures odds on the Hornets to win the NBA Championship. Here’s a look at futures odds across the North Carolina sports betting industry. Charlotte Hornets Odds to Make the NBA […]

Two Kings Casino Sportsbook Opens Just Before 2022 NFL Season

September 8, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC — North Carolina sports bettors have another legal sports betting option to enjoy now that Two Kings Casino’s retail sportsbook is open in time for the NFL season. Catawba Nation’s Two Kings Casino provides easy access from Charlotte along the I-85 corridor. Residents of North Carolina’s largest city can make the 35-mile […]

Best 5 Seasons in NC State Football History

August 25, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina State’s football history includes several strong seasons, but the Wolfpack were never better than under the direction of QB Philip Rivers in 2002. Here are the best five seasons in program history. NC State Football’s Five Best Seasons 1. 2002 (11-3 overall, 5-3 ACC) Philip Rivers is the most decorated player in NC […]

Best 5 Seasons in UNC Football History

August 24, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

I moved to Charlotte in 1997 and was fortunate to witness the best football season in the University of North Carolina’s program history. In the years that followed, I met a UNC graduate and married her. That was when the real indoctrination to all things baby blue began in earnest.  Basketball, of course, is king […]

Top 5 Players in Wake Forest Football History

August 22, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Wake Forest has had some talented college football players dating back to legendary QB Norm Snead in the 1950’s. We’ve scoured the record books to come up with the top 5 football players in program history. Last season, Wake Forest finished 11-3 and qualified for the ACC Championship game. The Demon Deacons lost, but they […]

Top 5 Football Players in NC State History

August 18, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

North Carolina State is known more for its basketball success over the years, but there have been some legendary football players for the Wolfpack. Our list of NC State’s five greatest football players begins and ends with a quarterback. Read on to see who makes the cut between these QB bookends. North Carolina sports bettors […]

ACC Championship Odds: Clemson’s the Betting Favorite

August 15, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Betting odds on the 2022 ACC football champion are available at NC sportsbooks, including BetMGM, DraftKings, and FanDuel. Clemson is the -125 betting favorite at DraftKings. At those odds, the Tigers have an implied probability of 55.56% of capturing this year’s ACC football title. DraftKings Odds on 2022 ACC Football Champion Can UNC bounce back?: […]

Carolina Panthers Odds to Win the NFC South

August 11, 2022 | By: Kris Johnson

Betting odds on the Carolina Panthers to win the NFC South division title are available at NC sportsbooks including DraftKings North Carolina, and FanDuel North Carolina. The Panthers acquired quarterback Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns in early July. Mayfield is competing with Sam Darnold for the starting QB position. The Panthers will host the […]