Who is Matt Schoch?
After covering gambling expansions in Michigan, Ontario, Maryland, Ohio and Massachusetts, Matt Schoch is helping to launch online sports betting in North Carolina with NCSharp, overseeing content. He is a regulated gambling advocate and seeks to lead the improvement of responsible gambling messaging for the industry.
A Michigan native, Schoch has worked at the Detroit News, the Associated Press, Virgin Islands Daily News, Springfield (Mo.) News-Leader and the Port Huron (Mich.) Times Herald. He started with Catena Media, NCSharp’s parent company, in April 2020.
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.
A former blackjack dealer in Chicago, Schoch has studied the casino industry from all sides.
Matt Schoch in the media
- Ohio sports betting launch, News 5 Cleveland: Under Ohio’s New Sports Betting Law, Here’s What You Can And Can’t Wager On
- Cincinnati Business Courier: Why Kroger could launch sports betting facilities
- Michigan Matters, CBS 62 Detroit: How is Michigan online gambling going?
- Traverse City (Mich.) Record Eagle: Turtle Creek to launch William Hill sportsbook
- Fox17, West Michigan: Online sports betting is live in Michigan
Other work by Matt Schoch
- NESN’s Sam Panayotovich Says MA Sports Betting, Fans A Perfect Match (PlayMA)
- Michigan Ready To Put All The Pieces Together For Online Gambling (PlayMichigan)
- Detroit woman suing BetMGM for non-payment from malfunctioning online slot (PlayMichigan)
- You can still bet Barstool’s Rough ‘N Rowdy after Jose Canseco took a dive (PlayMichigan)
- Svi Mykhailiuk of Ukraine delivering on prodigious promise for Pistons (Detroit News)
- Get to know Detroit News sports writer Matt Schoch (Detroit News)
- Ypsi’s Emoni documentary (independent film)
Social media and professional profiles
NCSharp discusses the vitiating effects of betting markets determined by voting and back-off decisions about player transactions.