John Grochowski

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About me

Gender Male
Industry Publishing
Occupation Freelance writer, editor, author
Location IL, United States
Introduction I've been covering casinos and casino games since the beginning of 1994. I currently write two columns a week that I self-syndicate to newspapers and websites, and also write regularly in magazines both for players and casino industry professionals. Among my regular clients are Casino Journal and Slot Manager for industry pros, and Casino Player, Strictly Slots, Midwest Gaming and Travel, Southern Gaming and Destinations, Gaming South and Blackjack Insider for players. I blog for the Tunica Visitors Bureau, and have had six books on casino games published. That's become the center of my career, but I keep busy on other topics. I edit copy for and the Pioneer Press sports department in Suburban Chicago, and write weekly columns on small college sports and Baseball by the Numbers for the Chicago Sun-Times. And some of my favorite assignments are Sun-Times previews of annual Beatles and Doctor Who fan conventions.
Interests Casino games, sports, books, music, science, science fiction
Favorite Movies Casablanca, A Hard Day's Night, Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Favorite Music The Beatles
Favorite Books Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Stephen J. Gould's collections of natural history essays, Asimov's Foundation trilogy.