January 14, 2015- The Daily Payoff, the first U.S.-based platform to cover all business aspects of the gaming and gambling businesses, today announced that it will officially launch the week of January 23, 2015. The site will be housed and powered by SportsBlog, the fastest growing independent sports publishing site on the web with over 20 million unique visitors a month. The Daily Payoff will look to have the most comprehensive national and international news in verticals that will include the casino business, fantasy sports, horse racing, e-gaming, games of skill, the lottery and others. The site will look to add contributors in each of the verticals after launch, and will incorporate video and podcasting during the first year of operation. “There are few businesses in this country, let alone the world, that are growing at the pace of gaming and gambling, yet there is no comprehensive news site that devotes itself to those businesses,” said Frank Scandale, The Daily Payoff co-founder. “Our goal is to take all that news and house it in one place, and then also go out and find the best personalities, trends and business features in those verticals and tell their stories in one place like never before.” The editorial side for The Daily Payoff will be overseen by Scandale, an award-winning media veteran who most recently has served as Payoff President, Print Production for Digital First Media. Prior to that, the native of Brooklyn, NY, was editor of The Record (Bergen County, NJ) newspaper from 2001-2011, after serving as Assistant Managing Editor for The Denver Post, where he also covered the then-fledgling casino industry. He previously acted as the city editor for the now defunct The Daily Journal in Elizabeth, NJ, and also held editorial positions at Reuters News SerPayoff and Travel Trade Publications. Scandale graduated from Glassboro State College, now Rowan University, with a BA in Communications in 1979. The initial launch of the site will include some original content as well as a newsfeed into each key vertical, thus providing one stop shopping for business executives, media members and those with a casual interest in the space to get the latest and most comprehensive snapshots of these multi-billion dollar categories. The platform will not be a gambling or tips site in any way. It will cover all the news and the newsmakers of the business, from established executives to rising stars, giving all a unique and comprehensive look into all the goings-on in a space that has captured an audience from millennials to Baby Boomers in one way, shape or form. The Daily Payoff is currently in beta, with a holding page at www.TheDailyPayoff.com You will also be able to follow along on Facebook and Twitter.