RJ - I am a relatively new visitor here and I read the article. I could tell right from the beginning that the writer's agenda was set before he even began. So, I knew what to expect as I continued to read the lengthy piece.
From my perspective, he unwittingly gave Pregame many compliments along the way in terms of transparency and an honorable way of running the site. This is because he grossly underestimates the industry and clearly doesn't understand it. It's obvious that he feels sports betting is an evil thing that only the lowest of the low partake in. How condescending.
He fails to realize that sports bettors represent a huge percentage of our population and come from all walks of life. Sites like Pregame give us an opportunity to come together, gather and share information, and yes - even purchase picks if we so choose. It is our choice.
Sure, there are unscrupulous sites and blog out there using sports betting as a platform. Just like there are for investments, politics, health, etc.
I'm sure you and Pregame are not perfect. Who is? But in my relatively short tenure here as a visitor, I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality and professionalism the site offers.
The fact that the writer picked Pregame as a topic is surprising, because there are probably hundreds if not thousands of sites out there that would have more closely "fit" his agenda. I can only guess that it's because of Pregame's success that he chose it.
I wouldn't worry too much about the article. In my opinion, the publicity Pregame gets out of it will more than offset any damage. If anyone with a hint of knowledge of sports betting will see right through this propaganda in an instant. I did.
Keep doing what your doing.