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Howard Parks's Biography

Howard Parks has been described as possibly the laziest gambling writer in the business, but he works harder than you might think. He’s written multiple self-published books about business and gambling under various nom de plumes. He’s also worked as a math teacher at his local community college.

In his younger days, Howard Parks worked hard at becoming a professional sports bettor. That didn’t work out the way he expected, as he wound up developing a gambling habit that soon started interfering with other aspects of his life. He’s since recovered, and if he gambles today, he sticks with poker.

In fact, that’s his second career as a gambler – he’s a poker player. His favorite topic when writing about poker is position, although he also enjoys sharing some of his real-life antics at the poker table. His favorite game is Omaha 8, which makes him unusual in a country where Texas hold’em is #1 with a bullet.

He understands the math behind gambling better than most, as he used to be a math teacher. In fact, his colleague Timothy Dawson often calls him or emails him to ask for help with the math sections of some of the blog posts he’s written.

Unlike some of the degenerates in the gambling writing industry, Parks is a committed Christian and teaches an adult Sunday school class every weekend. And no, he doesn’t see a conflict between his Christianity and his career in the gambling world.

His favorite sport is, of course, college football. His favorite food is steak, and his best friends all know him by his nickname – Ribeye.

Parks lives with his wife near Omaha, Nebraska. His three daughters are all grown up and moved away now. He’s in the middle of writing a book about business lessons he’s learned from a career betting on sports and poker games.

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Tracking Past Results Before Using the Martingale – Does It Work?

Just about every gambler I know has used the Martingale system when placing bets. If you don’t know what the Martingale is, I give you a quick overview in the first section. Some gamblers also track past results to try to predict future results. They believe that they can make profitable bets based on what’s […]

Is Atlantic City Still the Second Biggest Gambling Market in the US?

Now that the new year is upon us, folks in the gambling industry are busy tallying up the returns from 2018. Between the rise of legalized sports betting in seven states (excluding Nevada) after a momentous U.S. Supreme Court ruling in May, and interstate online poker player sharing between Nevada, New Jersey, and Delaware, 2018 […]

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5 Advanced Strategies Only for Winning Poker Players

You can find hundreds of articles aimed at beginning poker players. But you don’t find many written for players who have already figured out how to win. This is because there are many things losing players can learn to improve their results, but once you learn how to win there are only so many things […]

Use the Casino Profit Model to Trade Cryptocurrencies & Stocks Better

Trading stocks and cryptocurrencies is often compared to gambling. Stocks and crypto are both risky, meaning you take a gamble any time you buy them. The attractive thing about investing, though, is that you can actually gain an edge over fellow traders. You just need the right skills and mindset. Dealing in cryptocurrencies and stocks […]

5 Infamous Lottery Scams and Scandals

State lotteries around the country, as well as the Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL), go to great extents to ensure that their lotteries are fair and on the up-and-up. But no matter how much you plan, there’s always an unknown quantity that can throw everything into disarray. I remember as a kid growing up in Massachusetts, […]

7 Magic Poker Strategies for Beginners

It’s difficult to remember much about when I started playing poker because it’s been so many years ago. But I remember struggling for many years because I simply wasn’t very good. Eventually I improved through trial and error, and once I started reading about and studying the game, I was able to improve faster. While […]

How to Play against the World’s Worst Poker Players and Win

If you want to know what’s it like to play against the world’s worst poker players take a seat at one of the free money tables online. You see players chasing every kind of imaginable hand and pushing all in with terrible hands. Bad poker players are impossible to predict. You can’t put them on […]

How Does Meditation Help Poker Pros?

Poker is often made out to be a thrilling affair. It’s depicted through movies as a game where players are constantly out-bluffing each other with 2-7 offsuit. The reality, though, is much different. While poker is still a fun game, it’s not as exciting as the movies make it out to be. Any poker pro […]

Contrarian Betting Strategies Anyone Can Use

Contrarian betting strategies are based on contrarian investing strategies. Contrarian investing is making investment decisions that go against the popular public strategies. The concept is fairly solid if you do it in a smart way, because the average investor isn’t very successful. This is even more pronounced in gambling. The average gambler loses money, so […]

Before Poker Existed: How to Play Whist

The first poker game was held in 1829 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was not even the same game we recognize now as it only had a deck of 20 cards. So what did gamblers play before poker? The most popular card game prior to poker was the game whist. Whist gained popularity in the […]

Collect Casino Comps – But Don’t Overvalue Them!

Comps are among the most exciting parts of gambling. The idea of winning money and picking up a free steak dinner on the side is attractive. Many gamblers are so enamored with comps that they play longer just to upgrade them. They may be ready to quit a blackjack session, but they keep playing for […]

Becoming a Better Gambler by Improving Your Willpower

The easiest way to improve at gambling is to learn strategy for your favorite games. For example, you can study basic blackjack strategy to lower the house edge and win more money. However, some aspects of being a successful gambler go beyond basic strategy. Many of these elements have to do with the mental side, […]