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Ronald Black's Biography

Since becoming a writer for back in August 2017, Ronald Black has found himself in the same conversation time and time again.

“Mr. Black, Mr. Black, is it really you? Are you the legendary writer who has called Las Vegas ‘home’ since 1995?”

“I am. Go on, friend…”

“Wow, I’m so nervous. The only thing I’d ask is ‘how?’ How is it possible for one man, one lifelong fan of basketball and football – who even played a little in high school – how is it possibly possible for a single writer to have the intellectual capacity of a rocket scientist, the rugged, stunning good looks of an international soccer star/lumberjack, and foresight that even the Oracle of Delphi would envy?”

“One game at a time, friend. One game at a time.”

Ronald Black fell in love with the concept of NFL roster building through Madden Franchise Modes years before finding an online football sim that introduced him to the fascinating world of football tactics.

These hobbies mixed with decades of sports fandom naturally grew into an interest in sportsbooks and gambling. The combination of analytics, intuition, and sheer luck has driven him ever since, as he tries to capture his enthusiasm in his weekly articles.

Ronald covers a wide range of sports writing for the site, including blogs and static material for our hub pages. His primary focus is the NFL, but he’s also written about baseball, basketball, horse racing, casino games, cricket, hot dog eating contests, and politics.

He’s also written the occasional article about boxing and MMA. Ronald was lucky enough to discover mixed martial arts as a senior in high school in 2001. He has years of experience watching the sport and saw it grow from a niche event into the global phenomenon it is today. Betting on UFC fights is one of Black’s favorite pastimes, and he’s traditionally found success doing so.

Before coming to write for, Black spent ten years working in the technology sector for Microsoft (as a vendor) and Tesla.
While working as a business analyst and technical writer, Ronald enjoyed arguing sports on Reddit, penning long philosophical ramblings, and writing short stories.

His favorite piece of writing is Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved.”

Through an almost-miraculous series of events, the Texas native became part of the team, where he loves sharing his favorite picks, insight into games, betting strategies, and knowledge regarding how to find safe, reliable, gambling sites so that everyone may appreciate wagering like he does.

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Ronald Black's Articles

Gambling Games to Play at Home With Friends and Family

You are at home with friends. Everyone in the room has exhausted all possible Netflix options, and besides, you feel like doing something more interactive anyway. Game nights are becoming increasingly popular, even hip, and you want to give it a try.  You pull out some dice, a few decks of cards and decide to […]

Top College Football and NFL Picks for November 21/22, 2020

Be selective. It’s fun to follow all of the action and keep tabs and all of the teams. However, staying “in the black” when firing away on an entire slate is easier said than done.  The simplest way to win money betting football online is to be choosy when making picks. Be particular about your […]

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Top College Football and NFL Picks for November 14/15, 2020

It’s that time to uncover the best football bets this weekend. It starts by targeting the college kids on Saturday, and it bleeds right into attacking NFL’s 12-game slate on Sunday. The plan is to highlight the matchups that are bursting with value. Let’s jump right in. Ohio State Buckeyes (-24.5) -116 We can talk […]

Tips for Visiting the Las Vegas Winter Market

There are few retail events in the world as hyped and as highly anticipated as the Las Vegas Winter Market. In the towering World Market Center, this event brings homeware buyers and enthusiasts into town from every corner of the globe. Yes, many people associate Las Vegas with casinos and nightlife and celebrity chef restaurants. […]

Top College Football and NFL Picks for October 31/November 1, 2020

The NFL is nearing its halfway point. College football conferences are in full-swing (save for the Pac-12 which begins on November 7th). In essence, there are a plethora of options when it comes to tracking down the best football bets this weekend. Now that my shovel is put away, I’ll reveal what I was able […]

13 Interesting Facts about the Casino Industry in America

The casino industry is an obvious topic to address on a blog like this. After all, most gamblers will visit a casino multiple times in their lives. I’ve always been convinced that no matter what the endeavor is, you should strive to be educated about what it is that you’re doing. You’ve probably seen a […]

Top College Football and NFL Picks for October 24/25, 2020

Who’s ready to watch the pigskin get flung around all weekend long? Between the ranked matchups on Saturday and the high-profile clashes on Sunday, there’s a lot to like. Check out my best football bets this weekend and don’t be shy about pulling the trigger. Alabama Crimson Tide (-21) -116 Tennessee is in a world […]

Top College Football and NFL Picks for October 17/18, 2020

Saturday’s college football schedule is jam-packed with games. Sunday’s NFL slate includes a dozen matchups. Rather than try and cover every base, you’re better off hand-picking a few from each menu. That’s exactly what I’ve done here to create an organized list of the best football bets this weekend. Fire away where you see fit. […]

5 Rookies Who Will Take the NFL by Storm in 2020

NFL fans will be looking forward to what the rookie class of 2020 will have to offer. The fact that the 2020 Draft was the most-watched draft in history is proof of how interested and invested people are in these rookies. People will be very interested in seeing what all 255 drafted rookies have to […]

Which NFL Teams Could Upset the Odds in 2020?

The future odds for the 2020 NFL season have already been available at online betting sites for a few weeks, and it’s clear who the strongest favorites to win the Super Bowl LV are. However, every NFL season brings plenty of surprises, so prepare yourselves for some huge upsets in 2020. Will the Browns finally […]

Best Betting Value for 2020 NFL Win Totals

Now that the 2020 NFL schedule has been released, the bookies have announced some of the future odds, including win totals. Therefore, we enter the exciting period for the sports bettors who love to get futures early, although that approach can be quite tricky. I’m well aware of all the things that can happen during […]

Predictions for Each NFC Division and the Championship Game in the 2020 NFL

I honestly miss wagering on the NFL a lot, and it’s the right time for some early bets and predictions. The NFL Draft has just finished, while the full schedule for the new season will be announced on May 9. Therefore, I have shown you the latest Super Bowl LV winner odds and my AFC […]