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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

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 […]

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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 […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Play Free Poker Games

Do you play free poker games? I love them. There are several benefits to playing these games. They cost nothing, for starters. And sometimes you can still win cash prizes or seats to live poker tournaments. Most online poker sites offer play money games too. If you need convincing, the following are seven reasons why […]

Five Rules of Celebrity Boxing Betting

As social media “influencers” and YouTube personalities look for new and creative ways to build their brands, celebrity boxing is a form of entertainment betting that’s seeing a resurgence. It was nearly two decades ago that the concept first hit American television. On March 13th, 2002, Celebrity Boxing debuted on the Fox network with a […]

The Unrivaled Thrill of “Let It Ride” Games

I have a confession to make. I’m irrational when it comes to gambling. Don’t get me wrong, I know which games have the lowest house edge and how to interpret the “return to player” percentages. And when I write articles about gaming, I always give my readers thoughtful advice and share mathematically sound information based […]

Why I Love Penny Slots

It’s a scenario I’ve found myself in time and time again. I’m at a casino in my hometown of Las Vegas, scanning a hectic floor with all its rows of tables. There’s blackjack, craps, and cabinets full of video poker and slots variations. As my friends start discussing where to go next, I make a […]

4 Tips for Betting on NASCAR Driver Matchups

As legalized sports betting continues to spread across the nation and online sportsbooks make wagering more accessible than ever, handicappers are looking for new and exciting opportunities. While the masses flock to the marquee professional sports, sharp bettors search for untapped markets with their softer lines and limited public action. One up-and-coming sporting event to […]

Examining Bovada’s Live Numbers Games and Virtual Sports

Have you ever found yourself in the mood to wager but unable to find any sports or events you’re interested in? Well, no matter the date or time of day, Bovada’s online sportsbook has a full slate of contests and numbers games to keep you active and entertained. But while the various lottery-like numbers-based activities […]

10 Tips to Going to Las Vegas on a Budget

Online casinos and sportsbooks are unparalleled when it comes to convenience, bonuses, and betting odds. But sometimes, you just need a trip to Las Vegas, and nothing else can satisfy the urge. With food ranging from Michelin-star restaurants to bountiful buffets, a litany of shows and performers, a booming club scene, and marquee fights, you’ll […]

4 Pitfalls to Watch Out for With Live In-Game Betting

Beyond introducing qualities like unprecedented access and convenience to fans of wagering, online sportsbooks’ most significant contribution to the gaming industry may be the ability to partake in live in-game betting. No other market out there is gaining popularity at anywhere near the rate that this exciting, immersive, and entertaining way to put action on […]