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Ronald Black's Biography

Since becoming a writer for LegitGamblingSites.com 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 LegitGamblingSites.com, 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 LegitGamblingSites.com 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

Why Blackjack Players Lost a Lawsuit Over 6:5 Payouts

Blackjack players waged a lawsuit against Massachusetts casinos over the past couple of years. They were incensed by the fact that MA casinos offer 6:5 payouts (instead of 3:2) for natural blackjacks. This has been a landmark case in the gaming industry. It’s the first time that gamblers have sued casinos over blackjack payouts. The […]

Where Are the Best Places to Play Craps in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas has no shortage of craps tables. You can roll the dice in many casinos throughout Sin City. With that said, you might pick whatever game is most convenient. However, some separation does exist between Vegas craps games. Certain tables offer lower house edges and/or lower stakes. The following guide discusses where you can […]

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Will Ohio Ever Legalize Online Sports Betting?

Ohio boasts a great potential sports betting market. The Buckeye State features 11.7 million residents along with the seventh-largest economy in the country. However, it has still yet to legalize and regulate sports gambling. It has stalled on the matter while several neighboring states have capitalized on betting. Of course, some Ohio politicians don’t like […]

5 Common Misconceptions About Casino Gambling

Due to its prominence in pop culture dating back to the era of the Old West, gambling is unique in the American consciousness. Even though some of us have never placed a single wager in a casino before, most assume they know what gambling is all about. Maybe they’ve watched movies or read books, or […]

Will Live Dealer Casinos Ban You for Card Counting?

Card counting is one of the few ways to make guaranteed profits through gambling. Contrary to popular belief, it’s also completely legal too. However, counting cards in land-based casinos can be unnerving. If you get caught, you’ll have to deal with the pit boss and security. That said, you might look towards an online alternative. […]

How to Beat Real Money Slot Machines

Slot machines are by far the most-popular casino games. Not surprisingly, many gamblers wonder if there’s a way to beat slots. Full disclosure: you can’t guarantee slots winnings without discovering some sort of glitch. Developers design these games to give the house an advantage. However, you can boost your chances of beating slot machines by […]

Which Casino Card Games Give You the Best Odds?

Many casino card games involve in-depth strategy. You must learn the relevant strategies in order to boost your chances of winning. The reward is that you’ll enjoy some of the best odds in the casino. However, not all card games are created equally. Some offer better chances of winning than others. But which casino card […]

Previewing the 2021 A-League Finals: Betting Odds, Format, and Schedule

After almost six months, the regular season of the Australian A-League has come to an end. For the six bottom teams, the campaign is over. For the top six, things are only starting to heat up! The Australian A-League Finals start on Saturday and will last until the last weekend of the month. On Saturday, […]

Why Do You Keep Losing in the Casino?

I remember being a casino newbie. Despite all of the beautiful new experiences and sights, I always came home feeling, well, empty. It took painstaking hours of asking every broken gambler I could find in the casino bars before I had a realization. It wasn’t that I wasn’t winning that was breaking my spirit. It […]

Are the New England Patriots a Good Over/Under Bet in 2021?

The Patriots entered at 9-win favorites in April of 2021. And while they may have lost you money in the over/under category last season, they’re looking like the Patriots once again in 2021. No, you won’t see a Tom Brady-Bill Belichick reunion, but the newer New England Patriots look like a solid consolation. Sure, they’re […]

How Are the Cards Dealt in Video Poker?

One of the questions you might ask yourself if you’re new to video poker is how are the cards dealt. In this post, I provide a more detailed response to how the cards are dealt in video poker than you were probably expecting. I’ll be breaking down multiple examples, let’s get started! Video Poker Machines […]

10 Most Interesting Pieces of Casino Trivia

When you do almost nothing besides think about, read about, and write about casino gambling every day, you eventually learn facts that other people don’t necessarily know. I used to attend a trivia night once a week, but the topics were almost always related to movies and entertainment. I wish they’d asked me for the […]