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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

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 […]

6 Must-Bet NFL Win Totals for 2019-2020

This is the toughest time of the year, by far. The NBA and NHL seasons are done, baseball is still a couple of months away from being exciting, and football is so close I can taste it – yet, there’s still so long to wait. From the draft to mini-camps and finally preseason training, the […]

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NBA Futures Odds: How the Russell Westbrook Trade Shook Up the Western Conference Again

“The times, they are a-changin’” in the NBA and superstar players are officially 100% in control. With each subsequent offseason, it appears that the league’s move to stop calling team owners “owners” anymore – going with the alternative “governors” instead – has layers of meaning beyond just addressing uncomfortable racial semantics. The billionaires just write […]

The Age of Sports – When Do Athletes Begin to Decline Within Their Sport?

One of the hardest things about watching sports is seeing our favorite athletes in the latter parts of their careers, as they decline from being elite until it’s time to “hang ‘em up” and retire.  In sports like boxing or MMA, a fighter seemingly gets old overnight; usually by way of an unexpected, devastating knockout. […]

Ignition Casino Bonus Codes for May 2019

If you’ve read our review of Ignition Casino, you’ll know it’s one of the top-rated gambling sites here on Legitgamblingsites.com. This casino is hugely popular with Aussie players, probably because it’s one of the few high-quality online casinos which still accepts them. I’ve been a player at Ignition Casino for a long time, meaning I’ve […]

5 Gold Prop Bets that Can be Profitable

The fastest growing market in the sports betting industry is also often the most overlooked. Handicappers and the public alike dedicate all of their time to the more traditional moneyline, totals, and point spread wagers while ignoring proposition bets. I can’t say this is without reason. Prop bets are commonly associated with the biggest sporting […]

How Long Will Tulsi Gabbard’s Presidential Campaign Survive?

The 2020 election season is going to be one of the more fascinating moments in politics in quite some time. Donald Trump’s successful bid to become the President of the United States has seemingly turned the world on its head, inspiring more anger, division, vitriol, and urgency than we’ve seen from a nominee since Nixon. […]

Why Entertainment and Political Betting Markets are the Future

Look at the world around you. Since the creations of the smartphone and social media, society has done nothing but photograph, record, share and comment on every halfway interesting world event or news story it could get its hands on. As is always the case, this will only continue to escalate as increasingly creative and […]

The Sick World of “Who Will Die First” Bets

I hadn’t planned on writing this article. No, I didn’t even know that you could bet on the mortality of celebrities and public figures – at least, not with a legitimate sportsbook! Well, it turns out you absolutely can, and thanks to the hilariously twisted souls behind setting the odds for MyBookie.ag, it’s more fun […]

Handicapping California Falling into the Ocean

It was 5:12 am local time when a foreshock rattled San Fransisco, like Mother Nature firing a warning shot into the air. Animals took heed and began behaving erratically, desperate to free themselves of their owner’s stupidity and get out of town as quickly as possible. Not that it would matter if they could; there […]

2020 Democratic Nominee Betting Odds

In July 2020, the Democratic Party will choose a candidate to represent them in the Presidential Election, presumably against the incumbent Donald Trump. If they’re somehow able to get him out of office before then, that’d be a big win for the left which would drastically alter the stakes and tone of the primaries. As […]

2019 Academy Awards Prop Bets

This Sunday, the 91st Academy Awards will take place in Los Angeles, California. It’s Hollywood’s biggest night, where all of the superstars and behind-the-scenes power-players gather together to pat themselves on the back and remind the world of just how virtuous and talented they are. In between long emotional lectures — all feigning modesty while […]