Meet Our Authors - James Peralta

James Peralta Author

I’ve been a loyal reader of GamblingSites.org since the summer of 2018. And
when I heard they were looking for authors based in Canada, I jumped at the
chance to be one of their maple syrup connoisseurs! Just kidding, I’m their
Toronto-based sports and casino gambling content author. As a recent addition to
the team, most of my writing so far has been about casinos, sports, and laws
that are specific to online gambling in Canada.

I started writing about sports in 2007 during my first year at U of T
Mississauga, but I didn’t start freelancing until after I graduated. I started
contributing to a few sports websites and eventually stumbled into the gambling
world in 2014.

At a local casino, you can usually find me playing poker, looking for the
best snacks, and contemplating on whether I should bet on some ponies (I usually
don’t). Because of a few losses in the past, I’m no longer the most frequent
sports bettor, but I still root for the Raptors!

I was born and raised in Toronto and don’t really plan on living anywhere
else. My fiancee and I spend our weekends exploring local bars, biking, and
watching A LOT of television in our very tiny apartment. I work full-time as a
freelance author and get paid to talk about the things I enjoy. With my
extensive background in sports betting and casino gambling, I share my knowledge
(and my mistakes) with other readers every day.

More About James Peralta

Fun Facts

  • The first commercial casino in Canada opened the year I was born. That
    can’t be a coincidence!
  • My go-to karaoke song is Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.”
  • I can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under five minutes.
  • When I was 18, I wrote a letter to my future self as an assignment for
    school and still haven’t read it. I’m planning to open it at the age of 50.
  • No, sadly, I have never spotted Drake “in the wild.”
  • My favorite trip I’ve ever taken is when I took a sleeper train from
    London to Scotland. All trains should have beds!
Q&A

How Many Hot Dogs Could You Eat at a Hot Dog Eating Contest?

Probably four, but if it were a cannoli-eating contest, then that might be a different story.

Favorite Movie?

I have a soft spot for Ratatouille. Also, The Godfather.

What is in Your Fridge Right Now?

Some produce, leftover Kraft Dinner, and a Caramilk bar that I keep in the freezer. It’s all about quality and not quantity.

What Is the Stupidest Thing You’ve Done Because Someone Dared You To?

I once jumped into Lake Ontario in the middle of winter.

How Do You Feel About Putting Pineapple on Pizza?

This is an abomination!

1989

Year Born

2002

Went to first Toronto Maple Leafs game

2006

Went to first Toronto Raptors game

2012

Graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga

2015

Met Fiancee

2019

Started working at GamblingSites.org

2020

Getting Married in April

Check Out James's Most Recent Articles

A Complete Guide to Canada Gambling Laws , October 1, 2019

Canada is a vast nation and is one of the biggest in the world. Even though less than 40 million ...

7 Reasons You Should Bet on the CFL , September 23, 2019

As the NFL season has now started, most of the focus of the sports betting world is on the 16 gam...

The Best Casinos to Stay at When Visiting Niagara Falls , September 3, 2019

There’s no doubt that the Niagara Falls are one of the great natural wonders of the world, but di...

Why Is Hockey & Hockey Betting So Much More Popular in Canada? , August 20, 2019

I recently got back from a trip to Montreal. While I was aware that hockey was a big deal in Cana...

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