Meet Our Authors - James Peralta

James Peralta Author

I’ve been a loyal reader of 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!

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!


Year Born


Went to first Toronto Maple Leafs game


Went to first Toronto Raptors game


Graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga


Met Fiancee


Started working at


Getting Married in April

Check Out James's Most Recent Picks Articles

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D-backs vs. Giants MLB Pick – August 11, 2021 , August 11, 2021

D-backs vs. Giants Pick: San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-135) We have another busy MLB schedule on de...

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Marlins at Padres Pick: Under 8 (-115) We have a jam-packed MLB schedule going on this Tuesday ev...

Yankees at Royals
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Yankees at Royals Pick: Under 10 (+100) Buckle up for plenty of MLB action tonight as we have a p...

Diamondbacks vs. Padres
MLB Betting Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres , August 6, 2021

Diamondbacks at Padres Pick: Diamondbacks (+195) It’s a busy MLB schedule on this Friday evening ...

Braves vs. Cardinals
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Braves vs. Cardinals Pick: Atlanta Braves (-115) Thursday’s are travel days and thus we usually g...

Royals vs. White Sox
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Royals at White Sox Pick: Kansas City Royals (+170) It’s a lighter MLB schedule as is usually the...

Astros vs. Giants
MLB Betting Pick: Houston Astros vs San Francisco Giants , July 30, 2021

Astros at Giants Pick: Over 7.5 (-115) We have a jam-packed evening of MLB action on deck as 15 g...

Indians vs. White Sox
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Indians at White Sox Pick: Under 8.5 (-110) We have a huge night of MLB baseball ahead on deadlin...

Cardinals vs. Indians MLB
Cardinals vs. Indians MLB Pick and Betting Preview for July 27, 2021 , July 27, 2021

Cardinals at Indians Pick: Under 9.5 (-120) It’s a jam-packed evening of MLB baseball this Tuesda...

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