Meet Our Authors - James Peralta

James Peralta

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.

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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!

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Year Born


Went to first Toronto Raptors game


Started as a gambling content contributor


Met Fiancee


Getting Married in April


Went to first Toronto Maple Leafs game


Graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga


Started working at


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