Jan 31, 2017
Jan 31, 2017

Introducing the Betting Resources authors

Learn more about the writers who produce Betting Resources' content

Find out how different interests and expertise help create our articles

Introducing the Betting Resources authors
In addition to the core team of editors and writers at Pinnacle, we have a collection of external contributors that range from university lecturers and renowned authors, to ex-traders and esteemed sports experts. Collectively, the Pinnacle team and external contributors produce the educational content within Betting Resources. Read on to find out more about our team.

Instead of relying on the subjective opinions of ex-professionals*, our writers encapsulate Pinnacle’s statistical and analytical approach to betting. This specialist knowledge of various sports and a real grasp for betting means our Betting Resources section offers more insight than anywhere else online. Here’s an introduction to our article authors:

  • Mirio Mella

    Mirio joined Pinnacle over 10 years ago as a Copywriter and since then has made building the content presence his mission. Along the way he has assumed responsibility for Social, SEO and CRM but Betting Resources is his baby and he stills finds time to contribute the odd article, usually around behavioural psychology and how it relates to betting. Fantasy dinner-party guests would include Daniel Kahneman, Nicholas Nasseem Taleb and Edgar Allen Poe.

  • Benjamin Cronin

    Benjamin studied English with Creative Writing (BA) before pursuing a career that combined his love of sport and fascination with betting. An avid fan of numerous sports, his writing now covers anything from in-depth major sporting event previews, to examining betting trends and techniques.

  • Chris McCarthy

    Chris studied Media and Sports Journalism at The University of Leeds before finding a career that united his adoration of social media and interest in sports betting. A lifelong boxing fan, Chris has written for numerous publications and produced content for several major fights. He was also the betting correspondent for Matchroom Sports Prizefighter series.

  • Joseph Buchdahl

    Joseph is a betting analyst who manages the website www.football-data.co.uk, providing historical results, match statistics and betting odds data. He is also the author of Fixed Odds Sports Betting: Statistical Forecasting & Risk Management (2003), How to Find a Black Cat in a Coal Cellar: The Truth about Sports Tipsters (2013) and Squares & Sharps, Suckers & Sharks: The Science, Psychology & Philosophy of Gambling.

  • Dominic Cortis

    Dominic is a lecturer with the Department of Mathematics at The University of Leicester and an assistant lecturer at The University of Malta. He is an associate actuary and his research focuses on sports analytics as well as financial and betting derivatives. Dominic’s application of mathematical strategies to specific sports has proven to be an invaluable tool for bettors.

  • Dan Weston

    As an analyst and trader specialising in tennis, Dan uses statistical analysis to research and write about tennis pre-match and in-play betting markets. With a degree in Accounting & Finance (BA), Dan devised his own pre-match pricing model and writes daily match previews and betting articles for his website, www.tennisratings.co.uk.

  • Mark Taylor

    Having graduated with a degree in chemistry, Mark embarked on a career with a major UK brewery. However, his love for sports and numbers was always at the back of his mind. He has been writing about the statistical side of sports, mainly soccer and NFL, for over 20 years and has a particular interest in the randomness and uncertainty inherent in the numbers.

  • Alex Keble

    A freelance sports journalist who specialises in tactical analysis, Alex also writes for The Independent, The Blizzard, Yahoo and FourFourTwo. Recently nominated for Young Sports Writer of the Year, Alex has a comprehensive knowledge of all things soccer and often translates his expert opinion into betting advice. 

  • Joe Peta

    Joe is a former Wall Street trader and author of the bestselling non-fiction memoir, Trading Bases: A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball. His book examined the data analytics overlap that exists in the financial industry, sports betting, and, as made famous in Moneyball, Major League Baseball. The book received substantial critical acclaim and was a best-seller in a number of seemingly disparate categories; during 2013 Trading Bases was named a Top 10 Business book by Amazon.com, a Top 10 Sports book by Publisher’s Weekly, and a Top 10 Non-Fiction book by Fortune.

The wide-ranging experience and subject knowledge of our team enables Betting Resources to cover numerous betting related topics. In addition to explanations and evaluations of various betting strategies, readers are provided with interesting feature articles and previews of sporting events that are backed up by facts, not opinions.

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