CHRIS LISS (CL): Tell us a little bit about your background - how did you get into sports betting, how did you know you were good at it, do you have a background in math, poker, finance, something else?
R.J. Bell (RJB): I grew up in a small coal-mining town in Ohio - about one hour from Pittsburgh. Less than 30 miles away was Steubenville, the hometown of Jimmy the Greek. Football "spot-sheets" (called parlay cards these days in Vegas) were everywhere - and I clearly remember being 14 years old and betting my first one: $20 to win $200 on a four-teamer (ties lose!). I won and was paid off with a bank envelope containing 10 twenty-dollar bills. Each week I bet one $20 four-teamer after that - till the envelope was empty.
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