RJ Bell is the only sports better on Forbes’ list of Gambling Gurus and has been deemed a “Las Vegas maven” by USA Today. Bell hosts the first and only national sports gaming show “Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell,” airing daily on Fox Sports Radio. He served as an expert consultant for Sports Illustrated’s groundbreaking expose of the point-shaving scandal at the University of San Diego and later went on to serve as an expert witness for the US District Court case surrounding the incident. A consistent fixture in mainstream media, Bell was profiled in a New York Times Magazine cover story and has been interviewed by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Yahoo, Businessweek, Bloomberg, Maxim and was featured in a cameo in HBO’s “Ballers” alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Bell is the CEO and founder of Pregame.com, the largest sports betting media company compliant with US Law and is the exclusive odds provider for the Associated Press. Bell transformed Pregame.com from a one-man operation run out of his garage to a leading two-time Inc. 5000 company. The online destination provides user-friendly content from free picks and tutorials to reader forums and contests.
After graduating Summa Cum Laude top amongst his finance class at The Ohio State University, Bell turned down an admissions offer from Harvard Law School to launch Pregame.com. He integrated his finance background and passion for sports as he moved to Las Vegas in order to learn firsthand from the most successful handicappers. Through this unconventional post-graduate education, Bell cut his teeth and learned not only what to do, but-perhaps more importantly-what not to do in sports betting and business to ultimately become the Voice of Vegas.