Allen Moody


  • Wrote several books about gambling
  • Featured writer for and a regular contributor to
  • More than 35 years' experience in sports gambling


Allen Moody is a former writer for ThoughtCo who contributed work for nine years. During this time he established himself as one of the leading experts in the world of sports betting. Allen wrote about Oregon's legalized National Football League (NFL) lottery game, and the NFL point-differential betting system. He composed beginner's guides to betting on baseball and other sports, and defined sports-gambling terms such as "correlated parlay."

In his writing, Allen also addresses the issue of the legality of online sports betting in the United States. The subject of legal online US sports wagering and regulation is an ongoing and controversial subject, and Allen presents the issue in a down-to-earth fashion.

With over 35 years of experience in the sports-gambling culture, Allen is an active bettor and a sports service operator providing users access to forums, articles, and information on sportsbooks. He also writes for and, two websites about sports betting. 


Allen Moody received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Journalism from Eastern Washington University.

Awards and Publications

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