About Vegas Matty
“Vegas” Matty Simo is the owner of Content Champs Consulting and has provided sports content to websites for more than 15 years. Matty started his professional career as a writer for The Daily Journal in Wheaton, IL when he was 16 years old and went on to serve as Sports Editor of his high school newspaper The Glen Bard at Glenbard West High School in his hometown of Glen Ellyn. He is a 1995 graduate of Syracuse University, where he also worked as a staff writer, Sports Copy Editor and Assistant Sports Editor at The Daily Orange, covering the football, basketball and lacrosse teams among many others. Hall of Famer Curtis Martin, Ray Lewis, Warren Sapp, Donovan McNabb, Marvin Harrison, Lawrence Moten, Marvin Graves, John Paxson and Will Perdue are just a few of the athletes he interviewed prior to graduating from Syracuse.
Matty began writing about sports gambling in 1996 with Computer Sports World, which later became DBC Sports and Vegas Insider. He was named Senior Editor of DBC Sports in 1997 and worked alongside legendary oddsmaker Michael “Roxy” Roxborough on a nationally syndicated column called Sports Book Insider. In 1998, Matty moved to California for six years to work for tech companies Netscape and 3Com before returning to Vegas in 2005 as the GM of Content for Pregame.com. He later founded Content Champs in 2010 to continue his passion for sports and writing. In 2011, Matty wrote NCAA tournament previews for every game, and his clients include AccuScore, Don Best and Maddux Sports. A knowledgeable fan of many sports, his strong interest in betting also led him to become the Content Coordinator at Don Best in May of 2012. Now a full-time freelance writer, Matty lives in nearby Henderson with his beautiful wife Jessica, baby Ella and their dogs Lucy and Brady.
You can follow Matty on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Vegas_Matty