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Understanding Betting Odds


Betting Odds Explained

What are betting odds and what do they represent? Knowing the answer is crucial to your betting success.

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How To Convert Betting Odds

How do we convert betting odds to their implied probabilities? How can we convert one odds format to another?

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Odds Conversion Chart

Understaning the probability that odds reflect is crucial. Introducing our handy Odds Conversion Chart.

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The Keys To Successful Betting


Keys To Profitable Betting

What are the keys to long term profitable betting? We tell you the 10 things all successful punters possess.

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What Type Of Punter Are You?

Punters come in many shapes, sizes, ambition and degres of professionalism. What type of punter are you?

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The 5 Degrees Of Losing A Bet

Not all lost bets are the same. Some are more painful than others. We present to you the 5 Degrees of losing a bet..

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What Type Of Recreational Punter Are You?


Not all punters are serious about long term profitability. In fact the majority of punters just want a bit of fun. What type are you?

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The Value Of Paper Trading

>What is 'paper trading' and how can it help you become a more successful punter?

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What Is Betting Value?

What is a value bet? And why is identifying value betting opportunities crucial to your long term betting aspirations?

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Should You Pay For Betting Tips?

Many websites offer paid subsciption services for 'profitable betting tips'. Are these serives trustworthy? Should you pay for betting tips?

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Working Through A Losing Streak

No matter how successful long term, all punters will from time to time endure the frustration and anxiety of an extended losing streak. How can you fight through it?

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Your Punting Prime

How does our relationship with betting change as our lives proceed? When are we in our punting prime?

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Are You An Action Junky?

Do you fight the pressing need to place a bet just for the rush of it? Being an 'action junky' will only lead you to heavy losses.

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Managing Your Bankroll

How much money should you stake on a particular bet? The number one key to successful sports betting is applying a disciplined and consistent staking plan.

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What Is The Kelly Criterion?

Who was John Kelly? And why is he so important to your long term betting ambitions?

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Avoiding Problem Gambling

Problem Gambling impacts a significant number of punters. How can you identify the warning signs? What help is available if you believe you have a gambling problem?

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Betting Cliches: Truth Or Myth?

There are plenty of cliches in the world of sports betting. Which of these cliches are legitimate and which are not?

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Staking: Fixed Or Variable?

Should you stake a consistent percentage of your bankroll or should your staking plan apply a variable rate?

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Understanding Bookmakers


What Is Bookmaker Commission?

How do bookmakers make money? And why is finding the best odds available so crucial to your long term betting profitability?

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Bookmaker vs Punter In The Modern Age

The internet has changed the world of sports betting forever. How does the modern age of sports betting impact both bookmaker and punters alike?

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The Psychology Of A Bookmaker

How does a bookmaker think? What are their motives and ambitions? How do they make money from unsuspecting and undisciplined punters?

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Real Life Bookies: Johnny Herndall

Johnny 'Lights' Herndall was a well known and respected UK on course bookmaker. Why was he such a long term success in the betting game?

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Real Life Bookies: Lennie Service

How does an on course bookmaker fail and go bust? The bookie business isn't as easy as some may believe. Where did Lennie Service go wrong?

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Why Do Bookmakers Limit Accounts?

Most successful punters will tell you about the frustration of having their betting accounts limited or closed. Why do bookmakers do this and what can be done about?

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Does Legalised Betting Harm Sport?

How The major US sports leagues have long argued that legalised betting will harm the perception of sport. Are their claims legitimate?

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Real Life Bookies: Dudley Roberts

Dudley Roberts was one of the most successful on course bookmakers in the UK through the 80's and 90's. What can we learn from his success?

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Real Life Bookies: Ken Campbell

How did Ken Campbell enjoy one of the longest and most rewarding careers in on course bookmaking in the UK?

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How To Become A Bookmaker

Have you ever wondered how to begin are a career as a bookmaker? While the rewards are great, the battle to establish yourself in the industry is a demanding one.

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Why Does Pinnacle Sports Welcome Winners?

Unlike many mainstream bookmakers, Pinnacle Sports welcomes long term winners. What is it about their approach that makes them the popular choice of pro punters across the world?

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The Impact Of The 'Near Miss'

How are poker machines programmed to trick your mind into believing you're on a winning streak, when the reality is far from the case?

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Best Bookmakers For Live Streaming

An incresing number of bookmakers are offering live streaming of major sporting events. How can you access bookmaker live streams?

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Which Bookmaker Are You?

In the rapidly expanding betting industry, there are many kinds of bookmakers. Which type of bookmaker are you?

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Understanding Probability


Probability And Randomness

One of the trickiest parts of successful sports betting is understanding the concept of randomness. How can we come to terms with the fact outcomes are often far from what we expect?

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Independent Events

Failure to understand both the indepedent and dependent nature of events can lead punters to false assumptions.

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How We Misjudge Probabilities

Average punters remain average punters simply because they fail to understand the nature of probability. Great punters become great punters because they do.

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Calculating Coincidence

What are the chances that two footballers in a given match share the same birthdate? The likelihood may be greater than you naturally assume.

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The Limitations Of Averages

Given a large sample size, averages can be a reliable indicator of future performance. But more often than not, using averages leads to distorted analysis.

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Why Optimism Makes For Bad Betting

In our day to day lives, an optimistic outlook can be a great benefit. But when it comes to betting, optimism can lead us astray. How is this so?

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What Is Availability Bias?

How When it comes to betting, we shouldn't rely on what first comes to mind. What is 'availability bias' and how does it lead us to making poor decisions when it comes to our betting?

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Understanding Betting Markets


Betting Markets vs Financial Markets

How do betting markets differ from financial markets and how can these distinctions help us to become more successful punters?

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Cross Sport Market Analysis

Is there a cultural basis to betting tendancies? What can we learn from performing cross sport market analysis?

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An Alternative To Financial Investing

How can we consider our betting as an alternative to financial investment? What are the advantages? What are the limitations?

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How To Predict Sporting Events


Start Building A Betting Model

What is involved in developing a predictive model for sports betting? What are the challenges, what are the requirements?

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Applying Elo Ratings To Sports Betting

What are Elo Ratings? How can Elo Ratings be applied to predictive modelling and help us improve our betting profitability?

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A Simple Sports Betting Model

Can even a simple sports betting model be effective enough to beat bookmaker odds consistently? Developing a profitable betting model may be easier than you thought.

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Calculate Probabilities With Poisson

How What is Poisson Distribution? And how can Poisson Distribution help us to calculate probabilties for sporting events?

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Using Stats To Predict Results

How can we use statistics to predict the outcome of sporting events? With the modern availability of sports stats, the possibilities are endless .

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What Are 'Predictive Stats'?

What type of stats help us to predict future outcomes? Which stats are merely descriptive of past outcomes?

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How Much Data Is Enough?

How much data is required to make reliable projections of future outcomes? What is a big enough sample size?

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Keys To Creating Power Rankings

What are the important factors to consider when developing league or tournament power rankings? The creator of the PowerRank tells us.

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Using Betting Odds To Create Power Rankings

How can we extrapolate bookmaker power rankings from market odds?

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What Is A Monte Carlo Simulation?

What is a Monte Carlo simulation and how can developing one help us to identify betting value in futures markets?

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How To Bet Like A Pro


Developing An Intuition For Value

Finding value betting opportunities is key to long term profitable betting. How can we develop our intuitive sense for identifying betting value?

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How To Become A Pro Punter

How can we take our betting from a casual pursuit to the professional level?

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The Psychology Of Winning Streaks

Winning streaks may not always appear as convincing as they first seem. When it a winning streak legitimate and when is it a matter of luck?

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The Day Of A Pro Punter

What is a typical day like for a professional punter? What is involved in making a living from sports betting?

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Life Of A Pro Punter: The Morning

How does a professional punter spend his mornings? How does a pro punter prepare for the day ahead?

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How To Make Genuine Money Betting On Sports

Can we get rich from sports betting? The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it takes years of hard work and discipline.

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What Is 'Loss Aversion'?

How can our fear of losing impact the way we bet?

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5 Things That Improved My Betting: Alex Lee

Professional punter and journalist Alex Lee tells us of the 5 events that changed the way he bet.

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5 Things That Improved My Betting: Calcio Cassini

Expert punter and sports betting blogger Calcio Cassini tells us of the 5 events that changes the way he bets.

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What Is The Ideal Poker Face?

The perfect poker face may not be what you assume. When it comes to the perfect poker face, it's a matter of trust.

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The Mindset Of A Pro Punter

How do professional punters think differently to the casual weekend punter? How can we develop the ruthless discipline required?

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10 Books To Improve Your Betting Further

How bettingexpert Learn is a great place to develop your betting talents. Here's 10 books that can help you to advance your betting knowledge even further.

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What Is A 'Bet Broker'?

How can employing the services of a 'bet broker' help you to become a long term profitable professional punter?

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5 Things That Improved My Betting: Neil Channing

Professional punter and poker player Neil Channings tells us of the 5 events that changed the way he bets.

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5 Things That Improved My Betting: John Marks

Professional punter and NHL analyst John Marks tells us of the 5 events that changed the way he bets.

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Talking Betting


...with Steve Noyce

We talk all things betting with professional punter Steve Noyce.

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...with John Basquill

We talk all things betting with professional punter John Baquill.

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...Marcel Mavronicholas

We talk all things betting with professional punter Marcel Mavronicholas.

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...with Eoin Ryan

We talk all things betting with industry insider Eoin Ryan.

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...with Geoff Banks

We talk all things betting with bookmaker Geoff Banks.

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...with Nick Corbett

We talk all things betting with bookmaker Nick Corbett.

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...with Alan Eskander

We talk all things betting with bookmaker Alan Eskander.

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...with "Greg"

We talk all things betting with recovering problem gambler 'Greg'.

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...with Sam Turner

We talk all things betting with racing journalist Sam Turner.

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...with Matt Finnigan

We talk al things betting with professional market trader Matt Finnigan.

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...with Neil Channing

We talk all things betting with professional punter and poker player Neil Channing.

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...with The Sultan

We talk all things betting with professional tennis trader The Sultan.

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...with Rory Jiwani

We talk all things betting with industry insider Rory Jiwani.

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...with Peter Ling

We talk all things betting with industry watchdog Peter Ling.

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...with Claus Elgaard

We talk all things betting with recovering problem gambler Claus Elgaard.

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...with Richard Thomas

We talk all things betting with industry insider Richard Thomas.

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...with Simon Nott

We talk all things betting with racing journalist Simon Nott.

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...with Adam Ward

We talk all things betting with racing journalist Adam Ward.

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...with David Reid

We talk all things betting with tipster David Reid..

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...with Lee Keys

We talk all things betting with professional punter Lee Keys.

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...with James Moore

We talk all things betting with professional punter James Moore.

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...with Gerard McGrath

We talk all things betting with industry insider Gerard McGrath.

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...with PJ Walsh

We talk all things betting with US sports betting market analyst PJ Walsh.

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...with Adam Norman

We talk all things betting with industry insider Adam Norman.

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...with Matt Bisogno

We talk all things betting with racing journalist Matt Bisogno.

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...with Alex Lee

We talk all things betting with professional punter Alex Lee.

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How To Trade Betting Markets


Trading Sports On Betfair

What is involved in trading betting markets on Betair? How can we improve our trading talents?

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Avoiding Emotional Trading

Controlling your emotions is key to long term profitable in-play trading. How can we maintain our cool when results go against us?

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What Is Arbitrage Trading?

Is a betting market offering you a guaranteed profit? How can we identify arbitrage opportunities and calculate the ideal trade?

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Introduction To Backing And Laying

Is What is the difference between backing and laying? How can we employ each to maximise our profitability?

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How To Bet On Horse Racing


How To Profit On Horse Racing

What are the keys to long term success when betting on racing? We give you 10 pointers for profitability when punting on the horses.

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Identifying Poor Value Horses

How can we identify poor value horses? When is a particular horse likely to be too short in the market?

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Should You Back Horses Odds-On?

Should you ever back a horse that is priced at odds-on pre-race?

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Finding Winners Against The Crowd

How can we identify value runners that the majority of punters have failed to evaluate correctly?

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