Frequently Asked Questions
This FAQ is formed by questions from our community in addition to issues that have repeatedly arisen over the years at bettingexpert. If you have any suggestions to add to this list please let us know here or in the comments below. The aim is to create a dynamic and helpful resource that reflects and responds to common concerns about bettingexpert and its services. In addition to this FAQ we also have a seperate general terms and conditions page and a Handicappers competition rules page.
1. About bettingexpert
1.1 What is bettingexpert?
bettingexpert is a social network for betting enthusiasts to share their knowledge and enhance their own betting expertise. The website encompasses a wide range of products and services all designed to help improve your betting results.
Our betting section features an extensive collection of bookmaker reviews; the renowned bettingexpert Academy and of course, the hugely popular handicappers competition whereby members compete for monthly prizes based on their ability to predict the outcomes of sporting events. Picks placed by handicappers for the monthly competition are available for anyone to view which means they are serious picks.
Our casino section hosts a large review list allowing you to make an informed decision of which online casino is best for you plus expert guides on blackjack and other casino games. Alongside the reviews we also present information on the best bonus codes available to help you on your way to a profitable casino experience.
1.2 Why do we need bettingexpert?
The online betting world can be a confusing place. There are hundreds of bookmakers and online casinos each with their own pros and cons and deciding which service is the right one for you can be a tricky business. bettingexpert is here to give you trustworthy advice through this cluttered landscape.
Let’s be honest: the betting industry is not always as fair as it claims. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. bettingexpert is comprised of a passionate group of individuals attempting to level the playing field by giving all our knowledge about the industry out entirely for free. However, this also works both ways and if you have any information that you think others would find useful let us know. Together we can make a difference!
Read more about bettingexpert here.
1.3 What is the Academy?
The bettingexpert academy is a detailed guide about betting theory, strategy and picks written by experienced industry insiders aimed at both novices and experienced bettors alike. The Academy teaches you optimal betting strategy across a wide range of sports and casino games but more importantly teaches the fundamentals about betting theory that relate to all aspects of gambling to best equip you to beat the bookies and casinos. And just like all the services on bettingexpert, the Academy is completely free of charge.
1.4 Is bettingexpert free?
Yes, bettingexpert is totally free. Simply create an account via our registration page and begin posting your picks
1.5 Who stands behind bettingexpert?
Read more about us.
1.6 How does bettingexpert make money?
bettingexpert is sustained through affiliate marketing. Read more about our business model.
1.7 How can I work for bettingexpert?
You can see our currently advertised jobs here.
2.1 How do I get started?
Registering with bettingexpert is free, quick and easy. To sign up and become a member of bettingexpert, click on sign up.
Once you have registered, use the side navigation bar to browse through our services. If you are looking for betting picks you should head straight for our picks section. Search for specific picks using our tip index and discover top handicappers using our handicapper statistics tool.
If you are looking to improve your betting knowledge, both beginners and more experienced bettors will find something useful in our betting academy. Also make sure you visit clash – a valuable statistical database on every single football match on planet Earth, helping you predict the outcomes of games and improve your betting chances.
Visit our Sportsbooks and casino reviews for detailed info on a wide range of online services catering for your betting needs and, of course, post your own picks to compete in our popular monthly handicapper competitions.
2.2 Why do I need to sign up?
By signing up and becoming a member of bettingexpert you will instantly become part of one of the world’s largest betting communities and have instant and free access to our wide range of services plus the ability to:
- post your own picks
- participate in handicapper competitions
- follow other handicappers
- receive notifications
- view the ‘Hot picks’ section
- contact us via our community support gateway
in addition to other exclusive content and services.
2.3 Do I need to post picks to use bettingexpert?
No. Posting picks is not a prerequisite for using other services. If you have signed up to bettingexpert you are under no obligation to participate in any competition or use any other service we offer which you are not interested in but remember all current picks are available for everyone to view.
3.1 How can I change my profile settings?
You can adjust your profile settings by entering ‘settings’ from your profile icon in the top right hand corner.
3.2 Is it possible to change my username?
bettingexpert is designed to be a betting community therefore we encourage our users to stick to their usernames so people become familiar with other users but if you really must change your username you have to send us a request. Username requests will be granted at our discretion. It can take up to a week to change however so be patient.
3.3 How do I delete my profile?
It is possible to delete your own profile. To do this go to your settings and select the delete tab. You will be prompted for your password to confirm the request which will remove all picks placed under that username. Once a profile is deleted, it cannot be retrieved.
4. Posting picks
4.1 How do I post picks?
To post picks you must first register with bettingexpert. Then click on ‘post tip’ in the top right corner of the bettingexpert website. On the first screen of the post tip form you can select your event by either manual search or begin typing the teams/players involved and select from the drop-down menu. Once you have found your desired event proceed to the next screen where you can input the details of your tip.
Select your bet category, bet type and other prediction specifics. Note: some options only become available when selecting certain bet categories and bet types. Next you must select your desired stake. Odds are automatically added once your tip has been entered, with the highest odds at the top of the list.
The final stage of post picks to to support the prediction with an analysis. See the sections on analyses below for more details.
The final screen is a confirmation of your tip.
For full details about the rules of the handicapper competition click here.
4.2 What happens if I make a mistake in my tip? e.g. I selected the wrong bet type.
You should always double check your picks before you submit them and you should consider our picks as you would if you placed the same bet with a bookmaker – would you expect the bookmaker to change your bet after it was placed because you made a mistake?
4.3 Can I delete a tip?
Handicappers are not allowed to delete picks and even if you claim a mistake was made, picks will not be deleted by bettingexpert unless it is under extreme circumstances, for example, we suspect cheating. Similarly, and for obvious reasons, picks cannot be deleted after an event has taken place. Eliminating the prospect of deleting picks also helps us achieve our golden rule of transparency ensuring that all information that appears on bettingexpert is made in good faith. Please be certain your tip is correct before you post it.
4.4 Do I have to manually update results of matches?
No. Our new post tip system automatically updates the results of events so once you have placed a tip you don’t have to do anything further. Note: in rare circumstances, such as rare bet types in smaller markets, events might not be automatically updated and will either have to be manually updated by the handicapper or by bettingexpert.
4.5 Can I post picks in different languages?
You are allowed to post picks in different languages but please note that picks will only contribute towards that language’s respective competition. Also note that prize pools differ among language competitions. The exception to this is handicapper of the Year competition which is awarded to the handicapper that generates the most profit over a year in all picks posted regardless of the language the picks are posted in.
4.6 Can I post the same tip in different languages?
No, you are not allowed to post the same tip twice even if it is in a different language. Previously, handicappers were able to translate picks so they were available for different however the rules have changed now since the introduction of the new post tip system so that translations are not enabled any further.
4.7 Am I allowed to post more than one tip per match?
Handicappers are permitted to post more than one tip in the same match, however, the picks must be in different markets. For example you may post a tip on the handicap for a given game as well as the points total. You may not for example post a second tip on the same market. In this case either the handicap or points total. Also note that combined total of the stakes for a given event must not exceed 10. The purpose of this rule is that handicappers are unable to stake more than 10 on any tip but also allows them a bit of freedom to tip on other markets. The same rule applies for picks placed on the same event but across different languages – the total tip on any one event across all languages must not exceed 10 units. Please remember that if you do decide to post picks on multiple markets of the same event, the analyses must be different and relevant for that specific tip.
This means for example that if you wanted to post an 8-unit tip on a home victory for a particular event you are not allowed to post more than 2-units on a different market in the same event. This would take the total to 10-units.
There is an exception to this rule in Golf, Horse Racing and Motor Sports whereby handicappers are allowed to post up to 10 units on a win market in addition to a further combined 10 units in any other markets other than the win market. The reason for this exception is that these single events feature many competitors and so we don’t want handicapper to be too restricted in these markets which can sometimes only happen once a year.
4.8 Why can’t I place a tip less than 30 minutes before an event?
We want to give users browsing picks enough time to make an informed decision about whether to follow a tip before the event begins.
4.9 Why can’t I place a tip more than 2 weeks before an event?
Although it is true that early odds can provide better value, there are too many factors that can occur that can drastically alter odds so we have decided that to make picks more representative they should be placed within 2 weeks of the event.
4.10 How can I post on the outright winner of a tournament/competition if it finishes more than 2 weeks in the future?
The outright winner category has different rules to regular bets therefore handicappers are allow to place these types of bets even if the competition ends more than 2 weeks in the future.
4.11 What does ‘outright winner’ mean?
Outright winner refers to the eventual winner of a tournament or competition in which there are several games/events involved.
4.12 An event/league/sport/bet type is not available, can I still place a tip on it?
You can only place picks on events supported by our system and which you are able to select on the post tip screen. Previously, handicappers were able to post picks on any possible bet but with the new automatic post tip system this is no longer possible. If there is a particular league/sport/bet type/etc we don’t have which you think we should, let us know.
4.13 How do I tip on ‘xxx’?
To post a tip on a particular event select the correct details from the drop down menus in the post tip page and make sure your tip description is written in the correct manner. You can find out how to write tip descriptions in our handicapper competition rules section here. If you are still in doubt about how to correctly post a tip do not hesitate to contact us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
4.14 I was told my analysis is not acceptable. What should I include in my analysis for it to be accepted?
We are really not too strict about how you write your analyses and encourage people to discover their own style however all analyses should provide enough information about that specific match to enable readers to make a well informed decision about whether to take the tip. You can include form and head-to-head stats, injuries, fixture congestion or anything else that might indicate why the tip is good value for the odds on offer. The whole idea of the picks section is to provide our users with great picks but also detailed and specific information about sporting events. Minimal or weak analysis without substance will be discovered by an admin and removed. The handicapper will be warned but if they continue to post poor analyses they will be banned or face further punishment.
4.15 Am I allowed to use templates in my analyses?
We are fully aware that not everyone that uses the English language site is able to write perfectly in English and so we allow handicappers to utilise templates to a certain degree in order to make their analyses comprehensible. However, this does not mean that your entire analysis can be copy/pasted. You must always make sure that your analyses are largely unique and provide enough detailed information about that particular match. You must always remember that bettingexpert is a site designed to give betting advice to regular users and the handicapper competition is designed to make sure we have high quality picks on our site. Therefore picks should be posted in a way that give plenty of information about the event and not text just for the sake of it.
4.16 Is there an upper limit on the odds I can place picks on?
There is no limit to the odds you can bet on, however the amount of units you are allowed to stake depend on the odds on offer for that particular bet (see handicapper competition rules for full details). The reason for this rule is that although we want to enable handicappers to tip on as many events as possible, including highly unlikely ones, we also want the competition to reward the best handicappers rather than those who get lucky with very few and then coast through the rest of the month. On the other hand, betting on high odds with small stakes can be considered just another betting strategy (although not one we would generally recommend) and if it works for a handicapper then it should be allowed. However, if you do post picks on high odds remember that you should always demonstrate value in your analysis and why it is a good tip despite the odds.
4.17 Am I allowed to add links to my facebook/email/my own website on my bettingexpert picks?
Handicappers are not allowed to post links to other betting picks sites on bettingexpert however you are permitted to link to personal contact details such as facebook and email addresses in the ‘about me’ section of your profile page. Just remember that any personal information you post in the ‘about me’ section of your profile page will be visible to anyone who clicks into your profile on bettingexpert.com. Handicappers are not allowed to post any such links directly in picks.
4.18 What country do I select when [a team] is playing in the Champions League?
To post a tip on a Champions League match you should select ‘International’ from the country menu. The country menu signifies the country where the competition is based and not where the team is based. This is significant for competitions featuring teams from different countries.
5. Reporting picks
5.1 What do I do if I see a mistake in a tip?
If you think a handicapper has made a mistake in a tip make sure you report the tip to us using our Report Tip feature found in the top right hand corner of the respective tip’s page. There are several options to choose from or alternatively select the ‘other’ category and manually input what you think is wrong with the tip.
5.2 What do I do if I suspect a user is attempting to cheat in their tip?
If you suspect another handicapper is cheating or gaining an unfair advantage report the tip using the report tip function. It is not a good idea to publicly accuse other handicappers of cheating. The report tip feature is anonymous and thus a safe way of submitting your suspicions without causing disruption to the accused handicapper.
5.3 Will I get punished if I report a tip incorrectly?
No. We would much rather a tip is reported and found out to be wrongfully reported than not reported and should have been. However, be aware that we do keep a record of who is reporting picks and if we decide someone is spamming the report tip feature you will receive a warning and possibly further punishment if necessary.
6.1 How do I participate in competitions?
To participate in handicapper competitions, simply register with bettingexpert and then start posting picks. It’s as simple as that! The competitions are subject to Official Rules that can be reviewed here
6.2 Which different competitions exist?
There are four different handicapper competitions:
6.2.1 handicapper of the Month
Each month, there are prizes for the best handicappers. The best handicappers are determined by total profit across the month. The handicapper who generates the greatest profit for the current month will be deemed the winner of that month’s competition. The prize pools are structured differently across the different languages. Below is the prize list for the US Monthly handicapper Competition.
1st – £1,200
2nd – £500
3rd – £250
4th – £150
5th – £125
6th – £100
7th – £75
8th – £60
9th – £50
10th – £40
11th-20th – £20
21st-30th – £15
31st-40th – £10
6.2.2 handicapper of the Year
The handicapper with the highest profit over a 12 month period (starting from July) will receive the 1st prize of €10,000, with €3,500 for 2nd and €1,500 for 3rd. Please click here to review the Official Rules for this competition
6.2.3 NFL Weekly handicapper Competition
The handicapper with the highest profit over a given game week of the NFL season will receive the 1st prize of $500 with $250 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd, $75 for 4th and $50 for 5th. Please click here to review the Official Rules for this competition.
6.2.4 NBA Weekly handicapper Competition
The handicapper with the highest profit over a given game week of the NBA season will receive the 1st prize of $500 with $250 for 2nd, $125 for 3rd, $75 for 4th and $50 for 5th. Please click here to review the Official Rules for this competition.
6.3 Am I allowed to participate in competitions in all the languages?
Handicappers are allowed to participate in as many different language competitions as they like as long at they are able to demonstrate through their analyses that they are able to write to an acceptable level in those respective languages.
6.4 How is the profit for picks calculated?
The profit from tips is calculated by subtracting the initial stake from the return. For example if a winning 7 unit tip was placed with odds of 2.9, the return will be 7 x 2.9 = 20.3, so the profit will be 20.3 – 7= 13.3. However, note that the profit calculated from picks can change depending on the bet type selected in the same way that the corresponding bet would be settled at a bookmaker.
6.5 How do you pay out the prizes?
All prizes won on bettingexpert are paid out using Paypal . You can choose to be paid in either Euros (EUR), Pound sterling (GBP) or US dollars (USD).
6.6 How much time does it take to get my prize paid out?
We payout the prizes between 10th and the 12th of the month. That means that handicappers need to put their info into the prizes database no later than 23:59 Pacific Time on the 9th of the month. If they fail to do so, we will not be able to payout their prize. Prize payments will be delayed by at least a week if a handicapper does not provide the required payment details prior to the monthly deadline.
6.7 How do I get a Paypal account?
To get a Paypal account simply visit https://www.paypal.com/us/home and create a free account. Creating a Paypal account is subject to Paypal’s terms and conditions available here: https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/useragreement-full
6.8 Why does it say “results update pending” next to my profile in the competition list?
It can take a while for picks to be updated in our system so sometimes this message will be shown. Most events are quickly updated automatically however some need manual updating either by us or the handicapper, and in these cases this message will also be shown.
6.9 Why does it say “too few picks” next to my profile in the competition list?
To be eligible for a monthly handicapper competition you must submit at least 8 picks in that month.
6.10 Is there an upper limit to how many picks I can post in one month?
6.11 What happens if I post a tip in one month but the event does not happen until the next month – which competition will it count towards?
In the case that an event occurs in the following month after the tip is placed, the profit (or loss) from that event will count towards the next month i.e. the month the event is settled in. Profit is never retrospectively added or deducted from a month’s total after that month has finished.
6.12 When is the deadline for picks in a monthly competition?
The deadline for a monthly competition is midnight Pacific Time on the last day of that month.
7.1 Can I watch live streaming at bettingexpert?
Currently, live streaming is not available at bettingexpert however many bookmakers feature live streaming.
7.2 What should I do if I think someone is cheating?
If you notice that another handicapper is not respecting our rules then please report them here or via the report tip function. We appreciate all the help we can get from our community in regulating handicapper behaviour. Please be aware that honest mistakes can easily be interpreted as cheating so always give them the benefit of the doubt. However, if you do suspect cheating or see any mistakes please report them immediately.
7.3 Do you offer fixed picks ?
bettingexpert does not condone match fixing in any way and is absolutely against all forms of fixed picks and match fixing. We promote a fair and honest betting environment whereby people are rewarded for their knowledge of sport and ability to predict outcomes rather than through knowledge obtained through fraudulent avenues. Any handicapper suspected of knowingly benefiting from fixed matches providing fixed picks over bettingexpert will may be permanently banned and reported to the relevant authorities.
7.4 What happens if the bet I tipped was voided by the bookmaker?
If your tip was voided by the bookmaker then your bettingexpert tip will also be voided in the same manner. You should always research the manner in which bets are voided because this can change depending on the bookmaker. For example, some bookmakers do not void bets when a tennis player retires from a match whereas others do.
If you have a suggestion for the FAQ or think we need to add further explanations about anything please write in the comments below or contact us here.