How Experts Like Ed Hawkins Win When Betting

According to renowned author Malcolm Gladwell, to become truly good at something takes at least 10,000 hours of honest endeavour and continued practice.

Be it the Beatles playing every night for 8 hours in Hamburg before they made it big, or in our cases, an expert who spends his life poring over betting markets, there is much to be learnt from those who have put in the hard yards.

Its one reason why  each month at the Secret Betting Club, we conduct an interview with an expert from the betting industry, to try and tap into their knowledge base for the benefit of our members.

In doing so we can get answers to questions such as:

  • How exactly do they make money betting?
  • And most importantly…how can you do the same?

All of this is why we were so delighted when the Times and Betfair betting columnist Ed Hawkins agreed to answer some of our questions in our latest magazine. Continue reading

The £5 Million Betting Fraud Scandal & How To Spot Good, Bad & Ugly Tipsters

Tipsters, love or hate em, they are here to stay and depending on your own experiences, this is either a bloody good thing or something that wakes you up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.

Fact is, the tipster industry is like any other ‘investment’ area with its own set of good egg’s balanced out by the occasional downright scoundrel. Indeed, just this week we saw the very worst of the industry with a £5 million tipster fraud scandal in the news, something which we warned SBC members about back in 2006.

This is in direct contrast to many well run professional tipsters that we report upon here at SBC, many of whom continue to make genuine profits for our members.

Therefore, it is well worth being aware of some of the good, bad and ugly practices about tipsters to make sure you are as informed as possible.

After all, our role here at SBC is to help guide you through the tipster maze, so let me reveal to you a few of the best and worst in my own somewhat dubious Clint Eastwood accent!

Bad Tipsters– Fast Cars, Women & Swimming Pools!

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The £5 Million Betting Fraud Scandal & How To Spot Good, Bad & Ugly Tipsters

Tipsters, love or hate em, they are here to stay and depending on your own experiences, this is either a bloody good thing or something that wakes you up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.

Fact is, the tipster industry is like any other ‘investment’ area with its own set of good egg’s balanced out by the occasional downright scoundrel. Indeed, just this week we saw the very worst of the industry with a £5 million tipster fraud scandal in the news, something which we warned SBC members about back in 2006.

This is in direct contrast to many well run professional tipsters that we report upon here at SBC, many of whom continue to make genuine profits for our members.

Therefore, it is well worth being aware of some of the good, bad and ugly practices about tipsters to make sure you are as informed as possible.

After all, our role here at SBC is to help guide you through the tipster maze, so let me reveal to you a few of the best and worst in my own somewhat dubious Clint Eastwood accent!

Bad Tipsters– Fast Cars, Women & Swimming Pools!

Continue reading

Euro 2012 Tips: Fink Tank’s Top Value Tournament Bets

If you’re looking for some solid Euro 2012 tips, then you don’t have to look much further than the excellent Fink Tank ratings.

During the 2010 World Cup we tracked the predictive value of the ratings provided by Dectech/ Castrol and had a profitable time of it . The ratings have been made famous by Daniel Finkelstein’s Fink Tank Column in the times and according to our testing are a robust prediction model.

Recent record: 

  • In the 2010 World Cup we managed to bag a profit of +10.49 points from 32 points staked.
  • For the last two Premier League seasons combined we made a profit of +72 points from 666 points staked (11% ROI)

All the qualifiers were made available on our forum.

Euro 2012 Tips

With Euro 2012 starting on Friday, it’s time to put the Fink Tank to the test once again.  Continue reading

Euro 2012 Tips: Fink Tank's Top Value Tournament Bets

If you’re looking for some solid Euro 2012 tips, then you don’t have to look much further than the excellent Fink Tank ratings.

During the 2010 World Cup we tracked the predictive value of the ratings provided by Dectech/ Castrol and had a profitable time of it . The ratings have been made famous by Daniel Finkelstein’s Fink Tank Column in the times and according to our testing are a robust prediction model.

Recent record: 

  • In the 2010 World Cup we managed to bag a profit of +10.49 points from 32 points staked.
  • For the last two Premier League seasons combined we made a profit of +72 points from 666 points staked (11% ROI)

All the qualifiers were made available on our forum.

Euro 2012 Tips

With Euro 2012 starting on Friday, it’s time to put the Fink Tank to the test once again.  Continue reading

Euro 2012 Tips: Best Bets From 7 Top Tipsters

If you’re still unsure of who and what to back at Euro 2012, don’t panic, as we have it covered for you with our free Euro 2012 Tips Guide. Download your copy here now.

In it we have grilled 7 of the best football tipsters around to help dig out some rock solid betting advice for Euro 2012 from proven experts. Outright winner, group stages, dark-horses and most over-rated teams are all explored in-depth.

You can get the full set of advice in our Free Euro 2012 Tips Guide but to give you a taster, we have an overview of what each expert is backing in some of the most popular betting markets. Continue reading

Euro 2012 Tips: Finding Value Bets In The Euro 2012 Top Scorer Market

Here at the Secret Betting Club we have been beavering away on all the best betting angles and Euro 2012 Tips for the upcoming tournament.

One of the most popular but often toughest markets to bet upon is the Euro 2012 Top Scorer, where it can pay to look away from the usual suspects.

In recent major tournaments, this market has triggered some major shocks with winners such as Thomas Muller at 100/1 (2010 World Cup – shared with D.Villa 8/1 & W.Sneijder 100/1) , Milan Baros 50/1 (Euro 2004) & Davor Suker 33/1 (1998 World Cup).

Where then can we look for value this time around? To help us we have enlisted the help of Football Form Labs excellent football betting software to analyse some of the best value Euro 2012 top scorer tips. Continue reading