Why Skrill (Moneybookers) Is Vital For Those Serious About Betting

Online betting has grown massively in recent years, but how you ‘deposit’ and ‘withdraw’ funds can often be complicated and extremely frustrating, even at some of the big name bookmakers.

Not only this, but if you use your debit or credit card to deposit funds, then you often find:

  • Large transaction fees for depositing with certain credit or debit cards
  • Lots of hoops to jump though in verifying your bank details
  • Delays in your funds reaching your account
  • It makes a real mess of your bank statement (lots of ins and outs)
  • No way of separating your betting from your everyday banking activity

That last point is crucial and is the reason why a large proportion of gamblers  set-up new bank accounts solely for betting purposes.  Being able to manage your finances and having visibility of all your betting transactions in one place is a ‘must’ for any punter.

Skrill Great For Betting Accounts

The good news is that a tried and trusted solution to all these problems is available in the form of a company called Skrill (formerly called Moneybookers) who offer a one-stop, easy solution for gamblers. Continue reading

The Best Betting Mobile Phones & Tablets

Modern technology is undoubtedly making betting easier and quicker, so knowing which mobile phone or tablet to buy for betting with is a crucial question for any gambler. Choose the wrong phone or tablet (e.g. iPad) and you could find yourself paying over the odds or locked in to a 2 year contract for something you just don’t like or use!

All of this is why we at the Secret Betting Club have just published the second part of our ‘Betting on The Move’ series of articles, designed to help you pick the right mobile phone or tablet – and all from a betting perspective. It’s also an ideal time to buy or upgrade your mobile or tablet, with all the new models out just in time for Christmas.

Check out how we can help you choose the right betting phone or tablet…

  • Our ‘Best Tablets For Betting’ Expert Report Reveals:
    • The pros and cons of using a tablet
    • How to best use them
    • What features to look for (size, memory, processor, lighting, future-proof, robustness)
    • How to choose the right one
    • All the major contenders compared including the iPad 3, Samsung Galaxy 2 and Sony Xperia S
    • SBC’s official recommendation for both high-roller and budget gamblers.
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  • Our ‘Best Mobile Phones For Betting’ Expert Report Reveals:
    • Current mobile phone technology explained
    • What features to look for (size, stylus or touchscreen?, memory, processor, lighting, future-proof, robustness)
    • How to choose the right one
    • All the major contenders compared including the iPhone 5, Motorola Razr XT910, Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III
    • SBC’s official recommendation for both high-roller and budget gamblers.
    • PLUS some of the best apps you must have on your phone (aside from the usual bookie apps everyone knows about!)

Both of these articles feature in the last 2 editions of the Secret Betting Club magazines.

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The Best Betting Mobile Phones & Tablets

Modern technology is undoubtedly making betting easier and quicker, so knowing which mobile phone or tablet to buy for betting with is a crucial question for any gambler. Choose the wrong phone or tablet (e.g. iPad) and you could find yourself paying over the odds or locked in to a 2 year contract for something you just don’t like or use!

All of this is why we at the Secret Betting Club have just published the second part of our ‘Betting on The Move’ series of articles, designed to help you pick the right mobile phone or tablet – and all from a betting perspective. It’s also an ideal time to buy or upgrade your mobile or tablet, with all the new models out just in time for Christmas.

Check out how we can help you choose the right betting phone or tablet…

  • Our ‘Best Tablets For Betting’ Expert Report Reveals:
    • The pros and cons of using a tablet
    • How to best use them
    • What features to look for (size, memory, processor, lighting, future-proof, robustness)
    • How to choose the right one
    • All the major contenders compared including the iPad 3, Samsung Galaxy 2 and Sony Xperia S
    • SBC’s official recommendation for both high-roller and budget gamblers.
      .
  • Our ‘Best Mobile Phones For Betting’ Expert Report Reveals:
    • Current mobile phone technology explained
    • What features to look for (size, stylus or touchscreen?, memory, processor, lighting, future-proof, robustness)
    • How to choose the right one
    • All the major contenders compared including the iPhone 5, Motorola Razr XT910, Samsung Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III
    • SBC’s official recommendation for both high-roller and budget gamblers.
    • PLUS some of the best apps you must have on your phone (aside from the usual bookie apps everyone knows about!)

Both of these articles feature in the last 2 editions of the Secret Betting Club magazines.

Click here to join and gain instant access

 

Download Our Free Football System: The ‘Fink Tank’

In honour of our latest SBC magazine, which reviewed 3 of the best free tipsters to follow, today I want to share with you all a copy of our top performing Free Football System: The Fink Tank.

Download Your Free Fink Tank Football System Here

It’s made a total of 73.3 points at 1pt level stakes over the past 2 football seasons, with profit figures that put many paid-for tipsters to shame.

The system is based around the free Fink Tank football ratings posted each week by a company called Dectech who work in conjunction with the Times newspaper and its columnist Danny ‘The Fink’ Finkelstein.

The boffins at Dectech have built a complex statistical model on each football team, which they use to  publish a simple percentage chance of a home win, draw or away win in each English league game. This then forms the basis of our very easy to use system.

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Download Our Free Football System: The 'Fink Tank'

In honour of our latest SBC magazine, which reviewed 3 of the best free tipsters to follow, today I want to share with you all a copy of our top performing Free Football System: The Fink Tank.

Download Your Free Fink Tank Football System Here

It’s made a total of 73.3 points at 1pt level stakes over the past 2 football seasons, with profit figures that put many paid-for tipsters to shame.

The system is based around the free Fink Tank football ratings posted each week by a company called Dectech who work in conjunction with the Times newspaper and its columnist Danny ‘The Fink’ Finkelstein.

The boffins at Dectech have built a complex statistical model on each football team, which they use to  publish a simple percentage chance of a home win, draw or away win in each English league game. This then forms the basis of our very easy to use system.

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3 Free Tipster Reviews You Must Read

Everyone likes getting something for free, which is why in the very latest Secret Betting Club Magazine, we feature reviews of 3 top tipster services, each of which is 100% free to follow.

Each tipster has been diligently tracked and observed over the past 12 months as part of our quest to find the best and most affordable (and in this case – free) services for you to follow. All of which is revealed in the latest SBC magazine, which is due out in the next 24 hours.

Read on for more details on each of these 3 top tipsters and what our reviews help reveal…

  • Tipster 1 is a Football Betting guru with a very profitable record both backing and laying in the English leagues. Since the start of the 2010/11 season, his lays alone have clocked up a 11.62% Return on investment. A figure even more impressive when you consider the average lay odds he takes on is around 1.61 (8/13 in fractional odds).
    Exploring further, his Football League tips have also performed very well with a £1,514 profit at £50 level stakes since the start of last season.

All of his tips appear for free each week and our review has the full lowdown on his long-term performance. Continue reading

Why There Are No Guaranteed Winners When Betting

If you are like me then every once in a while you will receive emails and mail shots from wannabe ‘tipsters’ offering the chance to follow their betting advice and pick up ‘guaranteed winners’. Often it goes along the likes of, “If I send you one tip that I guarantee will win, will you then pay me £50 to send you another’?

Thankfully, I am wise to these scams (as hopefully are many of you) with them often exposed on the SBC Forum for what they are, but it’s easy to understand the appeal of a guaranteed winner. They might come from a ‘well connected source’ who gives you a nod and wink and sounds convincing. After all, we all love the idea of knowing something that others don’t.

But in betting, there are never ‘guaranteed winners’.

Here are some examples of ‘when guaranteed winners go wrong’:

  • Reading V Arsenal & Germany V Sweden: Both Reading and Germany were 4-0 up and cruising to victory against their opponents recently, until conceding a whole host of goals to both lose and draw their games respectively. There were huge sums of money backing both Reading and Germany at 1.01 ‘in-play’ when 4-0 up and those that did so must have lost a small fortune.
  • Senegal beating France in 2002. Massively against the odds, Senegal shocked the world by beating France in the 2002 World cup. I know of at least one person who lost thousands on that match betting on the ‘sure thing’ of a French victory.
  • Horses trading at 1.01 on Betfair…only to lose: Every week (and sometimes every day) a horse will be miles in front only to fall at the final hurdle. Anyone backing the sure thing at 1.01 looking for free money can often end up with egg on their face. Check out this site for stats on 1.01 losers a in 2011 alone, a total of £2.258.695,16 was matched on them to win…and duly lost!

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Betting Secrets From A Real-Life Profitable Punter

One of the first websites we turn to each day is the ‘Portfolio Investor’, which details the ongoing progress of one man’s real-life quest to make money betting through tipsters.

Run by SBC member, Rowan, his entertaining blog openly shares on the tipsters he follows, the profits being made and just how he juggles his betting around the demands of modern life.

Curious to find out more, we recently interviewed Rowan to find out just what makes him tick. Below are a few excerpts from our recently published interview:

SBC: Why did you choose betting over other forms of investment such as the stock market?

Rowan: Well I did try the stock market for a while with an ISA or two, and quite frankly over eight years, the returns were pitiful.  In fact one of them was showing a loss. I couldn’t help but think that betting, although higher risk of course, had a lot more potential because of the ability to turn over your bank much more frequently.  I actually used the money from the ISAs to provide the funds for my betting bank. Inspired or foolish? Not too sure, but I have no regrets so far!

SBC: Describe your approach to betting, how do you decide upon the make-up of your portfolio and the services you join?

Rowan: I’ve learnt over time that I don’t do losing spells well. I have the sort of personality which dictates that I would rather make a long term 8% ROI with relatively few massive downs than a 15% that comes at the cost of having to ride a rollercoaster of huge highs and depressing lows.  Thus over time, I’ve learnt to go primarily with services that demonstrate higher strike rates and shorter losing runs.  I’ve learnt that the shrewd use of Asian Handicaps can make the path we tread smoother too, so perhaps I pay more attention to services that use this angle in their betting.

I simply look for services which display characteristics that the SBC have taught me to look for. Transparency of results, long term record, customer service, and of course value for money are all boxes I look to see ticked now before subscribing to a service. Of course the reports in the SBC mags have all this info to hand – I still think that even as the SBC has grown over the years, its core strength remains it’s tipster reports.

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