SBC Awards: Vote for your best & worst bookmakers, websites & podcasts

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Public voting has now opened for SBC’s Tipster & Betting Awards, and we want your help in deciding the best (and worst) of the betting world from 2017.

Alongside your chance to name and shame the bookmakers you like or loathe the most, you can also vote for your favourite betting website and podcast.

Here are the categories you can now vote for:

  • Your Favourite Bookmaker
  • Your Worst Bookmaker
  • Your Favourite Betting Website
  • Your Favourite Betting Podcast 


Cast your vote via this link
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Voting itself should take you no more than 30 seconds of your time and best of all once cast, you can also enter a prize draw to win a Platinum ‘Pro Punter’ Secret Betting Club (worth £105.99)

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Why Your Vote Matters

There are several reasons why your vote is important as the SBC awards are your chance to help us highlight those companies doing the right (and wrong!) thing by you.

Perhaps its the bookmaker/betting exchange offering the best odds and service or even the betting website offering a superb resource for punters.

As we know not all bookies are created equally, so you can also nominate your worst bookmaker to help us expose and shame the firm(s) that got your goat last year.

Perhaps they restricted your stakes, closed your account or simply offer the worst odds and worst service going. If so we want to know who they are!

Finally, this year we have a new category – favourite podcast to highlight the growing number of quality betting podcasts out there these days.

Read About The Results Next Year

We will be publishing the results of your votes early next year in the 2018 SBC Awards, with a special focus given to the winners of each category.

The ‘winner’ of the worst bookmaker award will also get a special prize alongside the public shame of being rated bottom of the pile for all to see. Given the poor way some bookies treat many punters these days, its fair to say this is always a competitive category!

So don’t delay, cast your vote now (It will only take 30 seconds of your time!)

Best Regards,

Peter Ling
Secret Betting Club Founder

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How to check if a tipster is telling the truth

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In today’s modern betting world, one of the most essential points to consider before joining any tipster is an understanding of just how realistic the odds they quote actually are.

Or to put it in more simple terms:

Can you REALLY match the results a tipster claims?

Because, as important it is to check out a tipster’s expertise and their long-term results, it is pointless to join any tipster if you can’t get on their bets at the right odds.

After all, if a tipster says a bet is value at 16/1 and you can only get 10/1 at best, you are taking a price 37% lower than is recommended. The type of difference that can turn a profitable tipster into a losing one if repeated time and time again.

Whilst it is widely known that trying to match the quoted odds for some very popular tipsters like Hugh Taylor is nigh-on impossible, odds movement is also a problem for many lesser-known tipsters these days.

This includes tipsters that put up tips very early the day before racing in weak markets or those that quote odds with bookmakers known to slash odds at the first sign of money.

Very often they are claiming odds you can’t replicate and if not careful, you could end up badly out of pocket.

So, what should you do if wary about joining a tipster for fear of not getting the odds?

Allow me to explain using an example of how we tackle this issue here at the Secret Betting Club…

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Why Its So Important To Track A Tipsters Odds

For every tipster review I oversee at the Secret Betting Club, I engage a member of my team to track how the odds on each advised tip stack up.

This in-depth tracking is designed to discover:

  • How realistic the odds quoted by the tipster really are;
  • How easy it is (or not) to match these quoted odds;
  • How quickly the advised odds move downwards (if at all)
  • AND….How much money you can really make with any given tipster;

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To take a recent example – In the 2017 Best Tipster Guide, I reviewed a racing tipster for whom we had tracked the odds available for several months.

Painstakingly noting down the best odds for each tip as each day wore on to see how the quoted odds held up.

This tracking compared the advised odds by the tipster with the following: the best odds available on receipt of email, after 15 minutes, at 10.30am or 60 minutes later (whichever applied) and to SP.

To make this exercise even fairer we only noted down the odds offered from just 10 bookmakers.

What we ultimately discovered was that the odds quoted by the tipster were very fair indeed, with only a -0.2% to -0.6% ROI difference between those advised and those we could obtain.

Here is the full rundown of what we uncovered and how the ROI from this tipster will have reduced over each time period:

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Whilst there were bigger differences such as the -5.2% ROI difference at 10.30am and -14.3% ROI difference at SP, this is to be expected for any shrewd racing tipster.

Ultimately this was not a tipster you should be following at 10.30am or SP.

The clear evidence from this tracking was that this tipster is claiming achievable odds and is one to follow.

NOTE: This tipster advises the vast majority of their tips during the big race meetings and on Saturdays, where there is a lot more money swilling around in these markets.

PRO TIP: Look out for tipsters that put up bets in similar markets as you will often find they are much easier to get on!

Adjusted Profits Based On This Odds Tracking…

As I perform similar odds tracking for each tipster SBC reviews these days, I also compile all of this data and present it in our Adjusted Profits Tables to present the differences on show.

Helping you view at a glance as to which tipsters offer the fairest odds!

This Adjusted Profits Table is available in our latest Tipster Profit Report and helps to raise awareness of those tipsters with both fair and possibly, unfair practices when it comes to settling bets.

Allow me to illustrate the power of this table further by using two examples from the latest Adjusted Profits Table (as taken from November’s Tipster Profit Report), which are based on the annualised profits made to a £2,000 betting bank.

Note: This £2,000 betting bank figure is merely a simple comparative sum – you don’t need this sum to follow these tipsters, it just helps us to compare and contrast easily.

Example 1: Improve Your Profits By £665

In the example featuring Tipster 1 below, our tracking revealed that you could actually boost the claimed profits by as much as 4% within the first 15 minutes of their advising a bet.

This is down to an extremely fair policy whereby Tipster 1 quotes and settle all tips to a very achievable price. Simply by using a site like Oddschecker to compare the best odds you can often beat their results.

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To the £2,000 bank comparison sum, this 4% ROI difference in your favour over a year would be as much as £665 – a very considerable sum indeed.

Example 2: £3,554 Profit Becomes ‘Just’ £2,519

On the other hand, there are also those tipsters who quote what can be considered unrealistic odds as this next example proves.

If taking Tipster 2’s claimed results, you would have made a £3,554 profit – however with this service we noted major changes in price with an 8.5% ROI drop within the first 15 minutes.

This claimed £3,554 profit quickly became £2,519 – a drop of £1,035. Still profitable, but certainly not to the standards being claimed.

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It’s Not Just The Profits But Achievable Odds That Matter

Odds availability is a crucial element of any tipster analysis and ultimately helping you choose and find the best tipsters to make you money betting.

Therefore, before you consider joining a tipster, stop to consider just how available or easy their claimed profits actually are.

You need to know if you can match their advised prices…because it can ultimately determine whether you can make a profit or loss from their advice!

The good news is that there are many tipsters out there, including those in our Hall of Fame who operate fair odds availability policies.

Ensuring that at worst, you can match their claimed results and at best – even improve on them by using odds comparison websites.

Get The Full Adjusted Profits Table

You can find the full ‘Adjusted Profits’ Table in the latest Tipster Profit Report, where you can see the individual rundown of the odds tracking for each tipster we have observed.

It’s a great way to discover those tipsters that quote fair odds and where you can realistically match the profits they claim.

All SBC reviews also include odds tracking as standard these days, so you know at all times just how each tipster stacks up when it comes to fairness.

Odds tracking is all part of our quest to genuinely help you make money betting with tipsters.

Sign-Up With A 90-Day Money Back Guarantee

If you want to know more about the very best betting tipsters (including those that quote FAIR odds) then you might like to consider a Secret Betting Club membership.

Best of all, membership also now comes with the full peace of mind provided by our 90-day risk-free money back guarantee.

Sign-up for either a Gold or Platinum membership and if you don’t like what you see, you can get your money back at any time during your first 90 days as a member.

No questions asked!

If you sign-up and don’t like what we offer for any reason, email us and we will process a full refund. It’s that simple.

We offer this guarantee as we know the difference SBC can make to your punting – so why not sign-up right away and get started immediately.

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See you on the inside.

Peter Ling
SBC Editor

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“I believe so strongly in SBC’s ability to help your betting, you can subscribe with a 100% cast-iron 90-day money back guarantee”.
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