SBC Guide: How To Improve Your Profits With Betting Banks

One of the simplest, yet most important things you can do when following a tipster, system or even your own betting – is to setup the right betting bank.

And whilst betting banks might not be the ‘sexiest’ topic in the world, getting them setup right can make a massive difference to your betting bottom-line.

In today’s email I am going to show you just how using the real-life example of the SBC Hall of Fame tipster that turned £2000 into £6,278.80 (after fees) using a betting bank.

(Best of all – even with a £500 betting bank, you will have made a profit of over £1200 in the past 12 months, so you don’t need large sums to get going!)

Betting banks are also hugely important as I have seen too many people lose money they shouldn’t have, simply because they didn’t set one up.

And the daft thing is – they are so easy to understand and implement, that once you start working to a simple betting bank, you won’t look back! It will become your default thing to do whenever you follow a new tipster, system or method.

After all anything that can help minimise losers and enhance winners has to be a good thing right?

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What Are Betting Banks?

Firstly then, a short guide to what betting banks are and how they work from the point of view of following a tipster service (like the many we recommend here at SBC).

Simply put, a betting bank is a set amount of money that you put aside for each tipster that you follow so as to make you the most effective return. I.e. the biggest bang for your buck!

For each tipster that you follow, you should have a separate and designated betting bank.

A good betting bank will:

  • Protect you from losses caused by inevitable losing runs.
  • Stop you from going bust!
  • Keep your staking nice and consistent.
  • Help to maximize effectively how much profit you make during the good times.
  • Help you keep a track on how much you are making overall!

The good news is that setting up a betting bank is extremely simple and here at the Secret Betting Club we provide advice on doing just that for each tipster we review and report back upon.

But before I talk more on that, first here is how to set up a betting bank…

How To Setup A Betting Bank

Betting Banks can be split up into two distinct types as follows:

1. Points Betting Bank (PBB)
2. Financial Betting Bank (PBB)

1. Points Betting Bank

Most tipsters will advise staking in terms of ‘points’. This generally varies from 1 point up to 10 points.

A Points Betting Bank will then tell you how much to stake in real £ (or euros, dollars – whatever your chosen currency) on each tip.

E.g. If you have £1000 and follow a tipster using a 50-point betting bank, 1 point would equal £20. More on how to make this calculation later.

Points Betting Bank: Rule of thumb

For each tipster we monitor here at SBC, we calculate the optimal amount of points you need to assign into a betting bank.

This protects you from losing runs, enhances winning runs, and keeps staking consistent over time.

Each tipster stakes differently so this Points Betting Bank (PBB) is optimised for each individual service. This allows you to stake efficiently with the confidence that your Financial Betting Bank will not go bust.

The PBB for each tipster should at the very least take into account the historical worst losing run for that service. A general rule of thumb is to double the previous longest losing run, so that should such a poor run happen again in the future, then no more than at worst 50% of any betting bank should be lost.

To generate the Secret Betting Club’s own betting bank recommendations, we actually use a special in-house ‘betting bank simulator’ which comes up with a highly tuned figure for optimal returns. So as a member, you know we have your bank and back covered!

2. Financial Betting Bank

Of course the amount of money you can actually make from following a tipster depends on the real-life Financial Betting Bank (FBB) you can apply to it.

This refers to the amount of money you set aside to follow a service, when considering the Points Betting Bank. This FBB amount is related to the PBB as we will go on to demonstrate in the example below.

This FBB amount should be an amount of money you feel comfortable risking in following a particular tipster.

This should be a lump sum of money you have available for investment and should be separate to funds needed for living expenses

I have made around 20k per year extra”…

I used to work as trader for Paddypower and Sportsbet so i have an obvious interest in betting. [Using Tipsters] I have made around 20k per year extra.”    
As written by Justin – An SBC member since December 2013

Click here to read more from Justin on his SBC membership experience

Real Betting Bank Example – Top Racing Tips

To show how the PBB and FBB come together, let me use a real life example as taken from a recent Tipster Profit Report.

This example tipster is very profitable indeed, although as its identify is reserved for SBC members only, for the purposes of this email, l will call them ‘Top Racing Tips’.

Our points betting bank recommendation for Top Racing Tips is 100 points.

This figure takes into account historical losing runs, and the current method of staking that Top Racing Tips investments utilises.

If following Top Racing Tips over the past 12 months this service would have made you 336.44 points profit to their advised staking.

Let’s say we decide to follow Top Racing Tips with a FBB of £2,000 in real money.

  1. We then divide the FBB by the PBB to get our staking per point.
  2. 2000/100 = £20. Therefore £20 is our stake per point.
  3. As this tipster made 336.44 points over the past year, we multiply that by your stake of £20 over the past year.

That brings an actual real world profit of £6,728.80

This particular tipster charges £135 per quarter or £450 for annual membership so even if deducting a full year’s subscription, you still would end up nicely in profit.

After fees, a £2000 betting bank over these 12 months would have made you a clear profit of £6,278.80

Profit Figures To Smaller Banks

Of course, you don’t need £2000 to follow this tipster.

You can make a tremendous profit with much lower financial betting banks as follows:

  • £500 bank = £5 per point. Annual profit of £1682.20 (before tipster subscription fees – we recommend the £450 lifetime membership option)
  • £750 bank = £7.50 per point. Annual profit of £2,523.00 (before tipster fees)
  • £1500 bank = £15 per point. Annual profit of ££5,046.60 (before tipster fees)

All of which just goes to show you don’t need to break the bank to get started betting for profit.

After all, there is absolutely no harm in starting small with your betting and developing it as a platform for long-term success.

You should never feel pressurised to instantly start making thousands of pounds in your first few months. Instead, simply allow the returns to gradually evolve over time.

Many of the tipsters we recommend have been making their members money for several years, so there is no rush to make large sums quickly.

More In The Pro Gambler Blueprint

If you are after professional guidance on the right betting banks to use – then the Secret Betting Club service can help you.

Firstly, for every tipster we rate, review and recommend we provide a tailored Points Betting Bank recommendation. So you know exactly what you need to get started.

We also provide more detailed advice on betting banks via the in-depth Pro Gambler Blueprint we supply to you as a new Secret Betting Club member, which provides everything you need to set up your betting properly.

This 100-page blueprint features advice and guidance from seasoned professional gamblers in seven easy to follow sections:

  • Part One: Solid Foundations – Avoid common newbie mistakes by getting your betting off on the right foot.
  • Part Two: Money Matters – Betting bankroll management and how to maximise your profits
  • Part Three: Mindset and What Makes A Winner– Key lessons on what really matters from betting pro’s
  • Part Four: What To Bet On – Football and Horse Racing absolute essentials
  • Part Five: Being Realistic – Tipsters or Systems? How to decide what suits you best
  • Part Six: You’re The Boss – How to develop your own betting niche and become your own expert
  • Part Seven: Bookie Bashing – How to keep under the bookmaker’s radar

Access to all of this and more is available the instant you join us at the Secret Betting Club.

Best of all, you can currently save up to £38 on the cost of subscription so don’t delay, sign-up right now and let us help you get started betting better right away!


See you on the inside.

Peter Ling
SBC Editor


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Why These Hedge Fund Investors Are Turning To Sports Betting

Earlier this week, Business Insider magazine published a fascinating article about the new sports betting ‘hedge fund’ with one goal: To make money through betting.

This sports betting fund is being run by Stratagem and was founded by Andreas Koukorinis – a veteran of the more traditional financial hedge fund industry. Andreas and his team have seen what we have been banging on about for years here at the Secret Betting Club – that profitable betting is a reality if done right.

It might be betting on a larger scale than usual (they are raising a £25 Million hedge fund to bet with, which although it sounds a lot is relatively small beer for hedge funds per se) but what is most interesting is the methodology behind how they identify the best bets to place. ‘To find mispriced odds where Stratagem has a better chance of winning [than the bookmaker]’

Even more familiar is how Stratagem work out the best bets in the first place. “We collect Twitter feeds, crowdsource videos, market data, we collect from operators, action data we buy from various sources, tech data the analysts write — all of those sources.”

Effectively, Stratagem is gathering data, using the best analysis and analysts and placing bets where the odds are in their favour.

Sounds familiar?

Well it should do as this is effectively what we have been doing for years at the Secret Betting Club. Yet in our case, we exist for the everyday punter, not just those rich enough to invest in a £25 million hedge fund!

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Can You Really Make Money Betting?

The article makes a big point about why Koukorinis and the Stratagem CEO, Charles McGarraugh left their traditional jobs in the City of London to be part of this hedge fund upstart.

A clear attempt to address the key question most of its core readers would be wondering: ‘Can you really make money betting’?

Stratagem claim to be doing so and this is no surprise when you consider how accessible and easy it is for punters these days to find the right experts (AKA tipsters) to guide them as to the best bets to place.

The sources that Stratagem use might well be different, yet the approach appears similar – to be shrewder than the bookmaker or exchange market and to bet at value odds.

This is also the approach that SBC’s blogger and pro-punter, Rowan Day takes and his recently released 2016/17 Bet Diary Profit Report outlined how he made a 58.76% growth betting last year. Following up the 64.4% he made in 2015/16.

Best of all – Rowan achieved all this through following a small number of recommended tipsters – Click here to read his free report!

4 Holidays A Year Paid For With Betting Profits

“Since I joined the Secret Betting Club, my betting profits have paid for all my foreign holidays, which I take 4 times a year!”

As written by Phil – An SBC member for several years

Click here to read more from Phil on his SBC membership experience

Betting Vs ‘Traditional’ Forms of Investment

Another reason more and more individuals and companies are turning to the betting market as a way to make money is down to the advantages betting holds over other forms of investment.

Whilst the stock and housing markets are considered more traditional forms of making money, in reality, they are also a form of gambling and often at very high stakes.

You are gambling that it’s the right market to invest in or that some unforeseen event won’t take place such as the 2008 crash, Brexit, Donald Trump or a snap UK Election. All of which were very much unexpected by the majority of experts (and betting markets!) and its ultimately a gamble you are investing at the right time.

There are also often significant fees, penalties and taxes on these more ‘traditional’ forms of investment and you regularly need large sums to get started. Plus you might have to wait years to see a return or profit kick in.

Betting, however, is a great leveler as you need very little money to get started, no qualifications, solicitors, estate agents, stockbrokers or lawyers. Anyone can do it!

Like any form of investment, betting comes with its own risks, not least the challenges of handling losing runs and bets when they hit (the biggest leveler there is). Yet with the right setup, discipline and prudent management it does offer a very viable and easy-to-get-started alternative.

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Considering Betting For Profit? Let Us Help You

If you are interested in the idea of trying to turn a profit betting, then we are here to help you.

Our in-depth reports, reviews and magazines will help you discover the best, most reliable and professional tipsters to follow on an ongoing basis. We tell you who is both in and out of form, the best new tipsters to watch out for and the experienced experts who continue to make profits year-in, year-out.

As an SBC member, you will also gain full access to Rowan’s Bet Diary Pro, which features ALL details on the tipsters he follows to make the profits outlined in his Bet Diary Profit Report. Inspiration and guidance if its needed on how one man is making it work!

For those of you unsure, we also offer a risk-free 90 day money back guarantee if you don’t like what we offer after joining. Enabling you to sample our service, understand what we do and how we can help you.


See you on the inside.

Peter Ling
SBC Editor


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Will This Automated Betting Software Place Winning Bets For You?

Self-driving cars, commercial rockets to mars and video technology in football – whichever way you look at it – the future is most definitely almost upon us.

Yet for those of us interested in betting, technology is also having an impact, especially when it comes to automatic bet placement software.

Automatic bet placement is the dream for many punters – software that can open your emails, read a tip, login to your bookie account and place the bet for you.

Even better if the software can sort out your staking, work out the best odds to take and even constantly monitor the betting markets to ensure you get the best value possible.

Sounds like a pipe-dream?

Well it isn’t as this is exactly what the new betting software as reviewed in the latest SBC Magazine – Issue 101 actually does.

It’s new, developing technology with a growing following and growing group of tipsters for whom it works with.

Sign-up for your instant Secret Betting Club membership to access our full review right away or read on for more detail…

4 Holidays A Year Paid For With Betting Profits

“Since I joined the Secret Betting Club, my betting profits have paid for all my foreign holidays, which I take 4 times a year!”

As written by Phil – An SBC member for several years

Click here to read more from Phil on his SBC membership experience

Automate Your Bet Placement

The software in question is a bot which runs on any computer and provides an automated betting platform for punters.

Once setup, you can use the bot to automatically follow those tipsters that you subscribe to and who send you tips via email.

The bot constantly scans your email account, picks out the tips when they arrive (or logs in to pick it up) and will place them as per your settings.

Whether you want to bet at £5 or £50 a go, work to a specific staking plan or request very specific odds, it can also do that.

And best of all – the cost is extremely low as the software takes its cut by charging just 0.25% of your stake of each bet placed. Ensuring you only pay when you use it. (And best of all you can get an extra 18 Euros credit to use it as an SBC member!)

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Putting The Bot Through Its Paces

As part of the detailed SBC review process, I put this bot to the test for several months by following a recommended SBC Tipster proven to work with it.

I installed the bot, configured my settings and put it to work to place automated bets on my behalf.

The results?

Over a 2 month period, the bot placed 115 out of 116 tips advised by the tipster automatically on my behalf and all at good odds.

Only 1 bet was missed (an acceptable margin of error perhaps and something it was unclear as to whether the issue was the tipsters or bots fault) and best of all I mirrored almost exactly the same odds as quoted by the tipster.

As you can see below – the average odds quoted by the tipster were 1.994 and I obtained an average set of odds of 1.993. A difference so marginal it is hardly worth bothering with.

Tipster’s Official Results
Average odds taken: 1.994

Bot Results
Average odds taken: 1.993

Best of all, aside from initial work setting it up and ensuring it ran smoothly, I didn’t lift a finger to place any of these 115 tips. It was all done for me by the bot.

Can It Work For You?

I was hugely impressed by my experience in using the bot – so much so that I am continuing to use it to place tips from several tipsters – all automated on my behalf.

Currently the bot works with several tipsters, although only those that sync up with the bookmaker Pinnacle Sports, so it is restricted to the markets they offer (so no horse racing!).

Plans are in place to expand the bot to work with both Betfair and Bet365, alongside other bookmakers in the near future.

If the idea of automated bet software like this appeals to you then I urge you to check out the detailed review as published in SBC 101.

Best of all – as an SBC member you can also get an exclusive offer of an extra 18 Euros credit when running the bot.

Allowing you to install it and use if first before needing to stump up any cash.

You can gain full access to SBC 101 plus our HUGE BACK CATALOGUE of past magazines, reports and a lot more with a Secret Betting Club membership. Click here to view our recent publications


See you on the inside.

Peter Ling
SBC Editor


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How To Cope When Your Bets Lose | Handling Losing Runs

In my email last week, I touched upon the pain of losing bets, a topic that seems to have spoken to many of you judged by my mailbox over the last 7 days.

Most betting sites or tipsters won’t tackle this subject (for obvious reasons) yet it seems plenty of you are looking for answers on this subject.

Whether it be learning how to stay on track during a losing run, dealing with how losing bets can affect your mood or simply a desire to help you cope better during times of betting adversity – I hope my email today can help provide some assistance.

When it comes to handing losing, it is all part of what I term the ‘battle of the betting mind’

And it is this ‘battle’ that I have seen make the difference between success and failure for many a punter.

Yes, you might be following a profitable tipster, but if I gave 25 random people access to the same tipster and the same setup, I would likely get 25 different sets of results.

The profit and loss for each of the 25 will vary depending on whether they followed the tipster properly in terms of placing every bet, staking consistently, taking the right odds with the right bookmaker and of course how they handle losing bets…

In 2016, I made GBP 38,000 on horse racing “…

Although I’ve changed some of the tipsters I follow, there’s a core group whom I rely on. In 2016, I managed to make GBP 38,000 on horse racing.”    
As written by ‘K’ – An SBC member for several years

Click here to read more from ‘K’ on his SBC experience

How To Handle Losing Bets – 5 Tips

Fully aware of the challenges many punters face during this ‘battle of the betting mind’, I commissioned a special 54-page Betting Psychology Report, entitled How to get the Betting X-Factor to tackle it in greater detail.

Authored by betting psychology expert, Jeff Smith, his report serves to unravel what lies behind successful sports betting and ultimately help you adopt the mindset of a professional gambler.

Because after all, finding a good tipster is the easiest part (many of our Hall of Fame tipsters tick all the right boxes) but adopting the right mindset requires expert guidance.

For example, one section is dedicated to how ‘thinking in probabilities’ can really help us cope with losing bets and puts forward 5 tips to improve our betting mind.

I have summarised them as follows:

  1. Always believe that anything can happen: Never bet your house on something because you believe something is guaranteed – Who would have thought that New England Patriots would win the Superbowl when 28-3 down!
  2. Understand that you don’t need to know what is going to happen next in order to make money: You take a position on something uncertain like the result of football match, but you can’t control the outcome.
  3. Keep in mind that there is a random distribution between wins and losses for any given set of variables that define an edge. Even a coin flipped 10 times could come up heads every time!
  4. Remember an edge is nothing more than an indication of a higher probability of one thing over another. Just because you backed a horse at 6/1 when it should be 4/1 doesn’t mean it will win! It’s still a 4/1 shot. It will win 1 in every 4 races on average.
  5. Finally, accept that every moment in betting is unique. You’re never ‘due a winner’ and just because you nailed your football bets last weekend doesn’t mean you do it again this weekend. If you backed Man Utd to win last week, it will have no bearing on whether your next bet on Man Utd will win. They are 2 completely separate events.

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4 Step Success Formula

Inside the report, Jeff also puts forward his own simple 4-step success formula when betting, which he outlines as follows:


Broken down into each part it makes perfect sense.

Get the winning strategy, stake correctly, stick to your budget and as long as YOU can handle the ups and downs of betting, then you will enjoy positive results.

Here is how the Secret Betting Club is setup to help you do exactly this:

  1. Strategy: We track 55+ of the best tipsters and constantly review new ones to put forward the best experts for you to follow. Finding the right tipster is the easy part!
  2. Money Management: Not only do we reveal the best tipsters, we also show you how to follow them correctly with our betting bank recommendations. Discover how much you can safely stake on each tipster to maximise profits and minimise risk.
  3. Capital: We all have different betting budgets, but we can help you whatever your starting point – whether it be following free tipsters (such as the 4 supplied to you as an SBC member) or those that charge a little more. The key point is that any tipster you do follow offers value for money.
  4. You: The final ingredient is how you pull it all together and win the battle of the betting mind. Reports like the Betting X-Factor by Jeff or our Pro Gambler Blueprint will help you on this front.


“Becoming A Better Punter”

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Samuel –


Win Your Betting Battle!

Our goal here at SBC is a simple one – to help you make money betting, which is why it’s so important to me to help as many of you as possible when it comes to this topic.

I don’t want to shy away from the difficult challenges like losing bets as the chances are – you will lose more bets than you win over your betting lifetime.

If you are keen to understand more than do check out Jeff’s Betting Factor report – here are some of the other insights he also reveals within it:

  • How to achieve continuous marginal gains in sports betting.
  • Key questions to ask yourself as you bet
  • How to build your betting investment plan.
  • Money management – stake size and psychology.
  • The power of beliefs.
  • How to remove limiting beliefs.
  • How to think in terms of probability.
  • How to develop yourself for betting success.

Access to Jeff’s Betting X Factor Magazine is available the instant you become a Secret Betting Club member

What’s more, you can currently save £35 on the cost of subscription so don’t delay, sign-up here right now and let us help you get started betting better right away!

See you on the inside.

Peter Ling
SBC Editor

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Stop Losing With These 5 HIGH Strike-Rate Tipsters


2 small words that strike fear into the heart of many a punter.

Yet for all of us aspiring to make a profit betting, dealing with losing bets is something we must face up to.

After all, the chances are that most bets you place will actually lose.

Coupled with the accepted wisdom that the pain felt from a losing bet is at least twice as strong as the joy gained from a winning bet…It all adds up to a far from pleasant experience.

And in my experience running the Secret Betting Club over the years, not being setup correctly to handle losing runs is one of the major reasons punters fail at betting.

So what should you do to avoid being yet another losing punter statistic?

AND what tipsters should you consider following to make your betting journey that much easier!?


How Risky A Punter Are You?

First, it is about knowing what type of punter you are and how much ‘risk’ you can take from your betting.

Put another way – exactly how much of a rollercoaster ride are you willing to experience when betting?

For example, some punters like to follow tipsters putting up bets at big prices to win. 33/1, 20/1, 16/1 shots etc…

The downside to this kind of strategy comes when you consider the vast majority of such tips are going to lose (sometimes very frustratingly!). Yet when they do win, it all pays off! A 33/1 winner will easily wipe out a 20 tip losing streak and leave you with plenty of profit.

Yet for many punters, especially those of you risk-averse, suffering a run of 20 losers on the bounce is a bit too much to bear. There is nothing wrong with you if you fall into this category – you simply need to choose a different type of tipster.

Instead you should look for a higher-strike rate tipster – one who if not winning more than they lose, will still regularly enough to keeping your losing runs short and manageable.

Yet, understanding the type of tipster you need is one thing, finding them another.

Which is where SBC can help as we currently proof, review and report back on 5 different tipsters all of whom fit this criteria.

Let me showcase who they are and how they can help you.

5 High-Strike Rate Profitable Tipsters To Follow

1. Short Odds Football Tipster (47.5% Strike-Rate)

Featured in the 2017 Best Tipster Guide, this specialist football tipster has really impressed us with their consistency and most of all profits.

Since 2010, their winning strategy has hit a 47.5% strike-rate of success by focusing on tips with average odds of 2.43/1. Achieving a 13.6% ROI along the way.

Any losing runs have been short and sharp, making it a perfect option for those of you looking for an easy-to-follow and stable expert.

Best of all if using our recommended Compound Staking approach (as detailed in the 2017 Best Tipster Guide), you can drastically improve your profits by making your money work harder for you.

“£35,310 Profit In 23 Months”……

Following a fantastic start to 2017, so far I am up £35,210 profit in 23 months (since joining the Secret Betting Club) Thanks guys!!! SBC was undoubtedly the biggest single factor in setting me up for success”    Clive Jones. SBC member since 2015

Click here to read more from Clive on his SBC membership experience

2. Short Odds Racing Tipster (34.72% Strike-Rate) 

Some horse racing ‘experts’ will have you believe it’s impossible to make money backing favourites.

We know this is a nonsense due to the success of tipsters like our 2nd expert who has made a habit of profiting from backing horses at short odds (usually 3/1 and below).

Hitting a strike-rate of 34.72% long-term, he has proved his success over the last 3 years by making 112 points profit at a ROI of 11.3% backing at such short odds. All from 993 bets – proving this is no fluke!

Best of all, this equates to Betting Bank Growth of 250% in those 3 years alone. And who said backing favourites can’t be profitable?

3. Asian Handicap Football Tipster (53.52% Strike-Rate)

One very popular style of punting (and not just because it normally hits a high strike-rate) comes in the form of ‘Asian Handicap’ football betting.

It’s not rare to see bookmakers trade to tiny margins such as just 2% in these markets, which opens up the opportunity for shrewd punters to take advantage (If you are not familiar with Asian Handicaps, I urge you to check them out – they are really very easy to follow!)

Our very own in-house SBC Asian Handicap service is called AH Edge and it has thrived this season hitting a very high strike-rate of 53.52%, and at average odds of 2.18/1

From 301 tips this season alone, AH Edge has made a profit of 29 points at a ROI of 9.63% and so is ticking all  the right boxes. Profitable and at a high strike-rate with more than 1 in every 2 bets winning.



4. NBA Tipster (56.9% Strike-Rate)

Another very favourable betting market for punters can be found when betting on US Sports such as NBA (Basketball), where huge sums of money are traded at low margins.

One such NBA Tipster we have tracked for several years now has a tried and trusted strategy for maximising profits from these markets – again working to a high strike-rate.

During the current NBA season, his strategy has hit a 56.9% strike-rate at average odds of 1.94/1 to ensure a profit of 60 points at 9.6% Return on Investment so far.

5. Very Short Odds Football Tipster (79.38% Strike-Rate)

The 5th and final tipster has a very unique betting strategy – focusing in on very short priced favourites predominantly on football.

In 2016 alone, he hit a 79.38% strike-rate of winning bets. Almost 4 out of every 5 tips advised went onto win.

Although his average odds for each tip advised is quite low at around 1.29 – the high strike-rate more than ensured he made a clear profit.

I know some of you might think “Hey, anyone can pick short-priced tips” – the reality is you can’t, because if you could, you would be doing it and making a profit from it.

Best of all, this tipster thrives when it comes to what we term Return on Capital as to our fairly cautious banking suggestions, he would have grown your bank by 72.3% in just 2016 alone.


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Handling Losing Is A Huge Part Of Winning

The topic of losing is not one many betting sites are willing to discuss, yet for me it’s an essential part of betting day-in, day-out. Far too often how you handle losing can be the difference between success and failure.

If you are following the wrong tipsters, staking the wrong amount or simply not using a sensible betting bank, losing runs can and will bite you on the backside.

If you are interested in the 5 tipsters I list above, all of them bar AH Edge can be found in the regular Tipster Profit Reports we publish on behalf of members. We regularly feedback on their ongoing profit/loss in each Tipster Profit Report to keep you on top of who is in form and who to follow with your money.

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Peter Ling
Secret Betting Club Editor

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5 Do’s & Don’ts To Help Achieve Your 2017 Betting Goals

We are now almost halfway through January, a time of year that traditionally sees most new year’s resolutions start to unravel. Whether it’s missing a few gym sessions or nibbling on the chocolates you hid after Christmas, the chances are that now we are nearly 2 weeks into 2017, things might be starting to slip.

If your new year’s resolutions involved improving your betting profits for 2017, then mindful of how tough it can be to keep them up, I have some practical advice to share today with 5 Successful Punting Betting Do’s & Don’ts.

It’s particularly relevant for those of you looking for help with new year’s betting resolutions, although also useful advice for any time of year too!

Hopefully it can help make a difference for your own punting and keep you encouraged towards the goal of making money betting in 2017.

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1) Don’t watch or follow every bet live

One of the biggest emotional hits from betting can be found in watching a bet you have placed as it happens.

Whether it’s following a football game on TV or reading live commentary text on a horse race you have a bet on – nothing quite gets the heart rate going, especially when it’s a close run thing.

The problem here is that such emotions do nothing to help your rational thinking or your betting.

It can quickly become addictive to seek the ‘hit’ that a winning bet brings about and before you know it, rather than looking for value bets, you simply start to look for winners (whatever the odds). Never a good strategy for any punter!

Coupled with the fact that studies have found that a losing bet hurts you twice as much as the enjoyment gained from a winning bet and you have a recipe for disaster.

Yet if you follow a good tipster, then there is simply no need to watch every bet live as you are not the one selecting it.

Trust the tipster to select the tip, place it and check the result at the end of the day. At a stroke, you will find your betting is that much easier to handle – win or lose!

2) Don’t jump in at huge stakes!

It’s important to set rational, achievable goals from your betting and to not feel pressure to make huge gains immediately.

Let’s be realistic – you are not going to become a full-time professional punter overnight.

It takes time, experience and an understanding of just who the right tipsters are to follow to fit your lifestyle and preferences.

Yet, I still hear from the occasional new punter who jumps right in at big stakes with a new tipster. For them it’s all or nothing and they simply want to get rich quick.

Very often they got stuck in without proper preparation, whether it’s by setting up with the right betting banks, an understanding of how the tipster works or simply betting experience in how to handle winning and losing runs.

Their quest to get rich quick can easily unravel as they struggle to handle the pressure of betting at huge stakes as an inexperienced punter. It’s always very sad to see and as much as I try to help, sometimes my advice falls on deaf ears.

Instead, my suggestion is to start slowly, choose a few tipsters that suit your profile and to stake at affordable levels. The goal is to gradually build up your profits over time. Rome after all was not built in a day!


3) Don’t be fooled by quick-fixes

Every new year we see a whole host of new ‘gurus’ promising quick-fixes, cheats and easy solutions to help with our resolutions.

Whether it’s a new fad diet, new product to help stop smoking, or for those of us in the betting world – amazing new tipsters or betting systems. These so-called ‘gurus’ tout their wares using compelling sales material all designed to encourage us to think ‘Hey this quick-fix could actually work for me!’

Sadly, in 99% of all cases, these ‘gurus’ are touting nothing but hot air.

It’s a major problem for many punters, especially those following many social media tipsters who promote accumulator challenges. These tipsters often make their profits from a share of the losses you suffer with their recommended bookmakers. It’s in their interests for you to lose, not win. 

Instead, forgot all about quick-fixes. They don’t exist and these gurus prey on our vulnerabilities.

Betting wise – my advice is focus on the top tipsters as featured in our Hall of Fame and the latest Tipster Profit Report. They might not promise you a life changing 10-leg winning acca, but they will make you steady, reliable profits long-term.

4) Do get a friend to keep you accountable

Just as a good Personal Trainer will often act as your fitness sounding-board to keep you on track, so I firmly recommend having a ‘betting mate’ to do the same.

By this, I mean somebody trusted such as a good friend, relative or even partner who you are accountable to for your betting.

If you know you must run all your major betting decisions by somebody you trust and who has your best interests at heart, it will stop you making rash (and often incorrect) decisions. Not only this but they can also help keep you motivated in tough times.

I have my own ‘betting mate’ with whom we each honestly discuss our own punting and the key decisions we both make. Just the simple act of having another pair of eyes or somebody outside your betting bubble can at times be invaluable, even for the most experienced gambler!


5) Do switch off at the end of the day – stop checking bookmaker account balances and results!

Betting in the modern world can be all-encompassing with so many markets to bet on and so many ways to constantly check your progress.

With your mobile phone or tablet, it’s all too easy to keep checking your bookmaker accounts and bets every hour of every day just to see how much progress we have actually made. It might not be your bets but your twitter feed or live scores app – either way you are constantly ‘switched-on’ to betting.

Yet, this gives you no respite or breathing space to focus on something else instead and recharge your batteries. This is especially important at the end of the day when your brain gets tired and rational thinking becomes that much harder.

Coupled with the emotional strain if too heavily involved in checking each of your bets as they happen, it can be too much to handle for some.

My advice is to do whatever it takes to walk away from your betting once it’s done. Whether it’s simply turning your phone off or taking the dog out and playing with the kids….anything and everything to stop you thinking about betting.

After all your betting is going nowhere until the morning. Switch off, recharge, relax and come back to it fresh another day.

Expert Help Betting All Year Round

As helpful as my 5 tips might be, one of the best ways to make any new year’s resolution a success is in having proven experts to guide you along the way.

At the Secret Betting Club, we have over 11 years experience of helping people make money betting and have plenty on offer to help you make 2017 your best punting year yet.

So if looking for a betting ‘Personal Trainer’ why not give us a try as with our 90-day risk-free money back guarantee you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

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Best Regards,

Peter Ling
Secret Betting Club Editor


2 tipsters (1 racing, 1 football) making significant returns in 2016

Through my regular posts over the past few months, I have highlighted several tipsters featured in the latest Secret Betting Club Reports & Magazines that have really made me sit up and take note.

In today’s post, I want to focus in further on just 2 of these experts – one dedicated to racing tips and the other football, who since their SBC reviews earlier this year have continued to make some significant profits.

Starting with the FREE racing tipster with 94 points profit from 144 bets this year alone…

Featured Tipster #1: 38.1% ROI In 2016 From A Free Racing Expert

In May 2016’s Secret Betting Club Magazine, my team and I reviewed an excellent FREE Racing tipster service that had really impressed us over a 3 year period of proofing.

I first mentioned this tipster in this article back in May, which outlined how between 2013 and April 2016, they made 140.6 points profit at 11.1% ROI from their free advice.

Well the good news is that this strong form has continued with a further 96 bets since then contributing an extra 34.4 points profit at 22.48% ROI, including a 12/1 winner on Saturday.

Here is the updated results table for this tipster..


Averaging a tip every other day, the long-term stats for this service stack up very well with 175 points profit at 12.3% ROI from 742 bets. 

With all tips supplied after midday at achievable and obtainable odds and all via a free email list, it’s certainly worth signing up for.

More details on this tipster, including my team’s full independent review can be found in SBC Magazine #97 from May 2016.

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Featured Tipster #2: 38.1% ROI In 2016

Ahead of the new football season in August 2016, my team and I also reviewed a fascinating new football tipster that really impressed during the previous 12 months. It was featured in Part 5 of our 2016/17 Essential Football Compendium.

During the 2015/16 season, this tipster’s simple ‘loophole’ method made a profit of £2302 from just £3006 staked by utilising a series of bookie specials, small stake accas and shrewd low-risk bets.

The good news is that already this season, their advice has made a further £388.05 profit from just £1184 staked to add yet more to their betting bank.

This is also on top of the £169.16 profit made from £358 staked during Euro 2016

Making Acca’s Pay

It’s fair to say this is no ordinary tipster service, as it does mix up occasional offers with shrewd accumulator bets, where they really thrive.

By picking the right bets for an acca and taking advantage of the many bookies who offer ‘acca insurance’ (whereby you are covered if just 1 game lets you down) they have made significant profits.

Upon examining 94 four-fold+ accas that were advised last season, 28 had won, 31 lost and a further 35 were ‘pushes’ which ensured a free bet refund (the acca insurance). If factoring a small loss from the free bet refunds, I estimated a profit in excess of 65% ROI from the accas alone. 

This profitable acca trend has continued this season and shows no signs of abating anytime soon!

Once again, more details on this tipster, including my team’s full independent review can be found in Part 5 of the Essential Football Compendium. Available for download instantly with a Secret Betting Club membership.

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Expert Help With Your Betting

You can read more about both the 2 tipsters featured in this email and many more other genuinely profitable experts with a Secret Betting Club membership.

Over the past decade, we have reviewed hundreds and proofed thousands of tipster services – with the very best and most profitable tipsters listed in our Hall of Fame.

We also constantly track and monitor these very best tipsters and feedback to you as a member on their ongoing progress with tipster league tables, ratings, charts and analysis in our ‘Tipster Profit Reports’ (the very latest report was released just a few weeks back – read ‘How Much Can You Make Betting? for more info).

So why not try a Secret Betting Club membership today and see how we can help you and your betting!


Your chance to be part of the 85.1% beating the bookies

Back in February this year, I asked Secret Betting Club (SBC) members just how many of them actually made money betting.

The results were fascinating with 85.1% of all taking the survey informing us that they made a profit from their betting in 2015.

What’s more, 46.3% of those surveyed made more than £5,000 profit and a further 28.7% netted well over £10,000 profit in 2015 alone.

For those of you who don’t believe me, you can read the full rundown of the survey here.

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Why Are Secret Betting Club Members So Successful?

What is it then that makes Secret Betting Club members so successful, when traditionally around just 1.5% to 2% of the punting public make a profit betting?

Well, I believe this success comes down to 3 key benefits offered to Secret Betting Club members:

  1. Expert Information: As an SBC member, you gain instant access to the latest information on winning tipsters and profitable strategies. Including in-depth reviews of the best tipsters as uncovered by the SBC team PLUS regular updates on the performance of those expert tipsters already recommended.
  2. Education: SBC membership also provide advice, guidance and expertise on what it takes to be a successful punter. Including everything from regular interviews with professional punters, expert advice on how to avoid bookmaker restrictions or special reports like the Racing Profit Maximiser.
  3. Inspiration & Experience: The SBC team’s own experience making money betting ensures we are uniquely qualified to help you achieve this goal. You are guided every step of the way in your betting journey with direct email access to the SBC Team, the 100 page ‘Pro Punter Blueprint’ welcome pack and real-life betting blogs outlining the tipsters the team follow and how much they are making.

It is this unique combination of expert information, education, and inspiration that gives SBC members a clear edge over other punters and most crucially of all, the bookies!

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Try For Yourself – Risk Free

Of course, the best way to judge these claims is to try the Secret Betting Club service for yourself.

Because if you join the Secret Betting Club and feel that the expertise provided can’t help you make money betting, you can claim a full refund of your membership fee within the first 90 days.

This risk-free guarantee is offered because I am that confident that SBC can help you make money betting, and that once you do join, you will see this for yourself.

There is no catch or small print to worry about either. If you join and for any reason don’t like what is on offer within the first 90 days of your subscription, then simply let me know and I will send your membership fee back in full.

It really is that straightforward.

So why not sign-up today and discover how SBC can make you one of the few making a success from your betting.

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Best regards, Peter Ling
SBC Editor

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Investigation & Interview: Matchbook’s New Racing Markets Explored

Investigation & Interview: Matchbook’s New Racing Markets Explored

In our recently released 2016/17 Essential Football Compendium we ran investigations into 4 different betting exchanges and brokers that we felt could offer better value odds for punters looking to improve their betting.

One of the services we investigated was Matchbook, who at the end of July added UK and Irish racing win betting markets to their exchange, which in an age of bookmaker restrictions was a very welcome move indeed.

Since launch, their racing markets have gone from strength to strength with increasing amounts of money traded and most crucially of all – a lower commission charge than exchange kingpin and main rivals Betfair.

After observing their racing markets for sometime, it has become obvious that Matchbook represents a genuine option for shrewd racing punters – especially those looking to squeeze more value out of their bets. After all, if you can add an extra 2 to 3% to your overall betting – that has to be worth it right?


To help illustrate how Matchbook’s odds stack up in comparison, yesterday afternoon I ran a simple exercise by pitting Matchbook’s odds up against their main rivals Betfair and a group of racing bookmakers (Consisting of Bet365, Bet Victor, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, William Hill, Coral, Betfair Sportsbook & Totesport).

I took the odds just before the off on the front 5 in the market from each group – deducting 1.15% commission on Matchbook’s odds and 5% on Betfair.

The results were fascinating but not surprising…Here is what I found:

2.30 Doncaster – Matchbook best price on 3 of the front 5 horses in the market


2.40 Epsom – Matchbook best price on each of the front 5 horses


2.50 Chepstow – Matchbook best price on 3 of the front 5 horses in the market

In each of these 3 races, Matchbook offered strong value odds especially when taking commission into consideration.

Take for example, Ocean Eleven in the 2.40 race at Epsom as both Betfair and Matchbook offered odds of 11.5, yet after commission, you would have got the equivalent of 11.33 at Matchbook and 10.93 at Betfair (the difference between 1.15% and 5% commission).

Betfair’s commission rate does go down the more you bet with them (although you have to bet a lot to get it down beyond 4%) and Matchbook take 1.15% on all bets, yet still the differences can often be vast.

Its no exaggeration to suggest that simply using Matchbook can at times add 2-3% extra to your betting profits. 

It’s not to say you should ditch Betfair as at times they still offer value and markets Matchbook do not as yet, but if betting on a horse to win – you should consider Matchbook.

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I also recently interviewed Matchbook to understand more about how they work, their plans for the future and just why punters might consider betting with them.

Originally published in Part 6 of our Essential Football Compendium, I have copied the interview in full below for you all to enjoy.

SBC: First off – for those unfamiliar with you, can you explain in general a little bit about Matchbook, the markets you offer and why punters are choosing to use your service?

Matchbook: Matchbook are the fastest growing betting exchange in the world, with deep liquidity and best prices across a huge array of popular markets, particularly in Soccer and US Sports (NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB). For anybody in the market for the most competitive prices and lowest commission, you need look no further than Matchbook. Our standard commission rate is 1% but we’re constantly offering lengthy promotions of 0% Commission offers. This year we’ve ran 0% on the ICC Cricket World Cup, In-Play MLB and most recently on Horse Racing to celebrate the launch of the product on Matchbook.

Our own research indicates that the football odds on offer from Matchbook are some of the most competitive out there – better than some Asian firms. How have these markets grown in the past 12 months?

Matchbook’s aim is to be as competitive as possible on the markets we offer, Soccer 1x2s and Asian Spreads/Totals are our bread and butter. But with an increase in the amount of markets offered both pre-game and in-play coupled with our low commission and highly competitive odds we have attracted more market makers organically and are building a huge liquidity pool.

In terms of liquidity and money traded – how has that increased of late?

Overall money traded has increased by over 20% to £3bn for the first 5 months of the year. Football has increased by over 31% to £1.3bn and the Champions League final this year was up over 50% with £31m being traded across all markets.

How about betting in-play on football, how is that faring?

Our live offering is increasing constantly. With all major leagues now covered we will look to increase our live coverage by 2-3x from the start of September. We have seen a huge increase in users betting on in-play markets and making more events available to them is a key focus for us during the 2016/17 season.

Racing fans will be delighted to see the introduction of UK and Irish horse racing markets. I know its early days but what has been the response and how is liquidity?

It is early days for Horse Racing but that hasn’t stopped it being a huge success so far! Currently we’re offering all UK and Ireland meetings pre-race only and the first few weeks have shown us that it’s going to be a hugely popular addition for both existing users and new users. Our strategy to adding new sports/markets has always been to ensure that we are launching with one of the best products in the market and that patience is already proving to be correct with horse-racing. Recently we were one of the main betting sponsors for the Goodwood Festival and there was some great action on those markets.

Do you have plans to expand the racing markets you offer? For example, place markets or each way betting?

Certainly. We know that place markets and EW are hugely popular markets and the addition of lay betting adds an entirely different dimension to these bets so we’re working towards having those markets and many others offered very shortly. In-running markets are also important and that is something we are working on currently.


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Looking at some other markets, Cricket betting and trading is becoming more and more popular these days. What markets and competitions do you cover for this sport?

We offer the following International cricket competitions: Test Series, One Day International’s, T2O Internationals. On top of this we offer the following domestic competitions: India-IPL, Australia- Big Bash League, South Africa – RAM Slam T20 challenge, Bangladesh – Bangladesh Premier League, UK – NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One Day Cup, Pakistan – Super League, Caribbean – CPL.

All the big International comps are covered also, World Cups, Tri series and the Ashes. The markets offered are: Match odds for test series and Moneyline markets for the rest as well as outright markets for the big competitions.

The same can be said in terms of popularity for betting on political events – how much was traded on the EU referendum market and what type of markets do you offer here?

There was 12.125m matched on the Brexit markets and as the course of the referendum day played out there was some huge swings in the market with the Remain result trading at 1.06 at one point. These types of markets are exactly what exchange trading is all about and some shrewd customers made significant profits trading the volatility throughout the entire campaign. The US presidential market is another hugely popular market on Matchbook and has already seen over £50m traded so far and even though we’re down to two candidates now, we expect there to be significant trading on that between now and the election.

How about mobile betting – how can customers bet on the go with you?

A whole host of new features have been added to the iPhone, Android and iPad apps since we last spoke as well as the addition of our Knowledge Base to the iPhone app, and we believe the suite of mobile products is one of the strongest in the industry.

I have also been very impressed by the articles you have published this year via your ‘Knowledge Base’ – it seems you are one of the few companies in the betting industry keen to genuinely help educate punters to improve their betting and not just after ‘mug money’. Can you explain what you can find via the Knowledge Base and why you have chosen to offer this?

Matchbook is a betting exchange, therefore the fundamental difference between us and a Sportsbook is that when you bet with us, you’re not betting against us. With that in mind, we thought it was time that bettors had an area where they could learn and expand their knowledge of betting while they were doing it. We want users to have the most positive experience they can on Matchbook and so when they win, we do too! Betting with an exchange gives many advantages over a traditional bookmaker but we’re also conscious that it can be daunting for some first time users. The Knowledge Base has articles to take that first time user through the basics, right up to helping the more advanced users to maximise their profits on the exchange.

Last year also saw your very first Matchbook Traders Conference, which by all accounts was very well received. Will it be running again this year and if so, what can you reveal about its return?

We were overwhelmed by the demand for last year’s event – it sold out in less than three weeks and pushed the venue’s capacity to its limits.

Building on the success of last year, we’ve incorporated a lot of the feedback we received last year, to build an even better event. The 2nd Matchbook Traders Conference will feature fewer speakers, allowing for more time for Q&A, and be hosted at a venue where networking can be done away from the sessions, so to avoid any noise disruptions.

There’s much more in store for the next Traders Conference and we’ll be making a full announcement in the coming weeks.

Finally – what else can we expect to see from Matchbook in the future? Any exciting developments or plans you can reveal at this time?

We’re always looking to improve our product and so you can certainly expect a whole host of new features. This time last year we had no Horse Racing or Knowledge Base, so lots can change in a year! Keep an eye out for Cash Out, multiples, betting podcasts, and more informative and customised Knowledge Base material.

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More On The Best Firms To Bet With

One very effective way of improving your profits is the simple act of betting in the right place.

Different exchanges and bookmakers offer value across different sports and markets and understanding where and when you need to bet can make a huge impact.

All of which forms part of our remit here at the Secret Betting Club as we identify for our members just where they should bet and why.

The above feature and interview with Matchbook is a short sample of what you can find in our recently released Essential Football Betting Compendium.

In Part 6 of the Compendium, we also tackle 3 other ‘pro punter’ exchanges and brokers that you need to know about.

You access all of this in full the instant you subscribe to the Secret Betting Club.

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Racing Profits Maximiser: How To Bet Less & Make More

Hot off the press today at SBC we have just published our ground-breaking new report: The Racing Profits Maximiser – which features a unique racing strategy we know will change the way many of you bet.

Based on analysis of over 52,000 tips from the past 3 years – the Racing Profit Maximiser is a strategy the SBC team have long used for our own personal betting…. And now for the first time ever we have dug into the stats to provide evidence of exactly why it works and how you can use it to improve your own racing profits!

Sign-up now to gain instant access to the Racing Profits Maximiser (and our entire back catalogue) or read on for more details on this game-changing report!

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Learn how to bet less and make more in our ground-breaking report including:

• How to easily identify the most profitable racing tips using the RPM Strategy.

• Discover how this strategy turned a 11.9% ROI into 22.9% (11% increase).

• Understand how you can use it to make a profit betting at Betfair SP.

• PLUS view 6 ready to use Racing Profits Maximiser ‘Tipster Portfolios’ for you to get started with…

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Not only will it help you understand how to make money betting on horse racing in the first place but also and most crucially of all – how to bet more efficiently by targeting the very best tips.

After all, by knowing which bets provide the greatest profit – you can stake more on them and increase your overall betting profit.

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