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Betting Exchanges: Why You Should Use Them (If You Can)

Betting Exchanges – The way to cut out greedy bookies and bet purely against other punters. What’s not to love, right? So, why is so much more money being pumped into bookmakers pockets than is being circulated in the exchange? Let us explain why exchanges matter and why you should use them (if you can). […]

Jake Windram-Ashby 26.09.2020

Professional Betting: 14 Pro Punters Give Their Best Advice

Being a professional sports bettor is simple. You just find an edge, throw your money down, and profit. Simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It takes incredible control and discipline. Most pro bettors you meet won’t be wheelin’ and dealin’ nomads living life on the edge. Bankroll management, cool temperament, diligent analysis; these are […]

Jake Windram-Ashby 19.09.2020

Betting Stake Strategy: Level Vs Proportional Staking (With Calculator)

It doesn’t matter how good you are, how good your algorithm is, or how bulletproof you think your system is; If you screw up your betting stake strategy, you’re in trouble. Bankroll management and your staking strategy aren’t just boring logistics. The difference in your risk, maximum drawdown, and profit potential can be gobsmacking when […]

Jake Windram-Ashby 12.09.2020

Finding The Best Tipsters (A Sceptics Guide)

Meet every tipster with maximum scepticism and you might just be able to find a good one. We’ve all been tempted to join that football tipster with ‘insider knowledge’ and a 50% ROI – quit your job, live on a yacht, and just watch your bankroll explode. And, we’ve all thought better of it. (Hopefully) […]

Jake Windram-Ashby 05.09.2020

How I Beat 888Sport In Court (And Got Paid)

We’ve known for some time we can beat the bookies in the markets, but now we know we can also beat them in court. Let me tell you the story of how 888Sport thought they could cancel my winning bet. I fought them, beat them, and a court ordered them to pay the full $1500 […]

Miguel Figueres Moreno 29.08.2020

Best UK Betting Sites 2020

The Value Betting Blog has no affiliation with any bookmaker or betting site. This is our own, uninfluenced, opinion. In many ways, the United Kingdom was the first country to really popularise and integrate sports betting into mainstream culture. The still constantly growing UK betting landscape leaves us with plenty of options! With new bookmakers […]

Jake Windram-Ashby 01.08.2020

Tipsters vs AI Machine Learning Algorithms for Sports Betting

Value bets are difficult to find. Bettors use an array of different methods to choose the bets they place. For some it’s just experience, others follow their intuitions, or they might just bet for their favourite team or player. Many bet almost at random, equivalent to playing the lottery. However, many profitable punters use sophisticated […]

Miguel Figueres Moreno 30.07.2020

Are Betting Account Limits Illegal?

If you are here then there is a good chance you have been the victim of a betting account limitation or restriction.  Just for being a profitable sports bettor. It sucks but we deal with it, we move on. It’s just part of investing in sports betting. But it shouldn’t be. Getting restricted purely because […]

Jake Windram-Ashby 28.07.2020

Level Or Percentage Staking, Risk/Reward

Summary About Level Or Percentage Staking The blog article “A comparison of level and percentage staking” written by Joseph Buchdahl (@12Xpert) shows the importance of choosing a staking strategy and its infuence on the profit, yield and probability of not making profit, after Monte Carlo simulations of 1000 bets. This article is very interesting and […]

Miguel Figueres Moreno 28.07.2020