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Why I’ve kept motivated for so long

When I opened my Betfair account in June 2000, I was hopeful that I would make a little bit of spare cash. I initially was doing some arbitrage betting, which brought it some ‘pocket money’. But while messing around with that, I figured out you could trade and rest, as they say, is history! My…

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How to turn a losing betting strategy into a winning one

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take a losing betting strategy and miraculously turn it into a winning one? Well, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We will take a strategy that only has a 25% win rate into a strategy that wins 95% of the time. We will do this by taking…

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Automating your Tennis Betting and Trading

Tennis is an excellent sport for betting or trading. The unique scoring system in Tennis means odds movement is very volatile, which can produce great trading opportunities. These often happen due to heavy odds on favourites stumbling or remarkable comebacks from the dead. Betting or trading in play is popular in Tennis because of these…

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Profiting from the early rounds of Tournaments

To get a FREE trial of Bet Angel and access to it’s Tennis Trader tools click here. The perfect betting strategy would have to be profitable, of course. But ideally, you’d want something where you’d have relatively low losses but with plenty of profit and knew what you were looking for and where you were…

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The BEST pre-season EVER

Life can be funny sometimes. Being high profile, I interact with many people from all different corners of the industry. It’s a broad spectrum, from ordinary punters, through customers of Bet Angel all the way up to the board level of betting companies. Over time I’m been lucky enough to see many Bet Angel customers…

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Where Angels fear to tread

I’ve learnt over time that whether it’s short-term trading on Betfair or long-term investing in financial markets, being a contrarian seems to be a very effective strategy. Why does contrarian behaviour work? Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at psychology and its impact on decision-making, and it’s proved a fascinating subject. I’ve immersed…

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Key turning points in a Tennis Match

You should read this article in conjunction with the one I have written about “choking” in sports. Spotting key turning points when Betfair trading There can often be key turning points in a sport and it’s most dominant in individual player sports, especially Tennis. One of the most subtle examples I can give in recent years…

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Trading the Eurovision song contest

Of all the markets I trade, the Eurovision song contest has to be one of the daftest, from a number of perspectives. Even if you are not watching it, you should take a look at the Eurovision market this evening. It can throw up some interesting opportunities from a betting and trading perspective. When I…

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