irst of all, if this is your first visit to the Bet Diary after reading the 2017/18 Report, welcome on board. Good to see you. 🙂
You know even old fuddy duddies like me can get into ‘new’ technology. It was only last week that I resolved never to buy a cd again after I discovered the Deezer app and realised that for a small monthly fee I could download and play any music I wanted to at any time. I could listen in the car, at home connected to the ‘stereo’ (doesn’t that sound an old-fashioned word now?) via WiFi, wherever. It’s transformed my musical life, and I do like a new album.
And I know this isn’t really anything new as they’ve been going for some years now, but I’ve started getting into Podcasts in a big way. Getting a hairy beast (the dog, not the wife) has pushed me in this direction; take the dog for a long walk every day, stick my earphones in and listen to the ‘Cricket Analyst’ podcast or any one of a number of Arsenal related pods. It’s all good.
And then Wayne of Northern Monkey released a short podcast in which he looked at this year’s Derby and it got me thinking. Why don’t more tipsters exploit this medium? I think it would be a great way for a tipster to engage with their customer-base. They could do as Wayne did and concentrate on giving their views on certain big races, or if say, Racing Service B did a pre-Cheltenham podcast I’d regard it as essential listening.
I know our very own Pete here at the SBC has done a number of podcasts, but really the betting world as a whole seems sadly lacking in this area. If anyone knows of any that are worth listening to, stick it in the Comments section – it would be good to find them. In the meantime, one for tipsters to ponder perhaps.
After the recent Fake Mug Bets fireworks, all has been a little more sedate across this past week, with nothing of real note happening. Here are the figures for the month to date:
AH Betting: Staked 32pts, -3.15pts.
Football Service 1: Staked 8pts, +3.711pts.
Jason James: Staked 136.5pts, -30.38pts.
MVS (Lite): Staked 67pts, +31.083pts.
Fake Mug Bets: Staked 151pts, +315.21pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 69.37pts, -3.99pts.
Pilelist Racing: Staked 59.15pts, +7.98pts.
Racing Service A: n/a
Racing Service B: Staked 104.25pts, -33.25pts.
Racing Service C: Staked 48pts, -20.512pts.