Talking Tipsters – Listen to this betting podcast interview with SBC

For those of you keen to learn more on the Smart Betting Club and the concept of using tipsters for profit, then make sure you listen to the recent betting podcast interview I recorded with Alex Vella from Trademate Sports.

During the interview, Alex and I discussed the tipster industry, how SBC verifies, measures and ranks tipsters plus an outline of what kind of ROI you can expect to make betting on sports long-term.

Clocking in at just over 50 minutes long, it’s a great opportunity to learn more about the independent work of the Smart Betting Club, our analytical role exploring the tipster market and the central goal of the SBC service – helping our members make money betting.

Those of you interested in listening to it, can do so now for free via Apple podcastsPodbean or Spotify.

Best Regards

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder

Yet more profits for SBC’s in-house tipsters. An ideal low-cost solution to help you get started

If you are after some simple, affordable ways to make a profit from your betting then be sure to check out the Free Tipsters now available via the Smart Betting Club.

One of these Free Tipsters is the racing guru, Kieran Ward who via his fantastic ‘Value Machine service has been generating significant racing profits since 2011.

Kieran is also one of the free tipsters available to SBC members as for sometime he has been supplying his outstanding racing tips as priced between 13/2 and 8/1 via email each day.

These 13/2 to 8/1 tips have made a 914 point profit and 10.57% ROI from 8849 bets, including a 26 point profit since racing returned at the start of June.

Also Available – His Irish Racing Tips

Following the success of his 13/2 to 8/1 tips, SBC also agreed a further deal in June with Kieran for the supply of his Irish Racing tips to Smart Betting Club members.

Although Kieran is building this public record of performance for his Irish racing tips from scratch (starting late June 2020), he has followed these bets himself in private for sometime and believes they will be profitable long-term.

Already they are off to a flying start with a 21.97 point profit at 35% ROI from the first 62 bets advised.

Follow These Tipsters With Your Risk-Free SBC Membership

Access to both of Kieran’s tips (13/2 to 8/1 and Irish Racing) and several other tipsters is provided exclusively to Smart Betting Club paid members.

Once a member, simply choose the tipster(s) you wish to follow and sign-up to get their selections sent via email by following the links in the SBC ‘Free Tips’ members only section.

All told, it’s an ideal solution for those of you not sure where to start OR wary about spending money on subscription fees to a tipster service. All you need instead is an SBC membership, available for as little as £27.99 per quarter.

Best of all, you can now sign-up totally risk-free thanks to our money back guarantee,which ensures if you find our service (and these free tipsters) not for you, then you can get a full refund.

Meaning you have everything to gain and nothing to lose from joining our exclusive club!

Subscribe NOW to the Smart Betting Club and gain instant access



Is this pound for pound the best racing tipster out there?

That is the question being posed in the latest tipster review published today by the Smart Betting Club team as we explored one of the very best racing experts we have come across in our 15 years exploring the tipster industry.

Pound for pound this expert stands out as one of the very best tipsters because he…

  • Has been in operation since the year 2000 with just one losing year in 20 so far.
  • Has hit a 25% ROI over the past 11 years of SBC proofed performance.
  • Has showcased a fine profit can also be made following his tips on the Betfair Exchange.
  • Operates a simple 1-bet-a-day strategy that takes just a couple of minutes to follow.
  • Is very affordable to follow from as little as £17 per month (with a special limited time extra SBC savings deal also now available)

38.67% ROI Since 2017

We first began proofing this tipster in 2009 and welcomed his service into our Hall of Fame a year later – where he has stayed ever since thanks to the 871 points profit made @ 24.6% ROI during this time.

In recent years, the performance levels have if anything improved since a tweak in strategy was applied at the start of 2017.

To bookmaker advised prices a 38.67% ROI has been made since 2017, whilst at Betfair SP it rises to 15.17% ROI.

Furthermore, when it comes to exchange betting, this service also ticks the right boxes with not only a profit at Betfair SP but also several other strategies to further maximise returns on Betfair both in the pre-race and in-play markets.

So if you are looking to get started with tipsters – this review is the right place to start as it showcases the very best of the tipping world.

Professional, profitable, affordable and with years of experience beating the bookmaker (or exchange!), many SBC members swear by this expert and for good reason too!

Save Up To £204 With An SBC Membership

For those of you interested in joining this tipster expert, as part of a special deal in conjunction with the release of this review, SBC members can get an extra 50% on all subscriptions purchased before the end of July.

So if you buy a 6 month subscription to this tipster, you will end up with 9 months. Or if you buy a 12 month subscription, you will get 18 months and so on.

This deal alone could save you as much as £204.72 – more than double the cost of joining the Smart Betting Club for a full year!

But be quick as this savings deal is only available until the end of July and is ONLY available to Smart Betting Club members. You won’t find it anywhere else.

Get Instant Access To This & 15 Years Worth Of Tipster Reviews

You can read this tipster review in full the instant you join the Smart Betting Club, which also grants you access to our entire back catalogue of tipster reviews (over 15 years strong) including these 2 other recent reviews as released in the last 6 weeks:

Review 1 – The extremely popular racing tipster up more than 16.51% ROI at Betfair since March 2019. All automated through a simple bot.

Review 2 – The Betfair SP and bookmaker profitable racing tipster with a proven edge on the big races and meetings.

Membership to the Smart Betting Club now is available from as little as 26p per day and comes with a full money back guarantee to give you full peace of mind.

See you on the inside!

Peter Ling
Smart Betting Club Editor


If you have any questions on this article or a Smart Betting Club membership in general, you can contact me directly via I respond to all emails as quickly as I can!

Are you betting on golf yet? Another big 150/1 win for this tipster says you should be …

Prior to Christmas, I sent an email out highlighting just how Golf betting was a sport to be focusing on in 2020 and discussed the extra strong-form from one recommended golf tipster service recently with winners at 175/1, 200/1 and 150/1.

This claim was backed up once again yesterday when the very same expert golf tipster picked out the 150/1 winner Marc Warren in the Austrian Open.

This huge result made it 4 big winners at 150/1 and above in the past 12 months alone and the tipster in question is now up 280 points profit @ 57.85% ROI since the start of 2019. That is at 1 point level stakes on each golfer tipped up in question.

Long-term his results also stack up with now 740 points profit (at 1 pt level stakes) at 30.08% ROI since 2014 from over 2500 bets.

Proving beyond reasonable doubt, this expert knows how to make a profit betting!

Why It’s Time To Consider Betting on Golf…

The reason for my article today is not to gloat about a big winner but to encourage you to consider golf as a betting medium, especially in conjunction with some of the high quality golf tipsters as tracked, rated and recommended by the SBC review team.

Already we have a handful of high quality golf tipsters that we advocate to SBC members (like the expert above) with several more golf tipster reviews to share in coming months.

Many of whom you can follow with either bookmakers or on betting exchanges like Betfair.

It’s not just access to all our golf tipster reviews and recommendations available with an SBC membership that is worth exploring, but also access to the significant saving deals we negotiate on your behalf.

In fact, the golf tipster celebrating this 150/1 winner today has also put together a very special membership deal for SBC members interested in following him in – which saves 33% on the cost of joining him for a full year.

Savings you can put in your back pocket and help you commit towards following this proven golf tipster during the rest of 2020 and beyond and to see what all the fuss is about!

At simple £25 stakes, this golf tipster made a profit of £7,000 since the start of 2019 alone. The cost of following for 12 months comes to just over 5% of that with this special deal.

This special saving of 33% is available exclusively via the Smart Betting Club as part of the discounts we negotiate on our members behalf.

So if interested in betting on golf, sign-up for SBC today to discover more on this very special offer and take advantage of one of the very best sports to bet on and tipsters to follow

Once you have signed-up, drop me an email ( and I will send you details on how to sign-up to this fantastic Golf tipster with the 33% discount.

Best Regards

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Owner and Founder


My Email From The 13th December

Below, I have copied my original email sent on the 13th December 2019 about golf….


Let me ask you a simple question about your betting

Are you doing it for fun and to make watching what you bet on more interesting?


Are you betting to make money?

Because whilst there is absolutely nothing wrong with the former (if betting sensibly of course) it is only if you are interested in the latter – betting to make money, that SBC can actually really start to help you.

Because when you are betting to win, to a certain extent it matters not what you are actually betting on.

Ultimately it is the profits in your betting account that determine everything and not whether you like watching the sport itself. After all – a winning bet on Arbroath at 3/1 still pays the same as a winner on Man Utd at 3/1.

Which is why today I want to talk about the sport everyone should be betting on, yet many people keep criminally overlooking!

It’s a sport that allows big winners, has several high quality tipsters available and best of all – most, if not all bets can be placed on betting exchanges and often at great odds.

Providing access to quality tipsters you can follow without restrictions at a stroke.

Winners at 200/1, 175/1 and 150/1

One high quality tipster from this sport continues to prove evidence of its worth by firing in regular big priced winners and a consistent profit for the past 6 years.

On Sunday he picked up a 200/1 winner – to add to others at big prices such as 175/1 and 150/1 this year alone.

More than that – since 2014, this tipster has made some stunning profits long-term, with a 643.40 point profit (at 1 pt level stakes) as made over 2355 bets and all at a ROI of 27.32%.

At simple £25 stakes, that equates to a profit of £16,085.00 since 2014.

Many, if not all of these bets can also be placed on the betting exchanges, with usually some very competitive odds available too. You can usually beat the odds he quotes.

The Sport…Revealed!

OK so enough of the teasing – what exactly is the sport?

Its Golf.

Some label golf as a ‘good walk spoilt’ or a sport only worth watching during the Majors or the Ryder Cup.

The reality is for shrewd punters, the enjoyment factor of the sport matters not a jot.

Because as a betting proposition – it really ticks all the boxes.

So why do so few people bet on Golf especially in comparison to other sports?

Well there are a few reasons, but it seems one of the biggest is the low strike-rate of success for your bets.

Take the aforementioned high quality golf tipster for example – as the average odds of the outright tournament winner tips he puts forward are a shade under 80/1.

With the very best will in the world, you aren’t realistically going to back 80/1 winners every week or even every month and it is this low strike-rate that puts off many punters.

Even when betting each-way and getting a strong payout when your golfer places, this for some isn’t enough and the need to see winners on a regular basis finds them bailing out when things get tough.

Which of course is the worst thing you can do – like anyone who bailed out before the 200/1 winner, Rasmus Hojgaard struck last weekend for this golf tipster at the Mauritius Open will testify.

Make Golf Betting Great Again

SBC’s goal is to help as many people make money betting and with that in mind, I want to challenge you today to consider betting on golf next year.

As I mentioned earlier, you can bet on the exchanges and there are several quality tipsters including the aforementioned expert up 643 points at 27% ROI since 2014.

In fact, this golf tipster has also just agreed to a very special 2020 membership deal for SBC members interested in following him in – which saves 33% on the cost of joining him for a full year.

Savings you can put in your back pocket and help you commit towards following this proven golf tipster during 2020 and beyond and to see what all the fuss is about!

At simple £25 stakes, this golf tipster made a profit of £4,600 in 2019 alone. The cost of this discounted annual subscription comes to less than 7% of that figure.

This special saving of 33% is available exclusively via the Smart Betting Club as part of the discounts we negotiate on our members behalf.

So if interested in betting on golf, sign-up for SBC today to discover more on this very special offer and take advantage of one of the very best sports to bet on and tipsters to follow in 2020.

Once you have signed-up, drop me an email ( and I will send you details on how to sign-up to this fantastic Golf tipster with the 33% discount.

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The Oddschecker Dilemma – A Great Resource For Punters, Yet A Site You Should Use Wisely. Important Advice Inside

Last Friday saw the release of a special new SBC report on the topic of bookmaker restrictions – specifically in relation to the tracking that bookmakers undertake on their customers and what you need to know to combat this.

Now whilst this report is for SBC members eyes only, I did want to talk about one point raised within it connected to the profiling of customers by bookmakers and the use of odds comparison websites.

One very simple way in which bookmakers can profile you is in relation to the links you click on that direct them to their website.

Sometimes this is a bookmakers way of paying those referral websites and social media accounts a percentage share of the losses you might make if you open an account (an article for another day!) or simply as a way of tracking the type of punter you are.

This is important because as we learnt from the leaked document referenced in this article from 2019, when one bookmaker got wind of customers using the odds comparison website – Oddschecker, then such betting accounts were stake factored by 55%.

Effectively ensuring these customers would only be able to get on 45% of the maximum stake allowed on any bet.

Why restrict customers who use Oddschecker?

Oddschecker are a major player in the odds comparison world. It is a free website which compares the very latest odds from a large number of bookmakers so as to highlight where best to place your bet.

Bookmakers dislike this though as the simple fact you are using an odds comparison service immediately sets you out as shrewder than most and someone who understands the need for value when betting.

I.e. You won’t just take the first odds you see as you want the best price for your bet.

You want 4/1 instead of 7/2 or 10/1 instead of 8/1…differences in odds that matter if your bet wins.

Bookies also hate it as it means you are not a ‘brand loyal’ customer – AKA the type of punter who is too lazy or short-sighted to bet with anyone but the same firm.

The type of bad bettor all bookies love and as this article revealed – those that might be termed VIPs and able to get up to 5X max stakes on any bet they want.

Don’t Show Your Hand

What this means in practical terms is that you have to be very wary of showing your hand as an Oddschecker user.

This means avoiding clicking any links that take you directly from Oddschecker to a bookmaker as that is one very simple way your usage of their website could be tracked.

Oddschecker make it very easy to click on a bet you want and to either be taken straight to the bookmakers website OR to place it through Oddschecker’s own bet slip functionality (which allows you to stay on the Oddschecker site and place your bets in seconds).

As convenient as this might well be (and it is very convenient) the downsides are that you immediately are showing your hand to a bookmaker that you are shrewder than most!

It also might mean your bookmaker account is then stake factored down as a consequence.

A Conflict of Interest?

It isn’t Oddschecker’s fault that customers who use their website are tagged as shrewd, as this is more a function of the advantage it offers bettors who use their odds comparison service.

I am sure if SBC used bookmaker direct affiliate links (which we don’t) then it could be something you might find yourself restricted by.

“Hey Dave, this customer joined us via the Smart Betting Club – we need to watch out for him. Restrict him to 0.05% of max stakes straight away!”

Yet it is worth being aware of the fact that Oddschecker are now part of the Flutter Entertainment group, which following a series of mergers and acquisitions now includes the likes of Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook/Exchange & Skybet in its midst.

It is a veritable behemoth of a company and Flutter effectively owns a group of bookmakers and betting companies that simply put – have no vestige in hosting profitable bettors if at all possible.

Why would they?

The more winning customers they have, the less a bookmaker makes. You win, they lose and its something that are at pains to avoid.

Because as they never tire of telling us – all bookmakers reserve the right to choose which customers can bet with them. If they find a customer to be unprofitable (i.e. a winner), it is within their current rights to close your account or limit the size stakes you can get on.

Skybet’s ex-CEO Richard Flint made the policy of restrictions abundantly clear in this interview he undertook in October 2018 and to quote directly “We restrict customers if we think that we are going to lose money to them in the long-run”.

So, whilst Oddschecker are offering to compare the odds free or charge and to in turn help shrewd bettors take better prices – this seems to be in conflict with the goals of other bookmakers within the Flutter Entertainment Group such as Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook & Skybet. All of whom restrict and close winning bettors – no doubt a group including many of the shrewd bettors who themselves use Oddschecker.

Is Information Being Shared?

It also begs the question – Is information on the profile of customers shared amongst the bookmaking companies within Flutter such as Paddy Power, Betfair & Skybet?

If so, this might be one simple way to profile customers and to weed out those more profitable than not.

I might be barking up the wrong tree entirely and I welcome feedback from Oddschecker or Flutter to clarify these points, yet from my point of view, it does look like there is a potential issue here.

Oddschecker state on their homepage that We give you, the user, the power and control to find the best bet for you.”

Yet at the same time they are part of a bigger company with reasons and incentives to limit shrewd bettors – those who do take the time to find the best price for a bet.

Hence why it would be good to know if and how information is being shared amongst those companies within the Flutter group.

Use Them Wisely!

It seems clear that as they have grown – Oddschecker, just like Betfair, have veered from their initial humble punter-focused origins as they have been swallowed up by bigger companies putting profit front and centre.

Betfair, lest we forget were once first and foremost a betting exchange, yet these days they are keener to push their sportsbook offering as presumably it is this side of their business that offers more profit potential. The betting exchange invariably appears more of an afterthought these days.

So whilst Oddschecker remains a great resource (as does the Betfair exchange) and I thoroughly recommend utilising their service, it is one I suggest you need to use with care.

To that end, I would advocate not clicking any direct referral links to bookmakers and certainly not using the bet placement facility they offer. By all means use their odds comparison matrix, but do so with caution and mindful of the points raised in this email.

Ladbrokes, Coral Exit Oddschecker

As I wrote this article earlier this week, Oddschecker hit the betting news following the announcement that GVC Holdings – the company that owns Ladbrokes, Coral & Betdaq had failed to agree a deal to continue to be listed on the Oddschecker site.

Whether this is down to the fees Oddschecker charge to feature in their odds matrix, price negotiating tactics or simply the fact that GVC find too many customers who come via Oddschecker are unprofitable remains to be seen. Certainly it is a blow for Oddschecker and for those (few) shrewd punters that can still use either or Ladbrokes or Coral to place their bets.

Whatever the reasons, it is an interesting development and only time will tell how this all pans out. Will we see more firms leave Oddschecker? Or might Ladbrokes/Coral come crawling back in the future?

Learn More On Bookmakers

To learn more on how bookmakers operate, including access to SBC’s latest report on bookmaker profiling and our dedicated section to bookmaker restrictions you might like to consider a Smart Betting Club membership.

Available from just £27.99 per quarter and with up to a 90-day money back guarantee, an SBC membership is here to help you maximise your betting profits and educate and inform you on the betting and tipster world from a shrewd punters perspective.

Learn more via these links…

How we can help your betting /

About us – our independent stance and why we are on the punters side /

The difference our expert tipster reviews can make /

See you on the inside!
Peter Ling
Smart Betting Club Editor

If you have any questions on this article or a Smart Betting Club membership in general, you can contact me directly via I respond to all emails as quickly as I can!

Worried about bookmaker restrictions? Read this special report on how bookies track winners

If you have been impacted by bookmakers limiting your stakes or closing your accounts down for winning too much money (or for simply being a ‘shrewd punter’), then you will want to read the very latest SBC report as released earlier today.

Titled “How bookies track WINNERS – the reality of profitable betting in 2020., it’s a deep dive into the world of bookmaker restrictions, how bettors are profiled and what you need to know to get around this problem (legally!)

Exploring the software and techniques used by bookmakers to identify winning gamblers, this special report outlines practical solutions you can utilise to avoid such profiling and stay as far under the radar as possible.

As part of this report, the SBC team spoke to several well connected sources to get the real lowdown on what bookies look for, the software they use and the tips and techniques all winning gamblers should employ. Most of them are very simple and straightforward, yet can make a major difference to your betting.

Tackling everything from spyware to VPN’s through to the issues with odds comparison websites – it’s a must read if bookmaker restrictions and closures are a problem for you.

This special report is available now to all Smart Betting Club members. Join today for instant access.

Part of our ‘Sustainable Betting’ Series

This special report forms part of our recent focus on sustainable betting options – including a whole series of tipster reviews on those making a profit on betting exchanges or at Betfair SP.

Tipsters such as this extremely popular racing tipster with a 16.51% ROI on the betting exchanges or this Betfair SP tipster with a 10.10% ROI since 2012.

Both of these reviews and the special report on bookmaker tracking can be found inside SBC Issue #117 out now!

SBC membership provides you with access to all of these reviews plus our growing ‘Exchange Tipster‘ section and Bookmaker Restrictions Help section.

Best regards,

Peter Ling
Smart Betting Club Editor