Betting Clever Podcast & Video – Tom Brownlee joins to talk football betting & more

At SBC we’re all about betting clever.

Our brand new podcast series is based on that ethos and it aims to bring you the very best winning betting content from real-life professionals making a living in the industry.

The 2nd episode in this series is out now and features special guest and professional bettor Tom Brownlee.

Tom is owner and founder of the advantage play site Bookie Bashing and is one of the sharpest minds in the professional betting space.

I get the chance to quiz Tom about some really interesting topics including…

  • How Tom bets on football to try and make a profitable edge.
  • The Bookie Bashing football coupon strategy that involves betting in bookmaker shops – this is a good one!
  • Withdrawal strategies – Tom provides some valuable insight into the minefield that is withdrawing your winnings from the bookies.

Tom, as always, is great value and I’m sure there’s plenty of content here that can help inspire your betting in some way. As well as listening to this podcast via all the usual channels, you can also watch Tom and I on YouTube for the first time!

 

 

 

Watch on YouTube

 

Betting in bookmaker shops strategy: A solution to online restrictions in the latest SBC Magazine

I opened my email inbox the other week to another dreaded email from a bookmaker – this time from Betfred

It was titled “Important account info”

And it read…

“Following a review of your account we are no longer able to offer you the concessions of “Best Odds Guaranteed.”

“Your account will also be restricted from any other sports promotional bonus, free bets and cash enhancements ” etc etc – blah blah

You can see a screengrab from the email below

What they really mean by this is the fact I am effectively unable to bet with Betfred at anything beyond a few pounds.

To prove the point I tried to back Rory Mcilroy in running at 33/1 and was offered a max bet of 60p!

Now the reason this account was ultimately closed is because I won too much on it – fair enough you might say, yet such account closures/restrictions are a problem faced by winning bettors at online bookmakers every day. And sometimes it happens even when accounts are not profitable.

Hence why getting round these restrictions and account closures is key to getting money down and succeeding at this game.

It’s a game of cat and mouse and finding a solution is half the battle when beating the bookmaker.

STEP FORWARD A SOLUTION…

In SBC 124, our latest SBC magazine, we review one strategy that gets around this problem almost completely.

And it’s based on betting on football coupons in actual bookmaker shops – potentially a value betting strategy that you’ve not thought of using.

But yes you can turn a profit at bookmaker retail locations – and a big profit at that!

And you guessed it – I have been able to get my bets on for this strategy with Betfred themselves. They might have banned me online, but I can still bet in their actual shops!

This strategy is proven to work as well having made one bettor using it (and featured in the magazine) over £60,000 @ 25% ROI since 2017.

All whilst staying under the radar of online bookmaker restrictions.

I have been using it myself for a while now and based on my real life experience have added 12 key pieces of advice for the optimal way to carry it out in practice.

It’s a genius strategy and as is available for you to read in SBC 124 as part of an extensive 25 page review!

Gain access to this review (and a lot, lot more besides) the instant you join the Smart Betting Club

Best regards,

Peter Ling

SBC Editor

 

 

 

 

 

Questions or feedback? Email me via pete@smartbettingclub.com

SBC 124 Magazine Contents

 

My Email From Betfred!

 

Editor Sought For US Sport Focused ‘Handicapper’ Website

SBC Is Growing! New Role Now Available…

A candidate is sought to assist a new US sport and customer focused website dedicated to reviewing and exploring the world of betting handicappers. Building on the existing ‘Smart Betting Club’ brand established in Europe, the successful candidate will be responsible for helping with the launch and maintenance of the service website alongside ongoing content creation.

This includes overseeing all aspects of the handicapper reviews published from start to finish and their ongoing monitoring and reporting. A talent for analytical writing is a must alongside a strong understanding of the betting and handicapper world and familiarity with key concepts and terminology. Past experience in marketing, copywriting and social media would be helpful.

Training will be given as you work alongside the existing Smart Betting Club team on this new service, although the right individual will be someone self motivated and able to work well remotely. 

It’s a role well suited to someone already involved or interested in the betting/handicapping world and with a passion to build their betting expertise and work with an established brand on something groundbreaking and unique. 

Initially a part time, online flexible role of 10 hours per week with pay rate negotiable dependent on experience level. Scope for the level of work involved to increase post website launch.

This is a remote work role so a computer/internet access is a requirement.

Work Involved:

Website

  • Helping to build the US website and content to get it ready for launch
  • Helping with the layout/structure of the website initially and as it grows
  • Maintaining and posting articles and content onto the website as it is published
  • Overseeing social media content (Twitter mostly) and interaction with users
  • Dealing with some customer service enquiries – specifically requiring a skilled betting answer that admin staff will pass on.

Reviews

  • Writing and structuring Tipster (Handicapper) reviews for publication
  • Working on a schedule for reviews and content publication
  • Liaising with websites and services to 1) engage them for a review and then 2) overseeing the review itself and the analysis alongside odds/line tracking by members of the SBC team as required
  • Writing marketing emails to highlight content publication and to engage future customers

Essential Expertise:

  • Deep experience of the US betting scene alongside main sports (e.g. NFL, NCAAF, NBA) and betting markets.
  • Must have a passion for betting and bet regularly.
  • Understanding of all main betting terminologies specifically in relation to US betting
  • An understanding of mathematics and probability
  • Experience of the US handicapper industry and all the main players and resources 
  • Desire to grow and expand their betting knowledge
  • Experience writing informed betting content of some form – be it reviews of products, sales copy or similar

Helpful:

  • Marketing experience including email marketing and copywriting
  • Social media experience
  • Experience podcasting and on YouTube

If this role interests you, send a CV and introductory email with as much relevant detail as per your suitability and experience to pete@smartbettingclub.com

My top 5 betting podcasts

These days there is a wealth of sports betting content out there for aspiring sports bettors to expand their knowledge and improve their betting game. 

Blogs, YouTube channels, books, twitter and podcasts all are great sources of information and some of my favourite ways to consume content on betting.

In this article I wanted to share my top 5 betting podcasts that have helped me further my sports betting knowledge and improved my betting over the past few months. 

As a semi-professional bettor myself, it’s hugely important to keep on top of news, strategies, services and more in the industry and these 5 podcasts are some of the best at doing exactly that.

Trademate Sports

Trademate Sports is probably the first betting podcast I started listening to regularly when I first got into value betting. 

The podcast is hosted by Alex Vella who must be one of the most hardworking content creators in the space as he churns out multiple betting videos per week on the Trademate YouTube channel.

The Trademate podcast covers a few different angles to betting all centered around ‘helping you to beat the bookmaker.’ 

They regularly have betting experts on the podcast previewing major sporting events. This is often a gold mine for betting angles and gives listeners a real insight into how professional bettors find their edges. It’s certainly an aspect of the Trademate podcast that is a must-listen, especially for UK footy followers.

Episode 125 is a great example of this as the show previews the new English Football League season ahead. Nigel Seeley is the guest betting professional (a regular on the show) and he gives his expert opinion on who he thinks will do well and not so well in the coming campaigns.

The section where Nigel previews the new Championship season and talks about getting his team ratings in place for the start of the season is especially interesting. He usually finds an edge by doing his research, getting his team ratings in place and then betting accordingly in the first few weeks of the season whilst the opinions on the various teams are not fully formed yet. As long as his ratings are correct he’s onto a winner.

A really interesting angle then which gives you an idea about the mindset of professional bettors.

Expect: Expert opinion on UK footy and UFC, professional sport betting guests and tips!

Listen to Trademate Sports on Apple Podcasts

Smart Betting Club

I may be biased but the Smart Betting Club podcast is now a must-have resource for me when keeping on top of all things betting.

Hosted by SBC owner and founder Peter Ling, the show regularly interviews betting experts, normally those running tipster or betting services (such as Episode 20). This means you can often discover betting personalities or services that will be worth your consideration when adding to your betting portfolio. 

SBC pride themselves on independently reviewing betting services and tipsters so when a tipster is on the podcast and is recommended, you can be sure it’s a service that comes with a seal of quality.

My favourite SBC Podcast episode and one of my favourite betting podcasts ever was Episode 19 with special guest and professional bettor Anthony Kaminskas. 

Why? 

Anthony was a fantastic guest and gave open and honest insight to his life as professional bettor. He talks about his journey from bookmaker employee to full time bettor and what it takes to beat the bookmaker on a large scale. This means betting in multiple territories, having access to multiple accounts and generally being able to get a lot of money down on his edges

Pete expertly guided the interview to ask the right questions and extract the answers we all wanted to hear; as much as Anthony was prepared to give away of course 🙂

Although AK is clearly further down the road than many, I urge anyone wanting to improve their betting to listen to this pod for a touch of inspiration.

Big fan of horse racing? Horse Racing betting and tipping plays a big part in SBC’s offering so expect plenty of great horse racing content on the pod.

Expect: tipster reviews, betting professionals, bookmaker industry expertise, horse racing 

Listen to the Smart Betting Club on Apple Podcasts

The BashCast

The BashCast is run by Bookie Bashing founder and owner Tom Brownlee. Tom is a character and is great value on his pods. He naturally combines comedic storytelling with his deep knowledge of numbers and betting. As the founder of the world class Bookie Bashing service it’s clear Tom is an innovator in the value betting space.

A favourite show of mine was Episode 175 due to the fact its content was different from anything I’d heard before and come across since. In the episode Tom reveals a recent court case he went through against William Hill after the company had refused a large payout on the grounds of a palpable error. It’s a fascinating look into a side of betting that you may not think  exists but can very much be a part of the battle against the bookmaker. 

Tom’s attitude towards the whole thing is admirable and it’s certainly worth a listen to hear how things turned out.

On other shows you’re likely to hear about topics that you won’t come across on any other betting podcasts.

Want to know about what it takes to avoid national service in South Korea and why that was a factor in the recent Olympic golf tournament? Check out Episode 176

Expect: compelling stories from Tom covering his betting, Bookie Bashing tools and random dramatic events that seem to frequent his life.

Listen to the Bashcast on Apple Podcasts

Business of Betting

The most established of my top 5 podcasts is the Business of Betting podcast, which as the name suggests, takes more of a look at the business side of the betting industry. This is from the angle of a bookmaker but also from the angle of those that are looking to profit from the bookies, again with a business twist to it. 

The podcast’s ‘about section’ says it ‘delves into the business side of the wagering, betting, investing, bitcoin, poker, bookmaking, and gambling industries’ – which gives you an idea of the diversity of the subjects the pod will cover.

Valuable betting websites and tools such as Smart Betting Club and Betstamp are featured so there are plenty of useful topics to help the aspiring profitable sports bettor.

A favourite episode of mine features the already mentioned Tom Brownlee from Bookie Bashing (Tom is great value on these pods whether he’s hosting or appearing as a guest!). I love this line from Tom where he shares his 4 ‘dark arts’ of professional gambling. These are 4 key areas that focus on the ‘art’ of betting rather than the science: the maths, EV, models etc. It’s a great listen and there’s an entertaining story thrown in there about one guy getting 6 figures down on a horse race using a team of 20 people to place wagers at various betting shops.

What to expect: Betting business CEOs, investors, entrepreneurs plus betting professionals 

Listen to the Business of Betting on Apple Podcasts

Circles Off

The Circles Off podcast is hosted by CEO of betting tracking software Betstamp and professional bettor Rob Pizzola. As both hosts are Canadians, there is a focus on the American betting markets which is a great way to expand your knowledge of how this game works over the other side of the pond.

Both speak eloquently about how to bet profitably and cover various topics with a strong focus on how they find edges, both themselves and the guests that they host.

A personal favourite episode of mine was Episode 18. As an England fan, it’s testament to the quality of the podcast that I still enjoyed them reminiscing about the Italy Euro penalty shootout win as both are Italy fans!

A key takeaway from the show for me was the discussion on what Johnny believed was the most pivotal personality or character trait to becoming a higher earning full time bettor. He believes that a person’s business sense is the most important factor in getting to the point of a higher earner. It’s something that resonated with me as I’m seeing this more and more the further I get into my betting journey. Building networks of bettors to help get money down, building relationships to share knowledge and edges, overcoming challenges that are part of beating the bookmakers are all key skills that are transferable between business and betting.

Expect: A focus on US betting markets/industry, a focus on finding your own edges, a natural podcast chemistry between the two.

Listen to Circles Off on Apple Podcasts

Consume, consume, consume. It’s so easy to go down the rabbit hole with betting content as I’ve found out when refreshing my memory for writing this article. 

There is a ton of great content out there and this of course only brushes the service. 

Feel free to contact me on alex@smartbettingclub.co.uk about any content that you think is worth highlighting.

Alex Lyons – SBC Writer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New season – 2 football tipsters with nearly 3000 points profits between them

The new football season is fast approaching with all of the major European football leagues kicking off very soon indeed.

That means it’s time to start thinking about your football betting strategy and how you’re going to turn a profit in the coming campaign.

To celebrate the new season we’ve released our latest SBC magazine (Issue 123) which shows you how you can bet and win on football by using SBC recommended tipsters.

The magazine explores 2 tipsters who have been profiting in the football markets for many years, both recording ROI’s well over 5%.

Their long term records and healthy ROI’s are seriously impressive when taking into account how difficult it is to profit in the ultra competitive football markets.

Plus the fact they are both putting up tips you can back with Pinnacle Sports – a bookmaker that welcomes winners! (And if you don’t have a Pinnacle account, you can often get these tips on with many other firms).

Independent and in-depth tipster analysis

In SBC 123 we show you exactly how you can profit in the football betting markets by following these 2 experts.

The tipster reviews in the magazine take a deep dive into…

  • The former bookmaker using his expertise to generate a 6.78% ROI since 2013 across major football markets including the Champions League, Premier League & International Football.
  • The Spanish Football expert with a 5%+ ROI from almost 2,000 bets sourced from the Spanish leagues.
  • How both services are beating the sharp bookies, a sure sign of a great service
  • How you can really scale up your profits with ‘progressive reinvestment’.

It’s tipster reviews like this that can really improve your betting due to their detailed nature. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to finding quality experts for you to follow!

And because SBC is 100% independent, you know if we say a tipster is good, it is because it really is!

To read more about both of these services, subscribe to the Smart Betting Club and gain instant access to our detailed reviews.

Best regards,
Peter Ling

P.S. One of the tipsters is offering a 20% discount for the new football season. That’s a saving of over £100!

P.P.S The other tipster is available FREE of charge to SBC members for the rest of 2021…