Betting Tools: VPN’s, VPS’s, Virtual Machines & More With Neel Shah

This week’s SBC Podcast is the second part in our series that focuses on how bookmakers collect and use your data, plus the tools, software and resources to help you as a smart bettor.

You can listen to Episode 46 now via Apple / Spotify / Google / YouTube and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

After discussing data collection and profiling methods in our chat last week, experienced bettor and technology expert Neel Shah is back with practical advice to help your online betting. We talk about:

  • Virtual Private Networks (or VPNs) – how they work, the advantages, the limitations and what to look for when purchasing them
  • Virtual Private Servers (or VPSs) – how they are different from VPNs, who they are most likely to benefit and how they mask your personal data
  • Proxifiers – how you can enhance your technology (and confuse the bookmakers further!) by using additional IP addresses
  • Virtual Machines – how you can ‘build a computer within your computer’, why this can be useful and how it can be limited by your computer’s power
  • Mobile Phones – how this staple of our daily lives could be your best weapon when battling to get bets on!
  • Vysor – The easy to use software that allows you to run your phone via your computer!

This chat helped me to understand the different technical tools available to serious bettors and Neel uses his experience to explain all of the terminology in layman’s terms so it is easy to understand. It should provide insight to bettors of all levels and I have no doubt that the practical tips will provide you with real value in your quest for profits!

Check out all the episodes of the Smart Betting Club Podcast

SBC Podcast #45: Bookmaker profiling and data collection / What you need to know as a smart bettor

This week’s SBC podcast episode is the first of a two-part series that focuses on how bookmakers collect data and profile customers.

You can listen to episode 45 now via Apple / Spotify Google / YouTube and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

With stories of withheld winnings, altered odds, intrusive personal checks, closed accounts and voided ante post bets all being reported by punters in the last few weeks alone, it is fair to say that trust and goodwill towards bookmakers is at an all time low.

Unfortunately, we may be at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their use of your data.

In episode 45, I am joined by Neel Shah, an experienced bettor to talk about:

  • Neel’s research into the extensive information that bookmakers collect as soon as you visit their website
  • How bookmakers track your credit history, social media accounts and even whether you prefer Netflix or Disney+
  • Evidence of personal and financial data being shared with third parties
  • How disguising your activity using basic browser technology has limited benefits
  • Suggestions on the banking, deposit and withdrawal options with less ‘friction’

All told it was a fascinating chat that should help to provide some insight into how bookmakers operate and what you need to know as a smart bettor.

Check out all the episodes of the Smart Betting Club Podcast

Six handpicked tipster services to consider for your portfolio – SBC Racing goes live!

What are you looking for in a horse racing tipster?

  • Pure profit?
  • Bankroll growth?
  • Low risk?
  • Minimal workload when placing bets?
  • Achievable odds?
  • Betting Exchange options?

Well, on the brand new SBC Racing Page launched today, we are sure that there is service for you, whatever your needs.

SBC Racing sees us assess all of our Horse Racing Premium Tipsters from the customer’s point of view and this new page helps you to answer the question ‘Which racing tipster(s) would suit my portfolio and which ones wouldn’t?’

For example, we have 3 tipsters that are profitable using exchanges, one with a historic ROI of over 30% and another that provides access to a system where you choose your own bets at any time you like.

We also have those that quote realistic and fair odds with no price pressure and those that bet several times every day through to those that take the plunge more selectively.

So whilst all 6 are different, they do share one thing in common: Long-term profits as the following image suggests:

Via the SBC Racing section you can explore dedicated pages detailing each tipster’s record bet-by-bet alongside detailed data analysis, guides, interviews and more!

You can also find a full history for each of the SBC Racing services via our regularly updated SBC Racing spreadsheet with individual sheets available on each tipsters page.

Head over to the SBC Racing Page to find out more about these specially selected services and find one that matches what you are looking for.


Reading this, some of you might be asking the question – what exactly is a Premium Tipster?

Simply put, it’s a tipster that SBC works with and helps operate in order to provide a platform for success.

They work with us in partnership as it allows them to focus on what they do best in picking winning tips, whilst the SBC team helps ensure their service runs smoothly.

As we have this involvement in each Premium Tipster, we keep them separate to our Hall of Fame and other ratings so as to be completely fair and transparent.

We are also VERY selective as to what service becomes a Premium Tipster to focus on quality, not quantity – hence why you will only find 6 racing tipsters at this time.

SBC Racing

One of the very best horse racing tipsters – New SBC review you won’t want to miss!

Like the words ‘genius’, ‘World class’ and ‘greatest’, the word ‘shrewd’ is used too much in the racing and tipster worlds. I use it sparingly and only in circumstances like today when describing the man who is covered in the very latest in-depth SBC Tipster Review.

I am talking about an SBC Hall Of Fame veteran of 7 years that ticks the following boxes:

  • A service that has racked up 5,000 bets over the last decade with a 16.9% return on investment (ROI);
  • A service that is profitable year after year, in all race codes and at all odds ranges
  • A service ranges that records results fairly and provides excellent customer service;
  • A service that has seen a 694% return on capital (ROC) since 2013.

I would go so far as to say that this tipster is one of the very best horse racing judges I have had the pleasure of monitoring since launching the Smart Betting Club in 2006. I, and so many SBC members, cannot recommend his service highly enough.

So when I say ‘shrewd’ – I think that is fully justified in this instance!

For those of you interested in learning more, SBC is releasing our full in-depth report on the service today with odds analysis, historical records, detailed data breakdowns, customer service insights and so much more.

You can read it, in full, with a Smart Betting Club membership.

With membership, you will unlock independent analysis on this tipster and hundreds more alongside practical resources, insight articles, ‘Pro Betting’ guidance and interviews that can improve your betting and boost your profits.

















Another WGV Win On Tony Finau & Don’t Miss Tonight’s Discount Deadline

Fresh off the 1-2-3 with 45/1, 40/1 and 66/1 selections last week, Weekly Golf Value has struck AGAIN with headline pick Tony Finau running away with the Houston Open this weekend.

Tipped at 18/1 with various bookmakers, Finau maintained his comfortable lead going into Sunday, winning with 4 shots to spare.over the rank outsider, Tyson Alexander.

The good news is that even if you missed out this weekend, there is a 10% discount available for any 6 or 12 month subscriptions to Weekly Golf Value! You will need to be quick though – the offer ends at midnight tonight (Monday the 14th)

Remember that this discount can also be applied to PGA Profit with these two services boasting ROI’s of 33.45% and 29.78%.

You can explore their results in full at the SBC Golf results spreadsheet.


To get your 10% discount, simply use the coupon code HENLEY on any of the 6 or 12 month subscription options to either Weekly Golf Value or PGA Profit before midnight tonight.

2022 has been an excellent year for SBC Golf and we would love for you to join us so that we can celebrate our wins together into 2023!

SBC Golf profits keep on growing in 2022 – let’s celebrate with a discount!

We normally associate tricasts with horse racing or greyhounds but… how about golf?

Remarkably, Weekly Golf Value selected Russell Henley (45/1), Brian Harman (40/1) and Joel Dahmen (66/1) and this trio filled the first 3 positions in last week’s WW Technology Championship!

To celebrate the continued growth of SBC Golf, we are offering you a 10% discount on both of our Weekly Golf Value & PGA Profit services when you sign-up to a 6 or 12-month package before midnight on Monday 14th November.

To secure your 10% discount simply enter the coupon code HENLEY when prompted during checkout on any 6 or 12 month subscriptions to either of them.

You can read more about historical records and why these services are so profitable by clicking on their respective links.

28.72% ROI Long-Term

These latest wins added yet more profit to the SBC Golf Premium stable, taking our cumulative ROI to 28.72% with £12,399.04 profit obtained from advised staking, as you can see below.

You can view a full breakdown of performance at the SBC Golf Results spreadsheet.


We would love for you to join us by signing up to an SBC Golf Premium service so that we can celebrate more of these wins together through the rest of this year and into 2023.

To save 10%, simply use the coupon code HENLEY on any of the 6 or 12 month subscription options to any of Weekly Golf Value or PGA Profit services before Midnight on Monday 13th November.

New Podcast: Horse Racing Expert, Matt Bisogno of

In the latest SBC Podcast episode I was joined by Matt Bisogno, the founder of the website, racehorse syndicate owner and ex head of the Horseracing Bettors Forum.

Matt was a fascinating guest as he has his finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to everything connected with betting on horse racing. Whether it be the popularity of Geegeez and the tools and software it offers to those trying to ‘solve the racing puzzle’ or even the failure of the industry to grow itself and appeal to a wider audience.

That failure also expands to how it treats those who bet on racing and Matt outlines his understanding of how the land lies as per topics like betting restrictions and just why bookmakers struggle in the current ‘concessions’ climate to lay bets.

As someone who understands the arguments on both sides of the betting coin, he is in a unique position to share insight on this based on his time as chair of the punter-focused Horseracing Bettors Forum.

Matt is an engaging, articulate guest and this is a must-listen to episode for anyone with an interest in the world of betting on horse racing.

You can listen to this episode now via Apple / Spotify / Google / YouTube and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

Betting Fundamentals, Pro Gambler Blueprints & Unique Insights

You may know the Smart Betting Club from our podcasts, the articles we regularly blog about or for our tipster reviews and reports.

Did you know that we offer so much more to help you become profitable and build your betting portfolio?

Mastering betting banks, staking plans, variance, understanding risk, statistical analysis and betting psychology are some of the essentials for successful gambling and we have built a suite of tools and resources for you as a member to use.

So to showcase this, I have written below about some of the guides, tools and advice available to you to as part of the Smart Betting Club.

Join the Smart Betting Club today for full access to all of these educational resources alongside our free tipsters and amazing ‘Premium’ discounts.


All SBC members get a copy of our Pro Gambler Blueprint, an exhaustive 65 page guide to put you firmly on the path to becoming a full time betting professional and ensure you have the fundamentals for success in place.

The Pro Gambler Blueprint is split into eight easy to follow sections:

Part One: Getting Started – The Fundamentals of Betting Success – The building blocks of what makes a consistent winner.

Part Two: The Nitty Gritty – 7 Pro Tips – Practical tips and advice on the tools, websites and resources to use when betting.

Part Three: Setting Realistic Expectations – How often you can expect to win and lose explained in both odds and percentage terms.

Part Four: The Pro Betting Mindset – Understanding the value betting concept and how to change your thinking to become a winner

Part Five: Betting Banks & How To Set Them Up For Success – A simple guide on how to set up a betting bank for each tipster you follow. Very easy to follow indeed and essential for EVERY bettor.

Part Six: Building Your Own Tipster Portfolio – Want to follow more than one tipster and run a portfolio? Everything you would ever need to know is explained in this extremely detailed section

Part Seven: What To Bet On – Backing, laying, horse racing & football betting – all the main markets explained and explored

Part Eight: Producing Your Own Prices – Understanding how bookmakers work and how to compile your own odds.


Those of you looking for even more expert advice will love our expanding SBC Betting Insight section, which discusses key topics you need to understand to bet profitably in great detail.

Covering topics ranging from handling losing runs to understanding value betting, through to the psychological issues at play when we bet, it is designed to help you build the best platform for sustained betting achievement.

Here are just a few examples of SBC Betting Insight articles:

  • Betfair Racing Market Odds Analysis: Betfair SP or a pre-race Betfair price?

Using live market Betfair price data from over 30,000 horses that have raced this year, in this special article you can read about the patterns we have identified that can help you understand exactly when to take a price to obtain the best value. This is specific to betting on the exchanges and advises you when you should take a live betfair market price or Betfair SP.

  • Should You Bet Each Way or Win Only?

An in-depth look at this perennial question on the how and why you might like to bet each way or to win – specifically when following tipsters. Exploring topics such as the differing size losing runs each method brings, betting bank growth, bookmaker and exchange comparisons plus the very important psychology aspect, it’s a detailed examination of what you need to know about the best way to bet for you.

  • Understanding Risk and how it can shape the tipsters we follow and the bets we place

A special article on the topic of risk, including 2 simple tests to work out your own risk profile and tolerance levels. Understanding your approach to risk is absolutely vital when betting as if you have the wrong setup for your risk personality then there is every chance you will fail.

  • How safe is the money you deposit with bookmakers?

Given the closures of several bookmakers recently and their inability to pay out customer balances, this article explains the varied levels of protection offered by bookmakers to the funds you deposit with them.

  • What’s Better? Strike-rate or Profit?

Delving into the battle between strike-rate and profit and the real-life mental challenges that occur when using tipsters, especially those that select bets at big odds and to low strike-rates. Important insight for all punters.

  • Lessons we can learn from this legendary winning gambler

Bill Benter is the man who cracked the horse racing code and a legendary gambler to boot. Yet much of what informed Bill, informs us as punters, especially when it comes to understanding ‘value betting’. These are the lessons we can learn from him.

  • Overnight Racing Markets – A Changed Betting Landscape

The current state of play in the horse racing market, especially those betting overnight and how this impacts those following tipsters.


Access to all of the above (The Pro Gambler Blueprint & all Betting Insight articles) is provided as part of your Smart Betting Club membership. It forms part of our all-encompassing approach to giving you everything you need to make your betting a success.

For those of you who are unsure, there is also an (up to) 90-day money back guarantee available to give you full peace of mind when you sign-up. If you think that the SBC service can’t help you (for any reason whatsoever – its a no quibble guarantee) then you can request a full refund.

So, why not give it a try and sign-up today for instant Smart Betting Club access.