Edwards Tips: Yet Another NEW Quality Tipster Uncovered In Latest SBC Review

To help SBC members get 2023 off to a flyer, we recently published an extremely detailed review of a new Hall Of Fame service: Edwards Tips, which is run by ex snooker professional, Craig Edwards.

Craig’s service is a hidden gem – a verified 26.42% ROI from nearly 9,000 bets770.41pts profit since inception, selections in untapped markets and with an option to follow on the exchanges – what more could you ask for?


Profitable tipping across two sports for 4 years is remarkable in and of itself, but Edwards Tips has other features that contribute towards its Hall Of Fame status.

  • Also makes a profit at ‘minimum odds’ of 7.11% ROI compared to the 26.42% ROI at advised prices, so you know this is not a service just scraping top prices like some unscrupulous tipsters.
  • Constantly review the usability of the service with price sensitivity and keeping bookmaker accounts in mind
  • Choose markets carefully – snooker match betting and untapped golf markets provide solidlow-volatility selections alongside more speculative bets in the outright markets
  • Provide regular clear communication to subscribers with bet advice, guidance and a real understanding of bookmakers and the betting markets that Craig specialises in.


In Edwards Tips, we also have another example of the benefits of SBC membership!

Not only can you read our detailed review and analysis of the service in this special 15 page PDF but you can also get a massive discount on Craig’s service as an SBC member.

That is because Craig is offering all SBC members a 20% discount on annual subscriptions and 10% discount on 3 and 6 month subscriptions with him.

If taking up the annual option, that 20% discount is a saving of £54 just for being an SBC member!

(Especially good value when you realise that’s more than the cost of joining SBC in the first place!)

You can read the full Edwards Tips Review and access your discount immediately by signing up to full SBC membership.

SBC Podcast #48: Simon Nott – A lifetime in Betting and Bookmaking Explored

For the latest SBC Podcast and a festive special, I had a guest with a difference and a man more used to asking the questions than answering them – Simon Nott.

Simon is perhaps best known for his #BettingPeople interview series (I was a guest earlier this year) but his expertise does not end there! He is a fountain of knowledge; punting, writing, bookmaking, blogging, publishing, broadcasting – he’s done it all!

You can listen to Episode 48 now via Apple / Spotify / Google and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

We talk about:

  • Simon’s book and his two professional loves – racing and rock ‘n’ roll
  • The magic of the betting ring, Simon’s experiences of the hustle and bustle of working for bookmakers and a beginner’s guide to tic-tac!
  • The background to Simon’s exotic wardrobe!
  • Punting and fruitful friendships that have boosted profits along the way
  • #BettingPeople, it’s back story and some gossip about the guests!
  • The future of bookmaking and the gambling industry

Simon was a brilliant guest and his enthusiasm shone through during all of the topics we discussed. As well as having enough anecdotes to fill 10 podcasts, his wealth of experience in the betting world provided so many valuable insights. He is also one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet so definitely go and say hello if you see him on course!

Top Racing Tipster, Quentin Franks Is Joining SBC!

World cup heartache for England? Harry and Meghan’s Netflix documentary? Nuclear fusion energy?

All of those news headlines pale in comparison to this – top racing tipster, Quentin Franks is bringing his racing service to the SBC!

Quentin’s revamped service will launch on January 6th 2023 with a cap on membership numbers and a commitment to improve odds availability for those following him in every day.


Quentin is one of the most respected names in the tipping industry for good reason:

  • Every year of Quentin’s 9 year record has been profitable
  • His service has made 1,942 points profit to date with a 15.77% ROI
  • Quentin Franks Racing has a 971% Return On Capital (ROC) since it’s inception


Quentin’s service will launch in early January on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis as part of a revamp to vastly improve odds availability for those subscribing.

So if this intrigues you, please declare your interest here by subscribing to Quentin’s information list and we will be in touch when it launches in January.


Quentin is the latest signing to our SBC Racing section and builds on a fantastic year in 2022 with positive results contributing towards a lifetime profit of £316,715 to advised stakes with a ROI of 10.7%.

With exceptional services like Quentin Franks Racing on board, we are sure that our racing stable has something for everyone.

We discuss volatility, time requirements, exchange only options, price sensitivity and so much more on our SBC Racing page, helping you to find the right service for your needs.

How To Bet On Darts – And Win!

With the PDC World Darts Championship approaching the SBC commissioned this article from one of our Hall Of Fame stalwarts, Richard Anderson of the OnTheOche darts tipping service. Below, he discusses the intricacies of darts betting, the key concepts and some pointers for beginners to this growing betting market. SBC members can trial OnTheOche for free for 30 days. With this headline event approaching, now is the perfect time to hit the bullseye with this service which boasts a profitable 16 year record with ROI figures above 13%! 

Introducing Richard

My name is Richard Anderson and I’ve been running the successful OnTheOche darts tipping service since 2007.

I started betting on darts over 20 years ago. I competed at a reasonable standard back in the late ‘90s and would often play against the top players of the day in county games and in local open events.

Knowing the players so well gave me an advantage and led me to having the occasional bet down at the local bookies when they went on to play in tournaments broadcast on TV. While I didn’t really understand betting odds properly at the time, I knew enough to disagree with the compilers about the odd matchup and which player should be favourite. That was my starting point. I got interested and I have been betting on darts ever since!

An evolving sport with opportunities to profit

In those early days there were only three or four tournaments a year you could bet on. Over the years, more and more tournaments have been added to the calendar as the popularity of the sport has skyrocketed. Nowadays, you can bet on darts virtually every day of the year should you so wish. 

Darts is, in my opinion, a great betting niche. It’s a popular enough sport so that the markets are a good size. You are able to get a decent bet on. Liquidity on the exchanges is good, particularly close to game time as it’s tailor made for in-running trading with matches having so many volatile swings in momentum.

But… darts is also under the radar enough that the bookies don’t really have a full handle on things outside of the top players.  

My edge primarily comes from knowing more than the market about lower ranked and newer players to the tour.

Data’s role In darts

Data plays a huge part in darts betting. This is particularly true since 2017. Pre-2017, only match results were available for the PDC ‘floor’ events that make up the majority of events on the Pro Tour (and are not shown on television). There was no way of knowing how the players performed in those matches. 

That changed in 2017 when the PDC started using scoring software called ‘DartsConnect’. This meant every dart, thrown by every player, in every PDC competition was now publicly available.

The darts markets changed overnight and they are now driven by a player’s underlying statistics, much like xG in football or driving and putting data in golf. In today’s darts markets, performance data drives market moves much more than match results do.

Therefore, to succeed, a thorough database of up-to-date statistics is an absolute must to understand how and why the markets are pricing players how they are. There is a LOT of darts played around the world so it can be a time consuming process (my personal database has well over 600,000 rows of data for 2022 matches alone!). But, without it, you would be out of the loop – it is a must-have!   

Some things are more difficult to measure

Darts is a very simple sport – you either hit your target or you don’t. In theory, once you have a big enough sample size of how regularly each player hits the target it should be easy (both for you and the market) to be able to calculate an accurate price for every player.

However, the great thing about darts from a betting point of view is that there is also a very human element to it that makes it much more unpredictable than it appears on paper.

Not all players are created equally. A huge part of top level darts is about being able to keep yourself calm and throw your normal throw at an important moment.

Adrenaline in most sports is a useful thing, in darts it is the last thing you want. You want a steady hand, a regular heart rate, calm breathing and a clear head – all while you are trying to accurately throw a sharp stick at a tiny target to win tens of thousands of pounds!

Some players have incredible numbers on the off-TV floor events but never win a big event as they cannot throw to their ability under pressure. Some players have floor numbers well outside the top 16 but are multiple time major winners as they have the bottle (for want of a more sophisticated word!) on the big stage.

You have to know your players. You have to know the circumstances they are playing under and were playing under when they hit their previous numbers. You have to know what darts setup they are using now and if it’s the same as what they were using in the past. You basically have to know which numbers are relevant and which aren’t. 

Profitable darts betting is therefore a good mix of both numbers and knowledge/research.

Specialising to strike gold

In many ways darts is the ultimate sporting meritocracy. If a player has the ability and temperament to win matches then there are very few barriers to entry to them becoming a top player.

No expensive equipment or coaching is needed. No teammates, coaches or scouts to rely on. You don’t have to be a peak physical athlete. You can be a man or woman, young or old. And if you’re good, then you can quickly rise up to be playing in major events for major money within a few months of joining the Pro Tour. 

In 2016, Rob Cross was an electrician playing in his local events. In January 2017, he won his tour card at Q-school and was World Champion by December.  

This year, a 21 year old kid, Josh Rock, was a complete unknown when he won his tour card in January and is now the 5th favourite for the World Championship  (I cannot resist mentioning that OnTheOche members have a 250/1 ante post bet on Rock from earlier in the year so fingers crossed he can follow in the footsteps of Cross!).

From a betting point of view, that means there is an ever-changing cast of players to bet on. New players come along regularly so there are always fresh matchups to provide value opportunities.

I only bet on darts, no other sports, so I have the time to specialise and ‘dig deep’ on players so together, we can take advantage before they become too well known!

A rollercoaster ride

From a psychological point of view, darts can be a surprisingly dramatic sport to bet on.

There is an often agonising pause between a player throwing for double and finding out whether they have hit it or not. It is a very satisfying feeling seeing the dart hit, sealing you a big win!

On the other hand, it is a rough feeling watching a player you’ve backed have 3 darts at a double to win the match and put all 3 of them just the wrong side of the wire. Their opponent will then inevitably nail the same double with their last dart in hand to win it instead!

It is by its very nature a game decided by millimetres.

Wishing you the very best with any Darts bets you place!

Richard Anderson
On The Oche

FYI: If you’d like to try out OnTheOche during the upcoming World Championship, there is an exclusive 30 day trial available for SBC members – all part of the many special deals we negotiate on your behalf once you join the club!



If you are new to darts betting, the glossary table below explains the main markets:

SBC Podcast #47: Twenty years as a professional racing punter with Declan Meagher of Learn Bet Win

In this week’s Smart Betting Club Podcast I am joined by professional horse racing punter and the brains behind the ‘Learn Bet Win‘ racing service, Declan Meagher.

Declan’s experience of professional punting spans 20 years and I had the pleasure of tapping into his wealth of knowledge to talk about how he beats both the bookmakers and the exchanges to make betting pay.

You can listen to Episode 47 now via Apple / Spotify / Google and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

We discuss:

  • Declan’s grounding in horseracing and betting & how his skills have developed
  • How Declan finds value for himself on Betfair and for his customers with bookmakers
  • How sophisticated modelling and sectional timing can aid racing analysis and finding value bets
  • The practicalities of getting bets down, staking strategies, responsible tipping practices & working efficiently
  • Premium Charges & how ROI is not as important as profit!
  • Learn Bet Win’s excellent performance (with a 16.9% ROI from over 5,000 bets!)

If you would like to learn more, Learn Bet Win is profiled in the latest SBC Magazine, Issue 132, where we provide a more detailed analysis of Declan’s edge and how to follow his advice to maximise profits.

Learn Bet Win is a service we have proofed, reviewed and tracked for several years and you can explore all aspects of the service and who it is suitable for with access to the Smart Betting Club members service.


16.9% ROI with Bookies or 28.03% ROI at Betfair SP? Pick the racing tipster that suits you

Today sees the release of the latest SBC Magazine – Issue 132, in which we profile two profitable horse racing tipsters who both have consistent ROI’s above 15%, fair and transparent odds quoting and outstanding customer service.

With options for making a profit with bookmakers, Betfair SP and in the live Betfair market, there is also something for everyone here!

If you are looking to start following a racing tipster (or add another to your portfolio), then you can read both reviews in full by subscribing here.

Review 1 Key Points:

  • Explores the industry insider tipster service with a Return On Investment of 17.77% from 1,441 tips to fair bookmaker odds
  • At Betfair SP prices, the ROI rises to 28.03% – suggesting a clear edge there!
  • Includes more data and analysis on further angles for profit in the live Betfair market
  • 3-4 tips each day into mature markets with detailed write ups
  • Our odds tracking suggests a fair odds policy that means that you can match (or beat!) the recommended prices

Review 2 Key Points:

  • Tackles the SBC Hall of Fame service with over 10 years of profitable tips
  • The Tipster has hit A 16.9% Return On Investment (ROI) from over 5,000 selections
  • Exploring the varying subscription options, including one where you don’t pay until you have hit a profit target
  • Full odds tracking study highlights fair odds policy and who the service is suitable for – bookmaker players only.



To read SBC 132 (and all of our back catalogue of SBC magazines) you will require Smart Betting Club membership. Quarterly, Bi-Annual and Annual memberships are available here and with so many verified and profitable tipsters available on the site, this is the perfect time to sign up!

All subscriptions come with a make money guarantee and other benefits that include:

  • Full access to all of our independent SBC publications and reviews of services
  • Access to 8 free verified tipsters who publish regular advice from a diverse set of sports
  • Discounts for numerous tipsters, including some of those from our famous ‘Hall Of Fame’
  • Tailored advice that meets your betting needs with practical help and guides

Subscribe now for instant access!