2023’s Very Best Sports Tipsters – Latest SBC Report Out Now

Are you looking for a new tipster to follow this year?

Do you have an interest in a specific sport and would like to make a profit whilst following it?

Well, if you do, then the latest SBC Tipster Profit Report is here to help as it features independently reviewed results, rankings and comparative league tables for the Best Sports Tipsters as uncovered by us since 2006.

Available for immediate download with an SBC Membership, this report is the Gold Standard of tipster tracking and will help pinpoint the best experts for you to follow.

How The Tipster Profit Report can help you

In summary, here is what access to this report & SBC membership provides:

  • Updated results for 24 sports betting tipsters who provide profitable selections across many different sports
  • Tipster performance league tables
  • Tipster analysis & commentary
  • Hall of Fame ratings
  • Latest savings, deals & SBC Member discounts
  • Betting bank & staking guidance
  • Independent advice on which tipsters you should follow!

Detailed analysis & Long-term records

Each Tipster Profit Report is designed to help you find the very best betting tipsters – those that have proven themselves to be successful over a long period of time.

And when I say a long period of time – I mean it as unlike many other tipster ‘review’ sites that base their recommendations on 3, 6 or sometimes 12 months results, instead the average age of a ‘Hall of Fame’ SBC tipster – those we recommend is over 4 years.

Inside this latest report you can read a breakdown on 24 different sports betting tipsters, all grouped into different categories so you can easily compare and contrast them to find those that suit you.

To help illustrate just how good the best tipsters are and to help find the right one for you, inside this report we break them down into different categories so you can easily compare:

  • The most profitable overall tipsters across all sports;
  • The best tipsters from the last 12 months only;
  • The best low cost tipsters;
  • The best free tipsters;
  • The best betting bank growth tipsters;
  • The best ‘odds availability’ tipsters (those that quote realistic prices);
  • And much more besides…

We also know that it’s not just profits in theory that you want but in practice. Which is why you can also view:

  • The Best ‘Adjusted Profits’ Tipsters – Discover how each tipsters profits stand up if betting 15 to 30 minutes after a tip is supplied (ideal if you are worried about not getting the advised prices)
  • Unique ‘Suggested Profits’ Tables – Discover how much money you need to risk on each tipster to make a profit – and how much you can make if doing so. Fully tailored to each tipster to be entirely realistic

Read NOW with a Smart Betting Club membership

An SBC membership grants you access to the report and a host of other great features, all designed to help you make money with betting.

It’s a great time to sign-up too as our memberships are currently at super low prices, starting from as little as £45.99 + VAT for 3 months.

It gets even better value if you choose a longer-term membership instead.

At these prices you can often make back the subscription fee with the numerous exclusive discounts and free trials we have available.

Plus, we’re so confident that you’ll love our subscription that we’ll give you your money back, no questions asked for up to 90 days, depending on your membership term.

If you have yet to make a profit betting OR if you are looking to add more profit on top of what you already make, then the time to get started is right away.

As soon as you sign-up you are given INSTANT access to the Smart Betting Club members area and all of our expert betting content.

Subscribe here and take your betting to the next level!


SBC Podcast #50: Craig Edwards – Pro Snooker Player Turned Expert Bettor & Tipster

In the latest Smart Betting Club Podcast Episode, I was joined by former professional snooker player turned successful tipster and punter, Craig Edwards.

Craig has used his snooker expertise to beat the bookmakers for decades whilst also developing a profitable golf strategy along the way.

Being a former professional sportsman, he looks at markets slightly differently and in our chat he shares some insights that can improve any punter’s betting!

You can listen to Episode 50 now via Apple / Spotify / Google / YouTube and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

We talk about:

  • Craig’s snooker career and his near miss against one of the all-time greats!
  • His introduction to betting, early edges and meeting shrewd punters
  • How a player’s frame of mind is a key component in Craig’s selection process
  • Betting psychology, tipping & focussing on the long-term
  • Bookmaker skulduggery!
  • Bet timing and how the exchanges can provide excellent value
  • Balancing value betting with keeping bookmaker accounts open
  • Why taking a break is vital & Craig’s plans for the future


Craig’s service, Edwards’ tips was the subject of a detailed review in Issue #133 of the SBC Magazine. It’s 4 year record of profitability in both snooker AND golf has resulted in the service being elevated into the SBC Hall of Fame.

Subscribe for full access to read this review and all of our tipster reports and betting guides plus details on how you can save 20% on membership to Craig’s service (just another benefit of SBC membership!)

Independent Bookmakers Guide

SBC Guide to Smaller, Independent Bookmakers

Bookmakers who will lay a bet and more options for you as a punter

Account restrictions and limits are more common than ever. Beat a price or profit enough and the well-advertised ‘Oddschecker firms’ will often reduce maximum stakes to pennies or stop you betting altogether.

This can be disheartening, but there are alternatives to the big bookmakers and exchanges in the form of smaller, independent bookmakers, many of whom are run by licensed operators who operate on-course and have now expanded to take online bets too.

All of these organisations are licensed by the Gambling Commission and welcome new customers.

Although you may not get all of the frills that are widely advertised by the big Oddschecker bookmakers, many independents offer concessions and special offers such as sign up offers, extra place races, Best Odds Guaranteed, fallers insurance, daily boosts and cashback on any monthly losses.

Despite all of these positives, please be aware that independent bookmakers are not a silver bullet! Bets of thousands of pounds on a 20/1 shot at 9am are likely to be knocked back and purely betting each-way on second favourites in 8 runner races is likely to be met with resistance! 

You might not also get the best price out there compared to some of the bigger firms either. Instead of 11/4, you might get 5/2 for example. Some firms will be worse than others on this front.

Equally, some of the same issues experienced with better known bookmakers may still take place on everything from account limits to affordability checks and at times restrictions. So again, its not a silver bullet but further options to guide you as to places to bet.

A guide & advice from a professional punter

This was a primary topic of conversation in SBC Podcast #49 with professional punter and SBC Premium tipster, Quentin Franks (the discussion about Independent Bookmakers starts at 21:10):

Quentin frequently uses independent books to get his bets down and so to help our members, the SBC have collected a group of those firms below with their:

  • Key digital information
  • History
  • Lay-to-lose policies
  • Sign-up offers
  • Covered markets
  • Additional information & concessions

Where applicable, we have also included comments from Quentin if he has any experience of betting with the bookmaker.

An interview with the co-owner of one of these firms

To get a fuller understanding of this growing part of the industry, we also interviewed the co-founder of DragonBet, David Lovell. in SBC Podcast #52.

This interview provides smart bettors with an insight into how independent firms such as DragonBet differentiate themselves from the bigger corporate bookmakers alongside an introduction to ‘White Label’ bookmaking.

Explore Our List Of Independent Bookies

Below you can explore a summary of some of the smaller, independent firms that are currently out there and a snapshot of what they offer including Twitter and website links.

AK Bets

Website: https://akbets.bet/

Twitter: @AKBets87

About: Founded by former industry employee and professional gambler Anthony Kaminskas, AK Bets started life as a racecourse bookmaker, operating at all of the major Irish venues since 2021. AKBets.bet launched in mid-March 2023 (just in time for the Cheltenham Festival!) and Anthony has big plans for his firm. He has discussed his ideas at length on various podcasts (including here) and if you would like to hear more from him, he is also a previous SBC Podcast guest (that episode can be found here).

Markets covered: all sporting events.


Website: https://macbetbookmakers.com/EN/

Twitter: @Macbet1972

About: Established in 1972, Macbet have been licensed bookmakers ever since. They have racecourse pitches all over the UK and specialise in horse racing betting.

Markets covered: All UK & Irish horse racing.

Ostlers Racing

Website: https://www.ostlersracing.com/

Twitter: @ostlersracing

About: A racecourse bookmaker operating in the Midlands, North-East and North-West of England, Ostlers Racing have established themselves as a well respected independent firm. Since opening for business in 2010, Ostlers have expanded their operation to take remote bets away from the ring.

Markets covered: all UK & Irish horse racing.


Website: https://mccartanbet.com/

Twitter: @McCartanBet

About: An independent bookmaker with racecourse pitches across the UK & Ireland (and shops in Northern Ireland), McCartanbet have expanded over recent years to offer a wider range of markets. Remote betting is now available with numerous offers and concessions to benefit customers.

Markets covered: all UK & Irish horse racing, football & various other sports.

Star Sports

Website: https://starsports.bet/

Twitter: @StarSports_Bet

About: Based in Brighton, Star Sports was established in 1999 under the stewardship of an industry stalwart, Ben Keith. The company has grown, offering bets on course, in shops over the telephone and online, catering for most customers from the very small to the ‘high rollers’.

Markets covered: all sports covered.

Joe Jennings


Twitter: N/A.

About: A family run business established in 1961, Joe Jennings Bookmakers is one of the largest independent firms in the UK, trading from over 100 branches nationwide. A business that constantly changes with the times, Joe Jennings have various remote ways to get bets down.

Markets covered: all sporting events.

Goodwin Racing

Website: https://betgoodwin.co.uk/sportsbook/

Twitter: @Goodwin_Racing

About: Goodwin Racing started as a retail operation over 25 years ago and has developed into one of the biggest telephone betting organisations in the UK. This expansion can also be seen in their range of markets with everything from football and floorball to baseball and basketball included in their online offering.

Markets covered: all sports covered.

Kalooki Sportsbook

Website: https://www.kalookisportsbook.co.uk/

Twitter: @KalookiR

About: A ‘bricks and mortar’ bookmaker based in Kent, Kalooki have a unique offering for remote customers. Well regarded by professional punters, their special offers and promotions make them an excellent alternative for those unable to place bets with the larger firms.

Markets covered: all sports covered.


Website: https://dragonbet.co.uk/

Twitter: @DragonBetWales

About: DragonBet are a family run business with over 50 years of experience from laying bets on course. They focus on Welsh sport (pricing up some local and regional events that no other bookmakers do) alongside offering odds on most sporting events from around the world.

Markets covered: all sports covered.


Website: https://www.fafabet.co.uk/

Twitter: N/A

About: A relatively new bookmaker (opened in 2021), Fafabet offer a comprehensive range of sports for customers to bet on. Odds are sourced from the FSB Tech Platform, meaning that prices are often similar to some of those on the Oddschecker grid. Not technically a true ‘independent’ but one for this list nevertheless!

Markets covered: all sports covered.

Jem Racing

Website: https://betjem.com/

Twitter: @2021_jem

About: Jem Racing are a Dorset based firm who run a remote service alongside their four betting shops. Established in 1986, they pride themselves on providing a personal service for clients and provide numerous promotions and concessions.

Markets covered: all sports covered.


Website: https://www.fitzdares.com/

Twitter: @Fitzdares

About: A bookmaker that has been taking bets since 1882, Fitzdares offer markets on sporting events from all over the world. Well regarded by both recreational and professional punters alike, they offer services that are in line with most of the Oddschecker firms whilst maintaining a personal touch with their customer service.

Markets covered: all sports covered.

Geoff Banks

Website: https://geoffbanks.bet/

Twitter: @geoffbanksbet

About: An established independent bookmaker, Geoff Banks Bet offer markets on a wide range of markets and have concessions that are similar to those offered by the major ‘Oddschecker’ bookmakers. More information about Geoff Banks’ attitude towards letting customers get bets on is discussed in the SBC Members section and somewhat contradict his public statements about laying money.

Markets covered: all sporting events.

More Available With A SBC Membership

For even more on these independent bookmakers including some of the special offers they provide, concessions and markets to be aware of, we also have now created a dedicated section of the Smart Betting Club members area to this topic.

Subscribe to the SBC today to gain full access

SBC Podcast #49: Quentin Franks – His Tipping Edge & Independent Bookmakers Explored

The first instalment of the SBC Podcast in 2023 is now available and it features a returning guest for the very first time in Quentin Franks.

Quentin joined me to talk about his life as a professional punter, why he is not retiring, his new and improved tipping service and some of the independent bookmakers he uses to get his bets on (and why more punters should check them out!)

You can listen to Episode 49 now via Apple / Spotify / Google / YouTube and all other major podcast directories (search Smart Betting Club)

Episode Contents:

  • How Quentin’s popular tipping service complements his professional punting, his 15.77% ROI and maintaining an edge over nearly 10,000 bets
  • The issues every racing tipster should tackle as per odds movement and avoiding tipping to early in the market.
  • Self-analysis, improving methods and why Quentin feels he may have under performed!
  • Quentin’s experience with specific independent bookmakers and why being limited by Oddschecker firms is not the end of the world for getting bets down

If you would like to learn more about Quentin’s service and how you can sign up, our Quentin Franks Racing page has detailed information alongside a full betting history.


2022 was a great year for the SBC Podcast with a wide variety of guests from all walks of life – from pro punters to bookmakers and every one else inbetween.

More episodes are planned for 2023 and if you have any feedback or wish to request a guest for an interview on the Smart Betting Club Podcast, please send us a message on Twitter @SBCinfo or via email: pete@smartbettingclub.com