SBC Awards: Vote for your best & worst bookmakers, websites & podcasts

Vote In The SBC Awards & Win A Brand New Dell Laptop

Public voting has now opened for the Smart Betting Club’s 2019 Tipster & Betting Awards, and we want your help in deciding the best (and worst) of the betting world from 2018.

This year – not only do you have the chance to name and shame the bookmakers you both like and dislike, you can also vote for your favourite betting website and podcast.

Best of all, those of you taking 60 seconds to cast your vote can also enter a special prize draw to win one of 3 prizes including a brand new Dell Chromebook Laptop (Worth £200) and lifetime SBC Membership (Priceless!).

Click Here To Cast Your Vote


3 Special Prizes Up For Grabs – Simply For Voting

To encourage as many of you to take part as possible, there are 3 prizes to be won simply for casting your vote as follows:

1st prize: A brand new Dell 11 3000 Chromebook Laptop (Worth £200) – Ideal for placing your bets on.

2nd prize: A lifetime membership to the Smart Betting Club – A prize money can’t buy.

3rd prize: A brand new Amazon Echo (Worth £60).

At the end of the Awards voting, you will be prompted to put your email address in to enter the prize draw. The winners of each prize will be drawn at random once voting ends.

Click Here To Cast Your Vote

4 Categories To Vote In

There are 4 public categories in the 2019 SBC Awards you can now vote on as follows:

  • Your Favourite Bookmaker
  • Your Worst Bookmaker
  • Your Favourite Betting Website
  • Your Favourite Betting Podcast

Voting itself should take you no more than 60 seconds of your time and will help us highlight those companies doing the right (and wrong!) thing by you and all punters generally.

Perhaps its the bookmaker or betting exchanges offering the best odds and service or even the betting website providing a superb resource for punters.

And because we know not all bookies play fair – you can also nominate your worst bookmaker of 2018 to help us expose the firm that let you down the most. Perhaps they restricted your stakes, closed your account or simply offer the worst odds and service going. If so we want to know who they are!

We also have a category to recognise your favourite betting podcast to highlight the growing number of quality betting shows being produced these days.

Click Here To Cast Your Vote

A Truly ‘Ordinary Punter’ Representative Awards

We will be publishing the results of your votes early next year in the SBC Awards big reveal with a special focus given to the winners of each category.

Because these categories are voted for by you – the general public, they are also truly representative of those in the betting world that are worthy of greater recognition and making a real difference to your punting.

Far too many award ceremonies at this time of year simply serve to recognise those companies with the biggest profile, deepest pockets and ultimately those making money at punters expense.

This is where the SBC Awards are different, because they are based on the Smart Betting Club ethos of helping ordinary punters make money betting.

So we are looking to recognise those really helping you make ‘an edge betting’ whether it be in the information or resource they provide OR by simply offering you the best place to bet itself.

It’s not just the ‘best of’ in our sights either as we are not afraid to name and shame the worst bookmakers through these awards, because lets face it – many still treat punters as second-class citizens, especially those with the temerity to want to make money betting.

So if you want to help reward the best and decry the worst- make sure you cast your votes now.

Best Regards,

Peter Ling

Smart Betting Club Editor

Your favourite betting website, podcast & more. SBC awards revealed

Today has seen the release of the very latest SBC Report – our 2018 Betting & Tipster Awards.

These awards highlight the best tipsters across a variety of markets, sports and costs (yes, we have a best free tipster category) as well as categories such as best (and worst) bookmaker, website, podcast and much more.

Canvassing the opinions of both SBC members and you, the general betting public, an SBC Award is a much sought after recognition of quality.

Whilst the full SBC Awards Report and the various best tipster category winners are available only to you as a member of the Smart Betting Club, in today’s email, I am going to reveal who won the Best Betting Website and Podcast categories.

(And next Friday I will be revealing who won the Best & Worst Bookmaker Categories too….)

SBC Awards 2018 Front Cover

Revealed: Your Favourite Betting Websites

Back in December 2017, I sent out an email inviting you to vote across 4 different categories open to the general betting public as follows:

  • Best Bookmaker
  • Worst Bookmaker
  • Best Betting Website
  • Best Betting Podcast

Starting with the Best Betting Website award – an extremely popular category, where you voted in huge numbers with the Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards as follows:

Best Betting Website 2018 SBC Awards

The unanimous winner of the Gold award for the best betting website went to who repeated last year’s success against some very stiff opposition with much larger budgets. Run by Matt Bisogno, the Geegeez site has gone from strength to strength in 2017 and remains an excellent source of information and advice for racing punters.


The Silver award went to the Odds Comparison website, Oddschecker, who have quickly become the go-to website for finding the best odds on any bet, especially when it comes to horse racing.

The Bronze award awarded to the Racing Post website, which continues to be a very useful website for everything from racing form, betting advice, news, live commentary and much more besides.

Your Best Betting Podcasts

In a new category this year, I also asked you to vote for your favourite betting podcast in recognition of the growing number of racing and betting shows now available to punters.

Here is how you voted:

Best Betting Podcast 2018 SBC Awards

Taking the inaugural Gold award was the Racing Post’s very own ‘Postcast’ which regularly discuss all the big races and football fixtures from a betting perspective.

Featuring several big-name guests and tipsters, listeners can enjoy a mix of news, views and insight.


The Silver award was scooped by the very enjoyable Final Furlong podcast – a weekly horse racing show that discusses the big issues in racing in association with At The Races. Fronted by Emmet Kennedy and Kevin Blake (of ‘It Can Be Done’ book fame) alongside regular high-profile guests, it’s an essential listen for any racing fans.

Bronze this year went to the odds comparison website, Oddschecker who despite only launching a podcast in September 2017 have become a favourite amongst betting fans. Tackling a wide range of topics from the Champions League to the Ashes, plus a recent special with football tactics expert, Michael Cox, its recommended listening material.

“My Net Profit Was In Excess Of £58,000”

“I have just conducted a review of the tipster performance for 2017 and my net profit was in excess of £58,000, the majority of it coming from horse racing.”
Michael – An SBC Member For 5 Years

Read more from Michael on his profits last year


Check Back Next Friday For The Best & Worst Bookmaker Awards

I will be back on Friday to share details on just who you voted for as both Best and Worst Bookmaker.

Let me tell you – the Worst Bookmaker Award is well worth checking out as it was a hugely competitive category with numerous firms battling it out for the golden toilet award!!


For of you interested reading more right away, you can gain full access to the complete 2018 SBC Awards Report with a Smart Betting Club Membership.

Here is what else you can read about in the 2018 SBC Awards Report:

  • The Best Horse Racing, Sports & Overall Tipster (Gold, Silver & Bronze winners)
  • The Best Free Tipster (Gold, Silver & Bronze winners)
  • The Best Tipster Newcomer (Gold, Silver & Bronze winners)
  • The Outstanding Contribution to Tipping & Editors Choice Awards (recognising some of the best tipsters and betting experts)
  • The lowdown on why 79.8% of SBC members made a profit last year from their betting.

You can currently save £45 on the cost of subscription so don’t delay, sign-up here right now and gain full access to our Awards Report!

See you on the inside.

Peter Ling
SBC Editor