The Smart Betting Club Podcast explore the world of profitable betting and what it takes to generate a long-term edge gambling. Join Smart Betting Club Editor, Pete, as he interviews professional punters and expert tipsters on how they make a profit betting and the lessons we can take from them for our own betting journey.
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Episode 1: Tom Brownlee
Tom from the recently reviewed Bookie Bashing service talks to Pete Ling in the very first Smart Betting Club podcast. Topics of discussion include Tom’s background in betting, how and why he bets in bookmaker shops, coupons, his golf tracker and a lot more besides.
An interview with the football scout, Greg Gordon, who has carved out a fine career both betting and tipping on football for well over a decade. We explore his unique approach to football betting, how his work as a scout helps inform what he bets on and hear some of his stories involving famous football names such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Jim Leighton & Archie Knox.
Episode 3: Steve Jones
An interview with expert horse racing bettor and tipster, Steve Jones, who has been turning a profit for more than 2 decades in the industry.
Exploring all aspects of his experience beating the bookmaker, including how to price up a horse race and his operation of the very successful CD Systems tipping service.
Episode 4: Afonso Vieira
A detailed chat with the CEO of Betmarkets, Afonso Viera, on his new betting investment platform connecting customers with professional tipsters. Framed as the eToro for sports betting, Betmarkets is a web platform that allows you to invest in sports betting through the automatic replication of expert tipsters recommendations.
Episode 5: Nigel Seeley
An interview with the vastly experienced bettor, tipster and former odds compiler, Nigel Seeley from the Premier Sports Plays service. We discuss Nigel’s extensive background in the betting world, his work as an odds compiler and how that has helped shape the bets he places today
Episode 6: Matthew Walton
An informative discussion with Matthew Walton, a long-time operator in the betting world on his work connecting betting syndicates to punters across a variety of different sports. We discussed all aspects of how he recruits experts willing to share advice and the profits he is helping make across racing, football and golf markets plus the pros and cons of betting into each.
Episode 7: Alex Vella
An interview with Alex Vella from the Trademate Sports platform to understand more on the edge it gives punters looking to make a profit from their betting with both soft and sharp bookmakers. We also discuss what often separates winners from losers when betting, the good and bad of the bookmaking world and the concept behind closing line value and why this matters.
Episode 8: Liam ‘The Poacher’
My discussion with Liam ‘The Poacher’ – a bookmaking industry veteran turned professional football bettor with a distinct edge in specialist leagues and competitions across Europe. Exploring the process behind how he finds value on Betfair, we also touch on his tipster work as ‘The Poacher’, why he advised his tips for free for 2 years and how you can follow him in for 2021 and beyond.
Episode 9: Brian Chappell
An interview with Brian Chappell from Justice For Punters where we discuss the new gambling consultations underway in the UK and their potential impact on UK based bettors moving forward. We explore whether staking and affordability limits will be introduced as part of a solution to tackling those with a gambling disorder and why the UK bookmaking industry is in such a mess due to its structure of restricting winners and encouraging losers.
Episode 10: Paul Chandler-Burns & Tom Brownlee
A special horse racing episode featuring interviews with 2 professional punters, Paul Chandler-Burns and Tom Brownlee on their unique winning strategies on the sport.
In Part 1, Paul outlines his superb strategy based on the Racing Post Pricewise tipster, Tom Segal, which helps filter his selections and bet in a smoother, more targeted fashion for steadier profits.
In Part 2, Tom shares the details on his fantastic racing tracker tool and how when used in conjunction with a Lucky 15 strategy it has been making substantial profits across several bookmakers.
Episode 11: Ciaran Meagher
An interview with the golf bettor and tipster Ciaran Meagher to discuss his approach to betting on the sport and his process behind finding value selections each week. We explore his love of secondary golf markets such as Top 20 or Top Nationality markets, plus bookmakers approach to golf. If you are a golf bettor or even if just intrigued why so many punters are now turning to the sport, its a must-listen!
Episode 12: Andrew The Value Bettor
An interview with Andrew, AKA The Value Bettor – one of the most respected and successful horse racing bettors and tipsters on just how he makes a profit on the sport. We discussed his approach to finding value, why he specialises on National Hunt racing and his advice for punters looking to bet on racing especially on Betfair
Episode 13: Mark O’Haire
An chat with football expert, Mark O’Haire of We Love Betting who was the winner of the Gold Award for best free tipster in the 2021 SBC Awards. We we explore the betting markets he targets including ‘bookings bets’, the underlying process behind how he finds value and why he gives his advice out for free. We also discuss the appeal of his We Love Betting site and his other award victories – including that of Best Betting Writer and his contributions on both Betfair and Matchbook.
Episode 14: SBC Golf With Rowan Day
A special podcast dedicated to the launch of SBC Golf and tackling the 3 profitable tipsters within this that both SBC Editor, Peter Ling and Writer, Rowan Day have been following successfully for some time. We both share our own personal betting experiences in getting our bets on, the pros and cons of betting on golf including dealing with variance and the profits made to date.
Episode 15: Steve Lewis Hamilton
An interview with the veteran professional bettor and tipster, Steve Lewis Hamilton on his many years experience of what it takes to turn a profit punting. Steve talks about his early days betting on course and his journey to becoming a full time bettor, through to the challenges of punting in the modern day era, his usage of Betfair and his fears for the future given bookmaker behavior.
Episode 16: Skeeve
An interview with the non league football expert, Skeeve on his 15 years betting profitably in the 5th tier of English Football – the National League. We explore how became such an expert on this niche league, despite being based in Croatia and the huge amount of time he spends each week examining each team and game that takes place in order to hunt down value.
Episode 17: Running A Tipster Portfolio
An in-depth discussion with semi professional bettor, Rowan Day on his tipster portfolio and the annual report he recently published on the performance of the tipsters he followed between January 2020 and April 2021.
Rowan has been writing about tipsters and the profits he has made for several years via SBC’s free to read Bet Diary and in this discussion with SBC Editor, Pete Ling, Rowan outlines why he runs a tipster portfolio and the services within it. Following the release of his Profit Report on his performance over the last 16 months, the duo also explore the exact results made not just as a whole but broken down by sport and individual service.
Episode 18: Matt from PGA Profit
An interview with with expert golf bettor and tipster, Matt from the PGA Profit service. Matt outlines his approach to golf betting and the algorithm he has built, which form the basis of the bets he takes each week, firstly on the PGA Tour but more recently the European Tour as well. We discuss the edges he finds betting on golf and some of the variables that feed into his algorithm, including his ability to regularly find overlooked value bets and maiden tour winners simply by digging a little deeper.
Episode 19: Anthony Kaminskas
An interview with with professional bettor, Anthony Kaminskas on the reality of betting for a living and the challenges and rewards it can bring. Anthony outlines his journey from the head of greyhound trading at Paddy Power through to becoming a pro punter and just why he made the jump to betting full time. He reveals plenty on how he gets his bets on and where, both online and in bookmaker shops and his usage of a wide ranging network across several countries for this purpose.
Betting Clever Episode 1
The first in our new ‘Betting Clever’ series, which will be discussing topics of interest from a winning bettor perspective with a variety of informed guests. In this episode, SBC Editor, Pete is joined by fellow winning bettor and blogger, Rowan Day where they discuss everything from bookmaker fund security to affordability limits, withdrawals from bookmakers and the issues they cause as well as some of the recent football tipsters reviewed at SBC.