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What is a Bet? What are Odds? What is a Stake?

The only one of these terms which is obviously straightforward is ‘Bet’, and I am sure all of you understand what a bet is. Even the term ‘Stake’, at least so long as it is money related, is easily understandable. Whatever level your...
Three businessmen - See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil / Drei Geschäftsleute - Seh kein Übel, hör kein Übel, sprech kein Übel

Gambling for Fun or Gambling for Money? – The Truth

When people tell me they gamble for the fun of it, I find this hard to believe. It beats me but I simply cannot see the point of ‘enjoying’ losing money for the sake of it. Honestly, if I would find any pleasure in losing money, I would...
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Weird and Funny Novelty Bets offered by William Hill and Notable Payouts

Image: Poznyakov (Shutterstock) In 1998, William Hill were the first bookmaker to accept wagers via the Internet. Their online betting platform is one of the most sophisticated in the market. Hill also have a tongue-in-cheek reputation for...
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The Gambler’s Worst Enemy: Emotions!

It doesn’t matter where you want to succeed in life, emotions are in play with every good or bad decision you make. In a betting context, emotions are a killer: too many emotive decisions will see long hours of preparatory work wasted and...
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Is Arbitrage Worthwhile Pursuing? Is Arbitrage Legal?

Arbitrage is ‘Sure Betting’ In the world of sports betting the art of arbitrage involves wagering on both or all sides of an event with the right combination of odds and stakes in place to make a profit whatever the outcome of that...
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How do Bookmakers Tick? How & Why do they Set Their Odds as they do?

Becoming a successful bettor requires not only a deep understanding of odds calculation but, it is also necessary to understand how the market works and especially how the bookmakers operate. Of course, bookmakers are in the business of setting...
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Are Betting Odds Worthwhile Calculating? Are Betting Odds Always Fair?

Why are there more Losers than Winners in the Sports Betting World? A vast amount of gamblers never achieve betting returns high enough to crossover to the exclusive group of people who make a living from betting. Even worse, the majority of...
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5 Simple Steps to Win Over and Under Betting

In the world of sports betting, most punters focus on 1×2 match results. Punters are driven to find a system for Home-Draw-Away bets, but regrettably, this bet type is actually one of the most difficult to master and to reap reliable profits...
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Understanding Goal Lines in Over Under Betting

Have you ever wondered what the different Goal Lines mean? You can bet on Over/Under 2.5, or Over/Under 2,25 or Over/Under 2. But what are Over 2.5 bets, or even 2.25? There are no half goals! Or quarter goals! It doesn’t seem to make sense....
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2017-18 Summer and Winter League Calendar

Whilst some leagues have still not confirmed their schedules for 2017-18*, here is our guide to the start/finish dates and mid-season breaks of all leagues represented in our HDAFU Table portfolio. *Updates will be performed when information...