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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...
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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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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...

1×2 HDAFU Tables User Guide: 4 Easy Steps to Find the most Lucrative Betting Systems

Our HDAFU tables have evolved tremendously over the years – the 5th Generation of Summer Leagues is now available for sale. They are a complete statistical analysis of historical performance over the previous five seasons of the Home win,...
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The Science of Calculating Winning and Losing Streaks

This article is a short journey to the theme ‘risk management’ as we are often asked… How high should be a starting bank? Is 5,000 units enough? Well, there is no standard answer to this question. It all depends on the individual...
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Value Betting – Popular Misconceptions & Common Myths

In many betting forums there are regular discussions and queries about value betting. However, it seems that there are a good number of bettors who believe in myths and indulge false concepts. Image: Jeff Banke (Shutterstock) Here are some of...
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How we made £20k in 214 days with the Winter League HDAFU Tables

Following up the successful 2016 Summer League Campaign, here is our complete report on the 2016-17 Winter League Campaign, based on 18 different top flight leagues. We will try to avoid repeating what was said in the summer league article so...