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Soccer ball on cell phone; broken glass mobile phone / Fußball bricht durchs Handy; viele Glasscherben

Website Traffic Report: Soccerwidow / Fussballwitwe – October 2013

It is not just website owners who are interested in how their site performs or how much traffic their website receives. Concrete information about website traffic, visitor numbers, and page views is also particularly interesting for agencies...

1×2 Full-Time Table of Records – Value Bet Detector with H2H history

The 1×2 Full-Time table of records is a compilation of HDA data from 417 completed Value Bet Detector spreadsheets from 24 countries around the world. (League games with H2H history). The data set represents a statistically significant...
Full House Jacks and Queens

Using Poker Odds Calculators and Moving Beyond Psychology

Being a success at the poker table takes a dash of luck, a smattering of psychology and a solid understanding of statistics. Since the growth of online poker caused the average IQ of poker players to increase dramatically it has become even...
Suspended business woman clutching calculator / Hängende Businessfrau umklammert Taschenrechner

How Bookmakers’ Odds Match Public Opinion

A question we often receive from readers is why the Value Bet Detector requires 10 years’ head-to-head (H2H) data and why it is optimised to address matches where there has been a minimum of six H2H meetings in this time frame. Image:...
Filling in a football betting coupon / Hand beim Ausfüllen eines Fußballwettscheins

The Birth of a Problem Gambler

I recently caught up with an old friend of ours who used to passionately follow EPL football and bet on matches hoping to make a fortune. He staked ‘real’ money. Sometimes a lot of it! We had a great chat, which he allowed me to record....
Lay Draw EPL 2008-09 to 2011-12

1×2 Betting System: Analysis of HDA Data and Strategy Development – LAY THE DRAW

Numerous Web sites and forums pay homage to the Lay The Draw strategy with prolific threads from supporters claiming to have found extremely lucrative 1×2 betting systems. Therefore, I have decided to explore lay the draw betting in detail...
Finger wagging at Chihuahua puppy for good behaviour / Erhobener Zeigefinger zeigt Welpen gutes Benehmen

Calculating Odds for League Newcomers is Unpredictable

We often receive queries asking how to calculate odds for league newcomers and why we don’t develop a Value Bet Calculator for league matches involving teams without head-to-head (H2H) history, or their respective last 25 matches being in...
Chimpanzee in thoughtful pose with finger in mouth / Schimpanse in nachdenklicher Pose mit Finger im Mund

The Mind of a Problem Gambler

This is Part 2 of my interview with DM, a self-confessed problem gambler… I have to admit that although it was hugely interesting to dive so deep into the mindset of a hardcore gambler, it was also a little harrowing. He undoubtedly considered...
Respectable man in suit and tie punching the air in delight / Seriöser Mann in Anzug und Krawatte schlägt in die Luft vor Freude

The Pride of a Problem Gambler

This is Part 3 of our interview with DM, a self-confessed problem gambler… Here, we feel the excitement of watching matches with a bet riding on them, and the growing power and success as the stakes increase; the wins get bigger, but so...
Businessman in a suit buries his head in the sand / Geschäftsmann im Anzug vergräbt seinen Kopf im Sand

The Rise of a Problem Gambler

This is Part 4 of our interview with DM, a self-confessed problem gambler… Despite winning 75-80% of his bets my friend hardly survived the first half of any betting season. Terms such as staking plan, portfolio strategy, specialising,...