Tag Archives: gambling

Man with fork and money on the dish / Mann mit Gabel und Geld auf dem Teller

Bookmakers/ Bookies – What are Bookmakers?

A collection of definitions and explanations of “bookmakers” and “bookies” as found in dictionaries, encyclopedias and web sites. Dictionary definitions of bookmakers ldoceonline.com (Longman): book‧mak‧er also bookie (informal) Someone...
Young woman holding one hand on her ear and listening / Junge Frau hält eine Hand ans Ohr und lauscht

3 Very Good Reasons to have Multiple Bookmaker Accounts

(1) Improving your mathematical ‘edge’ by always picking the best odds available: Every serious football bettor should have several bookmaker accounts at his disposal in order to pick and choose the best available prices. Having...
Man in the dark on the ladder seeking the exit / Mann in der Dunkelheit mit einer Leiter der Suche nach dem Ausgang

Why A Pinnacle Account Is Essential

If you are looking to back home, draw or away then usually Pinnacle‘s odds are at the top of the tree. If you are looking for an alternative to a lay bet for these events, again, Pinnacle’s Asian Handicap +0.5 market is a viable option,...
Justice blindfolded with money on a scale / Gerechtigkeit mit verbundenen Augen mit Geld auf einer Waage

Soccerwidow Match Preview Pause in Betfair German Blog

Unfortunately, this announcement is not good news for those of you who like to follow Soccerwidow’s regular match previews published in the German Betfair blog: With immediate effect, there will be a pause until further notice. Image: kanvag...
Inserting a puzzle piece / Einfügen eines Puzzle-Stücks

The Secret to Becoming a Successful Bettor

If you are reading this article then you have probably already tried a plethora of different betting strategies, perhaps without great success. Like many others, you may already have lost a fair amount of money. However, you probably still strongly...
Gentleman sits cross legged in a chair with eyes closed and palms raised in a summoning pose / Mann sitzt im Schneidersitz auf einem Stuhl mit geschlossenen Augen in einer Beschwörungsstellung

The Challenge of Predicting Individual Events

Why is it so awfully difficult to predict single events accurately, when the synergy of multiple events aggregated together seems far easier to guess? Many people are able to predict how things will develop in their personal lives over a period...
Handcuffed businessman with bank notes / Mit Handschellen am Rücken gefesselter Geschäftsmann mit Banknoten in den Händen

Betfair Premium Charge Part 2

Death Of The Dream: So, my case scenario revolves around the fact that you are statistically more likely to belong to the 99.5% majority of Betfair customers who have a tendency to lose more bets than you win. If so, you can rest assured that...
G-cramp squeezing oil from coins

Betfair Premium Charge Part 1

The Naked Truth: I had always believed that if I found one good strategy (or hopefully more), I could sit back and earn an easy, tax-free living from betting, whilst at the same time having fun operating this blog and explaining to other people...
Hedgehog carries hundred Euro note / Igel trägt einen hundert Euroschein

Soccerwidow Poll Results up to March 2012

Following October’s first review of the Soccerwidow poll, here is the latest set of figures in answer to the question, “Do our readers make money from betting?“. Image: April Cat (Shutterstock) So far, up to the end of February...
Champions League Finale 2008 Manchester United v Chelsea FC: Ryan Giggs and Ashley Cole compete for a ball / Champions League Finale 2008 Manchester United gegen Chelsea FC: Ryan Giggs und Ashley Cole konkurrieren um einen Ball

Manchester United’s Magical Powers of Recovery

On Sunday, 5.2.2012, millions of football fans around the world witnessed Chelsea leading 3:0 at home after 57 minutes. They subsequently went on to gain nothing more than a draw from a position which had looked completely lost for their bitterest...