The Church of Betting

A Sharbing Story – Making Money Arbitraging At Betting Shops

Today we have with us none other than the professional sports bettor and entrepreneur Sam Priestley from SamPriestley.com (a.k.a. The Arbing Blog). Sam has some excellent betting articles on his experiences matched betting and arbing, but also regularly reports on his other businesses, like his successful table tennis brand and a promising gin-making start-up. Today … Read moreA Sharbing Story – Making Money Arbitraging At Betting Shops

Tips and Tricks to Make Matched Betting Work For You

A long time ago I have mentioned an even more secure and easy way of building your starting bank than arbing – namely matched betting. Matched betting consists in making use of bookmaker’s free bets and other bonuses in order to build up capital. I haven’t really come to explaining the details until now. Luckily, … Read moreTips and Tricks to Make Matched Betting Work For You

Beating the racetrack: How to build the perfect model

Hello and Happy New Year to everyone! You must have noticed my slow to non-existing pace of publishing articles on this blog recently. With the World Cup and the hot summer around, I must admit there were better things to do than writing for my blog. The start of the football season didn’t make things … Read moreBeating the racetrack: How to build the perfect model

“Thinking, Fast and Slow”: Lessons for Punters – Successful Punter’s Habits (Part 4)

And here comes the fourth and last article of the series “Thinking, Fast and Slow”: Lessons for Punters (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Today we are going to dive into the successful punter’s habits. It has surely taken a while to get it all out, so my apologies go to anyone who was wishing … Read more“Thinking, Fast and Slow”: Lessons for Punters – Successful Punter’s Habits (Part 4)

“Thinking, Fast and Slow”: Lessons for Punters – Beating Overconfidence (Part 1)

Recently I have finished reading Daniel Kahneman’s bestseller “Thinking, Fast and Slow” – a book dealing with our common biases and thought flaws that we all as humans are guilty of. Overconfidence, risk-aversion, manipulative framing – you will find it all here. You have certainly come across the title already if you frequent some of … Read more“Thinking, Fast and Slow”: Lessons for Punters – Beating Overconfidence (Part 1)

Premier League Draws

Value Betting Strategies – it has been a while since I have last written about the favourite topic of so many of you. It is not because I have lost interest in it – I continue to put small stakes on some of the strategies shared by Cassini in his Green-All-Over blog and occasionally test … Read morePremier League Draws

League of Betting Legends

My previous article dealing with the favourite-longshot bias got a very interesting comment from a reader, who shared some alternative rules to quantify the bias. I recommend everyone interested in the topic to give them a look. They are certainly worth a further analysis and a comprehensive comparison with the rule explained in the article, however … Read moreLeague of Betting Legends

Review of Trademate (revised)

I am sure some of you remember that a long time ago I promised you a review of a betting product known as Trademate. The Trademate team has given me access to the product and I have been tirelessly gathering tones of betting data ever since. Having collected a record of more than 11,500 resolved bets I decided … Read moreReview of Trademate (revised)

Arbing without a Hedge: The Insanity of Betting Variance

The question whether it wouldn’t be better to skip hedging in Sports Arbitrage has been asked before. Covering your arb in a sharp book is a sort of an insurance premium. You sacrifice the money you are going to lose in the sharp books in order to have a stable and predictable profit from each … Read moreArbing without a Hedge: The Insanity of Betting Variance

Maximising Profits – How to Improve Your Turnover

Maximising Profits in Sports Arbitrage So you are already up and running. You got familiar with the main risks and pitfalls and even managed to score a few profitable arbs without getting limited (yet). It is time to think about maximising profits with the capital you have available. Your arbing profit is in reality your employed … Read moreMaximising Profits – How to Improve Your Turnover