Archive | July, 2012

Not quite the (Chap) man

I had previously mentioned about the Racing Post “stand in” tipster Jeremy Chapman and how I  had made a bad decision not to follow him one week when regular man Steve Palmer wasn’t there. In last weeks open supplement I didn’t even bother to look at Chapman’s selections as didn’t want to have too many bets on the event and JC had advised a 2 point win on Ernie El’s at 45/1. So when this weeks post came out and Palmer was on holiday I wasn’t going to make the same mistake again. Unfortunately it wasn’t quite to be  with pick Thorbjorn Olesen trading as low as 1.29 and leading […]

Initial Odds Released on World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table

This past week, the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event reached their final table.  Jesse Sylvia will lead a stacked field of nine players on October 29th as they try and take down the largest prize in casino poker.  The eventual winner will receive over $8 Million in prize money and the coveted World Championship bracelet.  Bovada has already released early odds on October’s final table and we will take a  quick look those odds.  The Longshots The bottom five players at the final table are separated by only 7 Million in chips.  While that sounds like a lot, with blinds of 150,000 and 300,000 with a 40k ante […]

1.03. What the els were they thinking?

A very exciting end to the British Open  golf championship on Sunday with Adam Scott managing to bogey the last 4 holes and throw away a 4 shot lead to hand the claret jug to popular South African  Ernie Els. Scott was backed for £400k at 1.03 on Betfair and probably  considerably more all the way upto 1.1. For the life of me I cant really see why anyone would back at those sorts of prices and if you had watched any of the golf you would have seen that one errant tee shot could have landed you in deep deep trouble. Anyway as the old saying goes “one mans […]

Open for Business and Undercover Sharbing

Mrs Blogger thought that I was mental when I set the alarm  for 5.30am on Thursday morning in order to have a look at the Open prices but due to work commitments I hadn’t been able to have a look at the market and there are always some good opportunities to be had with early morning prices moves. This turned out to be exactly the case and although it meant it was an extremely long day lets hope its was worthwhile. I’ve  managed to get all  of the leading contenders “onside” for varying sums with no risk although it could obviously turn out to be a waste of time if […]


With all the recent fuss about the Stone Roses reunion  shows (which have been superb by all accounts) its easy to forget that Ian Brown had (has?) a superb collection of solo albums and some absolutely belting songs  so it was great to see Paddy Power name checking one of the best- F.E.A.R in their blog this week as they thought people may be suffering from the F.E.A.R Football Emptiness Anxiety Reflux. The blog is always a great read and the latest article by “Not big Sam” is a belter!! Having checked the twitter feed it was good to see the Chief Golf  Trader from Hambet getting in on the […]

Basic instinct: Counting the cost of blackjack

The second in our series of posts from the Professor of  Gambling Sudies at the Nottingham Trent University Dr Mark Griffiths….. ———————– Playing blackjack is relatively straightforward. Most of us played variations like ‘21’ and ‘pontoon’ as children. In the casino, all a player has to do is make a bet before a card is dealt and decide whether to ‘hit’ or ‘stand’ on the total. Simple. However, as with the psychology of all great games, the rules are easy enough for almost anyone to play but can take a lifetime to master. One of the main reasons that blackjack attracts regular gamblers is that it is a game that […]

Oh well…..

……Sometimes you just know its just not your weekend. The hotly anticipated golf double of Lee Westwood and  Tiger Woods didn’t so much crash and burn, it failed to get off the runway! Woods missed the cut and Westwood recovered from a shocking start to put himself right back in contention only to somehow slip and hurt his knee and groin at the start of the third round which meant he started that round 6 over after 6 holes. It wasn’t only the double that wasn’t landed but 4 and 5 point bets were recommend so not  the best ever performance from the normally very reliable Steve Palmer from the […]

50 and out. I finally take notes!

Wild celebrations at Blogger towers on Monday evening as Hugh Taylor broke his longest ever losing run with 8/1 shot Take Note after posting this a few days before Hugh Taylor ‏@HughRacing Don’t think I’ve ever had a run as bad as this in my 25+ years of betting. Again, apologies to those following me.thanks for kind comments, not after sympathy just saying it as it is, been rubbish lately & feel for followers. In this time he has had plenty of second placed horses and I have seen at least one go as low as 1.1, so it was only a matter of time and keeping the faith. As […]

Heroes and Villians

So the Euros are over and  personally thought it was a great tournament- Im delighted to have another guest post from Ian Hutchison at TVbet with his own summary  of the tournament. ——————– Spain triumphed last night in emphatic fashion, beating Italy 4-0 to create history as the first team to win a back to back treble of major tournaments as well as being responsible for the highest scoring European Championships ever. Now the competition is done and dusted, I have compiled a list of my heroes and villains of Euro 2012. The list is potentially huge, but I’ll keep it to just the very best (and worst). Heroes 1) […]