Betfair Laying: How Many Horses Can Win?

 Last updated Dec 6, 4:03pm     nors on Exchange Betting    3 Comments    5988 Views

On this Betfair review blog I am looking at form-based Betfair Lay/Trades just before the off.  Most traders want to know if they can make a living laying horses on Betfair. I would say it is a big step trying to make a living laying horses but you can make regular profits.  There are plenty of opportunities overnight for longer-term trades but this blog is just concentrating on the live market 15 or so minutes before the race starts. If... [ Read More ]

Betfair Tips and Hacks To Help You Win

 Last updated Nov 23, 9:27am     nors on Exchange Betting    0 Comments    2059 Views

It's around 12 years since I joined Betfair, and to be frank it's not all been a bed of roses, there have been plenty of thorns since 2005.   I thought I would pass on some of what I have gleaned from this 12 year Betfair tenure, and hopefully guide those who are just starting out.    I have made plenty of betting mistake on the Betfair exchange, until I found out how to use the Betfair exchange.   I... [ Read More ]

Calculating Betting Odds To Help You Win More

 Last updated Nov 20, 3:03pm     nors on Strategy    0 Comments    1222 Views

When you understand betting odds and percentages your profits will increase. By thinking of the Modus Operandi (MO) of the bookmakers, and putting yourself in their shoes then you can start to see what they are up to with individual prices. The Executioner in his excellent Bookmaker Betting Percentages blog explained how each price is equal to a percentage. 4.5 or 7/2 = 22.20 % 6.0 or 5/1 = 16.67 % 9.0 or 8/1= 11.11 % The Racing Post each... [ Read More ]

Laying Horse Racing Favourites On Betfair

 Last updated Nov 19, 11:29am     nors on Strategy    4 Comments    11572 Views

When the favourite loses generally the bookmakers win and win more. The horse is the favourite because it has been supported and has received the most bets and most money placed on them. You can see by the table below the % of winning favourites throughout 2012. You can see that the winter months were better for favs than the summer, but taking the year as a whole the average was at 34.41%. 2012 FAVS December 39% November 33% October... [ Read More ]

Betfair Swing Trading or Scalping - Does It Matter?

 Last updated Nov 19, 10:28am     nors on Exchange Betting    0 Comments    7779 Views

We are all looking to profit from our Betfair betting and over the years different ideas have been formulated, with the arrival of more betting exchanges new opportunities became available.   We have a growing Betdaq trying to topple Betfair from its lofty perch.   Since I wrote this article we also have new players Smarkets and Matchbook, where further trading opportunities abound.  This competition has made Betfair up its game.  It seemed they use to regard as the exchange as secondary to their sportsbook, but in recent Betfair... [ Read More ]

Friday Horse Racing Discussion and Tips

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     nors on Horse Racing    9 Comments    754 Views

Whilst the OLBG forum undergoes essential maintenance please add your horse racing comments in the comments box below. Please help others to make winning bets. A couple of horse racing blogs that can assist members this week are : Robmull's Horse Racing Trends Blog and Micko's Qipco Long Distance Cup. Friday Race Meetings Haydock Redcar Wincanton Fakenham Downpatrick Dundalk Newcastle You can check OLBG tipsters Horse Racing Naps by clicking the link. [ Read More ]

OLBG Mares Series The Road To Cheltenham

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     nors on Cheltenham    14 Comments    2009 Views

Everyone at OLBG is excited about the new 2016/17 series of OLBG mares races culminating at the Cheltenham Festival..We have a dedicated Cheltenham Festival Site which includes exclusive bookmaker offers, the £1000 tipping competition and the live streaming of the Cheltenham Preview Night.OLBG have been sponsoring this series of races since 2008 and have helped develop the growth of Mares racing in the UK and Ireland.Can Willie Mullins continue with his stranglehold on the series? or will a UK trainer... [ Read More ]

How to Make Money Trading Bookmakers Short Priced Football Favourites

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:24pm     nors on Other Football    3 Comments    3330 Views

When you start looking at a list of matches you can easily see there is a favourite and an outsider. In some matches the favourite is a clear fav and in others the difference between the fav and the outsider is narrow. The draw in many cases will also be a short price. These narrow matches the bookies find hard to separate the teams. The bookmakers set odds based on statistics and which teams they expect bettors to support. As... [ Read More ]

Royal Ascot Trainer Trends and Tips

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     nors on Horse Racing    4 Comments    1557 Views

The following trainers are worth noting in Royal Ascot Handicaps this June. Mark Johnston. John Gosden. Sir Michael Stoute. Saeed Bin Suroor. Trainers who have had 5 or more placed horses in Handicaps over the last 8 years at Royal Ascot You do not really associate Bin Suroor, Gosden, Stoute, with handicap success, but the figures from the last 8 years (since 2010) at Royal Ascot tell a different story.Remember these are for placed horses in handicaps only. Mark Johnston... [ Read More ]

Royal Ascot Favourite Statistics for Handicaps

 Last updated Nov 13, 7:23pm     nors on Horse Racing    0 Comments    716 Views

In the last 8 years since 2010 there have been 61 handicaps during the Royal Ascot meeting. Of those 61 races 12 favourites have won. That is a strike rate of just under 20%.The average starting price of each winner of a handicap is as follows. table.tableizer-table { font-size: 12px; border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #CCC; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold;... [ Read More ]