How To Use OLBG

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OLBG.com is one of the best resources for punters on the world wide web and it caters for both novices and experts alike. This lesson focuses on how to get the most out of OLBG. Bookmaker Reviews, Free Bets And Promotions OLBG

How To Use OLBG
Nigel Skinner Blog Content Manager

Football Manager Expert and Political Betting Specialist across Exchange and Spread Betting Sites

The OLBG Tipping Competitions

OLBG.com is one of the most helpful betting resources available as it caters for both novice and expert bettors. 

We are focused on helping sports bettors to improve their enjoyment of betting through learning from each other.

This is why OLBG is:

  • Growing a community of knowledgeable sports bettors
  • Empowering that community to share its expertise 
  • Making it easy to access and use the valuable content which its community creates.
  • OLBG is free to use and always has been, If you are not yet an OLBG member please do join


This olbg advice article is divided into easy to read sections:

  • Tips & Tipping Competition
  • Bookmakers
  • Casino
  • Slots 
  • OLBG Racing Club
  • Social Media 

Placing Tips

Members of the OLBG community are encouraged to share their expertise and knowledge of online betting through providing their betting predictions with well thought out reasoning.  

Members can tip for free on over 20 sports with hundreds of leagues and thousands of events on offer. 

From members selections tipping leagues and tables are created with the leading tipsters winning monthly cash prizes. 

Following Tips

OLBG members who have less betting experience may simply want to use the OLBG Tipping Competition to help with their betting. 

You can find the most popular tips on each event and also read the tip comments to gain a better understanding of the best bets in that event. 

You  can also subscribe to your preferred OLBG members and get alerts every time those members make a tip.

Bookmaker Reviews

There are currently over seventy bookmaker reviews on OLBG. 

Our team of betting experts dig deep into those companies so that readers can choose the most suitable bookie for their bets. 

All companies in the review section are licensed by the UK Gambling commission as trusted online bookmakers.  

You as an OLBG member may be searching for:

  • Competitive odds
  • Fuss free sign up
  • Hard to find betting markets
  • Helpful customer support
  • Innovative UX 
  • Trusted reviews
  • Welcome bonus

You can filter the OLBG list of bookmakers via their top features.

Each bookmaker is then awarded a star rating from 1-5. 

We feel it is the ultimate guide for anyone looking to choose a new bookmaker.

 

OLBG Betting Blogs

Ever since OLBG was created we have endeavoured to publish high quality betting information via the OLBG Blogs

  • By engaging with the blogging content, you can connect with like-minded members.
  • If you are experiencing a problem with a betting-related issue, the blogs can have the answer you are looking for.
  • Reading the blogger's content allows you to tap into their knowledge.
  • Real bettors who blog provide new ideas, concepts and perspectives.
  • The betting blogs on the site provide in-depth analysis from various writers.
  • The blogs can broaden your understanding of a specific sport.
  • The blogs supply an alternative view to the mainstream.
  • The latest betting developments are regularly featured in the blogging section.
  • The blogs can inspire, motivate and help you on your betting journey. 
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OLBG Betting News

The news team on OLBG are on the ball to bring you the latest breaking betting stories via the OLBG Betting News Section. The experts who bring you the news 

  • Evaluate all the differing betting perspectives.
  • Follow betting stories from inception to completion.
  • Keep you informed of time sensitive breaking news
  • Links to further resources to help your understanding. 
  • Offer valuable betting pointers.
  • Provide accurate and timely betting information, including updates. 
  • Supply instant and accurate betting odds
  • Undertake extensive research that keeps readers ahead of the game.
  • Verify the betting facts.


Betting News Examples

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Bookmaker Free Bets and Promotions

1. Bookmaker Free Bets

On a daily basis OLBG adds to the everchanging list of the best betting sites 

This page is monitored to make sure that you always receive the most up to date welcome offer from each bookmaker.

There are currently over 42 bookies offering welcome bonuses, with the total amount on offer over 2K.


2. Bookmaker Promos

Alongside welcome bonuses are bookmakers who are offering enhanced odds promotions

Here some of the biggest names in bookmaking boost odds on specific events.  

At the time of writing I counted 35 bookie promos, these ranged from huge odds on individual matches, money back specials, extra place races, accumulator cashbacks. 

OLBG Racing Club

In 2023 we formed a racing club giving everyone the opportunity to become part of racehorse ownership. 

If you have not yet joined then please do investigate as there are plans to expand the racing club and get more OLBG members involved. 

Racing club owners can meet up when the horse runs and build lifelong friendships with those who also own shares. 

Our first horse (Picks Lad) is trained by Harry Derham who is based near Lambourn in Berkshire. 

Follow the highlighted link for further information on how you can get involved in the OLBG Racing Club.

Casino Betting

Many OLBG members love or want to learn more about

  • Baccarat
  • Blackjack
  • Craps
  • Poker
  • Video Poker

We have dedicated Casino tabs on OLBG enabling you to enjoy the thrill of an online casino. If you are a newbie to casino play then your first port of call should be the Casino Guide pages,  

In that section the OLBG casino experts have drafted hundreds of entertaining and informative articles, all written to give you a better understanding of casino play. 

All the above games are covered in detail.

Casino Guide Examples

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Once you feel that you understand the game rules, and have decided to join a casino head over to the brilliant best online casinos article. 

All the best casinos in the UK feature with every company given a star rating. 

This OLBG rating should give you confidence to proceed, knowing that all the casinos are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission.

When scrolling down the list you can click to read a full review of the individual casino site. 

On the review which include customer input are the key facts along with the current welcome offer. 

If you just want to see the latest casino offers and best online bonuses and get started quickly there is a whole page that offer these.

Slots

Our Slot Experts are big fans of this form of gambling and have been spinning the reels for many years. 

We know that many OLBG members share their love of these games despite the fact that winning on machines is pure chance.

It's important for all players to understand that winning on slot machines are determined by random number generators (RNG). 

The experts have produced a range of blogs that will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of slots.

Slot Blog Examples

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All the best slots in the UK feature with every company given a star rating. 

This OLBG rating should give you confidence to proceed, knowing that all the casinos are licensed by the UK Gambling Commission.

You can check the best and most popular slots every month.

When scrolling down the list you can click to read a full review of the individual slot site. 

On the review which include customer input are the key facts along with the current welcome offer.

We update the best and most popular slots every month, this means you never miss a new release or a slot that is growing in popularity. 

If you just want to see the best slot sites in the UK please click the link.

Trustpilot

Still unsure about becoming part of the OLBG community? Why not check out the 100 of user reviews of OLBG on Trustpilot.

OLBG On Social Media

OLBG.com has a large following on social media, here we add sporting and betting items of interest. 

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Anyone can join these sites and get exclusive social media content from OLBG. 

Just scroll to the foot of any OLBG page and click the social media icons. 





FAQ

  • How much does it cost to become a tipster at OLBG?

    It is free to become a tipster at OLBG. All tipsters can win cash prizes in the tipster competitions without any entry fees at all. 

  • How much does the OLBG tips service cost?

    The OLBG tips service is completely free to use either by app or web.

  • Do I have to register to use OLBG

    Some parts of OLBG require you to register and login to use such as the tipster competition. However it is really easy to register at OLBG and it's free. Only after registering will you be able to get the full experience and enjoy everything that being an OLBG member brings. 

  • How can I claim cash winnings at OLBG?

    If you win money in the OLBG tipster competitions you can withdraw funds via Paypal, Skrill or even Cheque (if over £50 and UK resident). More information is available in the OLBG help section.

  • How do I Get In Touch With OLBG

    To contact OLBG you will find a contact us link at the bottom of every page on the site. Our customer service team are available 7 days a week but please do allow 24 hours for a reply as they may be busy settling tips. 

  • What does OLBG stand for?

    OLBG stands for OnLine Betting Guide. The site used to be www.online-betting-guide but became better known by it's users as OLBG, so we changed the name to that. 

  • What is the official OLBG Facebook page?

    The official OLBG facebook page is called OLBGUK and can be found here

  • Does OLBG have a twitter channel?

    OLBG has a very active twitter profile called OLBG which can be found here.

  • Are there any jobs at OLBG?

    Jobs become available at OLBG from time to time and will be listed on the official OLBG linked in page.

  • Are there different versions of OLBG for different countries?

    OLBG began as a UK focused site but has since grown to be popular with users throughout the World. If you are from USA, Australia or Ireland then please go to the menu in the top right and choose your country flag. We have localised most of OLBG for you. For other countries we have some localised bookmaker content and guides, you can look for your country flag in the footer. We also have versions of the OLBG app for many countries, please just search for OLBG in your local App Store. 

Responsible Gambling

If you decide to sign up to a bookmaker or already have a bookmaker account, please always gamble responsibly. 

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If you need further assistance, both BeGambleAware and GamCare links feature at the foot of this page. 

Editorial Information

You can view all the contributors to OLBG via the meet the experts page. 

The combined knowledge of the experts means we can cover every aspect of gambling and answer any questions you may have. 

Nigel Skinner with over twenty years betting experience updated and formatted this how to use olbg article. 

Nigel Skinner

Nigel Skinner

Blog content manager

Nigel is one of OLBG's senior editors with 19 years of industry experience. Today he specialises in researching and writing about the betting angles to political and mainstream news stories and being the OLBG in-house expert on 'next football manager' betting markets.

Specialist Subjects🔬📚

⚽️👨‍💼 Nigel is an Arsenal fan first and foremost but has an unrivalled knowledge of English football managers at every level. Meticulously putting together our Next Manager articles, Nigel can quite possibly name you every manager of every club in the land, not to mention a pretty good eye for predicting replacements when changes happen. 

📈📊📉 A long-time exchange trader and spread betting fan, Nigel is our go-to for advice on the subjects and uses them daily in his own betting activity. 

🗳️💼 Finally, Nigel loves his politics and [some would say] has an unhealthy interest in the day-to-day events in the UK's political landscape, contributing to all our Political betting content and new pieces.

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