Exploring the world of profitable betting and what it takes to generate a long-term edge gambling. Through this series of podcasts, join Pete from the Smart Betting Club as he interviews professional punters and expert tipsters on how they make a profit betting and what lessons we can take from them for our own betting journey.Expect to learn about the strategies or methods they employ to win, the markets they focus on, bookmakers or exchanges they use and much more besides.
Episode 46 - VPN's, VPS's, Virtual Machines & More With Neel Shah (Part 2) The Tools To Use As A Smart Bettor
This episode is the second of our 2 part series exploring concerns about the data that bookmakers collect on those of us who bet with them and what you need to know about this as a smart punter.
Once again I am joined by experienced punter and betting expert, Neel Shah to discuss some of the options available to you as a smart punter including a look at Virtual Private Networks and Servers (also known as VPN's and VPS's) as well as Virtual Machines, Proxifiers and other tools and techniques to consider to protect your information and help you get on.
We also look at how useful mobile phones can be when betting, especially to help 'hide in plain sight' as a winning bettor plus the software that allows you to run your phone screen on your laptop for ease of use.
With trust in big bookmakers running at an all time low and an increase in complaints about accounts closures, delayed withdrawals and just general awful customer service, the more you know about how they operate and how in turn to get your bets on and get paid, the better for you as a smart punter.
If you missed it you can download Part 1, which is episode 45 via the Smart Betting Club podcast feed available on all major podcast directories.
Learn more on the Smart Betting Club and how we help winning bettors at https://smartbettingclub.com/ Find Neel on Twitter @mybettorlife and online at https://mybettorlife.com/Contact Brian Coplin (referenced in chat) via Telegram Brianacoplin0Mirror your phone screen on your laptop with Vysor https://www.vysor.io/Podcast feedback - contact SBC on twitter @sbcinfoRead more about each SBC Podcast episode: https://smartbettingclub.com/the-smart-betting-club-podcast/
Episode 45 - Bookmaker Profiling & Data Collection With Neel Shah (Part 1) What You Need To Know As A Smart Bettor
The first of a two-part series that focuses on how bookmakers collect data and profile customers.
With stories of withheld winnings, altered odds, intrusive personal checks, closed accounts and voided ante post bets all being reported by punters in the last few weeks alone, it is fair to say that trust and goodwill towards bookmakers is at an all time low.
Unfortunately, we may be at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to their use of your data.
In this episode, I am joined by Neel Shah, an experienced bettor, to talk about:
Neel’s research into the extensive information that bookmakers collect as soon as you visit their website How bookmakers track your credit history, social media accounts and even whether you prefer Netflix or Disney+Evidence of personal and financial data being shared with third partiesHow disguising your activity using basic browser technology has limited benefitsSuggestions on the banking, deposit and withdrawal options with less ‘friction’All told it was a fascinating chat that should help to provide some insight into how bookmakers operate and what you need to know as a smart bettor.
Part 2 of this special series looking at VPN's, Virtual Machines and more will be out next week on the Smart Betting Club podcast feed.
Learn more on the Smart Betting Club and how we help winning bettors at https://smartbettingclub.com/ Find Neel on Twitter @mybettorlife and online at https://mybettorlife.com/Referenced article on bookmaker data usage: https://justiceforpunters.org/the-benefits-of-a-new-era-of-transparency-and-improved-data-use/Podcast feedback - contact SBC on twitter @sbcinfoRead more about each SBC Podcast episode: https://smartbettingclub.com/the-smart-betting-club-podcast/
Episode #44 - Matt Bisogno of Geegeez.co.uk
In this latest episode I was joined by Matt Bisogno, the founder of the geegeez.co.uk website, racehorse syndicate owner and ex head of the punter-focused Horseracing Bettors Forum.
Matt has a wealth of experience when it comes to knowing what bettors want and need when it comes to the sport of horse racing and he talks about the development and growth in popularity of geegeez.co.uk and the insight it offers those looking for advanced tools to help find winners.
I also take this opportunity to get Matt's take on the horse racing world and why it lags behind when it comes to things like deeper data analysis, something encapsulated by the industries inability to push the concept of sectional timing forward and help it appeal to a new audience.
Further frustration comes in the form of how the industry treats racing bettors and Matt outlines his understanding of how the land lies as per topics like betting restrictions and just why bookmakers struggle in the current 'concessions' climate to lay bets.
As someone who understands the arguments on both sides of the betting coin, he is in a unique position to share insight on this based on his time as chair of the Horseracing Bettors Forum.
Matt is an engaging, articulate guest and this is a must-listen to episode for anyone with an interest in the world of betting on horse racing.
Learn more on the Smart Betting Club and how we help winning bettors at https://smartbettingclub.com/ Find Matt on Twitter @MattBisognoVisit GeeGeez at https://www.geegeez.co.uk/ or on Twitter @geegeez_uk Podcast feedback - contact SBC on twitter @sbcinfoRead more about each SBC Podcast episode: https://smartbettingclub.com/the-smart-betting-club-podcast/
Episode # 43 - Paul Krishnamurty / Political Betting Expert
In this latest episode I was joined by Paul Krishnamurty to talk about his expertise in the field he is best known for - betting on politics.
With a steady stream of betting markets especially in the UK with its constant changes of leader and of course the never ending drama of the US political scene, there has never been a better time or opportunity to learn more about political betting.
Armed with a degree in politics and a journalism background, Paul first began betting on politics in the early 2000s' and knows what it takes to make a profit from it. Paul was good enough to share insight into his own political betting strategy and approach with some tips and guidance on what to look for and some of the pitfalls to avoid.
We also talk about the importance of reading and understanding the polls, how the political betting markets react to developments and news plus his approach to spreading around risk by placing bets in lesser-known markets.
With the US 2020 election market on Betfair the biggest ever betting event and the 2024 election projected to be greater still, interest in political betting is growing with huge sums of money available to trade on the exchanges.
For those of you intrigued about betting on politics, especially given the opportunities for getting on in such big exchange-driven markets, Paul is the man to listen to when it comes to these markets.
Learn more on the Smart Betting Club and how we help winning bettors at https://smartbettingclub.com/ Find Paul on Twitter @paulmottyPaul's website: https://www.politicalgambler.com/Podcast feedback - contact SBC on twitter @sbcinfoRead more about each SBC Podcast episode: https://smartbettingclub.com/the-smart-betting-club-podcast/
Episode #42 Rob Pizzola / US Sports Pro Bettor
In this latest episode I was joined by professional bettor, Rob Pizzola to discuss all things relating to his experience betting in the fast developing North American gambling market.
Rob began life like many losing money betting on sports until he began developing his own advanced models, which over time developed a keen following given his clear edge over the market. These days Rob juggles his own profitable betting portfolio with regular work as a betting analyst, whilst he is also the co-founder and co-owner of two betting websites - Betstamp and The Hammer.
We talk about the reality of betting in the North American market including the challenges of dealing with both offshore and onshore firms, both pre and post the legalisation of betting in states like Ontario, Canada where Rob lives. Just like in the European betting space, there are developing issues as regards effective regulation and the behaviour of bookmakers towards their customers.
Rob also shares his experience of the US Tipster (Handicapper) market, the number of scams that proliferate within them and why he has setup the odds comparison, line shopping website Betstamp to enable people to get better value and track the performance of handicappers.
All told its a fascinating exploration into the reality of betting professionally in North America and the challenges bettors there face to beat the bookmaker.
Learn more on the Smart Betting Club and how we help winning bettors at https://smartbettingclub.com/ Find Rob on Twitter @robpizzolaBetstamp: https://betstamp.app/ The Hammer: https://thehammer.bet/Podcast feedback - contact SBC on twitter @sbcinfoRead more about each SBC Podcast episode: https://smartbettingclub.com/the-smart-betting-club-podcast/
Episode #41 Luke Paton: Life As A Professional Punter
In this latest episode I was joined by professional punter Luke Paton to talk about his 10 years gambling for a living and his popular series of betting tweets.
Luke walks me through his time first of all working at Betfair for 8 years before his jump to a life of pro punting, and how what he bets upon has evolved to his current approach of using the golf in-play markets
With online and shop bets unable to provide the liquidity he needs at his large stakes, Luke now bets heavily in-play on golf, especially towards the end of each tournament where his expertise and experience allows him to cash in.
We also talk about his series of insightful tweets on betting which have caught the imagination of many and his take on the current mess within the betting industry and what he would do to improve it.
Luke was a fantastic guest with much of interest to say about not only the reality of betting for a living but the industry in general. Making this a must-listen episode!
Learn more on the Smart Betting Club and how we help winning bettors at https://smartbettingclub.com/ Find Luke on Twitter @Golfpunter1Luke's website: https://www.propunting.co.uk/Podcast feedback - contact SBC on twitter @sbcinfoRead more about each SBC Podcast episode: https://smartbettingclub.com/the-smart-betting-club-podcast/