Thursday, April 26, 2007

Betting Blogs

Still enjoying a few days away from trading in an effort to recharge and freshen up. Sharp Minds and all that. Thought it might be of interest if I updated a list of betting blogs I like to take a look in on.

The blogs are listed in 3 sections. General Betting Blogs, Tipping Blogs and blogs that appear to have died but Might Just Spring Back to Life with updates. (Hope you're reading SA, Damian and Feyang!)

Got a blog and want to exchange links? Just add a link to me, Contact me and I'll add one back.

General Betting Blogs

Free Bets BlogYay! Everyone loves a free bet! A general listing of free bet offers available from UK-licensed bookmakers as well as a daily update of all the event specific free bets and promotions bookmakers try to tempt us into opening accounts with.

PuntEssential reading. Punt is written by Matt, a professional tennis trader. Intelligent, thought provoking and full of useful advice and trading tips as well as some top notch discussion on various issues surrounding full time gambling.

The Sports TraderFollow the ups and downs of Ray, a full-time Betdaq trader, who deposited just £200 into his account years ago and now makes thousands a month. The daily blog outlines how he does it and includes discussion on individual trades.

The GamblerA blog about the life of John, a full time Gambler who also likes his beers! Big winners, big losers and some decent tips to boot. Never afraid to voice his opinion on gambling related matters. Well worth dropping in on.

Mark IversonThe blog of a part time trader called Mark. A good read. And a great example of how control, discipline and growing market knowledge can lead to success. And a rapidly growing trading bankroll!

Smiling AssassinBetting Diary with screen shots of the Assassin of many guises. Gone a bit quiet of late after a bad run but I'm hoping he bounces back. Got a soft spot for the blog as it was the first one to ever link to mine!

Bert's Horseracing BlogBert is, in fact, Andrew Black. A co-founder of Betfair. I love the "my website" link in his profile. Links to Betfair! A blog about both his own betting and the highs and lows of owning race horses. And believe me, he's got a few!

Small Time Sports TraderModest title from a guy called Gareth who makes a very decent part-time income from trading. Provides frequent write ups and analysis of the sporting events he has traded whether successful or not. Includes a running profit / loss figure.

The Dream LivesEntertaining blog from a guy called Jonathan who gave up his job in Dubai to come to England and be a full time punter. Includes regular round ups of his winning and losing bets.

Exchange TradesA rags to riches tail of trading on betting exchanges by a self proclaimed novice trader called Darren who records his profit and loss and details his trades. A long way to go but a steady enough start.

Can I Make It Or Not?A blog by an antepost and inrunning horse racing trader called Pete who has a go at the football too. Frequent blog entries detailing how he gets on each day he trades.

Life of BrianThe best blog name out there! Brian Coplin runs his own racing site but this is his blog that outlines his betting and trading on Betfair with details of his wins and losses.

WizardGoldActually the blog of someone who both trades sports on Betfair and Forex. Posts include details of his bets as well as various software reviews that run through the Betfair API. The only betting blog with a Podcast!

The TJ Bet BlogTJ looks like a pretty serious horse racing punter who's managing to rack up an impressive total of points profit. He also plays the financial markets though most blog entries are racing related.

TraderizmFairly new blog from someone whose actually been on Betfair for a few years. Daily updates of trading progress with a profit / loss record given in terms of percentage of bank. Averages around 5% profit a month.

Tipping Blogs

Kicking BetsSuperb tipping blog. Easily the most consistent and profitable return I've seen long term. Recently posted a verbatim conversation with a bookie that limited him to 30p E/W. Hilarious stuff. And the unfortunate price of success!

Slippery ToadEntertaining and profitable horse racing tipster. His mission is to go from self-proclaimed "mug punter" to "earning a living" from betting on UK racing. A big task, but encouraging results to date.

Free Betting TipsPosts his selections and later adds the results though I can't find an overall record. The tips are mainly football related and there's a good depth of European leagues and competitions covered.

Trading TennisNot much explanation for his tips but this guy follows both the ATP and WTA tours and bets on them. He uses the blog to highlight his own bets before the matches enabling readers to consider the tip if they want

Ed's Betting TipsGoing through a poor patch at the moment but I always like to look at this blog as the eponymous Ed always gives detailed reasons for his selections. Whether you agree with his analysis or not it's well considered opinon and food for thought.

Ash Hight PunterKnowlegeable horse racing punter who has his ups and downs but is in the middle of a great run. Posts his selections, often with reasons, each day giving readers plenty of time to get on if they wish.

Tips SupremoThere's tips about everything on here! From football and NBA picks to tips on internet marketing, increasing online traffic and Adwords. The idea is to help you make money across a wide area of online activities.

And some blogs that have gone quiet but might update again...

D is for Discipline / One Percent a Day / Three Day Week / Arbing for Green / European Sports Betting / The Ex Files / Anger Therapy / Dreaming of Success / Betfair Saver / Placepotters United / Gambling Journey / Irish Trader / Part Time Bookie / Taff's View / Retire by 30 / G4Hyde / Trader in Oz / Diary of a Football Fanatic

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1% said...

You might like to know that I have restarted my One Percent A Day blog. And this time I intend to stick with it ;o)

Looks like you've made amazing progress in the past month - the total's almost at £20k now isn't it?

If you could give me a mention that would be great. Keep up the good work!


Buzzy Boo said...

Congratulations on your blog and some stunning returns on the cricket World Cup.

It would be good to get a link to my blog if possible.

I update quite frequently and hope to give out some useful trading/tipping information as well as general football comments.

cheers, Paul

Tony Quinlan said...

I emailed you about a link to my blog at but I still haven't heard from you.
I already have a link to you at my place.

The Betfair Trader said...

Hi Tony> Apologies but been a little snowed under for last couple of days. Will add a link as requested. :-) Have sent you an email asking you to change mine.

btw, i had a hunch that it was you who once posted a comment on this page??

John Moyles said...

Great blog!

I have a dog tipping blog called manaboutdogblog

Keep up the good work.