Betting Basics

Online Betting Guide for Beginners

It used to be that you’d have to walk all the way down to the local bookies to place a bet on the biggest events, but not anymore. Find out how to bet in our online betting guide >

Odds Conversion

When it comes to odds - or prices – offered by bookmakers there are three distinct ways in which those odds can be displayed. Find out more about converting odds > 

Betting Terminology Explained

Anyone unfamiliar with placing wagers will soon realise there is a language to betting, a good grasp of which is needed when visiting a bookmakers’ website. Learn all the key betting terminology in our guide>

Arbitrage Betting Guide

‘Arbing’ may carry a bit of a stink with industry professionals, but for shrewd backers with a head for numbers and time to spend following the markets closely, it rates as the best way to make long-term profits and all for minimum risk. Learn more about it here >

Accumulator Guide

Accumulator betting – or as it is sometimes known an ‘acca’ - is one of the most powerful tools in the right hands, and the potential rewards are enormous. Learn more about them here > 

Same Game Multi's

One of the more recent additions to the marketplace is the ‘same-game multi’ bet. But what is it? And how does it work? Find out here > 

In-Play Betting Guide

What is in-play betting and how could it ultimately transform the decisions you make when it comes to following top sports action? Find out more here > 

Spread Betting Guide

Put in its simplest form, spread betting is predicting whether a team or player’s final score will be above or below a predetermined spread. Find out more about spread betting > 

Bet Types Explained

In addition to the vast amount of sporting activity there is to bet on nowadays there are many types of bets available across those sports. Learn about the different bet types > 


Understanding Decimal Odds

Many betting websites - including the Betfair Exchange - now use decimal odds as standard - rather than the fractional odds seen on most UK sportsbooks. Find out more about decimal odds > 

How do bookmakers make money?

Bookmakers need to be tightly run and smart operations in order to make money. Here we take a look at just how they do it. Find out how betting companies make money > 

How to use a free bet

Free bets are one of the key elements of online sports betting, with most operators allowing new customers to claim a free bet, whilst some betting companies also credit existing players with free bets. Learn how to redeem your free bet >

What is a banker?

The banker in any bet is the selection that is most likely to win. It is the most reliable leg of a multiple bet and the one that produces the highest strike rate. The banker tends to be a short-priced selection but that is not always the case. Learn more about bankers here > 

Matched Betting for Beginners

To take advantage of these bookmaker incentives, punters may engage in what is known as Matched Betting. Matched Betting is the process by which customers utilise free bets to make money with little risk. Learn more about matched betting>

SP and BSP Betting

To maximise your betting potential it is important to take the best odds available on the market. Here we discuss the differences between SP and BSP and how that can help you be more profitable when betting. Find out about Starting Price and Betfair Starting Price betting > 

Acca Insurance

Accumulators are one of the most popular bets placed on sports - particularly when betting on football. Many bookmakers offer acca insurance or other incentives which we discuss here. Find out about accumulator insurance >

Acca Tips

Accumulators are very popular with recreational bettors because they provide the potential for big profit from a small stake. In turn, this popularity creates demand for accumulator tips - here we take a look at Acca's and what to look out for. Get tips for your accumulator >


Football is by far the most popular betting sport in the UK. In fact more than half of all sports bets are placed on the wide variety of football markets, and one of the most bet-upon of those is Both Teams To Score. The interest in this bet has created a demand for profitable BTTS tips. Get both teams to score tips > 

Super 6 Tips

The Super 6 is a tipping competition that forms part of Soccer Saturday, and creates a huge amount of interest amongst viewers – and in turn huge demand for Super 6 tips. As the scores come in, the host announces if any viewer has a good chance of winning the Super 6. Get Super 6 tips > 

ITV Pick 7 Tips

ITV runs the Pick 7 tipping competition in conjunction with Skybet, which brings another angle to both attract punters and keep viewers interested in all fixtures through the card. Get ITV pick 7 tips > 

Over 2.5 Goals Tips

One of the most popular betting options is Under/Over total number of goals, the standard market for which is over/under 2.5 goals, that being roughly the average in the top leagues. Get over 2.5 goals tips > 

Request-a-Bet Tips (RAB Tips)

One of the recent developments in online sports betting is custom bets. Historically, bookmakers publish odds for a range of markets for an event where as you can now build increasingly customisable bets. Get request a bet tips > 

NAP of the Day

Most newspapers or sports sites who cover horse racing and greyhounds publish a nap of the day. There are many online and offline sources of tips for these two sports. Learn more about NAP's here > 

Lucky 15 Tips

The Lucky 15 is a system bet, made up of four selections in all combinations: four singles, six doubles, four trebles and one accumulator. Lucky 15 tipsters give four selections for each bet. Get lucky 15 tips > 

Daily Win Treble Tips

A daily win treble is a bet that has three options combined in a multiple bet. Some tipsters also recommend a daily each-way treble. The daily win treble tips are used to create a single line bet.  All the selections must win for a return. Get daily win treble tips >