From Trading Stocks to Sports Betting

"Arbitrage is the simultaneous purchase and sale of an asset to profit from a difference in the price. It isa trade that profits by exploiting the price differences of identical or similar financial instruments on different markets or in different forms. Arbitrage exists as a result of market inefficiencies"

Cold trading - Why you don’t need to enjoy/understand a sport to profit

Almost all professional sports bettors will tell you that long term success is ALL about knowing the numbers. So do you really need to know a sport to make money on it? Or is knowing the maths involved enough? We argue that sometimes ‘cold trading’ could be the more profitable and least stressful option.

How Bookmakers Create Their Odds From A Former Odds Compiler

My name is Matthew Trenhaile and I have worked for six years at the UK Sport Spread Betting division of the IG Index, as an odds compiler. Steve was kind enough to allow me to utilise his blog to show my abilities in writing, through a series of articles from someone who has actually worked with a major bookmaker and in the industry.

How to Bet? The 10 Step Trademate Guide to Improve your Betting

Here are 10 key concepts, educational resources, tools, and practical steps you can take to improve your betting!

Recency Bias And Operant Conditioning In Betting | How Bookmakers Trick You Into Losing Money

Mugsy does an accumulator every week and every once in a while, he actually wins the thing. The problem is, most weeks he doesn’t win but he quickly forgets those occasions.

Is Emotion Your Worst Enemy In Sports Betting? | Tips From A Pro Sports Bettor

The emotional bettor might stake all their winnings from the first bet on a new bet. If they’d lost the first bet, they might not bet at all the next time they spot a great value opportunity. They’ll probably get even more annoyed if that next bet wins when they didn’t back it. This is why managing your emotions is key if you want to be successful in your long term betting.

How to Reduce Variance in Sports Betting?

For the bettors out there that do not enjoy larger swings in your bankroll and deviance from your expected value, this is the article for you.

The Martingale Strategy Staking plan – a disaster waiting to happen

The Martingale system is one of the more famous staking plans available to use, however, being well known does not mean it is fit for purpose. Before we get into why the Martingale system is to be avoided at all costs, let's have a look at its brief history, the concept and some practical examples of its use.

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