Election Betting

May 14, 2519 days ago

Online Betting Preview – Playing the Odds

Welcome to our weekly column where we try and seek good value in some longer odds bets.

Review

A disappointing return last week. Both Oliver Fisher and Julien Clement made the cut in Italy, but neither challenged the top ten. Fisher finished T46 with Clement a couple of shots back in T56.

Palermo blew their shot at a Champions League place by failing to beat Sampdoria, Forest crumbled in the play-offs and the Conservatives, annoyingly, won 6 more seats than we needed for a nice 9 point profit.

May 6, 2527 days ago

Weekly Sports Betting Preview – Playing The Odds

Online Betting Preview – Playing the Odds

Welcome to our weekly column where we try and seek good value in some longer odds bets.

Review

A lovely 15.5 point profit this week as our 9/1 each way tip Neil Robertson lifted the World Snooker title at the Crucible. And, we got a 4.75 point return on our series of accumulator football bests involving Birmingham City and Chelsea.

It means we are just 6 points down after several months, which considering we’re trying to back long shots, is not a bad effort….!

May 6, 2527 days ago

Politics Betting – The Final Straight

Politics Betting – Can Cameron Do It?

So, we’re into the final straight of the 2010 General Election campaign with everything still to play for.

The latest opinion polls show that the Conservatives are on around 35%, the Liberal Democrats 28% and Labour 27%. This would give the Conservatives 285 seats, Labour 243 and the Lib Dems 90.

Apr 28, 2535 days ago

Weekly Sports Betting Preview – Playing The Odds

Online Betting Preview – Playing the Odds

Welcome to our weekly column where we try and seek good value in some longer odds bets.

Review

Some outstanding bets from last week, including an each way punt on Neil Robertson at 9/1 which is looking promising. Our tip on Inter Milan to win Serie A at evens also looks pretty good….

1pt double Leinster (+6 at 10/11) and Biarritz (+2 at 10/11) to win the Heineken Cup semi finals

Apr 28, 2535 days ago

Politics Betting – Trillions of ways to win

TV Debate Betting – A Thousand Billion Chances To Profit

The final televised leader’s debate this week is on the subject of the UK economy. With the news that shares in Greece are worth about as much as shares in Ratners, it promises to be a lively affair as the three leaders get to outline their economic credentials.

One of the most brilliant bets available on this final debate is therefore this:

‘What will be the total sum of money mentioned in the debate?’

Apr 23, 2540 days ago

Weekly Sports Betting Preview – Playing The Odds

Betting Preview – Playing the Odds

Welcome to our weekly column where we try and seek good value in some longer odds bets.

Review

Just a 2.5 point loss last week, which would have been less had we gone each way on Gone to Lunch in the Scottish National. Let’s see if we can do better this week….

3pts David Cameron to win the second TV Debate at 6/5

They say that a week is a long time in politics, but for Nick Clegg it must have seemed like a week sitting on a sunny beach sipping cocktails whilst being waited on by a bevvy of Caribbean beauties.

Apr 23, 2540 days ago

Election Betting Guide – TV Leader’s Debate

Election Betting – A Three Horse Race

An audience member on the BBC Question Time show last night asked whether, in our political system, a 90 minute TV debate should be the deciding factor in determining the outcome of a General Election.

Whatever your answer to that question, the fact remains is that the televised leader’s debates have thrown the General Election campaign wide open. A month ago, anyone who didn’t want to vote for the incumbent Labour government was looking towards David Cameron, even though it felt like many people weren’t particularly enamoured by that choice either.

However, after Nick Clegg’s breakthrough performance in the TV debates, there appears to be a possible third way, and people have a genuine alternative to Labour that actually enthuses them.

Apr 19, 2544 days ago

General Election Betting – Online TV Debate Betting Guide

General Election Betting – Online TV Debate Betting guide

Thursday 15th April 2010 will forever go down as a historic day in British politics. Six months in the planning, and with 76 specific regulations governing the ninety minute programme, the Leader’s TV Debate was the first time the the UK’s major political figures have been thrust into a debate on live television.

In political terms, it had the equivalent of putting an atomic bomb under the Election campaign. Given an equal platform with Labour and the Conservatives, Nick Clegg took full advantage and the bounce in popularity the Lib Dems have experienced since the debate have exceeded their wildest expectations.

So, with further TV debates to come, how can you profit on this latest innovation in British politics?

Apr 14, 2549 days ago

Weekly Sports Betting Preview – Playing The Odds

Betting Preview – Playing the Odds

Welcome to our weekly column where we try and seek good value in some longer odds bets.

Review

A nice 9 point profit last week on our Heineken Cup bets. We tipped Northampton, Clermont Auvergne and Biarritz to overcome the handicaps and so had a nice Trixie return.

Our tip for the Masters – Robert Allenby made the cut but then faded over the weekend, and Backstage never really looked like making an impact at the National…

Apr 13, 2550 days ago

UK Election Betting – Why Cameron Can Get More Votes Than Brown And Still Lose

Why Cameron Can Get More Votes Than Brown And Still Lose

So, if David Cameron’s Conservative party secure more votes on May 6th than Gordon Brown’s Labour party, they will win the General Election, right?

Wrong.

The UK’s peculiar ‘first past the post’ electoral system means it is not quite that straightforward. For example, in 1951, the Conservatives won the most seats despite Labour securing more votes. And, in 1974, Labour won four more seats than the Tories despite polling 200,000 less votes.

All this means that David Cameron needs to win a much higher share of the vote to win vote in 2010 than Gordon Brown does. Here are three reasons why this is.

Apr 13, 2550 days ago

Guide to General Election Betting

Guide to General Election Betting

The 2010 UK General Election is being hailed as the closest Election in a generation. With David Cameron’s Conservative party boasting a lead in the opinion polls, there is a very real chance that we could have a change of government on May 6th, or the first ‘hung parliament’ in the UK for forty years.

With an estimated £20million riding on the outcome of the May 6th poll, how do you bet on the outcome of the 2010 General Election?

Apr 6, 2557 days ago

Election Preview – Hole in the Finances

Hole in the Finances

There was I, a-digging this hole

Hole in the ground, big and sort of round it was

And there was I, digging it deep, it was flat at the bottom and its sides were steep

When along comes this bloke in a bowler which he lifted and he scratched his head

Well he looked down the hole, poor demented soul and he said: