Author Archive for Sportstatist

Legolas Review

Legolas.bet       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Legolas Sportsbook Review Legolas is the name of a horse that no one saw coming. The…

BonkersBet Review

Bonkersbet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           BonkersBet Sportsbook Review Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major sports…

BlackBet Review

Blackbet.co.uk       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           BlackBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Huge…

EasyBet Review

Easybet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           EasyBet Sportsbook Review Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major sports…

Revisiting randomness in betting

Sports bettors who fail to recognise randomness in betting are fighting a losing battle. How can we spot randomness in betting and how can you test how much of your success or failure is down to randomness? Read on to…

Do you know how difficult betting is?

While betting can be a fun and enjoyable experience, if your aim is to make money from it, it can be very difficult. A lot of people want sports betting to be their job but don’t understand how much hard…

How to solve a problem like efficiency: Part two

Part one of this article reviewed a study into the efficiency of Pinnacle’s odds and explained how to model market efficiency. Now, Joseph Buchdahl has looked into how odds movement and analysing bettors’ anchoring bias can provide more insight into…

How to solve a problem like efficiency: Part one

Anyone who is interested in assessing whether their predictions are accurate enough to consistently beat the betting market will have likely heard of using the Pinnacle closing line. How efficient are Pinnacle’s odds and how can you model market efficiency?…

What are drawdowns and how do you manage them?

The focus of many bettors is often on how much they could win when betting, but it’s just as important to think about how much you could lose. Drawdowns are a well-known concept within the finance industry, but how can…

Why bettors need to learn how to lose

People often think that betting is all about winning, but your losses are just as important as the wins. Even the best bettors will lose and it’s how you react to those losses that matter. Why do bettors need to…

Good and back luck: The thin line of expectation

Betting is often influenced by luck. Sometimes we can benefit from good luck, and other times we can be the victims of bad luck. It’s important to understand the part luck can play in betting, but just how fine is…

Fractional odds vs. Decimal odds

There are three main odds formats available to bettors; Fractional odds, Decimal odds and American odds. Fractional odds have historically been used in the UK but Decimal odds are arguably the most popular format. How do you convert Fractional odds into…

The hindsight bias effect in sports betting

Research in neuro-economics, the science that seeks to explain human decision-making, has shown that money-making experiences are processed by the brain in the same way as chemically-induced highs, while financial losses are handled as if mortal dangers. So what can…

Betting odds explained: How to calculate odds

Odds are only a representation of something more important – probability. Getting a handle on how to calculate probability and convert it into decimal odds is the first step in developing your own assessments of betting value. There is a…

How handicapping into buckets can help with betting

Have you considered handicap betting into buckets? Not familiar with this concept? Adam Chernoff breaks down this unquie betting strategy to offer bettors a more methodical approach when it comes to betting on the Handicap. Read on to inform your…

The hot hand just got hotter

There is a common belief in momentum, or hot handedness, in sport despite studies claiming to disprove the concept. Should bettors discard the concept of form? This article argues that it may be an error to do so. In 1985,…

The Pareto Principle applied to betting

It’s common knowledge that to acquire a skill, you have to climb a learning curve. “Curve” is a good description of the process, as the acquisition of skill – like in making accurate betting predictions – isn’t linear. Read on…

What is the Fibonacci betting system?

Progressive betting systems aren’t the most glamorous form of soccer betting, but some people claim they can make big profits. We investigated the Fibonacci betting system to see whether the returns were worth the risks. The essence of the Fibonacci…

Using the Monte Carlo method to analyse your betting history

Following the discussion of Randomness in sporting outcomes, Joseph Buchdahl is taking the analysis of the factor of luck to the next level. Find out how randomness can influence your betting performance and how you can measure it by using…

SportChamps.com.au Review

SportChamps.com.au       Year established: 2017 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Australia Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           SportChamps.com.au Review Born from a dream to give punters a platform that combined their two specialties…

123bet Review

123bet.com       Year established: 2014 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: USA Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           123bet Review 123bet is a fully legal US licensed and regulated live betting website for horseracing…

Interbet Review

Interbet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta & UK Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Interbet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; –…

GiveMeBet Review

Givemebet.co.uk       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           GiveMeBet Sportsbook Review GiveMeBet knows Sports. The bookmaker is part of the Argyll group who…

Goliath Review

Goliathcasino.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Goliath Sportsbook Review Goliath has launched into the online sports betting stratosphere in late 2018, being…

PWR.bet Review

PWR.bet       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           PWR.bet Sportsbook Review PWR.bet is registered and regulated in Malta by the Malta Gaming Authority, launching…

Volt Sports Review

Voltcasino.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta & UK Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Volt Sports Review Volt Sports, also known as Volt Casino, has recently expanded into…

BetUK Review

Betuk.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           BetUK Sportsbook Review BetUK is one of the newer bookmakers to hit the UK online…

Star Sports Review

Starsports.bet       Year established: 1999 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           Star Sports Sportsbook Review Star Sports, formerly know as Star Racing, launched in 1999 and…

Pin-up Review

Pin-up.bet       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Pin-up Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major…

KTO Review

KTO.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           KTO Sportsbook Review KTO is a very new bookmaker, launching in 2018, which is registered, licensed…

Forzza Review

Forzza.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Forzza Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major…

Betmaster Review

Betmaster.com       Year established: 2016 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Betmaster Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major…

Sportsbook.ag Review

Sportsbook.ag       Year established: 1996 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Antigua & Barbuda Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Sportsbook.ag Review   Advantages: – Largest & oldest Sportsbook, US Friendly; – Great range…

OneBet Review

Onebet.io       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players (Cryptocurrency Bookmaker)           OneBet Sports Review   Advantages: – It is a licensed and regulated online bitcoin…

ReloadBet Review

Reloadbet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C+ Recommended: For recreational players           ReloadBet Sportsbook Review ReloadBet was founded by a team of professionals with years of experience in the…

Svenbet Review

Svenbet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Svenbet Sportsbook Review SvenBet burst onto the bookmaker scene in 2018, offering a mobile-friendly experience and…

Evobet Review

Evobet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players         Evobet Sportsbook Review Evobet aims to deliver an innovative experience to customers, with a Casino and Sportsbook,…

Betjoe Review

Betjoe.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Betjoe Sportsbook Review Betjoe is a cutting edge sportsbook & casino offering a huge amount of sports…

BestBet.com.au Review

Bestbet.com.au       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Australia Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           BestBet.com.au Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Owned by highly trusted Australian sports betting company; – Lots…

BetKing Review

Betking.io       Year established: 2013 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Costa Rica Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players (Cryptocurrency Sportsbook)           BetKing Review BetKing is an online gambling website where players can bet with Bitcoin,…

PalmsBet Review

Palmsbet.com       Year established: 2014 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Bulgaria Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           PalmsBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major…

Understanding and managing your risks of ruin

The risk of ruin concept is well-known in finance and investing but how can it be applied to sports betting? Why should even profitable bettors be aware of the concept? Read on to find out. In his book Skin in the…

Using bookmaker margins to spot influential line moves

Margins drive the betting world. They are the reason bookmakers exist, and why bettors pursue value in the markets. Yet, despite the undeniable importance, very few bettors know how to calculate margins and use them to evaluate market moves. The…

Bankroll management: Odds, edge and variance

Betting bankroll management and awareness of variance are essential skills for bettors. What is the relationship between odds, edge and variance? What are the bankroll implications of varying odds? Read on to find out. By understanding what to expect over…

Home field advantage analysed

Taking into consideration home field advantage is an essential part of betting. What factors influence home advantage? Which soccer league has the biggest home advantage? What do Pinnacle’s closing odds suggest about home field advantage? Read on to find out.…

WinBet Review

Winbet.bg       Year established: 2015 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Bulgaria Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           WinBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Bulgarian Sportsbook and Casino; – Most major sports and many…

Rivalry Review

Rivalry.gg       Year established: 2017 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Isle of Man Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           Rivalry Sportsbook Review To start this review, its important that readers first note that…

SpeedyBet Review

Speedybet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           SpeedyBet Sportsbook Review SpeedyBet is definitely one of the more innovative and modern bookmakers to enter…

Tiger Gaming Review

Tigergaming.com       Year established: 1999 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           Tiger Gaming Sportsbook Review Tiger Gaming has ‘been wild’ since 1999, when the bookmaker launched its…

MustardBet Review

Mustardbet .com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Isle of Man & UK Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           MustardBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Exciting and highly efficient betting…

WinBrokes Review

Winbrokes.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           WinBrokes Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook, poker and online casino games are offered; – Most…

SkyWage Review

Skywage.com       Year established: 2016 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Costa Rica Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           SkyWage Sportsbook Review Skywage brands itself as the premier online sports betting and casino destination,…

A case study: Why aren’t bettors allowed to win?

In addition to offering the best odds, highest limits and educating bettors, one thing that makes Pinnacle different to other bookmakers is the fact that winners are welcome. So why do other bookmakers close and restrict accounts? We asked real-life…

Who offers better value: A bookmaker or betting exchange?

Betting exchanges are becoming increasingly popular for bettors looking to bet with better odds than the ones on offer at traditional bookmakers. Many believe that betting with an exchange will always provide better value than a bookmaker. The question is;…

Does intuition have a place in sports betting?

Many “casual” bettors choose their bets through “gut feeling” about what they think will happen during an event, an approach which does not lend itself to profitable betting. Does this mean more skilled bettors can rule out utilising their intuition…

Revisiting the Kelly Criterion Part 2: Fractional Kelly

The Kelly Criterion is often a hot topic of debate amongst bettors. Pinnacle has published numerous articles on the subject, from simple explanations to complex analyses. How does a fractional approach to the Kelly Criterion work and is it the…

Babe Sports Review

Babe.casino       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Babe Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Allowed to use prestigious brand “Monte Carlo”; – Sportsbook and…

Jokerbet Review

Jokerbet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Jokerbet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major…

ZigZagSport Review

Zigzagsport.com       Year established: 2017 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           ZigZagSport Sportsbook Review ZigZagSport is a Bookmaker, where betting is easy and convenient! Professional support service…

BetEasy Review

Beteasy.com.au       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Australia Overall rating: A Recommended: For recreational players           BetEasy Sportsbook Review BetEasy is an online bookmaker with a heavy focus on the Australian betting…

Rizk Review

Rizk.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta & UK Overall rating: C+ Recommended: For recreational players           Rizk Sportsbook Review Rizk hit the gambling scenes in 2014, and hasn’t looked back…

Betzest Review

Betzest.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C+ Recommended: For recreational players           Betzest Sportsbook Review Betzest is one of the newer Casino and Sportsbook businesses to enter the…

BetSid Review

Betsid.com       Year established: 2013 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           BetSid Sportsbook Review BetSid, the local punters bookmaker, was setup in Lancashire, UK in 2013…

NightRush Review

Nightrush.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           NightRush Sportsbook Review NightRush has recently opened its doors to customers worldwide, offering a wide-ranging mix…

MBet Review

MBet.io       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: ? Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players ((Cryptocurrency Bookmaker)           MBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and slots games are offered; – Most…

Football Index Review

Footballindex.co.uk       Year established: 2015 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational and professional players (Stockmarket Game)           Football Index Review BetIndex Ltd have launched the world’s first football…

BookiePro Review

Bookiepro.fun       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: – Overall rating: C- Recommended: For professional players (Betting Exchange)           BookiePro Review BookiePro is a decentralized sports betting exchange, the first of its kind in the…

22Bet Review

22bet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: B- Recommended: For recreational players           22Bet Sportsbook Review 22Bet has been delivering Sports and Casino based products for over 10 years, jumping…

Falconbet Review

Falconbet.com       Year established: 2012 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Falconbet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sports betting for all major sporting events, poker rooms, and…

Bets10 Review

Bets10.com       Year established: 2011 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Bets10 Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook, poker and online casino games are offered; – Most…

MoPlay Review

Moplay.co.uk       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Gibraltar Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           MoPlay Sportsbook Review MoPlay, the global betting partner of Manchester United and Watford FC, burst onto…

The Tote Review

Thetote.com       Year established: 1930 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Ireland & UK Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           The Tote Review The Tote (also known as Tote Ireland Limited) is a wholly…

Dobrobet Review

Dobrobet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Dobrobet Sportsbook Review Dobrobet is a haven of online for sports betting live and inplay, along…

fb88 Review

fb88.com       Year established: 2016 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Philippines Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           fb88 Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Asian facing bookmaker; – Huge selection of available sport betting…

Dice Kings Review

Dicekings.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Dice Kings Sportsbook Review Dice Kings is a new online Sportsbook that launched in April 2018,…

PrincessBet Review

Princessbet.com       Year established: 2016 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C+ Recommended: For recreational players           PrincessBet Sportsbook Review PrincessBet is a reasonable new bookmaker based in the exotic Tanzania, launching into…

BetWinner Review

Betwinner.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           BetWinner Sportsbook Review Making a bet with a bookmaker is a great way to test your…

PowerPlay Review

Powerplay.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: С- Recommended: For recreational players           PowerPlay Sportsbook Review PowerPlay aims to deliver online sports betting and casino services to players from…

Buff88 Review

Buff88.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C Recommended: For recreational players           Buff88 eSports Review Buff88 – the gaming site offers every major sport down to darts, chess…

EXBet Review

Exbet.com       Year established: 2013 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           EXBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Ambitious bookmaker; – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered;…

MrXBet Review

Mrxbet.com       Year established: 2017 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Kahnawake Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           MrXBet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Ambitious bookmaker; – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered;…

CoolBet Review

Coolbet.com       Year established: 2016 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Estonia Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           CoolBet Sportsbook Review CoolBet Casino has established itself in 2016, within the small European country of…

Speed-Bet Review

Speed-bet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Speed-Bet Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook and online casino games are offered; – Most major…

BetLuckys Review

Betluckys.ag       Year established: 2014 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Costa Rica Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           BetLuckys Sportsbook Review Stemming from an expert team of Online Betting enthusiasts and professionals, BetLuckys…

Masters-Bet Review

Masters-bet.com       Year established: 2014 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Curacao Overall rating: C+ Recommended: For recreational players           Masters-Bet Sportsbook Review Bookmaker office Masters Bet it is bets on sports, casino, poker, LIVE casino,…

Karamba Review

Karamba.com       Year established: 2005 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta & UK Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           Karamba Sportsbook Review Karamba Casino has recently taken its first steps into the online…

How much is a free bet really worth?

For many bettors, choosing a bookmaker is no longer a decision based on the best value on offer but who is offering the most eye-catching promotion. While “free bets” and bonus incentives might be appealing at first glance, a closer…

What is a value bet?

Value betting is an essential skill for bettors. What is a value bet? How can a bettor find value? Read on to find out. One of the most interesting things about betting is that nobody knows the true probability of the…

The art of multiple betting

Serious bettors will often claim that multiples are a waste of time. In essence, these types of bet reduce the probability of winning while increasing the potential profit. Can multiples actually offer betting value? Read on to find out. “I…

The value of asymmetric information in sports betting

Information is of great value to bookmakers and bettors alike. Occasionally, markets with limited data or low liquidity offer little information to bookmakers. This provides an opportunity for bettors in possession of superior information. Read on to find out how…

The basics of reverse line movement

Monitoring line movement can provide a snapshot evaluation of the market and understanding why bookmakers make these adjustments can be beneficial to bettors. However, a common mistake is to base betting decisions on line movement alone. Read on to find…

Applying opportunity cost to sports betting

Opportunity cost is a useful concept for deciding the best way to maximize return on investment from funds. Even profitable bettors should be aware of the potential costs of misallocating resources. Read on to find out more about applying opportunity…

How often do professional bettors get paid?

Earning a living from betting can be rewarding. However, as profitable as becoming a winning bettor can be, earning a regular salary from sports betting can be challenging. How often can winning bettors expect to get paid? Read on to find…

MansionBet Review

Mansionbet.com       Year established: 2018 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: United Kingdom Overall rating: B Recommended: For recreational players           MansionBet Sportsbook Review One of the newer bookmakers to hit the market recently, ManisonBet launched…

BetRegal Review

Betregal.com       Year established: 2017 Mobile compatible: Yes Jurisdiction: Malta & UK Overall rating: C- Recommended: For recreational players           BetRegal Sportsbook Review   Advantages: – Sportsbook, virtual and live casino; – Regulated by…