Can You Really Beat The Bookies?

Punters across the country take on the bookies every day in the hopes of beating them, but vast majority of them are not able to beat the bookies over-round and end up losing more than they win in the long run.

But still, it is very possible to beat the bookies in the long run and a small percentage of punters do manage it.

So what’s the secret to beating the bookies?

There is no real secret, you just have to find an edge over the bookies and only bet when the odds are in your favour, which is easier said than done.

When you talk about finding an edge over the bookmakers, most people think about studying the form.

You can beat the bookmaker this way if you are more knowledgeable about the sport you are betting on than the odds compilers at the bookies and can spot when the bookies are offering value odds, but the odds compilers at the bookies are pretty hard to beat, after all it is there job.

So for most people, finding an edge through form study isn’t an option.

An alternative to this would be to have a proven tipster do the form study for you and have them send you their selections each day.

This can be very profitable if you can find a decent tipster. You can find some of the tipsters that I recommend and follow myself here. –

Regardless of whether your doing the form study yourself, or whether your following a tipster service, you are going to experience up swings and down swings along the way.

To deal with the up swings and down swings you are going to need to set aside a betting bankroll and follow some sort of staking plan. For more information on this you can read –

But if following a tipster isn’t really for you there are still a couple of other ways that you can beat the bookies.

The first being matched betting. Matched betting is a when you take advantage of bookmaker offers in such a way that you are going to make a profit regardless of the outcome of whatever you are betting on.

For more information on this see –

Another low risk method you can use to beat the bookies is arbitrage betting.

Arbitrage betting is where you take advantage of the difference between the odds at one bookmaker compared to another. You can place a bet at higher odds and then lay that bet on a betting exchange at lower odds in order to lock in a small but guaranteed profit.

There is various software available which can flag up arbitrage opportunities as soon as they are created making it fairly easy to make a small amount of money betting in this manor.

For more information on arbitrage betting see –

Hopefully you’ve been able to find something here that you can use to help put yourself in the minority of punters who actually make a profit from their betting.

Until next time,

Kenny Turnbull