Author Archive: Peter Webb

Punting on Politics – UK General election

I have no idea why, but one of the markets I’ve collected data on over the years are Political betting markets. A bit unusual for somebody that is predominately into sports betting but you could say that politics will be one of the favourite sports over the dinner table at Christmas! The first market I…

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Betfairs biggest-ever market!

What is the Betfair betting exchange’s biggest ever market? Ask people what is the biggest ever Betfair trading market ever and you will get a variety of answers. Horse racing never has the time to build up huge volume to get big enough. Only markets like the Grand National build volume pre race for a…

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When I traded live for Betfair at financial shows

Hennessy Gold Cup / Ladbrokes Hurdle The Hennessy Gold Cup, or Ladbrokes Hurdle, depending on your heritage is one of my favourite horse races of the year. This particular horse race is just up the road from me in Newbury and it often trades well. I have fond memories of this time of year for…

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Profitable, or fooled by Randomness?

Fooled by randomness? Yes, I know I’ve nicked this title from the eponymous book by Nassim Taleb, which is worth a read by the way. But especially in this case and in the text I lay out before you, I think it’s highly appropriate. I just went through 250,000 markets traded on Betfair, most of…

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Betfair trading – Large horse racing meetings

This year I’ve managed to get a record result from the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Grand National, Derby and just bagged a decent result, though not a record, from the Melbourne cup. Contrary to what some people will say, I didn’t need a big bank to do that either. Let’s explore how different trading a small…

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Tennis scores – Live, High speed, where you want!

If you’re looking for live tennis scores, then you’ve arrived at the right place. With Bet Angel you get high speed scores directly from the umpire’s seat at the event. Let’s have a look at some of the ways in which you can use and display live tennis scores within Bet Angel, the best Betfair…

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My bizzare introduction to Australian racing

A quick quiz What does Eagle Farm, a suburb of Brisbane, a sauna and a rather sore back and the Melbourne Cup have In Common? All those three things may seem a little bit odd but let me explain how all of them are delicately interlinked. If you are in Australia and are not familiar…

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Football trading – What key stat do I use?

I am going to tell you why you should ignore the football odds given to you by popular websites and use this ONE key football trading statistic. If you are Betfair trading or enjoy betting on football on the betfair exchange then read the rest of this blog. Before we start, don’t forget to check…

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A day of racing you shouldn’t miss!

Tomorrow we have the finale to the flat racing season and the curtain raiser to the flat season. How can you have both? Let me explain…. Ascot champions day First, we have Qipco British Champions day at Ascot and it promises to be a real feast of racing. It may not be Royal Ascot but…

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