Gambling & Betting
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Review of "betfair.com"
This review does not cover every minute detail of Betfair, just the essentials followed by a guide on what I do on Betfair every day.Now the majority of people in this country enjoy a flutter and I was no exception, that was until Betfair put me off gambling for life.
No I place thousands of pounds worth of bets on Betfair everyday, so you may be thinking that I am gambling, but you could not be further from the truth...without wanting to sound like a Betfair advert, they have revolutionised the gaming industry (They launched in 2001). Later on in this review I will reveal some of the tips and tricks I use to enable me to make a nice little income in addition to my job.The reason that they have changed the face of gaming forever is that as well as having the traditional bets - i.e. - £5 on a horse to win (horse wins you win, any other horse wins you lose), you can also put £5 on a horse to lose (horse wins you lose, any other horse wins - you win)
Now doesn\'t that sound interesting...Betfair is a betting exchange and they offer a marketplace where members of the public can bet against each other...one of you backs an outcome (you think a horse will win) and one of you lays and outcome (you think a horse will lose).
The person who lays a particular outcome, is in effect acting as the bookmaker and offer odds accordingly. So I could offer odds of 5-to-1 on a horse losing at £5. If somebody matches my £5, then the most I could lose and they can win is £25 (£5 x 5-to-1)Betfair make their money by taking a commission on the net winnings. The commission rate is 5% although this can be lowered by earning Betfair points (you get these for placing bets on the site - bit like a Tesco Clubcard - lol)
I have used Horse Racing in my examples above, however Betfair have markets available on everything and anything you could ever think of. As well as the usual suspects, Football, Rugby, Tennis, Cricket etc there are many niche markets to be bet on - Bandy, Handball, Pelota, Water Polo etcThat\'s the sportsbook side of things taken care of, but once yo have an account you can also play their casino games and on their poker software (which is superb).
All the odds on Betfair are in decimal format which takes a bit of getting used to. 2-to-1 on Betfair simply shows as 3.00 (2 divided by 1 then add 1). 15-to-2 is 8.50 (15 divided by 2 then add 1).One other final point is that the minimum stake is £2 (you can place bets for lower than this is if you know how - contact me through Dooyoo and I\'ll gladly tell you)
HOW TO MAKE MONEY ON BETFAIR1. Visit Betfair and open an account
2. Enter this code 6L6JUJXNU during the signup process and they will give you £20 when you have place bets totalling £20
TRADING ON BETFAIRThis is how I make hundreds of pounds on Betfair each and every month.
All you have to do is back a result at a higher price than you lay the same resultExample
Manchester City vs Birmingham City
30 minutes before the match kicks off , you back Manchester City with £10 to win at 3.00.
Now for the clever bit. Odds are constantly moving up and down on Betfair and the closer an event is to starting the shorter the odds become.
It is now 5 minutes before kick-off and the odds on Man City winning (back) are 1.90 and the odds on them not winning (lay) are 2.00
You put £10 on Man City to not win (lay) at odds of 2.00This means if they win you will lose £20 (£10 x 2.00) and if they draw or win you will win £10.
Now you have had 2 bets on this particular game - 1 back bet and 1 lay bet.
..........................................BET 1.....BET 2
Manchester City Win..........£30.......(£10)
Draw or Birmingham Win...(£20)......£10
Remember you have to place £20 of bets to get your free £20 - follow my tips and you won\'t have a problem.If you liked this review, please take the time to leave a rating
Product Information : betfair.com
Manufacturer's product descriptionGambling & Betting
Type: Gambling & Betting
Domain Extension: .com
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