Wednesday, 26 September 2012


I'm going to have to write about "Tipsters vs Personal Edge" when I get the time. It's an interesting subject that deserves proper attention being paid to it, rather than a half-hearted rush job.

I got an email from a friend last night who had noted that my 888Sport account had been closed. The same had happened to him that day, and he was struck by the coincidence. Certainly it seems strange, and has given more weight to a theory I had a little while ago, that bookmakers often perfom an audit of their customers' accounts at certain times of the year. If they find any accounts that are costing them money, or perhaps who display certain traits, they heavily restrict or close them down.

I remember my Ladbrokes account was closed down earlier this year, and within 24 hours there were posts on the SBC forum from other punters who had been using the Magic Sign experiencing the same. Ditto with Boylesports, with whom I'd surprisingly had a fairly decent run, using the account purely for horse racing and never for football. Whatever, the end result is the same.

Tuesday's Betting

Another solid profit.

Northern Monkey
Just the one, very small racing bet yesterday, coming courtesy of NMP. No returns.
Staked 0.25pts, -0.25pts

One bet, one winner (Young to bt Lu - 6/4 and 11/8).
Staked 1.5pts, +2.145pts

On The Oche
It's the European Championships this week, an event that seems to have been created purely for the benefit of the bookmakers. It's streamed on about a zillion different bookmaker sites but from what I've seen, there doesn't appear to be a live audience. Perhaps there is and it's hiding.

Anyway, I remember from last year that OTO adopts a certain strategy for this event, and I remember it worked well in last year's event. It's got off to a profitable start this year too, although only a small profit on Day 1.
Staked 1.4pts, +0.234pts

Service X
One small bet in the Copa Sudamericana that provided a touch of profit.
Staked 2pts, +1.493pts

Month (and year) to date figures (ytd from 1/8/12)...


Northern Monkey: Staked 32.4pts, -9.174pts, roi -28.31%
Staked 78.775pts, +4.112pts, roi 5.21%, ROC 4.11%

On The Nose: N/A
Staked 52.5pts, +13.319pts, roi 25.36%, ROC 13.31%

The Sportsman Racing: Staked 3.5pts, -0.333pts, roi -9.52%
Staked 7.5pts, -1.28pts, roi -17.06%, ROC -3.2%

Winning Racing Tips: Staked 5.4pts, +8.724pts, roi 161.56%
Staked 14pts, +8.038pts, roi 57.41%, ROC 26.79%

Winning Systems Bets: Staked 3pts, -0.25pts, roi -8.33%
Staked 3pts, -0.25pts, -8.33%, ROC -0.83%

The Market Examiner: N/A
Staked 34pts, -14.8pts, roi -43.52%, ROC -9.86%

Total for September roi 24.99%
Total for year roi 18.14%

Football Elite: Staked 4pts, +1.734pts, roi 43.36%
Staked 5pts, +1.734pts, roi 34.68%, ROC 6.93%

The Football Analyst (7/22): Staked 1.5pts, +0.835pts, roi 55.66%
Staked 1.5pts, +0.835pts, roi 55.66%

The Football Analyst (Euro): N/A

The Football Analyst (Total): Staked 1.5pts, +0.835pts, roi 55.66%
Staked 1.5pts, +0.835pts, roi 55.66%, ROC 4.17%

Summer Of Football: Staked 30pts, +7.517pts, roi 25.05%
Staked 56pts, +17.302pts, roi 30.89%, ROC 69.2%

Skeeve (Asians): Staked 36pts, -7.805pts, roi -21.68%
Staked 53pts, -7.531pts, roi -14.2%

Skeeve (Doubles): Staked 15pts, +11.512pts, roi 76.74%
Staked 26pts, +9.84pts, roi 37.84%

Skeeve (Shortlist): Staked 9pts, -7.565pts, roi -84.05%
Staked 13pts, -8.753pts, roi -67.33%

Skeeve Total: Staked 60pts, -3.858pts, roi -6.43%
Staked 92pts, -6.444pts, roi -7%, ROC -8.05%

The Sportsman: Staked 0.95pts, -0.122pts, roi -12.84%
Staked 1.75pts, -0.038pts, roi -2.17%, ROC -0.63%

Form Lab Lite: Staked 36pts, -4.651pts, roi -12.91%
Staked 67pts, -11.646pts, roi -17.38%, ROC -23.29%

Sportyy: Staked 40pts, +8.736pts, roi 21.84%
Staked 88.5pts, +30.987pts, roi 35.01%, ROC 38.73%

Service X: Staked 199pts, +7.46pts, roi 3.74%
Staked 464.2pts, +43.293pts, roi 9.32%, ROC 43.29%

On The Oche: Staked 6.4pts, -0.478pts, roi -7.47%
Staked 6.4pts, -0.478pts, roi -7.47%, ROC -1.36%

Total for September roi 7.32%
Total for year roi 9.84%

Grand total for September roi 9.7%
Grand total for year roi 11.54%


  1. Re books going through "purges" - they most certainly do. Some just close you down as you go along or reduce your stakes ad hoc but there are those who have a general clear out once in a while!

    1. Dead right, Ian.

      Don't mind admitting, it's a pain in the arse!