Archive for September, 2008

Its been a terrible week.

Saturday, September 20th, 2008

Its been a bad week for the footy betting.  We’ve both lost money.  Roma and Werder Bremem let me down on Tuesday and Sheffield United let Pod down.

Wednesday was claw back mission but that didn’t go well.  I had a ton on Lyon (drew 2-2) and Pod had £50 on Man U (0-0 draw).  I am starting to wonder whether we should pack this betting lark in and just play poker.

Anyway, today’s bet for me is £100 West Ham to beat Newcastle.  Haven’t spoke to Pod but he’s had a terrible month and probably just going to skip this weekend.  The syndicate won’t start next week.  Maybe October.

Midweek bets

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

With the champions league starting again I’ve decided to start my strong trebles system.  Chelsea/ Werder Bremen and Roma pays just under evens £42 staked.  Still no syndicate though.  I put it on with Partybets.  Just looking at my account history and they have this handy sell your bet back feature.

Looking at the price you get though, its a rip off.

Betting Event: Original stake: Odds:
AS Roma v CFR Cluj GBP 42.00 1.9097
Chelsea v Bordeaux
Werder Bremen v Anorthosis Famagusta
Sell your bet back to (instant execution)
Our offer in percent of your original stake: 50.29%
Stake to be offered for sale: 42.00 GBP
Amount you will receive: 21.12 GBP
Profit/loss compared to your original stake: -20.88 GBP

Pods had a £100 on Sheffield United at 1.8.  They should win but to be honest I don’t want to ever bet on Sheffield United ever again.

Just the one bet this weekend

Saturday, September 13th, 2008

Still nothing from the syndicate.  There still is nothing I fancy betting on.  I did fancy Man U but not enough to be on them. Pompy, Blackburn, Man City and Wigan were considered on the handicap but ultimately rejected.

Pod’s had a single bet on Pompy to beat Boro.  £70 at 2.1.  Maybe next week.

Jenningsbet and Premierbet rescue

Monday, September 8th, 2008

I would like to say a big thank you to Jenningsbet.  Few readers will remember when Premierbet went bust but Pod remembers all too well.  He lost about £550 when they disappeared.

So jenningsbet buy the database of users from the administrators of Premierbet.  As a gesture of good will they have refunded customers like Pod who lost money.   The maximum payout is £200 for users that lost more than that and sign up to both sportsbook and poker room.  They are  not obligated to pay this out at all.  They bought a list of email addresses and old accounts from a bankrupt company.  You can read more about the refunds here

Looking at the jenningsbet site, they do some good football odds.  All premiership matches are booked to 104%.  I am sure in future we will be using jenningsbet as its a solid site with some good odds.

BB9 Final Odds, Michael Favourite

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Big Brother bettors will be hoping that Michael can hold on for a further few days as he is now the odds on favourite at 4/5 to win BB9. Michael was installed at 9/2 on the first day in the house with one Edinburgh punter placing a £1000 bet on him in June, which if successful win the punter a £5,500.

“Michael was always going to be popular and punters got it right from day one. This could easily be one of our worst results,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.