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Victor Chandler / Bet Victor Accumulator offer

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

I saw this on the Victor Chanlder website.  I can’t believe how generous it is.  How often does one result let you down?  Well, you don’t have to worry about that not.

Place a five-fold or upwards on 90 minute (Win/Draw/Win) football markets and if you have only ONE losing selection we will refund your stake as a free bet!
Terms & Conditions

  1. Max refund £25/€25 or currency equivalent per accumulator.
  2. All selections must be on 90 min (Win/Draw/Win) football markets.
  3. LIVE (in-running) bets do not qualify.
  4. Promo Cash bets do not qualify.
  5. Void bets do not qualify.
  6. Free bets are credited within 72 hours of final leg settlement
  7. Free bets must be used within 30 days.
  8. Max total refund £100/€100 or currency equivalent per person per settlement day.
  9. Permutation bets do not qualify.
  10. Applies to the following leagues only: English Premier League, English Championship, English Leagues 1 & 2, Blue Square Premier, English Carling Cup, English FA Cup, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Divisions 1, 2 & 3, Spanish Primera Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, French Le Championnat, Greek Super League, Champions League & Europa League.

Here are my bets for this weekend. Probably won’t win but with the odds like they are, I only need 1 winner a month and I’ll be in profit.


  • Betid 25868330200 Time: 10:52 Bet Type: 5 Fold Stake: £ 25.00
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Manchester United 6/4 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Manchester City 17/20 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Liverpool 8/13 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Fulham 20/21 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Sunderland 20/21 Win only Unsettled
  • Returns: £0.00 21/01/2012 GBP 25.00 5 fold: NORWICH CITY @ 9/2
    Betid 25868310800 Time: 10:51 Bet Type: 5 Fold Stake: £ 25.00
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Norwich City 9/2 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Blackburn Rovers 11/2 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Sunderland 20/21 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Fulham 20/21 Win only Unsettled
    • Match Betting – 90 Mins
    Sheffield Wednesday 4/7 Win only Unsettled

Sign up here.

Upate and Rebbeca Black Youtube betting specials

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Long time no blog. We have a syndicate again but we are trading on betfair. We are betting on markets that have little liquidity and so putting our bets on the internet probably isn’t the best idea.

We’ll be using this blog in future to put out some fun bets we have had. First off is the Rebecca Black youtube specials.

We’ve gone for the video to get over 100 million views by the end of the year at Paddypower.

Rebecca Black Specials Hide
Singles Only.
Must happen by end of 2012.
PP decision final.
Rebecca Black’s Friday to reach 100 million views on youtube 4/9
Rebecca Black to record a duet with Justin Bieber 6/1
Rebecca Black’s debut album to go platinum 9/1
Rebecca Black’s Friday to reach No.1 in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart 16/1
Rebecca Black to become a judge on X Factor US 33/1
Rebecca Black to win a Grammy 80/1

Please help us out by watching the video here.

If you want to bet, paddypower is the place to go. Click here.

Royal Wedding Bet

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The old syndicate is not happening still. We are testing out a new system on betfair. We are trying to exploit inefficient markets. The problem with that is that we put our system out on here the market will disappear. The other problem is that we are losing still 🙂

Anyhow, I found another printing money type bet on PaddyPower. I got the email from them saying that they were offering odds on celebrities turning up to the wedding.

Elton John was a close friend of his mothers and gave a poignant performance in the same church for Diana’s funeral so he will more than likely be present. Former US pop queen Britney, on the other hand, is a 100/1 outsider to be there.

1/2 Angela Merkel
5/6 Elton John
Evs Silvio Berlusconi
2/1 Paul McCartney
6/1 Simon Cowell
8/1 David and Victoria Beckham
12/1 Phil Collins
12/1 Tom Jones
12/1 Andrew Flintoff
16/1 Jools Holland
16/1 Helen Mirren
20/1 Bryan Adams
20/1 Eric Clapton
20/1 Cheryl Cole
33/1 Wayne Rooney
40/1 Geri Halliwell
40/1 Cindy Crawford
40/1 Catherine Zeta Jones
40/1 Charlotte Church
100/1 Britney Spears
250/1 Lady Gaga

Elton John seemed a cert to me. I went to the site and there was nothing up there. However I did see this market.

BBC Wedding Viewers
Applies to the number of UK viewers of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Figure to be confirmed by the BBC.
Bets void if any other UK terrestrial network cover event.
Bets void should they not marry by the end of 2012.
PP decision final.
Less than 26 million 11/8
26,000,000 to 28,000,000 4/1
28,000,001 to 30,000,000 7/2
30,000,001 to 32,000,000 7/2
32,000,001 to 34,000,000 4/1
34,000,001 to 36,000,000 13/2
More than 36 million 5/1

Checking out the statistics on Wikipedia, the Charles and Diana wedding only got 28.4 million. With more channels now and possibly on the internet too, its got to be less than 26 million.

I had a cheeky £50 on it anyway. Bet here if you fancy it.

Printing money at Paddypower

Monday, July 12th, 2010

This blog has been neglected a lot of late. Basically, the months of January, February and March this year was just too much to stomach in terms of losses. We both still bet but independently again. Its no fun blogging when you are losing.

This world cup, Pod is well up. His strategy has been a lot better than mine. I lost quite a bit but it was all down to the Germany/ Spain result. I didn’t see that one coming at all. Got giddy and lumped on the Germans.

So for the final, I was looking round for a good bet and stumbled across Paddy Powers specials markets. They were doing a bet on which channel would get the most viewers.

With billions of people expected to tune in around the world for the World Cup final both the BBC and ITV will be battling it out to win their own match in the World Cup Final TV ratings.

And Paddy Power make the men at the Beeb the hot favourites to record more viewers than their ITV rivals with Gary Lineker’s team just 1/5 and Adrian Chiles’ crew the 3/1 outsiders.

To anyone living in Britain this is a no brainer of a bet. Check this blog post about a gift from Paddy Power. I lumped on this before the price dropped. Its actually the biggest bet I have ever had. I hit the bet max button and it came up with £414.75. £82.92 profit guaranteed.

So the Guardian publish the viewing numbers today,

“Average of 15.1 million viewers choose to watch BBC’s advertising-free coverage, compared with 3.3 million for ITV”

and I get paid out. I really can’t see how that bet could have gone wrong. Someone at Paddy Power must be kicking themselves now. I’ll keep an eye out on those specials in future in the hope of getting another gem like that.

February Update

Monday, February 15th, 2010

January was a bad month, February, just more of the same. Here’s the months summary from a text message Pod sent me.

Everton/ Wigan overs. -£100
Liverpool/ Chelsea double +£87
Sunderland win -£100
Roma/ Real Madrid and a tennis bet treble -£100
Madrid Win +£90
Newcastle win -£100
Birmingham/ Man City/ Chelsea Treble -£100
Villa/ Fulham Double -£77
Grim reading. Bad month. Just wire me the money when you’ve got it.

So its another bankrupt month. Running total is -£1306. Sound a lot but if you look at it this way, its 3 years entertainment.

Lessons to be learnt from this month, don’t back Man City. They are the new Liverpool when it comes to screwing bets over.

Next month will be better.

January Update

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Its been a while. We have still been betting, well, losing, just not been updating the site. Last month we ended up £36 down. That ends or winning streak.

This month has been a disaster. First bet won but that was only £50. From then we had 4 losing bets in a row, with the last bet being for £150. That bankrupts us for this month. Very disappointing. Overall loss in 3 years is £906.

Pod’s been doing some solo betting. He’s been winning but Spurs yesterday screwed him over a little. We’ll be back next month. I still think that there is money to be made in football betting. Just need to pick better games.

Betting update

Monday, December 28th, 2009

Been very slack with the updates. Looks like this month is going to end up with a loss.

So last week, we had,

West Ham vs Chelsea over 2.5 goals. Ended up 1-1.

Bank down to -£195.

Boxing day

Newcastle to beat Wednesday 1.72
Burnley to beat Bolton 2.37
Man City -1 on the Asian 1.79
Wigan Bolton unders. 1.7

First 2 lost. Ended up £51 down on the day. Bank at -£246.

Todays bets were, Everton -1, 2.1 and Man City win at evens. Everton win 2-0. Man City are 1-0 up. Fingers crossed, we’ll be only down £36 this month.

Good day at the office

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Today, Pod identifed 3 bets. Portsmouth +1 on the Asian Handicap, Villa – 1 and Man City overs.

I didn’t get up early enough to put the Portsmouth bet on. Gutted as that would have come in at evens. We had the other 2. Villa was evens and City overs was 1.75.

Villa win 1-0 and so bet is a push. Man City ended up 4-3. It was 2-1 after about 17 minutes so bet won easily.

Bank now at -£95. Very hopeful of making a profit this month.

On my personal bets, I’ve had a stonker of a weekend. Had Villa to win to nil at 6/4, £100 and Fulham at 6/1 also £100. Both won. £750 up on the day. Clawed back all my losses from last weekend and more.

Update, many bets, much loss

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Well, its been a while. Been a bit pre-occupied playing blackjack to be totting up our betting. We’ve had the following bets since the last update. £100 on each.

9th December.
Olympiakos vs Arsenal – Arsenal 3/1 LOST
Coventry vs Newcastle – Newcastle 5/6 WIN

£17 down. Bank at -£117.

Last weekend
Birmingham vs West Ham, Birmingham, 2.22, Win
Bolton vs Manchester City – Man City 5/6. Loss.
Liverpool/ Arsenal under 2.5 goals. Evens. Loss
Jensen Button to win Sports Personality of the year, 19/20. Loss

Last night
Birmingham v Blackburn, Birmingham, 2.29, Win.

Overall bank is now -£168. Still half the month to go.

Damn Mark Hughes and Man City

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Bad start to the month. Only one bet today. It was Cheslea to beat City. Started well enough with an early own goal against City. Somehow City managed to score 2 and win 2-1. £100 lost. Bank at -£100.

I think Man City are going to get put on the blacklisted teams. Everytime we seem to bet on a Man City game it appears to lose. Usually we are betting on them to win but this time they screwed us over. Chelsea are a bit rubbish too. The like of Hull, Burnley and Fulham all got draws at City and the so called champions elect get beat.

I don’t think we’ll be having anything tomorrow. I fancy Spurs strongly but Pod fancies Everton.