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Champions League

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The Champions League is back in action tonight as Chelsea host Barcelona at Stamford Bridge in what will be a momentous test for the English champions. Chelsea are a best price of 12/5 to win the match with Barcelona available at 5/4.

The night’s other clash sees Bayern Munich host minnows Besiktas and the Germans are very strong favourites, priced as low as 1/10 in places. 

As you would expect with such a massive week of Champions League football, the bookies are offering a variety of free bets for us punters to get stuck in to.

Here we have a look at some of the best free bet offers for these Champions League fixtures:

  • – Coral – £50 Double Winnings – Bet £5+ on either team to win in the Chelsea v Barcelona match betting market before kick-off. If your team wins both halves (wins first half & wins the second half), Coral will double your winnings as a free bet up to £/€50.
  • – 10 Bet £10 Refund x 4 – Bet £10 pre-match on any Champions League last-16 1st leg in the Goalscorer, Goalscorer Premier or Exact Score markets and get a £10 Free Bet if your bet doesn’t win but the game ends in a draw
  • – Bet 365 Free £50 In-Play – (By invitation) Place a pre-match single bet on the Chelsea v Barcelona game and we’ll give you a Free In-Play Bet to use on the big match, up to the value of your largest pre-match bet (max Free In-Play Bet value £50*).

Please see each of the bookmakers for the individual terms and conditions of the offers.

So plenty of opportunities there to make some risk-free cash.

Good luck with your betting for tonight. 

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CoinPoker – Millions in FREE Giveaways!

We reported recently on the CoinPoker ICO – a new poker site that is aiming to bring transparency and trust back to the online poker world through the use of blockchain technology.

Well the ICO closed successfully on 26th January with over 350 million CHP raised. That is the equivalent of around $70 million contributed to the ICO.

The site is already up and running and you can play in live poker tournaments right now by downloading the CoinPoker app.

And to thank the community for their amazing support, Coinpoker are currently giving a portion of the funds raised during the ICO back to the players in massive tournament giveaways.

In fact, they are giving away an astonishing 5 MILLION CHP tokens in tournament giveaways right now.

There are numerous tournaments happening every day with free buy-ins and prizes of 2,000, 2,500 or even 3,000 CHP given away for FREE!

Plus they regularly add in extra CHP tokens to normal buy-in tournaments, so you are constantly getting added value by playing on the CoinPoker platform.

There are also special high-roller events with 10,000 CHP added to the prize pool, although you will need 1,000 CHP to buy in to those special events.

So some great bonuses there, but of course these won’t be around forever, so don’t miss out on all these giveaways.

Take Advantage of the FREE giveaways at CoinPoker now. 





CoinPoker ICO – Revolutionizing Online Poker

25th January 2018

CoinPoker is a new blockchain-based poker platform that is aiming to revolutionize the way poker is played online.

It is currently having its ICO (Initial Coin Offering) and has raised over $40m so far.

CoinPoker’s aim is to tackle many of the problems of trust and transparency that have dogged the online poker world in recent years.

Here is a video explaining a bit more about CoinPoker and the problems it is trying to solve with its new platform:


One of the key problems with modern poker sites is that confidence in the system has been greatly eroded.

This is a result of:

  • – Problems with the deposit and withdrawal process, with delays and issues in players being able to withdraw their funds;
  • – There are increasing KYC (verification) requirements, blocking of transactions and in some cases accounts have been banned and funds frozen or confiscated altogether;
  • – Scandals such as the Ponzi scheme ran by Full Tilt Poker;
  • – Rampant manipulation by bots that prey on recreational players and teams colluding by having more than one player at a table.
  • – Winning accounts are often fueled by rakeback incentives and other loyalty based promotions, further exacerbating their advantage.

Overall, a great deal of trust in the online poker industry has been lost. 

CoinPoker aims to change all this by utilizing blockchain technology to create a fully transparent, secure and accountable system. This will include:

  • – Instant Withdrawals – Coin Poker will have their own coin (CHP) which will be instantly withdrawable via the blockchain, rather than having problems of banks blocking transfers or taking days to process them;
  • – Fair Play – they will employ systems to eliminate bots and provide fair play on their platform;
  • – Shuffle will be Correct– random number generators which are used for card distribution will also be placed on the blockchain, thus providing guarantees that the shuffle is fair;
  • – Security – smart contracts will be used to make sure token holders’ funds are secure and their data is protected.

So all of this should provide players with much greater peace of mind when playing on the CoinPoker platform.

At the same time, they have some massive plans for the platform in terms of prizes and incentives. Already they have given away a Tesla Model S in a competition and much more is planned for when they launch:-

  • – 15% of the total ICO funds will be returned to the community in prize pools, which is likely to be equivalent to over $5m. This has the potential to be the largest giveaway in poker history!
  • – Every month, 25% of the total fees and rake collected will be returned to the players, increasing the value and attractiveness of the games.
  • – Over time, they will develop other types of poker as liquidity builds including 5-Card Omaha, limit games or Open Face Chinese Poker.

All of this should make CoinPoker an attractive place to play poker.

What is really clever though is that there is significant potential for the CoinPoker tokens (CHP) to grow in value over time. 

This is because you will need these tokens to play poker on the platform – they are its currency. But there will be a fixed amount of the tokens. If the site grows, so will the price of the CHP coins, which will result in more utility and use on the platform. 

Here’s a simple example: there are 1,000 coins in the market spread evenly between 20 players with 50 coins each. Statistically if 5% of poker players are winners in online poker, eventually all the coins will end up in one player’s wallet. So the remaining 19 players will have to buy additional tokens in order to play and this demand will increase the value of all tokens.

This is a very clever idea and could result in a steadily increasing value of the CHP tokens if they are able to exetute their plans and grow the site successfully.

So we think this is a very interesting project and have invested some funds in the ICO.

The downside is that the ICO closes tomorrow 26 January at 10am (GMT).

So don’t miss out if you do want to get involved – check out the ICO here!




Disclaimer: we are not financial advisors and the above article should not be taken as financial advice. Please do your own due diligence and research and take professional financial advice before investing. All cryptocurrencies are risky ventures so please only invest money you can afford to lose. Your capital is at risk.




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Get Paid for Your Predictions on Shares!

We have just come across a new project that enables you to earn income from your predictions on whether shares and cryptocurrencies will go up or down.

The project is called Sharpe Capital and it is currently undergoing an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) where you can buy some of its tokens – called Sharpe Tokens (SHP).

Once you have purchased some tokens, you simply log onto their platform and are given a series of shares with the latest news stories for them, like the one for the company Harley Davidson pictured here:-

Sharpe Capital

You just predict whether you think that share will go up or down over the next week and it will take you onto the next share.

Then at the end of the month you receive a payout based on a combination of:-

  • – How many predictions you made;
  • – How accurate your predictions were; and
  • – How many Sharpe tokens you hold

You can’t lose anything on the platform and you are not risking any funds on it like on a share dealing account (other than obviously having to buy some Sharpe Tokens at the outset). Even if most of your predictions were wrong, you would still get a payout.

But statistically speaking with just random guessing you could well get around 50% right anyway and if you judge things well then could do quite a bit better than that.

They have already paid out the first month’s rewards and the average payout was an amazing $972 per person, although those figures may have been skewed by some big payouts to a few people.

Perhaps more relevantly the average payout per token held was $0.02, reaching up to $0.12 for people who did the most work.

Sharpe Capital Payout

The tokens are currently priced at 1800 SHP per Ethereum, which equates to about $0.55 per token at the time of writing.

So to get a payout of $0.02 – $0.12 per token each month on a token that costs just $0.55 is a fantastic level of return. 

Now obviously the returns can vary based on a number of factors including how many people use the platform, how much work you do and so on.

Sharpe Capital make the payouts from the revenues they generate and at the moment that revenue comes from their own investment funds. They also plan to sell the prediction data to investment houses and hedge funds which could really grow the revenues substantially.

So there is the potential for the payouts to grow quite considerably over time.

And of course if they do, so should the value of the Sharpe Tokens.

We have invested in Sharpe Capital and started making predictions, so are looking forward to next month’s payout already.

Please note the token sale is selling out fast as news of the great payouts spreads, so if you are thinking of participating in the token sale then we advise doing so soon before they sell out.

You can check out the Sharpe Capital Token Sale here.




Disclaimer: we are not financial advisors and the above article should not be taken as financial advice. Please do your own due diligence and research and take professional financial advice before investing. All cryptocurrencies are risky ventures so please only invest money you can afford to lose.




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Bankera ICO Review – Token with Payout!

Today we are going to take a look at an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for a new cryptocurrency project called Bankera.

Basically what Bankera are aiming to do is become the “Digital Bank for the Blockchain Era.”

That means everything from payments and debit cards to loans and investments.

Bankera will be set up so that you can use cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEM and others for payments and banking, as well as exchange them for traditional fiat currencies.

And what is really exciting is that holders of Bankera Tokens will receive 20% of Bankera’s and their partner Spectrocoin’s net transaction revenue on a weekly basis.

This revenue is already up into the millions of Euros!

So not only do you have the possibility of the tokens going up in value, you will also receive weekly income. As we say, already these payouts are looking pretty decent.

But we will go into that further below, as well as take a look at the Bankera ICO in more detail and explain how it will work.


What is Bankera All About?

As we say, Bankera is about joining up the world of cryptocurrencies with the traditional banking industry.

The idea is that you will be able to have a bank account with Bankera and hold cryprocurrencies in it, which you can then use to pay bills, make payments using a debit card, get loans, make investments and do everything else you can do with a normal bank account.

Here is a video from Bankera explaining a bit more about how it will all work:

As you can see, it will be a fairly comprehensive banking service. 

The services can be broken down into those that are already available (through Bankera’s partner Spectrocoin) and those that Bankera is aiming to provide in future.


Already Available

  • – Payment Card – this a prepaid card that allows you to load your Bitcoin onto it and then spend it in shops and use it at ATMs around the world. You don’t have to worry about converting your Bitcoin to fiat currency ($, £, €, etc) as the card does it automatically.
  •  – Bitcoin Wallet – store, send and receive Bitcoin using the wallet, which you can have on your phone. Dash, Ethereum and other coins are due to be added soon.
  • – Crypto to Fiat Exchange – an exchange where you are able to turn your fiat currency (over 20 currencies already supported) into Bitcoin, Dash, Ethereum and NEM and vice versa.
  • – Ability to issue IBANs – Bankera say they have the IT facilities in place to issue people with bank accounts with IBAN numbers (after they receive their banking licence). 

What is really impressive is that Spectrocoin, which is Bankera’s partner and run by many of the same people, already have over 670,000 clients and have issued over 65,000 cards.

So unlike many ICOs and similar projects in the financial space, Bankera already have working products, a big customer base and revenues being generated. This is a really big plus when looking at an ICO.


Products to Come

In addition to the products already available, Bankera are aiming to put in place:

  • – A Banking Licence – this is the key element of Bankera’s plans and is what a large proportion of their ICO funds will be used for. Once they obtain a banking licence, then they will be able to follow on with the other products they have planned. Their aim is to have the licence in place by early 2019.
  • – Payments – this will include payment accounts with personal IBANs, debit cards, interbank foreign exchange rates and payment processing.
  • – Loans and Deposits – Bankera aims to provide loans as traditional banks do, but also have the ability to make cryptocurrency loans. Also people who deposit money with Bankera will receive interest, much like with savings accounts
  • – Investments – they will strive to provide investments such as Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), crypto portolios, roboadvisory solutions and eventually even investment banking.

So quite an impressive list of products there and if Bankera can deliver on these then the potential revenue  generated could be quite substantial.



The Bankera ICO is running at the moment and will continue until the end of February or until the hard cap of €177m is raised.

The tokens are currently priced at €0.019 per Banker token (BNK) but will increase in price as certain thresholds are hit in terms of the number of tokens sold, as you can see in the table below:

Bankera ICO

They have raised more than €70m so far from over 59,000 contributors, which is very impressive and puts them on course to be one of the top 10 ICOs of all time. Clearly the interest in the project has been huge and this gives them a good foundation to start from.

If you want to participate in the ICO and purchase some Banker tokens (BNK), you need to do the following:

  1. 1. First open a Spectrocoin account and deposit some funds into it. You can use Bitcoin, Ethereum, Dash, as well as other tokens or even fiat currency.
  2. 2. Go to the Bankera website and click on “Get BNK”
  3. 3. Exchange your currency for BNK tokens on the Spectrocoin platform and they will transfer the BNK to you.

As we say, this ICO is proving highly popular so may well sell out.



Now for the exciting bit – the payouts!

As we mentioned above, each week 20% of Bankera and Spectrocoin’s net transaction revenue will be distributed to holders of Banker tokens (BNK).

Payouts of Bankera ICO

This is great as it means not only could you benefit if the tokens rise in price, but you can also receive income from holding them. It’s completely passive income.

The payouts are made on a proportional basis, so if you hold 1% of the tokens, you will receive 1% of the payout and so on. A nice simple model, which is good to see.

Payments are made in Ether and XEM using smart contracts.

Interestingly, Bankera have already been paying this revenue out for 20 weeks, so we can see exactly what kind of payouts people have been receiving.

Here is a summary of what the payouts have been so far:


 Date Payout Number Total Net Revenue (€)Payout – i.e. 20% of net revenue (€)Equivalent Annualized return
05.09.17Payout #185,219.6685,219.66*4.5%**
12.09.17Payout #277,530.2215,506.043.29%
18.09.17Payout #396,715.7119,343.143.72%
27.09.17Payout #466,179.2813,235.862.4%
03.10.17Payout #553,860.4310,772.091.95%
11.10.17Payout #661,495.27 12,299.052.22%
18.10.17Payout #796,517.0519,303.413.5%
24.10.17Payout #895,595.1319,119.033.46%
31.10.17Payout #993,968.91 18,793.78 3.4%
07.11.17Payout #1097,881.5219,576.313.54%
14.11.17Payout #11146,349.8729,269.975.29%
21.11.17Payout #12139,436.5327,887.315.03%
28.11.17Payout #13175,175.0835,035.026.36%
04.12.17Payout #14191,123.8538,224.776.14%
12.12.17Payout #15375,644.2175,128.8412.06%
19.12.17Payout #16344,529.79 68,905.9510.5%
27.12.17Payout #17572,003.28114,400.6617.15%
03.01.18Payout #18348,529.4169,705.889.32%
08.01.18Payout #19478,558.8995,711.7711.7%
17.01.18Payout #20384,286.7676,857.357.93%
  • *first week payout was 100% of net revenue
  • **annualized return based on pre-ICO price of €0.01 per BNK

As you can see, the payouts are already looking very good.

What is impressive is the pace of growth in transaction revenue. At the start of the payouts back in September, transaction revenue was around €70,000 – €80,000 per week, but that has grown in just a few months to around €400,000 – €500,000 per week.

For people who bought in at the pre-ICO stage, the payouts are already equivalent to around a 10-17% return on an annualized basis.

Also impressive is the growth in Spectrocoin’s user numbers. At the start of September they had around 350,000 members but this has grown to over 670,000 at the time of writing. More members means more transactions and more revenue.

It is also worth noting that Bankera are already on track to surpass their first year targets. In their Whitepaper, they state that Bankera expects €11M in revenue in its first year with stable
growth to 500M EUR within ten years. 

However, they have already generated close to €3.5m in revenue and at current levels would generate over €17m in revenue over the rest of the year – and that’s not allowing for any further growth.

So in essence they are growing faster than expected and that is a good sign for the future.


The Team

The Bankera Team

It is always important when assessing an ICO to have a look at the quality of the team involved. No matter how good an idea is, if the team isn’t competent enough to execute the idea successfully then it will be irrelevant.

Well, for Bankera the team looks very impressive and this gives us added confidence in the project.

  • – Vytautas Karalevičius, CEO – currently completing a Ph.D. in Cryptocurrencies at KU Leuven University in Belgium. Prior to that, he received an MPhil degree in Finance from Cambridge University.
  • – Mantas Mockevičius, COO – more than eight years experience in managing operations and compliance for electronic and digital money exchanges. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and master’s degree in Finance.
  • – Craig Grant – experience in the payment processing industry including three years at Skrill (now a part of the Paysafe Group) as a senior business development manager.
  • – Lon Wong, Advisor – President, NEM.io Foundation, CEO, Dragonfly Fintech. A serial entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience, Lon is a blockchain thought leader and heads the NEM blockchain project.
  • – Antanas Guoga, Advisor – Member of European Parliament. Also known as TonyG, Antanas is a serial entrepreneur.
  • – Eva Kaili, Advisor – Member of the European Parliament. Chairman of the European Parliament’s scientific foresight unit. 

So a very strong team there, particularly in the advisory department. Having Lon Wong, the President of the NEM foundation, as an advisor is HUGE for the project. He is one of the leading figures in the blockchain space and his experience will be invaluable for taking the Bankera project forward.

Plus they have members of the European Parliament, leading experts in banking, accounting, tax, data, PR and a number of other specialities as advisors. And they have over 40 other team members, so this is no small project.

Overall we are impressed with the team and it looks like they have the relevant skills and experience to make the project a success.


Possible Disadvantages

As well as looking at all the positives of the project, it is also always worth looking at potential problems and disadvantages.

The main downside for us is that the banking licence isn’t forecast to be ready until early 2019 and lots of their services rest on getting the banking licence. So there will be quite a wait until we see all the products going live.

However, the good news is that they have existing products already producing revenue and a growing customer base, so it’s not like we have to sit on our hands for a year waiting for something to happen. Having working products and revenue coming in puts them well ahead of other ICOs and blockchain projects.

Disadvantages of Bankera

The other main issue to consider is that of competitors. 

There are already competitors in this space such as TenX and Crypterium and others are popping up all the time. Clearly banking and financial services are industries ripe for disruption from the blockchain.

At the same time though, there is clearly big demand from people to be able to use their cryptocurrencies in the “real world” through the kind of services Bankera is aiming to deliver and this market could be huge in a few years’ time.

So there may well be a big enough market for a number of major players to succeed and the fact that Bankera is already up and running gives it a head start in the field. As far as we aware, there aren’t any crypto banks that already have a banking licence, so Bankera is not behind the competition in that sense.

Of course there are always risks in the cryptocurrency space as it is a very volatile environment and there could be regulatory challenges ahead. 

However, we think the fact Bankera already has working products through Spectrocoin and has complied with regulation so far means it should be well placed to cope with any such challenges.


Conclusion – Bankera ICO Review

Bankera ICO

Overall Bankera is an ICO we really like and feel it is worthy of a PASSED rating and 4.5 stars. The project has quite a few things going for it. 

On the positive side we have:-

  • – Working products with a payment card, exchange and wallet already up and running
  • – Significant revenues in the millions of Euros already being generated
  • – Token holders receive 20% of net transaction revenues, with payouts of 10-15% annualized already being received and the potential for growth
  • – Customer base growing very fast and up to over 670,000
  • – Over €70m already raised in ICO from close to 60,000 participants – shows strong community support
  • – Big demand for people to be able to use their cryptocurrency in the real world
  • – Good team with wide range of skills and experience
  • – Lon Wong as Advisor, one of the biggest names in the blockchain space

There are competitors in the space but Bankera looks like it has the tools to be one of the leaders in this emerging field and is quite developed with its project.

So taking all this into account we are really excited about this project and have invested some funds into the ICO ourselves.

If the customer base keeps growing and therefore the transaction revenue, the payouts could become quite significant, which would be great. Plus of course if that happens then the coin may well surge in value as well. That is what we are hoping anyway. 

Either way though it looks like an exciting project and is one to keep an eye on.

You can check out the Bankera ICO here. 



Disclaimer: we are not financial advisors and the above article should not be taken as financial advice. Please do your own due diligence and research and take professional financial advice before investing. All cryptocurrencies are risky ventures so please only invest money you can afford to lose. Your capital is at risk. 




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Make Money on the Go!

There are no excuses for not making BIG profits in 2018.

There is a great new app you can check out called Betting Mastermind and it will help even the busiest people to rake in tax-free profits each and every month.

Betting Mastermind is basically a suite of matched betting tools that allow you to make low-risk profits at the touch of a button. Some people are making up to £3500 per month from it. You can check out our full review of Betting Mastermind here.

On the new app you can set real time alerts for all the software on the Betting Mastermind website. When a bet that meets your criteria is found, you will get an alert straight to your mobile device.

If you’re not sure what settings to use don’t worry. Criteria are included so you get the best possible results with no fuss.

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This is going to be the last time this deal is going to be offered.

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Who is the Best Football Tipster?

One of the questions we are most often asked here at Honest Betting Reviews is “Who is the best football tipster?”

We have searched the internet far and wide to find the top football tipsters and continue to review new tipsters here on the site in our quest to find the best.

In giving you our verdict on who we think is the best football tipster, we firstly reveal who we think are the top 4 football tipsters that we have reviewed here on the site.

Then we take a look at the credentials of some of the biggest names in football tipping and analyse their claim to the crown of “best football tipster.”

Our Top 4 Football Tipsters

Without further ado, here is the list of our top three football tipsters based on our extensive trials conducted to date:

1. Chloe’s Football Focus

Our number one football tipster comes from the Betting Gods stable and it is the one and only Chloe’s Football Focus.

This is a service which has made an astounding £800 profit per month for its members since starting up, to just £10 per point stakes.

That has been achieved with a return on investment of over 60%, which is quite incredible in any sport, but particularly in football where a return of closer to 10% is usually very respectable.

That profit has translated into bank growth of over 450% in less than a year.

Chloe bets in the main European leagues as well as some South American ones and focuses on a variety of markets including over/under, Asian Handicaps and match odds.

All in our years of looking at football tipsters we have never seen results as impressive as those from Chloe’s Football Focus.

Rating: 5 stars  

And the great news is you can get a 10 day trial for just £1 here.


2. Profit Maximiser

Imagine if you could win £500 per month risk-free from betting on football. 

Well that possibility has become a reality with this amazing piece of software.

Profit Maximiser is basically a system that brings together all of the free bets you get on football (and some other sports) from the bookies. 

It then shows you exactly how to set these free bets up so you cannot lose, whatever happens.

Clever eh?

We trialed this system for three months and gave it a solid thumbs up after it made over £2,400 profit.

There are literally dozens of offers every month for you to capitalise on, it is just a question of knowing where they are and how to do them.

Profit Maximiser does all this work for you so for just a couple of hours per week, you can make money completely risk-free. 

There is also a Facebook group with over 50,000 members and a wealth of knowledge and experience to be gleaned from fellow members.  

Rating: 5 stars  

Great News! You can now try Profit Maximiser for 30 days for just £1 by clicking here.


3. Pro Footy Tips

Pro Footy Tips is a tipster from the reputable Betting Gods stable of tipsters and has amassed a fantastic record of tipping to date.

Having made over 320 points profit, that equates to over £3,200 in profit or £140 per month to just £10 stakes.

What is most notable about Pro Footy Tips is the excellent return on investment at over 17%, which is particularly high on football tipping.

The service is run by a guy called Geir who has a professional gambler for over 10 years and really knows his stuff.

Bets come in the main European leagues as well as in international matches, so markets with plenty of liquidity. 

We have rarely come across such an impressive record for any tipster, let alone a football tipster, so Pro Footy Tips deserves a place high on our list.

And the great news is you can get a 30-day trial for just £1 by clicking here.

Rating: 5 stars  


4. Banker Bets

As the name suggests, Banker Bets is a service that focuses on low-odds selections – or so called “bankers” – in a variety of world leagues. 

Although betting at odds-on is often seen as the fastest way to the poor house, they have proved the opposite since they started tipping in late 2014. During our trial they managed 95% bank growth with an outstanding 84% strike rate and have continued to perform strongly since our trial finished. 

As they point out themselves, there is just as much chance of there being value on a short price as on a long odds selection. Their results would certainly seem to bear this sentiment out.

Of the football tipsters we have reviewed so far, they have been the most reliable and profitable. The very high strike also allows larger staking and offers the potential to build a bank quickly.

Rating: 4.5 stars  


5. Betting Bias (football)

Betting bias are a team of professional gamblers who offer tips across a range of sports including football, golf, horse racing and cricket.

Their tips have shown excellent returns since the service was introduced 5 years ago with a return on investment averaging over 20%.

Their football tips focus mainly on the Premiership and big competitions like the Champions League as well as international matches. They delve into a range of markets to find value, including first goalscorer, over/under markets, teams to win to nil as well as the main match odds markets.

With a consistent record of profit established over a long period, we are happy to give Betting Bias’s football tips a firm thumbs up. 

Rating: 4 stars  

To check out all the football tipsters and betting systems we have reviewed, click here.


Best Football Tipster – The Contenders

Now we assess the credentials of some of the more famous figures in football tipping and evaluate whether they have a claim to sit on the Iron Throne of football betting as tipster-in-chief.


Kevin Pullein – Racing Post

Kevin Pullein

Perhaps one of the most famous football tipsters around is Kevin Pullein from the Racing Post. According to his employers, he is “quite simply the best football analyst and forecaster ever to have appeared in print in the UK.”

Now perhaps they are biased, we couldn’t really say. But Kevin has established a formidable reputation as a predictor of all things football-related and used to have a regular column on the Guardian where he published some fascinating articles on general trends in football betting.

These articles were based on extensive research and years worth of statistics and often revealed that long-held beliefs about “universal truths” in football betting are, in fact, bunkum.

Some of our personal favourites were his article showing that it is not always a goal-fest when top teams play those lower down their division, analysis about the significance of playing at home (it’s actually more of a factor in South America than Europe) and stats showing you shouldn’t always to expect lots of cards in derby matches.

Some of these ideas were expanded on in his 2009 book “The Definitive Guide to Betting on Football,” which we thoroughly recommend as an insightful guide to developing winning football betting strategies.

Now frustratingly the Racing Post don’t publish full results of their tipsters so we can’t really say how good Mr Pullein’s tips are (cue a trial perhaps?). But given his long-standing reputation and contribution to exploding some of the myths around football betting, we think Kevin is certainly worthy of consideration for the accolade of “Best football tipster.”


Angus Loughran – aka “Statto”

Angus Loughran

Another famous tipster and professional gambler familiar to many is Angus Loughran.

Loughran rose to prominence on 1990s television show Fantasy Football League alongside Frank Skinner and David Baddiel. Clad in pyjamas and a dressing gown, Loughran was nicknamed “Statto” on the show and provided stats on the guests’ fantasy football teams.

Loughran built up quite a reputation for himself, appearing on the BBC’s horse racing coverage, writing a betting column for the Daily Telegraph and commentating on football for Eurosport and ESPN.

He was famed for his almost encyclopedic knowledge of football, reportedly watching hundreds of football matches per year (before the days of Sky and BT Sports when that sort of thing became normal) and there were even whispers that Loughran was making hundreds of thousands per year betting on football.

Sadly his carefully cultivated image appeared to have come crashing down in 2008 when he was declared bankrupt, reportedly for owing debts to spread betting firm Sporting Index.

Events surrounding the bankruptcy were shrouded in mystery however, with reports suggesting the debt amounted to little more than £5,000 and that Loughran had done promotional work for Sporting Index and had not expected the firm to press ahead with the bankruptcy proceedings.

In the event the bankrupty was annulled in April 2008 via a voluntary agreement. Whatever the exact circumstances surrounding the bankruptcy, the incident did little for the pundit’s reputation as one of the country’s most foremost professional gamblers.

Perhaps Angus had the last laugh though, as he was reported to be one of the main investors in stats firm Opta, which was sold for £47m in 2013.

He currently provide tips on the easyodds website, although these are on horse racing rather than football.

It is difficult to give a firm verdict on Loughran’s abilities as a football tipster – or even as a gambler. For reputation alone though he must be considered as one of the most famous of the modern era.


Pete Nordsted – Premier Betting

Pete Nordsted

Pete Nordsted rose to prominence with the publication of his 2009 book “Mastering Betfair” which contained strategies for making money trading on the betting exchanges.

That was quickly followed up in 2010 with “The Essential World Cup Betting Guide”, which received widespread acclaim, as did his Premier Betting Handbooks series. 

Pete now runs two football betting websites, the aptly-named petenordsted.com and also the premierbetting.com website with fellow full-time punter Danny Jacques.

He is a full-time sports trader and football betting expert and spends countless hours analysing football markets looking for value betting opportunities.

Contributing weekly articles at goal.com, Matchbook and Pete Nordsted.com – where you can view his drawmaster tips – Mr Nordsted is very widely respected in the industry and has built up a formidable knowledge of football betting.

With such a broad portfolio and a considerable depth of knowledge, Pete is rightly considered one of the foremost names in football tipping.


Ben Linfoot – Sporting Life

Ben Linfoot

Sadly we couldn’t find a photo of Ben – merely a mysterious silhouetted man with binoculars who may or may not be the legendary tipster himself.

What isn’t such a mystery however is the excellent record of Mr Linfoot, who has amassed quite a following at the Sporting Life’s Betting Zone tipping section. 

Ben is probably best known for his Value Bet column, which offers value bets for the top weekend race meetings. However, he has also produced a commendable return on his football bets, including tipping Athletico Madrid for the 2014 Champions League each-way at 40/1 (if you remember they were just a minute away from victory in the final before Sergio Ramos headed an equaliser for Real Madrid). 

Mr Linfoot concentrates mainly on the big leagues and Champions League and opts for the selective approach of a few well-thought out tips rather than tipping large numbers of selections.

With a large following and a profitable record, Bin Linfoot deserves to be recognised as one of the best football tipsters.


Matt Love – Football Elite

Football Elite

Matt has run the respected Football Elite website since 2009 and has built up a deserved reputation as one of the top football tipsters around.

His selections are based on evaluations of home and away form and the over-valuation of big name teams when they are out of form. Together with other stats, Matt puts together weekly “recommended bets” that are usually around 5-10 of the top bets from around the top leagues in Europe.

The good thing about betting in the top European leagues is that prices stand up well and there is no rush to get the bets on in the fear that prices will crash. On the contrary, prices often drift out before kick-off with people tending to back the big-name clubs whilst Matt opposes them.

In the past couple of seasons, Matt has also introduced tips for the English leagues below the Premiership and a “vulnerable home favourites” system.

The results speak for themselves, with his recommended bets having amassed 458% bank growth since going live, the football league bets producing 44% profit and his ante-post bets making 73%.

There are few football tipsters out there who can boast such an impressive long-term record, so although he may not be as well known as some of the names above, we believe Mr Love deserves to be considered for the crown of best football tipster.



Well it seems there is no obvious winner of the title of “best football tipster.” Certainly we have a few contenders, but frustratingly many of the big names don’t actually publish their results, which is both unhelpful and usually a bad sign.

In terms of knowledge and publishing record, Kevin Pullein and Pete Nordsted would appear to have the edge. Perhaps on notoriety and fame, few can top Angus Loughran. On their actual tipping record however, it appears Matt Love has it with his Football Elite tips. We heartily recommend his football tips if you are looking for someone who can find value bets in high liquid markets and produce profit season-in and season-out.

As ever though, we will continue our quest to find the ultimate football tipster and we have a number of trials going on at the moment. Perhaps one will emerge to take the crown once and for all…




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Envion ICO – Make Up to 160% ROI!

We have recently come across a new ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for a cryptocurrency called Envion and we think this has amazing potential.

Basically what Envion are planning to do is change the face of how cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are mined.

If you are familiar with mining, you will know that it is very energy-intensive. It requires large rooms filled with masses of computer hardware that use up a lot of electricity as well as needing to be cooled, which requires additional energy.

A large proportion of mining farms are concentrated in China and Russia and are based on fossil fuel energy, the pollution from which is harmful to the environment and human health.

At the same time, something has been going on in energy markets that has surprised a lot of people. The cost of renewable energy – particularly solar energy – has been plummeting in recent years, putting it on a par or even cheaper than fossil fuel energy in some parts of the world.

Unfortunately though, in some particularly sunny places there are actually over-capacities of electricity – where more is produced than is needed locally.

So in places like California, they have to pay neighbouring states to take their excess electricity at times so it doesn’t overload their grid.

In other places excess electricity is effectively lost and in some areas such as remote parts of India, solar plants are not even connected to the grid because of low local energy demand. 

Envion intend to take these two different factors – the centralised nature of mining in Russia and China and the plummeting costs of renewable power – and disrupt them with a revolutionary new approach. 

What Envion plan to do is place mobile mining units (MMUs) right next to renewable energy plants like solar and wind farms.

In this way, they can take advantage of the very low energy costs and over-capacities of these plants and use the electricity to power their mining units.

Envion ICO

It is also beneficial to the owners of the renewable energy plants, because they will get paid for their electricity that would otherwise be wasted or sold for close to nothing. So in this way it will help make renewable energy plants more viable.

The plan is for Envion to have hundreds – and even thousands – of these Mobile Mining Units stationed around the world at places where there is plentiful, cheap electricity.

Therefore they will help to decentralise mining once again as well as having a business that is scalable, flexible and hopefully very profitable.


How You Can Benefit

Envion have structured their token sale so that you can benefit directly from their mining operations if you purchase Envion Tokens.

Basically, all of the profits from the mining operations will go to token holders. This will be apportioned in such a way that 75% of profits will go to token holders directly as dividends, payable weekly, and 25% will go into paying for more mining units.

This means the business should keep on growing and if things go well, this growth could become exponential: the more mining units they have, the more new ones they can make, and the more they have – and so on.

Projections on the Envion website estimate that with a $10,000 investment in the ICO, you could receive more than $177,000 over the course of five years, which would be a stunning return.

Profitable returns with Envion

Possible returns of a $50,000 investment – from Envion.org website

Now it should be borne in mind that these are just estimates and actual dividend payouts will vary depending on the profits, which in turn will depend on a number of different factors. However, Envion have produced some very detailed workings behind those figures, which you can check out here.

If returns do turn out that high, it would be a very profitable investment indeed for token holders.

It is also worth noting that Envion are aiming to secure deals with Third Party Operators (TPOs), who are outside companies that would pay for Envion’s mobile mining units and get a share in the profits.

Token holders would also get 35% of those profits on top of the profits they will already receive from Envion’s own mining operations, with no dilution. So the profits could actually be considerably higher than those forecast on the Envion website.

Of course, there are still risks that things could go wrong – technical problems, competitors, regulation and so on – so as with any investment you should be aware of the risks before taking part and do your own research and due diligence.



The ICO commenced on 15th December and finishes on 14th January 2018 (or until all the 150 million tokens are sold, if that comes earlier).

They state that 91% of the proceeds from the token sale will go to the production and deployment of MMUs and 9% will go to research and development and administration.

The Envion Tokens (EVN) are priced as follows during the ICO:

  • – $0.90 per EVN token until 11.59 (GMT) on 21st December 2017
  • – $1 per EVN token until token sale ends on January 14th 2018

The ICO has been going extremely well so far, with over 100,000 people registering before the ICO even started.

There was over $20 million raised in the first 24 hours and over $35 million has been raised so far.

One investor even came in with an investment of $5 million, indicating a great deal of confidence in the project.

Envion also report that they have a potential nine-figure deal (i.e. over $100m) being discussed at the moment with a third party operator.

So all in all things are looking very exciting for Envion and this looks like being one of the most successful ICOs of the year.

You can check out the Envion ICO here.




Disclaimer: we are not financial advisors and the above article should not be taken as financial advice. Please do your own due diligence and research and take professional financial advice before investing. All cryptocurrencies are risky ventures so please only invest money you can afford to lose.




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Best Betting Systems 2017

As 2017 draws to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on the betting year and pick the best betting systems we have reviewed this year.

In total we have trialled 65 systems this year – 19 have passed, 12 have been awarded a neutral rating and 14 have failed, whilst 20 trials are still ongoing.

Here are our picks of the best performers this year in each category:

Best Horse Racing System

The most competitive category and this year there were some outstanding performers, but the award for the Best Horse Racing System goes to the Elite Betting Syndicate, with over 180 points profit made and 10 winning months out of 12. 

Honourable mentions also go to DG Tips, who had an excellent year and the ever-consistent Master Racing Tipster, who delivered over 100 points profit for the fourth year in a row, which is an exceptional achievement.

Best Football System

Another competitive category and some very good results this year. 

However, with over 160 points profit made in 2017 there is a runaway winner and that is Pro Footy Tips. 

Run by a professional gambler with over 20 years experience, the service showed it has a clear edge over the bookies and made its followers some excellent profits this year.

Best Sports System

Quite a broad category this one and some strong contenders but latecomer Sports Spread Betting made a real splash, notching up over 1,000 points profit during our trial and continuing to amass profits each week.

We also want to mention the Golf Betting Expert who had a strong year with a number of big priced winners.

So there you have it, those are our best picks from 2017. If you have your own favourites for this year that we haven’t mentioned, please let us know.

Otherwise, have a great New Years Eve and we will see you in 2018 when we will have some massive new developments here at Honest Betting Reviews.



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Incredible Black Friday Betting Deals!

It’s Black Friday today which means only one thing: madness.

Madness as people rush around for the best deals and to try and grab a bargain or three.

There are also some mad (in a good way) betting deals for Black Friday.

There are in fact tons of Black Friday betting deals around but we have gone through them all and picked out what we believe are the best two for you:


Black Friday Deals


  • Betting Mastermind – £609 off! For today only you can get a whopping 74% discount off the normal cost of Betting Mastermind. This is a complete package of matched betting and other betting systems you can use to draw a regular income of up to £3500 per month. It is one of the best betting packages we have ever come across and it received five stars when we reviewed it.  You can get Betting Mastermind at a massive 74% discount here.  
  • Betting Gods – £630 off! For Black Friday Betting Gods are offering a package of 3 tipsters who have made a combined £11,000 profit. You can get access to all three tipsters for 6 months for just £30! Subscriptions to all three would normally cost £660, so that’s a saving of £630! It’s an insanely good offer and you can take advantage of it here.  


So there you have it, two amazing deals for you on Black Friday.

Grab them while you can! 




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Get Tips from the Master for FREE!

One of the very best horse racing tipsters we have reviewed here at Honest Betting Reviews has an amazing offer you today.

The Master Racing Tipster, who we have been proofing for over two years now, is offering completely FREE access to their tips for 7 days.

There are no payment details required, no strings attached, just 7 days of free tips. How good does that sound?

Here is a look at just how exceptional the Master has been since he started tipping at the Betting Gods network back in 2014:

 – Over £6,200 profit to just £10 stakes

 – 29% Strike Rate

 – 30% ROI (return on investment)

 – £150 average monthly profit 

Absolutely fantastic results there and some of the most consistent we have come across from a tipster.

To have averaged a return on investment of 30% over a period of more than three years is quite incredible stuff, almost unheard of in the tipping game.

Get your free tips for 7 days here.

And the Master Racing Tipster has been in stunning form lately, smashing in winners left, right and centre.

Here are some his latest winners:-

  • Groundworker – 1pt win @ 8/1 WON 
  • On to Victory – 3pt win @ 13/8 WON
  • Ower Fly – 1pt win @ 10/3 WON
  • Big Tour – 2pt win @ 11/8 WON
  • Lady of the Lamp – 1pt win @ 11/8 WON
  • Kind Act – 3pt win @ 11/8 WON

Those winners have contributed to a very nice 15 points of profit so far in September, to go with the over 80 points profit made already this year.

So what are you waiting for? Get your FREE 7 day access to the Master’s tips here.