The World of Betting

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How Does Betfair Work? Betting Exchanges Explained in Full

Betting exchanges explained in full, including: What does back and lay mean? How does Betfair calculate commission? How does Betfair's Premium Charge work?

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Smarkets Betting Exchange: An Innovative Rival to Betfair

Betfair takes the crown when it comes to betting exchanges, but the Smarkets Betting Exchange has been a brilliant alternative since launching in February 2010.

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Betfair Sportsbook and Exchange: Turning Bets into Trades

The Betfair sportsbook and exchange is essential for matched bettors and professional football traders alike. Discover what makes it the best betting exchange.

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BETDAQ Betting Exchange: Can it Challenge Betfair?

The BETDAQ betting exchange set out to challenge Betfair's dominance, but Smarkets and Matchbook have since joined the party. Can Ladbrokes finish the job?

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Complete Betting Exchanges List: Start Trading Today!

Here is a complete list of betting exchanges available in the UK. While Smarkets, Matchbook and Betdaq often charge less commission, Betfair is still the best.

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Matchbook Betting Exchange: Cheaper Commission & Reliable

Betfair still leads the way, but the Matchbook betting exchange offers a quality service (with just 1.5% commission) if you're looking to maximise your profits.

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The (Insane) Facts & Figures Fuelling the Betting Industry

We all know that the bookmakers profit from our losing bets, but the actual amount that they make is simply extortionate!

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10 (Free) Twitter Football Tipsters to Follow Now

The sports betting scene is thriving and social media can be a great source of information for budding bettors. Get started with these 10 Twitter tipsters.

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7 Shocking Football Bets That the Bookies Refused to Pay out On

It's a tough task getting one over on the bookies, but sometimes even when you win, you lose, as these 7 unfortunate punters proved.

Football Accumulator Near Misses: 9 Punters Who Almost Won Big

£365,000 from a £100 bet, £170,000 on a £1 bet and £500,000 on a 30p bet - those are just some of the biggest ever football accumulator wins. Putting a couple of pounds on an accumulator bet always seems tempting....

Top 10: Biggest Ever Football Accumulator Wins (Amazing!)

Approximately two thirds of all adults place some kind of bet within the course of a year, whether buying a lottery ticket, having a flutter on the Grand National or predicting the outcome of a football match. Each household spends...