Chelsea are expected to win most of their games and so the odds

for Chelsea to win are very low, whereas the odds on the other team to win and

the draw are quite high. Nowadays, there is a way for you to become the

bookmaker, due to the emergence of Betting Exchanges such as Betfair and


Someone else bets £10 that Chelsea will not win.

That was a very simplistic example. You

may even manage it once but then to keep on doing it, is very unlikely.


only person to win is the bookmaker, when did you ever see a bookmaker riding a

bicycle? Never is the answer. It is these differences in the betting odds that

ensure that you will never win at sports betting.

Even if you do become successful and manage a winning streak,

the chances are that bookmakers will limit or even suspend your account and in

some cases just refuse to pay out. It

is very unlikely that you will ever get the odds needed to complete a book. In other words, the more successful you

become then the less you will actually win until eventually you lose any profit

that you gained.

I place a £10 bet on Chelsea to win

You could win eight times out of ten then lose all your profits

on the two games Chelsea lost or drew. In reality it’s much more

complicated. A very simple example:


theory you can become the bookmaker by laying every outcome so that you will

make a small profit once you have paid out to the winner. It is all down to maths. Exchanges use

bots (software) to keep the odds markets artificially fluid that ensure that

people will bet more, especially when an event is in running.

Gambling over the Internet


betting has never been easier to do.

If Chelsea wins then I win £10 – 5%

The only people who are making money out of gambling are the bookmakers;

the exchanges and the spammers who sell systems that promise you the earth.

Don’t fall for it; within a few months they will be selling another system

because their earlier ones don’t work.

Can you see that I am at a disadvantage from the start? If

Chelsea lose then I lose £10. The odds just don’t allow it. The exchange

takes a 5% cut from the winner of the bet. There are literally thousands of sites on

the Internet all dying to get their hands on your money. They offer generous

incentives for you to join them with some sites offering to match your deposit

up to £200 and do you know why? It’s because they know that they will get their

money back plus most of yours.

. In practice making a

book (as they call it) is almost impossible. If Chelsea draw then I lose £10, I can only win

if Chelsea wins.

Betting Exchanges

A betting exchange is different to a usual bookmaker because you

are matching your back bet with a lay bet placed by someone else