At Smart Sports Trader the aim has always been to find methods/strategies/ways to make money from the sports betting and casino markets.
We have shown that there are various ways of taking on these markets and profiting from them.
As a new feature of the website we are going to be looking at some of the most promising betting tipsters from around the internet.
Let’s take a look at the tipsters featured in July’s tipster spotlight.
Stahobettor is a tipster that focuses on the Polish football markets.
Providing tips for a variety of different Polish leagues and a variety of different markets.
Currently they offer free selections through Telegram, you can find Stahobet on twitter at https://twitter.com/SObettor
From the start of June Stahobettor has produced a small profit with a 4.2% after 52 bets.
Which doesn’t look that impressive on first glance but it is a very small sample size.
Stahobettor is definitely a quality over quantity tipster.
The most impressive part of his selections are the reasoning behind the bets and his knowledge of Polish football.
Stahobettor is often able to crush the closing line by large amounts due to his knowledge and the information he receives.
Here is an example below.
This bet was tipped at 2.2 which Betvictor however I took it a little later with Asian Odds.
Here is the market on Betfair shortly before the game began.
This selection wasn’t a one off as Stahobettor has been consistently able to tip selections that would close at a much shorter price.
The ability to do this over and over again is a big indicator that a tipster is going to be profitable.
In my opinion Stahobettor is easily one of the best free tipsters I have come across on the internet.
Are Soft Bookmaker Accounts Needed?
For some of Stahobettor’s selctions you will need soft bookmaker accounts.
Some selections for example were only available at Bet365, like with most tipsters having access to soft bookmakers allows you to get the best price possible.
However not all selections require soft bookmakers especially in the Polish Ekstraklasa (Top Division) where I found I could bet with Asian Odds or the exchanges.
Stahobettor is an excellent tipster.
If you follow his bets then it is likely your soft bookmaker accounts will be limited eventually.
However that is not a negative it is just the reality of betting with these bookmakers, if you are profitable then they don’t want you as a customer.
Also as stated above you can still follow some of his selection using the betting exchanges and Asian bookmakers.
Stahobettor gets a recommendation from me as I have little doubt that long term you will make money following his selections.
The Basketball Geek
The second tipster that we looked at in June was the Basketball Geek from the Betting Gods platform.
As you expect from its name this tipster focuses specifically in the Basketball markets.
Basketball Geek Results
Since the beginning of June there have been 207 bets with a profit of £218 to £10 stakes.
Something Betting Gods have been guilty of in the past is having very wide variable staking with some of their previous tipsters.
Which resulted in some tipsters staking 10 points on selections at odds of 9.00 then following that with a 1 point stake on a selection at odds 2.0.
This didn’t make a lot of sense and lead to questionable long term roi figures that were heavily influenced by one or two big odds selections winning.
So it’s nice to see a tipster with level staking.
The majority of tips are on handicap lines and the over/under market however there is occasionally a 1×2 selection at higher odds.
Are Soft Bookmaker Accounts Needed?
Much like Stahobettor these selections are not in markets with a lot of liquidity so soft bookmaker accounts are a big benefit.
Bet365 probably being one of the most important as they are generally slower to lower there odds.
If you are quick to bet selections. I have often been able to match the quoted odds using Asian bookmakers.
Having looked at Betting exchanges there is often very little money in the markets so that doesn’t look like a viable way of betting these selections.
The Basketball Geek sends out selections at 08.00 everyday with the odds available at a number of bookmakers.
Odds do tend to generally shorten throughout the day so to be able to bet them early is beneficial.
Occasionally I have also found that a better price is available with one bookmaker.
I have been impressed so far with the Basketball Geek.
He seems to have a clear edge betting in the basketball markets.
Again as mentioned previously with Stahobettor’s selections. Long term betting these selections with soft bookmakers is going to see your account limited eventually.
But that shouldn’t put you off, as its an inevitability that if your a profitable sports bettor this is going to happen.
The Basketball Geek looks to a be a very promising tipster and is one that we going to continue to monitor.
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Ryan is a former mixed martial arts and kickboxing competitor. After finishing university he played online poker and taught English for a living in Thailand for a few years.
Upon returning to England his focus has been on making a living from sports trading, betting and arbitrage. Over the course of 5 years he has managed to make a six figure profit using the strategies discussed on this site.
Ryan runs the sports betting and trading website www.smartsportstrader.com