“The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.”
– Kin Hubbard
So you’re looking to make some money betting on football, huh? Well if you’re planning on making your stay in the land of degenerates and pocket change a fruitful one, you’ll need to find a reputable book and a betting forum to get some advice and inside info when needed.
The five betting books and forums listed after the jump represent some of the best and most reputable around. And when it comes to something as expensive and risky and gambling, you’d have to assume that only the best will do. To be honest, this list was going to start out as a Top 10, but after taking a hard look at some of the best books and forums, I decided it best if I kept it to the 5 gems out there. For more information on betting sites, please click here.
Now on to the countdown!
Top 5 Betting Sites
Pinnacle Sports: By far one of the best books around. They currently have lines for almost every sport imaginable — not to mention they currently have football covered with low vig that’s sure to please veteran bettors.
Betfair: Quality in the form of a new type of gambling that seems to be sweeping the betting world. Betfair is more of a sports betting exchange, where you can place your own odds in the hopes of someone matching you from the other side. The site is easy to use and comes with some very handy instructions. Definitely one of the best around.
Ladbrokes: Pure quality from start to finish. They’ve even got live in-game betting if that tickles your fancy. Currently have the sport of football covered from all angles as well.
William Hill: Currently one of the best (if not the best) quality betting site in the UK. If you’re looking for a book that’s a little more close to home (instead of, say, betting with a book based in Gibralter), then this is the one for you. I don’t think it even needs mentioning, but they have all the lines you could possibly want for football with fairly reasonable prices.
Eurobet: Still one of the best out there. There’s not much else to say since they are of the same quality and standard as the four above.
Top 5 Betting Forums
SBR Forum (Sports book review): The name pretty much says it all: they are one of the best book reviews around. To top it off, they also have a really insightful forum that houses some quality bettors who know their stuff. This site should be in the bookmakers folder on your computer.
Covers Forum: Another quality forum that has some decent bettors who give their tips and knowledge on football matches. Plus, they’ve got a handle on almost every other sport as well. Definitely worth an add.
The Daily Punt: A website that really gets the job done when it comes to covering just football matches. They have a very dedicated forum following that gives their tips and insight on every match of the day. From the Premier League to the Hyundai A-League, they’ve got an expert for literally every country.
The Punter’s Lounge: Another fantastic football based forum dedicated to the beautiful game. Like The Daily Punt, the forum has every league covered. Well worth an add.
Betting Advice Forum: Another high quality football site that’s well worth a look. A couple of their bettors are well worth following if you’re looking for a good tip on an upcoming match.
The above lists should be more than enough to get you started in your betting endeavours. Whichever book or forum you decide to trust, know that all of them bring something unique and interesting to the table. Every bettor is different, so try and mix and match books with forums to find the right fit. I guarantee you’ll be better off in the longrun if you start off with a quality book and a dedicated forum.