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SPORTS BETTING INDEX was founded in 2000 to help punters with all aspects of internet betting as the phenomenon of online gambling took off.
Whilst the site has changed and developed over time the core beliefs remain the same: being independent, honest and open.
Newsletter 14

When I first started Sports Betting Index thirteen years ago the original idea was to provide a site useful to punters betting online in the new internet medium. A lot has changed since then and now there are hundreds (if not thousands) of sites promoting bookmakers and trying to get a slice of the affiliate pie. I have always tried to be a little bit different and tried not to bow to commercial pressure and promote any bookmaker that arrives on the scene and have generally promoted only books that I know to be reputable and ones which I use in my personal betting. Over the years this has led me to drop certain books due to the way I have been treated as a customer - Stan James were dropped a few years ago after they declined to accept a bet and cut the odds anyway and Centrebet followed suit by treating me the same.

I have to admit there are now some sites listed on the site which I don’t think I can promote anymore - some may call it commercial suicide but sometimes ethics are more important. Over the next month or so you will see some sites replaced with the bookmakers that I am now able to use in my personal betting. There is an inherent problem with this is in that not all customers are treated the same and some books that allow me a bet might not let you and vice versa but that is out of my control.

I will be dropping the following -
Paddy Power who closed my account a few years ago after I won £15k from them in one bet (good old Rocco Mediate lol)

Coral - who refused to take any ante post bets on the golf from me over the course of this year.

Tote - since Betfred bought them my account has been closed but I am still allowed to bet at the parent company
I will also be dropping Expekt and The Greek - simply because I no longer use them

On the plus side I will be introducing new bookmakers which I have used for some time and I think should play a part in your betting portfolio such as Nordicbet who cover a massive array of sports with some good independent pricing. If you are more inclined to betting with UK based books and need to bet on horse racing then SpreadEx really should be included in your portfolio now that they offer a good fixed odds side to their business - this is especially good for golf I may add.

Don’t forget if you are struggling to get bets on with the main books you can always the guide to independent bookmakers - for a one off payment of £49 and free updates for life - see here for full details.

Anyway I have waffled on enough about what is happening at SBI but on a lighter note there is a new website launched this past week which should be a good read for golf fans and golf punters - Curious About Golf - basically it gives an insight into the game from a slightly different perspective
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