Bets that bookmakers hate to take
Take a look around your local high street bookmakers and you will notice what sort of bets they want you to place with all their glossy advertising. Lucky 31s, Goliaths, 49s, Canadians Yankees, Irish Lottery. Any bet that the bookie is trying to offer you has mug imprinted all over it. If it's an excellent bet for him, it's bad for you. Here are a few bets that in my opinion are useful if you want to come out ahead in the betting game.
Each Way Double
For those in the know, a smartly placed each way double on two well-fancied 5/2, 9/4 or 2/1 shots is a bookmaker's headache. Furthermore, each way on the second or third favourite in an eight-runner non handicap race when the favourite is odds-on is a catastrophe for the bookie. Many of these horses are nailed on for a place so it's a bet to nothing and an awesome pay-out if both horses win.
Lucky 15 multiple bets have a reputation as a mug bet. But Lucky 15 bets can be a useful wager to beat the bookie when used in the right situations. A Lucky 15 Bet is 4 selections with full cover. This means that all the multiple bet options are covered. So the 15 bets are 4 single win bets, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and one four fold accumulator.
You should always note the terms for your Lucky 15 bets. Most bookies are offering double the odds for only one winner. If you shop around and you will very often find triple the odds for one winner. This means you'll get three times the odds should only one of your selections win. Some of the independent bookmakers will often offer triple the odds such Bet Fred.
Win Singles on football matches
Not so long ago you couldn't place win singles on soccer matches with bookmakers. A win single on teams playing at their home ground can be another useful bet to beat the bookie. A win single bet is a bet placed on just one selection or market, allowing you to earn some profit by guessing just one match correctly. Because they feature higher winning percentages than accumulator bets, single bets are recommended by all betting experts as the safest way towards long-term profit
Each way single on horse racing
This is two bets in one, and costs double the unit stake. For example 10 pounds Each Way will cost 20 pounds. The first part of the bet is a win single. This part of the bet must come first. The second part of the bet is for the horse to get placed second, or third, sometimes forth as well. The amount of places on offer is determined by the amount of runners, and the odds paid are a quarter or fifth of the full odds, which also is determined by the amount of runners. I like this bet because if your horse only gets placed you get some of your stake money back. It is a slow methodical way of betting and at the same time securing your betting bank.