With the end of the men’s tennis season Ace Betting Club has seen its last selection and we ended the service with a great week of tipping for the ATP Tour Finals. We correctly predicted 14 of the 15 matches at the event and that took the service into the top 10.
That does not mean there will be no tennis selections next year. The sport will figure in the Bet Enthusiast product, both for men and women. The matches assessed will be more selective and that should lead to an improved strike rate and profitability.
This is the time of year when betting activity moves away from the traditional wagering sports such as tennis and golf and there is more focus in what could be generally described as special markets.
With Christmas fast approaching three TV programmes provide interesting betting opportunities and a look at recent trends can help in the battle to beat the bookies when investing in these markets.
Strictly Come Dancing is loosely based on the show from the 1970’s called Come Dancing in which teams from different parts of the country competed in ballroom dancing. Doyen of the cricket presenters for those of a certain age, Peter West, used to introduce the programme from a ballroom near you.
With regards the contemporary version of the show the best tipster I know is my Mum. After the first couple of shows she tells me who will win and her strike is one any son would be proud.
Mother’s information suggests that Denise Van Outen will win this year’s Strictly. Louis Smith is a false favourite because he has a flat stomach, bulging muscles and Darcy Bussell fancies him rotten. Van Outen danced in a stage show called Chicago and has the best rhythm and natural dancing ability.
The Charlie Brooks now living in the jungle is not the racehorse trainer and husband of Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World Editor embroiled in the phone hacking scandal. In fact it is the Eastenders actress who has the ideal credentials to be crowned Queen of the Jungle.
The voting public like the nastiness and confrontations but ultimately it’s the nice guy or girl that wins the show. Tony Blackburn, Phil Tufnell, Biggins and Joe Pasquale had much in common. They didn’t take themselves too seriously and were kind and supportive.
Brooks isn’t as self obsessed as Helen Flanagan, the lad’s choice for a reason I have not managed to work out. Ms. Brooks is witty, amusing and genuinely concerned with her fellow campers well being and thus should go far in the competition.
The Military Wives proved last year that you do not need to be a winner of the X Factor to have a Christmas Number One. That show is losing viewers by the million and promotion and a decent tune can get an alternative song to top spot on Christmas Day. Even before odds are available laying the X Factor winner is a policy worth considering.
Back next Friday.