Ever had that feeling you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket? That you wouldn't mind hitting up your favourite online bookmaker, looking for a little bet to put some money on – just for the thrill? Yet with the plethora of matches available to bet on – let alone the number of individual markets on each match what do you go for? How do you decide to spend your money?
Of course, you could go for the pin sticking approach – pick a match at random, pick a market at random and stick your money on, tap tap boom. Sure, you might win – but you're more likely to lose if you're just placing sports bets randomly. What if you wanted to win some money but you had no idea to bet on. What would you do then?
Logic would dictate that the best thing to do would be to find out what to bet on – what people will think will win – what their tips are. If it was possible to find some good information to know what to bet on, then the likelihood is that you will be more profitable in your sports betting. Welcome to the world of betting tips and tipsters.
So what's a betting tip?
A betting tip in it's simplest form is advice on what to back in a particular market in a particular match. A tip can be simple - "x will win"; it could be pages and pages of statistical analysis; it could be anything between those two extremes. Anything that advises a gambler where to stake their money is a tip. You can read more about exactly what a tip is with our helpful guide here.
Of course, there are literally thousands of tipster websites out there on the internet, all promising the best bets and the most accurate predictions. The next task is to sort the wheat from the chaff – to pick out which tipsters are great at what they do and which ones just say they are. To do this, it's essential to understand tipster statistics – what their past performance has been and how accurate their tips are.
This is where it starts getting more complex. There are several metrics that can be used to rate tipsters with profit, yield and hit rate being the three that are most widely used. Profit is the simplest statistic; how much money a tipster has won or lost with their tips – the higher the number, the better. Yield shows the percentage return a tipster has made, while hit rate gives the percentage of winning tips posted by a tipster. Thus when looking at a tip it's advisable to see if the tipster has the right statistics – and if those statistics are trustworthy.
At ProTipster, we aim to make it as easy as possible for a user to find the best bets for their money. Tips are searchable by sport, category and competition for those who have an idea what matches they would like to find a tip in; for those who want to find the best tipsters it's possible to filter tips by which tipsters are the most successful.
Each tip comes complete with easy to read tipster statistics to help you make a simple informed decision on the quality of the tip. We've even got a mobile app so you can check for live tips while you're watching the game.
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