“We should have made an advent calendar”

Reporting from McBet Chat HQ, west coast of Scotland…

There’s been an awful lot of talk lately about Christmas being cancelled. Well, here at Bet Chat we say “balls to that!”

While we’re all facing restrictions that ensure it’ll be anything but normal, that absolutely doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice time…

In fact, the undoubted crapness of this year is even more reason to take some time to enjoy yourself over the next few days.

Our small contribution

While we can’t help you see your family, or go to the pub, what we can do this festive period is email you a bunch of goodies!

Now, we’re obviously too late for an advent calendar, so instead we’ve decided to supply you with our own version of ‘the 12 days of Christmas’…

Starting Christmas Day, we’ll send a daily treat to your inbox including free tips, free guides, competitions, exclusive ‘once a year only’ offers, plus a wild card or two.

It’s our own little way of saying thank you for reading our emails this year – your interest and support is very much appreciated.

Keep an eye out for that and have a wonderful holiday season.

Christmas Bet Chat (this was 2019 – don’t call the police!)

“This game has triggered me”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

For me back in the day it was Football Manager. For Bet Chat Bec it’s a game called Animal Crossing on her new Nintendo Switch. We all have ideas, challenges, passions etc that we become semi-obsessed by.

Today I’m in your inbox to say this… embrace it!

Now, the dream is obviously to do a job that you love – to do something that you are semi-obsessed by – but sadly, that isn’t always possible.

However, what you can do is harness your love of sport and/or betting and/or investing…

Because here’s a stone cold fact for you: the more work you put into sports betting (or indeed any other investment), the more profit you will make.

Figure out the work that doesn’t feel like work

The great thing about sports betting is that there are plenty of different angles into long-term profitability, so the first thing to do is to figure out what you especially enjoy and what you are mentally well suited to.

Do you enjoy figuring the puzzle out for yourself or would you rather find a portfolio of good tipsters?

Do you prefer fewer winners at big odds or more winners at small odds?

Do you like ‘systems’ with set rules or do you prefer form study?

By figuring out what really floats your boat and purely focusing on strategies that align themselves to that, you’ll find that your enjoyment of betting will increase as – almost certainly – will your profits.

Better than Football Manager and Animal Crossing combined

That’s where I’ll leave it for today as we’re off out for a pre-Tier 3 meal this evening and the in-house pre drinks are calling.

Bar and food critic… Now that’s a line of work I could get FULLY-obsessed by!

“It was an ordeal”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

Last night, Bet Chat Bec spent three hours building a set of drawers. It’s fair to say that they weren’t the best three hours of her life…

At this point I want to make it clear that the three hour ordeal was no fault of her own, but the fault of shoddy instructions and, on a Friday afternoon, that’s more than good enough a tale for me to turn into a vaguely betting related email.

Was it your fault?

When following a tipster or betting strategy it can be pretty easy to point the figure when things go wrong, but before walking off in a huff ask yourself: whose fault is it really?

A surprisingly large amount of the time the issues are caused by something entirely avoidable – not reading the instructions properly.

Did you fail to put the recommended betting bank in place?

Did you fail to follow the recommended stakes?

Did you fail to take best prices to such an extent that you were leaving big chunks of profit behind?

Did you simply read a tip/system step wrong and bet on the wrong things?

Did you not read the instructions at all and try to wing it?

Before having a go at the tipster/system creator and/or giving up on the strategy, make sure that the answer to those questions isn’t yes…

User guides and the like are there for a reason so, if you want to get the best from any service, read ‘em!

Was it their fault?

Of course, as with Bet Chat Bec, it may actually be that it was the tipster/system creator’s fault…

Are the instructions confusing or contradictory?

Is the tipster failing to stick to their own strategy?

Do the selections not make logical sense/is the tipster unable to justify them?

Do you suspect the past results (or display product when it comes to our DIY metaphor) were artificially and unrealistically tarted up?

If the answer to any of those questions is yes, and if the tipster/system creator can’t give you a good answer to your questions (and do always ask if you’re unsure – they can’t help you if you don’t ask), then yes, I imagine it is their fault and you should probably move on.

A live example

We’ll finish today with a live example…

Bet Chat Fantasy Football winners not contacting me to claim their prizes!

For the following duo, this is your last chance to collect your November rewards:

Jack Palmer

Jon Wilson

If one of those people is you, just email clients@thebetchat.com to cash in.

As for everyone else, have a marvellous, hopefully flat-pack free, weekend!

“Name five footballers for a million pounds”

Reporting from a hipster coffee shop, central London…

“Harry Kane…

“Cristiano Ronaldo…

“Lionel Messi…

“ummmmmmm Jonathan Kimmich?

“And that guy I thought was a rugby player” (she means Wayne Rooney)

A sterling effort by Bet Chat Bec there but not enough for today’s jackpot. Better luck next time.

November’s fantasy football winners

I realise I’m a little late with this, but I can now confirm November’s Bet Chat Fantasy Football League winners, so here goes…

In 1st place for the month is Jack Palmer’s Rum Ham United…

In joint 2nd (you can both have a prize) are Marco Allen’s Kloppy’s Blinders and Jon Wilson’s CHANGE NAME.

Jack, Marco, Jon, congratulations! Drop me a line at clients@thebetchat.com and I’ll sort out your prizes.