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Your totally free Masters factfile

It’s a big old week for sport with Champions League quarter-finals midweek, the Grand National on Saturday and golf’s Masters on Thursday.

There will be more from me on the Grand National tomorrow, but today I want to focus on the Masters…

That’s because I have a totally free factfile to give away!

You can download it here.

This comprehensive 36 page guide should set you well on the way to landing a winner or two, especially with up to 11 places on offer with some bookies in the each-way market.

It’s been put together by the brains behind the Golf Insider service and, given that in the past 12 months he’s landed outright winners at odds up to 250/1, and hit the pay-out counter with each-way places as big as 500/1

He’s certainly somebody who’s advice you want to have on side.

It’s now less than two days before tee-off time, so don’t delay…

Download your free Masters factfile by clicking this link.

Who needs eggs? Free rugby bets for Easter…

Champions Cup rugby swings back into town, and this makes me extremely happy. After all, it hasn’t been a great time lately on the rugby front, what with being an Englishman who shares office space with a Welshman… and I had France in the Six Nations sweepstake. Talk about a kick in the nuts!

Gloucester vs. La Rochelle Friday 20:00 (BT Sport)

Gloucester come into this game knowing Champions Cup rugby will not be on the agenda next season, with poor league form being the reason for that.

Only four wins all season and a negative 70 points differential says it all, though one shining light for the cherry and whites has been Rees-Zammit. Whenever the ball goes in his direction danger for the opposition soon follows.

I do however fancy the savvy French side to combat that issue. La Rochelle boast the best Top14 defensive record, which is something to be very proud about given the superstar teams dotted around the French league.

La Rochelle have weapons in attack that will see a lot of ball and no doubt put dents in the Gloucester defense. Ihaia West and Dillyn Leyds are two names not many will be aware of but they sit just one peg below international level.

Tips:

La Rochelle -5 points handicap – 4/6 (1.67) with bet365

Over 46.5 points scored – 10/11 (1.91) with bet365

Bordeaux Begles vs. Bristol Bears Sunday 15:00 (BT Sport)

Bristol Bears have come a long way in a relatively short space of time, from running around the Memorial Ground in Division one to winning the Challenge Cup last season and now topping the Premiership.

Money has no doubt been a factor, but I believe the ethos installed by Pat Lam – Bristol Bears’ head coach – to be the dominant factor.

He has got the Bears playing attractive rugby with grit and substance to match and having Charles Piutau and Semi Radradra in the backline also helps keep opponents awake at night.

Begles also have some rock stars in their ranks – Matthieu Jalibert the first choice French 10 and Ben Lam the explosive Kiwi.

Tips:

Bristol Bears to win – 11/10 (2.1) with Paddy Power, Betfair Sportsbook

Bonus Tips:

Wasps vs. ASM Clermont Auvergne Saturday 15:00 (BT Sport)

Wasps +6.5 points handicap – 1/1 (2.0) with bet365

Racing Metro vs. Edinburgh Sunday 12:30 (BT Sport)

Racing Metro -14.5 points handicap – 10/11 (1.91) with 888Sport, Betfred

Weekend fourfold

La Rochelle, Toulouse, Exeter Chiefs and Racing Metro to win – 5/2 (3.5) Smarkets

Luke Towler

“I’m not being difficult. I’m just being perfect”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

Today I want to talk about evidence. A straightforward concept, but one that so many people make a total pigs ear of.

It really should be straightforward…

Something happens that is a direct consequence of something else. Therefore, if you want that thing to happen again, you do the same thing again. If you want something else to happen, you do something else.

Take a soft-boiled egg. Now, clearly, there’s a margin here, somewhere between about 4.5 minutes and 5.5 minutes depending on taste, but we all know roughly what amount of boiling gives us a good soft-boiled egg.

If you boil it for 2 minutes, it will not be cooked. You can try again and again and again with an endless supply of eggs and none of them will be cooked inside 2 minutes…

We know this because we have the evidence of people’s past attempts and that’s why, if we want a soft-boiled egg, we would always cook it for longer than 2 minutes.

So why then, do people ignore make a habit of wilfully ignoring evidence?

Increasingly extreme weather events – such as last year’s Australian wildfires – are occurring on a regular basis…

Temperature records are being broken left, right and centre…

Yesterday, Bet Chat Bec and I had a day in the park in shorts and t-shirt and I ended it a little sunburnt… in MARCH.

And yet still you get people claiming that climate change isn’t a thing.

Evidence is our friend

As bettors and investors, we simply can’t afford to ignore evidence. Sure, there can be different ways to interpret evidence but you wouldn’t simply write it off due to, say, your political leanings would you?

Just imagine the scene…

Bert: “I’m backing Horsey McHorseface in the 3:15”

Ernie: “Are you mad?! He’s raced 10 times over three miles and ran out of gas in the final half mile every single time”

Bert: “Oh don’t be stupid Ernie. That’s just what the libtards and snowflakes want you to believe”

Barmy.

A trillion dollar scam?

Here are some things we know to be true about cryptocurrencies:

  • There’s currently around $1trillion invested in them.
  • Tesla – a hugely successful global enterprise – recently bought $1.5billion worth of Bitcoin.
  • As reported by Forbes this week, Visa has started a pilot whereby transactions are settled using cryptocurrencies.

So that’s a humongous amount of cash tied up in the space, a humongous business making a humongous investment in the space and a humongous financial services provider starting to incorporate the space into its offerings…

And yet despite all of that evidence, some people’s response to crypto is to simply state ‘it’s a scam’ or ‘it’s a pyramid scheme’.

A trillion dollar space with huge profit potential written off without a care in the world.

Don’t eat raw eggs

The purpose of today’s mail isn’t to sing the praises of cryptocurrency (although if it is a space that interests you, you should take a look at this) but rather to encourage you to always put hard evidence above lazy speculation or, worse, nonsensical biases.

Whatever you do with your hard earned cash when it comes to betting or investments, always make sure it’s logical and backed up by facts.

I can assure you that a two minute boiled egg does not a good breakfast make.

“I guess a horse is like an animal bike” 🐎 🚲

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

Well, that was quite the week.

For a good decade now, the Cheltenham Festival has heralded the busiest, but also the most consistently enjoyable, week of my year. 

This time it was obviously a little bit different, as we were unable to attend, but it was certainly still a hell of a lot more entertaining than every other week of lockdown has been thus far.

In the modern day media tradition, today I thought I’d supply you with ‘10 things I learned’:

  1. The Irish have added training and riding horses to the long list of things that they are much better than the English at.
  2. SkyBet don’t offer Best Odds Guaranteed on their enhanced place races. They also appear to have done a deal with the devil to ensure that every early price I take with them drifts and every SP shortens. 
  3. Waitrose’s prosecco is dangerously moreish (and currently 25% off).
  4. We need a bigger recycling bin.
  5. Totesport offer money back on placepots at selected meetings if they go down in the first race. Good on ‘em.
  6. Sometimes you can do all the research in the world only to see your horse brought down by another runner, while Bet Chat Bec wins because “Sky Pirate sounds like a fun name” so, when you don’t win, don’t beat yourself up too much.
  7. Speaking of Bec, “I guess a horse is like an animal bike”, clearly trumps any piece of analysis I produced last week.
  8. A small field novice sprint on a Sunday can be just as satisfying as a whole week of betting at the Festival. Kudos to our racing tipster triallist who landed a maximum stake 33/1 winner yesterday to turn a below average week into a splendid one (you’ll no doubt hear lots more about him over the coming months).
  9. Something I knew already but, with point eight in mind, you really really really really really need a proper betting bank and consistent staking, otherwise you risk backing the early week losers and missing the transformative end of week winners. 
  10. It’s now just three weeks until beer gardens and hairdressers are allowed to open. Glory be!

Pop Friday in your diary

That’s just about it for today, but before I go I just wanted to give you a heads up that something very exciting is coming to Bet Chat on Friday…

It’s an opportunity that I’ll be personally investing in, and one that I think would serve you well too.

There will be more on that as the week goes on, so do keep an eye on your emails. Win, lose or draw last week, there’s always another chance to profit on the horizon!

“Days do go quickly when you get up at 11am”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

First up this Friday I have a couple of competition winners to announce from the Bet Chat Fantasy Football League. These are just the 12 days late, which is somewhere in the mid-range when it comes to how late I typically announce competition winners.

Anyhow, without further delay, well done to…

Alex Traynor’s 1892 who won February’s first prize with a whopping 423 points…

And Marco Allen’s Kloppy’s Blinders who finished second and put his son to shame with 417 points.

To claim your prize, just email clients@thebetchat.com.

Just four more sleeps

If you have any interest in horse racing at all, you’ll know that the best meeting of the year – the Cheltenham Festival – starts on Tuesday…

And so too does my Cheltenham Syndicate service.

This has been going for six or seven years now but for 2021 there’s a major twist…

It’s completely free!

So, I’m not going to be giving you the big sales pitch today. I’m simply going to say that if you want a big price multiple bet…

Daily tips and analysis…

Access to a private chat group…

And regular competitions…

Then all you need to do is follow this link and confirm your email address.

That’s all for today – the off license is calling! Have a lovely evening.

“Get set for a June 21st tohubohu”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

After Boris set out his ‘lockdown exit roadmap’ on Monday, it got me to thinking, we really should have our very own ‘Bet Chat roadmap’, so here goes!

February 26th

Set your alarm because tomorrow morning our pleasingly profitable ‘Free Tip of the Week’ email returns.

The last of these was on New Year’s Eve when we landed a 5/2 racing winner. We’ve had to pause them in the intervening two months as Bet Chat Bec was in Australia and the 10 hour time difference was too troublesome but, she’s back (baby!), and therefore so is FTOTHW.

March (exact date TBA)

You’ll no doubt have noticed the cryptocurrency theme running throughout this month and we’re keen to explore that further by building a portfolio of under the radar assets.

These could make some serious returns over the coming months and years and make perfect sense as an alternative investment, with the world moving ever closer to a cashless society.

This will all be done under the tutelage of our aptly named crypto expert Kash. Keep your eyes peeled for more details early next month.

March 16th-19th (WORLD EXCLUSIVE)

As has become an annual tradition for more years than I can remember, I’ll once again be running my ever-popular Cheltenham Syndicate service but, this year, there will be one big difference…

It’s going to be completely, 100%, free to all!

This is a one-off and is our own little way of thanking you for sticking with us during what has been an incredibly tough 12 months for the entire planet.

We launched Bet Chat just six weeks or so before the ‘official’ start of this blasted pandemic, and your support has been the reason why we’re still here today.

I’ll be releasing my ‘Big One’ multiple bet about a week before the festival, along with full details on how you can access all of my tips, analysis and competitions for the week free of charge.

April (exact date TBA)

Sick of the daily slog?

Like the sound of owning your own business? Or living abroad for at least part of the year? Or only having to work a four hour week?

We’re currently working on building a brand new community focused on helping you create the lifestyle you want, through a combination of maximising existing earnings/savings, creating new revenue streams, and reducing expenditure on things like tax (legally of course!)…

And, as with all of our services, it will be headed up by somebody who walks the walk, as well as talks the talk.

May (exact date TBA)

I’m currently trialling not one but two very promising horseracing services.

I know it’s something that we’re currently missing and something that a lot of readers want – hopefully you’ll be impressed with what you see!

June 21st (for at LEAST a week)