Category Archives: Betting Fun

“Have you listened to Adam’s podcast yet?”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

Sunday is usually recommendation day here at the Bet Chat, but we’ve just noticed that a free podcast featuring our very own Adam Cheng has gone live!

Adam – if you didn’t already know – is our professional football bettor, who provides tips for the highly profitable Inside Man service…

The podcast is a fascinating look at his background and exactly how he decides what to bet on, and you can download and listen to it here.

September’s Fantasy Football winners

It’s also time to announce the winners of our September prizes for the Bet Chat Fantasy Football League…

First place and the winner of a one month free Inside Man subscription is Michael Philip’s Loose On Goose team.

Second place and the winner of £15 of Bet Chat credit is Alex Traynor’s Julio Geordio team.

Congrats Michael and Alex! To claim your prizes, please email clients@thebetchat.com.

That’s all from me today. Enjoy the podcast and have a splendid Tuesday evening!

Bet Chat recommends…

Everyone loves a recommendation don’t they? 

That’s why, in this Sunday series, Bet Chat Bec and I will be highlighting the very best stuff we’ve been consuming with our eyes and ears over the preceding seven days.

It also – shock horror – won’t be purely stuff about sport, betting and investing. After all, having other interests and being able to ‘switch off’ is very much a good thing.

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

First up this week is a soon to be released podcast series about one of the strangest stories in recent sporting history, involving a briefcase packed with $20million, a winner takes all tournament and a ‘businessman’ of questionable repute.

It’s called ‘Allen Stanford – The Man Who Bought Cricket’ and you can listen to the trailer here.

Allen Stanford (SPOILER ALERT) is now in prison, which is an apt segue into recommendation two, the newish BBC drama ‘Time’…

In this crackerjack of a mini series, Sean Bean plays a first time inmate and Stephen Graham plays a screw; what more could you want?!

You can watch it here.

And sticking with dramas and Stephen Graham, you should also check out ‘Help’ on All 4…

In addition to Graham, it stars the wonderful Jodie Comer and I thought it was excellent, even if it did leave Bet Chat Bec thoroughly depressed by the end credits.

Here’s the link.

Last and certainly not least for today is another shoutout to our excellent Racecracker service which is in superb form at the moment…

You can try it here and you really REALLY should!

“Like Father Christmas with a pint and a pool cue”

Reporting from Bet Chat HQ, north London…

It’s Friday and I’m feeling festive so I thought I’d treat you with an impromptu competition…

Up for grabs is a one month free subscription to the Bet Chat service of your choice, and to enter all you need to do is send the answer to the following question to clients@thebetchat.com:

Tomorrow I will be playing in the London Open pool competition. It’s a 128 man draw, but how far will I get (last 128, last 64, last 32, last 16, last 8, last 4, runner up or winner)?

HINT: I’ve played in the event on three previous occasions. On two I went out in the last 16, in the other I lost first round but to the eventual tournament winner.

In the event of a tie, Bet Chat Bec will spin around and around for 20 seconds, before selecting one of the correct entries at random.

And the winners don’t stop there…

It’s also about time that I revealed the winners of our Bet Chat Fantasy Football competition for August, so here goes…

First place and the winner of a one month free Inside Man subscription is David Fugill’s Hull City Rovers team.

Second place and the winner of £15 of Bet Chat credit is Brendan Jackson’s Rivlin team.

Congrats David and Brendan! To claim your prizes, please email clients@thebetchat.com.

And that’s just about that for today. I’m off to get my game face on ahead of tomorrow!

Bet Chat recommends…

Everyone loves a recommendation don’t they? 

That’s why, in this Sunday series, Bet Chat Bec and I will be highlighting the very best stuff we’ve been consuming with our eyes and ears over the preceding seven days.

It also – shock horror – won’t be purely stuff about sport, betting and investing. After all, having other interests and being able to ‘switch off’ is very much a good thing.

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

First up this week is the story of Emma Raducanu who, by the time you read this, may just be an 18 year old US Open champion. She also may not, but one thing she definitely is, is a British sporting revelation. You can read all about her rise here.

A one time female prodigy in the business world was Elizabeth Holmes, but then things went very badly wrong. You can listen to her fascinating story by downloading this podcast. 

Over in Netflix land, I’m about to get stuck into the latest series of Money Heist. It’s subtitled, but so what? Much more importantly, it’s great! You can watch it here.

But, you know what? I’ve saved the very best until last… That’s because we still have spaces available on Mel Gee’s Elite Racing service and, if you haven’t snapped one up yet, you really should!

Here’s the link you need.

That’s all for this week. Have a lovely Sunday.

Bet Chat recommends…

Everyone loves a recommendation don’t they? 

That’s why, in this Sunday series, Bet Chat Bec and I will be highlighting the very best stuff we’ve been consuming with our eyes and ears over the preceding seven days.

It also – shock horror – won’t be purely stuff about sport, betting and investing. After all, having other interests and being able to ‘switch off’ is very much a good thing.

So, without further ado, let’s get started…

First up this week is a dual film/podcast recommendation with the two mediums telling the fascinating story of WeWork (and yes, the story of an office sharing space business really can be fascinating!)

The podcast is called WeCrashed and can be downloaded for free here.

The film is called WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47billion Unicorn. Full disclosure, I’ve not actually seen the film yet, but I know the story and I’ve heard good things from the Kermode and Mayo film review podcast and that’s good enough for me! You can watch the trailer below.

Next up, we have the news that OnlyFans have backtracked on their porn ban in a victory for sex workers over the morality police. Here’s the story.

Ever been to an Italian/Japanese fusion restaurant? I did on Wednesday and it was great! For a 10 course tasting menu and paired wines in London it was also pretty respectably priced. If you’re ever anywhere near the Big Smoke and fancy a weird and wonderful culinary treat, then check out Angelina in Dalston. Here’s a Jay Rayner review.

Finally for today, I should probably nudge you towards something sports betting related so here you are. The new football season is underway and our professional football bettor, Adam Cheng, is already in good form. Make sure you check out his service here if you aren’t a member already.  

With that, I think we’re just about done for this week. Have a lovely Sunday!

“Is the Bet Chat FPL back this year?”

Reporting from McBet Chat HQ, central Scotland…

Yes, despite my lamentable display last season, the Bet Chat Fantasy Football League is back!

It’s 100% free to enter and is your chance to pit your wits against the likes of myself and some other big hitters from the world of sports betting. 

I’ve set it up on the official Premier League platform, so hopefully it’ll be nice and easy for you to join.

There’s a direct link to join our mini league here. You need to already be registered on the fantasy football platform for it to work. If you’re not then sign up with them, create a team and then go to ‘join a private league’…

You then enter this code: ec1wy8

If you’d like to join but have never played Premier League fantasy football and need some help, do feel free to email me at clients@thebetchat.com

The prize list

This year’s prize list is as follows…

Monthly Prizes

1st place: a free 1 month subscription to our premier football service, The Inside Man

2nd place: £15 Bet Chat credit

Season Prizes

1st place: £300 Bet Chat credit, a football shirt of your choice (within reason!) and a free copy of Prem Bets 2022/23

2nd place: £100 Bet Chat credit, a football shirt of your choice (within reason!) and a free copy of Prem Bets 2022/23

3rd place: £50 Bet Chat credit and a free copy of Prem Bets 2022/23

Special Prizes

Everybody who finishes above my team, Top of the Klopps, will win £15 of Bet Chat credit. Last season, that was pretty much everybody who entered!

Also, just to be clear, Bet Chat credit is credit that can be spent on any of our services or one off products. You can either use it towards a renewal payment if you’re signed up to one of the services or, if not, you can use it towards signing up to a service/buying a product.

Any questions, email clients@thebetchat.com. Otherwise, get your team in and best of luck!