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Dota 2 Kiev Major Betting Tips: Two accumulators for punters to get stuck into
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Dota 2 Kiev Major Betting Tips: Two accumulators for punters to get stuck into

We’re now heading full-steam for the Kiev Major event. The production will be immense, the atmosphere deafening and the Dota 2 scintillating. We’ve previewed the overall tournament, but now it’s time to put the first four individual match-ups under the microscope. Invictus Gaming v mousesports Greek squad mousesports provided the story of the Boston Major recently. They were the underdog backer’s dream as they ploughed through the tournament to finish eventual runner-up to Dota juggernaut OG. Invictus Gaming shoulder the weight of Chinese expectation as an emphatic win at the Dota 2 Asia Championships leaves them among tournament favourites in…

Dota 2 Kiev Major Betting Tips: Team Secret the one to be with for the main event
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Dota 2 Kiev Major Betting Tips: Team Secret the one to be with for the main event

Four months after OG seemingly breezed past the competition on their way to winning the Boston Major, Dota 2 major action is back underway – this time in Kiev, Ukraine. The past two days have seen each of the sixteen teams fight it out in a Swiss format group stage to ultimately decide the seeding for the main event. Now that’s done and dusted, the single elimination main event is set to get underway tomorrow. What this effectively means is that there’s no second chances. It’s a straight knockout tournament, and should a team lose in a best of three,…

Premier League: Business end of the season
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Premier League: Business end of the season

We are finally reaching the business end of the season and, with no more than seven games left to play for any Premier League side, teams will be looking to put good runs together in order to achieve their objectives. The race for the top four is currently wide open with most of the teams stretching down to 7th believing they have a realistic chance of qualifying for the Champions League next season. The top two of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are the only ones all but guaranteed to finish in the Champions League spots this season. Beyond that though,…

Champions League: The time is now for Italian giants
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Champions League: The time is now for Italian giants

Having won each of the last five Serie A titles, Juventus are well and truly the big boys of the Italian game and have been for some time now. With a sixth consecutive league title looking very much on the cards as they hold an eight point advantage at the top of the table with just five games left, the Old Lady’s dominance domestically cannot be questioned; however, it’s been a long time since the Italian giants were considered a dominant force on the continent. During the early 1980’s, under the stewardship of legendary Italian manager Giovanni Trappattoni, Juventus boasted…

CS_Summit Betting Tips: Gambit to go well at big odds
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CS_Summit Betting Tips: Gambit to go well at big odds

Esports tournaments are now a far cry from what they once were. The burgeoning industry has swapped bring-your-own-computer exhibition halls for sold out stadiums with production value on par with any top sporting event. The Spodek Arena in Katowice played host to IEM’s multi-genre tournament just last month and holds approximately 11,500 people at full capacity. Beyond the Summit have a different idea though. Through their house/studio setup in Los Angeles, the esports studio run a series of alternative tournaments. They bring the intimacy back to esports and bring the communities a glimpse at their favourite competitors behind the scenes.…

Horse Racing Tips: Course specialist the one to side with at Brighton
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Horse Racing Tips: Course specialist the one to side with at Brighton

With spring now in full flow, it’s time for flat courses around the country to reopen their gates and this Saturday it’s Brighton that returns to action. On what looks an interesting seven-race card, there aren’t loads who stand out, although, there are a couple, including a certain course specialist, in the 18:35 and 19:35 respectively, that make plenty of appeal. 18:35 Brighton – Becca Campbell @ 9/2 Eve Johnson Houghton’s filly has taken a real shine to this place, so much so that she seems to save herself for races over C&D. The four-year-old has won each of her…

Scottish Premier League: Playing for 2nd place
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Scottish Premier League: Playing for 2nd place

As another season in Scotland’s Premier division draws to a close, another inevitable Celtic title has already been sealed. Having secured their 1st place finish with any amount in hand, Celtic have now come out on top in each of the last six seasons. Even though it’s widely known that the Scottish top flight is lacking in competition, six in a row is still impressive. Of all their recent titles, the first of Brendan Rodgers’ tenure is likely to be remembered as both the easiest and the classiest. Right from the word go, it was clear that the Celts were…

Everything’s Going According to Plan: How the ban changed demand for Russian bookmakers
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Everything’s Going According to Plan: How the ban changed demand for Russian bookmakers

History of blocking online bookmakers without a Russian license The first wave of the blocking in Russia came back in March 2014. At that time, the government considered amendments to law No. 244-FZ, which regulates the gambling business. These amendments legalised online sports betting (so-called interactive bets) on a Russian bookmaking license, however, they also demanded that these bookmakers were based in the Russian Federation and were members of the Self-Regulating Organisation of Bookmakers (SRO). On 21st March, Roskomnadzor (the Russian executive body which oversees media and mass communications) blocked the websites Betcity, Fonbet, Liga Stavok, Parimatch, Olimp, Baltbet, Favbet…

Can Brighton beat Newcastle and the bookies to the Championship title?
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Can Brighton beat Newcastle and the bookies to the Championship title?

With just six games to play in the Football League season, Newcastle and Brighton are gearing up to go to battle in Championship title race and appear to be the two teams who’re Premier League bound, but who will be heading there in pole position? Both Newcastle and Brighton, who play their football at opposite ends of the country, have been occupying the top two spots for the vast majority of the season with the former being in the automatic promotion places since match-day 12 and the latter being there since match-day 14. It is currently Brighton who top the…

Leicester, Brexit, Trump, Spurs? Can Tottenham join the list of victorious underdogs?
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Leicester, Brexit, Trump, Spurs? Can Tottenham join the list of victorious underdogs?

Even before Father Christmas started dropping down our chimneys all those months ago, it looked like Chelsea had this season’s Premier League title in the bag as they continuously stretched their lead at the top of the table. However, there may well have been a defining twist in a title race that appeared to be over at the weekend as relegation-threatened Crystal Palace snatched a 2-1 victory at Stamford Bridge to inflict Chelsea’s first home defeat since 16th September. This loss against Palace means that the current table-toppers are now only seven points clear at the summit of the Premier…

Horse Racing Tips: Stratford (01/04/17)
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Horse Racing Tips: Stratford (01/04/17)

16:30 Stratford – Viking Mistress @ 8/1 (each-way) This 16-runner hurdle has the potential to be a competitive affair with no single entrant looking at all solid. Having said that, Viking Mistress is a horse who has shaped well in a couple of similar races this season, particularly last time out and makes plenty of each-way appeal. Although her overall record is somewhat patchy, Martin Keighley’s nine-year-old has run some nice races in Class 5 company this season, especially on her latest outing when finishing 2nd in big-field race at Taunton, shaping as though the longer trip really is ideal.…

Horse Racing Tips: Uttoxeter (1/04/17)
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Horse Racing Tips: Uttoxeter (1/04/17)

13:55 Uttoxeter – Baraboy @ 13/2 In Saturday’s opener at Uttoxeter, it’s fairly difficult to see why Baraboy is as big in the early market as he is. Barry Murtagh’s seven-year-old is certainly one of the better horses in this line-up and appears to have considerably more going for him than a good few others. A course record of two wins and two places from six runs would be impressive in itself, but considering the remainder of the field don’t have a victory at this venue between them it is doubly so. The form of Baraboy’s most recent C&D win…

Horse Racing Tips: Wolverhampton (30/03/17)
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Horse Racing Tips: Wolverhampton (30/03/17)

15:10 Wolverhampton – Fast Track @ 5/1 Thursday’s feature at Wolverhampton looks like a decent little contest and should be fairly competitive; however, Fast Track for the David Barron stable might just have been found the right opportunity to build on what was a solid 3rd place finish over C&D last time out. Having won over C&D on reappearance back in January, Barron’s gelding has run with plenty of credit on two subsequent all-weather starts. A 4th place finish when 9/4 favourite at Lingfield on his penultimate start was perhaps slightly underwhelming, but he bounced back to finish a close-up…

Cheltenham Festival Day 3: Pertemps Network Final Betting Tips
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Cheltenham Festival Day 3: Pertemps Network Final Betting Tips

14:10 Cheltenham (Pertemps Network Final) Rocklander @ 25/1 (each-way) Another day at the Cheltenham Festival and another hugely competitive big-field handicap is the focus. Once again, there’s plenty in here who deserve respect; Jury Duty, Impulsive Star, Presenting Percy and For Good Measure are closely grouped at the head of the early market, while the eight-timer-chasing Tobefair certainly can’t be discounted, alongside several others. However, the one who really stands out at the prices is Tom George’s Rocklander. Having won on handicap debut back in November, this eight-year-old hasn’t looked back and has steadily progressed with each run since. His close-up 2nd…

Cheltenham Festival Day 2: 14:50 Coral Cup Betting Tips
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Cheltenham Festival Day 2: 14:50 Coral Cup Betting Tips

14:50 Cheltenham (Coral Cup) Taquin Du Seuil @ 20/1 (each-way) Hawk High @ 33/1 (each-way) Handicap races at the festival are just about as competitive as it gets and Wednesday’s Coral Cup is no exception. Of this field of 26, there really are any number who, for one reason or another, could be fancied. However, in my mind, there are two who really stand out at the prices. Both Taquin Du Seuil and Hawk High are previous festival winners, and, on their best form, are entitled to go well. Things didn’t quite go to plan for Jonjo O’Neill’s runners on Tuesday – Holywell looked…

Cheltenham Festival Day 1: 14:50 Ultima Handicap Chase Betting Tips
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Cheltenham Festival Day 1: 14:50 Ultima Handicap Chase Betting Tips

14:50 Cheltenham (Ultima Handicap Chase) Noble Endeavor @ 10/1 (each-way) Holywell @ 11/1 (each-way) A Good Skin @ 25/1 (each-way) As with any of the big-field handicap chases at Cheltenham, there’s a number in here with chances. Singlefarmpayment, The Druids Nephew and Ibis Du Rheu all warrant plenty of respect and will no doubt be popular in the betting, while Henri Parry Morgan and last year’s winner Un Temps Pour Tout are also likely to be well supported. From the handful at the top of the market, there are two who really stand out – Paddy Power Chase winner Noble Endeavor and…

Step-by-step guide to adding a new ‘User Tip’
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Step-by-step guide to adding a new ‘User Tip’

Bookmaker Ratings is aiming to make innovative new additions for the benefit of users and is pleased to announce the launch of the ‘User Tips’ section. Users will now be able to share their own tips for sporting events. Below is the step-by-step guide to publishing tips. 1. In order to write a tip, you are required to login or register. 2. Go to the new tip page in the menu or simply start writing a new tip from the ‘User Tips’ page. After clicking on ‘Post Tip’ you will be taken to a form that is already partially filled…

User Tips Guidelines
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User Tips Guidelines

How does the ‘User Tips’ section work? Each tip will be posted in the correct category of the ‘User Tips’ section if it passes a test for uniqueness. In order to get onto the main ‘User Tips’ page, the tip must meet certain requirements. Naturally, tips that are published on the main ‘User Tips’ page will get more readers so if you want your tip to get noticed and, therefore, approved by our ‘User Tips’ analysts then please take the time and effort to make sure your predictions are both properly written and well-reasoned. Below are the requirements that need…

Horse Racing Tips: Wednesday 25th January 2017
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Horse Racing Tips: Wednesday 25th January 2017

14:05 Lingfield – Arize @ 4/1 Wednesday’s 14:05 at Lingfield might only contain six runners, but it looks an interesting contest nonetheless. Garter is the one who’s fancied strongly in the early market, but she hardly set the world alight when winning a Class 6 race recently so certainly wouldn’t be one to get excited about in this Class 5 event, at least not in my mind. The one to be with is David Brown’s front-running Arize. Not only is the four-year-old the best rated horse out of this bunch, but she’s the only previous Class 5 winner, not to…

Horse Racing Tips: Tuesday 24th January 2017
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Horse Racing Tips: Tuesday 24th January 2017

14:00 Wetherby – Captain Mowbray @ 4/1 The Rebecca Menzies trained Captain Mowbray looks as though he’s been found a good opening on Tuesday afternoon and is the one to be with in the 14:00 at Wetherby. This six-year-old is yet to win over timber, but remains unexposed and turned in a pleasing performance over C&D on Boxing Day. In a 17-runner Class 4 affair (today’s race is a Class 5), the gelding was held up off the pace by today’s pilot Tony Kelly before making smooth headway to run on and take 2nd place. If he wasn’t hampered at…

Horse Racing Tips: Saturday 21st January 2017
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Horse Racing Tips: Saturday 21st January 2017

12:50 Lingfield – Dutiful Son @ 8/1 Having failed to produce the goods last time out, Simon Dow’s Dutiful Son drops into a race here that, on his best form, should be well within his capabilities. This seven-year-old is one who’s hard to catch right, but, having slid down to what looks a very workable mark of 80 (5lbs below last winning mark), this is definitely the sort of race where he can compete. Having previously run with plenty of credit at a better level, Dutiful Son is three times a winner at Class 4 level. What’s more, he’s twice…

Transfer News: Where is Quincy Promes heading?
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Transfer News: Where is Quincy Promes heading?

As the January transfer window begins to gather pace, Premier League teams are currently in for Spartak Moscow forward Quincy Promes, who has offers from three English clubs. It’s become known to BR that Liverpool, whose manager Jurgen Klopp has long been an admirer of Promes, as well as both Everton and Stoke City, have expressed concrete interest in the Dutchman. Another of the Premier League’s elite in Tottenham were also in the running to sign the forward but it appears that their interest has now faded. Spartak bought Promes in August 2014 for £10 million and managed to sign…

Horse Racing Tips: Tuesday 17th January 2017
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Horse Racing Tips: Tuesday 17th January 2017

13:55 Kempton – Daydream @ 25/1 (each-way) The opening race at Kempton on Tuesday afternoon is a typically competitive looking Class 6 handicap; however, one runner who could potentially outrun his hefty price-tag is Tony Newcombe’s Daydream. This lightly-raced filly hasn’t really shown much to date, but didn’t run completely without promise when recently returning to action over 5f at Wolverhampton 11 days ago. Having been off the track for 242 days, the four-year-old acquitted herself reasonably well in 6th place, keeping on well at the finish. With that run under her belt, it wouldn’t be a surprise if she…

Horse Racing Tips: Saturday 14th January 2017
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Horse Racing Tips: Saturday 14th January 2017

13:40 Wetherby – El Massivo @ 5/1 The 13:40 at Wetherby looks to be an ideal opportunity for Harriet Bethell’s El Massivo to resume winning ways. The seven-year-old has run a couple of nice races in defeat since winning over C&D back in April of last year and comes into this race with plenty in favour. He’s back down to his last winning mark, has been in decent form of late and returns to the scene of his last victory. Having disappointed on his first couple of runs this season, it would appear as though El Massivo is now back…

Horse Racing Tips: Tuesday 10th January 2017
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Horse Racing Tips: Tuesday 10th January 2017

14:40 Wolverhampton – Savannah Beau @ 6/1  The second race at Wolverhampton on Wednesday afternoon looks as good a place as any for Iain Jardine’s Savannah Beau to get back on track after a disappointing showing last time out. In winning at Class 5 level on three occasions prior to this event, the mare has plenty of encouraging form in the book and, if all is well, she should be capable of running a big race in this field. Having never previously won over 6f, Savannah Beau moved to Jardine’s stable around October time – a change which saw an…

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