How a punter took the plunge
THE LAY GAME OF BETFAIR

By Kerrin Brown

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There are two groups of punters who invariably go to the races, or their TAB agencies, with the percentages piled high against them. They are the backers of favourites and longshots. No matter wh...

There are many problems associated with beating the trifecta. Punters probably don’t realise the task they are taking on when they tackle this bet. Question 1: Can you predict the 1-2-3 finishin...

The late Don Scott once wrote that the best form of exotic betting is the trifecta. I think he was right. Don said picking a trifecta winning bet was a test of skill rather than a game of chance. ...

You would like to back a winner every two selections? That’s a 50 per cent win strike. Some dream! But maybe it’s not so crazy. After all, picking two horses a race and making a ‘book’ by savin...

This is Part 1 of a two-part exclusive interview with Australia's greatest professional punter, the late Don Scott, by PPM's Brian Blackwell. Scott discusses his lifestyle, his approach to punting...

  PPM reader Kerrin Brown has been enjoying success as a “lay” operator on Betfair. In this article he relates his personal story, and how he makes money from his operation. The first time I w...

Betfair has announced an extension of its service to include coverage of Singapore racing from this weekend. Punters can now bet on some of Asia's finest thoroughbred racing through win and place e...

The rift between betting exchange Betfair and NSW racing authorities stretched across the globe on Thursday ahead of court action later this year.Betfair held a media briefing in Sydney to state it...

The rift between betting exchange Betfair and NSW racing authorities stretched across the globe on Thursday ahead of court action later this year.Betfair held a media briefing in Sydney to state it...

Wherever gambling takes place the door to corruption always opens and sadly for the cricket world the door has exploded open. The current allegations of match fixing provide extraordinary reading f...

What would Betfair be without racing? Indeed what would any bookmaker be without the horses? Very little probably, because horseracing is the staple of all their businesses; in fact it's above 7...

In this article our contributors E.J. Minnis and Roman Koz discuss the ins and outs of Betfair, the UK betting exchange with plans to operate in Australia and, naturally, creating concern among ra...

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