Business of Betting reference list

The Business of Betting is the world’s pre-eminent gambling podcast. It features intelligent conversations with professional bettors, operators, academics and technologists.

Guests often recommend tools and resources, such as websites, books and podcasts which helped them succeed. I have collated all 372 recommendations into these lists

Business of Betting podcast profile

Format
One host interviewing one or two guests in audio only.

Date range
April 20th 2017 – Present.

Number of episodes
74 (as of January 2019).

Episode length
Roughly 50 minutes.

Episode frequency
Roughly weekly.

Sponsors
Betfair Australia, from episode 26 onward.

Full reference list

This list is complete up to episode 63. If you hear any resources recommended that are not listed here please let us know the episode and timestamp in the comments section below.

Recommendations which are the guests own work are indicated with a pencil icon 

Negative mentions are indicated with a thumbs down icon

Methodology

We record resources that guests (including the host) use or recommend. We generally don’t record resources that are merely mentioned in passing.

We generally don’t record resources that are mentioned negatively, except as a relevant counterpoint when that same resource has been recommended by other guests.

Academic papers

AuthorTitleRecommenderEp
Aaron BrownOptimal betting strategy with uncertain payout & opportunity limitsVictor Haghani21
Kevin BraigQuantifying NFL coaching: A proof of new growth theoryKevin Braig22
Leighton Vaughan Williams, David PatonWhy is there a favourite-longshot bias in British racetrack betting marketsLeighton Vaughan Williams55
Lisandro Kaunitz, Shenjun Zhong, Javier KreinerBeating the bookies with their own numbers - & how the online sports betting market is riggedLisandro Kaunitz, Javier Kreiner57
Mark J Dixon, Stuart G ColesModeling associated football scores & inefficiencies in the football betting marketMatthew Trenhaile56
Sally GainsburyHow blockchain & cryptocurrency technology could revolutionize online gamblingSally Gainsbury27
Sergey Brin, Lawrence PageThe Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual
Web Search Engine
Ed Feng67
Thomas Gilovich, Robert Vallone, Amos TverskyThe hot hand in basketball: On the misperception of random sequencesJoseph Buchdahl48
Victor HaghaniRational decision-making under uncertaintyJake Williams20
Victor HaghaniRational decision-making under uncertaintyVictor Haghani21
Victor HaghaniRational decision-making under uncertaintyDarren Potter40
Victor HaghaniRational decision-making under uncertaintyGeorge EVBettor63
Victor HaghaniWhat's past is not prologueVictor Haghani21

Articles

AuthorTitleRecomenderEp
Adam ChernoffHow to maximise basic teaser strategy in NFL bettingJake Williams19.5 (bonus)
Adam ChernoffHow to create & use NFL power ratings to beat the point spreadJake Williams19.5 (bonus)
Bill BarnwellNomentumJake Williams5
Bill Connelly
Football Therapy, by the numbers

Ed Feng67
Chris Burke The learning curve for rookie tight endsKevin Braig19.5 (bonus)
David PurdumWon & done? Sportsbooks banning the smart money
Spanky sports68
Greg Wood‘Minimum bet rule could prove a winner for punters & horse racingScott Ferguson35
Mark CubanMy new hedge fundChris Connelly10

Authors

In these cases authors were recommended without a specific book being mentioned. More authors are listed in the books table and I summarize the most recommended books and authors in the professional gambler’s reading list .

NameRecommenderEp
Amos TverskyJake Williams50
Andrew BeyerDominic Beirne3
Andrew BeyerPaul Daily6
Andrew BeyerVince Accardi12
Bill JamesGeorge EVBettor63
Daniel KahnemanRalph Horowitz2
Don ScottDominic Beirne3
Don ScottPaul Daily6
Don ScottNathan Snow11
Don ScottVince Accardi12
Don ScottDaniel O'Sulivan17
Don ScottPeter Todd37
Don ScottRob Waterhouse60
Don ScottAdam Blencowe65
Edward O. ThorpVictor Haghani, Jake Williams21
Edward O. ThorpJake Williams63
Howard SartinVince Accardi12
Joseph BuchdahlShaun Beirne1
Malcolm GladwellJake Williams4
Malcolm GladwellScott Ferguson35
Michael LewisScott Ferguson35
Nassim Nicholas TalebRalph Horowitz2
Nassim Nicholas TalebJake Williams57
Nick MordinDominic Beirne3
Richard H. ThalerVictor Haghani21
Tom BrohamerDominic Beirne3

Bloggers and Journalists

In these cases Bloggers and Journalists were recommended without a specific article being mentioned.

NameSpecializationRecommenderEp
Adam ChernoffSports bettingAdam Chernoff4
Adam ChernoffSports bettingChris Connelly10
Adam ChernoffSports bettingJake Williams19.5 (bonus)
Arthur HarrisHorse racingMark Rhoden49
Ben ColeyGolf bettingScott Ferguson35
Chad MillmanWestgate SupercontestJake Williams33
Kevin O'ConnorBasketballJosh Lloyd7
Ted KnutsonMagic the GatheringMatthew Trenhaile56

Books

Authors who were recommended without any specific book being mentioned are listed in the authors table. I summarize the most recommended books and authors in the professional gambler’s reading list.

AuthorTitleRecommenderEp
Aaron BrownThe poker face of wall streetVictor Haghani21
Adam KucharskiThe perfect betDominic Beirne3
Alan Potts Against the crowdMatt Bisogno45
Atul GawandeThe checklist manifestoAdam Chernoff4
Atul GawandeThe checklist manifestoJake Williams49
Benjamin GrahamThe intelligent investorAdam Chernof4
Bob WilkinsBioenergetics & racehorse ratingsDominic Beirne3
Brendan Moynihan, Jim PaulWhat I learned losing a million dollarsScott Ferguson35
Caan BerryBetfair trading made simpleCaan Berry53
Carol Tavirs, Elliot AronsonMistakes were made (but not by me)Dominic Beirne3
Cass R. SunsteinThe ethics of influenceDr Sally Gainsbury27
Chris B. BrownThe Essential Smart FootballGeorge EVBettor63
Daniel Kahneman, Victoe HaghaniThinking, fast & slowRalph Horowitz2
Daniel Kahneman, Victoe HaghaniThinking, fast & slowDominic Beirne3
Daniel Kahneman, Victoe HaghaniThinking, fast & slowJake Williams20
Daniel Kahneman, Victoe HaghaniThinking, fast & slowPeter Webb47
Dean OliverBasketball on paperAlok Pattani54
Dean OliverBasketball on paperGeorge EVBettor63
Dean OliverBasketball on paperEd Feng67
Ed FangHow to win your NCAA tournament poolEd Fang67
Edward O. Thorp, William Ziemba, Leonard MacLeanThe Kelly capital growth investment criterionWilliam Ziemba29
Edward O. ThorpA man for all marketsJake Williams29
Edward O. ThorpA man for all marketsJake Williams40
Edward O. ThorpA man for all marketsJake Williams47
Edward O. ThorpBeat the dealerPeter Webb47
Eliot JacobsonAdvanced advantage playSpanky Sports68
Elihu Feustel, George HowardConquering riskScott Ferguson35
Elihu Feustel, George HowardConquering riskSpanky Sports68
Harry FindlayGambling for lifeHarry Findlay25
Harry FindlayGambling for lifeDarren Potter40
I. Nelson Rose
Gambling & the lawSpanky Sports68
James GrosjeanBeyond countingSpanky Sports68
James SurowieckiThe wisdom of crowdsDominic Beirne3
James SurowieckiThe wisdom of crowdsSteward Davidson42
James SurowieckiThe wisdom of crowdsJuilian Gauld58
James TippettThe football codeRyan Carruthers31
Jared TendlerThe mental game of pokerJared Tendler62
Jared TendlerThe mental game of poke 2Jared Tendler62
Joe PetaTrading basesScott Ferguson35
Joe PetaTrading basesJake Williams43
Joe PetaTrading basesJake Williams63
Joseph BuchdahlHow to find a black cat in a coal cellarJoseph Buchdahl48
Joseph BuchdahlSquares & sharps, suckers & sharksJoseph Buchdahl48
Leonard MlodiThe drunkard's walkDominic Beirne3
Malcolm GladwellOutliersDean Evens39
Malcolm GladwellOutliersRob Waterhouse60
Malcolm GladwellBlinkGill Alexander72
Michael E. Gerber The e-myth revisitedJuilian Gauld58
Michael LewisMoneyballRalph Horowitz2
Michael LewisMoneyballAlok Pattani54
Michael LewisMoneyballEd Fang67
Michael LewisMoneyballGill Alexander72
Nassim Nicholas TalebFooled by randomnessDominic Beirne3
Nassim Nicholas TalebFooled by randomnessJake Williams4
Nassim Nicholas TalebFooled by randomnessRyan Carruthers31
Nassim Nicholas TalebAntifragileJake Williams4
Nassim Nicholas TalebAntifragileJake Williams26
Nassim Nicholas TalebAntifragileJake Williams31
Nassim Nicholas TalebThe black swanJake Williams19.5 (bonus)
Nassim Nicholas TalebThe black swanScott Ferguson35
Nicholas LovellThe curveRalph Horowitz2
Nick MordinBetting for a livingMatt Bisogno45
Nir EyalHookedDr Sally Gainsbury27
Patrick VeitchEnemy number oneDarren Potter40
Philip E. Tetlock, Dan GardnerSuperforecastingRalph Horowitz2
Philip E. Tetlock, Dan GardnerSuperforecastingSpanky Sports68
Rem PlanteThe Australian horse racing & punters guideMarc Lambourne9
Richard H. ThalerMisbehavingAdam Chernoff, Jake Williams4
Richard H. ThalerMisbehavingJake Williams21
Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. SunsteinNudgeAdam Chernof4
Stanford WongSharp Sports BettingSpanky Sports68
Stanford WongSharp Sports BettingGill Alexander72
Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. DubnerFreakonomicsDominic Beirne3
Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon WertheimScorecastingJuilian Gauld58
Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon WertheimScorecastingSpanky Sports68
William PoundstoneFortune's formulaDarren Potter40
William PoundstoneFortune's formulaJake Williams63
William Ziemba, Donald B HauschEfficiency of racetrack betting marketsWilliam Ziemba29
William ZiembaCalendar anomalies & arbitrageWilliam Ziemba29

Data and tips services

NameSpecializationRecommenderEp
BetsmartHorse racingDaniel O'Sullivan17
Bonus BankMatch bettingNico Bonus Bank64
Champion BetsHorse racingNathan Snow11
Champion Bets (Trial Spy)Horse racingDean Evens39
Champion BetsHorse racingBen Krahe52
Champion DataAustralian Rules FootballRalph Horowitz2
Champion DataAustralian Rules FootballDavid Beirne46
CorsicaHockey dataRob Pizzola50
Daily SectionalsHorse racingRalph Horowitz2
Darren Potter Race AssessmentsHorse racingDarren Potter40
Digital Gaming SolutionsB2B sportsbook softwearAdam Chernoff4
Dynamic OddsOdds comparisonJohn Walter19
Dynamic OddsOdds comparisonStewart Davidson42
Dynamic OddsOdds comparisonAdam Blencowe65
Fan GraphsBaseballJerry, Kieran61
Fans UniteBlockchainStephen Rothwell70
Football OutsidersAmerican FooballJerry, Kieran61
Gee GeezHorse racingMatt Bisogno45
Genius Tech GroupB2B data driven contentNathan Rothschild8
Money PuckHockeyRob Pizzola50
Odds ChekerOdds comparisonAdam Chernoff4
Odds PortalOdds comparisonAdam Chernoff4
Pitch f/xBaseballStephen Rothwell70
Pomeroy College Basketball RatingsNCAA BasketballRob Pizzola50
Pomeroy College Basketball RatingsNCAA BasketballCaan Berry53
Pomeroy College Basketball RatingsNCAA BasketballJerry, Kieran61
Pomeroy College Basketball RatingsNCAA BasketballEd Feng67
PuntersHorse racingNico Bonus Bank64
Punting FormHorse racingJack Dickens Dicko69
Race BKHorse racingBen Krahe52
Racing & SportsHorse racingAdam Blencowe65
Racing Systems BuilderHorse racingMatt Bisogno45
Racetrack RalphyHorse racingRalph Horowitz2
Racing WatchHorse racingJohn Walter19
Right Angle SportsUS sportsJoe Fortenbaugh15
Tennis RatingsTennisDan Weston28
Racing PostHorse racingHarry Findlay25
Racing PostHorse racingRyan Carruthers31
Racing PostHorse racingMatt Bisogno45
The Rating BureauHorse racingDaniel O'Sullivan17
Second SpectrumSports dataStephen Rothwell70
Sportradar - BetradarSportsStephen Rothwell70
TipstrrTips & trackingStephen Rothwell70
TipstrrTips & trackingDamien Fearn74
Tom WaterhouseHorse racingTom Waterhouse51
TX OddsB2B oddsStephen Rothwell70
Winning Edge InvestmentsHorse racingDean Evens39
Winning Edge InvestmentsHorse racingMark Rhoden49

Gambling identities

NameSpecializationRecommenderEp
Bill BenterHorse racing bettorPaul Daily6
Bill BenterHorse racing bettorLeighton Vaughan Williams55
Bill BenterHorse racing bettorMatthew Trenhaile56
Bob Voulgarisbasketball bettingStephen Rothwell70
Dan OsullivanHorse racing trainerNathan Snow11
Dan OsullivanHorse racing trainerVince Accardi12
Dr BobSports bettingGill Alexander72
Mark LambourneHorse racing bettorJack Dickens Dicko69
Phil BullHorse racing timesRob Waterhouse60
RJ BellLas Vegas tipsterIan Epstein, Luke Pergande18
Rufus PeabodySports bettorGill Alexander72
Rob WaterhouseHorse racing bookmakerLuke Murrell66
Tony BloomSoccer bettorHarry Findlay25
Tony BrasselHorse racing sectionalsVince Accardi12

Investments

NameSpecializationRecommenderEp
Contrarian InvestmentsSportsbetting fundChris Connelly10
Elm FundsHedge fundVictor Haghani21
Priomha CapitalSportsbetting fundBrendan Poosts5

Magazines

The Racing Post used to be a magazine but now it is more often used as a data and tipping website, as such it is listed in that category instead of here.

NameSpecialityRecommenderEp
The SportsmanHorse racingDominic Beirne3
The SportsmanHorse racingMarc Lambourne9
The SportsmanHorse racingMark Rhoden49

Movies

See summaries, previews and Rotten Tomato scores for all sportsbetting movies here.

TitleRecommenderEp
2 for the MoneyJake Williams, BitEdge14
8 Men OutBitEdge14
BookiesBitEdge14
The GamblerBitEdge14
Owning MahownyJake Williams, BitEdge14
RoundersChris Connelly10
RoundersBrett Richey59

Operators

I detail the most recommended operators here.

Betfair and Pinnacle were recommended so often that I did not bother to list them all.

Although the Hong Kong Jockey Club runs a tote they are more of a sports administration body than a gambling operator so are not included here.

NameSpecializationRecommenderEp
AriaLas Vegas sportsbookChristian Pina34
Bet365Online gamblingParlay Queen Monique38
BetdaqBetting exchangePeter Webb47
BetdaqBetting exchangeCaan Berry,53
BetdaqBetting exchangeMatthew Trenhaile56
BetfairBetting exchangeHarry finnley25
BetfairBetting exchangeScott Ferguson35
Black TypeOnline gamblingPeter Ling20
CG TechnologyB2B land based sportsbooksBrendan Poots5
CG TechnologyB2B land based sportsbooksChris Connelly10
CitibetBetting exchangeJulian Gauld58
Colossus BetsTotalizerHarry finnley25
Colossus BetsTotalizerScott Ferguson35
Colossus BetsTotalizerMatthew Trenhaile56
Colossus BetsTotalizerBernard Marantelli73
DraftFantasy sportsJosh Lloyd7
DraftFantasy sportsBrett Richey59
DraftstarsFantasy sportsJosh Lloyd7
DraftstarsFantasy sportsNathan Rothschild8
EadgelessCryptocurrencyBitEdge14
Golden Nugget football contestLas Vegas sportsbookVegas Matty33
IG IndexSpread bettingMatthew Trenhaile56
Just DiceCryptocurrencyBitEdge14
Lagasse's Stadium at The VenetianLas Vegas sportsbookChristian Pina34
MatchbookBetting exchangeDominic Beirne3
MatchbookBetting exchangeJake Williams18
MatchbookBetting exchangePeter Ling20
MoneyballFantasy sportsJosh Lloyd7
Nitrogen SportsCryptocurrencyWhatle Capper36
Nitrogen SportsCryptocurrencyStephen Rothwell70
Poker StarsPokerJared Tendler62
Prop SwapLas Vegas bet ticket marketIan Epstein, Luke Pergande18
Satoshi DiceCryptocurrencyBitEdge14
South Point CasinoLas Vegas sportsbookChristian Pina34
Sporting IndexSpread bettingAnthony Jump43
Sporting IndexSpread bettingMatthew Trenhaile56
SportsbettingOnline gamblingBen Krahe52
The M ResortLas Vegas sportsbookChristian Pina34
UnikrnCryptocurrencyRahul Sood23
Westgate SuperBookLas Vegas sportsbookChristian Pina34
Westgate SuperContestLas Vegas sportsbookJoe Fortenbaugh15
Westgate SuperContestLas Vegas sportsbookJake Williams18
Westgate SuperContestLas Vegas sportsbookJake Williams, Kevin Braig22
Westgate SuperContestLas Vegas sportsbookVegas Matty33
Westgate SuperContestLas Vegas sportsbookBrady Kannon44

Podcasts

NameRecommenderEp
Beating The BookJoe Fortenbaugh, Jake Williams15
Beating The BookGill Alexander, Jake Williams72
Bet The BoardJoe Fortenbaugh15
The Bill Simmons PodcastRalph Horowitz, Jake Williams2
The Bill Simmons PodcastKevin Braig22
Chat With TradersAdam Chernoff4
Deep DiveWhatle Capper36
Game Theory with Sam VecenieJosh Lloyd7
Locked on Fantasy BasketballJosh Lloyd7
Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist HistoryJake Williams54
The Mental Game PodcastJared Tendler62
Points Spread WeeklyBrady Kannon44
The Power RankEd Fang67
Red Rock Fantasy BasketballJosh Lloyd7
RSN Correct WeightAdam Blencowe65
The sharp 600Joe Fortenbaugh15
Sports Gambling PodcastChristian Pina34
Sports ThoughtsJerry, Kieran61
The StepienJosh Lloyd7
William Hill Golf PodcastBrady Kannon44

Social networks, forums and communities

Twitter is recommended  and not recommended so much that I did not bother recording them. The consensus is that there is a lot of good gambling resources on Twitter but there is a lot of junk and you have to decide for yourself if the noise is worth the bother.

NameRecommenderEp
Betfair Trading CommunityRyan Carruthers31
Betfair ForumRyan Carruthers31
Money Saving ExpertNico Bonus Bank64
Punters LoungeAdam Chernoff4
Punting Ace (purchased by Punters Paradise)Anthony Jump43

Software

NameSpecializationRecommenderEp
Bet AngelExchange tradingPeter Webb47
Bet TraderExchange tradingTony Hargraves13
Bookee appMobile sports bettingAdam Chernoff4
Don BestData for sportsbooksChris Connelly10
Don BestData for sportsbooksSpanky Sports68
Football Form LabsSoccer betting dataTony Hargraves13
Gruss SoftwareExchange tradingStewart Davidson42
Microsoft AccessDatabaseAnthony Jump43
Poker TrackerPoker assistantDan Weston28
Ratings 2 WinHorse racingPaul Daily6
Ratings 2 WinHorse racingJohn walter19
Sports InsightsSports odds trackingChris Connelly10
Sports InsightsSports odds trackingJoe Fortenbaugh15
Sports InsightsSports odds trackingRob Pizzola50
The Score ExchangeFantasy sportsGeorge EVBettor63
TVN app/racing.comHorse racingJack Dickens Dicko69

Videos and vlogs

Websites

NameRecommenderEp
Advanced Football AnalyticsAlok Pattani54
At the RacesCaan Berry53
Basketball MonsterJosh Lloyd7
Betting at BetfairShaun Beirne1
Betting at BetfairBrady Kannon44
Betting at BetfairBen Krahe52
Betting Research UnitLeighton Vaughan Williams55
BitEdgeBitEdge14
Blitz PredictBrett Richey59
bj21Spanky Sports68
Caan BerryCaan Berry53
Chalkline SportsDaniel Kustelski24
Code CademyJerry, Kieran61
CoversJoe Fortenbaugh15
CoversIan Epstein, Luke Pergande18
CoversJake Williams38
CoversBrady Kannon44
CoversRob Pizzola50
Daily Racing ForumMatt Bisogno45
Drat ExpressJosh Lloyd7
Elo Rating SystemDan Weston28
Fair Wagering AustraliaRichard Irvine41
Football ContestsVegas Matty33
Football DataJoseph Buchdahl48
Gambling ComplianceRahul Sood23
Gambling & the lawSpanky Sports68
Gambling With An EdgeCaptain Jack Andrews71
Horse Racing Bettors ForumScott Ferguson35
Horse Racing Bettors ForumMatt Bisogno45
Jared Tendler: Mental Game CouchJared Tendler62
Kelly criterion WikipediaJerry, Kieran61
Las Vegas Tee TimesBrady Kannon44
Leighton Vaughan Williams BlogLeighton Vaughan Williams55
Magic the GatheringMarco Blume26
Magic the GatheringMatthew Trenhaile56
Marc LambourneMarc Lambourne9
MediumAdam Chernoff4
Nag Nag NagMatt Bisogno45
Nate Silver's 538Jake Williams48
Nate Silver's 538Leighton Vaughan Williams55
Pinnacle Betting ResourcesShaun Beirne1
Pinnacle Betting ResourcesScott Ferguson35
Pinnacle Betting ResourcesJoseph Buchdahl48
The Power RankEd Fang, Jake Williams67
PuntRyan Carruthers31
Quant CoachKevin Braig19.5 (bonus)
Quant CoachKevin Braig22
Rob WaterhouseRob Waterhouse60
RotoworldIan Epstein Luke Pergande18
RotoworldChristian Pina34
Secret Betting ClubPeter Ling20
Sloan Sports Analytics ConferenceAlok Pattani54
Sportsbook ReviewBrady Kannon44
Star LizardHarry Findlay25
Tennis AbstractLeighton Vaughan Williams55
Tennis DattaJoseph Buchdahl48
The Hook ReportChristian Pina34
The Sports TraderTony Hargraves13
William T ZiembaWilliam Ziemba29
The Mailbag
Jack Dickens Dicko69

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