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
- Podcast profile and all recommend resources by category (this post)
- Most recommended tools and resources
- Most recommended books
- Most recommended gambling operators
Business of Betting podcast profile
One host interviewing one or two guests in audio only.
April 20th 2017 – Present.
Number of episodes
74 (as of January 2019).
Roughly 50 minutes.
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
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.
Author Title Recomender Ep Adam Chernoff How to maximise basic teaser strategy in NFL betting Jake Williams 19.5 (bonus) Adam Chernoff How to create & use NFL power ratings to beat the point spread Jake Williams 19.5 (bonus) Bill Barnwell Nomentum Jake Williams 5 Bill Connelly Football Therapy, by the numbers
Ed Feng 67 Chris Burke The learning curve for rookie tight ends Kevin Braig 19.5 (bonus) David Purdum Won & done? Sportsbooks banning the smart money Spanky sports 68 Greg Wood ‘Minimum bet rule could prove a winner for punters & horse racing Scott Ferguson 35 Mark Cuban My new hedge fund Chris Connelly 10
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 .
Name Recommender Ep Amos Tversky Jake Williams 50 Andrew Beyer Dominic Beirne 3 Andrew Beyer Paul Daily 6 Andrew Beyer Vince Accardi 12 Bill James George EVBettor 63 Daniel Kahneman Ralph Horowitz 2 Don Scott Dominic Beirne 3 Don Scott Paul Daily 6 Don Scott Nathan Snow 11 Don Scott Vince Accardi 12 Don Scott Daniel O'Sulivan 17 Don Scott Peter Todd 37 Don Scott Rob Waterhouse 60 Don Scott Adam Blencowe 65 Edward O. Thorp Victor Haghani, Jake Williams 21 Edward O. Thorp Jake Williams 63 Howard Sartin Vince Accardi 12 Joseph Buchdahl Shaun Beirne 1 Malcolm Gladwell Jake Williams 4 Malcolm Gladwell Scott Ferguson 35 Michael Lewis Scott Ferguson 35 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Ralph Horowitz 2 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Jake Williams 57 Nick Mordin Dominic Beirne 3 Richard H. Thaler Victor Haghani 21 Tom Brohamer Dominic Beirne 3
In these cases Bloggers and Journalists were recommended without a specific article being mentioned.
Name Specialization Recommender Ep Adam Chernoff Sports betting Adam Chernoff 4 Adam Chernoff Sports betting Chris Connelly 10 Adam Chernoff Sports betting Jake Williams 19.5 (bonus) Arthur Harris Horse racing Mark Rhoden 49 Ben Coley Golf betting Scott Ferguson 35 Chad Millman Westgate Supercontest Jake Williams 33 Kevin O'Connor Basketball Josh Lloyd 7 Ted Knutson Magic the Gathering Matthew Trenhaile 56
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.
Author Title Recommender Ep Aaron Brown The poker face of wall street Victor Haghani 21 Adam Kucharski The perfect bet Dominic Beirne 3 Alan Potts Against the crowd Matt Bisogno 45 Atul Gawande The checklist manifesto Adam Chernoff 4 Atul Gawande The checklist manifesto Jake Williams 49 Benjamin Graham The intelligent investor Adam Chernof 4 Bob Wilkins Bioenergetics & racehorse ratings Dominic Beirne 3 Brendan Moynihan, Jim Paul What I learned losing a million dollars Scott Ferguson 35 Caan Berry Betfair trading made simple Caan Berry 53 Carol Tavirs, Elliot Aronson Mistakes were made (but not by me) Dominic Beirne 3 Cass R. Sunstein The ethics of influence Dr Sally Gainsbury 27 Chris B. Brown The Essential Smart Football George EVBettor 63 Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Ralph Horowitz 2 Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Dominic Beirne 3 Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Jake Williams 20 Daniel Kahneman, Victoe Haghani Thinking, fast & slow Peter Webb 47 Dean Oliver Basketball on paper Alok Pattani 54 Dean Oliver Basketball on paper George EVBettor 63 Dean Oliver Basketball on paper Ed Feng 67 Ed Fang How to win your NCAA tournament pool Ed Fang 67 Edward O. Thorp, William Ziemba, Leonard MacLean The Kelly capital growth investment criterion William Ziemba 29 Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets Jake Williams 29 Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets Jake Williams 40 Edward O. Thorp A man for all markets Jake Williams 47 Edward O. Thorp Beat the dealer Peter Webb 47 Eliot Jacobson Advanced advantage play Spanky Sports 68 Elihu Feustel, George Howard Conquering risk Scott Ferguson 35 Elihu Feustel, George Howard Conquering risk Spanky Sports 68 Harry Findlay Gambling for life Harry Findlay 25 Harry Findlay Gambling for life Darren Potter 40 I. Nelson Rose Gambling & the law Spanky Sports 68 James Grosjean Beyond counting Spanky Sports 68 James Surowiecki The wisdom of crowds Dominic Beirne 3 James Surowiecki The wisdom of crowds Steward Davidson 42 James Surowiecki The wisdom of crowds Juilian Gauld 58 James Tippett The football code Ryan Carruthers 31 Jared Tendler The mental game of poker Jared Tendler 62 Jared Tendler The mental game of poke 2 Jared Tendler 62 Joe Peta Trading bases Scott Ferguson 35 Joe Peta Trading bases Jake Williams 43 Joe Peta Trading bases Jake Williams 63 Joseph Buchdahl How to find a black cat in a coal cellar Joseph Buchdahl 48 Joseph Buchdahl Squares & sharps, suckers & sharks Joseph Buchdahl 48 Leonard Mlodi The drunkard's walk Dominic Beirne 3 Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Dean Evens 39 Malcolm Gladwell Outliers Rob Waterhouse 60 Malcolm Gladwell Blink Gill Alexander 72 Michael E. Gerber The e-myth revisited Juilian Gauld 58 Michael Lewis Moneyball Ralph Horowitz 2 Michael Lewis Moneyball Alok Pattani 54 Michael Lewis Moneyball Ed Fang 67 Michael Lewis Moneyball Gill Alexander 72 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Dominic Beirne 3 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Jake Williams 4 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Fooled by randomness Ryan Carruthers 31 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile Jake Williams 4 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile Jake Williams 26 Nassim Nicholas Taleb Antifragile Jake Williams 31 Nassim Nicholas Taleb The black swan Jake Williams 19.5 (bonus) Nassim Nicholas Taleb The black swan Scott Ferguson 35 Nicholas Lovell The curve Ralph Horowitz 2 Nick Mordin Betting for a living Matt Bisogno 45 Nir Eyal Hooked Dr Sally Gainsbury 27 Patrick Veitch Enemy number one Darren Potter 40 Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner Superforecasting Ralph Horowitz 2 Philip E. Tetlock, Dan Gardner Superforecasting Spanky Sports 68 Rem Plante The Australian horse racing & punters guide Marc Lambourne 9 Richard H. Thaler Misbehaving Adam Chernoff, Jake Williams 4 Richard H. Thaler Misbehaving Jake Williams 21 Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein Nudge Adam Chernof 4 Stanford Wong Sharp Sports Betting Spanky Sports 68 Stanford Wong Sharp Sports Betting Gill Alexander 72 Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Freakonomics Dominic Beirne 3 Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim Scorecasting Juilian Gauld 58 Tobias Moskowitz, L. Jon Wertheim Scorecasting Spanky Sports 68 William Poundstone Fortune's formula Darren Potter 40 William Poundstone Fortune's formula Jake Williams 63 William Ziemba, Donald B Hausch Efficiency of racetrack betting markets William Ziemba 29 William Ziemba Calendar anomalies & arbitrage William Ziemba 29 Name Specialization Recommender Ep Betsmart Horse racing Daniel O'Sullivan 17 Bonus Bank Match betting Nico Bonus Bank 64 Champion Bets Horse racing Nathan Snow 11 Champion Bets (Trial Spy) Horse racing Dean Evens 39 Champion Bets Horse racing Ben Krahe 52 Champion Data Australian Rules Football Ralph Horowitz 2 Champion Data Australian Rules Football David Beirne 46 Corsica Hockey data Rob Pizzola 50 Daily Sectionals Horse racing Ralph Horowitz 2 Darren Potter Race Assessments Horse racing Darren Potter 40 Digital Gaming Solutions B2B sportsbook softwear Adam Chernoff 4 Dynamic Odds Odds comparison John Walter 19 Dynamic Odds Odds comparison Stewart Davidson 42 Dynamic Odds Odds comparison Adam Blencowe 65 Fan Graphs Baseball Jerry, Kieran 61 Fans Unite Blockchain Stephen Rothwell 70 Football Outsiders American Fooball Jerry, Kieran 61 Gee Geez Horse racing Matt Bisogno 45 Genius Tech Group B2B data driven content Nathan Rothschild 8 Money Puck Hockey Rob Pizzola 50 Odds Cheker Odds comparison Adam Chernoff 4 Odds Portal Odds comparison Adam Chernoff 4 Pitch f/x Baseball Stephen Rothwell 70 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings NCAA Basketball Rob Pizzola 50 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings NCAA Basketball Caan Berry 53 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings NCAA Basketball Jerry, Kieran 61 Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings NCAA Basketball Ed Feng 67 Punters Horse racing Nico Bonus Bank 64 Punting Form Horse racing Jack Dickens Dicko 69 Race BK Horse racing Ben Krahe 52 Racing & Sports Horse racing Adam Blencowe 65 Racing Systems Builder Horse racing Matt Bisogno 45 Racetrack Ralphy Horse racing Ralph Horowitz 2 Racing Watch Horse racing John Walter 19 Right Angle Sports US sports Joe Fortenbaugh 15 Tennis Ratings Tennis Dan Weston 28 Racing Post Horse racing Harry Findlay 25 Racing Post Horse racing Ryan Carruthers 31 Racing Post Horse racing Matt Bisogno 45 The Rating Bureau Horse racing Daniel O'Sullivan 17 Second Spectrum Sports data Stephen Rothwell 70 Sportradar - Betradar Sports Stephen Rothwell 70 Tipstrr Tips & tracking Stephen Rothwell 70 Tipstrr Tips & tracking Damien Fearn 74 Tom Waterhouse Horse racing Tom Waterhouse 51 TX Odds B2B odds Stephen Rothwell 70 Winning Edge Investments Horse racing Dean Evens 39 Winning Edge Investments Horse racing Mark Rhoden 49 Name Specialization Recommender Ep Bill Benter Horse racing bettor Paul Daily 6 Bill Benter Horse racing bettor Leighton Vaughan Williams 55 Bill Benter Horse racing bettor Matthew Trenhaile 56 Bob Voulgaris basketball betting Stephen Rothwell 70 Dan Osullivan Horse racing trainer Nathan Snow 11 Dan Osullivan Horse racing trainer Vince Accardi 12 Dr Bob Sports betting Gill Alexander 72 Mark Lambourne Horse racing bettor Jack Dickens Dicko 69 Phil Bull Horse racing times Rob Waterhouse 60 RJ Bell Las Vegas tipster Ian Epstein, Luke Pergande 18 Rufus Peabody Sports bettor Gill Alexander 72 Rob Waterhouse Horse racing bookmaker Luke Murrell 66 Tony Bloom Soccer bettor Harry Findlay 25 Tony Brassel Horse racing sectionals Vince Accardi 12
See summaries, previews and Rotten Tomato scores for all sportsbetting movies here.
Title Recommender Ep 2 for the Money Jake Williams, BitEdge 14 8 Men Out BitEdge 14 Bookies BitEdge 14 The Gambler BitEdge 14 Owning Mahowny Jake Williams, BitEdge 14 Rounders Chris Connelly 10 Rounders Brett Richey 59
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.
Name Specialization Recommender Ep Aria Las Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34 Bet365 Online gambling Parlay Queen Monique 38 Betdaq Betting exchange Peter Webb 47 Betdaq Betting exchange Caan Berry, 53 Betdaq Betting exchange Matthew Trenhaile 56 Betfair Betting exchange Harry finnley 25 Betfair Betting exchange Scott Ferguson 35 Black Type Online gambling Peter Ling 20 CG Technology B2B land based sportsbooks Brendan Poots 5 CG Technology B2B land based sportsbooks Chris Connelly 10 Citibet Betting exchange Julian Gauld 58 Colossus Bets Totalizer Harry finnley 25 Colossus Bets Totalizer Scott Ferguson 35 Colossus Bets Totalizer Matthew Trenhaile 56 Colossus Bets Totalizer Bernard Marantelli 73 Draft Fantasy sports Josh Lloyd 7 Draft Fantasy sports Brett Richey 59 Draftstars Fantasy sports Josh Lloyd 7 Draftstars Fantasy sports Nathan Rothschild 8 Eadgeless Cryptocurrency BitEdge 14 Golden Nugget football contest Las Vegas sportsbook Vegas Matty 33 IG Index Spread betting Matthew Trenhaile 56 Just Dice Cryptocurrency BitEdge 14 Lagasse's Stadium at The Venetian Las Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34 Matchbook Betting exchange Dominic Beirne 3 Matchbook Betting exchange Jake Williams 18 Matchbook Betting exchange Peter Ling 20 Moneyball Fantasy sports Josh Lloyd 7 Nitrogen Sports Cryptocurrency Whatle Capper 36 Nitrogen Sports Cryptocurrency Stephen Rothwell 70 Poker Stars Poker Jared Tendler 62 Prop Swap Las Vegas bet ticket market Ian Epstein, Luke Pergande 18 Satoshi Dice Cryptocurrency BitEdge 14 South Point Casino Las Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34 Sporting Index Spread betting Anthony Jump 43 Sporting Index Spread betting Matthew Trenhaile 56 Sportsbetting Online gambling Ben Krahe 52 The M Resort Las Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34 Unikrn Cryptocurrency Rahul Sood 23 Westgate SuperBook Las Vegas sportsbook Christian Pina 34 Westgate SuperContest Las Vegas sportsbook Joe Fortenbaugh 15 Westgate SuperContest Las Vegas sportsbook Jake Williams 18 Westgate SuperContest Las Vegas sportsbook Jake Williams, Kevin Braig 22 Westgate SuperContest Las Vegas sportsbook Vegas Matty 33 Westgate SuperContest Las Vegas sportsbook Brady Kannon 44 Name Recommender Ep Beating The Book Joe Fortenbaugh, Jake Williams 15 Beating The Book Gill Alexander, Jake Williams 72 Bet The Board Joe Fortenbaugh 15 The Bill Simmons Podcast Ralph Horowitz, Jake Williams 2 The Bill Simmons Podcast Kevin Braig 22 Chat With Traders Adam Chernoff 4 Deep Dive Whatle Capper 36 Game Theory with Sam Vecenie Josh Lloyd 7 Locked on Fantasy Basketball Josh Lloyd 7 Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History Jake Williams 54 The Mental Game Podcast Jared Tendler 62 Points Spread Weekly Brady Kannon 44 The Power Rank Ed Fang 67 Red Rock Fantasy Basketball Josh Lloyd 7 RSN Correct Weight Adam Blencowe 65 The sharp 600 Joe Fortenbaugh 15 Sports Gambling Podcast Christian Pina 34 Sports Thoughts Jerry, Kieran 61 The Stepien Josh Lloyd 7 William Hill Golf Podcast Brady Kannon 44
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.
Name Recommender Ep Betfair Trading Community Ryan Carruthers 31 Betfair Forum Ryan Carruthers 31 Money Saving Expert Nico Bonus Bank 64 Punters Lounge Adam Chernoff 4 Punting Ace (purchased by Punters Paradise) Anthony Jump 43 Name Specialization Recommender Ep Bet Angel Exchange trading Peter Webb 47 Bet Trader Exchange trading Tony Hargraves 13 Bookee app Mobile sports betting Adam Chernoff 4 Don Best Data for sportsbooks Chris Connelly 10 Don Best Data for sportsbooks Spanky Sports 68 Football Form Labs Soccer betting data Tony Hargraves 13 Gruss Software Exchange trading Stewart Davidson 42 Microsoft Access Database Anthony Jump 43 Poker Tracker Poker assistant Dan Weston 28 Ratings 2 Win Horse racing Paul Daily 6 Ratings 2 Win Horse racing John walter 19 Sports Insights Sports odds tracking Chris Connelly 10 Sports Insights Sports odds tracking Joe Fortenbaugh 15 Sports Insights Sports odds tracking Rob Pizzola 50 The Score Exchange Fantasy sports George EVBettor 63 TVN app/racing.com Horse racing Jack Dickens Dicko 69 Title Recommender Ep Daniel Negrano's YouTube Allen Bari 16 Darren Potter Race Assessments Darren Potter 40 Mike Schmitz's Draft Express Videos Josh Lloyd 7 Rob Pizzolas Periscope Rob Pizzola 50 Solve For Why Academy Allen Bari 16 The Punters Academy YouTube John Walter 19 The Punters Show/The Racing Rant Darren Potter 40 The Punters Show/The Racing Rant Marc Lambourne 9 The Punters Show/The Racing Rant Stewart Davidson 42 The Punters Show/The Racing Rant Jack Dikens Dicko 69 Visin coverage of the Westgate SuperContest Vegas Matty 33 Vsin - Numbers Game Gill Alexander 72 Name Recommender Ep Advanced Football Analytics Alok Pattani 54 At the Races Caan Berry 53 Basketball Monster Josh Lloyd 7 Betting at Betfair Shaun Beirne 1 Betting at Betfair Brady Kannon 44 Betting at Betfair Ben Krahe 52 Betting Research Unit Leighton Vaughan Williams 55 BitEdge BitEdge 14 Blitz Predict Brett Richey 59 bj21 Spanky Sports 68 Caan Berry Caan Berry 53 Chalkline Sports Daniel Kustelski 24 Code Cademy Jerry, Kieran 61 Covers Joe Fortenbaugh 15 Covers Ian Epstein, Luke Pergande 18 Covers Jake Williams 38 Covers Brady Kannon 44 Covers Rob Pizzola 50 Daily Racing Forum Matt Bisogno 45 Drat Express Josh Lloyd 7 Elo Rating System Dan Weston 28 Fair Wagering Australia Richard Irvine 41 Football Contests Vegas Matty 33 Football Data Joseph Buchdahl 48 Gambling Compliance Rahul Sood 23 Gambling & the law Spanky Sports 68 Gambling With An Edge Captain Jack Andrews 71 Horse Racing Bettors Forum Scott Ferguson 35 Horse Racing Bettors Forum Matt Bisogno 45 Jared Tendler: Mental Game Couch Jared Tendler 62 Kelly criterion Wikipedia Jerry, Kieran 61 Las Vegas Tee Times Brady Kannon 44 Leighton Vaughan Williams Blog Leighton Vaughan Williams 55 Magic the Gathering Marco Blume 26 Magic the Gathering Matthew Trenhaile 56 Marc Lambourne Marc Lambourne 9 Medium Adam Chernoff 4 Nag Nag Nag Matt Bisogno 45 Nate Silver's 538 Jake Williams 48 Nate Silver's 538 Leighton Vaughan Williams 55 Pinnacle Betting Resources Shaun Beirne 1 Pinnacle Betting Resources Scott Ferguson 35 Pinnacle Betting Resources Joseph Buchdahl 48 The Power Rank Ed Fang, Jake Williams 67 Punt Ryan Carruthers 31 Quant Coach Kevin Braig 19.5 (bonus) Quant Coach Kevin Braig 22 Rob Waterhouse Rob Waterhouse 60 Rotoworld Ian Epstein Luke Pergande 18 Rotoworld Christian Pina 34 Secret Betting Club Peter Ling 20 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Alok Pattani 54 Sportsbook Review Brady Kannon 44 Star Lizard Harry Findlay 25 Tennis Abstract Leighton Vaughan Williams 55 Tennis Datta Joseph Buchdahl 48 The Hook Report Christian Pina 34 The Sports Trader Tony Hargraves 13 William T Ziemba William Ziemba 29 The Mailbag Jack Dickens Dicko 69