Our aim is to make the process of choosing a bet, finding the best odds available and clicking through to place that bet as quick and painless as possible.
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Why use odds comparison?
There are many bookmakers taking bets over the Internet. If you bet with only one of them, you not only restrict yourself to betting on the events covered by that bookmaker but also run the risk of taking odds that are inferior to those available elsewhere. Using this site, you can compare the odds between multiple bookmakers, and the process of clicking through and placing a bet with any of our featured bookmakers couldn't be easier. We also carry details of the special offers available from the bookmakers each week, so you can see where the best value lies.
What is the "best price percentage"?
For events in which every possible outcome is quoted (such as the winner of a tennis match), you can get an idea of value by looking at the best price percentage (BPP). Each bookmaker builds a margin or "over-round" into its odds, but by taking the best odds available this margin is usually dramatically reduced and occasionally removed completely. The lower the BPP the more value there is in betting on the event, and on the rare occasions when it drops below 100% you can make sure money by backing every possible outcome!
What are the dates shown for each event?
The date shown above each odds table is the date on which we expect betting to cease on the event. For most matches it is the day of the match (although for cricket matches lasting more than one day it may be the last day of the match); for outright tournament betting it is usually the day of the final (or for a league the date of the last round of fixtures).
How often are the odds updated?
Bookmakers' sites are constantly being sampled by our software and the odds are updated accordingly. The time shown is the time of the oldest price, i.e. every price in the table has been checked since the time given. The update period depends on the event, but for events where the odds change frequently it will usually be no more than five minutes.
Can I view odds in different formats?
You can choose whether to view odds in fractional format (e.g. 11/10), decimal format (e.g. 2.10) or US format (e.g. +110). To change your preference use the drop-down on any odds page.
Is my money safe?
All of our featured bookmakers are licensed and regulated in the UK or a UK dependency. The UK has a long history of bookmaking and is recognised in the industry as the world-leader in Internet betting. All bookmakers featured on this site use the very latest security techniques to ensure that your credit card details are transmitted and stored securely. In fact, because no human will even see your card number it is safer than using your card in a shop!
Are my bets guaranteed?
We are independent from any bookmaker and do not ourselves take any bets. We cannot therefore be involved in any dispute between a bookmaker and its clients. Every bookmaker has a procedure for settling disputes, and most involve referral to an independent adjudicating body in the event that the dispute cannot be resolved satisfactorily between the bookmaker and the client. It is your responsibility to check any special rules or conditions relating to particular bookmakers or particular bets, and whilst this site provides information and odds from bookmakers in good faith, it cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions on the site.
What is "each way" betting?
For certain events it is possible to back a particular selection to finish in the top few places without necessarily winning the event. To do this, you must have a normal bet on the selection to win the event, and a second bet of equal size on the selection to be "placed" (note that £10 each way means two bets of £10 each for a total stake of £20). The place bet is paid at lower odds than the win bet, and the each way terms tell you the number of places paid and the factor by which the odds must be divided. British- style odds are used when doing the division, so that for example a horse at 8/1 with each way terms of a quarter the odds for three places would pay 2/1 the place. Note that if the selection is placed but does not win then the win portion of an each way bet is lost.
What is a betting exchange?
A betting exchange is a site where users can bet against each other, so there is no bookmaker margin (over-round) built into the prices. Instead, the exchange charges a small commission on winning bets. This generally means better odds than those available with the bookmakers, and it also allows users to bet both for and against possible outcomes.