The 2014 BetPreviews Awards, recognising excellence & a lot more in world of betting in 2014.
Best Tipping Performance of 2014: Max Daly on BetPreviews, blasted the bookies with a staggering 120 pts profits over Day 1, Day 2, Day 3 & Day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival, the highlight being 40/1 shot Hawk High in the Fred Winter.
Biggest Gamble of 2014: Balbriggan winning the Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan on November 23rd. Available at 14/1 in the morning, the Gordon Elliott-trained grey was sent off the 4-1 favourite and barely gave his legion of supporters an anxious moment.
Best Football Tipster of 2014: Tom Powell on Easyodds, excellent betting insight on the Premier League where he finds the value in each game, the highlight of Tom’s tipping came in the first weekend of November where he had an incredible 10 winners from 10 selections.
Best Horse Racing (UK) Tipster of 2014: Steve Hughes on BetPreviews, consistent winning record with his two daily selections across all codes of racing in the UK, so far in December he has made 48 pts profit from 71 pts staked.
Best Horse Racing (Ireland) Tipster of 2014: Gary O’Brien on Attheraces, unrivaled expert on Irish racing, highlighted the aforementioned Balbriggan at 20/1 in his attheraces.com tipping column.
Best US Sports Tipster of 2014: So Money Sports on Twitter, gives expert picks across all major US sports – NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL – as well as college football and basketball.
Best Golf Tipster of 2014: Frazzled on Betswot, in-depth previews from the PGA & European Tours, steady stream of winners throughout the season with the highlight being Sang-Moon Bae triumph at 150/1 in the Frys Open.
Best Tennis Tipster of 2014: Stuckey on Twitter, main focus is on WTA events, 2014 highlights were long priced selections on Carolina Wozniacki and Marin Cilic at the US Open in September.
Best Live Preview Show of 2014: betdaqNFL, a one hour pre-game show hosted by John Arnette every Sunday from 5pm – 6pm, breaking down late team news, line movements and giving some expert picks.
Best Betting Resource (UK) of 2014: OLBG, a sports betting community that has something for both the beginner and more advanced bettor.
Best Betting Resource (US) of 2014: Pro Football Focus, delivers lots of features on individual teams and players analysis, a must for NFL bettors.
Best Bookie of 2014: bet365 – lead the way with their promotions, in-play offering, live streaming, customer service and odds.
Worst Bookie of 2014: Coral – poor site usability, no accumulator bonuses and too quick to restrict new customers.
Best Promotion of 2014: Paddy Power’s Supreme Novice Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, money back if your horse finished 2nd, 3rd or 4th – great promotional angle that allows Paddy to get ahead of the competition for the 4-day festival.