Juan Covas-Marcos

About Juan Covas-Marcos

Juan used to be a transfer student at the University of Reading. He studied English Language and Literature and also worked for us to help him get through University and also to build his experience in the English language. When he graduated, he became a full-time writer for Live Betting and also helps us out with any translations we need.

Betting on Crufts 2014: Pocket a Packet on Princely Pooches

Crufts 2014

It’s that time again! Crufts 2014 kicks off tomorrow (March 6th), meaning pampered canines across the nation are being permed and primed in preparation for the panel of judges.

Whether or not you’ve got a contender in the running, you could nab a tidy stack by betting on the victor.

William Hill are taking wagers on the breed that will pick up the rosette for Best in Show. Check out the odds below…

Crufts 2014 Best in Show Odds
Utility 11/10
Terrier 5/1
Pastoral 9/1
Toy 12/1
Gun 9/2
Hound 7/1
Working 10/1

Fancy taking a punt on a poodle? Wanna lay some dosh on a dachshund? Get yourself to William Hill and stick a wager on your favourite fluffy friend!

That’s all my dog puns, I swear…

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Pick of the Week: FHM’s Sexiest Woman 2014

The announcement of FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world list occupies a hallowed space on the LiveBetting.co.uk calendar. Readers from across the country cast their votes over three months to compile and rank the nation’s favourite hotties and we, glued to our monitors, eagerly await the results every single year.


Here Come the Girls!

Last year’s upset, with N-Dubz’ Tulisa nabbing the #1 spot (really guys…really?) had the bookies popping the champagne corks and booking flights to Ibiza.The 2013 list, announced in May, was less surprising, with firm favourite Mila Kunis taking the title of Sexiest Woman in the World. No argument here.

FHM have announced the full list of hopefuls for next year and Paddy Power are taking bets on readers’ choices for the sexiest woman in the world in 2014. Some of the favourites include club diva Rihanna, last year’s champion Mila Kunis and Girls Aloud glamour-puss Cheryl Cole; although we reckon that tattoo on her arse might just send her odds plummeting.

Here’s the full run-down, odds from Paddy Power:

FHM’s Sexiest Woman of the Year 2014 Odds
Rihanna 5/1
Mila Kunis 5/1
Michelle Keegan 7/1
Kate Upton 10/1
Cheryl Cole 10/1
Georgia Salpa 10/1
Helen Flanagan 14/1
Millie Mackintosh 16/1
Kelly Brook 16/1
Kim Sears 20/1
Nicole Scherzinger 20/1
Pixie Lott 25/1
Irina Shayk 25/1
Emma Watson 33/1
Kelly Donegan 33/1
Daisy Lowe 33/1
Frankie Sandford 33/1
Megan Fox 33/1
Pippa Middleton 33/1
Keely Hazell 33/1
Katy Perry 33/1
Jennifer Lawrence 33/1
Rosie Huntingdon Whiteley 33/1
Miranda Kerr 40/1
Kate Middleton 40/1
Kim Kardashian 40/1
Beyonce 40/1
Tulisa Contostavlos 40/1
Jessie J 40/1
Angelina Jolie 40/1
Olivia Munn 40/1
Jennifer Aniston 66/1
Holly Willoughby 66/1
Lady GaGa 80/1


Girl on Top

Personally, any of these girls could top our list, but which do you fancy for a winner? Harbour any S&M fantasies involving Rihanna? Perhaps you wanna get behind Kim Kardashian? Or maybe you fancy a peek inside Lady GaGa’s meat skirt?

If you think one of these fine specimens is a dead-cert, why not go to Paddy Power and put your money where your mouth is? And don’t forget to follow us on twitter!

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Insanity Bets: A Father’s Faith Pays Off

I don’t have any kids, but if the day ever comes when there’s a little junior me running around then I’m sure I’ll be proud in whatever he/she does, whether that’s being an amazing striker, playing the tuba or being able to belch Shakespearean sonnets (I’m personally hoping it’s the last one).

Well there’s one proud daddy out there who had the good sense to not just believe in his son, but to also put his money where his mouth is.

A Little Faith Goes A Long Way

Only 10 years ago, Mick Tunnicliffe saw great potential in his son as a football player. The son had already been in several youth leagues, and was proving to have a real talent for football. It only makes sense to put a £100 bet on your son one day playing for Manchester United. It was only 100/1 odds… No big deal.

Well, on the 26th of September 2012, Mick Tunnicliffe saw his pride well placed and won £10,000 when his son, Ryan Tunnicliffe, first stepped onto the pitch against Newcastle United as an official member of the adult team. Not only was Ryan’s father swelling with pride, his wallet would have been swelling a bit too.

Ryan Tunnicliffe

Talent Is A Terrible thing To Waste

If you’ve got children, you’re undoubtedly proud of them regardless of what they do in life. But just remember that if they start picking up a talent in anything, you can probably place a bet or two on it. Just put some faith in your children and you won’t regret it later on!

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Get In Early With Some Royal Ascot Bets

As you may know, the Royal Ascot is in two weeks’ time on the 18th of June. Some websites are letting you bet early so you don’t have to rush yourself on the day. You’ve got horses such as Shea Shea, Sole Power, Farhh and Trade Storm appearing on The King’s Stand Stakes and The Queen Anne Stakes.

If you bet with William Hill, you can get some great odds on a lot of the horses, as well as hints and tips from some of the other keen punters! Here are the horses lined up to race on The King’s Stand Stakes and the Queen Anne Stakes:

King’s Stand Stakes

Horse Odds
Shea Shea 11/4
Reckless Abandon 8/1
Sole Power 10/1
Swiss Spirit 10/1
Rosdhu Queen 12/1
Shamexpress 12/1
Spirit Quartz 12/1
Kingsgate Native 14/1
Maarek 14/1
Mince 14/1
Cristoforo Colombo 16/1
Pearl Secret 16/1
Slade Power 16/1
Soul 16/1
George Vancouver 20/1
Gale Force Ten 25/1
Heeraat 25/1
Bungle InTheJungle 33/1
Jack Dexter 33/1
Medicean Man 33/1
Nocturnal Affair 33/1
Pedro The Great 33/1
Prohibit 33/1
Fire Eyes 40/1
Move In Time 40/1
Parliament Square 40/1
Ballesteros 50/1
Caledonia Lady 50/1
Doc Hay 50/1
Pearl Acclaim 50/1
York Glory 50/1
Angels Will Fall 66/1
Elusivity 66/1
Hoyam 66/1
Stepper Point 66/1
All Ablaze 100/1
Taajub 100/1

Queen Anne Stakes

Horse Odds
Animal Kingdom 6/4
Farhh 3/1
Declaration Of War 10/1
Trade Storm 12/1
Cityscape 14/1
Elusive Kate 14/1 14/1
Most Improved 14/1
Aljamaaheer 16/1
Beauty Parlour 16/1
Giofra 16/1
Sovereign Debt 16/1
Gregorian 33/1
Side Glance 33/1
Trumpet Major 33/1
Indomito 40/1
Gabrial 50/1
Chil The Kite 66/1
Penitent 66/1
Foxtrot Romeo 100/1
Libranno 100/1
Miblish 100/1
Monsieur Chevalier 100/1
Reply 100/1
Stand My Ground 100/1
Windsor Palace 200/1

If you like the look of any of the bets you see here, head on over to William Hill and see what all the fuss is about. Alternatively, you could also sign up with BetFair or Paddy Power as they’re also offering some great odds on the Royal Ascot.

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Funny Football Captions

Well, I’m sure you know that last night Manchester United won their 20th Premier League by beating Aston Villa 3-0. I also made £80, so it wasn’t a bad night all round. Now the seasons pretty much over, and all that’s left is to find out who might be relegated or not.

Don’t be too down about it though, we’ll have more football soon enough. Until then, enjoy these captions on some of the strangest pictures taken during a football match.






And finally, the strangest warm-up we’ve ever seen.


I’m pretty sure that’s not how you’re meant to do it.

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Pick Of The Week: Man U Vs. Aston Villa

The Premier League might officially end on the 19th of May, but there’s every possibility that we might see the winner tonight! At 8:00pm tonight (Monday the 22nd of April), Manchester United will go head to head against Aston Villa, and people are speculating that the match is likely to be one-sided.

Manchester United are currently sitting at the top of the leader board with a very comfortable 81 points, which is 13 points ahead of their closest competitors Manchester City. On the other hand, Aston Villa are dwindling near the very bottom of the league, and for the time being are only just holding off relegation.


The End Of The Road?

If that wasn’t enough for the Red Devils, then they’ll also be happy to know that they have a chance of beating the record for most points scored in a premier league. The previous owners of this record, Chelsea, scored 95 points in total back in 2005. Manchester United have 5 games left, and if they win them all they will finish the league with 96 points; a new record.

At the moment, Aston Villa are only 3 points ahead of Wigan who are just behind them in the league table and also looking to get out of the relegation zone. Aston Villa could really do with a win tonight, but it’s likely that Manchester United will be walking away with the trophy just under a month early.

Naturally, we’re going to place a few cheeky wagers on this match in the hope of seeing something come from it; here’s what we’ll be betting. All of our bets have been placed through William Hill, so if you’re inspired by our choices then sign up with them here.

  • We reckon Man U will win 3-0 so we’re putting £10 on that, with any luck we’ll get paid out £80.
  • Wayne Rooney’s always a good choice, so we’re putting down £20 that he’ll score the first goal for Man U. We’re looking at a return of £90 for this one.
  • My boss thinks Aston Villa might surprise everyone, so I’m betting a steak dinner that he’s wrong (I hope he’s wrong, I haven’t had steak in ages).

The Red Devils And The Villa

Naturally, we wish both teams the best of luck (although we’re trying to wish more luck towards Man U, nothing personal). Who knows, we might see the Premier League winners tonight, or we could see a shock turn of events; either way, it’ll probably be a good match that you don’t want to miss out on.

Comment below and let us know what bets you’ve made!

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Last Minute Bets At Cheltenham – Paddy Power Brings You The Best Odds

Fun Fact: Top model Emma Glover goes to Cheltenham horse races every year to have a cheeky bet.

Now that I’ve got your attention, the annual Cheltenham Festival is now open, and you can make loads of money if you place the right bets at the right time. We don’t want to keep you here for long since there’s a lot of wagering you can be doing, so here are the bare bones of it all.

Sign up with Paddy Power for the full Cheltenham experience!


The Fastest Burgers You’ll Ever See

Paddy Power is covering the whole event from start to finish, including live bets and live updates. If you want to know every little detail about the races to come, then make an account with them now and you’ll be ready for the next few days of races.

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Paddy Power Brings You Social Betting With BetDash

Have you ever wanted to bet with your friends? I’m not talking about you having all of your mates round so you just sit on your phones making your own bets; I mean an actual social network focused on betting. Sounds good right?

Well that’s exactly what Paddy Power is now offering you with their new feature, BetDash! Using BetDash, you can keep in touch with your friends, place a few bets and see what everyone else is betting on. There’s also a gaming element to this feature which can win you large amounts of money just for being good at betting!

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Wager With Your Friends

The premise of BetDash started out as just a way for you to get your money to go that much further. You can opt in with any amount you like, and no one else needs to know how much you’re betting. No matter how much you opt in with, you’ll be given a virtual £100,000, which you can use to bet on anything you like.

The challenge is to get as much money as possible within 10 days, up to a maximum of £1,000,000. When you hit the million, you’ll instantly receive 25x your original bet!

BetDash includes a lot more than just a new game though. You can add your friends to your network to see how they’re doing, how much they’re winning, what they’re betting on. If you like the look of something one of your mates has bet on, then you can copy the bet in one click!

There are also leader boards, so you can see who’s at the top of the league, and who’s not doing too well. Other features include trending bets, which shows what’s popular at the time, and a bet feed, which updates to show every new bet any player makes.

This is more than just a social network though; you’ll always receive amazing bonuses, awards and multipliers just by being a smart player. You can challenge other player’s bets if you don’t think they’re right, and possibly earn some bankroll from it. Boosters will be unlocked to players throughout the 10 day period, allowing them to place free bets, and you’ll receive awards every time you hit a milestone or an accomplishment.

Must Dash, Got To Bet

If you’re down the bookies every day, or even if you just like the occasional wager, BetDash is a brilliant social network for you to get into. To use it, all you need to do is sign up with Paddy Power and head to their BetDash page. They’ll explain in detail everything you can receive and soon enough you’ll be the master of bets!

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Paddy Power And The World’s Sexiest Ladies

It has come to that time of the year again, and the voting has already started! So before you do anything else, go and vote in FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world competition (this is also a great excuse to look at some rather attractive ladies).

It shouldn’t take much incentive for you to go look at some of the most beautiful girls on the planet, but if you need more convincing then here’s another reason why you should care about who wins.

100 Girls, 1 Winner

Paddy Power has jumped in, and they’re letting you bet on who you think will be the winner. There are a lot of girls to choose from, and you’ll need to do some serious market research if you want to place a winning bet. Last year’s winner, Tulisa Contostavlos, has got her work cut out for her this year if she wants to stay in the number one position.

The biggest contender right now is Michelle Keegan, a British actress who you might recognise if you’re used to watching Coronation Street. She’s got odds of 6/4 to winning this year, whilst Tulisa Contostavlos is trailing behind with much riskier odds of 16/1. It’s still possible that either party could win, since it’s the community that will be voting, but she’ll need to close the gap first.

There are plenty of other ladies to choose from, including Mila Kunis at 11/4, Rosie Jones at 25/1, Emma Stone at 66/1 and Zooey Deschanel at 80/1. If you want to know whether you’re picking a winner, then head to the FHM website and check out the competition; in the name of research of course.

Just a small selection of some of the women you can vote for!

Who’s Your Favourite?

We couldn’t miss an opportunity to make some money off of such beauties, so we’ve placed £40 on Mila Kunis, because we all know she should win every award, ever. Don’t shy away though, let us know who you think should win!

If you want to place any bets, you’ll have to sign up with Paddy Power. Once you’ve got an account, you’ll be able to put your in-depth research into action and make yourself some money.

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Thousands Of Bets, Not A Single Winner

Yesterday, I posted an offer from 888 Sport where you could win free spins on their virtual slot machines by guessing who would win the match between Manchester United and Real Madrid. Well if you were watching the game last night, or heard it on the news, you’ll know that the game ended with a 1-1 draw.

There was a lot of response to 888 Sport’s offer, and we can safely say that a lot of people took advantage of the deal, thinking they were guaranteed some free spins. A lot of players even deposited twice using both promotional codes, but since there were no winners in the match, there are also no winners for the promotion.

Everyone’s A Winner! (Not Really)

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes nobody wins and everyone losses. It’s just the luck of the draw, and it looks like everyone picked the wrong winning number this time around. Unless of course you bet on the two teams drawing, then you’re a winner. Give yourself a pat on the back and a cookie or something.

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