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Chris Wigg

Chris Wigg at Sligo RacesChris Wigg at Sligo Races

Chris Wigg started work in the machine tool industry as office manager for Bencere Ltd Hook Norton, Oxon UK from 1973 - 1990

This was followed by 14 years in the computing department at the University of Plymouth, Devon UK until July 2012.

In 2005, following his passion for horse racing, with the invaluable help of Site Build It, Chris began building his website horse4course-racetips.com, now a successful online sports betting service.

The website features a popular Question and Answer service which seeks to help readers with a wide range of horse racing and sports betting questions. Some typical queries cover subjects such as:

The meaning of supplementing a horse for a race

The origin of the Daily Mirror Spotform Rating

The importance for a horse to change leading legs in a race

The use of the nose band

Information on famous horses, trainers, jockeys etc

"I was always interested in horses and riding from my childhood": says Chris. "It was in the family, as my sister was head groom at Springhill Stables in Gloucestershire."

This interest in horse racing now extends to establishing contacts around the world and paticularly American racing.

Laurie Ross , a pedigree specialist writing for Horse Racing Nation, is now an advisor, providing occasional articles .

While photographer Mike Seckulic supplies photos on the American racing scene.

Chris Wigg

Much Macho Man - photo by Mike SekulicMuch Macho Man - photo by Mike Sekulic

Systems by Chris Wigg

This was soon followed by publication of his successful and well reviewed system for laying horses to lose, the "Easy Lay Method".

"I purchased your Easy Lay Method last year and have been following it with generally great results ... it has to be the best system I have ever purchased, Ross."

In 2011 this method was further developed and refined with a systems analyst Theo Koumis and released to the public as the "Easy Lays System" as a managed Betfan service.

The Betting School is another top sports information organisation that he is involved with. The website boasts a number of professional sports writers and pundits who contribute to the monthly newsletter which is mailed out to a large subscriber list.

Chris is constantly developing and refining new systems and methodology in the field of sports betting.

His current work is on A.I. (Swarm) systems for backing favourites in the win market. This harnesses the power of a large number of punters views on the outcome of a horse race. When these are combined with a mathematical algorithm devised by systems analyst Theo Koumis, the result is a better than average prediction of the outcome of an event.

Thinking about fairness and the legal side of AI can be confusing.  David King has written "Legal and Humble AI" to help break it down. It talks about concerns that AI might be biased and why we need to make sure it's used fairly. The book also has real-life examples that show how legal rules apply to AI. "Legal and Humble AI" is a great choice for anyone who wants to understand the ethics and laws of artificial intelligence. I definitely recommend it!

He has also researched some popular systems and methodologies used in sports betting:

Money Management:

  • Flat Betting: This involves wagering a consistent amount on each bet. It's a simple approach good for beginners, but limits potential profits.
  • Unit Betting: You assign a unit value (like $10) and bet a percentage of your units based on your confidence (e.g., 2 units for a strong pick). This allows you to adjust wagers based on perceived value.

Finding an Edge:

  • Value Betting: This involves finding bets where the odds offered by the sportsbook are higher than the actual chance of the event happening. It requires research and understanding of the sport.
  • Statistical Analysis: Analyze past performance data and trends to identify teams or players that might be undervalued by the oddsmakers.

Betting Systems (use with caution):

  • Martingale System (Negative Progression): You double your bet after every loss to recoup those losses with the next win. Risky, as a long losing streak can wipe out your bankroll.
  • Paroli System (Positive Progression): Increase your bet after each win, then reset after a loss. Less risky than Martingale, but wins need to come in streaks for profit.

Other Strategies:

  • Arbitrage Betting: Exploiting slight differences in odds between sportsbooks to guarantee a profit (becoming increasingly rare).
  • Matched Betting: Combining sports bets with bonus offers from sportsbooks to make small, guaranteed profits (often has terms and conditions).

General Tips Include:

  • Do your research: Understand the sport, teams, and players involved before placing a bet.
  • Shop around for the best odds: Odds can vary between sportsbooks.
  • Set a budget and stick to it: Only bet what you can afford to lose.
  • Don't chase losses: Trying to win back money with increasingly risky bets is a recipe for disaster.

Chris also indulges his passion for travel by researching famous racecourses of the world. Apart from visiting and reviewing racetracks throughout the UK he has also reviewed Deauville La Touques in France and the beautiful Sligo racecourse in Southern Ireland.

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