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Big Brother 6 Betting
Not a fantastic series for us in terms of betting, mainly because
everyone we backed to win (Makosi, Kemal and then Derek) got booted-out
one by one! As far as the bookies were concerned, Anthony was looking
likely to win for the last three weeks, so his odds were quite low.
By then it was necessary to stake reasonably large amounts of cash
in order to back him, so we were reluctant to do that until the
Still, the amount we made is not to be sniffed at... it's a good
job Eugene didn't win though, or we'd have made almost nothing!
If you went for a flutter during BB6, we hope you made a good profit
Overall Result: won £1471, lost £590, making for a
Total Net Profit during Big Brother 6 of £881.
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Monday 8th August 2005 (Day 74) - 2nd Bet
We hadn't backed Anthony to win up until now, but on this very page
we said about the possibility of him winning, "We honestly
can't see any other outcome". As Eugene had temporarily gained
popularity, Ant's odds improved from 2/5, so we jumped-in and basically
staked everything we'd won so far. Staking £500 on him to
win at 8/13 (£8 back for every £13 staked), we returned
almost £808 when he won the series at the end of the week.
Result: £308 profit.
Monday 8th August 2005 (Day 74) - 1st Bet
With just five housemates left in the game and the public voting
for a Winner, we backed Craig to be the next to leave the House.
Odds were low, as it was almost a certainty, so we had to stake
£250 at 1/3 to win a profit of £83 when he got booted-out
on the Wednesday. Result: £83 profit.
Friday 5th August 2005 (Day 71)
Here's an article
we published in our Latest News section looking at whether it was
still worth betting on who might win, a week before the Finale.
Wednesday 27th July 2005 (Day 62)
Here's an article
we published in our Latest News section about the latest 'Outright
Winner' odds and who the bookies think will win.
Tuesday 19th July 2005 (Day 54)
The nominees had just been announced and it was Science versus Orlaith.
Straight away, according to the Polls it looked extremely close
- in fact, it remained 50/50 all week. So, we backed Orlaith to
go using some of the potential winnings from our bet on Science,
placed two days before. That way, we literally couldn't lose this
week and made a profit of £70 overall. At odds of 4/11, we'd
staked £250 on Orlaith becoming the next evictee, a bet we
lost when she survived at the 8th Eviction. Result:
£250 loss, but see the following bet.
Sunday 17th July 2005 (Day 52)
In yet another speculative bet, we backed Science to go at odds
of 8/1 with a £40 stake. He subsequently became one of the
two nominees on the following Tuesday and then got kicked-out at
the 8th Eviction by the slimmest margin possible (50.5%). As a result
we returned £360, but we'd also lost our bet on Orlaith (see
above) at the same time. Result: £320
Wednesday 13th July 2005 (Day 48)
Our speculative bet on Craig at the weekend backfired when BB implemented
the 'lying' twist. So, in a case of 'in for a penny, in for a pound',
we placed a bet on Vanessa being the one to go at the 7th Eviction
- she and Makosi were neck-and-neck in the Polls, but we felt that
Vanessa was disliked more within the House. At odds of 15/8, our
£50 stake gave us a profit of almost £94 when she was
kicked-out two days later, but we also lost £30 this week.
It just shows that you can make-good a bad bet (at a risk).
Result: £94 profit.
Here's an article
we published on the same day in our Latest News section, about the
latest 'Next Eviction' and 'Outright Winner' odds.
Saturday 9th July 2005 (Day 44)
Another speculative bet in advance of the nominations, we backed
Craig to go at the 7th Eviction. However, due to Big Bro's 'lying'
twist, Craig wasn't actually up for eviction this week and so we
lost our money. Our £30 stake at odds of 11/4 would have returned
us £112.50 (£82.50 profit plus our stake back) if he'd
have been evicted. Result: £30 loss.
Wednesday 6th July 2005 (Day 41)
Bookies were offering lower odds on fellow nominee Science, meaning
they thought the rapper was likely to go at the 6th Eviction (this
was the case right up until the actual eviction). However, we begged
to differ, and so even though we'd already backed him to go two
days before, we backed Maxwell with a further stake of £30
at odds of 9/4 (£9 profit for every £4 staked). When
he was evicted on the Friday night we returned almost £98.
Result: £68 profit.
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Monday 4th July 2005 (Day 39)
Another speculative bet, we backed Maxwell to become the 6th Evictee
by staking £20 at odds of 7/2 on the day of the 6th Nominations.
Even though he was unpopular with the public, Craig's odds were
5/4 the day before, making it not worthwhile backing him. At the
time, Max polled 26% and Craig 18% (Vanessa next with 13%). Max
went on to become one of the nominees and was subsequently booted-out
at the 6th Eviction. Therefore, we returned £90. Result:
Thursday 30th June 2005 (Day 35)
Just before his odds went right down, we decided to back Derek to
Win the series 'just in case'. What we mean by that, is that we
didn't really expect him to win, but were covering the money we'd
already staked (£230 so far) should he do-so. Effectively,
we were saying that we thought the Winner would be between Makosi,
Kemal and Derek, but we also mentioned Anthony as a possible winner.
We staked a low'ish £40 on Del Boy at odds of 7/1, so if he'd
won the series we'd have returned £320. However, he failed
to win and so we lost our stake. Result:
Wednesday 29th June 2005 (Day 34)
The nominees had been announced the day before and Saskia was looking
more and more likely to be evicted. So, after encouraging someone
in our Forum to place a bet, we took our own advice and backed her
to go with a £150 stake! The odds were a lowly 1/4 (£1
back for every £4 staked) so it was quite a gamble, but we'd
already made a few 'quid so far and were pretty sure that she was
going. We returned almost £138 when she was evicted on the
Friday. Result: £38 profit.
Monday 27th June 2005(Day 32)
On the 5th Nomination Day, the day before the nominations were revealed,
we backed Maxwell and Saskia to be the next evictee of the series.
Our Poll said that you wanted that pair out most, so we staked £40
on Saskia at 13/8 and £25 on Max at 3/1. As it turned out,
we'd actually picked the two nominees so we couldn't lose overall.
Of course, we lost our stake on Maxwell, but returned £105
from our bet on Saskia when she was evicted on the Friday. Result:
£65 profit + £25 loss = net profit of £40.
Here's an article
we published on the same day in our Latest News section, about the
latest 'Outright Winner' odds.
Saturday 18th June 2005 (Day 23)
On the same day as our pre-4th Nominations bets, we decided to back
Kemal to win the series. We'd missed backing him at 5/1 and felt
that his odds would keep coming down. So, we placed a £65
each way bet on Kemal to become the Outright Winner of Big Brother
6 at odds of 9/2 (total staked £130). This would have returned
us £495 if he'd won, or almost £140 if he'd come in
the Top 3. However, he did neither and so we lost our stake. Result:
FYI: In case you're wondering how that
potential Winning amount breaks down, it's: £65 stake x 4.5
(the odds i.e. 9 divided by 2) = £292.50, plus our stake back
of £65, which totals £357.50. Then, quarter the odds,
1.125 x £65 (the other £65 we staked due to the 'each
way' element) = £73.13, plus the second £65 stake back,
which totals £138.13. Add those two totals together and you
get the figure of £495.63. We could have just staked £130
on Kemal to win (not each way) and the possible returns on such
a bet would have been £715. However, if Kemal went-on to come
2nd or 3rd in the game, we would lose our entire stake of £130.
In hindsight, perhaps that might have been a better gamble? That
said, each-way betting is a compromise between potential profit
and potential loss. Basically, we'd now backed Makosi and Kemal
to win, but if they were to come 2nd and 3rd we'd at least get our
stake money back plus a few 'quid. If we hadn't placed 'each way'
bets, we would lose £230 in that scenario.
Saturday 18th June 2005 (Day 23)
In advance of the 4th Nominations, we placed another speculative
bet, this time on three potential evictees. Derek's odds were too
low to make such a gamble worthwhile, so we backed Maxwell with
a 'tenner at 5/1, Saskia with a £10 stake at 6/1 and Roberto
with a £20 stake at 7/2. So, we staked a total of just £40
and it was never going to be a big winner for us. However, when
Roberto was evicted at the 4th Eviction, even though we lost our
stakes on Max and Saskia, we still cleared a profit of £50
(£7 for every £2 staked, plus our stake back - Roberto).
Result: £70 profit + £10
loss + £10 loss = net profit of £50.
Sunday 12th June 2005 (Day 17)
We decided to go for another speculative bet this week, so on the
Sunday night before the 3rd Nominations took place we staked £80
on Sam at odds of 2/1 and £55 on Derek at 11/8 to be 'next
to go' (you have to keep checking back to bet on this market as
it's not available all the time). These turned out to be fairly
good bets as we'd managed to pick 2 out of the 3 possible evictees
announced two days later. A total of £135 was staked, although
obviously we couldn't win with both bets - the bet on Derek was
just to try and safeguard our stake on Sam really and wouldn't have
been very profitable had Sam stayed. When Sam was evicted at the
3rd Eviction we returned £240 (2 x £80 + our stake back).
Result: £160 profit + £55
loss = net profit of £105.
Wednesday 8th June 2005 (Day 13)
Our bet on Sam, placed a couple of days before (see below), was
looking dodgy when we noticed a swing against Lesley in her popularity
with the public. So, we decided to back her to go at the
2nd Eviction before her odds plummeted. Staking £200 at odds
of 8/11 (£8 profit for every £11 staked), we returned
£345 when Lesley got the boot on the Friday night. Result:
Monday 6th June 2005 (Day 11)
On the Monday before the nominees were even announced, we backed
Sam to be 'next to go' at odds of 7/4. Staking just £40, we
would have made a profit of £75 (plus our stake back) if the
bet had come good. However, although Sam did go-on to become a possible
evictee and was undoubtedly unpopular, by the time the 2nd Eviction
had come around Lesley was more unpopular due to her bullying. We
lost money on this bet, but see above. Result:
Friday 3rd June 2005 (Day 8)
For our first bet of the series we decided to back Makosi just before
the 1st Eviction. Even though she'd been given Big Bro's secret
task and was unpopular in the House in that first week, we thought
the public would like her and we wanted to get in before her odds
went down. Therefore, we staked £50 each way at odds of 8/1
on Makosi winning Big Brother 6 (total cost £100). This would
have returned us £600 if she'd won, but she messed things
up with the pregnancy claims and her popularity went down the pan
thereafter. Still, we said it wasn't a bad gamble and we were right,
because she eventually came third which returned us £150.
Result: £50 profit.
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