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Celebrity Big Brother 5 Betting:

We'll detail all our CBB5 bets here as-and-when we place some. That said, bets are often not detailed here until days after, so if you'd like to check the latest odds and get yourself a Free £25 Bet, please click the link above to go to the Blue Square website. You may also wish to click the Paddy Power link below for an additional Free £10 bet. For more info on betting on Big Brother, please read the paragraph below marked with an asterisk (*).

Big Brother 7 Betting:

In the bets detailed below we cleared a 'grand profit during BB7, which just goes to show that you can make some cash if you follow public opinion and are prepared to risk a few 'quid.

Actually, although we didn't do any silly £2000 bets as we have in previous years (see the links at the bottom of this page), we needed to place more 'higher-value' bets than we did last year. This is down to the fact that all the bookies are getting more and more switched-on as-to what's likely to happen during a series of BB.

Indeed, the bookies thought Pete was the likely Winner right from the start, but it didn't stop us making some money over the 13-week period. We hope that you also made a bob-or-two if you went for a flutter during BB7. If not, you know what to do next year!

Overall Result: won £1225, lost £225, making for a Total Net Profit during Big Brother 7 of exactly £1000.
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Wednesday 9th August 2006 (Day 84)
Richard and Imogen had been sent to the House Next Door but only one of them would return to the main BB House on the Friday night. We predicted that the public would want to save Rich for a 6th time (he'd survived eviction five times already, Imogen had survived four times), and so we staked £150 on Imogen to go at the early odds of 1/6. Richard's odds were 7/2 to start with, but eventually went to 7/1, whilst Imogen's plummeted to 1/20. In other words, the bookies were sure that she'd go by Friday afternoon. We returned £175 when Imogen did indeed get the boot.  Result: £25 profit.

Friday 14th July 2006 (Day 58)
Here's an article we published in our Latest News section looking at whether Pete had things all sewn-up by that point of the game.

Monday 10th July 2006 (Day 54)
For a change the 'Next Eviction' market was available with Blue Square in advance of the nominations taking place again, so we decided to take advantage and go for another speculative bet. Going by the Polls, we staked £40 on Suzie at 7/2, £40 on Aisleyne at 13/2 and another £40 on Nikki at 15/2. We stood to return £180, £300 or £340 respectively, or to lose the whole amount staked (£120) if none of that trio had become nominees/ got evicted. Due to Jayne's punishment, however, they were all up that week and so it turned out to be a brilliant bet. We returned £340 when Nikki was booted-out on the Friday. Yay!  Result: £300 profit + £40 loss + £40 loss = net profit of £220.

Wednesday 5th July 2006 (Day 49)
It was Lea vs Richard at the 6th Eviction Proper, and Polls indicated that Lea might get around 65/ 70% of the vote. So, we staked £500 at the very early odds of 1/8, which made us over £60 profit when Lea was kicked-out. However, we nearly came-a-cropper as she actually gained just 54% in the public vote; this was arguably because the public turned against Rich due to his comments about Wales.  Result: £62 profit.

Wednesday 28th June 2006 (Day 42)
Either Aisleyne or Suzie were set to move to the Secret House and it looked like fans would send Ash, mainly because whichever housemate got 'evicted' would definitely be coming back. So, we staked £500 on her to go at early odds of 1/10, meaning we returned £550 when she left on the Friday night (only to return a week later).  Result: £50 profit.

Saturday 24th June 2006 (Day 38)
We finally took the plunge and backed Pete to Win, as that outcome was looking very likely even though there was another 7 weeks to go. So, we staked £750 on him at odds of 1/2 (meaning we stood to gain a profit equivalent to half the amount staked), which returned us £1125 when he eventually won BB7. It may seem like a risky bet to some, not least because Pete might have quit the show and we'd have lost our entire stake. Or, he could have been tricked into leaving the game, but the latter scenario was just as unlikely as the producers knew how popular he was with the fans.  Result: £375 profit.

Wednesday 21st June 2006 (Day 35)
The nominees had been announced the day before and there were four in number, but it was very obvious from Polls that Lisa was the one the public were gunning for. So, we staked our biggest amount yet, £750, on the Mancunian nominee being evicted at odds of 1/10 (you have to put £10 on to make £1 profit). We therefore returned £825 when she was evicted on the Friday.  Result: £75 profit.

Friday 16th June 2006 (Day 30)
By the time we placed this bet, Nikki had already survived against Sam and looked very likely to survive against Grace the same evening. So, seeing as the public were warming to her and ignoring the fact that Glyn was the second-favourite to win behind Pete, we placed a £30 stake on Nikki to Win Big Brother 7 at the odds of 12/1. This bet was looking good until her tantrums became too much, and the public sent her home the week that everyone-but Jayne was up. At the time, Nikki was the third favourite to win.  Result: £30 loss.

Saturday 10th June 2006 (Day 24)
Okay, this one's complicated! The bookie was offering odds in advance of the nominations even taking place, so we decided to back 'Grace to go next' with a speculative bet. We staked £200 at the odds of 5/6, which would have been a huge risk if we hadn't also put some side bets on. So, we put £40 on Lisa at 5/1, £15 on Nikki at 16/1 and £10 on Imogen at 22/1. We reasoned that Suzie wouldn't nominate the people she'd invited to her meal, and we were right. Anyway, our side bets would have returned us £240, £255 and £230 respectively, the main point of them was to stem our losses should Grace not have become a nominee (we'd staked a total of £265, all of which would have been lost if none of the four people above were nominated). However, Grace faced Nikki in the end, and when the former left on the Friday night, we made an overall profit of just over £100.  Result: £167 profit + £40 loss + £15 loss + £10 loss = net profit of £102.

Wednesday 7th June 2006 (Day 21)
The nominees had been announced a day before and there was early indication that Sam was the more unpopular of the two. So, we staked the lowest amount we could get away with whilst still making it worthwhile, £300, at the low odds of 1/6. This returned us £350 when Sam was kicked-out at the 3rd Eviction, although our money wasn't all that safe as she actually polled 54% in the public vote i.e. it was reasonably close between her and Nikki.  Result: £50 profit.

Monday 5th June 2006 (Day 19)
Our initial bet backing Grace to Win was looking decidedly dodgy at this stage of the game, so we decided to back Richard to Win also. Pete had been the favourite for some time, but we reasoned that fans could tire of him towards the end of the series, or he might have left in a sudden, shock eviction. Glyn's odds were getting lower by the day (meaning he was more favoured by the bookies) but we weren't convinced that he could actually come first. So, given that Richard's odds were a brilliant 20/1, we staked £25 on him to Win, meaning we'd see a return of £525 if he went all the way. Unfortunately, he wasn't as popular as we'd hoped and so we lost our £25 stake when Rich came 4th at the series Finale.  Result: £25 loss.

Thursday 1st June 2006 (Day 15)
We were tempted to go for a speculative bet on Nikki the previous weekend (i.e. ahead of the nominations), but we held-off on that occasion. Instead, we backed Sezer to go just a day before the 2nd Eviction. His odds were low at 1/7 (you need to put £7 on to make £1 profit) so we had to stake a large amount again. However, we thought Sezer's eviction was totally inevitable and so we staked £500 at 1/7, returning us £571 when he was kicked-out. Good job we placed our bet when we did though, as Sezer's odds subsequently went to 1/12, then 1/25 and ended-up at 1/33!  Result: £71 profit.

Thursday 25th May 2006 (Day 8) - 2nd Bet of the day
Bonnie had been announced as a nominee the day before, and fellow nominee Dawn got kicked-out by Big Bro for cheating (or whatever). So, we backed Bonnie to become the 1st Evictee of the series, as Polls suggested that Glyn was the more popular of the two remaining nominees. However, bookies were on-the-ball and Bonnie's odds were low, so we had to stake a decent amount to make it worthwhile. Our stake of £250 at odds of 1/5 (£1 back for every £5 staked) returned us £300 when Bonnie was kicked-out the next day. Result: £50 profit.

Thursday 25th May 2006 (Day 8) - 1st Bet of the day
For our first bet of the series we backed Grace to Win. BBLB's Dermot O'Leary tipped her to win and we also felt that she had potential. We reasoned that past Winners have been, in order: male, male, female, male, female and male, so apart from a glitch at the beginning of that list, there's a pattern which says that it could be a girls' turn to win again. Of course, we were actually talking complete mumbo-jumbo, as our £25 bet on Grace at 22/1 (£22 profit for every £1 staked) came to nothing when she was kicked-out on Day 30. We could have made a profit of £550 though, so it was worth a go.  Result: £25 loss.

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Previous Betting:

To see how we did made money during previous series, click the relevant link below.

For our Big Brother 6 Betting (2005), where we made almost £900, click here
For our Celeb BB 3 Betting (2005), where we made £300+ in under 3 weeks, click here
For our Big Brother 5 Betting (2004), where we made over £1100, click here
For our Big Brother 4 Betting (2003), where we also made over £1100, click here

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