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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
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.
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:
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.
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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
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:
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:
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
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
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
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