Matt Houghton

Editor of The Betting Rant, Matt Houghton is known for his forthright views, no nonsense approach and, most importantly, his winning bets. Since setting up The Betting Rant, the service has gone from strength to strength and now offers free betting systems, honest reviews and the very best betting info in the business, even if Matt does say so himself!

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Staking Plans – A Beginner’s Guide

| October 13, 2010 | Reply

Your stake is the amount of money you place on a bet. In order to consistently make money from betting, you should always adhere to a staking plan…

The Gambling Dictionary

| October 12, 2010 | 3 Replies

Accumulator – A Saturday afternoon favourite, where you group together a number of outright bets (usually on football matches) for a potentially huge payout.

Betting Exchanges – A Beginners Guide

| September 28, 2010 | 1 Reply

Betting exchanges provide a place where people can bet against each other, rather than deal with bookmakers. As a result, better prices are often available…

Dutching – A Beginner’s Guide

| September 28, 2010 | 4 Replies

Dutching is when you back two or more selections in the same event in an attempt to guarantee a winner. This is particularly useful in events where there are one or two big favourites…

Arbitrage Betting – A Beginners Guide

| September 27, 2010 | 3 Replies

Arbitrage is all about guaranteed profits. It’s when you are able to bet on an event and make a profit regardless of the outcome…

Asian Handicaps – A Beginner’s Guide

| September 27, 2010 | 9 Replies

With Asian handicaps becoming more popular all the time, pretty much every bookmaker and betting exchange will now offer the market.

A Quick Lesson In Trading

| September 25, 2010 | 1 Reply

With a number of our ante-post bets reaching a climax over the next few weeks, I thought it was a good time to give you all a brief insight into the world of trading.

An Important Lesson From The Hurricane’s Demise

| July 31, 2010 | Reply

A week ago today Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins passed away in his native Belfast. The man was undeniably a legend, the ‘people’s champion’ as he liked to be known…

The Art Of Ante-Post Betting

| July 21, 2010 | 2 Replies

A big part of achieving success in ante-post betting is choosing the correct event to stake your money on…

Protected: Cheltenham 2017: Live Text Day Four

| March 17, 1999 | 29 Replies

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Protected: Cheltenham 2017: Live Text Day Two

| March 15, 1999 | 23 Replies

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Cheltenham 2017: Live Text Day One

| March 14, 1999 | 26 Replies

You’ll have to refresh the page (hit F5) to get the updates. Today’s live text will start at 13:00. 17:10 I don’t have a strong fancy but if I had to pick one I’d go for Two Taffs. Have a good evening. I’m off to work on tomorrow’s selections – hopefully we’ll have a little […]

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