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Our Betting Academy is the place to be if you want key terms from the gambling industry explained to you in language you can easily understand. Thanks to our team of jargon-busting experts, they break everything down for you. Key sports betting terminology and types of wager offer by the best bookies in the UK come in for this treatment. Take a look for yourself.

Football Betting Guides

There’s nothing that British punters enjoy more than gambling on the beautiful game. A national obsession during the annual season that typically runs from the beginning of August through until the end of May, betting on football matches is what people do. When Saturday comes, the day when most games take place, our Betting Academy is on hand so you can learn all about the most popular wagers.

Horse Racing Betting Guides

No other sport can quite boast the intimate and inextricable links that horse racing has to gambling. People have quite literally been placing bets on this for centuries. Many gambling innovations that are commonplace today are down to its popularity. Through the Betting Academy, you can see industry terms that pop up on horse racing betting sites all the time.

Bet Calculators

We’ve also developed a free-to-use Bet Calculator that shows you what you stand to gain the next time you place a wager. It doesn’t matter if it’s win single, each way punt or something more complex like a multiple accumulator, combination or system bet. Our user friendly Bet Calculator does all arithmetic for you so you don’t have to. See its complete range of functions below:

Even More Betting Guides

But wait, there’s even more that our Betting Academy can teach you. Whether it’s regular betting offers and promotions, additional features on gambling sites or bet types available across many sports, we’ve got it covered. Discover all about how to approach these elements, what they are and how they work when you want to wager.


By now, you should be able to consider yourselves graduates of our Betting Academy with honours. Check back in the future, though, as our gambling experts are adding new topics and learning opportunities for you all the time. Remember, knowledge is power, so be sure to apply everything we made your aware of the next time you place a bet.

Jamie Clark

Jamie Clark has been with bettingsites.co.uk from the very beginning and penned the very first pieces of content that appeared right here. Known for his horse racing expertise, his strong gambling knowledge comes from childhood where he was surrounded by both horses and betting. The godson of a former on-track bookmaker at Market Rasen Racecourse, Jamie ended up working in the same industry and became Sports Editor of heavyweight bookies Coral for three years before they merged with Ladbrokes. After a successful spell freelancing for other big names in the business, he helped us launch this site with his skills, experience and ability coming in useful. Read long form content across a range of betting subjects from Jamie right here.