The Story So Far

The first seeds of EntertainmentOdds were sown back in 2005. Punching the air with delight witnessing Colin Jackson and Erin Boag produce a lamentable showdance using mannequins – a.k.a. ‘Puppet-gate’ – safe in the knowledge my 25-1 punt on Darren Gough was in the bag, it became apparent that watching reality tv shows would never be the same again.

It was previously unthinkable to imagine studying a former top sportsman sashaying around a dance floor in sequins with a view to making money. Or, for that matter, trying to figure out whether a male-pleasing Myleene Klass shower segment in a mocked-up jungle setting was enough to merit a wager on her in the Outright market. But now, reality tv betting is firmly established.

EntertainmentOdds is here partly in response to this betting boom, also because tv betting gives you the chance to trade on markets in which your knowledge can be superior to the bookies.

The strapline says it all – the aim is to provide switched-on commentary on the tv betting event du jour, and with the emergence of exchange sites such as Betfair, enabling you to act as both backer, and layer, the scope for a wager has never been greater.

Since its inception in August 2009, EntertainmentOdds has landed a raft of stellar punts, including such bookie-busting gems as Chris Hollins to win Strictly 2009 at 28-1, Germany to win ESC 2010 at 14-1, Turkey to win semi-final 2 (ESC 2010) at 10-1, Azerbaijan to win ESC 2011 at 16-1, Greece to win semi-final 1 (ESC 2011) at 50-1, Little Mix to win X Factor 2011 at 66-1, The Netherlands to win semi-final 1 (ESC 2014) at 50-1, Ukraine to win ESC 2016 at 25-1, Portugal to win ESC 2017 at 16-1, and The Netherlands to win ESC 2019 at 16-1.

The site’s overall track record is second to none. Since EntertainmentOdds introduced a points-based system of tv betting recommendations at the start of 2014, the site has made a profit of +656.5pts to a 1pt level stake.

Commencing in 2015, the site has offered a subscription service for Eurovision. Following a trial run the previous year which delivered a profit of +84pts, subscribers enjoyed a profit of +90pts in 2015, +55pts in 2016, and +72pts in 2017.

2018 saw a first ever loss of -50pts. While this was a disappointing reverse, highlighting the jeopardy of trading, the site bounced back to form in 2019 returning a profit of +58pts which means that Eurovision analysis has yielded a profit +309pts in the last 6 years, and an overall profit of +225pts for subscribers in the last five years.

A Strictly/X Factor/SPOTY subscription was offered for the first time in 2017 resulting in a profit of +26.1pts. In 2018 it recorded a small loss of -2.25pts. while highlighting Stacey Dooley, pre-lives, as a likely winner of Strictly.

The Strictly/X Factor/SPOTY subscription 2019 bounced back to form with a record-breaking +112.5pts profit recorded, including Kelvin Fletcher advised at 9-1 pre-lives and Emma Barton at 7-1 to be Top Female.

EntertainmentOdds will continue to dissect the major tv betting markets, pinpoint the value and arm you with that crucial punting edge.

EntertainmentOdds was established by Rob Furber, Glyn Wilmshurst and John Yetton.

EntertainmentOdds’ tv betting expert is journalist Rob Furber. From meeting the man who plans to live forever to the uncensored truth about stag dos, Rob’s wry, insightful scribings have appeared in some of the UK’s top news-stand titles including the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s number one women’s magazine, Glamour, leading men’s lifestyle magazines Arena and Maxim, and he is also a regular contributor to witty and incisive online magazine Sabotage Times.

Rob is a professional trader specialising in TV markets, his successful exploits enabling him to top up his journalist income and, on occasion and much to his personal glee, often shun proper work altogether. Here is some coverage on Huffington Post.

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