My name is Steve Trow, and I'm the founder of Bets For Today. Therefore I'm well-placed to tell you all about it. I've been interested in gambling ever since I turned 18.
Ever since school, I was always into football statistics and used to keep detailed notes on league positions, goals scored etc. Numbers were always my thing, and I went into a career in accountancy.
My first real money bets came when I got my first job in Manchester city centre, where I happened to join an office that loved a Friday flutter.
I was like everyone else when they first start out, overawed at the sheer number of betting options available, overawed at the smoky bookmakers, overawed at the shady punters. Like most people starting out, I also lost the majority times I bet.
My first football bets were on the long list football coupons, betting the princely sums of 50p or sometimes £1 if it was payday! From there I progressed onto trying Lucky 15s, Yankees and even the Irish Lottery.
Unsurprisingly, I wasn't profitable, but early on I was fortunate to recognise that setting budgets and having a plan to gamble responsibly.
I had a fair few run-ins with bookies over the years, from unpaid winnings, underpaid winnings and bet restrictions and that's only in the land-based bookmakers.
A Chance Meeting
After an opportune game of snooker one night in the mid-2000s, I learned about Betfair from my opponent (another Steve), who told me all about the green screen etc.
A steep learning curve began and after beginning an online P&L blog to instil discipline into my trading, I started making real progress. My first profitable year was 2009 and I then started to plan for life away from the normal 9 to 5.
Fast-forwarding to now, I am delighted to say that I have been making a full-time living from betting and trading since the summer of 2012.
Bets For Today
Like lots of people interested in betting online, I bought systems, paid for tips and was generally disappointed with the quality and spam that followed. I decided to create my own site and be able to offer something that had integrity and proper results.
My vision for Bets For Today, was to make it one of the best resources online for bettors interested in making consistent profits from their betting.
I believe in treating people like I want to be treated myself and that's the approach I take throughout Bets For Today.
There's no spam, no hard sell and no recommendations of anything that I wouldn't use or bet on myself.
Reviews are completed of tipster services, betting software, bookmakers with free bets and much more.
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Kind Regards, Steve Trow