Passive income ideas: Betfair trading, Warren Buffet’s views on investing, gambling and insurance

I always have fond memories of the 1st May Bank Holiday in the UK as two events define this period for me.

The first is the AGM of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett’s investment and trading empire. My journey into Betting, Betfair trading was pre-cursored by an interesting in technology that lead me to do some work trying to win the football pools, which in turn led to a financial advisor who triggered an interest in investment.

Shunning the world of betting tips, that interest led me to buy shares in Berkshire Hathaway and that created the opportunity for me to met Warren Buffett in person.

Bizarrely, that, in turn, led me into the investment community where I learned about betting exchanges. It’s funny how life works out!

So this video encapsulates all those things and my view on what I do now and how it’s all intertwined.


 

Royal Ascot 2019 Offers

 

Bookmaker Description
10BETMoney back as a free bet if your horse finishes second by a head or less in all races. £10 Max
10BETPlace a £5+ bet on any horse race (min. odds 6.0). If you win, accept the pop-up & get a £5 free bet. (Opt-in, one free bet per day!)
BET365Back any single winner at 4/1 or more on any race televised live on ITV or ITV4 and you can have a risk free bet to the same stake (up to £50*) on the next race broadcast live by ITV Racing.
BETFAIRPlace a single bet in any live ITV Race at Royal Ascot & if your horse wins at SP odds of 3/1 or greater (Racing Post decision final), you will receive a free bet to the same value of your stake, up to £25
BETFAIRPlace a bet of up to £10 and get your stake back as cash if your selection trades in-play at 1.99 or less. Win market only. Minimum odds 4.00. (14:30 & 16:20 Ascot)
BETFREDBack a horse in any race from Ascot, and should it finish second by a neck or less, we will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10. (Min 5 runners)
BETVICTORPlace a bet on any British or Irish horse race and if your selection refuses to run, get money-back on your horse
BETWAYMoney Back as a Free Bet if your horse comes Second on any ITV race. (Max £20, min 6 runners)
BETWAYBet £/€10 on the 15.40 or 16.20 race at Royal Ascot from 18th June - 22nd June, and we’ll give you 40 Bonus Spins on our Final Furlong slot
BOYLESPORTSFree Bet if your selection finishes 2nd or 3rd to the SP favourite at Ascot (Max £20, min 5 runners)
BOYLESPORTSWeekend Hot Slot offer - Stake £/€20 on Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven between now and Sunday. Get 20 Free Spins automatically on the same game. Any winnings generated from playing with the Free Spins (FS) will have a 5x wagering requirement
BWINMoneyBack Upto £10 if 2nd or 3rd to SP favourite - The biggest week for UK Flat Racing of the year. Royal Ascot. Get your MoneyBack if 2nd or 3rd to SP favourite IN CASH on two races EVERY DAY - Tuesday: 2:30: Queen Anne Stakes 3:05 Coventry Stakes - Wednesday: 2:30: Queen Mary Stakes 4:20 Duke of Cambridge Stakes - Thursday: 2:30 Norfolk Stakes 3:40: Ribblesdale Stakes - Friday: 2:30: Albany Stakes 3:05: King Edward Stakes - Saturday: 2:30: Chesham Stakes 4:20 Diamond Jubilee Stakes
CORALPlace a win or each way single of £10+ in any live ITV race and if your horse wins, we’ll give you a free bet to the value of the winning distance in lengths, up to a maximum of £10 per race
GENTINGBETPlace a single bet of £/€10+ (£/€10 E/W) or more on the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at 16:20 BST Saturday and get a £/€10 free bet if your selection loses and Blue Point wins the race
JENNINGSBETStake back as a Free Bet up to £20 if your horse is beaten into 2nd by a length or less at Royal Ascot
MANSIONBETSimply place a £5 win or each way single bet on our selected Flat race meeting and if your horse is beaten by a Head or less, you’ll get your money back (up to £25) as a Free Bet! (Ascot)
MANSIONBETRoyal Ascot Free Bet - The thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd, the flick of the whip – immerse yourself in the excitement of Royal Ascot and claim a £10 Free Bet every day. Log in and opt in to the promotion. Place £50+ single bets daily on races at Royal Ascot. Accept the Free Bet pop-up once the bets have settled
PADDYPOWERPlace a bet of up to £10 on the 14:30 Ascot, this Saturday 22nd June and get your stake back as a free bet if Lope Y Fernandez wins
RACEBETSGet your money back as a free bet up to £10 on all losers if the SP Fav wins the 16:20 Royal Ascot
SMARKETSSmarkets have a fantastic enhanced £50 risk free sign up offer for this week's Royal Ascot festival. Yes get £10 risk free on the 16:20 race every day of the 5 day meeting
SKYBETPlace a bet on the 14.30 Royal Ascot. If your horse finishes 2nd we will refund all win singles and the win part of each-way singles as cash up to £/€20 within 24 hours
SPORTINGBETMoney back as a cash if 2nd in the 2:30: Albany Stakes & 3:05: King Edward Stakes
TOTESPORTBack a horse in any race from Ascot, and should it finish second by a neck or less, we will refund your stake as a free bet up to £10. (Min 5 runners)
WILLIAM HILLMoney back as cash if your horse finishes 2nd at Royal Ascot. First bet qualifies, race winner market only, min stake £1, min odds 3/1, 4+ runners. (Max £10)
WILLIAM HILLScratch of the Day - Get a £5 free bet when you place a £10 bet on Horse Racing

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