The Winnies 2016


Here’s the end of year awards for this place, Winners Win: The Winnies! I started this blog back in March 2015, so this is first whole calendar year of the blog. With the final post of the year, here’s a rundown of the best moments from 2016:

Best Bet

I haven’t posted any massive long shot winners this year, not like the Steph Curry MVP win of the previous season. Backing Denver to win Superbowl 50 was one that springs to mind…but the “best bet” is going to go to backing the Portland Trailblazers to win over 26.5 games. They were the first team to hit their over in the 2015/16 season and finished up winning 44 games.

Worst Bet

My NFL bets have had a poor year. But the worst was going “balls deep”, as the kids would say, on Golden State in the NBA finals. I still think they were the better team, but Curry wasn’t 100% in the Finals, Draymond got suspended for game 5 and then they blew a 3-1 lead…which has since been memed to death.


Most Popular Blog Post

Last year the most popular post was Conclusion of a Short Story on Martingale. This year is the first part of that story that’s the most popular. A lot of people seem to find their way to this place by googling for Martingale systems. Hopefully they’ll learn that  Martingale is not a good idea with a real life example of how you’re going to lose a lot of money.

Best Search Term

Some people have used the following search term on Google and found their way here:



Using that search term will bring up a post a wrote about the BBC programme Britain at the Bookies. The main point of that post was that I didn’t think FOBTs should be banned. If someone’s googling that search term then this is serious business and hopefully they’ve been pointed to a website that can actually help them.

Hope you all have a Happy New Year, see you in 2017!

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