The Betfan Bible Review

The Betfan Bible is a new product offered through Betfan group that has been written by Ian Hudson. Betfan claim that it will show you everything that you need to know to become a successful bettor.

What does the product offer?

I feel that it is important to take a good, long hard look at what Betfan do in order to see quite why The Betfan Bible jumps out of their line up as much as it does. Where the focus is usually on high stakes tipster services (which frankly often end up losing money as quickly as they make it), The Betfan Bible really goes in a new direction. It is important to note this because having looked extensively into the Betfan group as a whole before now, their mission statement has always been to beat the bookie long term and honestly, very few of their services have attained this.

The Betfan Bible appears to be something of a return to that original idea in so much as it strips away the need for tipsters and advice services and focuses on the fundamentals of betting. Betfan say that Ian Hudson has taken the time to update and modernise traditional betting approaches to the internet age and honestly, this is an intriguing concept and something that is probably a little overdue.

The book itself runs over 137 pages over the course of which a significant number of topics are explored. In all honesty, I feel that there are two distinctive parts to The Betfan Bible which are made up of the theory of betting and the practicalities of betting. For example, there are sections about how online betting has been good for punters and how betting may look in the future. It also looks at things like finding the best information, tips and odds etc. All of this kind of stuff I consider to be the theory of betting. It looks at the broader picture and gives you approaches and concepts.

The practical advice that The Betfan Bible offers is much more in depth and often features details that you can directly apply to your betting. This includes massively varied things ranging from how to win betting on certain sports (football, horse racing, tennis, cricket and golf) to details on how to manage your betting like a business. There is also exploration of things like old style sports betting options that punters can take advantage of.

How does the product work?

At the centre of The Betfan Bible is the author, Ian Hudson, who has supposedly enjoyed a long and fruitful career in betting. The authors bio from Betfan talks about finishing university with a degree in economics before moving into the betting industry. Here he supposedly started out managing an office working with traditional (read pre digital) bookies tools. It also states that he has spent a significant amount of time trackside working as a bookie there.

All of this suggests that The Betfan Bible is in good hands in terms of having somebody who can offer you general guidance on how to better manage your betting career. This is important to acknowledge as really, this is what The Betfan Bible does. It isn’t a product that will give you step by step instructions on how to be a more successful bettor. If you are looking for something like that then you are better off going away and  trying to find a decent betting system (although there are very few of these about). Instead, The Betfan Bible is a complete philosophy on how to manage your betting.

What is the initial investment?

The Betfan Bible is being sold for a one time cost of just £19.97 which isn’t too bad a price. In fact, I would say compared to some services that I have looked at that offer similar to The Betfan Bible for much more. It is worth pointing out that despite not being a tipster service, the usual Betfan approach to refunds is in place. This states that there is no real money back guarantee in place and whilst the team will review refund requests, they are rarely given.

What is the rate of return?

Betfan and Ian Hudson make no real effort to push a potential return on The Betfan Bible and this speaks a lot about their intent in my opinion. I have looked at products in a similar vein that talk about how they can save you hundreds of pounds in wasted bets, or how you can make thousands through their betting strategies. On a personal level, I feel that if you follow the advice that Ian Hudson lays out in The Betfan Bible, then you likely can save money and also likely make a little bit more. I wouldn’t however like to put a pounds and pence value on this.


It is refreshing to see Betfan move away from their usual template with The Betfan Bible and I am particularly glad to see some kind of return to their original mission statement. In terms of the content of the book, I would say that in the main it is very good and it is clear that Ian Hudson knows his stuff.

The more general advice is golden and really encourages you to think about how you bet and what you bet on. In fact, I am of the opinion that this is where most people will get the most value out of The Betfan Bible. Whilst I wouldn’t necessarily say that all of this information is new (I have seen a lot of it espoused elsewhere) and some of it is common sense, seeing everything in one place, clearly laid out, makes for a much more engaging viewpoint than scouring the net for advice.

The practical side of things is a little more hit and miss however this is in part due to the nature of practical advice when it comes to betting. That having been said, The Betfan Bible does a decent job of opening your eyes to ways that you can squeeze the maximum out of your betting and ultimately, this is what I feel a lot of bettors are looking for.

My only substantial criticism of The Betfan Bible is the tie in with Betfan’s tipster services. Whilst you would expect some crossover here, it sometimes feels more like an expensive advert than genuine advice. This particularly applies given the fact that I know of some tipster services which are better than any put out by Betfan for less money. Not surprisingly, there is no mention of them.

All thing considered though, if you are struggling to progress with your betting, I feel that you can do a lot worse than The Betfan Bible for £20. There are definitely some misses in The Betfan Bible, but these are rare and in the main, Ian Hudson has done a fantastic job. It is worth pointing out that some of the information is undoubtedly a bit niche and not applicable to everybody, but if you want to take your betting seriously and don’t know where to start, then The Betfan Bible is a bit of a Godsend (pun entirely, and against my better judgement, intended).



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From: Simon Roberts