What is ‘Copy’?
To copy a bet means to use somebody else’s tip and make a matching bet of your own. In betting, players have long sought the advice of experts. Horse racing in particular is known for the industry’s betting tips, which others may copy if they want to pick up a win. In today’s online world, gambling players are more able to link up and share these tips. As a result, bet copying has become more widespread.
Copy bets are those made solely through the decisions and opinions of somebody else. A racing tipster or a team’s form guide might give you some idea of what to bet for, but you may find it easier to access copy bet lists and see what other people are going for. There are online networks of copy betting lists, offering any interested party a whole host of choices to go for. From single bets on short odds to complex accumulators worked out using state of the art algorithms, you can copy all kinds of bet and use the tip to try and win big yourself.
There are also copy betting networks which operate in a similar way to lottery syndicates. All players club together each week and pay a set amount, and a copy bet is made using those funds. This bet is usually based on a likely prediction for the week from a trusted source, but it may be derived from the suggestions of members. This kind of copy bet is commonly known as crowd-betting, a term derived from the more common process of crowdfunding. Like any gambling strategy, copy bets are not risk free and the result is down to the same random chance as any other game, but it can give players who don’t have knowledge of the sport a greater chance of success with their placed bets.