Take a chance on me: Polish student crowned king of the tipsters

Tomasz Gałgański picked up the award from bettingexpert.com, a social network for sport betting tipsters that helps betters when it comes to placing bets with bookmakers. bettingexpert / YouTube

A student from Bydgoszcz has been awarded the title of the world’s top sport tipster after make the correct calls on thousands of sporting events.

Tomasz Gałgański picked up the award from bettingexpert.com, a social network for sport betting tipsters that helps betters when it comes to placing bets with bookmakers.

The network said that the 20-year-old student had made 5,780 correct predictions over the past two years. This is also not the first time Gałgański’s talents have been recognised by bettingexpert. He has picked up the tipster of the month award six times, been named tipster of the year, and in doing so has scooped around PLN 89,970 in prize money.

A spokesperson for the site said: “Since the launch of the site a decade ago, we have built a strong community of trusted tipsters.

“Tomasz is a newcomer in those terms, but has taken the website by storm, going from relative unknown to becoming no.1 in the world. It shows if you have the passion and expertise for sport, you can be rewarded.”

The site says that the Pole’s success has earned him thousands of followers who managed to achieve a return of PLN 34,600 over the course of last year.

Gałgański, who now spends up to five hours a day studying the form of clubs, says he started being a tipster just for “fun” but later realised that he could his knowledge of sport, in particular football, to good use.

“I started with some of the biggest leagues in Europe and also the Eastern European matches because being from Poland I tried to use my knowledge about Poland for betting,” he said in an interview for bettingexpert. “But then I noticed that there are so many leagues around the world that have a lot of potential for tipsters to work on.

“I would say that in particular the South American leagues have a lot of potential because there is the factor of home advantage, and so many teams play at different altitudes. Analysing all these things takes a lot time and this is not done very well by bookmakers who make odds [generally] on European leagues.”