First and foremost welcome to cheekypunter.com – it’s great to have you here!
You might have noticed the site has been recently re-designed. Now I hate change as much as the next guy but the old site wasn’t mobile friendly and in our bookmaker reviews section we’d slate any bookie for not keeping up with the times so we thought we better switch it up and improve.
If you’re interested in what the old site used to look like then there’s a screenshot here (link opens in new window).
Who Is The Cheeky Punter?
Well… anyone who read the old about page will know my names actually David and I used to reveal a lot more personal information about myself.
Unfortunately, due to the unscrupulous nature of this industry and the fact not everything I say on this site paints certain companies in a good light, I’ve taken the tough decision to remove that information.
I used to list my personal email address on here, which in hindsight was probably my biggest mistake. Some of the stuff I was sent in response to my reviews was borderline threatening.
I’ve switched up to a more corporate email address these days (find it below) but it’s still me checking the inbox and answering the mail and I love to hear from any site visitors with questions, scam reports or even tip requests.
I hope you guys can forgive me for not revealing more info but that’s the way it has to be for now.
I’m not some mysterious guy though and I’m the voice behind our Facebook page and twitter account @thecheekypunter so if you want to connect then don’t hesitate to hit me up on either.
What’s the point of this site?
There’s two main sides to the new look Cheeky Punter website.
Honest assessment of the industry is something I pride myself on and you’ll see from a number of the pages on the site that I give out recommendations for where and where not to bet. These are purely based on my own personal experience.
You can check out my opinions in the review section where I’ve graded all the major bookmakers and reviewed them in detail… probably too much detail for some :D and you’ll find coverage of latest industry developments in the site blog.
Tips and predictions are also a big part of the site and the side of things I enjoy doing the most. Comments are open on all tips posts so you can drop me a line on anything you want there.
I have never claimed or promised or said that my tips are guaranteed to make anyone money who follows them but they we’ve had some big winners in the past (see below) and I love it when we get one over on the bookeis. All tips and predictions are totally free and always will be.
I also post additional tips on Twitter (sometimes I don’t have time for a long write up) so follow @thecheekypunter so you don’t miss those.
A Bit Of Site History
I started CheekyPunter.com in 2011 as a hobby site to share my knowledge of the online gaming industry and keep track of my betting tips/predictions.
It’s been an up and down journey ever since with the biggest up being nailing a 7 leg accumulator which paid £2,471.69 for just a £10 bet.
The magic selections were:
Inter Milan v Palermo (Home win @ 4/9)
Napoli v Pescara (Home win @1/5)
Brest v Marseille (Away win @11/10)
Norwich v Sunderland (Home win @ 6/5)
Udinese v Cagliari (Home win @19/20)
La Coruna v Real Betis (Away win @ 12/5)
Wolfsburg v Hamburg (Draw @ 13/5)
You can see the original tips post here. That was some day and whilst I haven’t topped it since I’ve come close a few times.
At the back end of 2014 we underwent our first major redesign (see old design). The purpose of which was to make the site responsive and therefore mobile friendly.
We also wanted to get pages loading faster and bring in more expert pundits to dish out tips, previews and predictions. Covering more sports than just football is a big goal of ours and throughout 2014 we hope to achieve this in a big way.
Hopefully you guys are enjoying all the content we produce here and if you’ve got any questions or queries then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
- Track the IP address of visitors so we know what county they have come from.
- Tell us how long you’ve viewed certain pages so we can tell how much you liked them or if you found them useful.
- Tell us which pages you’ve visited so we can see which are most popular (we then expand the content on those pages and write new pages around those subjects to try to increase our usefulness).
- Collect information on how you’ve got to our site; through a search engine, directly or from a link from another site or social network.
- Track if it’s the first time you’ve used the site or if you’re coming back as a return visitor.
- Make sure that when you sign up to our newsletter your name gets added to the list and the newsletter gets sent to the right email address.
- To see if you’ve signed up for any of the bookmakers we’ve recommended/reviewed.
We WILL NEVER pass on any of the information collected to a third party or any kind – we hate spam just as much as you.
Just for your own piece of mind we can’t tell:
- What your name is.
- What your exact location is other than country of residence.
- What your address is.
- What your email address is (unless you sign up to our newsletter).
- Any other personal information about you.
Basically you’re a stat to us (that sounds a little harsh but it’s true) and we compile all our stats and try to work out which parts of our site people like and which need improving.