So we come towards the end of our awards for this year, as voted for by you, the members of Honest Betting Reviews. There is just one award left to hand out – that of Best Overall Betting Service.
Before we get onto that though, we just want to say it was great to see so much interest this year, with a record number of people voting in the awards.
We feel these awards are a good opportunity to mark out those services that have performed particularly well, introduced some new innovations and most importantly, hopefully made us all some extra income over the last year.
In summary then, the winners we have had so far are:-
- – Best Football Service: Goal Profits
- – Best Horse Racing Service: Little Acorns
- – Best (other) Sports Service: Trade on Sports
- – Best Matched Betting Service: Profit Maximiser
- – Best Trading Software: Fairbot
Well done to all of those services on their awards.
What is interesting for us is a few themes have emerged this year, factors that the first three awards (football, horse racing, sports) all have in common:-
- – Trading services/betting systems, rather than tipsters
- – All for use on Betfair rather than the bookies
- – All established, long-running services with proven track records over many years
Perhaps then we are seeing an evolution towards services that can offer their members a way of profiting without using the bookies and where members can use stats, databases and software to develop selections.
Now don’t get us wrong, there is certainly still a place for high quality tipsters in your portfolio and we use a few ourselves. But it seems punters these days are seeking something beyond the traditional tipster and to a more interactive service where they have a role in finding selections themselves – or at least seeing how the selections are developed.
And of course it is no surprise that punters are looking for services that can be used purely on Betfair – that is a natural result of the highly unfair restrictions bookies place on customers’ accounts.
Anyway, those are just some brief reflections on this year’s awards. Now it is time to move on to the final award of Best Overall Betting Service 2020.
Best Overall Betting Service 2020
So this award is for the best overall service across all categories, whether that be matched betting, tipsters or trading services and in any sport.
It’s obviously the toughest award to win and the most sought after.
This year there was a runaway winner of the award, notching up more votes than all the other services put together!
So whilst we will give honourable mentions to those who notched some support in the voting, including Profit Maximiser, Geegeez and Oddsmonkey, really they were just also-runs in this category when compared to the winner.
Yes this year’s resounding winner was…
Yes, yet again this hugely popular football trading service has blown away the competition and picked up yet another award. They must need a separate room in the house for all the awards they’ve won over the years!
Congratulations to the whole GP team on well-deserved recognition for all the hard work they’ve put in over the years.
Here is what Steve from Goal Profits had to say on receiving news of the award:
“Thank you to everyone who voted for Goal Profits!
We love winning awards which are voted for by the public. It’s the ultimate feedback to let us know we’re doing a great job, though we’re always looking to improve even further so expect plenty more new features in 2021.
We’ve completed a few major projects during 2020, including our Team Stats Database which currently contains stats for more than 220,000 historical fixtures. We have also added substitution alerts to our Live Stats Module which are proving a massive hit with members. These alerts tell us when substitutions are made and whether they’re attacking, defensive or like-for-like. It’s a fantastic indicator of team mentality and has already identified some terrific trading opportunities.
Coming up early in 2021 we will be launching live Telegram/email alerts and an updated version of Team Stats. There will be a number of new features for our Custom Shortlist Pro research tool and Kevin Laverick has some new trading strategies to unveil as well.
Later on in the year, we’ll be celebrating our 10th birthday! We’re planning a huge celebration, especially for all the members who have been with us since the very beginning. It’s no coincidence that so many members stay with us long-term. Kevin, Paul and I work 7 days a week to ensure that everyone is well looked after and that members have all the support they need in order to trade successfully.
Sadly, we’ve not been able to hold any of the live events that were planned for 2020. I was particularly looking forward to visiting Dublin in March and meeting many of our Irish members, but that had to be put on ice. Once it is safe to do so, we’ll arrange more of our free trading workshops.
Goal Profits membership still costs as little as £1 per day and all the new features are included.
Thank you again to everyone who voted for us! We appreciate your support and we look forward to trading with you soon.”
So well done again to Steve and his team and that wraps up our Members Choice Awards for this year. Thanks to everyone who took part and has enjoyed Honest Betting Reviews over the last year. We really do appreciate your feedback, input and suggestions and we are looking forward to introducing some new developments to you in the coming months.