If you are serious about following a tipster, then you have probably considered paying for the services of a betting professional.
That is a reasonable idea to have, because whilst there are exceptions, generally the best tipsters are ones that charge for their services.
The notable exceptions are the likes of Hugh Taylor who provides his tips for free on Attheraces and is an excellent tipster, but sadly as our own review revealed, is very difficult to make a profit from due to the odds crashing on his selections after they are sent out. Others like Pricewise tend to suffer from a similar fate.
So a paid tipster can be a viable alternative, as they will usually have a limited number of clients and therefore have a better chance of being practical to follow in terms of members being able to achieve the advised odds.
But there are countless paid tipsters out there, so it can be difficult to know which ones are worth joining. Many claim to have brilliant results but those results are actually fake or embellished.
This is where we come in. Having reviewed hundreds of tipsters in over six years of running this site, we have found the best paid tipster services, as well as knowing which ones to avoid.
We will detail the best ones we have found below.
Our Top Five Best Paid Tipsters
Okay so shortly we will take a look at our top five best paid tipster services, going from five to number one. These are across all sports and disciplines and are we have reviewed all of them here at Honest Betting Reviews – many of them in fact we have been following for years.
As we so often say, the most important thing about a tipster is their longevity – or in other words whether they stand the test of time. Anyone can have a good few weeks or months just down to pure luck, but only the very best tipping services beat the bookies consistently, year after year.
These services have many loyal followers who have been with them for a long time, sometimes years in fact. These members will testify to the value in sticking with them long-term and not giving up at the first losing streak. The key to successful betting is taking a long-term approach and managing your money properly – plus having a top tipster or strategy to follow of course.
So without further ado, let’s get on to looking at our top five paid tipsters.
5. Back Lucrative
One of the longest running and most successful tipsters out there is horse racing expert Back Lucrative. Run by a chap called Michael Carr who is a professional bettor and has a wealth of knowledge about the industry, Back Lucrative has been beating the bookies since way back in 2013.
Since then they have amassed a phenomenal 1,700 points profit, which amounts to over £17,000 profit at £10 per point or £42,500 profit at £25 per point. Their approach focuses on finding value where the bookies have got the odds wrong and there is now a video course setting out the strategy. The value selections performed particularly well during our review of the service.
Back Lucrative’s strategy has proved extremely successful, with every racing season so far producing a substantial profit. The Back Lucrative team have also added another string to their bow recently, with the Hidden Winners service. This focuses on finding value selections in maiden races and other contests which don’t tend to receive much attention from punters and the racing media. It performed very well during our live trial, delivering profits at both advised prices and Betfair SP.
With a formidable long-term track record then, Back Lucrative is one of the most respected and successful paid tipsters out there. At a £37/month subscription cost it has proved excellent value for long-term members.
4. The Golf Insider
Betting on golf has become increasingly popular in recent years and it is now one of the most gambled-on sports in the world behind football and horse racing. Bookies are competing more aggressively for punters’ business, offering great place terms particularly around the majors and big events with up to 10 or 11 places being offered for each-way bets.
This presents a great opportunity for the shrewd bettor and one such service that has proved themselves to be exactly that is the Golf Insider. Using a computer ratings model and value machine, they identify instances where the bookies have over-priced a player. This could be for example a player who should be 120/1 but is priced at 80/1. The bookies often get these wrong, knowing that the vast majority of the money will be at the top end of the market on the likes of Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and other big-name players.
This strategy of looking for those lesser-known value players has been phenomenally successful for the Golf Insider, making them over 2,200 points profit since they started tipping in 2014. That works out at a superb £22,000 profit at advised stakes. Most impressive is the bank growth (or “return on capital”) that stands at over 800%, a stunning level of return.
Some of their most notable winners include Martin Laird at 250/1, Rasmus Hojgaard at 200/1, Corey Conners at 175/1, Andrew Dodt at 150/1 and many other massive winners over the years. They even hit quite a few big winners during our live trial and notched up an incredible 406 points profit overall.
Golf betting can be a little up-and-down at times but for a paid tipster with a superlative long-term record and history of success, you can’t do much better than the Golf Insider.
3. JK Diego Draw Betting System
The best paid football tipster we have come across is draws expert JK Diego. Having studied the various factors that determine whether a game is likely to finish in a draw or not, JK came up with eight crucial points to look for. He then built his draw betting system upon these, identifying instances where a draw represented clear value.
This proved particularly effective because most punters do not pay much attention to the draw – they are looking for one team or the other to win a game. Therefore the odds of a draw can be slightly inflated. Certain leagues and teams are also much more likely to see a high number of draws, thus narrowing the focus. These tend to be low-scoring teams and leagues.
So putting all this together, JK developed a remarkably successful soccer betting system that focuses solely on the draw and has now generated over 500 points profit to one point level stakes. For some of his high-rollers this has translated into over $100,000 profit per year from betting on the draw.
We ran our own 15-month review of JK Diego’s Draw Betting System and it performed admirably, making over $10,000 profit to $100 flat stakes. There are options to use a cash-out at 85 minutes which can smooth out the ups-and-downs of results somewhat and to use a form of loss-recovery staking which is not for the faint-hearted but is favoured by JK himself. You can of course just use flat staking if you prefer.
The subscription costs are very high with this service but that helps to protect prices for members and given the results achieved are understandable. We would say that a minimum bank of $5,000 is recommended if following the service, to make it worthwhile in terms of the subscription fees, but if you can afford that then JK Diego’s Draw Betting System is a top footy service and well worth checking out.
2. Racing Intelligence
Next up on the list is a paid horse racing service called Racing Intelligence. This is slightly different to most traditional tipsters we test out here at Honest Betting Reviews. Instead of studying form and past races as most tipsters do, this service is actually based on information from an inside source at one of the top bookmakers. They get to see where the “smart money” is being placed on various “marker” accounts, which is then passed on to members of the service.
Although we are normally sceptical of services that are supposedly based on such information, in this case it appears to be genuine. More importantly though, the results for the service have been excellent so far. We conducted our own review of the service for six months during which time it made a superb 192 points profit, almost doubling the starting bank.
Overall since starting up in 2017 they have made over 1,000 points profit at a return on investment of 18%. The bank growth (or return on capital) has been over 500%, which is quite a substantial return in any language. One of the aspects we really like about the service is that Racing Intelligence has also made excellent profits at Betfair SP, with over 600 points profit if betting win-only and 500 points profit backing win-and-place at BSP. So it is a viable option for those who have had their bookmaker accounts restricted.
Like any other service it has its ups and downs but over the long term, Racing Intelligence has demonstrated itself to be one of the best paid tipster services out there and well worth a place towards the top of this list. It’s another service with quite a high subscription fee so a decent betting bank is required to make it worthwhile once fees are taken into account.
1. Quentin Franks Racing
Regular followers of ours probably won’t be surprised at the number one ranking. It’s tough so shift this guy from the top, but there’s a reason for that – some phenomenal results.
Quentin Franks started tipping on the Betting Gods network back in 2014 and since then has amassed over 1500 points profit at a return on investment of just under 17%. The average monthly profit is around £500 profit/month at £25 per point stakes and around £6,000 per year. The bank growth (or return on capital) is over 800%, which is out of the very top draw in tipping terms.
As if that wasn’t enough though, Quentin also has a sister service – QF Value Tips, which provides tips the night before racing in addition to the main Quentin Franks service which provides tips on the morning of racing. QF Value Tips has made over 550 points profit since starting up in 2015, at a return on investment of 18% and an average monthly profit of over £200/month.
Taken together then, Quentin has made over 2,000 points profit – or £50,000 profit to £25/point stakes – which puts him in highly elite company of the very best tipsters out there. We have been proofing the service since way back in 2015 and have been impressed with it ever since. It quickly reached the top of our “best tipster” rankings and has stayed there to this day.
The subscription costs are also pretty reasonable given the results achieved and compared to some of the other services on this list, so all in all there isn’t much else left to say other than if you aren’t already a member, we would recommend checking out Quentin Franks Racing today.
Conclusion – Tracking Down the Top Paid Tipsters
So there you have it, our top five paid tipping services. These are the very best tipsters we have found after more than six years of scouring the internet and testing out hundreds of different tipsters.
With a paid tipster, there is no guarantee of success. There are plenty of paid services out there that actually lose money overall and survive purely on slick marketing. And of course there are plenty of scam artists and dodgy fly-by-night types willing to take your hard-earned cash. Just because they are charging for their tips, doesn’t necessarily mean they are any good. So tread carefully when it comes to paying for tips.
If you can find a good service though, it can be well worth it. Belonging to a select group of paying members has its advantages, including the advised odds of tips actually being achievable, which sadly with some of the top free services like Hugh Taylor they are not.
Whether you use a free tipster or a paid one however, good luck with your betting and please remember to always gamble responsibly.