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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Horse Racing Service 2020

Next up in our series of the HBR Members’ Choice Awards is the accolade of Best Horse Racing Service 2020.

This is perhaps the premiere category, with the most services in our Winning Systems list coming from the sport of kings.

Horse racing is probably where the most value is to be found in betting and where the most professional gamblers make their money. 

So as expected it was a very competitive category this year and the results were very tight. There were a number of hot contenders who had their fair share of support.

Onto the results then. 

In third place in the contest for Best Horse Racing Service 2020 was the excellent Bet Alchemist. It’s a service we have been following since 2016 and remains the model of consistency, having made over 600 points profit since starting tipping in 2012. 

Taking the runner-up spot was a service that has made a splash since arriving on the scene around 18 months ago and that is RF Racing Tips. With over 260 points profit made since April 2019 at an ROI of 16%, it was a worthy runner-up in our awards, with a particularly strong end to the year.

Best Horse Racing Service 2020

Onto the winner then and the service taking the accolade this time had narrowly missed out previously, finishing second for the last two years. 

So it was perhaps due the win and this year managed to land it. 

Yes the winner of the Best Horse Racing Service 2020 was…

Little Acorns!

This is one the longest-running horse racing services out there, having been originally released way back in 2009.

It’s a low-liability laying system that follows a clear set of rules and has been delivering profits every year for over a decade now. We conducted our own review of the service back in 2017 and it came through with flying colours. 

It’s impressive to have stood the test of time in the way Little Acorns has and testament to its popularity that it has won this award after coming second the last two years.

Here are the final rankings then for Best Horse Racing Service 2020:

1. Little Acorns
2. RF Racing Tips
3. Bet Alchemist

So the spoils go to Little Acorns and here is what Andrew David, who designed the system, had to say on receiving news of the award:

“First and foremost I would like to thank all your loyal and sharp readers (of which I know you have many) who voted for Little Acorns and if I could thank every one of them individually I would.

I’m overjoyed that at last punters are now becoming more realistic in their expectations on the gains to be made from gambling, and with the help of quality sites such as yours, are now turning their attention to low risk based systems and services that can offer the patient follower some very worthwhile gains over the long term.

My focus in developing Little Acorns was primarily centred around the end user. In my experience, punters hate losing and dread long losing runs that can see most out of the game before they can reap the rewards of the upturn. Therefore, with Little Acorns I’ve included a few staking options that would suit everyone’s attitude to risk. Some are slightly more progressive than others, but either way you will get the edge as Little Acorns simply exploits the unreliability of horse racing, to lead the end user to a profitable conclusion overall. It also provides a great platform for buyers to further tweak if they so wish in the whole arena of low-risk betting.

Put simply, Little Acorns was born out of my extreme dislike of the highs and lows that come with most forms of betting and if you feel the same then you’re on my wavelength. Also Little Acorns is ideal for those who have been gubbed by their Bookies as we work on the exchanges where that can’t happen!

Finally thanks again to all your readers and I hope to share more ideas with Little Acorns followers as and when they arise.”

So that wraps up the award and well done again to Andrew and his Little Acorns system. We’ll be back soon with the next award in the series.

You can check out Little Acorns for yourself here.




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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Sports Service 2020

Next up in our series of the HBR Members’ Choice Awards is the accolade of Best (Other) Sports Service 2020. 

This is the turn of those services that either focus on sports other than the “big two” of horse racing and football, or combine a range of sports into one service.

This can include anything from golf to tennis, cricket, NFL, darts and more. So it is quite a wide playing field and this was a competitive category. 

It is often in these more niche services that you find the best value however, so it is a category to keep an eye on.  

But without further ado, let’s have a look at the results. 

In third place was the ever-consistent Premier Greyhound Tips, a service we have been proofing for a full five years now and continues to deliver the goods, with just under 700 points profit made in total. 

In second place was a service that had a phenomenal year and actually just broke the record for the best ever trial by a tipster here at Honest Betting Reviews. That service was the Golf Insider. So well done to them on an excellent 2020 and on the runner-up award in this category.

So now we move on to the winner of the award.

Best (Other) Sports Service 2020

This year’s winner is one of our personal favourite services and is one that has gone from strength to strength over the last year. 

It actually won this award last year so now completes the double. 

Yes the winner of the award of Best (Other) Sports Service is…


Trade on Sports!

We recently completed our review of the service and their football Overs Bot made over £5,000 profit for our trial. They also delivered excellent profits on their US sports bets.

They have recently developed a range of new systems that are going great guns and have substantially increased the overall profits for members. In addition they now have an option to automate all the trades (via an extra subscription to BF Bot Manager) for those who want to have it all run on autopilot.  

As we say it’s a personal favourite of ours and a service we follow with our own money, so we are delighted it has won this award for the second year in a row.

So to recap, here are the final results for the award of Best Sports Service 2020:-

  1. 1. Trade on Sports (30% of the votes)
  2. 2. Golf Insider (15%)
  3. 3. Premier Greyhound Tips (8%)

So congratulations to the whole team at TOS on the win. We feel like they are one of the internet’s best kept secrets so it is good to see them getting some credit for their hard work through this award.

Here is what Pete Nordsted from Trade On Sports had to say on receiving news of the award:

“We are delighted to have won this award. We have a very good team at Trade on Sports and many thanks must go to our tech guy, who has worked tirelessly to ensure we are ever evolving. We realise that sitting in front of a screen all day can be demanding and does not suit everybody, and so we now offer automation on most of the strategies.

We believe we are still in an emerging market and that the Game State Application is ground-breaking and we have to thank our members for taking the data analysis to the next level and we are looking forward to a profitable 2021 after a superb 2020.”

Well done again to Pete and his team and that wraps up this year’s award for Best (Other) Sports Service 2020. 

We’ll be back soon with the next award in the series, Best Horse Racing Service. 

In the meantime you can check out Trade On Sports for yourself here. 




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Members’ Choice Awards – Best Football Service 2020

During December we gave you the chance to vote for your favourite betting systems of the year in our “Members Choice Awards 2020.”

Our first award up is the Best Football Service and this year there was a runaway winner with the top choice getting more than twice as many votes as the runner-up!

Looking at the podium places first, in third place was JK Diego’s Draw Betting System, a service that has had a bit of a roller-coaster year but continues to deliver the long-term profits to its dedicated following. 

In second place was a service we have just finished a review of recently, Predictology. It’s best described as a kind of stats engine and systems builder for football. You can generate your own strategies or use their existing ones. We did the latter during our trial and made a healthy 38 points profit.

Best Football Service 2020

But which service grabbed the top spot?

Well the service in question has won quite a few other awards (including this award the last two years) so it’s probably not too much of a surprise that it landed the hat-trick, to use footy parlance. 

Yes, the winner was the hugely popular football trading service…


Goal Profits!

They seem to pick up awards for fun and have done it yet again, as we say with more than twice as many votes as the second place finisher. 

Here is confirmation of the top three then in the category of “Best Football Service 2020” as voted for by you, the members of Honest Betting Reviews:

1. Goal Profits
2. Predictology
3. JK Diego’s Draw Betting System

A huge congratulations then to Goal Profits on sweeping yet another award and it was well deserved judging by all the feedback we have had on the service over the years.

It’s a service we did a re-review of this year and gave a resounding PASSED rating to and an award of 4.5 stars. With a whole host of new features and tools added since our original review a few years ago, Goal Profits really is the premiere football trading service out there right now. 

And the really great news is they are currently offering a 7 day trial for just £1 which you can access here.

Here is what Steve Brown of Goal Profits had to say on receiving news of the award:

“Thank you Dan, this is fantastic! And thank you to all your members whose votes won us this award for the third year in a row. 2020 has been a real challenge, so to complete the hat trick is particularly good news.

When the lockdown hit and we were left with just the Belarusians playing football, it was a bit scary! The first thing we did was give all our members a few months of free membership to ease any financial pressure. We then had a lot of extra time on our hands, so we set about developing new research and trading tools.

One of our new additions, the Team Stats Database, currently contains stats for 222,300 historical fixtures and that number grows weekly. We can ask it for all sorts of stats, for example how many games which were 0-0 after 70 minutes ended scoreless. We’re then able to add many more conditions, such as the home team being in the top third of the table or the home team having scored in at least 80% of their home games during the current season. There are hundreds of combinations and the calculations are carried out in seconds.

We’ve also added new features to our Live Stats Module, such as ‘Projections’. This calculates the percentage likelihood of a home win, draw, away win, over and under 2.5 goals. Each Projection is updated inplay every minute so that the figures are correct according to time decay and goals scored. Just a couple of weeks ago, we launched new substitution data too. The Live Stats Module tells us when substitutions are made and whether they’re attacking, defensive or like-for-like. This is a fantastic indicator which shows us which teams are going for a late win and which are protecting a lead (or a point).

We were looking forward to running at least one free trading workshop again this year but, because of the ongoing pandemic, we had to cancel all our plans. We will get going again once it is safe to do so.

It’s been a tough year, but we have focused on the positives and used our extra time wisely. Goal Profits membership is now better value than ever before and we have plenty more ideas for new tools and features. We’re very excited about 2021!

Thank you again to everyone who voted for us and stay safe!”

So it is just left for us to say well done once again to Goal Profits on being voted Best Football Service of 2020 and we hope for continued success from them next year and beyond.

If you aren’t already a member you can get a week’s trial of Goal Profits for just £1 here. 





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Seasons Greetings from Honest Betting Reviews

We hope you are well and looking forward to the festive period, even if it is a rather scaled-down and strange one for most of us.

Just to let you know that the voting has closed in our Members’ Choice Awards 2020.

We had a record number of votes this year, which was great to see. Thank you if you voted. The winners of all the awards will be announced shortly after Xmas.

We have a lot of exciting things planned for next year, including something I (Dan) and the team here at HBR Towers have been working on since the first lockdown.

It’s a brand new project and our biggest development since starting this website nearly six years ago, so we are really looking forward to sharing it with you in the new year.

In the meantime it just remains for us to wish you a Merry Christmas, stay safe and here’s hoping 2021 is a little better than 2020!






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Win 6 Months VBP Membership (Value £594)

We wanted to tell you about a free prize draw you can enter to win 6 months membership of Value Backing Plus.

Value Backing Plus includes…

– 6 months Value Backing Naps – Daily selections
– 6 months ITV Racing Tips – Through the card on ITV race days with a selection in every ITV race
– 6 months Irish Racing Tips – Daily selections for Irish racing
– Weekly videos explaining bet selection processes
– Unlimited coaching via email from Carl Nicholson

It retails at £99/month, (total value £594) but you can get it for free.

Enter the prize draw here

Just enter your name and email.

PLUS – if you can pick the winner of this years Welsh Grand National you’re guaranteed a free months membership of the super successful ITV Racing Tips service.

Finally answer the skill question and click the button and you’re in the draw.

The winner will be announced the day after the Welsh National on the 28th December.

Click Here to make your entry





Vote In the HBR Members Choice Awards 2020!

It’s probably fair to say 2020 hasn’t been the greatest of years…in fact I’m sure most of us will be glad to see the back of it!

Hopefully at least you’ve managed to have a few decent betting winners to cheer you up during the year.

And as 2020 comes to an end, it’s that time of the year when we take a look at the best betting systems and tipsters of the last 12 months.

Yes it’s time for the HBR Members’ Choice Awards 2020.

This is where you get to vote for your favourite tipsters, betting systems and software of the year.

Click here to vote for your favourites.

Last year the awards were a huge success with large numbers of you taking part and some very worthy winners.

The awards this year are for:

– Best Horse Racing Service
– Best Football Service
– Best (Other) Sports Service
– Best Matched Betting Service
– Best Trading Software
– Best Overall Betting Service

It’s completely up to you – only HBR member can take part and we can’t wait to hear what you think. The survey will only take about 2 minutes to complete.

So vote now for the best betting systems and tipsters of 2020!




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Incredible Black Friday Betting Deals!

It’s Black Friday today which means only one thing: madness.

Madness as people rush around for the best deals and to try and grab a bargain or three.

There are also some mad (in a good way) betting deals for Black Friday.

There are in fact tons of Black Friday betting deals around but we have gone through them all and picked out what we believe are the best deals for you:


Black Friday Deals

These are the best Black Friday deals we’ve seen amongst the dozens we’ve come across. Check these out:

1. Get Lifetime Access to Premier Greyhound Tips for just £79! (normal price £17/month)

  • – Win Rate 27%
    – ROI 10%
    – Bank Growth 700%
  • – Average monthly profit: £97

2. Get two months of Goal Profits for the price of one

  • – Award winning service
  • – Number one recommended football trading service
  • – Learn how to trade profitably on Betfair
  • – Database of over 200,000 matches available to members

3. Get 25% off Bet Alchemist subscription

  • – Over 620 points profit so far
  • – Over £31,000 profit to £25 e/w stakes
  • – Big profits at Cheltenham and other festivals
  • – National Hunt specialist
  • – Fully proofed

So there you have it, three amazing deals for you on Black Friday.

Grab ’em while you can! 





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Is Virtual Horse Racing a Sustainable Betting Trend?

Throughout the past few years, virtual variants of land-based sports have become increasingly popular. While, perhaps most notably, this is evident from the rise of eSports, the sports betting industry has sought to elevate this simulated consumer-focused service. As a result, this has seen digitally-created betting markets reach new, unprecedented heights. So, let’s take a look at whether this newly-developed form of wagering is more than a mere trend.   

Is There Longevity to the Latest Digital Trend?  

Although virtual sports betting has only recently become a new phenomenon at various operators, the concept dates back to the early 1960s. Regarding how they work, the numerous digital markets utilise random number generators in determining the result of a particular event. Interestingly, this has been the same since the sector’s origins, highlighting its consistency concerning programming. That said, over time, the market has benefited from technological advancements that have made virtual variants more lifelike from an aesthetic standpoint.  

Furthermore, aside from visual improvements, this latest betting emergence has been pivotal in expanding the gambling industry’s consumer base. According to Red Bull, the shift towards virtual sports is proving to be record-breaking, as traditional audiences are beginning to explore revolutionary alternatives to land-based sports at diverse platforms. In relation to horse racing, this is evident from the fact that nearly five million viewers tuned in to watch ITV’s virtual Grand National back in April 2020, as per the Evening Standard. 

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Although this isn’t indicative of a widespread shift away from more traditional sports betting, it is a testament to the ever-growing nature of digital alternatives. Crucially, having first come to fruition almost 60 years ago, it’s clear that virtual games aren’t merely a flash in the pan. 

The Ability to Play Alongside Land-Based Markets 

Additionally, one of the other reasons behind the growth of virtual sports betting concerns the sector’s unquestionable flexibility. Unlike land-based sports – which typically don’t have year-long campaigns – there are few limitations to digital alternatives. Their fast-paced nature ensures that markets are continually available to bet on, even during land-based off-seasons. Moreover, there is also depth to the sector regarding available sports. For example, football, horse racing, and motor racing are just some of the widely-offered variants. 

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Given that the global online gambling market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.5 percent over the next seven years, it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that virtual sports betting could sustain its new-found popularity. Interestingly, at the time of writing, the sector has proved that it can coexist with land-based betting. At 777 Casino, for example, many of the reviewed bonus-offering operators provide either virtual or live sports opportunities to prospective users. This is great news for bettors as their coexistence offers more choice and availability as well as the chance of further expansion in to yet more innovative developments. 

A Fascinating Development That’s Capturing Interests 

Ultimately, given the new-found accessibility of sports betting following the rise of mobile-friendly operators, it’s hardly surprising that virtual variants have established themselves as a staple of the industry. In being able to coexist, there’s scope for this emerging market to enjoy a fruitful long-term future. 






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Kick Off New Premier League Season with 2-for-1 Deal!

The Premier League kicks off today and it is set to be a cracking season, with favourites Manchester City attempting to wrestle their crown back from champions Liverpool. 

The opening day sees four fixtures, including the opening game of Fulham v Arsenal at 12.30 and Liverpool v Leeds at 17.30. 

After a rather shortened summer break it’s a new condensed schedule which means a huge amount of footy coming up over the next few months, which is great news for football traders and bettors. 

To celebrate this, football trading service Goal Profits are offering a fantastic 2-for-1 deal: get two months of full membership for the price of one. 

Goal Profits is a multi-award winning service, having won our very own Best Football Service award last year, as well as many other awards over the years. 

They also received a PASSED rating in our recent comprehensive review of the service. 

Goal Profits is a complete trading service and takes you right through from being a beginner to showing you how to trade like their top pros. 

As a member you get all of the following:-

  • – Launchpad – complete football trading course for beginners
  • – Trading strategies – a comprehensive portfolio of winning football trading strategies
  • – Chat room – follow along live with their pro traders Kevin and Steve and also chat with other members
  • – Team stats – analyse over 200,000 fixtures so you can base trades on more detailed and accurate information
  • – Live Stats Module – use in-play stats to trade matches live and spot the best opportunities
  • – Custom Shortlist Pro – build customised shortlists and find trades quickly and easily
  • – League tables – at a glance see which teams play above their overall league position according to various parameters.
  • Plus – loads more including support, a forum and build your own shortlists. 

So a very comprehensive package and you can get all that on a 2-for-1 deal basis. 

It’s a great time to get involved with La Liga also kicking off this weekend and Serie A and the Bundesliga getting underway next week.  

So now’s the time to take advantage and learn how to become a top trader with Goal Profits’ 2-for-1 deal. 



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Could This Industry Be the Source of Mobile VR’s Killer Apps?

After a rocky introduction in the nineties, it was another two decades before VR would begin to show its true potential. Despite finally being able to measure up to the promise, however, the adoption of VR devices has been slow. As is the case with many new technologies, speculators have suggested that all VR could need is a true killer app.

Looking at this idea through the lens of mobile virtual and augmented reality opportunities, we want to make a case for why mobile VR casinos could be a stepping stone to success. All the pieces are already nearly in place, so what final moves could consolidate these technologies into a totality greater than the sum of its parts?

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The Mobile Solution

Among the primary issues that users have with the current state of VR is the cost. For a dedicated unit such as FuLov or LEFXCAM, costs can easily reach over the £1,000 mark. Given the limited library of games on these devices, this isn’t an investment that many are willing to make.

There is a cheaper alternative, however, in specially designed enclosures for smartphones. These adapt modern smartphones into VR-type systems. While not offering quite as in-depth an experience as more specialised models, their relatively lower costs of well under £100 make the choice an easy one for many.

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The one major problematic factor with these mobile devices is one that counterintuitively plays perfectly with the idea of casino game AR or VR. This issue is one of processing power. Most up-market VR solutions rely on powerful computers in order to calculate the rendering of large and open worlds. This is because running a game in VR requires pushing at least 90 frames per second (FPS) in order to avoid giving the user motion sickness. This is a challenging task, to the point where most standard console video games operate at only 30 FPS as standard.

Casino games see an advantage here in that they don’t rely on vast open worlds or flashy effects to generate an enjoyable experience. The fun of these games has always been the central gameplay, and this gameplay can be accurately represented at high frame-rates without requiring top of the line hardware.

Online Casino Success

The current state of online casinos is one of immense breadth and scope. This is illustrated by any of the top online casinos that exist today. From the game selection to the welcome bonuses, to how easily they run on mobile devices, the promise of this industry has long been fulfilled. With millions of fans and an overall size which is growing daily, this market is prime for continual exploration.

Contributing to the size of online casinos is the flexibility on which many of the games lean. Essentially, as long as the core components remain constant, developers have enormous freedom with the surrounding themes and bonuses that casino games employ. This is what led to an adoption of themes from television, movies, music, video games, and more, and it is also what could help digital casino integration with VR and AR.

With Your Powers Combined

Combining all of the components together reveals a situation where casino gaming, entirely accidentally, has become a perfect fit for mobile augmented and virtual reality. As for who will rise to first take advantage of this potential to the utmost degree, this is a question that only time will answer. Unfortunately, most VR developers have moved away from the mobile space, as it was sadly underutilised during the first wave of new systems.

That said, development for VR and AR is easier today than it has ever been, owing to powerful tools in engines like Unity, Sumerian, and Unreal Engine. With online casinos growing larger by the day, it could just be a matter of time before the first fully online virtual casino becomes a literal reality. The first killer app is coming, we just don’t know when.