Here at Honest Betting Review we like to update the progress of tipsters we have reviewed and not just forget about them after our initial three-month review.
So we have been continuing to monitor the results of multi-sports tipster Great Bets since our original review ended back in February.
Just to recap, Great Bets made 827 points profit during our original trial and received a passed rating and 4.5 stars.
We have now been following the tips for a full year so thought it would be a good time for an update.
Here are the monthly results since the original trial ended on 6th February 2017:
- February (from 6th onwards): -285 points
- March: +83 points
- April: +205 points
- May: +340 points
- June: +67 points
- July: -631 points
- August: +124 points
- September: + 97 points
- October: +190 points
- November (to date):+ 394 points
So in total that’s an additional 584 points profit since our trial ended and 1,411 points profit in total for the 12 months we have been following the tips.
That’s an excellent total and we are happy to maintain our PASSED rating here.
Apart from a tough month in July, they have been remarkably consistent. We always stress the importance of long-term results and Great Bets is showing that long-term edge.
We will continue monitoring results and will update things again at regular intervals.
GreatBets.com – Final Review
6th February 2017
We have reached the end of our three month trial of Great Bets and here are the final results:-
|Cost:||£25/week, £99/month or £249/quarter|
|Average number of bets:||4 per day|
GreatBets.com – Full Review
Great Bets is a multi-sports tipster with a focus primarily on horse racing.
It is run by a guy called Martin who has been betting professionally since he left university more than 10 years ago.
Over time he has developed a system of rules that allows him to pick winners with a high degree of accuracy. He recently decided to share this approach with the public via his website.
We have been following the bets for three months now and are pleased to report that they have performed excellently under live trial conditions, producing 827 points profit to advised prices.
Here are the results for the trial in graph format:
A little bit of a rollercoaster ride, but overall a strongly positive graph that finished well up.
We should point out that average stakes during our trial were around 15 points, so the profit would be around 55 points profit to 1 point level stakes.
The total is still very impressive however and meant we more than doubled our bank during the trial, increasing it by an astonishing 165% in three months.
That is one of the highest totals every recorded here at Honest Betting Reviews and the best for a while.
We enjoyed a strong strike rate of 32% during the trial and a commendable return on investment of 14%, which is a pretty good ratio to have between those two metrics.
At Betfair SP, results were also very good, with 556 points profit made, which is the equivalent of around 37 points profit at one point level stakes.
Here is the how bets broke down by sport:
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As you can see, horse racing bets make up a large majority of the bets.
All in all there is a great deal to like about the service and we have no hesitation in awarding Great Bets a RECOMMENDED rating.
Ease of use: There are around 4 bets per day on average, so the bet volume is a little higher than most services. Tips are normally sent out in the morning with plenty of time to get the bets on.
Availability of prices: Although there was a bit of a difference between the advised prices and Betfair SP results (i.e. a 33% difference), we did not see huge pressure on prices after they were sent out, but more often a gradual move down in some cases. So it should be practical to follow and even at Betfair SP you should still make a good profit.
Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 32%, which is a good level and should mean the losing runs will be manageable hopefully.
Advised Betting Bank: They advise using a 500 point bank with their advised staking of between 10 and 30 points, which was sufficient for the trial, although we were over 200 points down at one stage and the 500 point bank might come under pressure if there was an extended drawdown. We think a 750 point bank would give you a bit more peace of mind.
Subscription costs: The subscription costs are £25/week, £99/month, £249/quarter, £459 for 6 months or £849 for 12 months. Whilst these appear high on the face of it, for what you are getting they are well worth it.
OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED
With a massive 165% growth of the bank over the trial, Great Bets has positively smashed it and is one of the best trials we have experienced for a while.
A very tasty 827 points profit were made, which would be £578 after subscription costs if you were betting at £1 per point, or £3,886 if you were able to bet at £5 per point.
The results published on the website for the period prior to our trial are mighty impressive too, with over 2,500 points profit made and 11 profitable months out of 11.
Some people may balk at the high subscription costs, but for once in this industry we can see that they do seem justified given the results achieved to date.
The advantage of having the subscription costs at this level is that it should protect prices for the elite group of subscribers lucky enough to become members.
If you are serious about your betting, we can highly recommend joining that elite group of Great Bets members.
GreatBets.com – Results Update
14th January 2017
More profits for Great Bets since our last update a month ago.
They have added another 155 points profit at advised prices, bringing them to 658 points up for the trial overall.
At Betfair SP, we have added another 140 points of profit to stand at 402 points up overall.
Just a reminder that the staking here ranges between 10 and 30 points per selection, worth bearing in mind when looking at the points total, which are still excellent.
GreatBets.com – Results Update
15th December 2016
Things continue to go very well for Great Bets, a multi-sports tipster. They have made a further 268 points profit since our last update, bringing them to 503 points up overall.
At Betfair SP they have added 262 points profit to be 307 points up so far.
The good news is that they are now offering a completely free 7 day trial, with no paypal or credit card details required.
Looks well worth a go based on what we haves seen so far.
GreatBets.com – Results Update
28th November 2016
It has been a good start to our trial of Great Bets. After one month of following the selections, we are 235 points up at advised prices and 45 points up at Betfair SP.
There are quite a large of number of bets, with 142 so far. Most of these are in horse racing, with a few bets in football and tennis.
Staking varies between 10 and 30 points, with more of the latter lately.
So far the results are living up to those prior to the trial, which is promising.
Anyway, back soon with more updates.
GreatBets.com – New Review
8th November 2016
We are commencing a new trial today of a promising sports tipster called Great Bets.
Having a look at their past results, they have apparently made over 2500 points profit since commencing tipping in March 2016.
They tip in a variety of sports including horse racing, football and tennis.
The service is run by a guy called Martin, who says he left university in 2002 and over the last 10 years has made a profitable income from betting online.
He is clearly a huge sports enthusiast and follows events from all over the world. Having developed and refined his betting strategy over a number of years, Martin is now ready to share this system with the public via the Great Bets website.
The good news is you can get a 7 day free trial with no credit card or Paypal details needed, to see if this is a service for you before signing up to one of the longer memberships.
We are always on the lookout for new tipping talent so we are looking forward to seeing how this one gets on under the spotlight of a live trial.
So we will kick off a three month trial and see how Martin performs. Please note that we started receiving tips on 28th October 2016 so we will record results from then onward.
We will return soon with our first update on how things are going.