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Racing Greyhounds

Premier Greyhound Tips – Final Review

We have completed our three month trial of Premier Greyhound Tips and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:    +31 points 
Strike Rate:    26% 
Bank Growth:    21%
Cost:   Free 14 day trial then £39.95/month or £99.95/quarter
ROI:   6%
Average number of tips:    2 per day
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Premier Greyhound Tips – Full Review

 

So our first trial of a greyhound tipster here at Honest Betting Reviews has come to an end. 

How did it get on?

Well like all Betting Gods services, it is very efficiently run with an e-mail each day containing the tips with full explanations for the selections and complete results are published on their website.

We can verify that all those results are accurate for our trial period.

So what is our overall view of the service following our trial?

Well, much like our review of All Weather Profits, this has been quite a difficult service to evaluate. 

Whilst on the face of it, profits of 31 points during the trial is a good effort, at the same time that figure is based on average stakes of 2.4 per selection, which actually equates to just 13 points profit to 1 point level stakes.

So after three months of tips, we have the equivalent of 13 points profit at a return on investment of just 6%.

For us that isn’t quite high enough to give this a recommended rating based on the results achieved during our trial.

As you can see from the profit graph for the trial, it was a bit topsy-turvy to say the least!

Premier Greyhound Tips Profit Graph

Although they got off to a bad start going nearly 40 points down early on, they did well to recover to over 30 points up in the end.

The bank growth was just 20% based on a 150 point bank, which again is a bit below what we would normally expect for a passed verdict to be awarded.

Having said that, we were probably quite unlucky with the timing of our trial as it coincided with the worst month the service has had since it started and is one of only two losing months in 16 so far.

So we will certainly be continuing to follow this service and see if they can maintain the consistency achieved over the last year and a half or so.

 

Advised Prices vs Betfair SP

One issue to be aware of if you are thinking of signing up to Premier Greyhound Tips is that the service does not appear to be profitable to follow at Betfair SP. 

Whilst they achieved 31 points profit at advised prices during our trial, the tips actually made a loss of 42 points at Betfair SP.

This is a big difference and as we say, probably means it is not practical to follow at Betfair SP.

So we looked at how obtainable the advised prices are given that Betfair SP is not really an option here.

We recorded the results during January (barring a couple of days we missed) and as you can see, the prices were generally very much available an hour after the tips were sent out.

You can view full results here.

Basically whilst the advised prices had average odds of 4.59 over the whole of January, an hour after the tips were sent, the best prices available had average odds of 4.54.

So there was very little difference in the prices and you should be able to just about match the published results.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: There are about 2 bets per day on average, making this a low workload service to follow. 

Availability of prices: Generally good – see info above. The only thing to be careful of is that the tips are sent out at various  different times of day, so if you are limited in when you can access the bookies’ websites, this may affect things for you. However, generally there is not huge downward pressure on the prices so you should still be able to get the advised prices in the majority of cases.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 26%, which is just a tiny bit behind the long-term average of 27%. 

Advised Betting Bank: There was no betting bank advised, so with average stakes of 2.4 per bet and a long term strike rate of 27%, we felt a 150 point bank was warranted, which was comfortable and seemed to be the right level for this service.

Subscription costs: As with all Betting Gods’ services, there is a great opportunity to trial the service first, with a 14 day free trial followed by just £1 for the first month.

After that the subscription costs are £39.95/per month; £99.95/quarter or £229.95 for life.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

We feel like we were a bit unlucky with the timing of the trial as we hit at its worst run so far. 

However, we can only judge a service on what it achieves whilst we are proofing it and during our trial this didn’t quite do well enough to justify a recommended rating.

Growth of 20% in the bank and 31 points profit are solid results, but just slightly below what is required for an approved rating.

Other services like Master Racing Tipster and Racing Gold achieved well over 100% bank growth during their trials, so the standard has been set high in that respect.

We will keep following Premier Greyhound Tips and see if in the longer term they can match the achievements of those services.

For the time being though, it is a neutral rating for the first greyhound tipster reviewed here at Honest Betting Reviews.

 

 

 

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Premier Greyhound Tips – Results Update

23rd December 2015

Quite a big disparity has opened up for Premier Greyhound Tips between their results at advised prices and results at Betfair SP.

At advised prices, they have made some progress since our last update, making 10 points profit in the last six weeks, taking them to +7 points for the trial overall. 

However, at Betfair SP they have lost 40 points, putting them on -56 points for the trial.

You can view full results here.

On that basis our conclusion would be that this service is not profitable to follow at Betfair SP, as a 63 point difference is far too much to make it practical.

So we will focus more closely now on the availability of the advised prices and whether we can match those prices.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

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Premier Greyhound Tips – Results Update

11th November 2015

It has been a bit of a slow start to our trial of Premier Greyhound Tips, the first greyhound tipster we have reviewed here at Honest Betting Reviews.

So far they are 3 points down at advised prices and 16 points down at Betfair SP.

You can view full results here.

So already a bit of gap opening up between the advised prices and Betfair SP, that is something we will have to keep an eye on, together with the availability of the advised prices.

Still very early days for this one with only a couple of weeks gone so plenty of time for things to pick up and keep up the impressive form shown before our trial started.

Back soon with more results updates.

 

 

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Premier Greyhound Tips – New Review

25th October 2015

It is something totally new for us today – the first greyhound tipster we have trialed here at Honest Betting Reviews.

When I think of greyhound racing it conjures up memories of cold winter evenings at Wimbledon dog track during my generally misspent youth. Normally the night would end with us all losing money and cursing how the sport was “bent” or “crooked” – unwilling to acknowledge that we were just not very good at reading the form.

Since those days I have tended to stay away betting on this particular variety of four-legged creatures. 

However, we are not ones to turn a blind eye to money making opportunities when they arise and a greyhound tipster of note has recently come to our attention. 

The tipster in question is Premier Greyhound Tips from the Betting Gods stable.

Betting Gods Premier Greyhound Tips

Since the service started tipping a year ago they have amassed 274 points profit at a 13% return on investment.

That has come at a healthy 28% strike rate and using just £10 per point averages out at £211 profit per month.

The last few months have been particularly impressive, with the following totals accumulated using just £10 stakes:

October : £381.30 profit

September : £193.10 profit
August : £10 profit
July : £168.80 profit
June : £197.30 profit
May : £335.30 profit

So hopefully they can keen up those kind of results during our trial and beyond. 

We will run a three month trial as usual and record the results here on the website. 

In the meantime you can check out Premier Greyhound Tips here.

 

 

3 Horses Racing

All Weather Profits – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of All Weather Profits and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   +26 points
Strike Rate:    19%
Bank Growth:   18%
Cost:   £3.79 for first month then £14.95/month or £29.95/quarter
ROI:   5%
Average number of tips:   3 per day
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

All Weather Profits – Full Review

 

Well after three months and 278 bets our trial of All Weather Profits has come to an end. Overall it has managed a profit of 26 points to 2 point level stakes.

The service is a simple horse racing tipster that bets only on the all-weather (as you may have guessed from the name). 

Bets are sent out each morning and are simply backed at Betfair SP.

The trial got off to a tough start, dipping down to -56 points at one stage but recovered nicely to finish in profit, as you can see from the graph below:

All Weather Profits Graph

This is a difficult one to give a verdict on as it has made a profit over the trial and in some ways we were close to giving this a passed rating. 

However, on balance we feel that a bank growth of 18% over three months isn’t quite enough to merit an approved rating. 

To one point level stakes the profit would be 13 points, which is a bit below what would be required to give a resounding thumbs up. 

Remember we have services like Master Racing Tipster and Racing Gold that have achieved well over 100% bank growth over their respective trials.

Ultimately the question we ask when considering a recommending rating is “would you recommend this to a friend?” 

Certainly we wouldn’t warn a friend off this but we wouldn’t go rushing to them imploring them to sign up either.

You may well want to give this a go and add it to your portfolio, but for us in the end it is a neutral rating, just below a pass. 

There is a lot to like about the service – all tips are simply backed at Betfair SP, which makes it easy to follow and you know you can at least match the published results, if not beat them. Plus the subscription costs are low at under £15 per month, with the first month for just £3.79. 

So perhaps worth giving a go, bearing in mind the long term results of over 500 points profit in two years of tipping.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The bets are sent out by e-mail each morning and with an average of 3 tips per day, the workload is very manageable. Nice and simple to follow.

Availability of prices: With all selections advised at Betfair SP, you are guaranteed at least matching the advised prices and if you wanted to shop around, no doubt you could do a little better. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 19%, so a little bit of patience will be required with this service.

Advised Betting Bank: The advised bank was 150 points, which was plenty and never in threat during the trial, with the low point being 56 points down.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at just £3.79 for first month then £14.95/month, £29.95/quarter or £119.95 for lifetime.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

It’s been a solid performance by All Weather Profits over the course of our trial and any service that finishes in profit after 3 months should be commended.

We were close to giving this a recommended rating, but just felt in the end that 18% growth of the bank over three months wasn’t quite enough.

However, we are mindful that the previous results published on the Tipster Street show over 500 points profit, so it is one we will keep an eye on and see how things progress going forward.

 

 

 

 

 

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All Weather Profits – Results Update

26th December 2015

It’s been a good turnaround for All Weather Profits, who have banked 83 points profit since our last update just over a month ago.

That is largely down to an impressive 33/1 winner at Kempton on 25th November, which at their standard 2 point stakes netted a whopping 73 points profit.

They now stand at +44 points for the trial overall, which is good stuff.

You can view full results here.

As we mentioned previously, they use 2 point staking for all their selections, so at 1 point level stakes this would be 22 points up so far.

Anyway, good to see the positive progress being made and let’s hope it continues. We will be back soon with more updates.

 

 

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All Weather Profits – Results Update

20th November 2015

It has been a tough start to our trial of All Weather Profits, who are 39 points down after a month of results. 

You can view full results here.

All bets are 2 point win bets, which is a bit strange because it essentially just means you are doubling everything – whether good or bad. In this case it has been bad, as they would be just 19 points down to 1 point level stakes.

Anyway, all results are recorded to Betfair SP which makes following the service easy and we know we can match the published results. 

The all-weather season is only just getting going so hopefully we will see their results pick up in the coming weeks as the form becomes a bit more established.

Check back here for updates on how things go. 

 

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All Weather Profits – New Review

22nd October 2015

As the evenings start to close in and the air turns rather chilly, thoughts in the flat horse racing world turn to the fibresand and polytrack.

What are we talking about you may ask? All weather racing of course.

Yes that gift from our American cousins – racing on dirt – comes in very handy when the weather turns foul and many national hunt meetings are cancelled or run on swamp-like ground.

All weather racing is steadily growing in popularity in the UK and Ireland, with more race meetings, new courses like Chelmsford opening – or at least reopening – greater prize funds and higher quality of horses running.

Certainly with the likes of Godolphin lavishing vast sums of money on their all-weather operation, it appears that racing on dirt is here to stay and will just grow and grow. At least it allows us flat racing fans to continue our betting habit throughout the Winter anyway.

So with the all-weather season about to get into full swing, it is with much relish that we start a trial of an all-weather specialist horse racing tipster.

All Weather Profits

Enter stage right All Weather Profits, a service from the Tipster Street stables with an impressive record of nearly 500 points profit since the service started in January 2014, which works out at 23 points per month. 

That has been earned with an impressive 17% return on investment and a solid strike rate of 22%. 

There are approximately two bets per day, so it should be reasonably straightforward to follow.

Subscription costs are very reasonable at £3.79 for the first month then £14.95 per month or £29.95 per quarter.

We will run our usual three month trial for this one which will give us a nice chunk of the all-weather season to enjoy.

Check back here for updates.

In the meantime you can can view All Weather Profits here.

 

 

Daily Nap

Daily Nap – Final Review

We have come to the end of our trial of the Daily Nap and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:    -15 points
Strike Rate:    36%
Bank Growth:    -15%
Cost:   n/a
ROI:    -15%
Average number of tips:    1 per day
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL 
Rating:  

 

You can view full results here.

 

Daily Nap Full Review

 

Oh dear! Poor old Daily Nap. One minute you are moving along steadily providing your daily tips and then suddenly – whoosh! You are gone.

Sadly the Daily Nap is no longer available on the Betting Gods website and has been pulled from service, so making this review somewhat redundant. The tips are still available to current subscribers but not to new ones.

It seems like it really is law of the jungle out there in tipping – you either need to hit the big time quickly or you are squashed.

We feel a bit sorry for this one, it wasn’t like they were doing terribly, just a 15 point loss so far. 

But there doesn’t seem to be much doing an in-depth review here other than to say there were things to like about this service, including all the results being recorded at Betfair SP and with just one tip per day, it was super-easy to follow.

Things started off promisingly but we have sadly finished the trial in deficit, with 14 losers from the last 15 bets rather putting the kibosh on things. 

Oh well, there you are! I suppose if things improve and this service is re-offered to the public we may update this review. Otherwise it is adios to the Daily Nap – we are off for a siesta…

 

 

 

 

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Daily Nap – Results Update

26th December 2015

A slight decline for the Daily Nap since our last update just over a month ago. They have lost just over 3 points in that time to sit 5.67 points down overall.

You can view full results here.

Whilst we would normally be concluding the trial at this point after 3 months, we are yet to hit the minimum 100 bet mark so will run the trial for another month.

So back in a month’s time with our final thoughts on the Daily Nap. 

 

 

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Daily Nap – Results Update

19th November 2015

Still fairly quiet times for the Daily Nap since our last update three weeks ago – so quiet in fact that maybe they have been having a nap themselves!

No we joke of course, they have still been supplying tips everyday but it has been quiet in terms of the results with just 3 points gained since our last update.

That leaves them 2 points down overall after two months of the trial.

You can view full results here.

So no disaster but more work to be done to get things moving into the black.

Back soon with further updates.

 

 

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Daily Nap – Results Update

28th October 2015

Things have remained fairly quiet for the Daily Nap, with just over one point lost since our last update three weeks ago.

That means in total they are 5 points down in total. 

You can view full results here.

Let’s see if they can pick up the pace a bit during the remainder of the trial – otherwise we may have to go off for a little nap ourselves…

 

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Daily Nap – Results Update

7th October 2015

Now despite what you may be thinking, the Daily Nap isn’t something devoted to describing those late-afternoon snoozes we all think about taking at work when we’ve had a long day – it is in fact a horse racing tipster who provides one selection per day – their “nap.”

The service started tipping in March and has managed a very good strike rate of 44% since then.

We started our trial on 20th September, so how have things been going?

Well, overall they are slightly down, standing at -3.69 points so far.

You can view full results here.

But what is interesting is that it has been something of a mini-roller coaster so far. They started with 7 losers in a row, which was obviously a tough start. 

Then they hit 5 winners in a row – great stuff! 

That was followed by four losers, until we had a winner yesterday. Hopefully that’s the start of another winning run.

The nice thing about this service is that all selections are simply backed at Betfair SP and with only one bet day, it is super-easy to follow.

We’ll return soon with more updates on whether the roller coaster ride continues!

 

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Daily Nap – New Review

20th September 2015

There is something quite appealing about tipsters that provide just one tip per day.

For starters, it means minimal time on the part of the punter to get the bets on. 

Secondly, it makes you feel like the one tip is the very strongest bet of the day and must have a lot going for it. 

On the other hand, one could argue that there shouldn’t be a pre-set number of tips, whether it be one, two, or any other number and the tipster should just tip as many horses as they believe will win on a given day.

The results of the Daily Nap tipping service so far suggest the former argument wins out over the latter, as they have amassed a very impressive 48 points profit to one point level stakes at a return on investment (ROI) of 26.17% in 4 months.

That is at a high strike rate as well at 44%, which is always good to see. Even more encouraging is that those results are to Betfair SP, so no fantasy prices that are unobtainable. 

As usual, we will conduct a three month trial of this service and see if it can live up to its previous results under test conditions.

We will provide regular updates on its progress during the trial, but in the meantime you can check out the Daily Nap here. 

 

 

football tipster

iWinSoccerBets – Final Review

We have come to the end of our trial of iWinSoccerBets and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   -8 points
Strike Rate:    53%
Bank Growth:   -16%
Cost:   £29 for 14 days or £49 per month
ROI:   -5.5%
Average number of tips:   11 per week
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

iWinSoccerBets – Full Review

 

Following fast on the heels of our final review of the Football Tipster we have iWinSoccerBets which has just finished its three month trial here at Honest Betting Reviews.

Our comments for both services are quite similar, in that they both finished in a loss for the trial but the losses were small so it was not a disaster.

In the case of iWinSoccerBets, the loss was -8 points, which represented a 16% loss of the bank.

Here is how the trial went in graph format:

iWinSoccerBets Profit Graph

It was quite a steady decline until a bit of a rally late on. 

In general it does seem it’s much tougher to make a profit betting on football than on horse racing.

So far we have only passed one football betting system or tipster (Banker Bets) and that service tips not only on football but also covers tennis and has the odd bet in US Sports.

Compare that to eight horse racing tipsters we have approved and you will get a sense of what we are talking about.

Football is just damn hard to make money out of. Yet it is the most gambled on sport in the world. The bookies must love it!

We get the feeling for a service to make money on football in the long run it has to come up with something genuinely different.

Banker Bets does it with betting at very short odds and identifying value in those selections, which is unusual and not something we had seen before from a football tipster. 

But it’s hard to make money just betting on win selections each week unless you can find a clear edge.

We didn’t really see it here with iWinSoccerBets or with the Football Tipster. That’s not to say it can’t be done, but in our view it’s a tough ask.

So the wait for a winning football-only tipster goes on…

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: The bets are sent out by e-mail which is good and there are around 11 bets per week, so the workload is very manageable. 

Availability of prices: Most of the selections are in the main European and English leagues, so there is no problem with the availability of prices. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 53%, which is fairly solid. To make a profit it would probably need to be closer to 60% though. 

Advised Betting Bank: There wasn’t a specific betting bank advised but we used a 50 point bank for the trial, which was more than comfortable. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are a little on the high side – particularly based on the results so far – at £29 for 14 days or £49 per month. There are free tips available though. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

Well it’s another football service finishing in a loss and we are seeing something of a pattern here.

The loss for iWinSoccerBets was 8 points, which was disappointing over the course of three months. There have certainly been some strange results lately in the Premier League which may account for some of the difficulties encountered. 

So although this not delivered the hoped-for profits, it is not quite bad enough for us to give it a fail either. A 16% loss of the bank is no disaster.

Perhaps one to keep an eye on as it is a relative newcomer and results may pick up as they get themselves established. 

The good thing is you can join for free and test them out for a while before deciding whether to go to the paid tips, which may be the best option here at the moment.

 

 

 

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iWinSoccerBets – Results Update

15th December 2016

It has been a tricky run for iWinSoccerBets since our last update just over a month ago. They have dropped 14 points to sit at -12 points now after two months. 

You can view full results here.

As we have said elsewhere, it has been a tough time for football tipsters lately with a spate of strange results.

Still time left for iWinSoccerBets to turn it round though and finish the trial in profit.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

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iWinSoccerBets – Results Update

7th November 2015

It has been a slow but steady start for iWinSoccerBets to their trial, with 2.46 points accumulated after a month of tipping. 

You can view full results here.

It is always harder to make big profits on football than on horse racing as you are betting at much lower odds, so 2.65 points isn’t too bad. We think any service that can manage 5 points per month betting on football to 1 point level stakes is doing very well.

They have had a couple of nice winners at tasty odds, including Liverpool to beat Chelsea at 4.22 and Stoke to beat Swansea at 3.96.

The good thing is that tips are pretty much all in the big leagues, so there is no problem getting the advised odds or getting the bets on.

So a solid start for iWinSoccerBets – let’s hope things continue in positive fashion.

Back soon with more updates.

 

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iWinSoccerBets – New Review

2nd October 2015

Following on from our recent article about who is the best football tipster, today we are commencing another trial of a football tipster.

Our quest here at Honest Betting Reviews is to find the very best football tipsters. So we are always on the look out for new talent and we may have found something promising in the form of iWinSoccerBets. 

This is a relatively new football tipping service that operates both free tips and “VIP” paid tips.

They tip across leagues from around the world and whilst focusing mainly on the match odds market, also tip in markets such as both teams to score and over/under markets.

They use historical and statistical modelling to come up with the selections and you are provided with the historical data behind the tips, which is always reassuring. You do sometimes wonder with some tipping services where there is no reasoning behind the tip whether they are just plucking the selections out of thin air!

We will undertake our normal three month review and see how this one gets on. With the footy season in full swing it’s a good time to get involved with football betting as there is a good bank of results now to go on.

You can check back here soon for results updates, but in the meantime if you want to view iWonSoccerBets, you can click here. 

 

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Football Tipster – Final Review

We have come to the end of our trial of the Football Tipster and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   -87.50 points
Strike Rate:   47%
Bank Growth:   -8%
Cost:   Free 14 day trial then £14.95/month or £67/year
ROI:   -2%
Average number of tips:   5 per week
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Football Tipster Full Review

It’s been five long months since we started our trial of the Football Tipster and we have finally reached the 100 bet mark.

It has been a rather agonising trial as well in the sense that very little has happened over the five months.

We have finished with an 88 point deficit which represents a small 8% loss of the bank, which is disappointing but isn’t a catastrophe either.

There was something of a recovery for the service as at one point it was over 300 points down, as you can see from the graph below.

Football Tipster Profit Graph

Most of the bets are in the Premiership and major European leagues with only about 5 bets per week, it’s an easy service to follow. 

Rather frustratingly, they haven’t updated results on their website since August 2015 and when you click on the “results” tab it just brings up an error.

It always worries us when results aren’t regularly updated on a website, particularly when a tipster is struggling so that gives us cause for concern here.

Certainly we haven’t seen anything to back up the claim on their website that you can make£19,873.50 per year are realistic. 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: There are only around 5 bets per week and the tips are normally sent out on a Friday, giving you plenty of time to get the bets on. With the bets being in the major European leagues, there is no problem with liquidity. 

Availability of prices: As above, there is no problem with the availability of prices. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 47%, which is a bit lower than it needs to be if this service is going to make a profit. We would expect a strike rate of over 50% would be needed in the long term. 

Advised Betting Bank: A 1000 point bank was advised for the trial, which was comfortable and although we went over 300 points down at one point, that only represented about 30% of the bank, so the advised bank seems appropriate.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are reasonable, with a free 14 day trial available followed by £14.95 per month or £67 per year.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL

It has been quite a long and agonising trial of the Football Tipster, who after 5 months made an 8% loss of the bank.

Although it is disappointing to make a loss, it hasn’t been a collapse either and so we feel a neutral verdict is fair in the end as we are close to breaking even.

But we do have concerns over the fact that results haven’t been updated on the website for over 5 months and over the claims of being able to make over £19,000 per year from the service, which haven’t been backed up by our trial. 

So this is probably one to leave alone for now and won’t be a service we add to our portfolio. 

 

 

 

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Football Tipster – Results Update

11th December 2015

Unfortunately there has been a slight downturn for the Football Tipster since our last update a month ago.

He has lost 40 points over that time, putting him 161 points down for the trial so far. 

You can view full results here.

We are slowly creeping towards the minimum 100 bet mark, with 81 bets recorded to date. This is a very selective service, but so far being so choosy doesn’t seem to be doing them much good.

Anyway, still time to turn things around and finish in profit. Check back here for our latest update in about a month’s time.

 

 

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Football Tipster – Results Update

10th November 2015

The Football Tipster has made something of a mini-revival since our last update, with 88 points profit made over the last month or so.

That takes him to -121 points overall. 

You can view full results here.

As we have said before, 121 points down isn’t as bad as it sounds with average stakes of around 35 points. It actually equates to about 3.5 points down if he was tipping to 1-2 point stakes, so nothing too much to worry about.

Some good winners lately include laying Arsenal against Spurs and laying Chelsea against both Liverpool and Stoke. Laying Chelsea seems like a fairly sensible policy at the moment!

Anyway, let’s hope the revival continues for them over the remainder of the trial.

Just a note to say that although we are nearly at the three month mark when we would normally be concluding the trial, there have only been 60 bets so far and we normally require 100 bets to form a conclusion, so we will be running this trial for a couple more months. 

Back soon with more updates.

 

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Football Tipster – Results Update

14th October 2015

It has continued to be something of a struggle for the Football Tipster, who has lost a further 59 points since our last update.

They now sit 209 points down overall.

You can view full results here.

As we said last time though, this sounds worse than it actually is as they tend to bet in 25 or 50 unit stakes.

The good thing about the service is that bets are nearly all in top leagues like the Premiership, Primera Division or Euro qualifiers, so there is no problem getting bets matched etc and no going hunting around for odds from the Kazakhstani second division here!

We will be back soon to see if things have turned around for the Football Tipster.

 

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Football Tipster – Results Update

8th September 2015

It’s been a slow start – in more ways than one – for the Football Tipster.

Firstly, there are very few tips provided, usually only three or four a week. That means it will take a long time to get to our normal 100 bet minimum to judge the service.

Secondly, of the bets provided so far, unfortunately things have got off to a bad start and the service sits 150 points down so far. 

They tend to bet in 25 or 50 unit stakes, so you could say it is about 6 points down so far to 1 point stakes.

You can view full results here.

Most of the bets are in the big leagues like the Premiership or the recent international matches, so you should have no problem obtaining the prices or getting your bets on.

We will have to sit back and see how this slow burner develops, but in the meantime you can check out the Football Tipster here.

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The Sports Guru – Final Review

We have completed our trial of the Sports Guru and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   +17 points
Strike Rate:   43%
Bank Growth:   17%
Cost:   Free 14 day trial then £14.95 per month 
ROI:   1.4%
Average number of tips:   11 per day
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Sports Guru Full Review

 

Well after 3 months of tipping and an astonishing 1014 bets, our trial of the Sports Guru comes to an end.

The final total for the trial is +17 points, which isn’t bad as these things go but not quite good enough to give it a recommended rating.

For the amount of work involved – with an average of 11 bets per day – you would probably want to see a higher points total accrued.

The return on investment figure of 1.4% is also somewhat below what we would look for to give a service an approved rating.

That all being said, it has certainly been no disaster either and any service that finishes in profit after 3 months of betting has achieved the primary goal of a tipster.

The 100 point bank we used for the trial was never threatened, as you can see from the table below:

The Sports Guru Profit Graph

We didn’t even touch the -20 point bank over the trial, so things were pretty comfortable and we were in profit for the majority of the trial.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: With 11 bets per day, this is a high volume service and a good deal of work is involved in getting the bets on. You also have to be able to put bets on at various times of the day, as tips are released at different times depending on the sporting fixtures.

Availability of prices: The availability of prices was generally good and there was no problem matching the advised prices.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 43%, which is a bit below the historic strike rate of 47% achieved by the service. 

Advised Betting Bank: A bank wasn’t advised but we used a 100 point bank for the trial, which as stated above was comfortable and never in jeopardy. 

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are reasonable, with a free 14 trial available followed by £14,95 per month. 

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL  

We started off this trial three months ago by saying it is notoriously hard to make money betting across numerous sports and most professional gamblers tend to concentrate on just one sport.

The Sports Guru has made a pretty good fist of disproving that old adage and for a period early in the trial was moving along very nicely.

Sadly things made a downward turn and although the Guru recovered to finish in profit, he didn’t quite amass enough profit to make it on to our approved list unfortunately.

Seventeen profits from 1014 bets is a little on the low side for the amount of work that is involved with following the service in our view. 

It remains to be seen whether the Sports Guru can make a long-term profit from tipping and match the achievements of some of his Betting Gods stablemates – the bar has been set pretty high in that regard.

So this is a service to keep a watching brief on for now and see how it does over a longer period. We will aim to update things a few months down the line and see how the service is progressing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Sports Guru – Results Update

16th November 2015

There has been a bit of a downturn for the Sports Guru since our last update a few weeks ago. 

He has dropped 21 points since our previous update, leaving him 9 points up overall.

You can view full results here.

There are a huge number of bets – we have had over 500 already and we still have well over a month to go! So there is a bit of work to do if you want to follow this service.

We do like the full write ups for the tips though and analysis afterwards, so you can see a lot of thought has gone into picking the bets.

Let’s hope things return to the upward curve we had earlier on in the trial.

 

 

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The Sports Guru – Results Update

20th October 2015

It’s been an excellent start to our trial of the Sports Guru, who is living up to his name with over 30 points in profit so far.

You can view full results here.

Things got off to a little bit of a slow start and we were 15 points down at one stage, but the form has really picked up in October with strong profit growth.

This is a high-volume service, with 200 bets given out since we started under a month ago. That equates to about 8 bets per day.

Tips are provided across a range of sports and the bookmakers’ prices are given next to each tip.

We are pleased to see that rather than just quoting the best price, the tipster will quote a range of bookies’ prices from now on (i.e. from 19th October) to make sure everyone can get the prices.

That should ensure the service is more sustainable in the long run, so we very much welcome the changes.

So a promising start for the Sports Guru, let’s hope things continue like this.

You can check out the Sports Guru here.

 

 

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The Sports Guru – New Review

26th September 2015

The bookies are said to love punters who bet on multiple sports.

The theory goes that no-one can be an expert on more than one sport and given that most people struggle to make a profit out of even one sport, there would appear to be some substance in the theory.

So we start a trial of The Sports Guru wondering if this tipster can prove the bookies wrong and make a profit across multiple sports. 

They tip on a whole range of sports including baseball, American football, tennis, golf, football, rugby and speedway, so the theory will be tested to its limit!

The results published on the Bettinggods website so far look fairly impressive, with over 100 points profit at an ROI of over 10% since the service started in May.

That is with a strike rate of over 50%, so we shouldn’t be looking at long losing runs with this one which is good.

The bet volume is high, with on average 230-250 bets per month. 

It is nice to mix things up with a multi-sports tipster as we have mainly had football and horse racing tipsters so far here at Honest Betting Reviews.

We started receiving tips on 18th September so we will record results from then.

Check back here for updates on how the trial goes. 

In the meantime you can view The Sports Guru here.

 

 

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Hugh Taylor Tips – Final Review

We have come to the end of our trial of Hugh Taylor’s Tips and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   +9 points*
Strike Rate:   15%
Bank Growth:   9%
Cost:   FREE
ROI:   6%
Average number of tips:   1.5 per day
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

*based on results at advised prices

You can view full results here. 

 

Hugh Taylor Tips Full Review

 

This is quite a difficult one for us to give a final verdict on as although Hugh rallied late on to finish +9 points in profit by the end at advised prices, he finished -31 points down at the best prices available and -35 points down at Betfair SP.

Here is his progress during the trial in graph format:

Hugh Taylor Tips Profit Graph

As you can see, quite a good recovery after an uncharacteristic poor run early on in the trial. 

We felt in the end a neutral rating was a fair verdict – clearly Hugh is a great tipster with an almost unparalleled long-term record. But there is a problem – it is damn hard to make a profit out of his tips!

In fact, it made us wonder whether it is possible to make a profit at all from his tips.

Can You Make A Profit Following Hugh Taylor’s Tips?

Based on the results of our trial, we think the answer to that question is probably “no.” 

Yes, it is true that we followed him at a particularly bad time, with him only making 9 points profit in 3 months, when you could normally expect him to make 50-70 points profit in that time based on his past results. 

Even if he had made an additional 40 points profit over the course of the trial, that would only just have brought us into profit at the best prices available and Betfair SP – and that is presuming we could have got close to his advised prices, which clearly is virtually impossible.

We expect over the long-term you would probably just about break even or maybe eek out a slight profit if you were very on the ball and took the prices the very minute his tips are sent out.

But then you would face the age-old problem of bookies potentially limiting you as they are well aware of Hugh’s tips, with Mr Taylor being one of the best known of all tipsters in the Sport of Kings.

 

Is it best to just back the tips at Betfair SP?

One of the things we monitored closely during the trial was the difference between the best prices available and the Betfair SP. Here are how things averaged out over the course of the trial:

Average advised price: 10.41

Average price obtained: 7.35

Average Betfair SP: 8.45

Somewhat perversely, although the Betfair SP average ended up higher than the best price available after the tips are sent out, Betfair SP actually finished with a worse total over the course of the trial.

This is probably because those horses that really aren’t fancied by the market can drift out quite a lot during the day to a high Betfair SP and these ones rarely go on to win.

Those that are fancied seem to often run well.

It seems you are best off taking the early prices, particularly as you can use Best Odds Guaranteed bookmakers to squeeze out some additional value.

 

Are there any profitable angles to his tips?

Well they most obvious angle would be to back the tips as soon as they are released and then lay them later when the price has reduced to lock in a guaranteed profit. 

You might run the risk of account limits with the bookies if you did that, but it would be an option if you are quick on the draw.

Other than that, the only we could think of is only backing his tips when they are below around 5/1, as then the prices don’t tend to contract so much. Although that wouldn’t yield many bets per week so would be a limited strategy.

So unless you happen to know Hugh and could convince him to give you the tips a few minutes before they are sent out, we think the chances of making a profit from his tips are quite limited.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

Hugh Taylor is undoubtedly one of the best tipsters around with a superb record over the last six years of over 1900 points profit at a return on investment of over 29%. 

Sadly though it doesn’t seem profitable to follow his tips, unless you are incredibly fast at getting your bets on as soon as his tips are sent out.

However, even if you did that we expect the bookies would catch on pretty quick and you could have your accounts limited as you can be sure the bookies are aware of Hugh’s tips.

So unless Hugh considers a more selective service – perhaps paid and limited to a certain number of members – then it is probably one to leave alone unfortunately.

 

 

 

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Hugh Taylor Tips – Results Update

3rd November 2015

Oh dear! More pain for the followers of the normally magnificent Hugh Taylor, he of At the Races fame. 

40 points down so far, perhaps Hugh’s worst run ever! Sod’s law I think they call it.

You can view full results here. 

Anyway, how have the comparisons gone in terms of advised prices, available prices and Betfair SP?

Well, in terms of results, it’s as follows:-

Advised Prices: -39.5 points

Available Prices: -44.9 points

Betfair SP: -47.88 points

So Betfair SP faring the worst so far. But then when we have a look at the average prices of all the selections, including winners and losers, we get a slightly different picture:

Average advised price: 10.65

Average price obtained: 7.73

Average Betfair SP: 9.12

So, that then begs the question – is it the case that the selections that are continually backed in all day and go off a lower BSP than the price available after the tips are given out go on to run well?

Do we get some sort of glimpse into the future, a bit like a poor man’s Biff from Back to the Future II???

Probably not, but it opens up another area of investigation anyway, so we will now be including the horses’ finishing positions to try and get a better sense of things.

In the meantime, let’s hope Hugh picks up his game and gets back to his usual mesmerising form. 

 

 

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Hugh Taylor Tips – Results Update

30th September 2015

We seem to have hit Hugh Taylor at a bad time, with all losers so far since we started our trial. Sods law I think they call it!

So that’s 22 points down so far, although he has had a couple of close shaves including one that was beaten just a nose, so things could be quite a bit better if that had come in.

You can view full results here. 

One of the main reasons for doing the review wasn’t just to collect the results however – Hugh’s record over a long period has been outstanding and it is not really open to question whether he is a good tipster – but rather to establish how obtainable prices are and whether you can make a profit following his tips.

To try and answer that question we have been recording the advised prices, the prices we have been able to obtain after the tips are posted and the Betfair SPs.

So what have our findings been so far?

Firstly we would say that the prices are extremely difficult to obtain. The tips aren’t available by e-mail so you have to go to the site to see the tips. They aren’t given out at the same time every day so you have to be quite watchful.

Then when tips are given out, the prices crash immediately. Within a minute or two of the tips being given out the prices have been smashed in.

What is interesting however is that the Betfair SPs have generally been beating the prices we have been able to obtain, by quite a margin.

So far, the averages of the tips have been:

Average advised price: 10.26

Average price obtained: 7.49

Average Betfair SP: 9.18

So as you can see, quite a difference between the prices obtained and Betfair SPs.

Of the 21 bets advised so far, 17 have had a higher Betfair SP than price we have been able to obtain, where as only 4 have been the other way round. 

It will be interesting to see if this trend continues for the rest of the trial. It will also be interesting to see if there is different pattern with the winners – lets hope we see a few soon!

We will be back with more updates soon. 

 

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Hugh Taylor Tips – New Review

18th September 2015

Today we are commencing a review of the very well-known tipster Hugh Taylor from At the Races.

Along with Pricewise at the Racing Post, Hugh is one of the most popular tipsters in the whole of horse racing and when you look at his record, it is not surprising.

Since he began tipping on the At the Races website in 2009, Hugh has made a staggering 1,897 points profit at a return on investment of 29%. 

That equates to 283 points profit per year. 

Amazing stuff – there are few in the industry who can even come close to matching those figures.

However, as anyone who has tried to follow Hugh’s tips will know, he has become something of a victim of his own success and is now so popular that prices will normally crash as soon as his tips are posted on the website.

The bookies run scared of the great man and you can see why – imagine hundreds, maybe thousands of people all piling on tips that are as good as his at the same time. That’s going to turn your book pretty lop-sided!

 

Can you actually make a profit following his tips?

The real question with Mr Taylor is whether you can actually make a profit following his tips. 

The great thing is that the tips are free, so if you could manage to make a profit, then with Hugh’s level of consistency you could really build up a tidy bank.

Surely with a guy who is making 283 points profit a year there is leeway to take lower prices and still make a profit?

Well the aim of our trial is to find out.

We will record results at advised prices, Betfair SP and then the best odds we are able to obtain after the tips have been posted on the website. 

Think this will be a case of fastest finger first! Anyone following the tips has to be quick off the mark we would imagine.

Anyway, this should be an interesting trial and a bit of a departure from our usual reviews.

We will return soon with our first update.

 

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Golf Guru – Final Review

With the golf season now over for the year, we thought it would be a good time to wrap up our review of the Golf Guru. 

Here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:    -5 points 
Strike Rate:    17%
Bank Growth:    -2.5%
Cost:   £99.97 per year 
ROI:   -2%
Average number of tips:    4 per week
VERDICT:   NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Golf Guru – Full Review

 

There has been a bit of a late rally from the Golf Guru to come from 70 points down at one stage to finish our seven month trial just 5 points down in the end.

That was largely down to wins in the form of Victor Dubuisson at the Turkish Airlines Open at 40/1 and Kevin Kisner at the RSM Classic at 22/1.

Plus there were a few placed finishes, which means things finish in a respectable position for the Golf Guru.

Here are the results for the trial in graph format:

Golf Guru Profit Graph

 

As you can see, quite a strong downward trend until things were rescued late on with two big spikes that almost took them to level at the end.

This is often how it goes in golf betting, a bit like London buses, you wait for one for ages and then two come along at once! Or even three these days I’ve started to notice…

Anyway, enough of London buses, what are our final thoughts on Golf Guru? 

Overall we think a neutral rating is justified as they have more or less broken even after a seven month trial. It is one to keep an eye on and see if they can do a little better in 2016.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Nice and easy service to follow with just 4 bets per week on average the workload is minimal. 

Availability of prices: The prices were readily available and no problem at all getting the bets on.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 17%, so as with most golf tipsters, you do need some patience to wait for the winners to come along. 

Advised Betting Bank: A Bank wasn’t advised but we used a 200 point bank for the trial, which seemed adequate to cover the drawdowns. 

Subscription costs: There is only one subscription option at £99.97 per year, which we feel is a bit limited and there should be one and three month subscription options to give people the chance to test the service. Certainly on results during our trial, the high subscription cost would not seem to be justified.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

Overall we feel that a small 5 point loss over the course of the trial warrants a neutral rating for the Golf Guru. Certainly it was no disaster and a couple of nice winners towards the end were very welcome.

It remains to be seen though whether the Guru can recapture the form of 2014 when he (or she) made over 140 points profit. 

This year was quieter with things pretty much breaking even, so to justify the £99.97 per year subscription we would need to see some clear profit made next year. We will keep an eye on things to see if that happens.

In the meantime, you can check out Golf Guru here.

 

 

 

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Golf Guru – Results Update

14th November 2015

Much like with our update of the Golf Profiteer service a couple of days ago, there has been a mini-revival for the Golf Guru since our last update about six weeks ago.

They have made 25 points profit since our last update and currently sit at -29 points after five months. 

You can view full results here.

Much like the Golf Profiteer, they have been helped by landing Victor Dubuisson at the Turkish Airlines Open at 40/1. Plus they have had quite a few placed finishes in recent weeks.

So hopefully they will continue the positive progress and finish the trial in profit.

We will be back with our final review at the conclusion of the golf season in about a month or so.

 

 

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Golf Guru – Results Update

27th August 2015

We have another month of results for the Golf Guru, which has taken in the USPGA Championship and Bridgestone Invitational amongst the high-profile events at this time of the season. 

So what is the latest?

Well unfortunately things have continued in a downward trend and service now sits 54 points down after two months of our trial.

You can view full results here.

The plus points so far have been a win for Kenny Perry at the 3M Championship and a number of placed finishes including Paul Casey last week at the Wyndham Championship, Patrick Rogers at the Barracuda Championship and Jason Bohn at the Quicken Loans National.

Sadly though, despite these positive returns they are still well down.

As we have said with golf tipsters before, you can have long losing runs whilst they search for that elusive 50/1 or 66/1 winner, but when one does come along it can completely change the picture.

Hopefully they will hit one of these big-priced winners soon. We now have the Fedex Cup to look forward to so that should give them plenty of action to get their teeth into.

We will update matters with further updates soon.

Stay tuned as they say!

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Golf Guru – Results Update

22nd July 2015

After such an exciting finish to the Open on Monday evening, when Zach Johnson triumphed in a playoff to claim his second major title, we have done a quick update of results on one of the golf tipsters we are trialing, the Golf Guru.

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Elite Ratings System – Final Review

We have come to the end of our trial of Elite Ratings System and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:  -16.4 points 
Strike Rate:  22%
Bank Growth:  -16%
Cost:  £35.94/month or £71.88/quarter 
ROI:  -2%
Average number of tips:  5 per day
VERDICT:  NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

Elite Ratings System Full Review

 

Sadly after being in profit for most of our trial, things took a decided turn for the worst for Elite Ratings System towards the end and they ended up in slight deficit at the conclusion of our 3 month testing period.

That means that after over 460 bets, they have finished 16 points down at advised prices and 24 points down at Betfair SP.

You can see how things went south for them after the half way point, made a nice rebound but then fell downwards again to finish in the red:

 

Elite Ratings System Profit Graph

 

It was no disaster however, as using a 100 point bank that equates to just a 16% loss of the bank. And to be fair to them, they did hit a lot of second places in the last few weeks, so things could easily have been better.

Perhaps we just hit them at the wrong time, as Stuart who runs the service said this is the worst run they’ve been on since they started.

However, we can only judge a service on what it achieves whilst we are following it, so on that basis it has been a little disappointing to finish in a loss.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Quite a demanding service to follow as there are 5 bets per day on average. If you are pressed for time it might be best to just use Betfair to back the selections. 

Availability of prices: Pretty good, there was certainly no stampede for prices and we were able to obtain prices fairly comfortably. There wasn’t much difference between the advised price results and Betfair SP results (just 8 points difference over 464 bets), so that seems to confirm that prices are obtainable.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 22% – which is a little lower than expected and for what would be needed to make a profit from this one. 

Advised Betting Bank: A betting bank was not advised but we used a 100 point bank for the trial, which seemed adequate based on past results and proved so during the trial, as it was never close to being threatened.

Subscription costs: The costs aren’t too bad at £35.94 per month or £71.88 per quarter.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

We had high hopes coming into the trial of Elite Ratings System as it had amassed 800 points of profit in less than 2 years according to the results on the website and there were people claiming to have nearly paid off their mortgages by following the selections.

Well perhaps they had quite a small mortgage, or were betting with large stakes, but it certainly gave you the feeling this service had great potential.

It is also the first service we have reviewed that uses software to generate selections, so was a novelty in that sense.

And after a strong start, we thought we were on to something special here.

But sadly things hit the buffers in the last third of the trial and they have continued to struggle since our trial ended.

A loss of 16 points – which equated to just 16% of the bank – is certainly no disaster though so we feel a neutral rating is justified for Elite Ratings System.

It is one to keep an eye on to see if the recent dip in form is just a blip and they return to the form of old or whether a more permanent malaise has set in. 

 

 

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Results Update

24th October 2015

Unfortunately things have taken a real downturn for Elite Ratings System since our last update. They have dropped 26 points at advised prices and a whopping 46 points at Befair SP.

That leaves the totals so far for the trial at:

Total Profit/Loss (advised prices): +17 points

Total Profit/Loss (Betfair SP): +2 points 

You can view full results here.

So still in profit on both measures, but disappointing to have seen a good deal of the profit accumulated early on being given back.

Plenty of time left in the trial though, so nothing to panic over yet.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

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Results Update

3rd October 2015

It is more positive news for Elite Ratings System, with more profits added since our last update.

At advised prices they have added a further 15 points profit and at Betfair SP a further 4 points.

So that brings the totals for the trial so far to:

Total Profit/Loss (advised prices): +43 points

Total Profit/Loss (Betfair SP): +48 points 

You can view full results here.

So a bit of a narrowing between the advised prices and Betfair SP, but the latter still stays ahead.

There is a lot to like about this service and we are very impressed with the results so far. Let’s hope they can continue in the same vein.

 

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Results Update

19th September 2015

It has been an interesting time for Elite Ratings System since our last update, with a bit of a discrepancy between the results at advised prices and Betfair SP.

However, it probably isn’t in the way you would expect – it’s actually the Betfair SP that has done better, with less than one point lost since our last update two weeks ago, compared to the advised priced that have lost 19 points.

That means overall the results are as follows:

Total Profit/Loss (advised prices): +28 points

Total Profit/Loss (Betfair SP): +44 points 

You can view full results here.

Overall we are impressed with this service so far, it looks very promising. We are only a month into our trial though so plenty of time to go.

It will be interesting to see if they can retain the strong results at Betfair SP as well, that would be a real bonus.

Back soon with more updates.

 

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Results Update

3rd September 2015

A great start to our trial of Elite Ratings System, which in less than two weeks has racked up 47 points of profit at advised prices and 44 points of profit at Betfair SP.

You can view full results here.

Always good to see the advised prices and Betfair SP results being very similar, that is encouraging. Hopefully it will continue like that for the rest of the trial.

This is a high volume service, with generally 6-8 bets per pay. The bets are normally given out the night before racing or early in the morning though, so there is plenty of time to place the bets. 

So a great start – this looks very promising.

Back soon with more updates!

 

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Elite Ratings System – New Review

21st August 2015

I got an e-mail this morning asking me if I would like to make £300 per month. I think it was a rhetorical question, but was intrigued by the possibility so decided to investigate further.

The system that promised me this useful little extra income is called Elite Ratings System and is software that claims to be able to “predict tomorrow’s winners with such accuracy that you can now fleece the bookmakers without needing to be part of an illegal race-fixing syndicate.”

Now I hadn’t actually considered becoming part of an illegal race-fixing syndicate (how do you do that by the way?) but am interested in testing the claims of this software nonetheless.

So we have signed up to trial the Elite Ratings System for 3 months and will record the results exactly as they are given out.

The results published on the website are very impressive, with over 700 points profit since the system started in January 2014 and a very steady profit graph.

The bets are mainly sent out the evening before racing, with a points system of between 1 and 3 points per selection.

There are a good number of selections each day – apart from Sunday which is their day off.

Let’s see if this one can live up to its bold sales page and deliver us nice steady profits in the next three months.

We will provide regular updates on its progress, but in the meantime you can check out Elite Ratings System here.

 

Horse Racing

The Win Picker – Final Review

We have completed our trial of The Win Picker and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss: -9 points
Strike Rate: 32%
Bank Growth: -9%
Cost: £20 for 100 days
ROI: -5%
Average number of tips: 2 per day
VERDICT: NEUTRAL
Rating:

 

You can view full results here.

 

The Win Picker Full Review

 

We have come to the end of our trial of The Win Picker and it has unfortunately not picked quite enough winners.

The service has finished 9 points down, which is certainly no disaster and represents just a 9% loss of the 100 point bank we used, but fails to live up to the results claimed on the website prior to the trial.

On the plus side, all selections are given at Betfair SP so there is the possibility of beating the published results if you shopped around and used best odds guaranteed bookies.

They did have quite a few seconds during the trial as well, so things could have turned out better with a bit more luck.

Anyway, here are the results for the trial in graph format:

Win Picker Results Graph

Win Picker Results Graph

As you can see, it was in profit for most of the trial but then nosedived just at the end with a run of losers.

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: Very good, just two bets per day and all selections can simply be backed at Betfair SP.

Availability of prices: Excellent – as above, results are recorded at Betfair SP so you are guaranteed achieving the same results as those published.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was reasonably good at 32% – probably just needs to be a little higher in the long run to achieve sustained profit growth.

Advised Betting Bank: A betting bank was not advised but we used a notional 100 point bank, which was more than sufficient and with a 32% strike rate should be comfortable to cover drawdowns.

Subscription costs: Good value at £20 for 100 days.

 

OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL 

A final total of -9 points for the trial was disappointing, given the results published on the website for the period prior to the trial and that they were in profit for the most of the trial only to nosedive at the end.

However, it was certainly no disaster, and could have been better had there not been a whole host of second place finishes during the trial. 

All results are published at Betfair SP, so there is also the possibility of beating those results with a bit of work.

Given these mitigating factors, we feel a neutral rating is a fair verdict for The Win Picker. Just need to pick a few more winners and few less seconds and this could be a profitable service.

We will keep a watching brief for now. 

You can check out the Win Picker here.

 

 

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Results Update

6th October 2015

It continues to be very quiet for the Win Picker. They are just trotting along at the moment and can’t seem to get into a cantor, let alone a gallop.

Since our last update they have dropped a couple of points to stand at 6 points up overall for the trial so far.

You can view full results here.

There is a lot to like about this service – very simple to follow, all bets at Betfair SP and a good strike rate. It is still in profit for the trial, so certainly nothing to complain about here. But nothing to get too excited about either so far.

We have about 3 weeks left in the trial so let’s see if they can push on and finish with a flourish.

 

 

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Results Update

16th September 2015

Still pretty quiet times for the Win Picker, dropping just a couple of points since our last update on the 5th September.

That means they are now 8 points up overall since the start of our trial about seven weeks ago.

You can view full results here.

They have continued to be unlucky however, with a whole host of seconds lately, including one of today’s runners.

Things could be a good deal better with just a little bit of fortune, so hopefully the luck will turn and we will see an uplift in results soon.

We do consider this to be quite a promising service as it is very simple to operate and with results recorded at Betfair SP there is no chance of missing prices etc.

Back soon with further updates.

 

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The Win Picker – Results Update

5th September 2015

The Win Picker has rather trod water since our last update a couple of weeks ago. 

They were 10 points up at the time of our last update and are still 10 points up now – well, 9.65 points up to be exact.

You can view full results here.

There is a bit of a sense that they have been unlucky, with quite a few second place finishes lately. 

Hopefully things will pick up now for the Win Picker. Further updates to follow soon. 

 

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The Win Picker – Results Update

25th August 2015

We are just under a month into our trial of The Win Picker so time for an update on how things are going.

So far the service is 10 points up, so a steady start.

You can view full results here.

All selections are advised at Betfair SP, which means not only can you match the published results but it is super easy to follow and takes very little time to back the selections.

Prices are generally at the lower end of the spectrum at around the 4.0 mark, although some have been as low as 1.1 and some as high as 9.

So we are off to a solid start in the first month and let’s see if things continue in the same vein for the remainder of the trial.

In the meantime you can check out The Win Picker here.