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Z Code System – Final Review

The Z Code System is a suite of betting tips and systems across a range of sports including US sports such as basketball, ice hockey and NFL as well as other sports such as tennis and soccer.

It is probably more accurate to describe the Z Code as a “betting community” rather than a system.

There are a huge range of options to potentially use and it can be a little overwhelming when you first join up.

As there a literally hundreds of systems and tipsters to choose from, this has been a difficult service for us to review and we didn’t think there would be any point in us of following a given number of systems – say 3 or 5 – and giving the results of those, as that would only give a sense of a tiny fraction  of what is on offer.

So instead we think it would be more useful to give a rundown of the service, what if offers and our overall verdict on it.


What do you get with the Z Code System?

The Z Code System has been around since 1999 and has been one of the best-known and bestselling systems in the world over that time.

After you join up and log in, there are a number of helpful tutorial videos to get you up to speed with how the platform works.

There is instruction on the various features of the Z Code System, what tools are available, as well as general advice on betting, including paper trading, using sensible betting banks and not over-betting.

In the main there are two different types of selections you can follow:

Expert Picks

These are tips from specialist tipsters in a range of sports and the top 30 are listed in order so you can see who is performing best.

The screenshot below shows an example of the top expert picks table. 

Z Code System Expert Picks

This is where you can focus your time to find some of the most successful tipsters on the Z Code platform.

Here is a look at what you get when you click through to one of the tipsters. In this case it is the no.2 tipster, Brendan.

Z Code Platform Screenshot

As you can see, it is done in forum style, with the tipster posting their picks for today’s matches with the odds and stakes and then other people can post questions or comments.

This is an example of what we mean by the Z Code being as much a betting community as a set of systems.

Members are able to post their own picks, share ideas with others and chat on the forum as well as use all the systems on the website. 


Automated Systems

The other type of betting option in addition to the tipsters are the automated betting systems.

These are based on data, stats and trends with full histories of each system’s selections, broken down by season, last 30 days, last 7 days, sport, day of the week and a host of other metrics.

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As you can see from the above screenshot, some of these systems have great records, a number of them with over $100,000 profit since inception (although that is with stakes ranging from $100 up to $1800  or so). 

The profit lines on a number of them are very solid and indicate impressive consistency over the long term.

Net Profit Graph

At the time of writing there are currently 171 systems to choose from, with a combined profit of over $420,000.


Picks for Every Game

In the VIP picks area you have tips for every game in major US sports, together with comments and a recap of the previous day’s matches.

However, the Z Code System’s authors are keen to stress that you should definitely not be betting on every game as that would be the fastest way to the poor house.

Instead it is more of a starting point for the day where you can have a look at matches and get thinking about potential angles and systems to follow.

The Daily Recap Wall is like the hub of the community with lots of discussion and debate on sports picks and the performance of systems and tipsters within the Z Code platform.

Daily Recap Wall Screenshot


Other Tools Available 

There are a range of other tools available with the Z Code, including:

  • Contests – for things like the best betting bot, a $500 fan contest, a famous 5 Premiership Competition for predictions in the Premier League each week and an all-round Hall of Fame.
  • Almanac – an additional product that allows you to create your own betting system using 11 years of data for the purposes of backtesting.
  • Fantasy – there is a fantasy sports optimal lineup generator tool plus links to some of the major fantasy sports sites.
  • Bookmakers – details of some bookmakers and those that accept US customers.
  • Forum – a comprehensive forum with a huge range of topics covering everything from the various sports you can bet on to trading stocks, support, exploding betting myths and much more.


Overall Verdict

The Z Code System has been a difficult service to review because there are such a huge range of options and tipsters available on the platform.

There didn’t seem much point in reviewing say one or two of these tipsters because it would only give a small sense of the service.

This is something we would describe more as a betting community, membership of which gives you the possibility to use some very good systems and tipsters as well as rub shoulders with other gamblers, learn from others’ expertise and share betting knowledge.

Some of the systems available through the Z Code System have very impressive records, so from that point of view there is good potential to make money from this.

Overall then we feel this is worth a recommended rating, as there is a great deal on offer and we would think using a portfolio of the tipsters and systems on the platform should provide good prospects of making a profit. 

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars






Z Code System – New Review

30th March 2016

Today we are starting a trial of the Z Code System, a popular betting system from the good ol’ US of A.

This is the first product we will have reviewed that is based on US Sports. 

So what exactly is the Z Code? 

Well it’s a portfolio of betting system and tips from a range of tipsters across US Sports including baseball, NHL, football and basketball.

The system claims to have made over $181,000 profit from its portfolio of top 7 systems, proofed in front of a live audience.

Very impressive stuff.

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With the sporting calendar being as it is, there are picks all year round so you should never be in want of a bet.

The Z Code has been around 1999 so seems to have stood the test of time and there are a good deal of results that appear to have been proofed on their home page.

There are automated systems you can follow, the top 10 of which have apparently made some very impressive profits.

There does appear to be a wealth of information available with the Z Code, so it will be interesting to see what the best way of following it is. 

Tutorial videos on how to follow the selections is included however, so hopefully they will give us ample explanation.

Anyway, we are quite intrigued by this product and are looking forward to testing it.

Back soon with our first update.

In the meantime you can check out the Z Code here.


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Accumulator Generator – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of Accumulator Generator and here are the final results:


Profit/loss:   +£618 
Strike Rate:    100%
Bank Growth:    +62%
Cost:   £149.99 + VAT 
ROI:   5%*
Average number of bets:    Depends


You can view full results here.

*ROI figure based on average total outlay per accumulator.


Accumulator Generator Full Review


We have reviewed three Mike Cruickshank products so far here at Honest Betting Reviews and all have received approved ratings. So how does Accumulator Generator measure up?

Well we are pleased to say it is another excellent product from Mike.

Basically this is a system that allows you to take advantage of the bookies’ free bets on football accumulators.

Most of the bookies now have an offer such that if one leg of your acca loses, then you get your stake refunded as a free bet, up to a maximum of £50.

What Accumulator Generator does is set things up so that you can guarantee yourself a profit whatever happens from these accumulator bets.

As with most of Mike’s products, it takes a bit of time to watch all the videos, understand how it works and get used to using it.

Once you have done that though, it is pretty straightforward to use and it should take no more than 10-15 minutes per day to set up your accumulators.

The main thing you need to do is remember to lay each leg of your accumulator between matches. 

Sometimes that can be the next day, but sometimes you will have matches on the same day so will need to log back into the system on the same day.

As long as you remember to do that though, you should be able to make an average of £10 per accumulator, which quickly adds up.

Doing just one acca per day would make £70 per week, or £300 per month.

Doing two per day would be £140 per week or £600 per month – and so on.   

Not bad for just 15 minutes work per day is it?

So overall we are happy to give Accumulator Generator an approved rating and add it to the list of top notch recommended products from Mike Cruickshank. 

Great news! You can now get a 14-day trial of Accumulator Generator for just £1 by clicking here.


Does it work?

Yes, this definitely works – the logic is sound and as ever, Mike has done all the work for you so just need to enter the amounts into the calculator and place the bets.

How does it work?

Accumulator Generator basically takes advantage of the accumulator offers provided by the bookmakers.

So for example, if you place a £25 bet on a five-fold accumulator and one leg loses, then you will get £25 refunded as a free bet. There are currently about 20 bookies offering this type of accumulator refund.

What Accumulator Generator does is to create value from these offers so as to maximise profits. As usual with Mike Cruickshank products, there are extensive and very helpful training videos, as well as a tool for finding the bets and a betting calculator.

So you have everything you need to firstly place the accumulators with the bookies and then to lay them off with the exchanges. 

Here is a look at what the main “acca matcher” page looks like, where you can find the offers:

Acca Matcher Page


On the left in the red boxes are the “estimated values” of the offers – i.e. how much you can expect to make from each one. Then you have information including how long until the acca will be completed, the bookie the offer is with, the odds to back and lay and then you click on the purple box on the right to go through to the calculator to set up and place the acca.

As you can see, there are over 34 pages of offers – so a massive amount to choose from! 

Here is a look at the calculator screen:

Betting Calculator Screen

The calculator basically works out at each leg how much you need to put on the next match and tells you how much you will win depending on what the overall outcome of the acca is.

Once you have got the hang of things, it really is very simple to use. 

The good thing about having so many offers is that it should mean the members of the service are not all doing the same offers and therefore hopefully there shouldn’t be any red flags raised with the bookies.

What if I have two losers?

Now at first we wondered whether this system would work if you had more than one loser in your accumulator, as the bookies only give you a refund if you have one loser.

But as ever, Mike has all bases covered and sets things up in such a way that you cannot lose. Essentially once one leg of the acca loses, you are laying against the potential refund so are still “using” the free bet so to speak.

There are different ways you can play the offers:-

  1. Bet/lay and hope – basically place your acca with the bookies and lay it off with the exchanges. You are hoping one leg loses so that you get the full refund (which can be up to £50). If no legs lose or more than one does, you make a small loss.
  2. Bonuses – you lay off each section of the acca as you go along, making progressively more money the further through the acca you go before you hit a loser. 
  3. Lock in a profit – you lay off each section of the acca as you go, but in such a way as that you make pretty much the same profit whatever happens. This is normally about £10 profit for a £25 or £50 bet.
  4. Advantage play – you just play the offers and accept some will lose but you should win overall as you have an edge over the bookmaker (although we are not quite sure why you need Accumulator Generator for this method!)

Of the approaches above, we definitely prefer 3 – locking in the profits and that is the one we used pretty much exclusively over the second half of the trial.

How much money can I make?

To this we would give our standard response for Mike Cruickshank products – it depends how much work you put in. As we say above, if you use the lock in profits method then you are talking about £10 per accumulator.

However, some of the better accas will bring in £12 or even £15, although on other occasions it will be just £1 or £2 if the odds on the later matches change against you.

Then it is a question of how many you can do per week. Most of the bookies have a limit on how many of the offers you can do per week or month – for most of them its once per day but some are as little as 4 times in total.

There are plenty of options available – so for the “once a day” bookies you could do the offers a few times per week. Some days there just won’t be enough matches to make it work and then a lot of the accas take 4 or 5 days to play out. But with a bit of work we would estimate you could do about 10 offers per week without too much trouble. 

Are there any drawbacks to Accumulator Generator?

The main drawback is time – if you are using the bonus or profit lock-in versions, then you will have to go back in and lay each leg of the acca as it goes along, sometimes over 4 or 5 days. So firstly, you have to remember to do that! And secondly it is a little time consuming. 

However, we would think if you place a lot of similar accas at the same time with different bookies, then it should help to reduce the time and chances of missing a leg, as you can do them all at once when you go to lay a leg.

The other potential drawback, as with all of Mike’s products, is of your bookie accounts being limited or shut down. As ever, the advice is to use “mug bets” and don’t overdo the offers – don’t take the p*ss basically and you should be ok!

Our feeling is also that bookies generally love punters who place lots of accumulators, so you would be at less risk of bookie account closures than with some other forms of matched betting, as long as you don’t overdo it of course.

Please note that Accumulator Generator may not work outside the UK and Ireland – please check with Mike Cruickshank via to check the situation in your country.



Experienced matched bettors will probably be familiar with the excellent quality of Mike Cruickshank’s betting products and Accumulator Generator is no exception to this.

The software that finds the accumulators really is a great bit of kit and gives you so many potential accas to use – sometimes literally hundreds at any one time!

The main thing to be aware of is the need to lay each leg of your accas between matches – sometimes you can do that all at once and be done within 10 minutes per day, but on other occasions you will need to go back in and lay the next leg on the same day.

Other than that, we really can’t see any downsides to Accumulator Generator and strongly recommend it as part of your matched betting portfolio.

Doing just one acca per day would average you around £300 per month and two per day would average you £600 per month.

Can’t really say fairer than that now can we?!

Highly recommended.

And now you can get a 14-day trial for just £1 so you can try it our for yourself! 






Accumulator Generator – Results Update

23rd January 2016

We have been testing Accumulator Generator for two months and are really getting into a groove with it now. 

We are £387 in profit so far, but to be honest it could be much better than that as it has taken a little time to get to grips with it and find the best strategy.

But now we have settled on using the guaranteed profit method and are just spending 5-10 mins per day and making a nice £10 or so on each acca.

You can view full results here.

It is so easy, just go to the “reminders” page each day where all your current accas are saved and then lay the next leg, click update and you are done. Simples!

Sometimes you will need to lay more than leg per day, but you just have to set yourself a reminder to lay the next leg between matches.

The software really is fantastic in finding all the best value accas and working everything out for you.

Sadly the “Lay All” option didn’t turn out quite as good as expected as there are only a few of them worth doing each week.

But just sticking to the guaranteed profit option is the way forward for us and now we will put the peddle to the metal as it were over the last month of the trial to really crank out the profits.

Accumulator Generator really is a top notch product from Mike Cruickshank again and definitely gets a big thumbs up from us. 





Accumulator Generator – Results Update

27th December 2015

We now have some results to update for Accumulator Generator and are pleased to report that it has made £254 so far after a month of testing.

You can view full results here.

We have taken the approach of guaranteeing approximately the same profits whatever the outcome rather than the variable profit approach.

Our thoughts are generally the same as stated in our previous update below – this is a very good product and certainly does “work”-  but does require quite a bit of effort to operate successfully.

And importantly you have to remember to update your acca after each leg. I forgot on one of mine – but fortunately the accumulator came in so I made a tidy profit! 🙂

But really that was a mistake and you shouldn’t allow it to happen because it defeats the purpose of the product.

I haven’t “maxed” this out as much as I could have done – you could certainly do more offers and make more money than I have over the course of a month, but you would also run the risk of the bookies limiting if you did, so I think spreading the offers around and not overdoing it is a good idea.

We will probably wrap up this review in a couple of weeks as there isn’t much to add to what we have said already and you can see from the results that you generally make around a tenner from each of the offers, so that isn’t going to change (unless the bookies change their offers of course).


Just a quick update to say that Mike has added a new method for placing the accas which means you can now “set and forget” – just place them and then leave them, you don’t need to go back in and lay each leg.

This is a big improvement for us and means we really are talking about a top product here.

Basically for the set and forget accas the odds for the acca overall need to be around 2.0 – 2.5 and each leg needs to be around 1.2.

You make more money the more legs that lose – if 3 legs lose you win over £100 and if all 6 lose then over £300! Ok that’s unlikely but still it is very possible that 2 legs can lose and that wins over £30 – completely risk-free.

The good news is that I have just checked the site and there are plenty of these “set and forget” accas available – over 40 at last count. 

So Mike has now ironed out one of the key issues we had with the product, which was the time it was taking, so we now think it is a definite big thumbs up.

We will test out the “set and forget” accas of course and include the results in our next update on Accumulator Generator, but all looks good to us.



I have had a go at the “lay all” option but unfortunately it is not quite as good as I at first thought. 

I tried a couple of accas, but on one of them only one leg of the acca failed to win, but I still made a loss overall.

I contacted Mike about this and it seems there are only around 3-5 per week of these “set and forget” accas that are worth doing. For the others, you won’t make a profit or will only break even.

So perhaps not quite as good as I first thought in terms of doing all your accumulators like this, but still another option that is there to choose from.





Accumulator Generator – Early Thoughts

23rd November 2015

We have had a few enquiries about Accumulator Generator and so thought we would give a quick update on what we have found so far.

We don’t have any results to report so far, as I have been getting to grips with how it works and also I didn’t have all the bookie accounts needed to take advantage of the offers. However, I can provide my thoughts on the product as a whole.

Summary of Initial Thoughts  

So there you have it, our initial thoughts are that Accumulator Generator is another good product from Mike Cruickshank. It certainly works and provides you with a great suite of tools to turn the bookies’ acca offers into risk-free profit.

However, it is a little time-consuming and you have to remember to lay off each leg of the accumulator as it goes along if you want risk-free profit. 

Plus there is the risk of accounts being closed or limited, although you can mitigate that risk to some extent with pre-emptive action.

We will provide details of our results in a couple of weeks hopefully now that our reviewer is set up and ready to go, which should give you a bit more of an idea of how much money you can make with this. 

In the meantime, drop us a line at if you have any questions.




Accumulator Generator – New Review

31st October 2015

Accumulator Generator is the latest product from Mike Cruickshank, the king of exploiting bookies’ bonuses and free bets.

We have been very impressed with Mike’ other products we have reviewed, including Bonus Bagging which we gave an approved rating to and Profit Maximiser, which we are currently reviewing and have found to be pretty awesome so far.

So the question is whether Accumulator Generator can live up the very high bar Mike has set with his other betting products.

The system – as the name suggests – is about exploiting the accumulator offers that bookies offer. 

For example, a number of bookies now offer free bets if you bet on an acca and all the legs come in apart from one. They vary in terms of how many legs you need in the accumulator – some as little as four, some five and some six or more.

But those of you who know Mike’s products will know that when there’s a bookie offer of some kind, there will also be Mike with a way to set it up as a risk-free (or virtually risk-free) opportunity. 

So how does he do it here? Well we are commencing a trial to find out.

We are always interested in these angles because as any gambler knows, whilst we all like to win our bets, having a few risk-free opportunities to top up our betting accounts is very welcome.

We will report back soon on our initial findings on this one.


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Each Way Sniper – Final Review

We have reached the end of our three month trial of Each-Way Sniper and here are the final results:


Profit/loss:    +£473
Strike Rate:    100%
Bank Growth:    47%
Cost:   £47 + VAT 
ROI:   6.5%
Average number of bets:    1-4 per day


You can view full results here.


Each-Way Sniper Full Review


This is the third Mike Cruickshank product we have reviewed so far here at Honest Betting Reviews after Bonus Bagging and Profit Maximiser and we are pleased to say it is now three for three in terms of approved ratings for his products.

Whilst the aforementioned products are about exploiting the bookies’ free bets and bonuses, Each-Way Sniper is a little different.

As the title suggests, it is about taking advantage of the inherent value you get from the place part of certain each-way bets with the bookies.

Basically you use that inherent value to secure a profit whatever happens by laying on Betfair.

The strategy works very well and you can certainly build a nice bit of profit using Each Way Sniper.


How does it work?

First up you go to the Each Way Sniper software, which is quite an amazing piece of kit. It automatically identifies potential each-way “snipes” where you can guarantee yourself a profit whatever happens.

Here is a look at the software in action:

Each Way Sniper Software


From the software you can see the best opportunities, the relevant bookie that has the odds for a particular selection and how much you can make from each opportunity.

Then you can click through to the calculator and input the values to work out exactly how much to put on and how much you will make.


Each Way Arbing Calculator


Then just place the bets, sit back and you are guaranteed profit, regardless of whether your horse wins or loses! Clever eh?

How much money can you make from Each Way Sniper?

The question of how much money you can make really depends on how much time you put in to it.

This is primarily for people who are able to be at their computer during the afternoon/evening when races are on so that you can access the software and make the selections. If you are able to do that, then you can potentially have a good few “snipes” each day.

How much you make on each snipe depends on your staking. We used £25 each-way stakes for the trial and were making as much as £10 on some snipes, but the average was more like £3-£4 per snipe.

We weren’t able to use the software every day due to time restrictions so you could certainly make more than the £473 we did during the trial – that would very much be the minimum you could expect to make in a 2-3 month period.


Are there any drawbacks to Each Way Sniper? 

As mentioned, this is mainly for people who can monitor the software and access their bookmaker accounts whilst racing is on, to find the opportunities and place the bets.

However, you potentially could find opportunities yourself before racing starts, place your bets and be done with it and not need to monitor the software all day. This wouldn’t identify as many bets though so would limit how much you could make.

The other potential drawback is the possibility of having your bookie accounts closed or limited. In order to reduce this possibility, we would recommend not placing bets on races where there is a strong odds-on favourite.

The bookies positively hate such bets and are well aware that these are value opportunities for the punter. Once you have placed a few of them with the same bookie, you will almost certainly be on their radar and it will only be a matter of time before your account is limited.

So our advice would be to avoid these races and go for bets where the favourite is odds-against and so it isn’t such an obvious “arb.” That will keep you off the bookies’ blacklist for much longer. There will still be plenty of bets and it should not limit things much in terms of how much you can make.



Overall we feel Each Way Sniper is a great little product and well worth having as part of your matched betting portfolio.

It isn’t quite as amazing as Profit Maximiser in terms of how much money it can make you, so if you haven’t got that yet we strongly recommend you do.

But Each Way Sniper can certainly make you an extra couple of hundred of quid per month with just a little bit of effort. Most of the hard work is done for you by the software, which is a great piece of kit.

And it is certainly very satisfying taking the “snipes” and making risk-free cash off the bookies.

As long as you are able to access the software during the afternoons/evenings when racing is on and don’t make it obvious to the bookies what you are doing, then this can really add some cash to your bank on a regular basis.

Highly recommended.






Each-Way Sniper – Results Update

17th January 2016

Things have been along steadily for Each-Way Sniper since our last update about six weeks ago. We are now £340 up using £50 stakes, which is pretty good going for a no-risk system.

You can view full results here.

There are some days without any selections and then some days where you have a few. 

Once you get the hang of it then it doesn’t take long to find potential races each day. Then it is just a case of viewing the markets about 20-30 minutes before the off to see if there is a qualifier.

We have just over a month to go in our trial of Each Way Sniper so will be back then with our final thoughts. 




Each-Way Sniper – Results Update

27th November 2015

We have had an interesting start to our trial of Each Way Sniper from Mike Cruickshank in that we are not quite sure how to rate this product. 

On the one hand it does “work” and has made money so far. But on the other hand, we wonder how long it can last and question the amount of time that is needed to produce quite small profits.

Anyway, on with the results update.

This is basically a product that uses the additional place value you get from the bookies in certain races to make a risk-free profit.

These races are typically “top heavy” ones where you have a couple of strong favourites and then a big gap to the rest of the field.

Basically in such races, the place part of an each-way bet can often have better odds than the Betfair place odds, so if you can get instances where the win odds are about the same with a bookie and Betfair, then you can make a profit regardless of the outcome of the race. Clever eh?

Well as with most things that look to put one over on the bookies, they don’t like it. 

In fact, it is fair to say that bookies positively hate bets like this and it is one of the surest ways to get your accounts shut down. 

So you have to take rather significant mitigating steps to ensure that doesn’t happen – spreading your bets around, not going overboard with your stakes, using “mug bets” and so on.

If you can avoid getting your bookie accounts shut down, then what kind of money can you make from Each-Way Sniper?

Well these are our results so far.

As you can see, on a lot of the races you are making just a couple of pounds per selection, which is quite small fry really.

But then others you can make 8 or 9 quid per selection. And in some races you can back the same selection with a number of bookies, meaning you can really clean up.

There are generally just one or two races per day to play in and it does involve manually checking potential qualifying races and then checking the Betfair market and bookie prices around 20-30 mins before the start of the race.

So it does mean quite a bit of work on the part of the punter and you have to be able to access Betfair and your bookie accounts in the afternoon to make this work.

If you can do that, then there is potential to make money with this, although to be honest we think that Profit Maximiser and Profit Accumulator offer better long-term money making opportunities.

We don’t think it’s necessary to run a full three month trial here because the results don’t vary too much and you will have a pretty good idea how much you can make from a few weeks of results.

We will return with some more results and our final thoughts on Each Way Sniper soon.




Each-Way Sniper – New Review

23rd September 2015

Today we are commencing a new trial of a betting system called Each Way Sniper.

This is another product from Mike Cruickshank, who has produced a number of other betting systems, primarily based around exploiting bookie bonuses.

We are currently trialing two other of Mike’s products, Bonus Bagging and Profit Maximiser and are impressed with what we have seen from those so far.

This is a different approach however and is not based on bookie bonuses. It is based around exploiting the value of each-way betting on certain types of races.

On the sales page the system promises to make you £300 to £500 per month risk-free in just 20 minutes per day.

Sounds pretty good, that would certainly come in handy 🙂

Will this live up to the promises made on the sales page though? We will find out during our trial.

Check back here for further updates.

In the meantime you can check out Each-Way Sniper here.




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Betting Bias – Final Review

We have completed our trial of Betting Bias and here are the final results:


Profit/loss:   +285 points
Strike Rate:   16%
Bank Growth:   144%
Cost:   FREE
ROI:   82%
Average number of tips:   3 per day


You can view full results here.


Betting Bias Full Review


It was a good finish to our trial of Betting Bias – a tipping service run by a group of professional gamblers who bet on a range of sports including golf, horse racing, football, rugby and tennis – with a further 16 points added at advised prices and 17 points at Betfair SP.

That meant over the course of the trial they amassed a whopping 285 points of profit at advised prices and 284 points at Betfair SP.

That came at a return on investment of 82%, which is pretty incredible stuff.

Breaking things down, it is worth noting that the vast majority of that profit came from one selection – Smylie Kaufman winning the Shriners Open at 250/1, which returned 313 points profit all on its own.

Here are the results in graph format:

Betting Bias Graph

Haha quite a graph! Looks like one of those charts you see of a company on the stock market that’s just about to be bought out or has discovered some new wonder drug or something else pretty amazing. 

In this case the wonder drug was Smylie Kaufman winning the Shriner’s Open!

Of course there may be some of you saying that if they hadn’t had that one winner, they would have actually finished down for the trial.

However, having followed Betting Bias’s tips for a number of years, we have seen that this is the way they do things and they have had a number of 100/1+ winners on golf, so this is certainly not just a one-off.

As you will see from the list of golf winners at the start of the review below, there have been some fantastic golfing successes for them and that list at the bottom is just a summary; there have been plenty of other golf winners and some tasty-priced each-way shots as well.

So we are happy to give Betting Bias a big thumbs up and a five star rating based on their performance both during our review and over the long-term.

After five years of tipping they are 1600 points up at a return on investment of 28%, which is superb going and there aren’t many tipsters out there with such a great record over a sustained period.

And what’s more, the tips are completely FREE – can’t ask for much more than that can you really?

Sport-by-Sport Breakdown

One thing we did think worthy of consideration is the breakdown of how things went for each of the sports they tip in. Here are the results for each sport in table format:


Sport Number of Bets Profit/Loss 
Golf   63 +252 points
Horse Racing      114 +32 points
Football   96 +6 points
Rugby   3 -3 points
Tennis   1 -1 points
General   1 -1 points


The table breaks down things very much in the way we have experienced things with Betting Bias over the years: the golf is the most impressive and brings in the lion’s share of the profit; the horse racing is good and seems to do better on the all-weather where their sectional timings come into their own; the football tips more or less break even or perhaps make a small profit and the other sports make up just a tiny portion of the bets so are less significant. 

So really there could be an argument for just following their golf tips – and perversely actually staking higher amounts on their long-odds selections (66/1+) because those are the ones that have really excelled and brought home the bacon over the years.

My personal view is that the horse racing tips are also worth following, particularly over the all-weather season and we are seeing that at the moment with some very good results.

Of course, you may not want to pick and choose the bets like this and just back everything instead, which would cover all bases and ensure you don’t miss anything.

Anyway, however you choose to the follow the tips, we think Betting Bias is a great service and it’s amazing that everything is provided for free.


Service Breakdown

Ease of use: There is a bit of work to do as there are 3 bets per day on average. The only thing they could do to perhaps improve the service is provide the tips by e-mail, as at the moment you have to visit the site every day to get the tips and it is easy to forget as tips are posted at different times of day – which can be a great shame if you happen to miss one of their big winners!

Availability of prices: The prices are generally widely available and we had no problems getting on. The advised prices and Betfair SP results were almost identical, at 285 points and 284 points profit respectively, which is another plus point for the service. 

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 16% – so some patience is required to follow this service, particularly on the golf tips which can go lengthy periods without a winner due to tipping at high odds (but patience is richly rewarded if you do stick with them).

Advised Betting Bank: A betting bank was not advised but we used a 200 point bank for the trial, which seemed sufficient for the historic strike rate and was very comfortable as it turned out.

Subscription costs: Completely FREE! Can we say that again? FREE! Amazing stuff for a service that has made over 1600 points profit.



It’s been a very profitable trial for Betting Bias and we are pleased to give this an approved rating. A fantastic winner at 250/1 winner was the highlight of the review period.

They have an incredible knack of picking long-priced winners on the golf in the last few years and we feel that is the real strength of the service.

The horse racing on the all-weather is also good and worth following.

All you need is a bit of patience to wait for the golf winners and a decent-sized bank to cover the losing periods.

As long as you have those two things, you are all set and can strap yourself for some great long-term profits. And did I mention that it is all provided for free?…

You can check out Betting Bias here.





Betting Bias – Results Update

18th November 2015

There has been a slight downturn for Betting Bias, who have lost 20 points at advised prices and 36 points at Betfair SP since our last update.

You can view full results here.

They are still 269 points up for the trial at advised prices and 258 points up at Betfair SP, so no real harm done to the great profits made during the trial.

We have around three weeks to go, so even if every bet loses between now and the end of the trial, we would still be well up, so can’t really see anything other than a massive thumbs up here!

Anyway, will be back with our final verdict on Betting Bias in early December. 



Betting Bias – Results Update

26th October 2015

Last time we updated the results for Betting Bias a month ago we remarked that things had got off to a little bit of a slow start. 

We had also remarked in our opening comments when commencing the trial that they have a habit of landing big priced winners on the golf.

Well late on Sunday night they proved true to form.

Golfer Smylie Kaufman, a graduate of the tour (a satellite tour for the main PGA Tour) had been tipped up by Betting Bias for the week’s tournament – the rather long-winded Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – at a massive 250/1.

Here is what they said about the young player:

“Having highlighted Smylie Kaufman as a rookie to watch in 2015/16 he almost blew his cover with a T10 at the last week.

“The 23-year-old finished the week T3 for birdies and more of the same is required at TPC Summerlin.

“Kaufman’s strength is driving and putting (ranked fifth for putting average last season) and like Tony Finau last year he can follow up a good showing at the Frys with an even higher finish at the Shriners.

“Back him each-way at 250/1 with Paddy Power and get 1/4 odds for a top-6 finish.”

And guess what happened? Well he only went and won didn’t he!

Holing a great 20 foot putt on the last, a couple of hours before the leaders finished their rounds, Kaufman posted -16 and no-one could catch him as he finished one shot ahead of six players.

That brought in a whopping 313 points profit in one fell swoop for Betting Bias and skyrocketed the results for the trial to +289 points profit at advised prices and 294 at Betfair SP. 

You can view full results here.

Amazing stuff. The only downside was that we didn’t back Kaufman ourselves! Oh well, we hope a few of you did and got to celebrate the win.

As we said at the start of the trial, this is what Betting Bias tend to do – move along slowly for a while then hit a massive winner. 

So they have been true to form. Let’s hope they can land a few more winners before the end of the trial – although we don’t expect them to be at 250/1! (but wouldn’t complain if they are)…

You can check out the completely FREE tips from Betting Bias here.




Betting Bias – Results Update

26th September 2015

It has been a little bit of a slow start to our trial of Betting Bias, who after 3 weeks are 19 points down at advised prices but level (+0 points) at Betfair SP.

You can view full results here.

It is quite unusual for the Betfair SP to be considerably better than the advised prices, but in this case it was down to two winners.

Firstly, Realtra at Doncaster on 10th September that was advised at 25/1 but won at a Betfair SP of 40. Then on 19th September, Tatlisu was advised at 22/1 and won at a Betfair SP of 27.

There have been some massive priced golf selections during the trial so far, including 500/1 Oliver Farr at the Italian Open. If one of those come in then we are really laughing!

We will return soon with more updates.



Betting Bias – New Review

4th September 2015

It is not often that you find a really good tipster with an impressive record over a number of years. It is even rarer that you find such a tipster who provides their tips FREE. 

Well with the tipping team at Betting Bias, that is exactly what you get. 

They tip across a range of sports including horse racing, golf, football, tennis and cricket.

Tips are posted on the website daily so you just have to click on the website each day to see the latest tips – couldn’t be simpler. 🙂

They have amassed an outstanding 1324 points profit at a return on investment of 24% since the service started in December 2010. We have followed their tips for a number of years and can verify the results on their website are accurate.

So that’s about 284 points profit a year on average, or 24 points per month.

Probably their most impressive returns have come on golf, where they have tipped some amazing winners over the years, including:

  • Keegan Bradley to win the USPGA in 2011 at 150/1
  • Bubba Watson to win the 2012 Masters (ante-post) at 55/1
  • Patrick Reed to win the Wyndham Championship in 2013 at 80/1
  • Kevin Stadler to win the Phoenix Open in 2014 at 125/1
  • Pablo Larrazabal to win the Abu Dhabi Championship in 2014 at 125/1
  • Alex Cejka to win the Columbia Championship in 2014 at 66/1
  • Brian Harman to win the John Deere Classic in 2014 at 100/1
  • Smylie Kaufman to win the United Leasing Championship in 2015 at 66/1
  • Roope Kakko to win the Madeira Islands Open in 2015 at 66/1

So some pretty incredible winners as you can see. 2014 was a particularly impressive year.

In fact, in January 2014 alone they made 359 points profit. That’s more than some services make in a year – or perhaps ever make!

They also have a decent record in other sports like football and horse racing, although without the huge-priced winners that you get betting on the golf.

In many ways we would be happy to place this straight in the approved systems list, but for the purposes of comparison with our other services we will run a normal three month trial so we can crunch the numbers and look at availability of prices etc.

In the meantime, you can check out the completely FREE tips provided by Betting Bias here.

Bonus Bagging

Bonus Bagging – Final Review

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We have come to the end of our trial of Bonus Bagging and here are the results:


Profit/loss:  +£572
Bank Growth:  386%
Cost:  £27
ROI:  68%
Average number of bets:  Up to 3 per day until offers used


Bonus Bagging – Final Review


Most of the products we have reviewed here at Honest Betting Reviews have been tipsters of various descriptions so it makes a nice change to review something a bit different like Bonus Bagging.

The system takes advantage of the free bet offers bookies throw our way to try and lure us into becoming new customers.

Normally you have to wager a certain amount first before the bookies will give you a free bet, meaning if you lose that initial stake and then your free bet, you could be out of pocket.

However, the system author, Mike Cruickshank, has designed a way you can set these bets up so they are risk-free. So these offers do become genuinely free bets.

We have tested the system over the last three months and can confirm it certainly works –  essentially it involves using Betfair to lay off the bets that you place with the bookies.

We have made over £500 – in fact £572 to be precise – taking advantage of these free bets over the course of the trial, which is good going considering the bets were completely risk-free.


There would be the possibility of making more than this but then we already have accounts with some of the bookmakers the system uses.

However, there were also some bookmakers we had not heard of before so even if you are an experienced gambler we expect there will be offers for you to take advantage of.

Ongoing Offers

Ultimately you will run out of offers to use, but then Mike e-mails out ongoing bookie offers – i.e. offers where you already have a bookie account rather than for opening a new account

Our experience during the trial was that we made around £200 per month out of these ongoing offers, so we estimate this is what you could make per month on an ongoing basis from the system.


For such a low of price of £27, it is something of a “no-brainer” as they say to purchase this system. As long as you don’t already have accounts with all the bookmakers out there, you will make a profit from using it and you should be able to make a few hundred quid for minimal effort.

And even if you do by chance have accounts with all the bookmakers, you can still take advantage of the ongoing free bet offers that Mike e-mails out.

Plus Mike offers a no-questions-asked 60 day money-back guarantee, so you could always ask for your money back if you decided this wasn’t for you.

Can’t say fairer than that really, so we are happy to give this one a firm thumbs up and place it in the winning systems list.

N.B. Just a small note to say that a number of the offers only apply to people in the UK and Ireland, so if you live elsewhere you may not be able to take advantage of a lot of these offers.

Get it now for just £27


How does it work?

You simply click a button requesting a new bet each time you are ready to take advantage of another offer and Mike will e-mail you exact instructions of both the qualifying bet and the free bet, including which bookmaker to use, how much the offer is for, the bet (e.g. horse race or football match) to place it in and even a link. Simples!

Here is an example:

You click “request bet” and Mike e-mails you saying place a bet of £10 on Hearts to beat Aberdeen at 3.0 with William Hill, then lay for the same amount at Betfair at odds of 3.05.

Request New Bet

You then click “claim free bet” and Mike e-mails you saying back Man Utd to beat Man City at 3.5 for £30 free bet, then lay Man Utd at 3.5 on Betfair for £21.43 @ 3.55 (£54.65 to cover)

Claim Free Bet

So on these bets you make £20.36 whatever happens!

This may look a little complicated if you are new to betting, but once you have done it a couple of times it is really easy. Getting the detailed instructions – and even the links to where you place the bets – makes it really simple to use.

What do I need to use this betting system? You would probably want £100 – £200 to start with. We used a bank of £200 for the trial and turned it into a bank of £772

It is a good idea to keep a record of all the new accounts you open, together with login details, the bets you have placed and so on.

Ease of use: Good – as we say, if you are new to betting it may look a little complicated but with Mike to guide you through it, you really can’t go wrong.

Customer Service: Excellent – Mike is always quick to respond to questions and deal with any queries you have.

Subscription costs: The product is available for a one-off fee of £27, which is excellent stuff and great value considering what you are getting.


Overall Verdict: Passed 

This is a great little product and to be honest what else can you give it other than a passed verdict when it guarantees you profit?

How much you make will depend on how many bookmakers accounts you already have, but even if you have lots of account we expect there are a few here you won’t have heard of that you can take advantage of.

Plus there are also the ongoing offers which Mike e-mails out, so you should be able to make about £200 per month from those.

If it turns out you do already have all the bookie accounts or this is not for you – which we would say is unlikely – then Mike offers a 60-day guaranteed refund, so buying this product literally is “risk-free!”

We imagine most people should be able to make a few hundred quid at least from this product, and with such detailed instructions from Mike it really is made as simple as it could possibly be.

Sign up, grab your bonuses and then start thinking about how you will spend the money! 🙂

Great news! You can now get a 7 day trial of Bonus Bagging for just £1!

Good luck and let us know how you get on with it!

Get it now for just for £27



Bonus Bagging – New Review

26th July 2015

We are commencing a trial today of something a little bit different. 

It is a betting system called Bonus Bagging by Mike Cruickshank.

As the name suggests, it involves utilising the many bonuses that bookies and casinos throw the way of the willing punter.

It is a very popular product and Mike has built up quite a large following over the years. We think it’s fair to say Mike is the King of bookie bonuses and has a wealth of experience on the topic. 

On the sales page, it makes a bold claim that you can make £500 per month risk free using the system. 

Sounds quite nice doesn’t it?

Just thinking what I could do with an extra £500 per month. Maybe join a nice golf club? Buy a new car? Move to a nicer pad?

Anyway, we will test this one out and see if it lives up to the hype and really can deliver £500 per month.

I am not sure how long it will take to review, it is often the case that the essence of a system can reveal itself fairly quickly and it is not necessary to run it for three months in the same way as you need to for a tipster.

It will be a question of how long it takes to test all the different options and how many bonuses there are on offer. 

I suppose the advantage of a system like this is that supposedly you are not taking any risk so all we can make is profit. The bigger question will be things like how easy it is to claim the bonuses and whether there are lots of terms and conditions for using them.

We will get our teeth into this in the coming weeks and report back when we have got to grips with it and seen what it can do.

In the meantime you can check out Bonus Bagging here.