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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.

Automated Betting System Screenshot

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

 

 

 

 

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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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Head 2 Head Sports – Final Review

We have reached the end of our trial of  Head 2 Head Sports and here are the final results:

 

Profit/loss:   -17 points
Strike Rate:   59%
Bank Growth:   -34%
Cost:   £2.49 for first month then £9.95/month or £19.95/quarter
ROI:   -8%
Average number of bets:   1 per day
VERDICT:   FAILED
Rating:  

 

You can view full results here.

 

Head 2 Head Sports Full Review

 

Head 2 Head Sports is a service that tips in an eclectic mix of darts, snooker and tennis, with the majority of bets coming in the latter.

There is an old adage that bookies love people who bet on lots of different sports and we imagine there is some substance behind that.

So we are not surprised in all honesty that this trial has not ended in a success – after all, they are taking on one of the toughest challenges in gambling. 

Virtually all of the professional gamblers we have heard of specialise in one thing – whether it be horse racing, football, poker or some other discipline.

We would even say that most professionals tend to focus on a niche within a particular sport, like sprints in horse racing or corners markets in football, for example.

So finishing 17 points down is certainly no disgrace for Head 2 Head sports, but with 34% of the bank lost over the trial, it ultimately results in a failed rating unfortunately.

Head 2 Head Sports Profit Graph

As you can see, it was steady losses for most of the trial, with a bit of a late rally to improve the figures somewhat by the end.

 

 

Service Breakdown

Ease of use: With just over one bet per day, this is quite a simple service to follow. With bets across sports like darts and snooker, it is advisable to have a few bookie accounts to maximise the chances of getting the best odds. 

Availability of prices: There was good availability of prices, subject as we say above to having a wide range of bookie accounts available to you.

Strike rate: The strike rate for the trial was 59%, which on the face of it is good but with most bets being at short odds, was not high enough to make a profit. 

Advised Betting Bank: With a 50 point bank being advised for the service, it should be comfortable to cover a service like this with a high strike rate and even with a tough run during the trial, the bank was sufficient enough not to be threatened.

Subscription costs: The subscription costs are very reasonable at £2.49 for first month then £9.95 per month or £19.95 per quarter  

 

OVERALL VERDICT: FAILED

Tipping across multiple sports is a notoriously hard thing to do and we know very few people out there who do it successfully.

Head 2 Head Sports tip across an interesting mix of sports, including tennis, darts and snooker. 

They had a tough trial, which resulted in a loss of 17 points – equating to a 34% reduction of the bank.

On that basis, unfortunately it is a failed rating for Head 2 Head Sports. As ever, we will keep an eye on things and see if they can turn matters around. 

 

 

 

 

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Head 2 Head Sports – Results Update

19th February 2016

It has continued to be a struggle for Head 2 Head Sports since our last update, with a further 11 points dropped over the last month.

That means they are now 34 points down for the trial as a whole. 

You can view full results here.

This is another one of those trials that seems to have landed some kind of curse. Where as coming into the trial they had racked up impressive profits, since our trial started in September they are now on 5 losing months in a row.

Hopefully things will turn around for them soon.

 

 

 

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Head 2 Head Sports – Results Update

19th January 2016

There isn’t a great deal to report since our last update on Head 2 Head Sports a month ago.

They are exactly where they were a month ago, on -23 points for the trial.

You can view full results here.

It has been quiet for them in terms of bets as well, with only 12 bets in the last month. Well with Christmas and everything that’s understandable.

Although the trial is past the three month mark now, we haven’t 100 bets yet so will continue for a little while longer until we have hit that point. Could be a while! 

 

 

 

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Head 2 Head Sports – Results Update

20th December 2015

The tough run has continued for Head 2 Head Sports, who have dropped a further 8 points since our last update just over a month ago.

They are now 23 points down for our trial, which is a little disappointing so far.

You can view full results here.

This is a very low volume service, with just 60 bets so far after nearly three months. A selective approach can often prove effective, but so far it has been a tricky time for Head 2 Head Sports. Hopefully things will pick up for them soon.

Back soon with more updates.

 

 

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Head 2 Head Sports – Results Update

8th November 2015

It has been a tough start to our trial of Head 2 Head Sports, who are currently 15 points down after just over a month of tipping.

You can view full results here.

I think they call this sod’s law – October was the worst month they have had since the service started and by a long way. Before that their worst month had been a loss of just two points.

Most of the bets are in tennis, followed by darts and then snooker. I suppose with the tennis season coming to an end you might be getting more random results (apart from Djokovic still winning everything of course).

Anyway, whatever the reason for the dip in form, let’s hope things pick up for them for the remainder of the trial. 

 

 

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Head 2 Head Sports – New Review

27th September 2015

We are having a little spate of multi-sports services coming under review at the moment, with Betting Bias, The Sports Guru and now Head 2 Head Sports from the Tipster Street stables entering a trial.

Head 2 Head Sports concentrates on a rather eclectic mix  of tennis, snooker and darts. We are not quite sure what connects these three sports, but they do seem to know their stuff on all of them.

The results published on the website are very good, with 84 points profit made since the service started in January of this year.

That comes at a return on investment of 18%, which when betting on sports at generally low odds is very commendable.

The selections are mainly odds-on and with a very high strike-rate of 71%, the losing runs should be minimal with this one.

We will be interested to see how this tipster gets on during our trial as it seems like a very promising discovery.

We will be back soon with updates on how the trial is going.

In the meantime you can check out Head 2 Head Sports here.

 

 

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.