We have completed our three month trial of the VIP Service and here are the final results:
|Average number of bets:||4 per week|
|Cost:||£39.99/month, £99.99/quarter or £249.99/year|
The VIP Service – Full Review
The VIP Service is a high strike rate horse racing service focusing on backing favourites, many of them at odds-on.
It is an unusual approach to betting to back odds-on shots, but statistically it makes sense in that the favourite-longshot bias means you get better value backing at shorter odds and the value gets worse the higher the odds are.
Coming into our trial the performance of the VIP Service seemed to back that up, with a strong return on investment of over 25%.
However, unfortunately during our trial they weren’t able to achieve the same high strike-rate as previously, with the hit rate for our trial coming in at 56% versus 77% previously.
That meant they finished with a loss of 4 points at advised prices at the end of our three month trial, which isn’t the end of the world but was a little disappointing not to have made a profit.
So we feel the only fair verdict here is a NEUTRAL rating, as although they finished in deficit it was only a small one in the end.
We will keep an eye on things to see if results improve over the long term and they can back to that higher strike rate of over 75%.
Ease of use: A pretty simple service to follow with a low bet volume of only a few bets per week, normally sent out late at night for the next day’s racing.
Availability of prices: There was not much of a problem in getting the advised prices and the Betfair SP results ended up pretty similar to the advised price results, with just 2 points difference between them.
Strike rate: As we mentioned above, the strike rate for the trial was 56%, which is below where it needed to be to generate a profit.
Advised Betting Bank: A 10 betting bank is advised for following the service, which seemed too low to us and could be in jeopardy if they hit a losing run, so we used a 25 point bank instead.
Subscription costs: The subscription costs are £39.99/month, £99.99/quarter or £249.99/year.
OVERALL VERDICT: NEUTRAL
The VIP Service is a high strike-rate horse racing tipping service that focuses on backing favourites.
It takes a selective approach to betting but unfortunately wasn’t able to generate a profit during our trial, finishing 4 points down in the end.
Given it wasn’t far off finishing level for the trial, we are awarding this a NEUTRAL rating and it is one to keep a watching brief on for the time being.
The VIP Service – Results Update
10th September 2018
Not much change for horse racing tipster The VIP Service since our last update, with just 3 points lost at advised prices over the last month or so.
That means they are also 3 points down for the trial overall at advised prices.
At Betfair SP it is a similar picture, with 3 points lost since our last update and 4 points lost for the trial overall.
This is a high strike-rate service that tends to tip hot favourites (often at odds-on), which is traditionally quite a tough way to make long-term profit but it can be done so we are hopeful they will get moving in the right direction over the remainder of the trial.
The VIP Service – Results Update
2nd August 2018
It’s been a quiet start to our trial of horse racing tipster The VIP Service, as we are currently level at advised prices after one month of following the tips.
At Betfair SP it’s a very similar story, with just one point lost so far in the trial.
This is a service that focuses on strong favourites, many of which are odds-on. That is often a tough approach to generate a profit from but they seem to have managed it well based on the results published on the website.
At the end of the day it’s all about finding value, even that is at short odds. Let’s see whether we have some positive news to report on them having done that by the time of our next update.
The VIP Service – New Review
10th July 2018
Today we are going to take a look at the first in a series of tipsters from the BetInfo 24 tipster stable.
This is a new tipster platform we haven’t looked at yet, but it seems like they have some promising tipsters on their books.
At the moment there are six tipsters – all of them horse racing – with more on the way apparently.
The first one we are going to take a look at it is called The VIP Service and is a high strike-rate approach primarily backing favourites.
They have achieved a 77% strike rate so far, with an impressive return on investment of 25%.
When taking a look at the results you can see that most of the selections are odds-on, with the highest tending to be at the 15/8 level.
So to have achieved such a high return on investment by backing primarily odds-on shots is quite an achievement.
According to the BetInfo24 website, the service originated back in 2016 by a chap called Matt who runs the very popular TPS Ratings service. He found that his unique ratings were throwing up some very highly rated, short priced favourites that were producing an exceptional strike rate. BetInfo24 found that these VIP selections were making a good return on investment, in fact it far outweighed any bank, savings or stocks and shares accounts.
It is billed as a high staking service, with the results using £500 per bet having made over £16,000 profit to date. Although as with any service, you can use whatever stakes you please and the main thing is how main points profit they make.
And from that perspective they look to be performing very well so far.
So we are looking forward to testing this one out and have in fact been receiving selections for a week or so now so will record results from when we started receiving the tips.
Anyway, without further ado we will kick off the trial and will report back soon on how things are going.