Please note that this is a betting tool for trebles in matches which have 3 possible outcomes and does not offer a selection process. It guides users to the optimum bets to be placed once they have made their selections.
An interesting product from the Betting Dev group who offer a range of products aimed at automating betting processes including an excellent Virtual Private Server. Here we have a software program which provides a base system allowing users to develop their personal form reading in a logical manner and a supplementary subscription offering which automatically loads the UK and Irish racing data into the software saving a considerable amount of time.
The software is stand alone and does not depend on feeds from any third party. It is aimed at horse racing bettors of all types from beginner to expert and will help users in any country where racing takes place. Please note that the software only operates on Windows based devices (but can be used with other systems if a VPS is available).
MANUAL ENTRY MODE
This is the basic package attracting a one off fee which will cover future upgrades as they occur. On payment a software program is installed on your device and a PDF manual is also included giving full instructions for both installation and operation of the software.
Analysis of form has been broken down into 16 or 17 elements depending on the type of race and a detailed explanation of the individual criteria is given in the manual. To analyse a race you simply add a “Yes” tick for each horse across the elements and the score is automatically calculated. You can do this for as many horses in the race as you wish and at the end you will have an assessment of the comparative scores for your selections. Further guidance is then given as to the type of bet you might (and equally importantly might NOT!) consider based on the scores achieved. There are slightly varying formats for Flat, Jumps and Harness (Trap) racing.
The entry of the data can be undertaken by reference to several free websites such as Racing Post or Sporting Life and I found the simplest – and quickest – to use was At The Races. After some practice I could enter a single horse’s characteristics in under 2 minutes.
It will be obvious that you are developing both a personal database as you use the software (the analyses may be saved to csv files) and a consistent assessment criteria for looking at races. How you make use of the output is down to you but again there are options ranging from assessing the potential of a tipsters selections through establishing bets you might place on selected races to the development of your own systems. For obvious reasons I cannot divulge the factors leading to scores being allocated but what I did like was the ability to fine tune these based on your own knowledge – if a fact was the horse not having raced more that x times in a given period but you considered that a different number was more valid you could readily factor this into your use of the software.
In my testing I experimented by assessing a tipster who provided 3 selections daily and checked what the outcome would have been if I placed bets based on the Good Horse bet scores rather than just blind. The software did show a marginal improvement on the raw tips so the time would have been well spent.
Unless you are only following racing in the UK and Ireland the manual entry mode is going to be necessary for using the methodology. However, if you want to save time and are looking at the UK and Ireland races then you should certainly consider the Automatic Mode but only once you have understood how it all works via the manual entry option.
At £49.95 the program is priced in the mid range and is certainly a substantive offering with a great deal of thought behind the finished article. There is no trial available as once you have the manual you could continue to use the method without the software.
A useful video overview for this monthly subscription service can be found on the marketing page. The subscription package is only available once you have acquired the basic manual entry program but there is no ongoing commitment
Instead of having to check the criteria against public information users of this upgrade will be able to download the full daily race cards for all UK and Irish races with the scores already detailed. So in my test example above it took less than 30 seconds to check the tips against the data for each race and unlike the manual version I could see how the selections matched up against other horses in the race with no additional work. In say an 8 horse race it would have taken me around 10 minutes to achieve this analysis manually.
As with the manual version the output is exportable and I have recorded the tipster outcomes by consolidating the output in an Excel spreadsheet. It is also possible to export to Word or PDF if you prefer. You may then use the data for further analysis as you see fit.
The daily data is available by 10am on the day of racing – often earlier but the timing is not fixed. All that needs to be done is to open the program and an alert will tell you the update is ready. A minute later and you are ready to make your personal analysis of the days racing.
But the story does not end there – acting on the suggestions of subscribers there have been several upgrades to the output and for each race you can also see the At The Races data for Forecast Price and Pace as well as Class and Distance variations. A further enhancement is the indication of the horse’s Dobbing potential (a type of bet where it is anticipated the price will half in running and allow a profit at the equivalent of evens). All potentially useful for those developing their own strategies – to have your info on a single display and thus eliminate the need to become distracted by the process is a great advantage leading to potentially more informed decisions.
In a couple of months of testing the software has worked well and without undue problems. It is simple to use and pretty intuitive once you have understood what it is trying to tell you. The ability to export your chosen output is very useful both for further analysis and pure record maintenance. If you do have any questions the support is prompt and informed.
There are a number of ratings services available and I consider the Good Bet offering to be a positive addition to the range. Potential users need to check out the methodology on the manual system before deciding to advance to the Automatic service.
By using the framework provided it will be possible to develop your own nuances and preferences to hopefully improve your betting outcomes. There are testimonials on the site which indicate a wide range of successful uses and the response of the service to enhance the software following requests is encouraging.
There will be a time investment needed to assimilate the underlying methodology but after the initial effort the time saving should be considerable especially if using the Automatic Service which is a steal at the low monthly subscription – I would venture to suggest that if you are happy with the initial offering the subscription add on is a no brainer.
If making your own selections for horse racing betting is the way you wish to go then you should consider this option very seriously. A fair price is charged for the method and excellent value for the automatic daily output.
This is a review I conducted in 2015 and which still holds water today.
The author of this new service is also behind Football Bet Data, which was recognised as betting product of the year 2014. Those who have used both services will be aware of the similarities in presentational style. And more important they will know that Chris is keen to provide as good a service as possible to his subscribers.
It is possible to get a feel for the basics of the site free but to make effective use of the options available a subscription is necessary. This allows access to the database which covers UK and Irish racing and has historic data back to 2002. The site is updated daily with results and odds information. Form aficionados will find this to be a great source of information.
A narrative description can hardly do justice to the scope of the service and I suggest that interested users take an hour out and just explore what can be done. Its pretty intuitive and of course the use you wish to make of the site will depend on your own racing interests and requirements. This could be as simple as a jockey/trainer combination history or taking into account multiple filters which you can select.
Your selection output is then analysed in a summary table offering profit data which is an effective way of checking the validity of your plans. If required you may download the output into Excel for further manipulation.
I thought that it might be useful to have an acquaintance who is much more of a racing form expert than me take a look at the service and his comment was that:
“the service is really easy to use and the geekier among us could spend hours reviewing data. But it won’t appeal to the quick fix league. I have previously looked for such a site but never found anything so good. For anyone with a system it should be possible to test to destruction in a few hours or add the filters that might just make it work!”
Talking of systems this will be the next development stage when it will be possible to save searches and thus find your selections readily on each day. This will take the value of the whole site up to even higher levels and they are pretty good already.
As discussed the system will not appeal to all but for anyone with an interest in form analysis it is at the very least worth checking out in detail. A 1 month subscription will hardly break your bank and the annual subscription level is significantly below what you might expect to pay for such a comprehensive resource.
We would recommend that you give it a thorough check out to see how it may help you improve your betting performance.
I make no apology for repeating the review I undertook in 2014 – the service is still excellent and worth serious study for those who want to devise their own betting strategies and not rely on tipsters.
Every now and then we come across a little goldmine and this service may well just be one. It will appeal to the statistically minded football betting fraternity especially those who want to develop their own systems.
Initial access is free so you can see what is available and there is a video showing how to use the service. If you want to make full use of things you will need to upgrade to advanced membership.
There are 2 main elements to the service – historic data and predictions. Both cover some 65 leagues across the world and go back as far as the 1997-8 season. Any report that you generate can be exported to Excel and then developed further as the user requires.
I have included an example of a report downloaded plus the analysis that is derived automatically from the report (don’t worry about the actual figures on this – my report was just to illustrate the way data is presented and not aimed at a killer system!)
You can see that example here
Systems can be saved by the user so that reports can be run as each week’s events become live. Because of the ever changing nature of the input data the reports are considered accurate for events up to the date run. They include the predicted odds and the maximum odds considered applicable as well as final score number of goals and result forecasts. The odds predictions calculations are explained in a PDF and this demonstrates the great detail which is underpinning this service. Users can define their requirements to very specific settings and of course refine these as they review the out put.
Using the service is relatively straightforward even though the interface is a bit clunky – no doubt a product of the longevity of the service and the significant amount of underlying data that needs to be made available. Downloading the output is simple.
In addition to the main services (monthly/annual subscription) there is an additional product which attracts a one off payments. The Betfair Tool is an Excel download which allows the user to green up on any game where there is an in play market. The tool is used in conjunction with the score predictions from the main service.
There is no doubt that this site offers much useful and potentially profitable information for those who are prepared to put in some effort to interpret it for their personal use. If users have questions the customer service is both prompt and effective.
To investigate whether the products are useful for you will take a small investment – if the basic site information does not convince you – but the amount involved is miniscule and not really a consideration if you are serious. On this basis we are happy to recommend members consider the offerings.
Football Bet Data – Review Update 10/07/2014
Earlier in the year we reviewed this service which has been around since 2006. It is the brainchild of Chris who looks after everything personally but clearly does things right as evidenced by the positive comments we have seen since publishing the review.
The service website has recently been given a makeover and additional features have been added which improve further the potential value of the service.
Note – February 2018
I spoke with Chris who is as on the ball as ever and tweaking the service when required. He tells me a revamp of the website is in hand and should be completed by the summer when there will also be more video training available.
Don’t forget to take a look at the sister site which offers a similar service for horse racing – review here – and you can access both sites for a reduced overall subscription.
Excellent value whatever option you take and still well worth investigating.
Many punters now use a betting bot or want to take precautions to protect their privacy from spying eyes or need to be able to access their betting accounts wherever in the world they might be. Others are in areas where the power supply can be interrupted and so their device ceases to function and may miss placing bets already programmed in ready to be set.
The more serious your betting becomes the more important it is to have a fully reliable means of ensuring your bets are placed as you want them so I would like to discuss one method of achieving this – the Virtual Private Server or VPS
Please don’t be put off by the technical aspects when considering if you should use a VPS. If you are already using a pc or a smartphone then a VPS will not give you any problems when running one. What you are effectively doing is running a second pc from the comfort of your own home or office which is achieved by running a simple app. (A word here to Apple Mac users – most VPS options are Windows based but this does not preclude your using them) This is a powerful capability offering the user many benefits including:
Remote Access from almost any device
Protection from Power Failures
Internet connection always maintained
No device performance issues
Privacy can be maintained
Just reading this article means you have the technical knowledge needed to operate a VPS. It is as simple as opening an app on any device and by doing this you then will be able to reach the remote desktop which is for your personal use. Here you can install programs and run these as you wish. The program will continue to run even if you break the connection to the desktop and turn off your main pc. When you want to check what has happened you just re- connect from any device and any location where there is an internet connection.
This facility is particularly useful for those who run their betting using bots. All you have to do is add your selections or set the bot running if it uses automatic settings and then you can get on with the rest of the day secure in the knowledge that the bot will function as intended whatever may happen at your home/office.
An additional use that may be valuable to some is that you can use a VPS to place the bets for someone else without compromising your own accounts. If you were asked to place bets for a family member because they are working and so cannot do this you may encounter issues with the bookies if you use the same device as the one you normally bet from. Even using a second device in the same house will not help as you will be giving out the same Internet location from both and the bookies are quick to link accounts if they have any reason to do so. So operating a VPS for your friend/relative will allow you to help them and maintain your independence.
Setting up a VPS is very simple although you should make sure you know what you are trying to achieve before starting out. If you are wanting to place bets for a third party then you should choose a VPS that offers an internet location in the country of residence of that person. If you are UK based and try to use a server located in the US the bookies will smell a large rat and you could have raised an adverse marker on the file before you even place a bet! There are many different VPS offerings and the main criterion to look for is the guaranteed up time (less than 99.5% and avoid!) as well as the size of the memory available to you – if you are only running 1 bot or similar program then you do not need so much as if multi use is required. An absolute minimum is 1gb and I would suggest that 2gb is better as it will allow you to do more once you realise the potential of the set up.
Costs will vary depending on the spec of your server and the degree of back up support that is available. If you are unsure about a service make an enquiry to the support team before you buy and see how quickly and how helpfully they respond. I tried a couple when first looking around and they did not even bother to answer the email – a good pointer that you could encounter difficulties in the future. Prices range from £5 per month upwards – I would expect to pay between £15 and £30 per month for a robust service that would give me a minimum of hassle. (See below for special offer) If you search for VPS Hosting in your browser you will find a wide range of choices. A long standing acquaintance of mine uses Tagadab with minimal problems and most of the main website builders offer such a facility. Be sure to choose one that offers a Windows package as most betting bots will only operate in a Windows environment. Most will offer a short free trial or minimal cost entry to allow you to make sure that what you have ordered is what you actually need.
I am sure there will be members already using VPS facilities and it would doubtless help others if you can share your thoughts on the thread. You could help your fellow punters avoid falling into the traps that the bookmakers set for us!
No doubt after reading the above you want to get started on installing a VPS! Well if you do I have managed to arrange a special deal for Bet World Review Members using a company that specialises in betting and so understands the specific needs of our community. Called BettingDev the company offers several betting products and as a result of their needing a bot for some of these decided to set up their own special VPS designed specifically for punters, especially those using bots.
Full details of the service can be found on this link – and I have prepared a short video showing how it all works. You not only receive a good quality VPS but the operators will install whichever bot you would like on the server for you so you would be able to get going straight away. As a bonus you will receive the Profit Simulator tool free of charge which allows you to analyse your betting activities readily. In addition the server is automatically set up to prevent the bookmakers loading IESnare in their usual manner so if you check out the article here you will already have some protection in place. The customer support is second to none and you have a 7 day refund available if you find the service is not what you wanted.
If you haven’t considered using a VPS then perhaps you should and with the special offer we have put in place you can do so risk free. Click here for the details
Every now and again you come across a little gem and I am pretty sure the The Staking Machine (TSM) is one of them. My difficulty is knowing where to start expounding the virtues. If you are a relative technophobe DO NOT be put off by the apparent complexity of the program – the instructions are clear and you will be able to use it if you can use the Internet. Simple as that.
So where do I start? Downloading is simple and you will soon have the program showing on your desktop with the help file prominent to encourage you to learn how to use the software. There are video explanations as well which are clear and effective. (In addition there is now a cloud or browser based version available at extra cost – will suit those who move location frequently).
Before you download the program though, I would recommend your reading the “walkthrough” article on the site itself which will put your mind in the right state to make best use of the program as quickly as possible.
The program will allow you to analyse any win or lay betting system (any sport) and take your own decision as to its potential, which staking plan would likely be the best to use with the system and then will calculate the next stake for you automatically.
You can play with odds parameters and see which are effective or not and there are numerous extensions of the basic system which allow you to refine your thoughts further, including a destruction testing option and an ELS calculator (expected losing sequence).
Of particular interest is the Confidence Test which will shuffle the results you have asked it to test some 5 times and lets you know if you have been lucky or unlucky with the sequence of the bets. You can easily import your existing spreadsheet data for the program to use or you can download Racing Index stats if you are looking at new systems.
You can save a variety of settings so that you can come back to each individual system and use it without additional bother.
All of these functions work pretty intuitively but the help files are always available if you get stuck.
The only restriction on the test version of the program is that you can only analyse 10 selections at any one time but this will allow you to understand if the product is for you or not. The biggest drawback I can see is the potential to get sucked in to analysis and forget to place your bets!
Even then help is at hand as you can link to an automated bet placing service (at extra cost) and the bets you have selected will be placed for you. (We have not tested this element of the program ourselves).
Having looked at several programs that promised the earth and turned out to be no more than glorified calculators behind paid for tipping services I have to applaud the author of this product who not only makes it clear what it does but explains it in a way most will be able to use. A rare thing in the software market as I am sure many of you will agree.
So you have nothing to lose and much to gain by trying this software. Please remember that it does not select the bets to be placed for you. The one off fee is a bargain and if you want to use the cloud version the extra cost is worthwhile.