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.