Originally this service included tennis and American Football and basketball within the selection process but has evolved since its inception in 2014 to just cover soccer. As the name implies selections should be nailed on winners but of course there is no such thing in reality.
Based in the Far East the author seems to be able to keep up with the relevant stats and team news in order to offer a detailed appraisal on the games he selects. He also manages to watch a fair number of them too! The selections arrive early morning UK time and equally important you are advised if there are no selections.
Odds are very much at the low end of the scale with 1.50 a rare event. Before you say anybody can pick those matches you have to consider what the subscription really covers – in this case it saves you the time finding matches from around the world that look straight forward and then not having to check if there are reasons for not taking the odds offered. Quite a time consuming effort and so the balance you are deciding upon is time saving against profit.
Thus far the equation has generally been worth it. There have been bad performance spells but so far always come through the other side and stronger. The service also offers a good demonstration of the potential value of progressive staking against levels. For a service offering low odds selections a near 7 times multiplying of the bank in 3 years at an ROI of 4.5% is quite acceptable. But if you compounded your staking you would have seen the same bank grow by 35 times at the peak and even after a bad run now is still up 13 times.
Update 30/11/2017: The last couple of months have been very poor by normal standards – some highly unexpected results agreed but the point of this service is to all but eliminate the banana skins. There are signs that things are returning to normal and there can be some long winning runs. Would not amend status at this stage but a warning shot has been fired.
Update 31/12/2017: Despite a 14 match winning streak December saw an overall loss of 1.4 points following the failure of either Manchester club to score a goal in their final fixtures of the year. By no means a disaster but not the performance we have come to expect here. A good January needed to restore confidence here.
Update 31/3/2018: A 3.5 point profit over the quarter is better than a loss but certainly not what we have come to expect from the service. It has been very much a case of 1 step forward and 2 steps back albeit not aided by some quirky results. I would again suggest that the point of this service is to all but eliminate that type of result and maybe too many bets are being suggested. The author has launched a new service (Draw Doubles) and has fingers in a few other pies as well but the research he undertakes seems to be on a par with the past. Hopefully the worst is over now but another poor quarter and I will be removing the service from my personal portfolio.
Update 30/9/2018: A poor run of results has seen a 7 point loss over the last 6 months albeit there has been an improvement recently. Some tweaking of the criteria has been made – only home sides are backed now for example – but there is a way to go to restore the confidence that this service generated in the past. The draw doubles service was a flop and we now have a pure draw option on trial which is faring a little better. There is no obvious distraction from the Banker Bets service but there are only so many hours in a day and you have to wonder if the butter is being spread rather too thin. Very much the last chance quarter coming up.
Update 31/10/2018: Another poor month which you cannot help but feel has not been aided by the author launching another product. He has at least decided to do something and from 1st November is adding further bet types to the options and suggesting a halving of stakes (bank doubled to 20 points but for the purpose of continuity we will continue to calculate as before). But for a good run near the end of October the position would have been critical and a look at the progressive staking chart shows the extent of the problem. I have reclassified to neutral until the new rules have time to bed in.