This service comes from a well established author who has generally proved to be straightforward in his dealings with the public. His Banker Bets service has stood the test of time and so it was with some positive anticipation that we reviewed this new offering which is a system based process identifying potential draws from world football. Selections are emailed in sets of three (always in good time for placing bets) and the idea is that singles and doubles are set for each batch of games. Odds are around the 3 mark for the games and so if just betting singles a success on any 1 of the games will mean break even.
Bets can be placed with any bookmaker or exchange and using Oddschecker or similar will allow you to find the best odds for the doubles – with up to 6 sets of 3 bets on a day this may take a while though! A betting bank of 50 points is suggested if you are just placing singles, 150 if just doubles or 200 combined. Each bet is staked at 1 point.
When the service was launched in January it was offered on a free trial basis until mid February (subsequently extend to the end of March) with the testing pre launch showing a profit from mid October of 35 points if betting just singles and 73 points for doubles. These figures are now used on the site and marketing emails as part of the results and while I have no reason to doubt them they were not proofed and this is one of my pet hates for any service. Betting Gods are another prime example of this – the pre launch testing results are then quoted as what subscribers will have achieved when in reality they did not have the chance to place those bets. Many other review sites seem to fall for this ploy which is disappointing as only performance under the true pressure of public gaze is really pertinent.
You will note that it was necessary to extend the free trial and of course this was because the initial performance for the service has been poor despite early promise when 3 doubles were successful. After 3 months this figure has reached 21 (thanks to 6 coming from cancelled games after bets placed and thus a single also counts as a double) from a total of more than 350 bets. Although not suggested by the author I thought it might be interesting to see how many trebles came in – just 4 from 120 in all of which 2 included cancelled games.
Please bear in mind when looking at the detailed results that the trebles have increased the overall loss shown – the summary figures above show just the service recommended betting. Even so it is not a happy picture with a small loss (4 points) if using singles only and 49 points for the doubles. Many of the matches end with a single goal difference in the score but of course this is no real comfort.
The lesson here seems to be that a 2.5 month test is not sufficient to consider a system ready for general sale. Some clients have indicated that better odds than advised can be obtained on occasion but the underlying performance has not been good enough to justify a paid subscription at this time. I am sure the service is offered in good faith and there is a 30 day guarantee to allow a look at how it all works in practice. But you need a pretty thick skin to accept that the majority of your bets are not going to win and there will be long losing runs with the service.
Our results do not support a recommendation here and although a genuine service we have to categorize as failed based on our results.