I thought it would make a good article so here are my thoughts on betting gods.
Are they are a scam? Is it possible to make money from them over the long term?
The Shady World Of Betting Tipsters
It is true that the world of sports betting tipsters is a very shady one. With a very large percentage of them offering no value what so ever. I have written about these very popular social media tipsters that make money from the loses of players they refer to bookmakers. Then there are tipsters that just outright lie about results in order to appear profitable and sell tips.
However there are a very small percentage of tipsters that actually offer some value. That record odds fairly and really do aim to make long term profits for their subscribers.
So where then does betting gods fit in?
Betting Gods Review
Currently the Betting Gods Tipster Network have a total of 25 tipsters under their name. Ranging from popular betting markets like horse betting and football. To smaller markets such as boxing and European basketball.
I have had the chance to review three betting gods services in depth. A horse racing lay bet service called Cudsworth’s lays (review here). This service really struggled during my review and is now no longer part of the Betting Gods stable.
The Football Guru (review here) a tipster which unsurprisingly focuses on the football markets. This service is showing a long term profit of over £3000 betting at £10 a point since December 2015. The Football Guru performed well during our review although one negative aspect to report was the inclusion of the Bet365 inplay offer in their results.
A service that have I have used for over a year now is Quentin Franks Racing (review here). This is a service that had a really stellar track record of producing profit month after month. However 2017 has been a tough year for Quentin Franks and it has suffered a dip in form and profits.
Over the past few years of running this site. I have had a few emails exchanges with people regarding betting gods. Where both the negative and positives of this tipster network have been discussed. Here are some of the main points that have come up.
I can’t match the odds they quote and record!
This is the most common complaint I get about some of the horse racing services that Betting Gods advertise. A lot of people have emailed me asking if I can match the odds which are quoted for the Quentin Franks horse racing service.
In truth I can’t match them all the time, and I really put quite a bit of effort into making sure I am at my computer when the daily email arrives.
Now from Betting Gods point of view I can see why they advertise their results this way. When emails are sent these odds do exist but bookmakers slash most of the higher odds selections within minutes.
If you don’t have the fastest email provider or are not able to bet close to the time of receiving the emails. You are not going to be able to get close to the odds quoted.
Perhaps a fairer way of recording odds would be to wait 10 minutes after emails are sent and record odds that exist at 2 or 3 bookmakers.
The way they market their services?
So variable staking plans are quite common among tipsters. Depending on the perceived value and odds of a selection will determine your stake amount.
For example lets say we believe Man Utd at home to Preston in the FA cup at odds of 1.30 is a really strong bet. We might bet 10 points £100 on Man Utd at 1.30. However on the same day we also think Burton at home to Brighton at odds of 8.4 is a really good bet. But due to the difference in odds we don’t bet 10 points we only bet 1 point £10.
We would do this to protect out bankroll and lessen the volatility of betting at higher odds. This is a fairly common way of staking.
However it can lead to some of the roi and results figures looking a little inflated.
One of betting gods newest tipsters Chloe’s football focus boasts some highly impressive figures. With an 89% return on investment and average monthly profit of £1286.04 to £10 stakes it sounds awesome.
However if you look at the detailed results you will see some large bets on high odds. For example 10 point bets (£100) at odds of 11.5 and 17.9 have won. In a small sample size of 202 bets this can really give unrealistic expectations of the long term profits that can be achieved from sports betting.
Now from Betting Gods point of view. I can understand why they would market this service in this way. The results are true and Chloe’s Football Focus is on a great run of results with those 10 point bets having paid off. This could be a very good service over the long term.
However from my point of view and someone that wants to educate people to be better sports bettors. I know the pitfalls of this type of staking and understand the variance involved betting on such high odds. Personally I would like to see them include the level stakes results for the services that use variable staking plans.
They are transparent
Out of all the tipsters networks that exist Betting Gods are one of the most transparent. I have noted issues with including bet365 offers in results and variable staking inflating some of their tipsters results. But they don’t try to hide of any of this. If you want to go and have a detailed look at any of the 25 tipsters they promote you will find detailed results.
This is a big positive for me as it really allows you to get an idea of type of odds a tipster focuses on. The volume of bets a tipsters puts out, which markets they focus on. It gives you a feel for the service without needing to join up first.
They offer 30 day trials for £1
A lot of tipster platforms are just looking for suckers that will pay for the first month of a service and aren’t bothered about the longevity of their customers. They will just trick some new people to people to join and this is their business model.
Well Betting Gods do want long term subscribers and that’s why they offer 30 day trials for a £1. This is enables the subscriber to see whether the tipster service works for them and suits their style of betting. You can also get a full refund within 30 days no questions asked if you weren’t happy with the service.
Professionalism and support
Like I wrote earlier the world of sports betting tipsters is a very shady one. So it is refreshing to have a tipster network that is very transparent. Offers live chat and email support. And generally runs itself like a professional business should do.
So whilst the Betting Gods tipster network isn’t perfect. It is far from a scam and if you are looking to add a betting tipster to your portfolio. You can very easily take a detailed look at any of the tipsters they offer and take a up a 30 day trial to see if they fit well for you.
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