Sports Trading Exposed Review

What is sports trading exposed?

Sports Trading Exposed is produced by professional trader Tomas Paul. Tomas started trading in 2006. He states that he has made more then £250,000 from sports trading.

The product comes in the form of an ebook and 45 trading videos. The focus of Sports Trading Exposed is mainy on the horse racing markets. There is also a small section on greyhound racing.

Sports Trading Exposed Review

Sports Trading Exposed Review – What Do You Get?

The book is well written, presented clearly and is quite lengthy at 234 pages. The first part of the book covers the basics of trading and how to set up your computer. Along with the the trading software you need, factors such as internet speed and latency, how betting exchanges function, lay betting etc.

Setting up Geeks Toy and becoming familiar with all of its uses is the next section that is covered. This is useful for beginners that are not familiar with API software. Money management is discussed and an overview of the UK horse racing markets is included.

Sports Trading Exposed Review

How much strategy is revealed?

After the basics of trading have been explained and you become aware of how to set yourself up to trade efficiently. We move on to strategy. There is quite a lot of crossover with Caan Berry’s ebook and videos. This is not a negative thing, as they are both professional horse traders its probably expected. There are however some new angles and insights discussed in Sports Trading Exposed that I haven’t seen before.

The strategy section of this book is very thorough and contains a lot of information.

What’s included?

  • Scalping Techniques
  • Crowd Thinking
  • Swing Trading
  • Price Bands
  • Que Positioning
  • Scratching
  • Spikes and corrections
  • Support and resistance
  • Market making
  • Spoofing
  • Clashes
  • Big Races
  • Using Betfair graphs
  • Screen Recording

There is also a lot more. You have 45 example videos where Tomas explains the strategies he uses and what he looks for in the markets. (Recently Tomas added videos of trades from Cheltenham 2017)

The book covers strategies used for Uk, Irish, US and Australian horse racing as well as greyhound racing.

Sports Trading Exposed Review – Conclusion

Overall Sports Trading Exposed is an excellent resource for those looking to profit from the horse trading markets. It is a really well put together trading package.

The fact that Tomas is also trying to build a community and has a forum is a really positive factor. Learning to trade well takes time. Offering an ongoing platform to give out advice on a frequent basis is an excellent idea.

For beginners or someone looking to start trading the horse racing markets, Sports Trading Exposed is ideal material to get you started. From the videos I have seen it is obvious Tomas is an excellent horse racing trader. The way he reads the markets and his reaction time to the changing dynamics are really impressive.

Given that his community is quite small at the moment means you are going to be able to get a lot time and advice.

At £94.80 you are getting a lot of content for money. Alongside continuing support from a professional trader. There is also a 60 day refund guarantee should you feel you haven’t got enough value from this product.

Sports Trading Exposed gets a clear recommendation from me. The horse racing markets are tough to crack and no ebook or training course will make you a super trader overnight. However this trading package will give you in depth insights of a professional trader, ongoing support and show you the necessary tools to succeed in the horse racing markets. 

You can check out sport trading exposed here

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(This article features affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. I use or have used any product I review. If I recommend them it is because I believe they are helpful, useful and offer value to their customers. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel they will give you value or that they will help you achieve your goals.)

 

 

 

 

The Football Guru – Month 1 Results

I have had a month of selections from[af_link id=”1911″]The Football Guru.[/af_link]

With historic results showing close to a 15% return on investment. I was quite excited to trial this service.

Has it delivered any profits in the first month of the trial?

The Football Guru – Month 1 Results

Football Guru Results Month 1

Key stats

Bets282
Total Staked£4730
P/L£66.8
ROI1.4%

The Football Guru is a high volume service. At the weekend you might get as many as 10 pre match selections. Alongside the pre match selections there is also an in play part of the service. Where you might another 10-15 selections.

This means that you are staking a lot of money and the swings in your profit and loss can be quite high. I have found that the odds given out in emails are quite easy to achieve. Often also the odds given for in play selections can be bettered by using the betting exchanges.

The ROI is very small after the first month. However you really need a large amount of bets before the variance evens out.

Starting Bank

£1000

After the first month of results now stands at.

£1066.8

I have enjoyed following this service so far. It is quite unlike any other tipster service that I have followed.

Given the large amount of bets sent out. I should be able to get a large sample size of bets after only a few months. We should be able to get a good indication of how profitable this service is by then.

The next update will be around the 8th of April. 

If you want more information on the Football Guru you can take a look at the official site[af_link id=”1911″]Here.[/af_link]

 

Cudworth’s Racing Lays Review – Laying Horses at Betfair SP

I have had three months of selections for Cudsworth’s Racing Lays service. The service focuses on laying horses at the Betfair SP. Which is a great idea as you don’t have to worry about missing prices or getting limited from bookmakers. The lay bets are emailed on a daily basis around 12.00.

How then did the service perform over a three month period?

Cudworth’s Racing Lays Review

Cudworth's Racing Lays Review

It hasn’t been a good period for Cudwoth’s racing lays with losses coming quite regularly. Staking to £50 liability per race the total losses for the three month period was -£449.81.

The service also added a new element during the trial with 5 point back bets. There were only three of these bets over the testing period with two losses and one win. Early days for this approach but so far they have combined for a loss of -£31.

Key stats (Set £50 liability)

Overall results

Bets108
Total Staked£5400
P/L-£449.81
ROI-8.3%

Starting Bank

£1000

Current Bank

£550.19 (449.81)

The official results for the service use a £10 per point staking system. This means that for each lay bet they aim to win £10. This staking method is also showing losses at -£202.

Cudsworth’s Racing Lays Review – Final Verdict

Despite really liking the whole idea of the service and its approach to laying at the Betfair SP. Results have been consistently bad and the service has never really looked like making any profit. On top of that if you add in 3 months subscription at £89.85 (3 x £29.95). Then you are looking at some heavy losses over the 3 month period.

I can’t recommend this service based on the results of the trial and it falls into the category of poor value.

[af_link id=”1620″]You can visit the official site of Cudsworth’s Lays here[/af_link]

Recommended Tipster Results 2016 – Quentin Franks Racing

Quentin Franks Racing performed impressively when we started our review back in August.

Lets take a look at its results for 2016 as a whole since we started betting with Quentin Franks Racing.

Recommended Tipster Results 2016 – Quentin Franks Racing

Quentin Franks Results 2016
Results to bookmakers with best odds guarantee

I started following Quentin Franks Racing on the 4th of August. The total number of bets for this period up until the end of 2016 were 378.

The service produced profits of £2583 to £10 stakes using bookmakers with the best odds guarantee. The return on investment for Quentin Franks was a phenomenal 47.8%.

Key stats

Bets

378

Total Staked

£5400

P/L

£2583

ROI

47.8%

Not everybody is able to bet with bookmakers that offer the best odds guaranteed promotion and some people cannot bet with bookmakers at all.

How then did Quentin Franks Racing do to Betfair SP prices with is available to everyone with a Befair account?

Quentin Franks Racing Results Betfair SP

Betting to the Betfair SP shows a lower profit which would be expected but the service still generated £891 profit which is very impressive.

Key stats

Bets

378

Total Staked

£5400

P/L

£891

ROI

16.5%

Do you still recommend Quentin Franks Racing going into 2017?

Quentin Franks Racing service is excellent so I have no problem recommending it going into 2017. There are multiple ways of profiting from the service by backing at bookmakers, Betfair SP or backing the selections when they are released and then laying them later on Betfair at a lower price for guaranteed profit.

The service has been very consistent and there have been no large draw downs or worrying periods as you can see from the graphs above.

Any major concerns about the service?

If you betting with the bookmakers you have to act quickly to get the best odds possible.

This just takes a little bit of planning. Set up notifications on your gmail account, login in to a few bookmakers before 09.00, wait for the email to arrive and a get your bets on.

Quentin Franks is an excellent service that you should really consider adding to your portfolio.

You can trial Quentin Franks Racing for 30 days at the cost of just £1 here.

Quentin Franks Racing Review

Mastering Tennis Trading Review – An Expert’s Insight

Mastering tennis trading review

Mastering Tennis Trading is a book written by respected professional tennis trader Dan Weston.

Dan Weston has written articles for Pinnacle and Matchbook. He also runs the site https://www.tennisratings.co.uk/ which has lots of good articles on tennis trading and betting.

Mastering Tennis Trading Review
The tennis markets attract huge amounts of liquidity.

Mastering Tennis Trading Review

The book mastering tennis trading is as the name implies all about trading the tennis markets on betting exchanges.

I don’t trade tennis myself but I always love to read how professional traders approach trading the betting exchanges. This book does a great job of that and has really given me the motivation to take a much deeper look at trading tennis in 2017.

Mastering Tennis Trading is a total of 117 pages long. It starts with a basic introduction to tennis trading and how to setup yourself up when you are trading. General aspects of the betting exchanges are also explained such as price increments, laying, liquidity etc.

After the general introduction different trading strategies and situations are discussed in detail. One recurring theme that I really liked about this book is the use of data to explain why a trade had or might have a positive expectation.

Mastering Tennis Trading covers quite a large number of trading situations with the main topics including

  • Pre-match trading
  • Projected service holds
  • Pre-match lay to back in-play 
  • Backing favourites when losing
  • Laying bad servers
  • Pressure situations
  • Backing the server
  • Tiebreak trading
  • In-game trades
  • At the end of the first set
  • The deciding set
  • Dangerous situations
  • Psychology risk and bankroll management

So you can see from the above that this book is very thorough and covers pretty much all aspects of trading tennis.

 

Mastering Tennis Trading Review

Final Verdict

I really enjoyed reading this book and felt that I was getting expert advice from somebody that is trading the tennis markets profitably for a living. Mastering Tennis Trading does an excellent job of explaining the basics of trading tennis and then progresses to show well explained examples of how you can find profitable angles within the tennis markets.

This book gets a clear recommendation from me. It is well written, easy to follow and would add a huge amount of value to anyone that was looking to trade tennis on the exchanges.

It gets a five star rating from me.

(This article features affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. I use or have used any product I review. If I recommend them it is because I believe they are helpful, useful and offer value to their customers. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel they will give you value or that they will help you achieve your goals.)

 

 

Banker Bets Review 2020 – Do Small Consistent Profits Add Up?

Banker Bets Results 2016

Updated 29/7/2017

Banker Bets Review 2017

I have been following the Banker Bets service since February 2016. In this time there have been 786 bets. A profit of £2197 has been made from stakes of £100.

Banker Bets Review

The service is still as easy to follow as I noted in the original review. It is very low maintenance and easy to get your bets on.

Banker Bets isn’t a service that will make you rich overnight. However if you are happy to invest some money and watch it steadily grow over a couple of years. This a service that you really should consider looking at.

I am still very happy to recommend Banker Bets.

Key stats

Bets786
Total Staked£78600
P/L£2197
ROI2.8%

Updated 9/1/2017

Banker Bets Review

Recommended Tipster Results 2016 – Banker Bets

Banker Bets Review
Banker Bets Results 2016 to £100 stakes

I completed our original Banker Bets review in May. Lets look at the service for the whole of 2016.

I started following the Banker Bets service on the 17th of February, from this time until the end of the year there were 524 selections.

The service produced a profit of £1789 to £100 stakes with a return on investment of 3.4%.

Key stats

Bets524
Total Staked£52400
P/L£1789
ROI3.4%

Banker Bets Review

Do you still recommend Banker Bets going into 2017?

If you look at the graph above you can see that it was pretty easy going early on in the year. I reached over £2000 profit in July and then there was a sharp downturn.

In August the draw down reached its lowest point although still showing £897 profit and the service spent the rest of the year slowing rebuilding. This is the nature of betting and like I have written numerous times it is a long term game.

Any major concerns about the service?

Banker bets has made some changes to the service as it now focuses solely on football. In the past the service had also included selections for Basketball, tennis and american football. The change was made as the service provider found that it was football that was carrying the service.

This seems like a good idea as from only betting the football selection my own results showed a profit of £2240 an increase of £451.

The one thing I would note is that the service recommends a 10 point bank (10 x £100 – £1000). Given the that there was a period this year which had a draw down of over £1000 it would be advisable to have a larger starting bank then this.

I have no concerns about this service. The service itself has been running for 3 profitable years.

The man behind it John Baker records his odds at the average available which really lowers his official results from what is achievable by seeking the best odds available.

You don’t really see any other services doing this and in my own exchanges with John have found him to be very transparent and honest.

Banker bets review

I will be using Banker Bets going into 2017 as it is an easy service to follow and most importantly has shown to be a profitable service to follow.

If you think that Banker Bets might be a good addition to your betting portfolio click here.

Affiliate disclaimer 

(This article features affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. I use or have used any product I review. If I recommend them it is because I believe they are helpful, useful and offer value to their customers. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel they will give you value or that they will help you achieve your goals.)

Original Review

So after 4 months of testing has Banker Bets lived up to its reputation as a solid tipster service that produces steady profits?

Banker Bets Review

Banker Bets has produced profits month after month. An initial starting bank of £1000 now stands at £3032 showing a profit of £2032 to level stakes of £100.

Over a period of 4 months there were 186 bets, 27 losing bets and 159 winning bets at average odds of 1.29. The total amount bet over this period was £18600 with a profit £2032 which is a 10.9% return on your investment.

Banker Bets Review

Banker Bets Review

The Good

There is a lot to like about a service like Banker Bets.

Emails are sent every morning with the selections and a write up indicating why they are value bets. If there are no bets you will still receive an email to tell you there are no bets for the day.

The service is very profitable and has been profitable for a number of years. During the review I never felt like my bank was in danger. It only briefly dropped into the negative early in the trial for the sum of -£62 before rallying back.

The odds sent out by Banker Bets are easily achievable and the majority of the time you can better them using the betting exchanges.

I loved the consistency of this service from its morning emails to its results its a very easy service to follow and profit from.

The Bad

Its tough for me to find anything bad about this service. The only thing I would say is that you would need a minimum bank of around £500 to overcome the subscription fees and still see a nice profit.

However you should be able to easily build up a bank of £500 or more through matched betting and arbitrage.

I highly recommend Banker Bets and give it a 5 star rating.

It is an easy service to follow you simply place your bets and leave it. The service has shown profits over a three year period. As an investment in sports betting it is one of the very best.

I would recommend if you are serious about making money from sports betting you consider Banker Bets and see if suits your style of of betting.

 

Tony Hargraves Badger Review Follow Up

So the review that I did on two of Tony Hargraves “The Badger’s” ebooks have been receiving a lot of attention. You can read the reviews here.

The intention of the review was to raise the awareness. That “The Badger” may not be as successful as he claims to be. And that you should bear that in mind when purchasing his products.

I could have left a neutral review stuck up an affiliate link and profited from “The Badgers” products. Having bought poor trading products before. I know how disappointing it is to spend hard earned money on something that offers little to no value.

Tony Hargraves is a great self promoter if you google him you will see a lot of courses and videos etc on how much money he makes from his trading. If you have been involved or around trading communities for a while though you get to see things from a slightly different perspective.

Below is some suggested reading.

Suggested Reading

https://www.geekstoy.com/forum/showthread.php?5665-B-dger-Blagger-Tony-Whatever-his-name-is

https://community.betfair.com/australian/go/thread/view/93998/29240259/champion-profits?post_id=522172705#flvWelcomeHeader

Choose Your Trading Mentors Carefully

So some of this probably lacks some context. But if you have been around trading communities for a few years you see a lot of the “Badgers” business ventures surface and come under a lot of scrutiny.

Just as an example his trading advice service has no results page and isn’t proofed anywhere. Although in the past there had been a results page. But when results went sour it disappeared a tactic many scam tipsters use (again use your own judgement).

His affiliation with Steve Davidson who is a guy that seems to pump out a automated “winning” systems on a weekly basis. Also adds fuel to the fire that the Badger may not be as legitimate as he claims.

You can read their affiliated product here.

There have been youtube videos where he uses progressive staking to get out losing trading position. Which doesn’t make much sense coming a seasoned professional trader.

You don’t see this type of negativity towards other notable Betfair Traders like Peter Webb, Caan Berry, Mark Iverson or Paulo Rebelo.

If you have purchased a product from Tony Hargraves and felt that it has aided you in learning to trade more profitably then that is great. My own opinion though is that the products I reviewed are over priced, poor value and his claims over exaggerated.

I believe that there is much better information available for free on the internet and trading products for similar price tags which offer much much more.

Personally I have found https://www.itsamugsblog.co.uk/ to be an excellent free resource for anyone aspring to make money from the horse racing markets. Which in my opinion offers much more value then anything I have read or watched from “The Badger.”

 

The Sports Trader Review and Racing Trader Review

In this article I am going to review two of Tony Hargreaves aka “The Badger” trading ebooks.

The first part of this article will focus on the sports trader review whilst the second part will look at the racing trader review.

If you are not familiar with the sportstrader take a look here

Sports Trader reviews
The Badger or the Blagger?

I have been interested in looking at Tony Hargreaves ebooks for a while as in the sports trading community he has a somewhat patchy reputation.

He is a self proclaimed professional Betfair trader and also offer training courses for people looking to take there trading to a professional level.

On sports trading forums however he has also been nicknamed “The Blagger” with some believing that he makes his living from his ebooks, courses and training with his actual Betfair Trading skills being questionable.

Sports Trader Review – Strategy Guide 

The first ebook I am going to review is the sports trader strategy guide.

The ebook briefly outlines 16 strategies and costs £39.99  it covers football, Tennis, Cricket, Greyhound, Rugby and horse racing.

The strategies are fairly basic and there isn’t much depth to any of them in fact you could find similar strategies browsing betting and trading forums online.

There aren’t any long term results shown with the strategies they are normally accompanied by a picture of a winning screen and “The Badger” writing that this strategy works most of the time.

Conclusion

For £39.99 I don’t think this strategy guide offers any value at all.

All of the strategies are very basic for example one “strategy” is the total sum of 4 lines!

I would not recommend this manual even to beginners as there is a lot of free content available that offers more.

The ebook is poorly written and the strategies lack any real depth or explanation.

What you will see mostly in this ebook are screens of winning trades and a very small amount of  actual strategy.

Sports Trader Review – Racing Trader Review 

Sports Trader review
The feeling I got after reading the Racing Trader

If I hadn’t been actively learning to trade the horse racing markets this last year then maybe I would have a slightly different opinion on this book.

If I hadn’t come across Caan Berry or Itsamugsblogs horse racing content maybe this book would have came across a little better.

So the Racing Trader costs £60 and focuses on the horse racing markets. If you buy this ebook  you get to see lots of winning trades and read how Tony Hargreaves made 61 winning trades in a row!

The same issues apply to the racing trader that were present in the sports trader strategy guide there is no real depth to the strategies discussed.

It all just seems as a way for the “The Blagger” sorry the “The Badger” to show how awesome he is at trading.

There is a lot of fundamental information regarding horse racing that is missing from this book.

I feel that if you were to trade the horse racing markets based on the information in this book you would lose money and the book would not give you the answers why.

This book simplifies the horse racing markets and focuses more on how much money you can make rather then going deep into the process of making consistently good trades.

So then do I think that Tony Hargreaves is full of crap and a snake oil salesman?

I think its a possibility or maybe he is just very bad at writing down the process of how he trades so profitably.

Conclusion

My main issue with these expensive ebooks is that they are sold on the premise that you are getting expert advice from a professional trader.

The information and content in these books though is very basic and doesn’t provide the depth of information you expect from a “professional trader.”

I would recommend you don’t buy anything that Tony Hargreaves is selling there is free information that is much better then what he offers in either of these ebooks.

Its get 0.5 star rating for me, the price tags are ridiculous for me and the books offer very little value.

I wrote a follow up to this review here due to some discussion this review caused.

Here are my recommendations for free material that in my opinion offer a lot more value then the “The Badgers” products.

 Peter Webb’s Youtube Channel

Caan Berry Website

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