Hmmmm, Have you heard that before? I certainly have. Truth to tell, tipping services are mostly rubbish. There are a dozen or so that are profitable, but they are the exception rather than the rule.
Most of them are long term subscription services that make you pay out hundreds of pounds in advance with no guarantees and no chance of a refund.
Or you have the “Odds to” services that get you to put on bets for them. They only get paid for winning bets, but quite often they still leave you at a loss because while they do get a lot of winners they do not maintain a high strike rate and because ostensibly the tips are free they also do not give a guarantee.
Any service that is worth its salt should offer you three things.
1. A money back guarantee.
The money back guarantee is an absolute must have. It is your right and your guarantee that you will not receive poor quality service. This is your proof against being ripped off. Any service that will not offer you a money back guarantee should be avoided like the plague.
The service should offer you more than just a seasonal ticket. Often you will be asked to pay for a month in advance, but more likely you will be tempted into paying for a three or six month subscription or even a yearly contract. And with no guarantee of making any profits. Most tipping services can hit a lucky streak but all too often they are in a loss situation. Bad luck for you.
You should look around for a service that offers you value for money without tying you in to a long term commitment visit the site bloodhorse.com.
Time enough for that once you have established that the service profit making capability
And of course the service that you choose should make you money regularly and not just over the period of a year. A lot of services hide their losing sequences with profits made from backing 14/1 or 33/1 shots in the bigger races forgetting to tell you that their average strike rate is below 25%.
Any reputable tipping service should proof their tips prior to uploading them. And they should be uploaded to an independent third party who can confirm the claims of the service.
But what about new services?
New services crop up all the time. It is hard to give any firm advice beyond that already given. It is especially difficult to get an estimation of their track record as they obviously do not have one. Check out their offers, money back guarantees and if they seem to be reasonable then by all means try them out. In the competitive climate that now exists new services may provide a profitable alternative to some of the stale and dodgy services that have been around for some time.
If in doubt ask for a free couple of days to sample the service. If they are reputable they should have very little problem with doing this. Just don’t expect them to give you more than two to three days. Remember they are in business and can’t afford to give away too many freebies.
You need to keep your wits about you when choosing a tipping service, don’t rely on word of mouth from other punters especially on forums as you may find that you are guided away from your original choice to a different service. This is deliberate as many of these services haunt the forums with the intent of luring newbies to their services. They may have no knowledge of the service you are asking about but will rubbish it anyway in order to get your confidence.
Also they should have their business details easily available. An email address or contact telephone number. And when you try and contact them you should have no trouble talking to someone. If there are no contact details available or the address is given as a PO box number or the telephone number is an 0800 number, then stop and think why they are not giving you their contact details. It might be better if you don’t give them your hard earned money.