Interview With A Pro Tipster – Tim
I was recently chatting with Tim who is our Head Blogger here at Betting Gods and the mastermind behind Big Race Bookie Busters , and asked him a few questions about his life as a Pro Tipster and how he got started.
Darren : We’ve known each other a good couple of years now but please for those who read this interview on the blog, how did you get into life as a betting tipster?
Tim: It’s been a long journey for me, one that started as a punter, led to me working part-time as an on-course bookmaker, and writing a variety of freelance articles. The writer part of my journey led to me writing regular sports blogs for the Betting Gods website, which showcased my talents as a tipster to members and readers. After months of proofing my tips live, you kindly let me open my service up to subscribers – and Big Race Bookie Busters was born.
Darren : What does your typical day involve?
Tim : The first item on my agenda is to take a look at the declarations for the following day and work out which races are of interest to me from a punting point of view, usually handicaps and high-quality racing. I then take a look through the horses’ form, watch a variety of videos of races, and check the trainer-form. Checking the weather forecast comes next, and trying to assess the likely ground. I then produce a short-list of horses that offer the potential for a bet, and then price them up as I think they should be. When the bookies’ prices come out later, I then see which horses are bigger prices than I think they should be – and they’re usually the ones I recommend as bets.
Darren : What do you find is the best part of being a tipster, and the worst?
Tim : Picking big-priced winners and having runs of winners makes you feel on top of the world, but the worst has to be that inevitable long run of losers that all tipsters have – unless they recommend a lot of bets at odds-on.
Darren : I know from past experience that following form can be a full-time job in itself. Do you take time off, and do you actually get to relax on holiday? I know that I don’t!
Tim : 10 months in, and I confess I’ve only had one-week off in which I did find myself constantly filling my spare time looking at the form. But hey, you have to love horse racing to do this job – which I do – so I’m not complaining.
Darren : What would you say is the biggest challenge you face as a tipster?
Tim : The biggest challenge is out-performing all your competitors, something it’s impossible to do on a day-to-day or week-to-week basis. However, I’d always urge punters to take a long-term approach to betting, be patient, and stick to an annual goal.
You can view Tim’s betting service at the following link: