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Punter Essentials: How To Pick A Pro Betting Tipster

Last Updated: February 12, 2018

Punter Essentials: How To Pick A Pro Betting Tipster

In a world full of self-titled expert tipsters, deciding which pro betting tipster to join can cause some major headaches especially when you add con artists and scammers into the mix who only want your money.

But that’s why we’ve put together this thorough guide to picking the perfect pro betting tipster whether that’s someone from our network or not.

Before you join any tipster, make sure you spend a little time working your way through our guide and researching that tipster to ensure you’re making a decision that will benefit you and your betting:

The Key Features of the Perfect Pro Betting Tipster

When it comes to finding the right pro betting tipster for you, we’ve put together the key areas you ought to look at before you decide to sign up:

Are Past Results Available?

The first thing you want to look for are past results. Especially these days, it’s incredibly easy for anyone to throw a website up and claim they’re making £10,000 a month with £1 bets. It’s far more time-consuming to have a full list of results so this first step will ensure you filter out the lazy scammers who can’t even be bothered to put together a set of fake results.

Ideally, when it comes to results, you want to have at least 6 months to look at if it’s from a reliable network or over a years worth if it’s an independent tipster or someone new to the scene that you’ve only just become aware of.

Is it the Right Style of Betting for You?

You know what you want from a tipster better than anyone else so when it comes to choosing a tipster to join, you need to ensure that they are going to provide you with what you’re after.

Are you happy to ride out long losing runs as long as the wins are at huge odds?

Would you prefer to see regular winners at lower odds instead?

Do you want to back 20 tips a day or would you prefer a selective approach?

Are you able to place the tips during the day or would you need them sent the evening before?

Do you want your tipster to prove they’re a pro betting tipster by writing an explanation for the tips they make or are you not fussed?

These are the sorts of questions you need to ask yourself before you go and commit yourself. This is a further reason why having past results to hand is vital as it’ll help you get an overview of losing runs, winning runs, drawdown and the styling of tipping.

Does it Achieve Your Ideal ROI?

First of all, you need to know what ROI, or Return on Investment, is and how it is calculated. The ROI is effectively the return you will see on the amount you invest to the tips.

For example, if you were to place £500 worth of tips and the average ROI was 20% then you’d expect to see £100 of profit and would expect to see £100 for every future £500 worth of tips.

In your head, you need to work out how much money you expect to see back from your investment. Don’t be afraid to set your targets high but also be realistic. If you’re just getting started then looking for a tipster with an ROI around the 10-15% would be ideal.

Are there Independent Tipster Reviews for the Service?

It should go without saying that before you join any tipster, you need to get yourself straight onto Google and search for “TIPSTER NAME” + Reviews. This will bring up every review for that particular service so you determine whether or not the past results are legitimate.

If there are no reviews then it’s either because the service is new or the service is doing their best to prevent reviews from occurring.

A little further down this page, we’ve written about the best places to find pro betting tipster reviews.

How is the Service Funded?

When it comes to tipsters, there are three funding options:

1 – Subscription Fees
This is the obvious way and the option we have at Betting Gods. This involves charging a subscription fee for access to a particular pro betting tipster over a given period of time. As a punter, the advantage is that you vote with your wallet. If the service isn’t for you or isn’t performing then you simply cancellation your subscription and leave.

2 – Donations
Rare, but it does happen. There are a few tipsters about who rely on donations such as “Buy me a Pint” links. This is a novelty and not something you’ll see serious businesses in the gambling industry operate. That doesn’t mean the tipsters who do ask for donations are bad tipsters.

3 – Affiliate Commissions
To put it bluntly, this is where a tipster makes a commission when you lose at the bookies… It doesn’t take a genius to work out the conflict of interest here. This practice has even picked up some attention in the national press. Even The Guardian wrote a lengthy article about the practice, unfortunately in true Guardian style, by lumping every tipster on the planet under the same shady umbrella.

From a personal view point, I’d focus on tipsters who charge a regular subscription. This means the tipster knows they have to impress you in order to keep you paying unlike the other payment options.

Quick Tip: “How about £20 for a lifetime of tips?” If it sounds to good to be true then avoid it like the plague!

What Support Options does this Pro Betting Tipster Provide?

If you’ve ever got an issue with accessing your tips or placing a bet then you want to ensure your tipster is easy to get hold of. Before joining, it’s a great idea to test out their customer support by dropping them an email and seeing how long it takes for them to reply.

Also keep an eye out for other support options such as web chat or a telephone number.

If a service makes it particularly difficult to get into contact with them then avoid at all costs!

Where to Read Reliable Reviews

There are plenty of review sites out there, but some are far superior than others. In this post, it seemed essential that we included a list of the most reliable review sites out there:

Honest Betting Reviews – Visit Here
Probably one of the most comprehensive and professional review platforms out there. Honest Betting Reviews run reviews for anywhere between 3 months and 2 years plus to ensure they can recommend a particular service. They’re certainly not shy about calling out scams.

Tipsters Review – Visit Here
Where Tipsters Review stands out is that it’s the only review platform based on actual customer reviews. Every tipster gets given a page where real customers can rate the service out of 5 and leave a comment. There’s no hiding here as more and more customers leave a review ensuring the star rating is both accurate and up to date.

GeeGeez – Visit Here
When you think of GeeGeez, the first thing you think of is probably Matt Bisogno and his incredible service? What you may not know is that they run several reviews simultaneously for 60 day periods.

Cash Master – Visit Here
The Cash Master doesn’t just focus on betting but looks at all investment products. This can include a traditional horse racing tipster, the latest trendy cryptocurrency or stocks and share advice.

Clickbank Homepage

The Truth About Clickbank Tipsters

There’s a slight misconception when it comes to Clickbank. A lot of punters who have been ripped off over and over again by tipsters selling their services through Clickbank assume that every product on Clickbank is a scam and Clickbank is some shady organisation hidden in the deepest, darkest corner of the internet.

This simply isn’t true.

The reason Clickbank attracts a lot of tipsters is the fact that Clickbank have a full network of affiliates in place to promote new products. It’s one of the reasons Betting Gods are also on Clickbank.

Clickbank are simply the facilitator of payments in the same way that PayPal and HSBC process payments. I’m sure PayPal and HSBC also inadvertently attract scammers and cowboys but that shouldn’t tarnish everyone who uses those services.

Quick Tip: Clickbank offer a money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with a service, then ask Clickbank for your money back by visiting here

So next time you see the words Clickbank, don’t let that be an instant turn-off.

Who are the Best Pro Betting Tipsters to Follow?

Best is a very subjective word so trying to tell you who the best tipsters are would be impossible. However, when it comes to finding a reliable pro betting tipster to follow, I would focus on the following:

Part of a Network?
There are a few tipster networks out there, Betting Gods being one of them. Each network has built up their own reputation (some good and some seriously bad). By joining a tipster on a network, you are using the extensive positive reputation of that network to cover your back from being scammed.

As Mentioned, Reviews?
I know I keep going on about reviews but I need to hammer the point home. Before you join any tipster, look for reviews! It’s as simple as that.

Customer Support?
I briefly touched on this previously too, when it comes to joining a tipster make sure they offer a range of customer support options and test out their response time before joining.

Who are the Worst Tipsters to Avoid?

You probably picked up my distaste for affiliate commissioned tipsters earlier in this guide and they’re the group of tipsters I’d avoid at all costs.

Up next would be Twitter and the tipsters that have flooded the social network. Tipsters aren’t just hiding behind an alias on a website now but are creating fake profiles to churn out so-called free bets hoping to get a handful of people to sign up through their bookmaker affiliate links. No results. No reviews. No stats. Just random tips seemingly plucked out of thin air (or from insider contacts apparently).

If you’re serious about making money by following a pro betting tipster then please don’t fall for one of the thousands of Twitter tipsters.

Quick Tip: When it comes to finding a tipster, make sure that tipster works for you and not for the bookies

Unfortunately, there still aren’t any legally enforceable regulations in place to prevent poor quality tipsters from flooding the market and ripping punters off. The whole Betting Gods team are in favour of any form of regulation. In fact Betting Gods director, Darren Moore, has publicly come out asking for an introduction of regulation to the tipster industry.

Can You Get Rich with a Pro Betting Tipster

Finally, Be Realistic

I’m sure you’d love to drive a Ferrari down to your moored yacht so you can sail off to your holiday home in St Tropez all paid for with your gambling income… But it’s not going to happen.

There are services out there which will promise you the Earth. And unfortunately, as people continue to fall for these outright scams, they’ll continue to multiply.

So my final words of advice are this: Ensure you keep a level head when it comes to choosing a tipster. Don’t go diving into the next best tipster you come across based on the headline and a snazzy photo of a beach.

Instead, take your time when it comes to choosing a tipster and set realistic, achievable goals.

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