There’s quite a lot of negative press and incorrect assumptions when it comes to betting tipsters. I’m a huge fan, personally. In this guide, I want to take a look at every detail when it comes to betting tipsters. I’ll look at why you should use them, why I use them, what to consider when choosing a tipster, who the best ones are as well as how to avoid being scammed.
Why You Should Follow Expert Betting Tipsters
When it comes to making some cash from betting, you need to treat it like investing. And when it comes to investing, you take professional advice from a financial advisor, right? So why should it be any different when it comes to betting?
I don’t want to spend 10 hours a day sitting in front of a computer screen researching teams, analysing statistics and looking for angles. That’s why I use expert betting tipsters who can help me find value in the vast betting markets.
Expert betting tipsters are paid to do just that. They have built up their extensive knowledge of particular markets so that they know what signs to look for when hunting out value. To me, it’s this help I’m willing to pay for and I recommend others do the same.
What to Consider When Choosing a Betting Tipster
When it comes to picking out a betting tipster to use, there are a few things I think every one of us should consider and I have outlined them below:
Fees – This is obviously one of the most important things to look at and that’s the overall cost of the advice. Usually, a tipster will let you know how much they make on average (if they don’t, it’s not that hard to work out from their total profit). What I then do is take the monthly cost of the tips and divide it by their monthly average profit (points) to work out how much I am paying per point of profit.
For example, if a tipster averages 23pts profit per month and charges €49 per month then I know I’ll be paying €2.13 per point of profit on average. Generally, I will look to pay up to €3 per point of profit as I tend to play with high stakes.
Timing – You need to know what time the betting tipster sends their expert advice out. It’s no good if they send it at 10 pm at night when you’re likely to be out or at 2 am when you’re going to be getting some sleep. Make sure you choose a betting tipster who sends their tips at a time that works for you.
Odds – Another thing to consider are the odds. I want to be given valuable advice which means I don’t want to be told to back a favourite at odds of 1.05. However, I also personally don’t want to be waiting a week for a winner backing underdogs at 15.00. I need a happy medium. You need to set your parameters and ensure your tipster meets those.
Sportsbooks – Some of us are limited by some of the sportsbooks due to winning too much. When it comes to choosing a tipster, make sure the selections are available at a wide range of sportsbook or at least those sportsbooks that you still have access to.
Results and Stats – An obvious point but one I feel I need to make… When it comes to choosing a tipster, make sure they have publicly available results and stats for you to look over. You don’t want to put your money and faith into a tipster who is shy about their past performance. If they don’t want to share their results then alarm bells should ring!
Who are the Best Betting Tipsters?
When it comes to finding the best betting tipsters, I personally think the best place to start are the major tipster networks such as Betting Gods. These networks spend a lot of time filtering through rubbish tipsters to build a network of the best-of-the-best.
Of course, there are plenty of independent tipsters out there who are amazing at what they do. I personally prefer to have the support of a larger organisation behind any tipster I chose so I tend to stick with the established networks.
If I had to pick out a couple of highly recommended tipsters based on their past experience, it would be Quentin Franks Racing for horse racing and Ultimate Football Tips for football both of which are on the Betting Gods network.
Which Betting Tipsters Should You Avoid?
There are a few pitfalls that I do see people falling into when it comes to finding the best tipster to join so in this section I want to give you three key points to look out for:
Social Media Tipsters – Unfortunately, these tipsters often won’t have your best interests at heart. Some will even provide tips they hope will lose so that you lose at the sportsbooks (that they signed you up to) and therefore earn a cut of the profits from the sportsbooks. I have nothing against people recommending sportsbooks or casinos (I do it), but I do have an issue with tipsters who claim to be experts when ultimately they don’t want you to win!
Lacking Results – This should go without saying, but if a tipster has no results then you should avoid them. You are putting your money at risk and therefore need to be confident that a tipster knows what they’re doing. You can only have confidence if you can see their past results.
Newly Registered Websites – I like my tipsters to have gained years of experience before I consider joining them. So one trick I like to use is to find out when a domain was registered by looking it up on WHOIS. What this tells me is how long the tipster has actually been live on the internet. You’ll often have people claiming they have 5 years of proven results on a website that’s barely 6 months old… More alarm bells!
Independent Reviews are King
Ultimately, to be really sure you’re joining a legitimately profitable betting tipster you will need to rely on independent reviews. There are a few places online which I highly recommend checking out when it comes to looking for reviews.
Now Take Action…
Now it’s time for you to take action. If you really want to step up your game and start winning at the sportsbooks then it’s time to get out there and find a suitable expert betting tipster who can meet your needs. Good luck!