Product Name: Zero Hype Lay of the Day
Author: Ryan Phillips
Company Name & Contact Details:
Office No. 6780
PO Box 4336
Tel 0844 664 7979
As with all our services our aim is to enable you to make tax-free profits month on month, year on year.
Price: £10 per month, £20 per quarter £40 per half year or £60 per year.
Money Back Guarantee: No
What Do You Get?
– Daily email with tips for lay betting
Where To Buy: http://www.zerohype.co.uk/affiliates/affiliate/affiliate.php?id=7&group=5
Zero Hype Lay of the Day by Ryan Phillips and the Zero Hype team is a straightforward lay tipping service with bet advice sent daily by email. Maximum lay odds specified for each selection.
How Much Money Do I Need To Get Started?
100 point bank with level 1 point stakes recommended.
How Much Money Can I Make?
No specific claims made. Loss 7 points in trial to date using bot criteria
How Much Time Will I Need To Make This Work?
5 minutes daily.
Will I Need Any Equipment To Do This?
PC and Internet connection plus betting exchange account.
Value For Money?
Probably – longer trial needed.
Quality Of Customer Service?
Good – prompt response to emails.
Midpoint Review 25/10/2011
I have a feeling that readers finding the Zero Hype site are going to be more than interested as there are other services for winners and soccer which we will be reviewing shortly. What is clear from the initial test on the paid service is the commitment to customer communication and an adherence to the title mantra which is refreshing.
No doubt all the marketing gurus would criticise the site for underselling itself but this really seems to be a case of less is more and I hope the results long term will back this up.
As regards the pay service itself this is undertaken by sending a daily email, usually mid morning, advising of any selections. The staking is graded into 3 risk levels and there are maximum lay odds suggested of 15.0.
The authors have assumed use of a bot which will allow you to place bets at less than the ordinary Betfair minimum of £2 and we have calculated our results on this basis. A large bank would otherwise be required as a 200 point starter is used and with a minimum bet of 0.1 point this would translate to £4k if following manually.
There are not tips sent every day and the whole service seems to be based on a conservative view of things which makes sense for laying. We have seen 19 selections make the starting gate and 4 of these have won their race which appears to be an unusual experience based on comments made.
Even so the loss of 7 points is manageable and it is going to take at least 2 months before we can really express an opinion on the longer term potential of the service.
A further review will follow in November at the 1 month stage and then December 2011. Worth a look and if the results turn out as seen in the past should be a worthwhile service.
Full Review 11/11/2011
Since the interim review the service has continued to stand still with a slight reduction in the loss seen, but relatively few selections. The authors put this down to the changeover period between flat and jump racing and we have only seen 5 more selections in the 2 week period.
The strike rate has come up to 80% and I know that this is considered below par for the service. They are looking at the possibility of changing the staking plan to level stakes, although in the period we have considered this would have increased the loss to 13 points.
There is no doubt in my mind that the service is run for the prime benefit of subscribers and refreshingly there is no betting just for the sake of it.
As previously indicated this is going to need a much longer trial than this as the sample is very small. We will update readers further at the end of November and I will be surprised if the service has not improved at that stage.
You can see a full breakdown of my results here:
Since the full review there have been a couple of adjustments to the service and we are now only a couple of weeks into the latest arrangements.
From offering no more than 2 selections daily we now have multiple offerings which are sent out the night before and on the basis that they should only become active bets if the BSP is 20.0 or less. This can be readily set up using a bot but would a nightmare manually – on 1 day the races selected ran from 1.35 until 9.20 and just 1 of them actually became a qualifier.
There has been an improvement in the performance since the change with just 2 winners from 27 qualifiers and a 14% increase in the bank. The service ethic remains strong – as indicated by the thread comments – and we have recently started looking at the soccer service Scoring for Fun which has just launched. There was also a trial of a place betting tipping service which was very successful and is worth a look via the main site.
If the current performance continues then the service will be good value and we will update readers again early in the New Year.
Lay of the Day Update 12/1/2012
Since the last update we have seen a further adjustment to the criteria and the maximum BSP now recommended is 16.0. A proviso has also been added to the emails recently that users should consider the going before finally betting and ensure it remains the same as when the selections were made.
This is going to make life a bit more difficult for users as the ability to just enter a maximum BSP has now been overridden unless you are prepared to ignore this risk.
The results have continued on the upward trend and after a period where many selections did not reach the BSP criterion the recent history has been excellent. The strike rate now is almost 90% with over 150 qualifying selections and at the current performance level the service is worth considering. Full results details have been updated on the spreadsheet.
You can see a full breakdown of results here: