The Betting Mastermind

| February 8, 2018 | Reply

Product Name:
The Betting Mastermind

Company Name & Contact Details:
Stuart Neill
the-betting-mastermind@outlook.com
www.thebettingmastermind.co.uk

Price:
£19.99 per month – currently offering a special lifetime membership for £249.99

Money Back Guarantee:
Yes, all payments are through Clickbank and the default 60-day money back guarantee applies.

What Do You Get?
Daily horse racing lay selections using Betfair place SP, delivered by e-mail on the day of racing.

Where to Buy:
www.thebettingmastermind.co.uk

Brief Summary:
Daily, flat stake, lay selections on UK horse racing, using specific criteria to maximise the return. You do need to monitor Betfair prices in the few minutes up to the off in each race where there is a selection.

How Much Money Do I Need to Get Started?
A 40-point starting bank is recommended.

How Much Money Can I Make?
Claims that at least £3,000 per year can be made from a £500 starting bank by following the advice given and recalculating the value of one point by dividing the bank by 40 at the end of each month.

How Much Time Will I Need to Make This Work?
Each selection requires the market to be checked 5-10 minutes before the race. So although placing the selections is a matter of a minute or two, there is a requirement to be available just prior to each race.

Will I Need Any Equipment to Do This?
Internet connection and PC or mobile device.

Value for Money?
£19.99 is not a high price in the tipster market today and the historic results suggest returns could average around 7-8 points per month. If these results are borne out by the trial then this could be a lucrative service.

Quality of Customer Service?
Sign up is quick and easy and you receive an e-mail detailing the system and how to use it. Stuart has responded quickly to my e-mails to date and all information requested has been provided. Enquiries are aimed to be answered within 24 hours and I have always received replies within that timeframe.

Review:
Stuart Neill launched The Betting Mastermind back in June 2017 as a horse racing lay service on the Betfair Place markets. The key criterion was to select the correct Betfair place market based on the standard UK bookmaker place terms and lay selections not to get placed. However, six months into the service the “V1 Strategy” was introduced based on an analysis of the results to date.

So whereas the initial service had been to lay all selections, unless they were in the top three of the Betfair WIN market, the V1 Strategy involved only laying selections that were 4th, 5th or 8th+ in the WIN market betting. Based on the historic data it was shown that this system would have generated additional profit in the first six months.

However, since the addition of the alternative strategy, the original plan, confusingly referred to as V2, has shown superior results, generating an additional £1,200 profit (at £100 per lay) across the full eight months, over the supposedly refined V1 method. The parallel use of the two systems does tend towards confusion for users if they are not careful as to which they are following. So I was pleased to hear that Stuart intends to revert to using the most profitable system only at the end of twelve months.

Both systems require you to monitor the Betfair market just before the race to check where the selection is in the win bet market and what the correct place market is allowing for non-runners etc. Once it is ascertained that it is a live selection then laying at Betfair SP is a simple task.

The web site is a simple one-pager but it does contain details of the subscription options and, most importantly, a full analysis of results to date using both V1 and V2 systems. There is a further set of results for a “Snap-On” system but that is outside the scope of this review and requires an additional payment.

E-mails containing the tips are received on the morning of racing but there is no set time, they have been as early as pre-8 am and as late as after 11. However, an e-mail is sent to advise days when there are no selections.

Results – Month 1 (8th January to 7th February 2018)
The original V2 system of backing all selections as long as they weren’t in the first three of the win bet market generated a profit of 19 points at 37.39% ROI. The “refined” V1 method delivered only 13 points profit but at 50.5% ROI.

There were 51 selections in total which delivered a longest losing run of two and a longest winning run of eight. It was also on an unbroken run of three winners at the end of the first month. The strike rate from this side of the system was 74.51% (38 winning selections).

Of those 51 selections, 26 fulfilled the V1 criteria and 22 were winning selections, a strike rate of 84.62%. There were no consecutive losing bets for this strategy and the longest winning streak was 13. The unbroken run of winners at the end of the month was sitting at five.

Both sets of results are very acceptable in their own right and there is an element of personal choice as to which strategy you prefer.

Summary – Month 1
I fear that the results seen in the first six months which prompted the introduction of the V1 Strategy were no more than a statistical anomaly and that over a bigger sample omitting the 6th and 7th favourites will not produce a significantly improved performance. Indeed, the results to date are beginning to bear that theory out.

Notwithstanding that, the V2 Strategy is delivering more than acceptable results for a lay tipster and my wait for a consistently performing lay service to add to my portfolio may be coming to an end. I look forward to the next two months for further evidence of stability and long-term profitability.

Results of the trial to date for both strategies can be found here:

V2 Strategy

V1 Strategy

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