SBC Tipster Performance Tables
SBC Tipster Performance Tables
This page explains how to understand the SBC performance tables which you can find on the magazine download page.
Each month we compile the latest results from all the tipster we monitor. There are separate tables for sports tipsters and for racing tipsters.
So who is the best tipster?
A common question we get asked is who the best tipster is. Although this sounds a simple question to answer, in reality it isn’t. For example, a tipster might have had a storming 6 months, but all of this profit may be down to a single big price winner – Does this make him the best tipster? We think not.
Our performance tables aim to show you tipster performance from a number of angles and different time frames to give you a more comprehensive comparison.
To do this we have created a number of unique metrics as follows:
- SBC Ratings: Our subjective ratings taking into account many things beyond results such as odds availability and customer service.
- Average cost per month: Based on the price of the lowest multi month option (usually 3 months).
- Odds availability: A high score means the service proofs to readily available odds or Betfair SP.
- Age: The age of the service in months. The longer the service has been in operation, the more credibility it stores up.
- ROI: Return on Investment – Total points profit divided by the total amount staked. AKA Profit on Turnover. Generally an ROI of 10% is a good benchmark, this means that £10 profit is made for every £100 risked.
- ROI+: This is the ROI times by the number of bets. A high score rewards those tipsters who have maintained a good ROI over a large number of bets. For example a tipster that has maintained an ROI of 10% over 2000 bets is much better than one with an ROI of 30% over just 100.
- ROC: Return On Capital. This is your total points profit divided by the betting bank put aside. E.g. You set up a betting back of £1000. If they return a profit of £500, this is a 50% Return on your capital.
- Best Of The Best: This table shows the best of the best tipsters based on results alone with fees not taken into account. Tipsters are measure by their profit from a £5,000 starting bank. For example a profit of £1,975 means a starting bank would now be £6,975. The table is ranked by annualised profit to even out the playing field. For example Equine Investments has the best total profit, but has been in operation for a lot longer. The annualised profits show that Systematic betting has performed better in the time it has been operating.
- Value For Money: This table shows the best tipsters after fees based on a £5000 bank. The aim is to show you which tipster provides the best profits after fees are taken into account. Any service with a closed membership is not included in the rankings, and is instead shown at the bottom of the table.
- Low Cost: This table shows the best low cost tipsters by ROI+. The tipsters are first ranked by cost per month then by their performance. Any service with a closed membership is not included in the rankings, and is instead shown at the bottom of the table.
- Odds Availability: This table shows the best tipsters for odds availability. The tipsters are first ranked by our score for their odds availability then by their performance. Any service with a closed membership is not included in the rankings, and is instead shown at the bottom of the table.
- Master Tab: This is the master tab we used to create our specific comparison tables. There’s a lot of data here so its probably only for more advanced excel users to get to grips with.
You can find on the magazine download page.