Exclusive Interview: The Punter That Made $1M Using Tipsters

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Back in April, I was lucky enough to be granted a detailed interview with one of our members, Billy McPherson about his significant betting success using tipsters. Today I am publishing the entire interview in full for you all to read.

The interview was given following the interest in Billy after his original shorter interview with me in February, where he outlined how he had made $1m dollars betting with tipsters in the past 5 years.

A quarter of these profits he attributed to Secret Betting Club rated and reviewed tipsters.

It also should make for fascinating reading for those of you unable to bet on horse racing because as Billy outlines, he doesn’t follow the sport. Instead he concentrates on sports such as Football, NFL, NBA, Golf & Tennis.

Alongside my own questions, several SBC members also put forward their own questions for Billy, which he answers throughout.

So here in full, is my interview with Billy on how he has made $1m dollars betting!

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How I Make Money Betting / Billy McPherson

SBC: Hi Billy, thanks for agreeing to be interviewed. Firstly, can you tell me a little bit about yourself and where you are based?

Billy: I am 52 years old. In my previous life, I was an oil trader for a large and very well-known bank. I left the firm around 15 years ago as I wanted a life with lower stress levels, and became a trader working from home using my own capital.

How does being based abroad impact your betting and the tipsters you follow?

Being based outside the UK, there is obviously a smaller choice of bookmakers due to regulations, and it is full of unmonitored tipsters which creates a big challenge in trying to find reliable and credible tipsters.

How exactly did you get started following tipsters and how long has it taken to build up to your current staking/profit levels? 

My full time profession is trading the stock market. I believe any investor should have a diversified portfolio, so I decided to create a sports investment portfolio over a decade ago, and allocated a 20% stake of my capital to this portfolio. At the beginning of each year, I reallocate my portfolio, and I place anywhere from 1% to 4% of my portfolio on my bets depending upon the sport and the tipster.

It’s a popular question and one posed by David and George to name just two SBC members. Can you reveal the names and identifies of the tipsters you follow? 

The tipsters I follow that SBC track are Football Investor (Combo), AH Edge (Jon Roberts), Football Elite, and Football Value.

How about tipsters that we don’t track here at SBC? Are there any you recommend and are willing to name?

A few of the non-SBC tipsters I would recommend are Swingform (UK based golf service), MG Tennis Tipster (European based tennis service), and AFLTipstar an Aussie Rules Football service on Twitter which is currently a free service to follow.  All three of these services have performed admirably for me and are a core of my portfolio.

You don’t follow any racing tipsters. Is that due to your location and the difficulties of betting on the sport or more a factor of the issues of bookmaker restrictions/closures on the sport?

I do not follow any horse racing tipsters, as due to where I am based, I know of only one bookmaker offering UK horse racing, and prices are settled on Tote payouts, so not of interest to me.

Which tipster(s) have made you the most money or the greatest Return on Investment or Return on Capital?

Out of the tipsters covered by SBC, Football Investor has made me the most money, and is my favourite service covered by you. Although now out of favour at SBC, and I can see the reasons why, Football Elite is still one of my best performing. I have been following Matt for almost 10 years, which has been very profitable even though the last few years have been lean. I only bet his 5 unit games, which continue to produce a good return.

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Are you happy to share some of the performance standards achieved by the tipsters we don’t yet track here at SBC?

My best performing ROI service is the golf tipster Swingform I mentioned previously with a ROI of just under 15%, however with the nature of large priced winners, a very patient long term strategy must be applied.

My best performing overall tipster isn’t a tipster but a source in a Las Vegas sports book, whose acquaintance I made over 5 years ago, so I wish him to remain nameless for obvious reasons.

I am currently monitoring the Golf Monthly tipster, Tom Clarke who is now in his second season, and to date has an outstanding record, so this is one I will be considering adding next year.

Do you have any preference for the type of tipster you like to follow?

I will only follow a tipster that has a long track and verifiable record. I do not like tipsters that release bets within an hour of a game starting.

In your first interview, you described how you follow an extensive portfolio featuring 22 tipsters across several sports.  Have you deliberately chosen as wide ranging a group of sports as possible to bet on or is it just a case of following any tipster that meets your requirements?

As a diversified investor, I believe this is important to any long-term success. Having all your eggs in one basket is never ideal, and as a stock market trader, asset allocation is important. This is the main reason for the wide range of sports I invest in.

Do you place every tip as it comes in? It not, what do you do if the odds move? Do you work to strict minimum value odds criteria?

Most of the tipsters I follow release picks while I am sleeping due so many times I am placing bets many hours or even the following day after release. Most markets are very liquid. With regards to odds movement, I have a strict criteria I follow with regards to placing bets. It is not uncommon though for odds to move in my favour too, especially when betting on totals.

How do you select the type of tipster you follow? Aside from using the SBC analysis of course on the tipsters we review!

SBC does all the hard work, and it is fairly easy to decide what tipsters to consider. I prefer low volume tipsters over a tipster that releases 10-20 selections a day. Of course, following many tipsters, mean I am a high volume trader, but the diversification is important to me. Following a tipster where odds move quickly after release is not my cup of tea, so I do not follow this type of tipster.

This is one reason I like the SBC football tipsters that I follow, as they release bets on Thursday or Friday and I like to wait until Saturday to place these bets are odds are normally better than when released, as the public loves to bet favourites and most of these selections are underdogs.

Another member, George, asked how do you identify and choose those tipsters that are not yet covered/reviewed by us here at SBC?

This used to be very much a trial and error process. With no regulation, there are many services with records that cannot be substantiated. This has changed in the past few years, where many tipsters release their plays once game starts so in effect you can follow and paper trade these tipsters to see how successful these tipsters really are. Whilst this can be time consuming, it is possible to identify successful tipsters.

How often do you review your tipster portfolio and add in new services?

I review my portfolio annually, and may consider a new service. For example, this year I have added one new service.

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On a practical level, how do you juggle following so many tipsters? 

I dedicate 2 hours per day to my sports investment portfolio. This amount of time allows me opportunity to access the bets, check for best available odds, and place bets, and log them into my spreadsheet to enable easy analysis of sports, and tipsters themselves.

Do you ever take holidays or breaks from following tips? If so, do you switch off entirely or continue to bet when ‘away’?

I take holidays each year. Trading and sports betting in Summer months is much quieter, so our summer holiday will be time taken out of trading or sports betting. It is important to take time off, and relax and spend time with your loved ones. Betting should be investing and not an addiction.

How do you deal with bad runs and losing form? At such high stakes, do you find it adds more pressure?

I follow a strict money management system, never chase losses, and appreciate that there will be losing runs. I do not get stressed, and know that this is inevitable and wait and am patient as I know the tide will turn.

What’s the biggest loss you have experienced, what happened and how did you deal with it?

Earlier this year, I lost nearly $30,000 in a week. Was just a week where Lady Luck was not on my side. By following a strict money management practice, whether you have a bank of $1,000 or $100,000 is immaterial, adhere to your rules and never chase losses.

Do you watch games/races/matches of the bets you place? If so, how do you deal with the ’emotion of betting’?

Not very often. I will watch my favourite teams play.

Do you keep records of your bets? If so, how detailed are they?

Yes. This is a must. I have a detailed spreadsheet which tracks all bets, sports, tipsters, and type of bets. This is essential for analysing the entire portfolio.

You previously revealed that you look for at least a 5% ROI from any tipster and make ‘adjustments to the selections they provide to meet my own criteria’. Can you explain more as to how this works? 

Let’s say a tipster releases a bet on a NBA game where it is to bet the Over 200. If the line moves to Over 202 it will be a non-bet for me. If the total line moves by more than 1.5 points it is no longer a bet. However sometimes, the line moves by 3-4 points in my favour. In this instance, I will increase my bet size from 2% to 3% for example as the value has increased.

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You turnover more than $5m a year betting – what is an average stake for you? 

My average stake will be between $500 and $1500 depending upon the sport. Golf ante-post bets are much smaller ranging from $25 to a maximum of $500.

Do you set aside individual betting banks for each tipster or do you follow from one bank?

No, I follow from one bank.

Michael asked about your staking plan and how/when you make staking adjustments? 

I stake from 1% to 4% of portfolio per bet depending on sport and odds. I never change staking plan during a season.

Tom asked 2 questions, firstly about which bookmakers you use to place your bets? Are there certain firms you use more than others?

I use 10 different bookmakers, but the majority of bets are placed at 5Dimes, Heritage Sports, Betonline and Bookmaker.

Tom also wondered if you had suffered account restrictions and if so, how have you managed this or prevented it from happening?

No, this has never been a problem. Many of my bookmaker accounts accept bets of more than $10,000 and up to $50,000 on a NFL game, so my bets are quite small in comparison.

Given your stake sizes, do you split your bets up amongst several different bookmakers?

Very rarely.

Finally, George asked what advice you had for novices keen to repeat your success?

As I have already said, follow strict money management, and never chase losses.

Be Like Billy And Win With Tipsters

So there you have it – the full interview with Billy on just how he made $1million betting over the past 5 years through tipsters. My thanks go to him for answering all these questions so honestly!

Billy’s experience showcases what can be made with tipsters – especially when choosing the right ones…even if like him you are unable to bet on sports like Horse Racing.

With the right information on the best tipsters to follow and an understanding of the fundamentals of betting properly (staking plans, betting banks, mindset etc..) anyone can make a profit betting, regardless of experience or expertise.

If you want to try and emulate Billy, why not consider a Secret Betting Club membership, where we have over 20 recommended ‘Hall of Fame’ tipsters for you to choose from (several of whom Billy admits to following)

You can get started right away and best of all, you can save up to £38 on our best-selling Platinum ‘Pro-Punter’ membership package currently. 

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Justin

To best illustrate how a Secret Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from Justin, who having previously worked for the likes of Paddy Power as a trader is now making money as a punter by using tipster services. He makes around £20,000 from his betting each year, of which he attributes SBC as directly responsible for around £5,000 of that.

What’s your name?

Justin

When did you join the Secret Betting Club?

December 2013

What sports do you bet on?

I bet on a wide range of sports, the most common being tennis, soccer and basketball. From SBC I follow AH Edge, and Festival Value. But in total i follow about 10 tipsters and a free site with several tipsters on it (Betting Kingdom)

Why did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I’m ex industry, I used to work as trader for Paddypower and Sportsbet so i have an obvious interest in betting. I came across SBC on twitter (@sbcinfo) and decided to have a look.

How has the Secret Betting Club helped you?

Lots of the articles are quite interesting and give a different perspective on things, reading stories of likeminded ‘gamblers’ is interesting. Articles on hiding VPNs, etc are also useful.

What do you like most about the Secret Betting Club service?

What i like most is again the articles, i find them very interesting, the best performing tipster guides sometimes flag a new tipster to try out. I would like to spend time on the forum but at the moment i cannot.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Secret Betting Club?

I have made around 20k per year extra through betting. Its very difficult to say how much this website has contributed but knowledge and discipline are key and SBC reinforces that. AH Edge, On the Oche, Football Investor have definitely contributed to my profits so I’d guess it has made me around 5k a year of my profit. (I used to record all my bets religiously but have been slack in recent times)

What are your betting plans for the future?

My aim is to keep learning and refining my portfolio to make it less time consuming and as constant as possible. I would like to work on some models in the future and use machine learning to look for betting edges.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Phil

To best illustrate how a Secret Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from Phil, who has been an SBC member for 5 years and has made enough from his betting to take 4 holidays abroad every year off the back of his winnings!

What’s your name?

Phil

When did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I think i’m going into my 5th year now

What sports do you bet on?

Football, horse racing and now golf

Why did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I was using a football tipster who mentioned he had been reviewed by you. I put Secret Betting Club into Google and found the SBC website and decided to join to find out what they were all about.

How has the Secret Betting Club helped you?

The SBC has totally changed the way i feel about tipsters. Back in the mid 80’s  I used some very poor tipsters,  usually getting tips through a premium rate telephone number or sent by post. After years of making a loss I ended up moving abroad , which probably did me a big favour, and I swore i would never place a bet on a horse again.

After moving back to the UK 7 years ago I wanted to try betting again but only on football, and it was through the football tipster I subscribed to, that I came across the SBC. I took out a subscription and was surprised to find out how long a tipster had to proof their tips before the SBC would recommend them. The SBC reviews gave me enough enough confidence to subscribe to a highly rated horse racing service, to which i am still subscribed to today.

I have ended up subscribing to two more very good racing services and I am still making good profits to this day. The subs I pay each year to the SBC is some of the best money i spend.

The SBC has also taught me how to manage betting banks and staking properly.

What do you like most about the Secret Betting Club service?

The SBC is very honest when it comes to reviewing tipsters. Some review sites only review a service for a month which is not long enough.

With the SBC tipsters have to proof their tips for around a year so as to prove they are not just a flash in the pan. The SBC magazines are very informative with regular tipster profit reports. They have a great forum for people to promote their free tips and i always look forward to reading Rowan’s bet diary. Betting can be a lonely game at times so it’s always nice to hear how other people are doing.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Secret Betting Club?

I’m not going to go into figures but i will say that since I joined the SBC, my betting profits have paid for all my foreign holidays, which i take 4 times a year!

What are your betting plans for the future?

I plan to carry on the way I am for as long as possible although it’s getting harder now as i only have a handful of normal bookmaker accounts left. I have got through 6 sets of pseudo bookmaker accounts so that shows how successful i have been with my betting. I try to use the Exchanges as much as possible now to try and preserve the accounts i have left.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Ringo

To best illustrate how a Secret Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from ‘Ringo’, who in his first full year of SBC membership made over £42,000 from his betting. Here is how he did it…

What’s your name?

Ringo

When did you join the Secret Betting Club?

June 2014

What sports do you bet on?

Horses, Football & Greyhounds

How many tipsters do you follow?

Religiously 4, however I have about 2 more in my portfolio where certain months of the year are more prestigious lets say…

Why did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I wanted advice initially on hints to keep accounts from being closed or restricted. I also liked the access to the forum, the opinions put forward and the access to free information on a trial basis. SBC membership also provides cheaper fees to join tipsters that I liked and is a portal to discover new ventures with added discounts.

How has the Secret Betting Club helped you?

Technically all the above, plus its opened up new avenues and advice that I hadn’t considered previously such as keeping proper records, introducing lay bets and how they operated plus their lists of good and bad tipsters to avoid.

What do you like most about the Secret Betting Club service?

The forums and the monthly bulletins updating me on current issues and performance figures.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Secret Betting Club?

During my first full year using proper bookmakers, I made a profit of £42,134. However this meant six accounts were restricted and four closures…..a high price to pay!

What are your betting plans for the future?

Hopefully to continue betting without restrictions being imposed, religiously following staking plans and spreading bets with smaller stakes with a variety of bookmakers to keep me out of the limelight!

Ringo

 

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Billy McPherson

To best illustrate how a Secret Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from Billy McPherson, who has been an SBC member since 2011, during which time he has made over $1 million dollars – a quarter of which he attributes directly to tipsters we have recommended.

Here, without editing are Billy’s exact answers on exactly how SBC has helped his betting. (Look out for a more detailed interview coming with Billy in a future SBC Magazine!)

What’s your name?

Billy McPherson

When did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I joined SBC in 2011.

What sports do you bet on?

I bet on the following sports : NFL, College Football, NBA, College Basketball, Baseball, NHL Ice Hockey, Aussie Rules Football, NRL (Australian Rugby League), Golf, Tennis, Football

How many tipsters do you follow?

I have an extensive sports portfolio consisting currently of 22 tipsters

Why did you join the Secret Betting Club?

The main reason I joined SBC was because I was searching for one or two good football (soccer) tipsters as this had also been a weakness in my portfolio. After extensive research, and paper trading a number of services until I could personally see the consistency of results and profitability, I added a number of the services of the SBC site to my portfolio. Not all of these however are still in my portfolio, as they simply do not fit my criteria. I currently am using 7 football tipsters, 5 of which are from the SBC stable.

How has the Secret Betting Club helped you?

SBC has been extremely helpful to me to find a number of highly profitable tipsters, many of which I would never have found myself. I am currently using half a dozen tipsters from the SBC website.

What do you like most about the Secret Betting Club service?

I enjoy reading the in depth reviews, as there are many aspects which make a successful tipster. I tend to look for a minimum of 5% ROI and I have made some adjustments to the selections they provide to meet my own criteria to try and increase profit levels and reduce potential drawdowns, such as minimum price levels, value percentage bets etc….

How much have you made betting since you joined the Secret Betting Club?

My total profits since joining SBC are well over $1 million of which SBC approved tipsters account for about 25% of that amount.

What are your betting plans for the future?

I evaluate all services not only annually but over a period of 5 years, and I do not see any major changes in my betting plans for the next few years. My betting turnover averages over $5 million per year, and since I joined SBC in 2011 profits have been significantly higher due to recommendations of successful football betting tipsters being in my portfolio now.

What would you say to anyone considering a Secret Betting Club membership?

SBC is a legitimate source for finding successful tipsters in the world of so many dishonest tipsters. All tipsters have been thoroughly vetted, and all sections are proofed with high accuracy therefore ensuring tipsters of high quality. I would recommend anyone purchasing any service through any source to paper trade to ensure consistency, obtaining value odds and results until you are confident that the service can return a profit to a reasonable level that meets your expectations.

 

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | K

To best illustrate how a Secret Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

The latest in this series comes from SBC member, K, who although happy to share his experience with you all, was also keen to protect his identify from snooping bookmakers. Hence the fact we are just using his first initial!

Here is what K had to say (as ever, this is all his own words on the matter!)

What’s your name?

K

When did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I joined several years ago, let my subscription lapse at one point because life was too busy, then resubscribed a couple of years ago and have been a subscriber ever since.

What sports do you bet on?

Predominantly horse racing. For a while, I tried soccer (without success) and American sports, following one of the tipsters on SBC (who is no longer a promoted tipster). American sports became a big loser for me over time as I started chasing losses and following tipsters on twitter. More about this later. So, no more American sports – they seem like a lottery. On the other hand, horse racing is profitable. I have just started betting on tennis again and have developed my own mathematical model to help me. I also bet lightly on golf.

How many tipsters do you follow?

This varies from time to time. Currently, I’m following eleven tipsters. That may seem like a lot, but I’ve chosen carefully. Five are directly from SBC (one of them is free). They are all excellent and have proven long-term profitability. Four more are subscription tipsters (one is for Australian racing and one is for golf) and two others are free tipsters. I also subscribe to one set of ratings for which highlighted races are profitable, and follow another free set of ratings with a system of my own. Overall, it’s a heavy workload, but my timezone and work patterns allow me to manage this. I’m fairly ruthless in cancelling a subscription if it isn’t working out, even if long-term proofed results show a tipster is profitable, because it might be that I’m missing the prices too often

Why did you join the Secret Betting Club?

To find profitable tipsters and to read the guides available for SBC members on profitable betting. Before SBC, I’d followed various other systems and ratings, some successfully, but mostly unsuccessfully. SBC helps steer punters towards profitable and reliable tipsters. It’s great that SBC is independent too.

How has the Secret Betting Club helped you?

There are useful articles on, for example, what to do if different tipsters make the same selections and how that impacts results. These articles stimulate thinking on similar topics, e.g. what to do if you have several tipped selections in the same race (an issue I have daily). The tipster tables are great because you can zero in on the type of tipster you’re looking for – in my case, I look at the more affordable and low workload options. I’ve discovered that tipsters who charge enormous amounts don’t necessarily do any better than those who charge moderately. I read the reviews to determine if there is anyone new I want to follow. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, SBC gave me confidence that it is possible to make decent profits over time by following tipsters, if you are disciplined.

What do you like most about the Secret Betting Club service?

I like that the SBC is independent. I know that when they recommend a tipster, or upgrade or downgrade an existing rating, that their opinion is based on results and judgement, not on hidden commissions.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Secret Betting Club?

This is a multi-part answer. In the early days, I made moderate profits. 2015, though, was a complete disaster for various reasons, but mainly because I became obsessed with betting on soccer and American sports. One SBC tipster on basketball cost me a lot. I started following tipsters on twitter (not recommended, by the way) and made the problem worse. I had health issues, and maybe I was trying too hard. Certainly, I lacked discipline. In a few months, I lost a five-figure amount.I’d never done that before.

It was time to pull back, rethink, develop new strategies. By late 2015, I was ready. I came up with my set of rules above. I followed the SBC tipsters I knew I could rely on, and carefully evaluated others using Archie scores and other measures. Although I’ve changed some of the tipsters I follow, there’s a core group whom I rely on, as explained above. In 2016, I managed to make GBP 38,000 on horse racing. That recouped most of what I’d lost when betting crazily on American sports.

I don’t expect 2017 to be as good, but I’d hope to make at least half that amount. It’s been at a cost to my accounts, though. I’d already been restricted to pennies at Bet365 when my balance there hit GBP 10,000, and at Betfair Sportsbook. Last year, I opened accounts at Bet Victor (closed almost immediately), Coral (maximum bet now 0.0), Ladbrokes (heavily restricted), and RaceBets (banned from taking fixed odds after three bets). I’m currently using three bookmakers, all who have lightly restricted me.

My methods wouldn’t suit everyone. I place a lot of bets, sometimes with three or more horses in a race, and bet in most races each day. It’s a heavy workload. But I’ll keep disciplined and I’ll keep doing it while it pays off.

What are your betting plans for the future?

Firstly, no more American sports. Ever. I keep a mental blacklist of tipsters and sports to avoid. I need all my discipline to keep to it (having said that, I’ve broken my own rules already this year, and paid for it). The important things I’ve decided for the future are:

1. Stay disciplined. Keep to the plan, because it’s working.
2. Don’t start following any other tipsters without good proof of their results (or SBC recommendation).
3. Drop any tipster from whom I’m showing a loss before it becomes significant (maybe I’m not getting the best prices).
4. Analyse tennis betting and evaluate my mathematical model.

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Clive Jones

To best illustrate how a Secret Betting Club membership can help improve your betting, I have been conducting a series of interviews with real-life SBC subscribers on the difference our service has made to them.

Kick-starting this series today is Clive, who shares in his own words exactly how SBC has helped his betting and the success he has enjoyed since becoming a member.

What’s your name?

Clive Jones

When did you join the Secret Betting Club?

6th March 2015

What sports do you bet on?

Horse Racing, Football and Golf

How many tipsters do you follow?

8

Why did you join the Secret Betting Club?

I decided in 2014 that I wanted to have a go at second income level Sports Investment (I have always refused to call it betting) with £5k I had built up from a starting pot of just £100 following sporting life’s free tipsters over the previous three years. Once I mentally committed to doing so and knowing that I was risking my three years hard graft on the next step, in March 2015, my very first act was to join SBC. You are showing as the first ever expenditure on my daily records sheet!

Having initially read about you and followed up my interest looking for independent reviews I found nothing at all that ever questioned your integrity. Trust is critical to me and I had found someone that I could trust. You have to remember I didn’t even know if my aims could be met at this point. I knew of no-one earning money regularly this way and needed all the help I could get. And here it was, staring at me from my screen at about a tenth of what I had expected to have to pay!

How has the Secret Betting Club helped you?

My strength has always been analysis so I began my membership by looking at all the tipster reviews you have ever done, recording my notes copiously. How many selections a day? When would I need to be available? Could I get on at the prices quoted? What did they all cost? How good are they? I cannot begin to guess how long this would have taken me unaided.I wouldn’t even have known what questions to have asked let alone found the people to ask and I wouldn’t have trusted a single answer.

That was my starting point with SBC but things quickly evolved into much much more. Betting Banks, points, ROI, ROC all of this was new to me but once I had read everything I could get my hands on through SBC, I felt like an expert!

My confidence grew to new levels and my natural and inevitable self doubts about the whole venture vanished. It could be done and others were doing it and I knew that if I listened to the sound advice in SBC, it was mine for the taking too. Of course, as time has passed my needs have changed and I now pay much more heed to articles on account closures, Bet Brokers and VPNs than I do to my initial stopping points but that just goes to prove how SBC is here for all levels of investor.

What do you like most about the Secret Betting Club service?

Your integrity, your honesty and your tables – I love a good table, me.

How much have you made betting since you joined the Secret Betting Club?

Following a fantastic start to 2017 (awaiting some corrections!) so far its £35210 in 23 months. Thanks guys!!! Whilst things have moved on fantastically since Day One, SBC was undoubtedly the biggest single factor in setting me up for success at the outset. You gave me the confidence to get through a horrendous start where I lost £3776 of my opening £5k in the first 82 days. Without you, I would have lost my bottle completely.

What are your betting plans for the future?

On the profit front, I take it calendar year by calendar year but am at a stage where some stability is required. By the end of 2015 I had made a further £11498 and by the end of 2016 another £19363. I am aiming for £24000 in 2017 a round £2k per month.

On a wider scale, I would like to run set up courses for would be sports investors at beginners affordable prices, no more than £150 per day absolute maximum, I am developing my own micro system based selections that I hope will one day turn into a tipping service and would also like to start earning small sums from a weekly writing blog just recording the week’s unusual events e.g. This week your idea of backing successful tipsters in multiples hit off with a Bet Alchemist 73.75/1 double, last week my new golf tipster hit a 66/1 winner in week one, the week before I experienced a day of 15 selections, 15 losers – all things that I think people new to the game like to hear as it gives them the opportunity to empathise with the ups and downs of this game and enjoy realising that these things don’t just happen to them!

And finally, I am enjoying taking a member of my staff (I am self employed) on a roller coaster ride trying to turn £300 into a £15000 bank in two calendar years. All of this would have remained nothing but a pipe dream without SBC.

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