Geoff Banks hits out at Attheraces
You may remember in our last Bet Diary post we discussed bookmaker Geoff Banks’ blog post, in which he put forward his case as to why he doesn’t accommodate betting ‘geeks’ who do not gamble, but “trade money”.
Well, Geoff’s been at it again, this time hitting out at the Attheraces ‘Sunday Forum’ show which recently hosted a ‘debate’ over bookmaker restrictions. This time I find myself very much in Geoff’s corner – you can read his article here.
Geoff was rightly critical of the fact the panel, which included Simon Clare, Coral’s mouthpiece and ‘PR guru’, was hosted by Sean Boyce who himself is employed by Coral TV. A setup which is nicely symptomatic of the cosy relationship between bookie and media and one where Boyce was hardly likely to put Clare under undue pressure with searching questions.
Geoff’s argument is that it is not so much the issue of who gets restricted and why but more that it is the “unsustainable” odds and various bonus offerings bookmakers offer that need tackling. These offers force their business model to dictate that any account which suggests an ability to be anything other than a mug must be restricted or closed.
All of which raises the question: Would you happily forfeit Best Odds Guaranteed and the various sign up offers if it meant you could bet for longer and not have stakes restricted?
I know I certainly would!
Profit comes in splurges
Racing Service 1 and Northern Monkey are by far the biggest contributors to the monthly profit count as things stand, and the money made by each has essentially been made in a day.
RS1 had a storming Saturday early in the month and Saturday 11th saw Northern Monkey hit the heights, racking up over 26 points on the day!
Just goes to show that we can gain a little, lose a little with a service over fairly lengthy periods, and then Boom! Consistency in approach to our betting and staking is so, so important. Start messing with the basics, and we risk missing out big time!
Figures for the month to date
AH Edge: Staked 31pts, +9.614pts
Chasemaster: Staked 5pts, -5pts
Football Service 1: Staked 11pts, +2.335pts.
Golf Insider: Staked 7500pts, +745.5pts.
Jason James: Staked 75pts, -21.4pts.
MVS (Lite): Staked 36pts, -4.75pts.
Northern Monkey: Staked 49.675pts, +14.043pts.
Pilelist Racing: Staked 17.063pts, -8.116pts.
Racing Service 1: Staked 22.5pts, +21.5pts
Racing Service 2: Staked 51.25pts, -1.15pts.
Total ROI 13.57%, ROC 4.2%