SBC Case Studies: The 2 punters up a combined 65k simply by using the right tipsters

Earlier this week I was chatting to a couple of long-standing Smart Betting Club members about their betting performance and was very pleased to hear that both of them had enjoyed some tremendous success since joining a few years back.

Darren (as you can read about below) is up 30k since 2015 and K.F. (he requested I use his initials only) is up 35k since 2016 – simply by following the right tipsters.

So to help understand more on their success stories, I asked them if they would mind answering a few questions on their time with the service. Both agreed and you can read Darren’s story below and K.F.s ¬†via this link.

Both Darren & K.F.s experiences back up my belief that with the right information on the best tipsters to follow, an understanding of the fundamentals of betting properly (staking plans, betting banks, a patient mindset etc..) and where and when to bet (the best exchanges, bookmakers for sustainable punting) It is possible to make a profit betting, regardless of your background.

But don’t just take my word for it, listen first of all to Darren who shared below in his own words his experience as a¬†Smart Betting Club member...

When did you join the Smart Betting Club (SBC)?

2015

What sports do you bet on?

Racing, Football and Golf

How many tipsters do you follow?

At the moment I follow 3 racing tipsters, 1 football and 1 golf but i’d like to add another football and golf tipster and possibly introduce some tennis

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

Prior to joining the SBC I bet only for fun, to give me an interest in the match or race i was watching. My main types of bet were big acca’s at the weekend and sticking a pin in the paper to pick a lucky 15 at Cheltenham. The SBC introduced me to people who actually knew what they were talking about and had a genuine edge over the bookie, which is the main reason i joined the SBC.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

The main way that the SBC has helped me is that it’s introduced me to tipsters who enable me to make a profit year on year. Without the SBC it would have been unlikely that I’d have stumbled across these people on my own. However, the SBC does more than just suggest tipsters to follow. It has broadened my knowledge of betting significantly and has raised my awareness on account restrictions, staying under the bookies radar, the meaning of value, betting banks, odds movement, importance of record keeping, how to deal with losing runs, not getting carried away when going through good spells etc.Knowledge of all of these little things combine to enable you to turn a profit long term. Without this understanding it’ll be pretty difficult to become a long term winner.

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

My favourite aspect of the SBC is actually Rowan’s Bet Diary. Trying to make money following a portfolio of tipsters has plenty of ups and downs and it isn’t as simple as receiving tips, putting bets on and becoming rich. The bet diary gives you an insight into how someone else in the same position copes with these ups and downs. The things i’ve learned from Rowan have been invaluable. The SBC Magazines and Tipster Profit Reports are excellent and contain everything you need to consider when choosing a tipster to follow.

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

£30k

What are your betting plans for the future?

For the past 4-5 years my betting has produced enough profit to pay for some family holidays each year, however the past year or so has been my most successful yet. This has allowed me to add more tipsters and raise stakes which will help in achieving the long term goal of turning betting into a regular 2nd income that at least matches my annual salary each year.

Darren

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If you enjoyed this interview, you can read more with other SBC members on their time with the service.

Starting with K.F. on his time with the Smart Betting Club and the 35k he has made since joining us in 2016.

You can also read more case studies with several other SBC members on their time with the service via the links below:

K on how he made £38,000 betting on horse racing in 2016 alone.

Clive on how he made £35210 in 23 months

Ringo on how he made £42000 in his first full year with SBC

Justin on how he makes £20000 a year betting

Phil on how he takes 4 holidays abroad ever year with betting winnings

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How this ordinary punter brought his retirement forward using just 1 tipster

 

Earlier this week I had a really interesting chat with SBC member, Lee who, thanks to the power of the Smart Betting Club service, has brought forward his retirement by a few years after making exceptional profits using just 1 tipster service.

Lee was good enough to answer a few of my specific questions on the tipster he has followed to achieve this. Inspiration for those of you who may not think that making a profit using tipsters is possible or that you need a huge wealth of experience or money.

Me: Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

Lee: I joined looking for top quality tipsters and one in particular, run by a chap by the name of Allan who I used to follow a few years back when he ran a service called Timeline, which was without doubt the best service around at the time. Sadly, Allan had to close the Timeline service down and I was left without a tipster to follow.

After joining SBC in November 2017, I couldn’t believe my eyes when looking through your proofing I found Allan’s new service, which was very highly rated by you. The downside being he had started again in 2013 and I had missed 4 years worth of his tips!

After contacting Allan he took me on again and the profits continued just like the old days. So without joining SBC I would never have known which I thank you for.

Me: What is it you liked about Allan’s service and why is it the only tipster you follow?

Lee:¬†I only use Allan’s service simply because I know the service is run by an honest upfront guy who is proven over many years as his results show. Like all services there are ups and downs but I have total confidence in the service and the highs far outweigh the lows.

Me: Do you mind if I ask what Allan’s tips have helped you achieve?

Lee: Being able to earn a nice steady income over a period of time from horse racing has always been an ambition of mine as I love the sport and Allan has achieved that for me.

In fact I brought forward my retirement by a few years with the profits he has made for me which I can’t thank him enough for.

Me: That’s great to hear! What are your plans moving forward and what would you say to those mulling over an SBC membership?

Lee: My plans for the future are to carry on as I am doing and hope to keep away from more bookmaker restrictions and closures which is a massive problem.

I like what you offer at SBC as its run by honest guys who are there to help the punter. Being able to monitor all the other services with detailed reports helps massively as does pointing punters in the direction of tipsters like Allan too.

Note – for those of you keen to know more on Allan’s service – it is a top-rated ‘Hall of Fame’ service, reviewed and monitored by the team at the Smart Betting Club. Full details on this service and others like it are available to all SBC members.

Read More From Other SBC Members

Lee is far from the only person I have been able to help through the Smart Betting Club recently as others such as Ian, Brian & Dave have also been kind enough to share their thoughts with me.

Brian¬†is the longest running SBC member of the 3, having joined back in February 2013, not long after he took retirement. In our chat a few months back, he explained his overall betting progress and how he ‘suffered’ his worst year in 2017, when¬†he ‘only’ won 7k!.¬†Read Brian’s case study.

Ian¬†joined SBC back in 2016 after deciding to make the leap from casual sports bettor to profitable punter. Since he began he is showing a¬†profit of ¬£12,000¬†at an ROI of 6.6%, which is in line with his annual projections and is very happy with how things are going at this stage.¬†Read Ian’s case study.

Rounding the 3 chats off we have¬†Dave, who is a relative newcomer in comparison having joined in July 2017. He is taking a softly, softly approach to building his portfolio as he looks to make a second income from betting as a long-term strategy. Dave is using our reports and magazines to test the water and reports back that its a case of so-far, so-good.¬†Read Dave’s case study.

Read More Case Studies (In Their Own Words)

You can read more from Brian, Ian & Dave alongside several other SBC members such as Michael, Steve & Justin at the Case Studies page.

Everything published is based on the answers supplied by each member in their own words.

Why I Publish These Case Studies

I understand that in the betting and tipping world, trust can be an issue for many of you and quite rightly so. There are far too many unscrupulous tipsters and services out there (especially on social media) who try and take advantage of the lack of regulation.

Which is why I post these real-life case studies based on my conversations with individual SBC members to showcase why you can trust us. The SBC service has been in operation since 2006, during which time we have established ourselves based largely on word-of-mouth and individual recommendations.

Read more about our service and also why our 100% independent stance sets us out from the crowd.

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How This Punter Made 58K Betting With Tipsters In 2017

 

Everyone wants to make money betting, yet the reality is that without expert help to guide you along the way, most people will sadly only ever show a loss.

We know that needn’t be the case as 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.

And so to help illustrate exactly how here at the Smart Betting Club we can help improve your betting, I have commissioned a new series of interviews with ordinary SBC members on just how we have done that for them.

Starting today with Michael who has been an SBC member since 2013 and who last year made £58,000 from the tipsters he follows.

Below in his own words, you can read more on exactly how he has achieved this…

How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Michael

What’s your name?

Michael

When did you join the Smart Betting Club (SBC)?

I joined the SBC about 5 years ago

What sports do you bet on?

Currently I bet on horse racing, football, tennis and darts.

How many tipsters do you follow?

I currently have an active tipster portfolio of 19 tipsters, consisting of 8 horse racing tipsters and the rest all sports based.

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

I am originally from the UK but have lived abroad for the past 13 years, the SBC was recommended to me by a friend who is involved in the betting industry.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

The SBC has enabled me to derive a decent second income by helping identify honest and professional betting tipsters that are available out there. Having worked in banking for over 30 years, I retired 2 years ago and and this has allowed me to increase the number of tipsters I follow so that betting has become my full part time job!

Betting abroad presents its own challenges but by using VPNs etc these can be managed. Because of time differences between the UK and where I am based, I do sometimes miss some tips for evening races and football matches. Like most readers I suffer from account closures and restrictions and use accounts in other names to place my bets. For sports betting I place most of my bets with Sportmarket (not available to UK based customers) which gives me access to the large Asian bookmakers such as Pinnacle, SBO and so on.

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

I enjoy reading the regular tipster reports from SBC and use it to identify future tipsters to add to my portfolio. I also keep my own spreadsheets for each tipster to track their individual performance. For me, SBC represents one of the few places were you can find honest and unbiased information on betting tipsters. Going forward I intend to continue betting and making a profit as much as account closures/restrictions allow.

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

I have just conducted a review of the tipster performance for 2017 and my net profit was in excess of £58,000, the majority of it coming from horse racing.

What are your betting plans for the future?

Looking at the individual tipster performance the numbers show to me how hard it is to make a profit on sports betting with only 5 from 12 sports tipsters showing a profit for last year. It seems the advantage of being able to get the required stakes/prices on sport betting is not being justified in terms of profit and I will be removing those long term unprofitable sports tipsters when they come up for renewal.

Michael

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If you enjoyed this interview, you can read more with other SBC members as below:

K on how he made £38,000 betting on horse racing in 2016 alone.

Clive on how he made £35210 in 23 months

Ringo on how he has made £42000 in his first full year with SBC

Justin on how he makes £20000 a year betting

Phil on how he takes 4 holidays abroad ever year with betting winnings

In coming weeks and months I will also be publishing more interviews with other SBC members, each of whom has their own story to tell.

So if you fancy seeing how we can help you make money betting, why not consider a Smart Betting Club membership

Best Regards,

Peter Ling
Smart Betting Club Founder

 

 

 

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Steve

Everyone wants to make money betting, yet the reality is that without expert help to guide you along the way, most people who bet, will sadly only ever show a loss.

We know that needn’t be the case as with the right information on the best tipsters to follow and an understanding of the fundamentals of successful betting¬†anyone can make a profit betting, regardless of experience or expertise.

To prove this point, I recently spoke with one member, Steve, on his own real-life experience (and profits) betting since he joined the Smart Betting Club back in April this year.

Following 7 different tipsters, Steve is up £4,200 since he began betting properly in August at the start of this current football season.

To explain more on his approach, the tipsters he follows, how SBC has helped and his plans for the future – read on for the full interview¬†(As ever, Steve’s answers are all his own words – no selective editing here)

How SBC Has Helped My Betting / Steve

What’s your name?

Steve

When did you join the Smart Betting Club?

April 2017 but only started subscribing and following tipsters from late August.

What sports do you bet on?

Football, Horse Racing and Golf.

How many tipsters do you follow?

Seven – Messiah, MVS, AH Edge, Prophet, Rooster, Golf Insider, Football Elite

Why did you join the Smart Betting Club?

Well I originally joined a few years back as a fully paid up member and just jumped in following your recommended tipsters but without doing the necessary groundwork on all the other aspects of betting. I did okay, mostly broke even but didn’t have the psychological¬†wherewithal¬†and ultimately¬†became frustrated with the¬†mistakes I made and became impatient during leaner spells. Looking back it probably wasn’t the right time in my life and circumstances for such an undertaking however It was a learning experience and I went away thinking I will return and crack this one day!

So I spent a few years mulling things over and decided to renew my membership in April this year and begun subscribing to and following tipsters in late August, coinciding with the new football season.

How has the Smart Betting Club helped you?

First and foremost –¬†through its thorough tipster reviews and analysis –¬†SBC has provided me with all the information necessary so that I can make an informed decision on which services are not only realistically¬†profitable but also appropriate for my style of betting and that work around my schedule.

Secondly, but most¬†importantly for me I feel, SBC has helped with my education on¬†the psychology of betting and how mastering this area is the key to success in attaining my goal of becoming a fully fledged professional¬†gambler. I now have the skills and the tools at my disposal to maintain my discipline¬†and detach myself whether on a winning or losing run. Each bet is part of a long term plan and I now understand that losing bets should not provoke emotional negative reactions however “unlucky” they appear to be.

“I know you guys have got my back and are ready to advise me on
any questions or conundrums I might have”

 

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

How personal and close-knit the community here is. I know you guys have got my back and are ready to advise me on any questions or conundrums I might have. Knowing I can call on your expertise and experience gives me a lot of confidence going forward.

Also the plethora of content and resources provided to members through the website has proved and will continue to prove invaluable in my ongoing education. There is always something new to learn and improve on.

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

To date, In a little over two months, I’m showing a profit of ¬£4200 at an ROI of 4.2%. Not bad considering I’m currently suffering a draw-down of around ¬£5k over the last two weeks.

As mentioned previously, if I hadn’t got to grips with the psychology then this would be a testing time however I’m taking it in my stride knowing I was due a correction, that it’s all part and parcel, and that it is what happens in the long term that counts!

To date, In a little over two months, I’m showing a
profit of ¬£4200 at an ROI of 4.2%.”

What are your betting plans for the future?

For the time being I will be continuing with the tipsters I am subscribed to and bet to the staking strategy I have established in the hope of achieving my aim of a 5% return on investment, which I feel is a conservative target, and then review the services and my approach to staking after a period of one year. As I’m projected to turnover around ¬£600k over the course of the year I’d be delighted if I came away with that ¬£30k profit. Beyond that I’ll be aiming to improve my ROI by fine tuning my methods after my 1st year review by dropping and adding tipsters where necessary and/or increasing my stakes.

Ultimately I’d love to be successful and¬†make consistent long term profits¬†and earn a full time living through sports betting. Fortunately I came into some money and was able to quit my job in order to dedicate most of my time to this endeavour with a hefty bank roll to back it up. I am however under no illusions of how difficult this can be and I’m so glad I’m here in the right place with The SBC to give me every chance of making this success.

Steve

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If you enjoyed Steve’s interview, you can read more interviews with other real-life successful punters on the¬†SBC Blog.

Each of them are ordinary people like you and me, yet by following the Smart Betting Club’s reviews and reports on the best tipsters to follow, have made significant profits over the years..

Ringo: How I made over £42,000 betting in his first year

Billy McPherson: How I made over $1M dollars betting since 2011

K: How I made £38,000 In 2016 betting on horse racing

Clive Jones: How I made £35,210 in 23 months

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Justin

To best illustrate how a Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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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Read More Real-life SBC Member Experiences


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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Phil

To best illustrate how a Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart Betting Club?

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

How has the Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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: Clive Jones

Member Experience: ‘K’

Member Experience: ‘Billy McPherson’

Member Experience: ‘Ringo’

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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | Ringo

To best illustrate how a Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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

 

Read More Real-life SBC Member Experiences


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Member Experience: How SBC Has Helped My Betting | K

To best illustrate how a Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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 Smart 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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