Here at the Smart Betting Club, if we are known for one thing, it’s for getting to the bottom of just which tipster services actually make money betting (and also those that make a loss)
And this week I think it’s fair to say I have seen the best (and worst) of tipster services all laid bare…
Starting with the worst and earlier this week, I witnessed one of the funniest Twitter ‘Question and Answer’ sessions courtesy of the Racing Post who invited their followers to put forward questions to racing’s very own Derek ‘Tommo’ Thompson.
Whilst many will be familiar with Tommo as a racing presenter and commentator, he is also very well known in betting circles as one of the worst tipsters out there. Perhaps most notorious for once being out-performed by a tortoise (Yes really!), this Observer article also recalls how Tommo managed to tip just 17 winners from 89 bets (all at very short prices) without a hint of shame. He also does a great line in unintentional Alan Partridge impressions as this now infamous video also proves.
Sadly that is where the joke ends as Tommo has run a much panned tipster line for years…the type of which has attracted plenty of ire over the years. You know the score – Expensive service with no listing of results, tipping up short priced loser after loser and generally being awful.
All of this led to a takeover of the Q and A session where the hashtag #RPQA seemed to be filled with more about his failed tipping than the book he was onto promote. Something I can’t imagine they will be repeating anytime soon either! Continue reading