Frequently Asked Questions
In this FAQ, we have tried to answer as many of your queries about the Smart Betting Club as possible. If you have further questions, please free to email us via email@example.com and we will be delighted to help answer them!
What is the Smart Betting Club?
The Smart Betting Club is an independent tipster review website dedicated to helping ordinary people make money betting.
We help identify the best tipsters for you to follow to help generate a long-term, sustainable profit from betting.
We have helped hundreds, if not thousands of punters make their betting a success. You can read some real-life examples here.
Weren’t you called the Secret Betting Club previously?
Yes we were, until we changed our name in September 2018. We had simply outgrown the old ‘Secret’ part of our name and felt it time to change.
You can read more about the name change in this post ‘From Secret To Smart‘
Although we changed our name, everything else about the service is exactly the same as it was when the ‘Secret Betting Club’ and we remain 100% dedicated to helping you make your betting pay.
How can you join the Smart Betting Club?
If you are new to the Smart Betting Club, welcome!
To get a quick sense of what we can offer, you can sign-up for these free reports which provides you with a range of free reports to showcase our service.
Alternatively, if you are keen to dive right in and discover how we can help you, then we offer 3 paid membership options: Silver, Gold and Platinum.Each provides slightly different features, full details of which you can discover via the Subscribe page.
What do you receive as a member of the Smart Betting Club?
As a member you can gain access to each of our SBC magazines, which feature independent tipster reviews, interviews & special reports on how to make money betting.
You will also receive our regular Tipster Profit Reports in which you can find updated tipster league tables, ratings and rankings plus our recommended ‘Hall of Fame’ list of tipsters.
Not only this but you can read the regular Bet Diary posts about our own real-life betting progress, read our annual Best Tipster Guide or follow several top tipsters who provide their advice for free to SBC members.
And we haven’t even discussed the amazing tipster savings deals and free trials we negotiate on your behalf!
How can we help you?
Whether its helping you make money betting for the first time OR by helping you build on the existing profits you make, we have something to help everyone.
As an SBC member you will quickly and easily find the best betting tipsters (both free and paid) that can make you a profitable betting return.
Not only this but our years expertise of working at the sharp-end of profitable betting will provide you with all of the advice, guidance and inside knowledge you need to make it pay.
We are unique in the industry as we put the punter first and help you wage a fair war against our common enemy – the bookmaker!
Exactly how much money can you make betting with tipsters?
Well it all depends on your starting point and you have to be realistic. Would you believe me if I said you could turn £500 into £50000 in one year? Not all all and nor should you.
How much you can make will depend on many factors such as how much time you are able to commit to your betting.
Equally the amount of money you are able to set aside as per your betting banks will also determine exactly how much you can make.
Some long-term members started with as little as £500 in a betting bank and over the years have built this up substantially by following our sensible and professional guidance.
One SBC member told us how after starting with us in 2014, he made an incredible net profit of £11,595 in 2015 and is now free from credit card debt for the first time ever. You can read his story here.
At the higher echelon, another SBC member credits us with helping him make $1m betting using tipsters over a 5 year period. You can read his story here.
Why use tipsters and not your own knowledge?
The simple facts are that the vast majority of people who bet lose money. It is estimated that under 2% of all who bet actually make a profit – that is less than 1 in 50.
This is because beating the bookmaker takes a lot of time and effort alongside some very specific skills.
Expert tipsters have these skills in abundance and are able to spend hours each day analysing the markets and putting in the research needed to identify the best value bets.
The very best tipsters run extremely professional operations, with excellent customer service, achievable odds and come with a long track record of past success. Some of the tipsters we recommend have been records dating back more than 10 years!
Why use the Smart Betting Club to source the best tipsters?
After more than a decade working at the forefront of the tipping industry, we are ideally placed to guide you on who the very best betting tipsters actually are.
Simply put – we know what to look for when it comes to finding the right tipsters and those with a Hall of Fame listing are proven to make money long-term.
By joining our service, you will benefit from the SBC team’s huge wealth of experience, knowhow and expertise of what it takes to find a tipster that makes money betting
What’s the difference between SBC and other review websites?
The key difference is that the Smart Betting Club is 100% independent and we take no affiliate cuts, fees or kickbacks from the tipsters we review. Our income is derived from the membership fee we charge you to join our service.
Compare this with almost all other review sites, who only make money when you join the tipsters they review. This often compels them to write positive reviews of bad tipsters, simply because it is the only way they will make money.
Although you may be able to read their reviews for free online – there is a hidden cost to listening to their advice as very often it is not accurate or is based on a small amount of data built up over just a few months.
Which membership package do you recommend?
All of them! But seriously it depends upon your requirements, although both our Gold and Platinum membership options have proven to be very popular. Our Platinum subscription also offers exclusive access to our exceptional Best Tipster Guide annual. Full details on each membership package can be found here.
What do I get with a Platinum membership?
The full details can be found above in our comparative tables but briefly, Platinum membership grants you our full ‘Pro Punter’ package, which includes the Best Tipster Guide, How I Make Money Betting Interviews, Enhanced Tipster Savings, SBC Magazines, Tipster Profit Reports & the Bet Diary Pro.
Not only this but can access our full back catalogue and the Pro Betting Fundamental Reports. PHEW! We should also mention you can also enjoy our full 90-day money back guarantee when signing up.
What do I get with a Gold membership?
You get exactly the same package as Platinum with the key exception of the How I Make Money Betting Interviews, Best Tipster Guide & the Enhanced Tipster Savings deals. These are not available to Gold members.
What do I get with a Silver membership?
A Silver membership is our most basic paid-for membership offering and grants you access to each of our SBC Magazines & Tipster Profit Reports plus the members only forum. Silver members do not get access to the How I Make Money Betting Interviews, Best Tipster Guide, US Sports Tipster Reports, Bet Diary Pro, Back Catalogue or Tipster Savings. There is no money back guarantee for Silver members.
Do you offer a monthly subscription option?
No, we only offer year-long membership options for the Smart Betting Club. We firmly believe that given a full 12 months we can have a dramatic impact on your betting so ask you give us at least that long to prove that to you.
How quickly can I get started with my membership?
As soon as you sign-up you will receive a welcome email including your SBC members login details, enabling you to get started instantly.
Do you have to purchase access to the best tipsters separately?
We do not provide free access to the tipsters which we monitor. You will need to make separate subscriptions to any of the tipsters we feature in our Hall of Fame or throughout our Betting Magazines and Tipster Profit Reports.
However, we do regularly review tipsters who provide their advice for free, several of whom are recommended and make a great starting point.
What are the free tips available to subscribers?
Although we are primarily a Tipster Review service, we have recently expanded what we offer and now provide free tips to all Silver, Gold & Platinum subscribers. These are available via access to our members only betting forum where you can find a good range of tipsters who post their bets for free for you to follow. You can also follow sign-up to receive tips via email from some of the very best tipsters as an SBC member.
What does access to the SBC Forum provide?
A Silver, Gold or Platinum subscription allows access to our members only forum where you can find a number of tipsters who post up their own tips free of charge. Many of these tipsters have excellent long-term records so as you can imagine, the forum is very popular indeed.