The arrival of the Internet changed a lot of things. It made a lot of people unemployed, travel agents and publishers of girlie magazines come to mind.
Tipsters however, well they survive albeit they have had to change the way they do business. Just 20 years ago a good tipster, who made a business out of their hard work and study, would depend on people phoning his premium rate phone line or would, wait for it, post out his selections to subscribers via a traditional letter.
That was not their only obstacle. Publications, such as the Sporting Life and Racing Post would insist on receiving all tips in order for them to verify any and all claims of profits within their adverts.
Nowadays the Internet rules. In one sense this is good news for punters as free betting tips can now be found with a few clicks of a mouse or taps of a tablet.
But the bad news – no one is regulating and verifying claims of tipsters and the overall quality of the information on offer has nosedived as more and more people see being a tipster as an easy way to earn a crust.
In fact a trawl through the Internet or searching keywords like ‘free betting tips UK’ within Twitter will deliver countless self-appointed ‘tipsters’. In truth the vast majority are simply glorified bloggers who make up tips based on nothing more than their own fancies and do not support their selections with any kind of statistical support.
Resultantly finding a tipster who delivers well researched selections for free is a difficult task. It is not impossible but it makes identifying a good supplier of quality betting tips as difficult as finding winners themselves!
Our recommendation is to monitor a number of free bet tipsters for a few weeks and keep a record of the progress of their recommended bets. You will quickly be able to separate the wheat from the chaff: Those that simply select favorites, those that only put forward horses from a select few trainers and those that simply cannot buy a winner.
Also we suggest looking out of those that can provide sound reasoning for their tips. A brief synopsis as to why they are making a betting recommendation which should make sound sense to you.
Finally, be wary of tipsters who like to tell you how much to stake. These ‘recommended stakes’ tipsters often use this method to keep their stats looking good
A claim of “£200 profit to winning stakes” could actually be masking a record of one winner from ten and a straightforward ‘martingale type system’ whereby more and more money has had to have been placed on each selection until one finally wins.