There are literally thousands of Tipsters or “Tipster Services” available online, encompassing just about every sport imaginable. Some tips are free, and others come as part of a paid subscription service.
“So who’s the best Tipster?”, you ask.
There’s no straightforward answer to that — but I can certainly point you in the right direction. Here’s everything you need to know in order to dodge scams, avoid disappointment, and find a legitimate Tipster using one of the very best, and most transparent, Tipster Platforms.
Do Profitable Tipsters Exist?
I used to believe that there was no hope in finding any Tipster which gives you a genuine advantage — whether you paid for a service or not. But that conclusion was drawn from a string of negative experiences using independent subscription Tipster Services, and by realising just how many social media Tipsters falsely promoted themselves to entice punters to use their affiliate tracking links.
However, I’ve seen slow improvements to the Tipster scene, and gambling industry in general, over the past few years. Online regulations are tightening up for the better: it seems I’m not the only one who recognised that the industry needed cleaning up!
Several solid Tipping Services do exist. These are brought to you through specialist Tipster proofing sites — offering far more transparency to followers than ever before. I’ll get onto these sites, and why they’re worth worth using, shortly.
Free or Paid Tipsters?
In an ideal world all Tipster Services would all be free. But the reality is that the best services tend to charge a subscription fee. There are however pros and cons to both that are worth noting.
Free Tipster Services
You’re spoilt for choice. There’s free Tipsters everywhere — on blogs, social media, forums, the radio, and so on.
Just keep in mind that free Tipping Services tend to be less audited than many of the paid options. You need to assess the strategy used, and motives behind them, on an individual basis. Always tread carefully.
If you aren’t looking to pay for a tipster subscription, then I recommend using the free tips provided by an established platform — such as those I’m about to recommend in the next section. I’ve also put together my own list of the best free tipsters to save you some time.
Subscription Tipster Services
Paid options usually charge on a weekly, monthly, or yearly basis and tend to provide a greater chance of success than following free tipsters. I recommend subscribing on a monthly or quarterly service to get the best deal, while allowing enough time to monitor your results.
Paying for a tipster service does not guarantee success by any means. Yes, the very top services almost always charge a fee — but many poor services do, too. So aside from performance records, it’s important to look out for the subscription price. It’s worth noting that some services provide promising results, but the fees are too high to make subscribing worthwhile.
Free and paid tipsters can be found from specialist tipster proofing sites — which I’ll discuss in the following sections.
The Importance Of Tipster Proofing Sites
A tipster proofing site is a website that provides a platform for sports betting tipsters to showcase their picks and results to potential subscribers. Tipsters submit their betting tips and the proofing site verifies the tips by tracking the odds and results. The site then publishes the tipster’s performance metrics, such as ROI (Return on Investment) and strike rate, to provide transparency and accountability to potential subscribers.
Tipster proofing sites offer a way for bettors to find reliable and profitable tipsters to follow, as the proofing process provides evidence of a tipster’s ability to consistently deliver winning picks. These sites can also provide a community for tipsters and bettors to share information and insights about betting strategies and markets.
I only recommend a few tipster proofing sites. Currently, Tipstrr, Smart Betting Club, and Betting Gods are the only companies I feel comfortable adding to my site. It’s not to say there aren’t more great Tipsters out there — I just believe these services offer the most in terms of:
- Transparency (they’re not scams, and most services offer trial periods)
- Variety (lots of sports and markets to bet on)
- User interface (neat reports, and user-friendly sites for mobile and desktop devices)
- Reputation (these services rate over 4.5/5.0 on TrustPilot).
- Cost (subscription fees are reasonable, and free options are available)
Please note that prices vary for each individual Tipster on all Tipster Networks. Be sure to subscribe to Tipsters with a solid record, where you estimate you’ll be able to return enough profit to cover your monthly expense. Also remember that betting on tips carries risk: so start slowly and never bet beyond your means. There’s no guarantee you’ll profit.
So here’s my shortlist of the top Tipster websites…
Tipstrr was created in 2014 to provide an open platform for Tipsters. It connects Tipsters with sports bettors looking to improve their long term profitability.
The focus of Tipstrr is transparency, and keeping open and accurate records for all to see. The company and it’s directors concur with my views that the overall issue with Tipping Services is trust. To combat this, Tipstrr have developed advanced tools to track a Tipster’s performance using odds data coming directly from the Bookies.
What differentiates Tipstrr from other platforms is that their proofing process is fully automated. The prices are checked against the market by computers; so there’s very little room for error. This is a major feat.
Anyone can become a tipster on Tipstrr. Simply create a portfolio and start tracking your bets. The portfolio can be private (to track your own betting performance), or available to others to follow for free or on a subscription basis.
Simply select your sport from the main menu to view a variety of Tipsters. You can filter by ‘on form”, ‘established’, or ‘free’.
Here’s a football Tipster I found on Tipstrr:
General stats are listed at the top of the Tipster’s profile.
This particular tipster has a realistic ROI of 9.8%. That’s a good sign. I don’t buy into astronomical ROI’s like 35%. Whenever I see those kinds of stats, I immediately want to know how many bets were placed (because that performance is not achievable long-term in today’s sports betting markets).
You can dig deep into all of the Tipster’s stats from the same page, finding a neat breakdown of the results for each sports (and leagues), markets, bookmakers used, odds ranges, publish time, time before event, and strike rates. It’s an impressive system that’s intuitive, and loaded with useful insights.
The same Football Tipster has achieved the following results (484 bets).
A good track record so far. And there’s plenty of other Tipsters on the platform with promising statistics like this.
Prices vary for each Tipster, and generally range between £0-30 per month.
The good news is that the majority of paid Tipsters offer some form of trial period, or heavy discount to new customers. The duration of the promotion varies from days to weeks.
Shop around, and take advantage of trial periods where you can.
Launched in 2006, Smart Betting Club (formerly known as ‘Secret Betting Club’), is an independent and honest reviewer and assessor of tipster services, systems and strategies. Their service is primarily aimed at punters seeking legitimate proofing/information on tipsters.
Once you become a member of Smart Betting Club you’re ready to access all of their resources including the Tipster Ratings Index, PDF magazines (published every other month), detailed Tipster Profit Reports, free tipsters, and a tipster savings section.
SBC doesn’t have a particularly modern or dynamic site, but instead focuses on maintaining a ‘Hall of Fame’ of their best tipsters and provides exceptionally detailed reports on each of them. These reports are far more comprehensive than any others I’ve seen. In fact, SBC is one of the only tipster proofing services that manually analyses how the available odds differed from those advised, and underlines the impact this had on the profit.
Aside from their detailed reports, perhaps the most unique aspect of Smart Betting Club is their level of independence. They’re not paid by referring bettors to tipsters featured on their site. They do not use affiliate links in any of their reviews. In fact, they only earn from subscriptions to their members area.
The tipster referral revenue SBC misses out on is passed onto their members in the form of exclusive savings on major tipsters.
Using Smart Betting Club
The SBC Publications section features PDF ‘magazines’, where you can read the latest tipster service reviews, specialist strategies, betting guides and interviews.
Every other month SBC produces their latest Tipster Profit Report in a similar PDF format. I must emphasise how incredibly detailed these reports are (some are over 11 pages long!).
The staff at SBC grade tipsters, and even strike off those who are no longer profitable. It’s one of the only places I’ve seen that doesn’t assume that a once profitable (but no longer) tipster service is destined turn it all around and go back to former glory days.
The overall PnL graph for a tipster service.
This results of a sample of real bets made using the service, indicating how value diminishes over time (vital to know).
Smart Betting Club Pricing
To obtain the maximum value from SBC I recommend opting for the £79.99 + VAT annual subscription.
Bare in mind that many of the tipster savings are significant enough to cover this fee.
Furthermore, SBC offers a 90-day quibble-free money back guarantee if you’re dissatisfied with your purchase.
For more information, check out my complete review of Smart Betting Club.
Betting Gods is another registered Tipster company, also established in 2014. It’s now very well recognised, and has even sponsored a number of different races and courses. The aim of the platform is to bring together different tipsters from various sports under a single site.
Betting Gods has excellent reviews on third party sites such as Trust Pilot — which is the benchmark to many good, reliable online services. Furthermore, it comes with a ClickBank guarantee. So If you believe that you’ve been mis-sold something by Betting Gods, then there is a 2 month period to claim a refund. Read more on this guarantee here.
Customer service is a strong point of Betting Gods. This is made evident by public interactions from their staff, across many unaffiliated betting sites and blogs. The owner of Betting Gods, Darren Moore, has openly called for the regulation of Tipster services to prevent punters being scammed. He imposes a strict verification process on all Tipsters featured on his network.
Betting Gods strives for transparency, and encourages Tipsters to explain their selections. This way subscribers are able to learn a bit more about the sport, and perhaps even approach their betting from a different angle going forward.
Using Betting Gods
Betting Gods has a very bold and bright interface. You can filter by whatever sport interests you most.
You’ll note that there aren’t quite as many Tipsters on Betting Gods as some other platforms. This is because all Tipsters have to go through a 16-week vetting process before they go public on the network. It’s a good thing!
Note: some tipsters on Betting Gods have a much larger and more extensive track record than others. Always do your research.
The Betting Gods Greyhound Tipster has achieved the following.
The Tipster ‘profile page’ concept is similar to that of Tipstrr’s (it’s a little more basic, though).
The running stats for the Betting Gods greyhound Tipster
The above chart isn’t really that informative. However, you can bring up the full breakdown of bets in a Google sheet, as well. This is great for checking individual bets yourself, and it provides an extra level of transparency you don’t get from other platforms.
Betting Gods Pricing
Betting Gods offers £1 for a full 30 day free trial. You don’t need to place real bets, either. I highly recommend giving it a go. There’s absolutely nothing to lose (except a pound!).
After the trial, prices vary for each Tipster, and generally range between £0-30 per month. It’s consistent with Tipstrr in that department.
For more information, here’s my comprehensive review of the Betting Gods Tipster Network.
Top 20 Tipster Services
Looking for a list of the best tipster services from the above recommended tipster sites? Want to follow only the the top ranked tipsters?
The list below reveals the top 20 most profitable tipsters that I recommend on this site.
Note that Horse Racing tipsters, followed by Football tipsters, dominate the top 20 list. This is because the potential profitability is higher in horse racing than in other sports, giving it an advantage in the ratings. Furthermore, these sports are the most popular for betting and, naturally, produce the most competitive array of tipsters.
|Rank||Star Rating||Tipster||Proofed By||Established||Sport||Tips||Average Odds||All-time Profit||All-time ROI||(+/-) Units||3-Month Profit||3-Month ROI||(+/-) Units||Est. Weekly Tips||Usual Publishing Times||Trial Period||Monthly Cost|
|1||Underdog Racing Tips||Tipstrr||October 2019||Horse Racing||4,054||17.47||£77,446.00||38.21%||+3098||£12,702.00||50.71%||+508||22||8am-12pm & 4pm-12am||£5 for 30 days||£29|
|2||On Target Tips||Tipstrr||October 2019||Horse Racing||7,918||10.33||£37,809.45||19.10%||+1512||£4,217.50||33.08%||+169||42||4pm-8pm||£5 for 30 days||£19|
|3||365 Tips||Tipstrr||October 2019||Horse Racing||6,037||9.00||£41,691.22||15.68%||+1668||£5,747.50||58.95%||+230||32||4am-8am & 8pm-12pm||£3.65 for 30 days||£19|
|4||Profitable Picks||Tipstrr||June 2020||Horse Racing||2,565||11.22||£26,096.41||26.02%||+1044||£2,851.75||33.45%||+114||17||8am-12pm & 4pm-8pm||£1 for 10 days||£19|
|5||Horse For A Course||Tipstrr||June 2020||Horse Racing||2,145||10.97||£20,516.75||29.85%||+821||£4,210.25||87.71%||+168||14||4pm-8pm||14 days Free||£19|
|6||On The Money Tips||Tipstrr||August 2020||Horse Racing||2,495||9.22||£15,695.62||21.75%||+628||£1,105.00||26.31%||+44||17||8pm-12am||£5 for 30 days||£19|
|7||Model Man||Tipstrr||June 2022||Horse Racing||2,530||11.00||£20,968.90||28.81%||+839||£13,123.63||47.25%||+525||52||8pm-12am||£11.70 for 30 days||£39|
|8||Star Tips||Tipstrr||September 2021||Football||6,141||2.63||£17,653.38||11.50%||+706||£1,766.25||19.30%||+71||70||8pm-12am||£1 for 7 days||£29|
|9||Footballer Tips||Tipstrr||August 2020||Football||6,809||2.64||£22,423.64||13.20%||+897||£1,247.25||8.60%||+50||48||8am-12pm||£1 for 7 days||£29|
|10||Bigoddsvalue||Tipstrr||January 2022||Horse Racing||1,182||19.86||£20,056.00||40.95%||+802||£7,126.25||95.02%||+285||17||8am-12pm & 4pm-8pm||FREE||FREE|
|11||NM Racing Tips||Tipstrr||September 2019||Horse Racing||2,627||8.60||£15,680.29||19.16%||+627||£5,272.88||20.01%||+211||14||4pm-8pm||£1 for 7 days||£29|
|12||SVB Tips||Tipstrr||January 2018||Football||4,290||3.23||£11,345.48||10.60%||+454||£588.25||11.80%||+24||15||8am-12pm||£1 for 30 days||£29|
|13||Each Way Value Tips||Tipstrr||September 2017||Horse Racing||1,901||7.17||£20,991.67||22.08%||+840||£6,931.87||48.14%||+277||6||8am-12pm & 4pm-8pm||£1 for 7 days||£29|
|14||RR Portfolio||Tipstrr||August 2021||Horse Racing||3,007||9.19||£10,857.61||8.28%||+434||£4,871.38||30.73%||+195||33||8am-12pm||£5.70 for 30 days||£19|
|16||Outsider Speed Picks||Tipstrr||May 2021||Horse Racing||1,712||14.72||£24,389.38||40.41%||+976||£2,381.00||44.92%||+95||16||8am-12pm & 4pm-8pm||£1 for 7 days||£19|
|17||ChampionsTips||Tipstrr||January 2021||Horse Racing||2,858||19.85||£24,039.63||16.82%||+962||£1,430.00||14.23%||+57||23||8am-12pm||£10 for 14 days||£29|
|18||Lulas BTTS||Tipstrr||February 2022||Football||4,979||2.72||£15,933.00||12.80%||+637||£2,828.25||11.80%||+113||76||8am-12pm||None||£29|
|19||Won Two Three Racing Tips||Tipstrr||October 2021||Horse Racing||1,107||22.27||£14,074.75||26.27%||+563||£2,199.75||28.11%||+88||13||8am-12pm||£8.70 for 30 days||£29|
|20||Read Between The Lines||Tipstrr||June 2021||Horse Racing||1,419||23.52||£25,284.31||36.35%||+1011||£1,684.75||20.42%||+67||14||4am-8am & 4pm-8pm||£4.99 for 28 days||£39|
Top Tipster Services In Each Sport
If you’re looking for the best tipsters in a specific sport, check out the following list. Just note that the performance level varies between sports.
|Sport||Star Rating||Tipster||Proofed By||Established||Tips||Average Odds||All-time Profit||All-time ROI||(+/-) Units||3-Month Profit||3-Month ROI||(+/-) Units||Est. Weekly Tips||Usual Publishing Times||Trial Period||Monthly Cost|
|Horse Racing||Underdog Racing Tips||Tipstrr||October 2019||4,054||17.47||£77,446.00||38.21%||+3098||£12,702.00||50.71%||+508||22||8am-12pm & 4pm-12am||£5 for 30 days||£29|
|Football||Star Tips||Tipstrr||September 2021||6,141||2.63||£17,653.38||11.50%||+706||£1,766.25||19.30%||+71||70||8pm-12am||£1 for 7 days||£29|
|Tennis||iTennis||Tipstrr||February 2018||2,907||1.97||£1,822.24||2.50%||+73||£113.00||2.70%||+5||11||8am-12pm & 8pm-12am||14 days free||£19|
|Basketball||BasketValue||Tipstrr||February 2019||3,503||3.01||£3,554.64||4.10%||+142||£682.50||28.10%||+27||16||12pm-4pm||£5 for 30 days||£19|
|American Football||Cash_Machine||Tipstrr||August 2020||500||2.16||£1,023.00||8.20%||+41||£27.00||108.00%||+1||4||Throughout the day||None||£29|
|Baseball||USA Sports Wiseguys||Tipstrr||February 2018||2,062||1.93||£1,079.56||2.10%||+43||£88.25||13.60%||+4||8||12pm-12am||£1 for 10 days||£39|
|eSports||SVB Tips||Tipstrr||January 2018||174||2.93||£870.75||20.00%||+35||£181.50||33.00%||+7||1||8am-12pm||£1 for 30 days||£29|
|Multiples||Statometer||Tipstrr||April 2022||245||142.99||£17,901.79||84.10%||+716||£3,365.21||56.60%||+135||4||4am-8am & 4pm-8pm||£5.70 for 30 days||£19|
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