Bookie Blindspot is a new tipster service which is being sold by Agora Lifestyles and is operated by alleged ex bookmaker employee “The Insider”. It claims to offer tips that take advantage of a “blindspot” that all bookmakers have.
What does the product offer?
Bookie Blindspot is an Agora Lifestyles product and as such, it can be very difficult to know what is actually on offer by looking at the sales material. This is littered with references to massive amounts of income, including the insinuation that you could have become a millionaire off one bet, and plenty of talk about how honest “The Insider” is and how genuine the service is. Unfortunately, Agora Lifestyles are a company where the service they are offering rarely comes close to the claims made in the market materials.
With that in mind, let’s have a look at exactly what is on offer. The short answer to this, is nothing new really. Despite some very slick marketing (which is often the case when it comes to Agora Lifestyles), Bookie Blindspot seems to be simply another tipster service. In fact possibly the most interesting thing that I can say about it in this regard is that there seems to be a lot of different bets covered.
This is to the extent that “The Insider” says in the sales material that he will show you how to place the bets that are sent out. In spite of this however, there is no real proofing provided for Bookie Blindspot which makes me somewhat sceptical about this in a broader context, something that I will get to a little later on.
In terms of the numbers, from what I have seen of Bookie Blindspot there is no formal staking plan in place. It simply appears to be a case of staking as much as you feel comfortable doing on a bet. This does help to keep things simple, however if you are new to betting, then this kind of thing can quickly open the door to overstretching a betting bank. I was honestly hoping for a bit more from “The Insider” and Bookie Blindspot in this regard.
Not surprisingly, there is no strike rate provided for Bookie Blindspot. We are told several times by Agora Lifestyles and “The Insider” about the wins that the service has achieved including 3 high odds bets all coming in in one day. Unfortunately, this isn’t enough for my liking, especially considering that we aren’t even provided with information about these winning bets.
How does the product work?
The workings of Bookie Blindspot are something that isn’t necessarily covered in any detail, and what little information is provided seems more than questionable if I hold my hands up. Everything hinges on the claim that “The Insider” used to work for a bookmakers as an odds compiler. During this time, he uncovered the so called “blindspot” which Bookie Blindspot refers to. This secret is supposedly “pre-programmed into every bookie’s system in the country”.
Eventually, we get to some tangible information when we discover that Bookie Blindspot actually looks at a “secret niche” which is “completely overlooked by bookies”. This is massively played up in the sales material (which I put down to Agora Lifestyles doing what they do best). In fact, it says that it isn’t just a none mainstream betting angle, but the niche is “notoriously hard to price” because of the quantity of variables involved.
Ultimately however, Bookie Blindspot involves looking at a none mainstream betting method that doesn’t get the same amount of time and care from odds compilers as perhaps others do. I have seen this before with a number of sports and it has met with very mixed results.
What is the initial investment?
There is only one option available for those who wish to subscribe to Bookie Blindspot. Agora Lifestyles are offering a monthly subscription at a cost of £44.40 which includes VAT. This is claimed to be a discount on a claimed real value of £99.40 per month. I am massively sceptical of this number however with it simply feeling
There is a “30 day trial” available for Bookie Blindspot however this isn’t a trial period per se. Instead, this is a money back guarantee for the service.
What is the rate of return?
The rate of return for Bookie Blindspot is something which is somewhat interesting. This is mostly because the amounts that you can supposedly earn are all over the place. One of the main numbers that Agora Lifestyles use is that by staking £10 you could have turned it into £1,520 “every single time you use [Bookie Blindspot]”. This however clearly isn’t true as the sales material then sends a considerable amount of time talking about how this isn’t necessarily going to happen all the time.
I have touched upon the claim that you could have also become a millionaire by betting on just one bet, however despite Agora Lifestyle’s making a big thing of this (supposedly a double that had odds of 10,205/1), the bet wasn’t actually tipped. What was sent out to Bookie Blindspot subscribers were two bets of 20/1 and 28/1. The way this is painted however makes it seem like this is part and parcel of the service.
It is worth pointing out that there is no proofing provided for Bookie Blindspot and truthfully, there is no real evidence supplied to back these claims up. Outside of the occasional example, there aren’t even details of how much is being staked to get the results that are quoted. Given the claims that are made as well as the disparity and lack of information, I would definitely expect something in this regard.
I am not the biggest fan of the way that Agora Lifestyles market their products and Bookie Blindspot is a perfect example of why. It doesn’t take a cynic to see that there are some rather substantial differences between the claims of income. Putting all the other issues that I have with Bookie Blindspot to one side, this is a biggie and one that simply must be addressed.
Not only is there a discrepancy between the numbers that you can supposedly earn, but this is pretty vast. The headline talks about making £1,520 every time you bet with Bookie Blindspot, but the monthly income is claimed to be anywhere between £2,928 and £6,096 in a month. These are some very high numbers, however I have to come back once again to the fact that there is no proofing provided.
I can understand how choice results may be selected for marketing products (something that I am personally against). I would even go as far as to acknowledge that this is common practice however there is generally some form to it. I don’t see that happening with Bookie Blindspot.
This is of course far from my only problem with the service. Whilst I am well aware of professional bettors who make money by finding a niche and working it till they “know more than the bookies”, there is generally a limit when it comes to this kind of tipster service. The only immediate exceptions that come to mind are golf and tennis, and even then, this is mostly tournament winners etc.
Agora Lifestyles are fantastic marketers of products however their actual results are often a much more mixed bag. I can’t shrug off the feeling that Bookie Blindspot is going to be towards the bottom end of this scale and there are a number of reasons for this amongst this. The two key reasons however are a lack of consistency in terms of information, and more importantly, a lack of evidence to back said information up.
All of this is combined with a service that I find to be on the expensive side at almost £45. There are some properly good and consistent tipster services out there that are in this ball park and some that spring to mind that cost even less. This makes it difficult to see any value for money in Bookie Blindspot, and without that concept being there, I can’t recommend taking a risk on this product.