Operated by Adam Clark, Fifth Gear Bets is a brand new horse racing tipster service which claims to share top tips, from a top secret tipster, with every day punters.
What does the product offer?
Adam Clark opens his sales pitch by asking are you tired of debt? Tired of bills? Tired of being overworked and underpaid? You and me both! Slightly more interesting is the claim that Fifth Gear Bets is the “ONLY tipping service you’ll need this year”. There are actually a number of statements that are in a similar mould to both of these and rather unfortunately, I am rather underwhelmed by them. The fact of the matter is this, I look at a lot of products related to betting, gambling, investment etc. and it takes a lot to catch my eye.
In actuality, the fact that Fifth Gear Bets is unable to do so is symptomatic of a couple of different things as far as I am concerned, none of which bode particularly well. This is however a rather contemplative thing so I want to cover this towards the end of this article rather than opening with the heavy stuff. To really kick things off though, I want to take some time to explore both the service and what this entails. As such, let’s get down to the proverbial business.
Much of Fifth Gear Bets is nothing new. Each day, Adam Clark’s horse racing selections are sent out to subscribers via email. All that you have to do is place your bets and make money it would seem. Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot more to say about Fifth Gear Bets in terms of the logistics because it is one of the most basic services that I have looked at for some time (this is more important than you might think).
As you can probably hazard a guess at, the content of these emails is basic as well. You get the bare minimum of information that is required for a tipster service. There is a bit of variety in terms of the odds which is something I suppose. Rather unfortunately however is that these aren’t really paired with anything. This means that when it comes to placing bets etc. you are pretty much on your own with Fifth Gear Bets.
In terms of the numbers side of things, it is unlikely to come as a surprise that there is literally no information provided whatsoever for Fifth Gear Bets. I don’t think I need to highlight how much of a problem this is. There is no mention of any staking plan from Adam Clark, a particular problem for me as the results are all currency based. It is all well and good saying you can make £6,000 per month but without context, this is essentially worthless information.
It is pretty much the same story when it comes to the strike rate. Fortunately, we are treated to one snippet of information here. This is a brief mention that Dez’s bets would come in 8 times out of 10 (I will get to who Dez is very soon). The implication here of course being that the strike rate for Fifth Gear Bets will be around 80%. This is a hell of a number however there is simply no proofing to back any of this up.
How does the product work?
One of the few things that is interesting about Fifth Gear Bets is the narrative behind the service. I want to put emphasis on the fact that it is a narrative because there is nothing to suggest that there is any kind of system or workings behind the service. We are instead supposed to believe that the service is as a result of chance and more importantly, is reliant on somebody else (if you believe the marketing).
Adam Clark used to work as a chauffeur, and one of his clients was a gentleman called Dez. Dez would spend his time in the back of Adam Clark’s car sometimes talking to some top tipster who would give him top tips. Adam Clark used to follow along with these bets when he overheard a horse. One day Dez was in the back of his car with an associate and wrote down the number for this top tipster on the back of a receipt. Fortunately for us, this was left in the back of the car, and Adam Clark jumped on the opportunity. He convinced this top tipster he was well known to Dez and now receives the tips. These tips are what are now shared with Fifth Gear Bets subscribers.
What is the initial investment?
It is rather interesting that on the sales material there are two price points listed for Fifth Gear Bets. The first of these is £29.95. The other is €29.95 which is actually just above the buy now button. Unfortunately, it is the former that Fifth Gear Bets is actually priced at which means that with VAT you pay £35.94. This gets you access to selections for a 12 month period.
I feel that it is important to also point out that Adam Clark is selling Fifth Gear Bets through the Clickbank platform. This means that you shouldn’t have too many problems if you wish to utilise the 60 day money back guarantee that he advertises.
What is the rate of return?
Now we get to the crux of any service which is how much money you can make. There are a number of different figures thrown about throughout the sales material, all of which I find to be highly doubtful. The headlining claim is that you can expect to see an extra £6,000 in your bank account each month. This is in line with Adam Clark’s claim of making £72,838 in a year and “almost £200” per day (using the numbers provided, the average would be £199.55). There is only one income claim made in the testimonials for Fifth Gear Bets which is £4,956 in three weeks.
If I put all of my cards on the table, I have struggled to take Fifth Gear Bets seriously. There are a few reasons for this. The second biggest one, if I am completely blunt, is that I don’t believe for one second that Fifth Gear Bets can make anywhere close to the claimed income. In fact, to make even a tenth of what Adam Clark says he made last year, even some of the best tipsters I know would need to bet £20 per point. The fact of the matter is that there is simply no evidence to suggest contrary to this either.
The second problem, which is by far and away the larger is the source of the tips. Is it possible that what Adam Clark claims is true? Maybe. In the same way that it is possible you can strike oil in your back garden. It can’t be dismissed, but I believe that it is very healthy to be cynical about all of this. Especially when you keep in mind that there is simply no evidence provided to suggest that any of it is true.
In keeping with this issue (because frankly, it is a doozy), if you give the whole thing the benefit of the doubt and buy into the story behind Fifth Gear Bets, what happens when the tipster who is giving Adam Clark tips stops? It is apparent to me that there is no business relationship there and no reason why somebody would continue to provide these top tips to a complete stranger on the word of Dez, a person who the sales material for Fifth Gear Bets refers to as fancying himself “as a bit of a ‘Wolf of Wall Street’”. This suggests to even the biggest optimist in me that the rug could easily be pulled from under the feet of the operation.
There are other issues that I have with Fifth Gear Bets. I could go on for a lot longer than this but I want to hammer home the final main points and move on. The lack of any staking plan or proofing is a massive concern for me. It only shows that Adam Clark is a long way from professional and even if you believe everything else, this is a problem for long term profits.
The other big issue is something that I know won’t have occurred to everybody and that is the “back end” of Fifth Gear Bets. What I mean by this is all of the things that as a potential customer you don’t see. Particularly standing out is the fact that the vendor who is selling the service has actually had a number of tipster services before now. These didn’t really fare particularly well and there is nothing to suggest that Fifth Gear Bets will be any different. Especially given the fact that the marketing for them is all so similar.
All of this makes reaching a conclusion a pretty straight forward thing to do. Just like I wouldn’t invest in somebody who wanted to dig for oil in their garden. I don’t believe that I can see any reason to invest in Fifth Gear Bets and as such, I wouldn’t advise anybody else to do this. There is definitely some appeal to Fifth Gear Bets, especially if you only consider the numbers, but these are surrounded by red flags (at least as far as I am concerned). You can ignore these, of course, but I believe that the only long term outcome will unfortunately be losing money following “Adam Clark’s” advice.