The Win Oracle is a new product which is being offered by Will Foster. He claims to have developed an algorithm which he suggests will allow you to draw a consistent profit from horse racing.
What does the product offer?
“Tired Of Losing Money On Your Horse Betting?” asks Will Foster in the headlines for The Win Oracle. “Then Stop Doing It Wrong!” he points out. Anybody who has ever lost money through betting, there you are. Simply stop doing it wrong and you’ll make money! Of course I am being facetious here. This claim comes directly from the marketing material for The Win Oracle and as such, it seems reasonable to explain this kind of extravagant claim.
The question that hangs over so many services however is whether or not they can deliver on the claims that they make. Whilst there is always some room for flexibility when it comes to marketing (estate agents will tell you the house isn’t small, it’s cosy. That old banger on a garage forecourt will require a bit of work), ultimately there is a line between outright making things up to generate a sale and choosing the best aspects of a service to put forward. Which is it with The Win Oracle? Let’s find out.
Naturally the first thing that needs to be examined with The Win Oracle is what exactly you are getting. The service is a daily horse racing tipster service with Will Foster issuing selections directly via email. Unfortunately, the information that you receive leans somewhat towards the minimal side of things. This is by no means a deal breaker however it will mean carrying out some legwork yourself in terms of finding the best odds etc.
The bets themselves all appear to be straight forward win bets. Will Foster says that The Win Oracle subscribers can expect between 4 and 8 every day which does seem to be rather on the high side in terms of volume. If you buy into the marketing material and the claimed testimonials for The Win Oracle, this shouldn’t present a problem (there is frequent mention of 3-4 winners per day). I am however not entirely sold on any of this.
This brings me to the numbers side of things. This is an interesting thing to look at for various reasons, but I want to start with the staking plan. According to Will Foster, you can start following The Win Oracle with just a £40 betting bank. This amount can supposedly be boosted to £100 through the right bookies (which naturally, he is happy to recommend, no doubt for an affiliate commission).
Whilst this is widely accepted practice for a lot of tipsters, to simply use deposit bonuses and the like willy nilly can leave you caught very short in the long term. This is because they are usually tethered to terms and conditions such as minimum bet amounts, minimum odds and even restricted markets. If you are relying on 60% of your betting bank to come from these promotions, (as The Win Oracle suggests) it has the potential to leave you caught short.
This leaves the strike rate. This is claimed to sit at a rather incredible 73%. I could believe this number for a lay betting service however I have to profess that I am rather sceptical of this when it comes to a win based one. This applies doubly so when you consider that Will Foster provides no evidence to suggest that The Win Oracle is actually capable of attaining this figure. There certainly isn’t any proofing made available.
How does the product work?
The core premise behind The Win Oracle is a piece of software. Before I get to this however, I want to talk about Will Foster as the suggestion in the marketing material is that the two are inexorably linked. Having been poached by Citibank, Will Foster says that he came over to the UK from the US after graduating from MIT. Here his job was to program algorithms which would trade automatically based on various factors. It is important to note that he is from the US as he also says the freedom to bet in the UK got him interested in horse racing. From here, the narrative takes a turn for the (even more) predictable with losses on betting and being scammed by online tipsters etc.
This all brings me to the software that is supposedly behind The Win Oracle. Will Foster says that he took the exact same principles that he used for his trading algorithms and applied them to horse racing. Supposedly the software analyses horse form, jockey stats, trainer win percentage and a host of other data. The selections that the software generates, Will Foster says that he will then send out to The Win Oracle subscribers.
What is the initial investment?
If you want to subscriber to The Win Oracle, there is only one option available. This is a lifetime subscription which is available at a cost of £29. This is supposedly a discount on the “usual” value of £50. Payment for The Win Oracle is handled via Clickbank with Will Foster offering a full 60 day money back guarantee on the product. This does mean that if you have reason to claim a refund then you shouldn’t have any problems doing so.
What is the rate of return?
The income potential for The Win Oracle is where things start to get interesting. The marketing material claims that Will Foster has made £37,843.93. This is backed up by the usual, highly questionable screenshot of a betting bank. There are various other numbers that are quoted as well such as one day producing profits of £395 to £10 stakes (with the implication clear that this kind of number can be expected frequently).
There is very little that The Win Oracle does that makes me think that it is a product that is worth even the smallest amount of your attention. Whilst I can see the immediate appeal in terms of the marketing, I find that if you approach this with even a small dose scepticism there is little worth liking. This applies especially when you start to dig deeper with The Win Oracle (as I will get to), but truthfully, even if you just look at the kind of things that are missing, it is apparent to me that this is a questionable product.
I wouldn’t say that anything that is said in the marketing material for The Win Oracle is in any way “grounded”. What I mean by this is that the narrative seems to have very little to say of importance. There are however lots of impressive sounding words and scenarios thrown around but that is really all that you get. There is no evidence that I would count as substantive and this is definitely a problem. Given that the whole thing is supposedly operated by a piece of software, I would expect some proofing (it seems unlikely to me that the software wouldn’t record results somewhere).
If there is one aspect of The Win Oracle that really stands out for me, it is because it is one of the biggest negatives although you may not necessarily see it. You would be well founded if you expected me to start picking apart the narrative of the marketing (which is of course a complete cock and bull story) because it is not particularly far off. “Every Tipster You’ve Come Across Is A Scam” claims Will Foster. They are all ran by so called Guru’s who are simply going to rip you off. He knows this because he was taken for a ride with “Complicated PDF systems, dodgey email tipsters and scammy softwares…”
So why is this so bad exactly? Surely it’s just a little bit of sales patter? I think that in targeting people who have lost money with other online services before in this way, The Win Oracle is definitely just looking to take advantage. But it’s OK because Will Foster is one of the good guys, except a little digging into the background of The Win Oracle demonstrates that this is unlikely to be the case. This is because The Win Oracle is actually the 6th horse racing service in the space of about a year that the product vendor has put out.
Whilst I had little faith in The Win Oracle before, and I would even go as far as to say that I found the approach morally questionable, I have no doubts now. This product very clearly exists with only one purpose and that is to make a quick buck for the vendor. Whilst it is cheap, there can be no value for money to be had as I genuinely believe that the most likely outcome is you will burn through your betting bank in a matter of days. With this in mind, I cannot think of a single aspect of The Win Oracle that I would recommend.