Trademate Sports is a sports betting service which has been co-founded by well known sports betting personality Jonas Gjelstad. It aims to provide long term betting solutions with a view to generating substantial profit.
What does the product offer?
In amongst all of the rubbish that is available online there are occasionally some very real opportunities. These tend to be focused on long term money making. There are no quick fixes and there are no ludicrous claims made about shadowy cabals or knowing somebody down the stable who, honest ‘Guv, gets the latest insider info from the owner. Not all of these genuine products are cut from the same stone however, and very occasionally, something comes along that has the potential to be quite magnificent. Obviously I will go into much more detail over the course of this article, but there is plenty of reason to believe that Trademate Sports may well be an example of this.
As far as sports betting goes, I am inclined to say that Trademate Sports is one of the more unique products currently on the market. Much more importantly however is the pedigree behind the service. The name Jonas Gielstad might not mean a whole lot to you in and of itself, but by the end of this article I would like to think that you will be a little more understanding of how his attachment adds weight to Trademate Sports.
Of course, there is a lot to cover here and frankly, it is somewhat difficult to know where to start. None the less, let’s try and cover as much of the ground involved with Trademate Sports as possible.
First things first, what exactly is Trademate Sports?
This is a bit of a difficult question as it is a very multifaceted service. I suppose that in its crudest form, it is a piece of software. The truth of the matter however is that the team behind it have covered almost all the angles that any serious bettor would expect to be included.
This means things like training on all manner of bets, a large community and constant access to the team behind the service. On top of this, the software includes a full management service to allow you to track your annual progress. The fact of the matter is this. Unlike a lot of services that I look at, Trademate Sports is not a toy. It is a very serious betting tool.
This leads me nicely onto the core of things which is the software. This is vastly complicated and I will not go into too much detail here, but it has been designed by the Trademate Sports team to identify sporting events where there is value and a perceived edge for bettors. There are a multitude of different filters that you can apply in order to only find examples that fit your parameters.
The Trademate Sports team have also included a number of different positions that you can use to get started. This software can also be used in order to obtain live updates on both the score and key statistics of a given game.
There are three different plans available for Trademate Sports, each of which is aimed at a very different type of bettor. The first is aimed exclusively at those within Nordic regions and so I will not be focusing on this. The second or “core” option for Trademate Sports is designed to help you to build a betting bank. It involves trading and betting with bookmakers across Europe and aims to turning €1,000 into enough to start following the “pro” service which starts to involve betting with Asian bookmakers and trading in Asia. To create some context, this has a recommended starting bank of €20,000.
One of the things that stands out about Trademate Sports for me is the fact that the team behind the service do not balk at the work involved. I often find it frustrating when tipster services will claim that you just need 5 minutes a day to start making money. In fact, with Trademate Sports it is said that you will have to dedicate between a minimum of 10 and a minimum of 20 hours per week in order to actually get the service to make money for you.
As well as all of this core service (which I am quite content to admit contains much more finesse than I have touched upon here), you can expect content about the world of sports betting, advice on how to bet and direct contact with the team.
How does Trademate work?
At its most basic, Trademate Sports is all about finding value in bets. This is a simple premise and one that has been seemingly employed by every man and his dog from Inverness to St. Ives. More importantly, it is a method that I have seen fail a number of times, especially in the hands of small time tipsters and doubly so when they involve horse racing.
In the case of Trademate Sports however, it is taken to a science that is frankly mind blowing and by focusing on sports betting, it is considerably more factual.
There is a lot of nuance to the methodology and the Trademate Sports team talk about it with considerable pride on their website (and rightly so). As such, I will not go into a lot of detail here but would genuinely recommend having a read through their own content on the matter (you can access certain areas of the website for free, and there is enough information there to paint a picture).
This isn’t something that I would generally recommend, however to condense it down to a paragraph long summary would be a bit of an injustice.
What is the initial investment?
There is a lot happening with Trademate Sports and as such, it probably comes as no surprise to learn that it does not come cheap. Once again, I will not really be paying attention to the Nordic option however for posterity, I will not here that it is available for €30 per month.
Trademate Core is the cheapest option for the rest of Europe and this is priced at €120 per month. You can sign up for 3 months for €300 representing some value. Trademate Pro is the most expensive option and is priced at €400 per month or €1,000 for 3 months.
It probably won’t come as a surprise to anybody to learn that Trademate Sports comes with no money back guarantee.
What is the rate of return on Trademate?
There are a lot of different numbers mentioned by the Trademate Sports team and these vary massively. For example, on the main sales page it states that the community has made €1,482,741 in total profit. This sounds impressive until you consider the number of bettors involved. Directly underneath this is a bit about Jonas Gielstad, specifically referring to his documentary in which he started with $10,000 and made $1,000,000.
I feel like this rather unfairly infers that this kind of return is attainable for most people.
If you want a much better overlook of what you can expect though, you would be well placed to look at the ROI. On average, this works out at 2.24% per trade. This means that for every £100 bet, you would make an average of £2.24 profit. I accept that this does not sound great, however one of the key aspects of Trademate Sports as a whole is the volume of betting involved.
Conclusion on Trademate
Trademate Sports is a very serious product for very serious bettors. I don’t think that this is an unfair statement to make at all. Unfortunately, with this kind of approach to betting, there are problems that inevitably have to arise and I feel like I have a duty to talk about them. I want to start with some of the positives first however, because these are definitely there. Trademate Sports is far from a bad service in my opinion. Not being bad does not make you immune to criticism however.
The first thing that I want to talk about is the team behind Trademate Sports. I don’t doubt that they have worked very hard to bring everything to fruition and given the fact that they all appear to be young, things can only get brighter. I also think that the methodology and the science behind Trademate Sports is solid and even a little bit mind blowing.
In a lot of respects, I would go as far as to say that it is one of the most incredible things that I have looked at for a long time and even reading about how they operate Trademate Sports gives some insight into your own betting approach and what you should be looking for.
But, and the buts are pretty big unfortunately. Trademate Sports is very expensive. There isn’t really any way of dressing it up. €120 per month for the core service is a lot of money, especially when it is placed in what I would consider to be wider context (and I will get to this shortly). €400 per month only serves to exasperate this issue even more in my opinion. All of this ties in nicely to the point where Trademate Sports really falls apart and that is in terms of value for money.
According to the real time community stats provided by Trademate Sports, the average return on investment is just 2.24%. This means that for every £1,000 invested through Trademate Sports, you will see £22.40 back (on average). Factor in that you might be putting in more than 20 hours per week and it hardly seems worth it.
All of this is conjecture however and I am quite happy to admit that. I do believe that with time and experience you could probably make Trademate Sports work much harder for you in terms of the average returns. The question lies in whether or not it is worth your while to invest the time and money. This really is the biggest question that hangs over Trademate Sports in my opinion, is whether or not you are in a position to make it work.
The fact is that whilst I have derided the average return on investment somewhat (and given the fact that there are savings accounts offering the same interest amount, rightly so) it is important to keep in mind that you can ultimately earn more than this if you are selective with your betting. Unfortunately, there is very little way of gauging this accurately and it will ultimately depend on how much money you have to invest, how much time you put in etc.
So is Trademate Sports ultimately worth it?
I think that the answer for most people if I am blunt is that no, it isn’t. This is a hard working way of making money online and it takes a lot of start up. What is important to note here is the fact that if you are in a position to do so, there is money to be made. Cutting through all the crap, if you are very serious about making a go of professional betting then Trademate Sports is worth a look.
I believe that it will help and to this kind of person, the cost works out reasonable in the long term. Otherwise, you will probably want to look elsewhere.