1 Point Pro Review – Premium Sports Tipsters

1 Point Pro is a horse racing tipster service which is managed by Premium Sports Tipsters. The selections themselves come courtesy of tipster Daniel Mears.  

Introduction to 1 Point Pro

If there is one thing that I find that I am seeing increasingly (and to my constant frustration) it is tipster services which have quite substantial stakes. Now, I will admit that in and of itself this isn’t a negative if you can afford to bet along with it. But there are a lot of people who can’t necessarily do that.

If you are looking at betting as a secondary income, then £10 per point, to 5 point stakes… Well, that very quickly adds up. As such, I always have half an eye out for something that can produce a decent profit to level stakes of 1 point. And that leads me to today’s subject, 1 Point Pro.

There are some very strong claims made by Premium Sports Tipsters and Daniel Mears about the profit potential here and honestly, it excites me. Especially because 1 Point Pro actually comes with evidence to demonstrate how you can do this. So, is 1 Point Pro everything that it is cracked up to be? Or will it ultimately fall at the last hurdle? Let’s have a look and see.  

What Does 1 Point Pro Offer?

There is a lot to take in with 1 Point Pro. I admit that I have espoused some positives about the service in my introduction there, but honestly, this isn’t something that is necessarily black and white. In fact, I would go as far as to say that there is a fair amount of what I have seen suggests that there is actually a lot of grey areas here.

I’ll get to all of that, but I want to talk about some elements of 1 Point Pro that are actually very strong, and that is the way that Premium Sports Tipsters run the service. As is typical for the tipster industry, selections are issued to subscribers directly via email.

This is all on in line with what you would expect, however it is rather pleasant to note that Daniel Mears sends out his selections the evening before racing. This gives you plenty of time to get the bets placed with either a bookmaker of your choice. Alternatively, as is recommended for 1 Point Pro, you can place the bets to BSP.

I want to talk a little more about this latter point as it is something that is often overlooked. So many bookies these days are restricting accounts or even just outright closing them if you happen to be able to make any decent money. Betting on Betfair’s exchange means that this doesn’t happen at all, making the 5% commission seem quite reasonable.

Moving on to the bets, 1 Point Pro is a very straight forward affair. All bets are advised as straight win bets which means that whether you are using a bookie or a betting exchange, you should have no problems placing said bets.

The bet types aren’t the only things that are necessarily “average” about 1 Point Pro. Premium Sports Tipsters’ proofing shows that historically, Daniel Mears doesn’t ever advise an unmanageable number of selections on a given day (usually no more than 4 bets). All of this makes for a service that so far is very much affordable.

Now in terms of the odds, there is a fair old range to 1 Point Pro with bets quite often advised at double digits. If you are following Premium Sports Tipsters and Daniel Mears’s advice and betting to BSP, then this only becomes more apparent. As is so often the case with betting exchanges, the odds are want to drift with market movement and often end up higher than advised odds.

Of course, there would be no way of looking at a product like 1 Point Pro without talking about the staking plan. After all, it is right there in the name of the service. And, as the name suggests, all stakes are advised to level 1 point stakes. In theory, that should be that but there is actually a little more to it than this.

You see, Premium Sports Tipsters and Daniel Mears also recommend using a compounding plan in order to increase the profitability of the service. This is something that is behind a paywall so I don’t think that it is necessarily fair to release this. What I will say though is that if you are following 1 Point Pro’s advice to the letter, it is quite an aggressive plan.

All of this only really leaves the strike rate to look at. Now, you should note that Premium Sports Tipsters don’t actually make any specific claims in this regard. They do however provide some very comprehensive proofing.

This can be used to make some calculations which present a number of some 35%. Honestly, this isn’t too bad a figure. This is based off 409 advised tips actually leading to bets and 267 of them losing. I can say with confidence I have seen much worse results than 1 Point Pro.

How Does 1 Point Pro Work?

If there is one area where I will be unabashedly critical of 1 Point Pro it is the fact that there is no information provided about what the selection process actually entails. Premium Sports Tipsters provide absolutely no insight into what kind of approach Daniel Mears has to betting. Instead, the focus is simply on how the service is great because it is built on one point stakes.

I will admit that this is a pleasant thing to see, but without the ability to see that the tipster behind the service is advising bets based on a decent betting principle, I don’t see this as being enough to sell a service. Furthermore, I believe that as consumers, we should always be able to make an informed decision on a purchase.

That isn’t really something that you can do with 1 Point Pro. There is some very comprehensive proofing provided which provides some insight and is a bit of a mitigating factor. Unfortunately, it isn’t a replacement for some basic understanding of that selection process in my opinion.  

What is the Initial Investment?

There are a number of options that are available for 1 Point Pro, and whilst there is some very substantial value to be had, I’m not keen of the pricing structure. This is mostly because of a distinctive lack of affordable options in my opinion.

The lowest outlay is the monthly subscription, however this is priced at £45. This is also charged every 28 days which means that you will pay this cost out 13 times in a year (meaning £585 over the course of 12 months). This is a lot of money in my opinion and much more than I would typically expect to pay.

There is substantially better value to be had on the quarterly subscription which is priced at £96 every 3 months. By far and away the best option though (and the one that Premium Sports Tipsters clearly want you to opt for) is a 6 month subscription which is priced at just £99. It is worth noting that all of these options include VAT.

Rather unfortunately, there is no money back guarantee in place for anything. Premium Sports Tipsters don’t really say anything about this and as such, I would really not expect this to be available. Given that payment for 1 Point Pro is handled directly through Paypal, there is little recourse if you aren’t happy either.

What is the Rate of Return?

In terms of the income potential for 1 Point Pro, there are a few different numbers to consider. The first of these is profit to BOG and simple level stakes. This would see you at 207.77 points of profit since proofing began in March. If you had bet to BSP, this number would be somewhat higher at 229.1 points.

It is worth noting that for a little bit further context for these numbers, you are looking at an ROI of 48.32% to BOG. The ROI to BSP is again, modestly better at 53.28%, however this represents a very strong number when compared to the wider market.  

Now, what about if you were to bet to that compounding plan that Premium Sports Tipsters and Daniel Mears recommend for 1 Point Pro, the numbers increase exponentially. They say that a £2,000 betting bank would have turned into £11,079.85 using £20 bets to start. These numbers are based off quite out of date points profits however, and as such, you would be wise to scale these downs.  

Conclusion for 1 Point Pro

Honestly, I came into 1 Point Pro really wanting to like the service. And why shouldn’t I? What Premium Sports Tipsters pitch is a very good looking proposition. The fact that they are so keen to focus on the lack of level stakes betting on the market speaks volumes. Factor in that the whole thing is based around betting to BSP as well, and things look even better.

In terms of the profitability, it is definitely there. Premium Sports Tipsters provide full proofing for Daniel Mears’s selections and over the course of the service, they have produced a decent income. 227.1 points of profit in 7 months is something that really isn’t to be sniffed at.

In spite of all of these strong positives, there is one niggling little problem with 1 Point Pro that I can’t quite bring myself to get past. So, those long term results look great, but they don’t really paint a full picture. You see, since May of this year, 1 Point Pro has actually lost out, dropping from 254.82 points to that current total.

Yes, there was a slight increase from May to June of 12.64 points, but this is a service that really looks like it has been stagnating a little bit. Furthermore, when you talk about those strong results, they are actually mostly down to 2 very good months, both of which saw in excess of 100 points of profit each.

As such, it makes it difficult in my opinion to look at 1 Point Pro and see something that necessarily has that long term profit that a lot of people are looking for. Furthermore, with August showing a 38.42 point loss and September currently showing a loss as well, there is the question of how much cash you would have lost if you were compounding.

Now this isn’t the be all and end all, and actually, I am still quite keen on the theory behind 1 Point Pro to the point that I wouldn’t like to write it off entirely. But it is hard to ignore those factors, and I don’t think it is unreasonable to place Daniel Mears’s performance as a tipster into some proper context.

So, here are my final thoughts on 1 Point Pro. Would I recommend it right now? No, I don’t think that I would. I am sure that Premium Sports Tipsters would disagree with me, but I would want to see some sort of indicator that Daniel Mears is going to be able to turn his tips around before I committed.

This brings me to my next point which is this. If those results do turn around and you want to sign up to 1 Point Pro, then it is imperative that you are in a position to sign up for those longer subscription lengths. Otherwise, I don’t really know if I’m convinced that there is a whole lot of value to be had.

And finally, when a tipster has had a few 100 point plus months before, it is hard to ever truly write them off. Especially because, as much as I have raised it very validly as a point, the current run isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the world. I have certainly seen other tipsters have worse periods than Daniel Mears with 1 Point Pro and still be offered for sale.

So, there is still a strong chance that 1 Point Pro could succeed. I would even go as far as to say that this is one that is worth keeping on your watch list. I am quite confident that this can reach the same profit potential that Premium Sports Tipsters have proven it has held historically. I just don’t think that will be happening in the immediate future.

 

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From: Simon Roberts