2K by Christmas is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by Stephen Little. He claims to be able to turn a small betting bank into quite a substantial profit quickly and with seemingly little risk.
Introduction to 2K by Christmas
I know it’s a strange thing to talk about since it’s still a fair ways off, but Christmas is coming. And whilst betting and this line of work has helped me to have some much better Christmases than I’d have had before, it has also brought me my own little… Unique, shall we say, Christmas traditions. And one of those is the pre-Christmas bank busting tipster service. You see, every year, somebody will come out and claim to turn a few hundred quid into a few grand, usually through horse racing.
Enter 2K by Christmas. A website whose logo is a jolly Christmassy affair with red and green and Christmas trees. With a headline in which Stephen Little claims that you can turn £100 into £2,000 before Christmas Day 2020. And let’s be honest here. If ever there was a year where we could all do with some luck and extra cash for the big event, it’s this one, right? Let’s be honest… 2020 has probably been the worst year a lot of people (myself included) can remember.
Now you may well be wondering why I’m talking like this. Surely this is a horse racing tipster review, not a blog to tell you things that you already know. But the framing and context is incredibly important when looking at something like 2K by Christmas. Because historically speaking, services like Stephen Little’s have seemingly existed to exploit those in need. And this year, there are more people than ever in that position. Now, I’d love to be able to say that this will be different, but there is only one way to really find out. So, let’s get to it.
What Does 2K by Christmas Offer?
If I’m completely honest, it can be a little bit difficult really knowing where to start with something like 2K by Christmas. This is an interesting juxtaposition for me, because the service is also ultimately pretty simple. The problem is that what Stephen Little is fundamentally doing here, is providing a tightly wrapped service that, for want of a better term, exists in its own bubble.
What I mean by this is that there is a very singular goal that you are working towards, and in theory, everything that he does is working towards hitting that goal. That is compared to a more conventional tipster service where there has to be much longer term consideration than simply the next month and a bit.
With that said, what it doesn’t alter is the fact that 2K by Christmas is ultimately a pretty basic tipster service. In spite of this, things may at first seem like they’re a bit overwhelming. What Stephen Little is providing here is a near daily horse racing tipster service, but the fact is that there is a huge amount of variation involved that makes it seem like it is perhaps more than it is.
As you’ve probably come to expect from any modern horse racing tipster service, selections for 2K by Christmas are sent out directly via email. From what I’ve seen, they will also land on the morning of racing. Unfortunately, there isn’t a massive amount of information included outside of the bare minimum that you need to get bets placed.
This means that if you want to get the most out of 2K by Christmas, then you should be looking to use an odds comparison site. I know that I say that a lot, but I can’t drive home enough how much difference getting even a small increase in your odds can make over the course of a year. Yes, it might take a little extra time, but in the long term, it’s worth it. And the fact is that the approach that Stephen Little uses makes this doubly important (as I’ll touch on later).
Now, let’s move onto the bets themselves. Because this is where 2K by Christmas starts to seem like it’s a bit overwhelming. First things first, there is little in the way of rhyme or reason, at least that I can make out. Especially in the types of bets. Here, Stephen Little will give you long shot bets on a win and each way basis, as well as various accas.
The volume of bets is pretty moderate. This is something that does at least count a some kind of positive for 2K by Christmas. The truth is that there are just some tipster services that require a lot of time and effort, especially if you’re looking to seek out those best possible odds. Odds which in general, will err towards the longer side (for reasons that I only suspect, but I will also pick up on that later).
This only really leaves two things to talk about, and Stephen Little doesn’t really go into much detail about either of them. First things first, there is the staking plan. As you can probably guess from the fact that 2K by Christmas is based around turning a very small starting bank into a substantial profit, there is compounding going on. Otherwise, it simply wouldn’t be possible.
But the fact of the matter is that if you’re looking for some kind of genuinely structured plan… Well, it isn’t something that I’m able to see. In terms of a starting bank, it is recommended that you have that £100 to start you off, although Stephen Little does suggest that you could make more if you started 2K by Christmas with a bigger betting bank (something that is also implied throughout the sales material).
Finally, there is the strike rate, or rather, the lack thereof. We are told that over the last 2 years, 2K by Christmas has managed to turn the claimed profit from a £100 starting bank, but that isn’t a strike rate. What I would say is that I wouldn’t come into this with high hopes. The fact is that the odds imply a proclivity towards not winning often.
How Does 2K by Christmas Work?
In terms of how 2K by Christmas works, well… That’s a difficult area, because Stephen Little seems to go out of his way to not talk about things. Really, all that you can say definitively is that he claims to have a strategy. Specifically, we are told that it is a “tried and tested” one that allows “maximum returns with LOW RISK investments”. That isn’t really a lot of insight.
Now you can have a look at the bets and try and extrapolate something from that, but the truth of the matter is that I just don’t see a lot of pattern there. Probably the closest thing to this is the vague emphasis on trying to back longer shot bets. Now that isn’t an inherently bad thing, but the fact is that 2K by Christmas still need to have some kind of plan for picking the bets.
And that is one of the biggest problems that I have with 2K by Christmas. The inherent idea isn’t so bad, if you knew that it were being guided by a decent selection process. Hell, I’ve seen plenty of services that find value in these longer shot bets that have been profitable over a longer timescale. But the key part of that is that they have a decent selection process.
It isn’t even like you get any proofing from Stephen Little. Now, this might be forgivable if he also doesn’t claim to have two profitable years behind him. This means that there are two years whereby records should exist for 2K by Christmas, and I don’t really see why this information wouldn’t be made available. I mean, it’s really not asking a lot, presuming of course, this claim is actually genuine.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to 2K by Christmas, there is only one option available. This is a one time payment of £49 (plus VAT). A figure that Stephen Little claims is a substantial discount on the “normal price” of £99. I am incredibly sceptical of this. It is also noteworthy that this is claimed to be a limited time thing, although I also have my doubts about that too.
Something that is very important to note is that 2K by Christmas does come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. This is backed up by Clickbank who, so long as you don’t serially return products, are pretty good about honouring this. But the part that stands out to me is that Stephen Little fails to mention this is an option.
Instead, he says that if 2K by Christmas fails to make the £2,000 by Christmas Day, you will get access to his selections again next year at no extra cost. This certainly seems like a generous option, but as I will pick up, it’s actually a highly questionable move in my opinion.
What is the Rate of Return?
In terms of the income potential of 2K by Christmas, well, it’s incredibly straight forward. A few times now I have talked about Stephen Little’s claim of turning £100 into £2,000 and that is at the crux of everything. If this could be delivered on, it would be a fantastic result, but I have some very big questions about achieving this.
Conclusion for 2K by Christmas
Honestly, there are a lot of reasons that I don’t like 2K by Christmas. Some of them are simply down to the service and the way it is set up. A lot of it is down to glaringly obvious missed information and evidence. And a part of it, if I’m entirely honest, is the way that the service is marketed. Which frankly is pretty reprehensible.
Here’s the thing. I’m never going not be against people making some extra money through betting. And it really can be achieved. But when something comes up promising to help you make a quick and easy few grand before Christmas pops up… Well, let’s be honest, that isn’t designed to appeal to those of us who know what actual betting as a means of income is about.
I can’t help but feel like the tone that Stephen Little takes in his sales pitch for 2K by Christmas is very much one of “imagine how much better Christmas could be with £2,000”. Who needs £2,000 for Christmas most? If I’m really blunt about it, exactly the kind of people who probably don’t really have £158.80 to spare (the cost of the betting bank and signing up).
Now I know I’ve come in hard on 2K by Christmas, but why exactly don’t I believe that this is a viable service? Well, there are a few reasons. First of all, turning £100 into £2,000 seems like a pretty simple thing to do, but that is a betting bank increase of 1900%. In less than 2 months. That’s just crazy numbers, if I’m honest. I don’t think I’ve seen a single genuine tipster achieve even half of this. And that includes those that utilise compounding.
Aside from that, there is a worrying lack of evidence backing up Stephen Little’s claims. If you want to consider two crappy screenshots of a Betfair account as evidence, then that’s up to you. But I’ve been doing this kind of thing for more than long enough to know that this kind of thing is very easily faked.
Now, I could be barking up the wrong tree, and 2K by Christmas could all be above board. But if it was, why wouldn’t Stephen Little talk a bit about his approach to betting? Why wouldn’t he provide proofing for those 2 years where he’s supposedly achieved the results he promises? And perhaps most tellingly, why wouldn’t he mention Clickbank’s money back guarantee?
The truth of the matter is that the vendor who is selling 2K by Christmas is one that is well known to me. And unfortunately, they aren’t known for the right reasons. They have put out so many tipster services this year alone, none of which are really around anymore (at least, that I’m aware of). What they do tend to do is launch with bold claims, play out for long enough to avoid Clickbank’s refund period, and then quietly close down.
And that is why Stephen Little talks about giving you next year for free. Even if you “only make £1,999.99”. The whole sales pitch makes it sound like it’s such a foregone conclusion that you will make some profit with 2K by Christmas. But that categorically isn’t the case.
In actual fact, £100 is a very easy amount to lose when betting, especially if you’re backing longer odds bets from a naff tipster (which seems to be what is happening here). But if it fails after that 30 day period, you’re a bit stuck. And realistically, there is unlikely to be a second year you can claim for free.
So, I can definitely see the appeal of 2K by Christmas, but I cannot stress enough that you should give this a miss. This year has definitely been a tough one, and if you want a second income through betting, there are good products on the market if you are willing to put the time and work in. But this kind of “get rich quick” tipster service categorically aren’t the answer.