Acca Man is a new to market horse racing tipster service that is operated by Sam Russell. He claims that his bets have produced some genuinely outstanding profits for subscribers.
Introduction to Acca Man
Something that I always find interesting in this line of work is the continued insistence that backing accas is a sensible approach to betting. Now, don’t get me wrong, I fully acknowledge that well approached accas contain profit potential. Hell, the single most profitable tipster service I have ever looked at was based around betting on accumulators. And yet, I rarely find myself really finding these kinds of service a viable option. Mostly because in my mind, the risk vs reward doesn’t balance out.
Now, if you had a tipster service that had supposedly produced literally thousands of points profit in a month, all whilst only betting somewhat occasionally you’d be on to a definite winner. Right? Well… Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Acca Man (I’m already sorry for that one, but it was in my head and I deserve to learn from my mistakes). And let’s be really honest for a second here, Sam Russell is no Clark Kent. The fact of the matter is that the marketing does a great job of selling this, as you would expect.
Unfortunately, based off what I Have seen, there is quite a disconnect between the claims that are made and the realities of a service like Acca Man. And that is exactly what I want to look at here. Because if you weren’t to question Sam Russell, you would have a system that involves betting on seriously quite high risk accas, all whilst producing some startlingly regular winners. Something that I have really learned to scrutinise. So, let’s get into it.
What Does Acca Man Offer?
There is actually a fair old amount of ground to cover with Acca Man, and that does make it at least somewhat difficult to know where to begin. Especially because Sam Russell is so incredibly good at cherry picking what information they want to share with potential subscribers. But before I get into all of that stuff, I want to start with some of the more basic elements of the service.
You see, how Sam Russell operates Acca Man is something that is incredibly straight forward and frankly, nothing new. Something that doesn’t necessarily have to be a weakness for a tipster service. Here though, I can’t help but feel like it is, at least, to some small extent. Which of course when tied into the wider service only really raises a lot more questions (at least in my mind).
Now, let’s talk a little bit about what all of that means exactly. First things first, Sam Russell only tips Monday through Friday. Why does he do this? Honestly, I couldn’t really tell you. Because he doesn’t actually share any insight on this. We are simply told that he wanted to base Acca Man on “a strategy that would appeal to everyone”. So, whilst I don’t see this as an inherently and thing, I also don’t understand why the days are so restricted.
In terms of those logistics, Acca Man works pretty much as you would expect from any modern tipster service. Selections are issued directly via email. An area that should be a cause for commendation is that said selections are also issued the evening before racing, typically around 11pm. This means that you have plenty of time to get the bets on, and if you are so inclined, seek out value.
This is something that will take more work than usual because of the bet type that Acca Man is based around. I will be coming to this in a second, but really, it boils down to one simple thing. The acca type that Sam Russell uses simply isn’t one that you can easily compare. Odds comparison sites don’t tend to provide options and as such, it can be difficult.
So, what bets are we talking about exactly? Well, as much as the sales material for Acca Man goes out of its way to avoid using the term, what you are dealing with here are Yankee bets. For those who aren’t familiar with these, they are an accumulator that involves backing 4 horses in a configuration of 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and a 4 fold acca.
As you might expect, this kind of bet can come in with some huge odds when all 4 horses come in. Examples that Sam Russell provides of bets that Acca Man has supposedly won have shown returns in excess of 700 times the initial stake. Make no mistake, there is theoretically huge amounts of money to be made through the “jackpot” wins.
This is aided quite significantly by the simple fact that Sam Russell also seems to favour longer shot horses as well. Even within the (really quite limited) evidence provided for Acca Man, the shortest odds are 11/8. Mostly though, you are looking at in excess of 4/1, somewhat frequently getting into double digits.
Whilst we’re on the topics of the bets themselves there is an important point that I feel should be made. Not only is Acca Man not a daily service, but on the days when bets are available, there will be just the one. This means that all things considered, you aren’t really going to be putting that much of your betting bank at risk.
This isn’t really a bad thing, because it is ultimately suggested that you don’t need a big betting bank for Acca Man. Sam Russell talks quite a lot about the fact that you’re only betting £11 per day. It all sounds very affordable. However, of note to me is the fact that you aren’t really getting advice on a betting bank, and as such, it begs the incredibly important question of how much you should actually bet.
Especially in light of the fact that we conveniently don’t get any real information on what kind of strike rate you can expect for Acca Man. This doesn’t stop there from being certain implications. The core one for me is that Sam Russell’s limited evidence shows 6 profitable tips which are supposedly spaced over 20 bets. This would put the number at 30%.
How Does Acca Man Work?
In my mind there is only really one thing that that comes close to explaining how Acca Man works. And that is the notion that using the bet types that Sam Russell recommends using offers some sort of advantage. An idea that, in my mind at least, is demonstrably false. But there is an awful lot of this sort of talk in the sales material with statements like “My method guarantees a good return even if all the horses don’t win!”.
Interestingly, the element of Acca Man that I would personally consider to be the most important one in terms of how it works… the actual selection process for the horses. Well, there is very little information provided in this regard. What little that there is appears to be nought more than platitudes and an incredibly vague statement of “I just bet on quality runners with a very good chance of winning!”.
This is an incredibly interesting statement to me. Firstly, that is the absolute bare minimum any tipster should be looking to do. Betting on horses that have a very good chance of winning. Because if they aren’t… Well, why not? But it doesn’t actually tell us anything about that all important selection process. There is no insight into the approach that Sam Russell takes and honestly, that is quite concerning to me.
All of this applies doubly so when you also consider that there isn’t actually much in the way of evidence backing anything up. Really, what Acca Man boils down to in the crudest of terms is taking Sam Russell’s word that he knows what he is doing. Something that really isn’t the kind of thing I recommend, and that is no different here.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are two different options available if you want to sign up to Acca Man. The first of these is a subscription which only runs till the end of June. Barely a month at the time of it’s launch. For this, Sam Russell is asking the rather steep £30 (plus VAT). Alternatively, you can sign up until the end of December for a one time cost of just £70 (again, plus VAT). A drastically better value option.
Both of these options come with a fill 30 day money back guarantee. This is mentioned by Sam Russell, although it is hardly prominent. What is important however is the fact that because Acca Man is being sold through Clickbank, you shouldn’t have any trouble claiming this if you feel the need to.
What is the Rate of Return
In order to really get an idea of the scope of Acca Man in terms of the profit., you don’t have to look much further than Sam Russell’s headlining claim for the service. This claims that he “MADE £7,792.17 PROFIT IN JUST 1 DAY FROM A TINY £11 BET!”. Elsewhere, we are told that within a month there has been a profit of £9,969.48, and that since January, there has been over £39,000 of profit made. All to “£1 stakes (£11 total daily bet)”.
This infers that there is a profit potential there of… Well, 39,000 points. Which is of course a ludicrous amount that is hundreds of times what a tipster may see in a single year. Except, this has supposedly been achieved in less than 6 months through Acca Man. A claim that I am highly sceptical of, not surprisingly.
Conclusion for Acca Man
I am going to be incredibly candid here and say that in theory everything that Sam Russell claims here is possible. Using a Yankee bet and getting those strong odds, it is entirely possible to achieve the claimed results. However, I do not think for a second that the possibility of achieving these results is what we need to be looking at here. The real question is whether or not Acca Man can do this.
Unfortunately, I’m not really convinced that it is. And there are a lot of reasons for this really. But by far and away the biggest one in my mind is a distinctive lack of evidence. Because for all of the claims that are made, there simply isn’t a lot that I would consider to be either conclusive or even comprehensive.
Let’s be honest for a minute, all that we are really given in terms of that “evidence” are screenshots of a few betting slips. That is a bloody long way from something that I would consider to be nailed down, definitive, guaranteed evidence. Because even if you do take Sam Russell at face value and decide that Acca Man is above board and everything that it claims to be, what sample size are you dealing with?
At best, you can say that Sam Russell has encountered some winning bets. But that is all in my eyes. There is nothing suggesting that this is actually something that is scalable and consistent. In fact, if I’m really honest, based off my experience it isn’t likely to be.
Bets like Yankees are all about that jackpot win and it won’t come as any surprise to learn that they just don’t happen that often. Especially with a tipster who doesn’t seem to be working off any kind of strategy. And of course, that is how I feel like I have to judge Acca Man. Because Sam Russell isn’t really giving all that much to work with outside of that ludicrous claimed profit potential.
So, here’s the bottom line for me. I really don’t think I would look to recommend Acca Man. Sam Russell doesn’t come close to enough to convince me that he is running any sort of genuine tipster service. And he doesn’t even have the courtesy to make this cheap. Honestly, I don’t think £30 is bad for a tipster service. Not one that is vetted and demonstrably works.
But that isn’t’ what you are getting with Acca Man. the whole thing just seems like a gamble, and that isn’t an approach to betting that will help you to make profits in the long term.