Acca USA is a new to market tipster service which is being offered by one Richard Parker. He claims that he can help his subscribers make a very substantial profit through betting on American horse racing.
Introduction to Acca USA
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to force a halt to UK sports, we continue to see a significant influx in tipsters offering American based services. Some of these have been very good examples. Others… Well, not so much. Every now and then though, something comes along that can be described simply as interesting. In some cases, the fact that they are interesting is about all that they have going for them…
Which brings me to Acca USA. A tipster service that creator Richard Parker says “YOU’LL BE SHOCKED HOW SIMPLE THIS IS!”. Whilst I will certainly agree that placing bets can be simple, I’m not convinced that this is really the case here. In actual fact, I think that there is a hell of a lot about this that is cause for great concern. Because there is so much more than simply placing bets. And honestly, I can see this losing you a lot of money quite quickly.
None the less, I will as always remain professional. I will attempt to keep an open mind about things. Because the truth is that if Richard Parker really can deliver on those claims for Acca USA… Well, it has the potential to be a massively successful tipster service. That just seems to be a very big if. So, let’s dive straight in and see whether this is the real deal or not.
What Does Acca USA Offer?
The sales material for Acca USA takes a rather interesting approach. And whilst I usually like to get into details about the service itself, I feel here that there is some warrant for talking about this. You see, Richard Parker opens by asking you if you’re “sick and tried of losing your money from bad advice?” or “Fed up of all those “wannabe tipsters” feeding your loser after loser, day in day out?”.
This is all incredibly interesting to follow because the nature of Acca USA means that you really do face a strong possibility of losing out on both horses and money. And this is mostly down to the way that Richard Parker chooses to bet.
I want to talk about this a little later on, but the whole premise of Acca USA is that you are backing horses on Canadian bets. This is a bet type that carries a lot of potential to produce some very large profits. But is also very expensive in order to maintain.
Especially when you are looking at a “through the week” type service which is what Acca USA is. By this I mean that selections are actually sent out Monday to Friday. And on top of this, Richard Parker says that there might be additional days where he simply doesn’t have selections available, which is fair enough.
But by and large, you should definitely come into this expect to be placing bets every single weekday. Which ultimately leads me rather nicely into the logistical side of things.
Now, as you would probably expect, selections are sent out directly via email. On those no bet days, Richard Parker says that he will send out an email notifying that there aren’t any selections available.
One of the things that I do like about American horse racing tipster services is the timing of when selections are sent out. In the case of Acca USA, you can usually expect them around 4pm. This means that even if you are working a 9-5, there is still a chance to get bets placed and secure some decent odds.
Which does lead me to another point if you are following Acca USA. Use an odds comparison website. I know that I say that a lot, but Richard Parker is yet another one of those tipsters who says that he only uses Betfair so that he can keep track of his progress (and for other reasons that I strongly suspect and will come to later). But really, you’re pretty much on your own here.
Just coming back to the bets themselves a bit. When you look at Richard Parker’s “proofing” for Acca USA, there is a complete winner. This shows returns of about 84.00. So, there are some big winners, however, they are in turn made up of multiple bets. And what is interesting to me here is that the majority of horses selected seem to have quite high odds all things considered (think around 3/1).
Volume wise, I may have mentioned in passing already but Acca USA is very straight forward. You are effectively just getting one bet per day here. But when it comes to the more exotic accumulator types, they aren’t really one bet either. A Canadian bet is made up of 10 doubles, 10 trebles, five four fold accumulators and one five fold accumulator.
This rather complicates matters when you talk about the staking plan. One of the key selling points of Acca USA effectively boils down to the fact that you are only staking a limited amount per day. Namely, £26. Now this raises the question of whether or not you count £26 as a 1 point bet and call it level stakes, or say that you are staking 26 points at £1 per point.
Equally complicated is judging the strike rate. Now, Richard Parker doesn’t make any particular claims for Acca USA, however, he does provide the rather minimal evidence. We are shown 4 profitable bets from 11 days of betting. That means that in theory, you are looking at a strike rate of around 25%. But honestly, I’m not convinced about this either.
How Does Acca USA Work?
One of the key questions when it comes to any tipster service is, in my opinion, how it works. In the case of Acca USA, there is a very clear way that this works and that is the reliance on Canadian bets. Effectively, the idea with other services I have looked at like this is that you have the smaller accas topping up your bank until you hit a big winner.
Unfortunately, Richard Parker doesn’t actually take the time to talk about this. As such, it is entirely speculative on my behalf. But it is also indicative of a wider problem with Acca USA which is that ultimately, you aren’t told anything about how the service works. Pretty much at all. And that is incredibly frustrating with something that involves big gambles.
One of the worst parts about this in my book is that Richard Parker mentions that he has a system and strategy. But this simply says that “bets are placed in a way so we can maximise our 5 daily selections” and that “I just bet on quality horses with a very good chance of winning at the USA meetings!”. Which of course you’d hope that is all that he is betting on. But it does highlight that he understands the importance of a strategy, so why not share some insight?
It isn’t even like there is extensive or longer period proofing for Acca USA that you can look at to get an idea of what to expect. Sure, there is that very limited evidence that is provided, but I don’t put a lot of faith in that if I’m honest. The best case scenario there in my book is that these results are cherry picked, but I am doubtful that even this will be the case.
What is the Initial Investment?
One of the few things that are unequivocally positive about Acca USA is the cost. Richard Parker really isn’t asking a lot of money for Acca USA. The solitary option that is available is a one time cost of £19 (plus VAT) which gives you access for 1 month. It is worth noting that this isn’t a recurring subscription.
Also of note is the fact that Acca USA is being sold through Clickbank. This means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place which is generally pretty good (presuming of course that you aren’t a serial abuser of this). And, to be fair to Richard Parker, he does mention that this is in place.
What is the Rate of Return?
The main thing that stands out about Acca USA for me (aside from the bet type) is the income claim. We are told that in just 11 days, a profit of £3,294.40 has been made. Let’s not mince our words here. That is a massive amount to have made from stakes of just £286. It is also entirely based around a full Canadian bet landing at the start of May. Something that is quite unlikely to happen again.
Conclusion for Acca USA
It is quite clear what the appeal behind Acca USA is. It is all about the profit. From the very first page you look at relating to the service, Richard Parker is talking about that one Canadian bet that came in. “DISCOVER HOW I MADE £2,183.52 IN JUST 1 DAY FROM A TINY £26 BET!” the page yells at you.
From thereon, you are bombarded with how Acca USA will help you to make “some serious profits”, stop you “losing your money to bad advice” and make “PROFIT EVERY SINGLE MONTH”.
The problem with all of this is that you are simply taking Richard Parker’s word that any of it is true. But I’ll come back to this a little bit later. Firstly, I want to address that initial headline. I don’t have a problem with services like Acca USA pushing the “fact” that they’ve had a big win. It happens sometimes. But what I categorically do find frustrating is when it is painted as the norm.
Those big bets can land but it isn’t often. For example, Betfan offer a Lucky 15 service. This is fully proofed. Now, a Lucky 15 has less bets than a Canadian, so straight away it has an edge. In 4 years, there have been probably 6 of those big wins in that time. So, for Richard Parker to claim that Acca USA is going to make you profits consistently… Well, I’m highly doubtful.
And that is my next point. All that he is doing is making these claims. There isn’t really any evidence backing them up. As such, you are taking the word of the one person who truly stands to profit from Acca USA, that it will help you to profit. I’d treat that with scepticism.
It isn’t even like we are given any real reason to buy into this. There is no explanation of how he finds the right horses, why he is well positioned to examine the US markets or… Well, anything really.
What I see when I look at Acca USA is a sales pitch that exploits a situation. With the Covid-19 pandemic that is ongoing, there isn’t a lot of betting on. So it makes sense for an unscrupulous person to launch a tipster service that does provide for the betting that is on.
The fact that Acca USA is based around a bet type that inherently has a low chance of winning is noteworthy to me because again, an unscrupulous person may use that to justify losing. That same person may also look to take the tone of telling you that all of the other tipster services on the market are BS (which Richard Parker does with great relish).
Honestly, there are just so many red flags to Acca USA that I can’t mention them all. The long and short of it really boils down to the fact that I don’t believe that this is a genuine tipster service at all. And that for me is more than enough reason not to recommend it. I’ve been in this game long enough to know when I’m looking at something potentially suspect.
But even offering the benefit of doubt, I feel I have demonstrated more than adequately that this is a tipster service that simply carries too much risk. Even if Richard Parker and Acca USA are all above board, I don’t see a service that will realistically make you money.
So, no matter how you look at it, this is one that simply isn’t worth putting the time and the effort into in my opinion. Especially in lieu of the fact that there are some genuinely quite reasonable tipster services on the market elsewhere.