Alex Rey Sports is one of (if not the) longest serving tipster service available on the Tipster Street platform. It provides selections for a wide variety of ball based sports.
Introduction to the Alex Rey Sports service
One of the things that I often consider when looking at tipsters is what their potential is for longevity. Honestly, it is all well and good racking up the points in your first few months, but whether or not that service will be around in 12 months, 3 years or even beyond is something entirely different.
I know this because of the massive number of services that I have looked at that have disappeared in the time I’ve been doing this. So, what do you get when a quite well established tipster stable (in the form of Tipster Street) have had a tipster on their books who is entering their 6th year?
Well, you start by having a look at Alex Rey Sports. This is undoubtedly one of the longest serving services I have looked at, and that can be a massive factor in establishing exactly what you can expect form a service. Shorter proofing can be littered with anomalous results, however 5 solid years really ensures that you can know what you are getting into. The question with Alex Rey Sports is whether or not this is worth it…
What Does Alex Rey Sports Offer?
There are a lot of reasons to be excited by Alex Rey Sports, and one of the ones that stands out to me (aside from how long it’s been around) is that it is very different to most tipster services which are on the market.
One of the first things is just how selective Alex Rey seems to be with his bets.
An average month will provide you with just 21 bets. These are all sent out in the mornings to Alex Rey Sports subscribers, thus allowing plenty of time to place bets. As is the case with all Tipster Street services, these are issued directly via email.
Moving on to the bets themselves and Alex Rey Sports continues to defy the conventions that tie down most tipsters. Rather than focusing on a specific sport, Alex Rey instead focuses on a huge variety. This can include obvious options like Tennis, Football, and Golf right through to Rugby (League and Union), Cricket, and Snooker.
Basically, if it’s got a ball, there is a chance you’ll be betting on it. Naturally this means that you will be covering all kinds of betting markets. More importantly, it also means that Alex Rey Sports covers a massive range of odds.
There is a staking plan in place for Alex Rey Sports and fortunately, it is a pretty straight forward affair. All bets are advised as either Win bets or Each Way (the latter mostly showing up for some of the Golf tournaments). These are both advised to be backed to 2 points which is all straight forward. Tipster Street recommend that a 150 point betting bank should be enough to cover yourself with Alex Rey Sports.
Having come this far, I didn’t really know what to expect in terms of a strike rate from Alex Rey Sports. The longer odds and the large betting bank suggest something quite low, however Tipster Street claim that this actually stands at 41.13%. For 5 years of tips, I think that this is a very decent number really.
How Does Alex Rey Sports Work?
In terms of how Alex Rey Sports works, there is unfortunately very little information provided. This is pretty typical for services from Tipster Street and that is something that is a little frustrating. In fact, given the massive variety of sports that are advised, I can’t help but feel like it is more relevant here now than ever.
I can understand how a tipster may get an edge on one sport, but more than six? I would like to have some insight into what Alex Rey is doing to find his selections across such a range of sports.
Now there is definitely an argument to be made for the fact that there are 5 years of proofing and frankly, it wouldn’t be a bad one.
In fact, typically I would be willing to let this go. In this case I do find myself struggling though. Being entirely objective though, I do think that you can look at the results for Alex Rey Sports, over this 5 year period and know what you are getting yourself in for. Unfortunately, this doesn’t necessarily paint the service in the best picture.
What is the Initial Investment?
So, if there is one thing that can be said for Alex Rey Sports it is that it is not particularly expensive as far as tipster services go. Tipster Street have two options available for the service. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at £14.95.
Representing better value is a quarterly subscription which is priced at £29.95 every 90 days. Unfortunately, there is no money back guarantee in place for Alex Rey Sports, however Tipster Street do provide your first 30 days at an introductory rate of £3.79.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since February 2013, Alex Rey Sports has produced a profit of just 109.6 points. That is not a lot, no matter how you dress it up. The monthly profit works out at around 1 point per month. The ROI stands at just 4.22%. I am not really certain how you can dress this up as a win in any result. Honestly, this is rather surprising as the result of the results for Alex Rey Sports are pretty reasonable.
Conclusion on Alex Rey Sports
So, there are some positives to be taken away from Alex Rey Sports. It bears mentioning that over 5 years Alex Rey Sports has produced a profit. That is something that not all tipster services can lay claim to. Furthermore, the wider results actually look pretty decent. The strike rate is pretty solid and in theory, the odds are diverse enough that there should be some room for profit here. In fact, at points, the results have been pretty decent.
Unfortunately, despite the longevity of Alex Rey Sports, these results have not necessarily enjoyed the same luxuries.
This is more than evidenced in the final profit and loss figures and that is where things start to fall apart. More than anything else, what matters with any tipster service is just how much you can make. 100 points from 5 years is just not enough. Whilst the ROI may look slightly better, and with some compounding I can see that there is arguably more profit there, it still doesn’t do enough for me to justify it.
This isn’t even down to how much Alex Rey Sports costs. For a slightly more profitable tipster service, I might be calling Alex Rey Sports a bargain, but it isn’t. This of course eliminates any argument that there may be value for money to be had here.
Moving away from the long term results (the only thing that I think this has going for it, with a focus on the long term part of the statement). Even the more recent form has shown a strong decline in profit with close to 100 points having been lost on consecutive months. This just feels like this represents a massive overall risk, particularly as this kind of thing has happened a few times.
Keeping all of this in mind, I can appreciate what Alex Rey has done. A very select few people may even be content with the ROI over the long term.
For my money though, I just don’t really see Alex Rey Sports as being a viable