Almighty Four is a horse racing tipster service that is operated by one Steven Gayle. He claims that his approach to betting will allow you to produce huge “jackpot” style wins seemingly quite consistently.
Introduction to Almighty Four
There is a lot to be said for how the tone of a tipster impacts my initial feelings. Now, I want to be clear about this. It is just my first impressions. Everything I look at and the conclusions I reach are ultimately based off extensive legwork. But there are certain things that I find always put me on the back foot. One such notion is the idea of what I call jackpot betting. That is to say, those tipster service that will pursue massive wins at the cost of a betting bank. Sure, they can be hugely profitable. But also, often out of reach of the common man.
The reason for this is a simple one. Drawdown. The amount that you spend before hitting a winner. I’ve seen services that have lost almost 5,000 points in less than a year. They might also have a 10,000 point month. But how long can you sink money into something before enough is enough? Which finally brings me to today’s review subject. Because a big part of Almighty Four is that Steven Gayle is effectively claiming that he is able to keep the profits consistent, despite taking that “jackpot winner” approach.
This is all incredibly interesting to me. Because the simple fact of the matter is that if this can actually be delivered on, it would make for a truly impressive tipster service. Probably not surprisingly though, there are some questions about whether or not Steven Gayle can actually deliver on this. In actual fact, as good as Almighty Four looks to be at a glance, there is a lack of information that is ultimately quite problematic. Probably not surprisingly, there is quite a lot to cover, so let’s get into it.
What Does Almighty Four Offer?
The core offering of Almighty Four is quite a simple one. There are definitely a number of things that aren’t exactly simple, don’t get me wrong. But most of what Steven Gayle is doing is very much in line with what you’d probably expect from this kind of tipster service. With that in mind, I want to start by covering some of the logistical elements as they are ultimately less “key” to how it all works.
First things first, as you’d probably expect, selections are sent out directly via email. These are sent out to subscribers on a near daily basis. Specifically, Steven Gayle says that Almighty Four only runs Monday through Saturday. Within this, we are told that “No race is off limits”. This is fair enough, however, I do note that the is no mention of no bet days. Something that will become pertinent a little later.
Steven Gayle sends out tips on the morning of racing, “well in advance of the days racing” with advice to act on the information as soon as possible. This is all pretty sound advice as the nature of Almighty Four means that realistically, securing the best possible odds is quite important. A sentiment that I full agree with.
Now, actually getting the best odds is something that is a little more difficult. This is because Almighty Four is based around Lucky 15 bets. I’ll talk about what this entails a little later, but the bottom line is this. There is no easy way of taking advantage of an odds comparison site or the like in order to secure best odds. Furthermore, Steven Gayle actively advises sticking to just one bookie at a time. Something that shouldn’t impact things too much, but still less than ideal.
So, what exactly is a Lucky 15 bet? For those who aren’t familiar, it is a type of accumulator that brings together 4 single bets, 6 doubles, 4 trebles, and a four-fold acca. It is one that is often leveraged as it allows for you to theoretically maximise your profit potential when horses win, but also allow you to minimise risk by having smaller bets come in.
This can be particularly helpful when you are combining a range of odds on each bet. Something that Steven Gayle seems to do with Almighty Four. There are quite often shorter odds horses that are paired with longer shots. What is interesting to me however is that everything does tend to stay around what I refer to as middling odds.
This means that Almighty Four doesn’t ever really end up at the “extremes”. In actual fact, when you look at the (very limited) evidence backing the service up, even a jackpot win is somewhat modest, ultimately showing a £1,120 return off a £30 bet. This means effectively odds of roughly 36/1. Those aren’t huge for this kind of bet.
That does allow me to tie quite nicely into the stakes. Steven Gayle is betting £30 per bet. Because of how Lucky 15’s come together, that effectively means that he’s staking £2 on each outcome of the acca. Effectively, you are dealing with level stakes, which is what I’d expect from Almighty Four.
Something that is welcome though is insight into a betting bank. This is something that most tipsters often overlook. Steven Gayle however advises having 50 points at a given time. Using his own £30 stakes, that works out at a bank of £1,500. It is however pointed out that you can theoretically start at 10p per line (meaning just £1.50 per bet) meaning a bank of just £75.
The final thing that I want to talk about is the strike rate. This is something that is really interesting to me. Ultimately, how often you’re winning will dictate how profitable a service is. In the case of Almighty Four, there aren’t really specific claims made. But that doesn’t mean that there is no information either. Steven Gayle shows eight profitable bets in around 2 weeks. This suggests that you can realistically expect to profit around 60% of the time.
How Does Almighty Four Work?
With something like Almighty Four, when it comes to talking about how it works, there are a few things to consider. The first and most obvious is the fact is the type of bet that Steven Gayle uses. As he says himself. “As the name suggests we’re obviously chasing the Lucky15 jackpot each day but the secondary objective is to make long term profit from the singles/doubles that make up part of the lucky 15”.
The other element is how selections are being identified. What we are told is that “The four bets are carefully selected by group of experienced and connected gamblers including myself”. And that’s your lot in terms of the selection process. For my money, this simply isn’t good enough. The fact of the matter is that Almighty Four is just based on the idea that Steven Gayle knows people.
The thing is, that isn’t impossible. There are plenty of tipsters out there who rely on inside information or putting their heads together with other bettors in order to secure winning bets. But they are always grounded in more than the statement that Steven Gayle makes. If anything, I can’t help but feel like it ends up raising more questions than it answers. That mightn’t be a problem with a proven service, but Almighty Four isn’t that.
A big part of my issues here is that there is just a general lack of evidence that Almighty Four actually works. As well as the information that Steven Gayle provides being minimal, all that we are shown as “proofing” is the week that I mentioned earlier. Which is of course a very long way from anything substantial. At best, you can say that these few weeks played out as claimed, but they’re still only a few weeks. That is a very small sample size.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Almighty Four, there is only one option available. This is a one time payment of £45 (plus VAT). For this, you get access to the service on a “12 week trial”. What is interesting to me is that there doesn’t seem to be any sort of option to extend this if you were impressed with Steven Gayle’s performance.
Something else that is worth noting is that Almighty Four does actually come with a full 30 day money back guarantee. This is backed up by the fact that Steven Gayle is selling the service through Clickbank (which means that you shouldn’t have any problems claiming this if required). What really stands out though is that there is no mention of this in the sales material. Something that is highly concerning to me.
What is the Rate of Return?
One of the things that I think is very interesting about Almighty Four is that there aren’t necessarily specific claims made about how much you can expect to earn. Now, that isn’t to say that Steven Gayle doesn’t say anything. Instead, there are just certain inferences and suggestions dotted throughout the sales material.
The most apparent is that Steven Gayle shows in his “proofing” winning bets that total £2,731.91. To remind you, that is in about 2 weeks. In the many so called testimonials, we see more insight. One claims that there is “3 grand sat in my betfair account from £1 bets”. Another talks about turning their finances around. Then there are other claims of more “around £5,000” in 40 days, and somebody who mad enough to get a £4,000 – £12,000 watch.
What is interesting about this is that there ultimately isn’t that much discrepancy between the claimed results. Something that strikes me as quite telling about what exactly is going on with Almighty Four.
Conclusion for Almighty Four
I will fully acknowledge that there is some merit to the approach that Steven Gayle takes with Almighty Four. I’ve seen other services that also utilise Lucky 15 bets produce some massive profits. Here’s the thing though, firstly, they are a minority. Secondly, and linked to this, there is the simple fact that they don’t necessarily win all that frequently. Something that this service is supposedly achieving.
Let’s not forget that Steven Gayle is effectively implying that there is a strike rate of around 60%. That is one hell of a result for any tipster service. Never mind one that is structured the way that Almighty Four is. And once again, we come back to that point about the fact that there isn’t really much evidence backing up… well, any of it.
So, let’s just stack all of this up. Almighty Four is a tipster service that is based around a betting method that is proven elsewhere, but isn’t really here. It is also sold off the back of predominantly unsubstantiated results. This is applicable both in terms of the few betting slips that Steven Gayle provides, as well as testimonials that have absolutely no provenance.
Then there is the cost. Almighty Four isn’t exactly cheap. Now, that isn’t to say that it doesn’t appear to be value for money. If you ask me, the way that Steven Gayle has set it up is actually quite clever. Because you’re only paying £15 a month, right? Ultimately, that isn’t a lot of money at all. Don’t forget though that you are paying that out in a lump sum of £45.
On top of that I find it very hard to ignore the fact that Steven Gayle fails to mention the money back guarantee that is in place with Almighty Four. This is something that every genuine tipster service that I’ve ever looked at will crow about. After all, it stands to reason that if you’re confident in your abilities as a tipster, you don’t mind giving people the option to claim a refund if you can’t deliver.
All of this is balanced against a profit that is seemingly decent. But I think it’s very important to put some of this into context. One person says that they made £3,000 from £1 bets. That is a minimum of a 3,000 points profit. Which is of course absurd. Even with Steven Gayle’s bets, you’re looking at almost 1,500 points of profit. In less than 2 weeks. That is more than a decent tipster would see in 5 years.
Then of course there is also the icing on the cake. And that is that even if you overlooked all of the above, you’re still just taking Steven Gayle’s word that he actually has a betting system in place for Almighty Four. Because let’s not forget the simple fact of the matter that if you don’t have a decent way of picking winners… well, you’re just not going to win. Leveraging a type of bet is not a betting system.
So, with all of that in mind, it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that I wouldn’t really look to recommend Almighty Four. With so many different tipsters out there that can perform, that can demonstrate that they can perform. Well, I just can’t see a reason to put your faith (and cash) into Steven Gayle’s selections.