Arabian Gold is a new horse racing tipster service which is being operated by “Mr. Smith”, a tipster who claims to have to keep his identity secret. He claims that his selections are massively profitable and that anybody can copy his advice.
Introduction to Arabian Gold
I’m going to break the mould a bit here by not talking about betting. You see, I’m a bit of a sucker for bad things in an ironic fashion. Think movies that are so bad that they’re good. Or crappy thrillers that you see at the airport for an exorbitant price. The kind of thing that you read and you just hate it, but also, you have to see how ridiculous things can get.
That ironic love of bad fiction is something that is often catered for in my capacity as a reviewer of tipster services as well. I’ve read stories of crack military hackers quitting to bet on horse racing, millionaires who buy top secret horse racing software, and executives at bookmakers who have made the switch to fight for the little guy.
And today, I’ve read the tales of Mr. Smith. A horse racing breeder who had to flee The Middle East, only to return to the UK and make a fortune from horse racing. And now, in the shape of Arabian Gold, he is willing to share his insight with you. It all makes for a great read, but does this mean that his selections are actually any good? Let’s dive right in and have a look.
What Does Arabian Gold Offer?
As is so often the case with something like Arabian Gold, there are two different ideas of what is on offer. The first of these is what Mr. Smith says you will get. Here you get wild claims and broad sweeping statements that have very little actually backing them up. The second idea of what is on offer is the realities of the service.
Now as you would expect, there is indeed a fair amount of overlap here. After all, even the wildest tipster services have to have some basis in reality. Because ultimately, what they are doing is recommending bets. There are only so many ways you can embellish this fundamental truth.
So, what does Mr. Smith claim you are getting with Arabian Gold? The short answer is a massively lucrative tipster service that requires very little input from you. The realities from what I have seen however, are quite different.
First things first, let’s establish a few facts. Arabian Gold is a horse racing tipster service. As such, there is only so much you can do with it. Sure, there is plenty of play in terms of the quality of tips that you receive, but by and large, they are all the same. And Mr. Smith’s service is no different.
It is a near daily horse racing service with selections sent out directly via email. All that you have to do, we are told, is place the bets that we are sent each morning. From there, we are told “you can make easy profits online or at your local bookmakers”. This tells me quite a lot about Arabian Gold and reinforces the fact that there are a lot of problems that aren’t perhaps so obvious.
They are however evident in the quality of the emails that you receive from Mr. Smith. Most reputable tipsters that I have looked at in the past provide not just details of the bets that you should be placing, but things like advised odds (which shows at least minimal research). Unfortunately, this is very much lacking here. With that in mind, Oddschecker is a very good idea if you are inclined to follow Arabian Gold, as is a BOG bookmaker.
Whilst we are talking about the lack of advised odds, I want to talk a little bit about the kinds of odds that you can realistically expect. Given the claims that are made in terms of the income, you would expect to be backing horses that are long shots. After all, you are talking about 5 figure months. The reality though is middling odds at best.
On the topic of bets, from what I have seen so far, you will exclusively be dealing with win bets. This makes a lot of sense to be honest. The fact of the matter is that when it comes to horse racing, there are just a limited number of markets available. And by and large, if you are looking to get any kind of value then this is about the only real option.
Given how Arabian Gold works (a topic I will be discussing in detail shortly), you would think that you’d expect to see a very small volume of bets. But this isn’t really the case. Most days will have a few bets available.
This only really leaves a few other points to consider. First of all, there is the strike rate. This is something that Mr. Smith is very clear about. Specifically, he says that this figure stands at 76%. Now that is a hugely impressive claim, however, as far as I am concerned that is all that it is. The fact of the matter is that whilst this is a clearly big selling point, there is no evidence backing the claim up.
The fact of the matter is though that there is a distinctive lack of evidence or proofing for Arabian Gold. And with a number that is more in line with what I would expect from a lay betting service and there is good reason to be sceptical about this figure.
And finally, we come to the staking plan, or more specifically, the lack thereof. Whilst the situation with the strike rate is definitely frustrating, this lack of a staking plan is even more so. Given the results that Mr. Smith claims Arabian Gold can achieve, I can’t help but feel that there really needs to be some context. Unfortunately, this isn’t provided at all.
How Does Arabian Gold Work?
Now we come to how Arabian Gold works. At least, kind of. As I’ve already mentioned, the sales material for the service has a strong narrative arc. Mr. Smith says that he was a top horse breeder, a line of work that ultimately led to him running his own stable of thoroughbred champions and working closely with the Middle East.
We are then told a tale about how a rumour was started that Mr. Smith had made a pass at somebody’s wife. He was told that men had “died for less” and that his “Western laws won’t save you here”. By a huge coincidence, he had his passport on him and was able to immediately fly home. With his reputation somehow ruined, he says that he had to resign from breeding and stable management.
These days though, he is a “TOP industry insider”. And as such, you can forget those other “bogus systems and fake gurus” because Arabian Gold “is the only fail safe way to make a full time income from betting”. Of course, you don’t have to be particularly astute to notice that absolutely none of this, actually tells you anything about the selection process.
I really don’t think it’s unreasonable to question this story. There is a bit of a xenophobic edge to it all that sounds like something out of a bad pulp fiction novel. Factor in that this is combined with a distinctive lack of any tangible evidence, as well as no proofing, and I don’t really think that just taking Mr. Smith’s word is the best idea.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Arabian Gold, there is just one option available. This is a one time cost of £29.99 for which you seemingly get access to Mr. Smith’s selections for life. Realistically, this will be for the life of the product, however, I have a number of reasons to suspect that this ultimately probably won’t be a particularly long life.
You should note that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee provide with Arabian Gold. This is backed up by Clickbank, and it is worthwhile noting that one of the few things that are unequivocally good about what Mr. Smith does is that this is well advertised in the sales material.
What is the Rate of Return?
I’ve already mentioned the income potential for Arabian Gold, however, I haven’t really gone into any detail on it. Now, there are a huge number of claims that are made over the course of the sales material and they all roughly add up. For example, one of the most consistent claims is that you can make more than £3,000 per week following Mr. Smith’s tips.
We are also told that you can expect a monthly average of £13,333. Another massive number. Finally, the headline states that Mr. Smith has made £168,889 in the last year. What is important to note however is that none of these claims have any context for the results, nor is there any proofing (as mentioned) that really demonstrates that these profits are in fact even attainable.
Conclusion for Arabian Gold
I won’t lie to you. If you want a relatively entertaining read, then the sales material for Arabian Gold should do a pretty good job. There are definitely some thrills and spills to be had there. Unfortunately, there is much more that is lacking, for example, a cohesive tipster service.
The truth of the matter is that in focusing on an interesting (and yet clearly BS) narrative, information about the service takes a back seat. Now there are two main reasons that this could be. First of all, and I am rather doubtful it is this one, every single thing that Mr. Smith says is entirely above board. This would make Arabian Gold an untapped gold mine.
Alternatively, and much more likely in my opinion., all of this is down to the fact that the vendor who is trying to sell Arabian Gold finds it much easier to sell their service on a story, than providing actual information or evidence. Now there are a few different reasons that I believe that this is the case.
Some of this is all pretty obvious. Given Mr. Smith’s supposed involvement in horse racing for so long, you would expect him to be quite confident talking about how he is supposedly able to identify a winning horse 76% of the time. You would also expect somebody with this kind of background to know about keeping a log of bets and providing proofing.
On top of all of this, there are a number of additional complaints that I have when it comes to Arabian Gold. Whilst the results claimed are phenomenal, they just don’t have enough context to really mean anything. For example, that claimed income of some £170,000 could be 170 points to £1,000 stakes. Or alternatively, it could be 17,000 points to £10 stakes.
Being frank though, I don’t really believe that any of those claims are genuine. Like other elements of Arabian Gold, the main purpose seems to be to suck in those who perhaps don’t really know much about betting. This is opposed to a genuine tipster who will really want to help their subscribers make a profit.
The reason that I really don’t believe this though is a reason that is perhaps a little less obvious to most readers. The vendor who is actually selling Arabian Gold through Clickbank is one that is well known to me. And rather unfortunately, this isn’t for good reasons.
The fact of the matter is that I’ve seen a large number of products come and go from them. These all make very similar claims to Arabian Gold and have never delivered on them. Not too long after the 60 day money back guarantee that Clickbank offer has wrapped up, there is a new product out from them with the same template.
So, not at all surprisingly, I cannot recommend enough giving Arabian Gold a very wide berth. The only likely outcome that I can see in the long term is that you will potentially lose a lot of money. Honestly, I just can’t find any justification for considering this. Even the fact that it is cheap doesn’t stand for anything as not paying a lot for a crappy product is still paying money for a crappy product.