BCODE Master is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by tipster Alec Smith. He claims that his service provides subscribers with a method of betting that all but guarantees you a profit.
Introduction to BCODE Master
When it comes to the tipster industry, there are some very good tipsters out there who are actually genuine. They want to make money (not just for themselves, but subscribers as well) and they are very up front about what you are getting yourself into. In my mind, this makes perfect sense. So long as people know to expect it, they don’t mind some losses in the name of long term profit.
Then there are tipster services that seem questionable. Now, there are a lot of reasons that you may find for this. Unverified but ridiculous claims is always a good example. Some tipster claiming £100,000 a year or an 87% strike rate without proofing should instantly set alarm bells ringing. As should inconsistent marketing. It seems like such an obvious thing to say, but a tipster should know their business before they put up a sales page.
Which brings me to the subject of today’s review, BCODE Master. There are some discrepancies from Alec Smith. They may well be easily explained away. However, there are a few that really jump out at me. And honestly, it does nothing but cast doubt over the whole service. So let’s get straight to it.
What Does BCODE Master Offer?
In terms of what you are getting from BCODE Master, Alec Smith perhaps says it best when he says that he has a “straightforward approach” to betting. However, this approach doesn’t seem to be restricted entirely to the bets as there are very few elements of the actual service that seem to be anything new and unique (an ironic thing since that is also the exact line he uses to refer to his method).
So what does all of this mean for you as a punter? Selections are sent out on a near daily basis, directly to subscribers. These are sent out via email, which is very much what you would expect. In a rare sign of quality, these emails contain a decent amount of information including what to bet, how much to stake, and the available odds.
Unfortunately, from what I have seen, those available odds are not always attainable. This is a bit of a problem; however, it is not necessarily a deal breaker. Something like Oddschecker will still enable you to maximise your returns without trying to pursue odds that you can’t really get.
In terms of the bets, there is always very limited scope. Let’s be honest here, when it comes to horse racing there is a limit on what kind of bets you can place. This means that by and large, you will be dealing with straight win bets for BCODE Master (however it seems that you may also deal with a few other markets on occasion as well).
Now Alec Smith says that with BCODE Master, you are able to get “the increased odds that we give you”. This sounds pretty good, but I’ve not seen anything that suggests that you are getting odds that are in any way increased. As previously stated, if anything, it seems like the advised odds can be a struggle to get.
Furthermore, it would appear that you aren’t actually dealing with particularly long odds here. From what I have seen so far, you are looking at very much lower to middling odds (again, I want to go back to the use of that word “straightforward”).
As is the case with so many elements of BCODE Master, the volume of bets is pretty unremarkable, although this does at least make it manageable. On a typical day, you can expect to receive a small handful of selections.
That pretty much covers the service, and we can now get down to the numbers side of things. I have already touched on the fact that when you receive your selections from Alec Smith, you receive details of the stakes.
That isn’t necessarily a bad thing as you would hope that the varied stakes are based around something like the strength of the selection. Unfortunately, based off what I have seen so far, there appears to be very little in the way of rhyme or reason to this.
Perhaps with some longer term proofing, you could look and ascertain some kind of pattern that would bolster my belief in this, but there isn’t. Something that is massively disappointing given the fact that Alec Smith says “BCODE MASTER has proven to profit in our tests since February 2019”. This means that there has been proofed, however this has deliberately not been published.
As well as being frustrating in terms of trying to figure out what (if any) overarching staking plan there is, this lack of proofing also casts some doubts on the strike rate. Now this is particularly frustrating given the fact that Alec Smith claims that this stands at 63%.
Now, if you aren’t in the know, 63% may seem like a reasonable enough strike rate. But honestly, it is particularly high. And the lack of proofing that exists casts a lot of doubt over a number that honestly, should be proofed. Again, I feel the need to highlight that Alec Smith has stated that proofing for BCODE Master is there, he just hasn’t shared it. Something that is highly suspicious in my book.
How Does BCODE Master Work?
I won’t lie. The information that Alec Smith provides when it comes to BCODE Master is… Well, it’s scarce at best. Alec Smith makes vague statements such as “most tipsters do not have any clue what they are doing” and “this method is rock solid”, as well of course as his statement that BCODE Master is based on a “new and unique method”.
We are also provided some insight of sorts where he talks about letting go of things that can’t be controlled such as horses and jockeys under-performing, as well as random flukes. This ultimately culminates in talking about a “bigger picture”, however that isn’t something that is expanded on.
The disappointing fact of the matter is that outside of little snippets of information (which frankly, don’t necessarily mean anything), there isn’t any sort of tangible information on what BCODE Master is based around. This is very frustrating as it stops you from making any kind of informed decision about the service.
It isn’t even like there is proofing provided that you can look at to get an idea of the ebb and flow of results. You are very much in the dark with the exception of a few points from Alec Smith that seem tailor made to sound just appealing enough. The fact is that if you weren’t in my position, you might feel like there is just enough information to convince you that there is something worthwhile going on.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you opt to sign up for BCODE Master then there are two options available. It is interesting to note that Alec Smith claims that both of these are limited time offers, despite the fact that the countdown to their “ending” refreshes whenever you delete the cookies.
These options are a monthly subscription which is priced at £14.99 per month (plus VAT), as well as an “elite” option which his priced at £89.75 (plus VAT). Presumably, this latter option gives you access to selections for life, however this isn’t actually clarified. It is also noteworthy that the elite option comes with a free ebook (which doesn’t actually add a lot to your betting experience).
Interestingly, there is a trial option tucked away which gives you a week of selections for £3.99 (plus VAT), after which you move on to the monthly subscription. This is erroneously referred to as a £3 trial. It is also worth keeping in mind that because BCODE Master is sold through Clickbank, all of the options come with a full 60 day money back guarantee.
What is the Rate of Return?
Supposedly, BCODE Master is more than £10,000 in profit “to date”. A number that elsewhere, jumps to “over £20,000”. The headline however claims that this £20,000 figure is actually something that is a monthly income!
Elsewhere, we are shown evidence in the form of a William Hill betting account which has £30,208.06 in it. Or £85,445.89. It’s hard to tell which you’re supposed to believe, especially given that the latter number is supposedly highlighting the former. Elsewhere, we are shown a Betfair account which has £52,301.61 in it.
Conclusion for BCODE Master
There is a lot that is wrong with BCODE Master. So much so that I’m not really sure where I’m supposed to begin if I’m honest. I suppose that at the very least, I can say that in terms of the logistics there isn’t a lot wrong here. But in many respects, I feel like that is probably about as far as you can go in terms of the positives here. Because I just don’t believe in most of what is said.
Here’s the thing. There is of course a massive amount of information that is missing when it comes to BCODE Master. This includes very basic things such as a lack of detail on the selection process. And I really want to highlight, I don’t expect a step by step breakdown, but you should at least know enough to make an informed decision. Which I don’t believe you can do based off what is provided.
There is of course also that lack of proofing which I have brought up a number of times before. For my money, the fact that we are told this exists but it isn’t provide is incredibly frustrating.
But what really makes me suspicious of BCODE Master is those discrepancies that were mentioned before. And there are two key ones that I want to home in on. First of all, there is the fact that BCODE Master is sold as a horse racing tipster service. However, part of the sales material says “if you are struggling to make a profit on football the last thing you want is a big subscription cost”.
As well as the aforementioned discrepancy (which is a massive lapse of judgement and exposes a lot about why BCODE Master is so questionable in my book), there are also the discrepancies on the income. Let’s not mince words. They are pretty substantial and are one of those “big discrepancies I was talking about at the start.
Now going from £10,000 in profit to £20,000 per month profit is bad enough. But I really want to hone in on the William Hill betting account screenshot. Because that £55,000 difference is all on the same screenshot. Whilst there is bags of evidence that this is just a quick cash grab by a marketer, this kind of thing really nails it home.
That for me, is more than enough to confirm that this is a tipster service that just isn’t worth following. There is a lot of highly questionable elements to this service and honestly, I don’t think that Alec Smith does anything that convinces me that this should be taken seriously. With that in mind, I cannot stress enough that this is something that you should be avoiding.