Bet Boost is a new horse racing tipster service from tipster Max Houghton. The service claims to provide some substantial annual profits with seemingly little risk.
Introduction to Bet Boost
By and large, a lot of what you see in the world of betting systems and services are a lot of vague claims. People will talk about winning often, but not provide a strike rate. They will talk about low risk betting, but they don’t provide a staking plan. And so on and so forth. And, I will be honest and say that when I see this, I instantly question things.
This brings me on to today’s review, Bet Boost. Max Houghton has laid everything out in a fashion that allows you to have a cursory glance and you are immediately presented with everything that you need to know. In this regard, thumbs up. It is a fantastic job. And honestly, those results look bloody good too.
From looking through the material however, I think that there are some not entirely unreasonable questions to be asked here. A few bits that just don’t quite seem to add up, if I’m entirely honest. As such, I don’t think that Bet Boost will necessarily deliver. So, Let’s have a look and see whether those results are good, or too good to be true.
What Does Bet Boost Offer?
So, there are some very clear pros and cons to Bet Boost. But where exactly do you start? Once again, I am inclined to refer to Max Houghton’s approach as, well, rather interesting. Because honestly, a lot of what he shows suggests that there are a lot of positive things going on behind the scenes here.
First and foremost, there is the apparent approach to betting. On a given week, you can expect an average of just 5 tips according to the sales material. Or actually more, being realistic. A point that is highlighted when later in the sales material, Max Houghton says that you can expect to receive “one to two horse racing tips per day” with Bet Boost.
This discrepancy represents a huge problem for me, and it is part of a much bigger problem when it comes to Bet Boost. Whilst the claims all sound pretty good, there are a lot of things that simply don’t add up. Especially when it comes to the numbers, and frankly, that is one area where everything should add up.
Now, just returning to that volume of bets things, I can appreciate that Max Houghton makes it sound like this isn’t a lot of bets. At most, you can expect to see 14 bets per week, right? And low volume isn’t something that everybody appreciates. But it is fine so long as you are winning on those bets, which is something that I haven’t really seen from Bet Boost, despite the claims.
Moving on to the logistical side of things, Bet Boost is very much what you have probably come to expect. Selections are sent out directly to subscribers via email. All that you have to do is place the bets with a bookmaker of your choice. Honestly, the content of these emails are rather barebones though, which is problem number one.
You get enough information that you shouldn’t struggle placing your bets, don’t get me wrong. But those of you who are looking for insight and actually obtainable odds are likely to be disappointed.
On the subject of those bets, everything with Bet Boost is honestly pretty basic. From what I have seen, you will exclusively be dealing with win bets. These will be at a moderate range of odds, but by and large, Max Houghton and his team aren’t really identifying any long shots that are going to be romping home.
This isn’t inherently a problem, but it means that Bet Boost is very much reliant on the service winning consistently. And in theory, that is something that should be happening, however that involves taking Max Houghton’s claimed results at face value, a problem that I will get to a little later.
Now, one thing that there is very little mention of when it comes to Bet Boost is the staking plan. Max Houghton doesn’t actually say anything about how much he as staked in order to get the results that he claims to have achieved.
This is a massive problem for me as it casts even more doubts on the validity of the service. What I can say, is that if I were personally following Bet Boost, I would be inclined to use a 100 point betting bank to level stakes of just 1 point per bet.
The fact of the matter is that from what I have seen so far, there is more risk involved with Bet Boost than Max Houghton makes out that there is. As such, I believe that it is prudent to ensure that you can absorb losses if (or more realistically, when) they happen.
This all leads to the strike rate for Bet Boost. Now, Max Houghton claims that this stands at 61%. That is a bloody good number, however, it should be noted that this figure isn’t one that is actually proofed. Instead, Max Houghton simply says that this is what he has achieved over the last 12 months.
From what I’ve seen so far though, this number just doesn’t seem to be something that is achievable in the short term, let alone the longer term. As such, I am inclined to take this number with a big pinch of salt. And of course, this has a knock on effect on the other claimed results as well.
How Does Bet Boost Work?
Now, how Bet Boost works is an interesting one, because we aren’t really told a whole lot about what you can expect from the service. We are told that Max Houghton was a professional footballer who now makes his money through betting. And that he comes from a “long line of horse racing experts, pro gamblers and tipsters”. This all sounds good I suppose.
What it doesn’t do however is actually tell you anything that is tangible. There is also reference to Bet Boost being a “highly profitable quartet” and the fact that Max Houghton has a team who help him. There is no detail provided about who they are or what roles they play, or even what experience they have. This somewhat brief mention is also a bit skipped over.
Honestly, that is about all that you are told. There is nothing discernible that I can see anywhere about the selection process for the service and that is a problem for me. Because honestly, all that I see when I look at Bet Boost is yet another discrepancy that needs to be considered.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Bet Boost, there is just one option available and honestly, it is remarkably cheap. Max Houghton is asking a one time payment of just £9.95 for the service (plus VAT) which provides you with selections seemingly for life, however this is only based on a throwaway statement with little actual clarification provided.
It is worth noting that Bet Boost is sold through Clickbank which means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place. This is mentioned in the sales material, however it is mentioned as more of a foot note than anything prominent.
What is the Rate of Return?
Now, one of the biggest problems that I have with Bet Boost is that there doesn’t seem to be anyway in which you can realistically look at how much you can earn. Max Houghton’s numbers are all over the place, and that is a massive problem. If you can’t decide how much you can make subscribers, how can they believe anything you say?
The numbers read as follows. An “average profit” of £17,781 over the last 12 months. With a total profit of £236,176. Even if you are making that average profit per month, this comes up at £213,372. Quite a ways off the claimed result. Meanwhile, in the “testimonials”, you wee numbers ranging from £26,323.55 in 6 weeks to over £32,000 in 10 months.
We are also told that Max Houghton has made numbers ranting from £2,455 to £4,560 (to £50 stakes) at some of the big festivals. These numbers don’t really fit in with any of the claims either. There is an ROI provided which says that Bet Boost has produced a 43% return, but without any real context or clarification on those other numbers, I see this as pretty meaningless.
Conclusion for Bet Boost
If there is one thing more than any other that I think it is worth taking away from Bet Boost, it is that word, discrepancies. There are just so many of them, and whilst I will admit that all of them aren’t necessarily substantial, they are enough to indicate to me that there is perhaps something that is a bit off.
I have talked about that problem within the profits extensively, and I will not drag over it again to much, but to me, this ultimately smacks of a service that wants to use big numbers in order to bring people on. Let’s not lie, even over a decade, £236,176 would be a lot of money, especially as a second income. In a year though, that’s just unbelievable.
This isn’t the only one though. Max Houghton is referred to as Max Houghton all the way through the sales material. Except one point where he is referred to as Brett. This could be simply explained away if it were the only discrepancy. But it isn’t.
There are also discrepancies in terms of how long you have to buy the service, with 2 wildly different countdowns going on (one showing 2 days, another showing 7 days). There is also the question of whether Bet Boost is a one man operation or there is a team in place. Both are mentioned.
Again, either of these points are pretty trivial if you were to look at them individually and on their own merits. But when you put it into that wider context, it just doesn’t look great. These are very basic things
Now these discrepancies are a big issue for me, but they are far from the only ones with Bet Boost. There is also so much information missing that should be there. Things like that selection process. Like any proofing. Things that any reputable tipster service would be happy to provide.
All of this is more than enough to put me off Bet Boost. I just don’t see this being a service that genuinely has any potential to make money. This is of course contrary to those ridiculous claims that are made. Now, even with the very low price of just £9.95 per month, if the service isn’t making money, there just isn’t any value to be had here.
With that in mind, I just can’t see anything here that warrants serious consideration. Long term, the only thing that is likely to happen is you will burn through a betting bank, and have paid £10 for the pleasure. That seems like a pretty naff deal in my opinion. Now, I would love Max Houghton to prove me wrong, but with what he provides, I don’t believe this will happen.