Bet Engine is a betting service that is operated by one Kevin Sharpe. Supposedly, he has managed to drastically increase his betting profit through his proprietary “Bet Engine”.
Introduction to Bet Engine
Something that I tend to overlook when I am looking at betting services is that there are a host of other ways that people try to make money online. There are some trading products that I am aware of, and of course, it’s impossible to ignore crypto these days. But honestly, both of these feel like they are (for want of a better descriptor) betting adjacent. In many respects, trading and serious betting aren’t actually that much different and that overlap means that they are occasionally bedfellows here. But that is only half of it.
Why, you may ask, when I’m reviewing a tipster service am I talking about all the other ways of making money online though? Because today’s review subject, Bet Engine, appears to go explicitly out of its way to address people who have been exploring those other approaches. Why does this matter? Well, in theory, it doesn’t’. There is absolutely no reason that Kevin Sharpe targeting certain people should matter, but it actually does. Because in my mind, it is rather revealing about the probably intent of this.
You see, before I discovered decent betting systems, I will fully admit to trying a number of other methods of making money online. And in doing so, I learned a lot about the way these things are advertised, who they are aimed at, and so on and so forth. Bet Engine seems to really lean into this, and that is really quite interesting to me. Especially when you combine it with the incredibly vast amount of information that Kevin Sharpe doesn’t supply. All in all, this is going to be an interesting look at things, so let’s get right into it.
What Does Bet Engine Offer?
At its core… well, Bet Engine is incredibly spartan. Something that I feel you ultimately see across the board from how the service is managed, to the marketing approach that is taken, and most importantly the end results. And none of this really surprises me, because whilst there isn’t a lot of transparency here, there are certain elements that Kevin Sharpe doesn’t mention that make everything add up.
So, first things first, let’s talk about what you are getting into here. The sales material makes a lot of how the service works and (to some degree) what it is, but the reality is that you don’t actually know. What you are actually getting access to with Bet Engine is supposedly a piece of software, or rather, the bets that the software generates.
You see, Kevin Sharpe likes to talk a lot about the foundations of Bet Engine. This uses lots of words that will be familiar to people who don’t necessarily come from a betting background in terms of trying to make money online. However, those of us who do know betting, will instantly look at it all and question it. And this includes the list of features which reads as such:
- Do all the leg work for you and construct profitable bets
- Eliminate Expensive Tipster Services
- Automate Your Betting
- Generate your own bespoke bets day in day out
- Increase profitability & win %
In stark contrast to this, what you seem to get access to is something that can, if I’m really generous, be described as a piece of cloud based software. It is by far and away one of the worst looking things that I’ve ever seen. And it isn’t even like Bet Engine seems to be a victim of function over form either. Because I am not convinced that there is all that much function here really.
What I will say is whilst it might not look good, it is at least very easy to use. Click a button, get your bets. All of which is available daily. However, interestingly, it doesn’t seem to change throughout the day. Given how Kevin Sharpe says that Bet Engine works, I would expect this to be the case, and so it is quite curious to me that it doesn’t.
Now let’s look at how Bet Engine incorporates the “features”. Whilst there is an argument that it does the leg work in “constructing bets” (an interesting choice of words), to say that they are profitable is a bit more questionable. Especially to the extent that Kevin Sharpe claims in the sales material.
I will concede that if you signed up for Bet Engine, you wouldn’t be paying for a tipster service. So I guess you can see that as a net positive, so long as you aren’t too bothered about the quality of the bets that you receive. Because I am hugely unimpressed with what I have seen so far. What I certainly haven’t seen are “bespoke bets”. This seems to push out the same bang average bet types day in and day out.
Whilst we’re addressing all of this, I want to talk about the idea that you’re “automating your betting”. That isn’t really the case at all. It sounds good, but Bet Engine features no more automation than any service or software that finds bets for you. You still have to place them, you still have to do something with them. And if you’re smart, you will want to actively seek out best odds.
You see, contrary to the claim that you will increase your profitability and win percentage, this doesn’t seem to be the case at all. Everything I have seen of Bet Engine suggests that you will be winning at a rate that is lower than I would expect (compared to some of the more reputable tipsters that I’ve looked at).
How Does Bet Engine Work?
I said earlier on that in some respects, Kevin Sharpe provides a lot of information about how Bet Engine works. To some degree, that is the case. What I mean is that he certainly talks a lot about how it supposedly works. But for my mind, this seems to be a lot of buzz words that have been brought together simply to appeal to those who are outside of the current online betting sphere.
The headline for Bet Engine says that Kevin Sharpe uses “I Technology To Syphon Tips Searching BIG DATA, Google & Facebook…”. And given his claimed background working for a data analytics company for 7 years, it sounds reasonable enough right? Especially when you think about the fact that we are told that online betting was decided on after looking at areas of data ranging from trading, investments, and even Amazon drop shipping. Except, we’re told, it was time consuming.
So, Kevin Sharpe created an “Online Bet Engine” that would scour Google and Facebook. Specifically, he says that he:
“discovered AI Technology which could automate my Google & Facebook scraping as well as configure all the odds/races/horses/trainers etc into my very own Bet Engine.
This is where my attention was drawn so I built the Bet Engine technology to optimize my Google & Facebook ad performance and further boost my ROI”.
I don’t normally like quoting too extensively from sales material but it is very important to me that I put all of this on the table to be examined.
Bet Engine is supposedly based on the idea that the software is looking at Google and Facebook to obtain information, and then configuring it internally to produce bets. I am of course hugely sceptical of this claim. Because the sales material infers that Kevin Sharpe is somehow using the betting data to optimise his Google and Facebook advertisement performance? And this boosts his ROI?! See what I mean about buzz words?
And the nail in the coffin here is of course the simple fact that Bet Engine comes with absolutely zilch in terms of evidence of proofing. There is no demonstrating past results (which you would expect to be available given we’re told how much you can supposedly make) and given the lack of… well, anything that makes any sense in the context of betting elsewhere, this is a huge deal.
What is the Initial Investment?
Kevin Sharpe has just one option available if you want to sign up to Bet Engine. This is a one time cost of £27.99 which seemingly is charged without VAT. And for this, you presumably get access to selections for life. Not that this is something that is ever clarified or explicitly stated, but that is hardly surprising at this point.
Whilst we’re talking about things that aren’t mentioned, let’s talk about the money back guarantee. You see, Kevin Sharpe fails to mention anywhere in the sales material that such a thing exists. However, there is actually a full 60 day money back guarantee in place for Bet Engine. Something that is backed up by the fact that the service is being sold through Clickbank. This is yet another thing that is cause for some concern.
What is the Rate of Return?
Now we come to the income potential. I know that I’ve skirted around this a little bit, but it is worth waiting for. Now, Kevin Sharpe doesn’t explicitly provide any pounds and pence or points value for how much Bet Engine can make you. What he does say though is that by using the software he was able to increase his profits by 1000%. That isn’t a typo.
What this means in real word terms is that if you were making £10 profit on a bet, you would now be making £110 profit. If you were taking home a pretty reasonable £150 profit per month, Bet Engine would be making you £1,650. These numbers are entirely ludicrous and of course come with no supporting evidence. All of which makes them incredibly questionable.
Conclusion for Bet Engine
Why has it been so important for me to talk about what Kevin Sharpe mentions and how he markets this? It seems like an odd angle to take in a review. But here’s the thing, just like Bet Engine has a target audience, I also want to try and reach those same people. Now, I might sound a bit patronising here, but I would hope that you’ll stick with me.
If you come from any sort of serious betting background, a lot of what Kevin Sharpe says about Bet Engine will stand out to you as being… iffy (if I’m diplomatic in my wording). We know how tipsters work, we know where information is available, and importantly we know what information is pertinent. If you asked me where the first place I’d look for insight into betting should be, the last place I’d say is Facebook.
On top of that, how exactly is Kevin Sharpe “scouring” Google for information? Google can be a very powerful tool, but if you google “tipster” or a variant of it, what you aren’t getting is insight. Getting insight out of tipsters can be like getting blood out of a stone. Realistically, Bet Engine would be taking data from loads of sales pages for questionable tipster services, and even if they did have actual information, it would be of questionable usefulness.
Now let’s look at people who perhaps employ other methods of making money online. Blogging, affiliate marketing, drop shipping (a term that is conveniently used in the sales material). These aren’t betting people. But the data that they use to build their businesses do come from Google and from Facebook. They are the backbone of that whole industry. So, if you think about Bet Engine as being aimed at those people, it suddenly makes sense.
What Kevin Sharpe is doing is using terms that will be familiar to demographic. Bet Engine is priced cheap enough that it might be worth a punt (I know how expensive some online money making courses pertaining to the above can be). Especially if you don’t understand the betting world. This also explains the software. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, how do you know something looks bad?
I have been involved in the betting world for the better part of a decade at this point. I understand what is what. But there are a lot of people who don’t. And when they are looking at something that on paper seems to be something that they are familiar with, it undoubtedly has appeal. But that is very misplaced.
Of course, all of this is a massive red flag. In and of itself, I feel like I could start tying this up here. But adding to all of this is a small factor that I think almost all people would overlook. You see, I am very familiar with the vendor who is selling Bet Engine. They put out a lot of different betting products, and they are typically of a questionable nature. This doesn’t seem to be any different.
Probably not surprisingly, I really wouldn’t look to recommend Bet Engine. Aside from the fact that so much of it is absolutely ridiculous (increasing your profits by 1,000% is such a ludicrous number), nothing makes sense or adds up. Add to that an incredibly bare bones product (which makes sense given what I believe is going on here) , and it doesn’t even feel like you’re getting much for you £27.