Bet on Value is an incredibly comprehensive website that provides users with a number of different options and offerings to help you make money. It is honestly one of the more expansive services on the market.
Introduction to Bet on Value
I often find myself saying that I’m excited by a product. And I always am. The concept of many of the services that I look at are honestly inherently quite exciting. But unfortunately, there is something of a propensity for things to under-deliver. This means that whilst there can be a very exciting idea behind a tipster service, it doesn’t count for a damn thing if the results aren’t in line with it.
What I am looking at today is exciting. But it is exciting in a bit of a different way. It is exciting because the service is very well established. It is exciting because it is comprehensive in its coverage. But arguably most importantly, Bet on Value is quite exciting because it has a very strong potential to simply work.
Now I will admit here and now, before I even start to look at the reviews. This will not be thrilling. The very nature of Bet on Value as a wider service means that it is all…. Well, it’s a bit bloody dry if I’m honest. However, if you want to be profitable in betting, you need that analytical mind. You need to be able to bet with discipline and without emotion. And if you do all that, you should (with a decent service) be in the money.
What Does Bet on Value Offer?
There are a few premium elements to Bet on Value, and by and large, they will be what this review is about. However, I think that given all of the free elements that exist there it is also more than worth talking about what else you can get from the service.
Now one of the main tools that you get access to is an odds comparison tool. There are plenty of these on the market and really, they all work in the same way at a consumer level. You visit the website, you look at what bet it is that you want to place, and the best odds are presented to you.
For example, as I go to their home page at the moment, I can see that if I wanted to bet on The Tajikistani Vysshaya Liga, Khatlon Bokhthar are rank outsiders at odds of 23.00 though Ohmbet, to lose to Istiqlol Dushnab who have best odds of 1.16 through Betfair. If that were a game I wanted to bet on, I instantly know where the best odds can be obtained.
Naturally, you aren’t restricted simply to the options that are on that front page. Bet on Value covers pretty much all betting eventualities. These range from the obvious like horse racing, football, and fighting to the gloriously obscure. For example, they cover Call of Duty (esports), sailing, and hurling.
All of this is well and good and make no mistake, if you are looking to find the best odds then Bet on Value is as good an option as any. Admittedly, the interface isn’t as slick as some of its competitors, but I don’t think that there’such you can’t find odds on. So, it very much does its job.
What is really interesting to me though are the additional elements. Because Bet on Value offers a number of money making services as well in the form of Surebet and Instant Bet. These are fundamentally almost identical services that help you to identify arbitrage bets. Now for the purposes of this review, I will be referring to it as “Surebet” as they use the same strategy.
The only difference between the services is when you get notified of an opportunity. Surebets have a 3 minute delay, whilst those Instant Bets are… well, they’re instant. Otherwise, everything is the same.
Using the Surebet system is pretty straight forward. When there is an opportunity, you will be able to access it online through a member’s area. This is easy enough to do, however it does mean that you have to be logged on to Bet on Value and checking in. Whilst it may seem like a nice feature would have been notifications, the nature of the system means that it just isn’t doable.
You see, the thing about arbitrage is that whilst there are frequent opportunities, they are rarely open for long. As such, you have to be able to place bets quickly. By the time you’ve had a notification, got out your phone, logged into the site. Well, the chance may well have already gone.
But what about when you do find one of those opportunities. Bet on Value provide a Surebet calculator which effectively tells you how much you should be staking in order to achieve profit. Much of the hard work is taken out of it, something which is welcome.
All of this means that so long as you are able to get past that slightly clunky interface, this is a relatively straight forward thing. Admittedly, it will take a decent amount of work, and it is also very important to me to highlight the fact that your profit potential may well be limited as well.
Placing the bets is however ultimately pretty easy. Because of the links with bookies, presuming you have an account set up, will be taken straight to place the bet. This helps with the fact that you need to be able to act very quickly when there are opportunities available. Unfortunately, taking full advantage of this means spreading your betting bank rather thinly.
As well as these elements, there is also an additional service in the form of Bet on Value’s own accounting tools. This provides a few key things which should ultimately make using the service easier including keeping a track of your bets, as well as helping you keep track of your money.
Like other elements of Bet on Value, the interface is a little clunky however. Once you are used to using the accounting tools, it doesn’t seem to be too difficult and the fact that it keeps track automatically is a bonus. But honestly, it seems like getting to that point of understanding will take time.
How Does Bet on Value Work?
Ultimately, the parts of Bet on Value and Surebet that I am concerned with are arbitrage services. This means that you aim to exploit odds that are available through bookmakers to ensure that you lock in a profit no mater what.
A very simple example of this would be if you found a bookie who would offer you 2/1 on getting heads on a coin flip, and another who would give you the same odds on tails.
This is a tried and tested method of beating the bookie and it really is one of the lowest risk betting solutions out there. However, it is also very difficult to actually get those opportunities and take advantage of them. Of course, the nature of Bet on Value means that it is particularly well suited to identify when you can ‘arb’ a bet.
The fact of the matter is that because the broader Bet on Value website is constantly monitoring what odds there are anyway, it isn’t a big adjustment to look for these opportunities. And because it looks at so many bookmakers (including some of the lesser known ones, so long as you have the right package) it means that you are ultimately more likely to find these opportunities than if you were just looking at the “bigger” bookies.
What is the Initial Investment?
Arguably the most considerable consideration with Bet on Value is the pricing, because it really isn’t cheap. If you want the Surebet option, which is of course, the lesser option of the two, you are looking at a cost of €50 per month. This is very much at the top end of what I would consider paying for a tipster service/betting system.
Alternatively, there is better value to be had signing up on a 6 monthly basis at a cost of €255, or an annual option which is priced at €480. Of course, these do also come with a significant increase in outlay.
If you wanted those Instant Bet instead, the costs increase exponentially. A monthly subscription costs €125, a 6 monthly subscription costs €637 and a full year costs €1,200. You are talking about very big numbers here.
It is worth keeping in mind that this all comes with no refund period or money back guarantee. As such, I think you have to be very sure that this is for you. With that said, you can create a few account which has all of the features, albeit on a 20 minute delay.
What is the Rate of Return?
So how much can you actually make with Bet on Value? This is a very important question that unfortunately, doesn’t have a clear answer. There are however a few statements that can be made.
Firstly, just how much you end up getting out of this will be massively dependent on how much you are willing to invest. The more money you can bet, the more profitable you will be, which with arbitrage is a very poignant statement.
Secondly is the fact that you can make money here. Arbitrage is a very well known and ultimately quite dependable method of profiting from betting. However, if you want to get the most out of this, then you definitely need to dedicate some time to it. And of course, being subscribed to the instant updates goes a long way too.
Conclusion for Bet on Value
There are some very clear reasons for this to be an appealing product. The bottom line is of course that Bet on Value has the potential to make you money. However, there is a very big question that hangs over whether or not you can make enough money in my opinion. Especially if you don’t have a significant initial investment.
The fact of the matter is that if you are going to be paying out €1,200 per year (which is the best value option for those really quite important Instant Surebets), then you need to be making a lot of money just to cover your subs.
Does that mean that Bet on Value should be dismissed? I don’t think so. The fact of the matter is that viewed as a complete package, it is a very reasonable offering indeed. Even if you look at it purely as an odds comparison site, it does its job. However, that is to some degree where it ends. There are definitely easier to follow examples out there.
So, should you sign up for Bet on Value? The truth of the matter is that I don’t believe that you should. I won’t dispute that it can work, but there are products that are much cheaper that do similar things. There is an element of convenience definitely in so much as, having everything in one place is nice. But is it worth the premium? I don’t think that it is.
The other element that really puts me off pertains to the wider business. You see, Bet on Value is operated by a parent company that supply odds to a number of bookmakers. Bookmakers which are also listed on Bet on Value. As such, there creates a conflict of interest there if you are consistently using those bookmakers to arb.
And the unfortunate fact of the matter is that I would wager that any company would take that income from bookmakers over punters in the way Bet on Value does. As such, there is a strong potential that you will find yourself restricted in terms of bookmakers rather quickly. Which of course, because you have to have such high returns is a problem.
As such, I don’t think that I would recommend Bet on Value. It is one of those occasions where I don’t think that it is necessarily a bad service. Far from it. The fact of the matter is that any product has to be held up to its peers, and when you do this with Bet on Value, it doesn’t shine through. It has to be at least as good as the competition. This isn’t. And that for me is reason enough that it just isn’t quite good enough.