Bet Vision is a relatively long standing sports betting tipster service which is being offered through the Tipster Street stable of tipsters. The service takes a somewhat interesting approach to (predominantly) football betting.
Introduction to Bet Vision
In the time I’ve been doing this work, I have seen a lot come and go. I don’t want to say that there aren’t unique approaches out there to betting because there very clearly are. Every now and then something lands on my desk that is just a bit different to the norm. Now today’s subject doesn’t quite fall into that category. But that doesn’t mean that this is something that you’ve seen before either.
The fact of the matter is that the approach that is taken with Bet Vision is relatively straight forward. But it is definitely very interesting. What it does lead to though is a very mixed affair. I’ve seen products cut from a similar cloth to this absolutely nail it. You can make huge amounts of profit. However, you can also lose a lot too.
Unfortunately, looking at the results that Tipster Street have published, my gut feeling is that this leans more towards the latter than the former. But that doesn’t mean that something should just be dismissed out of hand. The fact of the matter is that there is at least some profit to be made here, and in theory, Bet Vision can get much better. The question is, will it?
What Does Bet Vision Offer?
I want to open by talking about what is probably the single biggest advantage that Bet Vision has over the majority of football tipster services that I look at, and that is that it is interesting. This applies to a number of elements.
Now logistically, not so much. But let’s be honest, there isn’t a lot that you can do with a tipster service. None the less, Bet Vision is competently operated, as you would probably expect from any tipster service that comes from the Tipster Street stable. They have been about for long enough that they know how to manage a service well.
This of course means that you can expect to receive selections on a near daily basis (kind of). These are sent out directly to subscribers via email and they contain all of the information that you need to place a bet, including the stakes (a point that will become important a little later on). These selections are sent out quite late in the morning, typically between 9am and 11am, and as such may not suit everyone.
And that is where Bet Vision really stops being similar to other tipster services. First of all, you can expect selections for mostly football, with the odd basketball, tennis, and ice hockey game tipped (somewhat randomly).
But even with football, the games that you bet on are a long way from typical. Bet Vision backs across a massive range of leagues and cups, from the Premier League to the Egyptian Premier League and even things like International Under 21 games. There is loads of variety here, which isn’t inherently a bad thing.
The same sense of variety is applicable in terms of the bets that you will be placing. Tipster Street’s proofing shows a massive variety of markets across the sports ranging from goals/points markets to backing a team to win or draw, and even more obscure markets in some of the other sports. One thing that you can categorically say about Bet Vision is that it is interesting.
Unfortunately, what you don’t get a lot of when it comes to Bet Vision is value in the odds. Now this isn’t really exclusive to this as a service. Sports betting inherently doesn’t tend to favour long shots (because there’s no money for the bookies in that of course). As such, you are mostly looking at bets that you will get lower than evens on, with the occasional odds exceeding 2/1.
Now a final point that is worth considering relates to the volume of bets. Put simply, there just aren’t that many bets that you will be backing. The whole of February has seen just 10 bets. That’s one ever 3 days (give or take). In part, I can appreciate that this is down to the fact that this is a sports betting service. There are only so many games available to bet on, but ultimately, I don’t think that is a bad thing for two reasons.
First of all, Tipster Street’s proofing shows a strike rate of 49.51%. Now that seems solid enough, I will admit. Unfortunately, when your bets are at lower odds, this massively impacts the ability to make a decent profit. Wining half of all bets sounds good, but when you start to factor in the stakes involved with Bet Vision, it just doesn’t make much sense on paper, or seemingly, in practice either.
Which brings me to the second point. One of the key elements of Bet Vision is the staking plan that is in place. When Tipster Street send out the betting advice, included with those is how much you should be betting. This can be anywhere from 1 point to 5 points per bet, which really starts to add up. For example, whilst there have been just 10 bets advised for February, there have been 45 points bet on them.
How Does Bet Vision Work?
Tipster Street say on the sales page for Bet Vision that the tipster who is behind Bet Vision uses algorithms for each sport. And that is only when one of these algorithms highlight “positivity for a tip” that it will be advised. The staking advice is then based off the strength of that “positivity”.
Now in theory, this sounds pretty good. One of the testimonials even says, “I like the idea of numerous algorithms running simultaneously to find qualifying tips”. But for my money, simply stating that there is an algorithm in place isn’t quite enough. Because just the existence of “an algorithm” means nothing.
And that is a bit of a problem for me because I would have liked a little bit of insight into what this algorithm entails. I don’t want a detailed breakdown, but I think that the tipster behind the service could have given enough information for you to at least make a relatively well informed decision.
Now I will say that this is somewhat offset by Tipster Street’s proofing. This is very comprehensive and goes all the way back to June of 2018. This means that at the very least, you can look at Bet Vision as a wider product and get a feel for what kind of things you can expect from the future of the service too.
What is the Initial Investment?
One of the things that I will credit Tipster Street with is that they have priced Bet Vision very fairly. If you want to sign up for the service, all options will allow you to take your first 28 days for just £2.50. Once this has elapsed, there are a variety of different subscriptions available.
The first of these is a monthly subscription. This is priced at just £10 per month, however you should note that a month to Tipster Street means 28 days. What that means is that over the course of a year, you will ultimately end up paying out £130 for Bet Vision. That isn’t a massive amount here, but I think it is something that is worth keeping in mind.
Alternatively, you can sign up to Bet Vision on a quarterly or an annual basis. These are priced at £25 and £85 respectively, neither of which is particularly expensive in the grand scheme of things.
It is worth noting that there are no money back guarantees offered by Tipster Street on any of their services and Bet Vision is no different. And with payment processed directly via Paypal, there aren’t any options from the payment provided either. These aren’t deal breakers with that trial (in my opinion), but they are points that should be made.
What is the Rate of Return?
Now the income potential for Bet Vision is actually where things get interesting in my book. Straight off the bat, I want to say that the results are ultimately disappointing, however there is a bit of a glimmer of hope involved. So, first of all, the points profit stands at 109.66. Given that this is since June 2018, that just isn’t the best result. That works out at a monthly average of just 5.2 points.
With that said, the ROI for the service stands at 9.26%. Now this isn’t the best number I’ve ever seen. Not by a stretch if I’m honest, but it does provide some slightly better context in terms of what you can expect in the longer term.
Conclusion for Bet Vision
If I’m entirely blunt about Bet Vision, the results aren’t very good. Sure, you can be a little optimistic and look at that ROI and there might be a bit of a silver lining there. But that is about the best thing that you can really say. I also think it’s probably note worthy to say that it isn’t particularly expensive. Something which also works in its favour.
Unfortunately, that is about where it ends. The fact of the matter is that whilst I can try and frame some positives around Bet Vision, the end result simply isn’t good enough. Now I am sure that Tipster Street would make an argument that there has ultimately been a profit, and if you were staking high enough then I can see how that ROI might carry the results a bit. But I’m not convinced.
Honestly, even looking at those points profit and trying to see the best in it, you should also factor in that Bet Vision is a high staking service. Now there is a part of me that wants to say that this is inherently a part and parcel of the service, but there is no getting around the fact that given you will frequently stake 5 points per bet, that monthly profit is somewhat inflated.
Ultimately, this is a bit of a shame because I believe that fundamentally, there is probably a reasonable underpinning here. The selective approach is welcome (I hate betting for the sake of betting) and the strike rate is pretty admirable. Without insight though there isn’t really a way of knowing what is missing to take this to a “next level”.
All of this potential means nothing though if you aren’t delivering results. Sure, for February you might have seen a profit of about £120 to £10 stakes. That isn’t too shabby. But that only really makes up for money you’d have lost the month before. Even using the monthly average, by the time you’ve paid your monthly subs you’re looking at just £42 in your pocket.
For my money, I just don’t see this as being something that is really worthwhile. And that all really boils down to the fact that there just isn’t a lot of money in it most of the time. I’ve looked at a lot of tipster services that performed far better in the long term and that is what really matters for most people reading this.
I can’t even recommend this as a cheap service because the fact of the matter is that I can think of a fair few tipsters that cost even less than this. They also perform much better. This means that what may have been a redeeming factor is ultimately negated by the wider market.