BETSuite is an incredibly interesting seeming product whist is being provided by a company(?) referred to simply as BT Trading (and even then, this isn’t freely provided information).
Introduction to BETSuite
As I have said many times, there are a lot of different reasons that a betting system/service might catch my eye. Most of these I have talked about before quite freely. A service may display a significant amount of profit, for example. The overall premise behind a system may be one that is just incredibly impressive. Sometimes, it is simply that a product has come from a big name, and those things are generally worth looking at. Being a busy man, this means that there is a lot of stuff that ends up slipping through the cracks.
The subject of todays review, BETSuite, could well have been such a product. But every now and then, I seem to find something that I probably should have ignored. But somehow, I can’t bring myself to. You see, what BT Trading have put out here is one of the single most questionable betting products that I have ever looked at. And that isn’t something that I say lightly. I’ll also be upfront from the get go and say that there isn’t necessarily too much I can say about this. Because… well, frankly, there isn’t a lot to go off.
But having discovered this, and really felt the need to warn people off it, the thought occurs that I can look at why it stands out as so questionable. Of course, there are some very obvious answers to this, as you may well have recognised if you land on the website. But the fact is that there is a lot that BT Trading have left in behind the scenes that is rather telling. Unfortunately, none of it is really very good.
What Does BETSuite Offer?
Ok, so before I start getting into the nitty gritty of BETSuite and talking about… well, all of the stuff that I want to warn people about. I want to start by talking about what you appear to get when you first go to the site. Because it is all incredibly interesting stuff. Now, the first thing to note is that if you actually just go the website, you are told that “To access the BETsuite software, you must be invited by one of our trusted partners”.
What constitutes a trusted partner though? Well, based off the emails I received, it is anybody who is willing to push out affiliate marketing links on anything related to betting. In some of the cases, these are people who have been simply pushing tipster and betting services for almost 3 years. As such, I find it questionable just how “trusted” they actually are. Of note though is the fact that BT Trading clearly considers them trustworthy for BETSuite.
So, you click through to the actually accessible part of the website and you will be taken to what appears to be the dashboard of a piece of online software. Of note to me is the fact that this dashboard also very conveniently happens to look like a WordPress dashboard. But that could simply be BT Trading trying to add familiarity to BETSuite. So I’ll give them the benefit of doubt on that.
The thing is though, the layout of the dashboard isn’t necessarily the real concern. What really stands out are the options. On the sidebar are a number of headers with sub-headers underneath them. I know this is going to get lengthy, but it is important to show the layout. Because it all ties in to everything that is questionable about BETSuite:
- Account Pending
- Open an Account
- Deposit Funds
- Place Bets
- System Config
- Txt. files
- Scanning Config
- Rec bookmaker ‘only’
- UK sports ‘only’
- Algorithm ‘set/&354%’
What does any of this mean exactly? Well, good luck finding out. Because all of the options down to Extras (which by the way is presented in such a way that it looks like it opens up, but doesn’t seem to) simply take you to PayPal. From there, you are asked to pay the cost of “unlocking” the software. The other options simply don’t seem to do anything at all. If you try to select any of the lower options nothing happens.
But what about what BETSuite is supposed to do? Well, we are told that there are 4 steps. The first step is somehow that the software is compatible with any online bookmaker. Not sure how that is a step, but BT Trading say that it is. Next, you have to make the one time purchase to activate the software. Step 3 is to “ensure that you have real time scanning turned on when you place a bet and off when you don’t”. Finally, you have to simply click a “fetch result” button (I’ll talk about what this supposedly does shortly).
As if to prove that something is going on, in the centre of the page is a ticking chart. This has entirely undefined y and x axes with the x axis always going up to 100 and the y axis changing every time you refresh the page. I’ve seen it range anywhere from 60 to 120, however, what this is actually measuring is… Well, I don’t really know. The same of course applies to that x axis, but that element of BETSuite is at least consistent.
We are also “shown” that the BETSuite software is scanning various betting markets. These are UK Horse Racing, UK Football, UK Dog Racing, UK Random. This is an eclectic mix with no real context. What is quite interesting to me though is that this appears to be at odds with the “scanning config” which has a UK sports only option, despite BT Trading seeming to use this as a default.
How Does BETSuite Work?
In terms of how BETSuite is supposed to work. Well, I don’t really know. The blunt fact of the matter is that we aren’t actually told anything. Not directly. Instead, BT Trading seem to rely on a lot of incredibly vague inference which clearly sets the tone of this being seemingly based on something, without actually saying what it is.
So, the first thing to note is that we are told when you “fetch results” BETSuite’s “softwares algorithm will get to work by following a set of rules and calculations”. Well, that is simply the definition of an algorithm. It certainly doesn’t tell you anything about what the algorithm is actually doing. Furthermore, there isn’t anything that mentions how it is applicable across sports ranging from horse racing to “Random”.
We are also told that the chart that is constantly moving (and changing every time you refresh the page” is “scanning multiple factors such as; form, odds, weather conditions, past performace [sic], news, class, distance, jockey, trainer”. Again, there isn’t anything about how any of this is quantified against that unlabelled chart that BT Trading use to display the data. You will also note that BETSuite once again fails to mention how this clear focus on horse racing applies to other sports.
The only thing that you can really definitively say is that BT Trading clearly are selling the idea that you simply fetch the results, and it will give you a list of bets. How much faith I’d want to put in any of them is debatable. Not least of which is because ultimately, you aren’t given anything on BETSuite. It simply makes a lot of noise about presenting itself as a decent and viable option.
What I can say however is that amongst the emails I have received about BETSuite is some implication of what is going on. What we are told here is that “BetSuite – Is a platform that feature all the top UK betting-services under one roof, saving you hundreds in recurring subscriptions fees. Think about it like NetFlix … A service that hosts lots of different products”. Of course, nothing about the layout or anything that BT Trading have to say about the product suggests that this is the cases.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to BETSuite, the only option is directly through PayPal. This involves a one time payment to BT Trading (I feel like it is worth pointing out that the only way you can find out who is selling this is through PayPal. They don’t make any mention of who they are anywhere else). This once time purchase cost comes in at £24.99 with no money back guarantee or… well, pretty much any recourse if this doesn’t work out.
What is the Rate of Return?
Interestingly, there aren’t any specific claims made about how much you can make through BETSuite. There is a clear implication in my mind that you can do this wherever and whenever you want. And it probably goes without saying that there is a suggestion that you can make some money through this. But BT Trading are actually surprisingly quiet on this topic. Something that doesn’t actually surprise me given how PayPal can be when it comes to… questionable vendors.
Conclusion for BETSuite
BETSuite is an intriguing exercise. It truly is. Everything about it is designed and set up to create the illusion of a piece of functional software. And yet, nothing that I have seen actually suggests that this is what you are getting into. Now as I said in my introduction, there is plenty of obvious stuff that you could point to.
For example, BT TRADING don’t just have things locked behind a paywall, they just outright don’t exist. Things like documentation and text files simply redirect you to the website that you’re already on. I could also point to things like the fact that whilst even on my first visit to the site I had 3 reports waiting, 8 friend requests, and 4 private messages. But it does go deeper than this.
Now, I want to be really upfront here and say that I am not a coder. I couldn’t sit there and code a website out of nowhere. But I do know bits and pieces, and there is a lot of stuff in the source of the BETSuite page that tells me a few things. Key to this is a lot of information about the “interactive chart”.
This makes explicit mention of a function to “getRandomData”. It then talks about how this should then be used to “Do a random walk”. In other words, this really seems to be suggesting that this key demonstration of BETSuite doing… well, anything, is all based off random data that has no bearing on anything. Something that is gravely concerning to me.
Building on this, everything that I have seen for BETSuite suggests a website that has been built to look like everything is doing something, even if it isn’t necessarily. For example, the “cards” (as they’re referred to in the source code) that talks about searching for the various types of bets have all been configured to have an overlay on them that shows the two arrows spinning that we see. This doesn’t seem to be linked to anything, it is just there to look busy.
All of this is greatly concerning to me. Probably not all that surprisingly really. Here’s the thing. I will concede that BT Trading could be above board. Somehow. BETSuite could simply be presented here in a demo format. But it does worry me that it isn’t mentioned. As does the fact that I can’t find anything about the company who are seemingly behind all of this.
Combine that with the fact that you have little recourse if this doesn’t deliver, and I see little reason to recommend BETSuite. Sure, BT Trading aren’t asking a dramatic amount of money for it, but that still doesn’t mean that it is worth buying. The fact is that there isn’t a single iota of evidence that this is a genuine system or piece of software. On the other hand, there is a hell of a lot that suggests otherwise. So, on balance of probability, one to avoid in my eyes.