Betting Mastermind Review – Mike Cruickshank

Betting Mastermind is a new launch from well known bettor, Mike Cruickshank. With this, he aims to bring together 15 of his best systems, all of which are bundled into a single product.

Introduction to Betting Mastermind

When Mike Cruickshank talks, it is worth paying some attention. I don’t think that it is unreasonable to say that in many ways, he has changed the landscape of betting. His starts with matched betting made plenty of people a lot of money, and since then, he has worked hard to continue to identify low risk approaches to betting that ultimately, lead to some lucrative returns.

Now, one of the difficult bits when it comes to Mike Cruickshank’s product line up is knowing what to go for. Because he has a hell of a lot of services out there, each of which take a different approach. As such, one method might be perfect for you, whilst another may simply require too much work. But more importantly, it can be very expensive.

All of this leads me to Betting Mastermind. Something of a “greatest hits” if you will. In this, Mike Cruickshank has brought together a number of his best and most popular tools and services under one banner. What this means for you is that you are able to gain access at a significant discount and find out which elements will work for you. So, let’s jump right in and look at what’s what.  

What Does Betting Mastermind Offer?

Where do you even start with something like Betting Mastermind? Effectively, you are getting access to 16. Now, that number is a bit loose in my opinion. The fact of the matter is that some of what Mike Cruickshank has included overlaps with one another, share principles, and so on. But what I am trying to nail home here is there is a lot of ground to cover.

With that in mind, I am going to start this look at Betting Mastermind by talking about Bonus Bagging. This is  the product that made Mike Cruickshank’s name. It exploits offers from bookmakers whereby you get free bets, allowing you to ultimately make a profit regardless of the outcome. This was always sold as a bit of an introductory product and as such, it makes it a good place to start.

Next, I want to talk about Profit Maximiser. Of this element, Mike Cruickshank says it is “the most profitable product that I own, and is the follow on to Bonus Bagging”. This is a much more comprehensive package than Bonus Bagging and is really one of the better tools in the Betting Mastermind arsenal.

Profit Maximiser gives you access to a vast database of bonuses that are offered through various gambling sites (ranging from bookies, to casinos, and even bingo). To help you understand everything, Mike Cruickshank provides a number of video tutorials that show you what you need to do in order to make the most out of it.

The next tool is Mike Cruickshank’s Matched Betting Software. This element of Betting Mastermind allows you to take a quick look at what betting opportunities are available and what you need to do in order to profit off them.

Betting Mastermind also comes with access to Each Way Sniper. This is a betting strategy that allows you to produce profit by exploiting certain betting markets. Unlike some of the other products that Mike Cruickshank has put out, this element is not reliant on bookmaker offers. As such, it is something of an “evergreen” betting approach.

Next there is the Accumulator Generator. This allows provides you with compiled accas which you can back with a bookie, then lay off on an exchange with a view to making a profit. As with Each Way Sniper, this element of Betting Mastermind isn’t reliant on taking advantage of bonuses and so remains something you can use “any time”.

EV Maximiser isn’t something that really appeals to me (mainly because online casino betting inherently carries a lot of risk), however it has its place. Effectively, it provides you with an “expected value” of casino bonuses. This should help guide you towards the most profitable offers out there.  

Betfair Sniper is a part of Betting Mastermind that allows you to trade in your own time. It exclusively leverages betting exchanges (which means it works if you have restrictions through bookies) and involves trading on horses before the off. This is again, something that won’t be for everyone, however the system does carry some merit.

The next part of Betting Mastermind that I want to look at is Betfair Renegade. As the name suggests, this is entirely based around Betfair. This does however carry a fair amount of risk. It scans Betfair with a view to identifying where the odds available are higher than the “true odds”. On a long enough timeline, this kind of approach has the potential to make money, but you may have to bankroll losses for a long time before you see profit.

Bookie Blowout is probably the closest that Mike Cruickshank has come to operating a tipster service. Each day, he will send out five horse bets directly to Betting Mastermind subscribers. These include stakes and odds with all calculations carried out. Simply follow the betting advice, and in theory, make a profit.

The Betfair 1% Club involves trading on football matches before kick off. This isn’t as straight forward as some of the other elements of Betting Mastermind, however, it also doesn’t mean that it is difficult. It just… Isn’t going to be for everyone.

One of the things that Betting Mastermind comes with which is a very strong showing for me is the Project Prosperity Training System. This provides an in depth look at how to properly use everything that is involved with the various tools and how best to use them. This is ultimately a necessity as otherwise, this is exactly the kind of thing that can be hugely overwhelming.

The next thing is “Betfair Matched Bettors Exploit”. This provides you with opportunities where price fluctuations have generated value opportunities. These effectively allow you to find bets where you are betting at higher odds than the “true odds”.

Next is the Accumulator Booster System. This is also a “value based” element. Instead of looking at bets that have been overvalued though, the core premise is that by combining the right kinds of bets, you can increase your “value edge” over the bookies. This starts to enter quite risky territory. As such, this probably won’t be for everyone.  

The next tool is a piece of software, Dutching Bounty Software, which allows you to identify Dutching opportunities. This is a well known approach to betting and one that can be very lucrative. Whilst it is generally quite low risk, the opportunities to actually find bets can be pretty few and far between.

Next there is The Golden Parachute Method. This brings Betting Mastermind back to utilising bonuses, however, it is typically a more niche approach than matched betting. None the less, Mike Cruickshank says that there are no shortage of opportunities with “several bets available each day”.

And finally, I come to the last element of Betting Mastermind. This is real time notifications of when the wider product has identified value bets. Instead of having to monitor all of the different tools, databases, etc. manually, you are simply taken to the highest value opportunities as and when they become available. In many ways, this automation of Mike Cruickshank’s services is what really makes this look attractive.

How Does Betting Mastermind Work?

All of this leads to what, in some respects, could be considered the million dollar question. Which is how does Betting Mastermind work? There are two very different answers to this. The first is that by bringing together a multitude of products, you are well positioned to create a situation whereby you can make money on an “as and when” basis.

But I feel like that is a bit of a cop out. The fact is that whilst there is probably something for everybody in Betting Mastermind, this also isn’t a “one size fits all” solution either. As such, taking full advantage of this will require a lot of time to figure out what is and isn’t a good fit (which is where that training system is so important).

What I can say is that by and large, Mike Cruickshank has a very strong following and his reputation is very good. The products that are included with Betting Mastermind are undoubtedly not going to be to everybody’s taste. And that is ultimately something that serves as a strong positive and a bit of a negative. Ultimately, how this works for you will be a very personal experience.  

What is the Initial Investment?

Given everything that you are getting access to, it doesn’t seem unreasonable that you are going to have to pay a lot for access to everything. Now Mike Cruickshank is offering two different options if you do want to buy Betting Mastermind. The first of these is a one time payment of £216 which gives you full access for a year.

Alternatively, you can spread the costs over 4 monthly payments of £58.80 which means that you will ultimately pay £235.20. Honestly, this isn’t a prohibitive premium to pay to avoid having that huge up front cost. Again, this will get you access for a year.

Now, there are a few other things that it is worth noting. First of all, there is a full 30 day money back guarantee on both of these options. Now, I have mentioned that signing up for Betting Mastermind gives you access for a year. One this time has elapsed, there is an additional premium, however, at a  cost just £40 per year his isn’t too bad.

What is the Rate of Return?

How much you can expect to earn through Betting Mastermind is an incredibly subjective thing. Ultimately, this will depend on a huge number of variables. This ranges from which of the systems you are following, how much you are staking on them, and even which bookies you have access to (in the case of the bonus based products).

Realistically, there is very strong potential for you to make your money back and ultimately make a profit. But even this is very dependent on how long you are willing to follow Betting Mastermind for. What I can say is that there are plenty of people who have made a decent amount of money following Mike Cruickshank’s advice and there is no reason that you can’t either, so long as you follow instruction and remain disciplined.  

Conclusion for Betting Mastermind

There is no real escaping the fact that Mike Cruickshank knows his stuff. He has done very well from betting, as have hundred (if not thousands) of his followers. The big downside is that if you want to follow everything, it can be expensive. I will put this as bluntly as I can. Betting Mastermind solves this problem.

With that said, it also starts to raise some of its own I feel. The scope of what is on offer is amazing. There is so much betting content here that for the price, is a bargain. However, it is also a bit overwhelming and intimidating. Especially if this is your first foray into the world of Mike Cruickshank.

I also think that it is worth mentioning that when you factor in everything that is included with Betting Mastermind, it is a bargain, there is no getting around the fact that you do have a very significant outlay. Whilst value is somewhat subjective, I don’t think that there are many people who would say that £216 is cheap.

With those points out of the way, I cannot stress enough just how much you are getting here. The fact is that it doesn’t matter where you are in terms of your “betting career”, there is something here for everybody. If you are a beginner, you can easily start out with bonus bagging. Build a decent bank, and then explore other low risk options to expand on this.

If you have a lot of experience, then there are some methods that are definitely more advanced and require decent investment. These provide you with lots of opportunities to bet as and when it suits you. All the while opening the door for some modest profits. I would even go as far as to say that you can probably get away with automating some of the strategies with the right software.

The long and short of Betting Mastermind is this. You are gaining access to a huge suite of betting solutions. Some of them will work better than others. Some you will use every day, some not at all. But ultimately, you will be paying less than £15 for each element. These are products that have previously (and fairly) been priced at hundreds of pounds.

So, would I recommend it? Absolutely. Of course, it will require work. And effort. And investment of both time and money. But the potential pay off here is very significant. I can appreciate that this won’t be for everybody. It is very expensive. But if you want to take betting seriously and have the money, this is worth your consideration.

And just to wrap this up, I want to end by saying this. If you can’t afford Betting Mastermind, this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other ways of making money through betting. There are plenty of other training courses and betting strategies that are available and proven to work that cost much much less.


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