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Big Odds Tipster Review

Big Odds Tipster is a horse racing tipster service which is operated by James Rushworth. He claims that this service is able to generate some very strong returns on small bets.

Introduction to Big Odds Tipster

To a lot of people, backing horses with longer odds can seem like a risky move. Longer odds, less chance of winning. It’s all pretty straight forward right? But of course, by the same token, it is also said that if you exclusively backed favourites horses, you would lose money even though you are winning often.

James Rushworth claims that his service, Big Odds Tipster, is able to mitigate the risk of longer odds by allowing you to produce a not insignificant profit. I have seen these kinds of claims before so I am keen to see whether or not there is anything at all to this. Let’s have a look and see if big odds, can really win big money.

What Does Big Odds Tipster Offer?

The sales material for Big Odds Tipster is quite sparse, however there is still quite a lot to say about this service. As the name suggests, James Rushworth is all about backing bets to longer odds.

More specifically, he says that selections will range from 7/1 going as high as 33/1. As you would probably expect with any tipster service that pertains to backing horses at longer odds, a lot of bets are advised as each way. There are however also bets that are back to win. The volume of these is pretty low though which takes me nicely into the logistical side of Big Odds Tipster.

This is not a daily tipster service. James Rushworth actually says “We have multiple bets each week. Sometimes multiple per day”. From what I have seen of Big Odds Tipster, there are certainly a number of no betting days.

When selections are made available, they are issued directly to subscribers via email, as you would expect. Whilst there is a fair amount of information provided with selections, Oddschecker will be your friend here. The odds that are quoted with Big Odds Tipster don’t necessarily seem to always be available.

So, with Big Odds Tipster focussing so clearly on longer odds (it’s right there in the name!), and a clear insinuation that there isn’t a lot of risk, what kind of strike rate can you expect from Big Odds Tipster exactly?

According to James Rushworth, just 15% of selections win. This isn’t a substantial figure by any stretch of the imagination; however I have seen some services that back at longer odds still turn a profit. In fact, the claim behind Big Odds Tipster is that you are effectively betting at long enough odds that you are guaranteed a profit (a point I will return to later).

Finally, I want to touch upon the staking plan for Big Odds Tipster. James Rushworth says that he personally stakes £5 each way on all of those bets and £10 on win bets. This effectively translates to a level staking plan of 0.5 points each way and 1 point on win bets.

This is all incredibly simple and definitely helps with managing your betting bank. On the subject of this, I haven’t seen any advice on this from Big Odds Tipster, however I would say that 100 points should more than suffice.

How Does Big Odds Tipster Work?

One of the most frustrating parts of Big Odds Tipster is that James Rushworth doesn’t actually talk a lot about how his system works. As I have mentioned already, the sales page is rather spartan when it comes to the service and I haven’t seen anything else that indicates any detail on a selection process.

This is very disappointing as there is no way of knowing or even getting any understanding of James Rushworth’s approach to betting. This is particularly important in the case of Big Odds Tipster, to me, for two reasons. Firstly, there is no proofing provide at all for the service (although I will pick this up later).

Secondly, if you are backing to long odds, it is very important to know why they are being chosen, if only so you know you are chasing genuine wins when you hit a losing streak.

With all of that having been said, we are told one thing about Big Odds Tipster, although I don’t like it. As is the case with a lot of tipsters, James Rushworth likes to present a straight forward sounding mathematical premise for his service. Effectively, if you win 15% of the time, you will be winning a shade under 1 in 7 bets. Since the minimum odds are set at 7/1 you are all but guaranteed to make a profit, right?

What is the Initial Investment?

There is just one option that is available to you if you want to subscribe to Big Odds Tipster which is a one time cost of £27 (plus VAT). For this, you get 30 days of access to James Rushworth’s selections.

What is interesting here to me is that this is not a recurring payment and you would have to theoretically pay this manually every month. Whether or not you view this as a good thing or not I supposed ultimately depends on how you find the service performs.

It is worth noting that James Rushworth says that if Big Odds Tipster hasn’t produced a profit after 30 days, then you can receive a full refund on your purchase. More noteworthy than this however is that Big Odds Tipster is sold through Clickbank who say on their sales page that this service has a full 60 day money back guarantee in place.  

What is the Rate of Return?

The profit and loss for Big Odds Tipster is an area that I am rather keen to cover as James Rushworth establishes some basic rules. Effectively, he is staking 1 point on a given bet. He also says that his selections have been able to generate a not inconsiderable profit of “£15k – £25k per year… from £5 each way and £10 win stakes”.

This makes it very easy to see that the average monthly points profit should come in at a mouth watering 125 points to 208 points. I am however massively sceptical of these numbers without any proofing.

Conclusion on Big Odds Tipster

I don’t think that the fundamental approach of Big Odds Tipster is a bad thing. There are a number of services that have ultimately done pretty well off the back of this and theoretically, there is no reason that this should be any different. I do however have a few concerns about this service that are less to do with the approach, and more to do with the wider service itself.

One of the main things for me is the fact that fundamentally, you are being asked to take James Rushworth on face value and that is a difficult thing to do in my opinion.

IF somebody is able to provide evidence that backs up their betting approach or can demonstrate comprehensive proofing that provides you with a wider view of what to expect, this can be easier to swallow. For example, there are a lot of larger tipster stables whereby the tipster behind the service is ultimately faceless. With a solid 6 months of proofing though, it is very possible to look at things like the length of losing streaks, how often they happen, etc.

These are quite simple things to ask and as such, I don’t believe that I am being unreasonable. Sticking with the point of evidence, I am massively sceptical about the claimed income potential of Big Odds Tipster. There are one of two things that are playing out. One, is that James Rushworth is actually a bona fide betting genius. Alternatively, these results are right to be questioned. I know which way my thoughts lie on this…

As is so often the way when it comes to tipster services, the big question that hangs over Big Odds Tipster is whether or not it is genuine. In my experience, genuine tipster services are able to offer plenty of information and proofing. The fact that this is lacking is concerning.

The results that I have seen to date aren’t a reflection of what the service is claimed to be and that concerns me greatly if I’m honest. The same can be said for some of the more questionable marketing strategies such as offering a 30 day money back guarantee, despite the selling platform offering 60 days. Or the false claims of limited places.

With all of this in mind, all that I see when I look at Big Odds Tipster is a very risky tipster service that doesn’t seem capable of getting close to the results claimed. As such, any money that you invest in the service just seems like it will ultimately end up being lost one way or another. As such, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that I don’t really see anything about Big Odds Tipster to recommend.  

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From: Simon Roberts