Compound Betting is a new sports betting tipster service which is operated by one Stephen James. It is based around football and has some supposedly quite promising results.
Introduction to Compound Betting
There are a lot of things that I like to consider when I look at a new product. Some of these are really straight forward things like, is a service profitable? Is it something that has the potential to be used by everybody? Does it use a viable approach for betting or (as is surprisingly common) is somebody seeing a pattern that simply isn’t there?
It goes deeper than this as well, but I don’t want to bore anybody by going off the deep end here. What I do want to say is that one of the key things that I look for however is evidence. As I will get to, this is a region that Compound Betting is rather lacking in.
This isn’t the be all and end al though. Stephen James has some interesting things to say and ‘if’ this is a genuine service, it is potentially quite a good one. With this in mind, let’s take a look at Compound Betting and see whether or not it can deliver.
What Does Compound Betting Offer?
Essentially, Compound Betting is a tipster service. Stephen James talks a lot about his “betting blueprint”, his approach to betting and so on and so forth. When it all comes down to it though, you are signing up to receive his selections on a supposed near daily basis (Stephen James actually says that you will receive bets “virtually every single day”).
These are emailed directly to Compound Betting subscribers and are usually sent out the night before kick off or early morning if kick off is in the evening. Stephen James says that you will have at least 8 hours to be able to place your bets.
On the subject of bets, Compound Betting doesn’t really divert too much from the norm in my opinion. There is rather a lot that isn’t discussed in the sales material for Compound Betting and I don’t believe that it is fair to publish what Stephen James doesn’t want out there.
After all, we are all trying to earn a crust. What I can say however is that the bets that are advised cover the majority of top European Leagues, with Stephen James adding that Compound Betting does occasionally delve into the more unknown leagues.
There is a staking plan in place for Compound Betting and honestly, I think that it is probably the key selling point. It is also one of those things that Stephen James seems to be keen to keep under wraps, so again, you will excuse me if I don’t go into detail.
What I can say is that it is in fact a compounded staking plan (as the name suggests). I also feel that it is reasonably aggressive. You won’t be doubling up bets every day. With that having been said, you will likely want to leave your betting bank intact in order to get the most out of Compound Betting.
This only really leaves the strike rate for me to talk about and unfortunately, Compound Betting entirely fails to deliver in this regard. We are provided with just a small handful of screenshots that show Stephen James’s betting history and it should go without saying that these are almost definitely cherrypicked. There is no wider proofing for Compound Betting either which is very disappointing.
…Especially when you consider just how long Stephen James says that he has been betting for.
How Does Compound Betting Work?
There are two key components at work with Compound Betting.
The first of these is the methods that Stephen James claims to employ in order to identify selections. Rather disappointingly, these aren’t really discussed. As is so often the case, there are vague statements and insinuations, such as a claim that selections are researched using “software and personal opinions like no other”.
I suppose that there is also an argument that Compound Betting draws on the 10 years of betting experience that Stephen James also claims to have. Honestly though, I am inclined to treat this with suspicion as there is no real evidence to back any of it up.
The other aspect is the staking plan. As discussed, I cannot go into detail on this. What I will say is that in and of itself, it is not that impressive. It is a solid enough system and I can see how Stephen James has built Compound Betting around it, but it is not strong enough that I would buy into a tipster service because of it.
What is the Initial Investment?
There is only one option if you want to subscribe to Compound Betting and that is to sign up for a full year. For this, Stephen James is asking a one time payment of £44 plus VAT in order to sign up for this.
It is worth noting that Compound Betting is sold through Clickbank which means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place should you find that the service isn’t for you. This is well advertised in the sales material for Compound Betting.
What is the Rate of Return?
One of the things that I find intriguing about Compound Betting is that there is very little in the way of direct claims of income potential. For example, there are multiple references to making £809.22, however this is based off a number of bets which I believe are choice examples. Elsewhere, you are told that a bank of £100 “could grow to £10,000 over the next year”. I find it hard to swallow this kind of claim however given the lack of proofing for Compound Betting.
Conclusion on Compound Betting
On the surface of things, Compound Betting looks like a decent offering. It also does a great job of talking sense as it were. It seems very reasonable to say that you can increase a number 100 fold with compounding. In fact, I have seen betting services which have applied this kind of logic to suggest that you can make a lot more in a much shorter space of time. So this aspect of Compound Betting falls within the realm of possibility.
There are however two key things that let Compound Betting down in my book, both of which I have mentioned, but both of which deserve to be put side by side. The first is a lack of evidence. There is no proofing provided at all. We are given some screenshots of a betting account, but these are heavily cropped, censored and do nothing but demonstrate to me that under the correct circumstances, on a certain date, you can make as much as Compound Betting claims.
The other thing is a lack of any real explanation on how selections are identified. Even if we take for granted that Stephen James really is great at picking out bets, without understanding of how this is done, it remains a problem. A tipster service can have an incredible staking plan, but if somebody is picking horses based off whether they like the jockey’s jersey, it is going to lose money.
With all of this in mind, I see Compound Betting as something of a calculated risk. It hasn’t come from the usual crew of marketers which bodes well, and Compound Betting isn’t expensive. Factor in that it is sold through Clickbank which means that you get a full 60 day money back guarantee and I can see why you might want to trial Compound Betting on paper.
Personally, I prefer something that has more evidence and is better proven, but I can see the appeal in Compound Betting.