Courtside Profits Review

Courtside Profits is a brand new sports betting tipster service from Allen Roth. Rather interestingly, the service is based around the somewhat niche market of Basketball.

Introduction Courtside Profits

I have talked about this before now, but basketball is rather a popular sport across the world. In spite of this, there is a very definite lack of tipster services that cover the sport.

I think that in no small part that this is down to the fact that basketball is at peak popularity in Eastern Europe and the US, and as such, you would expect the most knowledgeable people to be in those regions.

court-wide-profits-reviewI don’t know what the Eastern European tipster market is like, but I struggle to imagine it is anything like the UK scene. Meanwhile, our cousins over the pond are heavily restricted in terms of sports betting.

None the less, there isn’t any reason why a UK based tipster couldn’t focus their attention on the market and that is exactly what Allen Roth claims to have done with Courtside Profits. Combine this niche with some very impressive claims on income and you have an attractive package. Can Courtside Profits deliver though?

That is a very different question.

What Does Courtside Profits Offer?

Courtside Profits is focused entirely on betting on the NBA, and as such, you may expect this to come with some restrictions logistically. After all, this is the way with most team based sports, i.e. playing only once or twice a week. With the NBA however, there are games 7 days a week during  the season.

Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Allen Roth issues selections to Courtside Profits on a daily basis, however it does bear keeping in mind that you will potentially be busy following the service.

Interestingly, whilst Allen Roth makes mention of multiple strategies with Courtside Profits, all that I have seen from the service so far are small scale accumulators. The majority of bets that are advised are doubles as well as the occasional triple.

There is a range of odds covered with these bets, however the majority are under 4.0. This mostly seems to be down to the fact that as is the case with football, basketball has limited odds when you are simply betting on a team to win (which is essentially what Courtside Profits involves).

In terms of the numbers side of Courtside Profits, there is no real staking plan in place as such. It appears that you are supposed to back bets to level stakes, however Allen Roth doesn’t really explain why this is.

I should point out that this figured is based off proofing for Courtside Profits, however it is also contrary to a statement on how much Allen Roth bets.

There he suggests that he stakes 2 points on one strategy and 1 point on the other 2 strategies. The proofing for Courtside Profits is however dedicated to 1 point level stakes.

Finally I want to move on to the strike rates.

This is once again interesting aspect of Courtside Profits, again, this is down to a difference in results claimed and the results proofed. Allen Roth claims that strategy one has a strike rate of 57.78%, strategy two has a strike rate of 26.32% and finally, strategy 3 has a strike rate of just 14.29%.

Looking at the proofing for Courtside Profits, 26 bets won and 19 lost. This should produce a strike rate of 42.2%, however none o the claimed figures are really close to this.

How Does Courtside Profits Work?

As I have referred back to a number of times so far, Courtside Profits is very much based around the idea that there are 3 differing strategies in place for the service.

Unfortunately, these strategies aren’t something that Allen Roth ever discusses. Instead, the subject is rather skimmed over and this is a very definite problem for me.

Whilst I can appreciate that nobody wants to give away their full system, there should be enough information to make an informed decision. Courtside Profits doesn’t even offer potential customers this luxury.

It isn’t even like I particularly trust the proofing for the service. If I did, I could at least point to that as a pretty solid source of information that you can use to figure out what to expect. Instead, this is rather limited and contrary to the claimed results. As such, it feels like it is there to obfuscate data rather than necessarily clear anything up. That is a very definite problem for me.

What is the Initial Investment?

There are two options which ae available for Courtside Profits, both of which are rather unique. The first option is to sign up for Courtside Profits for the rest of the season. This is priced at £79 plus VAT and will supposedly give you access to Allen Roth’s selections till June.

In the sales material for Courtside Profits this is quoted as a limited time offer and a discount on the “real value” of £179 for the season. I am not convinced by this. Alternatively, you can sign up to Courtside Profits for 46 days (supposedly giving you the same experience Allen Roth enjoyed) for a one time cost of £37.

It isn’t mentioned in the sales material, however it is worth noting is that Allen Roth is selling Courtside Profits through ClickBank. This means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place for the service.

What is the Rate of Return?

The headline claims that Allen Roth was able to make £41,603.20 in 46 days across the different strategies that Courtside Profits uses. This would mean a touch over £900 per day as a return which frankly, sounds ludicrous.

Even factoring in the £200 that Allen Roth says that he bets each day, you would be looking at 4.5 points per day, or an average of 135 points per month. I have seen some services which favour long odds getting this on a very occasional month, this is a long way from results that could in any way be considered typical.

Conclusion to Courtside Profits

There are a lot of things that could be considered a red flag when it comes to the many tipster services that I have looked at. In the case of Courtside Profits, there are a lot of them, but the biggest for me surrounds the income claims.

I can appreciate that there are some services that may produce some very substantial profits, but £900 per day is simply ludicrous. It is well beyond belief and leads me to believe that the sole purpose of Courtside Profits is to generate income for a marketer, but I want to come back to this later.

So what other red flags stand out to me with Courtside Profits? First of all, there is the small fact that Allen Roth makes no mention of the money back guarantee. That is somewhat suspect given that Clickbank push this heavily with all of their vendors.

I also find it massively concerning that there is little explanation on what the selection process is, nor is there any proofing (or in fact basic evidence) to back the claims up. As such, it is entirely reasonable to treat them with cynicism.

I can really understand why people may be attracted to Courtside Profits. The fact that the service is based around such a niche sport is something of a positive, especially if you were looking to build a decent portfolio. Combine this with an inexpensive price point and there is very clearly appeal here.

Unfortunately, a low sale price doesn’t necessarily mean that there is value for money to be had. The truth of the matter is that I simply don’t believe that this is a genuine tipster service.

There seems to be just one agenda and that is to make money for the vendor who is selling it. With that in mind, it doesn’t matter whether something is £1 or £1,000.

If it doesn’t deliver, then it simply isn’t worth the time or money in my book.

 

Comments (1)

I can add a few thoughts here, having been a subscriber since the end of last year. And unsually this is pretty good.

I say ‘unusually’ because Court Side Profits is a member of what I call the Clickbank Affiliate Gang, a bunch (or even one or two) of individuals who spit out betting systems at a frantic rate, all cross-marketed across their existing subscriber lists. Sign up to one and you within a week are being breathlessly urged to sign up for others with even more outlandish products. Of course none of these ever last, they will run for a bit and then go dead with emails and contact requests going unanswered. Their hope is to run the services well for long enough to exceed the 60 day Clickbank limit and then pocket the subscriber cash. Although this often doesn’t work either as Clickbank will still refund you if the vendor fails to respond to support requests.

Court Side is unusually one that works, because the selection strategy is actually fairly sound. Every day there are 2 or 3 NBA fixtures which are one-sided mismatches. Where one side has odds of around 1.6 and the opposition out at 3’s. Although basketball can throw up some random results, 80% of the time it goes with form, especially when there is such a gap between the sides. It’s the equivalent of backing Man City, Liverpool and Spurs to win every Premier League round when they play a side from the bottom half of the table. A safe bet, but still a gamble.

The different is that NBA runs every day, so there are lots and lots of these bets to place. Doing these NBA games as doubles or trebles gives you a daily bet of anything between 2.1 to 3.4 odds. And when sides are on form the strike rate is actually quite worthwhile. But you also don’t need a tipster to pick those bets for you, you can by and large pick them out yourself. “Allan Roth” (who almost certainly doesn’t exist in real life) rotates between the same 5 or 6 sides, so you can more or less predict what the tips are going to be.

But it does work. I’ve placed 68 bets. Win-Loss is 36-32 during this period. That’s actually a slightly disappointing 52% strike rate (although in line with the 57% suggested on the website), but with average odds of 2.5 is enough to turn a profit. Although I don’t stake that way, to £50 level stakes I’d be £750 in profit.

His three strategies:

1) Level stakes on the daily bet as above
2) Start with a level stake and invest entire return on next three bets until you return 10x initial stake. Reliant on three in a row wins, which has only happened five times since I’ve subscribed. I’ve not worked out potential profit or losses.
3) Start with a level stake on Monday and go all-in with the winnings all week long. Stop for the week at a loss, so all you risk is one point per week. But if it pays off then you are talking tens of thousands of pounds in winning. During my time subscribing this has never once paid off. There was one run of 9 wins in a row, running Jan 17 through Jan 25. But that was Thursday through Friday. The bet starting from Monday would have fallen on Day 6.

But fair play. The service is still running. He hasn’t cut and run, and even if he did stop tomorrow I would not be seeking a refund, I’ve had more than my money’s worth and can pick the bets myself anyway.

Caveat Emptor as always. But this is the first ever service from the Affiliate Gang conmen which has been a worthwhile investment and worth the fun of playing along.

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From: Simon Roberts