Daily Flutter is a new to market horse racing tipster service that is operated by a tipster referred to simply as Duncan. The claims of profit are quite impressive looking.
Introduction to Daily Flutter
I know that I probably do this far too often, but I want to talk a little bit about marketing. But today, I am forced to go in a bit of a different direction. Because where most tipster services that I look at really go out of their way to oversell themselves… Well, sometimes, people go in the polar opposite direction. The first thing that came to mind when I looked at today’s subject was the infamous Lemon ad that VW ran way back in the day. Because minimalism is very much the name of the game here.
Daily Flutter leads with a simple headline that serves to draw you in. “Discover the ‘Simple 1-2-3 Method’ that is producing winning bets of £90 – £220 on a near daily basis!”. Give up your email for a 10 day free trial, and you are taken to another page. Here there are simply some screenshots of “recent winners” that have landed and an option to upgrade from a free trial to add a paid 90 day subscription. Duncan really says a lot without saying a lot.
As a piece of marketing, Daily Flutter is an interesting thing. Bloody nightmare to glean information from, but Duncan does a convincing job. Unfortunately, once you start scratching around below the service, there is a lot of cause for concern here. the fact of the matter is that whilst this may all look very simple and straight forward, there is a hell of a lot going on in the background that really puts me off. So, let’s get straight into it.
What Does Daily Flutter Offer?
Referring back to my introduction there, the fundamental offering of Daily Flutter is, not surprisingly, incredible simple. This applies to… Well, pretty much every element of the service if I’m honest. The fact of the matter is that what Duncan is doing is about as typical as you could expect from a tipster service. Something that doesn’t have to be a bad thing, however, I can’t help but feel like it is probably a bit telling here.
First things first, let’s talk about how the service operates. Duncan provides tips Monday through to Saturday, every week. For reasons unknown, he doesn’t bet on Sundays. As you would expect, selections are sent out directly via email, and something that Daily Flutter does deserve some credit on is the fact that these emails are concise and provide you with everything you need to know. This importantly includes stakes (which I will come to later) and odds.
With bets typically arriving quite late in the morning, this can mean it is a little difficult to try and get the odds that are advised. And there is no advice on where to get them either. As such, I would definitely be inclined to take advantage of an odds comparison site if I were following Daily Flutter. At the very least, you can get a broad idea of what to expect this way. The other issue with this is quite simple. If you work a 9-5, you may struggle here.
Now, let’s talk about those odds. Whilst they’re on the table, so to speak. Generally, you are dealing with very middling odds with Daily Flutter. There are the occasional long shots, but these are definitely the exception rather than the rule. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing at all. But I can’t help but feel that when you see what Duncan is doing in a wider context, it is simply an effort to be “safe”.
And whilst we’re talking about bets, let’s talk about the bets that you will be placing. Duncan concerns himself entirely with straight win bets. This doesn’t have to be the worst thing with horse racing. The fact is there just aren’t that many betting markets, and as long as you are getting some value, you are probably on the right track.
Finally, I want to talk about the volumes of bets involved with Daily Flutter. At around 4-5 bets per day, the service looks like a very sustainable option. It certainly isn’t a huge number of bets to be placing. However, this is only one side of the coin. Because whilst you aren’t betting often, you are staking quite a lot.
This brings me nicely to the staking plan and it is… Well, I reckon a bit risky might be a bit of an understatement if I’m honest. Because Duncan is recommending anywhere from 1 point per bet, all the way up to 3 points per bet. Seemingly with little in the way of rhyme or reason. And that is massively concerning. Especially when you look at the potential draw-down.
I’ve been following Daily Flutter for a bit now, and just today (as I’m writing this) there has been a loss of 11 points. With a betting bank of just 100 points recommended, that is quite a substantial percentage in just one day. Other days have seen consistent losses in that same 10 point ball park. As such, 100 points just doesn’t go that far. Especially because in my experience, you just won’t be winning all that often.
How Does Daily Flutter Work?
By a significant margin, one of the single most frustrating things about Daily Flutter is the lack of… Well, anything at all. There is no information on the processes involved, the betting system that is being used, no proofing. The only thing that Duncan could count as a single shred of evidence are his list of winning betting slips. Something that I am always a little loathe to do because they can be easily manipulated.
The only other thing that you could consider insightful (and I am really stretching the term here) is Duncan’s allusion to Daily Flutter using a “Simple 1-2-3 Method”. Something that doesn’t actually mean anything. Arguably the best application is in relation to the staking plan which does involve staking 3, 2, or 1 points. But that isn’t really a staking plan. It’s just betting different amounts of money.
When you combine this with the fact that there isn’t any insight into a selection process, it is particularly concerning. Especially because there seems to be no real rhyme or reason to said selections. About the closest that I have been able to ascertain to a pattern is that observation about all being middling odds. Conveniently providing returns that are just big enough (especially with the stakes), whilst still having a chance of coming in.
All of this really means that you are taking Duncan’s word that Daily Flutter is able to deliver the claimed results. Sure, there is a trial period involved (which I’ll be coming to shortly) which means that in theory, you can take some time to test out the service. But I don’t see that as any sort of replacement for long term evidence and at least some knowledge of what exactly you are getting yourself into.
What is the Initial Investment?
As I’ve mentioned, getting started with Daily Flutter is technically free. Duncan provides a 10 day trial (conveniently in exchange for your email address. This will become pertinent a little later on). However, I believe that the intent here is to entice you into signing up on the paid offering. This is seemingly phenomenal value costing just £19 (plus VAT) for 90 days of selections.
What is very noteworthy to me is that if you did want to take Duncan up on this offer, there is also a full 30 day money back guarantee in place. This is backed up by the fact that actually buying Daily Flutter is handled via Clickbank. So, generally speaking, if you require this refund, you should be well covered. Unfortunately absolutely none of this is actually mentioned by Duncan.
What is the Rate of Return?
In terms of the income potential, there are some shockingly bold claims that are made. Duncan says on the landing page for Daily Flutter that the “Simple 1-2-3 Method” produces winning bets of £90 – £220 “on a near daily basis”. I can categorically tell you that in my experience, Daily Flutter simply hasn’t even got close to these results. In actual fact, it is currently running at quite a substantial loss with just a few wins that barely made a dent.
Conclusion for Daily Flutter
Daily Flutter is a bit of a unique creature, and in order to truly understand what is going on here, well, I think you need quiet a lot of experience in this industry. Because there is a lot happening in the background that to me, with my years of experience, stand out as being quite obvious issues, and I will come to them. But first, let’s talk about the experience of the service.
Where to start… Ok, the single biggest issues that I have with Daily Flutter are all ultimately things that affect the bottom line. Duncan’s staking plan isn’t inherently bad. I have seen a lot of tipsters that will advised varied stakes based on how certain they are bets are to come in, the odds involved, or even based off ratings systems. But the key take away there is that there is always a grounding in something. Here, there doesn’t seem to be.
So, you’re staking quite a lot really. Especially when you look at those 4 or 5 bets per day. And that might not be the worst thing if Daily Flutter was actually winning frequently, but everything I’ve seen suggests that it isn’t. And let’s be honest, it isn’t like Duncan is showing much in the way of evidence to the contrary. Except of course those betting slips, that have all conveniently happened in the past and aren’t in line with current results at all.
Solely off the back of that, I would tell you that Daily Flutter is something that is worth avoiding. I’d say by all means, give it a go on paper for 10 days since it isn’t going to cost you anything but time. But I certainly wouldn’t be recommending sinking any money in to it. In fact, my general opinion would be that the risk outweighs the rewards potential, and as such, it is ultimately worth giving a miss.
But let’s just rewind back to the start of all of this. The things that worry me “scratching beneath the surface”. Because there is a lot to process here. Firstly, I want to start by looking at something that is probably a bit more obvious. Daily Flutter has a money back guarantee through Clickbank, but Duncan fails to advertise this. Why? Presumably because he doesn’t want people actually claiming refunds.
Let’s go a little bit deeper now. Because the service is actually being sold on Clickbank by a vendor whose name is well known to me. Unfortunately for reasons that aren’t exactly great. This is a vendor who has released 6 different products in about a year. All of which offered differing tipster services that have all not exactly done well. Let’s just say that they aren’t available any longer.
On top of all of this, wen you sign up for Daily Flutter you have to give over your email address. Something that will almost definitely be used to target you for future tipster services. Because I have almost no doubt that there will be future tipster services. Typically with their own name and branding and identity. Is it worth this for 10 days of tips? Well, if like me, you have an email address for this kind of thing, I come back to that point of “why not?”. But I wouldn’t be giving my personal email over here.
The fact of the matter is that navigating the world of betting services is a tricky thing. There are plenty of good and genuine tipsters and systems out there. Backed by people who will work hard to help you get the most out of your betting experience. They offer support, they provide their time, they share improvements to their methods. This isn’t an industry that is ran by questionable figures at all. You can see that in the recommended services here.
Unfortunately, there are also services that are generally designed to have a quick turnover. They aim to stay up just long enough to get past any refund period and they disappear. I see plenty of emails from people who have, unfortunately, fallen into these traps. And that isn’t surprising, because all of these services are made to be incredibly appealing. As Daily Flutter is. They just rarely deliver.
So, wrapping up (because this could easily be a huge article in and of itself), let’s talk about Daily Flutter. Is it worthwhile? Honestly, I don’t believe for a single minute that it is. The best thing about it is that it is free. But even that comes at some sort of a cost. This really is one to avoid in my books.