Gold Digger Review – Tipstrr

Gold Digger is a relatively long standing and incredibly versatile tipster service which is being offered through the Tipstrr platform. There are some decent looking results, however, I believe context will be key here. 

Introduction to Gold Digger

Generally speaking, I try to avoid Tipstrr as a platform for finding things to review. Because pretty much any man and his dog can launch a service on there, generally speaking, it isn’t a productive use of my time. Sometimes though, things can come up. Services that are stand out for some reason or another, and it is when this happens that I have no problem with reviewing them. Quite what makes them stand out can be wildly differing, from huge profits to very niche betting, or sometimes, it can just be not quite like anything on the market.

Today I will be looking at Gold Digger. This is a service that, in my mind, definitely falls into the latter category, whilst also carrying some of that niche approach that warrants some attention. I want to talk about this a little later on, but this is a tipster service that covers a huge range of different sporting disciplines, all in one place, and all for one cost. Make no mistake, as far as propositions go, that is definitely an interesting one in this line of work.

Combine that with the fact that there have been a fair few people I know of talking about this online, and I felt something of an obligation to check it out. Unfortunately, I found myself to be slightly more underwhelmed by the results potential than some of the other people I know in betting who have brought Gold Digger to my attention. Fortunately, Tipstrr are very good at laying everything down clearly, so we can easily establish just how worthwhile this actually is.

What Does Gold Digger Offer?

I find it rather difficult to know where to start with Gold Digger, if I’m honest. It is a tipster service that is as long as it is broad. There is just a lot of ground to cover, and in something of a rarity for me, I feel a little bit lost. In fact, I’ve tried to find a good jumping off point for this several times (unsuccessfully). As such, I’m going to start with the part that I think is probably most important. The bets.

Typically speaking, when it comes to a tipster service, you are looking at certain betting markets. It might be horse racing, then looking at accas, or place bets. It might be football, looking at goals markets, or winners of games. Gold Digger though has had bets on no less than nine different sporting markets, with wildly differing results.

Most of what you will be betting on with Gold Digger is football betting. Tipstrr show that out of some 1,200 tips, a shade over 800 of them have been football. But you can also expect to see frequent bets for ice hockey, tennis, and basketball. Less frequently, Gold Digger also covers baseball, esports, handball, American football, and even a bit of a random boxing bet. And this is why the service is so interesting to me.

The fact of the matter is that if you can cover multiple different sports with one tipster, that isn’t a bad thing. However, that also comes with the incredibly important caveat that said tipster has to have some sort of idea of what he is doing with those sports. That isn’t really the case with some examples of Gold Digger. Namely, American football and boxing, where there isn’t a single winning tip. Fortunately, these are also very low volume.

Now, as you might expect, covering a wide range of sports also means covering a wide range of betting markets within them. Frankly, there are too many to name, but I will say this, they run the gamut from straight forward match winner to obscure goals markets, and a number of Asian handicap bets as well. This means that if you’re following Gold Digger, you might want to try and shop around for value and even bookies that are taking some of the more niche bets.

This can be difficult with Gold Digger as mot of the tips are sent out, at most, 12 hours before the off of an event. Whilst I can appreciate that this sounds like a decent window of time, the way Tipstrr manage their stats mean that you are generally looking at much lower than that 12 hour window. This is something that is a really quite significant problem in my eyes.

It also is generally reflected in the odds that are available. Almost all of the tips advised by Gold Digger come in at less than 3.99. Where those odds have bene higher than this, they account for around 25% of bets. This just further highlights the importance of trying to obtain the best possible value.

With all of that out of the way, let’s talk about the management of the service. Tipstrr are a bit of a unique creature in so much as they are more of a platform than an actual management company. As such, everything is… Well, it’s pretty typical, if I’m honest.

Selections are made available via email (again, keep in mind that narrow window of time) as well as being uploaded to your member’s area on the Tipstrr website. This allows you to view selections from all tipsters, so if you’re following a few of them, it probably isn’t a bad thing. But that is about it in terms of logistics. Gold Digger is very much “what it is”. Whether that is a positive is very debatable.

This only really leaves the numbers side of things to talk about. Namely the stakes, and the strike rates. Firstly, one of the things that I do rate about Gold Digger is that you are dealing predominantly with level stakes. This is across all bets and bet types. Now, the way Tipstrr calculate things, it can look like you are betting at quite high stakes. But it does all simply translate to 1 point per bet.

In terms of the strike rate, this comes in at the 37% mark. This doesn’t sound too bad at all, and generally speaking it is a pretty accurate reflection of how Gold Digger has performed. Save for those few exceptions of American Football and Boxing, the numbers are definitely in line with this.  

How Does Gold Digger Work?

One of the reasons that I tend to try and avoid services from Tipstrr where I can is because they are a platform rather than a tipster management company. This creates a situation whereby, effectively, there is no real accountability for their tipsters. Sure, there is plenty of information pertain to the results etc. which is some mitigation. But there is nothing that really talks about how a tipster works.

In the case of Gold Digger this is incredibly apparent. Because, frankly, there is absolutely nothing mentioned about their approach to betting. This is always a source of frustration for me with a tipster service, if only because I am a strong believer in consumer rights and understanding what you are getting yourself into.

Where it is particularly applicable here is simply the range of sports that you receive tips for. It is quite important in my mind that you have some sort of organised approach to your betting. And most tipsters are able to produce a profit by taking that path, and effectively knowing more than the bookies about one topic (as it were). But here, you have somebody seemingly knowing enough to beat the bookies on football, but also ice hockey, handball, and esports. They’re all worlds apart.

Honestly, this is by far and away the biggest concern with Gold Digger in my opinion. I am generally always pretty concerned when s tipster offers you no insight where bets are coming from, but this definitely applies doubly so when you’re dealing with such a breadth of bet types. The fact is, I don’t think it’s unreasonable or controversial to say that I should have some idea of why I’m betting on something.

What is the Initial Investment?

One of the things that is always good with Tipstrr is the sheer range of options available if you’re thinking of signing up to a tipster. They have a massive range of costs and value available generally speaking, and Gold Digger is no different.

The smallest outlay is a 1 week subscription which is priced at just £20 per week, however, it is also undoubtedly the worst value. Next, you can sign up for the whole month at a cost of £39 per month. At four times the subscription for less than twice the price, this really shows that increase in value.  

Unfortunately, this does drop off a little bit when you move up to a quarterly subscription which is priced at £99 every 3 months. The next option is a £175 6 monthly subscription. The best value comes from an annual subscription at a cost of £325, however, this does of course mean a substantial outlay.

Unfortunately, there is no money back guarantee available or refund policy in place. This doesn’t count too much against Gold Digger specifically though as it is, rather disappointingly, pretty much industry standard at this point.

What is the Rate of Return?

Over the last 12 months, Gold Digger has produced a profit of £3,440.75. This is a very respectable looking number at a glance. The reality however is that this is based off stakes of £25 per point. That means that the number can very reasonably be scaled down to 137.63 points. A rather drastic drop.

The fact of the matter is that framed in that context, Gold Digger just doesn’t look nearly as great. 137 points in 12 months is still pretty respectable. Hell, I might even go as far as to say that it’s a decent amount of profit. But it isn’t the kind of result that you necessarily get excited about. The fact is that there are a lot of tipsters out there producing some 11.5 points per month, and as such, it seems somewhat average.

Conclusion for Gold Digger

Gold Digger is somewhat interesting to me in so much as I definitely came into this more focused on the concept of the service rather than the results. Let me try and explain what I mean by all of this. Conceptually, I always feel like if you want to enjoy success with tipsters, you need to have a bit of a diverse portfolio. This means that if one tipster isn’t performing, others will pick up the slack.

Another part of that diversity of portfolio in my opinion at least, is covering multiple or sports. Which of course means that something like Gold Digger is theoretically perfect. Covering so many sporting disciplines, all from one tipster and in one place. It sounds like a very good proposition.

Unfortunately though, whilst Gold Digger does in fact cover a variety of different sports, I am not convinced that this is a viable option as a part of a portfolio in that sense. Especially when there isn’t really any mention about how a tipster is finding all of those tips. The fact of the matter is that any tipster is always going to have a preference on where they bet. Especially when it comes to sport.

I know very little about golf, for example, but a decent amount about football. If I were to start tipping tomorrow, I’d rather try and tip about football than golf. With Gold Digger, I almost feel like, whilst it is presented as a multi sport tipster service, it is really just a football tipster who likes to have a punt on other things. In a year, you’re looking at around 1 tip a week for most of these other sports.

The only exception here is Ice Hockey, and whilst Gold Digger has an ROI of 7.2% on its ice hockey bets, we’re hardly talking world changing profits. So, eliminating that, I feel like I am now at the point of judging this as more of a football tipster service, with a few bonuses. And in this light, it really doesn’t look nearly as interesting.

So, as a multi sport platform that provides wide ranging tips, Gold Digger was definitely interesting. It would be, dare I say, a reasonably priced option at £39 per month. But it isn’t that. And if you look at football tipsters, even just on Tipstrr, there are other, better options, that cost less money. That is before you start looking at the wider tipster market.

If I’m blunt, I feel like the most interesting element of Gold Digger is the ice hockey tips, but Tipstrr’s proofing and stats show that this is in no way profitable enough to justify the costs. So, bringing all of this together, I can’t help but feel like this isn’t a service that I can recommend.

Honestly, I really wanted to like Gold Digger. And I don’t think that it’s the worst service I have ever seen. Not by a long shot. But it just occupies a strange space for me. The one thing that I wanted out of it, it doesn’t deliver. And the profits aren’t really good enough for it to stand on its own either. Especially not for the monthly costs.

 

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From: Simon Roberts