Lucky 31 Club is a brand new horse racing tipster service which claims to be operated by one Martin Palk, a recent headline maker who took home a substantial win on an accumulator bet at Cheltenham.
Introduction to Lucky 31 Club
The headline for Lucky 31 Club reads so much like a fake claim that honestly, I deigned to give it my attention at first. There were however a number of legitimate looking headlines n he sales page and well, it’s hard to ignore that kind of evidence. A little bit of digging and research and it is impossible to argue with the fact that Martin Palk did in fact scoop just over £150,000 off just one bet.
Would this make for a logical next step as a tipster? Who knows. But this isn’t the biggest question that surrounds Lucky 31 Club in my opinion. The big one in my book is whether or not Lucky 31 Club is as genuine as it first appears.
What Does Lucky 31 Club Offer?
Before I start getting into Lucky 31 Club in any sort of detail, I want to talk about what exactly you are getting from the service. The nature of Martin Palk’s methods mean that this is not exactly a typical horse racing tipster service and that is something that obviously impacts on the way things are operated. First and foremost, those who are looking for tips on a daily basis should looked elsewhere.
There will inevitably be days when selections aren’t found in which case you will receive an email.
When selections are available, you can expect an email from Martin Palk with the details. This is provided before 12pm on the day.
Here is the headline:
In terms of bets, Martin Palk made his money through a Lucky 31 bet and this is supposedly the theme behind Lucky 31 Club (hence the name). For those who aren’t familiar with this bet type, it involves placing a number of different bets which are rolled up into one larger bet. Specifically, 5 singles, 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 four fold bets and 1 accumulator.
Rather tellingly in my opinion though, the sales material for Lucky 31 Club makes reference to receiving 16 doubles and 16 trebles.
Moving onto the numbers side of things, more specifically the staking plan for Lucky 31 Club, there is nothing really mentioned by Martin Palk. It goes without saying that this is rather disappointing. Given the quantity of bets that you will be placing each day however, I would be inclined to keep stakes to the low side. Placing 31 bets at £10 per point quickly becomes very expensive.
Furthermore, your betting bank needs to be pretty robust in order to keep on top of things for when Lucky 31 Club inevitably faces a losing streak.
Sticking with this, there remains the question of a strike rate for Lucky 31 Club. This is something that I find to be difficult to consider with services based around multiple tier accumulators as it I am always unsure as to what counts as a loss. Furthermore, Martin Palk doesn’t provide any information or claims in this regard.
There is also (although not overly surprisingly) no proofing provided for the service. This is simply another aspect of Lucky 31 Club that is rather frustrating.
How Does Lucky 31 Club Work?
I find it to be rather interesting that there aren’t really any claims made in terms of how Lucky 31 Club actually works. Martin Palk seems to suggest that there is an understanding of how his bet won describing a few aspects such as trainers and the knowledge that a certain horse was a stayer.
There is also mention that prior to his horses coming, Martin Palk was supposedly looking over “the old betting systems and tipster services” he had been a part of and supposedly combined them into one method.
Here is the YouTube video where the claims of the winning accumulator are made:
Apparently, this led to the now winning accumulator and has since been developed to produce results consistently. Ultimately, it is now the proverbial backbone of Lucky 31 Club. The astute amongst you will however notice that this doesn’t really tell us anything at all whilst sounding like it’s saying a lot.
What is the Initial Investment?
There is only one option if you want to subscribe to Lucky 31 Club and that is to sign up for the whole year. Fortunately, this is priced at just £29 and so is, at the very least, cheap. It is worth noting that this cost is none recurring. The sale of Lucky 31 Club is ultimately handled through Clickbank which means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place.
To credit Martin Palk, this is well advertised.
What is the Rate of Return?
Obviously Lucky 31 Club is sold on the back of Martin Palk’s win of £168,000. There is also evidence which strongly implies that there has been an additional £110,000 won since the big win however this comes courtesy of a very questionable screenshot of a Barclays bank account. The fact of the matter however is that there is very little in the way of claimed income potential.
Combine this with any lack of proofing and Lucky 31 Club starts to raise some very serios and important questions in my book.
Conclusion to Lucky 31 Club
There are a few things that I want to talk about with Lucky 31 Club, some of which are much more important than others. First and foremost is the attachment of Martin Palk’s name. Now, I don’t know if this is a case of a licensing deal or what, but I am highly questionable about his part in the service.
There are a large number of reasons for this, some more subjective than others, however the fact remains that I would be very surprised in deed to learn that Martin Palk actually has anything to do with Lucky 31 Club.
There is a screenshot on the sales page claiming more than quarter of a million in the bank:
Firstly, there is no guarantee that is made from gambling, and secondly, the ‘never having to work again’ claim, then unless you are already approaching retirement age, then that amount would not sustain a retirement, far from it.
The first is that almost all of the information which is written by Martin Palk has been taken verbatim from a number of different newspapers. This suggests to me that it is highly unlikely that it is the same person running Lucky 31 Club. There is no talk of after the win that leads me to believe that this is genuine. Everything is centred around the da and offers nothing new.
The same thing can be applied to the media. If I were involved with a product with my name on it, I would want more than a rehash of what people have already seen a hundred times.
On top of this, when you look at how Martin Palk talks about his win in the media, he doesn’t sound like a man who is out to make a living through horse racing. He talks about wanting to get back to work, even saying in an interview that he wants to “carry on working as normal”.
As well as this, when asked how to emulate his success, he says “Be very careful. I wouldn’t tell people to gamble because I don’t think that’s a very good thing to do… But you take a chance and you win, you can get lucky”. Again, that doesn’t sound like a man who is setting out to make a living.
With all of this in mind I have two thoughts on Lucky 31 Club.
The first is that this really is Martin Palk and he is entirely on board. If this is the case, I remain sceptical about any ability to consistently produce results. There is no mention of any system and whilst it appears that the big win was well researched, this kind of win will not be consistent.
Furthermore, without proofing, I am not at all convinced by the additional £100,000 that has supposedly been made.
The more likely outcome for Lucky 31 Club is that somebody has seen an opportunity. It is not very often that big wins go viral in the way that Martin Palk’s did. Any shrewd marketer can make a calculated launch based on the grounds that the person whose story you are taking is ever going to set eyes on a product.
For my money, there isn’t a single aspect of Lucky 31 Club that I would recommend. If anything, I would even go as far as to say that I would give it a very wide berth. As I have mentioned above, there are only two ways that I can see Lucky 31 Club going and neither of them are particularly positive.