Lucky Last is a horse racing tipster service which is being offered under the Pro Betting Club umbrella of tipsters. It is focused on producing consistent profits.
Introduction to Lucky Last
When it comes to larger groups of tipsters, it is often difficult to know what to expect. There are a lot of companies out there who are quite content to make some ridiculous claims in the name of marketing their services. These range from flat out making up results, to making claims based on £500 bets and failing to mention it. Then there are those like Pro Betting Club.
These are understated and very much like to let the numbers do the talking. With this in mind, when I start getting emails from them promoting a “simple, straight forward but highly effective service”, complete with some rather impressive monthly profits, it is difficult to not pay attention. With this in mind, let’s take a good (albeit probably rather dry) look into whether or not Lucky Last warrants the attention.
What Does Lucky Last Offer?
Given that Pro Betting Club themselves are selling Lucky Last off the back of it being a simple and straight forward tipster service, it will come as no surprise that it is easy to follow. The logistics are incredibly straight forward with selections emailed out on a near daily basis as well as being uploaded to a member’s area.
Interestingly, all selections that are advised are for the last race of each meeting on any given day. This does mean that Lucky Last is well suited for those who work 9-5 and can’t necessarily drop everything to place bets at 11am.
In terms of the bets themselves, Lucky Last is exclusively concerned with win bets. Although not stated on the Pro Betting Club website, these are on average odds of 7.41, a decent number.
This has a bit of a two fold affect on the service. It goes without saying (given the emphasis on this in the marketing) that it helps to ensure that Lucky Last is easy to follow. As well as this however, it also appears to be hugely important in terms of ensuring the sustainability of the service. There are multiple reasons for this which I will detail below.
Keeping on the proverbial easy street, Lucky Last has a staking plan of sorts in place. Ultimately, this is a simple 1 point per bet staking plan which is (all together now), simple and straight forward. One of the things that I do find interest is that in the sales material for Lucky Last, Pro Betting Club say the following. “A 50-70 point bank is advised which will easily cover the losing runs”. Now it goes without saying that any service is going to have losing streaks, however it is interesting that this has been explicitly noted.
Whilst on the subject of losing streaks, I want to take a little bit of time to look at the strike rate. I have to be honest here and say that I was expecting something particularly bad here. Services which favour longer odds are rarely strong performers. In spite of this, Lucky Last has attained a strike rate of 23.68% (rounded up to 24% by Pro Betting Club). Being realistic, I think that this is a pretty respectable number.
How Does Lucky Last Work?
When it comes to almost anything from Pro Betting Club, there isn’t a whole lot of information made available. Usually, this includes how a service works, but in the case of Lucky Last, we are given what I believe to be enough. Just about enough, admittedly.
But still enough. All selections are fully researched (as you would expect), however what is really interesting is that Lucky Last is supposedly based on stats going back 10 years. There also appears to be a focus on value, or at least, the odds seem to reflect that (although this is somewhat speculative on my behalf).
What is the Initial Investment?
There are only two options if you want to subscribe to Lucky Last. The first of these is a monthly subscription which Pro Betting Club are charging £39.50 for. Alternatively, you can get better value by signing up for the quarterly subscription which is priced at £89.50. Whichever option you choose, it is important to keep in mind that there is no money back guarantee in place. This is pretty much standard for most tipster services however so doesn’t count too much against Lucky Last.
What is the Rate of Return?
So far this year, Lucky Last has produced a profit of 156.72 points which is very respectable. I know of a lot of services which only stake single points on bets that will talk about making 15 points per month as decent (which by the way, is a pretty solid result in and of itself). When you compare this to the monthly average of 26.12 points that Lucky Last has produced and it really goes to show how well the service has performed. As if to underline this fact, the ROI stands at an equally impressive 25.08% so far for the year.
Conclusion on Lucky Last
The approach that lies behind Lucky Last is an easy one to criticise. There have been a number of times this year that have shown consistent losses to Lucky Last and not everybody is going to be on board with this. This is a service that requires a long term approach, discipline and a willingness to fund bets, even when you are losing money. If you do this, you will be rewarded and the long term results definitely reflect this.
I think that if there is one area where it is possibly fair to criticise Lucky Last is it is the price. £40 per month (as near as makes a difference) is quite a lot for a tipster service and in a competitive environment there are arguments to be made that you can get more for your money. Obviously longer subscriptions bring this cost down but there is increased outlay and it becomes a bit of a personal choice as to whether you are comfortable with this.
My final thoughts on Lucky Last are that it is a good service. There isn’t necessarily anything special about it, but I do think that “simple, straight forward but highly effective service” is a fair description. Pro Betting Club as a tipster group do not tend to put out rubbish and this does go some way to compensating for the costs.
What I mean by this is that I don’t see Lucky Last being a flash in the pan that 6 months down the line is being quietly closed for losing the betting bank several times over (unlike some companies that spring to mind).
Lucky Last is above average, and if I gave letter grades it would be a solid B+. It is something that is seriously worth your consideration, but I would still say that a little bit of shopping around may turn up better value, at least in the short to middle term.