Mr Tip-Tastic is a brand new tipster service which is supposedly operated by one Tom Langford. It claims to provide a strong monthly earning with minimal investment.
What does the product offer?
Every now and then a new service is launched which really seems to push what can be seriously considered as a genuine service. Sometimes, there are products which are genuinely as good as they say that they are. This isn’t very often however, and when they are available, they are often costly or require substantial investment. Other times, there is so little on offer that you look at it and can very obviously sense that something is awry. Typically, this feeling is correct for me.
All of this brings me to this article which is a service going under the name “Mr Tip-Tastic”. It is without a shadow of a doubt one of the more questionable services I have looked at for some time. This is by no means without reason, as I intend to explore over the course of this article.
Being completely transparent though, I always find myself on the back foot when a service is claimed to be “The Most Talked About Tipster Of 2018”. Especially when the only people that I have actually seen talking about the service are those who are marketing it on an affiliate basis.
None the less, I came into Mr Tip-Tastic with an open mind and I will cover it in as much detail as possible. In terms of what you are getting, it is very much typical of the content which is pushed by the usual affiliate marketers. Selections for Mr Tip-Tastic are issued on a daily basis however unlike most services, there is no option to receive them via email.
Instead, Tom Langford exclusively uploads them to the Mr Tip-Tastic website under a private member’s area. All selections are published there. These are typically made available the morning of the races between 11am and 11.45am.
In terms of the bets themselves, everything is pretty straightforward. Mr Tip-Tastic is not a particularly high volume tipster service.
Whilst Tom Langford claims that each day will bring a minimum of two tips, the fact is that the quantity doesn’t seem to venture past that too often. What is possibly of slight interest is the fact that all bets are advised as each way. This is presumably to try and maximise the win rate on the claimed average odds of between 6/1 and 12/1. Rather disappointingly however, there is very little other detail available outside of this.
All of this does however allow me to segue nicely into some of the numbers surrounding Mr Tip-Tastic. Tom Langford states that you can start betting with stakes of just £5. This all sounds well and good, but being blunt, there isn’t really any real staking plan in place. Instead, Mr Tip-Tastic appears to work on the time honoured and highly impractical approach of seemingly staking what you can afford.
This isn’t however a method that has any real sustainability and actually is only likely to see any bettor losing their money.
Finally I want to discuss the strike rate. This is claimed to be a very strong (albeit just on the side of plausible) 57.62%. What is important to keep in mind is the act that this is entirely unsubstantiated. Tom Langford provides a few days of “proofing” however this is all that we are given. Given the very distinctive lack of any evidence backing this claim up however I cannot view it as anything other than scepticism.
How does Mr Tip-Tastic work?
There are a number of things that I find to be a little off about Mr Tip-Tastic. If there is one thing which categorically stands out however, it is the fact that there is simply no information about the selection process. Literally all that we are told is that Tom Langford is a well known tipster among all the bookmakers and that the focus is on the most common UK courses. As far as I am concerned this simply isn’t good enough.
Whilst any tipster is entitled to keep their selection process a secret, potential customers should at least be given enough information to make an informed decision. Given everything else that surrounds Mr Tip-Tastic however (I will cover all this in detail below) I am more convinced that there is no real selection process as opposed to a tipster trying to hold onto a secretive selection method.
What is the initial investment?
Adding to an already considerable amount of concern surrounding Tom Langford’s service is a lack of clarity even on the price. When you click through to pay for access (which naturally involves giving up your email), you will be asked to pay £34.80. Unfortunately, there is no specification about how long this will buy you access to Mr Tip-Tastic. This is a massively concerning point in the wake of a lack of information and evidence in terms of the rest of the product.
It is also worth pointing out that payment for Mr Tip-Tastic is handled directly via Clickbank. This means that you should have 60 days to claim a refund on Mr Tip-Tastic if it isn’t for you. Not surprisingly by this point, I should mention that Tom Langford doesn’t make any reference to this.
What is the rate of return?
The main selling point of Mr Tip-Tastic in terms of the income potential is contained within the headline. Tom Langford supposedly helps “over 3,000 existing customers… earn an average of £700 per month”. Approximations of this figure also appear within the “testimonials” with a claim of £2,500 in less than 8 weeks. . As if to try and sell us on this number, there is also a questionable screenshot which shows £860.90 in a William Hill account. There is however a lot of doubt in my mind that this kind of number can be attained.
Conclusion on Mr Tip-Tastic
I feel that a lot of the flaws that Mr Tip-Tastic encounters are actually quite obvious things. The most apparent is by far and away that there is not really any evidence to back up what little information that there is. This is a very forward facing issue however it does tie in with a wider problem which I want to explore in detail shortly which is everything that is happening in the background.
My biggest concerns however lie in the fact that we are told nothing about any selection process, nor there is no proofing to demonstrate that there is genuine income potential. Anybody can say pretty much anything when it comes to marketing of this kind of product and as such, I am often very cynical about unsubstantiated claims. Unfortunately, unsubstantiated is about the only way that I can describe any claims made by Tom Langford.
In terms of the back end, the marketer who is actually selling Mr Tip-Tastic through Clickbank has had more products than I can shake a stick at. Many of these are betting products, a large number of which I recognise for failing to deliver before now. This is a problem. To go back to the point about there being no evidence, the service is advertised for affiliates to market it on the grounds that it is “straight to the point sales page”. This suggests to me that the lack of information is entirely intentional.
About the best thing that Mr Tip-Tastic has going for it really is the price and the fact that this appears to cover selections for an unspecified length of time means that even this isn’t great. Nor is the fact that the marketer behind the service is apparently not confident enough to mention the money back guarantee. There may be some legitimate reason for this and I wouldn’t want to suggest that this is inherently something sinister, but it definitely sets alarm bells ringing for me.
With all of this in mind, I don’t see Mr Tip-Tastic as a service that I can recommend. The purpose of it does not appear to be to assist anybody really. The lack of transparency is overwhelming and what little information that is provided seems questionable. You might ultimately pay more for a better service in subscription costs, but if you are going to lose money following somebodies betting advice then you will definitely pay more in the long term.