NHL Betting Master is a new to market sports betting tipster service which is being managed by the well known Betting Gods stable of tipstera. Selections come courtesy of a tipster, Robert.
Introduction to NHL Betting Master
I have talked a number of times about the importance of niche betting when you are looking to build a portfolio. The fact of the matter is that by and large, most people who are betting will look at horse racing and football. Then there are a “second tier” of betting that is often taken up, namely tennis and golf. But there is still a lot of money to be made looking at other sports.
American sports are a pretty niche betting market here in the UK. And amongst that, you will see most people looking at the NFL and the NBA, but there is also ice hockey. And that is what Robert is concerned with when it comes to NHL Betting Master (a shocker given the name). It is a very niche market here, and that is where I really see the appeal in the service.
What Betting Gods have put together here is a tipster service that in theory, you can bet on with confidence that you aren’t treading on the toes of other betting systems/tipster services that you follow. And if you do have a decent sized portfolio, that makes NHL Betting Master something of a unique proposition. But the question is, is it any good or not?
What Does NHL Betting Master Offer?
I really don’t want to sound dismissive here, but it doesn’t seem unreasonable to say that in terms of what is on offer, NHL Betting Master is a Betting Gods product. And that means that there are certain things that you can just expect from the service. Whether or not you see this as a good or a bad thing will definitely be a personal preference (some people like a more exciting approach to betting).
But what it does mean is that you will get a very well managed and logistically sound betting experience. Now, that doesn’t mean that Robert is simply going to be churning out bets on a day to day basis. In fact, I would say that it is pretty far from it. Now this could simply be down to the NHL calendar. Some days have more games than others, whilst there are also days without any games at all.
More likely though seems to be that this is actually a pretty selective tipster service, and that is no bad thing. This means that whilst Betting Gods may well be sending out selections for NHL Betting Master throughout the week, you will not be receiving them every day, although you will usually receive a notification that it is a no bet day.
Selections are made available a multitude of ways including directly via email (which you would expect), a member’s area for NHL Betting Master on the website, and the Betting Gods app. This is available on both iOS and Android and is arguably the best way to receive the tips. Robert usually makes his selections available between 4.30pm and 6.30pm which means that most people should be able to use this without a problem.
In terms of the bets themselves, as well as there being no bet days, on the days when there are bets, they are typically rather low volume. This means that you will typically be looking at just one or two bets per day (with an average of around 20 tips per month). This really leans into the idea that NHL Betting Master is a selective service.
Now there are a massive number of betting markets that you might be betting on. In Betting Gods’s proofing, Robert shows bets on goals markets, straight backing a team to win, Asian Handicaps, and more recently 2 way bets. And by and large, these do not tend to have particularly long odds. In fact, the average odds for NHL Betting Master are just 2.6.
In and of itself, this isn’t a problem. There is a varied staking plan in place for NHL Betting Master and this means that in theory, you aren’t just looking at an average return of 1.6 points on each bet. Now, the staking plan is something that could be perceived as being a touch aggressive. Betting Gods’s proofing demonstrates stakes of 1 point going all the way up to 10 points.
Those higher numbers are not too common an occurrence, which is no bad thing. However, they are frequent enough that you will need to make sure you have the discipline in place to follow through on those larger stake bets. For context, of the 24 bets placed in December, 7 of those were the full 10 points, whilst November had just 2. But they are key to keeping the betting bank afloat.
Now, it is worth noting that whilst this all sounds very risky, the average win rate for NHL Betting Master stands at 51.53%. Now normally, I take this kind of thing with a pinch of salt as tipster services are often put out after just a few months. However, Betting Gods have proofing for Robert’s tips going back to December 2018 and as such, this is a very accurate representation of what you can expect for the future.
How Does NHL Betting Master Work?
Now, whilst I am generally a big fan of products that the Betting Gods team put out, there is one element that I always feels warrants criticism and that is the lack of information on what a selection process entails. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe that they should be holding tipsters at gun point demanding everything in detail, but I do think that a little bit of explanation goes a long way.
Personally, I feel like this applies doubly so with something like NHL Betting Master. I don’t claim to know nearly enough about ice hockey and the NHL to look at his betting advice and get a feel for whether or not this is something genuine or he is simply making very good guesses. I just believe that people should be able to make an informed decision, and that requires information.
Now there is of course an argument to be made that this is why things like Betting Gods exist and I entirely agree with that. I don’t believe for one minute that Darren (the founder of the company) would put out something crap for the sake of a quick profit. And as such, that alone carries some weight.
Really though, I think that the incredibly comprehensive proofing that exists around NHL Betting Master is enough to give you a very good idea of what you are getting yourself into. As such, whilst it is somewhat frustrating, I think that there is mitigation here in the form of plenty of other information which paints a picture (and with 12 out of 14 months profitable, it is a decent one).
What is the Initial Investment?
Betting Gods have two different options available for those who wish to sign up to NHL Betting Master. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at £39 per month (plus VAT). Alternatively, and representing better value (despite a larger initial outlay) you can sign up to Robert’s selections for a full year at a cost of £379 (again, plus VAT).
Whichever option it is that you sign up for, your first week will cost you just £1 (again, plus VAT). On top of this, Betting Gods offer a full 30 day money back guarantee on NHL Betting Master should you find that the service isn’t for you.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since the start of December 2018, NHL Betting Master has produced an overall profit of 314.55 points. Now, this is some 14 months of selections, but I feel like it still represents a very respectable profit that most tipsters would be more than happy to take home. Now, you do have to keep in mind that these results are also based off those higher stakes that are involved, but I don’t see this as a deal breaker.
Whilst these results are solid, there are a number of other factors that should be kept in mind as well. For example, out of those aforementioned 14 months that NHL Betting Master has been proofed, there have been just 2 losing months. Both of which have been around 10 points, far from a significant number when compared to the monthly average of a little under 25 points.
Finally, the ROI is also impressive coming in at a little under 30%. Again, this is a pretty impressive number in and of itself. But when you keep in mind the fact that Robert has kept this up over a 12 month period, it looks even better. Especially because it is actually representative of what you can generally expect from NHL Betting Master.
Conclusion for NHL Betting Master
There is no way of mincing my words on this. I think that Robert has put together a very good approach to betting in NHL Betting Master. And pairing that with Betting Gods and their experience as a tipster management company makes this a very formidable tipster service entirely in and of itself. However you look at it, those results are impressive.
With that out of the way, I want to talk about what I personally consider to be the greatest strength of NHL Betting Master which is simply that it is such a niche product. I have seen a lot of tipster services that are focused entirely on US sports, but never one that exclusively looks at hockey.
This is important for a few different reasons. First of all, there is unlikely to be massive amounts of price movement in terms of the betting markets and available odds. Whilst I might be exaggerating a little. It isn’t uncommon for say, a horse racing tipster, to issue selections at advised odds of 7/1, only to find that they shortened to 4/1 by the time you come to place your bets.
In that entirely hypothetical scenario, you are effectively losing a potential 3 points of profit. With something niche, yes, bookies are more aware of flurries of betting activity, but in the grand scheme of things 100 people following Robert’s advice and placing the same bets aren’t likely to shift the odds too drastically.
This means that realistically, there is quite a strong element of longevity to what is on offer here. Something that the historical results more than back up. It has been a long time since I have seen a tipster service proofed for as long as NHL Betting Master has. The fact that this has all taken place before the service launched tells me a lot about what you can expect.
With that said, there are some points for consideration here. First of all, whilst NHL Betting Master is priced roughly in line with what I would expect to pay for a tipster service, it is very much towards the top end. This means that it isn’t exactly cheap.
On top of that, it is hard to ignore the risk involved with the stakes. More specifically, those 10 point bets. It is recommended that you start with a betting bank of 100 points which admittedly, is enough to absorb losses. But December saw 4 losing 10 point bets. That’s 40 points lost.
Yes, Robert did turn all of this around, but it highlights how easily you can eat into your betting bank. It also demonstrates just why the level of discipline required for something like NHL Betting Master is so important. Because November saw those 10 point bets produce a profit of 28.5 points for that month. You have to stuck with it to get the rough with the smooth.
So, would I recommend NHL Betting Master? I think that it is worth some very serious consideration. It might not be for everybody. There is no denying that it is very selective, something that I know isn’t appealing to all of the people. Furthermore, it is somewhat pricey, and those 10 points bets losing would be at the back of my mind.
With that said, there is a very clear and demonstrable profit that is waiting to be made. So much so that NHL Betting Master could quite easily serve as your only tipster service (presuming Robert can keep the results going). But for me, what Betting Gods are offering here is at its strongest as a part of a wider portfolio. Seeing this as a way of complementing your current betting, without compromising any of it, really shows the strength of this niche service.