Primed Winners is a horse racing tipster service which is managed by the Betfan stable of tipsters. It makes some very substantial claims in terms of the profit potential of the service.
Introduction to Primed Winners
There are a lot of different ways of measuring the success of a tipster service, but the most obvious one is of course profit. But there are many different ways of measuring profit. You can look at the points, you can look at the ROI, the increase in a betting bank.
In the case of Primed Winners, this latter one is what Betfan have opted to focus on in the marketing for their service. So much so that one of the headlines for the service asks, “COULD YOU QUADRUPLE YOUR BETTING BANK IN JUST 8 MONTHS?”. That’s a damned good question, however it is also one that is somewhat loaded for a multitude of reasons that I will explore.
What I can say however, is that it is a claim that is hard to ignore. So, with Betfan boasting huge profit potential for Primed Winners, let’s get down to business and see how grounded this actually is.
What Does Primed Winners Offer?
Betfan are probably the largest tipster stable in the UK and by and large, there is not a huge amount of variance in terms of how their services operate. Primed Winners is fundamentally no different, offering its subscribers selections on a near daily basis (there are only very occasional days where there aren’t tips sent out). These are sent out directly via email, as you would expect, and they are also uploaded to a Primed Winners member’s area on the main Betfan website.
Moving on to the bets themselves, there is a lot to dissect. All of the selections issued through Primed Winners are straight win bets which makes it straight forward. These bets do cover a pretty substantial range of odds that bets are advised at, however by and large, you are looking at lower to middling odds. There certainly aren’t many examples that get into double figures, although they can be a thing. One thing that does need to be discussed is the volume of bets.
Primed Winners is one of the higher volume services that I have looked at for some time. Over the last 7 days (at the time of writing), there have been 70 bets advised to subscribers. The highest volume of these days involved Primed Winners recommending 17 bets, however this is a long way from the most bets per day.
Obviously, this high volume approach does have some wider implications which is where the staking plan comes in. The proofing from Betfan shows that historically, Primed Winners has mostly favoured level stakes of 1 point per bet. These can however get as high as 5 points on a bet, although this is a rare occurrence.
Given that there is a 100 point starting bank recommended, this does make some days a little on the tight side if I am honest. This leads very nicely into what I consider to be one of the deciding factors for Primed Winners.
The nature of Primed Winners means that if you want to operate the service profitably, you need a decent strike rate. Since launching at the start of April, Betfan claim that this stands at 32.29% which I think is a decent figure. Whilst I don’t doubt that the fact that there are a lot of lower odds bets (which you would expect to win) influencing these numbers, a look at the broader results show that Primed Winners ultimately delivers very well.
How Does Primed Winners Work?
In the sales material for Primed Winners, Betfan say that the tipster behind everything is a professional race enthusiast with more than 3 decades under their belt. We are also told that they have a wealth of knowledge and “many good contacts” made up of some of the “best in the business”. There is a little bit more talk, but truth be told, we aren’t really given a lot of insight into what the selection process entails.
This is rather disappointing, and I will always maintain that I would like to see more about the selection process from tipsters.
Furthermore, I have also always said before now, consumers should have enough insight into what they are getting into to make an informed decision. With that having been said, I do believe that there is some mitigation. The fact of the matter is that Betfan provide substantial proofing for Primed Winners which more than adequately demonstrates what you can expect.
What is the Initial Investment?
As is the case with the large majority of services which are offered by the Betfan group, Primed Winners is a subscription based tipster service. There are two subscriptions available, the first of which is Primed Winners’s monthly subscription.
This is charged at £40 and whilst referred to as monthly, the payments are actually every 28 days meaning that you will pay this out 13 times over the course of the year. Alternatively, you can sign up to Primed Winners on a quarterly basis which is priced at £85 every 90 days.
It is worth noting that as is the case with all products from Betfan, there is no real money back guarantee in place. The team do however say that they review all refund requests.
What is the Rate of Return?
In terms of the income potential, Primed Winners has produced a points profit of 207.68 points between April 1st and the time of writing. This doesn’t necessarily represent the best bang for your buck as it were, but there is no getting away from the fact that Primed Winners has made a profit, and pretty consistently too. What is slightly more disappointing however is the ROI which stands at just 11.28%, a number that is definitely influenced by the volume of bets that are recommended.
Conclusion on Primed Winners
Primed Winners is not a stand out product. I am sure that there are going to be some people out there who aren’t happy with this statement, and they would be well within their rights to feel that way. After all, it isn’t like Primed Winners is a particularly badly performing product either. This is a topic that I want to return to, but I do think that it is important to create some context for things.
First of all, I want to talk about the positives. Number one, there is the fact that Primed Winners has made a profit. This is something that you would expect from any tipster service and rightly so. The truth of the matter however is that there are a lot of services which cannot even achieve this. Furthermore, there have been some very strong periods of profit with Betfan’s proofing showing that it is entirely possible to get in some good months.
All of this is compounded by some pretty big negatives though. First of all, I want to talk abut the numbers of bets. Some days, you can expect to bet an exorbitant amount of money. One day involved staking 23 points. Even to moderate £10 stakes, that would be £230 in a given day. On that example, the day made a 6 point profit, but it could just have easily not, a fact that I think that the ROI reflects quite nicely.
Arguably the biggest problem that I have with all of this though is how much you are expected to pay for it. As I opened my conclusion with, Primed Winners is not a stand out tipster service, however I think that it is very difficult to justify £40 per month for the service. For that kind of cost, you could get much more for your money elsewhere. Arguably, even within Betfan’s own stable of tipsters.
With all of this in mind, I can say that I wouldn’t personally go in for Primed Winners. It makes a reasonable enough amount of money, but it is also somewhat expensive. On top of this, I can’t help but feel like the service really exposes your betting bank on occasion and the returns are hardly significant enough to warrant this.