Revolution Racing is a horse racing tipster service which is operated by Australian tipster stable, The Better Punter, with selections actually coming from the tipster, Stephen. Despite the Aussie roots, the service is concerned with European racing with a focus on the UK and Ireland.
Introduction to Revolution Racing
Here in the UK, I believe that the tipster scene is probably one of the largest and most active in the world. This is in no small part down to the lax laws surrounding betting here. Not surprisingly however, there are plenty of other countries out there that all have their own markets with todays service coming courtesy of Australia.
Usually, I wouldn’t give an Aussie tipster the time of day, just because the difference in time zones would make it difficult to follow in the UK unless you happened to work nights. In the case of Revolution Racing however, the service is ultimately based around European racing. This means that whilst The Better Punter are as much as 9 hours ahead us here, selections from Revolution Racing arrive in the morning, just as they would with a UK based tipster. With some very unique approaches in place, let’s take a look at Revolution Racing and see what you are actually getting here.
What Does Revolution Racing Offer?
There are a lot of ways that Revolution Racing is different to the majority of tipster services and that starts with how the service operates. When you apply to become a follower of any of The Better Punter’s services there is an interview process in which you talk about financing your betting etc. (I will come to this shortly).
On top of this, when selections are available, users receive a message in a Whatsapp group, at which point you login to a member’s area for Revolution Racing. It is here that Stephen’s selections are ultimately made available. This typically happens between 10am and 11am.
The bets that are advised through Revolution Racing are all pretty straight forward from what I can gather and this is no bad thing.
I have looked at a few tipsters recently that combine some rather impractical combination bets and as such, it is good to see something that doesn’t take a lot of effort. The average odds for Revolution Racing are 3.58 which combined with a relatively low volume (40-60 bets per month) make for a seemingly well balanced approach to betting.
There is a staking plan in place for Revolution Racing and this is something that absolutely has to be adhered to. Each day you are given information on how much you should stake on each bet and that is ultimately used to calculate how much you pay for access to Revolution Racing (I will come to this a little later on).
A 200 point betting bank is required and it is important to note that this must be based around a $5,000 AUD bank in order for you to meet The Better Punter’s demands (this works out around £2,700 at the time of writing).
Keeping with the numbers side of things, it is worth noting that The Better Punter claim that Revolution Racing has produced a strike rate of 36% which I think is a pretty strong figure. Especially when you consider that the service has been running for almost 3 years now. It is rather disappointing to note however that there is no proofing provided.
How Does Revolution Racing Work?
Rather unfortunately, we aren’t provided with a whole lot of insight into what the selection process for Revolution Racing entails, although there isn’t a complete lack in this regard. We are told that Stephen uses “a detailed ratings system” as well as the staking plan that is employed. This is supposedly combined with a solid strike rate and ROI to ultimately produce profits.
Whilst I can appreciate that no tipster wants to give away everything, and The Better Punter do provide a little bit of information, I can’t help but feel that you come into Revolution Racing a little bit blind. Of course, the fact that The Better Punter have a telephone call in which clientele are screened and you can ask questions goes a long way to mitigating this.
On top of this, I think that the long term results also help, although the lack of proofing remains a disappointment.
What is the Initial Investment?
I have already mentioned that The Better Punter say that in order to sign up to the service, you have to have a minimum betting bank of $5,000 AUD.
This is important because rather than paying a monthly subscription fee for the service, you pay a percentage of your profits. In the case of Revolution Racing, this means that you are paying 30% of your profits. Naturally, this does impact the returns that you make from Revolution Racing.
What is the Rate of Return?
Since Revolution Racing launched, the service has produced an overall profit of some $32,000 AUD (around £17,200). There are however a few things to keep in mind. First of all, whilst impressive, this is over a significant period.
The actual average monthly profit is approximately $1,000 AUD. Whilst it isn’t explicitly stated, I would imagine that this result is before you take off commission which means that you are potentially looking at actual monthly earnings of $700 AUD or about £375. The ROI is somewhat impressive at 17%, however I wouldn’t say that Revolution Racing has achieved anything exceptional here.
Conclusion on Revolution Racing
Revolution Racing has performed more than adequately. In fact, I would even go as far as to say that the results are pretty impressive. The results aspect of what The Better Punter are offering is definitely beyond question in my opinion. There is plenty of evidence backing up the fact that Revolution Racing works, the proofing shows that the results have a consistency which suggests that you are unlikely to suddenly see any huge drop offs. These are all strong positives.
What I am less convinced on is the structure of Revolution Racing as a service. Like I have said before now, over the time that Revolution Racing has been operational you would have potentially paid out over £5,500 in subscription costs.
Over 3 years, this could have been invested in a broader variety of services, and resultantly, more profit. This has to be considered and I believe that it would be incredibly naïve to try and ignore this.
On top of this, there is the lack of flexibility. If you miss a bet, you are still responsible for paying out on winnings. Whilst I am sure that there are probably very reasonable ways around this, there is no getting around that it may happen. On top of this, you also have that factor of a minimum betting bank. This means that the overall initial investment is also quite significant and that is also a factor.
With this in mind, I don’t think that Revolution Racing is a bad tipster service. I also feel like it is a bit of a niche set up. Whilst I can appreciate that there are some strong positives here, it is not necessarily going to be for everybody.
In my opinion, I believe that you could probably make your money work harder for you elsewhere.