The Alpha Method is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by David Leslie. It claims to produce consistent returns as well as carrying the potential for jackpot wins.
Introduction to The Alpha Method
Whilst there are some very good tipster services and betting systems on the market, rarely do I find myself being genuinely intrigued by something new. Sure, there are plenty of good services out there, but they don’t ultimately look that much different from other examples in the wider climate. But the subject of today’s review is something new. And honestly, it is pretty darn exciting.
David Leslie describes The Alpha Method as “a Unique, Never Seen Before Betting Service With An Automated, Customisable Betting Bot which GUARANTEES a minimum Return on Investment of 20% on any race we win”. That is a bit of a mouthful, but it is one hell of a claim. But this isn’t where it ends either. There is additional income potential by exploiting bets that, honestly, I will admit to having overlooked many times before.
So, The Alpha Method looks like a clear winner, right? Well, as you would probably expect, the answer to this isn’t quite that black and white. In actual fact, there is quite a lot about this that warrants some serious consideration. But the fact is that this comes from a pretty heavy hitter, and as such, it shouldn’t really be written off out of hand. Let’s jump in and see if this is actually any good.
What Does The Alpha Method Offer?
There is a lot to cover when it comes to The Alpha Method, and as such, it is somewhat difficult to know exactly where to start. There is just so much on offer. Which of course doesn’t have to be a bad thing. But I think given what David Leslie says this is all about, probably the best place to start is by talking a little bit about the software.
Now there are two elements to the software. Firstly, there is how the software handles, so to speak. Does it look good? Is it intuitive? How is the user interface? These kinds of things are ultimately not quite as important as the latter elements that I will discuss. But I do believe that these things do still have some importance.
The answer to most of the above questions can be boiled down to the same thing that you often see with betting software. The focus with here seems to be more on function than form. This doesn’t really count too much against The Alpha Method though. The fact of the matter is that there isn’t a massive amount you have to do with it, so it doesn’t need to necessarily look good. Just work.
One thing that is noteworthy whilst we are talking about the software is that it is entirely cloud based. For those of you who may not be familiar with this term, it effectively means that The Alpha Method runs on a server somewhere and is accessed online. This means that if you are so inclined, you don’t have to do anything.
Secondly, I want to talk about the features. Because those are really where The Alpha Method starts to shine. At its core, there is one thing that the software has been designed to do. As David Leslie says, that is to analyse certain races across the UK an Ireland. When the selections have been identified (typically by around 7pm the evening before racing), they are uploaded to the betting bot website.
When those selections are made available, there are two things that then happen. The most impressive (and again, the core element) is the software will automatically place dutched stakes on selections based off your chosen maximum stakes.
This hands off approach is something that really speaks to me. The fact is that where most people talk about making a second income, they are looking for a passive income. That is to say, you don’t have to do a lot of work. And that is something that The Alpha Method delivers on. You can simply leave this to run in the background and make money off it.
The second element of functionality that comes from The Alpha Method is arguably the more interesting one to me though. You see, David Leslie made his name through his Playscoop6 project. This allowed people to be part of a syndicate that potentially wins big by choosing which horses will win races over the course of a day (that’s a gross oversimplification by the way). And he is very good at it.
With The Alpha Method, you are also given the selections and encouraged to bet on them as win bets, forecasts, and tricasts. These latter two being the ones that really interest me. Effectively, you are betting on which order those horses will finish.
Doing this is not something that happens automatically, so it is manual. It also potentially comes with more risk, but the rewards potential is very substantial. Now for me, these are the most interesting elements because in many ways, they are David Leslie’s bread and butter.
His main claim to fame was taking home a £3.2 million jackpot on the Totesport Scoop6. He has also won other jackpots, although, not at quite that level. This suggests to me that there is a definite knack for this kind of thing, something that the results for The Alpha Method actually backs up somewhat (but I’ll come to this later).
As well as all of this, The Alpha Method comes with a comprehensive user guide. This shows you how to use the software, and also includes a number of explanations from David Leslie about what the wider contexts entail.
How Does The Alpha Method Work?
David Leslie provides a decent amount of information in terms of how The Alpha Method works. Effectively, we are told that the software looks at 9 different and unique criteria to find winning selections. The specifics of these aren’t something that is ever outright said, but I think that is pretty fair enough really.
What we are told is that over the course of 20 years, David Leslie has “ditched conventional thinking” as he “had to take a fresh approach”. Amongst other things, this means looking at obvious things like form, the trainers, and the jockeys. But we are also told about some other niche elements that are considered.
Now what is noteworthy is that all of these elements to do with The Alpha Method have supposedly been perfected over 10 years. Whilst it would be easy to be doubtful about these claims, I am rather inclined to believe David Leslie. He shows a number of past bets that have come in as big winners (and near misses) that have been selected as a result of the methodology.
On top of this there is also proofing provided for bets going back to December of last year. This does inevitably have that gap where there has been no horse racing, but it still demonstrates to me the fact that The Alpha Method is working and ultimately proving profitable. This means even if you don’t want to take David Leslie’s word on how it all works, you can at least get an idea of what to expect.
What is the Initial Investment?
One of the things that I am somewhat conflicted about with The Alpha Method is the cost that is involved. You see, David Leslie is asking £249 for an annual 12 month subscription. Now the reason for that conflict is that ultimately, David Leslie is asking just £20.75 per month which is not a lot at all in the grand scheme of things.
The problem however stems from the fact that this is a one time payment. That is a substantial amount to have to pay out in one go. However, there is something of a silver lining here. You see, David Leslie does allow for 15 days of access to The Alpha Method for just £4.99. This gives you a pretty decent window of time in which to decide if it will work for you.
As a final point, payment for The Alpha Method is handled directly through PayPal. This means that there is no real money back guarantee in place, however, given that trial period, it isn’t a deal breaker really.
What is the Rate of Return?
Now we come to the part of The Alpha Method that is arguably the most important, and that is the profit and loss element. Now, David Leslie is very proud of the fact that he is “VERY SERIOUSLY IN THE BLACK”. And the profits here are rather in line with this.
If you look at the proofing that is provided, the automatically placed bets that are the core of the service currently stands at £2,533.37 to £100 stakes. This means 25.33 points. Now over 6 months, that doesn’t sound great, but the reality is that this is actually over 142 bets. That isn’t too bad, and even £10 stakes would have seen you pay your costs.
But what is really outstanding is the profit of the forecasts and tricasts. I won’t go into all of the numbers here, but you are looking at winning bets of £1,117.60, £1,178.90 and an immense profit of £7,416.23. All off just £1 units. There is massive potential there.
Conclusion for The Alpha Method
So, what do you say about something like The Alpha Method? It’s certainly a very good looking option as far as this kind of hands off betting goes. Except, it isn’t entirely hands off is it? So, do you count that against it? And if so, how much does it count against it?
Well, first things first, does this count against The Alpha Method? The short answer, in my opinion, is that no it doesn’t. At the end of the day, those hands on forecast bets are optional additional income. They may well be the most profitable part of the service, but they aren’t integral. And the fact is that simply using this in its most basic form would have still made a profit.
On top of this, I don’t think that it is particularly difficult. Sure, forecast bets can sound a bit much if you aren’t used to them, but David Leslie’s guide is very helpful and should instil the necessary confidence for you to place them. Factor in that bets are made available at 7pm and it also counts as a plus for The Alpha Method in so much as almost anyone has the potential to take advantage of the bets here.
This only leaves a few things to consider. First of all, how much faith do you have in David Leslie? For my money, I think he’s all above board. He has found a niche of betting that works well for him and he has been successful with it. There is plenty of evidence to back that up. Honestly, I have seen questionable characters. I don’t think you’re dealing with one here.
The next question is one of outlay. £250 isn’t a massive amount of money to pay out for The Alpha Method, but it’s substantial enough. Now there is of course long term value to be had here, but if you’re getting started, it is intimidating.
Personally, I think that the trial is something that could well be used to help you to raise a chunk of that. Of course, there are no guarantees, but you could easily play The Alpha Method with £1 stakes and still potentially make some decent profit to help you out. With that said, it would be naïve to suggest that this overrides the costs involved.
Which really brings me to the bottom line with The Alpha Method. Is there value to be had here? And honestly, I don’t really know. In and of itself, in a vacuum, I think that there is value to be had. When you break down the costs you really aren’t being asked to pay a lot of money in the grand scheme of things.
But The Alpha Method also has to be compared to other betting systems on the market as well. The fact is that there are some much less expensive options that are also very profitable. They might not have that hands off element, but depending on where you are n your betting career will impact how much this matters to you.
Personally, I think that this is a decent looking service. It won’t be for everybody though. I referred to David Leslie as having a bit of a niche approach to betting and you have to be on board with that to make The Alpha Method work. And as much as those forecast and tricast bets are optional, you have to be willing to place them too to really get your money’s worth out of this (let’s not forget, 25 points isn’t a huge amount).
I guess really, The Alpha Method is a betting service that just takes a bit of commitment. If you are willing to put that into it, there is a lot you can get out of it. Don’t get me wrong, you won’t be slaving away at a computer screen 24 hours a day, but it does take time. And the costs do mean that you need to invest some money. But if you can do that… Well, it just looks good.
One last thing they do need to change, is the website, it is shocking 😉