The Bookies Club Review Worth it? Markus Ivanov

The Bookies Club is a new to market horse racing tipster service which is operated by one Markus Ivanov. He claims that his bets last year were able to generate some unbelievably massive profits.

Introduction to The Bookies Club (or even a laugh at their obviously fake screenshot from William Hill)

 I can appreciate the fact that there are people out there who are looking at betting products not because are looking to invest income, but instead, seek easy profit. The reasons that people may be looking for this are all very varied and personal, but that doesn’t stop some people from trying to exploit the position.

This was my first thought when I looked at Markus Ivanov’s headline which boldly claims that he took home in excess of £200,000 with the same strategies that are behind The Bookies Club. This is a massive claim and as such, you would expect bags of evidence to exist. Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case here.

What Does The Bookies Club Offer?

When it comes to any form of making money from home, be that online through managing a blog or through The Bookies Club’s approach of horse racing betting, that bottom line is what really matters. Markus Ivanov claims to offer some of the highest profits that I have seen online for some time, and furthermore, it is easy to follow. That means that every day, you will receive selections to your email inbox on the morning of races.

All that you have to do, Markus Ivanov claims, is place the bets advised through The Bookies Club and start making money. It’s apparently that simple.

With that in mind, let’s talk a little about what you are actually getting from The Bookies Club. From what I have seen to date, this means that you will mostly be backing horses to win. This is however from quite a small sample of data, something that is not helped by the fact that Markus Ivanov doesn’t provide any proofing for the The Bookies Club.

There do seem to be some longer shots included making odds a varied affair. In terms of the volume of odds, you can sometimes expect a good number, however what I have seen suggests that The Bookies Club is likely to get into what I would call “silly numbers”.

One of the things that is interesting to me is the fact that there isn’t really any staking plan in place for The Bookies Club. Markus Ivanov is keen to tell us that we simply have to place bets with the bookie of our choice, and the “fact” that you will only need about 5 minutes per day. But you aren’t ever told how much you should be betting.

This is particularly concerning for me when it comes to The Bookies Club as all of the income claims are in pounds and pence. With no staking information, these numbers become fundamentally irrelevant.

Whilst we aren’t told about anything practical (and why would you be when you are considering a tipster service), one thing that is covered is the supposed strike rate. Markus Ivanov is trying to claim that his tips will win at least 80% of the time.

That would be a phenomenal result for any tipster service, and with proofing, I would love to recommend The Bookies Club. But unfortunately, anything that resembles genuine proofing is non-existent. Instead, we are simply treated to a table that shows supposed results.  

How Does The Bookies Club Work?

Whilst Markus Ivanov doesn’t go into a whole lot of information about what you can expect from The Bookies Club, there is a whole lot of information provided about how The Bookies Club supposedly works. Most of this does a brilliant job of suggesting that the reason you aren’t winning is down to bookmaker collusion, however I am massively sceptical about it all.

Essentially, Markus Ivanov claims that he has hacked into a forum that bookmakers use. He has after all “focused on studying hard and developing [his] IT expertise”. From here, he claims that they share information with each other about races, plan strategies etc.

The clear suggestion is that horse racing is rigged (something that anybody who has been on the losing end of betting will likely feel), and that more importantly, you are getting selections that the bookies all but know are going to win. It is a very attractive sounding proposition. After all we are told, The Bookies Club is about brining justice for punters.

Naturally I am massively sceptical of all of this. It has more of the trappings of a naff holiday paperback thriller than anything which will stand up to scrutiny. Talking of which, you would perhaps expect at least some evidence that The Bookies Club is indeed  based on these principles. Unfortunately, nothing at all is provided. Combine this with the lack of proofing and the whole of The Bookies Club starts to look incredibly questionable.

What is the Initial Investment?

There is only one option if you want to sign up for The Bookies Club. That is a one time payment of £29.99 which is currently discounted quite substantially on the claimed “real value” which Markus Ivanov has set at £126.99.

It is interesting to note that the sales material makes reference to this discount “ending soon”, however there is no wider context for this leading me to believe that it is more likely a lazy marketing ploy for The Bookies Club than anything genuine.

It is worth noting as well that Markus Ivanov is selling The Bookies Club through Clickbank which means that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee in place. This is well covered in the marketing material.

What is the Rate of Return?

I have already mentioned the fact that The Bookies Club is supposedly able to generate profits in excess of £200,000 per year. This appears to be off the back of another claim of £4,000 per week “GUARANTEED”. There is also mention of an average £500 a day profit.

What is really interesting about these numbers however is that the profit is supposedly between 40 and 50 points per month. Ignoring the fact that this would mean stakes that average out around £350 per point (a very rough approximation and much more than most people would stake), the truth of the matter is that some of the best performing tipster services that I have looked at haven’t managed to maintain this kind of result.

Especially not over 6 months which Markus Ivanov is claiming The Bookies Club can do.

Conclusion on the The Bookies Club service

There is no getting around the fact that almost all of us feel hard done by at some point when it comes to betting.

Some would even be inclined to feel like the bookies are out to screw them over. Of course, they are, but it’s nothing personal. That’s just what bookies do, and if you don’t believe me, look at how often they restrict accounts or try to worm out of paying big winners. None the less, it is much easier to think that rather than this simply being big business taking from the little man, I know a lot of tinfoil hat type bettors. The Bookies Club plays perfectly into this.

The fact of the matter is that if you look at The Bookies Club in any sort of detail, two things stand out. The first one is ridiculous claims. Can a tipster service make £200,000 per year? Maybe, if you are staking £10,000 on bets.

Can it on any realistic budget (which you should keep in mind his how The Bookies Club presents itself), absolutely not. The second point is whether or not you believe that there is absolutely any evidence that what Markus Ivanov tells us has any grounding in reality. I don’t believe that we receive any of this.

If you were looking for more reasons not to buy The Bookies Club, the nail in the coffin is the vendor who is selling the service. The name is well known to me for putting out a number of betting products, none of which I can recall having succeeded in any capacity. All of hits leads me to believe that there is no realistic chance of The Bookies Club actually producing any results that are even close to those claimed.

With all of this in mind, I simply cannot see why you (or anyone) would want to buy into The Bookies Club.

Nor would I recommend this. The fact of the matter is that despite Markus Ivanov’s claims, everything around this service simply seems to be there to bring in those who are looking for quick and easy money (whatever their reasoning).

This doesn’t sit well with me and anybody who knows betting will tell you that such a thing doesn’t exist. The fact that The Bookies Club goes out of its way to suggest that tells you everything.  

Avoid this one – it’s more ClickBank fodder for idiots.

 

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From: Simon Roberts