The Holy Grail Review – Betting in the Know

The Holy Grail is a long standing horse racing tipster service which is being offered by the Betting in the Know team. It appears to be their flagship tipster service however it boasts very modest results.

Introduction nto The Holy Grail

It is very interesting to me the disparity that can occur when you look at how a tipster service has performed historically and how it has performed since going live (as it were). Sometimes there are very good reasons for this, like results are genuinely unlucky or unexpected (I will always point towards Leicester City’s Premier League win as an example of this).

Other times, it can be a shift in the system and how it works, for better or for worse. Sometimes though, there just doesn’t seem to be a reason why this might have happened and this appears to be the case with The Holy Grail. Before signing with Betting in the Know, the historic results boast of months with profits of near (and in some occasions, well clear of) the 100 point mark.

There were just 3 months with less than 30 points profit. The results under The Holy Grail however… Well, let’s take a look.

What Does The Holy Grail Offer?

Solely in terms of operation, Betting in the Know don’t look to upset the apple cart with The Holy Grail. This means that you can expect bets on a daily basis (there doesn’t appear to be a missed day to date). These are sent out directly to subscribers via email the evening before racing, usually at around 7.30pm.

They are also uploaded to the Betting in the Know member’s area for The Holy Grail so you can access them through the website too. This is about all that is typical for me.

betting-in-the-know-reviewThe first thing that I want to talk about with The Holy Grail is the volume of bets. Put bluntly, it is massive. Without looking hard, there are two days which see 20 and 23 bets advised respectively. This is a long way from unusual however with Betting in the Know saying that on average, The Holy Grail produces 14 bets per day.

The odds that are advised are massively varied and if you want to get the most out of The Holy Grail, I think that it is fair to say that it is imperative that you bet as soon as you can. Odds are important to the extent that Betting in the Know say that if you have restrictions with bookmakers, you will be unlikely to make The Holy Grail work for you.

There is a staking plan of sorts in place for The Holy Grail but there doesn’t seem to be a lot of reason to it (at least from what I can see).

Whilst Betting in the Know say that all selections are staked to 1 point win bets with a 150 point betting bank recommended (100 points would supposedly be “OK”), there have been a number of bets which have been advised to 2 point stakes. Unfortunately, there is no explanation for why The Holy Grail recommends this.

Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate. The Holy Grail is clearly a high volume service and with the right strike rate, this can prove massively profitable. According to Betting in the Know, this stands at 29.24%, a figure that I believe to be reasonable enough on paper.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t paint a complete picture to me and it must be noted that there have been 4 months of losses (5 if you include the dip that August is currently in).

How Does The Holy Grail Work?

Rather disappointingly, we are told very little about how The Holy Grail works. In fact, I would go as far as to say that there is nothing of value in this regard. Betting in the Know say that the service “works best if you don’t sweat every selection and just let it do its thing over time.

Focus on getting the bets on at the best available price at 7:30pm every evening and then tally the profits at the end of every month”. This provides some insight into what to expect but does nothing to instil confidence about The Holy Grail in my book.

The fact of the matter is that it is important to understand what has changed for The Holy Grail. Especially when you look at the results under Betting in the Know and compare them to wider historic results.

The fact of the matter is you should be able to make an informed decision and whilst this is possible based off the current results for The Holy Grail, the truth is  that you can only make this decision for all the wrong reasons.

What is the Initial Investment?

There are two fundamental options if you want to subscribe to The Holy Grail. The first of these is the VIP plan and the VIP+ plan. The only different is that one provides you with access to tips via text. The VIP plan has been priced by Betting in the Know at £50 per month or £250 for 6 months of access. The VIP+ Plan is priced at £55 per month or £280 every 6 months.

It is worth noting that there appears to be no money back guarantee in place should you find the service isn’t to your liking.

What is the Rate of Return?

Since December 2017, the overall profit for The Holy Grail stands at just 110.60 points of profit. This means around 11 points of profit per month which doesn’t sound terrible, but context is everything. The main thing that needs to be factored in here in by book is that the ROI stands at just 3.66%.

Whilst there isn’t necessarily a definitive way of gauging how well as service has performed, I don’t see The Holy Grail as being successful by any stretch of the imagination in my opinion.

Conclusion on The Holy Grail

I feel like there is a lot stacked against The Holy Grail. This makes it difficult to see any positives aside from the historic results. I guess that I can point to the fact that ultimately the service is in profit, but even that feels hollow. 110 points in 10 months just isn’t a strong result however you want to paint it. Factor in the costs and it becomes even worse.

I always consider £10 per point to be reasonable stakes for most people and using this, what you make from The Holy Grail is barely worth the risk in my book.

On average, you are taking 11 points of profit per month or £110. Unfortunately, you immediately lose £41 of this profit in your subscription costs and that is if you signed up for 6 months on the VIP only package. That means that you have made £69 for the month.

Honestly, I just don’t see how this can be justified as worthwhile in any market, let alone one as competitive as betting. This is of course reflected in the ROI which is just not good enough.

I try to see the good in any service but ultimately all that matters is whether or not it is making money. Yes, The Holy Grail is technically doing that but I can think of a large number of services where you could go and pay a lot less for much stronger results. All of this is a shame if I am honest because the claimed historic results for The Holy Grail are very strong.

Unfortunately, here and now it just isn’t delivering and as such, I can’t see any reason to recommend it.


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From: Simon Roberts