The Profitable Game is a brand new to market sports betting tipster service (of sorts). It is operated by a gentleman, Chris, who says that he has been betting using the same system for 4 years, with some fantastic results.
Introduction The Profitable Game
It sometimes feels like a lot of the products that come out these days are cookie cutter examples. What I mean by this, is that they all seem to fundamentally, be the same. This lack of anything different isn’t something that I find myself thinking often though, as there is also the old mantra of “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” to be considered.
Where it really stands out is when something that is entirely new emerges as is the case with The Profitable Game. Chris has a very interesting take on football betting, and whilst I can say here and now that it isn’t going to suit everybody, the results are strong enough that I can see merit in trying to fit it in regardless.
What Does The Profitable Game Offer?
In terms of operation as an The Profitable Game subscriber, thin0gs are pretty much what you would expect. By this, I mean that selections are issued on a daily basis and they are sent via email. This is where the structure of a normal tipster service falls apart. The Profitable Game subscribers can realistically expect to receive selections throughout a given day from 7am, all the way to 11.30am.
Whilst Chris says that he aims to give 4 hours notice before a match kicks off, realistically, you can receive selections pretty much at the get go. The tips themselves are also provided in a fashion that isn’t really in line with most tipster services either.
It should be apparent by now that whilst The Profitable Game arguably qualifies as a tipster service, it is a long way from what we may be used to. When you receive selections, you get target odds and minimum odds. This means that you may not be able to place some of the bets advised through The Profitable Game.
In terms of the bets, they are all pretty straight forward however they do cover a massive variety of leagues from the well known to the obscure. It is very much worth keeping in mind the volume of bets that you will be backing through The Profitable Game. The sales material for the service makes reference to 200 per month on average, although I have seen elsewhere that Chris has stated there may be as many as 700 (this larger number appearing to be an exception).
In terms of a staking plan for The Profitable Game, there is a rather varied affair in place that involves staking anywhere from £10 to £50 per bet (the proofing is in dollars, but I believe that this would be the most reasonable adjustment). Naturally this could be easily turned into 1 point to 5 points per bet and scaled as you find appropriate. I would also point out that a decent betting bank will be required here.
Chris says that at least £500 would be required to get started. I would personally be looking at around 100 points if I were following The Profitable Game for reasons that I want to get to.
One of the things that I wanted to talk about is the strike rate. Unfortunately, Chris doesn’t make any particular claim in terms of numbers for The Profitable Game. There is full proofing provided however the format and the and the volume of bets mean that it does not lend itself to a simple calculation. None the less, a look over the results for The Profitable Game show that a strike rate of at least 30% sounds feasible, potentially going as high as 45%.
How Does The Profitable Game Work?
There is quite a lot of information provided about how The Profitable Game works which given the structure of the service I don’t think is a bad thing at all. We are told that there is a database in place which analyses a “wide range of data” on a selected match. This then supposedly produces an accurate probability of an outcome. We are told that it is not always correct, however over “it’s accuracy has been proven over the course of time”.
The website for The Profitable Game also talks about how Chris monitors the betting markets constantly. They also monitor “betting patterns including who the general public are betting on and where the sharp and smart money is being placed”. Supposedly, this is because the so called smart money will bet against the general public. This then allows the The Profitable Game database to identify value.
What is the Initial Investment?
There are three options if you want to subscribe to The Profitable Game. The first of these is a monthly subscription. This is priced at £29.99 per month. The next option is a 6 monthly subscription which represents the best overall value at £149.99. Finally, you can subscribe to The Profitable Game for a full year which is priced at £299.99.
It is worth noting that all of these options come with a full 30 day money back guarantee.
What is the Rate of Return?
Starting way back in October 2014, The Profitable Game has produced a points profit of almost 1,250. Over 4 years this means a pretty consistent 300 points per year which is decent enough. What really stands out to me however is that it has pretty much hit this number every year. There is no making 500 points of profit one year and 100 the next. This level of consistency is pretty rate in my experience. What is interesting to note however is that there is no ROI to provide wider context (something I want to come back to a little later on).
Conclusion to The Profitable Game
I feel like there are a few very different ways of looking at The Profitable Game. Further to this, I feel like your position and ability to bet will massively influence this. So, first of all, I want to talk about the results. The consistency that has been displayed in terms of the points profit is incredible and if one were to base one’s judgement entirely on this criteria, then there would be no question about whether or not The Profitable Game is worth recommending.
There are however a number of additional factors. One of the most prominent ones is the sheer amount of work that is involved.
Because The Profitable Game is not a tipster service in the more typical vein. There is consideration of odds and shopping around to see if they are available (Oddschecker may make this easier, but for some people it will not necessarily be an option). Furthermore, you will be receiving bets throughout the day and it can be difficult keeping on top of all of them.
This leads me to my next point which pertains to the sheer volume of bets that you have to carry this out on. This naturally impacts the ROI. Choosing a random week, I identified 70 points worth of bets being placed. At 60 points staked per week (a number I believe can easily be exceeded), the ROI for the year would be 10%, not a bad figure, but somewhat less impressive than 300 points like clockwork.
Make no mistake, following The Profitable Game will be hard work. There is however one silver lining to everything and that comes in the form of the costs. At £30 per month, The Profitable Game is priced exactly where I would expect it to be. Some people would make an argument that it perhaps out and out represents strong value for money simply because of the volume of bets involved and what you are paying per tip is minimal etc.
My thoughts on it are this. The Profitable Game is a well put together product. It is clear to me that it can make a profit and it appears to have done so with a startling consistency. Could the results be bettered elsewhere?
Probably. But that will typically come with its own set of problems. The real big thing for me with The Profitable Game is how much time you have to sink into it. If you can follow along with the bets, it looks like a pretty sound investment. But as with any volume service, once you start missing bets here and there, it massively impacts your profit by the end of the year.
With that in mind, you will know whether or not The Profitable Game fits your personal betting pattern. I think that for most people, it probably won’t. But for those who can work with The Profitable Game, I can see how this could be a decent earner.