The Pythagorean Betting System Review

The Pythagorean Betting System is a sports betting tipster service which is operated by an unnamed tipster. It appears to be based around some highly questionable ideas. Despite this, there are also some substantial income claims.  

Introduction to The Pythagorean Betting System

It probably won’t come as any surprise to learn that in this line of work, I’ve seen some crap. It’s all just part and parcel of this line of work, if I’m honest. What I don’t believe I’ve ever seen before is a service based on a mathematical theorem that isn’t just thousands of years old but is actually applicable to a very specific geometric rule. A rule that supposedly has shaped our world.

Well, our world isn’t a triangle. So, I don’t really know how the tipster behind The Pythagorean Betting System has really reached this conclusion. I could talk a lot about the naff copy here (and I really will be later on). I could talk about invoking the mysticism of Stonehenge as evidence? But instead, I will try to talk about the claims that are made. Because really, when you cut through all the BS, this is a service based around value. Something that is almost integral to successful betting.

The fact is that whilst the marketing is almost offensively objectionable, there might be a reasonable tipster service behind this. The Pythagorean Betting System is focused on the niche of American sports, the tipster behind it has a relatively firm grasp of value, and there is seemingly some decent profit to be made. Are you going to get the “UNLIMITED SPORTS BETTING FORTUNES” that the headline makes reference to? Of course not. But that doesn’t necessarily mean this is a bad product either.

What Does The Pythagorean Betting System Offer?

To go through the marketing material for The Pythagorean Betting System is a bit of a journey. To say the least. We start at Stonehenge, we are then told about Pythagoras Theorem being used to plan a cremation cemetery in ancient Britain, and ending on predicting the winners in sport. It’s all a bit weird. Which doesn’t surprise me as this appears to be an American service.

Now the thing with our cousins over the pond when it comes to betting is a very distinctive difference. There’s a litany of historical reasons for why this exists, but I think it ultimately boils down to spectacle. Compare even the biggest betting event in the UK (The Grand National) to say… The Bellagio in Las Vegas. One of those is a much bigger spectacle, and it isn’t the event that takes place once a year.

And this leaks into their tipping services as well. I have looked at some American tipsters before, and they just seem to have very different metrics for measuring success. And I will try to keep this in mind when looking at The Pythagorean Betting System. Because the fact of the matter is that decent tipsters for US based sports are few and far between.

Unfortunately, there isn’t a whole lot of information about what The Pythagorean Betting System entails. And it should go without saying that that is a bit of a problem. Fortunately, I can offer some insight into what you can expect here. And despite the differences in betting, the logistics of how this works are pretty much what you would expect.

Selections are sent out directly to The Pythagorean Betting System subscribers, and these are issued on a regular basis. They also appear to be a daily occurrence. Whether or not this is a good thing or a bad thing is debatable. Personally, I always have concerns that a tipster who is finding bets every single day may well end up just betting for the sake of it. Something that I never recommend doing.

When it comes to betting side of things, well… The Pythagorean Betting System takes a turn for the American. Effectively, what you are getting here is a spread betting tipster service. But this isn’t necessarily spread betting as we know it here in the UK. The type of spread bets that are advised effectively involve betting on the difference between the scores of two teams.

This is a type of bet that isn’t particularly common here in the UK, but you can still find places that will take these bets. It might take a little bit of work to do so, but if you buy into the sales material for The Pythagorean Betting System, there is a lot of potential for decent returns off the back of it.

When you combine this niche betting service with the equally niche US sports markets, The Pythagorean Betting System does start to look like hard work. But with selections covering “all the major professional leagues, including NBA, MLB, NFL, and NHL”, it does also make for a unique proposition in which the level of work involved may be worthwhile. Especially if you’re running a portfolio.

And with all of that out of the way, I want to come to one of the other very interesting elements of The Pythagorean Betting System. Because the staking plan that is in place is… Well, it’s certainly something. You see, when you receive bets, they are given a star rating that ranges from half a star, going as high as 6 stars.

Ultimately, these numbers are a bit esoteric. There isn’t really any specific context provided in terms of what they mean. But the simplest way of viewing it is the higher the star rating is, the more certain the tipster behind The Pythagorean Betting System is that it will be a winner. And as such, you can easily use this to start to calculate your stakes.

If I were personally following The Pythagorean Betting System, just for the sake of ease, I think that I’d be inclined to translate this to a points based system. Effectively, you’d be staking anywhere from half a point all the way up to 6 points. Of course that carries the potential to get expensive, but I feel like I should reiterate that this isn’t a recommended set up.  

What should be noted is that in with that general lack of information that exists with The Pythagorean Betting System, there is no information about how often you can expect to win. Nor is there any proofing provided to calculate such a number. None of this is really an idea situation.

How Does The Pythagorean Betting System Work?

I’ve managed to dodge it for a while, but there is no avoiding the core premise of The Pythagorean Betting System. And that is the implementation of Pythagoras Theorem. Now the fact is that in theory, there is potentially something to this. Effectively, we are told that if you plot the points scored on an axis, and the points allowed on another axis, you can calculate a teams performance. This isn’t revolutionary though and if I’m honest, just seems like adding unnecessary steps.

But what we are told is that The Pythagorean Betting System uses this chart to identify when a team is undervalued. Unfortunately, the realities of sports betting rarely follow these kinds of rules. The fact is that there are a lot of outlying things that can impact the results and create a situation where you’re getting a “false positive”. For example, a team concedes an unusual amount of points in a single game. This completely throws off the averages.

Fortunately, we are told that all of these other considerations are taken into account. Quite what the other considerations are isn’t something that is discussed though. Honestly, that is a little bit concerning to me. Especially in light of the fact that the core premise of The Pythagorean Betting System is so inherently flawed.

And to top this off, it is also important to keep in mind that you have no real way of knowing what to expect. Sure, we are given access to a whole webpage in which we are shown claimed testimonials for The Pythagorean Betting System, but there isn’t any proofing. Now this could just be one of those American things, but it is concerning to me.  

What is the Initial Investment?

If you want to sign up to The Pythagorean Betting System, there are a lot of options available. And this is very welcome because this is one hell of an expensive service. At the time of writing, there are three options available, all of which are claimed to be very heavily discounted.

The first of these options is referred to as the “Prove It To Me” Starter package.This is priced at $29 (plus VAT) and it gives you access to selections “until you are up in profits”. Supposedly, the regular price of this is $100.

Next, there is “The Pythagorean The Premium Picks Package”. This gives you access to one tip per day and it is priced at $99 per month (plus VAT). Supposedly, this is a 50% discount on the regular price of $200.  

Finally, you can sign up to Ultimate VIP Picks Package. This gives you full access to all selections, however, at $199 per month (again, plus VAT), it is inordinately expensive. We are however told that it represents a substantial saving on the regular price of $500.

It is noteworthy that all of these subscriptions come with a full 60 day money back guarantee. This is backed up by the fact that The Pythagorean Betting System is being sold through Clickbank who are generally pretty good at honouring this (so long as you don’t serially return products purchased through them).  

What is the Rate of Return?

There aren’t any specific claims made in terms of the income potential of The Pythagorean Betting System. There are however over one thousand claimed testimonials, and these show a massive range in terms of the income potential. For example, one person claims being up $2,500, another $5,000, elsewhere, others claim to be up just a few hundred dollars.

The problem with these claims is that ultimately, there is no context for them. Realistically, your milage will vary hugely if you are following The Pythagorean Betting System, depending on how much you are staking, what kinds of odds you can get, and a whole host of other influencing factors. As such, it’s very difficult to say what kind of results you can potentially expect.  

Conclusion for The Pythagorean Betting System

Obviously it’s hard to talk about The Pythagorean Betting System without acknowledging that ludicrous copy. Now I don’t want to get caught up in it, but it would be naïve to ignore it as well. Because we are led to believe, based off the copy that you’re dealing with some kind of mystical manifesto rather than a tipster service. But I’m really going to stop myself before I go off on a full on rant about bad marketing.

The fact of the matter is that the core idea of xx doesn’t seem to be a bad one. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is good either. If there is one thing that I’ve come to see a hell of a lot of when it comes to tipster services and betting systems, it is a gross oversimplification of an idea.

Honestly, taking the points for and against isn’t necessarily a bad starting point for a service. But that is where it realistically ends. A starting point. But it also comes with flaws. The fact of the matter is that the more you generalise something, the harder it is to successfully implement it. Especially with betting.

Because when it comes to “generalisation” that is exactly where bookies will come down hard. Putting it in its crudest terms, if a team doesn’t concede a lot of points but scores a lot of points, they will be high up in a given table. Because they are high up in a table, the odds will generally favour them, and there will not be value.

The Pythagorean Betting System somewhat gets around this because of the type of bet that is being placed, but let’s not forget this is being painted as something revolutionary. But it really isn’t. Now, if you’re looking at a relatively inexpensive tipster service, that might not be the end of the world. Maybe you could see it as being worth a punt because of an interesting idea.

But The Pythagorean Betting System isn’t inexpensive. In actual fact, it is very much the opposite. Let’s not forget that in order to receive a full month of selections the full price is $500. That’s $6,000 per year that you have to make before you even make a dollar of profit. This means that even to $100 stakes (which is a lot higher than most people would bet) you’d need 60 points.

And here’s the thing. I’m not entirely convinced that you will make this kind of money here. If you could actually consistently turn a profit, there would be proof of this. But there isn’t. Instead, we’re just treated to all that crap about stone henge and Pythagoras Theorem.

Here’s the bottom line. About the best thing that I can find to say about The Pythagorean Betting System is that it is a service that is a bit different. However, that comes at the cost of significant risk. And I’m not just talking about how often you will win. The fact is that you can very easily end up losing money here, just by paying to follow the service.

Combine this with a pretty substantial lack of… Well, any real evidence (outside of testimonials which I tend to be a little bit wary) that you can make money. The tipster behind The Pythagorean Betting System doesn’t even make any specific claims about what kind of money you can make.

So, what you have here is a service that is incredibly expensive. And you don’t really get any sort of guarantee about how much money you can make. Or in fact, any insight at all. I honestly just see this as an incredibly risky proposition. It isn’t even one that you can say warrants the risk. Keeping all of that in mind, I cannot recommend enough giving this one a miss.  


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From: Simon Roberts