The Vet Bet is a brand new horse racing tipster which is supposedly operated by war veteran Stanley Appleton. I claims to be able to earn huge amounts of profit in a short space of time.
Introduction to The Vet Bet
I am always willing to accept that there is very little in marketing a product that isn’t seen as fair game these days. I have lost count of the number of people that unscrupulous internet marketers have claimed to be in order to sell their story and more importantly, product. Some of these are incredibly common.
For example, I can’t tell you how many city traders, ex bookmakers, and IT whizz kids have supposedly broken into betting with a view to making profit or simply seeing if they can do it.
There are however some angles should be off limits. One that I have seen before now was sold off the back of their child needing cancer treatment (which their product just happened to allow them to make enough money to do so).
…The Vet Bet falls into this category as well.
If Stanley Appleton is a real person, then good on him. The reality however is that Veterans of the Armed Forces do encounter hardship upon leaving and using this to sell a betting system is in very poor taste. I’m not even going to pretend that I can see good in The Vet Bet, so here it is.
What Does The Vet Bet Offer?
As a tipster service The Vet Bet is an incredibly straight forward affair. Each day selections are sent out to subscribers in two ways.
First of all, Stanley Appleton issues them directly via email. Alternatively, you can log into a special member’s area of the The Vet Bet website. This in turn provides you with full access to a dashboard. From here, you can view Stanley Appleton’s selections for the day as well as look at various other “betting secrets, tricks, hacks and advice”.
In terms of the bets themselves, The Vet Bet is very straight forward. This absolutely isn’t surprising to me in the slightest given that the whole product appears to be highly questionable. Bets that I have seen have all been straight win bets and are provided with only very basic information.
The odds appear to be varied and the volume is generally quite low. How much this will change over time remains to be seen of course.
Those who are looking for a staking plan will have to look elsewhere. Truthfully, there is very little included with The Vet Bet which I believe will help you as a bettor. This lack of a staking plan from Stanley Appleton is problematic and indicative that this isn’t a service being operated by somebody who actually understands betting.
This can be applied doubly so when you consider that all of the profits are in pounds and pence rather than any points values.
If you were going to bet along with The Vet Bet, I would be inclined to stick with level stakes and honestly, I would give yourself a pretty sizeable betting bank because I don’t believe that you will be winning often.
Finally, I want to talk about the strike rate for The Vet Bet.
Stanley Appleton claims that 3 out of 4 horses that he backs come in. This would represents a strike rate of 75%. This would be a believable number, if you were a laying service.
As it stands, there is no real proofing provided to back this claim up, nor is there any evidence provided. As such, I believe that it is very reasonable to be sceptical of this. If I were to speculate, I believe that any high strike rate Stanley Appleton achieves with The Vet Bet is more likely to be the result of good fortune and almost entirely unsustainable.
How Does The Vet Bet Work?
Put bluntly, we aren’t really ever told what the selection process behind The Vet Bet entails.
Stanley Appleton tells a tale about ‘fighting for his country, experiencing gunfire and injuries, and seeing his comrades die’ (these terrible and traumatic things do happen and this is exactly the kind of thing that I think is ethically questionable to leverage to sell your betting system).
When he left the armed forces, Stanley Appleton says that he slipped through the cracks and was left with next to nothing by The Government.
After losing his Grandfather, he was up in his attic clearing things out and discovered an old book supposedly called “Betting: The System to Win”. This supposedly gave Stanley Appleton “advice about form assessment, as well as two ‘systems’ for identifying short odds banker bets and longer odds jackpot winners.”.
This information is now supposedly what The Vet Bet is built upon, however you will note that we aren’t told anything of value here.
What is the Initial Investment?
There is only one option if you want to sign up to The Vet Bet and that is a one time payment of £27. It is worth noting that Stanley Appleton doesn’t specify what window of time this will allow you access to his tips for however.
I also wish to point out that The Vet Bet is sold through Clickbank. This means that there is a 60 day money back guarantee in place, a fact which Stanley Appleton does mention, however this appears to be mostly in passing.
What is the Rate of Return?
The headline for The Vet Bet reads that you can expect to make up to £2,000 per day by following Stanley Appleton’s advice. This is a hell of a number to claim. Elsewhere in the sales material, there is mention of making £10,000 per week and £40,000 per month.
I really want to focus in on a claim of making £529,043 over the last year. This number is important when combined with a claimed ROI of 75% as it gives you a good idea of how much has supposedly been staked.
I don’t however believe any of it.
Conclusion on The Vet Bet
I have already talked about the marketing for The Vet Bet being reprehensible but it is a point that I believe is worth revisiting. It lacks taste and class and honestly, goes a long way to highlighting a lot of what is wrong with the tipster industry. Namely how low people are willing to stoop in order to try and sell a narrative.
Is the service any good though?
The unfortunate answer appears to be that it isn’t. First of all, the results are just plain silly. Half a million through betting in a single year is more than almost anybody can realistically make, especially when you factor in that Stanley Appleton claims that he only started betting 18 months ago.
Maybe with a huge amount of start up capital, but let’s not forget that this is supposed to be ‘an Armed Forces Veteran who is on hard times’. I can’t see the stakes starting high. The other alternative options are that there was very significant compounding or alternatively, the results have been falsified.
This is somewhat backed up by the fact that the HSBC screenshot is the same one that I have seen more times that I can count… So take that screenshot with a massive pinch of salt.
It is also the same one that doesn’t look like HSBC’s online banking portal. I know this because I bank with them. This is further evidence that The Vet Bet isn’t genuine, as is the highly questionable screenshot of a betting bank.
All of this just doesn’t come together to a product that I could ever see myself recommending. The marketing is questionable, but the real problem here is that there simply isn’t any evidence that any of The Vet Bet is genuine. From everything that I have seen, this is a service that simply cannot deliver even basic results.
Combine this with the marketing and this is a product that I simply can’t bring myself to recommend.