The Whitey Syndicate Review – Streetwise Publications

The Whitey Syndicate is a new horse racing tipster service which is being marketed by Streetwise Publications. Selections come courtesy of one Damon Blake.

Introduction The Whitey Syndicate

I love it when a Streetwise Publications product lands on my desk. Not because I am necessarily sold on their services, but the marketing is such an entertaining read that I know that I am going to enjoy myself. In fact, I am not even a little bit ashamed to say that when I saw the email about The Whitey Syndicate, I made a cup of tea and got myself a biscuit.

I enjoy reading their marketing that much. Why? Headlines like “”How The Whitey Mob Ripped Off The Bookies, And How You Can Be One Of The First 50 People To Copy Them (Legally) In 2018!””. What is so entertaining about this? Surely it is an interesting proposition? Well, as I will cover, The Whitey Syndicate has absolutely nothing to do with any so called “Whitey Mob”, nor their methods of beating the bookie.

What Does The Whitey Syndicate Offer?

There is a lot of romanticism surrounding The Whitey Syndicate, of course down to the marketing that Streetwise Publications employ, and as such there is a lot of fluff to cut through. What you are getting from Damon Blake are tips which are issued on a daily basis. These are sent directly to subscribers and are issued via email.

Bets are supposedly calculated the night before a race, however these are only emailed to The Whitey Syndicate subscribers the morning after, typically between 10am and 11am. The quality of the emails is rather lacking in my opinion however with just the name of a horse and the race it is running in.

Whitely-syndicate-reviewKeeping with my straight talking approach, I want to talk about the bets themselves a little bit. Damon Blake exclusively recommends that you back selections on a win basis only. Naturally the lack of information included can be a little problematic here. My recommendation if you want to get the most out of The Whitey Syndicate is a best odds guaranteed bookmaker. The approach that is in place for The Whitey Syndicate is somewhat unique and I can very easily see prices drifting if you believe what Streetwise Publications claim.

In spite of all of the impressive sounding claims and marketing, there is actually very little available when it comes to the numbers side of The Whitey Syndicate.

First of all, I want to talk about the staking plan or more specifically, the lack thereof. Given the fact that there is very little information provided in terms of how to bet, I find it particularly worrying that The Whitey Syndicate subscribers are fundamentally left to their own devices (although I have suspicions as to why this may be and not surprisingly, it comes down to Streetwise Publications’s marketing approach).

As well as no staking plan, there is also no strike rate or even proofing. This means that there are truthfully no indicators about hat you can expect in the future from The Whitey Syndicate. Referring once again to the extensive marketing, it doesn’t seem like an unreasonable suggestion that you shouldn’t ever lose a bet. After all, you are essentially following the same methods as “The Whitey Mob”.

This is however unlikely to be the case and the lack of proofing only makes dealing with The Whitey Syndicate more frustrating.

How Does The Whitey Syndicate Work?

Streetwise Publications (and I am going to distance Damon Blake from the marketing here) talk about how in the 50’s mobsters would intercept race results directly from the racetrack. The winners would be fed out to “punters” who were waiting to receive the details of the winners. They would then place bets on the winning horses, after which the mob would play the results out over telephone lines to bookies.

It is a well known arrangement having appeared in a number of different mob films, stories etc. But what does this have to do with The Whitey Syndicate? Honestly, almost nothing.

Damon Blake has supposedly built a piece of software which looks at how similar races have played out before. There is, to some degree, some rationale behind this. The idea that a horse that is quick over short distances will beat those with more stamina over a 2 furlong race, and vice versa if it were a 2 mile race. The software supposedly compiles over 20 years of data for UK horse races.

We aren’t however ever given any insight what data is applied. It is also important to highlight that the only bearing any of this has on how The Whitey Syndicate is sold, is that you supposedly know the outcome of a race before it happens. This is an important point I want to return to.

What is the Initial Investment?

At the time of writing there is just one option if you want to sign up to The Whitey Syndicate and it looks like a fantastic deal. You can receive Damon Blake’s selections on a trial basis for a cost of just £1 for 14 days. Once this has elapsed however the cost does go up rather substantially to £37 plus VAT (meaning £44.40) per month. There is a money back guarantee on your pound if you so wish, however there is nothing to suggest that once you move on to the full subscription that this is on offer.

What is the Rate of Return?

Rather interestingly there is no claimed rate of return for The Whitey Syndicate at the time of writing. Given that Damon Blake has supposedly been working on his software for some time, I would expect there to be at least some idea of what you can expect. This is very disappointing.

Conclusion on The Whitey Syndicate

Streetwise Publications run a very slick operation and their marketing is arguably very good in so much as it achieves what it aims to do (I am slightly more questioning about the factual accuracy of it). Unfortunately, this can often lead to a product being buried in some BS mythos that is designed to suck you in and that is exactly what has happened with The Whitey Syndicate.

The talk about mobsters and “copying” their techniques is all crap. It is there only to suck in people who don’t know any better and honestly, I do not like it at all. I think it paints a very false picture of what you are getting.

Moving onto The Whitey Syndicate, I believe that Damon Blake may well be onto something here. The methods seem sound and that is a good place to start. I will also begrudgingly admit that Streetwise Publications don’t tend to take on things that they can’t demonstrate make money. How much you will make is definitely a sticking point however.

Truth be told there are a lot of things that I would want to see before I considered investing in The Whitey Syndicate. Key amongst this is some proofing. The nature of how Damon Blake finds tips means that it cannot really be reverse engineered so there is no reason for this not to be a thing as far as I am concerned.

I find it rather unfortunate that I can’t bring myself to rate The Whitey Syndicate. I want to like the service and I feel like there is something good there. My problem is that it is so deeply buried there is no way of knowing how good it is. Sure, there’s the trial which is currently available. This definitely mitigates some of the risk, but not much. With proofing and more transparency, I think that I could definitely get on board with The Whitey Syndicate.

In its current format however, I think that you are being asked for quite a lot of money for a lot of unknowns and that is not good enough.

Comments (7)

I joined August 22nd and up to September 27th inclusive I have been advised 89 horses resulting in 62 that lost and 27 winners which gives a winning percentage of 33.33% so with prices averaging about 2.6 you can’t make money with this system unless it suddenly turns around and the win rate drastically improves

I tried this – and it failed. But if I’m not mistaken, this is based on a very old sc*m. You divide your punters into groups, and supply different tips to each group. Most will fail, but one group may be successful during the trial period – and it’s these poor soles which get mugged for the full subscription, until they throw in the towel. But you’ve also got a few testimonials, to drag in more pundits. It’s amazing this is still doing the rounds, and those involved are getting away with it!

Thanks Mark,
Just been looking at this muself, what you say makes a lot of sense, kind of scattergun approach that will shout loudly when something is hit .

A very old sc*m. Similar to the football pools predictions in the 60s as advertised on Radio Luxembourg. They would send out different predictions to subscribers and the successful ones went on to sign up and so on and so forth. I had the very same thought when I read through the blurb.

I totally agree with Mark, it’s an old sc*m involving all the horses being split between the subscribers. Many will fool for it which is why sc*msters keep pumping them out in different guises.

I signed up for the £1 trial and for the first week recorded the results based on betting £10 as 1 point and £5 when a 0.5 bet was suggested. By the end of the week that would have produced a profit of about £140 using a best odds basis. Looked quite good but doing the same for the following week showed a £100 loss. The strike rate for both weeks was similar but the winners in week 2 were at worse odds than in week 1 and that made all the difference.
Week 3 also showed a loss but by then I had cancelled and have no further results available. Maybe with stakes of £10 enough profit would be made to cover the cost of the service but you would need strong nerves as your first week or two could be losing weeks.
There were no daily emails but a weekly one showing the website to access for the daily tips. Another thing I noticed was that not many losers were placed and so an each-way bet would not have helped. In fact, losers were often well down the field.
Overall I felt the system needed far more testing before being offered for general sale but doubt if that will happen.

I did this for quite a number of months last year, but adjusted the bets so that if possible I only needed one winner out of the daily selection to break even. I came out with a small profit, but it was hardly worth the effort of placing bets every day. There were usually between 4 and 7 selections, so at £10 a point, it was quite risky, as your monthly winnings could be wiped out in a matter of days if things went wrong. Then you had to cover the monthly subscription. OK if you wanted to bet for fun, but didn’t have a clue, then this may provide you with some entertainment…

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From: Simon Roberts