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.
Keeping 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.