The Win Advisor is a horse racing tipster service which has been launched by Oliver O’Shea. He claims that he has produced some quiet quite substantial income through full time betting and very small stakes in the grand scheme of things.
Introduction to The Win Advisor
One thing that you come to notice in the world of making money online is that everybody has some kind of story. Some I happen to know are more genuine than others (for example, I know of a guy, Pete, who offers a really good product and actually did happen to be a part time baker), but the theme is generally the same.
Ex working class Joe, just like you he was. Then he figured out the secret to The Win Advisor and now he’s loaded man! In this case, the Joe is one Oliver O’Shea, a bus mechanic who managed to retire at 54. These are some unbelievable claims in almost every way.
None the less, I want to look at The Win Advisor and see whether or not it can come close to the claimed result of getting “Floods Of Cash On Demand”.
What Does The Win Advisor Offer?
When you strip away all of the pomp and questionable salesmanship that surrounds The Win Advisor, you are actually getting a pretty straight forward tipster service. Each day, Oliver O’Shea sends out his selections to subscribers. These typically go out the evening before racing, usually before 10pm.
From there, he says, you need less than 4 minutes to place said selections.
Unfortunately, there are some issues in terms of the detail that these emails contain in my opinion and as such, Oddschecker will serve you well. This is all typical of a lot of tipster services and honestly, The Win Advisor doesn’t stand out at this point.
Nothing really changes when you move in to the bets themselves. As the name of The Win Advisor suggests, Oliver O’Shea is predominantly concerned with straight win bets. This does make the service seem somewhat unspectacular.
The volume of bets seems to be almost purposely average with a small handful of bets advised on a day to day basis. These are at a range of odds, however truth be told you should expect lower to middling odds only here. The fact of the matter is that The Win Advisor doesn’t appear to be trying to produce anything new.
This leads into the staking plan for the service. This is one area where Oliver O’Shea does shake things up with The Win Advisor, although not necessarily for the better. We are told that you can stake as much as you want, from £1 per bet to “as much as you like”.
Actual point staking for The Win Advisor does come from Oliver O’Shea, however there is little justification for the points values that are assigned to a bet (at least from what I have seen so far). This is particularly interesting to me as all of the profit claims for The Win Advisor come in the form of pounds and pence.
Finally, I want to talk about how often you can expect to win with The Win Advisor, or more specifically, how often Oliver O’Shea claims that you will win. He makes reference to a strike rate that is in excess of 80% which is a phenomenal result, if it could in any way substantiated.
Unfortunately (and not at all surprisingly), there is absolutely no proofing provided whatsoever that demonstrates that The Win Advisor is capable of getting close to this result. This is massively disappointing for a number of different reasons, particularly in light of the way that the profit is structured (as mentioned already).
How Does The Win Advisor Work?
Oliver O’Shea has spent more than 3 years developing the method that he says is ultimately behind The Win Advisor. This “brand new strategy” supposedly focuses on picking winning selections that produce consistent profits. All of this sounds well and good, however the astute amongst you will notice that it doesn’t actually say anything at all about the selection process.
Instead, the vague description that we are given is clearly an ideal that frankly, I don’t believe The Win Advisor will be able to deliver on in the slightest.
Here’s the thing, I don’t expect that any tipster should be falling over themselves in order to provide you with a blow by blow of their system. I do however believe that as a consumer, you have a right to understand what you are getting yourself into.
The fact of the matter is that given the lack of information on how The Win Advisor is operated. Nor does Oliver O’Shea provide any proofing for the service (despite supposedly having 3 years of testing). As such, you have to take a blind leap with The Win Advisor, something that I will never recommend.
What is the Initial Investment?
Oliver O’Shea has just one option available if you want to subscribe to his service and that is at a cost of £52 (plus VAT). This is sold as The Win Advisor costing you just £1 per week which sounds reasonable enough, however you should keep in mind that this is all one payment.
One thing that is particularly interesting about The Win Advisor is that in the sales material for the service, Oliver O’Shea says that you can try it for 60 days. If after this you aren’t in profit, you are told that you will receive a full refund.
This is interesting to me as the service is sold through Clickbank, meaning that there is a full 60 day money back guarantee at any point for any reason. I do not wish to say that this is a purposeful decision, however it does seem like unfortunate and questionable judgement for The Win Advisor as a product.
What is the Rate of Return?
Apparently, it has taken Oliver O’Shea just 12 months in order to turn a profit that is in excess of £22,000, more specifically, £22,435. All of this has supposedly been generated consistently, with no effort, and using just £5 bets.
It is worth noting that there is very little evidence to back these claims up however, with Oliver O’Shea simply providing a very questionable screenshot of a Betfair betting account.
Conclusion on The Win Advisor Service
I am of the opinion that if you want to sell a product to consumers, you should provide as much information to inform them as you possibly can. If you look at TV’s for example, they talk about things like size and resolution, which are very obvious. But if you look deeper than that, you can look at things like refresh rates and pixel density.
The point here is that there are a variety of quantifiable and subjective claims made, and as a customer, you can take all of that information and use it to decide which TV is right for you.
Sticking with this analogy (and please, stick with me here because I am going somewhere with it), The Win Advisor is a prize behind Door Number 1. In front of it, Oliver O’Shea is stood telling you that it is the best TV on the market, and it’s better than all of the others. But he can’t tell you anything more than that. And you can’t look at it either.
You have to pay him to open the door and show you it, then, if you don’t like it, you can claim a refund and he’ll close the door and give you your money back.
I know that is a messy example, but honestly, it has been a long time since I have seen a tipster service which is as transparent with its marketing as The Win Advisor.
There is no effort put into actually demonstrating that it is a tangible or genuine tipster service and for me, that tells me everything that I need to know. Genuine tipsters don’t need to tell you about their 25 years as a baker, spending thousands on crap, because they have numbers and evidence to back their claims up. The Win Advisor has none of this.
It is very easy when you look at as many questionable tipster services as I do to become desensitised to how bad they can be. Honestly, genuine tipster services are few and far between and where I have identified them, I always like to try and point this out.
The Win Advisor just smacks of somebody trying to lazily sell tips and I am not entirely surprised. The vendor who is selling The Win Advisor on Clickbank has released a large number of products over the last few years. Are any of them still about? No, no they aren’t.
This for me really tells you what The Win Advisor is about. There is a lot that is questionable and to a less knowledgeable consumer, you might overlook details (the 60 day money back guarantee thing comes immediately to mind).
The fact of the matter is this is a tipster service with very little evidence that it is genuine. Whilst it may not seem expensive, I don’t believe that you will see your money back as profit and as such, I cannot recommend enough giving this one a miss.