The Zig Zag System is a brand new to market sports betting system which is being offered through Streetwise Publications. They claim that the system allows for some very substantial profits through betting on tennis.
Introduction to The Zig Zag System
I don’t think I’ve ever really made any effort to hide the fact that I find a betting system preferential to a tipster service. The fact of the matter is that it simply allows you to take full advantage of betting as and when it suits you. This is as opposed to a tipster service that means waiting for bets to come in, acting on them as soon as is humanly possible to maximise value, and potentially even missing out on a big win just because you had something else on that day.
I also like trying to find something a bit niche. The fact is that if you’re looking for a horse racing betting system or a football betting system, there are plenty of good ones on the market. But sometimes, it can be nice to have something a bit different to dip your toes into. Which is where The Zig Zag System comes in. Whilst the name might not be the best indicator, what you are dealing with here is a tennis betting system, which is pretty uncommon. But the fact is that Streetwise Publications are billing this as being a bloody profitable service.
And that latter part, about Streetwise Publications’ involvement, does put me on the back foot a bit. Here’s the thing. When they put out something good, it can be very good. But there is also a lot that you see from them that just seems to be swinging a little bit wide of the mark. The million dollar question (well, £127 question if you want to be technical about it) is whether or not this falls into the latter, or the former category. Let’s have a look at it all, and see which it is.
What Does The Zig Zag System Offer?
One of the things that almost inevitably comes with something from Streetwise Publications is the weight of expectation. More specifically, the weight of expecting some massive hefty tome to land on your door. All full of bloated waffle that serves little purpose other than taking a brief system into a 127 page novella. And then there are the many barely related bonuses that are there to offer more “value”… It can be a lot.
So, I am glad to report that The Zig Zag System isn’t any of these things. In actual fact, what you are fundamentally getting is a very svelte and slim 20 page tome. In this, Gary (the actual creator of the system) lays out what his approach entails, how you should approach it, and how to get started with betting.
Whilst this might not seem like a lot, I cannot stress enough how much better it is to the alternative. Directness and the KISS (keep it simple, stupid) approach are very important when it comes to a good betting system. If only so that at the consumer end, it is very clear what you should be doing.
All of this is very applicable here, and as I say, it is a welcome thing. The writing is not necessarily the best, but I can’t say I’m surprised. Gary is an ex tennis player, not an author. But it does the job and full credit where it is due, you should have a pretty decent grasp of what you are doing by the time you’ve finished reading The Zig Zag System. The key words there are, as I will come to a little later, “pretty decent”.
The most important thing is the fact that I do believe that on a fundamental level, you will have a good idea of what you are doing with The Zig Zag System by the time you have finished having a look through. In that respect, I think it would be unreasonable to say that Streetwise Publications and Gary are in any way promising more than they can deliver.
With that established, there are a few things that I think need to be looked at and considered. Firstly, if you are following The Zig Zag System you will need a Betfair account. This is easy enough and is theoretically free, so you shouldn’t have any problems getting started and it will only cost you if you are winning.
Now, in theory, you should be able to use this on any betting exchange. And there isn’t really much said about why Betfair over say… Smarkets, where there is lower commission and ultimately, more profit for you. But it does seem to me that liquidity is a pretty big factor here. And with Betfair being the largest betting exchange, I can see how you might struggle a bit if you don’t have all of those other people to bet against.
As a final point, I do want to talk numbers a little bit. You see, whilst The Zig Zag System isn’t necessarily expensive in the grand scheme of things, that doesn’t mean that it is cheap to get going. In actual fact, I think that you will need quite big stakes in order to make a decent profit off of this.
These suspicions are only elevated when you look at the fact that as much as Streetwise Publications talk about how Gary has made a fortune, there isn’t really talk about how much he has bet in order to achieve his results. This is something that will eventually become very pertinent.
How Does The Zig Zag System Work?
Whenever it comes to a system that is behind a paywall, it is always difficult to talk about what is involved without giving too much away. The fact of the matter is that no matter what I might think of a system, it wouldn’t be fair to give away the details for free here. As such, I hope that you will stick with me here. Because unfortunately, some of what I have to say is going to be a bit vague.
With that said, there are certain things that Gary and Streetwise Publications mention in relation to The Zig Zag System that I do feel I can talk about. Now, you might have guessed a few things already from the mention of Betfair. And I think that when you look at Streetwise Publications saying that this is all about exploiting other punters and their perceptions of the sport… Well, you can probably start to get a better idea.
But I do want to touch on the methodology a little bit more here. You see, key to The Zig Zag System as a product is the claim that Gary used to be a pro tennis player, albeit at a “Journeyman” level. For those not familiar, this means that they weren’t ever really good enough to break into the top tiers. What this supposedly allows for though is additional insight into tennis as a sport and importantly, the psychology of players.
Specifically, we are told that “players never really change their underlying psychology…like leopards, they don’t really change their ‘spots’…”. This is really key to understanding, effectively, what The Zig Zag System is based around in terms of tennis as a game. Professional players will tend to play the same game, no matter what is happening.
In the meantime, you have punters who believe that the opposite is true. As such, The Zig Zag System is seemingly well poised to take advantage of this swing in perception. In theory, all of this works very well really. And I can genuinely see what Gary aims to do. Fundamentally, there are legs to this approach. I’m just not sure how well it really scales.
What is the Initial Investment?
As I’ve mentioned a few times, actually signing up for The Zig Zag System is a little bit pricey at £127. But honestly, I don’t think that is a prohibitive cost. I would definitely consider it to be towards the top end of what I would expect to pay. But when you consider that Streetwise Publications’ price also includes VAT, it really doesn’t look terrible.
Something that is incredibly interesting and of note is that The Zig Zag System comes with a very strangely worded guarantee. Streetwise Publications say that you can test out The Zig Zag System “for a full 12 months or even more if you’d like more time” and that “if you don’t make a substantial profit that you’re happy with, simply lets us know and your payment will be returned in full”.
That seems a bit vague to me, and I’m not certain that I’d look to buy into The Zig Zag System on the grounds that I could get my money back. Because whilst Streetwise Publications are typically pretty good when they do clearly state that you can claim a refund, that isn’t technically the case here.
What is the Rate of Return?
The main claim for The Zig Zag System is that you can supposedly make more than £200 per day. Make no mistake, that is a very bold claim. Building on this, Streetwise Publications also say that over the last few years, Gary has made £5,722 at the French Open, £4,271 at Wimbledon, £3,975 at the US Open, and £5,671 at the Australian Open.
What is really interesting about these claims in my eyes is the fact that no context is actually provided for any of the numbers. Nor do Streetwise Publications actually provide any evidence for this. This is quite disappointing given the fact that there is that very explicit mention of “my records our past two years”. That means that there is no reason why we couldn’t receive this for The Zig Zag System.
Conclusion for The Zig Zag System
In my experience, there are two very different lines of questioning that need to be asked when you’re looking at… Well, most things from Streetwise Publications, if I’m really honest. Firstly, does this work as described. And secondly, will it work for me. Now, I fully appreciate that these might sound like the same question. But they’re not. Let me explain myself a bit.
The way that The Zig Zag System is described, it’s a piece of cake. You just follow along with tennis betting, and you place a couple of bets, and you make some profit. It really is seemingly that easy. And in theory, you could draw a line under that and immediately move onto debating other elements of this. Because the fact is that, in a very crude light, this is what the product delivers on.
The truth is that Streetwise Publications have spent a lot of time building a business that is based on products and services that can be reduced down to a simple concept. Unfortunately, making them work as advertised is often a much more difficult thing. Which is where the second question comes into play. Can you make The Zig Zag System work for you.
Here’s the thing, Streetwise Publications will almost definitely have results on file showing this method working. If you were to request this, you would eventually see it (in theory). Just in order to really hammer home the point, I do believe that can make money with The Zig Zag System. On paper, this is something that definitely has merit.
Unfortunately, this isn’t necessarily something where that success comes with any real guarantee at the user end. It is all based on how much you can afford to bet, how much time you can sink into it the method, just how well you are able to execute the principles. And this is where things like The Zig Zag System becomes so much more difficult than they might seem.
Honestly, it isn’t even like Streetwise Publications are offering this at a particularly cheap price. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t necessarily prohibitive, and I believe that you do get theoretical value for money there. And there are definitely way more expensive options on the market. But when you combine that with that ridiculously vague guarantee, it doesn’t do a whole lot to instil a sense of security in what you are getting.
Bringing all of this together, I don’t think that I could really bring myself to recommend The Zig Zag System. Is it a bad product? Not necessarily. Are you likely to get the results claimed? Not without quite extensive (and let’s be honest for a second, expensive) investment in terms of your betting bank and stakes that you are using.