Trap Naps is a long standing greyhound tipster service which is operated by a tipster referred to simply as Paul. The service is provided through the WAP Bets stable of tipsters.
Introduction to Trap Naps
I’ve always said that greyhound racing is a bit niche. Maybe it’s just where I’m from, but a night at the dogs is thick coats, pints flowing, and usually travelling to Belle Vue (or at least, it used to). It was a laugh, but it was also hard work getting people on board with it. Honestly, it didn’t come as too much of a surprise when it closed last year. But the fact remains that greyhound racing is still a very viable sport and one of the bigger betting markets in the UK. It is also one where there is potentially a lot of profit if you know what you are doing.
Which brings me to Trap Naps. A service that boldly claims to have produced over 1,000 points of profit in the last 9 months. I’ll give that a minute to sink in. Because I know that I needed it. This would put it as one of the top earning tipster services that I believe I have ever seen. And with the involvement of a relatively well known tipster stable like WAP Bets, you’d think that this is a guaranteed winner, right?
Well, as is all too often the case, there is a lot of nuance involved with Trap Naps. There are some definite strong points on display here, but there are also very obvious counterpoints to this. Things that I can’t help but feel that WAP Bets have perhaps glossed over a little in the sales material. Now, there are possibly numerous reasons for this, and I will get to them. But I’ll come to all of that. For now, let’s just get straight into this and see what is what.
What Does Trap Naps Offer?
What is on offer with Trap Naps is a very interesting topic, however, it is also something that is rather far ranging. What I think is a good place to start though is highlighting the fact that Paul was previously the top greyhound tipster on OLBG. A large and considerable website that offers access to a number of free tipsters. This is honestly important.
What all of that said, let’s talk about what that actually means you are letting yourself in for. The short answer to this is probably what you would expect to see. Trap Naps is a near daily greyhound racing tipster service. And what I like here is that the near daily thing is taken quite seriously.
There are frequently days where no tips are advised. At a glance, you may view this as a negative, but I can tell you from experience that there is nothing worse than a tipster who will back something, just for the sake of looking productive to subscribers. It usually simply adds to losses, something that nobody wants.
As you would expect, selections are sent to subscribers directly via email. One thing that is quite good about greyhound racing over the horses is that it all tends to happen later in the day. This means that even if you receive selections later in the morning, you have plenty of time to get bets placed and do what you need to do.
In terms of the bets themselves… Let’s just say that greyhound racing is a sport that has very limited betting markets. As such, you will be exclusively (based off previous months) be backing a dog to win. Not that this is the worst thing in the world. Because one of the other positives of greyhound racing is that there tend to be quite good odds available. In fact, the average odds for Trap Naps come in at 4.23.
Now, if there is one thing that I cannot stress enough if you are looking at Trap Naps, it is that you need to be in a position to take advantage of BOG. There is a huge amount of disparity between the results to BOG and SP. Furthermore, I would probably be inclined to also say that you might want to use an odds comparison site if you can.
The fact of the matter is that you might not see massive increases in terms of value, but it does help to ensure that you are maximising possible returns. Something that you might want to think about, because not everything with Trap Naps is as it seems. And given that there is potentially as much as an extra point to be gained per bet, this should be a wise use of your time.
On the topic of the bets themselves, this only really leaves the volume of bets. This can vary somewhat, but generally speaking, Trap Naps doesn’t get unmanageable. In fact, WAP Bets’s proofing shows that at most, you might have 5 bets to deal with in a day. Unfortunately, that isn’t the only consideration to be made…
This brings me to the staking plan, and it is here that I can’t help but feel the cracks start to appear. All of WAP Bets’s proofing for Trap Naps is based off level stakes, however, they are level stakes of 5 points per bet. That means that even on those days where you only have 5 bets to place, you are still risking as much as 25 points. A not inconsiderable number in my book.
This applies doubly so when you consider that the average strike rate for the service sits at just 26.78%. I mean… It isn’t bad, and the numbers add up. But it isn’t necessarily what I would consider to be particularly great either. As I will cover, it just adds to the really quite complex tapestry that is Trap Naps.
How Does Trap Naps Work?
Straight out of the blocks, WAP Bets don’t really talk a lot about how Paul finds his selections for Trap Naps. At least, not in the way that you might expect. There isn’t particularly a lot of information on a direct selection process, however, that doesn’t mean that you are coming into this entirely blind or simply taking their word on things either.
Paul does talk a little bit about what goes into Trap Naps. He talks about having insider contacts up and down the country, he mentions having a “stonewall system” that looks at traps, but more importantly than this, he talks about greyhound racing. It is quite clear to me that this is somebody who takes the sport seriously, and that can be half the battle when looking for a tipster.
The fact of the matter is that there is a fair amount of information provided that, whilst not in depth per se, does show somebody with a genuine understanding of the sport. As far as I’m concerned, I think I’d take that over a flashy system any day of the week. Because somebody who isn’t necessarily relying on “if x then y” can adapt and switch things up during less desirable runs.
As a final note, whilst it doesn’t exactly tell you how Trap Naps works, WAP Bets do provide very comprehensive proofing for this. Going all the way back to August 2019, it gives you a very good idea of the ebb and flow of the service, and what you can potentially expect for the future. This is something that is very important for this service in particular in my mind.
What is the Initial Investment?
If you want to sign up to Trap Naps, there are just two options available. The first of these is a monthly subscription which is priced at £36 every 30 days. Honestly, this isn’t bad pricing for a tipster service with £40 – £50 being about what I’d expect to pay. What really makes this stand out though is that this cost is inclusive of VAT.
If you are looking for even better value, you can sign up to Trap Naps on a quarterly basis. At £72 every 3 months, you are effectively getting a month free. With that said, you do have that higher initial outlay and longer commitment.
One thing to note is that WAP Bets don’t tend to provide money back guarantees on their products, and Trap Naps isn’t any different. At the time of writing though, you can get access to either the quarterly or the monthly subscription with a very good looking 50% off, after which, the costs revert to their normal pricing. That gives you a fair amount of time to see if this is a good fit for you or not.
What is the Rate of Return?
The figure that really draws you in with Trap Naps is that claim of 1,000 points of profit in 9 months (the first 9 months of Trap Naps, I would hasten to add). Let’s be clear here. That is a mindbogglingly good number. However, as you can probably tell by this point, it is also not necessarily reflecting of what you can actually expect from the service. Not least of which is because of those stakes. Intentionally or not, when you are staking 5 point on every bet, it is easy to inflate those numbers.
So, realistically, that 1,000 points could be scaled back to 200 points in 9 months. A much less impressive number, but still pretty impressive nonetheless. You’d still be looking at 22.22 points per month on average, and that is a decent amount to be in your back pocket. Unfortunately though, that isn’t where we are here.
What we are currently dealing with is around 18 months and a profit of 1244.92 points (to those 5 point stakes). That means that in 7 months (a few were lost to lockdown), Paul has actually produced just 244.92 points. Again, to 5 point stakes. If we round all this down to level stakes of 1 points, you’re looking at just 48.98 points in that 7 month period, or an average of just 6.99 points per month.
As a few final thoughts, it is worth noting that the ROI to BOG comes in at an average 15.21%, but that is a long way from representative of the actual results. On top of this, if you are stuck with SP, you can expect to shave about 33% off all figures. You an also expect a consistent 5 month losing streak of 330 points.
Conclusion for Trap Naps
One of the things that is incredibly frustrating in this line of work is seeing a tipster service marketed off the back of past results. Now, that doesn’t have to be a problem at all, presuming of course that said results have been maintained. But when they go really far south… It doesn’t bode well.
Unfortunately, that is exactly where we are with Trap Naps. If I were reviewing this 9 months ago, I’d be talking about how incredible the results are, but I would probably also aim to temper expectations. Because when it comes to betting, things can turn on a sixpence. And that is simply what seems to have happened here.
Now to be clear, I believe that Paul was the top rated greyhound tipster on OLBG. I’ve been around on there and I do seem to recall seeing a greyhound service doing particularly well. As I also recall it though, the stakes may well have been the same which is why I didn’t pay that much attention to it. What this means is that there is also clearly some potential for this to go right again.
Sure, the recent form is… Well, if I’m generous, a bit naff. But there is no reason why, in theory, the results can’t be turned around again. The question is, how much faith do you have in this happening? And that is a difficult thing to answer. Personally, I see the recent run of form and my inclination is to run a mile. Especially because if you want to see any profit at all, you need to be betting to BOG.
But there is also something to be said for the fact that the odds are shortening as much as they are. It almost seems counterintuitive to say, but that is generally an indicator that a tipster is doing something right. Shorter odds typically mean that there is a higher likelihood of an event occurring. I just think that you might be waiting a pretty long time for this to all balance out.
Which leads me to my final thoughts here. I think that WAP Bets have probably done well snagging Paul. His past results, even adjusted for the inflation that the stakes bring on (which is another key consideration in the bigger picture here), are good. But how long are you willing to sink money into a service waiting for that turn around to happen? In the run up to Christmas, you’d have been down 101.4 points to recommended stakes. That is based off 3 straight months of losses.
For my money, I would probably be inclined to keep half an eye on Trap Naps. Especially if you may be in the market for a greyhound tipster in the future. Because if Paul can find his feet again, there are some very strong profits to be had. Unfortunately, here and now, I don’t believe that he is delivering. And it is because of that that I can’t really recommend this.