UCL VIP Review

UCL VIP is a new to market betting service (of sorts) that is aiming to provide a comprehensive and complete betting service. It appears to be operated by one Carl Yardley.

Introduction to UCL VIP

There is no denying the fact that betting can be a dear do. I’m not just talking about when you’re losing (an inevitability at points that undoubtedly is expensive), but the myriad of services and systems out there. The fact is that when it comes to betting there are so many variables that exist, and it feels like sometimes, there is a different service for all of it. Which is all well and good, but 4 services at £40 per month soon becomes incredibly expensive. So what do you do? Where do you turn to?!

Well, if you want to believe the marketing material for UCL VIP, this is. Now honestly, I can say with confidence that whilst this is a long way from unique, as a wider service/package, it is quite interesting. Carl Yardley previously operated this under the name U Can’t Lose Ltd (an actual limited company that he is director of). Something that he has been doing going all the way back to 2003. Which is why I referred to is a new to market service “of sorts”. Excitingly though, there is a lot here that suggests something special.

You see, what Carl Yardley is ultimately setting UCL VIP up to be is a brilliant combination of various approaches to betting, all under one roof, and all for a relatively low price. This should, you would think, make it a guaranteed winner. And if everything is delivered in the way it should be, make no mistake, it will be. However, I do have one or two questions and points that should probably be looked at. So, with all of that on the table, let’s get into it. 

What Does UCL VIP Offer?

At the time of writing this, there are only actually two elements to UCL VIP. These will of course be the core of this review because… Well, they’re actually there and you can use them now. There are also two future elements that will also get some look in, although, I should note that at the time of writing this, there is no timescale for when they will be launched.

Now in terms of those two elements, I want to start by looking at UCL VIP’s Arb Alerts. This is the original service that Carl Yardley launched as U Can’t Lose Ltd almost 2 decades ago. And as the name might suggest, this side of things is based around arbitrage betting. An interesting development as this is a betting approach that has somewhat waned in popularity, not because it doesn’t work, but there are generally fewer opportunities.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with arbitrage betting, it involves looking for opportunities where bookies have an event priced different ways. The easiest example is a tennis game in which one bookie has Player A at 2/1 and another bookie has Player B at 2/1. If you backed both of those bets, you’d be guaranteed to see a profit there. But as you can imagine these days, that doesn’t happen often.

Carl Yardley says that they are scouring the internet day and night to find these betting opportunities. When an arbitrage bet is found, subscribers are notified and can get the bets placed  It’s all seemingly very simple and straight forward. Something that should be noted however is that one of the reasons that you see these opportunities is often mispricing by a bookie. As such, you have to be able to act quickly on the advice when it comes.

The other key element of UCL VIP are the VIP Tips. These are a selection of tips from a range of tipsters including a number from the Betting Gods stable of tipsters. Because these VIP tips are coming from different tipster services, it means that you can expect to see a huge range of different bet types, something that is actually quite welcome.

Now, rather than breaking the VIP Tips down for UCL VIP in too much detail, I am going to giving you the abridged version. First things first, selections are issued on a near daily basis. They cover various sports and betting markets. What is a positive is the staking plan is all relatively sensible. Most bets are just 1 point with the odd one being 2 points per bet. There is a decent range of odds advised from less than evens all the way up to double digits.

The odds are however a bit of a problem. There are two sets of odds shown in the proofing. Those initially advised by the tipster service, and those available to UCL VIP customers. With that in mind, I would recommend trying to use an odds comparison site. The fact is that that there can be differences of a much as 6 points between tipster prices and VIP Tips prices. That is a huge amount to lose.

Whilst it isn’t on the site, I have (as mentioned) seen proofing for these VIP Tips and so far, the results have been pretty reasonable. The strike rate comes in at around 33% across the bets which is respectable enough in my mind.

 As well as what is available in the here and now, I think it is also worth mentioning that Carl Yardley has plans for the future of UCL VIP. This includes integrating Odds Trawler which is a matched betting software, as well as offering “Freebie Fridays”. These will give you access to “a carefully curated selection of the best freebies from around the internet”, as well as some free tips.

We are also told that there are a number of plans for the future as well. Unfortunately, these aren’t disclosed, however, I have been told by those in the know that they are exciting.

How Does UCL VIP Work?

Carl Yardley has been in this business for 18 years now. That is a hell of a long time, and whilst it isn’t explicitly stated, I feel like it goes without saying that this accounts for something in an “across the board” kind of way. But the fact is that there is actually quite a lot to UCL VIP, and everything has different foundations.

The arbitrage betting is the core of UCL VIP in my opinion. This, we are told is based on a piece of “bespoke arb hunting software” and “highly skilled operators” that scour the internet day and night. I’ll be honest, not quite sure how much the highly skilled operators bring, but I do know that most arbitrage betting has become software based. The fact is that it’s the only way to really keep on top of all the bookies that are out there.

The VIP Tips element of UCL VIP is quite interesting. As I’ve mentioned, the tips all come from various different tipsters that Carl Yardley has an agreement with. This allows him to share a small number of their tips. At the moment, they are all under the Betting Gods umbrella. My understanding though is that he is looking to expand this in the future. This does mean it’s almost impossible to break down every service, but it’s good to know that it seems to be above board.

Really though, UCL VIP is more about a philosophy of sorts in my mind. This isn’t necessarily about how any particular element of UCL VIP works, so much as the whole service. And what Carl Yardley is clearly trying to build is a one stop shop for your betting needs. Something that, if he can pull off, will be incredibly impressive. Because there aren’t necessarily a whole lot of things on the market that offer this much versatility.

What is the Initial Investment?

I won’t lie to you, one of the big appeals of UCL VIP as a service is the costs involved. If you want to sign up for the service, the base level pricing is £39 plus VAT. However, at the time of writing this, you can register for a 50% discount code (which also gives you access to a betting guide) bringing the price down to £19.50 (plus VAT). What is incredible about this is that my understanding is that this is for a lifetime of access.

On top of that, there is a full 30 day money back guarantee in place too. This is backed up by Clickbank who handle the payment of UCL VIP. This money back guarantee is always unconditional which means that even if you just find that it isn’t for you, can still claim your subscription costs back.

What is the Rate of Return?

Talking about the rate of return for something like UCL VIP is a difficult thing if I’m honest. This is partially because Carl Yardley doesn’t really talk about it, but also, this is something that is evolving even now, and realistically, will continue to evolve. As such, I wouldn’t really want to throw my hat into the arena at this early conjuncture.

There are however a few things that I can say. Between the back end of April and mid June, UCL VIP made 5.52 points through the VIP Tips. This simply isn’t a huge number. However, something that does go a long way to redeeming all of this is Carl Yardley’s low price point means that it is difficult to see how you won’t end up in some profit.  

Conclusion for UCL VIP

In some ways, it almost feels too early to be writing a review of UCL VIP. But here’s the thing, based off what I have heard about this and seen from Carl Yardley, there isn’t necessarily going to be a right time to write a review. Because it will always be changing and added to. The thing is, whilst it can be seen as a criticism to not fully know what you are getting into, it is also one of the strengths of this.

Here’s the thing. At the time of writing, UCL VIP isn’t that profitable. It just isn’t. The 5.52 points that VIP Tips has produced is only £55.20 to £10 stakes. For a month and a half of betting, that isn’t a very good result. But that it is only one part of the picture. Because that is only the VIP Tips. You also have those arbitrage bets as well, so there is another income stream. And matched betting will be a thing in the future, so there is yet another income stream.

But all of that is only based off the roadmap that Carl Yardley has put into place so far. This carries the potential to be so much more. Especially as more tipsters are added to the VIP Tips service and possible future projects come to fruition. UCL VIP has the potential to be a very respectable thing.

Do you want to know what really makes it worth looking at though? It barely costs a thing. You see, if you can get in with UCL VIP on that 50% discount that is available, you’re paying less than £20 for a lifetime of access to tips, arbitrage betting opportunities, matched betting opportunities, and more. Do you know what £20 can actually get you in the world of betting products? Mostly dodgy services that are looking to make a quick buck.

This value for money is what really makes this something worth considering. I cannot think of another service that is both genuine and offers so much for so little, especially factoring in the potential. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t think that this is going to build a substantial amount of wealth for you. If you’re a serious bettor, then you are better off spending more money elsewhere for better returns.

The thing is though, not everybody is a serious bettor. Maybe you want to make a bit extra on your days off. Maybe you fancy some tips that aren’t just the same droll in the papers that every man and his dog is betting on. Perhaps in the future you want to give matched betting a go. But importantly, you don’t want to spend a fortune doing all that. Then UCL VIP looks really good.

So here’s the bottom line for me. This is absolutely worth considering. It’s £20 for a lifetime of access, and what you get access to is more than worth that money. Do I think UCL VIP will make you rich beyond your wildest dreams? No. Are there more profitable services out there? Absolutely. But getting everything that Carl Yardley is offering for such a low price makes it appealing, and I would be naïve to suggest otherwise.


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From: Simon Roberts