December 14 2010
Someone rang up this afternoon to talk about our Whole Box &
Dice Package. During the course of the conversation they made
the comment "your web site is too good to be true".
Well, that got my attention straight away and I suppose in some
ways he is quite correct.
For him the whole
thing had to be a scam because we don't put on the site the dozens
and dozens of systems and methods we've trialled over the last
12 to 24 months that have lost - and lost big time in some circumstances.
During 2010 we trialled, with real money in real time, at least
15 "fool proof' methods that either failed or proved that
we are fools - not too sure which!
The ones that we
ended up putting on the site during 2010 were the only ones we
could be confident that we had the best chance to make a little
extra money out of based on the betting trials in the time we
devoted to them. Will they continue to turn tricks in the medium
to long term? Hope so.
What we try not to
do is become part of the scam that a lot of sites get in to trying
to flog off "betting's best kept secret" of the "bookmakers'
private system" or the "mathematical professor's secret
So before New Year's
Eve rocks around, let's make a new year's resolution: in 2011
we'll publish all the losing methods we will trial during the
year as well as the ones we have a modicum of success with and
you can see for yourself what obviously doesn't work. Some are
already scattered on this site - systems we've tried over the
years that didn't quite make it but with a bit of tweaking and
adding in extra filtering rules could end up in positive territory.
YOU may be able to
make them work where we couldn't.
We do not claim perfection.
We are very human and make very human mistakes like everyone else.
Maybe there were some methods in 2010 that we didn't trial for
long enough to get in to a positive cash flow situation - who
So is this site too
good to be true? We'd like to think we provide a balanced outlook
on this frustrating game called punting and we try always to tell
it like it is. Life is too short to do otherwise and you'd be
a fool to try.
In 2011, we'll publish
ALL the methods we will test - win, lose or draw. In that way,
hopefully I won't have anyone else ring up and say "it's
too good to be true" in one year's time or thinking the whole
site is a scam. Actually, by writing and publishing this sort
of page, it may be making it a better scam.
And by writing that
last sentence, it may be making the scam about it not being a
scam, a really great scam!!
Enjoy racing for
what it is and if you can make a few bob out of it in the long
term, you've done very well - especially with the outrageous "takes"
from the TAB. As I have said elsewhere on the site, Betfair is
your best chance to profit if you are doing it seriously.
And if you think
everything is "a scam" in racing, do something else.
Poker. Blackjack. Roulette (o.m.g.!) Or get involved in professional
wrestling. The world is your oyster.