Horse racing is a very exciting, very old, and very popular sport. It’s because it’s so popular, so well-established, and also has a bustling sports betting industry surrounding it, that it generally tends to receive an abundant and detailed amount of coverage by media and sport analysts. So much information is available on the sport that certain individuals have made it their profession to use it, together with their personal knowledge and experience, to sell their own potentially well-informed predictions to other bettors. Such individuals are professionally called “tipsters”, and though not all are reliable, and others are downright scammers, they are nevertheless generally in high demand.
Why the Need?
The majority of average bettors, whether they are new to betting or have some experience, tend to follow the same, largely naïve and unproductive, strategies to betting. This is generally why the gambling industry at large tends to do so well, and only a small number of individuals are ever successful at winning on a regular basis.
Though tipsters can usually be found in all types of gambling, they, more often than not, tend to be dubious, especially in regard to games of pure chance. When it comes to horse racing, however, there is a certain amount predictability inherent in the sport, allowing tipsters a legitimate opportunity to provide a highly sought-after service to make the Crown Oaks Day bets or other wagers.
Choosing a Tipster
As mentioned, horse racing tipsters have a somewhat better reputation and credibility. They will generally therefore tend to present themselves in a very open, upfront, and ordinary, business-like manner. They may operate as single individuals, or be part of a larger service, and, nowadays, they are usually based online with fully furbished websites and the full bouquet of the usual business gimmicks, including customer support. In some cases, they are just as they seem. In others though…
Always Double Check
This is where one needs to be especially particularly careful. A good scammer has no problem with faking the appearance of a legitimate business, or businessperson. However, this is usually only at face value. Dig a little deeper and you will invariably begin to see the signs of their dishonesty. Publishing fake or incomplete profit records is one common sign. Profit records are generally a tipsters best selling point, in terms of their efficacy, as well as credibility, and it is here that one should look first. Most often, as one discrepancy pops up, others will usually follow.
Do web searches, read reviews, fine comb their websites, and scrutinise their every claim. If they pass, then try them out. If their tips work, they work, and if they continue to do so, you will have all the proof you need.
Alternatively, there are now also tipster apps available at app stores. These apps, and their owners, are required to maintain a certain standard of quality in order to remain in app stores, which have a very active and unforgiving user comment and rating systems, that also cannot be censored or tampered with.