Service tips

@ Visitors

Betrush provides solely a verification / stats accounting service, meaning that the picks are added in our system before the games with existing odds at the named bookmaker. We don't examine the quality and real use of the listed services (there are good and bad ones in any term), neither interfere in any way in the relations between services and their customers. However, before signing up with some tipster it is strongly advised to check few basic things otherwise you may find quite a different picture than the one you've expected:

- Keep in mind that betting stats on short periods and number of picks are not telling much for what to expect, stats on short tracks are mainly a result of chance. Longer records give more realistic numbers, even if the ROI may be not that high it can show better if some service can be profitable in the long run or not.

- Explore the history of stakes used by the tipster. The good tipster has a firm money management standard and not changing it. Some may gamble around with stakes and bring more or less misleading balance and "profit" even with a poor bulk of picks. We can't necessarily call it cheating but it could be some hardly acceptable betting pattern.

- Make sure that the bookies used by the tipster are fine for you - especially with the ongoing local restrictions all over Europe and usual policy of limiting sharp customers by most bookies that can be a serious problem if you can't find anything close to the advised odds and market.

- Note that picks on small leagues and less popular sports may be very hard to follow due to the low liquidity (bound with fast and huge odds dropping) of that market - which can make any service unprofitable for the majority of its subscribers even if having good and legit stats on its end.

- Note if the time of release of picks is convenient for you. It may be a problem if picks are released in random moments, 10-15 minutes before the game to start or late in the night on American sports for example;

- Betrush is vouching only for the picks we get in full from some account and can't guarantee for any different picks, prior records, individual tipster results of services that have more than one tipster, dividing picks into various plans e.g. "Gold", "Silver" etc. that may appear on the tipster's site or anywhere else.

- Using the term "ROI" in betting - there are sometimes misunderstandings as in the financial world "Return On Investment" evaluates the efficiency of an investment that in betting would be the bankroll of the player. However it is not possible to use it in this meaning to evaluate betting stats because it is about a dynamic action and every player has his own standard. For someone 1 unit would be 0.1% of his bankroll and for another 2% of his bankroll and one and the same betting track will give a different result in every different case. So to get a clear picture we count the turnover (the risked amount, stakes) in units as "investment" and ROI actually stands for "Return On Turnover". E.g. if you placed 40 units in total on few picks and got back 40 units the return is 100%. If the gross return (including stakes) is 50 units on 40 risked - the result is 125%. There are a bit varying ways to display this (depending on what some site prefers as a format and if it counts the gross return or the net profit) but all mean one and the same, e.g. +9% yield / ROI is what we mean by 109% ROI and -4% yield would stand for 96%.

@ Tipsters

After some years of running Betrush Verified we decided to share few lines about the paid tipsters business. That's because most often the efforts of people trying to get paid for their picks are going in totally wrong direction. Probably many have wondered why the interest to their service is none or very far from the expected, even those with great looking stats. Numbers (profit, ROI / yield) matter of course but this is not everything and stats built on paper mean absolutely nothing if they can't be achieved in real life with picks that can be followed and at the extent the subscribers want. So we will try to point some keys that must be taken into account when running a betting advisory service to make it a successful one - if backed with good results of course.

The main problems come from the fact that many tipsters are not betting with big amounts, some not betting at all or at least not in the bookies they name for the highest possible odds. It is not necessary to be a big player on your own to catter other players but it is absolutely needed to know the real picture and demands of the market, to put yourself in the "shoes" of the buyer like in any other business. What is very important to note - people who would pay for picks are betting with serious stakes, it simply makes no sense to pay for picks if you are betting with 10-15 EUR as the possible profit won't cover even the subscription cost. However, this brings issues mostly with limits that stay hidden for the smaller size players - as suitable bookmakers, sports, leagues etc. Other factors as the betting model, number of picks etc. must be taken into account too. Don't underestimate the people paying for picks - most of them are very experienced and educated bettors just with a different approach - while tipsters use their time to explore games, investors are exploring tipsters and easily knowing in advance what to expect and if some service would work for them or not.

Here are some basic things to consider if you look for people to sign to your service:

Number of picks

In the case of supplying someone else with picks the more is not the better. Many services fail to comprehend that people paying for picks usually follow many tipsters at the same time and their resources have limits - as time needed to place all bets and bankroll (share of money going on a single pick). No one would be excited to spend much time and risk huge part of his bankroll on 15-20 picks by one single tipster in one day. Even if someone decides to try it he will lose interest very fast if you are not immediately bringing and keeping good results - which is most likely to happen because releasing too many picks cannot deliver (commercially) attractive yield. 5-6 picks daily are the maximum for one tipster to be comfortable for his followers.

Bookmakers

It is well-known that the huge part of bookies are aiming at "recreational" punters - betting for fun with small amounts who build 90% of the market. As result not suiting educated bettors who go with bigger stakes and sharp bets, arbers etc. Some bookmakers are not taking serious stakes by default, others forcing personal limits soon or later down to 3-4 EUR or directly closing accounts of players who are not matching the bookie's target model. Pro-friendly (and what the highrollers want) are few as Pinnacle, SBOBET and some other Asian clones as Dafabet, Fun88 etc. Our advice is to stick to a limited number of bookies in your picks - best would be the mentioned plus (if you insist) the most popular as bet365, William Hill etc. Investors wouldn't be impressed with tipsters using vast array of bookies, especially of the kind of bwin, Interwetten, Marathonbet, 1xbet, Stan James, Tempobet etc. The number of quoted bookmakers is also important - in the same was as you are probably using just 3-4 bookies for your own bets it can't be expected your subscribers to have accounts with all 60 brands on Oddsportal or some other comparison site.

Sports / leagues

Different sports / leagues weigh quite different when it is up to serious betting. Reason are the limits, including in one and the same bookie - for example if you can place thousands on some major football game in SBOBET the max. stake per click for handball is just 50 EUR and odds not just drop but get destroyed right away after any small action. Usually football (traditional leagues), American sports, ATP / WTA tennis tournaments are most wanted by the investors and tipsters with, let's say +5% yield on NBA will draw much more interest than a tipster with +20% on Montenegrin football or waterpolo games. It is also very important the bet to be widely available, you may have a great "insider" info on some game but if it is offered by just 1-2 low-profile bookies such pick will be 99% useless.

Type of bets

It is highly recommended to stick to the most popular betting options as fixed odds (1X2, moneyline), handicaps (spreads), under / over (totals). Too few would pay for picks on corners, booking points, handball suspension minutes, player performance in some fringe sport and any markets that are offered by just 1-2 bookies.

Singles vs combos

Probably few will disagree but combos (accumulators, parlays etc.) are not the best way of betting bet and meant to players who bet mainly for fun. Big investors prefer singles. Singles are much easier and faster to follow, but the real reason is that combos increase the bookie's profit margin - e.g. the payout on a single bet at 1.90/1.90 odds is 95%, if you make a combo of 3 selections with odds 1.90 the payout goes down to 85.7%. If you have a day you can hit some big odds really but in the long run your score will get lowered by combos, no one can fight the laws of Maths. Just ask yourself why some poor (mainly local) bookies still force their users to bet on minimum 3 (or 5) selections especially in leagues considered to be a higher risk.

Odds

Profit is most important of course so people betting for themselves have different ways to approach it - some go with long shots and big odds, others with "sure" looking bets. However in selling picks things are bit different. Patience is a limited resource in following other people's picks thus the hit rate is very important. Same with going for too low odds, most people won't like the idea to risk for something like 1.10 or 1.20 no matter how "sure" it looks.

Betting model

The good tipsters practice means a clear betting model and sticking to it no matter of the occuring bad or good runs - such as keeping similar frequency of picks, average stake and odds. If you try to recover fast your losses by releasing more and more picks, increasing the stakes and going for higher odds this will ruin your service right away. No one will agree to follow such patterns - as all detailed records are visible to anyone on Betrush.com/verified people check not just the total score but also how it was reached. Bad runs happen to everyone, smart betting investors know it and can take it because the good tipster will recover in some moment but any gambling approach will wipe away your reputation at once and forever.

Stake size

Be careful what you put in the field "Stake". Some tipsters refer to the popular 1/10 - 10/10 estimation system, others put numbers that must be the stake in real money. Do not use values like 1,000, 5,000 or 10,000, it doesn't look serious especially when the limit for the given bet is 50 - 100 EUR.

Finally, be patient and consistent in your work. Results and interest to your service probably won't come after 50-60 picks or after a couple of months. It is not easy to get the trust of the investors nowadays when "professional" tipsters appear and disappear every day but only few survive the challenge of time. However, if you are serious and committed into what you are doing at the end this will pay for years ahead.