What Betrush/Verified does is providing a proofing / 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 use of the listed services, neither interfere in any way in the relations between tipsters (who are totally independent in their business) and customers. If your are interested in some service you have to contact the tipster directly at the address provided in his profile. However, before signing up with some service it is strongly advised to check few basic things:
- Betting stats on short periods and number of picks are not telling much for what to expect as it is mainly a matter of chance. Longer records give more realistic numbers, even if the yield may be not that high it can show better if some service can be profitable in the long run or not.
- Check the history of stakes used by the tipster. The good tipster has a firm money management model and not changing it. Some may gamble around with the stakes and bring a positive balance even with mostly poor picks, we can't necessarily call it cheating but probably it wouldn't be a betting pattern you would like to follow.
- 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 of that market, odds drop big very fast. This can make any service unprofitable for many 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, 5-10 minutes before the game to start or late in the night on American sports for example;
- Betrush is vouching only for the picks that have been submitted to our system and can't guarantee for any different picks, prior records or statements that may appear on the tipster's site or anywhere else.
- There is no guarantee for how long the tipster will run his service or keep being available. The best you can do is to look for services that are operating since some longer time (so they should be serious into what they are doing) and avoid paying big amounts in advance to tipsters that have just started. Although we don't let anyone in there is no way to know what someone will do in the future.
Why to use Betrush / Verified?
Our verification service is functioning since 2010 and over the years has gained a serious popularity and trust by the betting public. BV is part of the Betrush site which is one of the most popular European betting portals so there aren't many better places for your service to get noticed. Unlike other sites as Blogabet, Betadvisor etc. BV is not a marketplace or hiring workforce, here tipsters are totally independent in their business as far as they match our rules
and even if you are already selling picks on some other platform joining BV can only help in adding more exposure to your service.
Due to the too big (and continuing) flow of tipsters we had to limit the acceptance of new users since few years but still you can declare your interest to be part of BV, see the "Joining" page for more details.
Next, few words that may be useful anyway if you are a tipster and somehow reached this page:
After years of running Betrush / Verified we decided to share some lines about the paid tipsters business. That's because most often the efforts of people trying to get paid for their picks (not just on Betrush but in general) are going in a totally wrong direction. Probably many have wondered why the interest to their service is none or very far from the expected, even those with good looking stats. Numbers matter of course but this is not everything, stats built on paper mean nothing if they can't be achieved in real life with picks that can be followed 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 actually not betting with big amounts, some not betting at all or at least not in the bookies they name for the highest possible odds. Sure it is not necessary to be a big player 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 considerable amounts, it simply makes no sense to pay for picks if you are betting with 10-15 EUR. However, this brings issues mostly with limits that stay hidden for the smaller size players - as suitable bookmakers, sports, leagues etc. 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 recognizing 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, bankroll etc. No one would be excited to spend much time and risk big part of his money 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, the last is most likely to happen as releasing too many picks simply cannot deliver commercially attractive yield.
It is well-known that the huge part of bookies are aiming at "recreational" punters - betting 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 player accounts. Pro-friendly (and what the highrollers want) are just few as Pinnacle, SBOBET and some more Asian brands. Our advice is to stick to a limited number of bookies in your picks - best would be the mentioned plus (if you really need them) the most popular as bet365 for example. Investors wouldn't be impressed with tipsters using a vast array of bookies, especially of the kind of bwin, Interwetten, Marathonbet, 1xbet, Stan James, BetVictor etc. 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 50 brands on Oddsportal.
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 get destroyed right after any small action. Usually football (traditional leagues), American sports, ATP / WTA tennis tournaments are most wanted by the investors and tipsters with +5% yield on NBA would draw more interest than a tipster with +20% on water polo games. It is also very important the bet to be available at more places, you may have a great "insider" info on some game but if it is offered by just 1-2 small bookies such pick will be practically 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 and meant to players who gamble mainly for fun. Investors prefer singles. Singles are much easier to follow and the bigger 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 math laws. It can be easily seen with some poor (mainly local) bookies still forcing their users to bet on minimum 3, 4 or 5 selections especially in leagues considered to be a higher risk.
Profit at the end is most important and people have different ways to reach 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 someone else's picks and 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.
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. 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 be fatal for your service.
Be careful what you put as stake. Some tipsters use 1/10 - 10/10 estimation, others put numbers that must be the stake in real money. Any if them is OK but don't use values like 1,000, 5,000 or 10,000, it doesn't look serious especially when the max. limit for the given bet is 50 - 100 EUR.
How to get paid
Absolutely important, get prepared with any possible option to get paid so not to lose any customer just because he is not comfortable with what you have covered. Over the years of offering paid products at Betrush we can estimate the ratio of used payment options as Paypal / Skrill / Neteller to roughly 50% / 40% / 10%. We've seen services accepting only Neteller for example, meaning they are losing 90% of the potential income... Sounds serious, right?
Finally, be patient and consistent in your work. Results and interest to your service probably won't come fast. 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.