The final month (month 6) of BetHawk was very encouraging. DPcm9 gained 223.58 pts over the monthly period: August 2nd to September 1st. The bank finally stands at 1002.24 pts. Also the official DP9 system had a gain of 253.38 pts during this same period, ending overall at 919.67 pts. Both my DPcm9 results and the official DP9 results quoted here are from live Betfair accounts.
Operation of the BetHawk robot (and also the VPS) have remained flawless. There has only been one day when the robot was down and this was at the point of service for maintenance.
Here are the bets from DPcm9 for the sixth month of testing:
Date No. bets Daily Profit/Loss Bank
Now for the stats:
Starting Bank: 1000 pts
Lowest Bank: 750.42 pts
Highest Bank: 1147.24 pts
Number of Betting Days: 189 out of a possible 190
Total Number of Bets: 8681
Winning Months: 2/6
Losing Months: 4/6
Current Bank: 1002.24 pts
Total Profit/Loss: 2.24 pts
Return on Bank: 0.22%
At £2 a point, we have a gross profit of only £4.48. Taking into account the six month cost of the software (£330) for the basic stake of £2 per point, there is a net loss of £325.52. Furthermore, if you need to purchase a VPS to run the software that would have cost about another £90.
Two software programmes come with BetHawk:
The first one is Hawk Config and it is completely free . With it one can examine the results from 24 individual micro-systems or any selection of individual micro-systems (the service Portfolios or your own) over the past year or longer. Examination of the Hawk Config results over the same time period as my trial gives a final bank for DPcm9 of 992.27 pts. This is very close to my own result of 1002.24 pts; bearing in mind there were 8681 bets in this period. The Hawk Config results are therefore reliable. The second software programme is Hawk Bot, which you purchase and it places the bets automatically for you with betfair using the micro-systems that one has selected with Hawk Config.
Using the free Hawk Config software, we can see how the Dynamic Portfolios have performed. Anyone who had followed those portfolios using the basic £2 stake through the different versions from 01-08-13 (starting date of portfolios) to 31-08-14 would have had a net return, after paying subscription costs, of:
If they had used the max stake possible of £50 per system the same figures would be (again accounting for subscription costs):
Taking into account the performances of DPcm9 (and DP9) in my own six month live account trial, the substantial recovery in the last month and the performance of the system portfolios over the last 12 months, I am awarding BetHawk a Neutral Rating. The jury is still out whether BetHawk is profitable over the long term. I will continue to assess BetHawk and I will provide further updates.
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UPDATE 30th March 2015
One Year On.
BetHawk is a betting robot with a selection of 24 micro-sytems and it allows you to select any combination of them at varying stakes depending on your subscription level.
Free downloadable software, BetHawk Config, allows you to check the performance of any of the micro-systems and combinations therein from initial release to the current date.
During the course of one year I followed DP9, which is one of the recommended portfolios consisting of 9 microsytems. The microsystem make up of DP9 was adjusted on a number of occasions. Unfortunately this did not lead to a postive outcome. There was a loss of 431.32 points from March 2nd 2014 to March 1st 2015.
The robot did perform flawlessly and was easy to operate. It was only down for an odd day here and there, due to software upgrades at BetHawk. Some individual micro-systems such as Cairo 04.1 did profit (43.56 pts) over the trial period.
As I was following DP9, I have to fail this robot. It should now be reclassified from neutral to failed.