Christmas is always a time of excitement and it’s no different in the racing sphere where the televised action comes thick and fast. We’ve got super cards at Ascot and Haydock this weekend and then we move quickly on to Kempton’s two-day King George meeting and a mouthwatering clash between Cyrname and Lostintranslation; the new pretenders to the chasing crown. We then head to Chepstow for the Welsh National and on to Cheltenham’s New Years Day meeting and much, much more.
So treat yourself to a present that you know 100% that you are going to enjoy. A full month’s membership with Cleeve Racing for a tenner. It will give your armchair punting plenty of extra zip and put you in the box seats in the battle against the bookies.
And it could just be the present that keeps on giving all year long, so why not treat yourself today!
This has continued to pay out every day without fail although the jury is still out as to whether this is a legitimate opportunity or not.
As a member you do get access to the Telegram group where trades are published live, and I have been receiving these signals so I guess you could even sign up for the minimum ten dollars and just use it as a ‘practically’ free signal service.
This video shows the two main traders talking about their activities, and shows some of the trading accounts.
There’s an advent calendar you can buy that pays out shares rather than chocolate. These are real shares in real businesses such as Skinny Tonic (available in ASDA).
Simply click on a new window on the calendar each day until Christmas Day and you’ll make a profit of £249 (in shares).
It’s a bargain and there’s a mini website with a few videos to explain how it all works. Its the real deal and even comes with a 14 day money back guarantee. So if you’ve ever fancied being like a Dragon on Dragons’ Den but felt you couldn’t afford it, this is your chance – go on, treat yourself, it’s Christmas!
Thanks to wins at 11, 9 and 26, been a stonker of a week to get this service back on track. Week 5: Bets 13, Wins 5, Profit 30.25 (£302.50), BSP 23.46 (£234.60) Overall: Bets 63, Wins 11, Profit 10 (£100.00), BSP -2.15 (£-21.50)
Rant incoming. As selections are received by email, I really hate, really, really hate when I don’t receive selections for that day. Where there no selections or has email broken in some way? Should get an email to say ‘no selections today’ so I know where I stand. Rant over. No email since Friday, so I have to assume there were no selections. The 3 wins from 7 bets have trod water this week.
Ian over at Inform Racing has been busy with his Racing System Builder software. So much so that he has developed no less than 17 betting systems that use his speed ratings successfully. The backing systems have made over 1000 points this year and the laying systems over 260 points.
You can buy all 17 systems for a one off cost of £99 but, if you use the discount code below you get £24 off, making it £75.
The discount code expires tomorrow night, Friday 13th, at middnight.
You need access to the speed ratings to be able to use the systems, obviously, and you can get those here.
£10,744.46 extra in your bank? That’s how much Betting Bounty has made in the last two years, with an average risk of just £20.
If that doesn’t get your appetite wet, then this certainly will. They’re practically giving away a six month trial right now.
They’re so confident that if you follow their approach you’ll make a long-term profit, that they want you to have six months access so you can easily cover the cost of the next six months from the profit you’ve already made using the system.
This method is a form of trading, but not one where you have to sit in front of the computer all day.
To use it, you need to be able to:
Use Betfair or another betting exchange
Be available to place two bets on each race (average of 3 per day) 10 minutes before the race
Spend some time learning to use the approach
And yes… you can place your bets from a mobile phone.
There are two things that need your attention before 15th December, this Sunday, so please have a read through this as soon as you can.
1) Move your coins.
It’s come to my attention recently that quite a few of you are sitting on KBC and KCB in either MyEtherWallet or in their Karatbars dashboard, or even on an external exchange like HitBTC etc.
I appreciate that many people may not be keeping a close eye on the events unfolding with Karatbars, and that’s fine, but it would be remiss of me not to alert you to things you need to do to ensure your assets are transferred correctly when the hardfork begins on 15th December, in five days from today.
If you hold any KBC or KCB then please make sure you read this now and take action as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition.
What is the hardfork all about?
First of all… it’s not really technically a blockchain hardfork, but the word still applies as the effect is the same. Currently your KBC and KCB tokens are ERC20 tokens on the Ethereum blockchain. Don’t worry if that means absolutely nothing to you, you don’t need to understand it.
Karatbars have developed and launched their own Blockchain, called KaratNet, which is a state of the art, super powerful blockchain over which runs their blockchain smartphone K1, their blockchain laptop WHIM, their exchange KaratBit, their CEM network (Cash Gold ATM’s), and their merchant software K-Merchant.
The token that runs on this blockchain is KBC.
But, since this is a bespoke blockchain, it needs its own bespoke token, so Ethereum ERC20 tokens can’t run on it. This means the KCB and KBC tokens you currently hold will need to be EXCHANGED for the new KaratNet KBC tokens.
So, on hardfork, if you have 100,000 KBC tokens in your KaratBit account, these will be exchanged for 100,000 KaratNet KBC tokens.
If you have KCB tokens in your KaratBit account, these will be exchanged for an amount of KaratNet KBC tokens that equal the financial value of your current tokens… and that will obviously depend on the value of KBC tokens when they are exchanged.
You must ensure that you exchange your current tokens for the KaratNet tokens because any tokens you don’t exchange will eventually become obsolete. Don’t panic though, even after hardfork starts on 15th December you will still be able to exchange them at the rate set on that day, but it makes sense to set it up now so it’s done automatically rather than faffing about trying to exchange them at a later date.
To confirm… on hardfork your current tokens will be exchanged for KaratNet KBC tokens which will have the same value of the tokens you hold now.
This is why it is sensible that you get your tokens into KaratBit BEFORE 15th December.
Now, to be fair, I don’t know for sure how long the hardfork will take but it makes sense to be prepared and get your ducks in a row in good time as then you don’t have to worry about anything, especially with Christmas just around the corner.
You might have coins in an external exchange and leave it to the last day only to discover that you haven’t properly completed your KYC’s on that exchange and can’t withdraw immediately. Or you might have assumed that leaving them in your MyEtherWallet account was ok… it’s not!
Fortunately a colleague of mine, John Rawnsley, has made a bunch of videos explaining the process for moving your coins out of MyEtherWallet and into KaratBit. Also, for opening a KaratBit account if you haven’t done that already.
So this is what you need to do… find out where your coins are. If they are not in KaratBit then move them to your KaratBit account. If you don’t have a KaratBit account, open one. If your coins are on your KaratGold/Karatbars dashboard then make sure it is linked to your KaratBit account so that they can be moved over.
Here are the videos to guide you through the process.
2) Last chance to get KCB at a greatly reduced price.
There are only five days to go where you can get KCB at a reduced price before the fork/merge starts on the 15th so if you’ve been putting off taking advantage of the massive bonus offers on KCB then now really is your last chance.
Spend €100 now, get a minimum of €150 back in KCB coins and, depending on what you buy, get back as much as €220 in KCB coins. If we take the K1 Impulse Phone and the WHIM laptop combo package as an example you would spend €5,200 and get €10,400 of KCB coins. You’d also get the tech of course and a VIP business position within Karatbars.
Think about that. You buy a state of the art blockchain phone and laptop for €5K and you get the phone and laptop PLUS €10K worth of crypto which you can sell in the new year. You could very well double your money and have the high tech gadgets, effectively, for free.
But you have to do this before Sunday.
You could spend €150 on a profit package and get €225 in KCB and a bronze business package. However much you spend on any package between now and 15th December will come back to you in KCB coins and will also get you some form of business membership with Karatbars from Bronze to VIP status.
You might think that the last thing is irrelevant for you as you aren’t looking for a business or additional part-time income but this company is going to be listed on the Frankfurt Stock Market and other stock markets to follow that very soon. Next year there is every danger that this business could become a household name.
Can’t Use Your Credit/Debit Card?
If you don’t know already, the banks are building their own blockchains and getting their own cryptos ready so they don’t want us buying any crypto first!
Over the past few weeks they have been blocking cards when some affiliates have tried to buy WHIM’S, K1’s, Profit Packages etc. (because they had crypto coins attached)
The good news is they never block CashGold purchases and we can simply buy CashGold with our normal bank cards and use CashGold/Karatpay to pay for the packages.
If you have any problems buying any packages then follow the directions below.
Please watch it now here
If you’ve been sitting on the fence about getting involved with Karatbars then now is decision time. You have a final opportunity to join the company, get either a profit package, gold, or state of the art smartphone or laptop and, more importantly, effectively get paid in crypto just for joining.
Next year is going to be an exciting year for Karatbars and owning the cryptocurrency that powers the whole business seems to be a very good bet to me.
Back in 2015 I was fortunate enough to buy shares in a Bitcoin mining farm based in Iceland. I didn’t know anything about Bitcoin but it seemed like a good punt at the time. The company was, and still is, called BitClub Network and it was possibly the best investment I’ve made in my life.
Timing is everything of course.
In the first year or so I was fortunate enough to mine a life changing amount of Bitcoin. I didn’t know this at the time, of course, as Bitcoin was around $300-$400 a coin and that seemed a huge amount of money even then. Fortunately I didn’t just spend it all and the Bitcoin I kept has, as most of you will know, gone stratospheric in value, currently sitting at around $7400 a coin.
But as more and more people got into mining Bitcoin, the built in mining difficulty increased, and so did the electricity costs involved in running the computers required to mine it.
From 2018 onwards the amount of Bitcoin I was getting out of BitClub Network dropped by a staggering amount and would have made it an unprofitable investment had I joined then.
I’m pleased to say that a good many CashMaster readers followed my lead on BitClub Network and also bought shares at around the same time I did, and have also been very pleased with the result. But I also know quite a few didn’t, or they came in much later when most of the BitCoin was starting to dry up.
I’ve always thought this was probably a once in a lifetime opportunity that I was fortunate enough to jump on at the time. I say fortunate, but I know I make my own luck to a certain extent by being willing to take punts on things. I’ve lost a lot of money on stuff over the years but, as with value betting, if you’re always taking punts on things where the returns offered greatly outweigh it’s true chances of success then it’s just a numbers game where you’re constantly taking the odds in your favour and, like any casino or bookmaker, you’re always going to come out with a profit over the medium to long term.
Even so, given the amount I invested in shares in BitClub Network ($3,500) and return I got from it (seven figures), I still believedthis was a once in a lifetime punt that paid off.
What if we could turn the clock back to 2015, or even before that, and get the chance to buy shares in a mining company again, with the same (or even greater) potential to profit from it?
Well, I think I’ve found it. And I’ve bought shares in it. And it’s almost exactly like BitClub Network was… with a difference.
Mining City – Bitcoin Vault
Mining City mine Bitcoin and they do it very efficiently. But that isn’t all, far from it, this is also about (and mainly about) Bitcoin Vault.
Very few people know about this yet but when it becomes better known there will be a mass of interest in mining this new boy on the block. It could quite easily become the major focus of the biggest mining surge in all Cryptoland.
But right now, if you get on this early, you are going to gain a huge advantage.
Bitcoin mining is, in the right circumstances, still very lucrative and if, as expected, Bitcoin moves ahead on another big bull run and we see prices going above and beyond the $20,000 it achieved in late 2017, mining propositions could become highly sought after again.
That’s reason enough to buy shares in Mining City’s Bitcoin mining pool because these guys do it better than anyone else.
When Bitcoin mining has been good, it has been very good, but now you need to be so aware of the costs related to mining. Most mining farms outside of the big ones in China are struggling to make mining viable. Electricity has a major impact on this of course. The secret is to find low-cost electricity that you can do a deal on and within a territory that is pro Bitcoin mining and reasonably stable politically.
For example, Venezuela boasts ultra-low-cost electricity so why isn’t anyone mining there? Well as far as I know, no-one is. I would guess because the political and financial environment is dodgy to say the least.
On the other end of the scale I am sure that the Solomon Islands would be a brilliant place to mine Bitcoin, but the electricity costs would make it impossible.
During 2015, 2016 and early 2017 the amount of Bitcoin acquired from that initial cost input was exciting and hugely profitable but since the later part of 2017 and beyond, the costs and difficulty of mining have taken the shine and the profitability away for most.
Does this mean that Bitcoin mining is no longer viable? No, it absolutely is still viable. But you really must be mining it efficiently and at the lowest possible costs. You stand no chance unless you have big money behind you and access to the latest technology. Mining City use BTC.com miners. Here they are on the blockchain data charts:
The Mining City facility is based in Kazakhstan where mining power costs are affordable and Bitcoin mining is still very profitable even if Bitcoin values go lower.
To mine Bitcoin, to acquire the asset through the natural process of new coin being created from the block, must still be the sweetest way to acquire your own. I was lucky enough to be acquiring Bitcoin from the block through mining in 2015 and beyond. The costs of gaining the right to mine (albeit through a pool) were within my ability to pay and the pool I joined was (1 share) $500, (2 shares) $1,000, (4 shares) $2,000 or all 7 at $3,500.
There is an almost identical structure at Mining City.
But wouldn’t it also be fantastic if something new could be mined in the same way that could, realistically and potentially, go the way that Bitcoin went?
Enter Mining City’s Bitcoin Vault
Bitcoin Vault is not a standalone project. Mining City mines ordinary Bitcoin and will continue to mine Bitcoin so Bitcoin Vault is an additional product of Mining City, but it requires buying a new type of mining machine.
They have two types of mining machines, mining two different coins under the same roof. You don’t need to be involved with both, but I want to be into both. That way, when (if) Bitcoin steams up to $50,000, I get the benefit of the increased value again, but I also have the new project to profit from too.
When Bitcoin first appeared no-one could have known whether it would take off, but it did and those that got behind Bitcoin in the early days made an absolute fortune.
I now find myself looking at the possibility that it could happen again.
Fundamentally, Bitcoin has experienced only one critical vulnerability in all its time in play since inception.
Now this isn’t often talked about but that happened when one malefactor snagged billions of dollars-worth of Bitcoin, back in (I believe) 2013, still very much the early days. Fixing that required a rolling back of the entire financial record (blockchain ledger) by 24 hours. That fixed it and, to be fair, just one vulnerability in nine years is praiseworthy.
One of its greatest achievements has been to ensure that, to date, Bitcoin has run without any central system, and remains totally transparent and decentralized today.
Bitcoin Vault is based upon the original Bitcoin protocol.
The total amount of Bitcoin Vault coins to be mined (using the same proof of work strategy that Bitcoin has always used) will also be 21 million. And the aim is to hit the 21 million end point at the same time as Bitcoin. So there will be, like Bitcoin, only 21 million of these Bitcoin Vault coins.
That rarity formula has proven good for pretty much every Bitcoin offshoot so far. Whether they have come from a Bitcoin fork or whether they have just used a Bitcoin based name. If they have been limited to 21 million, they’ve done way better than your average altcoin.
Catching up with Bitcoin will require some accelerated mining and this, of course, is a huge part of the early entry advantage of this project.
This image very adequately paints the full picture of how that is going to be done:
You can see that between now and May 2020 the block reward (every ten minutes) will be 175 coins. Even shared in a pool this has massive potential. Right now only Mining City is mining this and when you come in and buy a mining pool share of Bitcoin Vault, you will be receiving block rewards in your wallet after 90 days. Everyone who has already joined, also has the same 90 day lead in period.
As an aside, the Mining City Bitcoin mining shares have a 10 day lead in.
The goal is to mine the first 25% of Bitcoin Vault to test the profitability of this new coin before it goes broadly public. This internal experience, through using testimonials from those that were in, is what will be used to promote the coin publicly once that begins.
Potential advantages of Bitcoin Vault over Bitcoin:
A long-term (safe) electronic store of value – This new coin will be stored in a far more secure way than Bitcoin even and more securely than gold. It will have store of value and users can hold their coins with absolute peace of mind.
Protection from fraud and theft – You know that all transactions on Bitcoin can never be reversed. In the main that is good and, for some, part of the attraction. But it also means that millions, even billions, of dollars have been lost in Bitcoin because people transferred to accounts that don’t exist because they mistyped a Bitcoin wallet address or were tricked into sending to fraudulent accounts.
With this new coin, every transaction is alerted on-chain in a separate and additional way for 144 blocks and can be cancelled within 24 hours IF a mistake has been made or an address was used that is subject to a fraudulent scam.
Therefore, subject to some good checks to make sure the sender is being genuine, if a transfer is made to a bad or wrong address, the funds can be recalled back to the original wallet through an emergency recovery key. (Please note, this cannot be abused by unscrupulous purchasers – I don’t understand the tech behind that but apparently it all works well).
A higher reward for miners – As popularity increases, miners increase in number and difficulty also increases. But for this new coin, the block rewards for miners will be very much higher than that of Bitcoin until it matches Bitcoin’s circulating supply, which is expected to be over approximately one year.
So, what is in it for us?
You may already know that there are over 22.9 million Bitcoin addresses, and only 588 addresses have more than $10 million worth of Bitcoin. For reference, that means the wealthiest people in the world by Bitcoin can fit into a single Boeing 747 plane.
So the goal here is to ensure that, as early adopters, we could be among the wealthiest people in the world through Bitcoin Vault .
Sounds good to me!
Of course, like with BitClub Network, buying shares in this mine is a punt. It could amount to nothing. But the upside potential is simply staggering which makes this probably an even better value bet than I had when I joined Bitclub. Plus, I suspect that once the coins are tradable it is likely that I’d be able to sell enough to cover my investment costs at the very least.
I’ve bought shares in Mining City in both the Bitcoin pool and the Bitcoin Vault pool and I’m looking forward to seeing how this pans out over the next few years.
This is a straightforward horse racing service from the BetHub stable. Bets are sent early by email, often the previous day. I have been trialing this since early August, so four months, during which we have had 150 bets. You can see from the graph that it took a few weeks to take off, but was never much in arrears. As it made a profit to quoted prices and also to Betfair SP, it will be of interest to all our subscribers.
Here are the stats
Strike rate: 26%
Outlay per selection: 1-3 points
ROI quoted prices BOG: 20%
ROI Betfair SP: 12%
Profit Aug-Dec quoted prices BOG: 54 points
Profit Aug-Dec Betfair SP: 31 points
So whether you bet with the bookie or on Betfair, this has made a decent profit after subs, and I am happy to recommend the service.
I’m going to be recording the performance of Treble Tips over the next three months.
This is a football tipping service run by Steve Hudson that specialises in trebles.
Bets are sent on a Friday afternoon via email and a extremely easy to understand and find via your chosen bookie.
I’ve been receiving these bets for the last two weekends and so far all bets have quoted easily achievable odds.
A starting bank of 100 points is recommended and so far all bets have been for either 5 or 2.5 points.
Bets have been a mix of Outright Win, Double Chance, and Over 1.5 selections.
A 60 Day Money Back Guarantee is offered and subs are £14.95 per month, or there is an offer on at the moment (ends 31st Dec) for a £79 one off payment for a year long membership
The first weekend didn’t go very well and we lost about 14 points but the second weekened went much better regaining around 9 points. So at the moment our £1000 starting bank stands at £958 using £10 a point.
Double Dutch is an Excel spreadsheet
costing £34.97 and marketed by Steve Davidson. I suspect that the spreadsheet
utilises macros, so I think that Excel is mandatory, but this does sell quite
cheaply on shopping sites such as EBay or you could use the online version.
For a market, either a horse race or a
football match or whatever sport you want to use this for, you enter the odds
of the various possible results. If the Dutch of these results is viable, the spreadsheet
calculates your stakes using one of two stake pools. On a busy Saturday, this
can take a while to enter all the required data. I only used prices on Betfair,
and placed bets there with a 2% reduction for commission.
I looked at Horse Racing; I chose UK
only and selected the non All Weather meeting that had the first race of the
day, and the meeting that had the final race of the day. I looked for 4 or so
bets. The five weeks that I used to evaluate the spreadsheet, horse racing finished
£16.37 up. Perhaps better race selection: analyse all today’s races, include Ireland,
include Australia perhaps. I also used the odds at 10.00 am (ish) which had the
benefit of stable prices, however the odds at this time seldom reflect the true
market. However, taking prices closer to race start has the problem of fast
moving prices, especially on horses at the top of the market.
I also looked at Football, looking at English Championship, Spain, Italy and France where the games were likely to have few goals. Whilst I made £16.12 I do feel that there are better ways to find matches to bet on. Here too I used early morning prices, where prices closer to kick-off may have better represented the true market.
I feel it is important to mention that you are using a collated view of the market as defined by other users, you are using the odds so that reflects the view on how likely a 0-0 is or a 3-3 or that horse “A” will win.
In short, there are several ways that
my selection process could have been improved.
The spreadsheet works, but I got
frustrated when, because of the way the two ditching pools are balanced, I
correctly selected the winner and still had a losing bet.
To keep the stakes manageable, I reset
after 7 rounds on any one leg, I also reset if the overall profit was 10% of
bank or more.
I can see that with decent bet selection, this could be a handy little tool. On that basis I am happy to approve.
Coupled with other Steve Davidson products such as Double Dutch and Football ATM, Easy Bet Bot is a Windows only application costing £49.97, annually recurring.
It is a very simple Betfair betting app, i.e. it doesn’t work on other exchanges. When I say simple, I mean there isn’t a lot of functionality that isn’t included in other Betfair betting apps.
If you don’t currently use a betting bot, this may be the application for you. I dislike how that markets for any given match are sorted, or rather not sorted; when trying to evaluate the Correct Score markets for Double Dutch this gets very annoying. Also, unable to resize the odds window so you have to continually scroll down.
Therefore, I have some niggles and at
£50 per annum this is quite expensive for what you get. But it does what it
says on the tin, and I can’t complain about that.
Going to go with Neutral as I think the
niggles will frustrate users eventually.
I have been looking Football ATM promoted by Steve Davidson. This is a Windows only app (bot) that costs £39.94. The app appears to be for Windows only.
Steve declares a 97% strike rate for this app and at 87.6% I am close (ish). This is almost certainly due to my match selections; I simply bet on English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Dutch Eredivisie. These were filtered as suggested in the manual.
result other than a nil-nil draw wins, but a nil-nil draw really hurts. For
example, I got 10 wins in 14 bets, but the 4 losers meant I lost £230!
of the bot is for a leg to go on a long winning run so that you have a 20-fold
or longer accumulator. The stakes ramp up but you use winnings from previous
legs. Probably a good idea to impose a maximum run length, say stop at 15
straight winners for example, but that is not what I did.
You manually enter data into the software and it assesses a match as to whether to bet it or not. Here too, probably best to separate “Bet” and “Strong Bet” into their stake plans, but I didn’t do this either.
You are betting on Betfair, so you need to be certain that Betfair have the league you are interested in and that the liquidity will see you matched. With Betfair’s new commission offering, I deducted only 2% commission on a 20-point bank for the backs and a 100-point bank for the lays, both starting at £1,000.
get matched on many Correct Score lays.
-£240 down on the Over/Under Backs and -£190 down on Correct Score Lays, as
stated above this is due to my match selection rather than a fault with the
software. Perhaps you could do better in finding matches that don’t finish 0-0!
works; I’d have coded this differently but that is a niggle. So even though my
ability to consistently find 0-0 matches meant there was a heavy loss, I am
going to approve this application.
Going to stop here and treat this product as a one-off review. We do one-off reviews where it is not reasonable to believe that folks will replicate my selections. I ran this for a few weeks to make sure that I understood the process.
Week 5: Back Bets 14, Back Wins 10, Back Profit -£ 230.88, Lay Bets 8, Lay Wins 4, Lay Profit -£ 132.75.
Overall: Bets: Back Bets 97, Back Wins 85, Back Profit -£ 240.19, Lay Bets 44, Lay Wins 32, Lay Profit -£