I’ve tended to focus on straight betting systems recently, as opposed to learning new trading methods.
I can see the appeal of the latter but, in spite of my best intentions, I lack the time to do them justice.
Testing a dozen or so services simultaneously does that to you.
However, I did make an exception with Any Other Win as it just looked too promising to pass up.
So how have I been getting on so far?
Read on to find out…
This straightforward system involves trading games from all over the world.
Each day, you receive a list of matches to bet on and then place up to two bets on each one, depending on how matters proceed.
This means that quite a few games never actually become live trades: as you do need events in-play to conform to certain parameters first.
All of which has a number of implications:
1. I don’t foresee there being a shortage of matches to trade during the close season. There seems always to be football being played somewhere and AOW doesn’t appear to be too fussy about where it draws its selections from.
2. You do need to make time for this service. I found that matches can occur throughout the day which, in practice, won’t suit everyone. I must confess, it didn’t really suit me (about which, more in a moment).
3. You need to have a smartphone with you to carry out the trading. The bets you place require no special software; but do involve being available and prepared to act whenever you receive a prompt.
I carried out five live trades in my first week with the system and then, I must confess, realised I simply don’t have the time to test this.
They were all profitable as follows:
|Market||Start time||Settled date||Odds||Stake||Liability||Bet type||Placed||Profit/loss (net commission)|
|Football / Tondela v Estoril Praia : Correct Score||01-Apr-17 16:00||01-Apr-17 17:52||60||0.9||0||Back||01-Apr-17 16:50||-0.9|
|Football / Tondela v Estoril Praia : Correct Score||01-Apr-17 16:00||01-Apr-17 17:52||25||2||48||Lay||01-Apr-17 16:22||2|
|Football / Levante v Mirandes : Correct Score||01-Apr-17 15:00||01-Apr-17 16:56||10||0.91||0||Back||01-Apr-17 15:50||-0.91|
|Football / Levante v Mirandes : Correct Score||01-Apr-17 15:00||01-Apr-17 16:56||4.5||2||7||Lay||01-Apr-17 15:11||2|
|Football / Aston Villa v Norwich : Correct Score||01-Apr-17 15:00||01-Apr-17 16:54||22||0.49||0||Back||01-Apr-17 15:49||-0.49|
|Football / Aston Villa v Norwich : Correct Score||01-Apr-17 15:00||01-Apr-17 16:54||10.5||0.98||9.31||Lay||01-Apr-17 15:28||0.98|
|Football / Cittadella v Spezia : Correct Score||25-Mar-17 17:00||25-Mar-17 18:53||27||1.36||0||Back||25-Mar-17 17:46||-1.36|
|Football / Cittadella v Spezia : Correct Score||25-Mar-17 17:00||25-Mar-17 18:53||17||2||32||Lay||25-Mar-17 17:28||2|
|Football / Almeria v Alcorcon : Correct Score||25-Mar-17 17:00||25-Mar-17 18:52||44||1.3||0||Back||25-Mar-17 17:46||-1.3|
|Football / Almeria v Alcorcon : Correct Score||25-Mar-17 17:00||25-Mar-17 18:52||26||2||50||Lay||25-Mar-17 17:30||2|
|No. of Bets||10|
You will notice that I am using very small amounts of money.
This was primarily for risk management reasons. But I also realised that sometimes the Correct Score market – which is the one that this service trades – can be highly illiquid.
This is something we will need to an eye on in future.
This is a service that does require the user to be very available. So, following my first few trades, I paused the trial whilst I searched high and low for a new triallist who was able to do it justice.
I’ve now found one in Mark, who has been very active recently on my FBA thread. He is going to make an immediate start and will report periodically on progress.
I’m conscious of the fact that several people have been awaiting this update, looking for guidance on whether to buy the product.
I’m afraid I have to apologise to them for my slowness in getting this off the ground. Unfortunately however, there are limits to the number of trials I can run, especially where trading is involved. I just forgot that for a moment in my excitement.
And I do remain excited. So far I have won every trade and think AOW really might be on to something.
Mark will now take the testing forward to see if this hunch is right.
He’ll be back with his first report in June.
Meanwhile, you can read more about Any Other Win here.