It is with some trepidation that I would like to introduce the latest in my sequence of trials of products aiming to automate the betting process.
Because it is, I think, hard to imagine a piece of software that is more likely to divide opinion than Steve Davidson’s newest offering, the Stop at a Winner bot.
But we’ve never been afraid of courting a little controversy here at Lay Back, so we’re going to give it a go!
Welcome then to our trial of a piece of software that aims to make you money from horse racing entirely by automating a staking plan… Winningmore’s ‘Stop At A Winner’ bot!
Stop At A Winner is a product that bets for you, so you can fire it off and forget about it, whilst you get on with your day.
It is based on a very old idea that has probably crossed every punter’s mind at some stage, that of backing or laying favourites with rising stakes until you’ve banked a net profit – then going back to the start of the sequence and repeating the process over and over again.
Even the term ‘stop at a winner’ isn’t new, as it has been used to refer to this approach for as long as I can remember.
And of course, the bot will revive memories of the oldest and most notorious betting strategy of them all – Martingale.
To Winningmore’s credit, they have thought about the need for appropriate stop recovery measures in their product, plus they do advise a high level of caution when it comes to designing a staking plan. Somewhat bizarrely, this involves an exhortation that elephants should only be eaten one bite at a time (Isn’t this true of everything?!), plus they soberly add..
The needs for both careful staking and a sensible bail-out strategy do mean that the Stop At A Winner sales page presents a rather bewildering array of options.
Add in the flexibility that the thing gives you either to back only, lay only or back and lay, and to bet in both win and place markets all over the world, including some of the more unlikely alternatives such as Australian harness racing, and you certainly won’t be short of possibilities to explore.
And, if all that sounds rather complicated, Steve has published a Youtube video to try to explain how it all works in just four minutes.
So… how are we going to test it?
I’m pleased to welcome a new triallist, Luke, who has already downloaded the software and plans to make a start this week.
We’ve been supplied with recommended settings by Steve Davidson and, given the fact that the bot is likely to run up lots of bets pretty quickly, we’ve discussed all sorts of ambitious targets for the length of the trial.
However, I’ve decided not to set a particular target right now, other than to say we certainly intend to do a lot more than my usual 200.
Luke will be back in mid-May with his first progress report.
Here’s hoping the Stop At A Winner bot produces some effortless profits for him. 🙂