Thursday, 18 June 2020

Skeeve Picks Premium (powered by Betmarkets)

Hi everybody,

After talking about it to my clients for more than a year now, I'm glad I can finally introduce our Skeeve Picks Premium partner platform - Betmarkets. If you register for an account via this link, you'll be able to enjoy plenty of benefits as a Skeeve Picks client.

You can currently deposit funds via bank transfer (including digital banks such as Revolut or Monzo), Neteller/Skrill and credit/debit cards.. Unfortunately, both Neteller and Skrill are currently blocking payments from users accessing Betmarkets from the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom. Also, users from following countries currently can't use credit/debit cards to transfer funds to/from Betmarkets: Armenia, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greenland, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United KIngdom. At the moment, Betmarkets aren't able to accept customers from Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, the Dutch Caribbian Islands, France, the Netherlands, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Maarten and the United States of America.


In a few words, Betmarkets is a platform that allows users to automatically replicate bets published by some of the very best tipsters/services out there. I should know as I'm not just one of the tipsters on the platform, but also the tipster/portfolio manager. You most probably already know a thing or two about some of them. Some have been wisely recruited even before I accepted the tipster manager gig.

Anyway, after a few years of preparation, we now have a Curacao license, we're accepting deposits, we have corporate accounts with Pinnacle, Betfair, Betdaq and Matchbook and we're finally up and running!

The platform is really simple to use for both tipsters (or "bettors") and users (or "copiers") - tipsters post their bets in an interface within Betmarkets (built from scratch) that shows a list of the best odds available and their respective liquidity, and the platform then places the bet for everyone who's replicating the tipster's bets via their corporate accounts with Pinnacle, Betfair, Betdaq and Matchbook. Liquidity? Yes, it's almost always a potential issue, but that's why we'll be introducing an assets under management cap when too much money gets behind each tipster - we have a pretty good idea of how much money each tipster will be able to absorb - and why we've already introduced an assets under management cap for my picks.

The best I can do at the moment as far as my picks are concerned is to put you on the waiting list, but while you're waiting, feel free to choose any combination of Betmarkets tipsters (at 20% of the profits and no fixed fee) and you should do great in the long run.

Unlike other platforms that could theoretically be compared to Betmarkets and all those tipster supermarkets with hundreds or thousands of tipsters of questionable approach and profitability, we've decided to go for quality instead of quantity, which is why the number of tipsters/services available on the platform is severely limited and all tipsters have to pass quite a few quality tests before they're accepted.

Along with analyzing P/L, ROI, ROC and max. drawdowns, we've tracked a respectable number of closing odds for each of the tipsters to see if they're significantly beating the closing odds and also made sure that both their p-value for skill/chance and Wald-Wolfowitz for randomness fit the bill as well. I'm proud to say that we've assembled an amazing portfolio of tipsters dealing with plenty of different markets. There's football (obviously), basketball, baseball, horse racing, esports, MMA and more to come.

And here's how Skeeve Picks Premium (powered by Betmarkets) will work in reality:


I'd say that, from now on, Skeeve Picks Premium (powered by Betmarkets) is the best way by far to follow my bets, by replicating them automatically at odds that will be closer to my legendary "pre-mail odds" (my edge over closing odds became quite big over the years) than to recorded odds, which became more or less closing odds over the years as 60 seconds became enough time for the odds to drop from the pre-mail level to the fair/recorded/closing/min. odds level.

There are two ways you'll be able to follow my picks from now on (after you get an invitation to join of course - feel free to let me know if you want me to put you on the waiting list):

1) basic Skeeve Picks service (250 eur fixed annual fee)

You'd be getting all of my official pre-match picks and previews (but not in-play selections) via e-mail as you've been getting them so far, but only after I post the pick at Betmarkets, so that Skeeve Picks Premium clients can get the best possible odds, which will be closer to "pre-mail odds" than to recorded/closing odds. In reality, you'd make profit in case of an excellent season (10-25% ROI at pre-mail odds) or break even in case of a sub-par season (in my case 5-10% ROI at pre-mail odds). I've never had a losing season with my official (pre-match) picks, not even at recorded odds.

2) Skeeve Picks Premium (powered by Betmarkets) (500 eur fixed annual fee + 10% of profit)

You'd be automatically replicating my bets (including my in-play bets) at Betmarkets for a fixed fee + 10% of the profit (paid quarterly). The bets will be posted and automatically taken on the platform first, before I send a regular e-mail to regular Skeeve Picks clients (I'll be sending all e-mails with picks and previews to all Skeeve Picks Premium clients as well, of course) and we'll always make sure that everyone gets odds closer to the "pre-mail" level than the recorded/closing/min. odds one. Skeeve Picks Premium is now closed for new members, but I can put you on the waiting list.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to get back to me at skeevepicks at gmail dot com.