Can you trust tipster’s advice?

With online sports betting came a slew of online tipsters. These are people who are either paid to hand out advice to sports bettors or do it out of the goodness of their hearts. The problem with this is that pretty much anyone who has a computer and access to the internet can create a sports betting tipsters site.

This, in turn, means that there are a large number of tipsters out there who are either fly by nighters or are simply not as knowledgeable as they claim to be. So how do you tell the difference?

Track Record

The first thing to look at when deciding whether to trust a tipster’s advice is their track record. A good tipster who is worthy of your trust will have a long and successful track record. Of course, this should be easily available online along with client reviews of their work.

A tipster with a good track record will have been profitable and consistent for over six months to a year. Make sure as well that the tipster is not editing their own record. All sources should be independent and verifiable; if someone tries to give you advice without this easily obtained, then walk away.

Online Celebrities

A number of online tipsters around the world have become almost minor celebrities in their chosen field.

This is due mostly to their success rate, but also to their active presence. An online tipster who has a very well known name has got something which they need to maintain and is usually trustworthy.

Of course, there are exceptions to every rule, so never go in blindly trusting someone just because all the other lemmings did so too.

In the same vein, there are a number of large international online betting sites which almost all punters have heard of. The tipsters that work for these sites have to maintain the integrity of the over all company and are usually trustworthy because of that. As with everything, however, do not trust blindly without making your own conclusions.

Social Media

Almost every person on the planet these days is connected on social media of some kind or another.

Even more so those who need their names to become a household one, and members of the public to trust them. Before trusting any tipster’s advice, see if they have an online social media presence.

Make sure that they are contactable and will engage with their readers. That way one can question their advice to see if it has a sturdy basis or is simply a whim of their imagination.

Paid Experts

To be fair, some online tipsters are in fact paid experts. They have spent many years sharpening their prediction skills and are thus just as entitled to charge for their services as anyone else.

The trick is to be able to tell the difference between upstanding professionals and fraudsters out for a quick buck.

The above advice will start you on your way to deciding which tipster’s advice is trustworthy and which you should walk away from. The main thing to remember is to always do your own research, both into the actual tipster himself as well as his given advice.