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About the Tipsters' Leagues
Sports-Tipsters' league tables now rank monitored tipsters according to their TipIQ, a statistical estimate of a tipster's skill level (over and above chance) for the period in question. Further information about what this is and why it is used to rank tipsters can be found on Analysing a Tipster.
4 league tables are presented:
An important change on 13th June 2011
Some tipsters proofing to Sports-Tipsters were already operating their service prior to the commencement of proofing to Sports-Tipsters. Sports-Tipsters also used to show a 5th table including all tips, proofed and unproofed, combinded together. As of 13th June 2011 this table was removed, along with all pre-proofing records for any tipsters that had them.
Sports-Tipsters has taken the view, based on experience of proofing over 200 betting advisory services, that too often tips records that predate the time of proofing frequently outperform the proofed record and give a false impression of the quality of the tipster. In this way, tipsters' admission to Sports-Tipsters proofing services became a self selecting process with only those tipsters that started well going on to request their service be independently monitored. One can make the assumption, then, that many Tipsters which started badly never chose to ask for independent monitoring of their tips because they concluded that there was little point in continuing to operate a service. As such, then, pre-proofed tips may very well be disproportionately better than one might expect, with the element of luck dominating that of skill. Read more about the importance of distinguishing luck from skill.
For this reason, Sports-Tipsters now considers only proofed tips to be relevant for public consumption and analysis. Some tipsters have had tips proofed by other monitoring services prior to coming to Sports-Tipsters, and where appropriate this has been identified on the tipster's analysis page on this website. Nevertheless, in the context of the results, profits charts and analysis that are presented through this website, Sports-Tipsters will be applying a strict definition of "proofed" to mean proofed to Sports-Tipsters only. Whilst punters can frequently request pre-proofing records direct from the tipster, Sports-Tipster would nevertheless advise that any punter looking to purchase tips from any of the tipsters publishing their records here consider only the proofed tips as a reliable representation of betting performance.
Sports-Tipsters records a profit/loss on the date a bet was settled, not the date a bet was advised. Discrepancies may arise between monthly statistics published for each tipster and those presented on the tipster's website where ante post or long term bets have been advised in one month but are not settled until another later month.
Small discrepancies between the record shown by Sports-Tipsters and that shown by the tipster's own website may also arise due to rounding of betting odds and profits, the omission of tips not received, and the ommission, by the tipster, of commission deducted from winning exchange bets (and lays) Bets advised at an exchange price and all lays are proofed at acceptably "gettable" prices and with 5% commission deducted. Any other discrepancy will be due to manual error either on the part of Sports-Tispters or the tipster themselves, and it is the Tipster's responsibility to notify Sports-Tipsters of any ommissions and errors that he believes exist.
The tipsters' leagues are updated every Monday.
Last update: 31/05/15