Expert Cappers is a tipping service for American sports (inlcuding NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, Boxing and PGA golf). Members can choose to subscribe to different packages defined by sport or betting market, or they can subscribe to all (which is verified here as one record). All packages guarantee a certain number of tips each month, which if not reached each month membership is extended until all picks are reached, as well as a monthly profit guarantee (next one free if month not in profit). It is the sister service to ExpertTipsters, the European and world sports service. Proofed to Sports-Tipsters from 11th June 2013 to the 12th January 2014.
Sports-Tipters' Opinion: Expert Cappers, and its sister Expert Tipsters, now have multiple tipsters (and subscription packages) advertised on their platform, ranked by performance. Users of Sports-Tipsters should be clear that not all performance has been verified. Furthermore, by adopting the "pack 'em high, sell 'em cheap" marketing model, statistically we can expect at least a few of the tipsters to show a reasonable measure of performance, which nonetheless may still just be the result of chance. All tips aggregated over the full period of verification revealed little evidence of skill, with a closing yield of -3.42% from 262 verified tips.
It was also questionable whether there were really multiple individual tipsters operating as was suggested by the ranking page or whether it was just one person tipping and using this categorisation as a means of increasing the chances of showing some positive performance. The intermittent nature of tipping with gaps in excess of a week (and on one occasion over two months) would suggest the latter.
Response from Expert-Cappers:
The owner explained that the website was taken down because of the comments Sports-Tipsters had made about the service's multi-categorasation of tipsters, with the intention of restricting the number of tipsters to only those he perceived as having the potential to be profitable in the long run.
Sports-Tipters' Opinion to the Response
It was a pity that the owner didn't contact Sports-Tipsters to explain this course of action before embarking on it. Furthermore, this suspension follows a previous domain name change to the Expert-Cappers service involving a 2-month break in activity, and as such is just further evidence of a tipster who has yet to determine exactly what it is that he wants to achieve. (Expert-Tipsters has also changed domain name twice.) Additionally, a punter might reasonably expect that a tipster who is prepared to charge money for betting advice has already identified which tipsters are profitbale and which are not. Punters should expect to be paying for skill, not guesswork or endless reorganisation. Consequently, Sports-Tipsters stands by its original decision to terminate verification. In Sports-Tipsters opinion Expert-Cappers is not a leading website for professional sports tips. As always, readers are welcome to make up their own minds.