Offered as part of the Stark Investors stable of tipsters, The Perm Firm is a sports betting service that offers users selections for perm bets that are designed to maximise profit.
What is the product?
The Perm Firm is a football betting service that typically provide selections on a weekly basis (typically in the morning and directly to your email address) although this can be more. The tips that are sent out are all designed to be used for perm betting which is a specific method of spreading your bets in order to maximise profits. With The Perm Firm you will be sent a number of games that are due to be played over a period of a few days. You then back combinations of doubles, trebles and even accumulators in various combinations meaning that you should have a number of winners per perm bet which should also be at pretty good odds. Because of this you are not reliant on all bets to win in order to produce profit. Based purely off bets being profitable, The Perm Firm had a strike rate of 57.69% between May and December of 2014 with only 39 bets in 92 not profiting. The selection process for The Perm Firm isn’t really discussed by Stark Investors however they do say that they have a team of perm betting experts whose knowledge, research and experience are “of the highest calibre”.
What is the investment vs. the rate of return?
Stark Investors sell The Perm Firm on a subscription basis which starts at £49 per month, moving up to £99 per quarter and ultimately an annual subscription which is offered for £279. There is no money back guarantee mentioned so one would expect there to be nothing like this in place however this is standard practice for most tipster services. The return on your investment into The Perm Firm is claimed to be substantial with £14,477 allegedly made in 7 months. This figure is however based on betting £10 on doubles and triples with an additional £25 on an accumulator bet which quickly adds up to well in excess of £100 per bet.
Does the product provide value for money?
This is a rather difficult thing to gauge. Personally I feel that The Perm Firm is little expensive on a monthly basis however if you take advantage of the discount by buying a longer term subscription it is a little more attractive. With no results for January so far however, this is definitely a risky investment.
The Perm Firm isn’t a bad tipster service by any stretch of the imagination and last year generally performed well. It isn’t without its flaws however. There is an inherent risk in perm betting and as I have mentioned, the service is far from cheap. I also think that if you use more reasonable stakes, The Perm Firm isn’t anywhere near as profitable and a big part of the appeal is the income that is shown. With that in mind however 2014 produced a higher strike rate than 2015 and if that momentum can be carried forward you should ultimately end up in the black. It all depends on whether you are happy taking that risk. Personally, I’d wait to see updated results for the new year but I appreciate that not everybody is as conservative as I am.