Reviews + Testimonials

In January 2019 I asked members for any feedback they could give on the service and below is a selection of the emails received. 

Further down the page you can find some of our independent reviews from tipster review sites and blogs.

"All in all I would clearly grade the service as A. If I'd be able to turn over a bit more even A+. I think I've mentioned in one of my previous emails that On The Oche is the only tipster service I follow. I'm living off my betting so I need to take this as a serious business and only the best is good enough for me. This resulted in gradually decreasing the number of external sources I use. On The Oche is the only external source that remains. Thank you for your dedication and effort you put into this service. It's truly excellent."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2010
"Another great year Rich. Just done my year end totals and my darts bets had a 19% ROI for 2018. Almost all of that was down to OTO from either following the official bets or making use of the extra things you mention in the emails. Top service you provide and I will of course be signing up again for another year"
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2014
"I have been a member for many years yet have barely ever emailed you. You should take this as a compliment as I have never needed to as you run a very thorough and transparent service. I make my living from betting and usually use betting services as a second opinion to compliment my own thoughts. You are 1 of only 2 services that I have ever just followed blind as I trust your opinion fully."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2008
"I will keep my feedback short and sweet. Just keep doing what you are doing. Nothing needs changing you have got it just right as it is."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2010
"Here is my feedback. Like the results of course, nice returns even though I use only the exchanges mostly. Like the write-ups. I didn't know much about the sport before signing up for the service. Now I'm actually looking forward to the tournaments. Like the scheduling. Really helpful that I'll know exactly when the bets are going to come. Like the extra summaries on the days play. Dislikes - not much. Would like more bets of course but that's not in your hands as would need more events I guess. So all in all - keep it up!"
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2015
"Sat here trying to think of some negatives to give you some constructive feedback but to be honest I can't think of anything. Everything is pretty much spot on. You run a very professional service and I wish there were more like you."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2017
"I am a fan. I focus in a similar way to you on track and field betting and know how much work and hours it takes to stay ahead of the pack. I find it very interesting when you explain not just why you think a player is a value price but why you think the market has come to the wrong conclusion. My test is does a person tell me things that are not (yet) public knowledge and you have done that quite a few times."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2017
"I can put up with a badly run service if they produce the goods and give me profit. But to get profit and a well run service is the ideal and you do both so fair play."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2015
"I have been betting on darts for over 20 years. I first subscribed to you many years ago just for 1 month for the BDO world champs to fill the gaps in my knowledge as I am a PDC guy. I stayed subscribed ever since and am a very happy customer. It's good to have a knowledgable 2nd opinion to compare my own thoughts to. Either gives me extra confidence if we agree on a bet or gives me food for thought if we disagree. I also know that you will pick up anything I might have missed. I can give you no bigger compliment than most of the time I will wait until half 8 before placing any of my bets to check what you think first."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2009
"A shining example of how to succeed in a betting niche and how to be a solid and professional tipster service"
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2016
"I really really like the service. It is pretty high strikrate which I like. It is low maintenance to follow. You are reliable as bets always arrive when you say. I love your analysis and it really gives confidence that I am following a expert of the game. And an added bonus is that darts is just a heap of fun to watch and having great value bets really adds to it. The Suljovic v Anderson Matchplay final was probably the most dramatic sport I have seen this year. Unterbuchners run in the BDO champs was a blast (what a bet that was by the way). While of course entertainment is secondary to making a profit if we can combine the 2 and make money while watching some dramatic entertaining sport then happy days"
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2017
"One of the first bets you sent me was a bet on Barnard vs Henderson. If you remember you explained how Barnards style of throw would mess up Hendersons. I remember staying up late (my time, I am from Australia) to watch the match on a stream and was struck by how things went exactly how you described. Very impressive analysis and shows you have a good read of the sport. Looking forward to 2019!"
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2018
"I must be one of your longest serving members? I actually "retired" from betting as a serious proposition in 2014 but kept OTO as it is just a really enjoyable service to follow. No hassle, just the right amount of bets, honestly run, good value subscription price and a firm feeling of having a clear and obvious edge."
Member Testimonial
Subscriber since 2007

Secret Betting Club 
OnTheOche is rated as a Hall Of Fame service by the Secret Betting Club.

SBC is an independent members only service that reviews tipping services, betting systems etc in order to recommend to their members what they feel are the best services out there. A Hall of Fame rating from SBC for a tipster service is kind of the equivalent of a Michelin star rating for a restaurant.  

The Gambling Gallivant
Rated 88/100 in September 2018. You can read the review here gamblinggallivant.com/tipster-reviews/ontheoche-review/

Best Betting System Reviews
BBSR review here bestbettingsystemreviews.com/tag/on-the-oche-2/

ProGambler 
The following review is from ProGambler (www.progambler.co.uk) who investigate betting services and systems. 

“With the majority of sports tipsters concentrating on Racing, football and golf it’s always nice to look at services ploughing their own distinctive furrow. 

One such service is On The Oche (OTO) the brain child of darts expert Richard Anderson. We have been monitoring the service for over 10 months now at Progambler and feel it time to bring you up to date with the numbers and to put our opinion on record.

Why OTO? 

The service first came to our attention in July last year when it seemed to consistently garner plaudits on the more discerning forums and message boards. As OTO offer a diversification into a sport which could be ripe for a betting boom we considered it essential that we check this service out on your behalf – our main reason being that surely it makes sense to build a punting portfolio across the sporting spectrum? 

I think increasingly, this diversification angle should be a key consideration for anyone who follows tipster services with a portfolio mentality. All sports can suffer unfathomably adverse betting periods and it pays to have some balance in your roster so as not to be relying too heavily on any one sport or service.

After a ‘toe in the water’ free month’s trial membership we’d made an impressive 5.91pts profit. At that point I discussed with Rich the possibility of Progambler proofing his service – and here we are 10 months later. 

How did OTO actually perform? Well before I add the context here are the all important numbers:

Number of tips: 153
Outlay: 132.55pts
Return: 155.66pts
Profit: 23.11pts
% ROI: 17.44%
1pt Level Stake Profit 41.65pts
1pt Level Stakes % ROI: 27.22%
Average stake per bet: 0.866pts
Level Average Stake profit: 36.08pts

As you can see, some nice solid numbers with a strong, healthy ROI. 

Quite importantly however, the stats suggest that to follow a level stakes approach was more profitable for this period than following strictly to the advised staking. That is not to say that this trend would definitely continue but it is certainly worth bearing in mind when deciding on a staking plan with which to follow the service.

OTO averages about 5 or 6 tips per week however the reality is that there are periods of frantic activity and then quiet periods which can sometimes run into weeks. Thankfully Rich is very good at flagging up advance notice of when he is likely to put out his selections. I would also say that you need to be quick on the prices although often even if you are not on the best prices you should get close to them. Generally best and next best prices tend to last for up to an hour after they have been advised.

Straying back to the results, the fact that level staking seemed so much more profitable led me to the theory that the longer priced selections were where the true profit was hiding – a fact, if true, that isn’t reflected in Rich’s staking. My hunch is level staking is the way ahead here. 

On The Oche is pretty uncommon as a tipping service in that it offers bets ranging anywhere from 1.44 to 51.0. The vast majority of the bets are odds on or close to it, reflecting a sport of two man, head to head contests. Darts is a sport, and this is a style of betting, that should suit those who favour maintaining short losing runs over regularly backing big priced selections. Although, as I stated earlier that is not to say there are no opportunity to experience the thrill of a double digit winner such as finishing second in the UK Open at 50/1 ew. 

The results prove OTO have a massive edge when it comes to the outright betting and are still profitable in the busier more cut throat match betting that obviously represents the lion’s share of their bet volume. From this summary it is clear that getting the prices is not nearly as important on the outright betting as it is in the match bets – and that is a key point worthy of consideration.

As for the 10 month period itself, well, undoubtedly there were highs and there were lows with the highs, I am pleased to say, far outweighing the lows.

So let’s look at the key aspects of this service. 

This service is profitable to both advised and level staked approach, the customer service is excellent (and Gregor would argue second to none). 

Rich is straightforward to communicate with and very importantly he explicitly understands that his service must evolve and change along with the environment it operates in if it wants to keep making good profits for its members. OTO has without doubt got an excellent handle on the darts scene. The write ups are a nice balance too, being involved enough to engage the reader and relay the reasons behind the bet without recourse to needless waffle.

Who would suit this service? 

I would say it suits anyone who doesn’t mind backing short price selections and who is looking to add diversity to their portfolio. At £300 per year, I believe OTO to be at the more affordable end of the market. £50 or £100 per pt level stakes would reflect an entry level investment level to give the desired return whilst covering subscriptions and hassle factor.

An additional, and underplayed, aspect is also that OTO is very much a service for the punting voyeurs out there – those that like the emotional roller coaster of watching their bets in running. Darts is a brilliant betting sport and, at its best, it is fabulously entertaining armchair viewing. The sport, like all pub games, is simply made for betting, yet it is only in recent years that the bookies have cottoned on. Latterly, they have really taken the game by the scruff of the neck and along with the TV companies, the betting firms sponsorships have started to inject the much needed cash that will allow darts to develop and grow to the next level. Crowds are well up too and it’s great to watch the majority of the matches played in packed houses with electric and partisan atmospheres.

I would have no hesitation in recommending On The Oche to any interested parties without reservation.

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