This is a big day for me. I’m excited to release the first version of Punt101.
I had the idea for this tool over 4 years ago and wrote about it in 2015. Over the years, I’ve tried and failed to get this idea off the ground. Late last year, I decided if I was ever going to create the site, the time was now. I went out and found a great programmer (and paid him handsomely) to help me develop what is known as an MVP (minimum viable product).
The backbone of the Punt101 website is all about your bet history. I’ve now been betting seriously for 9 years and one of the biggest takeaways from my success is that I tracked every single bet I have ever placed. This gave me the ability to see how I was going and to analyse and make changes to my portfolio. Without tracking my bets and analysing the results, I would have never made a profit.
But I also understand how busy we all are and the time commitment involved in recording, tracking and analysing bets. What used to take me days per month to do can now be done automatically. When I am ready to run a report all I need to do now is head to the site and click a few buttons. It has saved me at least 2 hours per week in record keeping.
Below you can see how all the tools work together to automate everything
This is just the beginning of a much bigger toolkit. I want Punt101 to be the site you come to before and after you place a bet. That means I’ll be adding Stats, odds comparison, online courses, live scores and everything else you could imagine.
We will also have a blog and forum and the main aim is to build up a community of smart punters. This site will be 100% community driven.
I’ll be looking for you all to help with the site in one way or another.
The next year is all about making everything you have seen in the video work flawlessly. There will be a huge number of bugs we find as more and more of you test out the site. We will also add new bookmakers every month.
Privacy and security
The bet history application stores your usernames and passwords encrypted on your computer only. Punt101 does not have access to them.
An open startup
Just like I have done with my betting, this company will be an open startup. That means I will share everything with you. Our numbers (users, visitors), costs, profits/losses and so on. Just as I have done over the last 9 years with my betting, I will be fully transparent with how I run the site. Expect quarterly updates.
100 Beta testers
You will be able to create an account from today by heading to the Punt101 website and signing up (click sign in and then Sign up). After I have 100 signups I will close down the ability to create an account. Only join if you are willing to test out the site and give feedback.
I would love to hear what you think and what you would like me to add to the site.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to creating the ultimate sports betting tool for you.