I recently purchased the Accumulator Generator software, which is the latest in a range of products from Betting / Software whizz Mike Cruickshank.
I did this mainly due to the lack of good offers around in the Matched betting world at the moment and this looked like a decent way to add a few more pounds into the piggy bank, so here's what I found:
What is Accumulator Generator?
Accumulator Generator is basically a piece of software that scans a wide range of bookies that are out there and provides a selection of pre-selected Football accumulators that will help you make the most out of the bookmakers offers.
In general, bookmakers love footy accas, as they are a big, steady source of income for them and the odds are stacked even more in their favour than with a standard bet. Pretty much every bookmaker is now offering some kind of 'Acca Insurance', to draw the average punter in.
Most of the terms of these Acca Insurance offers are that if you lose a single leg of your Acca, then you are eligible for a refund.For the normal punter that is a great bonus, but for the seasoned matched bettor, this shouts 'OPPORTUNITY' and the Accumulator Generator makes the most out of this, by providing an easy to use interface and a series of straight talking training videos that will get you up and running in no time.
How Much can You Earn from Accumulator Generator?
Well, to be honest that is entirely up to you and how much time and effort you want to put in and also how much you want to risk your accounts from getting referred to the traders.
Realistically though, you're looking at earning on average £10 from every £50 staked, which is a pretty decent return.
Most of the bookies limit you to having a maximum of a single acca finishing each day, but even if you just placed a single acca each day, that's a return of over £300 a month, which isn't to be sniffed at.
What's Included in Accumulator Generator?
Accumulator Generator Training Videos
The software itself as actually pretty easy to use, but to help you get started Mike has provided a series of training videos, which take you all the way through the basic principles of what a Football Accumulator is, to detailed descriptions of the 5 different strategies that you can employ.
I found these videos really useful, not only in helping me understand how to use the software, but Mike often goes into detail explaining the logic and maths behind the software, which is a nice touch.
The Accumulator Generator Acca Matcher
The centre piece of the software is the Acca Matcher screen, which you can see in the screenshot below:
As you can see from the screenshot, the Accumulator Generator software throws up a large number of potential Accas that you could use, searching over 50,000 potential accas combinations per bookmaker and providing you with the most profitable selection.
The software usually throws up pages and pages of accas which range in value usually up to a maximum of about £15.For each potential accumulator, the software provides the following key information:
• The 'EV' or Estimated Value column shows the returns you should expect to receive when you complete the Acca, if you had placed a £50 stake.
• Length of the Acca, which is really useful to know in case you're not likely to be around for a few days
• Teams - Which matches are included in the Acca
• Total Back / Lay Odds
And to help you sift through all of those footy accas to find the one most suitable for you, there is a handy filter tool that you can use:
The Accumulator Details Screen
Once you have found an Acca that you are interested in you can click through to the Accumulator Details screen shown below:
This is another key screen that you are going to be using at the following times:
Creating Your Acca
This screen shows you the details and timings of each individual leg of the Acca as well as the individual back odds for each leg, that you will need to place at the bookmaker.It also gives you some useful statistics about the likelihood of losing a certain number of legs in each acca.
Updating Your Acca
As soon as a leg of the accumulator has completed, you'll need to come back to this screen and add whether the leg has won or lost, and then hit the 'Save Acca' button.This will then update the ideal stake that you should add as a lay stake.
Sometimes the lay stakes will fluctuate, so you can manually override them on this screen and this will recalculate the ideal stake to lay for you. This is a great feature and makes it really easy to use.
Footy Acca Leg Reminders
One key thing for you to remember if you're using this software, is to lay each of the legs of the Acca before the game commences otherwise, you're likely to ruin your acca.
Luckily Mike and the team have already thought about this and have provided a 'Reminders' section, which provides you with a list of the timings and games that you will need to lay off next for each acca.
This automatically updates when you input the result of the previous leg in the Acca details section.
Accumulator Generator Bet Finder Feature
The final feature worth mentioning in the software is the bet finder, which helps you find bets with close matches across all of the different bookies.
This is a killer feature which you can use to:
• Help you gain maximum profit from your free bets and go under the bookies radar
• Place Mug bets on decent Acca bets
• Find a comprehensive list of other offers from bookmakers
Just check out this video from Mike, as he walks you through each of these features in person on the Accumulator Generator:
Accumulator Generator Strategies Explained
There are a number of different ways in which you can use the Accumulator Generator software, depending on your attitude to risk and the time you have available.
You'll get detailed instructions about each of these strategies in the training videos, but we've pulled out the key points from each strategy below:
Back, Lay and Hope
With this system you place you accumulator at the bookies and lay off each leg one by one. You are hoping that only one of your legs loses so you can hit the refund from the bookmakers.
If all of the legs in the accumulator win, then you make a small loss
If more than one of the legs loses, then you make a small loss
If you only one of the legs loses then you receive the refund from the bookies
This is a low risk, easy to follow approach that a lot of beginners will use, and means you need to lay each leg one after another
With this method you will make a profit whatever the outcome, however, the further down the accumulator you get before you lose a leg, the more profit you will make. If you lose a leg at the start of the Acca then you just won't make as much profit.
With this technique, you just keep on laying the bets until you lose 2 legs
Lock In Profit
This technique is fairly similar to the previous technique, however, you are pretty much guaranteed to make the EV of the Acca each time.
This technique means you are less open to any fluctuation in the lay odds and guarantee the profit, regardless of what happens.
Again, with this technique you keep on laying the bet until you lose 2 legs of the Acca
This is a completely different approach for those of you, who don't have the time to lay off your bets and also don't mind taking a bit of a gamble.In this approach you don't lay off any of the bets, but use the special 'Advantage Play' filter to find your accas.
These will usually be accas made up of of legs with low odds so you are a lot more likely to win the acca or the refund. The software selects the best possible odds combos from a bookmaker, which effectively removes the bookmakers edge and gives the advantage back to the punter.
They advise that this isn't recommended for users, who haven't been betting for long, probably because you could go for long runs without hitting a refund.
The overall recommendation is that you need to put on about 100 accas to see if this approach works for you.
Lay All Method
Most of the other acca methods require you to lay off the accas sequentially, so you can't have more than one game in your acca taking place at the same time. This can, of course, prove to be quite time consuming and a bit of a pain.
The Lay All method, however, is different as it selects Accas where you can place all of your bets up front, without having to worry about remembering to lay them at specific times.This is the easiest approach, but there don't seem to be as many candidates of accas in this category.
How much does Accumulator Generator Cost?
So what's the price for this package of money spinning fun?
At the time of writing the cost is £148.99 + VAT, or you can sign up to a £1 trial for 14 days
Is Accumulator Generator Worth the Money?
My honest opinion is yes, this is definitely worth the money and you will more than make the £150 one off cost for the software back pretty quickly, however, this may not be for everyone for the following couple of reasons:
You Need Good Availability
Although the accumulator generator software gives you all the tools and information that you need, for most of the strategies that we've talked about, you're going to need to be near to an internet connection and computer to lay off your bets at specific times, ie when the leg has finished.
If you've got a lot of time on your hands then this will be fine for you, or you can just use the Advantage Play or Lay All Techniques
You Have an Increased Risk of Gubbing
So logically, if there are thousands of people who have signed up to this software already, then that means there is going to be a lot of people who are betting on the same accas that the Acca matcher throws up.
From a bookies perspective any flurries in activity or any suspicious betting activity/patterns gets flagged up pretty quickly in their systems. Remember, these guys are recording pretty much everything you and others are doing so patterns become clear quite quickly.
If you overuse this software, and go for the highest EV accas all the time at the highest stakes, then I'm afraid, you're risking your account at some stage.
• Don't abuse the system and don't hammer all of the offers
• Mix your accas up across different bookies
• Don't always take the highest EV accas
• Don't always place bets at the maximum stake
• Try to stick to matches that are in the more popular leagues rather than betting on Albania vs Kurdistan
If you're in any doubt about this then just sign up for the 14 day trial and it will only cost you a quid. This is what I did and was plenty of time for you to get used to the Accumulator Generator software and figure out if it is right for you.
For a fuller review of the software, check out this video from our friends at Matched Betting 101
ACCUMULATOR GENERATOR IN Summary
Price: £149 one off fee or 14 day trial for £1
Value For Money:
Ease of Use:
Like I say if you're in any doubt, just throw a pound at this and sign up for the 14 day trial then you can make your own mind up.