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eagles2008
22-05-2015, 08:57 PM
I just wanted to share this with people. I have done this a bit recently with the paddy power offer and have made an amount each week.

I'm attempting to follow matchedbettingblog.com

This is good to read on a Friday and make some weekend bets accordingly. I know the wins are little and require a lot of thought. But once you do it it's easy to follow.

Thought some other palace fans could be interested.

Louis
23-05-2015, 04:13 AM
Looks good :p

Only works for people without an existing account with the relevant bookies I think.

eagles2008
26-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Some offers do but most on there are for existing customers as well!

maestro
26-05-2015, 04:32 PM
I did that couple of years ago and earnt myself about £500

David Black
26-06-2015, 01:22 PM
I have done this fairly recently and made about £500 profit which I stuck into my holiday spending money fund. I quite enjoyed doing it as well, reminds me of the stock market only you can't lose lol. Couple of hours here and there each night, no sweat.

There are a few paid for subscription-based websites out there but I used this blog which is free, there's no need to pay for this info I don't think as all you're paying for is somebodies clever marketing.

fragbet.co (http://fragbet.co/2015/06/23/matched-betting-archive/)

Shows you how to do each offer and once you get the hang of it you're printing money pretty much.

eagles2008
26-06-2015, 05:43 PM
Yes I fully agree. Tomorrow you have chances on the 2:00 at Newcastle on skybet. 2:35 on Paddy power. Bet victor have a four play offer and a really good promotion for anyone who has a spare tenner.

Chelsea to win any trophy next season @ 3/1. Max bet is a tenner but it INCLUDES the community shield so you are slightly more likely to get a payout before the season starts!

eagles2008
02-01-2016, 05:16 PM
I just wanted to update people and say that I have made just under 5k by following the blog so far and going for some other special offers. There is a forum on there which will help you out!

mart63
02-01-2016, 09:46 PM
In about seven months you appear to have found the goose that lays the golden egg.

Good work.

mart63
02-01-2016, 09:46 PM
In about seven months you appear to have found the goose that lays the golden egg.

Good work.

WorthingEagle
23-02-2016, 10:51 PM
Just cleared £500 from the first 8 sites after getting the tip-off from my step-brother. It's printing money if you've got a bit spare to use as a float. Obviously you run out of new sites eventually, but even existing customer offers like one Bet365 had tonight are worth £30-40 for half an hour's work.

eagles2008
25-02-2016, 06:59 AM
Definitely and sky have promos through the week that can easily make another 25-30 if done properly. The problem comes when you start getting blocked by websites for promotion abuse and making too much money off them. I think this is highly unfair and discrimination but nothing I can do about it.

FourtyTwo
25-02-2016, 07:06 AM
My boss managed to make just over £4K, having done it very extensively for about 5 months. Slowly but surely he got banned from taking the free bets by the bookmakers - I think he had around 20 accounts to begin with, and was banned by all but PaddyPower when he stopped.

He had put close to £75k through the total accounts, and saw his credit score worsen and credit card rate increase though!

Palace Kebab
25-02-2016, 07:13 AM
I have made 4K in my first 4 months of matched betting and have a full time job. So it is not that time consuming. I use one of the paid for site , 150 pounds for the year. I have been gubbed (banned) by 888 casino for abusing a casino offer and bet victor for dutching. I do a fair amount of mug betting to ensure i keep accounts open. It works, but is not for everyone i guess. Knowing about sport and having a head for figures helps.

beef
25-02-2016, 07:15 AM
I did this about 8 years ago. It works well with the big, established bookmakers but you start scraping the barrel and signing up for more obscure ones - getting your money back from these people wasn't worth the hassle.

Palace Kebab
25-02-2016, 07:15 AM
Reload offers provide a good income beyond the sign ups. My first 2K was sign ups, the rest reloads

WorthingEagle
25-02-2016, 07:21 AM
Yeah, been mixing it up with mug bets, also going fairly high odds so 95% of the time the cash ends up in the exchange and the bookies are up. You just need a bigger float to cover the liabilities.

dean000
26-04-2016, 09:16 AM
Looks Bet365 are handing out free money again tonight on the Man City vs Real Madrid game tonight :)

A nice easy £30 or so for the beers this weekend!

Far East Eagle
26-04-2016, 09:18 AM
Looks Bet365 are handing out free money again tonight on the Man City vs Real Madrid game tonight :)

A nice easy £30 or so for the beers this weekend!

in what way?

dean000
26-04-2016, 09:41 AM
in what way?

If you don't already have a bet365 account, you wanna do the sign up offer first as you make loads of that. There's a youtube video that takes you through it all:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lccSwIejo70

If you do already have an account then you do the following:

Place £50 bet prematch on anything and lay it off at the exchange, calculated as (SR) Stake returned. So you could for example, bet on man city to win, then use a matched betting calculator to tell you how much to lay it off with for your acceptable loss.

Then place £50 in play on anything. Maybe on the draw for example. Then calculate the bet as SNR and lay that off at the bet exchange. You profit just like a £50 free bet. So 70% of £50 is £35 profit.

Does that make sense? I've kinda assumed that you have already done most of the sign up offers and know matched betting. Maybe I should make it easier for other people reading this? If anyone wants me to, just ask and I'm happy to walk through it better.

WorthingEagle
26-04-2016, 09:50 AM
It's usually more than £30-35, as you don't have to bet the £50 refund. So if you can keep your "losses" on the pre-match and in-play bet down, you can trouser £40-45.

Or £80-90 if you also do it on your missus' account from another IP address ;)

dean000
26-04-2016, 09:54 AM
Or £80-90 if you also do it on your missus' account from another IP address ;)

Cheers mate. lol. Not that we would ever do anything like that ay ;)

ANDY FROM BR1
26-04-2016, 10:39 AM
If anyone is doing this and opening a new account can you do it through the link in my signature please. There's a chance to win a signed Zaha shirt too.

trev81
27-04-2016, 08:37 AM
I'm looking to get into this matched betting stuff. Can anyone recommend if any of the sites from here are any good? www.comparematchedbetting.co.uk (http://www.comparematchedbetting.co.uk)

dean000
27-04-2016, 02:28 PM
I'm looking to get into this matched betting stuff. Can anyone recommend if any of the sites from here are any good? www.comparematchedbetting.co.uk (http://www.comparematchedbetting.co.uk)


freebetchallenge.co.uk are probably the best out of those to get started with and go through your sign up offers with.

Then you need to upgrade to an advanced one. PM are really good. I can't really comment on the other ones as I haven't tried them.

Sweetpea!
27-04-2016, 06:44 PM
MB is the best thing that's happen to me in ages.

I need to get out of debt before I start uni. Its paid of a nice chuck of it already :)

Casino:
Super Monopoly Money is the current 'thing'. Not that is has paid off for me. But a mate has raked in just under 1k from it in the last moth.

dean000
29-04-2016, 07:47 AM
MB is the best thing that's happen to me in ages.

I need to get out of debt before I start uni. Its paid of a nice chuck of it already :)

Casino:
Super Monopoly Money is the current 'thing'. Not that is has paid off for me. But a mate has raked in just under 1k from it in the last moth.

Nice! I wish I knew about it when I was that young.

Whats the super monopoly money all about?

Sweetpea!
29-04-2016, 11:50 AM
Its a casino loophole.
A certain slot called Super Monopoly Money
It gets you past wagering the bonus they give on first deposit. It only works at two remaining casinos as far as I know now and I don't suppose that will be for much longer.

It's high risk. A pal was 1/2 way through his game and the slot got pulled, so he lost £100. I lost £100 the other day not 'not following instructions' (didn't realize you had to cancel a bonus and wager some more real money) so my £50 win on tp of my £100 deposit returned to bonus funds, making it impossible for me.

Though others have minted it!

Since Cheltenham, where many bookies copped it in the pocket, they all seem to have tightened up on free bets, cash back, everything.

Gub city happened after then.

Paddy Power Gub people just for signing up.

lostandfound86
29-04-2016, 11:55 AM
Wow! I want to try this. What will be the steps so that I can join? I'm interested to try my luck.

dean000
29-04-2016, 04:30 PM
Its a casino loophole.
Since Cheltenham, where many bookies copped it in the pocket, they all seem to have tightened up on free bets, cash back, everything.


I heard about 30,000 matched bettors in the UK at the minute. Each would have made at least £500 on cheltenham... That works out at like £15 million profit for matched bettors lol.

Saying that, I guess for every one of those stories there are 10 times as many normal punters that lose money on it. Crazy how much money goes through it all.

trev81
30-04-2016, 09:39 AM
freebetchallenge.co.uk are probably the best out of those to get started with and go through your sign up offers with.

Then you need to upgrade to an advanced one. PM are really good. I can't really comment on the other ones as I haven't tried them.

Cheers dean!

Got my first matched bets on the Stoke v Sunderland game today. Exciting to see how it all goes!

WorthingEagle
30-04-2016, 09:46 AM
I heard about 30,000 matched bettors in the UK at the minute. Each would have made at least £500 on cheltenham... That works out at like £15 million profit for matched bettors lol.

Saying that, I guess for every one of those stories there are 10 times as many normal punters that lose money on it. Crazy how much money goes through it all.

Thing is though, with matched betting you generally aim to lose the bet with the bookies, so that your cash ends up in the exchange rather than sitting in the bookies, which might take 3-4 days to get back and be able to re-invest.

So overall the bookies probably come out on top, the only people losing are those on the exchange - and they've already put their money up for grabs, so either you take it or a trader/mug punter does.

lostandfound86
02-05-2016, 11:49 AM
Can anybody suggest me a betting site for beginners?

dean000
03-05-2016, 10:43 AM
Can anybody suggest me a betting site for beginners?

Online Betting School have a free bet challenge (http://www.freebetchallenge.co.uk). I'd recommend that if you're completely new to it. They should have updated their weekly example that you can do on this weekend's matches to get started if you like.

PalaceMonkey
03-05-2016, 05:37 PM
Ok, have made my first matched bets.
Will be an epic £13 up after they complete.

If it all works as expected, will increase the stakes

PalaceMonkey
04-05-2016, 08:25 AM
I'm following matchedbettingblog mentioned in the first post.

I'm still not really sure I understand how the profit works.
I've made £10 off my first matched bet, and now I'm using the free bet that I earned to try & make some more money.

But it's still only going to be about £25 worth of profit.

To earn bigger money, do I have to loads of bets, or a few huge ones?

WorthingEagle
04-05-2016, 08:48 AM
I'm following matchedbettingblog mentioned in the first post.

I'm still not really sure I understand how the profit works.
I've made £10 off my first matched bet, and now I'm using the free bet that I earned to try & make some more money.

But it's still only going to be about £25 worth of profit.

To earn bigger money, do I have to loads of bets, or a few huge ones?

Not sure you should have made that large a profit off a normal bet (one made with solely your own money) if you were doing it right and without risk.

The idea is that you lose a nominal amount on each normal bet, say 50p on a £10 bet. The calculator tells you exactly what to lay so that you lose exactly the same amount whether the bet wins or loses. You might make a very small profit if you get a particularly good match, i.e. the bet was 4.5 and the lay 4.3.

This qualifies you to receive the free bet(s).

Then, when you are betting with the bookie's money, the profit comes because you are only using your own money on one side of the equation. In the example above you lose 50p because you had to make a real bet of £10. If the £10 wasn't yours, the 50p loss becomes £9.50 profit. However, because you have to account for not getting your stake back on free bets, a £7.50 profit is more realistic.

I'd advise you to practise some more before going for Bet365, Ladbrokes etc - as a mistake on those could be very costly.

You can make a decent amount of money quickly on these sites, but generally it's all about frequency, kicking off 2-3 sign-up bonuses a day. Once you get the hang of it and each offer only takes 15 minutes, £10 for 15 minutes work becomes more attractive.

I use the site profitaccumulator.co.uk (http://www.profitaccumulator.co.uk). The trial is free and walks you through two offers, plus gives you access to the oddsmatcher and lay calculator.

PalaceMonkey
04-05-2016, 12:06 PM
I think I made £10 profit due to the signup offer on Smarkets, where I laid the bet off.
Otherwise I would have lost 50p. I think.

Reps AJ
04-05-2016, 09:18 PM
Is smarkets any good? Never heard of it until I read that blog

dean000
05-05-2016, 09:14 AM
Is smarkets any good? Never heard of it until I read that blog

Smarkets is the best in my opinion. Same odds as betfair but you pay 2% instead of 5% commission :)

PalaceMonkey
05-05-2016, 01:26 PM
bad news, I did it wrong again.

Good news, the right horse won, so ended up £25 up. actually £35 because of the £10 smarket bonus.

So overall I have incorrectly bet on two events, and ended up £45 up with a free bet still to come into action at the weekend.

If Swansea win, I get £140 from betsafe, and have to pay out £104 on smarkets
If Swansea don't win I get £15.83 from smarkets.
So by the end of the week I'll be between £60-£96 up.

I think I'm not using my the betting calculator correctly.

WorthingEagle
05-05-2016, 01:35 PM
bad news, I did it wrong again.

Good news, the right horse won, so ended up £25 up. actually £35 because of the £10 smarket bonus.

So overall I have incorrectly bet on two events, and ended up £45 up with a free bet still to come into action at the weekend.

If Swansea win, I get £140 from betsafe, and have to pay out £104 on smarkets
If Swansea don't win I get £15.83 from smarkets.
So by the end of the week I'll be between £60-£96 up.

I think I'm not using my the betting calculator correctly.

Have you had a look at profitaccumulator? They walk you through each offer and have their own calculators so you can't really go wrong.

PalaceMonkey
05-05-2016, 01:37 PM
yeah, just signed up with them too.
Their calculator came out the same as the matchedblog one, so I'm still not sure what I'm doing wrong!

PalaceMonkey
05-05-2016, 01:55 PM
ah! good news, I am an idiot.

I didn't make £9.54 on my first bet, I lost £0.46.
Forgot to take into account my stake.

But I did make a profit of £25 on the racing bet.

anyway, putting it all into a spreadsheet now, to make sure I don't mess up

eagles2008
05-05-2016, 07:56 PM
Great to see a number of people getting involved. I have found since Cheltenham it has been tough and had to look at other offers to do it such as extra place races. Hope this thread will mean a few palace fans make a few quid out of the bookies.

dean000
06-05-2016, 04:29 PM
bad news, I did it wrong again.

Good news, the right horse won, so ended up £25 up. actually £35 because of the £10 smarket bonus.

So overall I have incorrectly bet on two events, and ended up £45 up with a free bet still to come into action at the weekend.

If Swansea win, I get £140 from betsafe, and have to pay out £104 on smarkets
If Swansea don't win I get £15.83 from smarkets.
So by the end of the week I'll be between £60-£96 up.

I think I'm not using my the betting calculator correctly.

At least they are working out in your favour mate!

Just take the online betting school free 30 days and cancel before you pay the £4.95/month. You'll learn a lot from the videos and get sorted lol.

PalaceMonkey
09-05-2016, 12:56 PM
finally have worked out what I was doing wrong!

I was incorrectly calculating decimal odds from fractional ones. So was putting the wrong figures into the calculator.
So just been lucky with the results so far.

Will make sure all my sites default odds are now decimal.

dean000
10-05-2016, 10:28 AM
finally have worked out what I was doing wrong!

I was incorrectly calculating decimal odds from fractional ones. So was putting the wrong figures into the calculator.
So just been lucky with the results so far.

Will make sure all my sites default odds are now decimal.

Good to hear mate!

Sorry, I didn't think of this.

PalaceMonkey
10-05-2016, 10:47 AM
my fault for being an eejit!

PalaceMonkey
15-05-2016, 10:51 PM
I have made £300 in 12 days, not too shabby. :)

dean000
16-05-2016, 07:08 AM
I have made £300 in 12 days, not too shabby. :)

Nice work mate!

We got some nice football matches coming up over the next couple months as well. I reckon there'll be some easy extra takings to come from bet365 and others.

eagles2008
16-05-2016, 08:10 PM
Good work! All fun until the gubbings start!

Stavros 69
16-05-2016, 08:14 PM
I have made £300 in 12 days, not too shabby. :)

Which site are you using?

PalaceMonkey
17-05-2016, 11:56 AM
matchedbettingblog mostly, and profitaccumulator a bit.

Some of the profit is from new sign up deals, but some from free bets that they offer to everyone

Sweetpea!
18-05-2016, 09:32 AM
I heard about 30,000 matched bettors in the UK at the minute. Each would have made at least £500 on cheltenham... That works out at like £15 million profit for matched bettors lol.




That might be an average. I made £350. I guess if you were off work that week could have hit it a bit harder.

If you have multi accounts then, more so again.

Sweetpea!
18-05-2016, 09:37 AM
Can anybody suggest me a betting site for beginners?

As mentioned, Profit Accumulator allow you to sign up to their free intro package, to try a few beginner offers.

I've been a member for 6 months. However since Chelt MB has dried up and I hear reports of PA being very poor at advertising casino offers. We are considering moving to Odds Monkey, who are currently under-cutting PA.

Matched betting blog is a great fee site, but only contains some main stream re-load offers.

I've made more out of casinos in the last few months. Coral casino intro offer as an example. Buy into a £50 bonus with a £10. I came out £113 up. Though it was a close call, was at £14 up not long before the wagering finished.

Sweetpea!
18-05-2016, 09:40 AM
888 Sports PL goal scoring offer was fun.
Pick three teams bet (any market) on their matches and gain free bets for goals they score.
Palace let me down twice out of the two times I bet on them. LOL
Sunderland however did me proud.

dean000
19-05-2016, 08:21 AM
That might be an average. I made £350. I guess if you were off work that week could have hit it a bit harder.

If you have multi accounts then, more so again.

Do you think the Euros will offer anything like Cheltenham?

As mentioned, Profit Accumulator allow you to sign up to their free intro package, to try a few beginner offers.

I've been a member for 6 months. However since Chelt MB has dried up and I hear reports of PA being very poor at advertising casino offers. We are considering moving to Odds Monkey, who are currently under-cutting PA.

Matched betting blog is a great fee site, but only contains some main stream re-load offers.

I've made more out of casinos in the last few months. Coral casino intro offer as an example. Buy into a £50 bonus with a £10. I came out £113 up. Though it was a close call, was at £14 up not long before the wagering finished.

www.comparematchedbetting.co.uk (http://www.comparematchedbetting.co.uk) - top of the advanced list is now oddsmonkey. I'm a member with them and profit maximiser. I pay the £100 a year for PM as well, just to be in their facebook group. There are some people in the group who are really into sharbing and casino offers that make it worth the subscription fee alone.

PalaceMonkey
19-05-2016, 10:18 AM
I've just paid for oddsmonkey subscription. will try it out for a month & see how it goes.
have already made a bit of money with their oddschecker

Sweetpea!
23-05-2016, 12:48 PM
dean000
I'm not sure, its picked up a bit in the last week, but I gather Cheltenham did a fair amount of bookie damage. The new gambling laws have made things tougher still.

However, there are enough bookies out there to keep me busy.

PalaceMonkey
Let us know how it compares to PA. Most interested in casino offers, PA sorely lack these. I'm a little miffed at paying £22 per month and they don't even have an accurate odds matcher anymore.

PalaceMonkey
23-05-2016, 01:37 PM
there are loads of casino offers with oddsmonkey, but I haven't delved into them yet.
They always seem to have horrendous wagering requirements.

also found their race matcher very handy today, for the betfred leicester offer

Sweetpea!
23-05-2016, 03:17 PM
Yes, casino offers are a minefield and many are not worth the time of day. Risk free offers are great though, made £79 out of them this week, well £69 cos I made a £10 cock up too.

Just had a quick look with the free account they offer. Looks quite similar to PA but a better website and well if its cheaper and the odds-matching is real time, quite possibly worth the move.

I'm liking the idea of the race-matcher (just looked it up)

PalaceMonkey
23-05-2016, 06:18 PM
i'll keep an eye out for risk free ones, cheers :p

PalaceMonkey
25-05-2016, 08:18 AM
Made £140 yesterday signing up to three casinos using topcashback and playing through the risk-free (wager £30 and get £30 cashback) wagering requirements in blackjack.


If you're not a member you should defo join, it's free and I've earned nearly £1000 in cashback since I joined up.

Use my link if you haven't joined yet
http://www.topcashback.co.uk/ref/palacemonkey

elgin eagle
29-05-2016, 11:10 PM
Made 487 clear profit as a complete novice of risk free matched betting this weekend simply by following the blog on post 1, and the youtube video in post 19. Opened a bet365 account with 200 which was matched by them in an email code. They explain that you have to bet 1200 (or 3 times whatever you open it with). You simply lay off what you bet on on the bet365 site. If you lose on bet365, you win on smarkets or betfair exchange. If you win on bet365, you keep going until you have bet 3 times your stake and can withdraw the bonus and profits, which is what happened to me. You need to use the back lay calculator to get your stakes correct though.

Not sure how you win now you are betting with their money, but it was a good feeling withdrawing 1200 of bookies money and still leaving some in there and also the exchange, even if it was a bit nervewracking depositing 900 quid into the exchange for the lay off bets. That youtube guide is very helpful though, cheers dean.

eagles2008
30-05-2016, 08:17 PM
Some euro offers are now coming out on quite a few websites for those of you who do this! Also hope people got on the 365 champs league offer at the weekend! June should be a good month for matched betting!!!

elgin eagle
30-05-2016, 09:26 PM
Some euro offers are now coming out on quite a few websites for those of you who do this! Also hope people got on the 365 champs league offer at the weekend! June should be a good month for matched betting!!!

Can i open a bet365 account for the missus, using her card and a different email address? Seems silly to turn down free money.

eagles2008
01-06-2016, 12:42 AM
Can i open a bet365 account for the missus, using her card and a different email address? Seems silly to turn down free money.

Yes you can as far as I'm aware! my brother has a 365 account and we live in the same house. The only thing I would do to be safe is to place the bets on a different device to the one you've used. I always use my mobile phone for bets!

elgin eagle
01-06-2016, 06:48 AM
Yes you can as far as I'm aware! my brother has a 365 account and we live in the same house. The only thing I would do to be safe is to place the bets on a different device to the one you've used. I always use my mobile phone for bets!

Sorted cheers. We actually lost the first 200 pound bet, which was ideal as the lay bet won 187. Now just need to bet the bonus 200 and lay that off by the same amount. Will be hoping for a similar result, 360 clear profit for 2 risk free bets is better than working sundays :) I'm off work at the moment so this free money is coming in handy!

I suppose bet365 must win a fair proportion of the time themselves, otherwise they would withdraw the 200 pound bonus offers I guess.

elgin eagle
02-06-2016, 10:11 AM
If you don't already have a bet365 account, you wanna do the sign up offer first as you make loads of that. There's a youtube video that takes you through it all:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lccSwIejo70

If you do already have an account then you do the following:

Place £50 bet prematch on anything and lay it off at the exchange, calculated as (SR) Stake returned. So you could for example, bet on man city to win, then use a matched betting calculator to tell you how much to lay it off with for your acceptable loss.

Then place £50 in play on anything. Maybe on the draw for example. Then calculate the bet as SNR and lay that off at the bet exchange. You profit just like a £50 free bet. So 70% of £50 is £35 profit.

Does that make sense? I've kinda assumed that you have already done most of the sign up offers and know matched betting. Maybe I should make it easier for other people reading this? If anyone wants me to, just ask and I'm happy to walk through it better.

Can you explain SNR deano? In setting up as per the youtube vid both accounts made serious money but in different ways. The first one won at bet365, and I was able to withdraw 1200 to repay the 760 I had to pay into the exchange account for the lay bets.

The other one lost both 200 bets at bet365- the free bet and my 200- but obviously won both times at the exchange, giving me 700 in there and a similar profit to the first one.

Now I want to start doing matched betting on its own, but don't want to feck it up :)

eagles2008
02-06-2016, 10:25 AM
Well played mate. If you've done the bet365 biggie then the others should be ok. Do all of the high street brands that are well known and you will be fine. Once you've done the sign ups there are offers throughout the week which will help you out. A lot are around with the euros coming up. Following that forum I mentioned above also helps scope offers and it's generally a good community.

elgin eagle
02-06-2016, 10:34 AM
Well played mate. If you've done the bet365 biggie then the others should be ok. Do all of the high street brands that are well known and you will be fine. Once you've done the sign ups there are offers throughout the week which will help you out. A lot are around with the euros coming up. Following that forum I mentioned above also helps scope offers and it's generally a good community.

OK right gotya. So its not possible to do matched betting like on a bog standard match without a bookie offer then?

Will definitely get on the euro2016 offers. The bet365 thing was a piece of piss in truth, as long as you use the back lay calculator eh.

elgin eagle
04-06-2016, 05:05 AM
Did the ladbrokes free matched bet offer last night. Columbia came through at 2.50 for 125 from a 50 stake, laid off at betfair. Now have 7 days to make the 50 pound free bet on something, and lay that off somewhere for guaranteed profit with them or with the exchange. Can actually bet dispassionately now, knowing that all three outcomes are covered, and just look at the decimal odds and not who it is you are betting on. That www.matchedbettingblog.com is good and easy to follow isn't it. Will withdraw that 125 back to my card first to cover the 50 ladbrokes deposit and 75 liability from the lay, then using their money. Not as lucrative as the bet365 offer, but still easy money all the same.

elgin eagle
04-06-2016, 10:01 AM
My brother had a good idea for an insurance tweak this morning. If the exchange lay bet looks like winning, back the same team you have bet with the bookie to win at the exchange late on when it goes 1000/1. Only takes a quid off your profits but turns it into double profits if they score twice late.

elgin eagle
08-06-2016, 08:44 PM
http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/list-of-euro-2016-offers/

like the look of this one:
http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/bet365-offer-euro-2016-penalty-payback/#.V1iGANQrJK_

dean000
10-06-2016, 01:49 PM
Sorry I've been away from this in a while and just seen your posts. No problem on pointing you towards the youtube video mate.

There's also a book on Amazon that's currently free. It's a quick read and great to help you understand everything if you're still just getting started:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01FUI9ML4

dean000
16-06-2016, 10:17 AM
Bet 365 have their £50 inplay offer for the England vs Wales game today if anyone has time to get on it. It's worth about £30 profit.

Bwin have pretty much the same £50 inplay offer for the same match. Worth about £25 profit or so.

They may be more, I haven't had time to look yet.

elgin eagle
16-06-2016, 08:46 PM
Bet 365 have their £50 inplay offer for the England vs Wales game today if anyone has time to get on it. It's worth about £30 profit.

Bwin have pretty much the same £50 inplay offer for the same match. Worth about £25 profit or so.

They may be more, I haven't had time to look yet.

Had a good day today. Doubled up on the inplay offer and then stuck a little bet on norn Ireland next goal in injury time. These euro 16 free bet offers are brilliant arent they. Thats me 800 clear profit so far thanks to matched betting. Obviously nothing like his 12 grand or whatever it is but still good for no risk.

dean000
17-06-2016, 07:45 AM
Had a good day today. Doubled up on the inplay offer and then stuck a little bet on norn Ireland next goal in injury time. These euro 16 free bet offers are brilliant arent they. Thats me 800 clear profit so far thanks to matched betting. Obviously nothing like his 12 grand or whatever it is but still good for no risk.

Nice work mate!

Betclic.com (http://bit.ly/1YwvQTF) have a £10 new account offer if you haven't got an account with them yet. It's only a £10 matched (SR) free bet, but it all adds up.

elgin eagle
17-06-2016, 08:36 AM
Nice work mate!

Betclic.com (http://bit.ly/1YwvQTF) have a £10 new account offer if you haven't got an account with them yet. It's only a £10 matched (SR) free bet, but it all adds up.

cheers will give it a look. bet365 and ladbrookes have been good so far, particularly 365, but when I tried logging on the emptied ladbrokes one yesterday it said account suspended. It was like going on the BBS. I think I might have lost that one :)

elgin eagle
18-06-2016, 04:02 PM
good opportunity for anyone who doesn't have a account to get free money tonight via their 50 pound free bet offer. Simply BACK portugal for 50 quid at 1.85 at Ladbrokes, then LAY portugal for 50 quid at betfair exchange. Currently the lay price is 1.86, so a real minimal acceptable loss of pence in exchange for a 50 pound free bet, which you can then do something similar for tomorrow and make an easy profit either at ladbrokes or at the exchange.

This guide explains how, although i prefer to back and lay at short odds like Portugal are, as you don't need to have so much in the betfair exchange account. In their example, for the free bet, they bet and lay on swansea which are 10/1 or something, requiring you to have 400 quid or something in it. Feck that, just back and lay something short, as the profit from the free bet is still similar and you only need enough in there to pay out at short odds:

http://matchedbettingblog.com/matched-betting-guide/#.V2VlUdQrJK8

Anyway its a good way to practice matched betting before you extract the 200 from the big bet365 offer (explained on post 19). In the Portugal example, the back and lay price are really close which is exactly what you want, as the thing called 'the acceptable loss' is really tiny, and maximises your profit from the free 50 pound bet. You should use the thing called a back lay calculator: http://www.backlaybettingcalculator.com/ and enter the ladbrokes back price and stake (50) in the blue 'back' columns, and then just the betfair exchange lay price (1.86 in the case of portugal). Leave the pink 'stake' figure blank, and hit the green 'calculate' button. That then just works out what stake you need to lay Portugal at the exchange (the pink figure next to Portugal). Thats you being the bookie on the exchange, covering your arse against your 50 quid bet on Portugal with Ladbrookes. The lay bet means you cover the other two eventualities, that being the draw or the austria win. It doesn't matter what the result of the match then is, as you have covered all 3 outcomes. You either win at ladbrokes and lose at the exchange, or lose at ladbrokes and win at the exchange. Because the difference in odds is minimal (1.85 to 1.86), your minimal acceptable loss is negligible so your profit from the free bet will be the full 50, near as dammit.

anyway hope this rambling shit makes sense. Its really pretty easy in practice if you click the right buttons, but follow the guide and/or youtube vid if it don't.

elgin eagle
19-06-2016, 11:40 AM
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PalaceMonkey
20-06-2016, 10:17 AM
there are enough things going on every day to do enough £50 bets to cover the amounts.
Took me ages to wager through my 10bet bonus funds, as my 10bet bets kept winning.
Much easier if the lay bets win!

On another note, due to fat fingers I accidentally put on 2 bets for albania to win, with only one lay bet.
So the fact that they did win, got an unexpected £25 in my account!

elgin eagle
20-06-2016, 10:28 AM
there are enough things going on every day to do enough £50 bets to cover the amounts.
Took me ages to wager through my 10bet bonus funds, as my 10bet bets kept winning.
Much easier if the lay bets win!

On another note, due to fat fingers I accidentally put on 2 bets for albania to win, with only one lay bet.
So the fact that they did win, got an unexpected £25 in my account!

Did you read on the blog that paddy power have merged with betfair, so if you do matched bets with pp its better to do the lay with smarkets?

Know what you mean about it being much better if the lays win early, straight into the smarkets/betfair exchange account.

PalaceMonkey
20-06-2016, 10:36 AM
ah, didn't notice that, cheers :p



Did a paddy bet this morning, but laid it with matchbook as they only have 1% commission anyway.

elgin eagle
20-06-2016, 10:46 AM
ah, didn't notice that, cheers :p



Did a paddy bet this morning, but laid it with matchbook as they only have 1% commission anyway.

I didn't know that, so cheers :p

Its a bit of a learning curve, but I do enjoy it, I must be honest. Only set up 3 accounts so far, bet365 (for the free 200), ladbrokes, and paddy power. The missus has one for them as well. You probably could make serious dosh each month if you signed up to all of them and did all their free bet offers and existing customer ones. Obviously having the euros on is a big help.

elgin eagle
25-06-2016, 01:37 PM
free money this weekend:

http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/betfair-offer-round-of-16-treble-odds/#more-75801

elgin eagle
30-06-2016, 10:19 PM
http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/bet365-in-play-offer-wales-v-belgium/#more-77301

Free 34.22 for the pizzas tomorrow! (68.44 if you have 2 accounts) :lux:

Far East Eagle
02-07-2016, 04:54 AM
http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/bet365-in-play-offer-wales-v-belgium/#more-77301

Free 34.22 for the pizzas tomorrow! (68.44 if you have 2 accounts) :lux:

so they give you 20quid to play with or you have to put 20 of your own money in as well?

elgin eagle
02-07-2016, 07:57 AM
so they give you 20quid to play with or you have to put 20 of your own money in as well?

For that specific offer, as its with bet365, its better to have already opened an account with them for the maximum amount allowed (200 quid), as they instantly match it with 100% of what you deposit, so therefore giving you a 400 balance. Then, with that offer last night, you bet 65 quid on belgium pre match, and 22 on wales somewhere else (say ladbrokes). You are given a free in play bet for 50 quid, which you place on the draw straight after kick off. That 50 is refunded the next day if you dont win.

As you see from the link, whatever the outcome you win 33 quid (or 66 if your missus plays as well). They have similar offers periodically, and it shits all over risk betting if im honest. Usually you win at the betting exchange rather than the bookies, which is why they can keep making these offers. People are just naturally cynical I guess. Just follow that blog mate.

Far East Eagle
03-07-2016, 02:34 AM
Interesting, will do mate. Back in the UK for a bit soon so will be on this

elgin eagle
03-07-2016, 06:35 AM
Interesting, will do mate. Back in the UK for a bit soon so will be on this

here is the matched betting info you need mate including the spreadsheet to keep tabs on everything you do to extract the free bets and keep a running total of yr profits. Its best to extract that money first, so you can use that for your new accounts.

http://extra.bet365.com/promotions/open-account-offer for the bet365 free 200 promotion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lccSwIejo70 how to bet and lay accurately to minimise losses on the difference and maximise the extraction.

http://www.backlaybettingcalculator.com/ you need this calculator to work out your lay stake

http://www.freebets.info/matched-betting-spreadsheet download this spreadsheet to help you keep on top of your various bookies, bet/lay transactions, passwords etc.

https://promotions.betfair.com/uk-exchange-aff-20cb-nt-new?utm_medium=Partnerships&utm_source=2139736&utm_campaign=8936932&utm_term=4942866&utm_content=121680401&utm_ad=294645385&clkID=32308_E42945BC4B584BF58224C03AEFA8C56B&rfr=32308&ttp=111&pid=652877&bid=8799&dclid=CI6bls661c0CFcSkFgodtPQJLQ for the betfair exchange account for the lay bets where you are the bookie

google smarkets for a second exchange.

http://matchedbettingblog.com/ a blog listing the bookie offers

Any probs send me a PM. The rule of thumb is to try and get your back and lay odds as close as possible in order to minimise what is known as your acceptable loss. Just take your time and don't do any inplay offers until you are used to matched betting, and if you do, do them at half time. Got tucked up on a tennis match the other day where I waited too long to do the lay and her opponent ran away with the second set. With the euros/wimbledon/racing going on, there are lots of free bet offers atm. You just open accounts with your bet365 extraction profits and take it from there.

PalaceMonkey
03-07-2016, 04:12 PM
Paddy power have banned me from taking part in promotions :(

Wouldn't tell me why, though I guess they can see I've laid loadsa bets on betfair

elgin eagle
03-07-2016, 04:51 PM
Paddy power have banned me from taking part in promotions :(

Wouldn't tell me why, though I guess they can see I've laid loadsa bets on betfair

:(

Quite possibly. Will ask my Dad if they've done the same to him.

dean000
05-07-2016, 03:08 PM
You should use Smarkets.com (https://smarkets.com/?sma=24775), they charge 2% commission and have a £10 cashback sign up offer if you deposit £20 or more. I hardly ever use betfair now.

PalaceMonkey
05-07-2016, 04:00 PM
betfair tends to have better liquidity than smarkets or matchbook. It is my last resort though

dean000
06-07-2016, 04:55 PM
betfair tends to have better liquidity than smarkets or matchbook. It is my last resort though

Yep this is true.

Smarkets has been enough for me, but I generally only bet on the football or the horse racing about an horse before the races start.

PalaceMonkey
05-08-2016, 08:35 AM
unexpected winner on a qualifying bet, bet won £1100!
0.71p profit

wanted to lose really as I now have to do loads more wagering.

elgin eagle
05-08-2016, 10:16 AM
unexpected winner on a qualifying bet, bet won £1100!
0.71p profit

wanted to lose really as I now have to do loads more wagering.

Who was that with? Annoying when they win when you want them to lose. Been matching the paddy power horse racing offers via a vpn this week, keep picking the bloody winners instead of second place to get the 25 pound free bets. 3 came second early on and beaten by the favourite, so I was 75 up, but last two days can't pick the second for love nor money. Luckily the difference between the back and the lay odds is minimal if you leave it late, so the qualifying losses are pence.

PalaceMonkey
05-08-2016, 10:49 AM
tonybet, got offered a 50% deposit bonus.
found a good qualifying bet for £75 on 17.00 odds, only 16.50 on smarkets.
wasn't expecting to win!

elgin eagle
05-08-2016, 11:12 AM
tonybet, got offered a 50% deposit bonus.
found a good qualifying bet for £75 on 17.00 odds, only 16.50 on smarkets.
wasn't expecting to win!

Not at those odds!

Need to open a few more accounts to extract their start up offers, bit restricted to the same two or three still. Noticed a few others are good with the existing customer offers as well. My dad managed to make 260 from the bet365 offer, so a good 80 quid more than you would expect to clear. He was too late laying on in play darts, but it worked to his advantage :)

Pointsforprizes
07-08-2016, 07:07 AM
been doing this for years

the best thing to do with large bonuses is a big under lay,

this way if loses you bust out with 60% of your bonus and if it wins you have increased your bonus to cover the rollover.

be very careful at the moment as there are several bookies on the verge of going under,

elgin eagle
07-08-2016, 10:32 AM
been doing this for years

the best thing to do with large bonuses is a big under lay,

this way if loses you bust out with 60% of your bonus and if it wins you have increased your bonus to cover the rollover.

be very careful at the moment as there are several bookies on the verge of going under,

Good tip that. Especially for the big £200 new customer offers.

elgin eagle
16-08-2016, 07:10 PM
Free 37.50 on Friday night for the pizzas:

http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/betfair-offer-man-utd-v-southampton/#more-87020

Best to put the bet on at half time when the odds are stable.

PalaceMonkey
22-08-2016, 01:09 PM
gubbed by Coral now, and I've got a season long bet with them, that was supposed to be delivering me free bets :(

eagles2008
23-08-2016, 02:21 PM
What a surprise. Coral are the worst with offers and then gubbing you. It's well worth fighting the case if it's a season long offer. I've got city to win the league in a shop and looking forward to 12 free bets from 6 goals so far!

elgin eagle
23-08-2016, 02:23 PM
What a surprise. Coral are the worst with offers and then gubbing you. It's well worth fighting the case if it's a season long offer. I've got city to win the league in a shop and looking forward to 12 free bets from 6 goals so far!

Not been gubbed by them yet but been mixing it up with the mug bets so maybe that helps. Not getting much joy with their 'beaten by a length offer' after some initial success.

Michaelawt85
28-08-2016, 09:44 PM
Started match betting in June. Which bookies are on the verge of going under. I never leave any money sat in them. From personal experience I am surprised I haven't been grabbed by bet bright yet

elgin eagle
30-08-2016, 07:46 AM
Started match betting in June. Which bookies are on the verge of going under. I never leave any money sat in them. From personal experience I am surprised I haven't been grabbed by bet bright yet

Hopefully not bet365. They do 2 races a day where you can bet up to 50 quid, and if the horse wins at 4/1 or more, you get a free bet on the next race up to 50 quid. It's been free money for me all summer with two accounts, I just back the 2nd and 3rd favourite and lay them off at smarkets. 2 chances to win 50 quid each day, with just a small qualifying loss on each race. The trouble is, sometimes the second feature race is only half an hour after the first one. I've been on the bbs and forgotten about it a couple of times, losing the free bet. Quite annoying when it happens! If you win a free bet on the second race it's easy though as you have 24 hours till the next race happens to get the free matched bet on.

elgin eagle
09-09-2016, 11:49 AM
Easy £84 if man city win tonight, or £67 if man United win:

http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/ladbrokes-newbies-man-utd-v-man-city-offer/#more-91829

Alternatively take the guaranteed £34 new customer offer.

elgin eagle
13-09-2016, 11:30 AM
Easy £98 if PSG win both halves tonight.

http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/coral-offer-psg-v-arsenal/#more-93664

elgin eagle
25-09-2016, 09:07 AM
Guaranteed £50 profit on West Ham vs Southampton if you have a Sky Bet account. Be stupid not to do it :)

http://matchedbettingblog.com

Plus some decent potential offers with others.

Stigma
25-09-2016, 11:06 AM
Wrong thread:)

DANCOO
25-09-2016, 11:30 AM
Afternoon all!

Considering doing this matched betting, just wondering if anyone was familiar with Profit Squad >>> http://profitsquad.co.uk ?

Seen their ads/threads on NSC and KUMB, seem legit.

Reading this thread, looks like most aren't paying subscriptions to sites like PS and wondered if it was necessary?

Louis
25-09-2016, 11:37 AM
Reading this thread, looks like most aren't paying subscriptions to sites like PS and wondered if it was necessary?
I don't do this, but I would have thought the answer is implied in that sentence ...

DANCOO
25-09-2016, 11:42 AM
I don't do this, but I would have thought the answer is implied in that sentence ...

From what I understand it covers all sports with all the different deals which come up.

How do you all find what to bet on - I've seen that matched betting blog - is that it?

elgin eagle
25-09-2016, 11:44 AM
Afternoon all!

Considering doing this matched betting, just wondering if anyone was familiar with Profit Squad >>> http://profitsquad.co.uk ?

Seen their ads/threads on NSC and KUMB, seem legit.

Reading this thread, looks like most aren't paying subscriptions to sites like PS and wondered if it was necessary?

No, it's not necessary at all. That matchedbettingblog.com is free and accepts donations, and lists more than enough sports offers each day.

rainbow_child
25-09-2016, 12:31 PM
Guaranteed £50 profit on West Ham vs Southampton if you have a Sky Bet account. Be stupid not to do it :)

http://matchedbettingblog.com

Plus some decent potential offers with others.

Cheers!! :p

elgin eagle
25-09-2016, 01:11 PM
Cheers!! :p

Not a problem. The guaranteed profit offers are the best ones, just make sure you opt in and read the terms and conditions carefully. Getting the matched in play bet on at half time is a good tip too.

elgin eagle
26-09-2016, 09:23 AM
www.matchedbettingblog.com

Same Coral offer on tonight that paid out 95 yesterday, needs Burnley or Watford to win both halves, depending on which team you do. Loses 3 or 4 quid if they don't though, depending how tight you can get the bet and the lay.

Made 50 quid guaranteed into my smarkets from Sky Bet offer, 25 from the Paddy Power one, and 95 from the Coral one, although they were the only bookies to take the actual hit. Whoever took the mug bets at Smarkets lost the rest. Probably why they can keep doing the offers as it's quite rare for a team to win both halves of a match.

Blind_Eagle
18-10-2016, 09:20 PM
Afternoon all!

Considering doing this matched betting, just wondering if anyone was familiar with Profit Squad >>> http://profitsquad.co.uk ?

Seen their ads/threads on NSC and KUMB, seem legit.

Reading this thread, looks like most aren't paying subscriptions to sites like PS and wondered if it was necessary?

I did the 14 day £1 trial with profit squad and am £356 up in the first week without actually having to do much at all other than follow their instructions.

Bit embarrassed that I did it this after reading a thread on NSC but hey, free money is always good.

elgin eagle
19-10-2016, 09:02 AM
I did the 14 day £1 trial with profit squad and am £356 up in the first week without actually having to do much at all other than follow their instructions.

Bit embarrassed that I did it this after reading a thread on NSC but hey, free money is always good.

Nowt as weird as folk mate. Be good if it was a sticky really like on other clubs sites. Am 4k up since starting in June. Have lost one of my coral and bet365 accounts, plus the betfair one, but still have about 12 others to cast the daily lines in the water. Just remember to do plenty of matched mug bets to keep your accounts open :p

eagles2008
27-10-2016, 11:29 AM
Interesting stuff Elgin. Well played I have been making my money from doing the each way arbitrage. That long article on the forum was actually my one. It's an absolute gold mine for when your accounts get gubbed.

elgin eagle
27-10-2016, 11:42 AM
Interesting stuff Elgin. Well played I have been making my money from doing the each way arbitrage. That long article on the forum was actually my one. It's an absolute gold mine for when your accounts get gubbed.

Have you got a link to it mate, I may follow your system now if that's alright?

The 2 bet365 accounts were a pure goldmine, I usually had the fav and 2nd fav, or 2nd fav and 3rd fav, covered on both feature races. You could pretty much guarantee one 50 pound free bet each day from those 4 chances (all laid off on smarkets/betfair of course). On the days when channel 4 racing was offered it was nearer 150 in free bets. Both gubbed now of course :sob:

Louis
27-10-2016, 11:44 AM
Have lost one of my coral and bet365 accounts, plus the betfair one
What happened with betfair? Unlike bookies, I thought they didn't restrict winning customers.

elgin eagle
27-10-2016, 11:52 AM
What happened with betfair? Unlike bookies, I thought they didn't restrict winning customers.

That was my fault I think. Didn't have enough in my smarkets one day to fully cover a lay, so went on to betfair exchange and laid 3 quid on some obscure horse. Think it flagged up something in betfair high command.

Louis
27-10-2016, 03:08 PM
That was my fault I think. Didn't have enough in my smarkets one day to fully cover a lay, so went on to betfair exchange and laid 3 quid on some obscure horse. Think it flagged up something in betfair high command.
OK - as I said, I didn't think they restricted people, but obviously they sometimes do.

WorthingEagle
27-10-2016, 03:44 PM
That was my fault I think. Didn't have enough in my smarkets one day to fully cover a lay, so went on to betfair exchange and laid 3 quid on some obscure horse. Think it flagged up something in betfair high command.

Strange - if you're betting on the exchange surely they don't care who wins and loses as they take commission whatever the outcome. Did you accidentally lay it on the sportsbook?

Speron1
27-10-2016, 04:02 PM
Or backed at Paddy?

elgin eagle
27-10-2016, 04:12 PM
Strange - if you're betting on the exchange surely they don't care who wins and loses as they take commission whatever the outcome. Did you accidentally lay it on the sportsbook?

No it was definitely on the exchange. I'm only guessing it was because of the random lay. Betfair sportsbook were doing a tennis offer on the US Open which I did a lot of. Equally it could have because of that. Probably more likely that, thinking about it.

hatter8142
27-10-2016, 04:40 PM
I usually make a small monthly profit on my football bets which due to the time and amount I bet hardly makes it worth while. Is this matched betting whatever that is as easy as your all saying? Have watched the Profit squad video and is it as they say or Is that advertising bullshit?

elgin eagle
27-10-2016, 05:05 PM
I usually make a small monthly profit on my football bets which due to the time and amount I bet hardly makes it worth while. Is this matched betting whatever that is as easy as your all saying? Have watched the Profit squad video and is it as they say or Is that advertising bullshit?

Worked for me, but expect to lose most of your betting accounts promotion offer ability within a few months. They'll still let you bet afterwards though. You are best following something like www.matchedbettingblog.com as he provides screenshots of how to extract the most from the new customer offers, and then how to do the existing customer ones. Shits all over mug betting if I'm honest. I'm 4k up since May, and the guy I follow has made something like 17k this year. I dunno how he manages to keep his accounts promotional functionality though. Wish I did.

WorthingEagle
27-10-2016, 05:10 PM
I'm amazed my bet365 account(s) are still open. Not only have I been doing it on both my and my missus' accounts, using different internet connections, I keep winning without particularly wanting to. Must be two grand up on B365 bets.

Speron1
27-10-2016, 05:35 PM
Worked for me, but expect to lose most of your betting accounts promotion offer ability within a few months. They'll still let you bet afterwards though. You are best following something like www.matchedbettingblog.com as he provides screenshots of how to extract the most from the new customer offers, and then how to do the existing customer ones. Shits all over mug betting if I'm honest. I'm 4k up since May, and the guy I follow has made something like 17k this year. I dunno how he manages to keep his accounts promotional functionality though. Wish I did.

He must chuck a huge amount of business their way via affiliates so wonder if they give him a pass

elgin eagle
27-10-2016, 06:21 PM
He must chuck a huge amount of business their way via affiliates so wonder if they give him a pass

Hmm I dunno. I would think they would hate him :) Bookies hate losing money. Mind you sometimes they do structure their offers so you win at the exchange and the bookie takes your money. Bet365 must make enough from the mug punters I guess.

hatter8142
27-10-2016, 06:30 PM
Worked for me, but expect to lose most of your betting accounts promotion offer ability within a few months. They'll still let you bet afterwards though. You are best following something like www.matchedbettingblog.com as he provides screenshots of how to extract the most from the new customer offers, and then how to do the existing customer ones. Shits all over mug betting if I'm honest. I'm 4k up since May, and the guy I follow has made something like 17k this year. I dunno how he manages to keep his accounts promotional functionality though. Wish I did.

Thanks for that, what puzzles me with the existing customer offers is that I have accounts with several bookies 369 is my main one but also use Hills, Paddy P, Labrokes, Corals at times but the only offer I get is the occasional free bet from 369 with stupid withdrawal terms.

elgin eagle
27-10-2016, 07:27 PM
Thanks for that, what puzzles me with the existing customer offers is that I have accounts with several bookies 369 is my main one but also use Hills, Paddy P, Labrokes, Corals at times but the only offer I get is the occasional free bet from 369 with stupid withdrawal terms.

That blog will keep you right mate. The basic rule of thumb is whatever eventuality you are betting on happening in order to get the free bet, be it a horse falling over or unseating its rider, a tennis player losing the first set but then winning the match, a red card in the match, a horse coming 2nd to the favourite, backing a winner at 4/1 or better, etc etc, the trick is to choose a horse/player whatever that has a small difference in price between the bookie offered odds and exchange lay price. sometimes you can be lucky with timing or use something called oddsmonkey, which highlights things called arbitrages, where the back price is greater than the lay price, meaning you win a small amount whatever the bet outcome. Ordinarily you lose a small amount over the two transactions, in order to hope for the free 25 or 50 pound free bet, which you then do another matched bet for to extract the profit into the bookie account or your exchange account.

Then repeat this process a million times :)

elgin eagle
28-10-2016, 09:43 AM
Interesting stuff Elgin. Well played I have been making my money from doing the each way arbitrage. That long article on the forum was actually my one. It's an absolute gold mine for when your accounts get gubbed.

http://betandlay.co.uk/strategies/index.htm

Have ordered the 'arb an each way bookie bet' spreadsheet from this site mate. Am hoping this will prove there is life after bet365 gubbing.

http://blog.oddsmonkey.com/matched-betting/is-it-ever-safe-to-arb-as-part-of-your-matched-betting-strategy

Was this the article you wrote? If so, it's very good.

elgin eagle
29-10-2016, 02:51 PM
Good day today thanks to www.matchedbettingblog.com

£50 new a/c bonus - race bets
£20 free bet for 2nd place - race bets
£20 FB for 2nd place - race bets
£25 FB for 2nd place - William hill
£10 FB for doing a qualifying bet - Coral
£10 FB for Brentford scoring 2 goals last night - 888 sport.

Minus £32 in doing the qualifying bet/lays, 1 arb, mostly -0.3 to -0.5 difference between bet and lay.

Today's profit £103 so far wit 4 paddy power football bets running and a £10 pound in play ladbrokes to do tomorrow. Maybe there is life after Bet365 after all.

maestro
29-10-2016, 03:00 PM
Must get back on this matched betting, need to read up again, I think ive done most of the intro offers though

elgin eagle
29-10-2016, 03:07 PM
Must get back on this matched betting, need to read up again, I think ive done most of the intro offers though

Existing customer offers are just as good though. A lot of them were offering free bets for finishing 2nd today, not even with the qualifier of being beaten by the favourite. Same channel 4 races too, so easy to pick different horses at different bookies and double/triple your chances of free bets. Channel 4 racing days are good. Saturdays in general are good.

eagles2008
30-10-2016, 10:35 PM
Great posts Elgin brilliant to see you are still going well. I didn't write that one but made this up on the forums of matched betting blog.

http://matchedbettingblog.com/topic/my-theory-beyond-matched-betting/#.WBZ1WdWLQdU

I have been able to use a Paddy account for the last 2 months that lets me win around 450 a race. Keeps me well enough in the game to be doing this full time.

elgin eagle
30-10-2016, 11:46 PM
Great posts Elgin brilliant to see you are still going well. I didn't write that one but made this up on the forums of matched betting blog.

http://matchedbettingblog.com/topic/my-theory-beyond-matched-betting/#.WBZ1WdWLQdU

I have been able to use a Paddy account for the last 2 months that lets me win around 450 a race. Keeps me well enough in the game to be doing this full time.

Cheers mate, that's a really thought provoking link you've provided there. I opened a betway account this morning and they matched my £100 with £100 of their own. I think instead of just doing straight forward matched betting like normal to satisfy their requirements to withdraw the bonus, I will try some of your each way arbing, albeit with much lower stakes. This will help me get my head round it a little more I think.

Still got a few more online accounts to open and extract first, and then a few offers to profit from before getting gubbed. I guess you are a bit further down the street than me at all this!

Ordered some each way arb in spreadsheet from www.betandlay.co.uk but it hasn't arrived yet annoyingly. The web site looks old, but the guys name is Howard Hutchinson and he's on Facebook. Do you use something similar to profit from the enhanced bet/lay differential?

All very interesting anyhoo. Also wondered what happened to Beesty :)

elgin eagle
31-10-2016, 05:42 PM
http://matchedbettingblog.com/horse-racing/extra-place-offers-melbourne-cup-2016/#more-104421

Sky bet doing 6 places in the Melbourne cup at 0400, Coral/Betfred doing 5. Good chance to try out some each way arbing. Horse comes 5th or even 6th!, bet and lay bet both win. Have done 6 horses between the 3 of them :)

eagles2008
01-11-2016, 11:14 PM
Nice did you hit the jackpot place in any of them. This all started from hitting 6th in the grand national.

elgin eagle
01-11-2016, 11:59 PM
Nice did you hit the jackpot place in any of them. This all started from hitting 6th in the grand national.

Nah, was really hoping oceanographic or whatever it was called would come 6th, or ideally 5th, but it was nowhere. That would have been really big bucks for little risk as I had the arb on both the win and each way, on top of the extra place (s) potential to win both the back and lay bets. I saw Paddy Power were offering 1/4 odds at Kempton today, but couldn't find any arb on the each way side, even with the 1/4 offering. Still got quite a few accounts still open for promotions though, so sticking with the matched betting first till they get gubbed. Lost my promotion taking ability with ladbrokes at the weekend :) Quite curious how you find these each way arbs regularly though. Do you use odds monkey or one of them?

WorthingEagle
20-11-2016, 04:04 PM
Does anyone else have real issues accessing the bet365 website? No matter what device or browser I use, I log in and then nothing loads below the page header. Been happening on and off on desktop machines for a while (and now on those, I press the log on button and nothing happens) but now on mobile too. So frustrating, I have £300 in bets to clear to withdraw a £100 bonus.

Tried clearing cookies, on other people's machines...and nothing.

elgin eagle
21-11-2016, 01:10 AM
Does anyone else have real issues accessing the bet365 website? No matter what device or browser I use, I log in and then nothing loads below the page header. Been happening on and off on desktop machines for a while (and now on those, I press the log on button and nothing happens) but now on mobile too. So frustrating, I have £300 in bets to clear to withdraw a £100 bonus.

Tried clearing cookies, on other people's machines...and nothing.

Do they have an app? Failing that pm me your username and password ;) I made so much money out of bet365, but in hindsight I should have been placing mug bets with them to lose rather than win. Stoopid boy. I could have won it off punters at the exchange just as easily by backing outsiders instead of short priced favourites.

Anyhow hope you get it working.

elgin eagle
21-11-2016, 05:26 AM
http://www.bet365.com/extra/en/mobile/faq/

Think i'd try one of these mate if you can't get logged in by the Web pages. No point risking losing your bonus.

Was told about 'bet stars' last night. They have this spin n go feature that gives enhanced odds fairly regularly, making arbs happen regularly apparently. The cost is 10% per trade, so you are chancing 2 quid on a 20 quid bet, but people are saying it's a strategy that is profitable over time using matched betting.

Will test later and report findings.

elgin eagle
23-11-2016, 09:06 PM
William Hill currently running a nice promotion that can easily be taken advantage of by matched betting - If the horse you pick wins or comes second to anything!! William Hill #1 – If a horse wins by 5 or more lengths in any jumps race at Wetherby today… Back the winner and get a 25% free bet bonus on winnings up to £100.00, or finish 2nd and get your money back as a free bet, up to £25.00 (minimum 6 runners required:

http://matchedbettingblog.com/horse-racing-offers/#.WDYCduinxDs
Just pick a horse with the closest odds match between William Hill and smarkets/betfair exchange innit. Having said that todays 50 quid in free bets came from getting the 2nd to the favourite two times at Paddy Powers selected meeting. This is normally harder as it requires the favourite to win, in addition to you finding the 2nd. However it's still easier than picking horses that will fall over, (corals promotion).

elgin eagle
26-11-2016, 10:15 AM
http://matchedbettingblog.com

Some nice stuff on the blog from skybet and 188 bet today, plus loads in the horse offers section. Should be a good day (palace aside).

elgin eagle
07-01-2017, 11:23 AM
http://matchedbettingblog.com/football/ladbrokes-offer-fa-cup-underdog-free-bets/#more-119735

Another profitable offer that should see both the bookie and matched bettor make money, whilst the punter on the exchange loses both times. Only do the matches with a tight bet/lay though. Should be at least a couple of draws from that lot.

elgin eagle
07-01-2017, 12:02 PM
Found 4 with reasonably tight odds on smarkets, Norwich £25@2.9, laid £23@3.1, Fleetwood £25@5, laid £22.50@5.5, Bolton :) £25@3.2, laid £23@3.55, and Preston £25@7.5, laid £23.50@8. £8 acceptable loss over the 4 games. Will check Betfair and Betdaq for the other matches after doing the nag offers.

elgin eagle
07-01-2017, 05:09 PM
Easy £75 in free bets with Preston maybe making it £100. Just need to remember to back/lay them in the replay as well :)

eagles2008
13-01-2017, 05:49 PM
Easy £75 in free bets with Preston maybe making it £100. Just need to remember to back/lay them in the replay as well :)

Nice one Elgin if you go on the forum I went round the shops and got 4 x 25 free bets to put on Bolton for the replay.

As they came in a load I have a decision to make..... Take the guarnteed or let them ride.

I am half tempted to let them ride and if it wins put them towards next years season ticket!

elgin eagle
13-01-2017, 06:39 PM
Nice one Elgin if you go on the forum I went round the shops and got 4 x 25 free bets to put on Bolton for the replay.

As they came in a load I have a decision to make..... Take the guarnteed or let them ride.

I am half tempted to let them ride and if it wins put them towards next years season ticket!

Let 'em ride mate :p

Nearly 5k up now, since May. Probably paid off my lifetime of mug betting losses :)

elgin eagle
16-01-2017, 03:46 PM
Nice one Elgin if you go on the forum I went round the shops and got 4 x 25 free bets to put on Bolton for the replay.

As they came in a load I have a decision to make..... Take the guarnteed or let them ride.

I am half tempted to let them ride and if it wins put them towards next years season ticket!

Ladbrokes markets open now for the free bets on the replays for the 'outsider' offer mate.

Got 3 out of my 4 original selections through (the bastard giroud pissing me off twice in 2 weeks). But no bother, still 3 x 25 free bets minus my 8 quid in the 4 qualifying bets to bet/lay on the replays: £67 up minus difference between bet/lay odds on the replays:

Norwich £25 free bet @ 6.0, laid off betfair £21.50 @ 7.0
Fleetwood £25 free bet @ 3.1, laid off smarkets £23 @ 3.4
Bolton £25 free bet @ 5.75, laid off betfair £21.85 @ 6.6

So 75-8-8.65=£58.85 clear profit at Ladbrokes or the exchange(s) from this offer regardless of replay results. Hopefully they'll offer it again for the 4th round.

eagles2008
16-01-2017, 05:08 PM
Ladbrokes markets open now for the free bets on the replays for the 'outsider' offer mate.

Got 3 out of my 4 original selections through (the bastard giroud pissing me off twice in 2 weeks). But no bother, still 3 x 25 free bets minus my 8 quid in the 4 qualifying bets to bet/lay on the replays: £67 up minus difference between bet/lay odds on the replays:

Norwich £25 free bet @ 6.0, laid off betfair £21.50 @ 7.0
Fleetwood £25 free bet @ 3.1, laid off smarkets £23 @ 3.4
Bolton £25 free bet @ 5.75, laid off betfair £21.85 @ 6.6

So 75-8-8.65=£58.85 clear profit at Ladbrokes or the exchange(s) from this offer regardless of replay results. Hopefully they'll offer it again for the 4th round.

Nice one some good profit recorded. I am going to go around the Lads tomorrow to get my £100 quid on Bolton am going to just punt it and may lay off in play depending on what ends up happening.

Also got a £25 FB yesterday off the Man U v Liverpool game so will extract that somehow in store as gubbed pretty much everywhere online.

elgin eagle
16-01-2017, 06:26 PM
Nice one some good profit recorded. I am going to go around the Lads tomorrow to get my £100 quid on Bolton am going to just punt it and may lay off in play depending on what ends up happening.

Also got a £25 FB yesterday off the Man U v Liverpool game so will extract that somehow in store as gubbed pretty much everywhere online.


Haha I lay a £5 free bet off me :) Good to stay disciplined, it all adds up and is good for the old spreadsheet.

Have you been gubbed by william hill yet? I do their 'high 5' offer on favourites most days which is proving very lucrative. The evening '2nd to the favourite' offer allows you to back the outsiders to ensure the credit balance doesnt get too high. Don't really want to be winning too much at the bookie, think thats the quickest way to get restricted. I find one £25 free bet a day covers the qualifying losses on 10-15 races, any more than 1 equals daily profit. Had 2 £25s with betway on saturday, and £40 from wh. Used oddsmonkey to find some really tight odds for the free bets on outsiders, and extracted almost all £90 into my smarkets.

eagles2008
17-01-2017, 10:03 AM
To be honest I am gubbed pretty much everywhere online now. Am looking into multi accounts with Cheltenham coming up.

elgin eagle
17-01-2017, 10:24 AM
To be honest I am gubbed pretty much everywhere online now. Am looking into multi accounts with Cheltenham coming up.

What are multi accounts? I'm only gubbed by a few so far, plus mrs EE still has a few left to open. The start ups alone must be worth a few k. I wanted to post up an existing customer offer 'live' as it were, to show how easy it all is. People are amazingly cynical at times especially if you try to give them money :D

eagles2008
17-01-2017, 09:53 PM
Yeah I can imagine. I will have to get involved with some more accounts. Anyway had a great result off those freebies. Ladbrokes offered poor odds of 4/1 on them to win so had my 100 on to win 400 and cashed out for 180 profit using betfair when Benteke came on. Great result all round.

elgin eagle
17-01-2017, 10:15 PM
Yeah I can imagine. I will have to get involved with some more accounts. Anyway had a great result off those freebies. Ladbrokes offered poor odds of 4/1 on them to win so had my 100 on to win 400 and cashed out for 180 profit using betfair when Benteke came on. Great result all round.

Beautiful work and timing sir. Happy with the guaranteed 58 but good strategy to let them ride and cash out too. I cant complain as got down for a fiver and in on an over 65 ticket for a fiver, so it more than paid for the day!

eagles2008
23-01-2017, 01:22 PM
Great result Elgin. I had a load of free bets for the weekend and always punt one these days. Done Us, Stoke and City to be a draw to win £1900. Was typical that the ref screws us up and then I check full time result and realise Man U get a 94th min equaliser and Spurs come from 2 down to get a draw. In all honesty I would have probably guarnteed a few hundred after the 3pm games.

elgin eagle
23-01-2017, 01:40 PM
Great result Elgin. I had a load of free bets for the weekend and always punt one these days. Done Us, Stoke and City to be a draw to win £1900. Was typical that the ref screws us up and then I check full time result and realise Man U get a 94th min equaliser and Spurs come from 2 down to get a draw. In all honesty I would have probably guarnteed a few hundred after the 3pm games.

Yeah you definitely have different strategies to me for the free bets, Im going to look at that. I still lay everything off. Had a great saturday, betway were offering 2nd to ANYTHING free bets on 3 races, so got 1 up there, WH landed me 82.50 in free bets from their high 5 meetings, and skybet, WH and PP were offering 5 places on the 1515 at Haydock. I picked 3 horses and did 50 quid each way on them, laying off only the win parts. Two of the three came in the top 5. That's about as near to mug betting as i'll get tbh. Would love to be able to still do the daily b365 feature 4+1 horse offer as it's a bloody goldmine but sadly barred from participating in their offers now :( Highly recommend oddsmonkey though. It's well worth 15 a month out of the profits just for the speed in finding arbs everywhere, plus all the guides and daily offers.

elgin eagle
08-03-2017, 07:51 PM
https://matchedbettingblog.com/miscellaneous/bet-alchemist-cheltenham-festival-2017/#more-134626

Interesting free to join 1k to 5k challenge ahead of cheltenham. Will be following his selections and laying off the win as it has been proving pretty successful. Will be swapping the extra place for insider knowledge and seeing which method proves more lucrative.

elgin eagle
09-03-2017, 05:25 PM
https://matchedbettingblog.com/darts/betway-offer-premier-league-darts-2017-5/#more-134925

Good darts offer tonight given all the favourites are throwing second.

elgin eagle
13-03-2017, 09:14 PM
Some ridiculous offers available during Cheltenham. List and guides how to take advantage here:

https://matchedbettingblog.com/horse-racing/cheltenham-2017-offers/#more-136412

elgin eagle
08-04-2017, 09:29 AM
Guaranteed minimum profit of £85, rising to a possible £523 on the grand national today. Amazing bet365 offer.

https://matchedbettingblog.com/horse-racing/bet365-offer-grand-national-2017/#more-142419

Read instructions carefully if you are a matched betting newbie.

Reps AJ
12-04-2017, 09:20 PM
Hope you were on the Athletico vs Leicester bet365 offer too Elgin

SEEPEEEFFSEE
12-04-2017, 09:27 PM
Went for 2-0 at half time @ 3.2 and laid off on Smarkets @ 3.6, that was the best match I could find.

elgin eagle
13-04-2017, 03:40 AM
Hope you were on the Athletico vs Leicester bet365 offer too Elgin

Annoyingly not mate, am stake restricted with them after early mb naivety of continually withdrawing winnings back into the bank instead of finding arbs and matched bettIng it away until it transferred itself into my betfair account to withdraw from there instead. Would highly recommend this now. A happy bookie is far less likely to gub you innit. Could have cried when they told me I was stake restricted for their offers.

Reps AJ
13-04-2017, 06:58 AM
That's a good point. Don't think I mug bet enough but have been trying to lose at the bookies when their offers are on.

elgin eagle
13-04-2017, 09:16 AM
That's a good point. Don't think I mug bet enough but have been trying to lose at the bookies when their offers are on.

I can't complain too much as i've just bought a car for 11 grand, over half of which came out of the MB account, but if I could rewind it to last June I would definitely have done this with sky bet, paddy, b365 and betfair, as am stake restricted/barred from offers with all these now. Oddsmonkeys oddsmatcher scanner is brilliant at finding arbs/close odds matches for the free/ mug bets or just for transferring money out and in. Well worth the 15 quid a month. Still got £1800 in William Hill that I need to shift, but the buggers win every now and again and it goes back up :D

Reps AJ
13-04-2017, 10:05 AM
Real Madrid did me no favours last night winning at 5.5 at two bookies as I was making some qualifying bets.

elgin eagle
13-04-2017, 11:47 AM
Real Madrid did me no favours last night winning at 5.5 at two bookies as I was making some qualifying bets.

It's a weird feeling wanting your bet to lose isn't it.

SEEPEEEFFSEE
13-04-2017, 11:57 AM
I think mug betting is a massive myth, I've got mates that have mugged plenty but they've still been restricted on key accounts. The bottom line is, if all you do is constantly take the best odds and partake in every offer at max stakes then you're asking for trouble. I've got a mate that works at the Dogs and he's always said make sure you use gaming/casino products as well as the Sportsbook and this will keep you under the radar. I would much sooner lose a few quid on the casino wagering requirement part of an offer which is also more fun that a football mug bet because you could stumble on a big win.

elgin eagle
13-04-2017, 05:01 PM
I think mug betting is a massive myth, I've got mates that have mugged plenty but they've still been restricted on key accounts. The bottom line is, if all you do is constantly take the best odds and partake in every offer at max stakes then you're asking for trouble. I've got a mate that works at the Dogs and he's always said make sure you use gaming/casino products as well as the Sportsbook and this will keep you under the radar. I would much sooner lose a few quid on the casino wagering requirement part of an offer which is also more fun that a football mug bet because you could stumble on a big win.

I disagree mate. No bookie in his right mind is going to gub a punter who regularly gives them £200, and won't care less if they are winning more than that at the exchange as a result. It's only winning punters they want to restrict. Look at the way the smaller bookies structure their new account offers. Do take your point about the casino stuff but I have no interest in that apart from poker possibly.

SEEPEEEFFSEE
13-04-2017, 07:09 PM
I disagree mate. No bookie in his right mind is going to gub a punter who regularly gives them £200, and won't care less if they are winning more than that at the exchange as a result. It's only winning punters they want to restrict. Look at the way the smaller bookies structure their new account offers. Do take your point about the casino stuff but I have no interest in that apart from poker possibly.

Absolutely, if you're talking mugs of £200 then that's fine, I assumed you was talking about a £5/£10 weekend accumulator. The 365 offers are great and IMO one of the best regular offers that come from any of the bookies but you have to be careful with them because they do gub quickly. Sky bet are also quick to restrict from what I've read. There's no simple answer, I lost betway 3 weeks ago after doing their £20 pre match bet and get £5 for each goal your team scored. I did it 3 weekends in a row and only got £10 of free bets then they gubbed me. My priority is to hold on to 365 though without a doubt.

elgin eagle
13-04-2017, 07:23 PM
Absolutely, if you're talking mugs of £200 then that's fine, I assumed you was talking about a £5/£10 weekend accumulator. The 365 offers are great and IMO one of the best regular offers that come from any of the bookies but you have to be careful with them because they do gub quickly. Sky bet are also quick to restrict from what I've read. There's no simple answer, I lost betway 3 weeks ago after doing their £20 pre match bet and get £5 for each goal your team scored. I did it 3 weekends in a row and only got £10 of free bets then they gubbed me. My priority is to hold on to 365 though without a doubt.

Yeah definitely keep them for as long as possible. I wouldn't withdraw a penny from them back into my bank account if I could do it again. Having two accounts on their feature 4+1 races meant that you could usually have the fav and second fav covered in both races, or at least the 2nd fav and 3rd fav. Even if you only done half stakes of 25 quid instead of 50, and say 23 quid lays you still had a huge chance of getting one winner from your 4 chances in the two races. I withdrew far far too much from them last summer. Stupid in hindsight as short of adopting more children over 18 and opening accounts in their names, i'll never be able to fully reap the bet365 benefits again :(

I like betway and they seem to like me, probably because I give them money. These days I mainly do betway and William Hill for existing offers, and new obscure accounts for satisfying rollover requirements.

cpfc4evandeva
14-04-2017, 04:37 PM
I'm going at this properly now. I've bet on Brighton to win at 2.37 but managed to lay them at slightly lower odds of 2.34 on Smarkets. Meaning my 'acceptable loss' is actually +0.22

I'm right in thinking with the well publicised £200 match offer on Bet365 for new sign-up, is not a free bet - they actually match the £200? Right?

elgin eagle
14-04-2017, 05:10 PM
I'm going at this properly now. I've bet on Brighton to win at 2.37 but managed to lay them at slightly lower odds of 2.34 on Smarkets. Meaning my 'acceptable loss' is actually +0.22

I'm right in thinking with the well publicised £200 match offer on Bet365 for new sign-up, is not a free bet - they actually match the £200? Right?

Correct. You have to roll it over 3 times I think, so £1200 worth, but it's much easier to hopefully lose £400 to them quickly and win £390 ish at the exchange, giving you £190 profit on your initial £200 investment.

Reps AJ
15-04-2017, 04:31 PM
Coral doing a good offer on the snooker, refund of first bet everyday

cpfc4evandeva
16-04-2017, 06:04 AM
Correct. You have to roll it over 3 times I think, so £1200 worth, but it's much easier to hopefully lose £400 to them quickly and win £390 ish at the exchange, giving you £190 profit on your initial £200 investment.

So Brighton won and Palace (who my second bet went on) didn't win, giving me £187 profit in less than 24 hours.

Easy :)

elgin eagle
19-04-2017, 10:57 AM
So Brighton won and Palace (who my second bet went on) didn't win, giving me £187 profit in less than 24 hours.

Easy :)

Beautiful. Much more valuable though, is the fact bet365 have your money and as such will keep offering you promotions now, such as the feature 4+1 horse offer, which is a veritable goldmine with 2 accounts. Just be sure to match bet the profits away into your smarkets/betfair to keep them happy. Thats the bit I forgot to do :(

Itv4 racing today- william hill have their high5 offer back on, and betway are doing 2nd to anything in the itv4 races. Ching ching.

Check out my new car, 50% paid for through 1 years matched betting:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152496639376?euid=8426c8cb66594cf89c4658a5a69a9316&bu=43121674864&cp=1&sojTags=bu=bu

Shits all over the citroen c1 and I can feel my back beginning to heal itself.

cpfc4evandeva
19-04-2017, 11:46 AM
Good work. I'm getting all down in a spreadsheet so I can see exactly how much I've made and then I'll probably put it towards a holiday.

I do struggle to see though how the claims of £500 a month are legit? Surely there aren't enough offers out there to make that much?

elgin eagle
19-04-2017, 12:11 PM
Good work. I'm getting all down in a spreadsheet so I can see exactly how much I've made and then I'll probably put it towards a holiday.

I do struggle to see though how the claims of £500 a month are legit? Surely there aren't enough offers out there to make that much?

There are. Take bet365 for example. If you do both their feature 4+1 races each day (bearing in mind there are up to 8 races on Saturdays, with 2 accounts, backing and laying two horses at decimal 5.0 or greater, you'll have two great chances in both races for a minimal acceptable loss whatever you choose to stake. It's quite easy to clear 40 quid a day on that one offer alone. Then think just how many competing online bookmakers there are.

Join oddsmonkey mate. Their oddsmatcher scanner scans every sport, every card, every race. You don't have to do anything. Even one year on i'm still able to participate in quite a few bookies offers. It would have been a lot higher if I'd used the scanner to matched bet away the money in the bookie accounts using the scanner.

eagles2008
19-04-2017, 09:35 PM
Good work. I'm getting all down in a spreadsheet so I can see exactly how much I've made and then I'll probably put it towards a holiday.

I do struggle to see though how the claims of £500 a month are legit? Surely there aren't enough offers out there to make that much?

It's one of those things that the more you put into it the more you get out. I quit my job last summer to do matched betting full time albeit I worked out a formula called each way arbing.

Well played with signing up to the 365 offer. I'm not sure if they still do it but they used to do a £50 bonus just for using your mobile for the first time. I am sure Elgin has said it before but www.matchedbettingblog.com is where it all started with me a couple of years ago.

I am sure you will be able to get a holiday out of it and good luck!

PalaceMonkey
20-04-2017, 08:25 AM
I didn't realise how much time I used to spend during the day putting bets on.
I've been in a new job since September and hardly have any time for it anymore.
And I just can't be bothered at the weekend.

I earned a few grand though, so was good whilst it lasted.

cpfc4evandeva
20-04-2017, 08:27 AM
Thanks chaps.

I'm going to whack through the sign up offers and then I'll take a look at all the ongoing offers after that. Not sure how I feel about paying for an Oddsmonkey subscription though... I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

elgin eagle
20-04-2017, 08:37 AM
I didn't realise how much time I used to spend during the day putting bets on.
I've been in a new job since September and hardly have any time for it anymore.
And I just can't be bothered at the weekend.

I earned a few grand though, so was good whilst it lasted.

I think that's the way to look at it. I couldn't work Sundays after killing a suicide in the train and needed an extra source of income while i was off work. I made 5.5 grand and it helped me buy a new car we really needed. I still do it now though because I enjoy winning free bets, just two or three bookies a day now though. Each to their own I suppose. Just surprises me how many look down their nose at free money though. Maybe their properties rise so much in value each month it isn't worth doing to them. Who knows.

elgin eagle
20-04-2017, 08:42 AM
Thanks chaps.

I'm going to whack through the sign up offers and then I'll take a look at all the ongoing offers after that. Not sure how I feel about paying for an Oddsmonkey subscription though... I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.

It helps if you think of it in terms of half a free bet, which will make you much more money than 15 quid a month through the tutorials, new customer and existing customer offers, the arbs it finds you through the scanner etc etc. But you are definitely going about it the right way. Just be sure not to withdraw money from them and you should see some longevity with their offers.

cpfc4evandeva
20-04-2017, 11:12 AM
https://extra.bet365.com/promotions/en/horse-racing/itv-racing-4-to-1-offer

So I'm thinking this is a good one to go with? Or am I reading it wrong. It's not a free bet but 'risk-free bet' which appears to be the same thing to me.

elgin eagle
20-04-2017, 11:20 AM
https://extra.bet365.com/promotions/en/horse-racing/itv-racing-4-to-1-offer

So I'm thinking this is a good one to go with? Or am I reading it wrong. It's not a free bet but 'risk-free bet' which appears to be the same thing to me.

Its the best one if you have two accounts and have enough liquidity to cover both (or in this case al 5) races. With just the one account its still ok, but harder to find the winner than if you have two chances in each race. If you dont have a lot in your betfair you have to do them race by race, but remember, if you fail to bet on the following race following a win your £50 (or whatever you've staked) wont be credited to you. I'd open a matchbook and smarkets account and use the oddsmonkey scanner to find the best odds matches personally. But I'd probably get my missus to open a second account first and extract the 190 from that before I got onto the existing customer offers, as good as that one is.

cpfc4evandeva
20-04-2017, 11:22 AM
actually, I think my horse has to win in order to gain anything from this...

elgin eagle
20-04-2017, 11:26 AM
actually, I think my horse has to win in order to gain anything from this...

Correct. Its different from most other bookies as with those ones they credit 2nd with a free bet in various scenarios (they have your money, see). A free bet is just a virtual thing to them, it can expire, you can lose, and its stake not returned, so you have to use it on outsiders. Bookies aint stupid.

cpfc4evandeva
20-04-2017, 12:28 PM
But then surely there's an element of risk? Not much of course, but if my horse doesn't win, I'll lose a couple of quid as acceptable loss and not get a free bet?

cpfc4evandeva
20-04-2017, 12:37 PM
Or should I just take more on the exchange, ensuring break even if the horse doesn't win, and then if the horse wins I get a risk free bet that I can go down the matching route...?

elgin eagle
20-04-2017, 01:06 PM
Certainly with the way this offer is structured there is nothing stopping you overlaying with the same stake, as if the horse wins you'll still be well in profit (providing you time it right and find good odds matches). Personally i'd always use the calculator at first then round it up or down. After a while you get an idea whats the right amount to lay.

http://www.onlinebettingschool.com/10k_club/back-lay-calculator-money-bet/

I would think that with a new account it's important to set the scanner to search for bet365 only, then do a few mug matched bets on non-promotion offered sports. You might even make a few quid on them too if it finds you arbs or you underlay/overlay slightly.

Reps AJ
20-04-2017, 07:15 PM
The only problem I have is, I simply don't have time to sit down with a computer and use things like oddsmonkey and look at loads of races. Have largely given the horses a miss because of this apart from Cheltenham and the national.

eagles2008
21-04-2017, 09:36 PM
The bet 365 4/1 offer is great. Loads of ways you can play it. Can't do it now due to being gubbed but here are some ways.

1) If you use smarkets just back and lay a horse at the closest match and do £51.02 everytime. This will mean if it loses your even and if it wins you make a small loss but you have your £50 risk free bet for the next 4/1 race. You may even hit best odds guarnteed as a bonus if your lucky.

2) Add £40 onto your win so if your backing a 4/1 shot lay up to £240 liability. This can lock in a few quid every race as more often than not your horse will lose.

3) This is how I played it but far more complicated. Would try and back the closest match and not lay it until 2 mins before the start of the race. If the odds tumbled in then I could lay out at a bigger profit. If the odds had drifted then I could either lay near the new price or take a £5 loss by cashing out my bet depending on how close it all was. If your new to it then method 1 or 2 are probably the best but I just wondered if Elgin had considered this other way.

Also cpfc4evandeva if you have a few accounts the ITV races when televised can create loads of opportunities if you take advantage of all the offers on every site. They are always posted up on that website.

elgin eagle
21-04-2017, 10:33 PM
The bet 365 4/1 offer is great. Loads of ways you can play it. Can't do it now due to being gubbed but here are some ways.

1) If you use smarkets just back and lay a horse at the closest match and do £51.02 everytime. This will mean if it loses your even and if it wins you make a small loss but you have your £50 risk free bet for the next 4/1 race. You may even hit best odds guarnteed as a bonus if your lucky.

2) Add £40 onto your win so if your backing a 4/1 shot lay up to £240 liability. This can lock in a few quid every race as more often than not your horse will lose.

3) This is how I played it but far more complicated. Would try and back the closest match and not lay it until 2 mins before the start of the race. If the odds tumbled in then I could lay out at a bigger profit. If the odds had drifted then I could either lay near the new price or take a £5 loss by cashing out my bet depending on how close it all was. If your new to it then method 1 or 2 are probably the best but I just wondered if Elgin had considered this other way.

Also cpfc4evandeva if you have a few accounts the ITV races when televised can create loads of opportunities if you take advantage of all the offers on every site. They are always posted up on that website.

That 3rd option I had never considered at all mate but its a clever strategy. My one question would be, say you had had a winner on the previous race, and applied this tactic on the following race. If the price had drifted and you cashed out to take the £45 and £5 hit, would they still credit you with your stake back from the previous winning race?

I must admit I only ever went for the closest bet/lay match at the time, but with 2 accounts on 2 different horses to double my chances of finding the winner. Sometimes if the lay odds were poor but I could see a lot more money on the lay side than the back side, I'd set a lay price close to my back price and hope it would get matched in pre race trading. Sometimes it wouldn't though, or the market would halt and it would cancel the outstanding lay. On those occasions it would run as a mug bet. Ive never sussed how to keep the unmatched bet 'live' after a halting. Betfair and Smarkets certainly give lots of previously unthought of options. Its their attraction I guess.

eagles2008
22-04-2017, 10:20 AM
The only problem is if you cash out for £45 and it wins it's no free bet and you can't back another one. Also on the next race I wouldn't risk trading it and take the maximum possible extraction from the risk free bet. All methods are viable and in the long run probably return the same.

elgin eagle
22-04-2017, 11:50 AM
The only problem is if you cash out for £45 and it wins it's no free bet and you can't back another one. Also on the next race I wouldn't risk trading it and take the maximum possible extraction from the risk free bet. All methods are viable and in the long run probably return the same.

That's what I thought. If it happens on the next race following a winner i'd never cash out as you assured 50 quid (or whatever you staked previously) and worst case you lose a bit accepting higher lay odds, or don't lay it at all and instantly lose the 50 on that race if it loses, but have the possibility of the full cash if it wins.

www.matchedbettingblog.com have a few offers on Chelsea v Spurs today I notice. Going to do all them then the betway horse offers today I think.

elgin eagle
02-06-2017, 04:02 PM
Plenty of good offers this weekend for the CL final on top of the horse offers. A guaranteed bet365 offer is rumoured too, that is usually worth £35 on its own (£70 with 2 accounts). Horse offers can be found in offers section.

www.matchedbettingblog.com

elgin eagle
03-07-2017, 10:32 AM
https://matchedbettingblog.com/tennis/wimbledon-2017-offers/#more-161552

Good wimbledon offers if you perm them to maximise chances of wins at one place or another.

cantspell
03-07-2017, 10:52 AM
Link doesn't work

elgin eagle
03-07-2017, 11:16 AM
Link doesn't work

Works for me :confused:

cantspell
03-07-2017, 08:10 PM
I get 404 as an error maybe I will try on my PC

elgin eagle
03-07-2017, 08:35 PM
I get 404 as an error maybe I will try on my PC

Or just go to www.matchedbettingblog.com and then look at the blog from there. On top of them i got a nice text from betbright today, bet £100 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and get a free £100 bet on Thursday. Min odds 2.0 decimal. So just 3 x £100 bets on the tennis for 3 days with close lays on smarkets, maybe choosing matches with the slight outsider serving first and holding off the lay and hoping he or she holds serve, then laying it for an arb. Easy 70-90 quid in one account or the exchange for doing nothing :)

cpfc4evandeva
14-07-2017, 11:21 AM
I'm doing the B365 ITV offer for the first time and won the last race yesterday, so my risk free £50 bet is now going to be on today's race.

Question: Do I just play it like a free £50 bet, or is there some difference with how it works? I know I have to stake my own money and if it loses then I get it refunded, but I'm thinking the way to play it is the standard way - betting on both outcomes for around a 80% return... right?

elgin eagle
14-07-2017, 11:51 AM
I'm doing the B365 ITV offer for the first time and won the last race yesterday, so my risk free £50 bet is now going to be on today's race.

Question: Do I just play it like a free £50 bet, or is there some difference with how it works? I know I have to stake my own money and if it loses then I get it refunded, but I'm thinking the way to play it is the standard way - betting on both outcomes for around a 80% return... right?

No just do it the same with the same stake as yesterday's last winning race. It has to be decimal 5 or above and has to lose. They then credit you with 50 quid back into your account. If it wins you have to be on the next featured race as well. If that loses they credit you then instead.

elgin eagle
14-07-2017, 11:55 AM
Just compare matchbook, betdaq, betfair and smarkets on oddschecker to get the tightest lays. You should be looking for an acceptable loss of no more than a fiver for a 50 bet/lay combo.

elgin eagle
18-08-2017, 08:43 PM
Odds monkey are offering a 7 day trial for £1.

https://matchedbettingblog.com/miscellaneous/oddsmonkey-offer-1-premium-trial/#.WZdQYMbTVJ8

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