Matched Betting For Dummies – 9 Essential Things You Should Know Before Staking Any Real Money
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- 1. Matched Betting For Dummies – Why Do We Share This Method?
- 2. A. Introduction – What’s Matched Betting?
- 3. B. Specific Knowledge
- 4. C. Conclusion – The Short-Term & Long-Term
Matched Betting For Dummies – Why Do We Share This Method?
Firstly, Please Avoid Prejudice of Betting = Gambling. We Do Bet but Don’t Count On Luck. Rather, we do 6 Advantage Plays based on mathematical edge to beat the bookies, casino & bingo. When it comes to Sports Betting & Horse Racing, we use Matched Betting / Sports Arbitrage / Value Bets On Proven Tipsters to lock-in profit or consistently earn extra income for long-term.
With that said, one of our policies is “Betting On Luck Is For Losers, Stop Gamble Betting But Bet on Only +EV (Expected Value)To Win Reliably. It is effectively our way to promote Responsible Gambling under the regulation, and we strongly support GamCare & BeGambleAware being explained in about us.
We, Global Extra Money (GEM) would like our readers to exploit those reliable money making opportunities as much as possible. Matched Betting For Dummies Guide aim to share all the basics to lock-in profit from Bookmakers’ Offers with Everybody, which is part of our efforts to achieve that objective.
Matched Betting For Dummies – Financial Adviser’s Story
As the opening up of Matched Betting for Dummies Guide, let me quote the article of Matched Betting on 24 July 2010 (a bit old news) as follows;
“I was a financial adviser for 10 years until I sold the business a year ago. I think I have a more critical and suspicious mind when it comes to money-making schemes, especially ones that purport to be risk-free. There is an old proverb that says: “In a bet, there is a fool and a thief", and I’m not inclined to disagree. Could I really sit in front of my screen and make money from the bookies for nothing? The answer, to my surprise, was yes. Over the past month, I have researched and used every decent online free bet introductory offer from a bookie. I’ve taken up 31 offers so far – and I’ve made in the region of £770. The money I have made has been absolutely risk free, it’s not been about gambling but about playing the system – and it was inspired by Guardian Money. I don’t even have to pay tax on my winnings."written by ex-financial adviser in the Guardian on 24 July 2010
Matched Betting Is No Gambling
The core message we want to convey at the beginning is Matched Betting is Not Gambling but Sure Bet. It’s neither scam nor fishy system, but legitimate & risk free method endorsed by the established media like Guardian.
In fact, over 200,000 ordinary people in the UK & Ireland are said to use matched betting to earn regular extra money. Since you came to this Matched Betting for Dummies guide, I assume you have not started or are pretty new to it. Obviously Better Late Than Never!! You will find Everything You Need To Start & Make £/€1,000 Every Month On The Side in our site. This special report gives you the basic information & navigate you to the proper information to achieve your target.
BTW, Matched Betting is No Risk, but yet categorized in Gambling, and in the UK & Ireland, any winnings from gambling are No Tax. Even you are considered as Professional Gambler who rely on gambling for living, you will be exempted from taxation, which is clearly defined by HMRC Internal Manual – Meaning of trade: exceptions and alternatives: betting and gambling – the professional gambler.
For outside UK, there are many jurisdictions that apply the same rule as UK & Ireland, for details, take a look at How To Make Money From Offshore Sports Betting With 3 Advantage Plays, which I explain a bit later.
A. Introduction – What’s Matched Betting?
1. Real Basics
Firstly, although it’s not a gambling but still a Betting. And you bet on Sports Events at Bookmakers, like William Hill, Ladbrokes, Paddy Powers etc. Yes, the betting shops you find in the high streets everywhere. You can bet at shops, but without exception, all bookmakers operate online sites. The number of online betting sites are far larger than the bookies that run street shops. Or, let me correctly say there are so many online bookies that don’t have street shops, represented by giant Bet365 (Bet365 sold their street shops to Coral). With other reason, we use online bookmakers for matched betting.
Opening Up Account – CAUTION
As we explain later, matched betting is all about making the best use of bookmakers’ promotion like sign up offer of “Bet XX Get XX Free Bet". All online bookies are in fierce competitive situation thus advertise tasty offers to attract your sign-up. Don’t sign-up directly with bookmakers before checking the availability of Cashback Offer, otherwise you may waste hundreds of £ risk-free cash. Make sure you check Betting Cashback Websites – The Ultimate Guide To Be Always Better Off, before opening any bookmakers’ account (the document shows you how to collect £2,500 cashback all together).
In the matched betting, on top of the bookmakers, we need Betting Exchange. You may have heard the name Betfair. Yes, Betfair is the inventor of the bet exchange. A betting exchange allows you to bet against each other rather than against a bookmaker, so it’s a market place like stock exchange. You bet on Win (called Back Bet) at conventional bookmakers, but in the bet exchange you can bet NOT Win (called Lay Bet), which is for example in Football, Betting On Both Draw & Lose. Namely, players can make the bookmaker’s role by offering odds to any liability they are prepared to lose. Or normal punter requesting odds to any stake they are prepared to lose. Suggest you take a look at Bet Exchange – How To Sign-Up & Lock-In Profit Wisely With Best OffersSo, basically we place bets at bookmaker & exchange to make guaranteed risk free profits by covering all the outcomes.
2. Is It Globally Workable or Only in UK & Ireland?
Which Countries Can It Be Workable?
In this special report, I mainly use UK & Ireland examples and £ (& €) as a currency unit since matched betting is so popular in the UK & Ireland. However, it doesn’t mean it’s not for the people outside the UK. Conversely, UK players may get worse terms from the bookies who don’t like this activity. Thus depending on where you’re from though it might actually be easier for some players outside the UK.
As our name GEM – Global Extra Money implies, we would like all visitors from anywhere in the world to exploit advantage plays including matched betting. With that vision, we have issued :
In Short, except 8 Countries (Cyprus, Poland, North Korea, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia) where on-line gamble is legally prohibited, all of you can make profit from matched betting, see the above report for full details.
Betting Exchange Availability
The same question we often receive from people outside UK & Ireland is “We don’t have Betfair or any bet exchange". No worries, you can use Bet Broker where you can bet at exchange via their API or special platform. However, strongly suggest you read Honest Opinion About Bet Broker & How To Use Them Safely & Smartly, because this is the area you need to make careful risk-management.
On top of the above documents, we separately issued Betfair Alternatives For People Who Can’t Access Or Seek Better Options, which gives you white label of Betfair (means everything including market coverage & liquidity is identical to Betfair) & our special deal for those who can’t access to Betfair.
For those who even can’t access to these bet brokers, the solution is Bitcoin Betting Sites (both sportsbook & betting exchange), for full details, take a look at the above Bitcoin Betting – Ultimate Way To Lock-In Profits From Anywhere In The World.
3. Is It So Easy? Is It Legitimate? & Some Caution
Not Effort Free
Most of the sites that introduces Matched Betting as “This is the easiest way to make a quick $100 profit?" “No Risk money making for newbies" etc. But Too Good To Be True is the Essence in this real world. Matched Betting is Not Effort Free. MoneySavingExpert.Com (MSE) Forum cautions like below screenshot;
However, actually, it’s not so risky as cautioned like this. I myself believe it’s very easy & quick way to make real money. Matched betting is simply based on mathematical advantage. As long as you take offers with Positive EV (Expected Value), you will not lose because mathematics will protect you. As said at the beginning, hundreds of thousands of ordinary people have been making money with effectively risk free. The issue is human error or careless mistakes.
Importantly, Matched Betting is surely a legitimate activity. It is actually endorsed by the established bookmakers like William Hill as follows;
“Matched betting is legal and a spokesperson for William Hill has indicated that the betting industry does not have a problem with this use of free bets."wikipedia
“Graham Sharpe, from William Hill, says the industry does not have a problem with matched betting. “There’s no illegal element," he says. “It’s a free bet and you can do what you like."The Telegraph articles
Caution – Bookmaker’s Real Voice & Account Restriction a.k.a.Gubbing
You need to know the harsh fact that most matched bettors face account restriction, a.k.a. “Gubbing" in many bookmakers. Simply bookies don’t like Sharp punters (matched better is one of the Sharp) who take too much value from them. see the quote from wiki;
“Most bookmakers have people on their staffs looking for bettors 'taking too much value’, something which tends to happen with matched betting. They will place restrictions on the accounts of bettors who may be taking advantage of promotions too often, such as preventing them from placing very large bets. Bettors whose betting behavior is unacceptable to a given bookmaker risk being banned from that bookmaker’s site."wiki
It is proven by the below correspondences with Matthew Ha (Bet365);
It clearly implies they do gubbing, and it’s a proven fact people face account restriction in Bet365. But it’s also the fact that Bet365 has the greatest leeway in this regard among all other SOFT bookies. You may take a look at List of 30 World Worst Betting Sites That Quickly Restrict Your Account;
I need to make it clear to avoid any confusion that the all the bookies in the above list is NOT THE LIST YOU SHOULD NOT REGISTER. All of them are World Top bookmakers, the restriction is the only issue.
Don’t worry, we provide you with how to avoid such restriction as well as the actions after you are gubbed.
B. Specific Knowledge
This chapter will help you understand more detail about Matched Betting. You will have been able to know basically everything by the time you finish this chapter. Then, you will decide what you should do in the Warp -Up.
1. Understanding Base Theory & Logic
Matched Betting In A Nutshell
Firstly, let me show you a very simplified explanation for you to understand the process of matched betting;
- The organizations you use: Bookmaker such as William Hill & Exchange like Betfair
- The profit source; Bookmaker’s Free Bet Offer such as William Hill sign-up offer of Bet £10 Get 30 Free Bet;
- You Do 2 transactions; Back (bet on win) £10 at William Hill & Lay (bet on NOT win, means both lose & draw like football match case) appropriate stake £ (use Free Calculator) at Betfair so that you cover all outcomes.
- No matter what the event’s result will be, your losing & winning will cancel out each other. In the real practice, usually, 2 bets are not perfectly offset due to the odds difference & exchange commission. Therefore you make a small loss called Qualifying Loss. However, you get £30 Free Bets.
- Now, you repeat the exact same process but using the free bet for the back bet at William Hill. Then, this time free bet value (minus little loss) will become your net profit.
- People can extract cash usually in the range of 75% – 95% of free bet value, depending on how close the odds between bookmaker & exchange.
- So, unless you make any careless mistake, you will get risk-free guaranteed profit.
The above concept originally came from Arbitrage Betting. It’s based on the application of a mathematical equation rather than chance. Matched Betting is based on the exactly the same mathematical logic and actually it’s safer & easier than Sports Arbitrage which has a lot of pitfalls to avoid.
If you’re interested in Sports Arbitrage, you may want to read;
Is Sports Arbitrage Really 100% Risk Free Sure Bet? Special Report by GEM
The Difference From Sports Arbitrage
Matched Betting, due to the use of Free Bet / Bonus offered by bookmakers, your risk of losing money caused by the pitfalls is much lower than Arbitrage. Besides, the chance of your account restriction imposed by bookies is relatively lower. Because arbitrage exploits the market efficiency or bookies’ mistake which bookies don’t like.
2. Matched Betting Glossary / Jargon
3 Popular Type of Welcome Offers for New Player
- Qualifying Bet First before you receive Free Bet, typically “Bet XX Get XX Free Bet"
- If You Lose Your Qualifying Bet, Receive Bonus, typically “We Refund If You Lose Your 1st Bet"
- Receive Bonus When you Deposit and Make Qualifying Bets based on the required Rollover / Turnover before Withdrawal, typically “We Match 100% Bonus of Your Deposit"
For 1. it’s by far the most popular welcome bonus used by UK / Europe bookmakers often claimed like 'Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets’ etc. (for full details related to Paddy Power, you may want to check Paddy Power ACCA Insurance Will Make €/£1,000 Risk-Free Profit;Under this offer, you have to make Bet called Qualifying Bet first before you receive free bets.
We give you the specific instruction in guide (2) Special Report by GEM by using William Hill real example.
For 2, it’s Risk Free Bet or Lose Refund.
This is 'If your 1st bet loses we will refund up to £30’ as seen from below Dafabet;
For 3, it’s extremely popular among Caribbean / Asian bookies and also popular in the UK, Europe.
It is usually advertised like 'Welcome 50% Matched Bonus up to £200’ etc as seen in the below 10Bet;You will get your bonus usually instantly after you make the first Qualifying Deposit.
However you need to make bets called Settled Bets based on the number of Rollover (or Turnover) required before you can make a withdrawal. This is often expressed as WR (Wager Requirement).
Five Common Type of Reload Bonus for Existing Players
There are various type of promotions but 99% of them are the variations of the following 5 types of offers and our methods will allow you to extract real cash with risk free.
A. We will Boost Your Price / Enhanced Our Odds
This is common regular offer you may find almost every day in some bookies. Simply put, it may create arbitrage opportunity, means higher back (bookmaker’s) odds caused by boost than lay (exchange) odds, thus you will get guaranteed profit.
B. We will Refund you IF your horse Finishes 2nd
It is called 2nd Place Refund and also found regularly, and you will see massive amounts of this offer in major horse festivals such as Grand National, Cheltenhnam Festival & Royal Ascot etc. The key point is how to minimize the qualifying bet loss with a few techniques to grab the best lay odds which you will find in the instruction as well as the option to lock-in profit.Note: Horse Racing Refund makes an important role in matched betting. I strongly suggest you take a look at 10 Horse Racing Refund Offers – Value Based Best Selection & Tactics To Win; , where we show how to gauge the value, prioritize & select the popular offers together with the specific tactics to extract cash from them.
C. We Offer You Extra Places (Horse Racing / golf or Tennis Tournament etc)
D. We refund your lose bet “IF xxx happens"
This is called “IF Bet" there are many variations (surely bookies can create anything to make the bet more exciting) though all works basically same, we can lock-in profit using Extra Lay Technique and you can find our Special Spread sheet in the instruction which will automatically calculate everything to guarantee profit. You need to assess 1) whether you can lay IF condition, 2) whether IF condition lay odds is short enough to make good lock-in profit.
E. We refund IF 1 team fails your ACCA
It is a.k.a. ACCA Insurance which has been rapidly growing because ACCA is a cash cow for bookmakers. However, it is also very lucrative for us advantage players (and also contributes to help our bookmakers account avoid being restricted as I explain later), you may feel a bit complicated at the first glance, but actually very easy. We have 3 types of Universal ACCA Insurance Spreadsheet which will assure your Guaranteed Profit, there are 3 stage instructions, for those who are completely new to this type of bet.
4. Brief Process & Key Tools
Process – Turn Free Money into Real Cash
The matched betting is all about placing a bet with the bookmaker and then eliminate all of the risk by placing an opposite bet with the exchange (or possibly another bookmaker) to scalp all bonuses effectively.
It’s actually very easy & simple. Just opening up the accounts of Exchange & Bookmaker, and place the qualifying back & get free bet to extract it as a cash by backing & laying the same event. Suggest you just take a look at the below 3 series of instruction, which are very precise step-by step instructions using the real examples;
- No Risk Matched Betting Starting Guide (1) – Welcome Bonus How It Works;
- Free Matched Bet Starting Guide (2) – How To Place Qualifying Bet
- Risk Free Betting Starting Guide (3) – How To Extract Profit from Free Bet
Note – T&C (Terms & Condition)
Let me just emphasize 1 point. That’s check the T&C (Terms and Conditions) of free bet / bonus to every time very carefully. It’s not only for the welcome bonus but also for any reload bonus. Every bookie has different T&C and the same bookie may change T&C when time goes by. Some of the check points are;
- If it requires to enter specific Bonus Code or make any contact to receive it
- If it is SR (Stake Returned Bets) or SNR (Stake Not Returned)
- If it requires any first settled Qualifying Bet to get free bet
- If it requires Rollover before withdrawal
- If it sets any Required Odds to bet like select the one of over 3.0
- If it sets Available Period like “will be available to use for 30 days”
- If it limits Funding Method like “will be available only for credit card funding”
- If it sets limitation on betting Specific Event
The condition varies from each bookmaker, so you need to check each bookie’s detail requirements before you implement the matched betting (you also need to be familiar with a betting exchange account condition). I found the image of T&C explanation in “The Arbing Blog" quite comprehensive thus I copy it as below;
There are 2 essential tools you need when you implement matched betting, which are;
- Odds Matching Software to find the opportunity of matched betting (closest odds between bookmaker & Exchange)
- Matched Betting Calculator to calculate the lay stake required and predicted Profit / Loss.
Currently, the best free software is;
- Bonus Bagging Odds Matching Software
- Bonus Bagging Matched Betting Calculator or Tricky Bet Lay Calculator
The issue of the free Odds Matching Software is that the matched betting opportunities they show you is 20-30 minutes delayed information. It’s fatal for Sports Arbitrage but for matched betting you can use it without so many problems.
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It really depends on the level of your commitment & number of bookmakers you involve. The more effort you pay, the more extra income you can make. Just for the sake of estimating the required commitment level, once you get used to the method and can work efficiently if you want to make £2000 a month, you will need to devote around 1-2 hours a day, and £1000 a month will need 30 mins – 1 hour. For £500, 15-30 mins should be sufficient. But you need to use this time efficiently. This is a long-term consistent basis and you should be able to gain much more but with a much more time during the first 24 months. You can start exploiting free bet from the sign-up offers but the real sustainable big money comes from reload and free bet offers available to existing customers. Many of the matched betting sites focus too much on the sign-up bonuses, consequently, many players miss such continuous profitable opportunities.
C. Conclusion – The Short-Term & Long-Term
Starting Matched Betting
There are many matched betting Paid premium services. Do people need to subscribe such service to make real money from matched betting? The answer is absolutely not. Matched Betting requires a bit complicated process but once you get accustomed to it, it is actually very easy. So as long as you can commit 1 – 2 hours spare time every day in the first 1 – 2 months as the longest, you will surely have more than enough extra income from it with Risk Free.
And, I’m very proud to say, you can do all the above in my site Free. So, when it comes to Matched Betting, suggest you go Matched Betting Instructions Page;, where you find a list of our all matched betting instructions. Of course, you will find spoon-fed like step-by-step guides for all 3 Types of Welcome Offers and 5 Types of Reload Offers. You will know exactly how to tackle them with the real examples. We provide you various spreadsheets to make all the calculations & implement the tactics Very Easy. Don’t Forget All Are FREE.
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Therefore, I can’t see any reasons, especially for newbies not to take the advantage of my free services but to start paying money.
For Ultimate Efficiency in Long-Term
However, once you reach a certain level you may want More Efficiency. The key factors to enhance efficiency are 2 folds of;
- Daily Update of Tens of bookies’ Offers
- Instant Identification Of The Best Opportunities
My site & program covers bookies’ key offers and update periodically, but my resources can’t accommodate all changes every day. But the paid services give you full update even more than you can follow. Another point is a software. We provide you with many customized spreadsheets to lock-in profit for almost all type of offers and identify the opportunities by using free software. However, the paid services provide you with sophisticated tools to identify & calculate the profit or loss automatically which gives you more handy and great efficiency especially for the advanced categories. This includes real-time oddsmatcher. As said in the above B. 4, free software gives you delayed information by 20-30 minute which may result in limited-profit under the fast-changing odds circumstances.
So, who needs More Efficiency? Well, I would say you can easily earn £1,000 / month from my free program. Therefore, once you achieve this level you may consider paid services.
There are 3 reputable programs that offer full matched betting package services as follows. It looks OddsMonkey is the best both from cost & quality (especially range of tools using software). Anyhow, take a look at them;
- Profit Maximiser: Full Review (They have strength in Casino opportunities, especially its slot system is worth checking) – Profit Maximiser – The Engineer Of MatchedBetting Success, Is It Still Good? Special Report by GEM
- Profit Accumulator: Full Review (They are by far the largest matched betting service provider) – Profit Accumulator Full Review – 20,000 Members’ Secret Success Special Report by GEM
- Odds Monkey: Full-review (Their range of software are indisputably best especially the basic oddsmatcher which makes a lot of difference in long-term profit) – Oddsmonkey Review – List Of Competitive Edge Over Rivals Testified By The Founder;You may also want to take a look at the following testimonies of 3 different type of people give you good insight on this excellent system Gavin’s Case; Alisa’s Case; Connor’s Case;
Little Caution of Account Restriction – Sign-Up via Software Vendors’ Referal Link
Relating to the bookmakers’ gubbing (account restriction), beware the fact that opening your bookies’ account via software companies (this can be said both for Free & Paid Software) increases the risk of account restriction. Signing up the bookmakers via software (means using the software vendor’s referral link) which will spontaneously inform the bookies that you’re using the software, hence you’re disclosing you’re a price trader. Consequently, the bookies may automatically place your account in their black list at the outset for them to restrict your account anytime they want. I’m afraid signing the bookmakers via software may be the quickest way to get your accounts limited. From this perspective as well, finally allow me to repeat you should use cashback sites. Check Betting Cashback Websites – The Ultimate Guide To Be Always Better Off before you sign-up any bookmakers.
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