There are currently tens of thousands of people in the UK that are actively matched betting every month. It was only a few years ago that I thought matched betting was a scam. My friends and family thought it was a scam too. In fact, some of my family members particularly the older ones still think it must be a scam even now. It took me a reasonable amount of time to really do the research and actually get started because I was such a non-believer. As soon as you have a free shot at covering one of the teams, horses, whatevers , the very simple maths works in your favour.
You can lock-in a profit as soon as you have a free bet — i. Matched betting has been quite a well kept secret when you consider the amount of money that can be made doing it. It is is entirely legal. Firstly, there is a rise in competition between bookmakers.
These bookmakers such as William Hill, Bet, Paddy Power and many more run promotions in order to try to attract both new and repeat business. The more promotions there are, the more profitable matched betting becomes. No one is able to magically wrap their heads around all of this in an instant. And yes, the first version of my spreadsheet was terrible!
Just look at my first spreadsheet pictured below. Matched betting works best when you are able to invest in completing multiple offers at once. This comes once you have built up your bankroll. This is probably music to many of your ears; match betting is completely tax-free in the UK. There is absolutely no risk involved in matched betting when done correctly. Looking like a mug punter to a bookmaker is essential for long-term profits.
Therefore, we only teach those based in the UK. You will learn how to place bets during the process if necessary, and all bets are found for you via simple-to-use software. Many people that start matched betting have never placed a bet in their lives and many more have no interest in sport whatsoever. One of the biggest tips is learn how to change the odds formats on bookmaker sites and switch them to decimal odds.
Usually, a free bet will either be credited to your account either instantly or after your bet finishes. You will see it in your account when you go to place your next bet. Within the bet slip, you will see the option to either use your own money or use the free bet that has been credited to your account. However, if you do win into the bookmaker account, we do recommend placing at least one mug bet before withdrawing.
If you do want to make a good amount of money over a longer period of time, you should start as you mean to go on with looking after your accounts as well as you can. Bookmakers can run a simple search to see who has used a sign-up offer, withdrawn and never returned. Continuing to use your current bank account should not be a problem and does allow you to start betting a little quicker than setting a new one up.
If you wish to apply for a loan or mortgage, having hundreds of betting deposits may look suspicious. They just care that we are. Plenty of people manage to still get their loan or mortgage with these transactions on their statement, but it may be wise to avoid a potential tricky conversation in the future by simply opening a new bank account for your matched betting activity.
However, once I started placing the bets for myself and tracking the profit, everything fell into place straight away. Just get stuck in and you everything will start to become clear. This post was written by Luke Jordan. Luke founded Beating Betting at the start of and ran the site until February He is passionate about entrepreneurship, marketing and video creation. I believe the laws in the Netherlands are a bit stricter than in the UK, and there are fewer options of betting websites.
Is it still possible to do matched betting in the Netherlands? Hi Luke Thanks for this great guide. Does this mean that you can no longer do matched betting as much or make as much money? Hi Jody, I was doing this for many years before this outcome. But yes, it does have a shelf life. I have some strategies to keep it possible to earn extra money out of accounts that are gubbed.
Hi Luke, thank you for your information, on some betting sites they state that you need a minimum deposit, or bet amount placed to be able to withdraw your funds. How do you work around this??? Hi there, Is it necessary to use a betting exchange e. Betfair or can you lay bet by using any bookmaker. For example if my back bet is over 2. Because bookmakers make money via their overrounds, e.
Hope this helps! If you can sign up to betting sites, yes. My guess is that other horses in the race pulled out before it started so the odds of all of the other horses were adjusted accordingly. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting. The next few minutes could change your life.
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Is Matched Betting Legal? Why do Bookmakers Allow it? How Quick is it to Learn? What Are the Risks with Matched Betting? How do You do it Outside of the UK? We'll show you the EXACT process we use to generate thousands in risk-free betting profits each year. What Does Gubbed Mean? What is an Arb? About the Author This post was written by Luke Jordan. Related posts November 29th, September 26, at pm. I did it, made some money, and left.
It was a lot of work to understand how to do it and its VERY easy to get it wrong and lose a lot of money. It isn't sustainable in that you run through the offers quickly and in some cases get banned from gambling with that site because they know what you're doing. I did it, it was a fun little project, but I wouldn't recommend it.
There are easier ways to make money with your time without the risk. I've been doing matched betting for a year or so, and it's true it gets harder and less profitable. Could you share please? Depending on your circumstances, the easiest way I've found is working on your CV and apply or ask for more. I got over a 5k raise this year that I wouldn't have simply without asking. Thats at 5k not only for this year, but the next and so on. I think you may find it difficult to pull those numbers consistently.
Like I said, its a fun project but it isn't sustainable. Not really true. Not something I'd recommend for everyone, and I wouldn't call it 'risk free', as human error is always a factor, but it does work. This is just a lie. My bet account died after 6 months, my mom's died after 3 weeks. It pretty much does unless you are mug betting free bet if Kane scores etc.
Also mug betting completely negates the comments in here about risk free aka don't lose money. Bet will go, even Coral. The only people not running out is the leeches on PA who multi-account. Not the other poster, but when they say mug betting they're not talking about actual gambling. It just means making a guaranteed loss of a few pence to keep the gubbing away. I've stopped for the moment, roughly 1 hour a day when I did do it, more at the start to learn what you were doing.
You're limited in what you can earn from each bet so time becomes a limiting factor. Don't get me wrong, it's better than flipping burgers - and more convenient - but it isn't stunning. I, too have made money off matched betting before. But in the end I found the process far too laborious to make relatively small returns. It's quite decent if you have the time and patience to put into it though. It's not really personal finance, you could create your own subreddit?
It's not something you can just summarise in a post on here and promise people the world, as others have said it requires discipline, understanding what you are doing, reading the rules around free bets, finding the matches with the closest odds etc. Dunno what the scene is like nowadays, but I remember running out of bookies to sign up to at some point and around the recession the free bet offers dried up. All the info you need for free.
It's a forum spanning over a decade, so you can view almost the entire history of MBing. It won't make you millions but if you are after some pretty easy cash and have some time to learn it it takes up to around an hour to learn then it's worth doing I think. Hmm, that's a promoted link and it's got no content. Why are you linking to what appears to be an ad? Google profit accumulator. Yes it's a monthly paid website but they have very helpful videos - have a look and see what you think.
Hey IanCal please scroll to the lower part of that link and you'll see I've tried my best to write 20 of the most common questions and answers about matched betting. Here is a link to the non-promoted one also in beermoneyuk, it received around 15 upvotes so hopefully people have found it helpful! I now use oddsmonkey as its cheaper, but I'd recommend PA to start with as they hold your hand basically through everything.
There was something on Radio recently about Betting as an investment. It went south, just listen. They do, however, have their own interests and knowledge bases that earn them money on the side - selling things on eBay, picking up antiques, making things with value. We all choose to invest our time, money and knowledge differently. For you matched betting is 'easy money' but for me, who knows nothing about it, has no desire to sign up to dodgy websites and couldn't care less about sports, it would be boring work requiring solid effort.
You would probably hate many aspects of the side job I have - weird hours, poor pay, unreliable scheduling - but I love doing it so it's not a job. They'd be fools not to! Except for all those people who don't have the skills, knowledge base, time, confidence, money, etc, etc, etc.
Admittedly you do need free time, but I feel alot of people that do have that time could try matched betting and make good money off it. Not realising that baseball matches can be played on consecutive days and due to time difference appearing like they matched the correct match.
Not realising that postponed football matches have different terms for when the bet is void or stands. When you're spoonfed so much you have no idea what hole you have put yourself in until someone tells you. I have run into problems a few times, I have never bet on Tennis or Baseball, however Tennis retirement rules are covered - these are more of an advanced topic and most people don't have to worry about it at all, unless they plan on doing it long term.
Rule 4 can be a problem, and I have lost a few pounds every now and then because of it, however avoiding horse races and this isnt a problem. You aren't going to get them to admit that the site they promote encourages it's members to commit fraud and tax evasion. I think this sums it up.
Sure you can make money from this, but you can make money from lots of things. Seems a hell of a lot easier to me. But the ins and outs of business models seems out of scope for this sub IMO. Personally I've made some good pocket money from blogging. I'd recommend it, there are subs that cover it already though. Apart from an aversion to promoting gambling, I would say the main issue is that it's not really personal finance, in the same way that recommending that someone start a business or change career path isn't really personal finance advice.
It's not gambling but a method of guaranteeing profit from bookmaker offers. As for the people that are saying it's dangerous as you can make mistakes, so is crossing a busy road but if you look both ways and make sure it's okay, you won't get run over! If it was really risk free you could devise an arbitrage machinery, but I doubt it's possible.
EDIT: so I had a look and basically the main risk is being banned and losing one side of the bet, or losing one side of the bet for technical reasons. Also I didn't look carefully, but the leverage seems very very small so you need to lock lot of money. There are countless examples of bookies screwing people over. Reneging on an offer after you have sustained losses or going bust with all your money.
It's not just some shitty bookie from the Caribbean. Highstreet bookies often contravene UK law and you have no choice but to take them to court. There is a third risk, some people are just not suited psychologically to betting - we all know stories of people gambling away their rent money for example. Harmless for most, but not all. Absolute correct. You're playing with fire. Some people can keep calm and think of it purely analytically.
Truth is, I've known far smarter people than me, people who know the maths far greater than I do get sucked in and begin to have problems. Bookies are experts at getting people hooked. They know what works and what doesn't. You always have to be mindful of that. I win occasionally and I have made a little bit spamming matched bet offers on bet I would be interested to know more of what you do and how you approach this in a way that makes you money!
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Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. Become a Redditor and join one of thousands of communities. UKPersonalFinance submitted 4 years ago by Kryptek49 0. Hi all, I've tried to help out a bit on this sub regarding students who are trying to save some money. Every time I've brought this up I get downvoted, is there a reason for this, or are people just put off by the idea of gambling it's not, it is genuinely risk free I understand that most matched betting websites have referral links so that I can make money off getting people to sign up, however I haven't tried to get people to use my link once.
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Except there was always that one housemate who never seemed to batter an eyelid when it came to nights out. That person could be you. Matched betting can save you, the student. It can stop the meal deals and cold nights without any heating.
Matched betting is a risk-free guarantee of making money off the bookies. No catch, no hidden fees, no risk. To understand how to utilise matched betting, it is best to know e xactly what is matched betting.
To maximise your profits, you must know exactly what you are dealing with. Matched betting uses a gluttony of free bets put on by the bookies to get you sign up with them. Choose one of these offers and sign up for them, as well as signing up with a betting exchange account known as Betfair.
Here you can place what is known as a lay bet, which goes against what you have bet at the bookmakers. By finding the best odds across bookmakers, you can start to make a profit and pay off your student loan. Using a betting calculator, you would then work out how much is needed to lay bet with Betfair. With this free bet, as you prepare to knuckle down ahead of your exams, you would then pick another event like the one above. Generally, bookmakers incorporate terms by which bettors must first place a bet using their own money in order to qualify for the free bet.
For this, a bet is placed on particular results occurring with the bookmaker and a second bet placed on the same result not occurring at the betting exchange. The latter is required to offset any loss in the event that the result does not occur; for instance, if a team loses. Once the free bet has been qualified, the same process is followed with the exception that a free bet is being used. No matter which result occurs, there will always be a guaranteed profit because the bet was made free of charge.
Online betting outlets, betting exchanges, have become popular in recent years for they allow betters to bet without official odds-makers. In essence, the person placing the lay bet acts as a bookmaker.
There are several common strategies for matched betting including assisted and manual betting. Assisted matched betting refers to websites or software packages which provide comparison tables of markets for individuals to bet on. These are commonly known as 'auto-matchers'. 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. The growth of matched betting has led to the formation of matched betting services - usually subscription-based businesses established to make the process easier with step-by-step instructions and bespoke software, such as oddsmatching.
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