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Matched betting - who's done it and who's good at it? (No Referrals)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by knowlton, May 24, 2011.

  1. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,851

    Location: London

    Yes. Yesbets. Costs £15 a month and you will make £300 in your first month alone.
     
  2. Acme

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 29, 2011

    Posts: 29,910

    Location: Acme's chair

    Thanks, will take a look later. :)

    Is there some kind of trial so I can get a feel for it? First week free type thing?
     
  3. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

    Posts: 17,851

    Location: London

    I don't think so. There may be a sign up offer or two to help you take the bait but personally I'd say ***** the 15 and do it properly.
     
  4. Street

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,213

    Location: Liverpool

    You can do the first few intro offers on there without paying, gives you a taste of how it works.
     
  5. satchef1

    Mobster

    Joined: Apr 17, 2009

    Posts: 3,874

    Same goes for OddsMonkey. You get the sign-up tutorial free. It runs you through the basics of Matched Betting and you do two or three (I can't remember) sign-up offers. From there onward, it's £15/month.

    Try matchedbettingblog.com. That's where I started off. I'd suggest joining OM/YB soon though, as they are invaluable. I started off following MBB. Wasted a fair bit of value with some of the sign-up offers because I didn't really know what I was doing.

    Also, don't do the Winner sign-up unless you have deep pockets. It's a profitable offer, but it can take a large bank to get the money back out if you keep winning.
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2016
  6. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,406

    Location: Derby

    Sad to see no new posts for a few days!

    LOADS of football and horse offers today!
     
  7. Jagwar

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 30, 2016

    Posts: 28

    Help! I keep winning lol. Worried I'm going to be restricted. I'm making profit but it's all ending up at the bookies. I just topped up my exchange account this weekend and it's all gone again.
     
  8. Quinnaay

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 10, 2013

    Posts: 6,044

    Location: Rotherham

    Cancelled PA this week for the first time in 14 month, made a fortune there and was running it alongside Oddsmonkey to see how it compared for 3 months, OM is cheaper and software is second to none, cant stand many people on PA either especially Sam the dude goes through me.

    OM just released ACCA software, free of charge and also have a better oddsmatcher, each way matcher and racing matcher as part of the package no brainer for me for 15 squid a month.

    Offers this week have been great to me too, the St Ledger got me out of a rut id been in for a couple of months and made me around £300 alone!

    Also got gubbed by Betfair sportsbook and 21bet this week that sucks.
     
  9. jamesfreddie

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 7, 2010

    Posts: 3,579

    Have you used the EW Matcher yet ?
     
  10. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,406

    Location: Derby

    Switched my main bank account today for a switching bonus.
    Nothing to do with matched betting, but it is in the same spirit. No such thing as a poor bookmaker, no such thing as a poor bank. If they are poor, they're doing it wrong :p.
     
  11. Diddums

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 24, 2012

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    Location: London

    Halifax's switching offer is great.
     
  12. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

    Joined: Aug 5, 2006

    Posts: 10,406

    Location: Derby

    Just switched from them.
     
  13. Gooner Leroy

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2012

    Posts: 2,804

    Location: Durham

    I've been reading up this evening about matched betting and have been watching the tutorial videos in yesbets, just to get a feel of how it all works before committing myself. Yesbets refers to using betfair but on matchedbettingblog, it recommends smarkets. Are there any pros and cons between the two other than smarkets charging less commission?
     
  14. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,416

    betfair - more liquidity but 5% commission
    Smarkets - less liquidity but 2% commission.
     
  15. booyaka

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 19, 2006

    Posts: 12,416

    Acca Catcher is live on PA now.

    Free for the 1st month for platinum members.
     
  16. Hyper

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 2, 2005

    Posts: 3,529

    Location: Newcastle

    Exactly this, I currently have more money in Betfair but I am slowly using Smarkets more and more due to less commission.
     
  17. OpenToSuggestions

    Capodecina

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    Location: Derby

    I much prefer Smarkets. You make a lot more money in the long run.
     
  18. Gooner Leroy

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 11, 2012

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    Location: Durham

    I finally took the plunge. I only had time to use the coral offer last night but now used or in the process of using sign ups for paddy power, stan james, betfred and ladbrokes. I'm using yesbets at the moment which makes everything feel and look straight forward.

    I did plump with using betfair but after seeing how it goes, I'll have a look at smarkets. I guess I'll use smarkets to cover my free bets with betfair anyway, right?
     
  19. Hyper

    Mobster

    Joined: Jul 2, 2005

    Posts: 3,529

    Location: Newcastle

    Correct,

    I started out exactly the same around 10 weeks ago and have made over £1000 profit already! Once I had completed most of the sign up offers I created an account with Smarkets and moved some of balance across.
     
  20. Huddy

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 17, 2002

    Posts: 804

    Location: Bristol

    Correct, and Paddy Power as they own Betfair.