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HOW MATCHED BETTING WORKS
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If you already have a good idea of how matched betting works, but are looking to dig a little further then stick with me during this little recap...
If however you have arrived at this article with no idea what matched betting is then I'm about to open your eyes to a whole new world of online money making.
Matched betting is a proven method of extracting money from bookmakers and making sizeable, consistent gains over a relatively short period of time.
Whether you bet regularly or not already matters very little.
This is not gambling in its purest form.
It is an exploitation of bookmaker bonus offers utilising betting exchanges such as Betfair to cover all outcomes of a event and lock-in free bet cash!
If you're a little confused at this point then don't be alarmed!
We're going to break things down later with some simple examples.
The Theory Behind Matched Betting
There are literally hundreds of bookmakers operating online today and all of them are fighting for your attention.
To entice new customers to sign-up with them, the majority of bookmakers will display and offer some kind of welcome bonus.
With these signup bonuses people normally tend to do two things:
1. Place their free bets on what they believe to be an absolute certainty.
2. Bet on a long odds selection and pray to the heavens that it comes in.
There will be some people who have experienced success with such methods but sport is unpredictable and more commonly than not these kinds of bets LOSE.
Human nature of course normally dictates that more often than not we only hear about significant wins as opposed to these losses. Nobody cares to listen to a loser!
The beauty of matched betting is that we can eliminate such misfortune and make sure we ALWAYS WIN.
We'll look of course at how this is possible later but...
As a general rule of thumb, through matched betting you can expect to profit around 75%+ of the amount of each free bet you receive from a bookmaker.
To put this in to context:
You will make around £7.50 from each £10 free bet, £18.75 from each £25 free bet and £37.50 from each £50 free bet.
Sure this isn’t the hundreds of pounds you MIGHT win if you back that crazy odds horse and it somehow manages to romp home…
But, let's be realistic here - how often do these bets win?
Instead - with matched betting - we are talking about GUARANTEED, locked-in, consistent wins.
You will actually know how much you’ve ‘won’ before an event has even started!
The vast number of bookmakers online offering sign up bonuses to new customers and free bet reload bonuses to existing customers means that matched betting can be extremely lucrative.
So what's actually involved here?
Let's break the mechanics down a little further:
Matched betting is the process of backing a selection at a bookmaker whilst laying that same selection off at a betting exchange in order to cover all possibilities and eliminate the risk.
Read that sentence over again a couple more times...
... But don't panic just yet if you're still a little confused!
Next up we're going to look at a hypothetical set of bets to anchor our understanding.
How Matched Betting Works
When you place a bet at a bookmaker you are betting at a stake of your choosing on a specific outcome occurring in an event.
Let’s look at a football game by way of example:
BET £10 on Man United to beat Liverpool at odds of 2/1 (3.0).
If this bet were to win you would receive £30 back (£20 winnings + £10 stake).
If this bet lost you would lose £10.
Now let’s flip this bet round and imagine it from the point of view of the bookmaker.
If this bet were to lose the bookmaker would make £10.
If this bet were to win then the bookmaker would lose £20.
This is what is known as LAYING A BET and is the principle idea behind a betting exchange.
If we are able to BET on a selection whilst also placing a LAY on the same selection we create a scenario whereby our wagers cancel each other out.
See what I mean here... How our profit and losses balance each other out regardless of the outcome:
Man United WIN the match.
The bet wins £20.
The lay loses £20.
Total Profit: £20 – £20 = £0.
Man United DRAW the match.
The bet loses £10.
The lay wins £10.
Total Profit: £10 – £10 = £0.
Man United LOSE the match.
The bet loses £10.
The lay wins £10.
Total Profit: £10 – £10 = £0.
It’s clear to see that if we play the role of Punter AND Bookmaker we will struggle to make money.
Most importantly though – we won’t lose money either!
At face value I wouldn’t blame you for concluding that matched betting seems pretty useless...
Where it comes into its own however is through its ability to allow you to qualify for bookmaker promotions without risking your own money!
Once a bookmaker awards you a free bet you can then repeat the process all over again and lock in a guaranteed profit from the bonus cash.
Following on from the last page example let’s assume that we had been betting that £10 in order to qualify for a bookmaker free bet of the same value.
In order to withdraw the bonus money we would normally have to bet it through once at the bookmaker.
There are many different sporting events with which you can utilise matched betting...
... but again here let’s suppose we find an identical odds match on another football game:
We BET the £10 free bet bonus on Chelsea to beat Arsenal at odds of 2/1 (3.0)
We also LAY the bet off for a stake of £10 at a risk of £20.
If Chelsea win then the bookmaker will return to us £30 whilst at the betting exchange we would have lost £20.
Between the two wagers we would have profited £10.
If Chelsea lose or draw then we will have lost nothing at the bookmaker because we were playing with the free bet money.
At the betting exchange however our lay would have won which leaves us again with £10 profit.
The actual outcome of the event is totally irrelevant to us.
Either way we profit in line with the value of the free bet. In this instance: £10.
The Power of Matched Betting
The profit of £10 generated in the example above might seem like pocket change, but what about when it's a £25 free bet? A £50 free bet? A £200 bet basket?
Can you see where I'm going with this?
Matched betting profits compound into some seriously big numbers - risk-free!
It doesn't matter if you're familiar with betting already or class yourself as a complete novice.
If you are not already taking advantage of this unique betting technique then it's time to sit up and take notice.
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