Hello Russell, welcome to the forum.
There's some decent intro guides to dutching and handicapping here if you're interested:
Also these threads might give you some ideas:
The Gambling Times - Threads Tagged with guide
The Gambling Times - Threads Tagged with beginner
Re Cheltenham offers, there haven't been a lot knocking around as yet, but there is still a couple of weeks. The threads will hopefully be tagged here:
The Gambling Times - Threads Tagged with cheltenham festival 2010
So maybe keep an eye out there as it gets closer.
Note, a lot of the offers (well all of them actually) will be in the UK Sportsbook Bonuses forum which is only visible to premium members, see here for more info:
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hi am new to the forum,
names russel an i'm from liverpool
long term recreational gambler...short term prodfessional
i signed up as my friend recommended it
i started matched betting last week
i'm on my 6th (small bonus) bookies and nearly on my way to my first 100 pound/!!
Welcome to the forums Congrats on your good start, long may it continue!
Originally Posted by russelljfrench
What kinds of things did you (or do you) enjoy betting on when you say long term rec, anything in particular?
Anyway, thanks to your friend as well for the recommendation, hope you enjoy your stay.
normally love my accumulators' on the footy spread across all leagues, but i have to say knowing ur going to win no matter wat the outcome has took away a bit of the fun factor!
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New member here, just thought I'd pop in and say hello and get a first post on the board.
I'm John, a grad student from London, started betting about six weeks ago when I realised that I could get £20 cashback for a £10 deposit at Betfair (having lived many years convinced that getting involved with bookmakers was just about the quickest way to part with your money). Ironically, the £20 cashback didn't track and my claim for it is currently no better than pending, and I wasn't aware that they had a £25 free bet offer and missed out on that too.
In the space of about three weeks I managed to turn the original £10 into £28 or so over about four weeks of very tortured bets on obvious favourites, mainly on the Big Four at home to non-Big Four sides, and later I dabbled on a bit of tennis live trading, backing and laying around break points. As much as I loved the trading experience of Betfair, found myself simply far too emotional about losses, too anxious watching when I had open bets, I was having difficulty even risking £10 of that illusory £20 cashback! Gambling's not for me I don't think.
And that's when somehow I hit upon matched betting, and more or less risk-free money's been trickling into my account for the last three weeks. In that time I've made about £225, plus maybe another £80 in cashback. Cashflow poor at the moment but a Betfair float returns a much higher rate of interest than a savings account, that's for sure. Made a couple of mistakes, missing out on cashback here and there, played a refunded first bet as if it were stake returned, placed a qualifying bet below minimum odds, accidentally underlaid a longshot by a small amount, but things are going well so far, almost too well in that it's distracting me from essays.
Looking forward to posting here more on the future.
There's probably not one of us here who didn't make such errors at the outset (or still do!) but there's so much out there that, over time, they will become pretty insignificant. But when you start, having an extra £25 on a £250 float or whatever does appear significant!
I know what you mean about getting distracted from the essays heh. *must catch up on 2 weeks of study tomorrow*
Anyway, welcome and enjoy your stay
New poster to the forum
Been a member here for a while now so I have decided to introduce myself.
I have been MBing for about 10 months now and about £3500 in profit.
I have done most of the UK/Euro SUB`s and will look at other options in the next couple of months.
I try to do nearly every offer there is even if it is only worth a couple of quid as these are the one`s that cover any small loses on not getting a decent SUB matched bet.
Good to hear that you have that kind of attitude. I am so lazy and there are actually a lot of ~£25-ish signups I haven't done. If you have managed to maintain the edgy attitude still after 10 months then that's great!
If you think you are running dry you can try looking at this post,
& also check this thread for phone bookies:
I think someone also mentioned somewhere that you are allowed to have a seperate BetFred and WillHill phone account if you already have an existing internet account. Maybe worth keeping an eye out for offers as it is Cheltenham afterall.
If you really have done most uk/euro bookies then there are still a lot of offshore ones that are excellent. In particular the CRIS group of bookies, Bookmaker, BetCris, BetCanadian, 2betdsi and BetLasPalmas. There is a thread about increased signup and reload offers from all of these bookies here: http://www.thegamblingtimes.com/boar...s-bonuses.html
Also you will of course find a lot of information on bonuses from offshore bookies that you won't find on sites such as mse. And of course the casino bonuses! Someone tipped me off just last night that it should still be possible to extract a couple of quid out of the Coral roulette bonus pretty much risk-free. Not sure though, but worth a looking and asking around in the casino section.
I hope you continue to enjoy your stay here at TGT!
Hi John and Bassman. John it sounds like you are going to do very well and before long you will be getting similar results to Bassman which is a great result for ten months. I have made a fair few mistakes along the way but my biggest problem of late has been plain gambling and chasing my losses. Fortunately its not large amounts and it does teach me a lesson normally that gets me back on the steady profits track. Its also important to take account of how much time you spend in relation to your returns. I spent far too much time in the beginning looking to maximise the offers, and although I would say you shouldn't be too hasty, I do think there is a balance to be made depending on the value of each offer. Anyway I'm waffling. Welcome. You will both find the folk here very helpful and amazingly knowledgeable.
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