Some really good points and advice so thanks to everyone who has contributed so far. It's interesting to see peoples different opinions and views. I'm just going to take my time, perhaps do the offers that never change/very rarely get better and see where I am after that. I think I'm right in saying VC and Bet365's offers are two examples of very good offers that very rarely improve if Indeed they ever have? Will be signing up then next I would think to bump up the float a bit.
I'm betting at the bookie and laying at Betfair. I will learn how to underlay/dutch etc as I go along hopefully but for now I will just be backing and laying whatever the spreadsheet tells me.
I will probably do some casino offers if they are reasonably easy to do too (eg blackjack is allowed)
Thanks for all the help, input and advice so far.
Andy, I am banned at Hills, but my wife and i both have accounts at Lads (my wife's is unlimited) and we never get these casino offers. How do you get them all the time? I have done the casino signup (my only one for a loss), but they never send me anything other than a reminder of how great their odds are and that I should have a bet on the big game this week. i must be doing something wrong.
Originally Posted by Andy
Just check the casino section on the laddies site they are open to all.
Originally Posted by Andy
If we could see into the future, we'd all be billionaires, methinks
The OP was asking ( so I thought ) about matched betting, hence my advice to save the main UK bookies for Chelts. If he is into casinos too, then why hang about indeed.
Hills had the £100 the other week, combined with their ( not quite as good at times ) BogOffs, are worth doing.
No cashback available at TGT at the moment. I hope i'm not breaking any rules by posting this? I plan on using TGT links whenever possible to sign up to bookies/casinos. Deposited £100 to cover me for most of my bets as well as the games bonus which is supposed to be very easy to extract most if not all of the £25 figure, so i'm told.
I'm going to have a look to see if i can find any decent matches this morning before i go to work and try and get my first qualifying bet on. It needs to be £50 at odds of evens to be eligible for a free bet of the same value.
Im with Andy weigh up the book involved i took a laddies bet £30 get £60 offer 2 weeks ago because i saw how much regulars here made my profit sits at just over £100 there now and im yet to count the casino SUB and 2 or 3 other promo offers in that figure. Basically i think i will be up £250 easily in a month on that alone and im sure i will get more before chelt than waiting for an offer that may never come around.
Coral on the other hand im leaving for a big event simply because i came too late for the cashback offer and didnt have the bankroll to fund it anyway + the £10 and £20 offer is poor.
Just placed my £50 qualifier at VC on a horse race this afternoon. It was a tiny arb making 21p profit.
I'm going to use this thread as a kind of diary/check point as i go along with my matched betting adventure (I hope nobody minds!!) I think i will just find it easier to check everything here as i go along and hopefully people can contribute too (recommend what to do next, advise, decent offers available etc). That is the idea anyway so I'll see how i go. Hopefully it will be beneficial to others as well, especially people new to this game like me.
I'm going to keep a running total to keep track of my profits as I go along.
I have just signed up to Panbet to take advantage of their £25 free bet offer. There was no cashback available here so I just joined up via their homepage and placed a £25 bet on a Champions League match tomorrow for no loss (odds have to be 1.33 or above).
That means i now have 3 bookies/offers on the go - Unibet, Victor Chandler and now Panbet. Unibet and VC were both Moneybookers friendly so i thought i would sign up to Panbet and get that offer done and dusted especially as thy don't accept Moneybookers. After researching the offer seems to be about as good as it ever has been and unlikely to improve so no time like the present to join up.
The bet i placed at Unibet settles tomorrow night so with a bit of luck i might bust out of there at the first time of asking and my profits will start. No drama if it doesn't though, I'll just have to complete the relatively small WR. I'm waiting on my first £50 free bet at Victor Chandler now after my qualifying bet lost there so hopefully that will be credited tomorrow and i can get that on in the morning before i go to work if i can find a decent match. The qualifier at Panbet should also be settled tomorrow evening so i should be able to get the £25 free bet on at some point later this week.
All in all enough to keep me busy for the time being! Hopefully my profits should start to crawl along over the next few days.
Quick update on how I'm getting on and where i am up to.
Managed to bust out at Unibet at the first time of asking. Went for Draw/Liverpool HT/FT in the CL between Lyon and Liverpool. Managed to extract the full bonus plus a little bit extra as it was a small arb at the time i placed the bet/s. £20.48 in total so a good start.
Completely messed up the free bet at Panbet!!! Made a 35p loss on the qualifier (horses) and found a 11/11 match on the horses earlier this lunchtime just before the off....A bit to close to the off!!! No sooner had i placed the bet at Panbet, they were off at Betfair. Just left it too late. Tried to get a bet in running but the odds were shifting about all over the place. Lesson well and truly learned - don't leave it until right before the off!!! At least it wasn't my money i suppose. Still felt like I'd lost £20+ though. Found the odds to be quite poor here.
Victor Chandler seems to be a cracking offer, really enjoying doing this one. Odds are very reasonable indeed. I made 21p on my first £50 qualifier (horses) and made £49.83 profit yesterday from the free bet on a 13/11.5 match, again on the horses. I managed to get 5 x £10 bets on this morning which now means I'm eligible for my first of 2 x £25 bets which I'm waiting to be credited. Made a loss of £2.28 on the qualifiers which were on a mixture of football and horses.
I have also just done the £25 games offer at VC making 29p in the process on the Top Trumps strategy. Placed 25p bets on the lowest odds available for each card then £100 (twice) on the unbeatable ones. Very easy and took all of 5 minutes.
Profit so far: £68.18
VC £48.05 (Including 29p profit wagering the games offer. Awaiting £25 credit)
I should have £15 cashback to come from the various sign ups (Moneybookers, VC & Unibet), £25 from the VC games offer & £12.50 from the RAF at VC. As i haven't received these yet i won't be including them in my profits until i do actually get them. 1 x £25 free bet to come now at VC plus another one after i have placed 5 x £10 qualifiers. Should be another £40+ to come there.
Just registered for the Beat Viv competition which is free so we'll see how i get on there with this weekends predictions.
So far so good. Just one blip which I'm sure i will learn from as i move forward.
I've been at this about a year now and my total profit sits somewhere between 5k and 6k. Although I did sign up at Cheltenham last year, even if you discount that 200, more than half of my total is attributed to Ladbrokes! Basically Ladbrokes casino offers have taken up all my MB time. I haven't done an MB SUB for months because they are so generous to me
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