This article talks about for instance; that you place a bet on both betting exchange like Betfair. or bookie like William Hill
on the other hand, while you may win at William Hill, you can probably lose – in that case, Betfair pays out while William Hill obtains your stake.
But for Betfair, it shouldn’t be a problem since its a betting exchange in which they simply host a market, linking 2 individuals with contradicting views. therefore, they have their commission from winnings.
It was in the real paper dreamy, had a whole coloured page in the money section
Originally Posted by dreamylittledream
One day you have it........Next it's AllGone
I think you've misunderstood what I wrote/ meant.
Originally Posted by Nintendo2k
Bookies don't like AP, unless they are run by a bunch of sadists. What I was trying to point out is that this is an article in a mainstream newspaper talking about matched betting (in very simple and basic terms I might add). There is no reason for the bookie to say they don't like matched betting or any other form of AP. If they do, they risk drawing more attention to the article and AP in general, as well as perhaps putting off some mug punters. No point potentially generating so much negative publicity when most of the people who read that article will still be asking 'what happens if there is a draw?'
i think that these articles might make people curious but MBing still requires a bit of effort and the relatively small individual amounts will probably put a lot of people off....i suspect a lot of people will prefer the lure of winning "big" with their freebets!
There was also a recent article in theregister.co.uk about MBing and arbing....
I particularly liked this bit:
"The offers take a while to work through, and those who wish to take advantage should ensure that they tick the box asking not to be contacted or put onto mailing lists by bookies, to avoid being inundated by spam."
Spam to some is the next offer and more profit for others.........and probably also to keep their customers using their site rather than seeing just what else is available direct from the bookies.
Personally I don't ever see this taking off big or becoming mainstream. There are quite a few people I know that I have explained matched betting to and totally get it and know that I have made quite a bit of money. But they still don't do it - various reasons: time; effort; stigma of betting; better things to do; partner wouldn't understand/approve; etc.
Staring at a screen for hours looking through lists of numbers isn't everybodys idea of fun even if you can make money and to be honest the hourly rate can be pretty poor at times....but i love it, a hobby that makes you lots of money!!