Here's to a fresh start...
I'm a first year uni student, and having spent the last couple of months on casinos, having started on a couple of hundred pounds and at my high point having been on around £3,000, and now something like £1000 into my overdraft, I've decided it's time for a fresh start. I want to be able to earn back money I've lost, and then begin to make money regularly so I can get by through the next couple of years at uni.
I've been aware of matched betting for months but only took the time to read into it yesterday and so wish I had before; if I had I know that I'd have stopped wasting my time on casinos and invest any profits into MBing. I've found it hard to not chase any casino losses but now that I've decided on starting MBing I know I can stop, and when I can afford to, play around a little too.
I've asked my Dad to lend me some money to clear my over draft, and also some more so I can give this a go, so hopefully I should have around £1000 to start off with. My plan is to open a new bank account strictly for gambling, that way I don't risk money I need for living and can also closely monitor how it is all going.
My one worry is that over the last year I've signed up to a lot of casinos, solely for bonus bagging or because of cashback offers on QuidCo, and I'm not sure how much this will disadvantage me. Either way, I'm going to spend the next few days reading it it all of this some more, and when my second account is up and running, start off with some small free bet offers on bookies I've not signed up with yet. I'd really appreciate any advice you have for a newbie like me!
Here's to a fresh start!
I think if some casino accounts are for the main UK high street bookies (and maybe many others), such as, ladbrokes, Stan James, William Hill etc then I'm pretty sure they won't give you a sports bonus. However I had played at William Hill's casino before I started MBing and said to customer services that I was interested in using their other gambling services and would I be able to get the new account freebet. They let me, so worth a try if you come across a bookie you already played with.
One other thing, discipline is key in MBing, so if you start to have trouble controlling how and when you bet, like casinos then best to stop before it gets worse because you can lose a decent amount if you’re not careful.
Having a separate bank account is a great idea and perhaps a MoneyBookers account might come in handy as well. Plus remember to check for cash back for sports books like you did with casinos and also check the RAF thread for a referrals well.
Other than that good luck and hope it goes well plenty of helpful and friendly people here so you’re in the right place
One day you have it........Next it's AllGone
A Moneybookers account will definately come in handy.
Originally Posted by AllGone
Thank you for the advice! One question I have is, how many different ways are there to make risk free money on casinos? I know there's bonus bagging, then extracting free bets, but I've heard of at arbing and dutching which I don't understand. I imagine there are others too but I don't know where to start!
Arbing and dutching are fundamentally the same thing. However, you can perform a dutch when you lock in a small loss it's only when you are able to lock in a profit that it becomes an arb.
If you understand matched betting you've probably read about laying the other half of your trade off at Betfair, dutching acomplishes the same goal but instead of laying off the bet you cover all other possible outcomes by backing at another bookie.
This simply requires the use of a different calculator to work out the sums for you.
Re: Risk free money at casinos, I'd say very little. William Hill do regular risk free casino reloads but casinos generally incurr a risk.
I suggest you pick a bookie and go. Go my friend go!
Done stan james yet?
Thank you for the reply! I think I'll just focus on the sign up offers for now, there seem to be plenty. I'm gonna make a list of them soon, and then give it a start. Is there any best order to approach them in?
Originally Posted by Hippyer
And I haven't done Stan James no which is good to hear because I feel bad that I've missed so many offers by being signed up to Ladbrokes, William Hill, Bodog, Bet365, PaddyPower among others already just for casino offers... which I most likely lost out on because of my inability to stop when I was up...
Shiv, get your head down, start studying whats going on and you'll be back in profit by this time next month.
I did a casino bonus offer today and managed to turn my £50 deposit into £500+ so I'm half way there already!
Originally Posted by nels_tgt_er
It's exam time for me so I'm gonna start off slow, and then really get into it for summer. I'll keep the thread updated!
how did you profit from this casino offer ?
are these slots offers you are targetting?
Shiv, focus on the exams til end of May then come back to this.
Originally Posted by Shiv27
Short term gain is no substitute for a first class honours degree.