Winning Free Bets
I tend to arb/dutch,small losses rather than steaming in to a 2 to 5% win, on fb winnings. I'm always worried that withdrawing will flag me.
How do you guys go about it?
I generally as a rule underlay depdending on the WR, or dutch. The latter really depends on what books i'm in at the time.
One way to look at it is that if you won the money, then effectively from the bookies point of view it's not their money any longer, so whether you withdraw it or not is besides the point. Having said that though I tend to keep a balance at anywhere where I've recently won and just try and arb it out, keeping the balance at a reasonable level (£1-200 say, depending on the place).
Originally Posted by jopre
I wouldn't do what you do though re arbing for small losses on free bet winnings, generally on free bets if you're arbing it you'll be betting on higher odds, so it makes much more sense to underlay a bit because if your selection does win, you'll win a lot more than if you underlay on a smaller priced selection (try comparing the difference lowering your lay stakes by £1 makes on a 2/2 match versus a 100/100 match makes to your winnings on a free bet!). The increased profit from the bet makes up for the fact that you're more likely to get limited at that book in future.