Here’s a summary of 6 days matched betting: Saturday 9th February to Thursday 14th February 2019.
I’ve documented every offer completed during this 6-day period. From low-risk casino to football offers and money back offers.
Saturday 9th February 2019
1). I started with 188bet horse racing boosts at 0900 hrs. They boosted the odds on several horses, as stated in the Racing Post newspaper “Pricewise” column. I placed several small stakes advantage play doubles, which all lost.
2). A weekly list of ACCA insurance offers: Betfred, Betvictor, GoWager, Bruce Betting, Toals, Paddy Power. Also, ACCA insurance in Betfred and Ladbrokes retail shops. I usually do £1 no lay accumulators on teams as close as possible to the minimum odds required.
3). Bookmaker jackpot offers. I enjoy these free to enter bookmaker games. Here are my regular favourites: Betway 4 To Win, Betway 4 To Score, The Pools Footie 5, Betfair Pools, Matchbook Saturday 7
4). Backed, layed and hoped on several Bet365 football 2up bets – none of which triggered.
5). Finally gubbed by Unibet for hammering their Penalty Payback offer. This offers a refund if a penalty is awarded. You could bet on first/last goalscorer, correct score, and half-time/full-time markets, with all refunds as cash up to £100 per market, so this offer was ridiculously good value.
6). Betfair exchange Odds on offer – triggered 3 x £10 refunds.
7). Gained a £10 free bet from Fiorentina versus Napoli on the GoWager 0-0 refund offer.
8). Grosvenor email offer: Place a £25 double to earn a £25 free bet. I placed my qualifying bet on a Tottenham and Man City double (layed at Smarkets). Made £14 net profit.
9). Mr Green email offer: Place a £30 double to receive a £10 free bet. Yet again I chose a Tottenham and Man City double to qualify. Made £5-6 overall net profit.
10). Low-risk casino offers: William Hill Vegas and Games, Betfair Arcade, Betfair Casino, Mecca Bingo Best Odds Bingo. (£29 net profit).
11). William Hill Scratch of the Day: Bet £10 on horse racing to earn a £5 free bet. This was a simple back and lay strategy for an easy £3 profit.
Sunday 10th February 2019
I placed a pair of successful advantage play bets on Manchester City versus Chelsea. Plus, my Eriksen anytime goalscorer arb resulted in some nice profit.
1). £5 value bet at Unibet: Aguero to score 2+ goals at 11/2 (6.5 decimal odds). Overall £27.50 net profit.
2). £2 value bet at Betfair Exchange on the Man City versus Chelsea match: Raheem Stirling to score 2+ goals at 17.00 in the “To Score 2+ Goals” market. £30.40 profit (£32 winnings minus 5% commission of £1.60).
3). Retail betting shop terminals: Christian Eriksen anytime goalscorer for Tottenham at 4.00/3.80. Net profit £40.
Monday 11th February 2019
1). Ladbrokes shop: Refund as a free bet if draw on Wolves versus Newcastle. Wolves 1-0 6/6.8. The match finished 1-1, so I’ll take my betting ticket to Ladbrokes to claim my free bet tomorrow.
2). William Hill shop arbs £5 profit from their Monday football coupon.
3). Low-risk casino offers:
- Betfair Casino £20 for £5 bonus,
- Betfair Arcade paradise treasure £10 for 10 free spins (20p),
- Betfred Games £10 for 5 free spins (2op),
- Betfred Casino £10 for 5 free spins,
- Buzz Bingo spin wheel £1 bingo bonus,
- William Hill Games £10 for 10 free spins (20 x WR on winnings),
- William Hill Vegas wheel 1 free spin.
The above low-risk casino offers yielded £21 net profit. A small positive start to the week.
Tuesday 12th February 2019
1). Betfred Pushes price boost: West Brom to win and BTTS 3/1 (3.85 to lay), PSG to win 5/2 (lay varied 3.15 to 3.40 throughout the day).
2). Paddy refund if Man Utd beat PSG. Pogba first goalscorer 7.5/8.6. Man Utd lost, so no refund triggered.
3). William Hill shop arb at 3.2/2.96.
Placed Ladbrokes free bet refund on Marcus Rashford first goalscorer 11/2 (7.4 lay).
Mecca Bingo – enter code STAKEFEB3, Stake £15 on Slingo bingo, get 5 free spins on Starburst
Wednesday 13th February 2019
1). I missed the UEFA Champions League action. Therefore, I prioritised some casino offers.
2). Low-risk casino offers:
- Mecca Bingo “STAKEFEB3” £15 on Slingo Rainbow Riches for 5 free spins on Starburst,
- William Hill Games Bet £10 get 10 free spins (20 x WR) on free spin winnings,
- Powerspins: deposit £50 for 25 free spins (10p) on Paws of Fury,
- Buzzbingo: £1 free bingo bonus,
- Betfair arcade: £10 on Paradise Treasure for 10 free spins (20p),
- Paddy Power Games: £10 on Ruby Walsh Champions Gold for 10 free spins (10p).
3). Speculative value mug at 188bet: Son Heung-min and Benzema first goalscorer double at 29/1.
Thursday 14th February 2019
1). UEFA Europa League:
Bet on Alexandre Lacazette to score first for Double Delight/Hat-trick Heaven at Betfred shop. At odds of 4.00 in Betfred shop and 4.20 lay odds, this was a solid +EV selection. However, DDHH didn’t trigger this time.
A quiet finale to my 6 days matched betting experiment. I didn’t spot many offers and was working late this week. Nevertheless, it was an interesting week and I hope you find some useful ideas here.
The matched betting scene should pick up after the recent equine flu scare. There’s just over one month now until the Cheltenham festival and some more great offers.
Thank you for reading this matched betting diary.