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Beginner matched betting guides

Welcome to the beginner matched betting guides. Find out how to tackle free bets and bonus offers.

Matched Betting Zest is packed with information on football matched betting, horse racing, casino offers and getting organised.

Introductory guides

» What is matched betting? – an introduction to the world of matched betting

» Matched betting guide – the basics of matched betting

» Betting exchange guide – a brief yet detailed look in to how a betting exchange works

» Lay betting guide – find out how to use laying to cover your bookmaker bets and lock-in a profit

How to use free bets and bonuses

» Free bet strategy – how to profit from bookmaker free bet offers. Let’s convert free bets in to cash profit.

» Risk free bet strategy – how to profit from a risk free bet welcome offer

» Bonus rollover strategy – how to convert a bookmaker bonus in to cash profit


Useful guides to help with your matched betting.

» Two Factor Authentication – how to protect your betting exchange accounts. Essential tips to safeguard your funds.

» Using Skrill for matched betting – how to get the most out of this ewallet payment provider

» Matched betting glossary – an A-Z of matched betting terminology. All the phrases and jargon explained.

» List of bookmakers – a list of major bookmakers for UK customers

» Oddsconverter – convert fractional odds to decimal odds


  • Flashscore – all the latest sporting results, including football, darts, tennis and more.
  • Football Data – a wealth of football statistical data.

Casino resources

  • Bonus Chum – you can use the free version. Bonus Chum is a slot simulator for calculating the EV of casino offers.
  • Trickybet EV calculator – work out the Expected Value (EV) of a casino offer. Is an offer worthwhile and likely to profitable long-term?
  • Trickybet slot RTP percentages – a handy guide to Return to Player (RTP) figures for popular slot games.


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