Sorry I’ve been afk for ages. Life is exceedingly busy right now. Just thought I’d write a quick post about the long-term sustainability of matched betting, as a few people have been asking me about it recently.
When you first start matched betting, you can make serious money from all the sign-up bonuses. Every time you sign up to a new bookie, there is free money to be had. This is sometimes a straightforward offer such as bet £10, get a £20 free bet. Other offers are more complicated and require you to bet through your bonus – this is called wagering requirements.
However, these sign-up bonuses will eventually run out. How are you supposed to continue matched betting then? Well, there are plenty of other way to continue:
- reload offers – the bookies will email you to deposit and they will give you a bonus for reloading your account;
- ongoing regular offers – e.g. bet365’s channel 4/1 offer;
- special events e.g. the World Cup, the Euro Football Championship, the Grand National, etc;
- accas/accumulators – a bit more complicated, but if you sign up to OddsMonkey (*) you will have access to their Acca Matcher, which helps you extract profit from the accumulator offers from several bookies;
- arbing – a ‘good way’ to use your gubbed accounts (maybe!);
- EachWay matched betting – another good way to use gubbed accounts or just any normal account too;
- special offers for big/popular events e.g. Andy Murray in a tennis final, a big Champions League match e.g. Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich, or even just a big Premiership football game e.g. Chelsea vs. Man City;
- In-Play offers – Ladbrokes do them pretty much every weekend.
As you can see, there are several ways that you can continue matched betting long after the sign-up bonuses have been completed. It will probably not yield as much bang for your buck as it did in the beginning, but it can easily provide you with £50+ per week, with minimal effort.
Let me know your thoughts, are there any other matched betting tips and tricks you have for long-term sustainability?