Yes, it is that time of the month again!
In case you have ever wondered how much money you can make matched betting, wonder no longer!
Because I will tell you how much I made matched betting in April 2019 and how I did it.
April was a surprisingly good month and a lot of that is down to the Grand National.
If Cheltenham is the biggest horse racing festival then The Grand National is undoubtedly the biggest horse race.
Before I started matched betting it was the only horse race I ever bet on.
I used to choose a horse based on the name and I never picked any winners.
But with matched betting you do not have to pick the winner to make a profit.
So here are my highlights of matched betting in April 2019 starting with..
£93.42 Profit from The Grand National
The majority of the profit I made from the Grand National was from the each way promo that Bet 365 were offering.
Not content with giving away £250 of free bets during the Cheltenham Festival, Bet 365 had another brilliant promotion for The Grand National.
Bet 365 would give you 50% of you losses back AS CASH on any each way bets placed on the Grand National.
The cash refund was up to a maximum of £125.
There was some great advice on the forum of Profit Accumulator about the best way to approach this offer.
I placed 5 x £25 each way bets giving me the maximum cash refund of £125.
After deducting the qualifying losses I was left with a tasty profit of £86.19.
I wish more bookmakers were like Bet 365!
£77.27 Profit from a Sportnation £100 free bet
The month got off to a brilliant start even before the Grand National.
The last weekend of March was the last 2 days of the month.
Over that weekend Sportnation had a promo where you would get 10% of your stake back on your first 5 bets as a free bet up to £100.
So over that weekend I placed 5 x £200 bets and was issued with a £100 free bet on Monday 1st of April.
After my initial qualifying losses were deducted I was left with a profit of £77.27 from a £100 free bet.
£31.91 from the Bethard Easter Calendar
If you remember my first ever profit report from December 2018 I waxed lyrical about the Bethard advent calendar.
Now a bookmaker having an advent calendar promotion for Christmas makes sense.
People have an advent calendar during December, so why not have an advent calendar with betting bonuses behind the doors?
But an Easter Calendar?
I’ve never seen one in real life but Bethard decided to do one covering the 12 days of Easter.
How very generous of them!
The Easter calendar took the same format as the advent calendar.
Answer the quiz question correctly and you get to open the door of the calendar and reveal a bonus.
Most days it was Bet £80 and get £5 or £10 cash.
The terms say you will get a free bet but it was always issued as cash.
After a certain point the bonus became bet £120 get £2 cash which is extremely poor value.
So for the 6 days that the offer was worth doing I managed a total profit of £31.91.
Not bad at all.
You could even say it was egg-cellent!
No more Easter puns. I promise.
£28.52 Profit from a Come on Deposit offer
The bookmaker Come on had an offer where if you deposited £25 on a weekend you would get 25 free spins and 10,000 shop points.
The shop points can be exchanged for more free spins or free bets.
I haven’t cashed in my shop points yet as I am saving them up to get a larger free bet from them.
So that is more potential profit from this offer which I will collect later.
The £25 deposited had to be wagered but this could be done on Sports betting or casino games.
The first weekend I wagered the £25 on Bloodsuckers which is normally a very generous slot.
So generous in fact that in the terms and conditions of most casino offers it states wagering can be completed on any slot apart from Bloodsuckers.
Unfortunately for me I ended up losing money wagering through the £25 on Bloodsuckers.
For the next 3 weeks I wagered the £25 on a Sports bet with a close match which would keep the qualifying losses to a minimum.
After 4 weekends of doing this I was left with a profit of £28.52 which is not bad at all.
£10.31 from a Stakers text message promotion
Stakers sent me a text message over the Easter weekend offering me a £15 free bet.
There was no deposit required I just had to enter the promo code to get a £15 credit on my account.
If the bet won at the bookmaker I would have to rollover the free bet amount three times.
So I would have to do £45 worth of bets before I could withdraw any money, if the bet won at the bookmaker.
So I tried to pick a bet that would lose at the bookmaker and win in to the exchange.
I was successful and my £15 free bet won me £10.31 with no further bets to do.
Job done, move on to the next offer!
As well as the highlights detailed above I did a lot of smaller offers on a regular basis.
These consistent small profits build up into a tidy sum by the end of the month.
These could be the weekly bet clubs that many bookmakers run or other Bet and get type offers.
An example of bet and get offer would be an offer where you bet on a specific football match in play to get a £5 free bet the next day.
So to answer the question asked at the start of this article..
How much can you make matched betting?
In April 2019 I made a grand total of £547.08 from matched betting which I was very pleased with.
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