A question I often hear is, How much can you earn matched betting?
Well stay tuned as I will tell you how much I earned from matched betting in March 2019 and exactly how I did it.
March is one of the best months for matched betting for one simple reason.
The Cheltenham Festival.
Almost all bookmakers will have some kind of offers or promotions for the Cheltenham festival.
Even people like me with many gubbed accounts can make a tidy profit.
I’ve already written up a profit report for my matched betting activities at Cheltenham 2019.
After the Cheltenham festival I had a decent amount of profit banked for the month.
I was hoping to go on and record my most profitable month of matched betting.
But then it happened.
The time that all matched bettors hate.
The dreaded international break!
There was no league football as the international games, the qualifiers for the European Championships, were happening.
There are very few promotions related to these international games.
Some people who do matched betting full time even go on their holidays during the international breaks as there is so little matched betting action about.
Of course, you can still bet on other sports such as horse racing.
But the majority of the regular profit from matched betting comes from football.
Most of my matched betting profits come from football so the international break was a quiet period for me.
I made just under half of this months profit, around £300, from the Cheltenham Festival.
Despite the international break I still made a decent profit during the rest of the month.
Overall it was another month of churning through the offers and taking small amount of profit on a regular basis.
There were some highlights though as detailed below.
£19.10 Profit from 120 seconds of Free Spins
There are a lot of free spins offers where a bookmaker will offer 5 or 10 free spins on a particular slot.
It can be hard to keep track of all these offers.
I follow the free spins thread on the Profit Accumulator forum which is where I found this gem of an offer.
In a promotion related to the Champions League fixtures that week, Paddy Power offered 60 seconds of free spins on 2 consecutive nights.
These free spins had no wagering requirements so anything you won went straight into your withdrawable balance.
As any true matched bettor knows, holding down the space bar will give you more spins than repeatedly pressing the spin button.
Using this technique I made £11.73 from the 60 seconds of free spins on the first night and a further £7.37 on the second night.
Not bad for 2 minutes of ‘work.’
£33.32 Profit from the Unibet penalty refund offer
If you bet on certain markets of Premier League games Unibet will refund your stake as cash if your bet loses and a penalty is awarded in the game.
The maximum refund for this offer is £100 but as I was trying this offer for the first time I decided to stake £50.
To ensure I made no qualifying loss if there was no penalty awarded in the game I also placed a lay bet against a penalty being awarded with Betfair.
My bet lost and a penalty was awarded during the game so I also lost the lay bet I had placed with Betfair..
But I did get £50 refunded as cash so taking off the qualifying losses I was left with a nice profit of £33.32.
The cash refunded is issued within 48 hours of the bet settling.
After 72 hours I had not received my refund so I contacted Unibet via livechat.
They issued my refund but told me I was no longer eligible for any promotions or free bets!
I can now add Unibet to my list of bookmakers that have gubbed me.
At least I took some money off them on my way out!
£37.77 Profit from the Bet 365 £50 in play offer
As you may have read in my previous monthly profit reports, Bet 365 often have an offer where if you bet £50 pre match you will get a £50 in play free bet to use on the same match.
This offer is normally for the Champions League games and this month was no different.
I placed a £50 bet on the Bayern Munich v Liverpool game to qualify for my £50 free in play bet.
After deducting the qualifying losses my £50 free bet won me £37.77.
£27.65 Profit from the Sportpesa early doors promotion
Sportpesa had an offer where if you bet £10 on the early kick off game from the Premier League, you would then receive a £10 free bet to be used on an accumulator bet for the rest of the weekends football.
These bets were supposed to be issued in time for the 3pm kick off games.
But the first weekend of this offer the website couldn’t handle the number of people trying to claim their free bets.
For the following weekends, the bet was issued within 24 hours of the qualifying bet settling.
Accumulator bets can be more difficult to lay if you choose games that kick off at different times and then lay them sequentially.
Luckily the betting exchange Smarkets now offer pre built accumulator lay markets so you can lay the bets off straight away without having to lay the bet sequentially.
I did this offer 4 weekends in a row and made £27.65 from 4 x £10 free bets which is not bad at all.
This was my best month of matched betting so far this year.
In total in March 2019 I earned £680.26 from matched betting.
This months profits were helped massively by the Cheltenham Festival.
But the rest of the month was decent as well, especially considering there was the international break to contend with.
Next month there is the Aintree festival which ends with the Grand National.
This isn’t on the same level as the Cheltenham festival but there will still be plenty of offers about.
There is also a busy month of football coming up with 2 English teams in the Champions League semi finals which should hopefully mean lots of free bet offers!
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