Sure-betting is the fastest way to make money online that I’ve ever used.
And by using the various pieces of arbitrage betting software that I’ve included in this surebet guide.
You could quite easily bank between £1 and £20 (or more) for each £100 that you place in bookmaker back bets.
All without relying on the laws of chance or dumb luck.
A Guide to Sure-Betting
Before you start sure-betting.
There are a few things that you should know.
Especially in regards to how sure-betting can get your bookmaker accounts permanently closed.
What is a Surebet?
A surebet is actually two or more bets that when collectively placed across all outcomes – results in the risk being removed and a guaranteed profit being made.
Which is why surebets are sometimes called miracle bets!
And yet despite sounding too good to be true – sure-betting opportunities do happen.
Multiple times each day.
Surebets arise when bookmakers have differing opinions on a sporting event.
Leading to favourable pricing mistakes that we can exploit by sizing our bets perfectly to lock in a profit.
What is an Arbitrage Bet?
The terms ‘surebet’ and ‘arbitrage bet’ can be used interchangeably.
Which is what I’ll be doing throughout this arbitrage betting guide.
What is a Dutch Bet?
Informally, ‘Dutching’ is basically ‘bookmaker-bookmaker’ arbitrage betting.
Resulting in a ‘risk-free’, ‘guaranteed profit’ no matter the outcome.
And that’s probably as much as you need to remember.
Since I’ll be showing you how to profit from Dutching in strategy #4 below.
However, technically speaking, a Dutch bet is a set of bets spread across several outcomes.
With each bet sized in such a way that no matter which bet wins – the return will be the same.
The strict definition of which could, therefore, encompass betting scenarios that are neither risk-free nor guaranteed to result in a profit.
Thus making Dutch betting – in the ‘traditional’ sense – unsuitable for banking ‘risk-free’ profits.
Is Sure-Betting Gambling?
Because we bet to cover all possible outcomes.
Meaning that one of the bets is guaranteed to win and thus cover the other losing bet(s).
Typically, a surebet requires the placement of two or three bets in total to remove the risk.
Can Money Be Lost?
If you place the wrong sequence of bets, you might end up failing to cover all possible outcomes.
The solution here is to double-check that your bets have been placed on the correct selections.
In rare cases, a ‘palpable error‘ may cause the bookmaker to void your bet and leave your other bet(s) exposed.
To prevent this, avoid taking arbs at higher odds – since this is where ‘palps‘ tend to occur.
And it’s always a good idea to check that your bets are still ‘open’ shortly before they go in-play.
Finally, you may find yourself unable to cover your bet if the other bookmaker has limited your stake sizes.
You can fix this by using the bookmaker’s ‘cash out’ feature to cancel the open bet for a small loss.
Or use a different sportsbook to hedge your initial bet.
The Advantages of Bookmaker-Exchange Sure-Betting
In regards to the latter issue.
This one reason why I prefer the ‘bookmaker-exchange’ style of ‘arbing’ that I’ve included in this guide.
As opposed to the traditional ‘bookmaker-bookmaker’ sure-betting that is favoured by most mainstream arbitrage services.
When betting ‘bookmaker-exchange’, you’ll place the bookmaker bet before your betting exchange bet.
This means that you’ll know if you’ve been limited before placing the opposing ‘lay’ bet.
And you’ll never have your stakes restricted on the betting exchanges.
Plus, bookmaker-exchange sure-betting can produce more profitable bets.
Is Sure-Betting Legal?
There’s nothing wrong with betting strategically to profit from the bookmakers’ mispriced selections.
You’re not betting on ‘fixed’ matches or engaging in collusion.
The only area where you might run into issues is if you are arbitrage betting with multiple named accounts.
I advise that you just stick to opening one set of bookmaker accounts in your own name.
This will avoid any issues.
Why Does Sure-Betting Get Your Bookmaker Accounts Banned?
Bookmaking is a zero-sum game.
Which means that in order to consistently make a profit, the bookmakers need to be running an ‘overround’ book.
To do this, the bookmakers artificially downgrade their odds to ensure that they pay out less than what is mathematically fair.
However, if the odds across a market offer too much value.
This can collectively create an ‘underround’ book.
Where we can step in and use sure-betting strategies to lock in a profit.
This costs the bookmakers money because we are profiting from their ‘weak’ (overpriced) prices.
Which is why they ban sure-bettors as soon as possible to protect their margins.
What Are the Alternatives to Sure-Betting?
As soon as the bookmakers’ trading teams have figure out what you’re doing – they’ll limit your stake sizes to just a few pence.
This will render that account permanently useless.
Because you’re not going to be able to extract any value if your maximum allowed bet is £0.25:
Which is why I personally think that you should use your bookmaker accounts for matched betting first.
Since you’ll be converting the bookmakers’ free bets into ‘easy money’ without touching a single ‘arb’.
As you’d expect, the bookmakers aren’t too keen on ‘bonus abuse’ either.
But once they do ‘gub’ you (ban you from receiving further free bets) – you’ll (usually) still be able to place normal bets.
You can then go ahead and wring out those otherwise valueless accounts with the four sure-betting strategies I’ve listed below.
Check out my Ultimate Matched Betting Guide for Beginners to learn how to cash out the bookmakers’ free bets and build your bankroll up quickly.
How Can You Find Surebets Quickly?
The easiest way is to use the exact software that I’ve used in the examples below.
I’ll be using three different types of software in total.
You can pick and choose which ones you use.
But the PM Matched Betting Software is going to give you the most bang for your buck because it incorporates both strategies 1 and 4.
How Much Money Can You Make From Sure-Betting?
The average ROI (‘return on investment’) for most bookmaker-bookmaker arbitrage bets is around 1-10%.
However, the bookmaker-exchange variants that I favour can sometimes exceed 15-20%.
Which means that you’d be banking £15-£20 per every £100 in back bets placed.
You can compound your earnings by placing larger bet sizes.
For example, a £1,000 back bet with a 15% ROI would secure £150 in profit.
What’s the Minimum Starting Bankroll?
Technically, you can start with any amount.
But for bookmaker-exchange sure-betting – I’d recommend an initial bankroll of at least £250 – £500.
Because you’ll need to account for the additional exchange liability required to ‘lay off’ your bookmaker bets to eliminate the risk.
If you don’t have this sort of cash, check out my quickstart guide to making £500 – £1,000 from free bets.
What’s the Best Way to Move Your Money Around?
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Exploiting Surebets – A Powerful 4-Phase Arbitrage Betting System
Here are the four strategies that I use to make money from sure-betting.
I’ve listed them in order of profitability.
With that said, in the long-run, you may actually end up making more money from ‘place-market’ arbitrage than its ‘win-market’ counterpart.
Simply because you can get away with place-market arbitrage for longer.
You can pick and choose from the strategies that you wish to apply.
But I’d recommend that you focus on one strategy at a time.
Arbitrage Software Breakdown
All the software that I use has been created by Mike Cruickshank (pictured).
You can use the PM Arbitrage/Matched Betting Software for both the Dutching and the win-market sure-betting techniques.
The place-market arbitrage strategy relies upon the Each Way Sniper software package.
Successful sure-betting is all about speed and accuracy.
And as far as I know, the odds refresh inside 30 seconds for both products.
Which means that you’ve got a great chance of securing a profit before the odds change.
You’ll need the Bookie Blowout software to successfully execute the ante-post arbitrage methodology.
How to Access the Software
You can get full access to ALL of the software in one go – if you join Betting Mastermind.
Alternatively, you can subscribe to the PM Software and Each Way Sniper package individually.
But you’ll need to be a Betting Mastermind member to access the Bookie Blowout alert system.
Check out my full Betting Mastermind Review to discover why this product offers the best value for money if you’re serious about making money from sure-betting.
Let’s take a look at the individual strategies.
Strategy #1: Win-Market Arbitrage
This is the most profitable sure-betting strategy that I’ve used.
ROI’s typically range from 1-20%.
As I’ve demonstrated in the arbitrage example below.
You’ll use the PM Arbitrage Software to find selections that you can back ‘high’ with the bookmaker and then ‘lay’ at a lower price on a betting exchange to secure a profit.
And the integrated calculator will work out the size of your opposing lay bet almost instantly.
This will save you a lot of time and give you the best chance of securing a profit before the back odds are cut.
Here’s how to make money from win-market arbitrage betting.
1: Open the Odds Feed
Once you’ve signed up to the PM Arbitrage/Matched Betting Software, Mike will email you with your log in details.
I suggest that you watch all of the training videos in full before placing any bets.
Once you’re ready to begin, go ahead and click the ‘matched betting’ tab:
2: Pick a Selection
You’ll then see an odds-feed similar to this:
As Mike said in the training videos, the ‘rating’ figure represents the ROI (profitability) of the bet.
For example, the Dunarea Calarasi v FCSB selection has a rating of 109.62.
This means that for every £100 in bookmaker bets placed – I will make £9.62 in profit.
The quick way to calculate your profit on the fly is to subtract 100 from the rating figure.
£9.62 in profit for a £100 back bet isn’t bad at all.
Scanning across, I can see that the back odds with Bwin are 4.50.
This is nice and low.
Which means that I’m super-unlikely to hit a ‘palp’ and the liability with Betfair won’t be too large either.
The only downside is that the game is on an obscure Romanian football game.
Which increases the chance of my Bwin account being flagged for arb’ing.
3: Calculate the Ideal Lay Stake
I’m going to place a £100 back bet on Dunarea Calarasi with Bwin.
Now I need to figure out how much to bet on the Betfair Exchange to remove the risk and lock in a profit.
To do this, I simply click on the small ‘i’ icon on the far right of the software feed.
This brings up the arbitrage calculator:
The major advantage here is that all of the key information is pre-populated.
Meaning that I don’t have to waste time doing any manual calculations and risk missing the bet.
All I need to do is adjust the ‘Bwin stake’ to £100 and the ‘Lay’ figure will be updated accordingly.
In this case, to cover my £100 Bwin back bet, I’d place a £115.38 ‘lay bet’ on Dunarea Calarasi using the corresponding lay market on the Betfair Exchange.
You can click ‘Go to Betfair’ to open the correct lay market immediately (another fantastic time-saving feature).
Crucially, the associated ‘Lay Liability’ is £340.38.
This is the amount of money that I’d need in my Betfair Exchange account to place my £115.38 lay bet.
Always make sure that you have enough funds in your Betfair account to meet the required liability figure before placing the back bet.
Always Check the Available Lay Liquidity Before Placing the Lay Bet
There’s one more thing to keep in mind.
I’ll be submitting a £115.38 lay bet.
But the software is telling me that there’s only £36 in liquidity currently ‘available’ in the lay market:
This means that if I were to submit the £115.38 lay bet – £79.38 would remain unmatched.
If the remainder is not matched before the game goes in-play on ’01-11-2018′ at 19:45 – my £100 back bet will not be ‘hedged’ in full.
Meaning that I would lose money if Dunarea Calarasi don’t win the game.
You can easily fix this using my Guide to Fixing Unmatched and Partially Matched Lay Bets.
But matching the remainder at higher lay odds will reduce the profitability of the arb.
Personally, I like to ensure that the available liquidity exceeds the size of the lay bet before I submit it.
This reduces the chance of having to deal with lay bets not being matched instantly and in full.
4: Place the Bookmaker Bet
In this instance, I’m going to go ahead and place a £100 back bet on Dunarea Calarasi.
To do this, I go to Bwin and use the search bar to find the Dunarea Calarasi v FCSB game.
I MUST check that the back odds are still the same as those displayed by the PM Arbitrage Software.
In this case, Bwin are still offering odds of 4.50 on Dunarea Calarasi.
If they had, however, been cut.
I would update the calculator to reflect this to see if there is still any value in the bet.
In this case, I’m good to go.
So, I quickly click on the odds of 4.50, and back Dunarea Calarasi for £100 using the bet slip that pops up in the sidebar:
5: Lock in a Profit by Placing the Lay Bet
Now I need to go ahead and hedge my £100 back bet on the Betfair Exchange.
I click through using the links provided by the calculator.
And just like the software said, there’s £36 available to lay Dunarea Calarasi at lay odds of 3.95:
In this instance, I’ve decided to go for the full £100 back bet with Bwin.
Because there’s still more than 24 hours to go before kick off.
And I think that the remainder of my lay bet will be taken in time.
Even if it isn’t – I can use the ‘part lays’ function on the advanced matched betting calculator to evenly hedge my position.
But like I said before.
If you are new to arbitrage betting – I’d only choose selections where there’s enough liquidity to get matched immediately to keep things simple.
I copy the £115.38 figure from the calculator and paste it into the Betfair Exchange bet slip for the corresponding lay market:
I check that the resulting liability of £340.37 matches that also displayed by the calculator (a few pennies difference is ok).
I then go ahead and place the lay bet.
Once fully matched, my profit will have been locked in.
The only other thing that I would do is check that my £100 back bet with Bwin is still active in the hour running up to kick off.
In the super-rare event that it had been voided – I’d cancel my lay bet to negate the risk.
Strategy #2: Place-Market Arbitrage
I’ve written a separate guide for this strategy.
You can read it here:
Strategy #3: Ante-Post Arbitrage
With the win-market arbitrage strategy, we ‘backed and layed’ for an immediate profit.
The ante-post arbitrage betting strategy is a bit different.
We back a horse with the bookmaker in the evening.
And then we ‘lay it off’ the next day when the lay odds have dropped.
Here’s an example.
1: Read the Training Manual First
This method carries a small amount of risk.
Because 90% of the time – you’ll make a profit.
And the other 10% of the time – you’ll either break even or take a small loss.
When the odds go against you, you’ll need to know what to do to remove the risk.
Basically, you just hedge out at the lay odds available.
But I strongly advise that you read and follow the advice given by Mike in the Bookie Blowout training manual before placing any bets.
2: Wait for the Bets
The bets will arrive between 6 pm and 11 pm the evening before the race in your Bookie Blowout inbox.
Keep the Bookie Blowout page open to make sure that you don’t miss any bets:
3: Place the Back Bet
Here, the software is telling me to back the horse ‘Outrageous Romana’ at decimal odds of 10.0 with Coral:
There’s also a link to the market where I can lay off ‘Outrageous Romana’ the NEXT DAY when the lay odds have dropped.
4: Place the Lay Bet the Next Day
The Bookie Blowout software said that I need to place the lay bet at odds of 9.0.
Checking the market an hour before the start of the race, I can see that the odds have actually dropped to 8.0:
This is even better because the lower the lay odds – the more profit I can lock in.
You can either lay the bet off in the morning.
Or wait until 20 minutes before the race goes in-play.
The latter is generally the more profitable option.
Since this is when the odds are going to be very close to the ‘truest’ chance of the horse winning/losing.
Thus maximising the amount of value that you can secure.
Strategy #4: Dutching
Now we come to the only ‘bookmaker-bookmaker’ sure-betting strategy in this list.
As a general rule, this style of arb’ing is a bit less profitable than the bookmaker-exchange techniques we’ve already looked at.
However, you don’t need as much money to produce a profit.
Because your total stake will be divided between the bookmakers – with no exchange liabilities to factor in.
Also, there’s the chance that these types of arbitrage bets are less noticeable to the bookmakers.
Since many of the bookmakers’ odds-setters simply copy the exchanges to model their prices!
Thus making it quite easy to spot when you are taking prices at the top of the market.
Here’s a quick example of a Dutch bet.
1: Open the Dutching Software
You can access the Dutching software by clicking this button on the main PM Arbitrage Software odds-feed:
2: Pick Your Selection
The resulting odds-feed is very similar to the arbitrage odds-feed.
The ROI figure is once again reflected under the ‘rating’ column.
You’ll notice the omission of the betting exchanges:
3: Specify Your Stake
You can open the Dutching calculator for your chosen selection by clicking the ‘i’ icon.
Where it says ‘Bet Amount’ you should fill in the total amount that you wish to bet.
You’ll then be told how much to bet with each bookmaker and the profit that you’ll make.
You can also use the ‘Round’ button to round your stake to an even amount.
This is useful because irregular bets like £37.84 can flag your accounts for arbitrage betting.
Here, you can see that my total outlay is £100 – I’ll be betting £32 with NetBet and £68 with Leo Vegas to lock in a profit of either £8.80 or £6.76:
4: Place Your Bets
The game in question is Levadiakos v Aris Avato.
The market is BTTS (‘both teams to score’).
I simply go ahead and back ‘Yes’ at decimal odds of 3.40 with NetBet for £32.
And ‘No’ at decimal odds of 1.57 with Leo Vegas for £68.
This covers all eventualities.
Because I’ve opted to ’round’ the stakes – I’ll make £6.76 if ‘No’ happens.
But I’ll actually make £8.80 if ‘Yes’ happens.
My Top 7 Arbitrage Betting Tips
Here are my top seven arbitrage betting tips for making the most amount of money with sure-betting.
Feel free to add your own tips in the comments section at the end of the post. 🙂
Tip #1: Take the Easy Money First
At risk of labouring the point.
I suggest that you only start arbitrage betting once you’ve exhausted all of the ‘easy money’ strategies for profiting from your bookmaker accounts.
You can make up to £1,000 cashing out the bookmakers’ welcome bonuses with basic matched betting.
Plus, there are £100s to be made (possibly £1,000s if you do matched betting ‘full-time’) each month from the bookmakers’ ongoing free bets:
And when the football seasons are on – you can exploit the bookmakers’ accumulator insurance offers to further boost your winnings.
You may also wish to use your accounts for sports-based value betting too.
Although I suggest that you use a reputable tipping service if you do.
And stay away from social media ‘tipsters’!
Tip #2: Stage Your Attack
I’m going to assume that you want to continue doing sure-betting for as long as possible.
In which case you should phase in the above arbitrage strategies in the following sequence:
1: Place-market arbitrage
3: Ante-post arbitrage
4: Win-market arbitrage
My logic follows the ‘obviousness’ of each strategy.
But ultimately – an ‘arb is an arb’.
And you’ll get banned eventually – no matter what you do.
Tip #3: Bet On High Profile Events
Although somewhat rare.
It’s better to take arbs that occur on higher profile games.
Preferably on the day of the event.
This can help your bets ‘blend in’.
And make it more likely that your arb was an ‘accident’.
Tip #4: Scale-Back When Your Bets are Sent for Approval
If your bets are sent for ‘approval’ before they are accepted by the bookmaker.
Then your account has been flagged as that of an ‘arber’.
Usually, your account will be limited shortly after.
Some people say that immediately ‘resting’ that account may stop this from happening.
But there are no guarantees.
Tip #5: Try Football if the Odds Keep Moving
Even if you’re using fast odds-matching software.
It can be really difficult to get the quoted price if you’re betting in fast-moving markets.
This is typical of horse racing close to the off.
But I’ve found that ‘football arbs’ and Dutch bets tend to stick around for much longer.
Hours in some cases.
The downside is that it will probably be on some really obscure market that sticks out like a sore thumb!
Tip #6: Avoid High Odds
Like I said.
Palps tend to happen at high odds.
I tend to think that you’re asking for trouble once you start backing above odds of 15.0.
Usually, stick to selections below 10.0 to keep the associated liabilities down when taking bookmaker-exchange surebets.
Tip #7: Double-Check Everything
You’ll need to be quick if you’re to catch an arb before it’s gone.
But don’t rush.
Stay calm and focused.
And always double-check your bets to make sure that you’ve not made a mistake.
Conclusion: Make Every Bet Count!
Sure-betting has a shelf-life.
From personal experience, I can tell you that you WILL get your bookmaker accounts banned eventually.
No matter how you try to ‘disguise’ your arbitrage betting activities.
Which means that you’ll need to make as much money as possible from every arb.
Because you won’t be able to place a lot of them!
To maximise your ROI – use the software that I’ve linked to for each strategy.
And use Skrill to move your money around as fast as possible.
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