The benefits of matched betting for students

    You are in a tricky place right now, you want to enjoy your years as a student but you also have a constant worry about finding the money for your rent, food and probably more importantly, your social life. You also have hours of lectures and a heap of coursework to get through. Perhaps you have a part time or weekend job, which is great but you’d like to earn more and through your own means instead of the bank of Mum and Dad. It’s just that you haven’t got too many spare hours right? Exactly why matched…

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What does it mean “to be gubbed”?

  In Matched Betting, being “gubbed” means a bookmaker placing any limitation upon your account which in some way will restrict you from taking part in promotions or betting activities. Being gubbed was the only thing I was worried about, but to date, I’ve only been gubbed by Sun Bets. I’m not too worried about this though as I’ve found that generally, their odds and promotions are pretty poor. You will always receive an email from the bookmaker if you have been gubbed. They won’t call it this of course but they will probably say something along the lines of…

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It was time for the BIG Bet365 welcome offer

I’ve made it through the big Bet365 welcome offer and I’m now £165 richer at the other end for just a few hours work. I'm super proud - it's a definite boost at this time of year when Christmas is just around the corner. This was the first big offer that I’ve been wanting to do but I needed enough funds built up before I could complete it to its’ full potential. Bet365 have one of the best welcome packages around where they are currently offering new account sign ups a 100% matched deposit bonus up to £200 maximum. The wagering…

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An interview with Liam, one of our Premium members

    Here at MatchedBet, we love hearing stories of how well our members are doing and the amount of profit that they are making. So, we decided to track down one of our newer members, Liam Mason, a student in his second year at Manchester University to hear his experience of matched betting so far.  So Liam, how did you first hear about matched betting? I had actually heard about matched betting before, when I was listening to a money saving programme on the radio but to be honest, I thought that it was probably a scam because why…

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How do you deal with unmatched bets?

What are unmatched bets? I stumbled across the world of unmatched bets when it happened to flash up on the screen just after I’d placed a lay bet at Betfair. I felt a mild bit of panic as to what to do until the team at MatchedBet talked me through it step by step. I thought I’d share my knowledge about them with you in case you have never come across them before. Chances are that at some point in your matched betting you will and these tools will be a great help to you. A betting exchange such as Betfair…

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Are the smaller offers really worth it?

    Every day, I receive a stash of smaller free bets, risk free offers and free casino spins amongst others deals and it can be quite easy to think that they’re not worth doing. Mostly though, I’ve found that they only take a few minutes to complete and if you consider that each £5 free bet should net you around £4 in profit, then they can really add up. Set up a separate folder in your email account and pop them in there until you have a few spare minutes to do them. Here are just a couple of…

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Helpful tips for the new Matched Betters

When you first start matched betting, there may seem like a lot to remember. However, once you familiarise yourself with the Bookmaker and exchange sites, you’ll be placing and laying off your bets like second nature. So for the newbies amongst you, here are a few tips of things that I found helpful in the beginning. Have a spreadsheet This doesn’t need to be a high finance document, just something simple that you can create in excel. The important thing is to list all of the bookmakers that you are using and your Betfair account and update it with where…

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Those extra minutes can really add up

Fitting in matched betting between my other life commitments has proved an invaluable source of income for me but I’m always interested in finding other ways of generating an income from home. There are 100’s of ways to make money online however little or much time you have but here are some of the best that most importantly don’t require any outlay or start up costs.  Online surveys A simple way to make money is to fill out online surveys in your spare time. Research companies are always recruiting new members to answer surveys and even to test new products. I…

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Block IE Snare and get your defences up

Quite a few of you have been asking about whether Bookmakers can tell what you are doing and if you will get your accounts shut down, so here are the answers to those questions and what you can do about it. What on earth is IE Snare? IE snare is a web tool used by a majority of the online bookmakers in order to counter ‘fraud and abuse’. It tracks information about your computer and browsing habits including: Websites visited Time spent on websites Unique information about your computer All of this allows the bookmakers to track where you’ve been…

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From Russia to Redcar

As any parent knows, multi-tasking comes as a pre requisite when you sign up for the job. It’s already getting a bit tight to get my son to football training but I’ve just had a reload offer emailed to me from 888Sport to bet £20 and get a £10 free bet and it has a 24 hour expiry so I simply have to do it there and then. Now, a decision has to be made here, I know not to waste time trying to chase the very best odds as it is time that I could spend on completing more…

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