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Does Arbitrage Betting Really Work? Make Money Online Fast

Arbing, in Matched Betting, is a situation where you place a back bet at a higher price (odds) at the bookmakers than at the exchange in order to make an instant profit.

Arb betting opportunities occur when the Bookmakers are just too slow to update their odds compared the odds available in betting exchanges. Therefore, every time the bookmaker back odds are GREATER than the exchange odds we make guaranteed profits. Arb betting is proving to be one of the best ways to make money online and boosting your income.

The benefits of Arbing

  • Fast risk-free profit. Only need to place x2 bets to make money. A back bet with the bookmaker and a lay bet in an exchange like Betfair.

  • Finding an arb also qualifies for bookmaker free bets/promotions etc!

  • Arbing is Ideal for existing bookmaker accounts, or once you've completed the bookmaker's sign-up offer.

  • Arbing is good on bookie accounts you find don't provide enough ongoing value (i.e lack of regular offers or low on your priority list of favorite bookies)

  • Arbing is perfect for bookmaker accounts that have temporarily gubbed your account (restricted you from receiving promotions) 

How to spot an arb?

Use the Profit Squirrel software to find arb opportunities with ease. All you need to do is select a bookmaker from the drop-down list and focus on the Match rating column. Here's a great example of an arbitrage opportunity to make £2.91 guaranteed profit just from one event from one bookmaker, Coral. 

Any match rating column over 100 on the odds matching software is an arb. For example, if you find a match rating of 110, this will lead to a 10% guaranteed return on your matched bet. If the rating was 105 then your guaranteed profit is 5% and so on...

With over x50 online bookmakers offering Profit Squirrel members several arbing opportunities every single day - just imagine how much risk-free profit is up for grabs, just by placing bets!

You'll find a lot of arbing opportunities on various sports including football and horse racing. Most bookmakers give favorable prices on horse racing from 08:00 and onwards.

You'll find arb opportunities in football too, especially during in-play - as bookmakers are quite slow to respond to the lay market prices.

Common arb markets for in-play football: Final score result, next goal scorer, hf/ft result.

Related video: Learn more about the different markets available for arbing in the following video, below

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Huge sporting events like football tournaments and horse racing festivals are a good time to arb because these events are so big that bookies will think you're just a punter that's excited by the event. Big racing events like the Royal Ascot, Cheltenham, and Grand National are great times to spot and lock in an arb!

To calculate your risk-free profit use the odds calculator in NORMAL mode.
The example below shows an arb that would make just over £2.50 profit on a £20 stake.

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New to making money online? Join Profit Squirrel today and take advantage of these regular risk-free profit opportunities!

Jason Robertson

Jason Robertson

Community support member

I dedicate my spare time to making Matches so I can spoil my 3 little angels. A teacher from Merseyside, love cooking and reading. Liverpool's #1 fan!

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