What is a Qualifying Bet?

When you get involved in matched betting, you come across several terms. A qualifying bet is an important aspect of matched betting. It forms a major part of your strategies. You can increase your profit margin by winning qualifying bets. This blog expands the concept a bit more.

What actually is a qualifying bet?

A qualifying bet, as the name suggests, is a bet that qualifies you for some positive return, when you win it. The bookmaker offers you the bet. An offer can be something like receiving money from the bookmaker when you initially place bet with your money and win it.

Types of qualifying bets

Qualifying bets have two broad categories. The bet can be in the form of a free offer. It can also be a bonus. You have the flexibility to choose. It is important to read the features of the bet before playing it.

Where can you find qualifying bets?

Exploring the interface of the bookmaker is essential. It is easy to find the bets. Often, you are notified about the bets. The bookmaker does display the offers on the official website. You can receive information via e-mails, too. Also, check out the social media handles of the bookmaker.

Money back offers can also be qualifying bets

You would be delighted to know that money back offers, in many cases, can fall under the category of qualifying bets. After you place the bet and win it, you get a refund from the bookmaker.

How does a qualifying bet work?

The working dynamics of a qualifying bet is pretty straightforward. You have to select suitable odds of an event and place a back bet with the bookmaker. At the betting exchange, you need to lay the bet against the exactly same selection.

The consequence

Whatever be the outcome, the back bet and lay bet cancel each other. The first case is winning at the bookmaker and losing with the betting exchange. The second case is losing at the bookmaker and losing with the betting exchange. Remember that there is a small service commission charged on qualifying bets.

Do not forget to check the terms

It is extremely crucial to properly check the terms of qualifying bets. Keep in mind the fact that a qualifying bet is applicable to any sport. Also, the minimum odds, in most of the cases, for which you need to play, are half (1/2).

Don’t miss your calculations

It is not a good idea to take qualifying bets lightly. You need to do the regular calculations of predicting the returns. Use a good betting calculator. Make entries of relevant details to get the figures. Clear your doubts before placing the bets.

Related Guide: Loss on Qualifying Bets in Matched Betting and How to Minimise It?

Seek technical help

It is practically important to have some technical knowledge about qualifying bets. You can seek suggestions from mentors. Also, you can take help from sources that provide Free Matched Betting Service. Make your betting strategies clear and smart. Do the necessary research but don’t stress out. You will gradually hone your betting skills.

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Jargon Glossary

Back bet = betting on something to happen

Lay bet = betting on something to not happen

Betting Exchange = somewhere you can place lay bets

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Fractional odds = odds as a fraction (e.g. 4/1)

Decimal odds = odds as a decimal (e.g. 5.0)

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