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2016 was definitely the year that matched betting took off in a BIG way for me and it has continued for the past few years. I have been matched betting for 4 years now so felt it time to update this post. Matched betting is a fantastic way to make additional money – and best of all it is a perfectly legal way to make a little money from casinos and bookmakers! 18+ only. Please visit be gamble aware and use Gamstop if you want to help stop yourself having access to gambling.

What is matched betting?

Matched betting is quite a simple concept in my opinion. You sign up to bookmakers and gambling websites. You then take advantage of the new member offers, free bets and account reload offers that they have to offer.

Most well-known bookmaker websites in the UK have new member offers, to lure you into spending your hard-earned cash.

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How to make money from free bets:

By matched betting you will use these offers, to your advantage, to make a profit for yourself. You will work on matching your bets on events to ensure that you make a profit. Also, you will make ‘mug’ bets to keep the bookmakers happy to avoid your account being closed for only taking advantage of the special offers. Best of all you don’t even need to do all of the ground work yourself thanks to websites such as *

What is

* will allow you to see the best of the profitable offers available and they will talk you through how to make your profit. With helpful videos, spreadsheets, tips and even a dedicated forum, you can get all the walk-through help that you could ever need to get started TODAY.

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Free Trial: No credit card required. Earn over £40 while learning the basics of matched betting. Complete two bookmakers bonus offers. Limited software access.

Platinum membership: £29.99 monthly. £250 annually. 100+ bookmaker offers, new free bets added daily. Full sports software access. Full forum access. 30 day money-back guarantee. No contracts. Cancel anytime.

Diamond membership: £49.99 monthly. £450 annually. All the benefits of Platinum membership plus 100+ casino bonuses and full casino software access.

Make money from free bets with a matched betting free trial:

There is a free trial available, which will allow you to learn about matched betting and make yourself up to £40 today. After this, you could use some of your profit to sign up to the monthly or yearly plan when your free trial ends.

How much can I realistically expect to make?

I know lots of people taking part in matched betting and figures will vary widely. Most people I have spoken to are earning from £200-£600 a month, but it really depends on how much time you want to dedicate. If you have 1-2 hours a day, or 3-5 hours per week, to spend on it you can make a nice amount of money – providing you follow the guides correctly. You don’t have to pay tax, as it is money received from gambling, and best of all with the * system they guide you through multiple offers each day.

Is matched betting safe?

Yes! It is simple to follow the guides and make money thanks to systems like * which are specifically designed to help you remove the stress and work out where the most profitable offers are. This helps you minimise the time you spend on matched betting for the maximum profit.

What happens when the new member offers dry up?

There are still lots of regular offers from bookmakers, these are called reload offers. For example, you may be given a free £20 bet if you deposit £20. You can then use this free bet to make yourself a profit. Bookmakers are always looking to get their existing players betting again and they will frequently have promotions based around sporting events too.

Can you take part in matched betting on benefits?

Yes, however, I would advise you look at the savings thresholds for any appropriate benefits and read all terms of your current benefits before taking part. Matched betting winnings are classed as gambling winnings but any large wins that you have (if you’re lucky like me!) could impact on your benefits. You need to report any savings to the relevant benefits department too.

Matched betting is not risk free…

Be sure to read my pros and cons of matched betting for a really honest insight into the good and bad side of matched betting.

Looking for tips on matched betting without laying?

Don’t do it! It’s a VERY risky way to matched bet, and absolutely not something I recommend.

Can you do matched betting with gubbed accounts?

Yes, absolutely! I have several BIG accounts that have been gubbed, and one where I was gubbed, re-instated and then gubbed again a year later! Keep rolling with the punches. There will always be new bookmakers, new offers and different ways to make some money from matched betting. Failing that if you want something a little more in-depth, but riskier too, then…

I hope that this guide has been helpful and if you are wanting to look into matched betting further then use my * link for a free trial. By the end of today, you could have made yourself upto £40, or even more depending on your bankroll. Also, be sure to use *TopCashBack, or *Quidco to earn cashback when you open new bookmakers accounts.

If you have a problem with gambling, or have had a problem in the past then matched betting isn’t for you. It can feel like you’re on top of an addiction issue. However matched betting will give you access to slots, betting & roulette. If you’re unsure if you’ve got a gambling addiction then check out this website for more information.

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Diane taber

Wednesday 18th of September 2019

Hi we want to learn how to do matched it just looks really so good to do but don’t know really how to do it.and don’t want to do anything wrong as we might end up losing money. Not ment to lose you money as it’s meant to make you at the moment we don’t really know what we’re doing with this.and my husband says that he’s going to have a look at it and see what you have to do with it. And see if we can work it out.


Thursday 19th of September 2019

Hi Diane,

Thanks for your message!

With regards to matched betting I firmly recommend Profit Accumulator who are linked in this post you've commented on. They typically offer either a free trial or a trial for £1 so you can gain access to all their text and video guides to learn more.

I hope that helps!

Amy Fox

Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

I've just tried this. If i'd have done the first bet properly I'd have won £15 but instead I've only won £8 - my own fault! I can see how people could do matched betting and win a lot though!


Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

Oh wow, well done for giving it a go! Not to worry, I once made the mistake of letting my daughter use my phone. She went into an exchange and spent several hundred pounds on a bet, which I didn't see until AFTER it lost :D Sad times! But easily caught up again in a week or two! Well done again!


Tuesday 17th of May 2016

Is it the same as spread betting?


Monday 30th of May 2016

Sorry I thought I had replied to this! I believe spread betting is with stocks and shares. Matched betting is taking advantage of bookies offers to make money!

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