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What is Match Betting?



Most people have placed a bet on a horse or some kind of sporting event at least once in their lives, even if it was just a flutter on the Grand National. There is nothing like the thrill of watching a race or a footy match when you could win yourself a nice wedge! But it is the bookies who always come out on top in the end.

The odds are always set to favour the bookies and so even knowledgeable punters will find it hard to make a profit from gambling. However, a new craze in betting raises the possibility of a sure thing!



Win Every Time


Match betting is a relatively new idea but one which is attracting a great deal of interest because it can guarantee that you win every time. This might sound like pie in the sky but the system does actually work. However, you do have to take great care to ensure that you don’t make a mistake and you will have to invest a reasonable amount of time into your venture. Interested? Here’s how it works.

Using Free Bets


Match betting is a practice which takes advantage of the free bets which most bookmakers offer to punters who open new accounts. The first step in the match betting process is to open an account with a bookie who is making such an offer. You will then have to place a bet in order to qualify for the free bet. Take the time to check the minimum bet that you need to place in order the get the freebie.

Bets and Lay Bets


You should then place a qualifying bet on an event of your choosing but make sure that you gamble an amount less than or equal to the value of the free bet that you will gain. The next step is to lay that bet to ensure that you don’t lose your money regardless of the outcome of the event. Basically, when you place your first bet you are gambling on a certain horse or football team winning. When you place a lay bet, you are gambling on them not winning! Most bookies do not accept lay bets but there are specialist bookmakers, including Betfair, who do.

Covering Every Eventuality


When placing your lay bet make sure that you receive odds which match those of your original bet or are as close to them as possible. In other words, if your first bet was on a horse whose odds of winning were 3/1, your lay bet needs to be at odds of or close to 1/3. Either your lay bet or your original bet will then be successful because you have covered all eventualities.

Claim Your Freebie


The next step in the process is to claim your free bet and to use it to make another wager. You then lay that bet using the winnings from whichever bet was successful the first time. You are now guaranteed to make a profit!

It is vital that you match the odds of your bets and lay bets and there are websites which compare odds and suggest the best events to gamble on. The system takes time because you have to do your research to find new freebies to take advantage of, to open the accounts and to bet on the right races or events, but it does work. You can continue to open new accounts with the bookies until you have exhausted all of the possibilities!

Remember - please gamble responsibly.

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