What is matched betting?

Mаtched bеtting (also known as back bet matching, lay bet matching or double bеtting) is a bеtting technique used by individuals to profit from the free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers. It is generally considered risk-free as it is based on the application of a mathematical equation rather than chance.

You cover all of the potential outcomes of a sporting event by placing multiple bets, which means you can make a profit each time because it no longer matters which team won the sporting event.

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How does matched betting work?

How does matched betting work?

Matched betting is best explained as taking advantage of the free bets offered by online bookmakers for risk-free profit. In short, matched betting is placing bets on both outcomes so you are guaranteed to win.

How much can I earn matched batting?

How much can I earn?

Earnings vary depending on how much time you put in. The signups offers are very profitable, and after that you move onto the reload offers. These are offers that bookmakers give out to retain customers. We list all the offers on our site with easy to understand, step-by-step instructions.

How long does matched betting take?

How long does it take?

One of the good things about matched betting is that you can do it in your own time. The more time you put in, the more offers you can do and the more money you will make.

Do I need to know about sports or betting to do matched betting?

Do I need to know about
sports or betting?

No. You don't need any knowledge of sports or betting to do matched betting. We have step-by-step video instructions on all the offers which if you follow, you will make money. The outcome of the event is irrelevant, so any prior knowledge of sports is not needed.

Can I do matched betting if I'm already signed up with bookmakers?

What if I'm already signed up
to some bookmakers?

There are over 20 registered bookmakers in Australia, so you probably haven't signed up to all of them. Even so, after the signup offers bookmakers give out reload offers to retain customers, and we have step-by-step easy to understand video instructions for each offer.

Is matched betting legal?

It sounds too good to be true.
Is it a scam or worse, illegal?

No. Matched betting is 100% legal and is recognised as the most effective way of making money online. It's been featured in many news articles over the years. Better still, the money you earn is tax-free. The reality is that if you invest the time to learn, you will make money. It really does work.

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How can I make money from matched betting?

Bookmakers give money away in the form of bonus bets. Basically, matched betting involves placing multiple bets to trigger these bonuses. One back bet is placed (e.g. for Team A to win) and then one lay bet is placed at a betting exchange, but for the opposite result (e.g. Team A not to win). Regardless of the outcome of the event, the value of the free bet is unlocked.

So for example, if you see an advert for a bookmaker and they are giving away a $10 free bet - on average, using the techniques that we can teach you (and with the help of our software, video guides and forum support), you will be able to 'unlock' $7 of that free bet as profit. That's real money that you can withdraw and spend on whatever you like.

Basically, matched betting involves placing multiple bets to trigger these offers. The reason multiple bets are needed is to reduce the risk on your part.

For example, let's say a bookmaker is giving away $10 if you bet $10 on tennis. If the odds are right, it would be possible to bet on Player A to win and bet against (or lay) Player A with a betting exchange. This would mean your original $10 is returned and you get your $10 bonus from the first bookmaker. You then repeat the matching process (one bet at the bookmaker, and equivalent but opposite lay bet at the betting exchange) with your free bet amount.

Some of the bonuses offered by bookies are for new customers only. However, it is also possible to keep the profit coming in as bookmakers provide regular offers to incentivise existing customers. These are known as reload offers and are what makes matched betting viable, long-term.

Is Matched Betting Legal?

Yes, matched betting is perfectly legal. It can be done by anyone able to open an online betting account - that is anyone over the age of 18 in Australia. It's also tax-free.

Matched betting is still relatively new, which is one of the reasons many might not trust it, but it's growing in popularity as people realise the potential. Profit Accumulator, for example, has had over 150,000 paying members use our service.

It is true that the bookies close or restrict accounts of winning players, but there are legitimate methods to keep your account open. Matched bettors share advice and tips on this very matter to help members keep their accounts thriving.

One other thing to remember is that you do need some spare cash in order to cover the qualifying bets. This is essentially a float that you get back, but is required in order to place the required bets to unlock the free bet.

How Much Can You Make From Matched Betting?

The income earned varies widely, depending on the individual's circumstances. The main factor is how much time you can dedicate to it.

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Do I Need To Be A Gambling Expert?

Not at all. You don't even have to have an interest in sport. Matched betting is really just about following instructions. It really is that simple. It is used by sports fans but is equally popular with stay-at-home parents and students as a way of earning money from home.

Matched betting itself is one of the safest and easiest ways of making money online. It’s tried and tested.

Matched Betting Free Trial

Profit Accumulator offers a free trial that is designed to let new members see how matched betting works. It includes instructions on how to do your first bookmaker sign-up offer, which will earn you up to $75.

If you like what you see, you can then upgrade to our Platinum membership. This includes full access to all of the offers and all our software.

Match Betting Tips

What is match betting? It is a system of gambling that allows you to profit from betting on both sides of a betting event. It is also called matched betting or lay bett matching or double betting. It is generally considered a risk-free method of gambling. It is void of risk because you are taking advantage of free offers from casinos.

Keep it simple

Start with the sign-up offers and only do the offers you understand. As your experience grows so will your confidence, which is important before attempting some of the more complicated offers. Remember, matched betting is not a get-rich-quick scheme. You do have to learn the process and devote time to completing the offers - but it is worth it!

Monitor your money

Keeping track of your cash is vital. Your money will be spread across several accounts and it's easy to lose track of what's where. Finding a $100 in your Tab account might be a nice surprise, but that money could have helped generate more profit elsewhere.

Stay secure

Keep a list of usernames of passwords using something like LastPass. This will save you time and keep your details secure when logging into all your bookmaker accounts.

Speed it up

Set up bookmarks for all the bookmaker accounts, or even consider a separate user profile on your computer. Use autofill to complete sign-up forms quicker.

Ask for help

Don't be afraid to ask questions. If you think you're due a refund or a free bet, use live chat to ask the bookmaker where it is. If you're a member of PA, be sure to get involved on the Facebook group with any queries you might have. There's also superb forum and email customer support available to help with any queries you might have.