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  • Matched Betting with Existing Bookmaker Accounts?

    Yesbets gets asked this question all the time “I’ve got scores of bookie accounts from a previous incarnation. Before I even new about matched betting. I won’t be able to land any sign-up offers, so is it really still worth me signing up for Premium membership and getting involved in matched betting?” The simple answer is yes.  But then, I would say that. Wouldn&rsq.....

  • Stop The Presses! New Yesbets Site Updates Abound!

    One of the best things about Yesbets is its community. Not only is it a great avenue for newbies and old hand alike to bag some super useful hints and tips, or extra promos that might have fallen through the official Yesbets net (yes, it can happen). But it’s also a great opportunity for us to listen to you. Awwwww. Doesn’t it give you a rosy feeling inside? Or does it make you want t.....

  • Vodafone Fibre Broadband Deal plus Free Gift (Worth £199.99)

    Oh-oh. This sounds like a horrible, spammy promotional tie-in. Quite the opposite, in fact. And I’m deeply hurt that you would suggest such a thing. Placing matched bets requires Internet, doesn’t it? (Well, duh.) We’ve already said in numerous blog posts that using Yesbets to place matched bets is easier done on laptop or desktop than it is on mobile. So it makes sense tha.....

  • Matched Betting: How To Rebuild Your Bankroll

    "Bankroll” is a term often associated with playing live or online casino games. Poker and Blackjack players will tell in husky tones of a bankroll necessary to beat the House (even though the House always wins). In matched betting “Bankroll” is a term we need to use slightly differently. Unlike poker or blackjack, matched betting is not gambling. Matched betting, if done .....

  • Premier League 17/18 Pre-Season Matched Betting Guide

      A word of caution, if you are looking to complete an outright winner or top goalscorer bet, do be aware that these will tie up liability in your exchange until the end of the season. If you are looking to complete an offer in either of these markets, make sure you try and find other offers that you can complete that would combine liability within your exchange account. This means that yo.....

  • Dispelling The Myths Around Matched Betting

    Ooooh, gambling. You don’t want to do that. It’s a mug’s game. And indeed it is. But matched betting is not gambling. In fact, it’s about as far from gambling as we could hope to get. But as soon as you utter the word “bet”, people of a nervous disposition begin to get all shivery. You see, when we place a matched bet we cover all outcomes. When we place a bet.....

  • Laying Bets – Strategy And Systems

    If we can match bets to guarantee profits by placing back bets and lay bets against the same outcome, how can there be different strategies to laying bets? Well, think of laying bets as the overall strategy, with the various different kinds of lay bets as the tactics to achieve the right result from each match. We place lay bets to match our back bets to cover all outcomes of a horse race or a .....

  • Working From Home Benefits Your Health

    Working from home is the dream, isn’t it? Getting up at the crack of noon, doing a few hours work then hitting the golf course or the spa? Afternoon yoga followed by evening gin? Or tea, if you wanted to be sensible about things. A Harvard Business Review study revealed that working from home can increase productivity, as well as lower outgoings and time savings having reduced our daily.....

  • Why Matched Betting Is A Smarter Bet Than A Chance Bet

    Take a chance, take a chance, take a chance, take a chance...Abba’s famous intro to Take A Chance On Me could be the perfect foil for a bookmaker’s advert. Though bookies would probably not market themselves as encouraging chancers. “Savvy punters” would be where they would no doubt aim. But every time anybody places a bet at an online bookmaker they are taking a chance......

  • Top 5 Ways To Make Money Online

    It’s the promised land, isn’t it? Sit at home, in your dorm or even in the park and make money from your laptop or, nowadays, just from your smartphone. Screw the nine-to-five! I’ll work when I want to! Stick it to the man! That may be too many exclamation marks for one blog already. But with good reason: it is possible to earn money online without having to stick your nose to .....

  • How To Organise Your Matched Betting In 2017

    Do you have a to-do list? Maybe at home, in work or even just in life? Does it make you sigh? Do you despair at the mere thought of the scale of it, and wonder how you are ever going to get your teeth stuck into that list and start ticking off those boxes? Do you find the idea of matched betting appealing, but you really don’t want to add another task to your ever-growing list of chores? .....

  • If Something Sounds Too Good To Be True…

    “Wait,” you say. “I’ve just rubbed this lamp, out you’ve shimmied and now you’re going to give me anything I wish for?” Yeah right!” Matched betting can sound like a modern, web-based equivalent of the genie in the lamp. This analogy - in fact quite a useful one - would cast Yesbets in the role of Genie and you - yes, you - in the role of Aladdin......

  • Make Extra Money As A Mum With Matched Betting

    Let’s start with a caveat. Anyone can make money from matched betting. Like anything, it’s easy when you know how. And Yesbets provides step-by-step tutorials and instructions for every sign-up offer and reload it posts. Increasingly, though, mums are one demographic that seems to be keen on matched betting. Plenty of discussions on respected forums like Mumsnet show that there are .....

  • Matched Betting Tips For The Football Punter

    The summer’s over. The season’s here. The time is right for matched betting in the street. And at home, in the office, in the park, on the bus. Bookmakers and football punters salivate after the drought of summer. Finally we can drink in the action and back and lay our first matched bet of the season, like we are travelling herds of buffalo on the Serengeti. But it’s not just .....

  • Matched Betting; How to Exploit Bookmaker Sign Up Offers

    The word “exploit” sounds heavy. It’s a strong word to use. It’s worth being clear right from the off that matched betting is not about exploiting anybody. It’s about maximising profit from the free bet offers that bookmakers offer anybody and everybody to sign up with that bookie and make a bet. We could sign up with a bookie and bet £10 on Manchester City t.....

  • How to Do Matched Betting

    Are you put off matched betting by the word “betting”? If so, let’s focus for a second on the word “matched”. The concept behind matched betting is that we place a matched bet to cover both outcomes. We bet for an event and we bet against that same event. We cover all eventualities. This is not gambling, because we have covered all eventualities. We can’t los.....

  • How Much Can I Make Matched Betting?

    How much money can you make from anything? If you see a limit, there will be a limit. If you are the matched betting equivalent of Buzz Lightyear, you can go to infinity and beyond. You don’t have to be the Wolf of Wall Street, either. Matched betting is completely legal and, with tools like the Yesbets OddsMatcher and Matched Betting Calculator, it’s super easy to supplement your in.....

  • Is It Ever Safe to 'Arb' as Part of Your Matched Betting Strategy?

    On the face of it, “arb” bets are ideal situations for any matched bettor. They occur when the odds at a bookmaker on any given market are higher than the odds at a betting exchange, allowing a punter to stack the odds in her favour. Then, if she backs and lays that market bet, she is guaranteed profit. At this point you’re probably scratching your head. If we can guarantee pr.....

  • The Definitive Guide to Gnoming & Multi-Accounting

    “Gnoming” might sound like some sort of obscene act that you’d find in the Urban Dictionary. In fact, it is in the Urban Dictionary, but citing the stealing of gnomes rather than referencing operating multiple betting accounts, as it does in the world of betting. Perhaps one reason for the use of “Gnoming” as a euphemistic code name for multi-accounting is the seri.....

  • Mug Betting Tips: From Yesbets

    Picture this: you’re a bookie. You’ve got some punters who have taken advantage of your Sign Up offer but you have to keep giving away free bets to keep them punting. Would this hack you off? Of course it would. Bookies want punters to find the bookmaker site such a great sportsbook offering that the punters keep punting and the pounds keep coming in. Sure, new customers are enticed.....

  • Use Matched Betting to Make a Living Online

    It sounds simple, doesn’t it? We match bets at a bookmaker and a betting exchange that qualify us for free bet offers that we then also match in order to make profits from free money. Surely it’s not that easy? And is it legal? Actually, the answer to both of these questions is a big, fat “yes”. Like many adventures - be they business or personal - making profits from .....

  • A Complete Guide to Avoid Account Restrictions and Being Gubbed

    Nobody wants to be gubbed. We want to carry on Match Betting to supplement our incomes. Got your eye on a five star holiday? The tax free profits from matched betting can be a great source of additional dough. And to keep that income coming in we need to make sure that we stay onside with the bookies. Don’t forget, they are monitoring all of their accounts like the Eye of Sauron to make s.....

  • What Does "Gubbed" Mean?

    Gubbed. It doesn’t sound nice, does it? It sounds like the kind of thing that might happen to us if we were urchins in a workhouse. When using the term “gubbed” in the world of matched betting, the effect might feel oddly similar to begin with. You see, online bookmakers don’t like punters making money off them. Quite the reverse, in fact. Matched betting is basically a .....

  • Is Matched Betting Legal or Illegal in the UK?

    Since the advent of betting exchanges the matched betting phenomenon has exploded. More and more people are jumping on the matched betting bandwagon to earn free profits from bookmakers. Chances are you know someone who has. Which is probably why you are reading this article. Free money? Betting on both eventualities to cover all outcomes? Making profit from bookmakers? How can this be legal? .....

  • What Is Lay Betting? The Complete Guide

    Lay bets are a key component in the matched betting process. We place lay bets on betting exchanges, like Betfair or Smarkets. (Other betting exchanges are available). The world’s largest betting exchange, Betfair, explains lay betting as making a bet that something won’t happen. This is actually an excellent way to describe it. And if you think about living your daily life, how man.....

  • What Is The Betfair Exchange?

    The Betfair Exchange is the world’s largest betting exchange. It allows people from across the globe to place bets against each other. It allows people to become a bookmaker. In effect, to bet against sporting outcomes. To explain what that means in real terms, let’s jump inside our betting exchange time machine and head back to Paris in July, 2016. The European Championship Final. .....

  • 8 Top Tips For Matched Betting Newbies

    You’ve heard the buzz. You’ve caught a glimpse. Now it’s time to start earning profits from matched betting. But where do you start? The tips we’ve included here are tried and tested, proven strategies to allow you to make the most profit from matched betting for the long haul. We don’t want this to be a flash in the pan, do we? We want to keep on making tax free pr.....

  • A Guide To Arbitrage Betting

    Arbitrage is a term used in economics to describe the practice of taking advantage of a price difference between a number of markets. Traders or businesses make profits from the difference between market prices. Does this sound familiar to the matched betting blogs you’ve read and tutorials you’ve followed so far? A quick glance at Wikipedia’s entry on arbitrage betting tells us.....

  • Account Restrictions in Matched Betting; How to Avoid

    Sometimes you discover something that makes you realise that we’re not that far from living in the Matrix. This is how I felt when I first realised that online bookmakers install spyware onto our computers to monitor our betting activities. That’s right. Spyware. They aren’t using it to collect our personal data. Or so they say. They are using it to monitor our betting activi.....

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