Fortunately the big matches are going to be coming thick and fast over the summer as it's a World Cup year. As a taster of the sort of offers we have the Champions League final last week. Not only a cracking game of football, it was a warm up to the main event, which I can't believe is only two weeks away.
Importantly, if not excitingly, I moved my float around ready for the Champions league final on Saturday. Having had issues with my small(ish - but growing) float in the past, I didn't want to leave anything to chance. Get the money in the right places..........also do Ladbrokes 10 free spins if you deposit £20, a £2.60 profit to start the blog.
Ok so it's the champions league final and there is a real abundance of offers going about. I choose to do the Bet365 £50 free in play bet. Which is bet 50 before the game and 50 in game. I back the draw pre-game and half time lump £50 on Real winning at 1-0 down. I underlay both at £45 using Smarkets pre match and Betfair in play. Get £50 cash back from 365 so end +£70 on this one.
Betfred have a £10 risk free in play bet so I put this on Real to win as well in play and lay it off at decent odds.
Then there's the £44 free bet in Noxwin to use so this goes on Atletico at 3.4 and lay £25 pre match at 3.45 at Smarkets. Take a risk with about 5 mins to go, laying Atletico to not win for another tenner at odds of 1.16 so am very pleased when Real score and avoid me having to do wagering requirements, plus making a tenner for £1.60 risk is nice.
At PartyBets you can back Real at 4's and I stick £10 on this (they have limited the winnings for all to around £40 on this one) It doesn't come in but it's a massive arb and I lay £12 so I don't lose any money.
At BetBright I take up their £20 free offer for new members, and bet on Atletico to come behind at half time to win, this arbs at 50 to 48 I lay to £15 so lost a fiver but get free £20 back there.
Phew that was a busy one, come out well up though and a good game of football! Makes me feel like a pro doing all the offers, and actually really pleased that backing and laying has become second nature.
I play cricket Sunday which is good, but I don't do any gambling the whole day which is not so good!
Free £10 bet is in from SkyBet, make a mistake taking an arb at too low odds, 2.64 to 2.52 this does not get me any real profit despite the horse winning. Odds of around 7 and above are better on a free £10 bet
I have my free bet from the CL final from BetFred I find a better horse this time staking it at 11 and laying it at 9.8 this is probably higher than I would like arb wise don't want to be hit with the gubbing stick here! The horse loses so only get the lay money in. I use my free £20 bet at BetBright to take advantage of their world cup offer where you get free £5 bets every time the team you back wins a match. I back Brazil, have not laid it yet, hoping this will prove profitable during the world cup!
I open an account with 32 Red but there is no bonus here to be had just a bit of research really. Back France to win against Norway with £25 and that comes in with comfortable 4-0 win. I also use my £50 sky bet backing a horse called timesawastin at 3.00 to 2.84 lay. It's good odds and I lay £48 however it does not win so £2 down with free bet in the pipe next Monday
£201 in at 18Bet so try to bust that out in one go backing Georgia to beat Saudi Arabia at 2.34 and laying £175 at 2.44 at Smarkets. It goes slightly wrong with Georgia winning 2-0 (the same score I register in my return to pool league action!). Means there's now £470 locked in Bet18, little annoying, but around £80 up on this bet which is acceptable. Ladbrokes deposit and free spin is £2.80 today although losing faith with this I do notice some better wins elsewhere on the forums!
Week profit: +£159.64
In a word, happy. Not spectacular, but this is being done not as a job, but as a hobby. That's a hobby that's making me £150-£200 a week with not much effort. Next week is going to be dominated by the World Cup offers, can't wait!