MSE GIOL, catchy isn't it. It means Money Saving Expert Gambling Introductory Offers Loopholes. It's the key to many people's first introduction to matched betting.
As a forum it's been around for quite a long time, and it gets the job done to a certain extent. Let's start with the good. It's free, there are no charges to use the fourm and no links to affiliate sites are allowed. This let's the forum be an impartial place for sharing information. There are some pretty good starter articles which will help you if you know a little, but they're not there to help you up from nothing, a better bet would be some of the videos we have here and the ten rules of matched betting.
The main problem with MSE is that you can only discuss risk free offers (although that rule is ignored a lot of the time!). The people make the place, and in that regard you're better off at The Gambling Times, and they'll let you talk about any profiting making offer, whether there's risk or not. That's advantage play rather than risk free betting and that's where the profits are.
Also, and this is worth a hell of a lot of extra cash, you can get £5 or more for each of the sites you sign up to. Doesn't sound much, but starting out you should easily clear at least £50 in the first month and end up with an extra £200 minimum before you've finished with sign up bonuses. That's a lot of extra cash.
Now my blog may be titled Matched Betting Blog, and what you see in some of my posts is certainly matched betting, but there are more and more elements of advantage play (sharbing, if bets, dutching etc) coming in, and that will only increase with my float.....and my profit. Basically ff you want to be a pro then get the education to match, and then head to The Gambling Times.