Last Friday began badly as I realised my Skrill account was still locked for ID verification. I move some float out of the exchanges to the bank but this won’t clear for 3 days so I’m basically stuck for anything to bet on; apart from Seanie Mac, who have now limited my bets to about 3p a pop. Out of principal than for the money I robotically bet on every football match and horse race on their site! I'm putting together some more stuff on gubbing off the back of this so watch this space.
Day Profit: +£3 Seanie Mac
No movement anywhere so cannot get anymore bets on I have also began Betfair’s cash race to Rio and not accumulated any points yet, I’m so depressed I don’t even use Seanie Mac.
Day Profit/Loss: £0
I use Smarkets and Betfair to back and lay £25 at close odds on a 3-0 Liverpool win over Newcastle, with Suarez to score first as my refund trigger. Liverpool go 1-0 down early so this does not win and I’m £7 down on the bet. I also do a £2 6 team accy at 13/1 on betfair. Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Man City and Chelsea do the job, Palace let me down in 90th minute to mean a loss for the day (that's what happens when you have even a semi mug bet with my luck!).
Day Profit / Loss: -£7
Skrill verification is complete!! Bank money clears!! I’m back in the game! I go to Ladbrokes and use their new exchange for the first time, to take advantage of their bet £20 and get £30 free bet (96 hours to be credited according to T&C’s so still waiting for this). Back a draw in QPR / Wigan game at 3.4 and lay to £15 at Smarkets at 3.45 – this bet wins turning a small profit. I have £11 in my Winner account (no idea why) so I take close odds there 2.20 to 2.25 to cover some liability on this with QPR to win in 90 minutes so this is a small loss. I also have a free £50 mobile welcome bet at Bet365 as part of the welcome bonus They give me all of it in one go and I lump the full £100 on QPR Win (£50 free money) and lay £90 off at Smarkets at 2.25 to 2.20 because of bonus I come out nicely up. I win £27 on Bingo slot of the week at Betfair the glass slipper this has a 10x wagering requirement if you don’t win though so I would not recommend it and won’t be doing it next week as more chance of losing your £10 getting drawn into wagering.
Day Profit Loss: +£115
With my float back up I’m feeling positive and I start the day with a nice touch getting a risk free £5 on my email from Stan James to try their new slots I go there and win £25 playing it at £1 a spin. I have a £10 money back (if you lose) mobile bet at Unibet so I back and lay Peterborough £10 to £9 in the hope they won’t win (odds 3.40 to 3.45) I have 2 more bets to complete at 188 for my free £50 welcome bonus and find nice close odds of 2.00 to 2.04 on more than 2.5 goals in the Peterborough match so take this bet with the normal lay of £45 against. Peterbourough lose 2-1 which means I’m up at 188 and have a free £10 bet at Unibet to come. I win a couple of quid at Seanie Mac.
Day Profit / Loss: +£30
It’s the Europa League final today and I pick up a hot tip from the TGT forum that Party Bets have big price boosts on Benfica I open an account there and get a tasty arb backing £20 (max stake allowed) at 4’s against a lay of 2.4. I don’t think Benefica will break their duck (7 straight European finals lost) so use the odds difference to overlay and ensure a £5 profit if they lose, and £25 win if they do. Party Bets don’t have any welcome bonus however if they keep doing boosts like this it’s as good as! I also open a new account at 10betsspor this is the Turkish version of Betsson, and they have 100% match deposit bonus it’s all in Euros. I get $50 Euros in there (£42) and it tops my balance up to $100 (£80)so I back Benfica at 2.30 and lay them at 2.4 for £65 at Smarkets. Because this bonus has wagering requirements I need to maximise the win if possible. Benfica lose so it’s a quick bust out with profit from both bets. I get a £10 risk free slots email from Winner I win £5 on this and stop. I complete the Seanie Mac marathon and take £14.66 profit from the free £25 off about 250 bets not the most +ev way of doing it but I had written the cash off after being gubbed so not too displeased.
Day Profit/Loss: +£46.50
I use my free £10 bet at Unibet (24 hours to get credited) backing a horse at 10 and laying it to 10.5 the horse doesn’t win (I think it is still running), I do quite a large underlay so only £5 up but there is 3x wagering requirements on the Unibet £10 so needed to turn at least £30 profit for it to be worthwhile. I get a risk free £10 at Coral casino for their black widow slot and win £47 on the first spin so stop immediately. I finish my 188 betting backing Rotherham to beat Preston – Preston are the Benfica of the playoffs with 8 straight defeats in the competition- and they don’t let me down losing again. Sometimes you regret laying! I’m £7 up on this bet however I also get £50 free in 188 that is withdraw able cash. I finish the day putting a short review of 10Betspor on the TGT website and claim £5 cashback.
Day Profit / Loss: +£115
Week Profit/Loss: +£302.50
A really healthy week and would have been better if Skrill had not ID verified me – or I actually had some cash in the bank! No drama though I appreciate that ID checks are part and parcel. Lots of good offers this week that I’ve managed to use to my advantage and picking a couple of winning outcomes is nice after not getting any last week! I’m spending today sorting my float to get ready for the weekend
Party Bets – Shock boosts these look very good so this is an account to be keeping an eye on, would recommend opening one, they have a £25 welcome bonus for poker players as well if you play this
10Betspor – If you speak Turkish then this site is ideal – I find it a bit clunky and bust out early on the bonus however I’ve made money here so not complaining - -plus a bit extra for reviewing them at TGT
Ladbrokes Exchange – This does not seem any different from the other Exchanges, it is 5% comms but will probably keep as a bit of a back up. It’s going to be more reliable than Matchbook or Smarkets however I will probably use Betfair over it. Interesting development though seeing one of the bigger bookmakers set this up perhaps more will follow
Unibet – I would say very good helpful customer service here when I spoke to them so brownie points for that!