Before you continue with the blog, ask yourself this, how much did you win this week, and how much could you have lost? I might not have cleared as much as I'd have like this week, but at no point
The 2.45 at York is the big race of the day and there are a number of offers floating about. Sky have money back if the favourite wins, I take £15 on a horse at 11's and lay it to around £12 at 11.5 at Smarkets. Betfair have money back if your horse finishes 2nd, so I back Tac De Bistron at 5.5 at Betfair for £25 and lay it for £19 at Smarkets at 6's. In the hope he comes 2nd and I win the lay and get money back. I also get a small arb of 13 to 12.5 on a horse at 888Sport I have £6 in there from previously so just arb this in the mix covering it with £5 at smarkets. The race could not go any better for me. The favourite wins, so get £15 back at sky plus £12 at exchange. Tac De Bistron finishes 2nd, so win £19 at Smarkets and get £25 back at Betfair. The horse at 12/1 finishes at about 4.30 but £1 loss is not a problem. I use my quickly credited free £25 at Betfair on a horse in the next one at York called G force. It's a flyer and I only lay £15 on it so am delighted when that comes in too making me £68 with a £42 liability. A more profitable 2 hours on the horses than my whole recent trip to Fontwell!! Sorry if that is a bit confusing as well for newer guys!
Final figs: Betfair +£77.75, Smarkets -£9.14, Sky Bet £0 (+free £15 bet), 888Sport -£6
Day Profit / Loss: +£62.36
It's a big day for me as a man with soft spots for both Spurs and Southend, the shrimpers have the return leg against Burton at home and I'm confident they will turn around a 1-0 1st leg deficit. So confident that I open a Noxwin account (with the TGT special £44 free on a losing bet) and back £44 on them to win. (it also helps they are 2.01 to 2.06 odds wise!). I only lay £25 as if it is a loser Noxwin has 6x wagering on bonus funds so need to make a decent profit if this wins, I'm kind of hoping to win and get out of there! I try to pretend the FA Cup is not happening, however I take up the Ladbrokes free £5 games bonus (which was free to enter) backing Arsenal to lift the cup and hope Hull can pull off a shock. The days dreams turn to dust Southend draw 2-2 and whilst I get a free £44 to use at Noxwin (not cash so needs wagering if it wins). Then Hull go 2 up, I back Arsenal to come back and beat them immediately in play, which of course happens but in Extra time, I've covered it in play so no loss but no win either. Disappointed by both results so I turn off ITV's rubbish commentary and decide not to watch any football next season!
Day Profit / Loss: -£19 (free £44 bet at Noxwin to use though)
I don't take a trip to London to see Arsenal parading the cup, I do use the £35 left needed to wager at Sky for their new £10 a week bet club, by backing Real Vallioid to beat Grenada, £35 to £30 lay at 2.02 to 2.05. Granada pull off a surprise win to stay up, I lose a £5 but gain a £10 free bet at Sky Bet. I also get a free £5 when spend £5 on dynamite digger slot at Will Hill, win £7 and win £2.50 on 10 free Ladbroke spins.
Day Profit/Loss: +£2.50
I lump my free £44 at Noxwin bet on Atletico Madrid to beat Real at 2.18 to 2.11 laying £25. I'll be £6 up on these 2 bets if it loses. If it wins I will be up but will need 6 quick turnaround bets to complete wagering. I win £1.75 on free lads spins. I don't do anything else it's a quiet day as my Sky free bet club is not credited yet
Day Profit / Loss: +£1.75
Sky free bets in I have £25 to use and find a horse at 8.2 to 8.4 I lay it to £18 in the hope it wins, it does not but make £18 off the lay so done quite well there. I lose £5 on risk free Will hill new slots offer but hope to get this credited back
Day Profit / Loss: +£13
Paddy Power have a spend £20 and get £10 free on their side games in Bingo. It's not a bad offer and no wagering req - I wager the £20 and am only £10 down, so I'm hoping for a good run off the extra £10. I don't get it winning £5.50 only so I'm £4.50 down on the whole lot. I decide not to press on and risk losing more. I also open an account at 18bet who have a 100% deposit bonus on £50 deposit. I put on £50 on a Brazil match just due to odds backing the full £100 (£50 plus £50) at odds of evens vs 2.05 laying £75. The team wins so I'm +£150 - £78 the lay cost
Day Profit/Loss: +£71.50
I jump on a Will Hill risk free Vegas offer for £10 however it may be this is invite only always carefully read t's and c's when doing offers from forums! I lose and hope to get my £10 credited we will see. I need to do a £50 bet at Sky for my free £10 in the bet club. I stick the full £50 on Van Gerwan to win the darts, laying 4.5 at again odds around evens 2.20 to 2.18 so slight arb. He suffers surprise defeat to Barney so £5 down but free tenner for next week
Day Profit / Loss: £-15
Week Profit/Loss: +117.12 (a few free bets in the pipe as well though!)