I use first part of my Bet Butler bet backing and laying a draw for Marseille for Friday night, it doesn’t come in so down on this but with £25 free bet to use later – I also manage to lay Chelsea and back them in play before Spurs 2nd half collapse to make an in game profit. Risky, and not something I'm going to make a habbit of as it won't always work!
Marseille don’t draw with Nice = lose £25 bet butler win £22 Betfair (-£3)
Chelsea beat Spurs = Win £5.75 with Betfair (+£5.75)
Day P/L - + £2.75
I finish off Bet Butler bonus utilising my £25 free bet on Juventus vs Fioretina backing the 2-1 score and laying for £20, it finishes 1-0 Juve.
Juventus not to win 2-1 = Lose £0 at Bet Butler Win £20 Betfair (+£20)
Day P/L - +£20
With Cheltenham starting tomorrow, it’s a matter of seeing what else is floating about before the big one, and I open a Sky Bet account as they have a £30 free bet offer I use this backing a horse than arbs nicely and also get another £5 on at Marathon on the same horse. Despite loss I have a free £30 bet in the bank. Elsewhere I have small trading win on in-play football and win on Betfair’s free 10 spins offer on the Frankie slot machine
Scott Galiec (horse) does not win = Lose £30 Sky & £5 Marathon win £30 Betfair = (-£5)
Free 10 spins on Frankie Detorri slot machine = Win £2.65 Betfair (+£2)
In Play Tading – USA Womens lose = win £2 on Betfair (+£2)
Day P/L = -£1 (+£30 free bets)
Festival kicks off early with Coral offering price boosts at 8:15! I’m up and about early and get on runaway favourite Hurricane fly with them at 5/1, (I already have account with them but they do have new customer offers) I back H Fly at William Hill also on a price boost, and use a £25 money back if H Fly finishes 2nd bonus on Betfair. H Fly comes 3rd but my lay bets prove my saving grace, but no bonus hit
I Open a Ladbrokes account and take free £50 bet with them backing Chelt horse The New One and also get arbs at Marathon on the same horse, while there notice a nice arb on a non Cheltenham horse at Wolverhampton. I also take a no lose £10 bet double at Betfair backing Our Connor and Quevada. No horses win at Chelt bar the late race in Wolverhampton I also mug punt £2 to keep interest in the 16:00 at Chelt on a 9/1 shot who does not win either – however have under-layed so come out marginally up. (Plus £50 free bet at Ladbrokes & £10 at Betfair to use!)
Later on in evening when my float returns I use my Sky free bet backing Arsenal to win they draw and go out and my lay bet wins netting me a daily profit.
Hurricane Fly no win = Coral (-£20), Betfair (-£25) William Hill (-£10) Lay at Betfair (+59.25) +£4.25
The New One no win = Ladbrokes (-£49), Marathon (-£10), Lay at Betfair (+£54) -£5
Double Quevega & Our Connor no win = (-£10 Betfair), Lay Betfair (+£5) -£5
Cockney Sparrow at Chelt no Win = (-£2) at Betfair - £2
Winner at 19:45 Wolverhampton = Lay at Betfair (-£58.50) Marathon (+£63) +£4.50
Arsenal do not beat Bayern = SkyBet (£0) Betfair lay (+£22) +£22
Day P/L = +£18.75 (and £59 of free bets)
Ladies day at Cheltenham, I hope to cheer a winner home today, another early start for Coral’s price boost on Sire de Faure – there is a lot of action on hot fav Faugheen – Will Hill price boost, Marathon odds arb and I also get on a £25 money back if he finishes 2nd at Betfair – all layed in case of repeat H fly performance. Also at Chelt I use my free Betfair bet on Cup Final in the same race. Faugheen and Sire both win which is nice
Later on in the evening I sign up to matchbook as they have free £30 bet use it on Inverness to win, laying at Betfair, also win on free slot machine at William hill
Sire de Faure Wins – Betfair (-£66) Coral (+£72) = +£6
Faugheen Wins – Betfair (-£114.50) Will Hill (+£30) & Marathon (+£61.25), Betfair (£37.5) = +£14.25
Cup Final finishes 3rd – Betfair (- £2) & Betfair (+£9) = +£9
Will Hill Slots risk Free = win £10
Inverness Caledoinan no win = Match Book (-£30) Betfair (+£20) = -£10
Day P/L = +£29.25
Glorious sunshine but I don’t get to enjoy it as feeling ill a slower betting day as well for that reason I get on the money back if Annie Power wins boost at Lads, backing At Fishers Cross, however she fails to and Fisher’s cross is 3rd or 4th. I arb in a horse at Marathon later on, and again make a little bit out of Spurs inept defending. I also set my Ladbrokes free bet up for Saturday, more on that next week.
At Fishers Cross no win = Ladbrokes (-£25) Betfair (+£24) = -£1
Annie Power not to win = Betfair (+£3) = +£3
Run it Twice no win = Marathon (-£6.25) , Betfair (+£6.25) = +0
Benfica beat Spurs = Betfair (+£1) = +£1
Day P/L = +£2
Week P/L = £72.45
A decent week, still building my float and learned a lot, still got Friday to come for Cheltenham and some free bets to cash plus plenty more websites to start using.
I know a lot of other people on The Gambling Times made a bit more than I did this week, but variance doesn't always go your way and I'm happy with my risk free strategy at the moment. When the sign up offers dry up (and there are a good 100 still to do!) then I'll spend more time on the advantage play.
Websites joined this week and feedback
Sky Bet – As you would expect from Sky great user interface and well laid out, lots of promotions and fulfil their part of free bet without any problems – no issues
Ladbrokes – Again a lot going on and easy to use site, have a few issues contacting them on live chat, but will give them benefit of the doubt as it is busy of Cheltenham
Match Book – Will reserve judgement on these until I have used them a bit more, they are not so user friendly and a few issues when they log me out straight after I have logged in. A poor man’s Betfair BUT 0% on commission for footy bets!
Marathon Bet – a quick note they pay back to Skrill instantly which is good to know