From its humble beginnings as a family business to the global betting behemoth it is now,
Bet365 is known to gamblers across the world.
Many sports bettors want to know the best best way to make money from a Bet365 account?
So we brought in professional sports bettor Neel Shah to answer that question, along with some of my own opinions.
How To Make Money From A Bet365 Account
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Let’s start with the easiest and probably most well known method of making money from a Bet365 account.
This is the easiest way to make money from Bet365 and a good starting point.
1. Matched Betting
Although the offers have dried up a little in recent years, you still get a generous account
opening bonus of £100 with Be365.
You can hedge this bonus offer to make a guaranteed profit or use it to place some value bets.
Occasionally Bet365 offer free bets, usually on a big premier league game or Champions League games. These tend to be bet £50 pre match and get a £50 free bet in-play.
On Saturdays they offer a promotion on horse racing where if you back a winner bigger then 5.0 you get a free bet on the next race.
From time to time Bet365 will also give you bet credits for being such a loyal customer.
Although you don’t want to receive these as it means you’ve probably been on a pretty bad losing run to get them.
This is by far the easiest method of making money from a Bet365 account. If you want to learn matched betting click here for our simple guide.
2. Value Betting/Arbing
(Graph taken from the making a million from sports betting challenge)
Bet365 offer great opportunities for value betting and arbitrage.
I use tradematesports software to help me find value bets. If you consistently find these value bets (odds that are higher then the best odds in the Asian Markets or Betting Exchanges.)
You will end up making a consistent and steady profit.
If you want, you can arbitrage these for a guaranteed profit.
Personally I prefer to use value betting over arbitrage as long term that has shown to be more profitable. For the sums involved, I’m happy to get a bit more variance for long term profit.
3. Niche Markets
The amount of sports you can bet on on the site is mind boggling. I wouldn’t be surprised to see
if you could bet on two flies climbing up a wall at some point.
Of course, just because there is something to bet on doesn’t mean you should!
However, you can find some very nice edges if you know where to look.
Take a closer look at some of the individual player markets that bet365 offer on big football games to give you some ideas.
Just be prepared though, that the more obscure the market, the more closely the traders will look at your account.
(From my experience this is a very good way of using a Bet365 account. Over the years I have come across a few very profitable bettors.
One of the most profitable bettors I ever spoke with made the majority of his money exploiting niche Eastern European markets on Bet365.
It should be noted though that this individual had access to several Bet365 accounts not just his own)
4. In-Play Betting
Bet365 has a pretty good stats feed for in-play events. They also offer a wide range of in-play betting covering several different sports.
In my experience this has also shown to be a weak point of Bet365 and an area where they offer value to the savvy sports bettor. Using in-play betting strategies is a good option to profit from a Bet365 account.
( Bet365 are also a bookmaker that offer a lot of arbitrage opportunities in-play. Even with a limited Bet365 account I have managed to pick up £30-£50 from cricket games.
Where the arbitrage opportunities kept coming, with every price change I was able to place a new stake up to my limit over and over again.)
5. Casino Offers
Another way to make money from a Bet365 account is by exploiting casino offers.
There are times when Bet365 offer bonuses or cashback offers which flip the advantage from the casino to the player.
By only taking part in casino games when these offers exist you can make money in the long term.
This is a good strategy to used for limited or gubbed Bet365 accounts.
Be careful however using this strategy on other casino sites. Although there some of the highest paying online casino‘s on the internet that are legitimate. Not all bonus offers are profitable, so make you read the terms and conditions.
You can learn how to make money from casino offers here.
6. Using Bots
Software such as Each Way Sniper can automate some of your betting for you. This a value betting bot that focuses on horse racing.
When you’re dealing with small stakes, this is a huge time saver and makes a lot of sense. There are also developers who can do this for you.
Here are the statistics of a value betting bot offered by betting is cool.
Those are 5 ways to make money from a Bet365 account, here are a few additional ways to get value even if your account is limited.
Watching some free sport!
Ok, this is a bit of a sneaky one but actually bet365 is great for trading.
Their picture feed is generally better than most bookies and as long as you have funds in your account, you should be able to watch most major events and even some very obscure ones too.
Outright And Antepost Bets
Sometimes Bet365 offer Outright or Antepost bets that are not available elsewhere.
If you have a hunch for a long shot then you can still put a small stake on for some beer tokens. I like to place some ante post and outrights bets (think Champions League, Grand Slam Tennis, Golf etc..).
It’s always a nice surprise when one of those lands in your account!
Testing Out Strategies
A stake restricted account is actually a great place to test out new betting strategies.
Using small stakes is preferable to simply paper trading as real money is still involved, but not so
much that any loss will actually hurt your bank balance too much.
The intellectual challenge of grinding your way to 100/200/500 pounds from small stakes will also teach you a lot about stake management and selection strategies.
Betting on High Liquidity Games
Depending on what you were restricted for in the first place, you can still get away with decent
sized stakes on some events.
For example, I am restricted on US Horse Racing mainly but can still get better stakes on UK racing. Any big, high profile event will have good liquidity in the markets.
What this means for you is that bet365 will be happier to take your bet and you can get
a decent sized stake in. The 1×2 markets in football in particular are not as affected by stake
( For years I have used my limited Bet365 account for value betting and arbitrage purposes.
On a busy weekend you can pick up an extra £50 or more in EV.
Which for someone like me who is at the computer during these periods anyway is well worth my time.
Also as mentioned previously in this article you can use bots with a limited account.)
In Play Trading
Most likely, if you’re restricted, you will have your cash out option gone.
However, you can still make bets on your bet365 and lay them off at the exchange if you want to. Other methods I like to use are on corner bets.
I have several strategies I run on match corners where I can still get 20+ on a given game.
Hopefully you have enjoyed this article and perhaps learnt a new way to make money using your Bet365 account.
Neel is a full time sports bettor, trader and freelance writer. In a previous life he was a
Psychology Teacher. He writes regularly for tradematesports and thebetchat and has a blog
where he shares some of his strategies, reviews and thoughts on the betting world. He is also
trying to figure out how to use twitter, you can message him @mybettorlife
Ryan is a former mixed martial arts and kickboxing competitor. After finishing university he played online poker and taught English for a living in Thailand for a few years.
Upon returning to England his focus has been on making a living from sports trading, betting and arbitrage. Over the course of 5 years he has managed to make a six figure profit using the strategies discussed on this site.
Ryan runs the sports betting and trading website www.smartsportstrader.com