Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – August Results

Matched Betting results

August was the month I had been waiting for.

Everything seemed to go right, I was on the right side of variance for casino offers and my own trading/betting went well.

At times this year I had questioned whether I should look at putting my time into other things.

This month though validated that if you have profitable methods and solid staking. Then so long as you put in the volume, the results will come eventually.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

I did my usual matched betting, arbing and value betting with soft books and continued betting in the Asian markets.

Betting in the Asian markets has gone well the only annoying part is actually funding the account. This is due to fees using an ewallet and then fee’s that the broker I use has added to depositing and withdrawing.

However given there is no commission on bets, very tight margins and often superior odds then Betfair (after commission.)

It is still worth while, it just means that I have to avoid moving money in and out of the account to often. 

I will look at putting up a review of the broker that I use soon.

As I know betting in the Asian markets is something a lot of people are interested in. But much like myself have been or are still wary of using brokers.

Matched Betting results

I made a total of 377 bets in August.

A total profit of £1049 was made.

(This month I managed to negotiate a free one month trial of Rebelbetting’s value betting software. So if this interests you, use the link below. This software usually costs £61 a month.)

Services Used

RebelBetting Value Betting Software (Readers Of This Blog Can Get A Free Month Trial If You Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £61 a month (Monthly)

Oddsmonkey (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

 

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

I had an interesting email this month. From someone that had lost money doing casino offers. They wrote that I fabricate my casino results and I actually work for bookmakers and casinos. Apparently all of the strategies are bulls*** and you will lose money doing any of them.

So yeah obviously that’s not true (no bookmaker affiliate is advising matched betting or arbitrage for example) and I think that most people that read this blog understand variance and advantage gambling in general.

But because of that exchange I have thought it wouldn’t hurt to add some more screenshots of doing offers this month and a video.

Just to show that I am actively doing casino offers and although you can lose money short term. In the long term there is still a massive edge doing these.

The video below is where I hit 20 free spins with a 10x multiplier doing £2 spins on Halloween Fortune.

I was pretty excited when this hit and thought that it could have lead to one of my biggest casino wins ever. If the casino gods decided to favour me.

You can see the result below.

So despite the casino gods not handing out a mega win on Halloween Fortune. I still ran very well on casino offers this month and a decent profit was made overall.

Last month I lost over £1000 pounds doing casino offers, so it was a good feeling to have a month where it flipped the other way.

Casino Offer Results

In August I completed 157 offers.

A total profit of £2439 was made. 

(Another deal I have for readers of this blog is a half price month with Bonus Accumulator. This is the service I use to highlight and exploit profitable casino offers. The link below will take you to my review of Bonus Accumulator. This will give you more information about the service and also give you the first month for half price.)

Service Used

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Sports Betting Results

Sports betting went well this month.

The biggest individual bet that I had was on Marlon Vera to beat Sean O,Malley in a UFC bout.

Again fortune favoured me this month as O’Malley’s leg gave out early in the fight (Due to a leg kick) and he folded pretty quickly after that.

This month I made a total of 20 bets.

A profit of £810 was made.

Below are the majority of bets made in August.

Sports Betting August

Trading

Trading also went well this month.

Not a huge amount of volume but I did some pre event trading on the UFC this month. Alongside a little bit of pre match football trading.

I ended up hedging the above for a profit across all outcomes just before the fight.

A total of £126 was made from trading.

Thoughts Going Forward

August was a really good month overall in terms of profit made. I am always mulling over adding new tipsters or services and I am still tracking results for a few that look promising.

However at the moment and with my venture into the Asian betting markets. I am happy to keep doing what I’m doing and reassess things in a few months time.

This month I put out a new video on Youtube which you can view below.

Youtube is something that I have not really focused on, I made a few videos just out of interest really to see how they would do.

But despite not really doing that much with the channel, it has grown organically. So in the future, I want to be more consistent with content output. Put videos out on a weekly basis and see where it goes.

My plan would be to also branch out of just creating content related to the sports betting markets but also talk about creating other income sources (this blog for example.) Then using these revenue streams to work towards financial independence and earlier retirement.

If any of that interests you, you can subscribe to the channel in the link below.

Smart Sports Trader Youtube Channel

Let me know in the comments how you get on in August.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£1049

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£2439

Trading

£126

Sports Betting

£810

Total Made In June

£4424

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£90,502

Remaining Target

£909,498

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – July Results

July was a frustrating month at times but also a productive one as I found a new edge in the sports betting markets.

We are now into August and looking at my results I am way under last years profits.

Last year after 6 months I had made a profit of £19,549.

In 2020 after 6 months my profit for the year stands at £7152.

I haven’t really done anything different from last year so the disparity in profits is probably a lot to do with variance.

Obviously the Corona virus has also been a factor. I do think however that I have not really grown as a sports bettor/trader with my trading in particular not being great this year.

Anyway enough rambling let’s take a look at the results and see if a decent profit was made in July?

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

As I wrote earlier although at times this month was frustrating, I also found a decent edge in the markets.

This was in relation to arbitrage and value betting.

In July I spent lot of time betting with the Asian bookmakers and working out if I could find an edge in these markets which I did.

Also having access to Asian bookmakers opened up a lot more arbitrage bets which I took advantage of. I plan to write an article about how to bet with the Asian bookmakers and also will go into some of the value betting strategies that I found.

Value Betting Results

I made a total of 529 bets in July.

A total profit of £1473 was made.

Services Used

Oddsmonkey (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

The casino gods decided to flip the switch this month and for the most part it felt like I was just donating money.

On the last day of the month I managed to get a decent win to limit the damage.

However for the majority of the month it really did feel like I wasn’t allowed to win.

But if you are looking to make money from casino offers or sports betting for that matter. You have to accept that these losing runs are going to happen.

It’s beyond your control so there is no point in getting annoyed by it because its an inevitability that its going to happen.

Casino Offers July

In July I completed 142 offers.

A total loss -£1003 was made. 

Service Used

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Sports Betting Results

Sports Betting Results

Only 15 of my own personal bets were made in July.

At the end of the month a profit of £640 was made.

Sports Betting results 2

Misc

In this section I will include profit/loss from other methods that I don’t record in as much detail as the above. It gets added to my daily P/L but I don’t record them separately.

This included some trading that I do on the exchanges. Along with bets that I have made for tipster reviews. (I covered two of these tipsters here)

Once my children are back at school in September I do plan on spending much time sports trading. But at the moment my approach is a bit scattered. 

This month I made £135 in profit.

Thoughts Going Forward

Another month where profit was made but way below last year’s average.

On one hand I’m a little disappointed by how things have gone this year. But on the other I have spent a tonne of time with my family and taken way more days off.

A big part of being happy in life is about balance.

Having two young kids at home 24/7 since April does mean I have spent way less time in front of the computer then I normally would. 

However that’s time that I can easily get back when they are older and less likely to want to spent time playing “Tig” with the dad.

So ultimately even though at the end of the year I imagine profits are going to be much lower then last years total. It’s easy to become short sighted and think that this profit figure is more important then it actually is.

At the end of the day its only a number and nothing in my life will drastically change because of it.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£1473

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

-£1003

MISC

£135

Sports Betting

£640

Total Made In June

£1245

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£86,502

Remaining Target

£913,498

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – June Results

June was a good month.

It seems like things are getting back to normal and the return of regular sport was a welcome one.

I did miss it, its nice to have busy Saturday’s back where I’m firing off value bets everywhere and tallying everything at the end of the day. Might be the degenerate gambler side of me that still remains but I do like having lots of action on.

Horses, football, UFC I love it when the weekends are packed.

Anyway lets take a look at the results from June.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

June saw the return of the Bet365 bet £50 get £50 in-play offer.

Which is one if not the best recurring matched betting offer that still gets thrown out from time to time. 

The Ascot horse racing festival was also in June and helped a poor start to the month turn around.

I made a total of 495 bets in June.

A total profit of £1247 was made.

Value Betting June

Services Used

Oddsmonkey (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

I did nearly 100 less offers in June compared to May.

Which I was quite surprised about when I went over the results for the month.

Didn’t do many sign ups this month and the increase in sports probably was a factor.

As a result the month end P/L was solid without being spectacular.

 

Casino Offer Results

In June I completed 145 offers.

A total profit £341 was made. 

Service Used

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Sports Betting Results

During June I made 11 bets and made a total profit of £235.

Not much to say really other then I need to stake more on MMA betting (Which I stated in last months update but didn’t apply.)

I know that is where my biggest edge is and has been for a years. After using some of my bankroll for building work for my house. I have been overly cautious with my staking and that is something I need to address.

Misc

Looking at my day to day results and the one recorded here.

I am -£123 less, not sure why to be honest. At a guess it is probably from following a few unrecorded tipster bets.

Thoughts Going Forward

As things return to a more normal state.

I will look to resume with the services I was previously using, which were Trade On Sports and FTS Racing. Have also been tracking a few tipsters that look very promising in the past few months which should also be solid additions.

Have to admit have the kids at home 24/7 has lead to a less structured approach with my betting and trading. Personally I thrive on structure so things do seem a little scattered at the moment and is one of the reasons I haven’t done any trading.

However overall I am happy with this month’s results.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£1247

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£341

MISC

-£123

Sports Betting

£235

Total Made In June

£1720

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£85,257

Remaining Target

£914,743

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – April Results

So the lock down continues, with very little sport going on.

There is still football in Belarus and Nicaragua, horse racing from Australia and America.

However opportunities have been few and far between this month with casino offers being really the only way to make some profit this.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

May does look like it might improve on a sporting front. 

The UFC are running 3 events this month, Bundesliga could return. Looks like the Korean football league will be going ahead.

So there should be some more opportunities for matched bettors, sports traders and value bettors.

Hopefully things will return to some sort of normality in the near future.

Speaking of normality on to the monthly results.

(If you prefer video, I did an update this month on Youtube)

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

In April I did 213 offers.

A total profit of £1022 was made.

Not a lot to comment on really.

Did quite a few reload offers and 10-20% cashback offers. Unibet and Betvictor have been pretty generous this month with low risk/low value offers.

Happy with the results and the volume.

April Casino bonus results

If you are still not taking advantage of casino offers and interested in leaning I have linked a video and article below which should be helpful.

Article – Make Money From Casino Bonuses

Video – How I Profit From Casino Offers

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Results

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1022

Total Made In April

£1022

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£82,381

Remaining Target

£917,619

Thoughts Going Forward

Like I wrote earlier it does look like May will improve on a sporting front.

Not thought really too much about my own trading and betting.

Opportunities still might be quite limited in the near future however at the end of the day this challenge of mine is pretty irrelevant with everything going on right now.

There are and will be a lot of people struggling with a variety of issues going forward. 

So on that note keep safe and thanks for reading.

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – March Results

March 2020 what a month.

At the beginning of this month things were pretty normal. There was a bit of a worry about this virus in China but there has been rumblings of this type of pandemic before. 

And it never happened.

However by the end of March it all became pretty real. 

My own approach has been to try and carry on as normal as possible. 

Which means the monthly update is due, Lets take a look at March’s results.

In the making a million from sports betting and trading challenge.

 

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

Its pretty crazy to think that Cheltenham happened at the beginning of this month.

Feels like a long time ago now.

Although Irish racing did carry on for a little while there wasn’t much to bet on by the end of the month.

So despite Cheltenham it wasn’t a huge month for me although results were still pretty solid.

In March there were 351 matched betting offers and value bets.

A total profit of £700 was made.

Services Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Next up is casino offers.

Which is probably going to be my only focus until we get some news on sport returning.

I did think with pretty much all sports being cancelled we might see an influx of decent casino offer. If I am honest though I haven’t seen a huge difference. There does seem to be a few more lower value offers coming up though.

In March I did 200 offers.

A total profit of £1378 was made.

If your interested in profiting from casino offers I put up two new pieces of content this month.

Article – Make Money From Casino Bonuses

Video – How I Profit From Casino Offers

 

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

 

Sports Betting Results

There has been a pretty clear pattern emerging with my sports betting results.

That pattern is that I am losing pretty consistently.

I don’t bet a lot of volume and it could just be that I am running bad (which is what I want to think.)

Or could be that I am losing my edge on the markets that I was beating pretty consistently in previous years.

This month I made 10 bets.

A loss of -£730 was made.

Trade On Sports

Short month for the Trade On Sports service.

Currently my subscription to this service is on hold until football and tennis resume.

Lets take a look at the results from the 2 systems that I currently follow.

Staking £50 per selection.

Tennis Results – 4 selections in January, a profit of £223 was made.

Staking £102 per selection.

Inplay Football Results – 4 selections a profit of £88 was made.

Total – £311

Service Used

FTS Racing

After a really poor February I was hopeful that FTS Racing might find some form in March.

Unfortunately it was another bad month for FTS racing which got cut short due the cancellation of racing.

After losing £885 last month this was a bit of a kick in the balls.

But I know that these draw downs can happen in betting although I can recognise it can happen it still stings a little.

FTS Racing Results – -£584

Service Used

 

 

 

Trading

Traded very little this month with football being abruptly stopped.

Managed to get a few trades on at Cheltenham when I thought there were a few obvious opportunities where the risk vs reward ratio was very good.

A profit of £163 was made from my own trading.

Whilst things were quiet this month I got a chance to read the new cricket trading guide released by Caan Berry.

If your interested in cricket trading you can read my thoughts here.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£700

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1378

Trade On Sports

£311

FTS RACING

-£584

Trading Results

£163

Sports Betting

-£730

Total Made In March

£1238

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£81,359

Remaining Target

£918,641

Thoughts Going Forward

For a while now I have been thinking about trying to automate more of my betting.

In my 20’s I was fine which grinding out day after in front of the computer. Now though in my 30’s and with a young family I feel like to want invest less time in front of the computer.

So when sport does return that is going to be a focus of mine.

The current lock down has given me a lot of time with my kids and I do realize that whilst they are young and enjoy spending time with me. I really should make the most of that.

Because I know that if future years that’s probably not going to be the case.

How did your betting/trading go in March and how do you plan on going forward when this is all done with?

Let me know in the comments?

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – February Results

Last month wasn’t the best start to the year as a very small profit was eeked out by the end of January.

It was nice to start a new month, February was a month where I was determined to make some progress towards the £1,000,000 profit target.

Lets take a look at how things went.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

Its been a really good month from a value betting perspective.

Again very little matched betting going apart from the Bet365 inplay offer.

I did ramp up my sports arbitrage betting this month hammering a Mr Green account.

Didn’t land any 2ups with Bet365 which are always a good earner.

In February there were 348 matched betting offers and value bets.

A total profit of £2023 was made.

Value Betting Results

Services Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

On to the casino results.

Got to admit this month I to start to feel quite jaded about grinding out casino offers.

It just becomes pretty mindless and unfulfilling when you do it day after especially when you go through tough periods.

On the flip side though you can still a get a decent hourly return. There are people in this world  doing hard labour for much much less and I am/was probably being a bit of a pussy.

Imagine telling some poor guy working in North Korean labour camp about feeling jaded making £25+ an hour playing casino games. 

That thought quickly puts things in perspective.

In February I did 256 offers.

A total profit of £1192 was made.

Advantage Play Results

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

 

Sports Betting Results

Sports Betting Results

Very low volume of sports bets this month. 

Which was probably a combination of being unwell for a few weeks and the fact that I can’t seem to turn this bad run around at the moment.

Only 11 bets were made in February for a total loss of -£57.

 

Trade On Sports

Coming up to nearly six months with the Trade On Sports service now.

Its a service that I like but my results haven’t been the greatest lately.

Lets take a look at the results from the 2 systems that I currently follow.

Staking £50 per selection

Tennis Results – 39 selections in January, a loss of -£677 was made.

Staking £102 per selection.

Inplay Football Results – 22 selections a loss of  -£248 was made.

Total – -£925

So overall I am pretty much breakeven with TOS after a really strong NFL season where a profit of £920 was made.

(Trade On Sports official results will be different to mine due to missed bets, different prices taken on tennis.)

Below are the results in graph form since starting to follow the service.

 

Stick Or Bust?

Despite going through a rough period of results, I still intend to stick with Trade On Sports.

My initial plan was to go with the service for a year and then reasses things.

There is a plan in place that will enable the automation of the strategies that I follow.

Which would be a big plus for me and put aside the issue of missing out on selections due to family commitment etc.

Plus I know from the excellent blog daily25 that in sports betting there will be losing periods.

Even with services that are profitable long term. That’s just the reality of betting and something you have to come to terms with if you want to win long term.

Service Used

FTS Racing

Next up is FTS racing service which provides Betfair SP selections.

I have also included Ian’s horse racing podcast selections in the results.

Not a pretty graph.

Still early days with this service but a bloodbath in February puts the service into a negative overall now.

However again my plan is to stick with it for a full year and see things out before making any changes.

I think a lot of people jump on and off services very quickly. But your never going to time things perfectly and hit the good patches of variance each time.

Just got to ride it out and look at things over the longer term.

FTS Racing Results – -£885

Service Used

 

 

 

Trading

My own trading this month was solid if not spectacular.

I mentioned being unwell for a few weeks and from experience have found its best to leave the markets alone if your not feeling very sharp.

A profit of £488 was made from trading.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£2023

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1192

Trade On Sports

-£925

FTS RACING

-£885

Trading Results

£488

Sports Betting

-£57

Total Made In February

£1836

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£80,121

Remaining Target

£919,879

Thoughts Going Forward

It was nice to get a decent winning month in after January.

Hopefully the services that I follow will have stronger months going forward, which could push me through the £100k in total profit mark before the end of the year.

Happy with the amount of volume I put in this month.

Another high point was that I had the opportunity to write an article for Asktraders.com which was really cool.

You can read that article here.

Not much else to add really my betting/trading has become pretty rigid and boring nowadays but thats probably a positive.

Listened to a few interviews with Harry Findlay this month.

Thought it was interesting as he talks a lot about getting a “buzz” from betting still.

I’ll will be honest that something that i don’t get at all anymore.

Compared to when I started and every bet seemed to really matter.

Lets see what March brings, how has your betting been going on in 2020?

Let me know in the comments below!

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – January Results

2019 was a really solid year betting wise and I felt that I ran pretty well overall.

The start of 2020 however has given me a stark reminder about the realities of betting, sometimes your going to lose.

Lets take a look at the results for January!

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

It felt like January took a while to get going after Christmas and New Year.

Results were poor for matched betting and value betting. Didn’t get a sniff of a 2up and things just felt pretty flat throughout the whole month.

Despite in the last report writing that I was going to hammer some accounts with arbitrage betting I didn’t do a whole lot of sports arbitrage in Janaury.

Still did some arbitrage on restricted accounts but left money on the table by not taking advantage of newer accounts that are unused.

In January there were 381 matched betting offers and value bets.

A total loss of -£122 was made.

Services Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

On to the casino offers and despite a lot of casinos choosing to leave the UK recently there were a decent amount of offers in January.

In January I did 214 offers.

A total profit of £952 was made.

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Sports Betting Results

My own betting hasen’t been going well for a while as little progress has been made in the last 7 months.

Well January was the worst month I can remeber from a betting perspective.

Pretty much everything lost.

Felt like I had a reverse midas touch where everything just turned to s***.

Man City came back from 0-1 down to go 2-1 up at home to Palace and blew it, Inter were dominating Lecce finally found a goal but then gave one back pretty soon after.

Pretty annoying but it is what it is, you just have to shake your head and move on.

In January I made 20 bets in total.

A total loss of -£852 was made.

My long term betting results still look pretty good (This graph starts from April 2017.)

But I am not going to lie this recent run of results has got me questioning my approach to football betting.

Trade On Sports

Not a great amount of volume for the Trade On Sports selections in January with NFL winding down and football being quieter then normal.

Lets take a look at the results from the 3 systems that I follow.

Staking between £50-£100 per selection

Tennis Results – 16 selections in January, a profit of £40 was made ( I mistakenly bet selections in the majors which is no longer the criteria for tennis bets)

NFL Results – 5 selections a loss of -£192 was made.

Inplay Football Results – 13 selections a profit of  £33 was made.

Total – -£119

Service Used

FTS Racing

Next up is FTS racing whch focuses on betting in the horse racing markets.

I was away early January so I started following selections from the 3rd of January.

Here are the day to day results which also include horse racing selections from the FTS podcast.

FTS Racing Results – £11

Service Used

 

 

 

Trading

My trading this month wasn’t great. I started off by making a mistake which cost me £200 as I forgot to close a position on a horse racing selection.

The football markets seem to be a bit more volatile this season, thankfully I have other good pre match traders to talk with and they feel the same. So I know that its not just me trading poorly.

Not sure if its manipulation or a big syndicate prepared to go against the rest of the market.

However there used to be certain scenario’s in football where you could pretty guarantee where the odds were going to move.

One of those scenario’s was when a fringe player who hadn’t played for a team was in the starting line up for the first time.

When Tottenham played Liverpool there was a new name on the Tottenham teamsheet  “Tanganga.”

In previous years you could guarantee that on the back of this news Liverpool would get backed in pretty hard and it would be a pretty easy pre match trade.

This did not happen however Liverpool surprisingly drifted from 1.64 out to 1.7 and then came back in to 1.64 about 40 minutes later.

Really bizarre and there have been a few market moves this year that have left me kind of puzzled. 

At the end of  January I had made a total profit of £330 from trading.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

-£122

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£952

Trade On Sports

-£119

FTS RACING

£11

Trading Results

£330

Sports Betting

-£852

Total Made In January

£200

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£78,305

Remaining Target

£921,595

Thoughts Going Forward

There is always the urge to change things up when results are poor.

But the truth is I am doing nothing differently to the 12 very profitable months that I just had in 2019.

I have been looking at other services and tipsters but there is still a lot more I could be doing with the FTS and Trade On Sports services.

February has started well and poor results in January have given me the motivation to put in more volume this month.

How has your start to 2020 been?

Decent profits? Struggled to get going?

Let me know in the comments below

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – December Results

2019 is over!

This year flew by for me.

From a betting perspective its been a very good year.

This year has seen matched betting opportunities really dry up however an increased focus on value betting has meant that overall profits have increased this year.

Be interesting to see what 2020 brings on the betting and trading front?

Next week I will put up a video of overall results for 2019 and my approach to 2020.

Here are December’s results

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

So as I wrote earlier 2019 has really seen matched betting profits take a dip. Bet365 still offer some decent opportunities with 2up and there is a few quid to be made here and there. 

This years focus has largely been on value betting and getting back into sports arbitrage betting.

Saying that however the biggest profit this month was made on a 2up hedge having backed Manchester United at odds of 9.0 against Manchester City. 

In December there were 357 matched betting offers and value bets.

A total profit of £1446 was made.

Matched Betting Results

Service Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Not a great month for casino offers.

I have noticed that decent offers have started to dry up on the casino front.

Alongside bonus terms just getting outright ridiculous such as 50x wagering on free spins with a bonus cap of £20 becoming the norm.

Annoys me quite a lot that casino’s can send out “bonus offers” with such terrible terms luring problem gamblers back. Feeding their habit with what is basically play money to entice them to come back.

Casino Bonus Results

In December I did 96 offers.

A total profit of £279 was made.

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Sports Betting Results

The second half of the year has basically seen my betting results hover at breakeven.

Sports Betting Results

In 2019 I made a total of 284 bets so a breakeven period over a 100 bets or so isn’t the end of the world.

Going into 2020 I don’t think I need to change my approach. If things don’t improve in the next 250 bets then I will probably take a deeper look at my overall betting strategy.

In December  I made 25 bets in total.

A total profit of £114 was made.

Trade On Sports

Trade on sports really hit the ground running in December.

It has proved to be a really good investment after a few rocky months early on.

Lets take a look at the results from the 3 systems that I follow.

Staking between £50-£100 per selection

Tennis Results – 0 selections in December, Tennis betting will resume in January.

NFL Results – 34 selections a profit of £505 was made.

Inplay Football Results – 14 selections a profit of  £514 was made.

Total – £1019

Service Used

FTS Racing

December saw a new addition to the portfolio in the form of FTS racing.

I do a lot of research when looking at adding anything to my overall betting and trading portfolio.

Obviously the most important thing is results however I also place a big emphasis on how people market there services.

I like long term numbers, winning one day out of 12 and shouting about it on twitter doesn’t do it for me.

Writing “boooooom” every time you win a bet but forgetting to mention the 12 losing bets/trades that came before it isn’t great. Launching a new service every 3 months to replace the losing one you just got rid of also doesn’t cut it.

FTS much like Trade On Sports does none of the above. There is no bulls*** marketing which is what I like.

There are two things that I need to see when joining a service.

Show me that it makes money long term

Show me that you have a decent sample size which indicates that your results are more then just luck.

Alright take my money.

I started recording every bet placed initially but then changed half way through the month to documenting daily profit instead.

This was to cut out time.

Its all bet as SP and FTS themselves record all bets so it just saves a lot of time.

FTS Racing Results – £603

Service Used

 

 

 

Trading

I didn’t do a huge amount of trading in December.

In December I decided to be more social then usual meet up with old friends and see family.

When you spend a lot of time working by yourself in front of a computer all day you miss out on the day to day socialising of a “normal” job.

So I decided to take a lot more days off in December and relax.

To be honest I also spent a lot of time playing computer games which isn’t the most productive or social thing to do.

Mario Kart is pretty sociable though so that kind of counts I think.

I did catch one decent trade in December on Leicester.

Betfair Trade

In December I made a total profit of £379.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£1446

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£279

Trade On Sports

£1019

FTS RACING

£603

Trading Results

£379

Sports Betting

£114

Total Made In December

£3840

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£78,105

Remaining Target

£921,895

 

Happy New Year to everyone that reads the blog.

Appreciate it and I hope 2020 brings you success in whatever you do.

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – November Results

Huge Casino Win

Only one month remains in 2019 and so far its been a pretty good year.

The betting landscape keeps changing.

Matched betting offers seem to be drying up however there is still money to be made in the sports betting markets.

Lets take a look at results from November.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

When I started this challenge I was mostly matched betting, doing some arbitrage and a little bit of value betting.

Two years in and that has completely flipped. The majority of my volume is value betting with some arbitrage betting and very little matched betting.

I wrote last month about having a decent think on the best way to utlise soft bookmaker accounts. Different bookmakers offer different opportunities but with the Unibet group I think just hammering arbs over a weekend is probably the best strategy there.

Bet365 seems like the only account worth saving for matched betting purposes at the moment.

Value Betting November

In October there were 296 matched betting offers and value bets.

A total profit of £972 was made.

Service Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Huge Casino Win

The casino gods continued to be kind in November.

However it seems like Bet365 are cutting back on there casino offers which isn’t good.

There are still plenty of decent offers around and always new casino’s popping up.

Casino offers do offer some of the best roi in return for your time in the current betting climate. 

If you have the bankroll and can handle the swings its a good way of making money long term.

Advantage Play Results

In November I did 136 offers.

A total profit of £1248 was made.

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

 

Sports Betting Results

Not a great month for my own sports betting.

Followers of my free betting and trading service will have also hit a bit of a downswing.

Long term however I am very confident we will be profitable.

Just have to ride out these losing periods.

A few of the selections from November

In November  I made 15 bets in total.

A total loss of £210 was made.

Trade On Sports

A much stronger performance from Trade On Sports this month.

With the service now showing a healthy profit in overall profit and loss.

I follow three of the models within the Trade On Sports service.

Staking between £50-£100 per selection

Tennis Results – 5 selections  a loss of -£27 was made.

NFL Results – 34 selections a profit of £220 was made.

Inplay Football Results – 16 selections a profit of  £347 was made.

Total – £540

Service Used

Trading

My own trading went very well this month.

I started looking much more at the horse racing markets and found a decent edge.

Can’t go into too much detail as it will only erode this edge and create competition for myself. It should allow me to increase profit from pre event trading.

However what I will say is it is pretty much about finding patterns that repeat themselves in the market.

In total a profit of £1341 was made from trading.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£972

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1248

Trade On Sports

£540

Trading Results

£1341

Sports Betting

£-210

Total Made In October

£3891

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£74,265

Remaining Target

£925,735

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – October Results

2019 seems to be flying by and its another month in the bag.

October was a good month in terms of profit and I also started creating more content for my youtube channel.

Lets take a look at results from October in the long running journey to making a million.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

Things seem really quiet on the matched betting front these days.

Bet365 2ups are still the best offer out there. Will Hill seem to have cut down on golden goal and its pretty slim pickings elsewhere. Still money to be made but I have been thinking about just loading my accounts up and hammering arbitrage bets until their rendered useless.

Going forward I am going to have to have a look at the best way to utlize soft bookmaker accounts in the current climate.

The vast majority of my volume this month came from value betting. This is mostly with softbooks but I have also found that with 0% commission (from being a member of Oddsmonkey) you can get value bets on both Matchbook and Smarkets. If you focus on getting money matched on the lay side of the book.

Making A Million From Sports Betting

In October there were 281 matched betting offers and value bets.

A total profit of £1124 was made.

Service Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Bookie Bashing

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Making A Million From Sports Betting

Having done thousands of advantage play offers I have found that you get the odd month where it seems like you just can’t lose. Then you go through a period where it seems like all you can do is lose.

What is funny is that your mindset adjusts to this and you go into every offer with the expectancy that you are going to win (good periods) or destined to lose (bad periods).

This is why the majority of people really struggle with the higher risk casino stuff. 

October was a good period with a few decent sized wins in succession allowing a really good profit by the end of the month.

In September I did 145 offers.

A total profit of £1937 was made.

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Sports Betting Results

In October  I made 30 bets in total.

A total loss of £226 was made.

Some bets from the end of October

Not a lot to write about here. It was just a month where it felt like we were on the wrong side of variance.

Split decisions went against us in MMA and in football poor finishing seemed to cost us.

If you want to get access to the majority of my bets. My free betting and trading service is still accepting members. This service is currently in profit by 8 points after staking 91.75 points. If your interested in betting/trading as a long term investment then this will suit you.

Trade On Sports

Trade On Sports has struggled to deliver any profit so far.

Did things pick up in October?

Lets starts with the in-play football bets which have historically been very strong.

In-play football 19 bets were made staking £103 per bet 

a loss of -£634  was made.

There were 67 prematch tennis selections 

profit of £162 was made.

In NFL there were 18 selections

A profit of £396 was made.

Combined loss of -£76 was made following TOS selections.

I should note that these results will not be the same as TOS official results. This is because for the in-play football selections bets can be send out at any time early morning or late at night. So I miss these due to sleeping. Other times they don’t hit the criteria of matching odds of 1.6 before 70 mins.

Honestbettingreviews?

(On a side note honestbettingreviews.com have been running a review of this service  and have included several wins in their results that never hit odds 1.6 before 70 mins. However they record them as winners at 1.6 which they are not, so these results are not correct.)

So yeah very honest of them to do that.

NFL I struggle to match the quoted odds for all selections but I am able to get bet better odds often for the selections I can get on.

Its fair to say that Trade On Sports is stuttering at the moment. I do worry that VAR could have a big impact on the in-play football bets. Given that its based on historical data and we don’t know the full impact that VAR will have on goal expectancy going forward.

Whilst we see more penalties given for handball, marginal offsides which would have once been fine are causing goals to be ruled out.

I am sure someone cleverer then myself will have some data on it by the end of the season.

Going to look at how TOS has performed up until January and then reassess whether to keep it as part of the portfolio or not.

Service Used

Trading

October was a solid month for my own personal trading without being spectacular.

I created a few videos on my overall approach to pre-match trading which have gone down really well.

In total a profit of £252 was made from trading.

Results

Matched Betting – Sports Offers

£1124

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1937

Trade On Sports

£-76

Trading Results

£252

Sports Betting

£-226

Total Made In October

£3011

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£70,374

Remaining Target

£929,626