Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – December 2020 Results

2020 is done and dusted.

Been a very strange year with majority of people I imagine looking forward to 2021 and a return to some form of normality.

In betting terms it was a weird one also.

Pretty much all sport came to a halt and the Belarus league became the focus of some.

The UFC was one of the front runners in having sports return and then gradually the sporting calendar started to fill up.

Let’s take a look at results from the last month of 2020.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

It was a poor month overall here.

Didn’t do a whole lot of arbitrage and matched betting is resigned to 2ups with Bet365 and the odd in-play offer they run.

On the value betting front it was frustrating, there were plenty of near wins that just fell short. Boosted accas losing on the last leg, big value BTTS bets not coming in and just generally felt like things weren’t going my way this month.

This month a total of 450 bets were made in December.

Oddly I made exactly the same number of bets as November although the outcomes were different.

A total loss of -£509 was made.

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Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Had a good run on casino offers to end the year.

December used to be a great time for exploiting casino offers. You used to have multiple bookmakers running calendars and offering plus EV offers daily. It was pretty slim this year compared to previous but there was still enough to make a decent profit.

Added a video of the biggest win of the month, which was on the Big Bad Wolf slot.

I know some people like to watch these, plus I think it adds some transparency to the blog.

This month I took part in 139 offers.

A profit of £962 was made.

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Sports Betting Results

It was a really strong month to end 2020 for own personal bets.

I made a total of 24 bets.

A total profit of £490 was made.

Some of the bets made in December

Looking at the stats over the whole year I made £922 profit after 188 bets.

My ROI was 5%.

Looking at individual sports, I would have had a much better year just sticking to MMA.

No sport equals betting in-play on both MMA and football.

The Basketball Geek Results

It was another good month for the Basketball Geek after a profitable November.

I have a slight concern that in the last week or two. Odds seem to be dropping much quicker the previously meaning more missed bets. 

However I can’t complain too much as results this month were very good.

After 66 bets.

A total profit of £592 was made.

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Free Tipster Experiment

In December I started something that I had been thinking about for while.

Finding the best free betting tips that I could. Aiming to win a set amount per bet (in this case £50) and seeing if it would be successful.

I took tips for a number of sources.

Some free tipsters on Blogabet, free tipsters from the smart betting club. The best bets from the Matchbook podcast and also from the Trademate sports football betting podcast.

Along with a few other sources.

Early days yet with this and a slight profit has been made.

In theory this should work long term, the majority of sources I am using have a verified history of being profitable. Others such as from the Matchbook and Trademate podcast have very sound logic behind them.

Time will ultimately tell if this will be profitable.

186 bets were made in December

£78 profit was made.


December was good month for trading.

It was mixture of my own and following the advice of a few other people.

My biggest win was on the Lazio vs Napoli game.

I watched this game in-play and just thought the odds seemed very wrong.

Also I started following someone on twitter who knows his Italian football and he had also pointed out that the Lazio odds seemed way too big pre match.

I had added his twitter link here if you wish to follow him.

In total a profit of £650 was made from trading.

Thoughts Going Forward

Heading into 2021 I feel pretty optimistic about things.

At times in 2020 I felt jaded with sports betting/casino offers/trading and considered doing something else with my time. Someone wrote on twitter a few days ago that successful betting can be very boring.

In truth some of it is very monotonous, however there is still a lot of opportunity to make money from it. Having not really taken advantage of matched betting fully when I discovered it around 2010. 

I don’t want to be looking back 10 years from now saying the same thing.


Betmarkets is a product that I am really enjoying using. Although my first month with the platform has not been profitable. The tipsters that they have on board have long term winning records and beat the closing line. I look forward to seeing where I am in a year.

I will put out a video next week with more detail on how Betmarkets works and my approach. Looking to update it reguarly on youtube.

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In terms of my own goals for next year.

Obviously I would like to have another profitable year from betting. I said the same last year but I would also like to be a bit more active with Youtube and also this website.

As I mentioned earlier betting can be monotonous and having other projects to look at can help make things a bit more interesting.

Results For December

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –


Advantage Play – Casino Offers




Sports Betting


The Basketball Geek


Free Tipster Experiment


Total Made In December


Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began


Remaining Target


Services Used

In this section is a list of the services that I have used this month. To be transparent I do have affiliate deals with these services. Which means should you subscribe to them through a link on this site I will receive a commission. This does not come at any additional cost to you. In fact with some of these services I have negotiated discounted prices for readers of

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10 thoughts on “Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – December 2020 Results”

  1. Hi great reading your monthly reports, just question on the Advantage Play – Casino Offers, you seem to average £989 a month in 2020 what sort of stake sizes are you putting on your offers, so say i had £1,000 bank risk 2% = £20 on a offer, do you then stake say 1% = £0.20 on each spin?

    just wondering what level of stakes i need to be aiming for to get to your sort of level?


    • Hi Andrew thanks for the comment.
      My bank is big enough now that I don’t really risk a % of it. I just look to do as many offers as possible.
      The most I usually risk on one offer is £200.

      If I had a £1000 bank I would probably be risking no more then £50 on one offer and that would be a high risk approach.
      A 2% max so £20 would probably be a good starting point. However if an offer with a large EV came up you might considering risking a little more.

      • Thanks for the reply, but when you play the slots what stake spins are you using? just dont know whether to go small to minimise blowing out but cant imagine the return would be as good with this approach.


        • Depends on the offer.
          Some bonuses also have maximum spin caps. Prefer to stake more as it takes less time to get through.
          Usually staking £1-£2, sometimes will stake more but again it depends on the offer.

  2. Hi, are you still using Bookie Bashing and Trade on Sport?…also, do you do much horse racing extra place / EW arbing?

  3. Hi, how much did you roughly make in 2020. I know their a post but it will take time going back and forth. Also would love some more youtube videos with monthly breakdown even though this blog covers almost everything.


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