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.

 

Smart Sports Trader

Ryan Bruno 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. Ryan runs the sports betting and trading website www.smartsportstrader.com" 

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Ryan Bruno 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. Ryan runs the sports betting and trading website www.smartsportstrader.com" 

9 Comments

  1. Hi Ryan, In regards to your Value betting is this all done on Odds Monkey, or do you use platforms like RebelBetting as well? If this is just on odds Monkey is the main focus on acca’s, oddsmatcher, extra places and eachway matcher etc, also are these straight backs or are you laying them off ? Cheers

    • Hi Joe

      At the moment I am using Oddsmonkey, bookie bashing and finding manual value bets. In the past I have used Rebelbetting and Trademate Sports which are both really good. I do extra place and accas. I do not lay these selections at all.

  2. Hi Ryan – happy new year! I just wanted to say that I read your updates with great interest. It’s particularly interesting to see how the paid services perform for you, as this is real money and not just paper trading etc. Trade On Sports and FTS Racing look very interesting (TOS didn’t start that well but have picked up). Is FTS based on BSP or is it bookmakers?

  3. Hi Ryan-
    I follow your monthly updates with great interest.
    I have been keeping an eye on TOS & asking questions over at HBR.
    I am also thinking about introducing FTS to my 2020 portfolio & have been in touch with Ian in regards to his services & seminars, so I’m happy to see we have mutual views on these services.
    Funnily enough I also manually seek out value bets across all sports on betfair, wherever there is value I will take it.
    Quick question- well done on your Leicester trade, where are you learning the betfair trading skill from?
    Thanks

    • Hi Calum

      I have been trading for quite a while. Don’t use any services for pre match trading.
      If you spend time learning the markets you can pick up strategies.

  4. Hi Ryan,

    Great results as always, I’m curious to know a little more about FTS racing and TOS please?
    With regards to FTS racing do you use the built in sysytems, or have you created your own?
    Do you use the the in play from TOS to highlight in play trades?
    Cheers
    Ian

    • Hi Ian

      At the moment I am just using the Macros (selections) provided with the FTS racing service.
      With TOS I use the inplay football selections sent out via Telegram, also bet the Tennis and NFL selections.

      Regards

      Ryan

  5. Hi Ryan, the monthly profit u made in December, Are you doing all matched betting, advantage casino offer, Profit Maximiser,Trade on Sports , FTS by your own one account or Multiple account (wife, friend n family member) ?

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