On to month 63 in the “Making a Million Challenge.”
Overall from a betting perspective it was a slower month then usual. My plan at the beginning of the month was to be super productive, get more blog posts done, look at other ways to make money online and get shit done!
Writing this at the end of the month. I spent a lot of time going out for walks, running, playing football with my son, playing computer games and catching up on a few Netflix series (Umbrella Academy and Ozark).
Although I did fail to be productive in the sense I set out too.
When I think back to when I started this blog more then 5 years ago. I was working a 60 hour security job. Having to work every weekend. Working nights and missing a lot of time with my family.
Looking at it that way, this month was pretty damn good. Having the time to do the things you want to do, with the people you want to do it with. Is real wealth in my opinion.
Hopefully I can keep progressing with betting and keep creating free time for myself and more time with my family going forward.
Let’s take a look at results from June.
A lot less volume in June with most of it coming on the Nations League. Where England performed really poor and my biggest bet of the month on Kane to register 1 shot on target when down in flames.
Really frustrating watching a game where you just need one shot on target.
Buddha, Jesus, Odin, whichever god I prayed too, Kane couldn’t find the target!
Recovered at the end of the month with a good run on the horses at the end of the month. That did kill the last remaining Bet365 account was I had however. Which pretty much brings me to the end of betting with soft books.
As time has gone on I have been using the exchanges more and more. However its a shame that the money train that is Bet365, is now over. At least for the near future anyway.
In total there were 113 bets made.
A total profit of £1246 was made.
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Advantage Play – Casino Offers
Barely worth mentioning casino offers this month.
In total I did 3 offers.
A total of £18 was made
Smart Sports Betting Community/MMA Results
Been a rough run this month with MMA betting. Two wins in the last 13 bets hasn’t felt good.
If Bet365 had offered a ridiculous price on Curtis to win by decision things would have been much worse.
Watching some of the fights it has been frustrating. With fighters being so close to getting finishes only to find themselves getting finished a few minutes later (Baudot,Emeev) but it’s just the volatility of the sport. The same volatility that presents value over the long term.
Overall there were 13 bets in June.
A total of -£700 was lost betting on MMA.
Horse Racing Tipsters
A decent month for the horse racing portfolio. Which could have been much better had a not missed the day that the tipsters”No Photo Needed” hit a few winners.
Hansbury Racing was the standout tipster of the month providing a nice 74.9 winner.
The current racing tipster portfolio consists of 3 tipsters.
- Hansbury Racing
- No Photo Needed (free Smart Betting Club Tipster)
- Kieran Ward’s Value Tips (free SBC tipster.)
Overall a profit of £340 was made from horse racing.
Golf bets performed poorly this month with nothing but consistent losses.
To save time I have grouped bets into their markets. (Winners market and top 5.)
A loss of -£766 was made.
Not a lot to say really, betting at higher odds so there is bound to be more volatility. Will keep putting the bets down and hopefully catch an upswing soon.
Misc includes profits or losses made from anything that is noted down on the previous headings. This is usually from following from bets from free tipsters. That I don’t individually record.
Total made from misc £45.
Going forward I will be pretty much using the exchanges exclusively. Apart from the odd local shop bet.
So I have been looking at services which look at profiting from Betfair, Smarkets and Matchbook. FTS Income is one of those services and hopefully should be joining their Ultimate service for the coming season.
Other then that I will continue value betting on the exchanges and trading. The last few months of the main leagues produced a lot of profit. I have tried to use the same methods on the summer leagues however it hasn’t worked as well, with the differences in liquidity.
Looking forward to the women’s Euro’s coming up. As that should produce some value betting opportunities and decent liquidity.
Results For June
Value Betting – £1246
Casino Offers – £18
Golf – –£766
MMA – –£700
Horse Racing Tipsters – £340
Misc – £45
Total Made In May
Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began
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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