September 2021 marked month 54 in the making a million challenge.
It was a month where profits came really easy early as everything seemed to be winning. Really though I might be looking at a record month!
One big mistake half way through the month lost me about £400 and then variance seemed to even itself out.
Let’s dig into the results from September.
Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage
The results are pretty much 95% value betting at this point.
There is the odd £5 free bet which I usually just chuck on an underdog and a normally find a few arbitrage bets each month.
However you can probably tell by the graph that value betting is where the majority of the volume is.
During September there were 229 value bets.
A profit of £248 was made.
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Advantage Play – Casino Offers
Lacked the motivation to do much casino stuff this month.
Its frustrating as some of the casinos I was getting better reload offers on have put a £200 deposit limit on my account. Which means I can usually do one reload a month where in the past I might get 4 or 5.
I could get these limits increase but the source of wealth checks are so over the top that I can’t be bothered.
This meant the month was mostly low risk offers.
In September I did 72 offers
A profit of £332 was made.
MMA/Boxing Betting Results
September was another solid month for mma and boxing betting.
The biggest value bet of the month was backing Vitor Belfort to beat 58 year old Evander Holyfield. Didn’t feel particularly great about betting against a 58 year old man in a boxing contest.
But the odds were ridiculous.
Overall 14 bets were placed and a total profit of £551 was made.
Let’s take a look at how the tipsters I follow performed in September.
Premier Greyhound Tips -- -£351 from 34 selections (Staking £10 per point.)
Disappointing month for Premier Greyhound tips with a lot of the stronger (4 point) selections losing. Hopefully October improves.
Neil Macdonald -- -£620 from 29 selections (Staking £200 per point)
Bad run at the moment for Neil’s selections. There are some missed bets as his selections do tend to shorten quickly but often rebound. Not much to add, Neil’s long term record is stellar. Feel its just a case of getting through this rough patch.
Tipster Results Overall
Horse Racing Tipsters
On to the horse racing tipster portfolio which performed brilliantly this month.
This is the line up of horse racing tipsters I now use.
Beth Bet again proved to be very profitable this month, Quentin Franks chipped in with a 36.00. winner and Kieran Wards selections were also profitable.
(On a side note I will have a video up in a few days going over how I use Beth Bet and my results using the software.)
In September a profit of £1409 was made from horse racing tipsters.
I carried on with the golf value betting strategy in September.
Using the exchanges to highlight value bets with online bookmakers and shops.
In September a profit of £353 was made from 26 selections.
Been a while since I have made a big mistake with my trading or betting.
But September marked a big f*** up.
I had a pre match lay on Burnley against Arsenal which I intended to close before the start of the game. Saturdays can be a pretty busy day and that day was also my niece’s birthday party.
No problem though I thought i would just trade out on my phone and enjoy a few hours away from the computer.
What I didn’t realize was that on Smarkets when you trade out of a position it doesn’t also cancel your other unmatched bets. Which it does on Betfair.
So I returned from the party feeling refreshed and ready to get back to work. Loaded up Smarkets and saw I had a £400 bet matched on Burnley after I had traded out.
Which duly lost and was a kick in the balls but mistakes do happen.
You learn and you move on.
Other then that trading had been going really well both pre match and in-play.
Managed to hit a really nice trade on the England vs Andorra game which I went through in the video below.
In September a profit of £1042 was made from trading
Results For September
Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting – £248
Casino Offers – £332
Trading – £1040
Sports Betting – £551
Tipsters – -£971
Horse Racing Tipsters – £1409
Golf Value – £353
Total Made In September
Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began
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September also marked the first month of the Smart Sports Betting Community.
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Covering MMA/Boxing bets, value betting and football trading advice.
Results for the first month were really positive, the graph above illustrates results staking £100 a point.
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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