If you came to this article for a strategy that is going to make you unlimited amounts of money from Betfair. I’m sorry but you might be disappointed.
What I wanted to do in this article is address two things.
- Show how easy it is to look like your staking huge amount of money on your bets/trades.
- Write about why learning about the process of a good trade is more important then seeing winning screen shots.
How to become a millionaire sports trader and bettor!
In the above image there is a trade I made this morning just as an example for this article. I backed a horse called Kastani Beach at odds of 6.8 for a £5 stake. You can see that I stand to win £27.58 should the horse win and lose £5.00 if it doesn’t.
Now look what happens if I make some manual adjustments.
Now suddenly I am risking £5 to win £2700.58. If you look at the image however not much else has changed.
Only one bet has been matched the back bet at 6.8. My lay bet at 6.6 hasn’t been matched either so why has my profit margin increased so much?
How to fake a trade or betslip
The process only takes a few seconds. It is very easy to appear that you staking or winning much more then you are in reality.
1.You highlight your potential winnings.
2. Right click and select inspect.
3. Find and highlight your stake amount .
4. Change it to whatever amount you want.
That’s how easy it is to look like you are a hugely successful trader or sports bettor. You can do this on any sports book and other exchanges. Its why big green screens are not very useful unless there is some context behind them.
Why do people do this?
It attracts attention and builds social media presence. It generates more traffic.
Look at the popularity of a guy like Dan Bilzerian for example.
I have tested this myself. If I post up an article on social media with a winning trade or some profitable results attached. It will generally generate much more traffic then if I used a generic image of a football match for example.
When people see winning trades they can envision themselves doing the same thing. You see some of these fake twitter tipsters with 100k followings that offer nothing of value at all. They don’t educate their followers or provide actual profitable bets. But they post up huge betslips, funny memes and have a £10-£10,000 challenge.
If you are looking to get an insight into being a better sports trader/bettor. Follow people that actually provide an insight into the process of making good trades or bets. Ignore the big greens and winning betslips unless there is a useful explanation behind them.
Whilst I was writing my trade got matched.
Made my profit target for the day, I’m off to Monte Carlo for the afternoon on my private jet.
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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