Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – September 2021 Results

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.

Value Bets Sept

During September there were 229 value bets.

A profit of £248 was made.

 

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Matched Betting Guide

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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.

Tipsters

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.

You Can Read Our Premier Greyhound Tipster Review Here

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.

You Can Read Our Bookie Insiders Review Here

Tipster Results Overall

-£971

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.

Quentin Franks Racing – Betting odds 5.0 or above using only exchanges (Click Here For Our Review)

Kieran Ward Value Service (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

Beth Bet (Read The Review)

Horse Racing Results

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.

Golf Value

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.

 

Trading 

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

£2962

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£123,625

Remaining Target

£876,375

 

 

Smart Sports Betting Community

September also marked the first month of the Smart Sports Betting Community.

Which is something I run myself.

Covering MMA/Boxing bets, value betting and football trading advice.

SSBC Results 1

Results for the first month were really positive, the graph above illustrates results staking £100 a point.

You Can Access A One Week Free Trial Here If Interested

 

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –   Click Here For A Two Week Trial

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Subscription Cost – £105 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

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Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – August 2021 Results

On to month 53 in the Making A Million From Betting Challenge.

August was an interesting month, it started pretty terribly as every day I updated my P/L with a loss.

After dropping just over £1k a nicely timed family holiday gave me a welcomed break.

Returned to betting a few days later, hit a decent win on the casino offers. The Premier League returned and a good run of bets in the mma markets got things looking a little better.

Let’s dig into the results from August.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

A profitable month in the end for this set of strategies.

It was pretty much 90% value betting with maybe 5 or 6 low value matched betting offers. Also hit a couple of arbitrage bets this month.

We welcomed back the Premier League in August which is always good from a value betting perspective. William Hill in particular seemed pretty generous with value bets all across Europe.

Hopefully they continue to provide this on a weekly basis.

Value Betting Results

During August there were 173 value bets.

A profit of £520 was made.

Not Familiar With Matched Betting Or Value Betting ?

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Matched Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

 

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial

Subscription Cost – £105 a month (Monthly)

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Been a while since I had a decent win on the casino offers.

But the above win on Gonzo was a welcome one as I was down around £1k for the month at this point.

Seemed to be a uptick in decent offers this month. With Lottoland in particular offering multiple offers which amounted to decent value.

Casino Offer Results

In August I did 88 offers

A profit of £447 was made.

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Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Sports Betting Results

It was a strong month for mixed martial arts and boxing betting.

Didn’t start too great with a big bet on Hall KO at 5.4 losing. However this closed at a best price of 4.5 so was pretty happy to take a stab at it.

Bea Malecki also looked a terrible bet in hindsight as she did her best Stefan Struve impression and got blasted out int he first round.

Hit some nice winners at the end of the month. Jake Paul to win by decision at 12.0 was pretty ridiculous. Whilst these type of fights might not be for boxing purists there are often some good betting angles to look at.

MMA Bets

There were a total of 16 bets made in August

A total profit of £584 was made.

Tipsters

Let’s take a look at how the tipsters I follow performed in August.

Premier Greyhound Tips£120 from 22 selections (Staking £10 per point.)

Another good month from Premier Greyhound Tips. Not much to add really, an easy tipster to follow. I put up all my selections on Betfair and set to match at SP.

You Can Read Our Premier Greyhound Tipster Review Here

 

Neil Macdonald-£646 from 18 bets (Staking £200 per point)

Not the best month for Neil’s selections.

He’s a popular tipster which means some of selections which are aimed are markets with lower liquidity get hammered. This meant I missed a fair few bets this month.

Booked in a losing month in August but that’s betting you can’t always win.

Still I expect that by the end of the season its likely a nice profit will have been made.

You Can Read Our Bookie Insiders Review Here

Tipster Results Overall

-£526

Horse Racing Tipsters

Slightly revamped my horse racing tipsters with Beth Bet coming into the fold.

Been very impressed so far with Beth.Bet and its a good way to utilize limited Bet365 accounts.

This is the line up of horse racing tipsters I now use.

Quentin Franks Racing (Click Here For Our Review)

Kieran Ward Value Service (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

Beth Bet (Read The Review)

Due to the amount of selections I bet each day with Beth Bet (20 -30.)

I am just recording my horse results daily rather by each bet. This just saves me a tonne of time each day.

Stakes range from £5 – £10, on selections where two tipsters select the same horse I am doubling my stakes.

Horse Racing Results

 

In August a profit of £403

was made from horse racing tipsters.

Golf Value

In August I started backing selections in the golf markets.

Using an approach similar to value betting.

Looking at the exchange markets to highlight value with soft bookmakers.

In August a loss of -£225 was made.

Trading 

A profit of £875 was made from trading this month.

The majority of which came on from the Manny Pacquiao  vs Urgas fight.

I have added a video of my Betfair P/L below for some credibility.

This video also includes profit made from arbitrage and regular betting. Which is why the Betfair profit is much more then my actual trading profit.

Results For August

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –£520

Casino Offers –£447

Trading – £875

Sports Betting – £584

Tipsters – -£526

Horse Racing Tipsters – £403

Golf Value – -£225

 

Total Made In August

£2078

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£120,663

Remaining Target

£879,337

 

Smart Sports Betting Community

This month I also launched the Smart Sports Betting Community.

After exchanging lots of emails with people of the years. It seemed there was an interest in creating a group which focused on how I approach betting on a monthly basis.

So that was what I did at the end of the August, the “Smart Sports Betting Community” was created.

I can’t share 100% of what I do, as I follow tipsters and some aspects of my trading I can’t share due to the liquidity.

However the group does cover the majority of what I do.

Membership to the group covers.

– Mixed Martial Arts (UFC) Betting Tips – Past Results 14.9% ROI From 492 Bets

– Plus EV Casino Offers – Best Offers Highlighted Daily Via Discord

– Value Betting Opportunities – Best Offers Highlighted Daily Via Discord

– Betfair Trading Advice – Live and In-Play (In Liquid Markets, Will Highlight Best Risk To Reward Trades)

Link To SSBC Results So Far (Results Based On £100 Per Point)

Overall August was a pretty good month.

Thanks for reading, appreciate it if you made it to the end. I will be back next month with an update, best of luck with your betting.

If Your Interested In Joining The Smart Sports Betting Community Click Here To Learn More

 

 

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Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – July 2021 Results

Monthly P and L

July 2021 is over, it was a month where we got to see England reach the final of Euro 2020.

Make the best possible start to the game before snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Overall it was a pretty painful game to watch as you could see what was coming.

As someone that has got used to the ups and downs of betting. I feel pretty emotionally withdrawn from most sports but England still suck me it.

Maybe next year …………..

Let’s take at the results for July (Month 52).

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

A negative result this month.

With no major football leagues playing it was mainly golf, tennis and horse racing.

Did a little arbitrage on MMA, although it probably should be classed more as trading as I predicted the odds on a selection were off pretty generous. Waited for the market to correct itself.

Then made the arbitrage bet.

Volume was down this month due to the kids being on holiday, also gave myself more days off then usual before football starts up again in August.

 

During July they were 151 bets.

A loss of -£226 was made.

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Value Betting Guide

 

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

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Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial

Subscription Cost – £105 a month (Monthly)

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

A better month doing casino offers in July.

There were times this month where I thought a big win was coming after hitting some bonus rounds on bigger stakes.

Casino Witches

However those perky Halloween Fortune witches decided that it wasn’t my time.

Still it was nice to get back in profit.

Casino Offer Results

In July I did 65 offers

A profit of £519 was made.

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Sports Betting Results

A decent month of MMA betting due to a decent string of winners.

On the last event of the month.

MMA Betting July

There were a total of 19 bets made in July

A total profit of £915 was made.

Tipsters

Let’s take a look at how the tipsters I follow performed in July.

Premier Greyhound Tips£437 from 26 selections (Staking £10 per point.)

Strong performance this month from Premier Greyhound Tips. Bet the majority of my selections using Betfair and setting bets to match at SP.

Low maintenance tipster to follow, hopefully profits continue.

You Can Read Our Premier Greyhound Tipster Review Here

Neil Macdonald – £87 from 9 bets (Staking £200 per point)

I messed up my staking this month.

Should be £200 per point however I placed £100 for some earlier bets.

Also some bets were only partially matched on the exchanges as odds shortened quickly.

Looking forward to things picking up in August when more football returns.

Hopefully Neil provides another profitable season.

You Can Read Our Bookie Insiders Review Here

Tipster Results Overall

£524

 

Horse Racing Tipsters

Since May I have been following three horse racing tipsters they are.

Quentin Franks Racing (Click Here For Our Review)

Kieran Ward Value Service (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

Betting Man Multiples (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

Horse racing is a sport that I know pretty much nothing about.

However it is on nearly everyday and if you can find a profitable angle then you can turnover a decent amount of money.

I bet all of the these selections as single bets.

Staking £10 on Quentin Franks and Kieran Ward’s selections.

£20 is used on the Betting Man Multiples.

Horse Racing Results

A small profit of £51 was made this month.

After 169 bets.

Below is the graph since I started following these tipsters.

Looking good so far but I know this can turn around pretty quickly.

Especially betting at higher odds.

Trading 

Not been too active with trading this month.

Had one £200 position lose on Shanghai Shenhua which was a kick in the balls.

Complete domination and then a 94th minute penalty miss.

Shanghai Shenhua

That was my only football trade for the month.

Other then that, did quite a bit of trading on the UFC markets all pre fight.

Overall managed to scramble a small profit at the end of the month.

A profit of £80 was made this month

Results For July

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

-£226

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£519

Trading

£80

Sports Betting

£915

Tipsters

£524

Horse Racing Tipsters

£51

 

Total Made In June

£1863

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£118,585

Remaining Target

£881,415

Monthly P and L

Thoughts Going Forward

Took a lot of time off in July with the kids being off.

With betting it can be easy to sit in front of your computer for 10 hours a day.

As there is always something to do, if it’s not value betting. It’s analysing your betting or looking at tipsters. You can grind low value casino offers for a couple of hours a day.

Did think about joining Trade On Sports or Goal Profits for next season however feel like I have a good balance at the moment.

Balance is really important in life. At the moment the time I spend on betting and everything else in life. Fitness, Relationships, Time with kids, work, producing content for this blog etc.

Seems to be about right.

Because of that I won’t be changing the betting portfolio much. Will be adding Beth Bet results next month. Been testing out the software this month and results have been positive.

Can do this in the morning between 09.00-11.00 which is a time I use for my other horse racing bets. So it fits in pretty well.

Historical results are very promising and there is some scope to use it with limited accounts.

Will see how it goes.

Thanks for reading, see you next month!

 

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Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – June 2021 Results

June was a cracking month.

Great weather, Euro 2020 kicked off and in general life is good.

As always the betting and trading continues.

The total before this month was £114,755.

Let’s take a look at how things went in month 51.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

A good month on the value betting front.

Did some betting shop arbitrage also this month. Not sure how long it will last as I am pretty sure no one else is betting into these markets locally but will take the opportunities when they come.

Euro 2020 has seen plenty of decent plus EV boosts. Bet365 even returned with their bet £50 pre match get £50 in-play offers which was great to see.

This should hopefully continue until the end of the tournament.

Matched Betting June

 

During June there were 241 bets.

A total profit of £1310 was made.

Learn About Matched Betting And Value Betting Below

Matched Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

 

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Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial

Subscription Cost – £105 a month (Monthly)

 

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Got beat up this month on casino offers.

Casino Offers June

The graph says it all really.

No big wins and lost a few of the higher risk offers which require larger amounts to be staked (£200 upwards.)

Not much to say on this, just got to keep hitting offers and the profit will come eventually.

There were 81 offers completed in June

A total loss of -£632 was made

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Sports Betting Results

It was pretty much a break even month for the MMA betting.

A total of 16 bets were made, totaling a loss of –£40.

Here are the bets below.

I did place a few in-play bets that were all done on Betfair.

However for ease I will include them in the trading results section. As I did some hedging in between rounds for a few of them.

Tipsters

Last month I separated all the tipsters I follow individually with graphs.

It took me way longer then normal to do my usual monthly round up.

This month in order to save time I will group them all together.

If you want to know more about the tipsters I suggest you read last month’s results.

Free Tipster Experiment – £50

Only one bet made here as most of the tipsters I follow bet club football and European basketball.

Neil Macdonald  – £452

Solid month for Neil Macdonald’s tips, missed a few bets which luckily meant I missed a few losers. Not much to say about Neil’s service that I haven’t already. It’s a great service and historically very profitable.

Staking £200 a point for these selections.

You Can Read Our Review Here

Premier Greyhound Tipster – £115

Another tipster that is just very solid all round, has years of profit to back him up. Annoyingly there was a winner at the end of the month at odds of 5.0 that I missed.

Placed the bet on Betfair and was adamant I clicked “bet to SP” however for some reason it wasn’t placed.

Staking is £10 a point for these selections.

You Can Our Premier Greyhound Tipster Review Here

Tipster Results Overall

£517

Horse Racing Tipsters

I put together a horse racing tipster portfolio in May.

It got off to a rocky start but it found some form this month.

The three horse racing tipsters I follow are.

Quentin Franks Racing (Click Here For Our Review)

Kieran Ward Value Service (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

Betting Man Multiples (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

I bet all of their selections on the betting exchange as singles.

(After looking through historical results. For Quentin Franks selections I am only taking at selection over odds of 5.0.)

Betting man multiples is now named (Magic Multiples) and suggests placing his selection as accumulator bets.

Huge betting winner

As you can see he hit some big winners this month.

The above is unfortunately for me not my bet.

As I wrote, I bet all these selections as singles on the betting exchanges. The reasoning being that I am always able to get better then the suggested odds. Along with the fact that I want to see if I can follow horse racing tipsters profitable using only the exchanges.

Even so I was left kicking myself that I don’t also take the bets as suggested in an accumulator on my remaining soft books.

Horse Betting Results

Still taking these selections as single bets still worked out very profitable along with the two other services.

In terms of taking the suggested odds I never chase odds down.

If for example Quentin Franks suggests a bet at 12.00, the lowest odds I will take are 11.00.

A profit of £455 was made.

From a total of 164 bets.

Trading 

Not done a whole lot of pre match trading this month.

I am not that confident in my ability to trade the internationals that well pre match as my knowledge of each team isn’t the best.

However there have been some decent opportunities in-play.

This was probably my favourite trade of the tournament (which ended up being an outright bet)

Thought the odds on the Czech’s to qualify after Netherlands went down to 10 men was ridiculous. I did plan to trade out of this if the match went to penalties however the Czech’s wrapped it up before full time.

A total profit of £357 was made from Trading.

Results For June

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£1310

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

-£632

Trading

£357

Sports Betting

-£40

Tipsters

£517

Horse Racing Tipsters

£455

Total Made In June

£1967

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£116,722

Remaining Target

£883,278

 

Thoughts Going Forward

June was a really enjoyable month. Took quite a lot of days offs.

Watched the majority of the football and enjoyed the warm weather.

I did write last month that I was going to look at running a betting/trading service. Focused around MMA betting and trading the best opportunities in the football markets.

Alongside all the other stuff I do Value betting/Casino offers etc.

I still intend to do that as there seems to be enough interest. Will look at getting something together before the start of the new season.

If you made it to the end of this thanks for reading and best of luck with your betting.

See you next month!

 

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Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – May 2021 Results

Making A Million

April was a return to reality with a small profit of £770 being made.

The on going total before this month stood at £112,230 after 49 months.

Let’s take a look at how things went in month 50.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

Like most months this is pretty much 95% value betting at this point.

A late surge of profit came from a few bigger priced horses winning.

Was expecting a few Bet365 In-play £50 offers with both the all English Champions League and Man Utd reaching the Europa League.

However surprisingly there wasn’t one.

Sad to see one of the last really good matched betting offers disappear.

Value Betting May

In May there were 275 bets.

A total profit of £824 was made.

Learn About Matched Betting And Value Betting Below

Matched Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

 

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

It was a poor month on casino offers.

There are still offers around but they tend to be much smaller EV then last year.

You can still grind £20 an hour in EV from the free spins stuff over multiple accounts.

But to be honest I just don’t want to spend that time in front of the computer anymore.

Would rather spend that time in other areas.

Making A Million Betting

There were 75 offers completed in May

A total loss of -£4 was made

Sports Betting Results

After taking a bit of beating last month.

It felt good to book in a profitable month of mma betting.

Things weren’t looking great in the middle of the month.

On the Chandler vs Oliveira card every single bet I made was a losing one.

The next week saw six winning bets in a row.

Funny how betting works sometimes.

MMA betting results

 

During May I made a total of 16 bets.

A total profit of £503 was made.

 

In-Play Football Betting And Trading

This is a new addition to the portfolio.

It is a method that I have used in the past but decided to put more focus on during May.

Inplay Football Betting

Stakes used ranged from £100 to £300 depending on the odds ranges.

The first month went really well but obviously its a very small sample size.

I watched every game live.

Some selections were left as straight bets, others I traded out of depending what was happening in the game.

Won’t really say to too much about this at the moment.

Will see how results go over the next few months.

A profit of £1112 was made from 25 bets/trades.

(To show that I not just making shit up. Added the video above for some transparency. Doesn’t add up to £1112 exactly as there are a few other football bets and trades.)

Free Tipster Experiment

On to the tipster side of things.

This is an area where I put in a lot more volume this month.

The idea is to take the best free tips available from a number of different sources and see if its profitable long term.

Staking is very simple, I look to win around £50 for each selection.

Only 25 tips in May.

A profit of £161 was made.

The free tipsters I follow are mainly from the smart betting club’s roster of free tipsters.

Along with

Nigel Seeley – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

George Gamble – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

Mark O,Haire – Twitter, Matchbook Podcast.

Neil Macdonald Results

This month I finished writing a review for Neil Macdonald’s service which is worth a read if you are not familiar with his service.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE REVIEW

It was a good start to the month for Neil but a bad run at the end meant I ended up with a loss.

There are a few missed bets on my part.

He had bets on Man City and Chelsea for the Champions League. Which I already had positions on before joining his service.

Then there were a few team totals bets that I didn’t get matched for on Betfair.

In May I made 19 bets.

A total loss of -£59 was made.

Horse Racing Tipsters

Another new addition this month has been a group of horse racing tipsters that I have been following.

The three horse racing tipsters I started following last month are.

Quentin Franks Racing (Click Here For Our Review)

Kieran Ward Value Service (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

Betting Man Multiples (Free Smart Betting Club Tipster)

I have been betting all selections using the exchanges.

Quentin Franks selection I have been taking tips on horses odds above 5.0, the betting man multiples tips I have been placing as single selections.

Wasn’t the best start using these horse racing tipsters.

However writing this a few days in June, a profit has now been made.

Stakes range from £10 to £20.

Only taking odds close to or above the advised prices.

(For example if a horse is tipped at 10.0 I would take no lower 9.4)

Interested to see whether this exchange only approach will work.

A loss of -£158 was made from horse racing tipsters

Trading 

Had some decent trades this month.

The Saul Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders was a really good one to trade.

Saunders odds were hovering around 6.0 for a while in the days leading up to the fight.

This was a good opportunity scalp 6.0-6.2.

Making A Million

Also ended up trading the champions league final on Betfair which went pretty well.

Going to stick up a video for this on Youtube with the reasoning behind it.

 

Results For May

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£824

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

-£4

Trading

£146

Sports Betting

£503

In-Play Football Betting/Trading

£1112

Neil Macdonald

-£59

Free Tipster Experiment

£161

Horse Racing Tipsters

-£158

Total Made In May

£2525

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£114,755

Remaining Target

£885,245

Thoughts Going Forward

It was good to get back on track this month with a decent profit.

Euro 2020 or Euro 2021?

Starts in a week which means there should be plenty of opportunities to make money coming up.

Betting/Trading Service

After exchanging a few emails and twitter message with a few people. It does seem like there would be a few people interested in a service covering the majority of what I do.

The main focus would be on.

  • MMA/Boxing Tips
  • In-Play Football Betting/Trading
  • Value Betting Area
  • Casino Offers Area

Will have a look to see if something like that would be viable to run, probably on Telegram.

Running this blog for a few years and reviewing plenty of other services.

I do think that I could produce something that would offer a lot of value. Make a long term profit and allow members to make at least a decent second income from it.

It would be a paid service around £25-£30 a month.

(Attached below are my mma and football betting results for people that would be interested.)

Betting Results

For members of the mailing list I will send something concrete out in the next few weeks. You can email me at [email protected] if you are not on the mailing list and would be interested.

Been a long update but if you made it this far thanks for reading, I will be back with an update next month.

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 smartsportstrader.com.

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial

Subscription Cost – £105 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

 

 

 

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – April 2021 Results

2021 had started really well with strong profits in Jan, Feb and March.

Jan – £3209

Feb – £2825

March – £2295

However this month was frustrating at times and also a reminder about the reality of betting.

It’s not always going to go your way.

Let’s break down the results for April.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

In April it was basically 95% value betting and 5% matched betting.

The grand national was great from a value betting and matched betting perspective. Bet365 ran a great offer paying back 50% of your stake on each way betting.

I know a few people that multi account on a large level who cleaned up on this offer and sat back for the rest of the month. It was a reminder of the golden days of matched betting.

Personally I managed to land a nice win on Balko Des Flores each way at odds of 101 which propped up the profits for the month.

Overall Results

In April there were 402 bets.

A total profit of £1473 was made.

Learn About Matched Betting And Value Betting Below

Matched Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Casino Offer Results

Another month of low volume on the casino offers.

The last few months things have really dried up with there being less weekly recurring offers available.

Due to this my focus has more been on the betting and trading side of things.

Hopefully things will pick up again but if not then its just a case putting more time into where the opportunities are.

There were 49 offers completed in April

A total profit of £214 was made

Sports Betting Results

My sports betting results have been really solid for a number of years now.

One of my big weaknesses in betting is not adjusting stakes appropriately, I am pretty happy to win or lose a few hundred pounds in a day. Its the norm and I am comfortable with it.

But when daily losses start to creep closer to the thousands its uncomfortable. If you want to start winning more though you have to also accept that there will be be bigger losses.

This month I decided that I really should be betting much more on spots where I am extremely confident I have a decent edge (mma betting.)

Sports Betting Results

Well this month didn’t go well.

I thought there were some big value opportunities during April. Timofey Nastyuhkin was big value in my eyes at odds 5.5, when in reality I had him closer to 3.0.

He went on to get wiped out in about a minute by Christian Lee in a One FC bout.

Usman to beat Masvidal by decisoon at 1.95 was another spot that had a lot of value, coming off his KO of Burns it seemed that Usman’s finishing ability was being a bit overrated. Especially given how durable Masvidal had been in the past.

Usman KO

That was the story of the month really.

Was happy with the bets I made it was just an inevitable run of losses that came in the month I decided to stake a bit more aggressively.

During April I made a total of 28 bets.

A total loss of -£1376 was made.

Free Tipster Experiment

There have now been 603 total bets for the free tipster experiment and things had been going really well up until April.

The idea is to take the best free tips available from a number of different sources and see if its profitable long term.

Staking is very simple, I look to win around £50 for each selection.

Free Tipster experiment

(Graph says March but these are results from April)

It was pretty much a steady decline for the most of the month.

Before a slight recovery at the end.

There were 62 selections.

A total loss of -£354 was made.

I withdrew my money out of Betmarkets during April which meant that the number tipsters I followed dropped quite considerably.

Below is video discussing my results and overall thoughts after using Betmarkets for 5 months.

So the tipsters I now follow are mainly from the smart betting club’s roster of free tipsters.

Along with –

Nigel Seeley – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

George Gamble – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

Mark O,Haire – Twitter, Matchbook Podcast.

Below are the results since the start of the free tipster experiment.

Neil Macdonald Results

April saw a new addition to the portfolio.

Having followed and bet Neil’s selections on Betmarkets for a while. I then started to follow his official service.

I have been betting his selection to £25 a point, which in hindsight is too low.

Going forward I will be increasing that to £50 a point.

Neil Mac

It wasn’t the strongest month for Neil’s selection and there were a few missed bets on my part.

At the end of the month a very small profit had been made.

There were a total of 55 bets in April

A profit of £30 was made.

Click Here To Read More About Neil Macdonald’s Football Service.

Trading 

In April I really made a renewed effort to do more trading.

Probably due to the fact that I knew the month wasn’t going too well and with the slump in volume  on casino offers. I needed to start looking at other areas more.

The month started well with a decent profit trading the grand national, I managed to profit pre fight trading most UFC main events. Jake Paul vs Ben Askren was another market that traded well.

When watching football live there were a few opportunities that looked fairly obvious.

Chelsea Trade

The Real Madrid game was good example of when the market got things pretty wrong. As the under 2.5 goals market was 1.6 pre match.

However the game started really open with Chelsea getting 2 or 3 great chances early on. Two goals were scored in the first half and I hedged out for a nice profit.

Overall some renewed motivation to start trading again worked out this month.

During April I made a £757  profit from trading.

Results For April

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£1473

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£214

Trading

£757

Sports Betting

-£1376

Neil Macdonald

£30

Free Tipster Experiment

-£354

Rolling Betting

Total Made In April

£770

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£112,230

Remaining Target

£887,770

Thoughts Going Forward

Although not the best month in terms of profit made.

I put a lot more thought into my betting and trading over April. In previous months where bigger profits were made I felt pretty much on autopilot.

Value betting and casino offers is very much just clicking buttons without that much thought process.

So this month when things weren’t going great it was refreshing to have a deeper think about other area’s that I could find a profitable edge in.

Greyhound Tips

At the start of May I also started following Premier Greyhound Tips.

It is a service that has been running since 2014 which is a good sign. Has been very profitable long term and so far I have found the odds quoted to be achievable.

Hopefully alongside Neil Macdonald’s service it will start to bring it some extra profit and I can continue to add more profitable tipsters whilst gradually increasing my turnover.

If you made it to the end thanks for reading I will be back with an update in June.

(Also if you want to take a look at the services I use to make money long term you will find them below.)

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 smartsportstrader.com.

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –   Click Here For A Two Week Trial

Subscription Cost – £105 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – March 2021 Results

Making A Million Challenge

This year started strong with January and February showing decent profits.

The sporting schedule is jam packed at the moment, with Euro 2021 this summer its going to be an interesting year.

During March we had Cheltenham festival which in previous years had been very profitable.

March brought me to exactly four years of running this challenge.

Although still far away from the £1,000,000 target it does show that having a few solid strategies does pay off in the long run.

Making A Million

Let’s take a look at results from March.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

This month saw the Cheltenham festival which a few years ago was like Christmas for matched bettors. There were offers all over the place. Online and in shops, there were people that would make thousands of pounds in profit from Cheltenham when I first started.

Well I got crushed this year.

There were some decent offers available with Speadex in particular running a nice offer.

However I chose to value bet everything. Rather then cover the other side on the exchanges, in the hope that I would trigger a free bet.

Value Betting Results

A slight recovery was made at the end of the month.

But overall March was a pretty flat month for this set of strategies.

In March there were 407 bets.

A total profit of £157 was made.

Learn About Matched Betting And Value Betting Below

Matched Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Casino Offer Results March

The second month in a row were volume was pretty low.

A few recurring offers were not running such the “Double Your Winnings” offer that Bet365 normally run.

Only got a few cashback and reload offers.

So overall things were pretty quiet on the casino offers front.

Again this month I didn’t branch out and actively look for new sign ups, however it does seem like there has been a reduction in decent offers the last two months.

Hopefully things pick up in April.

There were 61 offers completed in March

A total profit of £371 was made

Sports Betting Results

It was my own sports betting results which saved this month from being a pretty poor.

I continue to run well betting on MMA and was profitable with some in-play betting on football this month.

During March I made a total of 20 bet.

A total profit of £983 was made.

The Basketball Geek Results

March will be the last month of following the Basketball Geek.

Whilst it has been profitable following his selections.

He seems to be focused almost exclusively now on very small leagues.

Betting on women’s Russian basketball, Senegal basketball and Polish second division is going to burn accounts pretty quickly.

This month I did try following only the larger league selections and matches that were available on Betfair.

But as you can see volume was pretty low.

There were 18 selections in total.

A profit of £56 was made

Read Our Review Of The Basketball Geek Below

Basketball Geek Review

Free Tipster Experiment

March saw the continuation of the free tipster experiment.

The idea is to take the best free tips available from a number of different sources and see if its profitable long term.

Staking is very simple, I look to win around £50 for each selection.

It was an up and down month for the free tipster experiment but overall it ended in profit.

There were 212 selections.

A total profit of £296 was made.

Below is a list is a list of the tipsters used.

Nigel Seeley – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

George Gamble – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

Mark O,Haire – Twitter, Matchbook Podcast.

Demtrio Giotti – Smart Betting Club Free Tipster.

Lucky Pucks – Smart Betting Club Free Tipster.

Bassie Bets – Smart Betting Club Free Tipster, Betmarkets.

Neil Macdonald – Twitter, Betmarkets.

Lehotka Botond –Twitter, Betmarkets.

Miguel S – Betmarkets.

Sergio P – Betmarkets.

Trading 

MMA trading

March was a decent month on the trading front.

Managed to build up a decent position on Francis Ngannou pre fight in his fight against Stipe Miocic. The idea was then to reduce my liability after round 1. Then completely exit the trade after round 2 were he was likely to start slowing down.

Ngannou put on a spectacular performance and ended up finishing the job in the second round via knock out.

Overall a total of £432 was made from trading.

Thoughts Going Forward

This year has got off to a great start, if things continue this way it looks like I could get over £30k in total profit made within a year.

Which would be a nice mile stone to get over.

Although things can change very rapidly in betting and a few poor months could make that look pretty unrealistic, time will tell.

There will be a new addition to the portfolio next month.

Which will be Neil Macdonald’s football picks.

Been tracking these since the 17th of February and also using Neil’s picks from Betmarkets for a while.

He tips in major European football leagues which have big liquidity.

So unlike the Basketball Geek odds don’t get hammered in minutes and I can use the sharps/exchanges to get my bets on fairly easily.

His long term record is excellent.

So I do think that going forward this will be a profitable addition.

Click Here To Read More About Neil Macdonald’s Service.

Results For March

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£157

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£371

Trading

£432

Sports Betting

£983

The Basketball Geek

£156

Free Tipster Experiment

£296

Making A Million Challenge

Total Made In March

£2295

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£111,460

Remaining Target

£888,540

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 smartsportstrader.com.

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial

Subscription Cost – £110 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – February 2021 Results

After a strong start to 2021.

I was hoping February would bring more of the same.

Kids are returning to school, vaccines seem to be rolling out pretty well.

It looks like we could start to see some form of normal life return in 2021, fingers crossed.

Let’s take a look at results for from February.

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

A stronger month for this set of strategies, the results from value betting had not been great the last few months.

However things picked towards the end of the month.

Didn’t do much arbitrage betting, made a few quid from a limited accounts on weekends. The majority of the volume was from value betting.

Took advantage of the bet £50 pre match get £50 inplay offer from Bet365 this month which is always a good earner and one that I hope they continue with.

The end of the month was capped off nicely when Betbull gave me a £10 risk free bet that came in.

In February there were 277 bets.

A total profit of £1162 was made.

Learn About Matched Betting And Value Betting Below

Matched Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

The good run with casino offers continued in February.

A lot of bonuses I do are cash before bonus.

The strategy is double the deposit on blackjack and withdraw, or lose and hope to make a profit turning over the bonus on slots.

February was a month where the wins came easy and I didn’t have to rollover the bonus. Won 7 times in row doubling the deposit on blackjack. (Writing this March the 1st the streak ended and I lost £200 today.)

Something that did stick out this month however was a pretty big drop in volume.

Homeschooling has probably impacted this.

Also I have just not really felt like putting in the hours on casino offers this month.

Didn’t look at any new account offers and just stuck with the regular recurring ones (Mecca Bingo,Bet365, Betfred etc.)

However I know this lucky run will come to end soon, so its an area where I need to pick up the volume again in coming months.

During February I did 70 casino offers.

A total profit of £1071 was made.

Sports Betting Results

My own selections had a good month in February.

The biggest profit this month came from backing Britain Hart to beat Paige Van Zant in bare knuckle boxing.

Managed to get £200 on this at 2.25, which were silly odds given PVZ was making her debut and had never really been known as good boxer from her time in UFC.

In total there 22 bets made in February.

A total profit of £553 was made.

A few bets from February

The Basketball Geek Results

The volume of selections I got on this month dropped massively.

It was a combination of waking up a bit later then normal and odds just being way off advised.

The Basketball Geek also isn’t sending selections the likes of the NBA or WNBA where it pretty easy to match prices. Tends to be focusing much more on smaller more niche markets at the moment.

Which isn’t great the account life of soft bookmakers accounts but has been pretty profitable.

This month I did post some odds up on Betfair after missing the advised odds, however the majority of times bets were not matched.

In total I bet 38 selections from the Basketball Geek.

A total profit of £122.

Read Our Review Of The Basketball Geek Below

Basketball Geek Review

Free Tipster Experiment

The free tipster experiment continued in February.

It’s a simple idea, I have looked to find some of the best free tips available and I stake to win around £50 each time.

It was an up and down month that eventually ended in a loss.

There were a total of 108 bets.

A loss of £38 bets was made.

Below is a list of the free tipsters used.

Nigel Seeley – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

George Gamble – Twitter, Trademate Podcast.

Mark O,Haire – Twitter, Matchbook Podcast.

Demtrio Giotti – Smart Betting Club Free Tipster.

Lucky Pucks – Smart Betting Club Free Tipster.

Bassie Bets – Smart Betting Club Free Tipster, Betmarkets.

Neil Macdonald – Twitter, Betmarkets.

Lehotka Botond –Twitter, Betmarkets.

Miguel S – Betmarkets.

Sergio P – Betmarkets.

Below this are the overall results since the free tipster experiment began.

Free Tipster Results

Trading 

Trading in February was a bit of a blur to be honest.

Made some profit pre match trading Chelsea vs Atletico but overall lost money on some in-play methods.

Not much more to add really, it was a pretty low volume month for trading.

In February a loss of -£45 was made from trading.

Thoughts Going Forward

Results were good this month.

Felt like I have found a good balance between spending time with the family and working on betting related stuff. The opening of schools in March should give me at least an extra 20 hours a week.

Which should enable me to put more time towards casino offers and betting related stuff. (Or possibly just give me 20 extra hours on the Xbox.)

Running two reviews at the moment on services that both have good reputations.

Following Neil Mcdonald’s tips using sharp bookmakers and exchanges. Also trialing Ron Williams horse racing tips using betting exchanges.

Ron W Results

Hopefully these will prove successful and add one or possibly two more profitable methods to the making a million challenge.

Results For January

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£1162

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1071

Trading

-£45

Sports Betting

£553

The Basketball Geek

£122

Free Tipster Experiment

-£38

Total Made In January

£2825

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£109,165

Remaining Target

£890,835

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 smartsportstrader.com.

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial)

Subscription Cost – £110 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

 

 

 

 

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – January 2021 Results

It’s been a good start to 2021 on the betting front.

Nearly everything made a profit and I continue to run well on casino offers.

Not much else to add really, with lockdown things are pretty boring but having betting stuff to do on a daily basis keeps things ticking over.

Let’s take a look at the results from the first month of 2021.

Making A Million From Sports Betting

Value Betting, Matched Betting And Arbitrage 

Last month was a losing month for this set of strategies and value betting especially struggled again early on.

I do very little matched betting now apart from Bet365 offers and a small amount of arbitrage.

Which is much less now as the account I was mainly using for arbitrage has put a loss limit of £200 a month on my account.

This bookmaker normally gives very small arbs which I had been happy to take. However now I can only stake £200 for example on a 1.33/1.32 arb. Which is pretty annoying especially if it loses and I have to leave the account alone for a month.

My hope is that this does not becoming the norm for sports betting in the UK.

So its pretty much 90% value betting at the moment which opens you up to variance.

The upswing at the end was due to winning a 2up bet on Kilmarnock (This is when Bet365 pay out if a team leads 2-0, if the team blows the lead which Kilmarnock did you get paid out on both your win bet and lay bet.)

This is a matched betting strategy, click here to learn more about matched betting.

In January a total of 303 bets were made in.

A total profit of £538 was made.

Learn About Value Betting And Arbitrage Below

Arbitrage Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

The casino Gods were kind again this month despite a drop in volume.

I do feel like I am running pretty well at the moment with casino stuff and imagine that a correction will happen in the near future.

However when the good times come you have to enjoy them.

There were no major wins this month, just a few similar to the one below which all added up at the end of the month.

During January I did 101 casino offers.

A total profit of £1007 was made.

Sports Betting Results

January was a really good month for my own personal sports bets, which focus mostly on the MMA markets.

Again I felt like I got some good luck this month.

Split decisions went my way and a few prop bets with big odds came in.

In total there were 22 bets in January.

A profit of £858 was made.

The Basketball Geek Results

I like the Basketball Geek but it is becoming harder and harder to get close to the quoted odds.

The Basketball Geek sends selections at 8.00, I am normally betting them within 10 minutes at most but it does not seem quick enough at the moment.

Going to continue with this tipster because results have been excellent and perhaps start looking to leave prices up on the exchanges or see later in the day if prices bounce back.

This month I bet 60 selections.

A loss of £112 was made.

Read Our Review Of The Basketball Geek Below

Basketball Geek Review

Free Tipster Experiment

The free Tipster Experiment continued in January and results were good.

It’s a simple concept, I have looked to find some of the best free tips available and I stake to win around £50 each time (Not always exactly £50).

Always taking at least the recommended odds.

The tipsters that I am following tip selections that can be bet on using Asian Connect or with the betting exchanges.

Not choosing any tipsters that are using solely soft bookmakers as I want to be able to get on bets without the worry of restrictions.

The hope is that if its shows to be profitable, I will be able to scale it up.

Most of the profit came from a strong last weekend of the month.

Nigel Seeley from the Trademate podcast had a cracking end to the month and Demetrio Giotti from SBC was another tipster that did really well.

I am also taking bets from a few football tipsters on Betmarkets that tip in the bigger leagues. Who also finished the month strong.

Be interesting to see if this will be a profitable long term strategy. Would like to get to at least a thousand bets before I break things down into average odds, roi etc.

I often miss bets and its not the most refined strategy yet but next month I will write up a list of all the tipsters I am using.

In total there were 128 bets in January.

A profit of £716 was made.

Trading 

Didn’t do a whole lot of trading in January.

Home schooling is taking up a lot of time during the week and at the weekend I am normally pretty busy value betting.

Made some profit trading Mcgregor vs Poirer in the days leading up to the event as it was pretty much one way traffic on Mcgregor up until fight day.

Overall it was a pretty uneventful month on the sports trading front.

In January I made a profit of £202 from trading.

Thoughts Going Forward

Overall it was a really good start to 2021, with the monthly profit being above average.

My long term plan is and has been for the last several years to use sports betting and trading as a way to reach financial independence. 

Fingers crossed that regulation doesn’t get in the way and this goal continues to look achievable.

In terms of strategies and services used I don’t intend to change much. 

Like I wrote earlier I will carry on with the free tipster experiment and assess things after a few more hundred bets. 

All the other strategies are proven to be profitable so its just about getting as much turnover in these area’s as possible.

Betmarkets Results

I have a long term investment in Betmarkets which isn’t doing very well at the moment. 

My £1000 initial investment is down around £200.

However I have seen with my own value betting drawdown periods and the people behind Betmarkets have made it clear Betmarkets is a long term investment. That should be looked at in a similar way as an index fund would.

So its not something to tinker with every month and dip in and out of.

Happy to leave it for now and then revaluate things in a few more months.

Results For January

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£538

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£1007

Trading

£202

Sports Betting

£858

The Basketball Geek

-£112

Free Tipster Experiment

£716

Total Made In January

£3209

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£106,340

Remaining Target

£893,660

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 smartsportstrader.com.

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial)

Subscription Cost – £110 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

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

At the beginning of the year I gave myself a minimum target to get over the £100,000 in total profit.

I don’t like to make short term targets but it seemed that this would be very doable and I just wanted some kind of monetary goal for this year.

Then in March obviously the pandemic hit and things didn’t look too promising.

Well October has gone about as well as it possibly could and it does look like that overall profit target will be reached this year. 

Let’s take a look at where the profit came from in October.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Value Betting And Arbitrage (Matched Betting)

It was sad to see the Betsafe/Betsson group leave the UK market this month. Had been finding a lot of value betting and arbitrage opportunities with them recently. They also seemed happy to take my money and I was able to get down decent amounts down.

However for whatever reason they left the UK market this month. I had a fair bit of money left in my accounts and thought It was most likely going to be a pain to get that money back.

Like I said earlier, this month went about as well as it could have. It only took a few days to get the money back in my account. Also the BML group paid out unsettled bets as winners. So I received just under £500 in unexpected profit from them.

So overall that’s pretty much the best case scenario when a bookmaker decides to close.

The majority of my value bets placed were using Trademate and Oddsmonkey. My results also include using money back on 2nd place with Will Hill and any value to be found from extra place offers.

This month a total of 354 bets were made in October.

A total profit of £1672 was made.

Learn About Value Betting And Arbitrage Below

Arbitrage Betting Guide

Value Betting Guide

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

The casino gods were really kind this month.

I visited my local witchdoctor this month and he told me to sacrifice 3 goats and a pig on day when the moon was full. That seemed to appease the gods this month and they rewarded me handily.

(Just to be clear the above is a joke, Rest assured that no animals have ever or will ever be harmed as a result of me trying to make money exploiting casino offers. Nor do I mean any offence to any practicing witch doctors. It is a noble profession and one I respect)

Casino Offer Results

You can see from the graph above that the majority of October’s profit was from two big wins.

One of those wins I recorded as it happened on a bonus round, the other win was less expected.

People seem to enjoy these videos and it also helps to add some transparency to my results. If you want to view the biggest win of the month, the video is below.

This was on the slot Gonzo’s Quest slot. It was with a casino called Genesis casino that have a reputation of being difficult. However they recently had their UK licence reinstated and they paid me out in full within a few days.

During October I did 203 offers.

A profit of £3001 was made.

Learn How To Exploit Casino Offers

Casino Offer Guide

Sports Betting Results

October was a solid month in terms of sports betting.

I avoided (for the most part) betting on football and stuck with betting on MMA.

The one football bet I did make was Atalanta to beat Midtjylland in the Champions League at 1.69. A lot of people that I respect the opinion of, had this as value so I was pretty happy to take it.

My biggest winning bet for the month was a £200 stake on Brian Ortega at odds of 2.7.

Sports Betting Results

Overall I made 22 bets in October.

A profit of £750 was made.

The Basketball Geek Results

After tracking results of this service for a few months and being impressed with it.

I have added it to my overall betting strategy/portfolio whatever you prefer to call it.

For this strategy I used a variable staking strategy looking to win £40. Although I do round off my stakes so its not exactly £40 every time.

Basketball Geek

After 93 bets I ended up pretty much where I started.

A total profit of £2 was made.

Not much to report here. It wasn’t a disaster by any means just a month where things didn’t get going.

Previous results with this service have been very promising and I do think long term following the service will be profitable.

Hopefully we will get some momentum going next month.

Read Our Review Of The Basketball Geek Below

Basketball Geek Review

Trading 

This month I made £216 from trading.

The majority of the profit came from this trade.

Laying Dynamo Kiev when they were leading 2-0 away at Ferencvaros. The game ended up finishing 2-2.

I have wrote about this previously but trading is something I have been doing a lot less off. 

For a long time I was content to spend long hours in front of the computer however this year I have put a lot more focus on exercising regularly. Making sure I spend a lot of time with my kids and generally just leading a more balanced life style.

So my time trading is pretty minimal and I often just get involved when I see something that looks like obvious value (in my estimation).

Thoughts Going Forward

So obviously it was really good month where I was very fortunate.

If you do stick with casino offers then you will run into these months every now and again. It is just a case of putting in the volume and going through the bad periods.

I often get emails asking if casino offers are still worth doing. 

In my opinion yes they are, just get started. As we have seen with the matched betting/poker/arbitrage boom, these opportunities don’t last forever and usually diminish with time.

Going forward I don’t really plan on doing a huge amount more then what I am already. I have added one tipster and will look to add more in the future but currently happy with the workload and profit.

In the next week I do plan on making a video on youtube as its been neglected for a little while.

If that interests you, you can subscribe here https://youtube.com/c/SmartSportsTrader

Planning to go through this year’s results and talk about where I think the best opportunities are going forward in the sports betting markets.

If you have any questions or anything you would like me to discuss.

You can add it in the comments or send me an email at [email protected]

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 smartsportstrader.com.

Recommended For Matched Betting/ Value Betting/ Arbitrage

Oddsmonkey Matched Betting And Arbitrage Software (Click Here For A Free Trial)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

If you comment “Smart Sports Trader” in the chat when you sign up for a Trademate Sports trial. You will get an extended two week trial and also a 10% discount off your first month.

Trademate Sports Value Betting Software –  Click Here For A Two Week Trial)

Subscription Cost – £110 a month (Monthly)

Recommended For Exploiting Casino Offers

(Readers of smartsportstrader.com can get the first month half price using the link below)

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Results

Value Betting, Arbitrage, Matched Betting –

£1672

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

£3001

Trading

£216

Sports Betting

£750

Total Made In September

£5641

Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began

£98,933

Remaining Target

£901,067