Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – August Results

Matched Betting results

August was the month I had been waiting for.

Everything seemed to go right, I was on the right side of variance for casino offers and my own trading/betting went well.

At times this year I had questioned whether I should look at putting my time into other things.

This month though validated that if you have profitable methods and solid staking. Then so long as you put in the volume, the results will come eventually.

Sports Betting and Trading Challenge

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

I did my usual matched betting, arbing and value betting with soft books and continued betting in the Asian markets.

Betting in the Asian markets has gone well the only annoying part is actually funding the account. This is due to fees using an ewallet and then fee’s that the broker I use has added to depositing and withdrawing.

However given there is no commission on bets, very tight margins and often superior odds then Betfair (after commission.)

It is still worth while, it just means that I have to avoid moving money in and out of the account to often. 

I will look at putting up a review of the broker that I use soon.

As I know betting in the Asian markets is something a lot of people are interested in. But much like myself have been or are still wary of using brokers.

Matched Betting results

I made a total of 377 bets in August.

A total profit of £1049 was made.

(This month I managed to negotiate a free one month trial of Rebelbetting’s value betting software. So if this interests you, use the link below. This software usually costs £61 a month.)

Services Used

RebelBetting Value Betting Software (Readers Of This Blog Can Get A Free Month Trial If You Click Here)

Subscription Cost – £61 a month (Monthly)

Oddsmonkey (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)


Advantage Play – Casino Offers

I had an interesting email this month. From someone that had lost money doing casino offers. They wrote that I fabricate my casino results and I actually work for bookmakers and casinos. Apparently all of the strategies are bulls*** and you will lose money doing any of them.

So yeah obviously that’s not true (no bookmaker affiliate is advising matched betting or arbitrage for example) and I think that most people that read this blog understand variance and advantage gambling in general.

But because of that exchange I have thought it wouldn’t hurt to add some more screenshots of doing offers this month and a video.

Just to show that I am actively doing casino offers and although you can lose money short term. In the long term there is still a massive edge doing these.

The video below is where I hit 20 free spins with a 10x multiplier doing £2 spins on Halloween Fortune.

I was pretty excited when this hit and thought that it could have lead to one of my biggest casino wins ever. If the casino gods decided to favour me.

You can see the result below.

So despite the casino gods not handing out a mega win on Halloween Fortune. I still ran very well on casino offers this month and a decent profit was made overall.

Last month I lost over £1000 pounds doing casino offers, so it was a good feeling to have a month where it flipped the other way.

Casino Offer Results

In August I completed 157 offers.

A total profit of £2439 was made. 

(Another deal I have for readers of this blog is a half price month with Bonus Accumulator. This is the service I use to highlight and exploit profitable casino offers. The link below will take you to my review of Bonus Accumulator. This will give you more information about the service and also give you the first month for half price.)

Service Used

Bonus Accumulator (Click Here For The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Sports Betting Results

Sports betting went well this month.

The biggest individual bet that I had was on Marlon Vera to beat Sean O,Malley in a UFC bout.

Again fortune favoured me this month as O’Malley’s leg gave out early in the fight (Due to a leg kick) and he folded pretty quickly after that.

This month I made a total of 20 bets.

A profit of £810 was made.

Below are the majority of bets made in August.

Sports Betting August


Trading also went well this month.

Not a huge amount of volume but I did some pre event trading on the UFC this month. Alongside a little bit of pre match football trading.

I ended up hedging the above for a profit across all outcomes just before the fight.

A total of £126 was made from trading.

Thoughts Going Forward

August was a really good month overall in terms of profit made. I am always mulling over adding new tipsters or services and I am still tracking results for a few that look promising.

However at the moment and with my venture into the Asian betting markets. I am happy to keep doing what I’m doing and reassess things in a few months time.

This month I put out a new video on Youtube which you can view below.

Youtube is something that I have not really focused on, I made a few videos just out of interest really to see how they would do.

But despite not really doing that much with the channel, it has grown organically. So in the future, I want to be more consistent with content output. Put videos out on a weekly basis and see where it goes.

My plan would be to also branch out of just creating content related to the sports betting markets but also talk about creating other income sources (this blog for example.) Then using these revenue streams to work towards financial independence and earlier retirement.

If any of that interests you, you can subscribe to the channel in the link below.

Smart Sports Trader Youtube Channel

Let me know in the comments how you get on in August.


Matched Betting – Sports Offers


Advantage Play – Casino Offers




Sports Betting


Total Made In August


Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began


Remaining Target



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





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.


Matched Betting – Sports Offers


Advantage Play – Casino Offers


Trade On Sports




Trading Results


Sports Betting


Total Made In December


Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began


Remaining Target



Happy New Year to everyone that reads the blog.

Appreciate it and I hope 2020 brings you success in whatever you do.


Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – January and February Results

So it’s 2019 now and my quest to make total earnings of over £1 million in total profits from the sports betting markets continues.

Has 2019 started with a whimper or a bang?

Let’s take a look at the results.

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Arbitrage, Value Betting

As time goes on I seem to be value betting more and more. Despite the continued cries of “matched betting is dying,” and “It’s impossible to make good profits value betting these days”. I still see a decent amount of opportunity available.

In order to reach those higher profit levels however it does require much more turnover then it would have say 5 years ago. For those that are willing to put in the work however its still very profitable.

The risk free side of my portfolio still keeps my very busy. The excellent 0% commission offer from Smarkets and Matchbook is great and hopefully it keeps getting extended throughout the year. You can get 0% commission from these exchanges if your are a member of the excellent matched betting service  Oddsmonkey.

Over January and February I took part in 608 matched betting offers, value bets and arbitrage bets.

A total profit of £1961 was made from these methods.

Service Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

Whilst the first set of methods remain fairly consistent month after month. It is the advantage play methods that are usually the biggest factor in the profits.

Here are the results for the advantage play methods over January and February.

You can see that throughout January and February there was a pretty steady upward curve in profits despite the odd dip. The majority of these offers were low to medium risk although there were a few high risk offers (Bet365 blackjack offer, Videoslots reloads.)

In total I took part in 476 advantage play offers.

A total profit of £1610 was made.

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Trading Results

My trading has been pretty low volume over the last few months. I still pre match trade the football whenever I see good opportunities. I like to lay away teams that are leading by two goals in certain scenario’s and also back strong home sides in the second half if the game is level

However my trading is quite sporadic at the moment as I generally try to fit it in when I have been through all the value betting and matched betting opportunities. I do follow the excellent FTS podcast (which I highly recommend) and follow Ian’s trades when I can.

Over January and February I made 27 trades.

A total profit of £417 was made.

Sports Betting Results

January and February were different months in terms of results.

Here are the results for January

Pretty smooth right, not a lot of volatility and a nice profit at the end of the month.

At the end of January profits from sports betting were £1365.

Then lets take a look at February.

February didn’t start well at all. 

It looked like I might be able to dig myself out of a hole in the middle of the month.

However at the end of the month I was sitting on a loss of -£1160

Over the two month period a total of £205 was made.

The good news is long term my sports betting results are looking pretty solid.

As my sample size of bets gets bigger it becomes less and less likely that my results are just a case of luck.

Which is always a possibility with betting and a big reason why you should always stake sensibly and not get carried away with winning or losing runs for that matter.

Alongside trading this is the area that I have always wanted to scale more. This is still the case and as my bankroll grows from the matched betting and advantage play methods. I will keep on increasing stakes.


Matched Betting – Sports Offers


Advantage Play – Casino Offers


Trading Results


Sports Betting


Total Made In January/February period


Overall Profit Since The Challenge Began


Remaining Target



It’s been a good start to 2019.

Results have been pretty solid with all of the methods that I use. Only sports betting has not produced decent profits early on but given its low volume it requires a much longer view point.

I have thought a lot about what my long term focus is.  The thought of looking to go full time in 2020 has crossed my mind quite a few times recently, as currently I balance full time hours alongside my betting.

Having the ability to spend more time with my family and not being obligated to work is something that (like most people) really appeals to me. To do this though I would need a decent sized bank and look to increase my profits in areas that don’t require soft bookmaker accounts or casino’s in order to feel comfortable.

How has the start of 2019 gone for you?

Let me know in the comments below.

Making A Million From Sports Betting And Trading – July 2018 Results

After renaming my monthly betting and trading reports, it would have been nice to storm out of the gates with a large profit.

Unfortunately the gods of variance don’t really care about what you’d like to happen.

July ended up being a pretty disappointing month in terms of overall profit.

Matched Betting – Sports Offers, Accumulators, Arbitrage

Starting off with the backbone of my portfolio. The lowest risk and pretty much guaranteed method that will churn out a decent profit month after month.

On months like July when other methods produce a loss. There is always the comfort that matched betting and arbitrage will lessen the damage.

In July I took part in 192 offers.

A total profit of £893 was made.

Service Used

Oddsmonkey (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £12.50 a month (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Advantage Play – Casino Offers

In June I lost -£355 after 139 casino offers.

I was hoping that this might turn around in July and a decent profit would be made.

However that was not the case.

In July I did 137 advantage play offers.

For a total loss of -£317

It is important to note that you need to take a long term view with advantage play.

Whilst it isn’t nice putting in the hours over a two month period and seeing a loss of -£672.

My overall profits since I started casino overs exceed £20,000

Its just a case of trusting the maths and grinding through these losing periods.

Service Used

Profit Maximiser (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £9.60 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Betting And Trading Results - June Report

Trading Results

In July I started to trade the horse racing again.

No short term scalping looking more at long term positions throughout the morning.

The William Hill flash boosts at 12.00 everyday normally provide a good opportunity.

There was also the usual mix of my own pre match trades and a few I managed to catch from Psychoff.

In total I made 21 trades.

A profit of £339 was made.

Sports Betting Results

These are my own personal bets.

Bets placed with tipsters I will get into later.

In July I made a total of 17 bets.

A profit of £132 was made.

Some of the bets I made in July

The Football Guru Results

The Football Guru is a tipster that I have decided to follow after proofing selections for over a year.

Staking £20 per point advised.

I don’t bet the Football Guru’s goliath or accumulator selections. 

Although these have made some big profits going over his historical results.

I prefer to limit the variance and back the selections as singles.

If a selection is a advised as a double will I place it, mainly to vary my betting patterns with bookmakers.

In July there were 45 selections

A profit of £165 was made

Service Used

The Football Guru (Read The Review)

Subscription Cost – £20 a month  (Annual Subscription)

Morning Value Lite Results

The second tipster service that I started following towards the end of July.

Is the morning value lite service which is a premium tipster service from the Secret Betting Club.

Long term results for this service are very impressive.

I started backing selections to £50 a point on the 24th of July.

Rather then post up results for a few days I will add these to August’s results where there will be a larger quantity of bets.


Overall July was a below average month. The addition of two tipsters along with casino offers is probably going to see more volatility from month to month.

It will be interesting to see how results look at the end of a full year compared to the low risk approach I took last year.


Matched Betting – Sports Offers


Advantage Play – Casino Offers


Trading Results


Sports Betting


The Football Guru


Total Made In July


Overall Profit 


Remaining Target