We have completed our trial of Matched Bets and here are our final thoughts.
The first thing to say it’s a very nice, clean website which is readily accessible for both experienced matched bettors and newbies.
There is excellent customer service and a wealth of guidance to help you through the process.
Anyway, on with the nitty-gritty, what exactly do you get with Matched Bets?
The Matched Bets Package
Once you have signed up, there are a range of tools with Matched Bets, including:-
- New Customer Offers
- Existing Customer Offers
- Accumulator Offers
- Casino Offers
- Bingo Offers
- Odds Matcher
- Acca Backers
- Forum and Live Chat
Here we have a look at these key features in more detail:-
New Customer Offers
These are the offers for opening a new account with a bookmaker. Although many of you may already have a number of bookie accounts, they are over 50 new account offers so there are bound to be some you haven’t done yet.
Existing Customer Offers
These are the offers for bookies that you already have accounts with. In many ways, the existing offers are the bread and butter of matched bettors and it is through them that you can create a regular income, if done wisely.
The existing customer offers are all set up in a list version with the estimated value of each offer next to it – i.e. what you are likely to actually make on an offer once you have used the exchanges to match it and paid commission etc – which is very useful.
There is also a daily offers calendar, where users can view reload offers by day as well as sign up offers which haven’t been completed yet. There is also the option to filter the daily offers by bookmaker and mark as done when completed.
These are the offers where you place a football accumulator and the bookies refund your bet if one leg lets you down.
Generally you can make £5 – £10 per offer, although you do need to remember to lay off each leg of your acca at the exchanges as it goes along. If you are able to remember to do so, then it is a good way of making some additional matched betting income.
Pretty self-explanatory really, these are the free casino bets / spins that are available with the various online casinos.
At the time of writing there are 27 of these casino offers available, again with the estimated value next to it so you know how much you should make from each offer.
Again, fairly self-explanatory really – these are the offers provided by the various online Bingo sites. There are currently 16 Bingo Offers listed on the Matched Bets website, so a good number to play through and some good profits to be made.
The Odds Matcher is an essential tool if you are serious about your matched betting. It lets you find bets with the closest match between the bookies’ odds and the exchanges.
The tool gives you the event, the market, the bookie and exchange odds and then the value of the matched bet, which is all the information you need really.
They have recently added tennis and golf to the odds matcher as well as the football and horse racing already on there.
The Acca Backer is a tool for taking up the bookies’ offers on accumulators, where one leg loses and the bookies refund your bet as a free bet. There are full instructions on different approaches to using these offers, plus available accas coming up that you can back.
Another essential part of the matched bettor’s armory is the calculator – so you can work out how much you need to bet on each part of your matched bet and how much you are likely to make.
Forum and Live Chat
Matched Bets has a nice forum where you can discuss offers and ideas with other members and seek out the best opportunity, plus learn things from one another.
It also a live chat option, which is not something we have seen in the other matched betting products we have reviewed, but is a really good innovation.
For those new to matched betting, it is a difficult skill to learn so to have live assistance there for you should aid in the journey to become a more proficient matched bettor. The live chat, together with Information Centre and e-mail support provide a comprehensive package of assistance to guide you on your journey.
OVERALL VERDICT: PASSED
Overall Matched Bets is a great matched betting package and certainly one we would recommend. There are some great features available with it and a wide range of tools, including the Acca Backer and live chat.
At a very reasonable cost of just £14 per month or £99 per year, you should have no problem in making your subscription fees back quickly and then you have the potential of making a steady monthly income of up to £500 per month if you are able to protect your bookie accounts with some mug betting.
A highly recommended matched betting product with great customer service.
Matched Bets – New Review
24th March 2017
Matched betting is the art of using bookmakers’ bonuses and free bets to make risk-free (or very low-risk) profits.
How this works is that bookmakers have special offers for new and existing customers. To get an offer you usually have to place a qualifying bet.
So you place the bet with the bookmaker and lay the exact same bet at the exchange. You will more or less break even and qualify for a free bet.
Follow the same process over and over again and you can make a substantial amount of money.
Matched betting now extends beyond just sports betting but includes casino offers, bingo bonuses and much more besides.
It is something that has become very popular among punters and indeed, some people actually make a lucrative full-time living from it.
With such popularity, it is becoming increasingly sophisticated and more tools are being added to the matched bettor’s armory all the time and we are always keen to check these out and see whether they give us an added advantage over the bookies.
In such spirit, we are taking a look at a new matched betting suite – appropriately titled Matched Bets.
It has a very nice-looking website and includes a wide range of tools, which we are looking forward to exploring in more detail.
We will run a short review of this to examine what is available and whether it offers value to would-be matched bettors.
We will report back shortly with our impressions.
In the meantime, please note that Matched Bets are running a special offer at the moment: you can get a year’s membership for just £99, rather than the normal £149.
This is only available until 31st March, so time is running out to claim it.