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One way to still make money during this difficult time is matched betting.
But how easy is it to do during lockdown?
It goes without saying that the last month or so has been hugely disruptive. Obviously, there are far more important things in the world than matched betting at the moment. You may even think matched betting is not possible in these relatively ‘sportless’ times.
However, matched betting is far from dead and can provide a valuable financial lifeline. Yes, the limited sporting events makes things tricky but there are still plenty of ways to earn money using matched betting and its principles.
Horse Racing still on!
While the UK horse racing scene is currently on pause, the same cannot be said for a lot of other regions (particularly in the USA). As a result, whilst the number of races is drastically reduced, you can still get horse racing bets down. Meaning, you can still benefit from sign up offers.
Not only that but Betfred, Unibet, Paddy Power and William Hill are all running daily reload offers (for existing customers) on these US horse races. So, there is plenty of daily profit being left on the table if you have not been getting involved with these so far.
Top tip for tackling horse racing at the moment is to not sink too much time into looking for odds on races throughout the day. It is far more productive to only look at said races when there is 30 minutes, or less, left before the start. The slight downside of this is that due to the races being in the US, this will mean your matched betting will be primarily done in the evenings at the moment.
Esports is now a thing!
For the uninitiated, esports is the competitive scene for online multiplayer gaming. Now, before you scoff at the idea of gamers being classed as athletes, it is worth remembering that there is more money in esports at the moment than a lot of the more well-established sports.
The prize pools for example, are worth significantly more than say – a darts tournament. And it would appear that the bookmakers are starting to take notice of this emerging market. Whilst we are yet to see many reload offers focused on e-sports, the bookmakers are certainly offering odds on these markets – and Heads&Heads has that data on our Oddsmatching software. So, if traditional sports are letting you down on the Oddsmatching Software, esports is there to pick up the slack and help you make a profit on your welcome offers.
Sport will likely return before social distancing ends!
Based on the conversations happening across all major sports, it seems likely that a lot of sport will return behind closed doors in May.
As it stands, German football will return in early May, along with European horse racing (with the UK likely to follow in late May). Whilst the Premier League was earmarked to return in late June, recent talks appear to indicate that the season is unlikely to finish. However, most pleasing of all is that Ascot will be on behind closed doors – which for matched bettors is worth around £1,000 extra profit.
Unfortunately for the general populace, these sports may be back before we’re actually allowed to go and see them in person – let alone go to work or not queue outside your local supermarket.
On the plus side, the return of sports will mean matched betting, once again, will be in full swing and give you something to do while stuck inside – and more importantly give your household an additional income.
Further, bookmakers will be desperate for the cash flow after what will have been a very tough couple of months. Will they improve their welcome/reload offers? We think this unlikely. However, they may be less quick to restrict accounts they suspect of matched betting – meaning you will be able to extract more profit than you otherwise would.
Matched betting has not and will not be going anywhere. Yes, profit has taken a little knock in the absence of major sport, but there is still money to be made. Money which, for a lot of people in the UK, is absolutely crucial right now.
For those in the awful position of not being able to work at all, or seeing their income reduced, matched betting can provide a partial safety net by earning without risking anything. Will it be enough to replace your usual wage? Probably not. But will it be enough to help cover some bills? Absolutely.
To help lessen the initial financial commitment of trying matched betting, Heads&Heads are giving you 30 days Premium access for just £1. Not only that, but there is a 30 day money back guarantee on that £1. We can’t say fairer than that.
Use discount code “STAYHOME” on the payment page after selecting either the Premium monthly or Premium yearly payment plan.
Best of luck and stay safe!