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What is Arbing?

What is Arbing Betting?

Arbing is a form of betting where you can bet on all outcomes of an event and still make a profit. You do this by simultaneously betting on all outcomes on different bookies that guarantee profit, whatever the result of the sports event.

Arbing has been around since bookmakers began but the rise of online bookmakers & the competition between them has led to an increase in the amount of arbing opportunities that have arisen.

This type of betting is also known as arbing betting, arbitrage betting, arb betting, surebetting, surewins, miraclebets, sure bets or just arbs. An Arb is when the opportunity for profit regardless of outcomes arises, people who do this type of betting are called arbers. Unlike normal sports bettors, arbers normally have no interest in the sport they are betting on, they are just interested in the opportunity for profit.

Arbing Betting or Sports Arbitrage Betting to give it it’s full name, is popular throughout europe with many people using it to make a side income online and beat the bookies. In this article we will go over exactly what arbing is, examples of arb bets & answers to the most commonly asked questions about arbitrage betting.

Arbing opportunities arise when there is uncertainty surrounds the outcome of an event. Basically where bookmakers disagree on the probability of an outcome, arbitrage opportunities arise.

What is arbitrage betting?

Arbitrage Betting takes advantage of the high competition in odds between online bookmakers. When bookmakers odds vary enough we can bet on all outcomes of the event and win a profit of around 2-10% no matter what.

This may seem like a small return of £2-10 at first (given a £100 stake) but over time this can lead to great profits, especially as on some events you can bet upwards of a £300 total stake on a single arb which means £15-30 per trade!

Arbitrage is similar to matched betting but instead of using free bets to get a risk-free profit it uses the natural variation in odds instead.

Arbitrage betting has been dubbed as “the only way to make constant profit” in sports betting and there are tens of thousands of people who regularly arb because it is typically a far better way to invest money than a bank.

How does arbing work?

For Example you bet on a football match.

Swansea v Wolves

The odds for the game to have total goals of over 2.5 has odds of 2.6

The odds for the game to have total goals of under 2.5 has odds of 1.75

We place a total stake of £100 and have covered all outcomes.

We make £4 profit if Outcome A happens & £5 profit if outcome B happens.

Outcome A

£40 - stake


2.6 x 40 = £104 (+£4)

Outcome B

£60 - stake


1.75 x 60 = £105 (+£5)

To break down what is shown above:

If there are over 2.5 goals in the match, your return will be a total of £104 (2.6 x £40=£104) = £4 profit

If there are under 2.5 goals in the match, your return will be a total of £105 (1.75 x £60=£105) = £5 profit

Remember we’ve only place a total of £100 so anything over this figure is profit.

What do bookies think of arbing?

Arbing is completely legal but bookmakers don’t like it too much because they think it costs them money. Arbers don’t actually know which outcome will happen so if the bookies lose it’s just bad luck but many people believe if you just bet on “best odds” every time then the bookies will take notice. Arbitrage bettors accounts normally last less than a year but in that time they can make some big profits. When a bookie stops you receiving promotions it’s called being gubbed. When a bookie limits how much you can place on an event, it’s called being limited.

How much money can I make?

It depends on your arb betting bankroll. Many people can make £500 or more every month, but it also depends on how much time you have available.

What does arbing software do?

Arbing betting opportunities normally only last an average of 15 minutes so you have to be quick. Arbing software like Betslayer updates the odds of an arb in real time and navigates you to the correct event on the bookmaker making the arbing process much quicker and easier. They also have tools to track your arbing profits.

Arbing mistakes to avoid?

It’s important you always double check the arb market you are betting on. It’s also important you open both windows side by side to ensure you can lock in the bets without delay. It’s also important that you practise small stakes trading when starting arbitrage betting because in that way you learn quickly and then when the stakes are higher you are less likely to make arbing mistakes. Also It’s important you have a back up plan. Always place the higher number stake first because that means you will never run into a situation where one side of the arb is locked in but on the other side the bookies only allows a lower figure. Another thing to note is that if one side of the arb bet is locked in but the other you can’t place you should use a tool like betslayer or oddschecker to find similar odds so you can use another bookie to make profit from, or you can cash out your bet in some cases or use the betting exchange to place the other side of the arb. It’s best not to bet on arbs with an ROI of 20%+ because it could be a palpable error which means the bookmakers odds are an error and your bet may get cancelled.

What do betting exchanges think of arbing?

Exchanges think favourably towards arbers because they make money on commission rather than profit when you lose like online bookmakers. They like the high amounts arb bettors place through the exchange and how they act as market makers, quickly correcting over generous bets. There are opportunities for back lay arbing using low commission exchanges like smarkets. These are normally called horse racing arbing.

What is the role of Ewallets in Arbing?

Ewallets like Skrill, Neteller or PayPal are an important part of arbing betting because they allow you to withdraw your funds in 12 hours rather than 3-5 days, this allows you to keep your money working and reinvesting it in arbs to make profits.

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How does Football Index Work?


How does Football Index Work?

Betslayer is all about making a side income through low-risk betting strategies and so I'm always on the lookout for the next great thing to make some more profits and that's how I came across Football Index. In this blog post you'll learn everything you need to know about football index and how to get started risk-free. Football Index allows you to buy shares in football players. It's like a football players stock market.

Football Index reviews

Some people ask is Football Index legit? Yes it is, it was founded in 2015 by Adam Cole. The business name is BetIndex Limited which is registered in Jersey and licensed by the gambling commission under the number 119040. Football Index has just signed a big TV advertising deal with Sky & has Guillem Balague as a brand ambassador . You can also check out their Trustpilot reviews to see what people think.

Football Index Explained

Football Index is the first football player stock market that allows you to buy, sell and trade football player with your own money. Essentially you're betting on the value of your players going up over time. It’s like a mix between fantasy football and traditional sports betting.

How does Football Index work?

Unlike stock market trading where most people don't have a clue about the stocks and they’re basically guessing. Many people have great knowledge about football that they do not put to good use. In Football Index even just being slightly ahead of the curve or having a little bit of knowledge pays big dividends in because getting onto the platform early will mean that you make bigger profits long-term because as more people come onto the platform the price of the players go up and you make more profits when you sell a player because of this.

The best thing about football index is that on a bad day you don't lose your whole bet like in normal betting,  you only lose a couple of pennies of players value and that's why it's a great alternative to normal betting. It's also worth noting football index have no control over the price of any player it's simply due to market demand.

How do you make money on Football Index?

Our main strategy with football index is to buy low & sell high, but there are also other ways to make money which we will go over. So to know how to make money from buying and selling players which is the main way to make money on football index, we also need to know what affects player's prices.

  1. Why could a players price go up?

    Maybe the player wants to leave the club which leads to more media mentions which means more they get media dividend. Or maybe he's on a great run of form and has won performance buzz a couple of times again.
  1. Why could a players price go down?

    Maybe lack of form, maybe he's been injured or suspended. Maybe he signed a new contract so there will be no more transfer rumours and media mentions so less media buzz dividends. It’s worth noting that Media buzz is based mainly on UK-based networks and attributes points to players based on if they are mentioned in articles about transfers or about their talent. It is worth noting that squad players cannot get media buzz.

What is the difference between Squad Players & Top 200 Players on Football Index

The top 200 players in Football Index are simply the players with the highest price based on their demand. Squad players are lower value players, normally they don't start matched all the time and are considered young talents. Squad players get into the top 200 when their value is above the lowest value player in the top 200. Top 200 players then get relegated if a squad player overtakes their value. 

Squad players can still get Performance Buzz Dividends but are not eligible for Media Buzz Dividends, we'll explain what these terms mean in the next section.

What are media buzz dividends?

Football Index scans online football news from UK newspapers and gives points to players based on article mentions. For example transfers rumour mentions. Players with the most mentions and most points at midnight every day are the winners of the days media buzz dividends. If you have those players shares then you will get a dividend. 

Note: you dont need to withdraw dividends, they get automatically credited to your balance.

What are performance buzz dividends?

Football Index monitors the footballing performance and players across the top leagues.

Premier League. La Liga. Bundesliga. Serie A. Ligue One. Champions League and Europa League

Football index has their own scoring matrix which basically will will rank the top players based on things like scores and assists or clean sheets. It's also worth noting that match days are split into three categories with different dividend rates depending on the number of matches taking place. The table below displays the dividend for each share for both match days and non match days

What are In-Play dividends?

In the first 30 days of owning a share, you'll get the following In-Play Dividends:

 - 2p per Goal for a Forward or Midfielder

 - 3p per Goal by a Defender or Goalkeeper

 - 1p per Assist by any position

-  2p for a Starting Goalkeeper Clean Sheet over the full game

Selling On Football Index

The two ways to sell on Football index are called Market Sell and Instant Sell.  Both have a 2% commission fee from the total sales. 

Football index makes money from taking a commission on the total sales you make. The difference between the buying price and the sale price is known as the spread. Market sell allows you to set a reserve price and place shares in a queue, the time taken to sell depends on how in demand the player is (sold at higher blue price). If you want an instant sell you sell them at the red price, and the difference is the spread. An instant sell allows you to immediately cash out your position on player shares for an increased percentage of commission 

How do I know which players to buy?

I wouldn't overthink this, I think it's similar to fantasy football. The best players to buy in football index are the underpriced players. For example maybe you want to buy shares in Heung Min Son because you think he's in form and is underpriced. Maybe it's a new player who's come into to the team like Juan Foyth who's shares will be good long term. In a transfer window you can get some quick wins by being on top if the latest transfer news. If they get bought they may be media buzz dividends and their price will then likely go up in the coming weeks so getting in early then selling when the players price has increased is a good strategy.

 But it depends on your strategy, you can have a long-term strategy if you want to build up media dividends and and performance buzz and bank on the price of football index in the whole going up.

Football Index App

The mobile app is a great way to check on your portfolio & the best way to use football index in my opinion

What are the turquoise lines?

These represent the highs and lows of a player's price for that day so the bigger the line the bigger the volatility maybe it's a good thing maybe his price has gone up because he scored a couple of goals or got lots of worthy media attention and it's up to you to interpret this graph to see where the players price is going.Enter your text here...

How do I get a Money Back Offer ?

In general diving straight in is a great strategy especially because football index has the Money Back Offer.  Withing the first 7 days, Football index will refund your losses (if any) up to £500.

Football Index Sign up Offer



● You receive the money back offer of your losses up to  £500 for 7 days
●18 + only, Football Index is gambling if you have a problem do not sign up & go to

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