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What is the best arbitrage betting software in 2018?

What is the best arbitrage
betting software in 2018?

This article is for people who have a basic understanding of what sports arbitrage betting is. If you don’t then read the summary below or check out this article for more detail.

arbitrage betting, arbing, arb betting or sure bets arbitrage isn’t gambling. It’s when there is an opportunity to make a guaranteed profit no matter the outcome because the bookmakers odds are so far apart. It can be hard to find these bets manually, which is why many people use arbitrage betting software. Arbitrage Betting Software track odds quickly and then calculates the stakes needed in order to make the maximum profit. Punters usually end up making 3-10% ROI off these bets, which quickly add up over time.

I receive emails all the time debating the question “Which arbitrage betting software is the best?” & “How much should I spend on arb finding software?”

The problem with arb betting software is it can be hard to know which one to choose. Almost all of them have arb betting calculators but only some have quick updating arbs and good customer service. Every arb finding software makes great claims, but not all live up to them.

In this article I will go over the best sports arbing software in 2017 and the pros and cons that follow.

Option 1 : Free Arbitrage Betting Software?

There is Free Arb software out there but in my opinion it should be avoided, but why?

The problem with free arbitrage software is that usually they have very odd markets like Russian Premier League which are an instant red flag for the bookmakers.
Many thousands of people jump on these free arbs so the odds change quickly at the bookmakers, also they will be able to tell you are sports arbitrage betting.
The odds on these sites don’t update quickly and you will have to manually search for the event on the bookmaker sites which can be frustrating.
However, despite these limitations these free arb finders can be a good introduction to arbitrage betting without committing funds. Their use though ends there for me, good for education but an instant ban from the bookmakers if used consistently.

These free arb sites are best for people who just want to learn more about arbing without committing to an arbitrage betting software. If you want to make any long term cash doing this you should avoid placing bets using these sites as the bookmakers will be on to you quickly.

Option 2 : Using Matched Betting Software Like Oddsmonkey or Profit Accumulator for Arbitrage?

Some matched betting services like Oddsmonkey or Profit Accumulator include arbitrage features in their oddsmatching software. These services are both less than £20 a month so are an attractive option for beginners but again they have their limitations.

  1. Arbitrage Opportunities usually have a slim profit on these platforms and because they have thousands of members (and don’t put practises in place to reduce arbs show to members) the bookmakers notice when you use these arbs.
  2. Your account will get limited very quickly because the bookmakers will instantly know you have come from a matched betting service.
  3. Odds move quickly on these services because they use exchanges and also don’t update their odds as quickly as arbitrage betting software companies because they aren’t built for that primary purpose.

Oddsmonkey & ProfitAccumulator are best for those who don’t have any bookmaker accounts open, don’t have more than £100 bankroll and want to learn the ropes & earn some money from the bookies. If you have more to invest than this on arb software I would recommend using a reasonably priced sports arbitrage software in order to combine arbitrage with matched betting to make 100% more profit than using oddsmonkey or profit accumulator.

Option 3: Expensive Arbitrage Software Services

Sports Arbitrage betting Software varies in price quite substantially but the majority of arb betting software have the same features (with some exceptions). Pricey options are Rebelbetting, Oddstorm & Betburger all are £120+ a month which means that you spend most of the month chasing profit, especially as they don’t provide a free trial or in depth tutorials.

All arb finder software contains:

  1. More features focussed on making arb betting easier
  2. Better Arb finder than matched betting software
  3. More unique arbs so less risk of getting limited
  4. Odds updated more quickly
  5. Bigger arbs which means more profit than alternative software

Rebelbetting software runs on only windows and has to be downloaded, but has a large number of bookmakers, filters and arbs.

  • Simple navigation, leading the user straight to the betting event page with a single click and all you have to do is click “bet”. This is untraceable by the Bookmakers.
  • Supports 60+ bookmakers and “clones”.
  • The refresh time of their arbs is ok.

Oddstorm updates quickly but doesn’t have the best user interface.

  • Fast refresh rates. 1-3 seconds for InPlay and average 15 seconds for PreMatch.
  • Simple navigation, leading the user straight to the betting event page with a single click and all you have to do is click “bet”. This is untraceable by the Bookmakers.
  • Supports 60+ bookmakers and “clones”.

Betburger is a solid piece of arbing software but is quite pricey.

  • Arb Helper add-on leads the user straight to the betslips, making for rapid bet placement. This is untraceable by the Bookmakers.
  • Supports 62 Prematch Bookmakers (plus 57 clones), and 50 Live Bookmakers (plus 47 clones). This makes for plenty of opportunities to profit.

The above options are worth looking into if you’re an arbitrage betting veteran who has £10,000’s to invest but otherwise I would recommend an alternative with a lower price point that still is built to purpose for arbitrage betting. The best alternative is using something that has all the features of the expensive arbitrage software but without the hefty price tag.

Option 4: Reasonably priced Arbitrage Software Services

Betslayer sports arbitrage software is only £49/mo. It’s good for people who have some experience betting but have limited experience with arb betting. It has a 7-day free trial money back guarantee which no other service has, and also unrivalled customer support.

  • Fast refresh rates.
  • Simple navigation, leading the user straight to the betting event page with a single click and all you have to do is click “bet”. This is untraceable by the Bookmakers.
  • Supports 32+ bookmakers.

Lots of arb finders are very complicated to use but with Betslayer it’s very simple. Betslayer updates quickly, automatically adds to bet to betslip in a safe way (meaning no bookmakers can track you). Betslayer also makes sure all arbitrage bets are “unique” and reduces the amount of people who can take them, making sure no bookie catches on.

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What is a soft bookie and a sharp bookie?

What is a soft bookie and a sharp bookie?

Soft Vs Sharp Bookies
In the arbritage and sports betting world you may of come across the terms soft bookie or sharp bookie, if you are new to this world you might not know what they mean, I've kept it simple and given a brief overview of these terms.

Soft Bookie
Soft bookmakers in general are less sharp with their odds. What do I mean about this? Well their software is less sofisticated, they are typically less quick to respond to events and more regularly have errors in their odds.

As arbers this is great, more incorrect odds means more profits! Soft bookies you can typically spot from fancy (and alot of) advertising and seductive welcome offers.

Soft bookmakers typically have short lived customers who give up after loosing everything (usually re-gambling any winnings they have). I mean before you joined the arbritage betting world, how many times have you taken up an huge welcome bonus, won loads then put on something else (maybe won some more) then eventually loosing it all. Soft bookies, rely on your doing just that.

Most well known betting sites come in to soft bookmakers, to name a few Bet 365, Coral, Ladbrokes & William Hill.

Soft bookmakers are always the best for high investments when arbing, however they are also the most difficult when trying to avoid getting limited. Why? Because this just isn't their business model. For more for information see How to never get limited by the bookies.

Sharp Bookie
Sharp bookmakers and quite literally the opposite of the above. They typically have fast moving and sophisticated software that reacts quickly to events and less frequently have arbritage opportunities (Arbs still exist!).

Sharp bookies tend to fork out less on marketing and have far smaller welcome bonuses. This means in general they can afford to offer better odds, as they less spend to cover in their margin.

To summarise sharp bookmakers also have a great place when arbritage betting. In comparison to their soft bookie counterparts they rarely limit or ban your account (because they are so sure of their system), but may have lower maximum stakes which could put off some professional gamblers.

A few sharp bookie examples would be 188Bet, 12Bet & Pinnacle.

Should I use soft or sharp bookies for Arbritage betting?
There is no good answer for this. In a lot of cases it works nicely to mix Sharp & Soft bookies when looking for Arbs. High percentage investments is the the reward for not getting limited with the soft bookies. Each will suit different styles of betting.

I hope gives you a brief insite to the different opportunities available to you. In this battle I will leave you to decide which is Jedi and which is Sith (reference the header image!) and if you have any questions please let me know in the comments below and let me know what your arbritage style is!

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How to never get limited by the bookies (Arbitrage Betting)

How to never get limited by the
bookies (Arbitrage Betting)

In this post I will go over the 15-steps to never getting limited by the bookmakers ever again. Follow this closely and you'll have risk-free profits from arbitrage betting for years.

  • Avoid long-term arbs - events that will happen or end in more than a week.
  • Load your deposits steadily ie. Don’t deposit hundreds and hundreds of pounds in one go.
  • Do not withdraw 100% of your funds immediately after a bet settles.
  • Have a static IP ie. Don’t login on your mates laptop.
  • Keep stakes well below betting limits, below £100 is a good place to start.
  • Don’t bet on Arbs that have over 10% ROI. This is because it could indicate a palpable error which would mean your bet gets rejected.
  • Don’t bet all the time on obscure markets like Russian Premier League or challenger tennis.
  • Keep track of which bookies you are winning money with, and which you are losing with in a spreadsheet. Consider mug betting a small percentage of winnings with the losing bookmaker to keep them happy.
  • Stake whole numbers (£55, not £53,37)
  • Avoid unusual patterns like betting at 2AM at night, in general it’s best to mix it up and bet on lots of events and markets.
  • Don’t use same username at every bookmaker to avoid being tracked.
  • Don’t withdraw all your funds in one go and in general don’t withdraw unless you need to.
  • Small stakes trading. This will eliminate the biggest problem which creates all the other problems, and that is inexperience. If you start trading with small stakes, you will gain experience and any error from your side won't bring you a major loss. Ie. opening bookies window next to each other before locking in a bet and making sure the market is still available before betting.
  • Use an e-wallet like Skrill or Neteller - You need to be able to move funds from each Arbing bookmakers quickly and if you use any other method it takes 3-5 days rather than 12-24 hours, this makes things far less frustrating!
  • Never place 2 bets on a single event on the same bookmaker ie. Loss & draw on one bookie & win on the other.

So now you know how to never get limited by the bookies, comment below if you have any questions!

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