Exciting matches pitting the world’s best football teams against each other will always manage to attract the attention of billions of people, but the World Cup also happens to be the best opportunity to make some money.
However, unless you’re very lucky (or somewhat of a prophet), winning every single time quickly becomes close to impossible. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to getting much, much closer.
Say hello to matched betting
So what actually is matched betting, we hear you ask? (you’d be surprised how loud a laptop screen can get).
In a nutshell, matched betting is a technique where people turn the free, promotional bets offered by bookmakers into actual money by placing calculated bets on two opposing scenarios. In other words, if you’re betting on England to win a match with one bookmaker, you then lay England to win the match on Smarkets. Effectively betting against them to win the match, in contrast to the bet you have had with an online bookmaker for England to win.
The crux of matched betting is the incentives many of the online bookmakers will offer to new customers, such as free bets, signup bonuses, money back offers, extra place offers, and incentives to regular customers too.
Matched betting is a technique that relies on mathematics rather than chance, which means the risks involved are significantly lower. It also means you don’t need to be proficient in football to place a winning bet. Heck, you don’t even have to like sports!
So how does this concern me?
Well, Maltese people now have the opportunity to benefit from matched betting thanks to Smarkets. The Malta-licensed exchange with offices in St. Julian’s is known to not only have the best odds, but also the lowest commissions. In simpler terms; you get to pay less to win more.
After signing up and depositing some funds, all you’d need to do is visit the dedicated World Cup page and check out the odds available. For matched betting, you only really need to focus on the blue column, which shows the best available lay odds for each selection.
The next step is as simple as they get; all you need to do is select the outcome you’re betting on (or against), and check out the potential profit and loss for that particular bet.
Seeing as we’re currently in the middle of World Cup fever, Smarkets also have a landing page where you can choose “your team”. What this means is you’ll get £10 worth of “risk-free” betting on every single match they play. One quick calculation later, and you’re looking at up to £70 risk-free if your chosen country makes it all the way to the end of the tournament!
So the next time you find yourself on a losing streak, not sure whether you’re doing something wrong, just remember; a better alternative does exist, and it’s staring right at you!
Managed and executed in the right, you’re looking at a very profitable way to enjoy the World Cup, and this could be the big break you’ve been meaning to catch.