Today I want to talk about a ‘dirty’ word when it comes to betting: Arbing.
Arbing is effectively picking out a set of bets where you can lock in a profit, regardless of the outcome of an event. Its loved by punters but hated by bookmakers alike due to the easy profits that can be made by using an effective arbing system.
So with helping SBC members make ‘easy profits’ in mind, you can imagine our interest when we got in touch with one shrewd punter who had developed a very unique arbing system that we were looking to acquire.
It took advantage of a massive (and still ongoing) loophole in one bookmakers system, which was allowing for easy profits to be made by its author. It had made him a few £1000 pounds in the space of a few months so were very keen to obtain a copy for our members.
The upshot is that after much negotiating, we were given permission to publish this unique arbing system in our most recently released SBC Magazine.
Although I can’t reveal its exact methods here for free (as part of our agreement with its author – we can only share it with SBC members) we did perform an interview that reveals a fair bit about how it works.
It should hopefully provide a bit of insight into why this arbing system works, how it was discovered and how you can use it as inspiration to find your own arbing system….
ARBING SYSTEM INTERVIEW
SBC: Thanks very much for sharing your Arbing System. Just how did you discover this anomaly in the first place?
System Author: Most bookmaker’s traders are clearly focused on the main markets and by exploring other ‘secondary-markets’ you can often find plenty of errors.
During an afternoon looking at market prices I discovered that one particular bookmakers traders are slow to react to the shortening of a price in a secondary market. They would often shorten a bet in the main market but the secondary price would remain the same for some time.
This of course presents shrewd punters with an arbitrage opportunity.
As with most things in life, the more you put into something the more you get out. The best way to maximise your returns from this strategy is to commit some time to your computer screen, if you can keep an eye on the markets from mid-morning onwards you will be able to identify the opportunities and take the necessary action.
I managed to do these bets on a daily basis over a period of around 3 months last year and made several thousand £’s.
I was using relatively small stakes £20-£30 and would usually get on at least 1 selection per day, on some occasions I would place a bet with the bookmaker several times as the money became available on Betfair to lay off, this is a good little trick to use actually, it does involve time at the PC but is worth it in the long run. I would also back more than 1 bet in a race as quite often there would be more than one where the prices were misaligned.
I used to concentrate on the bigger priced bets as this appears to be the area that is overlooked the most, the market leaders have their prices clipped fairly quickly but the bigger priced bets don’t.
SBC: Are there other Arbing opportunities out there that SBC members can find themselves?
System Author: This is just one area of weakness that I have managed to discover within one bookmaker, there are hundreds of bookmakers out there and they all have their weaknesses. Bookmakers are constantly increasing the number of markets that they offer on events and as such this places more and more pressure on their traders who have to effectively manage them.
There are hundreds of arbs every day, it is impossible for bookmakers to ensure that their books are completely arb free all of the time,
Some arbs are very small and therefore you will need to have a reasonably large bank in order to bet sufficient amounts to make it worthwhile. They soon add up though so taking 3 or 4 per day over a long period of time can be very profitable.
SBC: Arbing is disliked by bookmakers. Can you explain just why do you need to be careful when using this strategy?
System Author: You need to be careful if you decide to use this strategy as it will ultimately result in your account being restricted after a period of time. I made a few thousand pounds before my account was impacted so it certainly was worth my time.
Bookmakers do not like “arbers” as they know that in the long term if you constantly take the best prices available you will beat them.
Download The Arbing System Immediately
You can pick up the full arbing system in its entirety in our latest magazine the instant you join us (SBC 83 released last week), where its author also reveals…
- A full guide to how the arbing system works and with which bookmaker;
- How to follow it yourself;
- Several illustrated examples of past successful arbs to guide you;
- Staking advice on how to stay under the bookmakers radar.
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