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Month: August 2016

Coral beaten by a length

Coral beaten by a length

Coral have been running their Beaten By a Length promotion both instore and online for about the past month now. The offer is simple: If your horse comes 2nd and is beaten by a length or less in 1 selected meeting each day then you get your stake back as a free bet up to £25.

The problem is that most races end up with the front running horse way ahead of everyone else. However you can help give yourself an advantage and make some great returns from this offer by being selective of which races you bet on.

To have the best chance of hitting this offer you want short races with few riders as this means the leading riders will generally be quite bunched up at the finishing line giving a good chance of it being a short lead distance. 7f or less are perfect and generally no more than 8 horses. Find a decent match on one of the top 3 horses in the race and place a £25 qualifying bet with a qualifying loss of less than £1 to make it worthwhile.

By doing this, I’ve managed to hit the refund about 40% of the time. This means that for every 10 races, I’m losing £10 in qualifying losses but making 4 x £20 from the average free bets. A return of £70 profit, or £7 average per race.

If you haven’t yet signed up for Coral they also have a ‘Bet £5 get £20’ signup offer.


Paddy Power Sharbing For Beginners

Paddy Power Sharbing For Beginners

Shop-arbing or ‘sharbing’ is the process of placing bets in-shop and then laying them off on one of the online exchanges. The massive benefit to sharbing is that it’s not linked to your online account as so you can do it even if you’re gubbed online. PLUS you are able to go around all of the shops near you of the same type and place the same bet.

One of the best offers currently avaliable is Paddy Power’s Refund if losing at half time goldmine. The reason this offer is so good is because it’s also available in-store, and your bet doesn’t even have to lose to qualify for the free bet!

In order to access this cash shower, just follow these easy steps:

  1. Find out which football matches the offer applies to. It will be the first televised match on Saturdays + Sundays
  2. Walk in to your local Paddy Power show, find the coupon (coloured sheet of paper) which shows your selected match
  3. Place an X next to the team you’re going to back, then place an X next to £5 and another X next to £20 in the ‘stake’ section below your chosen team.
  4. Take coupon to the counter where they will scan it through their machine and give you the receipt. Hand over £25 cash (Never card!)
  5. Take coupon home, put the back odds into your calculator and place the bet as a Qualifer online, laying off on the exchange

If you’re lucky to live near 2 Paddy Power shops you can back team A in the first shop and team B in the other shop, giving you a free bet as long as it’s not a draw at half time.


When the match has finished, take your receipt instore to collect your winnings, or free bet, or both. The cashier should scan your losing at half time receipt and print you off another one for a £25 free bet valid for 7 days. Take this free bet away and then find a good high-odds football match later on in the week. Come back instore and use your free bet as if it were cash in a Stake-not-returned bet, lay it off on the online exchange when home.


Rinse and repeat! Make sure you remember which receipt is from which Paddy Power shop so you’re claiming back the winnings/free-bet from the same shop the bet was originally placed in.

How to block IE Snare

How to block IE Snare

What is IE Snare?

IE snare is a web tool use by many of the online bookmakers for ‘reputation management’ in order to counter ‘fraud and abuse’. It tracks information about your computer and browsing habits including:

  • Websites visited
  • Time on websites
  • Unique information about your computer

All of this allows the bookmakers to track where you’ve been and and idea of what you’ve been doing there.


Why does this matter?

Online bookmakers are keen to identify anyone they might consider as a ‘sharp punter’ Ie: Anyone who is going to cost them money. Matched Betting is a great example of how some people are able to make money for themselves at the expense of the bookmaker’s profit and so they’re keen to catch us!

By tracking your internet history, bookmakers are able to spot people who constantly bounce between many different online betting sites and the big online betting exchanges (Betfair, Smarkets etc). If they suspect you of being a matched bettor or sharp punter who’s shopping round for the very highest odds on a bet; they’re likely to ban you.


How can I tell if I’ve been infected?

The easiest way to check is to run a search on your computer for “mpsnare”

If IE Snare has been installed on your machine then it will find one or more of the following folders:


Another way is to run a command prompt (Go to Start – Run – “CMD”):


Then in the black box type: dir mp*.com /s


How to remove IE Snare

Removing IE Snare is as simple as deleting the folders found from the above searches. This will remove all history that IE Snare has stored and so you be safe until it gets installed onto your machine again.

Given that many online betting sites are using IE Snare, there is a good chance your machine will become infected again and so you should block IE Snare before you get infected.


How to block IE Snare

Blocking IE Snare doesn’t stop it from being installed onto your computer, but it does stop it from reporting back any ‘findings’ to the betting site, thus making it useless at tracking your matched betting activities. In order to stop is from reporting back you need to amend your computer’s “host file”.

– Go to: Start – Run – Notepad – Right click on “notepad” and select “Run as Administrator”


Within Notepad go to: File – Open

Then in the drop-down box select “All Files”:


In the File Name box type: C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\Etc and then press ‘Open’


Right click on “hosts” and select “Properties” from the bottom of the list


Make sure that the box next to “Read-Only” is unticked


Click “Apply” then “OK”. Now double click on “hosts”. It will open up and look like this:

Copy and paste all of the below into the Notepad below the line “ localhost”:


So it now looks like:


Go to File and click “Save”


Now close notepad, restart your machine and you’re done!


How to check it’s worked

You can check the block has worked by going to:

Start – Run – CMD

Then in the black box type:


The reply should come back from and look like:

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Instructions for Mac computers

These are copied from another site so I am unable to verify or product screenshots however the method looks correct:


Instructions for Mac:

Step 1: Launch Terminal, found in /Applications/Utilities/ or launched through Spotlight

Step 2: Type the following command at the prompt to backup hosts file to documents folder:

sudo cp /private/etc/hosts ~/Documents/hosts-backup

Step 3: Type the following command at the prompt to open hosts file:

sudo nano /private/etc/hosts

Step 4: Enter the administrator password when requested – you will not see it typed on screen – then press enter/return

Step 5: Once the hosts file is loaded within nano, use the arrow keys to navigate to the bottom of the hosts file to make your modifications. We can then add the same lines as in the instructions above:

Step 6: When finished, hit Control+O followed by ENTER/RETURN to save changes to /private/etc/hosts, then hit Control+X to exit out of nano

July Profit: £1445.33

July Profit: £1445.33

July was an extremely quiet month on the Matched Betting job and as a result gave my lowest profit for a long time. Football has ended and it seemed alot of the bookies were cutting back on offers in preparation for the start of the next season. Still, profit is profit and that’s still 100% tax free cash! I had a decent mix of casino and sports offers this month, remembering to check the Profit Accumulator daily offers list and taking advantage of any with reasonable wagering requirements.

In July I placed a total of £6,451.90 worth of bets giving a return on investment of 22.4%

Bets of specific note:

  • £148 profit from a 150% casino bonus with only 2xWR
  • ~£200 from a single Saturday’s C4 horses
  • £50 profit from testing Each Way Sniper
  • £49 profit from a ‘risk free £10’ casino offer

Again; another month of lots of little profits all added together. Even if an offer is only worth £4 profit, its still profit!