So Cheltenham is over and done with for another year and boy oh boy do I wish there was a Cheltenham every week.
The opportunities for making money through bookmakers offers is massive during the festival as they are all falling over each other to give special enhanced prices and offers to get their hands on the punters wonga.
I have quite a lot of experience of match betting and arbetrage betting (Arbing) and have managed to make a considerable amount of money over the last few years, all relatively risk free.
The hardest part for match bettors and arbers is keeping your bookmaker accounts intact as most of the bookmakers are very quick to close down or restrict “shrewd punters”
I went into Cheltenham with only a handful of accounts fully operational, William Hill, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes and a moderately restricted Coral account.
Without a doubt the best offers this week have come from Paddy Power, love him or loath him some of the offers have been very generous.
Enhanced prices were flowing every day in the run up to Tuesday and I managed to take advantage of all of these. Potty prices every day and lots of refunds if flowed throughout the week.
William Hill were also quite generous with some of their enhancements as were Coral who unfortunately probably had a week from hell with their website crashing almost daily.
Overall I managed to make a sizeable 3 figure sum and my Paddy Power account has never looked so healthy as he was the bookmaker that took the brunt of the punishment with quite a few of his enhancements managing to win.
Some of the better enhancements were:
Simonsig – Backed @ 2 Layed @ 1.75
Back in Focus – Backed @ 4 Layed @ 3.65
First Lieutenant – Backed @ 3.75 Layed @ 3.4
Oscar Whiskey – Backed @ 7 Layed @ 5.1
At Fishers Cross – Backed @ 3.75 Layed @ 3.4 which was reduced to 2.85 due to a non-runner and as it won this was a huge bonus as Paddy paid out @ 3.75.
Bobs Worth – Backed @ 6 Layed @ 4.2
I intend to do some more detailed posts over the coming weeks regarding the intricacies of match betting as it is an area that I think everybody should get involved as taking risk free money out of markets gives me one hell of a buzz and I am sure it would do the same for you…..