Each arber sooner or later realizes that he cannot beat the bookie without using an effective betting system. Surebets appear to be one of such systems beyond the shadow of a doubt, and exactly this strategy is going to be described in today’s article.
What are surebets?
Surebet shows up due to odds difference on the opposing results of the sports event. If the arbitrage situation takes place, the gambler may bet all the opposing outcomes of the event and get profit despite the result.
But you’d ask how that is possible since sportsbooks should prevent the emergence of such situations. Surely they limit it, however, surebets form due to the following reasons:
- Bookmakers competition, which encourages them to offer overestimated odds
- Bookmakers’ mistakes when setting prices
- Delayed response of the bookie to the changing situation during the event on
National League South: Truro City v Billericay Town.
Here we’re interested in ТO (2.5) prices with Paddy Power and ТU (2.5) with Marathonbet. Let’s say we bet €45 for ТU (2.5) @2.00 and €42 for ТU (2.5) @2.14. So, we’ve bet €87 eventually. Now let’s consider all possible scenarios:
- The game ended with maximum 2 goals (ТU 2.5). Thus, the gambler gets net profit which equals €2.88 proceeding from (42*2.14) – 87 = 2.88 euros.
- The game ended with 3 or more goals (ТO 3.5). Profit equals €3 from (45*2.00) – 87 = 3.00 euros.
Therefore, we’ve managed to win at least €2.88, and it doesn’t matter at all with what result it ends.
The example shows the efficiency of arbitrage situations. However, you should remember that here we have the simplest case of arbitrage, which occurs not so often. When is comes to surebet searching – the process appears to be not so easy as it may seem.
You can do the search independently, but you’d need certain theoretical skills along with great deal of time.
Usually due to time-consuming surebet search, bettors prefer dealing with surebet scanners. That are special-purpose software for sports arb, which calculates surebets and hints you the amount to bet to obtain ultimate profit.
There are so many softwares alike but the most popular is BetBurger. As for today, the scanner analizes more than 100 sportsbooks in 25 kinds of sport – none of the opponents can boast such capabilities.
Another considerable advantage of the scanner is the extensive functionality: BetBurger developers are constantly adding new functions and bookmakers to the list for convenience of use.
Obviously, using such software is not for free – that must be the only disadvantage. But it’s crucially important to understand that the profit you get from arbing is more than make up for investments.
As the experience of most arbers shows, this strategy brings 15-20% of the monthly bankroll, which includes the price for subscription.
Now you clearly see the surebet strategy really works and can bring sizable profits.
The article was prepared on the basis of the article “Arbitrage in betting“. The consultation was taken from the author of the article and the employee of the service Vladimir.