How Much Can You Make from Matched Betting In 2024?

How much can be made matched betting

We are commonly asked how much you can make from matched betting.

…Or more specifically…

How much profit have YOU made?

We rarely comment on exactly how much we make – although you can read about our record month if you’re interested to see us at our best.

After we clear that up, the vast majority of people are usually pretty interested in knowing more.

So how much money can I make?!

Once people realise how much money is possible from this simple process, things usually get pretty exciting.

…And why wouldn’t they? We were all there once.

How much you can earn from matched betting depends on a few things that we break down in this post.

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Initial Investment

Like with virtually every money-making opportunity in the world, the more money you have, the more money you can make.

The rich get richer, eh?

That’s about right, yes.

However, thanks to this simple betting process that we teach, even the poor are becoming the richer – that includes us!

We say the same thing for everyone asking us how much money you need to start: £100 minimum.

This is the money you’ll need to place a bet on one bookmaker and then lay it off on a betting exchange.

This £100 should hopefully turn into around £120 as soon as your first sign-up has finished.

The process normally takes a day or so – but only five or ten minutes actual work – until the matches or races that you’ve bet on have finished.

You can then take this £120 and move onto the next sign-up, and it will become £140 by the next day. If you’re lucky, you may even be able to complete two offers simultaneously.

Once you’ve completed a few offers successfully, you’ll definitely be in a position to be doing multiple sign-ups at once. Not only will you have the bankroll to accommodate it, but you’ll be more confident in placing the bets too.

By the end of completing the sign-up offers, you should hopefully have at least £500 in profit.

If you start with £100 in 2020, we’d estimate that your twelve month profit will be in the region of £5,000, if you put in at least an hour a day, five days a week.


It could be more!

Please note, the above is just an estimate. We must state that your earnings can vary, it does depend on a lot of factors that include how much time you can put in, how big your bankroll is, how good the bookmaker offers are, if you manage to avoid mistakes, and more. 

But what if you already have more than £100 to start with? 

If you’re able to start with £300 or £400 (I used my overdraft when I started, although I’m sure you’ll be more sensible!) then you can complete multiple sign-up offers at once from the get-go.

If this is the case, after you’ve spent a few days learning the process, you’ll be able to fly through the offers, especially when using a service like Oddsmonkey. I earned over £1,000 in my first month with the site.

In our opinion, picking the right site that lists the days offers and supplies the tools to make things easier is essential.

Trust us when we say that trying to go the free route will only get you the lowest quality offers and probably the lowest quality of profits too.

We only recommend the best, and you can get a free trial of their service if you go through this link.

The £1,000 – £1,500 profit region is achievable, with some making £2,000 plus in their very first months – especially if some high-reward offers go their way.

Personally, I made £1,113.51 in my first month, which is probably pretty average compared to many, but you shouldn’t worry about what others are making. As long as you are making profit then don’t look to compare yourself – after all, you can only be better than yesterday’s version of yourself.

After the first month is up, or even the first week, you’ll feel crazy that you ever sat and wondered “can I really make money with matched betting?!

If we were starting with a £400 investment in 2020, we’d be aiming to earn around £7,000 profit within twelve months, assuming we could put in an hour’s work each day. Remember, the more work you put in, the more you’ll typically earn.

Year I Started2015
First Month Profit£1,113.51
Total Profit£75,000+
Record MonthOver £10,000

Previous Betting History

Something that limited me from earning more in the first month was how many betting accounts I was already signed up to.

We hear this question all of the time:

Can I do this if I’m signed up to all of the bookmakers already?

I was already signed up to a whopping seventeen online bookmakers before I discovered matched betting, and I still do pretty well out of it!

Why was this?


I made use of some introductory offers in the past for free bets, as I’m sure many of you have done too.

I also used to gamble a lot. I never thought it was an issue, but when I look back now I definitely have huge regrets.

Not big money, but it was small bets often:

A bet on the football here, a spin on roulette there…you catch my drift.

Those times seem crazy to me since becoming a matched bettor.

The thought that gambling isn’t low risk (unlike what we teach here) and the fact it’s never a good long-term decision often puts me off, unless I’m confident that I’m finding real value.

Hearing people say “I’ve got a horse tip – it’s a cert!” makes me cringe.

I don’t mind the odd small-stakes football accumulator – at least they make neutral games a little more exciting to watch.

However, they’re never going to be a reliable source of long-term income. Ever.

With matched betting, almost every horse race I bet on makes me a profit, even when they don’t win.

Now THAT’S what I like to call a cert.

If you’re already signed up to quite a few bookmakers, it will only limit the amount you can earn from the sign-ups.

If anything, having a previous betting history can help long-term, as you will look more like a typical ‘mug’ punter when you move onto the more exciting (and more profitable, long-term) reload offers.

You can still earn more than £800 from sign-ups, even if you’re already a member of many online bookmakers.

Trust us: you are not signed up to all of the bookies already – some people think they are.

Like I said a little earlier on, I was signed up to seventeen before I got into this process – I thought that was all of them!

Now, I’m signed up to somewhere in the region of 60-70, most of which I’d never even heard of until I started this.

Time & Effort Commitments

How much time do you have to put into doing this?

It doesn’t have to be a lot.


If you do it for half an hour a day, you could earn £200-500 profit in a month.

An hour every few days, and you’re looking at a nice monthly bonus still.

An hour a day or more, and you start to get into the really serious money:

£1,000 – £2,000, or even more on a good month, is certainly achievable when you’re putting in at least an hour a day.

Some can use it to earn a full-time living, especially due to the fact that it’s tax-free.

One of the most important pieces of advice is not to spend your only free time trekking the internet for offers; OddsMonkey list them all in one place for you, so make sure you sign up to them here. The trial is free forever.

All you have to do is log in, look at the day’s offers and place the bets that they tell you to.

Like with most things, the more you put in, the more you’re probably going to get out.

Conclusion: How Much You Can Make from Matched Betting

How much money you can put in at the start helps, but it really isn’t the defining factor.

Within just a couple of months, you can pull yourself up to similar betting bankrolls as most other matched bettors – most will be operating with a four-figure bankroll at a minimum.

If you’ve already signed up to a load of bookmakers, this doesn’t matter at all!

This only hinders how much you can make from sign-up offers, but it’s reload offers where the real, long-term match betting profits lie.

How much time and effort you’re willing to put in is quite a big factor when it comes to separating the small earners to the huge earners.

However, what we do is also insanely fun.

This is a factor that many don’t consider before starting – they simply think of some additional work load on top of their typical day job.

This is absolutely not the way to think about things; for us, winning money each day is not a chore in any way.

If you like to earn serious money whilst having fun (and who wouldn’t?) then it’s definitely for you.

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About the Author

This post was written by Luke Jordan. Luke founded Beating Betting at the start of 2016 and ran the site until February 2020. He is passionate about entrepreneurship, marketing and video creation.

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32 thoughts on “How Much Can You Make from Matched Betting In 2024?

  1. PAVAN says:

    I am about to begin match betting but i am little confused about chosing odds and the amount for back and lay bet. Can you help?

    1. Luke says:

      Hi Pavan, if you use the calculator on Oddsmonkey then you won’t have to worry about your stakes and the odds can be found on their oddsmatcher too. Couldn’t be easier!

    2. Ethan says:

      I can try and help the best I can mate?!

  2. Sam says:

    Hi I would like to know how you sustain matched betting, you talk of a reload bet, please elaborate thanks

    1. Luke says:

      Reload bets are offers that come after sign up bonuses – the offers that bookies use to try to keep you using their site. They are the most lucrative form of matched betting long-term.

  3. Darren says:

    I can only use reload offers how much can I expect to earn?

    1. Luke says:

      Most of us can only use reload offers! At least £1,000 a month if you can put an hour or so in a day, and more if you can allocate more time to it.

  4. Zayn Jaffer says:


    I can only spend 4.5 hours a week, how much can I expect to make?

    Is the cost of odds monkey worth it?


    1. Luke says:

      Depends on the week and the offers running, and how much you are going to put into it in the first place. If you’re starting with a couple of hundred quid, I’d imagine you’d be making £400-500 a month in no time.

      We’ve written up an Oddsmonkey review – you can check it out by clicking those linked words :)

  5. Matt Lund says:

    Hi im considering signing up to oddsmonkey myself.

    I want to give it a real go fulltime as due to health reasons, working from home is very appealing to me.
    My question is about the capital you would need to make £2000 a month? I saw you said 4-5k at an absolute minimum, would having 10k make much difference? I would personally like to keep the capital I use for MBing at around 5k, just wondering how much capital would be OPTIMAL.

    1. Luke says:

      £10k bank would be optimal mate, like I said in the post – £4k-5k is a minimum. £10k will ensure you can cover a lot of horses in big race meets like the Gold Cup and the Grand National and allow you to hit some pretty big wins potentially.

  6. James says:

    Hi there,

    Thanks for all the awesome information on this site. I have question about getting started:

    Should I deposit the £100 starting investment at one bookmakers, or £50 at two bookmakers? My first bookmakers has a £20 minimum deposit, should I use the £100 to open as many accounts as possible?

    Secondly, sorry if this is an ignorant question, can you match the same bet at multiple bookmakers? For example back £(free bet value) Arsenal to beat Palace, and lay Arsenal not to beat Palace at five different bookmaker accounts to maximise profits?

    1. Luke says:

      You will need the majority of your initial investment to go into the exchange, like Betfair.

      You should deposit the £20 into the bookmaker and £80 into Betfair so that you have enough money to lay off your qualifying bet and your free bet too.

      Maximising your profits long-term is done via this backing and laying method ;)

  7. ronald says:

    hi there,

    Quick question, if i live in south america, i can do this to have and extra income? or only if i live in the UK or and specific country can i do it?

    thanks for the awesome information

    1. Luke says:

      You can do it, yes, but you won’t be able to use many of the services we recommend. The strategy will all be the same, but the bookmakers and their terms will be different.

  8. rob91 says:

    Hi I’ve looked into this for a while now but always believed it sounds to good to be true but after working out how much ive lost the past two years thru gambling I feel I’ve got about £12000 I need to earn an I’m hoping odds monkey will be the answer I’m looking for. I’m confused on how to lay or back a bet is this something I can do at any bookmakers?.

    1. Luke says:

      Hi Rob,

      A ‘back’ bet is just your typical bet that you place at any bookmakers. A ‘lay’ bet is placed on something called a betting exchange (like Betfair) where you can bet AGAINST outcomes – the opposite to what you do at a bookie. By placing a back and a lay bet, you cover all outcomes in a game to ensure you hit free bets and to lock-in profit.

  9. Mary says:

    Hi I just wanted to clarify something.

    I have only just started MBing and I put down a £400 initial investment. At the moment my profit stands at around £120 in just two days that I have started doing sign up offers.

    Am I supposed to now withdraw my investment back to my normal account and use my profits to continue MBing or was this initial investment always going to be tied up I.e recycled for new bets etc?

    Also I would like to earn roughly £1,500 a month from this, how much more would you suggest I need to invest or will I need to do other things aside from sign ups to start getting that sort of income?

    Thanks x

  10. James Smith says:

    Please I have just £10 to start with, I can dedicate a lot of time into this like a full time job and I am a newbie. How do I go about it to make a minimum of £1000 per month and I come from Nigeria.
    Please help

    1. Luke says:

      Hi James, unfortunately £10 is just too little to get up and running with.

      There is an option to gamble the £10 knowing that a free bet would come if you lost, and then gamble the free bet too in the hope you managed to get to the £100-level that we advise you start with. However, this option would of course not be risk-free and we really preach going down the route of not gambling.


  11. Davies says:

    With £50 and 8 – 12 hours a day, how much do you think I can make a week please I’m new to this and I have a lot of spare time at hand. Thanks

    1. Luke says:

      Hi John, I did notice you’d asked a similar question recently, I answered here:

      Hope this helps!

  12. Marcela says:

    Great article, thanks for all the information.
    Did you calculate the initial profit of £8000 based on reinvesting all the money and not using any of the profits?

    Kind regrds

    1. Luke says:

      Hi Marcela,

      That would be based on not spending your profits, yes.

  13. Martyn Kew says:

    Hello im just about to dip my toes into matched betting. Once you’ve used all your sign in free bets how often do you get reload bets

    Thanks martin

    1. Luke says:

      Hi Martin, there is no set amount of reload offers you will get and a lot depend on how happy the bookmaker is to dish them out for free, or if you need to be active to receive them (i.e. with trigger bets).

  14. James says:


    Just wondering, is it possible to make £500 per month on sports markets alone? I get a lot of casino bonuses which I don’t use as I don’t understand the games. Plus I hate casinos/gambling machines! : )


    Great article

    1. Luke says:

      It’s certainly possible, James. I used to be 99% sports-focused for a long time! When the bankroll starts increasing you can even have £500+ days.

  15. Aaron S. says:

    I am from Canada, are there any issues or concerns that I need to know? Are there bookmakers that won’t work with Canadians? Or offers we can’t qualify for?

    1. Luke says:

      Hi Aaron,

      Unfortunately we can’t provide advice for specific countries outside of the UK.

  16. suasan lisa says:

    I have just begun matched betting.
    How long is it before I can withdraw cash bonuses,
    or part of them?
    Or should I leave the bookies bonus alone and just use Betfair to withdraw funds?
    I would like to match bet as a full time income,
    and leave my horrible soul destroying minimum wage job

    1. Luke says:

      Some bonuses have a rollover or wagering requirement and these would really vary so I can’t really comment, but mostly it’s a case of just backing and laying the free bet and then you can withdraw (although I recommend a mug bet before doing so, if you win at the bookie).

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