This guide has been a long time coming.
Dutching, or the process of betting across multiple bookmakers for the purpose of making a profit, is a necessary tactic for a couple of main reasons.
The first of those reasons is more simple:
Sometimes, those that are matched betting need to find an alternative to a betting exchange – perhaps there isn’t a market available on the exchange yet, or that there isn’t a close odds match available.
The second of the reasons is slightly more complex, and it means I need to split this guide into to sections.
That second reason is this:
Betting exchanges aren’t available in every country in the world.
Most notably, America doesn’t have exchanges. A large portion of Africa doesn’t. The list goes on.
It is impossible for me to have a guide that lists how to do matched betting in every single country in the world.
I simply don’t have the capacity to write that much, never mind the fact that I’d need to know the legislation in every country, the bookmakers based in each one too, the terms that go with their offers…I’m sure you see where I’m coming from.
Those in countries without betting exchanges need to dutch every bet; that’s the qualifying bet (to unlock a free bet) and free bets too.
I will be covering foreign countries in the second half of this post – feel free to skip straight to it – but let’s dive into the quicker-to-explain first scenario right now. (more…)