Well it has been quiet a month so far as I have had to divert my attentions to technical issues on the site and also have been away for a few days so have missed a number of offers. That said there have been plenty of offers about with honours really going to two bookmakers, William Hill and Ladbrokes.
Billy Hill has surpassed himself with more BuyOneGetOneFree (BOGOF) offers than you could shake a stick at and Ladbrokes has been doing the same on the casino front, lovely.
Between these great existing offers I have found time for plenty of trading as a matter of fact, starting off with the Aintree meeting at the beginning of the month, using a very nifty little strategy a pro trader friend of mind advised me on (more on that in later editions) through to a fantastic low risk football strategy that has been kicked around on the Racing Traders forum involving the Correct Score market. Basically you take a position on a number of scores pre kick off and then lay out the positions during the game, hopefully getting ALL GREEN as soon as you can, this has worked so well that we are teeing up some live trading webinars so everyone can watch and even play along if they like, so watch this space.
Here is a summary of the action so far in April:
02-Apr 150.67 Betfair Bookmaker Trading at Aintree
03-Apr 30.16 Betfair Bookmaker Trading at Aintree
04-Apr 16.00 Centrebet Top Secret £20 Giveaway – Random freebie credited to Mrs Bet72 – Cash out on the horseys
04-Apr 30.25 Centrebet (x2) Grand National Offer – Qual = -£9.28 / Cashout = £39.03
04-Apr 5.00 Mecca Games Virtual Racing £5 Refund Offer. Bet the 1st 3 in the race (£2, £2 and £1) and winner at 4/1 for an instant £5 profit
05-Apr -1.50 Paddypower US Masters 2 x £10 free bets qualifiers on Shell Open
07-Apr 9.52 Betfair Traded a tip, as 2 sources had tipped it up for me: Simple Jim 4:50 at Sedge, Backed 2 in running and layed at 1.50 (it lost anyway!)
07-Apr 40.53 Betfair Correct score trading on the Man U / Porto game
07-Apr -2.50 William Hill BOGOF 2 x £5 freebies – Qual: Man United v Porto 1.4 / 1.47
07-Apr 7.74 William Hill BOGOF 2 x £5 cashout freebies – In Play Correct Score – Arsenal 2-1 9.5 / 10.5
09-Apr 15.23 Paddypower US Masters 2 x £10 cashout 8 / 8.8
11-Apr -0.34 Blue Sq BOGOF – Qual: Liverpool / Blackburn 7 / 7.2
11-Apr 3.75 Blue Sq BOGOF – Cashout Stoke / Newcastle 12 / 14
11-Apr -2.10 William Hill BOGOF 2 x £5 freebies – Qual: Stoke v Newcastle 2.5 / 2.56 (£20)
11-Apr 14.14 William Hill BOGOF 2 x £5 cashout freebies – Correct Score – Barca / Rec & Villareal / Malaga
11-Apr -2.94 William Hill BOGOF 2 x £5 freebies – Qual: Villa v Everton 2.25 / 2.38 (£20) – £
11-Apr 15.00 William Hill BOGOF 2 x £5 cashout freebies – Correct Score – Man City / Fulham & Deportivo / Atletico Madrid
12-Apr 9.00 Betfair Masters Trading – Backed 30% of field > 100 at start, layed off after the cut
14-Apr 11.50 Ladbrokes Casino £50 BJ WR 4xB – get 100% bonus – qual
14-Apr -2.48 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 freebies – Qual: Chelsea v Liverpool
14-Apr 8.80 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 cashout freebies – In Play Correct Score
15-Apr 11.12 Betfair Correct score trading on the Porto / Man United game
15-Apr 64.50 Ladbrokes Casino £50 BJ WR 4xB – get 100% bonus – cashout
15-Apr -3.10 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 freebies – Qual: Porto v Man United
15-Apr 8.12 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 cashout freebies – In Play Correct Score
16-Apr 11.45 Betfair Correct score trading on the Man City / Hamburg game
16-Apr -21.12 Ladbrokes Casino Slots – Mega Moolah £25 bonus – £200WR – qual
16-Apr 7.41 Ladbrokes Casino Slots – Thursday Thrill £15 bonus – £60WR on Mad Hatter – qual & cashout
16-Apr -2.10 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 freebies – Qual: Man City / Hamburg
16-Apr 8.08 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 cashout freebies – In Play Correct Score
17-Apr -12.50 Ladbrokes Casino Exclusive £50 BJ WR 4xB – get 100% bonus – qual
20-Apr 77.10 Ladbrokes Casino Exclusive £50 BJ WR 4xB – get 100% bonus – cashout
21-Apr 52.13 Betfair Correct score trading on the Liverpool v Arsenal game
22-Apr 6.65 Betfair Correct score trading on the Chelsea v Everton game
23-Apr 0.40 Ladbrokes Casino Slots – Thursday Thrill £15 bonus – £60WR on Osbournes – qual
23-Apr 12.00 Ladbrokes Casino £50 Roulette WR 4xB – get 100% bonus – qual
23-Apr 27.00 Ladbrokes Casino £50 Roulette WR 4xB – get 100% bonus – cashout
24-Apr 25.00 Ladbrokes Casino Slots – Thursday Thrill £15 bonus – £60WR on Osbournes – cashout
24-Apr 35.00 Ladbrokes Casino Slots – Mega Moolah £25 bonus – £200WR – cahsout
25-Apr 51.22 Betfair Correct score trading on the Man United v Spurs game
25-Apr 12.11 Betfair Bookmaker Trading Bet365 Gold Cup
25-Apr -2.84 Ladbrokes Exclusive £100 free bet – received in post – qual – Hull v Liverpool
25-Jan 83.65 Ladbrokes Exclusive £100 free bet – received in post – Cashout on horses 8 / 8
27-Apr -1.92 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 freebies – Qual: Newcastle v Portsmouth
27-Apr 7.21 William Hill BOGOF (2) x £5 cashout freebies – In Play Correct Score – Newcastle v Portsmouth
Still plenty more for me to get stuck into so hopefully I will get a clear run to the end of the month (if only!).
Profit/Loss – 1st – 27th April 2009 = +£812
This month is like one of those, “complete works of Shakespear in a minute” plays, I managed to corrupt the file I was working on over the month so rather than recreate it all (I am a lazy sod) here is March in a nutshell.
OK high hopes for March, Cheltenham et all, so let’s see what happened.
Right starter for tenner, I cashed out my free bet on the Carling Cup final from the latest Will Hill BOGOF offer for £6.38 profit.
Managed to get on a little more Pre-Cheltenham Ladbrokes 3/1+ offer for a very nice £66.76
Was really busy getting the site etc… ready pre Cheltenham so I didn’t do anything upto the festival, then it was off!
I did quite a bit of trading actually, which netted me £212.75 in profits, small fry to the pros but I was happy with that, I am still learning!
As for the offers well we picked up the following…..
Paddypower Cousin Vinny Offer = £28.56 x 2
William Hill Various BOGOF offers = £27.12 x2
Centrebet Gold Cup = £17.01
Ladbrokes 3/1+ offer = £302.21 What a great offer long may it continue (update it has not appeared since!!)
Paddy Power mobile offer = £17.76
So a grand total of £421.22 plus the trading cash, meant a very nice few afternoons work!
Finally got around to doing the financials offer VC (£250 refund) and Tradefair (free £75). Worked on a very easy strategy based on BUYing at VC and SELLing at 1/2 the value on Tradfair, with stop losses in place. Netted £182 profit from this using the GBP against the Euro market, I am no Robbie Burns (www.nakedtrader.co.uk) but for my first dabble into financials I was very happy. I cannot withdraw the free £75 from Tradefair for 3 months but will pay for a nice night out for me and Mrs B when it is available in June. I will have forgotten about it by then so it will seem like another bonus when it flashes up on my electronic calendar to withfdraw!
If anyone want to know anymore about the strategy do please drop me a line, email@example.com
Over at Ladbrokes we saw a free £10 offer for playing 3 Card Poker, usual Q64 strategy here for a very easy £9 profit.
Centrebet did a free Dubai racing offer which netted another £7.02 profit (x 2) and more BOGOF’s from Billy boy footy, darts and F1 added £6.82 profit for me and Mrs B respectively.
Coral had a virtual games offer for a free £10, well documented on bet72 and netted £7.37 for Mrs B and £7.52 for me
Not to be outdone Betair sent me a free offer for their Arcade games area. Make 10 bets on Deal or No Deal and get the 11th free (upto £20), used our regular DOND strategy here and made a very nice £26.13 on my account but lost £14.01 on Mrs B’s but still a net profit of £12.12 for less than 10 minutes clicking!
Profit/Loss – 1st – 31st March 2009 = +£767.17 – Total March 2009 = +£767.17 (plus £212.75 trading, so almost £1K)
Few what a month, my head has been buried in all things wordpress getting to grips with everything on the new site. Well we are live and running, a few more tweaks and additions (hence the soft launch / beta mode) but I am delighted with it. It couldn’t have been done without Lee for Juicestorm, a true star, thanks for all your help mate, I hope you didn’t mind all the blood, sweat and tears on SKYPE!
On the bonus front naturally I have had little time this month but hey we have still done a bit.
Picked up another BOGOF from WILLIAM HILL, only a tenner this week but made £6.67 overall
Managed to be about for 6 bets on Saturday on the LADBROKES 1..2..3 offer again, very similar based on the Bet365 racing offer this was a find a winner at 3/1+ on all the TV races and get a free snr racing bet, no min or maximum stake, nice. 5 losers and £65.21 profit.
I have also been working on a couple of spread offers I was sent, firstly an outstanding IGSPORT one, they had offered me 2 x £200 free bets back in Jan for beting an old Spreadfair customer, but I never got around to it. With a bit of negoiation they said they would extend this to the end of Feb, well it would be rude not too try wouldn’t it! Had to place 15 bets over risking £20 each time. Managed to pick out nearly all 100%ers along the way so and cashed out the free bets for £121.78 and £117.24 respectively, so I made £232.76 overall, very nice.
Plus SI had also offered me (and Mrs Bet72) a double your profits upto £100 on both our accounts, very good offer this and again managed to make £97.98 and £94.21 on each account respectively, I love spread betting.
Don’t forget drop us a line if you want to know how you can get involved in these.
So the last week ends on a real high and I am happy, didn’t break 4 figures but for what I did this was excellent to be honest and Cheltenham to come so I expect March to be a record breaker!
Profit/Loss – 23rd – 28th February 2009 = +£496.83 – Total February 2009 = +£771.46
Again have been wrapped up on the new site and some enhancements to Oddsmatcher, we are nearly there, should be live on Wednesday!
Triple bonus from WILLIAM HILL and their continuing BOGOF offers, 3 x £25 correct score freebies, £16.21 £13.74 and £14.72 respectively from these.
Managed to be about for 5 bets on Saturday on the LADBROKES 1..2..3 offer again, very similar based on the Bet365 racing offer this was a find a winner at 3/1+ on all the TV races and get a free snr racing bet, no min or maximum stake, nice. all losers and £46.76 profit.
Still got a couple of juicy ones to get onto before the end of the month, mental note, Feb has 28 days, Feb has 28 days…..!
Profit/Loss – 16th – 22nd February 2009 = +£91.43 – Total February 2009 = +£274.63
Another quiet week, have been wrapped up almost totally on the new site which should appear at the end of this week. Can’t believe how much time is spent on this sort of stuff, still it should be worth it for everyone once the new platform is launched, getting exciting now!
On the offers front, collected a Valentine’s bonus from INTERTOPS ($100) which I have wagered out for £46.75 overall profit.
Picked up a couple of free £20 from WILLIAM HILL and on their continuing BOGOF offers, first on the weekend’s six nations rugby, and the Sunday’s FA Cup, £11.74 and £14.05 respectively from these.
Managed to be about for 2 bets on Saturday on the LADBROKES 1..2..3 offer again, very similar based on the Bet365 racing offer this was a find a winner at 3/1+ on all the TV races and get a free snr racing bet, no min or maximum stake, nice. 2 losers and £17.24 profit.
I have also had a couple of spread offers sent to me which look very lucrative so will be onto these over the next week so that will rocket the profits, boy we need it, pressure on now!
Profit/Loss – 9th – 15th February 2009 = +£89.78 – Total February 2009 = +£183.20
A quiet week for me this week, away for a couple of days and then playing catch up so not as much to report as I would have liked but still some profits to be had and it is all free money so I ain’t complaining. Just need to pull my finger out for the rest of Feb mind to hit the £1K but I it can still be done!
Picked up a free £20 from WILLIAM HILL on their BOGOF offer on the West Indies v England 1st test, I made £13.67 overall (almost as much as England’s second innings total!), then WH can back with another on the weekend’s six nations rugby, this time it was on the first try scorer market on Sat and Sun, not a very liquid market on Betfair but still made £10.51.
BETINTERNET also offered a free £20 bet offer around the six nations too, not had the freebie credited yet, but am £7 down with the free £20 to come, should be good for about £15 so another £8 there then.
Picked up an offer from Austrian bookmaker CASHPOINT on a free €50 bonus send over by Moneybookers if I used then to deposit,well worth having an account with Moneybookers, good for alot of the new non UK sites (and casinos) we are going to be testing soon. Anyway all cashed out in one for a £39.22 profit on Saturday’s footy.
And from north of the border, MCBOOKIE, a clone of JENNINGSBET gave us a free £30 bet after wagering 3 x £30 at evens or above, all done a dusted for a decent little £17.02 profit.
Also did the JACKPOTJOY Valentines Day free fiver offers for me and Mrs B, ah. £2 down on my account, £3 down on hers but a free fiver to come on each on the 14th so another £5 profit, hurrah!
Profit/Loss – 1st – 8th February 2009 = +£93.42 – Total February 2009 = +£93.42
An interesting week, shall we say a little up and down……
LADBROKES send me a Euro Blackjack offer with a free £50 bonus, all autoplay for a very easy £35.50
Casinos, ummmmm these are easy, let’s do another. So off to Jaxx and their £50 sign up deal, 3 card poker is the boy here only 20x wagering, easy thought I, an hour later and -£69, shows that when the variance is against you there is not much you can do but I am still playing with profits so no real harm done but my swear box is now full.
Another email from INTERTOPS again with the offer of a 20% bonus upto $100 (£67). Again the hefty 8x deposit and bonus wagering requirement but pick another loser here for £52.87 profit, these boys are becoming a firm favourite of mine.
PARTYBETS and GAMEBOOKERS Ice Hockey this week netted £20.39 overall profit, enough said!
Back to the casinos and PAF, did it last week, well got told it was partner friendly, (full details here), so turned Mrs Bet72’s €30 (£26) into £38 in about 10 minutes, for a very easy £12 profit.
BLUE SQUARE have promos on throughout January in their games section. This week’s was the Cleopatra slots game, wager £10 and get a £20 bonus, I played this for a £7 loss, got the £20 and wagered this over once (totally risk free), for a £13, I look forward to the next one on the 21st January.
Also have a couple of free £10 games offers emails for PADDYPOWER . Deal or No Deal it is then £5.68 on one and £7.23 on the other and not a sign of Noel Edmonds, result!
I was out most of Saturday and unfortunately I missed a monster of an offer from LADBROKES , based on the Bet365 racing offer this was a find a winner at 3/1+ on all the TV races and get a free snr bet on next weekends racing, no min or maximum stake, wow. I only got on the last race and with Laddies excellent prices got an £11 profit, could have been a very lucrative afternoon if I had started earlier.
Never mind, still in the green so I am happy.
Profit/Loss – 13th – 18th January 2009 = +£88.67 - Total January 2009 = +£837.43
Getting back into the swing of things now after the festivities and the offers keep on flowing…….
SPORTINGBET are offering a 150% bonus throughout January upto a max. £150 so gave this a shot. There is a 25x (deposit+bonus) wagering requirement so £6250, but CASIBOT Video Poker made short work of this and I came out with a decent £74.50 profit.
Buoyed by my casino success I decided to give the CORAL monthly offer a whirl. £50 bonus, carrying a 55x wager. Again fired up CASIBOT Video Poker but made a £33 loss here, still I am playing with profits so no harm done.
Turning back to the bookmakers then had an email from INTERTOPS again with the offer of a 25% bonus upto $250 (£167). Quite a heft 8x deposit and bonus wagering requirement but I managed to rattle off 3 losers in a row doing just under £300 at a time and got out with £128.75 profit, lovely jubbly!
The EXPEKT, not used them for a while, had a €10 (£8) free bonus if you placed a double on the footy last weekend, nice and easy this and made £6.89 profit, using the Multiples on Betfair to lay it all off. If you have not done this before have a look at this offer to see how it is done, click here
PARTYBETS and GAMEBOOKERS Ice Hockey this week netted £21.72 overall profit, reliable as ever!
I got a text from BETNOW offering me a free £10 bet on the Man U v Chelsea game if I placed a £10 football bet on Saturday. The odds aren’t great here but I still took out a £6.72 overall profit, I think this a great way to bet, check out the current sign up offer here and hopefully we will start getting a few more invites for more too.
Back to the casinos and PAF, never heard of them, but on a tip off from a fellow bet72er (cheers Tony), have very quick and cheerful offer on (full details here), turned my €30 (£26) into £63 in about 10 minutes, for a very nice £37 profit so that wiped out the loss at CORAL
BLUE SQUARE have promos on throughout January in their games section. This week’s was Poker Choice, wager £10 and get a £20 bonus, I played this for a £1.50 loss, got the £20 and wagered this over once (totally risk free), for a £18.50, I look forward to the next one on the 14th January.
BETFAIR send me a Happy New Year email with a £20 casino offer. All done on CASIBOT for £17 profit.
I won a free £10 in LADBROKES casino for responding to a “fastest reply wins” email which I cashed out for £19 profit after wagering it over 4x (as required) on BJ (all on AUTOPLAY too), just like the sign up offer here.
Finally MYBET have an ongoing slots bonus on, wager €10 on any slots and get €10 cashback, made a staggering £1.50 from this but it is all free cash!
2009 is shaping up very nicely!
Profit/Loss – 5th – 12th January 2009 = +£296.58 – Total January 2009 = +£748.76
Welcome 2009, welcome indeed.
We have really hit the ground running, will be a record month if we carry on like this, I haven’t even reviewed all the offers yet!
First up I got a free £100 bet at LADBROKES this was after I was emailed re an offer on the Welsh Grand National on the 27th Dec, place a bet and if the SP of the horse is bigger than the price you take you get a free bet to that value (max. £100), well why not. Lost £10.80 on the qualifying bet but cashout for £82.89 profit with the free bet, so that is £72.09 to get the year started with.
It may be a new year but the old faithfuls rumble on, PARTYBETS and GAMEBOOKERS Ice Hockey this week netted £21.09 overall profit.
Plus these boys offered up a fantastic £100 bonus each on your first deposit of the year, wow. I have a PARTYBETS and GAMEBOOKERS account and Mrs B a PARTYBETS one so that was an unexpected £300 bonus, duly cashed out for £252 profit on the horses too, Happy New Year!
Then an email from VIRGIN CASINO for a new year bonus too on your first one before the 7th of Jan too, played out using our dead easy Three Card Poker strategy and made £62 myself and £43 for Mrs Bet72!
I like 2009 so far…….
Profit/Loss – 1st – 4th January 2009 = +£450.18 – Total January 2009 = +£450.18
What a great way to end the month and 2008.
Not around to do anything much, then the dreaded end of year “cold” struck so I was in no mood to be behind a keyboard and screen, but my bot friend was!
Manage to collect another £200 bonus at LITTLEWOODS Casino, again played Blackjack with our friend CASIBOT I have ended the week with a £156.32 profit, with more bonuses to come too, I love it.
So happy days and a great end to a fantastic year.
Profit/Loss – 29th – 31st December 2008 = +£156.32 – Total December 2008 = +£1218.26
Naturally at this of year there is no time to get stuck into much worthwhile but we have had a great few days break and that said the free cash keeps on flowing!
Cashed out my 2 x free mobile bets from Betfred for £14.76 overall profit.
Had an email from Intertops for a 25% bonus upto $100 (£67) if I deposited by Christmas Day, all done and dusted for £53 profit.
An easy £60 over at Primescratchcards too.
PARTYBETS and GAMEBOOKERS Ice Hockey this week netted £18.91 overall profit.
So we have hit the £1K and still a few days left to play so happy days and a great end to a fantastic year.
Profit/Loss – 23rd – 28th December 2008 = +£146.67 – Total December 2008 = +£1061.94