As many of you know, we are directly affiliated with Bonusbank. We always recommend them to anyone who is eager to take their matched betting to the next level and would like to move onto a paid subscription. Nico, from Bonusbank, has written an article for us here today about his personal matched betting journey, and how Bonusbank came about. Enjoy!
Matched betting has been a huge part of my life for the past ten years. In fact, I can honestly say that I wouldn’t be where I am today without matched betting.
Where am I? I am currently at my home in the beach town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. A tropical paradise that is world-renowned for its amazing surf breaks and wild pool parties.
The story of how I got here starts in July 2008, in my hometown in Scotland.
At work one day I stumbled across a sub-forum on moneysavingexpert.com called ‘Gambling Introductory Offer Loopholes’. I was intrigued, so I read through a couple of the stickied threads. They were long and complex and described something that seemed too good to be true. Being a natural cynic I assumed there was a catch, so I closed the page and got on with my day.
I couldn’t stop thinking about it though, and I regularly revisited the forum. I read the guides multiple times and, although I was sure that I must be missing something, I couldn’t find any fault in the logic. So I decided to give it a try.
I initially invested £120. £100 went to Betfair, and the other $20 went to Coral, a UK bookie.
Following the instructions meticulously, I placed my first matched bet and waited nervously for the game to finish. When it did I was £16 richer and, more importantly, I was confident that matched betting really worked.
From that point on I was hooked. I took advantage of every signup or reload offer I could find. Soon my £120 investment had became more than £5000!
With that money in the bank, I started thinking about quitting my job to go travelling. I realised that I could make money matched betting from anywhere in the world, so in March 2010 I flew to Argentina on a one-way ticket.
From there a travelled through South America and up into Central America. In Panama, I lived on the Caribbean island of Bocas del Toro for 18 months, before moving north to Nicaragua.
In 2014 I took a short break from Latin America and lived in Brisbane for a couple of years. This opened my eyes to the wonders of matched betting in Australia, and how it is much more profitable than the UK.
When I came back to Nicaragua in early 2016 I continued to profit from the Australian bookmakers, and realised that there was a gap in the market for an Australian matched betting website. That’s when bonusbank was born.
With the help of my Sydney-based business partner, David, and a team of web developers, we put together the kind of matched betting site that I wish had been available to me in 2008.
Instead of long-complicated threads, we made bite-sized tutorials that walk members through each step of the matched betting process.
Our collection of matched betting calculators are much more user-friendly than the very limited spreadsheet that I downloaded from moneysavingexpert.
Most importantly, our oddsmatcher software, makes it simple to find matches between the bookmakers and Betfair. This saves our members time, and also increases their profits.
Combined with our helpful community, all of these features make it easy for members to take their first steps into matched betting in Australia.
Our goal at bonusbank is to help as many people as possible to benefit from the additional income that can be achieved through matched betting, and to enjoy the freedom that that brings
For that reason, we are always happy to work with other sites, like matchedbetstg.wpengine.com, that are trying to achieve the same goal.
As far as we are concerned, the more people that know about matched betting, the better. So I’d like to thank Richard & William for the work that they do here, and for giving me the opportunity to write this post.
Let’s keep beating the bookies!