Frequently asked questions
My bet is not matched, what can I do?
Don’t panic! If you haven’t placed your back bet yet, just cancel the lay bet. Otherwise, check here what to do to be sure your bet gets matched.
I didn’t get the bonus, what should I do?
It might happen that the bookmaker doesn’t accredit the bonus, don’t panic. Many times the bonuses are not accredited immediately, try to check the day after. You can always ask for the bookmaker’s customer service assistance, it may happen that they made a mistake and usually if you explain your situation they will give you the bonus.
I forgot to put the bonus code/activate the bonus, what can I do?
You can still get your bonus. Contact the bookmaker’s customer assistance immediately and explain the situation. They will usually give you the bonus anyway.
What is Matched Betting?
Matched Betting is a technique to convert the bonus that bookmakers offer into real money. It is not a get rich quick scheme. It is a way to gain some extra money working from home. It is not gambling: in fact, this technique is made to take out the risk of betting.
How much can I make?
You can expect to make around 1000€ with the welcome offers. After you finish the welcome offers the bookmakers offer weekly bonuses to get you back to bet on their websites. You can make 200-300€ per month with these recurring bonuses. Check Gio’s bets diary to see how much you can make a month.
Why does not everyone do it?
You need some time in the beginning to understand the concept. Furthermore, there was no website like this one before to teach you how to do it and with the detailed guides for every bonus. In the UK more than 200.000 people tried Matched Betting and they are able to have a stable secondary income working from home few hours a week.
Why do not the bookmakers try to stop you?
They can’t. If they want to offer bonuses to their customers there is no way to know if someone is registering to get only the bonus or to stay on the website and become a usual gambler. They attract a lot more normal gamblers with the bonuses than people doing Matched Betting. Thus, it is still profitable for them to offer bonuses.
What are the risks of Matched Betting?
If you follow our guides there are no risks involved. You will always bet on all the outcomes of a match having the same profit for every result. Follow our guides and bet the exact amount indicated by the calculator.
I don’t know how to bet, can I make money with Matched Betting?
Yes. You can read our easy guide to bet and you will have the necessary understanding to start making money with the Matched Betting technique. Go to the guide to betting.
Do I need to be a football fan?
No. The oddsmatcher will indicate on which match to bet. You don’t even have to know the name of the teams. Just pick from our oddsmatcher the game with the best odds and bet on it.
How much do I need to start?
We recommend starting with at least 100€ on your bank account. You will be able to make 50€ with your first two offers.
Where do I find the Bookmakers, the bonuses and the free bets?
You can find them all on our website! On this website, there are more than 20 bookmakers listed with a guide on how to get their bonuses.
I’ve finished the welcome offers, what do I do now?
Check our recurring offers page! Recurring offers are bonuses available to every user, not only the new ones. You will find all the offers available that day in the various bookmakers. You can check Gio’s diary, he posts how much he gains every day using only recurring offers.
I made a mistake, what do I do now?
Unfortunately, after you bet on a bookmaker you cannot cancel the bet. You can lay the bet on Betfair and limit the losses. For any other problem contact us through our contact form and we will be happy to help you.
Do I need to understand math?
A basic understanding is useful but not necessary. Our calculator will do the counting for you!
Can I withdraw my money?
You can withdraw the money you have on your Matchbook account at any moment. To withdraw your deposit and the bonus amount on the bookmaker’s website you will have to fulfill the conditions of the bonus terms. In our guides we explain how to do that.
I’m already a gambler, can I make money with Matched Betting?
Yes. You can use the bonuses of the websites where you have not registered yet. In addition, you can use the recurring offers listed in our recurring offers section.
Do I have to pay taxes on my winnings?
If you are from Italy and UK there are no taxes on your winnings. In the Netherlands, you should pay 30.1% taxes on your net winnings, check this page for more information.
Which payment method should I use?
Check our payment methods review and decide yourself!