Think Matched Betting Sounds Too Good To Be True? Neil Will Tell You Otherwise!


22 Jul 2022

Updated: 23 Nov 2023

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What's your name and where are you from?

I’m Neil, I live in Yorkshire.

Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?

Married and have kids, working full time so pretty busy.

How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?

Since September 2021. So coming up to my first year of Matched Betting.

Can you remember how you first heard about Matched Betting and what you thought about it? What convinced you to give it a go?

I initially saw it advertised on Facebook but, like so many, I didn’t take the plunge at first. I thought it was too good to be true, despite reading all the good reviews. A few months later a friend of my wife told her that her partner had made a few grand on Profit Accumulator.

I had to give it a go after hearing that, and I haven’t looked back!

Had you ever placed a bet before Matched Betting? Did you know anything about sports at all?

I had placed bets before, mostly daft accas with silly odds and a few quid on the Grand National. I still do this occasionally. I do know a bit about sports mainly football and boxing. I don’t think it makes much difference. You don’t need to be a sports fan to be able to do this.

How easy or difficult did you find it to learn Matched Betting?

Was a bit fiddly to get the hang of it at first but as everyone says, the instructions on the site walk you through the process. I was also very anxious in the early days when the liability was high, in case I made a mistake. But all of the processes do become second nature in time and you get used to dealing with the bigger sums of money. Do check and double check though, especially at first! I have made a couple of mistakes, luckily nothing too costly.

What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?

Was about £200.

How much profit have you made so far?

I joined the 4k club last week, at time of writing my profit stands at £4114.66.

Have you bought anything nice with your profit? Or are you saving up for something special?

A few things – a new TV, a weekend away – Matched betting has really helped with that. To be honest though at the moment it’s really helping with the cost of living – maybe not the most exciting but it’s helping us to live more comfortably than we otherwise might.

Do your family and friends understand how you have made the money?

Some do. I have encouraged a few friends to take the plunge, no takers yet.

Are you a person that tracks everything or do you just roughly tot up your total profits every week or so?

I track most of it on the spreadsheet on the PA website. Anything (profit or loss) under a quid I don’t tend to record but otherwise I do update whatever I win or higher qualifying losses.

How much time do you think you spend Matched Betting? When do you tend to do most of your offers?

Probably about 15-30 minutes a day during the week, an hour on a Saturday. Sometimes have the odd day off if I want a break from it or there’s not much to bet on.

What kind of offers do you do to make money now?

Mixed bag really. I like bet and gets and horse refunds, probably 80% of my profit comes from those. I like offers that get you free spins, can do pretty well out of those.

Trying to learn Extra Places – not the process as much as the volume of bets, which horses to choose. Getting a sense you just have to go for as many as you can and you will end up in profit overall. Similar for 2ups.

How have you found PA's services so far? What aspects do you like the most?

Very good, quick, responsive and friendly. Catapush is helpful, I don’t follow all of the links it sends, but there’s so many offers it’s good to have something to point you to them.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking of starting Matched Betting?

Give it a try! Go with the free trial and see how it goes. If you like that you can sign up for a quid for a week. You can easy make £200 in that time.

What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is a scam, gambling, or too good to be true?

I wondered that when I saw the ad for the first time. £4000 later – I can safely say, its not.

What advice and tips would you give to a new PA member who has just started Matched Betting?

It is a bit fiddly at first but you do soon get the hang of it. You will make money, if you stick with it. Use the support on the website and Facebook – there’s a lot of help there for you. And enjoy your profits!

What advice and tips would you give to a PA member who’s just about to start doing reload offers?

To be fair my first month was my most profitable, but not by much. There’s more than enough offers out there to keep you ticking over and then some. I reckon I made about £500-£600 on signups, so £3.5k on reloads.

Finally some quick-fire questions...

Football or Horse Racing?

60-40 football

Forum or Facebook?


Betfair or Smarkets?


Sports or Casino?


...and finally, a word or short phrase to sum up how you feel about Matched Betting with PA?

Friendly people, free money – what’s not to like!

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