'Matched betting earnings are paying for my new kitchen'

James McMath

4 May 2017

Updated: 10 Nov 2023

Our members use their matched betting earnings for all sorts of things and we love it when people share their stories on the forum.

A recent post from Luke, a mechanical design engineer from Oxfordshire, caught our eye.

He posted about how being a member of Profit Accumulator had helped him renovate his home.

Luke was kind enough to tell us a bit more about his matched betting.

How long have you been a member of PA?

Just over two years.

How have you found it?

It can vary, I find that when I am focused and have a set goal I have made fairly substantial money but I find the key to matched betting is to do it regularly.

One thing I did notice during my six-month break (when I was renovating my new house) is the motivation to get back into matched betting and it can sometimes feel like you're not making a lot of money for the time you put in, however I am now back to earning a steady £500 to £1,000 a month.

How much time do you spend on matched betting?

I spend two or three hours of an evening, three times during the working week and then a few hours on Saturdays and Sunday. On special events such as the Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National, I book time off work and I spent a good six hours finding close matches.

Why does matched betting appeal to you?

I can make more money doing this than a second job, plus I can watch movies and do stuff round the house at the same time. Having three monitors on my computer helps.

What do you do with the profit you make?

Over the past two years it has helped contribute to my house deposit as well as now helping me pay off the 0% interest loan I had on my new kitchen!

Are there any aspects of PA you particularly like?

I like the recent tools added to the website, it has helped save a lot of time messing around with Excel sheets and manually inputing information.

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