Crystal Palace fan Tom used his profit to buy his season ticket

James McMath

11 May 2017

Updated: 19 Nov 2023

Our thriving matched betting community is what helps makes Profit Accumulator the best matched betting service.

We like to regularly hear from our members to understand a bit more about their matched betting and what they do with the extra income they earn.

Here's Tom's story:

Whereabouts do you live?


Are you married?

Nope - got a girlfriend that had tried and failed to understand how MB works time and time again, though!

What is your job?

I work in mental health.

How long have you been a member of PA?

Just over a year.

How did you hear about matched betting?

A friend of mine used to do it ages ago, before moving on to arbitrage and spread betting. He made an absolute mint, so I thought I'd give it a go!

How have you found it?

Yeah it's great. Not bad, tax-free! That's mainly from ITV racing, footie reloads and accas. When I've got the time, covering extra places in racing and tournaments such as the Masters can be really profitable, too.

How much time do you spend on matched betting?

Around 10 hours a week - mainly on Saturday mornings.

Why does matched betting appeal to you?

I'm a big footie fan so enjoy finding positive value in those offers especially. And, yeah, it's just a nice little earner to supplement my main income.

What do you do with the profit you make?

Saving to buy a house in London (probably going to take another 50 years at current prices!) - so a fair bit of this is going on deposit saving. I paid for my Palace season ticket back in June of last year, too - not been the most enjoyable purchase over this year but can't blame PA for that!

Are there any aspects of Profit Accumulator you particularly like?

The forums are quality - some great people on there who are always keen to offer advice. Love the feel of us all working together on a longer-term thing like covering the field for the grand national or the masters. Next thing I'm keen to do is get a lively WhatsApp group up and running for sharing matches etc.

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