Jamie was sceptical and sure Matched Betting was a scam. Now, nearly a year on from the free trial, he's up over £5500!


26 Aug 2021

Updated: 19 Nov 2023

Date of Interview:

Wednesday 18th August 2021

What's your name and where are you from?

Name is Jamie and I'm from Middlesbrough!

Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I'm married with two young boys (2 and 7) and work as a butcher...so have very limited time to get on and actually do any matched betting! Mainly evenings (much to the annoyance of my wife!) And lunch breaks once I've filled my face!

How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?

Coming up to just under a year.

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

I was introduced by someone at work. I honestly thought it was a scam as "as the bookies always win!" He explained the short version and I came home to research it and found PA.

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

I've done sweepstakes at work for the euros and the grand nationals. As far as gambling goes I like my money to much to put bets on properly!

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

At the start it was a lot of learning and I wanted to make sure I was doing it right as not to lose any money as I was still sceptical. After the trial I was sold on the concept.

What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?

I started with £100 just to cover both sides of the bets...then added more once I knew my money was safe...now I still have £1000 of my own funds propping up the exchanges. It makes more money in there than in the bank!

How much profit have you made so far?

I've made just over £5500.

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

Luckily I've not had to spend any of it...however I am saving it up to either go on a massive holiday or pay off some of my house fund! (If I knew about this before I could of had a bigger deposit!)

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

My wife knows about it and no matter how many times I explain it she just nods and smiles! Work colleagues think it's just gambling and I will lose everything eventually! Not needed to tell anyone else as it's my little hobby

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

I used to track everything and I applaud everyone who does track things and graphs everything out...I just don't have the time...it's either get a bet on and carry on or plot things on a graph. I just tally up every week or whenever I can and if the money is going up; then all good! I do keep in mind my qualifying losses and keep to the same strategy.

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

I do it on my lunch break and a few hours in the evening...with my work I only get one day a week and every other weekend so I feel like on my day off I need to maximise my profits. That is however hard with the aforementioned young kids to keep entertained! So finding the balance is quite hard. Oh and chatting to my wife in the evening! However I see it as if I wasn't doing this id be playing some silly game on my phone!

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

I like the horses...refunds, BBL. I do EP's every now and then if I can, however due to the lack of time the variance can seem to be a lot longer on the downswings. Enjoying 2ups now the football is back. Mainly following Andy's guide every day and picking what offers would be best for me. Casino really does not like me!

(Glossary of terms and links to relevant guides available at end of the article)

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

PA has helped a lot with the oddsmatcher, if I haven't got time to manually search for a free bet match on my lunch I can quickly do that. The EP catcher helps to a degree, I'm slowly getting quicker at manually looking but the oddsmatcher helps as long as it not just before the off.

Mainly the people on the group are a massive help, in highlighting the offers and decent matches.

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

Just do it ...you won't regret it!

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

I thought exactly the same! Trying to explain to people who don't have an open mind is however useless. It needs to be seen that the bookies can be beaten!

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

Watch the videos, take it easy and don't think about the big money, just think little and often. Some people are smashing the profits but everyone has different time restraints, job restrictions and bankflow. Ignore what others are making and as long as your profit goes up, that's all that matters!

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

I still haven't signed up to all the sites. I thought if I just do a few at a time I can keep it in rotation. The reloads start coming thick and fast and I'm making more off of reload offers than actually signing up for more! So I'll leave them till the gubbings come!

Finally some quick-fire questions...

Football or Horse Racing?

Forum or Facebook?

Betfair or Smarkets?

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

Smash the bookies everyday!

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Relevant Resources for our Platinum Members

Quite new to Matched Betting and wondering what some of the offers and 'lingo' are Jamie has mentioned? No problem - we've got your back!

BBL - (Beaten by a Length) A type of Horse Racing Refund reload offer

2ups - A more advanced Matched Betting reload known as the football 2up early-payout offer

EPs - Extra Place Horse Racing Offers (an advanced type of Matched Betting reload offer)

'Andy's guide' - see the announcements section in our Facebook Group