Mum Lora really wishes she'd started Matched Betting years ago...


23 Apr 2021

Updated: 23 Nov 2023

Date of Interview:

Friday 23rd April 2021

What's your name and where are you from?

My name is Lora and I’m from Basingstoke

Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m 34, and a virtual receptionist (aka professional liar 🤣), but have been furloughed since March 2020. I live with my boyfriend, and daughter who is 14, she’s amazing but has an attitude like her mother 🤷‍♀️.

How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?

I started with PA in November last year (2020).

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 had seen matched betting come up in “make money from home” forums for years, I looked into it briefly but thought it was a scam if I’m honest. Furloughed and bored and looking for ways to top up my 80% wage I came across it in a YouTube video again and gave it a go, and the rest is history!

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

I had never placed a bet before PA, never been in a bookies, did not understand odds, and knew nothing about sport. I play a bit of blackjack with my grandad but that’s about it!

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

Very nerve racking and complicated at first, but after reading the trust pilot reviews I followed the videos and trusted the process. I didn’t have a clue what I was doing but after seeing my first bet settle it all made a lot more sense.

What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?

I started initially with about £80 but was lucky enough to have savings. Once I knew what I was doing I deposited what was needed as I went, after about 4 weeks I was able to withdraw everything I had deposited so was using just profit to continue.

How much profit have you made so far?

I have made just over £2000.

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

I bought a miniature Dachshund called Elvis! I’ve wanted a sausage dog my whole life but could never really justify the cost when I have bills...PA made my dream come true!

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

My boyfriend understands it fully, my daughter tells me I shouldn’t tell people incase they think I have a gambling issue, and my Nan thinks I’m involved in “match fixing” and frowns upon it - haha!

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

I track EVERYTHING. Half the fun for me is the spreadsheets, love a good spreadsheet!

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

Probably about an hour over the day now, a bit more at the weekend if there is a lot on. In the early days it took a lot longer, but I confirmed everything 10 times...especially that bet365 opening offer, took me about an hour to press confirm at the exchange, even tho I trusted it, it was a lot of money to loose if I made a mistake.

What kind of offers do you do to make money now? Do you stick to just sports offers or do you do casino offers too?

I do all the bet clubs, OSAH, horse refunds on Paddy, Sky and WH, and most of the risk free offers on PP and Betfred. I also do the BFSB Daily Acca and really miss Coral In Play! My favourites are the risk free offers, the return is amazing if it comes in, and a free bet if it doesn’t.

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

PA have been amazing - the Facebook group is so helpful, I wish I found it in the early days as I wouldn’t have been so nervous. I help people now as so many people have helped me. Have posted a few times on the forum too and had great responses.

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

Watch the videos a few times each but also read the instructions as different info is given on both. When making your first bet have the video up and pause it as you go step by step. Also keep track of where your money, very easy to forget once you’ve done loads of sign ups!

What would you say to people who think Matched Betting is too good to be true?

I would say I thought exactly the same until I tried it, now I’m £2000 up, and enjoy the odd football match hoping for nobody to score to win a bore draw! 🤣

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

Track everything in the early days, make notes of offers you’ve done and when to expect the Free bets, I lost a few in the early days as I didn’t realise they expire.

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

Enjoy printing that money without having to go through the sign up process!

Finally some quick fire questions...

Football or Horse Racing?
Football - horses are very unpredictable!

Forum or Facebook?
Facebook - I find the forum a bit tricky to navigate

Betfair or Smarkets?
Smarkets - all about the 0% commission through PA!

Sports or Casino?
Sports - guaranteed profit!

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

Gutted I didn’t start years ago, I could have 10 sausage dogs by now!

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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 Lora has mentioned? No problem - we've got your back!

Bet clubs - Weekly reload offers provided by many of the bookmakers (members can read more here)

OSAH - Only Spins and Horses - A popular reload offer running at the moment (members can read more here)

Horse Refunds - Money Back if X Offers - A long-time favourite type of reload offer for anyone Matched Betting

BFSB Daily Acca - Another popular reload offer running at the moment (members can read more here)

BFSB Betfair Sportsbook, PP Paddy Power, WH William Hill

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