Oil Rig Chef, Rob, Has Used Matched Betting To Make Over £6000 In His Time Off


6 Oct 2021

Updated: 14 Nov 2023

Date of Interview:

Wednesday 15th September 2021

What's your name?

Hi, I'm Rob!

Please can you tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m 39, live alone (and part time with my Dog Miley), and work as a chef offshore on a North Sea oil rig. With my job I only work 161 days a year so plenty of time to do matched betting.

How long have you been a member of Profit Accumulator?

I’ve been a PA member for 6 months

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?

My mate Tommy told me about it. At first I was a bit sceptical but after a couple of attempts to persuade me to look at it and after I’d seen his profits I decided to give it a go.

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

I did like a flutter and had placed bets for years. I have a fairly broad knowledge of sports and especially football so that wasn’t an issue.

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

At first it took a while to get my head around it but it soon becomes second nature.

What was your starting bankroll (or cash float)?

My original bankroll was £400 but once I gained confidence after a couple of months I had £4K of my own money floating around in all my accounts. I got impatient waiting for bets/withdrawals to settle so I just put a load more in. With Interest rates being what they are at the moment it made more sense to do that rather than leave it in the bank.

How much profit have you made so far?

I’ve made £6300 so far.

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

I hadn’t withdrawn a penny in 6 months but 2 weeks ago my car failed its MOT and had to be scrapped. So I took the opportunity to use some of my profits and bought a Mercedes c-class.

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

I’m sure they’re sick of me trying to explain it. However, my brother has taken out a membership with PA and is currently working his way through the signups.

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

I track my total profits using the profit tracker on my PA account. However, I don’t track individual promotions. As long as the money keeps increasing I’m happy.

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

I spend around 30 mins - 2 hours a day depending on what’s on on that particular day. I do like a Saturday in front of the racing so I tend to spend longer. However, I could spend as little as 30 mins to an hour on a busy Saturday if I had other things planned.

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

I like the all the horse racing refunds and especially the Coral BBLs, and William Hill £10 Cashback for 2nd’s. I do casino offers too.

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

The PA team are always on hand to assist if required. Whether it’s through the Facebook Group or the PA forum. Monika, Angela and Andy are especially helpful on Facebook.

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

Just go for it! You WILL make money. But take your time, watch the training videos until you totally understand it. It will become second nature after a few bets.

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

Just try the free trial and you’ll see. There’s a reason why the bookies don’t like us after all.

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

Work your way through the signups at your own pace. But read the Facebook groups posts, and forum to get a feel for it. Us matched bettors speak our lingo that needs to be learned too. Then hit the reloads! It does take time but the time you put in will show in the results you get out.

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

Understand that some are not totally risk free. But the edge is in our favour. Each reload offer will make money guaranteed.

Finally some quick-fire questions...

Football or Horse Racing?

Watching football, betting on horse racing (BOGS!)

Forum or Facebook?


Betfair or Smarkets?


Sports or Casino?

Sports is my bread and butter, but I do love a casino offer

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

A great side hustle!

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