Last Sunday’s Euro2012 quarter-final match between England and Italy seen yet another £50 Free Bet for existing BET365 customers to be used in-running, which meant more profits for us.
To qualify for this bet all you need to do is place a pre match bet and then place a bet in-running for the same amount (as your pre match bet). If the in-running bet then loses, BET365 will give you the in-running stake back. The maximum amount you can bet to qualify is £50.
So last Sunday I backed the draw pre match at 3 (2/1) on BET365 for £50 to win £100, I then layed the Draw on Betfair at 3.05 for £50 (£47.50 after commission) to lose £102.50, which meant I got back £150 either way, but it cost me £152.50 to place the bets, meaning a loss of £2.50 on the qualifying bet – which is good value in my opinion.
So with the qualifying bet safely in place I waited for the match to start and had planned to back Over 2.5 goals when it reached 2/1 (this is my favoured method of cashing in this free bet), which wasn’t to take long. The problem was, BET365’s site had crashed, which meant I missed this price.
Anyway, that got fixed and at half time I managed to use my £50 Free Bet with (BET365) on backing no goals at 3.5 (5/2), giving me a (potential) return of £175, (£125 winnings and my £50 stake back).
To cover this and guarantee myself a profit I layed 0-0 on Betfair at 3.8 for £16 (loss of £44.80) at HT, I then layed more at various staged intervals (rather than all at HT) as I fancied 0-0 anyway. The second lay came about 5-10 minutes into the 2nd half and was for £11 at 3.5 (loss of £27.50), before again doing a small lay in the final 5 minutes of £10 at 1.21 (loss of £2.10).
This gave me a total Betfair loss of £74.40, with a green upwards of £30 after commission (don’t have exact figure) had it not finished 0-0.
As we all know, the game finished 0-0, meaning I won £125 from BET365 and I lost £74.40 on Betfair. As I had already lost £2.50 on my qualifying bet, this meant I made an overall profit of £48.10, taking the risk free money pot up to £700.15.
And the good news doesn’t stop there. Because of the problems experienced with BET365’s site crashing during the 1st half of the game, they have generously credited my account with £50 to say sorry. I have to say that I think this is very generous and I have to applaud BET365 for great customers services with this magnificent gesture.