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    Is arbing sustainable?

    With most worthwhile arbs occurring between sharps and softs, inevitably the softs you are able to place bets at will eventually finish as you get limited from each and every one over time. How frequently can you find arbs between two sharps and how are you experienced arbers able to consistently stake large amounts > €1,000 if there is always a soft bookie involved? Looking to go into sports arbitrage on a much larger scale and trying to understand how scalable and sustainable it really is - are you able to place huge bets on a daily basis and how? Would thoroughly appreciate any insight please - I am unable to message people on the forum directly as I am below 40 posts. Thank you!

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    If you’re not from the US you can grind out a decent profit if you include bonus hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butcher View Post
    With most worthwhile arbs occurring between sharps and softs, inevitably the softs you are able to place bets at will eventually finish as you get limited from each and every one over time. How frequently can you find arbs between two sharps and how are you experienced arbers able to consistently stake large amounts > €1,000 if there is always a soft bookie involved? Looking to go into sports arbitrage on a much larger scale and trying to understand how scalable and sustainable it really is - are you able to place huge bets on a daily basis and how? Would thoroughly appreciate any insight please - I am unable to message people on the forum directly as I am below 40 posts. Thank you!
    Why would someone help you? You will just become competition for their income.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevex View Post
    If you’re not from the US you can grind out a decent profit if you include bonus hunting.
    Inverse Sportbooks (rating from A+ to B-) reload bonuses rules: "Only players in the USA and Canada qualify for this bonus." consequence: C, D , and Z- (1xbet, bet2u, etc...) registration and "help me, my account blocked" problems.

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    I have a softbook that accepts bets over 5k, but I can not reveal it, otherwise it would be stormed and it would end the party for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by semibluff View Post
    Why would someone help you? You will just become competition for their income.
    I appreciate your stand point, but if there is anything you would be willing to share or point me in the direction of where I can figure the answer out on my own I would thoroughly appreciate it. I am also willing to share what I know in return if it is valuable at all.

    Just really want to understand if it is possible to continue betting large amounts for years and years and how to do this. Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by fire777 View Post
    I have a softbook that accepts bets over 5k, but I can not reveal it, otherwise it would be stormed and it would end the party for me
    Thank you for the insight, 5k bets at a softbook is incredible. Would you say that you just need to go through the softbooks 1 by 1 until you get limited? Do you use precautions to avoid limits like staking smaller amounts initially or do you stake large amounts immediately?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butcher View Post
    I appreciate your stand point, but if there is anything you would be willing to share or point me in the direction of where I can figure the answer out on my own I would thoroughly appreciate it. I am also willing to share what I know in return if it is valuable at all.

    Just really want to understand if it is possible to continue betting large amounts for years and years and how to do this. Thanks in advance
    Either do it with other peoples accounts with all the risk that brings, or do it for a few months until the soft books limit you to pennies. Maybe there is a 3rd way but I dont know it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butcher View Post
    Thank you for the insight, 5k bets at a softbook is incredible. Would you say that you just need to go through the softbooks 1 by 1 until you get limited? Do you use precautions to avoid limits like staking smaller amounts initially or do you stake large amounts immediately?
    I have no idea what the maximum limits are, but many times on smaller leagues they accept bets with much higher limits of pinnacle and sbobet. As an example my softbook accepts bets over 1k while pinnacle / sbobet only accept 0.1K

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevex View Post
    If you’re not from the US you can grind out a decent profit if you include bonus hunting.
    PLENTY to be made doing this on US books.

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    Arbing is hard these days. Fine days of arbing are long gone with the advancement of technology. I am strictly speaking in the sense of offshore/online books online.

    Maybe opportunities will present if you look into these new american local (legal) local books but probably still not worth all the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusherrr View Post
    PLENTY to be made doing this on US books.
    PM me. Would like to discuss strategy. Share some knowledge.

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    It's tough to get real experience as you will make costly mistakes along the way, and starting with tiny bets won't really teach about the pitfalls.

    Many books say they can confiscate winnings if arbing is detected. Or will cancel your bets for spurious reasons because they know how much that hurts an arber.

    And they can detect it. They scan books for potential arbs available on their site. It does not take hitting too many against the same sharp book within the right time window before you stand out from the crowd of others betting there and just hitting best odds when they see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post

    Many books say they can confiscate winnings if arbing is detected. .
    What US facing books state this (including new jersey/vegas books?)

    Is sbr ok with this stance? closing an account or limiting sounds fair games. But confiscating winning sounds like theft, even stating it up front in fine print somewhere. Have there been cases involving this you are aware of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    What US facing books state this (including new jersey/vegas books?)

    Is sbr ok with this stance? closing an account or limiting sounds fair games. But confiscating winning sounds like theft, even stating it up front in fine print somewhere. Have there been cases involving this you are aware of?
    No USA facing offshores, and No of course SBR does not agree with the policy

    SBR thinks all winnings should be paid out before booting them is the correct policy, if they want to have an anti-arbitrage/surebetting rule.

    And yes, a lot of complaint cases about it over the years. And forum threads. (really)

    It's the mostly Curacao and unlicensed Euro based operations that say this in their terms and do it.

    The Betconstruct white labels in particular, as the backend operator acts like arbers are stealing and chase them down as what seems to be their #1 priority.
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    Here is the 1xbet rule about it. It's unfortunately pretty normal to see rules like this for people seeking out "soft books" for arbing.


    Should the bettor commit fraud in respect to the bookmaker (such as the registration of multiple accounts, the use of automated betting software, arbitrage betting, if the betting account is not used for betting, the improper use of loyalty schemes, etc.), the bookmaker reserves the right to stop such fraudulent actions by:
    Effective as of 1 January 2011.
    • bet cancellation;
    • closure of the customer’s account. Money that has been deposited into the account will be refunded.
    • filing a claim to a law-enforcement agency.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba View Post
    What US facing books state this (including new jersey/vegas books?)

    Is sbr ok with this stance? closing an account or limiting sounds fair games. But confiscating winning sounds like theft, even stating it up front in fine print somewhere. Have there been cases involving this you are aware of?
    MyBookie had this rule in print and used it to steal $1250 from me claiming I bet steam when they even admitted that they became steam plays hours after the fact.

    SBR tried to help me and agreed that they should pay me but MyBookie did not listen or care.

    I think they deleted the rule but they still stiffed me.

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    A rule is one thing. Basically any book has highly ridiculous and unfair rules written down in their ToS. But making use of those rules is another thing.

    Fortunately it's still a rare exception that a book confiscates funds because of alleged 'arbing'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nastus View Post
    Inverse Sportbooks (rating from A+ to B-) reload bonuses rules: "Only players in the USA and Canada qualify for this bonus." consequence: C, D , and Z- (1xbet, bet2u, etc...) registration and "help me, my account blocked" problems.
    In your opinion, why only Usa and Canada? Is there a reason?

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    It's hard to arb perfectly because you will inevitably make math mistakes. At least I did and I'm pretty good at math. Then you will have weird stuff happen like games starting a minute early and you didn't get the soft bet down in time or you thought you bet a 1/2 goal but it was 1/4. In a relatively short amount of time you will see it's more profitable just to bet one side at the soft book.
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    Arbing is very profitable but only for companies who making arbing software.

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    Today arbing isn't easy such was few years ago. Now surebets are much smaller and last only few minutes. For some sports even a less then a minute.
    As a software developer I noticed that webpages are not any more crawl friendly like few years ago. Also bookmakers softwares are much stronger and easy detect any arbers (value) money on weak lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crusherrr View Post
    PLENTY to be made doing this on US books.
    Maybe if you want to fund 50 shady books and spend 12 hours a day staring at a screen...no thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrakuda View Post
    Maybe if you want to fund 50 shady books and spend 12 hours a day staring at a screen...no thanks.
    us books are not shady all govt regulated. not talking about offshore accepting customers we are ta;ling about all of the new us books
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butcher View Post
    With most worthwhile arbs occurring between sharps and softs, inevitably the softs you are able to place bets at will eventually finish as you get limited from each and every one over time. How frequently can you find arbs between two sharps and how are you experienced arbers able to consistently stake large amounts > €1,000 if there is always a soft bookie involved? Looking to go into sports arbitrage on a much larger scale and trying to understand how scalable and sustainable it really is - are you able to place huge bets on a daily basis and how? Would thoroughly appreciate any insight please - I am unable to message people on the forum directly as I am below 40 posts. Thank you!
    Well, arbing between sharp books is something *almost* impossible. If you can cast Time Stop spell, yes you can. There's only one group I know who were able to do this and average arb percent they make was %0.1-%0.2. They're the creators of Mollybet. Arbing between sharp is close to impossible. Maybe you can make it between Betfair and Pinnacle sometimes. People make mistake accidentaly but arbing between Sbo and Pinny? Well, it's like trying to run faster then Usain Bolt!

    It's best to arb between soft and sharp with an average of %2-3. I'm betting since 2003 and arbing since 2012; never tried to arb between sharps. If you spotted an arb between Pinnacle and Sbo, probably it's a wrong line opened by mistake and be voided right after you placed your bet.

    Quote Originally Posted by danwinkler View Post
    Arbing is hard these days. Fine days of arbing are long gone with the advancement of technology. I am strictly speaking in the sense of offshore/online books online.
    Arbing is much more challenging these days but still it's possible to make good profit. However, the golden days are (we use to make 35-40k profit/month) gone, that's true. There's a decrease in profits.
    Last edited by Sawyer; 03-04-19 at 01:42 AM.

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    Arbers are not welcome by softbookmakers. Some softbookmakers close your account and confisticate your winnings -just stay away from these kinda books-, Some pay but limit your account and you can't place more then 1$ bet. Hopefully, there's more then 1000 bookmakers around the world. When your limits are collared in bookie, you can withdraw your funds and move to other. It's best to stay away from shady bookmakers also.

    Yes, bookmakers can detect arbers but we can use camouflage as well. Live arbing is much more harder to detect for bookmakers. Another camouflage strategy I like is to make parlay arb bets.
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    live bets at betfair/paddy power and william hill, is okay.....willhill usually drops max stakes in stages.

    but maybe its where you are from. I guess if you are from eastern europe, they just take your money after one or two bets.

    they can also keep you on as a sharp account, though i dont think they even do this anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Here is the 1xbet rule about it. It's unfortunately pretty normal to see rules like this for people seeking out "soft books" for arbing.


    Should the bettor commit fraud in respect to the bookmaker (such as the registration of multiple accounts, the use of automated betting software, arbitrage betting, if the betting account is not used for betting, the improper use of loyalty schemes, etc.), the bookmaker reserves the right to stop such fraudulent actions by:
    Effective as of 1 January 2011.
    • bet cancellation;
    • closure of the customer’s account. Money that has been deposited into the account will be refunded.
    • filing a claim to a law-enforcement agency.


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    But Optional... if you were Arbing... wouldn't you be using another book to Arb? No way of 1xbet to know if you're arbing or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoneyShot View Post

    But Optional... if you were Arbing... wouldn't you be using another book to Arb? No way of 1xbet to know if you're arbing or not.
    They scan books for potential arbs available against them. It does not take hitting too many against the same sharp book within the right time window before you stand out from the crowd of others betting there who are just hitting best odds when they see them.

    It stands out like the proverbial canine testes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawyer View Post
    Well, arbing between sharp books is something *almost* impossible. If you can cast Time Stop spell, yes you can. There's only one group I know who were able to do this and average arb percent they make was %0.1-%0.2. They're the creators of Mollybet. Arbing between sharp is close to impossible. Maybe you can make it between Betfair and Pinnacle sometimes. People make mistake accidentaly but arbing between Sbo and Pinny? Well, it's like trying to run faster then Usain Bolt!

    It's best to arb between soft and sharp with an average of %2-3. I'm betting since 2003 and arbing since 2012; never tried to arb between sharps. If you spotted an arb between Pinnacle and Sbo, probably it's a wrong line opened by mistake and be voided right after you placed your bet.



    Arbing is much more challenging these days but still it's possible to make good profit. However, the golden days are gone, that's true. There's a decrease in profits.
    This is super insightful, thanks so much. In your arbing experience, have you been able to place very large bets between pinnacle/SBO and the softbooks - how large have these bets been if you don't mind sharing? Will the softbooks limit you very quickly once you start placing these large amounts? I would imagine you would try to use camouflage techniques to prolong the duration, but essentially the method is to extract as much out of one bookie and then move on to the next

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    Quote Originally Posted by allabout the $$$ View Post
    us books are not shady all govt regulated. not talking about offshore accepting customers we are ta;ling about all of the new us books
    The new US books will limit you faster than anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Butcher View Post
    This is super insightful, thanks so much. In your arbing experience, have you been able to place very large bets between pinnacle/SBO and the softbooks - how large have these bets been if you don't mind sharing? Will the softbooks limit you very quickly once you start placing these large amounts? I would imagine you would try to use camouflage techniques to prolong the duration, but essentially the method is to extract as much out of one bookie and then move on to the next
    Everyday books are getting smarter. First deposit and early bets are important. I have a technique, I call it Planting technique. Just like planting a flower, I open an account and don't start arbing immediately. I sacrifice a small amount and I bet like a recreational bettor for 3-4 weeks. You don't always lose the money sometimes you get breakeven, sometimes you finish that period with a slight profit. Then I start to hammer the book but not with high stakes. Instead of betting 2000€ on a single event, you can place 4 bets x 500€. It also depends on league also, if your first bet is Macedonia 1st League or Russian Women Volleyball 2nd league, don't expect to have a long life in that book.
    Another important tip, don't let your balance get very high in one bookie except sharp ones. You can have problems if your balance in bookie is above 10k. Asians and Pinnacle are safe though. I remember I had over 100k in Pinnacle and didn't had any problems at all.

    In the past, We were able to place bets with much higher stakes. In 2014, my yearly turnover was around 12 Million €. Last year, it was 2.7 Million. You can see how it's decreased dramatically. Nowadays, placing a bet with high stake is very very risky. My advice is bet less but bet many. Bet 10x500 instead of trying to place 5000 on a single event. Good luck!
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    Was it Ryan Stevens who fked u? He did the same to me. Sbr hasnt tried to help me yet thou Its been 5 weeks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sawyer View Post
    Yes, bookmakers can detect arbers but we can use camouflage as well. Live arbing is much more harder to detect for bookmakers. Another camouflage strategy I like is to make parlay arb bets.
    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post

    They scan books for potential arbs available against them. It does not take hitting too many against the same sharp book within the right time window before you stand out from the crowd of others betting there who are just hitting best odds when they see them.

    It stands out like the proverbial canine testes.
    This information just blows my mind. I never fully studied arbing. But... when you are making plays at separate books.... how can one book suggest you're arbing? Like, one wins... one loses.

    So, are you suggesting... technically one game gets hit the hardest because of possible arbing? So, the books already know?

    Like I said... it blows my mind. Don't understand why you couldn't fight this??? You were making a straight wager on a game...

    It's like all the book has to do is suspect you're arbing??? What a crock of sh#$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMoneyShot View Post
    This information just blows my mind. I never fully studied arbing. But... when you are making plays at separate books.... how can one book suggest you're arbing? Like, one wins... one loses.

    So, are you suggesting... technically one game gets hit the
    hardest because of possible arbing? So, the books already know?

    Like I said... it blows my mind. Don't understand why you couldn't fight this??? You were making a straight wager on a game...

    It's like all the book has to do is suspect you're arbing??? What a crock of sh#$.
    They cant prove ure arbing. But they know you are a customer who majority of times will be taking better odds than the sharp books. And they dont want those customers... They have no chance long term.

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