Sports Arbing, Arbitrage Betting, or Sure Betting isn’t gambling. It’s when punters are able to place a combination of bets using different bookmakers in order to secure a (mathematically) guaranteed profit whatever result happens.
Arbing is straightforward, requires very little betting experience, and it’s completely risk free — provided you’re equipped with specialist tools, or Arbing software.
Note: If you’re specifically looking for horse racing arbs, then take a look at this post. For arbs across all other sports, read on…
Free vs. Paid Arbing Software
► Free Arbing Software
There are some free arbitrage bet finders available online. Using them is a good way to learn what’s involved in arbing, and it means you don’t have to look for arbs yourself.
However, the free options have limitations. They don’t tend to refresh the feed fast enough, nor do they offer many markets. Sure bets don’t last for long so you really do need to have plenty of betting opportunities coming in thick and fast for it to be worth your time.
If you’re interested in finding free arbs, then i recommend signing up to one of the following services. They both include a free Arb Finder and an Arbing calculator:
- OddsMonkey. Use their ‘Odds Matcher’ to display free arbs. Until you upgrade to the Premium version it’s limited — but it will give you a feel for Arbing and Matched Betting (which are very similar).
- Bet Burger. Their Arbing Software includes a free mode which shows Prematch arbs of up to 1% (with a 60 second delay). Scroll down for the full review of Bet Burger.