New UK Users Start Here

Last Updated: Thu 20th Apr 20:02

Welcome new UK users to your first steps into matched betting. This tutorial will help you get started with the easiest offers out there. They'll put a bit of easy cash - approx £267.75 - into your betting wallet. From there, it's onwards and upwards into the intermediate and advanced offers.

So, let's dive straight in.

Your first account - with a betting exchange

In order to matched bet, you'll need an account with at least one betting exchange. The easiest to use for a beginner is Betfair. But Smarkets offers lower commission so if you have a Betfair account, we recommend you open one with Smarkets and give it a whirl. (Other options are Matchbook and BetDAQ ).

For these beginner offers, we recommend you deposit around £200, although you can get away with as little as £60-80 doing one offer at the time.

So just click one of the images below and follow the website's instructions to sign up there and create your account.

Your first bookmaker account

Now you've created your betting exchange account, it's time to get started on your first offer. Each of the offers listed below has a detailed tutorial on how to complete it. So let's get started with the first one.

Offer #1
Bet £/€5 Get £/€20 in Free Bets
Bonus: £20
  • Have an initial read through the tutorial here: Bet £/€5 Get £/€20 in Free Bets Tutorial This is your first offer, so you'll probably want to read it through a couple of times before you get started.
  • Sign up to Coral via this link: Click here
  • Sign up to Betfair or Smarkets if you haven't done so already
  • Go back to the tutorial and go through it step by step. Most common doubts are dealt with by the info boxes, marked with an i. You can find detailed tutorials in the tutorials section
  • Once you have completed the offer you should click Mark Completed at the top of the tutorial. This will help you to remember which ones you've done. Once clicked, your personal completed offers are listed in your Member's Area.

You completed your first offer! Congratulations, it's time to let everyone in the forum know and to get involved with the matchedbetting.com community. The easiest way to do this is just to add a self-congratulatory comment to the bottom of the tutorial post. It'll automatically get added to the forum.

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