« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2013, 05:38:51 PM »
New to this forum. Thought I'd introduce myself.
I discovered online sports betting arbitrage in 2004. I made about $20K at it as a hobby until early 2007 when most of the good books (and all of the exchanges) bailed on my market. For a while I had a friend on the north side of the border who would open accounts for me, and I would use anonimizer to work the books. That lasted about a year, then the books started not allowing anonimizer. I pulled nearly all of my money in 2009 when I took a job in Africa. I am back in the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave again.
I used to run a website (bullsbetting . com)(now closed) and back in the spring I decided to check all my old affiliate accounts. There was $1100 bucks spread over 3 sportsbooks. I scalped it all into one book and it gave me a taste for the arb game again. After taking 4 years off I even had a few bonus offers.
So, I am chasing a bonus and manually searching out arb opportunities in the evenings. It's not serious money, but it amuses me. I was reading here and thought I'd join. Seems like the arb issues that I was facing in 2005 are the same issues arbers are facing today. Of course my issues are compounded by the effed up puritanical laws here, but I will overcome!
Highlights from my Arb career:
-Las Palmas closed my account after 4 bets - all losers. I always wondered about that.
-My biggest gaff was betting a whole game vs a first half in college hoops. That cost me $2,000. Youch!
-Just a few months ago I whined to the support staff at Sports Interaction and they removed the betting limits they but on me in 2006.