« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 12:34:38 PM »
First I'd like to thank everyone who uses this forum. It's a wealth of knowledge. I've spent the last few days reading through the threads.
I'm new to this arbitrage idea, and I'm from Canada. It's very hard to find a betting exchange here. I've tried betdaq, smarkets, Ladbrokes etc etc.
To my understanding betting exchanges are essential to being successful at arbitrage? They help with sign up bonuses and help to protect you when you have an open bet?
I guess I really just am wondering if I can still arb without a betting exchange account. Or if there are any solutions that I've missed while reading these forums.
It isn't correct to say that you need a betting exchange to do arbing, it's helpful, but not absolutely essential.
If you're using saying Smarkets don't accept Canadian residents, then that's strange as they have Canadian Dollar on the registration page, so if you can use Smarkets, they will be more than sufficient for you for major sports and major markets, and for anything else, Pinnacle and the Asians should cover all of the bases.
If you can't use Smarkets, Pinnacle and Asians for everything should still suffice.