# Matchbook arbs

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DonkeyKong
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« on: September 20, 2014, 05:23:19 PM »

How do you guys calculate your arbs on Matchbook?

The regular calculators are wrong because MB takes the commission if we lose too. What fraction of a % do you take out of an arb when it is with MB?

I have been using some 0.4% arbs(according to alert services) with MB and it seems like these give me close to nothing really.
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Yngwie/Sawyer
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2014, 11:05:45 PM »

Matchbook charges you even if you lose but only based on your risk if odds are under 2,00. Therefore, you can find much better odds then Pinnacle and asians if you lay a heavy favourite like 1,20-1,30. I compare Pinnacle profit and Matchbook profit (minus %1 of risk) and pick which one is highest. Usually, Matchbook price is much better then Pinny's.

PS: If odds are above 2.00, then Matchbook takes %1 of lay stake, not risk.
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DonkeyKong
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2014, 01:23:03 PM »

Matchbook charges you even if you lose but only based on your risk if odds are under 2,00. Therefore, you can find much better odds then Pinnacle and asians if you lay a heavy favourite like 1,20-1,30. I compare Pinnacle profit and Matchbook profit (minus %1 of risk) and pick which one is highest. Usually, Matchbook price is much better then Pinny's.

PS: If odds are above 2.00, then Matchbook takes %1 of lay stake, not risk.

What if I back someone on matchbook?
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DonkeyKong
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2014, 02:14:41 PM »

TBH I don't see why anyone would put up with their commission charges on winners AND losers when there is Betfair, Smarkets and even Laddaq who won't rip you off that much

Yeah I am starting to notice that my Matchbook arbs are not doing as good.

Smarkets has very small markets haven't tried Laddaq tho.

I'm looking in to the PT Betfair deal now.
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doncht
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2014, 12:00:32 PM »

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I'm looking in to the PT Betfair deal now.

Hi buddy, have you found a good deal so far?
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DonkeyKong
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2014, 11:17:38 AM »

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I'm looking in to the PT Betfair deal now.

Hi buddy, have you found a good deal so far?

Well the Premium Trading Betfair deal is good and probably the only thing out there right now but I haven't registered with them yet.
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