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Frequently Asked Questions

We've gathered together as many of the sports arbitrage questions that we get frequently asked and provided answers for your convenience. If you have another question that isn't answered here, please feel free to contact us.





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Q: How much money do I need in order to start investing in sports arbitrage? Is there a minimum?

A: Technically there is no minimum investment or bankroll required to start taking advantage of sports arbitrage. But of course if you're going to pay an arb service provider to find your arbs, you'll want to make enough profit to cover your costs (a...


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Q: How much money can I make by investing in sports arbitrage betting opportunities?

A: The amount of money you can make from sports arbitrage betting depends on a number of factors. These variables include the amount (or bankroll) that you have available to invest, the size of the arbs that you invest in, how much time you have to i...


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Q: How much available time do I need in order to start investing in sports arbitrage?

A: Similarly to the minimum financial investment (or bankroll), in theory there is almost no minimum amount of time needed. Again, the minimum amount of available to needed depends on what you want to achieve. As with the monetary investment ...


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Q: Do I need to be a UK resident or have a UK bank account in order to become a sports arbitrage trader?

A: Absolutely not. Anyone residing in a country where online sports betting is legal can become a sports arbitrage investor. The most popular method of deposit is by debit or credit card, which most people have access to. Besides thos...


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Q: How much money can I invest in sports arbitrage opportunities?

A: Each bookmaker will have a maximum stake and this varies for each bet depending on the odds and the size of the event. You'll be able to invest greater amounts in large, popular events than you will in smaller events where bookmakers' trading volu...


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Q: How long do arbs usually last for?

A: Arbs found by any service provider such as ourselves only have a limited lifespan once they are discovered. This is due to the fact that when a lot of money starts to be bet on an event, the bookmakers change their odds. On this basis we e...


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Q: How long does it take to place sports arbitrage bets?

A: Once you know what you're doing and are used to placing the bets it should take less than 5 minutes. As a beginner you will need to get accustomed to the type of information that you will receive and where to find the relevant betting coup...


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Q: Should I place stakes like £34.53 or should I round them?

A: When calculating how much to stake on each bet, arb calculators usually return figures such as £34.53 and £65.47, or £22.78 and £77.22. It is entirely up to you whether you want to place these exact figures. This would prov...


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Q: A lot of arbs are on football matches. What happens if the match ends in a draw? Can I lose money?

A: The central principle of sports arbitrage is that you bet on every possible outcome of an event, in order to guarantee a profit no matter what happens. Therefore, if an arb is found on the 90-minute match betting market of a football match...


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Q: How does Arb Hunters find their arbs? Do you have special software or find them manually?

A: Arb Hunters uses a two-pronged approach to finding arbs. We employ a team of experienced arb traders who search bookmakers' websites and crunch the best odds to find arbitrage opportunities. At the same time we also have proprietary software that ...


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Q: How many arbs does Arb Hunters provide their members with each month?

A: The number of arbs that we find varies according to the sporting calendar. When there are a greater number of sporting events taking place we will find a greater number of arbs than when fewer sports are being played. Please see our ...


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Q: How profitable are the arbs that Arb Hunters sends to its members?

A: Our arbs range from very small (e.g. 0.5%) up to much larger ones (e.g. 5%) and anywhere in between. Most arbitrage opportunities are in the region of 2-3% profit. Anything significantly higher than that is likely to be the result of a boo...


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Q: How do I join Arb Hunters to receive arbitrage alerts?

A: Joining Arb Hunters is easy. Simply follow these steps: Go to our signup page. Enter your details and make your payment. You will receive a co...


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Q: How do I cancel my membership? Is there a minimum membership length?

A: You are under no obligation to continue your membership past the first month if you do not wish to do so. We do not automatically re-bill our members. You will receive a reminder email at the end of the subscription period with details of ...


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Q: What services does Arb Hunters offer?

A: Arb Hunters is a sports arbitrage service provider. We find arbitrage betting opportunities on sports events and we alert our members to these surebets so that they can make a guaranteed profit. Full details are available on our ...


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Q: How much does Arb Hunters charge for its sports arbitrage services?

A: Please see our sports arbitrage services page for our latest prices....


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Q: What time of day does Arb Hunters send arbs out?

A: We usually sent arbs out any time between 9AM and 11PM UK time (GMT/GMT+1). Sometimes we'll send some arbs out earlier than this, and some will be a little later. Ideally a sports arbitrage trader will be available for the most of the day ...


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Q: If I use a free email address such as Hotmail, Yahoo, or Gmail will my arb alerts be delayed?

A: No, your emails should not be delayed. However, due to the fact that our emails contain links to bookmakers' websites, many free email systems such as Hotmail will mark them as spam and can even delete them immediately without them ever re...


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Q: How far in advance of a sporting event does Arb Hunters find its arbitrage opportunities?

A: Many arbs will be for events that are 24-48 hours in the future. However we also find a number of longer-term arbs for events that are days or even weeks or more in the future (such as football World Cup events etc...). Some people...


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Q: Does Arb Hunters tell me how much to bet on each selection?

A: When betting on a sports arbitrage opportunity your stakes must be proportioned according to the odds. The total investment isn't simply divided by the number of selections (e.g. 50% on selection A and 50% on selection B), but worked out based on ...


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Q: Do Arb Hunters' arbitrage alerts include the date that the sporting event takes place on?

A: Yes, we indicate that date that we believe bets will be settled on. As you may not want your funds tied up in long-term arbs, we include the date that we believe bets will be settled on so that you can decide whether or not to invest in ea...


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Q: Does Arb Hunters bet on their own arbitrage opportunities?

A: No, we do not bet on our own arbs. This is to give our clients the best possible chance of placing their trades before the arb expires....


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Q: When does my Arb Hunters subscription start?

A: Your Arb Hunters subscription is activated as soon as we have processed your payment. For most payments made through PayPal this is immediately....


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Q: What information do Arb Hunters' arb alerts contain?

A: Our sports arbitrage alerts detail the event, the selections, the odds, the bookmakers involved (including links to their websites) and the percentage profit to be made. We also include the date on which we believe bets on the event will be settle...


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Q: How many bookmakers' accounts do I need to use for sports arbitrage betting?

A: To take advantage of every arbitrage opportunity that we find you would need an account with every one of the bookmakers that we use. However, in practice a smaller number of approximately 10-15 bookma...


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Q: Should I open bookmakers' accounts before I join Arb Hunters?

A: It would be useful to have opened all your accounts first. This way you're ready to place your first bet as soon as you've subscribed. See our bookmakers page for a convenient list of links to bookmake...


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Q: How long does it take to open accounts with bookmakers?

A: It takes just a few minutes to open an account with an online bookmaker. Therefore if you open 10-15 accounts with the bookmakers that we use most frequently it will take less than an hour of your time....


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Q: Will transaction fees for currency conversion and credit cards eat up all my profits?

A: They should not. To minimise charges you can keep your winnings in foreign accounts so that you don't need to deposit each time or you can only act on big arbs with foreign bookmakers. Besides that, most of our arbs involve bookmakers that...


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Q: Can residents of the USA join Arb Hunters?

A: No, Arb Hunters does not accept members from the USA. Although Arb Hunters would have no problem with US residents using our service, a large number of the bookmakers that we use will not accept US clients and as such our service would be ...


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Q: Do bookmakers limit arb traders' betting accounts?

A: In theory, bookmakers should not care why you place your bets, as long as they make a profit. And given the chances that half of your bets with any given bookmaker will lose, some people say that bookmakers don't care if you're an arb trader. ...


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Q: How long does it take for me to get my winnings?

A: Once an even has concluded, bookmakers settle bets quite quickly, usually within a couple of hours, and pay the winnings into your online account. You can then use the funds to place further trades with that bookmaker, or request a withdra...


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Q: Do bookmakers always pay winnings out? Do they ever refuse to pay out?

A: We only use bookmakers that are well-established and that we would trust with our own money. If you have a dispute with a bookmaker you may take your case to a gambling industry association such as IBAS....


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Members Say

"At its best, my ISA paid about 4.82% interest annually, so per month I would receive about 14 on savings of 3,500.

On a fairly small arb of 2%, I can make 70 from my savings for 10 minutes 'work'.

Admittedly you can't always stake 3,500, but when the arb is bigger, there's no need to. Thankyou Arb Hunters!"

Mrs P, Bristol