Can you show me a working example of a sports arbitrage opportunity and how the investment would be staked?


A real sports arbitrage opportunity from 22nd June 2018 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb:

International Friendly Basketball Match (Money Line)

Armenia » 1.60 (Titan Bet) » £66.32 returns £106.11
Qatar » 3.15 (Unibet) » £33.68 returns £106.09

Total arb / surebet profit : 6.105%

A correctly staked investment of £100 guarantees a return of £106.09 no matter the outcome. That's £6.09 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 6.105% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the International Friendly Basketball Match (Money Line) between Armenia and Qatar. It also tells us that Titan Bet have odds of 1.60 for Armenia, and that Unibet have odds of 3.15 for Qatar.

By applying a simple mathematical formula to those odds, we are able to calculate that we can cover all possible outcomes of the match and make a guaranteed 6.105% return on our investment.

We would invest our money in proportion to the odds on each possibility. The amount to invest on each outcome is calculated using another simple formula. £66.32 invested on Armenia returns £106.11, and £33.68 invested on Qatar returns £106.09.

£66.32 x 1.60 = £106.11
£33.68 x 3.15 = £106.09

Risk free profit = £6.09

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