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 28th July 2017 is shown below:

Real Life Example Arb:

World Championship U19 Women's Basketball Match (Money Line)

China U19 W » 3.40 (Bet365) » £310.81 returns £1,056.75
Canada U19 W » 1.533333 (William Hill) » £689.19 returns £1,056.76

Total arb / surebet profit : 5.676%

A correctly staked investment of £1,000 guarantees a return of £1,056.75 no matter the outcome. That's £56.75 profit due to discrepancies in the bookmakers' odds, guaranteeing a 5.676% profit on your investment in under 24 hours!

The above information tells us that a betting market exists on the World Championship U19 Women's Basketball Match (Money Line) between China U19 W and Canada U19 W. It also tells us that Bet365 have odds of 3.40 for China U19 W, and that William Hill have odds of 1.533333 for Canada U19 W.

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 5.676% 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. £310.81 invested on China U19 W returns £1,056.75, and £689.19 invested on Canada U19 W returns £1,056.76.

£310.81 x 3.40 = £1,056.75
£689.19 x 1.533333 = £1,056.76

Risk free profit = £56.75

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