Making Money From Price Boosts!
A price boost is when a bookmaker offers higher odds on a bet than normal as a promotion to their customers. If the back price they are offering is higher than the lay odds at the exchange, we can place a matched bet to guarantee an instant profit.
Each price boost usually only takes a couple of minutes to complete. And, we can normally make a profit of around £1-£5 per boost.
By completing a few price boosts each day, consistently, you could make £50-£150 a week from price boosts alone!
Price Boost Example
Let's say Ladbrokes boost Arsenal to win to odds of 5.0 (normal price: 4.0) and we're allowed to bet up to £20.
In this example, the lay odds at the betting exchange are 4.5. Because the back odds exceed the lay odds, this gives us the opportunity to place a matched bet for guaranteed profit, regardless of the outcome of the match.
You can calculate your lay stake and profit by simply entering the numbers into the Matched Betting Calculator.
- Stake: £20 (this is the max stake for the boost)
- Back Odds: 5.0 (the boost price on Ladbrokes)
- Lay Odds: 4.5 (the lay odds on Smarkets)
So we can see that our lay stake would be £22.32 (with a £78.12 liability).
Regardless of whether Arsenal win, lose or draw the match, our profit will be £1.87!
And that's it - £1.87 guaranteed profit from a price boost, with just a couple of minutes of effort.
Are All Price Boosts Profitable?
There are two occasions when we cannot make a profit risk free from a price boost:
Back Odds Aren't High Enough
Remember that the back odds at the bookmaker need to exceed the lay odds for us to make a profit. Sometimes, the bookmaker will offer a 'boost', but the odds are still lower than at the betting exchange, meaning we can't profit.
Using the above example, if Ladbrokes had boosted the odds from 4.0 to 4.5, and the lay odds were also 4.5, you wouldn't be able to make a profit and would in fact make a loss after paying the commission on the exchange.
No Lay Market Available
Not all price boosts have an available lay market at a betting exchange. If we can't lay our bet then we cannot lock in a profit. An example might be "Ronaldo to score and Messi to score". On Betfair and Smarkets there is a Goalscorer market, but you can only lay one player. The mentioned price boost is for two separate players to score, something which we cannot lay, and so cannot profit from.
If you come across a boost like the 2 previously mentioned, simply skip it and move on. There will be plenty of other profitable boosts that you can get stuck in to. Just remember, because it's called a "boost" doesn't always mean it is profitable.
Price Boosts On Multiples
Often bookies offer price boosts on multiples (also known as accas).
For instance, Skybet regularly offer 3 boosted accumulators on football each Saturday.
An example of a multiple price boost is “Real Madrid, PSG and Chelsea all to win”.
We can still guarantee profit from price boosts on multiples, and they can be just as profitable as regular price boosts.
But, how we lay price boosts is slightly different.
For guidance on how to do this, please check out our guide: How To Lay Accumulator Bets.
Where To Find Price Boosts
Price boosts are one of the most underrated ways to profit when matched betting because they are so simple to do and generate instant profits.
The main sticking point is knowing where bookies post price boosts and whether or not they are profitable
Instead of wasting your time constantly searching for price boosts, and trying to work out whether they are profitable, we have a much better way - using Outplayed.
Outplayed features an incredible Price Boost Thread as part of their member's forum.
Here, the thousands of Outplayed members are constantly sharing profitable price boosts. This means that all you need to do is keep an eye on this thread to stay up to date with all of the best price boosts available.
Outplayed recently revealed that there had been over £12,000 of price boosts shared to the thread in 2021!
That's some serious profit making opportunities that you could be missing out on!
If you haven't already, we strongly recommend grabbing your 7 day trial to Outplayed. There really is no better tool for making money from Price Boosts.
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