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Arbitrage Betting Explained

Arbitrage is a term used to describe a guaranteed position of profit which can arise through backing each outcome of an event at favourable odds. For example, if you were able to back both players at 11/10 to win a tennis game, then you are in a position of winning 5% on your money no matter who wins. Arbitrage also applies when a price is taken from a bookmaker, say a horse at 4/1, and is laid off on the exchanges at a shorter price, say 4.50, to again guarantee a small profit.

In reality Arbitrage opportunities are increasingly difficult to find and manage. Prices change rapidly; bookmakers restrict stakes and even rule differences between sites mean that the process is not the guaranteed profit some would have you believe. Be the arbiter of your gaming and bet with precision and control by downloading our Betfair assistant.

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