# What amount does the professional player need to start

Almost all newcomers who have decided to try their hand at betting arbitrage are wondering: "how much money do you need to start?" After reading many forums, special sites, a and "standing at the fork", not finding the answer. After all, the numbers called there may differ from each other not even tenfold.

## Surebets: determination and occurrence situations

So, to understand how much money you need to invest, first we will understand - "where". It is said that the arbs strategy is the most efficient and effective. But our task is not to refute or confirm such judgments.

Suppose you place bets in several bookmakers, for example, in two. Let's call them A and B. Looking for the optimal coefficients, observe this situation. Office A puts on a victory of one team, office B-on her rival, the third C-is sure of draw. Another situation – both bookmakers prefer a win one of the teams, but the sizes of the coeff. are much different.

### What are the causes of arbs?

The main two:

- competition between bookmakers, who are in pursuit of profit and customers put excessive quotes coefficients.
- the human factor, when errors occur when entering data or, as they say, looked through.

For example, bookmaker A, for the FA Cup match between Brighton and Coventry, which will be held on 17.02.2018, put the odds to win the 1st team-1.45, to win the second - 3.1; and bookmaker b - 1,3/3,5 respectively. To understand whether there is a surebet, it is necessary to carry out calculations.

V₁ = 1/1,45 + 1/3,1 = (0,69+0,323) x 100 = 101,2%; V₂ = 1/1,3+1/3,5 = (0,769+0,286) x 100 = 105,5%. These indicators (values V according to the bookmakers) exceeds 100% – means, a surebet is.

For its calculation is the highest– 1/1,45+1/3,5=0,69+0,286=0,976.

Since the index is <1, this once again confirms that there is a arb. For profit – the calculation of the amounts of bets. For example, a player has $ 500, then in the bookmaker's office and on the" Brighton " you need to put 500/(0,976x1,45) = $352, and the bookmaker In to win "Coventry" – 500 / (0,976x3,5) = $148. Well, the prize should be, regardless of which team wins:

500-352x1, 45 = $10,4; 500-148x3,5 = $18, which is 2,1-3,6%.

## Amount for the start to profi player

Getting arbs, the player must understand that the profitability from arbitrage situations might seem not so big, average about 5%. Of course, there are surebets with a much larger profit, more than 20%, but we do not recommend to put on them. There will be a very high probability of error in the line of one of the participating bookmakers. According to the rules, in this case they have the right to cancel bets on mistakenly placed odds. Often the bookies are deliberately overstating the coefficients to calculate the professional milosnikow. Therefore, the average income of 3-7% will be optimal.

In the table below, consider what income can be depending on the starting Bank and the number of bets per month. This does not include capitalization, i.e. the fact that the earned money you can immediately put into circulation, thereby increasing your income.

To clarify the calculations, consider the option when the player at the start of $500. Further, given the norm, divide the bank, for example, into 5 parts (you can on any number, but we must understand that the lower the rate, the less income from it). Expected profit - $100x5 % = $5. Now, the estimated number of bets per month will not be less than 150, multiplied by the result – 150X$5 = $750. It turns out that with the initial parameters of $500 Bank, each bet of $100, 150 bets per month will give the player an income of $750. If we talk about the percentage, it is 150% profit. On monthly basis. Most of the investments can not give a tenth of such income.

Profit |
Bank |
Number of bets per month |

150 |
100 |
150 |

300 |
100 |
300 |

300 |
200 |
150 |

600 |
200 |
300 |

450 |
300 |
150 |

900 |
300 |
300 |

The relationship between the starting Bank, the number of bets and the income is obvious.

Professional players on surebet – the people who pay their earnings from 8 to 12 hours a day. But, as broadcast forums, not for good reason. Having learned to find the right forks in the same right offices, some earn $1000-1500 per day. Of course, such achievements do not come at once, such results are over the years. Important will be the size of the bank used as we saw in the previous paragraph.

Beginners who have decided to try a arbs strategy should know where to find arbs situations.

The first option that comes to mind is to try to find yourself. This is possible, but it can do just more experienced players who have been watching the movement of lines in different bookmakers and were able to notice patterns. Which later can be used for betting on the plugs. In any case, this process is very laborious and "eyes" get to see no more than 10-15 surebets a day.

To reach a stable high level of income, it is advisable to use paid arbitration search services. It can be special programs that are installed on the user's computer and plug scanners that post the results of their work on their website. With them, you can do much more than in the example given by us with 150 rates per month. Everyone has the opportunity to choose the soul and the purse. Based on the information from our rating, you can choose the product that will best meet your expectations from betting arbitrage. It can be bet on the arbs, on the middles or on value bets