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The Business
Oct 25, 2003
In a world of my own.

Can I pick your brains a second.

Long story short but I always have £100 at the start of the football season I a betting account and I see what I can turn it into. One season I took £500 out of the account before losing the rest. Normally I get nothing.

Last week I opened an account with Betfair for a change. They offered me a free first matched bet so I backed Swansea for £30 to beat Malmo (they did 4-0). Anyway Betfair owned me a free bet but didn't give it me. I wrote in and complained and they said sorry and now have given me two free £30 bets.

So I now have x2 free bets to use.

I worked this out looking at tomorrows fixtures (bare with me). For your information I am using decimal odds

Home side - 2.45
Draw - 3.1
Away side - 2.85

So I though if I did as follow

Home side £10 bet from my own money - £24.50 return
Draw - £30 using free bet = £93 (minus £30 free bet) = £63 profit
away - £30 using free bet = £85.50 (minus £30 free bet = £55.50 profit

So I worked out for £10 maximum loss I can win between £24.50 and £63.

Am I missing something here? I assume you can back all outcomes?

Could even back some Tennis where there are only two possible outcomes?