Naked Arbing 

Naked Arbing is a phrase made for an Arbitrage Trade that is not immediately layed. 

Naked Arbing is a risky arbitrage betting strategy that should only be used by experienced arbitrage bettors. If basic arbing is more your thing then check out our general arbing page, or the article written here for beginners 

Despite the saucy picture above, naked arbing can be performed with or without clothes on [if that really is your thing]! I’ll start-off giving you a few examples of how Naked Arbing can differ so much, yet mean the same thing. 

Advanced Arbitrage versus standard pinnacle to Betfair arbitrage 

We all know the ramifications of Arbing, especially with matched betting and using arbitrage betting to enhance matched betting profits.  Matched betting software companies who are great at teaching newbie matched betting strategy have instilled into matched bettors that sports arbitrage is the death of their precious online sportsbook accounts, including pinnacle arbitrage. Although understandable, and probably good advice for beginner matched bettors to take advice of, I personally do think it is somewhat over-exaggerated, but true to a certain extent. 

My question to any bettors stating that sports arbitrage betting is extremely dangerous for betting accounts is “how many of your own personal accounts have you used an arbitrage betfair strategy with“? Often, most people would not risk their own accounts to be able to experience this. Instead of being experts by experience the arbitrage betting strategy expertise, in terms of knowing how quick you will get gubbed for arbing, mostly lies in what they have heard or read online, either in pinnacle arbitrage threads or matched betting arbing threads or videos. 

Advanced arbing – how is naked arbing different from standard arbitrage bookie to exchange? 

Naked arbitrage is a Betfair arbing technique that requires many hours’ experience of Betfair arbitrage trading skills. When you attempt to lay a naked arb, you are technically gambling that the Betfair arbitrage odds you enter your lay bet will be taken at a later date. This video here explains some examples of several bookmaker to exchange arbitrage bets I placed, using a naked arbing strategy. 

Betfair Spoofing – a Betfair arbitrage betting technique used 

As mentioned in the video above, I used to employ a Betfair Spoofing technique, which is a Betfair arbitrage betting strategy used to try “encourage the Betfair arbitrage market to form itself quicker than it would have done. I am not saying for one moment I was controlling this arbitrage betting pattern, or used it as part of an arbitrage betting formula. I knew that there were a certain kind of Betfair arbitrage bettor in the markets, around those times, who were looking to bet at these odds. So, I was trying to pique interest in the market, so it looked as if others were getting involved early and hoping to have a FOMO effect on the Betfair arbitrage trade market in question. 

For the record, almost all of these naked arbitrage bets mentioned here involved horse racing. I consider myself a naked arbitrage expert on horse racing markets that have not yet developed. Quite a useless to skill to have! Useless, in terms of an arbitrage matched betting strategy, because it cannot be sold and far too hard to teach an arbitrage matched betting strategy to newbie matched bettors as it would take too long. 

How to learn advanced sports arbitrage techniques 

I’m sorry for the bad news, when t comes to arbitrage betting vs matched betting, when using advanced arbitrage techniques, it requires repetition to gain the arbitrage betting skills. This arbing knowledge is simply developed by putting the hours into trawling around the arbitrage betfair markets, endlessly. A successful arbitrage betting formula is hard to design, especially with a typically X-Y-Z strategy guide. We recommend checking our other arbitrage articles, including many included in this long page. There are also some video on Pipbets that you can view including an Arbitrage betting strategy playlist

Befair horse arbitrage – sportsbook to exchange 

I have written some advanced horse racing arbitrage techniques I used to employ, below. I also used to look for arbitrage opportunities where I could do horse arbitrage between Betfair and Smarkets, ore arbitrage between Matchbook and Betfair, or lastly of course for arbitrage between Smarkets and Matchbook. A professional sports arbitrage strategist will always be looking around to hunt for these arbitrage opportunities. This was especially useful when the smarkets algorithm was connected to Betfair exchange. However, in recent years Smarkets algorithm does not rely on this so much and these kind of arbitrage opportunities are short-lived. Arbitarge opportunities can also be found in Greyhound arbitrage Our YouTube video here explains the dangers of matched betting greyhounds and Arbing greyhounds. The main dangers are non runners and liquidity. 

Some of my most common arbitrage strategies listed below. 

  • I used to use option 2 [below] for 75% of my Arbing that I used to do when I was a full time Arber. 
  • This was many years ago [2005-2012] when Arbing was nowhere near as dangerous as it is today. 
  • Granted, accounts were closed quicker than the Matched Betting route – but margins on horse arbs were massive and very profitable. I do not opt for this route nowadays. 

Some NAKED Arb examples: 

1. I see a horse on Betfair that is attracting a lot of early £ support 

The price is best-priced 3.75 with Coral – I think it will contract – but the lay is not there already to be layed. I know [if I wait] for the lay price to be there [on the exchange] the Coral price will more than likely contract further; so I take the chance on backing the horse at odds 3.75. I then enter my lay into Betfair at odds 3.3. I press “keep” – to avoid my trade being ‘cancelled-out’ of the market and I wait. Or I could just wait until the odds reached lower and then lay at 3.3 or whatever my desired price was. In my opinion: you’d be a fool to ‘wait’, when you could enter the lay into the market and just keep checking intermittently. 

You haven’t enough funds to lay a bet – because the bet is high odds – yet you think it will contract and therefore, will lay when it reaches X amount price. 

2. You haven’t enough funds to lay a bet – because the bet is high odds – yet you think it will contract and therefore, will lay when it reaches X amount price 

I believe that Tiger Woods will do well in this tournament and have intentions to lay him when his price contracts [shortens] at a later stage in The Tournament. Therefore, I have not layed Tiger yet – but intend to. If Tiger “Tee’d off” and suddenly had an accident ended up in the bunker and was doing terribly – then my trade would not look too good. 

3. You think the bet is over-priced and you want to get involved! 

Similar to advantage play. 

You have no intention of laying, until it reaches a price that is so short that you’d be foolish not to “hedge your bets”. 

Just a few ideas and insight into possibilities and perspectives. 

Today’s Matched Bettors are almost brainwashed into thinking they must lay immediately. This has been advised to them for a reason, so as they do not suffer any liability/risk ever. But it is always best to explore and realize the bigger picture. 

Sharbing strategy – matched betting in betting shops 

If you are concerned about your online betting accounts gubbed for arbing, then maybe you should consider sharbing. Sharbing is a term for shop-arbing. We wrote an artcile here about it, we also have a YouTueb playlist discussing all you need to know about matched betting in betting shops, known s shop arbitrage. Sharbing is becoming ever-popular and you can also get best odds guaranteed in sharbing betting shops such as Paddy power and Betfred, just be sure to write “BOG” meaning best odds guaranteed on the betting slip if you are ever using sharbing as another arbitrage betting technique 2022 will no doubt become popular with. Why? Because there are so many people starting matched betting now who know about sharbing too. 

Sharbing in betting shops can be performed on all sports, including greyhounds too. Another piece of good news is you can often find best odds guaranteed for greyhound bets in matched betting betting shops such as paddy Power , Betfred and more. See our sharbing article for more. 

Arbitrage software – can I arb without using arbitarge software? 

Arbitrage software is typically sued for finding generic arbs using the arbitrage software oddsmatcher. There is a vast array to choose from. Some arbitrage software companies such as Betburger supply middling arbitrage opportunities. See the front page of their website for more. Oddstorm middling, including Polish middles can also be found on their home page. 

Do I need arbitrage software to do arb bets? 

Is it necessary to using software for your arbitrage betting? In a nutshell, the answer is no. If you are a very experienced arbitrage bettor, who knows where to look, and probably more importantly, the best times to look, then you may be able to perform arbitrage manually. However, to do arbitrage betting effectively and efficiently, using arbing software is probably a good investment. A good all-rounder is , or if you like to do all your arbitrage in one day then ODDSTORM an might be for you. All of these companies include advanced arbitrage calculators with many different functions. 

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