Understanding Qualifying Bets is one of the most important aspects of Matched Betting. Read the Qualifying Bet Finder introduction before continuing.
If you are new to using Bet Finders on DarkHorse Odds start here to learn how to use all the available features such as filters and editing your Bet Slip.
In all of our guides, we filter to “Main Lines Only” as a way to avoid limits. Learn more here.
With some Qualifying Bets, the reward is based on the amount that you wager. For example, “receive a 100% Bet Match” or “get 50% of your stake returned as a Free Bet.”
Examine the Terms and Conditions
Key takeaways from the T&C:
- Bet Amount: $1,000
- Reward Type: Free Bet
- Outcome Needed: Win or Loss
- Minimum Odds: -200
Use the Qualifying Bet Finder.
Set the Minimum Odds filter to -200.
Filter to main lines only. Not required, only recommended.
Choose the sportsbook you need to place the Qualifying Bet on then enter the key takeaways from above.
After selecting the bet you want, viewing the bet slip provides all the details needed to properly hedge ensuring maximum profit. In this example on Caesars (Pennsylvania) you would place the $1,000 Qualifying Bet on the St Louis Blues money line at -180. Then place a Hedge Bet on BetRivers of $566 on the Buffalo Sabres money line at +175. Either way, you will profit $690.
Clicking “Details” or the information icon displays further details explaining exactly how you profit $690 no matter the outcome of the event. It is important to note that you must convert the Free Bet after receiving it from this Qualifying Bet.