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Qualifying Bets: Manual Entry

Level: Intermediate
Updated: Jun 12, 2024
2 min read

Key Takeaways

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.

Qualifying Bet rewards can be based on the amount that you win, the amount that you lose, or the amount that you wager. When a Qualifying Bet promotion does not fit into any of those categories, use the Manual Entry mode in the Qualifying Bet Finder.


Key takeaways from the T&C

  1. Bet Amount: $600
  2. Reward Type: Bonus Bet
  3. Reward Based On: Manual Entry*
  4. Outcome Needed: Win or Loss
  5. Reward Value: $300
  6. Minimum Odds: -200

*The reward is not tied to the winnings, bet amount, or a refund on a loss. Betting $1,000 yields the same $300 reward as betting the minimum qualifying $600.

Use the Qualifying Bet Finder.

Set the minimum odds to -200.

Filter to main lines only. Not required, only recommended.

This sets Market Type to Moneyline, Spread, and Total.

It also sets Market Segment to Full Game/Match.

Choose the sportsbook you have 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 DraftKings, you would place the $600 Qualifying Bet on the Boston Red Sox money line at +105. Then place a Hedge Bet on Wynn of $624 on the Minnesota Twins money line at -103. Either way, you will profit $216.

Clicking “Details” or the information icon displays further details explaining exactly how you profit $216 no matter the outcome of the event. It is important to note that you must convert the Bonus Bet after receiving it from this Qualifying Bet.

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