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Matched Betting Across The US And Canada

Level: Beginner
Updated: Jun 11, 2024
5 min read

Matched betting is a growing side hustle in the US and Canada. Matched betting is a sports betting strategy that takes advantage of sportsbooks' promotions to mathematically guarantee a profit no matter which team wins the game. Read our What is Matched Betting and Getting Started guides before you begin.

Key Takeaways
  • Legal in 26 states and provinces
  • Potentially more than $6,000 from the sign-up offers alone
  • Yearly recurring value of over $10,000


Each state and province has different sportsbooks available. The table below provides an overview of the available sportsbooks and profit you can expect from them


Credit Card Deposits

Many states allow you to deposit with credit cards which can increase your profits from matched betting. Most credit cards charge a cash advance fee and interest but by using GBank Visa Signature credit card to deposit into sportsbooks you can redeem credit card rewards. Learn more about using a credit card in our GBank and Matched Betting article.


Online Casinos

Several states allow online casinos in addition to sportsbooks.



Where can I learn more about matched betting?

Our guides are a great place to learn more. Our Discord community is very helpful. Join via this link. And you can always reach out via email at

How much can I make matched betting?

You won't be able to quit your day job, but it can be a sizeable side hustle. A lot depends on how much money you can commit to matched betting to start with and what sportsbooks are available where you live. A lot of DarkHorse Odds members make at least $1,000 every month. Some make much more than that.

How do I know how much to bet?

DarkHorse Odds has tools called Bet Finders that check all available odds, find the most profitable bets available, and tell you how much to bet on both sides. Learn more in our Core Concepts guides.

Do I have to live in a state with online sports betting?

No. You only have to be physically present in a state that allows sports betting when placing wagers. Think of it like traveling to Las Vegas to bet. You can gamble at casinos in Las Vegas without being from Nevada.

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