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FAQs

I already have several bookmaker accounts, can I still make money?

Yes. Although we have £1000s worth of sign up bonuses, they can only be done once and when complete there are loads of reload bonuses that are for existing customers. It is from these reload bonuses that you can make a sustainable second income; that’s how we have made £2,000 a month for 4 years. Therefore, if you already have multiple bookmaker accounts it’s not a problem, simply complete the sign up bonuses you haven’t already received and dive straight into the reload offers.

Will my partner/family member be able to do the sign up bonuses too?

Yes, this shouldn’t be a problem with most bookmakers. Some are not partner friendly and may only give one free bet per household; you should check with the bookmaker first.

However, if your partner or family member wanted to go through the sign up bonuses they will need to create their own Certain Betting account as only one person is entitled to use each account. If more than one person uses each account this is against our copyright regulations.

Is this really legal?

Yes it’s 100% legal. Most of the time bookies even make profit from us as a lot of the bets win in the exchange and lose in the bookmaker. They are trying to gain your custom and it has been suggested bookmakers will offer up to £300 to tempt a customer to place bets with them.

Is this really risk free?

Yes, as long as you follow our tutorials and guides step by step the system is completely risk free as you cover all outcomes of an event, so no matter the result you profit the same amount. The only way it is not risk free is if human error is made on your behalf. That is why it’s so important to strictly follow our guides and tutorials to ensure no mistakes are made.

Is this really tax free?

All winnings from betting are 100% tax free and the tax man can’t do anything about it. You will not have to pay tax on anything you earn as a certain bettor.

Can I really make £2,000 a month?

Yes. If you build up your bank and put in the time your earnings will come naturally. Everybody has their own goals and time they can put into it, but you can still make £500 a month from just a few hours a week.

How much money do I need to start?

We recommend you starting with as much spare cash as you can afford. The more money you start with the faster you can complete the offers and the faster you’ll build your betting bank. The minimum you should be looking at starting with is £100. It’s always best to start small and build up your confidence before going big. Don’t forget you will always be able to withdraw your betting float from the bookmakers if you ever need it for an emergency.

I’ve been asked to send in ID, is this normal?

Yes. From time to time bookmakers may ask you to send in proof of ID to verify your identity. This is both normal and legal and they will predominately ask for a copy of your driving licence, passport, bank card or lettered proof of address. If they ask for a copy of your bank card they will ask you to block out some of the middle numbers for security reasons; never send your full bank card number. A photo of the required ID should suffice as a copy.

Will my credit rating be affected?

No, bookmakers do not perform credit checks so your credit rating will not be affected.

What do I get from a free trial?

The free trial is designed to give you an insight of what’s on offer, how it all works and how you can actually profit from the system. You will get full unrestricted premium access to the website for 14 days, allowing you to truly try everything before you buy.

You can cancel your membership anytime before the 14 days is up and you will not be charged a penny.

What do I get from a premium membership?

A premium membership will allow you to make consistent risk free profits month after month in your spare time. It will give you access to:

  • Over 100 tutorials and bonuses, from beginner all the way through to advanced (including ways of profiting without free bets)
  • Reload bonuses (existing customer bonuses) updated daily in our reload offer section – Most people think there is only offers for new customers… Not on our watch!!
  • The most advanced software on the market, all designed to massively save you time and maximize your profits:
    • BetFinder
    • BetCalculator
    • The Racing Matcher
    • The Tennis Matcher
    • The Eachway Matcher
    • Advanced Calculators – EV Calculator, Eachway Calculator, Risk Free Equal Profit Calculator
  • The premium forum where you can chat and exchange offers and tips with likeminded certain bettors. There’s also some offers posted in the forum that aren’t on the website

The earning potential of a premium membership far outweighs the membership price – In fact you can make more than your money back from the first offer tutorial. However, we do offer a 30 day no questions money back guarantee in case you decide Certain Betting isn’t for you… There’s literally nothing to lose!

Do you accept PayPal?

No, all our payments are processed using a debit/credit card. We do not store any of your payment information; all payments are processed through Stripe, which is a global payment gateway serving over 100,000 online businesses – Most of your online shopping websites use Stripe as it keeps things very safe and secure.

What is a back bet?

A back bet is a bet on selection TO WIN an event. For example, you back England to win against Germany – if England win you win at the bookmaker but if England lose or draw you don’t win at the bookmaker.

What is a lay bet?

A lay bet is a bet on a selection NOT TO WIN an event. A lay bet is essentially the opposite of a back bet and, therefore, covers both the loss and the draw of a selection when applicable. Lay bets can only be placed at betting exchanges, such as Betfair, Smarkets and Betdaq.

For example, you lay England to win against Germany – if England win you lose at the exchange but if England lose or draw we win at the exchange. As you can see, this is the opposite of the back bet example above, allowing us to cover all outcomes of an event so the bet remains risk free.

What does Stake Not Returned (SNR) mean?

This is a bet where the original stake is not included in the returns and you only get your winnings back. For example, a £10 bet at odds of 4.0 would only return the winnings of £30, whereas on a normal bet the return would be £40. This type of bet is typically used for free bets.

What does Stake Returned (SR) mean?

This is a bet where the original stake is included in the returns and you get your winnings and your stake back. For example, a £10 bet at odds of 4.0 would return £40 – the £30 win and the original stake.

What is liability?

Liability is the amount of money you will stand to lose in the exchange if the lay bet doesn’t win and the back bet wins. You need this amount in your exchange account in order to place your lay stake. The bet calculator will always show the potential liability as will the betting exchange before placing a bet.

What is liquidity?

Liquidity is the amount of money available in the market at the given odds for you to bet with. For example, if you want to place a lay bet for a stake of £50 at odds of 2 and there is £600 liquidity in the market at odds of 2, you will be able to place the lay bet no problem.

However, if there is only £10 liquidity in the market at odds of 2 you bet will not be completely matched. Therefore, it is important to make sure there is enough liquidity in a market before placing a lay bet so it gets fully matched. High profile events have the most liquidity in their markets, such as premier league matches.

What do I do if my lay bet is unmatched on Betfair?

Please refer to Betting Exchanges Explained‘ for detailed information on what do if this happens. The best thing is to try and avoid this situation by making sure there is enough liquidity in a market before placing a lay bet so it gets fully matched. High profile events have the most liquidity in their markets, such as premier league matches.

What is commission and how do I know what commission to enter in the calculator?

Commission is what betting exchanges charge to use their services. Each exchange charges a different rate of commission, usually only on  winnings – Betfair 5%, Betdaq 5%, Smarkets 2% and Matchbook 1% (although this is paid on losing bets as well).

How do I convert fractional odds to decimal odds?

At Certain Betting we predominantly use decimal odds as they’re much easier to understand so it’s important you know how to convert them. Most bookmakers will have an option on their actual website or the ‘my account’ section of the website to change the odds from fractional to decimal.

However, if you can’t change them this is how to convert them – Divide the first number of the fraction by the second number and add one. For example, 6/4 fractional odds would be 2.5 decimal odds (6 ÷ 4 = 1.5 + 1 = 2.5).

What is a mug bet?

A mug bet is a bet where you back and lay a popular selection with no bonus involved. It’s a bet that a typical punter would place, for example, betting on their favourite team to win every week. Placing regular mug bets allows you to keep your bookmaker accounts open as the bookies see you as a typical mug punter. In turn, this means you are eligible for more and more reload offers and therefore maintain a long term income. This isn’t too important until you have completed the sign up bonuses.

What is an arb?

An arb is a bet that will make you a guaranteed profit when there is no bonus involved. Arbs are usually created when the lay odds at the exchange are lower than the back odds at the bookmaker. Bets with a rating of 100% or more on the bet finder are arbs. Even though arbs seem more appealing and may allow you to make a profit on your qualifying bet, we advise to stay away from them if you can as too many of these quickly contribute to the closure of your bookmaker accounts.

What is a wagering requirement?

A wagering requirement means a specific set of instructions that must be followed in order to unlock bonus funds from a bookmaker. For example, if you have a £10 bonus and it needs to be ‘wagered’ 6 times you would need to place a total of £60 worth of bets before the £10 bonus becomes cash. Many of these wagering requirements vary and are specific to each individual offers.