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Placing surebets between soft bookmakers

Placing surebets between two or more soft bookmakers

Most of the surebets are placed between sharp and soft bookmakers. If you manage to place bets between sharp bookmakers – Pinnacle, SBObet, Smarkets, Matchbook, and some others – these sports arbitrages might be very profitable, because bookmakers will allow you to bet high amounts. So, what about a placing surebets between softs?

Placing surebets between soft bookmakers can be risky

Sometimes you can find high-percentage arbitrages – around 7% – with soft bookmakers. This percentage looks very tempting, but you might encounter some problems while placing these kind of arbitrage bets. One of the bookmakers may impose a higher limit than you expected, and it might cause you a lot of trouble.


If you place an arbitrage between a soft and a sharp bookmaker, you now that you should place your bet with the soft bookmaker first – because the sharp bookmaker won’t limit your stake, and you can cover your surebet without any problem.

But if you place an arb between two softs, the Arbitrage Training team recommend that you place these kind of arbitrages only if one of the bookmakers has a “max bet” button – for example bet365, bwin and Paddy Power have this button. This way, you know how much you need to bet on the other soft bookmaker.


High-percentage arbitrages between bet365 and Paddy Power occur very frequently. Don’t be afraid to combine these two bookmakers; although combining Coral and William Hill in one arbitrage bet might be little more risky, because they don’t have a “max bet” button, and you never know what amount their trader is going to approve.

Learn more about placing surebets in our course Arbitrage training and develop your skills. 

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