Frequently Asked Questions

Bet types / markets (7)

Asian Handicap

A handicap in betting means that the bookmaker has given a virtual advantage to one of the competitors. They are often called Asian handicaps because of the popularity in many…
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Inverted Middle

Also known as a “Polish Middle”, an inverted middle is very risky to bet on. If the “middle” in an inverted middle occurs, you could lose both your bets, hence…
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Negative Middle

As you might know, regular middles are positive arbs with a middle. For instance, you could bet on an American Football middle: Tennessee (-7) @ 1.91 Pittsburgh (7.5) @ 2.14…
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What markets are supported?

The following markets (bet types) are currently supported in RebelBetting: Standard markets 2-way (also known as Win, MoneyLine, PuckLine or Draw no bet) 3-way (also known as 1X2) Asian Handicap…
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Cross Market Arb

Cross market arbs are a mix of two or more different markets. There are many possible combinations which can result in an arbitrage. The examples below illustrate two basic combinations…
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Lay Bet

An important part of Sports Arbitrage betting is understanding how lay bets work. The difference of a regular bet (also known as a back bet) and a lay bet, is…
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Middles

A potentially very profitable situation can occur in sports arbitrage and they are called middles. A middle is an arb where if a match ends with a certain result, you…
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Betting issues (7)

What you should know before betting on Ice Hockey

Before placing arbs on Ice Hockey, you need to know the following Overtime rules for hockey often differ between bookmakers, and sometimes between different leagues or markets. Please verify that…
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Risks with high arbitrages

Trying to go after the highest arbs all the time is usually not a good strategy in the long run. The reason is that high arbs have a higher risk…
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Logged in from another computer message

When logging in or getting arbs, our system checks the location from where the request was made. It is allowed for a user to change IP and continue to make…
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Why do different matches show up in the same arb?

Team names Bookmakers often have different names on the same team. As an example in Ice Hockey, the Russian U20 youth team could be named: Russia U20 Russia Youth Russia…
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What you must know when betting on baseball

When placing an arb on baseball, there are a few things you must check before placing the arb. 1. Make sure the bet is either “action” or “listed” By placing…
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Why do the number of playable arbs differ so much?

Generally, the closer to an event it is, the more arbs appear. This is due to the fact that bookmakers adjust their odds more frequently closer to a match (depending…
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What bookmaker account language should I use?

You should have all of your bookmaker accounts set to the English language in order for the RebelBetting AutoSurf to work optimally.
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Bookmakers (4)

Betfair and RebelBetting

If you don’t have a Betfair account yet, you should register now. Betfair arbitrages RebelBetting is a licensed Betfair software since 2014. This means we work together with Betfair to…
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Can’t access pinnaclesports.com?

If you can’t access pinnaclesports.com, please try their mirror website
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Is sports arbitrage trading possible from my country?

Is sports arbitrage trading possible from your country? It mostly depends on if the bookmakers will accept you as a customer. The more bookmakers you can use, the easier trading…
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Matchbook tips & commission explained

Matchbook betting tips Matchbook is a bit different when compared to Betfair, Betdaq or Smarkets. Below are som general tips to make it easier using Matchbook. 1. Enter your Matchbook…
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Glossary (10)

Palpable Error

A bookmaker can cancel (void) your bet, claiming it was a palpable error (or a “palp”). This can occur when a bookmaker has made what they call “an obvious mistake”,…
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Retention Rate

Retention rate is an indication of how much of your bonus you will retain after placing a bet. A bet with 100% retention rate means that if you bet your…
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Surebet

A surebet is another word for sports arbitrage, a method of turning sports betting into an investment. By using high odds, RebelBetting will help you bet on all outcomes of…
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What is the difference between the different bookmaker bonuses?

Free Bet, Matched Bet, Deposit Bonus, Signup Bonus A free bet is for example if you get €25 to bet with at a bookmaker. If you place the full amount…
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SameBookie

The SameBookie notice is displayed when selecting an arb where two or more outcomes in an arb is on the same bookmaker. It is not recommended to place two bets…
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Arb Age

The arb “age” (located in the Arb Details panel) indicates when our servers first found the arb. Why does a new arb have an old arb age? Arb age is…
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Reliability

The reliability of an arb in RebelBetting is calculated with several different variables. Among these variables are for example: The percentage of the arb (unusually high arbs decrease the reliability)…
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Reversed Participants

The Reversed Participants notice is just to let you know that the order of the participants might not be the same on both bookmakers. For instance, on SBObet it might…
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Mixed Rules

If you bet on a tennis arbitrage at say, Bwin and Expekt, they both have the Group1 rules. This means that even if a player retires, the arb is valid,…
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Stake Kidnapping

Stake kidnapping is a term used in RebelBetting to identify bookmakers which practise, what we consider, near fraudulent behaviour with customers bets. A proper and respectable bookmaker will honour the…
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Misc (11)

Taxation on bets

A few bookmakers may charge a “German tax” on your bets, depending on where you reside or where the bookmaker has its license. There are different ways in how bookmakers…
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Neteller problems

If you have forgotten your Neteller login or password, or your account has been frozen, you need to go to Neteller support. If you get information that he login or…
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How do I log a three way arb with one or more lay bets

The log book contains two tabs for logging your arbs. One for back bets with two or three outcomes, and one for lay bets with one back bet and one…
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Isn’t Sports Arbitrage dead?

No! There are a LOT of bookmakers around. And a lot of bookmakers means a lot of competition over the customers. The bookmakers must have high odds to attract new…
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Tennis rules

The bookies have different rules on certain sports, where tennis matches are the most common sport to have different rules on. There are 4 different tennis rules on the market…
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Yobetit

Update 2013-03-12: As you’ve seen Yobetit business packages no longer includes RebelBetting subscriptions. We have made the decision to stop all dealing with them with immediate effect. Unfortunately for legal…
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How to cancel your subscription

To cancel your subscription / payment profile, just follow the directions here (“Cancel Subscription”) If you cancel before the next payment is due, you will not be re-billed for another…
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How to take a good screenshot

Sometimes we will ask if you can send us a screenshot of the Betting Browser if you have a specific problem of some sort. This is an example of a…
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What currency should I use?

You should strive to have every account (bookie accounts, e-wallets etc) in the same currency. USD, EUR or GBP are the most supported currencies out there. If you have every…
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E-wallet – transfer funds to and from bookmakers

We recommend that you use Neteller or Skrill (Moneybookers) as your E-wallet. With an E-wallet account, you will avoid most of the transaction fees to and from bookmakers. Often, bookmakers…
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How do I keep track of my bets?

If you are serious about arbitrage betting, you need to keep track of the bets you place. This must be done to know which bets that are still open, which…
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Software features (8)

Selecting a different bookmaker domain

You can select to use a different bookmaker domain (Options/Bookmaker Setup) if the standard bookmaker domain is not available from your country. For instance from bet365.com to bet365.com.au. If you…
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Multi currency support

Have you got a bookmaker account with a different currency than the rest of your accounts? RebelBetting now supports assigning different currencies to all bookmakers, and will handle conversions and…
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What bookmakers are supported?

Click here for an updated list of supported bookmakers.
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What’s the different between the Free and Pro version?

The free version shows arbs up to 0.6%, except cross-market arbs and middles. Subscribers also get the complete e-book.      
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How do I calculate the stakes in the arbitrage?

You don’t have to! The integrated calculator of RebelBetting automatically calculates the bet size at every bookmaker depending on: what the odds are what type of arbitrage it is, and…
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What sports are supported?

We are always working on supporting new sports, so stay tuned as this list will expand over time. Please note that we cover all leagues and events in the sports…
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Can I filter out low market depth at Exchanges?

For limits on Betfair, Betdaq, Matchbook and Smarkets there is an option available to filter arbs with low amounts (market depth) available. Since the actual amount which could be interesting…
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How does RebelBetting work?

The RebelBetting servers gather and calculates all the bookmakers odds data and sends out arbitrage situations to the installed software at your computer. When you bet on an arbitrage, RebelBetting…
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Technical (15)

Selecting a different bookmaker domain

You can select to use a different bookmaker domain (Options/Bookmaker Setup) if the standard bookmaker domain is not available from your country. For instance from bet365.com to bet365.com.au. If you…
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Software update problems

In rare occasions, you might find that an update of the software stops at 100% when downloading the latest version of RebelBetting.   If this happens,  just download and install RebelBetting…
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Can I run RebelBetting on Linux?

You can run RebelBetting on any Linux that supports VMWare or VirtualBox. This has not been extensively tested, so please let us know your experiences. See the FAQ about Mac…
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Privacy and hiding your identity

It is good idea to keep as much privacy as possible when arbitrage trading. There are rumors of bookmakers working together to identify unwanted players (those they don’t profit from).…
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Logged in from another computer message

When logging in or getting arbs, our system checks the location from where the request was made. It is allowed for a user to change IP and continue to make…
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Graphic issues with RebelBetting

A few of our customers have reported a specific graphic distortion in the RebelBetting software (see the screenshot below). This is because of the DPI size used on their computer.…
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Installation problems

Having trouble installing RebelBetting? Follow these instructions. Setup is asking for Administrator password, or giving Error code 6: Download the latest RebelBetting, locate the file, right-click it and select “Run…
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Low screen resolution (part of bookmaker site is hidden)

While we recommend running RebelBetting in a large screen resolution (at least a width of 1400 pixels), we understand that sometimes this is not possible. Here are some tips for…
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The AutoSurf can’t log in and/or find the bet at Pinnacle Sports

A few of our customers has reported that they aren’t being logged in through the Betting Browser if their Pinnacle Sports password is longer than 10 characters. This can be…
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AutoSurf failures

The AutoLogin and AutoSurf are in some cases vulnerable to even the smallest change in a bookmakers web site. If this occurs the AutoLogin and AutoSurf will continue to fail…
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I forgot my username / password!

If you have forgotten your username or password, browse to our User Options page and follow the instructions there.  
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How do I remove cookies from the Betting Browser?

We’ve added an option to delete cookies and cache from the Betting Browser from the RebelBetting software. How to remove regular cookies and clear cache Go to Options -> Application…
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How do I use RebelBetting with a Proxy?

RebelBetting will work with most web proxies automatically, but sometimes you need to enter the details yourself. 1. RebelBetting tries to use your Windows proxy settings. These are also used…
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Why does RebelBetting fail to start?

In rare occasions the user configuration file will be corrupt and this will prevent RebelBetting from starting. You will be faced with an error message similar to the image shown…
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Can I run RebelBetting on a Mac?

Yes RebelBetting works on a Mac with the use of special software that emulates Windows, a so called virtual PC. These programs that let you run RebelBetting or any other…
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