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scratch of the day

23rd February 2019

Every weekend William Hill are kind enough to offer us a Scratch Of The Day in which we, as matched bettors, are able to extract profit.

Today’s Scratch of the Day promotion is – Get a £5 free bet when you place a £10 bet on Horse Racing.

The matched betting technique we use here is the straight up and simple Bet X Get Y.


To claim this offer, we need to to go to the Scratch of the Day promotion page, which can normally be found in the top banner of the William Hill website or under promotions in the top left hand corner.

When on the Scratch of the Day promotion page, click on Claim Here and wait at least 30 seconds before staking your bet.

Qualifying bet

We need to place a £10+ bet on the horse racing market contested on Saturday 23rd February at odds of 1.2 (1/5) and over to qualify for this promotion. 

Tip: I like to use this in conjunction with the Bet Boost also offered by William Hill on horse racing every day to make even more profit. Click here for more info.

To search for close odds for our qualifying bet, I will be using the Oddsmonkey Oddsmatcher.

To find close odds using the oddsmatcher, set your filters to the parameters below:

If you are searching manually, then make sure to find as close odds as possible whilst keeping above the minimim odds of 1.2.

I have found close odds for Imperial Aura – Newcastle 17:05.

To work out our lay bet we need to use the matched betting calculator.

We need to enter our back stake, back and lay odds and our commission rate based on the exchange we are using, into the matched betting calculator set to Normal. See below:

As you can see from the calculator above, we would make a qualifying loss of 42p on our qualifying bet (these numbers are based on using the Smarkets exchange with a commission rate of 2%), however we will then qualify for a £5 free bet which we can extract guaranteed profit from.


Free Bet

Once you have made your qualifying bet, your free bet will normally be credited straight away and will expire in 4 days.

The £5 free bet stake will not be included in any winnings, so set the matched betting calculator to Free Bet SNR (Stake Not Returned) and look for high odds to maximise your returns.

If you are unsure of how to use free bets, have a read of my FREE guide How to place your first matched bet.

You should be aiming to make a profit of around £3.50 or more from this offer.

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