When Mathbet originally contacted me and claimed to have “Full Cross-market support”, I was naturally skeptical of the standard “We are the best” rhetoric I get from every new arbitrage alert service. I’ll admit, I took the whole thing with a grain of salt and just assumed that they got their 1×2 vs asian handicap algorithm really solid, or something to that effect. Lets face it, the competition in this regard isn’t very difficult – most alert services still don’t even get 1, x, +0.25 arbs. So I didn’t even bother looking at their service for the first 7… months. (In my defence, I have been very busy!)
So how surprised do I look last week when Mathbet offer me a trial period to test out their alert program, and upon looking I find genuine arbs like these:
These arbs were real, placeable arbs which paid out without any problems. Sure, they happen to involve the usual quick to limit books, but as Mathbet continues to extend its bookmaker list to more of the long-lasting bookmakers, tell me you can’t also see the power of a service which finds arbs like those?!??
Look at those arbs again! It is actually, automatically, with amazing accuracy, comparing all of the handicap markets and finding arbs. Comparing ALL of the total goal markets. That includes exact score, over/under, alternative over/unders, team goals etc. Plus, not only do they do this same comprehensive analysis of half time markets (both 1st half and 2nd half), but they even find arbs which covers 1st half and full time bets, in a real arbitrage manner. Plus corners, including corner bets for each half.
The Game Changer
When you realise how comprehensive Mathbet is with their arb finding algorithm, you will get excited too. Not just because of how good it is now, but because of how good it will be when it expands. They only cover about 26 bookmakers at the moment. They only analyse football, tennis and European Basketball. When you have the “full cross-market support” that Mathbet has, every new bookmaker. Every new sport. Every new set of odds which is pulled in to their system, will increase the number of arbs found significantly.
It is frightening.
I feel sorry for the guys who have been around for years, finding these excellent abstract arbs which most people wouldn’t even think about looking for. And now Mathbet comes on the scene and BOOM. It finds all of them.
Mathbet has just changed the game.
All of the other alert service out there will now be re-analysing what they do, trying to figure out how to better cover these sorts of arbs. Because the world of arbitrage has just changed. This has been coming for a while. Arbitrage alert services couldn’t continue to exist on 1×2 arbs, DNB, asian handicap and mixtures of the three. Sure, these still come, and people will keep profiting from them. But as the number of arbers continues to grow, so too does the number of arbitrage opportunities provided by the alert services.
Mathbet is demonstrating that this sort of coverage is possible. Now we wait and see who is able to follow them…
Register with Mathbet now and take advantage of their free seven day trial to see it in action.
Room For Improvement
As with any new alert service, there is always room for improvement. The most obvious has already been mentioned – Mathbet needs to get out from under its “Soccer is the only real sport” state, and start to explore all of the other sports out there. It currently covers some Tennis and European basketball, but soccer still takes up at least 95% of all of the arbs in Mathbet. They also need to expand in to some more sportsbooks, particularly some more international ones. basically, at the moment, Mathbet is completely Europe facing. There are virtually no sports or bookmakers outside of Europe in it. It needs more American and Australian books and sports. But this sort of growth is inevitable, and has already been marked as a major focus by the developers.
Secondly, the interface is still pretty weak. At first I hated the interface quite a lot – but I quickly realised that when every arb has as many variations in it as Mathbet’s arbs do, then grouping common arbs is actually quite challenging. There may be 10 arbs for the one game, but each variation may actually use different bet markets to achieve a similar outcome. However, I do still think that introducing the ability to filter out arbs which have the same bookmaker in it twice (for selected bookmakers) would be very handy. There is just no way you can place an arb which has Bet365 for two of the bets. Gamebookers actually has it built in to their bet slip that it won’t allow you to place the bets, for example. So every arb which requires two bets to be placed on the same game at those sorts of books, is actually, basically, an erroneous arb report.
Mathbet 1.5 was just released a couple of days ago, and it included a couple of improvements in it. The most useful and important was the ability to remove arbs from the feed which you no longer want to sort through. Sometimes it is the little things which make a big difference to useability 🙂
With more improvements on the way soon, you can guarantee that Mathbet is going to quickly become a new market leader in the alert service world, because you would be mad to not use it.
Seven Day Free Trial
Register with Mathbet now and try out their seven day free trial. After that, a one month subscription is only 89 – which is damn cheap for the service you get from them.