Punters vs Matched Bettors – What’s The Difference?

Regardless of what betting style you prefer, I think we can all agree that the main aim is to make a profit.

In this post, firstly we’ll look at what Punting and Matched Betting are. We’ll then explore the difference between punters and Matched Bettors.

What is a Punter?

A punter in betting terms is someone who gambles or ‘takes a chance’ on what they think or hope will happen in an event. 

Punting sensibly is supposed to be a form of entertainment that holds a certain level of excitement and a sense of satisfaction if the prediction is correct.

When betting online a punter should always check to see if the bookmaker they are using is safe and reliable to use.

Using a site like thepunterspage.com in the UK, punters can compare different bookmakers to help them choose a bookmaker to use.


What is a Matched Bettor?

Matched Bettors are individuals who use the process of Match Betting to lock in profits regardless of the outcome of an event.

Mаtched Bеtting is a bеtting technique used to profit from the free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers.

It is generally considered to be a win-win (providing the instructions are followed correctly) as it is based on the application of a mathematical equation rather than chance.

Matched Bettors use Matched Betting services such as Profit Accumulator to make the process simple, efficient and more profitable.

When Matched Betting with Profit Accumulator, as long as you follow the guides and use the tools, you can’t lose, only profit. 


What is the difference between Punters and Matched Bettors?

The main difference is that a Matched Bettor will use betting to lock in a profit regardless of the outcome whereas a punter will take a chance in the hope to make a larger profit but with their full stake at risk. 

For example, if a £20 free bet was given out by a bookmaker. A punter would use this free bet on a football match or a horse race and hope that it wins. This of course would be a guess, sometimes the bet will win and sometimes it won’t. Overall though, the bookmakers ensure that they come out on top over time by offering poor value odds. 

A Matched Bettor, on the other hand, would use their £20 free bet to lock in a profit of around £16 no matter what the outcome of the event they bet on. 

A Matched Bettor may also have no interest in the sport they are betting on as this is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is the odds of the specific bet they are using.

One last big difference…

A Matched Bettor tends to always know the exact profit they’ve made before the race, game or other event they’ve bet on even happens. They also know they’ll make this profit no matter what. The only thing they won’t know is where their profit will end up - in their bookmaker account or their Smarkets Betting Exchange account.

A punter meanwhile can never know until after the race, game or event they’ve bet on ends whether they’ve made a profit or not. They also of course only make that profit if their bet wins.

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