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1XBet – A notice before you use them

There have been multiple reports of unethical business practices by 1XBet:

  • Withdrawals taking many weeks to complete
  • Lack of support
  • Even a few frozen accounts or regular thefts have been reported

Some customers seem to use them without any issues at all though.

Be careful when using them. Use only small sums, or avoid altogether if unsure.

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Adjusting your bankroll while betting to reduce variance2023-03-29T10:49:55+02:00

Adjusting your bankroll while betting to reduce variance

Do I need to adjust my bankroll when value betting?

If you frequently turn over a majority of your bankroll every day, it makes sense to adjust your bankroll continuously. The reason is that the Kelly stake sizing is calculated using your bankroll. If you have half your bankroll in unsettled bets, and still calculate stake sizing based on your full bankroll, you are taking more risk than you might want and variance will increase.

On the other hand, if you have a larger bankroll and only turn over a small percentage of it every day, there is little need to update your bankroll. Also, if you bet with just a small part of your entire bankroll, and use the rest as a reserve – you probably don’t need to make any adjustments.

Adjusting your bankroll automatically when value betting

When you are value betting, you will get the correct Kelly stake size even with multiple open bets. Just go to options and make sure Adjust for open bets is enabled. With this feature, there is no need to manually update your bankroll.

Asian Handicap betting2023-03-21T09:47:54+01:00

Asian Handicap in Sports Betting

Asian Handicap betting explained

Asian handicap betting is a very popular market to bet on, and is one of many supported markets of RebelBetting. A handicap in betting means that the bookmaker has given a virtual advantage to one of the competitors.

They are often called Asian handicaps, or just ‘AH’, because of the popularity in many Asian countries. They are also known as line betting, the spread or points betting.

The main reason for handicapping is that the draw result is eliminatedRead all about Asian handicap bets in the Ultimate guide to sure betting. 

AH0 or Draw No Bet (DNB)

Draw no bet is a special case where no actual handicap is applied, but the draw is still eliminated. This is why it’s also sometimes called AH0 (Asian Handicap 0). If the match ends in a draw, your stake will be returned to you. No profit, no loss.

Half Asian Handicaps

The team gets half a goal handicap. This means the match including handicap cannot end in a draw. One of the teams will always win with “half a goal” when handicap is applied. Unlike Draw No Bet, there is no money back in any case. You will either win or lose your bet.

Quarter Asian Handicaps

A quarter goal Asian handicap is a 50/50 split between the two surrounding handicaps, with half of total stake going to each one of them. This means that a 1.75 handicap is really half a 1.5 and half a 2.0 handicap.

Asian Handicap outcomes

Below is a handy Asian handicap outcome table describing the various handicap types, and what happens in various scenarios:

Handicap Team result Bet result Handicap Team result Bet result
0 Win Win 0 Win Win
Draw Stake refund Draw Stake refund
Lose Lose Lose Lose
– 0.25 Win Win + 0.25 Win Win
Draw Half lose Draw Half win
Lose Lose Lose Lose
– 0.50 Win Win + 0.50 Win Win
Draw Lose Draw Win
Lose Lose Lose Lose
– 0.75 Win by 2+ Win + 0.75 Win Win
Win by 1 Half win Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Half Lose
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.00 Win by 2+ Win + 1.00 Win Win
Win by 1 Stake refund Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Stake refund
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.25 Win by 2+ Win + 1.25 Win Win
Win by 1 Half lose Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Half win
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.50 Win by 2+ Win + 1.50 Win Win
Win by 1 Lose Draw Win
Draw Lose Lose by 1 Win
Lose Lose Lose by 2+ Lose
– 1.75 Win by 3+ Win + 1.75 Win Win
Win by 2 Half win Draw Win
Win by 1 Lose Lose by 1 Win
Draw Lose Lose by 2 Half lose
Lose Lose Lose by 3+ Lose
– 2.00 Win by 3+ Win + 2.00 Win Win
Win by 2 Stake refund Draw Win
Win by 1 Lose Lose by 1 Win
Draw Lose Lose by 2 Stake refund
Lose Lose Lose by 3+ Lose

Profitable Asian Handicap betting

With RebelBetting smart betting tools you can profit from Asian Handicap betting – and a lot of other bet markets as well. Try value betting and sure betting today – two profitable betting strategies that will help turn your sports betting into investing instead. Get a completely free trial and profit on all the best odds.

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Betfair and RebelBetting2023-03-21T09:52:52+01:00

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 bring you the fastest possible odds updates and the most sports arbitrages.

New to sports arbitrage?

Did you know you can bet on both sides of a match and profit no matter the outcome?
RebelBetting helps turn gambling into an investment method using Betfair.

Read more about sports arbitrage (sure betting) here.

You need to log in to Betfair inside RebelBetting before you will get Betfair odds. This is a requirement from Betfair to keep track of their users.
Click on the “Betfair Login” button at the top right corner of RebelBetting to login. Your password will never be saved, only sent encrypted to Betfair.

Remember: if you don’t log in to Betfair you will not see any Betfair odds at all.

Placing a bet with Betfair

Some general information about the layout above:

  • You find the best odds available to the left.
  • “Available” means available market depth at Betfair
  • If the available market depth is smaller than your suggested bet-size, a warning will appear: “Stake is larger than available market depth”

Placing a bet on Betfair through RebelBetting is extremely easy

  1. Change your stake if needed
  2. Click the yellow “Place bet” button

If the checkbox “Confirm bets before placing” is ticked, you will need to confirm the bet before the bet is placed. Otherwise the bet will be placed instantly.

Login at startup

We strongly recommended you login to Betfair automatically when RebelBetting starts up. This will enable automatic background fetching of updated Betfair odds, which means many more arbitrage situations.

Login at startup is is enabled in Options / Bookmaker Setup / Betfair (click on screenshot above). You will then get a login form every time RebelBetting starts.

Betfair App Directory

RebelBetting is a certified Betfair application and can found in the Betfair App Directory.

Betfair Vendor Program

Proxy and Betfair

A security requirement from Betfair is that no proxy of any kind is used when communicating with them. This means if you must use a proxy, you cannot take advantage of the Betfair integration.
You do however have the option of running all Betfair communication directly, ignoring your proxy. (All other RebelBetting communication still use your proxy).

Can I run RebelBetting on a Mac?2023-03-20T15:52:07+01:00

Can I run RebelBetting on a Mac?

Yes, RebelBetting products will work on a Mac. RebelBetting products are platform-independent and can be used with any web browser.

  • Works on mobile, tablet and desktop

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Can I run RebelBetting on Linux?2023-03-21T09:51:35+01:00

Can I run RebelBetting on Linux?

You can run RebelBetting on Linux. RebelBetting products are platform independent and can be used with any web browser. 

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Cross Market sure bets2023-03-21T08:44:13+01:00

Cross Market sure bets – what are they?

Cross market sure bets are a mix of two or more different markets. There are many possible combinations that can result in a sure bet. The examples below illustrate two basic combinations and how to calculate the results. Learn all about cross market bets and much more in the Ultimate sure betting guide. 

Example 1

A regular threeway (1X2) arbitrage, but replacing the bet on the home team with a simple Asian handicap bet.

Bet on Bookmaker Bet type
Team1 Bookie1 AH1(0)
Draw Bookie2 X
Team2 Bookie3 2



Team1 win: You will win your bet at Bookie1.
A draw: You will get your stake refunded at Bookie1 and win your draw-bet at Bookie2.
Team2 win: You will win your bet at Bookie3.


Example 2

A regular threeway (1X2) arbitrage, replacing the bet on the home team with a quarter Asian handicap bet.

Bet on Bookmaker Bet type
Team1 Bookie1 AH1(-0.25)
Draw Bookie2 X
Team2 Bookie3 2



Team1 win: You will win your bet at Bookie1.
A draw: You will win your draw-bet at Bookie2. Also you will get half your stake at Bookie1 refunded (Since AH1(-0.25) implies that you bet one half of your stake on AH1(0) and the other half on AH1(-0.5))
Team2 win: You will win your bet at Bookie3.


Over 17.000 cross market combinations!

The above examples are only two of many combinations available. Currently we support over 17.000 cross market combinations!

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Difference between ROI, yield and profitability2023-03-21T09:03:35+01:00

ROI vs Yield – what’s the difference?

ROI and Yield are a couple of the most important metrics in sports betting. In this FAQ, you will get to know what they mean and why they are important if you want to become a profitable sports bettor.

ROI – Return On Investment

ROI in sports betting is a measure of how much your bankroll increased during a specific period. This could for example be one month, one year or even since the beginning of your betting career.

ROI will typically increase over time, whereas Yield will stay roughly the same.

How do you calculate ROI?

Calculating your ROI is pretty straight forward. Just divide your Total profit with your Starting bankroll.

Example: You have made a profit of €900 and started with a €3,000 bankroll. To calculate your ROI: 900 / 3,000 = 0.30 = 30%. This means that your ROI would be 30% in this case.

Note: In RebelBetting, we show the ROI for each individual value- or sure bet. In this context, ROI shows how much you will profit by betting on one value bet or sure bet, compared to the money invested (the total stake).

Yield – Return per bet

Yield, in sports betting terms, means how much you profit per bet, or per unit invested (what you staked).

Your Yield is a measure on how efficient your betting is. It doesn’t take the size of your bankroll into account, so it’s a good relative number to compare with other trading strategies, or other users.

Also, Yield doesn’t change depending on bankroll and will typically not increase over time, as ROI does.

How to calculate Yield?

Calculating Yield in sports betting is also very easy. You just divide your Total profit with your Total stake (or turnover).

Example: As in the previous example, your Total profit is  €900. To achieve this profit, you have staked a total of €20,000. To calculate your Yield: 900 / 20,000 = 0.045 = 4.5%. This means that your ROI would be 4.5% in this case.

Equally important – the Closing Line Value (CLV)

Another equally important metric to measure if your betting is profitable is the closing line value or CLV.

E-wallet – transfer funds to and from bookmakers2023-03-21T08:52:10+01:00

E-wallets in Sports Betting

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 charge you a fee if you deposit and/or withdraw with VISA or MasterCard.

Opening your E-wallet account is easy, but you will need to verify certain things with them (depending on what E-wallet you choose). Please be advised that this verification process could take a few days – but it is time well spent in the long run!

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Expected Value (EV) and Variance2023-03-29T10:57:24+02:00

Expected Value, Closing Line and Variance

Variance means you will experience both downswings and amazing profits when value betting. Here we explain variance and the importance of thinking long-term.

Profit and closing line value (CLV)

Profit (green) and the closing line value (CLV, in grey). CLV is your expected value, over time.


To understand why value betting works, you need to familiar yourself with some terms.

Value is the percentage you see beside every value bet in RebelBetting. This is the value (also called edge, ROI or yield) of this particular odds right now compared to the “true odds”. Note that a value might decrease or increase closer to match start, as the bookmakers converge closer to the true probability. This is called the closing line.

Closing Line Value (CLV) is based on the sharp bookmakers odds just before match start. We call this the true odds. This is proven to be the best predictor of the outcome of a match, with accuracy uncannily close to 100%.

We use CLV as the predictor of your expected value (EV). Both these terms can be used, and they mean the same thing in RebelBetting.

If you regularly bet on odds higher than the closing line, you will be profitable. This is called beating the closing line. ValueBetting customers beat the closing line over 80% of the time.

Note that even though the sharp bookmakers make extremely accurate predictions, this does not mean you will win every bet. You often bet on value bets with true odds over 2.0 (lower than 50% chance of winning), and often the underdog wins. This means your actual profit will at times differ a lot from the profit predicted by the CLV. This is called variance.

Variance measures the difference between your profit and the CLV. Or how far a set of numbers are spread out from their average value.

Profit, ROI and Yield measures your actual results, which depends on the outcome of the matches. Read more about the difference between ROI and Yield. In short, yield is the profit percentage per bet, or per euro staked. ROI (return on investment), is how much your bankroll have increased since the start.

Flat profit or unit profit is used when comparing users, betting systems or tipsters against each other, without taking bankroll size and betting strategy into account. It’s the profit you would have achieved if you used a flat staking strategy (also called fixed staking). This means betting one “unit” (1% of your bankroll) at each bet. A unit is different for every user, it can be €10 or €100 – since it’s a relative number you can easily compare the results. Note that betting using the Kelly criterion (a proportional staking strategy) will improve your profits compared to flat staking.

To view your ValueBetting profit and CLV, they are shown at the top of the BetTracker, and also in your detailed reports.

Coin toss example

The probability of a coin to land on Heads is 50%. But assume you get the odds 2.10 on Heads and bet €10.

  • If you win you profit €11
  • If you lose you lose €10

To calculate the expected value of the bet you can use this formula:
(profit per bet * probability of winning in decimals) – (loss per bet * probability of losing in decimals).
In this case: (€11 * 0.5) – (€10 * 0.5) = €0.5
Therefore you would expect to make an average profit of €0.5 (or 5%) for each €10 bet, because the odds offered are better than the implied odds of the coin toss.

However, after only one toss you would have either lost €10 or earned €11, not won €0.5. So if you only place 1 bet, the variance will be huge.

Variance will be higher in the beginning

Variance is particularly high when the sample size is small, for instance at the start of your value betting career:

Imaging if we place value bets with 4% value, at odds 2.00 with 1% of our stake. If the first bet loses your ROI is -1% but your yield is a scary sounding -100% (because your first and total stake was lost). If you then place two more bets which wins, your ROI is just +1% but your yield a fantastic +33%. This high variance will continue for some time, usually for hundreds of bets, especially if you have a streak of bad or good luck.

Streaks are more common than you think

After placing 1000 bets at 5% value (with win probability 53%), there is still a 25% risk that you will get 10 losses in a row!
As bas as that sounds, the upside more than makes up for it. The chance of getting 10 wins in a row with that edge is more likely than not; 54% over 1000 bets.

The more bets you place, the variance will have far less effect and your results will over time move closer and align with your expected value. Note that we’re not talking about a few hundred bets, it may require a couple of thousand bets. Read more about statistical significance in sports betting.

The importance of thinking long-term

It’s important to see value betting as a long-term way to profit. The number of bets, as well as using a staking and max bet strategy, play an important role to reduce variance. Here are some tips on how to reduce variance when value betting.

Downswings are unavoidable, but temporary

Downswings can feel disheartening and unfair. But it’s something you will have to handle, because they are unavoidable. But if you don’t give up, you will also overcome them all.

Handle downswings

It’s easy to get stuck focusing on the downswings. This is because we all suffer from loss aversion – the pain of losing is psychologically about twice as powerful as the pleasure of gaining.

  • Take note and celebrate of your upswings – your lucky winning streaks when you’re clearly over expected value.
  • Understand why downswings happen. Let’s take the coin toss example again.

If you toss a coin 1500 times, there is a 52% chance you will get a streak of 10 heads or tails. This means if you place 1500 bets with an average true odds of 2.0 you have to expect 10 losses in a row. Or 10 wins. See this calculator.

You will overcome all downswings

If you’re having a downswing, there’s no need to panic. Your results will over time get closer to the expected value. This is because of two statistical tendencies: the law of large numbers and regression to the mean.

The law of large numbers explains that the average of the results obtained from a large number of trials should be close to the expected value, and will tend to become closer as more trials are performed.

This explains why your results tend to, over time, move closer and align with your expected value. Here are the real -life results of RebelBetting members value betting since 2020:

  • Of those placing 100 monthly bets or more, 79.7% are profitable
  • Of those placing 500 monthly bets or more, 90.0% are profitable
  • With 1000 monthly bets, expect 95% of months to be profitable

Regression to the mean is all about how data evens out. It basically states that if a variable is extreme the first time you measure it, it will be closer to the average the next time you measure it.

Large downswings from the expected value (a losing streak) is an extreme outcome and will tend to revert back to EV.

So if you have an expected value of 3%, your actual results will, over time, even out to 3% yield (profit per dollar spent). Once again, have patience and think long-term.

Author: Simon Renström, RebelBetting founder

Simon is the chief architect behind the sure betting and value betting products. A veteran software developer and entrepreneur that founded RebelBetting in 2007.

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Get started with a small bankroll2023-03-21T10:00:18+01:00

Get started with a small bankroll


If you have less than €100, you should start bonus hunting, using matched betting. You will usually get €100-200 from each new bookmaker in a short while, so earning €1500 in a couple of weeks is common. While investing just a few hours effective time! 

Value betting

After you have earned all possible bonuses, you can move up to Value betting. It’s our latest product, easy to use and with great yearly profits.

Sure betting

If you’re interested in minimizing your risks and bankroll swings, arbitrage trading (sure betting) is more your thing. Depending on your bankroll, we have two different alternatives.

If you have around €1500 or more, you’re ready to move up to Sure betting, our world-famous sports arbitrage serviceince 2008. The Pro version is an advanced product with very little risk and the same profit potential as value betting.

Both sure betting and value betting are included when you subscribe to RebelBetting. 

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Hide low tier events2023-03-16T10:51:06+01:00

Hide low tier events

By enabling the hide low tier events checkbox, most value- and sure bets low tier leagues and tournaments will be hidden from the Bets-view. This is a filter specific option, which means that it is only applied for a specific filter (if you use multiple filters).

Enabling this option will decrease the number of bets significantly, as most smaller leagues will not be shown, but might help you stay under the bookmaker’s radar longer. The default setting is to show low tier events.

Option to hide low tier events


Tennis tournaments will always show, even lower tiers.

Note that a small number low tier leagues might still show even when this setting is active due to different names and format across bookmakers.


Horse racing rules2023-03-21T09:14:22+01:00

Horse racing rules

When betting on horse racing, there are two rules which you need to be familiar with. Those two rules are Tattersall’s rule and Dead Heat rule. Tattersall’s rule applies when a horse is withdrawn from the race before start. Dead Head rule applies when two or more horses are deemed winners.

Horse arbs in RebelBetting are always between a regular bookmaker and an exchange. These rules generally doesn’t affect your arb since you back and lay the same horse.

Tattersall’s rule (Rule 4 c deductions)

When you place your bet, the odds displayed are based on all horses running in the race. If a horse is a non runner, i.e. not starting, the price will be revised for the remaining horses. Most bookmakers follow the same reduction table. The table can be found here

However, betting exchanges apply the reduction a bit different. While Rule 4 is normally applied on the winnings, exchanges applies the rule on total return.

Dead Heat rule

A term to denote a tie between two or, rarely, more runners in a race. If there is a Dead Heat, you will win part of your bet and lose part of your bet. This rarely occurs.

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How do I calculate the stakes in the arbitrage?2023-03-16T12:36:06+01:00

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
  • Your total stake of the arbitrage

You can also enter a fixed stake at any bookmaker and the other stakes will update themselves accordingly.

There is also the option to maximize your stake to a certain outcome if you wish (and therefore profit more if that outcome hits).

How much money can I make by sure betting?2023-03-22T09:59:11+01:00

Sure betting profit calculator

It is realistic to make around 10-20% profit of your total bankroll every month – but you can of course make even more. One key factor is the amount of time you spend arbitrage be