On to the next stage of the 888sport offer.
For my first qualfying bet I bet £10 that Reading would beat Hull at odds of 2.0, and placed a lay of £9.95 against Reading at odds of 2.06. I lost this bet so lost £10 at 888sport but gained £9.45 at Betfair, leaving me with an overall loss of £0.55.
For the second bet I headed over to the cricket market. I bet £10 that England would beat Pakistan at odds of 3.0 and placed a lay of £10.17 against England at odds of 3.0. I lost this bet so lost my £10 at 888sport but gained £9.66 at Betfair, leaving me with a loss of £0.34.
For my third bet I bet £10 that Inverness CT would beat Dunfermline at odds of 2.10 and placed a lay of £9.95 against Inverness CT at odds of 2.16. I lost this bet so lost my £10 at 888sport but gained £9.45 at Betfair - a loss of £0.55.
For my fourth and final qualifying bet I bet £10 that Athletic Bilbao would beat Rayo Vallecano at odds of 2.5 and placed a lay of £10.20 against Athletic Bilbao at odds of 2.5. I won this bet so won £25 at 888sport but paid out a liability of £15.30 at Betfair, leaving me with a loss of £0.30.
I then received a free bet of £10. I bet £10 that Meet Joe Black would win at the Kempton races at odds of 13. I tried to place a lay of £8.92 against Meet Joe Black at odds of 13.5 but Betfair matched it to odds of 13. Not a disaster though - I lost the bet so received a payout of £8.47 at Betfair.
Profit from this chapter: £8.47 - £0.55 - £0.34 - £0.55 - £0.30 = £6.73
Overall profit: £221.72 + £6.73 = £228.45