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Horse Racing – Everything you need to know about Rule 4

The most important thing to understand when matched betting or arbing on horse racing is rule 4. This causes more trouble and worry to inexperienced arbers than anything else, and yet problems can usually be avoided.

Rule 4 may be implemented by the bookmakers if a horse is withdrawn after they compiled the odds which you bet at. There is a concise explanation of why along with the standard table of deductions in this post.

I strongly advise you print out a hard copy of this table and keep it handy.

Join Betclub to read advice on what to do if a non runner appears during or after your bet.

Stake Returned (SR) Free Bets

Risk Category A – risk free
Stake Returned free bets are the simplest form of free bet, but unfortunately are extremely rare except when attached to a wager requirement. They usually appear as an account credit, which may be in a separate bonus balance pending release after completion of the WR. When the bet is placed it behaves exactly as though it has used your own money.
Any odds can be used for these (subject to the free bet T&Cs which may state a minimum), although lower odds tie up less of your money. They are matched out exactly like a qualifying bet and returns of 100% or more of the free money can be achieved if you can find an arb.
There are various calculators and spreadsheets which enable you to calculate how much to lay for an equal profit both ways. Most have options for SR and SNR free bets and can also be used for the qualifiers. The one I use is the “matcher” spreadsheet, which is very simple…

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Underlaying and Overlaying

One of the things that seems to cause confusion is the concept of underlaying and overlaying. In general when you match out a qualifying bet you will match it so that you win or lose exactly the same amount regardless of the outcome. You then place your SNR free bet, doing exactly the same but using a different calculation in the spreadsheet because it is SNR. What you are in fact doing is calculating the optimum underlay for the SNR free bet to to give you an equal profit either way. However there are circumstances when underlaying to win more if the bet wins at the bookie makes sense.

Join Betclub and read about when it might be advantageous to underlay or overlay and how to do it.

Strategies for If Offers

Explanation and strategies for if offers:


    IF Strategy – offers which can be matched for a guaranteed profit
    If Something Loses – Offers where you need to back the if event at Betfair.
    ARBING strategy – offers which have no if market at Betfair.


All if offers are Risk category B – low risk if you can find suitable odds.
If offers seem to cause a huge amount of confusion, which is a pity as they are probably the commonest offers for existing customers.

Join Betclub and read about how to take advantage of these and many other types of offers in our Strategy Library.

Other subjects

A few more titles of articles on Betclub are:


Correcting mistakes

Step by step guide to your first matched bet

Palpable Errors

ID required by bookies  – what, how and why

Handicap and Asian Handicap Bets

Martingale Systems – why they are dangerous

… and many more.


We also have over 100 videos on subjects such as:


Your first matched bet

Cashing out tote odds and multiples offers

Risk free roulette strategy

Playing casinos with Casibot

Dutching strategy for virtual games

And a huge collection of videos on trading horse racing, football, cricket and tennis as well as more general strategies such as scalping and swing trading.


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  1. rod says

    love winning who doesnt i am a novice looking for some extrs cabbage to feed the family i cant understand your writings but am interested to know what s the go , thx rod

  2. Corner123 says

    BetClub is about making money from various risk free or low risk gambling methods. With the arb finders, bookie list, articles and live chat we have all the tools needed to help you do this. Providing that you are allowed to bet with bookies where you live, we can show you how to make some risk free money.

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