My Review of OddsMonkey

Posted on April 16, 2016 in How I Make Money
Odds Monkey welcome page

If you’re thinking of joining Odds Monkey, here’s what you need to know.

This is my OddsMonkey review (so far).

I’m a member of their premium service (I pay monthly).


OddsMonkey is a matched betting service, which claims to have been around for years.

I joined this one as apparently its the cheapest and is a bit less overcrowded than some of the other matched betting sites.

They launched recently and I’ve been making money with them for a couple of weeks.

Make sure you have been looking at the right page : click here to open OddsMonkey.

oddsmonkey basic training

The training guides are simple and easy to follow. They’re layed out in a way that makes it feel like you’re progressing.

What Odds Monkey Does

Odds Monkey charge £15 a month in return for teaching you how to make money from matched betting.

To a girl like myself who has never done any betting before, it all seemed quite confusing.

Matched betting is where you make money from betting sites offers and some other bits (not got to that section yet).

I joined the free membership on odds monkey where you learn the process and get to do the first two offers.


Odds Monkey explain everything with videos and tutorials. I had to watch a few times at the weekend after a lie in, when I watched it after work during the week it confused me loads!

I got the hang of it though and apparently the weekend is a good time as there is lots of horse racing and big football matches on.

On their site it says you can make up to £45. I’m not sure if I did it slightly differently but I made £28.90 from my first two bets.

I used my £28 to join and started going through the next section (still working my way through it).

Oddsmonkey oddsmatching tools

The oddsmonkey software helps newbies like me find bets quickly and easily

How Much Money Have I Made

I write everything down in my notebook so I remember what I’ve done. (Spreadsheets are apparently good but I just prefer pen and paper!)

So far I’ve made £347 which I’m really pleased with. It’s getting easier now that I’m getting used to it.

It’s quite annoying sometimes because some of the betting sites have emailed me asking for a photo of my ID and sometimes a utility bill too.

I think they have to ask for legal reasons, but it means you can’t withdraw your profit from your account until they verify your account and this can sometimes take a few days.

Update 5 May :

I’m making on average around £150 a week so far. Still doing the sign up offers. Did an offer with Bet-victor (as an existing member) this week where I placed £25 on the Man City game and got a £10 bet.

It’s these little bets that all add up – as other members said it’s all the small £2 and £3 bets here and there that combine to a nice months total.

Update 26th May :

Things seemed a bit quiet last week, but then it got a bit crazy with some nice offers on the FA cup final. Man Utd won! So I’m still making some nice money.

The french open is currently on so I’ve been making a steady £5 – £15 a day from that.

We’re also getting close to Euro 2016 (a year ago I wouldn’t have known or cared this!) which means LOADS of free bets, offers and exclusive things for us matched betters.

Update July 10th :

So today is the final of Euro 2016 and what a month it’s been. The past 30 days have been incredibly lucrative with offers, especially when England and Wales have been playing. Perhaps we would have made even more money if England weren’t so rubbish! There has been so many free bets, including the £50 risk free bet from bet365 which we make £35 from each time. Wimbledon finishes today too which has been good aswell.


I’ve tallied up my progress since starting, and in the past 2-3 months I’ve now made over £2000. I’m over the moon, never thought a girl like me would get my head around this, let alone make so much. I’ve been restricted from Paddy Power which is a shame, so I won’t get any promo offers from them any more. Onwards and upwards, the Premier League and other football is back next month, plus the Olympics – hoping they’ll be good money makers!

What Am I Doing With My Profit?

It’s been my dream for the past five years to see as much of the world as possible.

I’ve been keeping all the money I have made from this in my old student account with Natwest (after I finally paid off my student overdraft!).

Other members in the odds monkey forum and on NetMums said to keep as much of the profit as possible.

Then when I finish on the new customer offers I will have plenty of ‘bankroll’ (float) to use for the next section of offers.

I think there is still a long way for me to go but I’m just really happy that this has worked so far.

Eventually I want to go traveling, so if I save up quite a bit from this and my other Internet earnings then i’ll one day have enough.

Got to keep chasing those dreams!

Problems I Have Faced

So far three things have slowed me down –

Using Just My Phone

I tried to get my head around a lot of it by just using my iphone when I was on the train. It’s OK to just browse the forum but stick to a laptop/ipad/tablet when you’re actually placing the bets.

Nothing worse than losing signal on your phone!

Get Skrill and Paypal

Next I would make sure you have an account with Skrill. Some sites don’t have Paypal and if you don’t get a Skrill account (it’s like Paypal) then you have to use your debit card.

This is fine (using card) but sometimes it takes all week for the bookmakers to send you back the money when you withdraw it!

Use Google Chrome or Firefox

I was using Internet explorer on my laptop (which is a bit old now) and it kept crashing. I hadn’t really used it for much other than Facebook but now I know why people keep telling me to use Chrome. Its way quicker using OddMonkey with Chrome.

Firefox is apparently just as good but I have an app installed in Chrome too now for my Netflix!

Should You Join

Odds Monkey is a lot cheaper than all of these other sites.

I did quite a bit of research first and some other girls on mumsnet told me to join here.

I’ve been making £150 a week and only do this at night after my part time job!

So you could be making a lot more than me if you give it a go.


My advice would be to signup to the free version first and see what you think. Some of these sites and blogs are quite pushy, so just join for free and take your time.

Better if you don’t rush and then it won’t scare you off. If we could all make £150 a week we would all be so much better off!

Click here to visit and join today.

I hope this helps you make up your mind. I’m going to update this page every two weeks (or weekly if I have time!).

I’m getting into blogging now too so Odds Monkey should help me keep this matched betting journal going!

Please leave me a comment or share with your Facebook friends. I would love to hear from you all (i’ll checkout your blog too if you have one!)




Review of OddsMonkey premium membership.
OddsMonkey Premium Membership
Written by: Alexis
Date Published: 05/05/2016
OddsMonkey is a great site, giving you all the tools and training you need to learn matched betting and make a second income.
10 / 10 stars



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  • Reply peter July 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Hi Alexis,

    I`m thinking of joining Oddsmonkey versus other websites i`have seen. Can i ask if you have encountered accounts being blocked by the bookies, and do oddsmankey give advice about how to keep your accounts live with so called `mugbets`. Many Thanks

    • Reply alexis July 10, 2016 at 8:13 am

      Hey Peter,

      Thanks for the comment! Yeah OddsMonkey guides and forum help you out with this kind of thing. They’re really good at helping you move from the beginner offers into the regular, reload offers and the things you need to do to keep the bookies happy and your accounts open.

      Alexis 🙂

  • Reply Tony July 29, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Great review of Oddsmonkey. Do mind if i ask you how much bank you started with?.

    • Reply alexis August 11, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      Hey Tony

      I think I started with about £70 or £80. Only made £28 from the free trial so just kept re-investing it. August has been a good month so far, lots of offers around for the start of the football season!


  • Reply Chris August 14, 2016 at 7:35 am

    This is brilliant. I literally signed up to the free version yesterday and went through the coral guide.

    That worked nicely and I’m now looking for the next one 🙂

    My goal was to make £200 a month but sounds like I’m low balling myself there lol

    • Reply alexis November 14, 2016 at 5:04 am

      Not low at all Chris!

      How much are you up to now?


  • Reply Thomas Bolger September 6, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Hi, great post I’m looking to join myself is match betting a long term thing if I join or short I know people do lose accounts by bookies have you anything can be done to prevent this?


    • Reply alexis November 14, 2016 at 5:03 am

      Hi Thomas

      You just have to try and look like a normal betting person so the bookies don’t know you are betting alongside oddsmonkey guidelines! Bet on Arsenal each week if you’re an Arsenal fan etc, there are plenty ways you can come across as a ‘mug’ bettor!


  • Reply Ian September 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Thanks for your review. I aim to get started soon but have a lot on my plate at the moment. I will probably start slowly and gain confidence and see how I get on.


    • Reply alexis November 14, 2016 at 5:02 am

      How are you finding it Ian?


  • Reply Rich September 25, 2016 at 9:36 am

    Do you get sent through current offers and which matches/ races to match these against. I seem to spend forever trying to work this bit out.

    • Reply alexis November 14, 2016 at 5:02 am

      Hi Rich

      You can use the oddsmatching software to find the perfect bets. It gives you a score/percentage on how close the bets are so you know which is best!


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  • Reply Kate Wilson January 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I’ve just started matched betting (end of last week) and am already +£100 in profit. On Oddsmonkey a lot of start up offers say to deposit using a debit card, though can paypal be used for these to obtain the free bets too? I like the idea of being able to access the money more quickly.

    Thank you for writing this post – it’s thanks to this and other bloggers that I decided to take the plunge and begin earning. I’m really pleased with the results so far. 🙂

    • Reply alexis January 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      I think some sites require you to use a Debit card and not Paypal when depositing. Check the OddsMonkey instructions 🙂

  • Reply Steve January 21, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Some bonuses won’t be granted using Paypal, not sure why but some bookmakers require a debit card deposit for bonuses to be paid. It’s worth reading the full terms and conditions before depositing.

    Great work on this site, BTW!

    • Reply alexis January 23, 2017 at 4:57 am

      Thanks Steve!

      I read somewhere that the whole debit card requirement just adds an extra layer of security/ease of mind for the bookmaker. Otherwise people could make duplicate accounts and keep using the same Paypal account to deposit and gain multiple bonuses. Debit cards are a little more unique and have a postal address tied to them! Although not all require paypal so maybe I’m wrong!

  • Reply Steve January 25, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    Yeah, i’ve noticed some bookies are removing Paypal altogether, which is a shame.

    Are you still using Oddsmonkey, what are your overall profits now?

    • Reply alexis February 6, 2017 at 6:23 am

      A steady £200 – £500 a month at the moment. Last few months have been quiet, but I suppose that is due to lack of sports at the moment. Cheltenham is next month which I have heard can be very profitable for matched betting fans!

  • Reply Kevin March 19, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Hi alexis , I hope Cheltenham was profitable for you , would this work if I’ve used all the new customer offers in the past ?

  • Reply Nattkay March 31, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Is oddsmonkey service only for people in Europe or can everyone join?

    • Reply alexis April 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm


      I think it allows people from any country to join but only really works if you are from the UK.

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