Make Money Using the Maria Laying System
Maria’s Laying System originated back on the 2nd of September 2005, when someone posting as “maria” from Latvia posted this system with daily updates of the horse racing lays they were placing, followed up by posting their profits the following day. Whoever was behind “maria” turned £3,000 into £100,603.78 (after 5% Betfair commission deduction) in 303 days!
Maria wanted to “minimise risks and maximise returns”. She claimed under-funding was the most common reason for failure and giving up when you’re on a losing run (we say if you’re losing lots, then gambling is probably not for you).
Here is how the Maria System works:
Lay in 3 distinct “exchange price bands”.
- If the exchange price available is less than 3.5 (5/2), lay to a stake of 1% of your current gambling pot.
- If the exchange price is between 3.6 and 7.4, lay to a stake of 0.6% of your current gambling pot.
- If the exchange price is between 7.5 and 11 (don’t lay anything higher than 10/1), lay to a stake of 0.4% of your current gambling pot.
Examples (based on a £1,000 bank):
Prices below 3.5: lay to 1% of bank – backer’s stake £10 (your liability under £25)
Prices from 3.6 to 7.4 inclusive: lay to 0.6% of bank – potential winnings £6 (your liability £15.60 to £38.40)
Prices from 7.5 to 11 inclusive: lay to 0.4% of bank – potential winnings £4 (your liability £26 to £44)
The smaller your bank is to start with, the smaller your winnings will be at the start. Then as you build up, you’ll be staking and winning more, as the “lay to 1%” will increase from your very first win etc. Here is an example of how a day’s betting would look if you chose to lay some Premier League matches with a starting bank of £1,000:
Arsenal 1.60 – potential winnings: £10 – lost
Aston Villa 1.68 – potential winnings: £10 – won
Bolton Wanderers 10.00 – potential winnings: £4 – won
Everton 3.50 – potential winnings: £10 – won
Fulham 7.00 – potential winnings: £6 – won
Wigan Athletic 9.50 – potential winnings: £4 – won
Today’s strike-rate: 5 wins from 6 selections = 83%
Profit today (after 5% deduction): £22.80
Bank increase: 2.2%
As with all laying systems, they aim to build your balance up over time, and requires a lot of discipline. Maria was very successful with the horses using this system, by increasing her profits by over 3000%!
Sources: The original Maria Laying System