Staying Under The Bookie Radar
Does your heart pound into your chest every time you get an email from a bookie with the subject line ‘information about your account’?
You open it up and it’s that dreaded gubbing email.
You wonder why you’ve been gubbed and start to think about how you could have done things differently to extend your account for a wee bit longer.
We’ve done some digging and found out some juicy information that just might keep you account ticking over for longer. The key is to trick the bookie traders into thinking your a valuable customer and regular punter.
Below we have listed some activities on your account that can make you stand out like a sore thumb, and what you can do instead in order to "stay under the radar".
Things that make you stand out are:
Avoid Just Targeting Promos
Your account will flag up to a bookie if you only ever target promotions. Often bookies have a computer system with various algorithms and along with a person who checks accounts. That makes any betting pattern easy for them to spot. These algorithms also look at factors such as gender, bank used and consistency in betting patterns. So if you do lots of football and then suddenly start betting on snooker just because there’s a promo; This is detectable.
Bet More Than The Minimum For An Offer
If you bet the absolute minimum for an offer then this is easy to flag up to the bookie traders. It’s important to overstake for promos so it doesn’t send the message that you’re only doing the very least to take advantage of the promotion.
Avoid Depositing The Exact Amount For A Promo
It’s always best to deposit more or less than needed for a promo and also not to just deposit for a promo. Traders often will look for accounts depositing the spot on amount as soon as you receive an offer. For example, bet £25 get £25.
Always deposit more or less so bet and stake £30 or just stake £20. Balance betting is also very common for a punter. For example, If you’re doing William Hill refund if 2nd offer up to £10 and your balance at the time is £8, then just bet £8. Or, if you have £20 William Hills offer do the £17 balance you have before you deposit.
Also note to never be afraid to withdraw your cash. Accounts aren't normally reviewed at the withdrawal stage. Participants of an offer are. Bookies will segment on customers that have taken an offer and review the account. This is when they will look deeper into betting patterns. Also, normal punters will usually withdraw all or most of their cash each time.
When withdrawing cash, some bookies process within a few hours so there is no time to review an account at this stage.
Don't Lay Bet Builders
When betting on bet builders it can be easily spotted that you are making a bet you can lay.
Use these offers as advantage play. With a £5 trigger and £5 free bet if you lose, not laying and your bet losing will result in a £1 loss. This is a bit of a punt but you have the advantage on these to extract most of the free bet back as cash. And if your trigger bet ends up winning, result! It’s advised to keep the odds around 3 so that it has a decent shot at winning and also give you a good return if it ends up winning.
VPNs are BAD!
A bookie nowadays can spot VPN usage. This on its own may not be enough to gub you but this alongside bonus targeting can raise a lot of suspicion and gives the impression that you have something to hide. It could easily be the cherry on top for the trader to restrict you or even close your account completely.
Don’t forget to change your browser regularly too.
Place Lots Of Mug Bets
Mug Betting is a great way to keep the bookies at bay!
To put it simply, it is when you place bets at the bookie that are not connected to any offer. I know you might thing the qualifying losses are a loss in profits but they are not. They are an investment in the longevity of your matched betting journey. They will help you hide and disguise your betting pattern to the bookie and keep those offers coming in.
When placing mug bets, you can still lay them using the standard calculator for a small loss but make sure you take matches that are not too close as this is still taking value from the bookie. So, try and keep matches less than 95% when mug betting to give some value back to the bookie and keep them happy!
We hope you have found this information useful and as we discover more information, we will keep updating this blog!
Happy profiting everyone!!
Be Careful of Bookies Owned By The Same Company
You may have just inadvertently placed two opposing bets at two different bookies but then find out there are part of the same company. Oops!
A one off is fine but doing this on a regularly basis can raise a red flag to the bookie traders. It's important to familiarise yourself with certain bookies that are under the same group such a Paddypower and Betfair. Its important to not lay your Paddypower bets on Betfair so its highly recommended to do so on Smarkets.
Ladbrokes, Coral and Betdaq are under the same company so be careful about laying your Coral and Ladbrokes bets on Betdaq or even placing opposing outcomes at the bookies. Other bookies that are under the same group include Bwin and Sportingbet.
I know you must be thinking 'how do i know what bookies are under the same company'? You can find out here by typing in the bookie name and the licence database will pop up with all the bookies and casinos under that umbrella of companies!