Following on from yesterdays post we had a couple of comments about bookies closing down winning accounts.
Coincidentally this months Secret Betting Club newsletter had an interview with and ex odds compiler and a good deal of the interview was dedicated to how to avoid being closed down.
Here are a few points that were raised
On the subject of how much can I win before I get closed down, the ex odds compiler said…
Money won is not the issue here – instead it is the type of business, which is the concern.
You can be a losing customer and still be cut – for example if you are an arber.
If the customer appears to be price sensitive and regularly finding value and invariably prices shorten almost immediately after they back a selection, those customers will be monitored and likely restricted.
Regarding tips to help avoid being restricted…
It's getting harder and harder to stay undetected. The bigger your stake the more likely you might come to a trader's attention.
The more obscure the market, the more likely you'll be looked into and monitored more closely. It's common place for shrewd customers to be restricted but kept on as a way of alerting the trader to a bad price.
Like a red flag, if you will, so that the trader can double check that market/price.
If you take advantage of technical errors on the website, where prices may be incorrect because of a trading application glitch, you'll be flagged up as someone who is aware of such instances. And thus more likely to be restricted as you're aware of weak points that can be exploited.
On the subject of opening new accounts with the same bookmaker…
The best way is to use a new identity (preferably male), with a new address and number and new card. If any one of these is the same you are liable to be shown the door early or not even get through the door to begin with.
And on opening an account in your wife's name?
Opening a female account is one of the worst ways to avoid being detected. Female accounts are viewed with immense scepticism and those accounts are immediately monitored once discovered.
Interesting stuff and just part of a long and in depth interview that covers many other factors such as IP address tracking, cookies and why some accounts can go on for years without getting restricted, while others only last weeks.
You can read the full interview in this months Secret Betting Club report.
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