Mug betting is an important strategy for many bettors out there. But what are mug bets and how can you use them to stop the bookies banning your accounts in 2019?
Read on to find out more.
Mug betting is a process used by bettors to disguise their betting activity from bookmakers.
For those of you wondering what ‘gubbed’ means, it refers to when a bookmaker restricts your betting account in some way or another. Over time and as you increase your matched betting activity, this becomes more likely.
Mug betting is placing bets that don’t qualify for a promotion or bonus. For any matched bettors out there, they’re the same as qualifying bets except there’s no free bet at the end.
What’s the aim of mug betting?
As I mentioned above, the aim of mug betting is to make matched bettors look like regular gamblers (who aren’t in it just for the free bets and promotions).
As you probably know, the bookies offer countless promotions to attract new and existing customers. It’s these offers that matched bettors live off. However, you can’t have it all your way.
Bettors need to give something back to the bookmakers or else they will close accounts. If the bookies don’t make any money, there won’t be any promotions or free bets in the first place.
For this reason, the bookies keep a close eye on every customer’s account. Whilst you may think this is a little ‘big brother’, you can undertstand why they do it.
Punters who continually win or only take advantage of free bets and bonuses are likely to have their account gubbed, restricted in some way or worse, closed.
This is a way for the bookies to protect their bottom line, allowing them to provide more promotions for customers which in turn helps bettors make more money.