You’d be mistaken for thinking that putting your money on the right horse is all you need to do in order to be a successful gambler. Unfortunately, in the world of modern betting, this isn’t quite true. Becoming a successful punter is about playing your hand against the bookies themselves as much as against the other betters. That’s why it’s important to spread your bets between multiple bookmaker accounts.
Bookmakers these days run a pretty sophisticated operation. Every time you place a bet, that bet is being recorded; your record of wins and losses is permanently tracked and profiled, and if you’ve been clubbing together with friends to make the same bets (or using a tipping service, for example), your bookmakers will know that your accounts are connected. Got a friend who always wins big on the horses? If you’ve been taking tips from them before, your account may actually be affected by your friend’s success, because your bookies will know that you get your tips from them.
This kind of tracking can lead to bookies doing anything from altering the stakes you are offered on different bets to actually banning your account from placing bets. At the end of the day, like you, bookies are in it for profit, and if they see you’re winning too much, they’re going to twist the tables in their favour. If you always win on the horses but lose at the football, they might limit your stakes for the horses but let you bet as much as you like on the football. This is devious, but not impossible to work around.
Fortunately, you’re not limited to just one bookie; there are plenty of them around, and by setting up accounts with as many different bookies as you have time for, you’re bound to help yourself in the long run. In fact, it is not just important but essential to spread your bets over multiple bookmaker accounts if you’re serious about making money on your punts.
When using multiple accounts, the key is variety. Don’t place all your football bets with one account, but a couple with one, and a couple with another, and so on. This makes it much harder for bookies to track your betting record and get an accurate picture of where you’re likely to make your wins and losses. If you’re planning to put £100 on a game, try putting two bets of £50 on with two different bookies, to spread out your win.
By using multiple accounts, you’ll get offered better odds on the bets you’re more likely to win on than if you use just one. You’ll also have a higher staking level, so that the amount you can stake on a bet increases. On the other hand, if you don’t use multiple bookmaker accounts, you’ll find yourself severely limited in the bets that you can place. Don’t forget that the aim of these limitations is to limit your wins, but not your losses. By letting bookies track your win record, you’re letting the chips stack up against you. Essentially, betting through multiple accounts is the only way to make it a fair game.
And there’s more…
There are a few other added bonuses to using multiple bookmaker accounts. Often, when you sign up a new account with a bookmaker, you’ll be granted access to unique sign-up offers and deals which are not available to current account holders. By using multiple accounts, you’ll be able to take advantage of these deals a little more often.
It’s also never a bad idea to spread out your risk. By holding multiple different accounts with different bookmakers, you’re not putting all of your eggs in one basket, and if something should happen to one of your bookmakers which means that you might make a loss or your account is blocked, you will still have your other bookmaker accounts to fall back on. This all might sound unlikely, but if you’re relying on making a steady income or decent cash-on-the-side from your punting, you’ll want to be covered even in the case of unlikely worst-case scenarios.
It might sound too much like unnecessary admin to manage multiple bookmaker accounts, but if you’re placing bets every day with the same bookmaker, you’ll soon see how much your future betting career is going to be limited. One bookie is fine for those of us who just have a flutter on pay day, but multiple bookies is realistically the only way to go if you want to make a good profit on your punts.