I spoke last week of how I make most of my living concentrating on smaller meetings rather than the bigger festivals and I know a few people who work the other way round. It’s whatever you feel comfortable with and of course more importantly what you can get your edge in. Once you become successful the next difficult thing is trying to get your money down once the bookies have “noted” you as a bad client.
There are many ways to go about this and although I can’t do them anymore I thought I’d share them with you anyway. Rule number one is to open as many accounts as you can and spread your money about as best you can. It’s so much easier these days and you can simply go online and find a massive list of bookies to sign up to. Rule number 2 is to spread your stake about between these various bookmakers so you look like a small time punter to each one. Even a £100 bet can be seen as a large stake to a lot of bookies and they’ll watch you more closely. Stick to £25 bets and spread them about.
The final rule is a bit more tricky but once mastered can leave you with more accounts open than you would have normally had you not done this. Simply upping your stakes slightly on an over-bet favourite and then laying it off on Betfair. You will lose a small proportion but the idea is that once your over-bet jollies start to lose, the bookie is happy because your account is not in profit with them but you have simply “shifted” money from one account to the other for a minimal fee and you can then pull your profits from Betfair. I know many people that use this technique now and as part of their working day they are constantly moving money between various accounts and then filtering it all through the exchanges.
Of course you need to be successful first and this can take time and practice. It took me long enough and I learned from one of the best in the business! MATR has hit a bit of a rough patch as we head into December but as always I’m confident of a good turn around as I’ve always succeeded to do before and bring this month around to become the 18th consecutive month in profit. I’d hop on board today and take advantage of the inevitable winning streak that will be coming my way very soon.
Back next week with more thoughts and ideas on the industry. Until then good luck with your punting and enjoy any Christmas parties that you’ve got lined up.