9 strategies to profit from gubbed accounts (updated for 2019)
There is no doubt that being gubbed hurts and you should try your best to keep your bookmaker accounts open as long as possible.
However, don’t despair if one of your bookmaker accounts does get gubbed.
There are still ways to profit from gubbed accounts.
In this post I will show you 9 great strategies to profit from gubbed accounts.
Being gubbed is not the end of the world as there are still plenty of ways to earn money from a gubbed account.
Gubbing is a Matched Betting term for a bookmaker account that no longer qualifies for free bets and other bonuses.
If you want to want to know how to avoid gubbings then please read our Account Preservation Guide.
Gubbings vary and whether you will still be able to make money from your gubbed account depends on the specific bookmaker and the type of gubbing you have.
If the bookmaker has decided to close your account, there is not much you can do.
A stake restriction i.e. where the bookmaker will only allow you to place a certain amount on a bet can also severely limit your options.
For example, you may be able to bet €100 on a Bundesliga game but only a few euros on a 2. Bundesliga game. In this case there is still plenty of life left in your account.
However, if your maximum bet is e.g. €2 on all games then you may as well consider your account dead.
9 ways to make money from gubbed accounts.
Attempt to lift the gubbing
Now this one will only earn you money if the gubbing is removed from your account, which I have to say is unlikely. However, I have heard of instances where people were allowed to take part in promotional offers again.
This strategy is extremely unlikely to work on heavily restricted accounts.
So how should you attempt to get ungubbed? You could either not do anything and hope the bookmaker changes its mind.
Or you could do some mug betting with the hope that you can convince the bookmaker that you are just a regular punter and not a Matched Bettor.
We normally advise people to be very careful when arbing but since you are already gubbed you don’t have to worry.
Just be aware that the bookmaker may close your account. I have had several accounts closed and every time the bookmaker automatically transferred my remaining balance into my bank account.
The only thing to consider is whether you want to try and save your account but then again it is very unlikely that you will get completely ungubbed. Hence, it may be better to get as much profit as you can, while you can.
There are plenty of other bookmakers around.
Use a betting broker
Another great strategy is to sign up with a betting broker to get access to arbing friendly bookmakers like Pinnacle (see point 4 below).
When you sign up to a betting broker you automatically get access to a number of betting exchanges and bookmakers, some of which would otherwise not be available to you.
Sign up to arb friendly bookmakers
Some bookmakers have made it their business to welcome punters that arbitrage bet or surebet. One of those is Pinnacle. Just see the message below from their website.
With Pinnacle you can place as many arbs as you like without the fear of being restricted.
Pinnacle is what is know as a sharp bookmaker. That means that their odds change quickly to follow the market, which in theory should result in fewer arbitrage opportunities. However, it is still possible to find arbs.
Other arb friendly bookmakers include:SBObet Bookmaker EU Betcris Betonline
When you are gubbed you can normally still take price boosts. However, this really depends on the bookmaker.
Price boosts are a great way to squeeze out some last profit. As the way profit boosts work is effectively the same as arbitrage, it is quick and easy to profit from these. You do not have to wait for the bonus or free bet to find its way into your account.
In our price boost guide you can get all the information you need.
Take a look at our price boost thread in the forum.
Dutching is similar to arbitrage but instead of laying with a betting exchange you bet on all outcomes with different bookmakers.
However, the result it the same; risk free profit.
The DoppelWetten Dutch Matcher is a great tool to easily find dutch bets and calculate the stake and more importantly the profit.
If possible, go for dutch bets with only two outcomes, e.g. a tennis game or the over/under market. This makes dutching faster and you minimise the risk of odds changing before you place all your bets.
Dutching during big tennis tournaments like Wimbledon can be very profitable.
Example of a dutch bet, in a tennis match between Andy Murray and Roger Federer you bet on Murray to win with Bet365 and you bet with William Hill on Federer to win. Since, in a tennis match, there must be a winner, either the Bet365 or William Hill bet will win.
A bit advantage of dutching is that you do not need to cover the liability with a betting exchange. This means you can place larger bets even with smaller bankrolls.
Also, take a look at our dutching guide.
2UP / early refund offers
An early payout offer is when the bookmaker settles or pays out your back bet before the event has finished. This is interesting to Matched Bettors as there is still the possibility of the result of the event changing and that your lay bet also wins.
Bet365 is among the bookmakers that run this offer.
The football version of the offer is called 2-up.
For this offer Bet365 will settle your back bet as a winning bet and pay out the winnings even though the game has not finished if the team you bet on are 2 goals up e.g. take the lead 2-0.
Once your back bet has been paid out, you now have several options to profit from the lay bet, which is still open, because the game hasn’t finished.
You have the following options:Cash out or offset your lay bet immediately for a small profit. Wait and see if the other team scores a goal and then cash out or offset your lay bet for a bigger profit. Wait and see if the other team go on to draw or win the game, which would mean your lay bet would win and you will be in big profit.
This offer has the potential to pay out the largest Matched Betting profit.
This offer is sometimes also available on other sports such as tennis and American football.
Most online bookmakers also have an associated casino site. These are normally run separately meaning if you are gubbed with the sportsbook you may still be allowed casino free spins and bonuses.
Here is our guide to casino offers.
So, when you get gubbed it is a good idea to check the casino page for offers as these can be very lucrative.
If you haven’t gotten into casino offers yet, then maybe now is the time.
Gnoming is the practice of opening duplicate accounts with the same bookmaker e.g. opening a new account by using the name of a spouse or other family member.
Legally there is nothing wrong with this practice but it often violates the bookmakers terms and conditions. Hence, you should always check before opening another account.
A word of caution is needed here. Gnoming without approval from the bookmaker can result in the bookmaker closing both your account and that of your spouse or family member. Worst case, the bookmaker will also confiscate any winnings on those accounts.
You can always contact live chat and ask if that specific bookmaker allows double accounting. If they confirm that this practice is allowed then be sure to take a screen shot, in case you are challenged later.
If you open another account after your own has been closed the above should be of less concern. However, the bookmaker may have kept some of your personal information on record and if they find another account with e.g. the same address, they may close or gub the new account immediately.
To minimise the chance of this you could:Use a VPN so the new and old account do not have the same IP address Make a deposit from a different bank account Use a different email address Use proof of address where your name is not included Be careful if you sign up your children as the betting pattern of a 19-year-old girl would mostly include games or bingo, while a 19 year old boy would mostly bet on football.
Here are three bookmakers that are known to be “partner-friendly”, although the second account will most likely not be able to receive the welcome offer. However, always check before signing up.Ladbrokes Bet365 Betway
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