If you’re getting into matched betting, you may have come across the term “gubbing.” So what is it? 

Gubbing refers to the practice of bookmakers imposing restrictions on or even closing the accounts of individuals who are consistently profiting from their promotions and offers.

In this blog post, I’m going to explain why it happens, and provide valuable tips on how to avoid getting gubbed, allowing you to protect your matched betting accounts and continue maximising your profits!

Let’s get into it…

Reasons for Gubbing:

There are a few different factors can contribute to the gubbing of matched betting accounts. The 2 main reasons include:

Profitable Betting Patterns:

Consistently profiting from promotional offers, arbitrage opportunities, or value bets can raise red flags for bookmakers. When they notice a pattern of sustained success without substantial losses, they may consider the account as a potential threat to their profits.

Restricted Offers:

Bookmakers create promotions to attract new customers or retain existing ones. If you solely focus on these offers and fail to generate substantial revenue through regular betting activities, bookmakers may view your account as unprofitable and subject it to gubbing.

Tips To Avoid Getting Gubbed:

While gubbing is an inherent risk in matched betting, there are strategies you can employ to prolong the lifespan of your accounts and reduce the likelihood of restrictions. Consider the following tips:

Diversify Your Betting:

Avoid relying solely on promotional offers. Try to regularly place bets on a range of different events, sports, or markets to demonstrate genuine betting behaviour. This will give the impression of a balanced betting profile to the ol’ bookies.

Maintain Normal Betting Patterns:

To avoid arousing suspicion from the ‘Sherlocks’ of the bookmakers, aim to replicate the behaviour of a typical recreational bettor. Vary your stake sizes, bet on popular events, and avoid consistently backing long-shot outcomes or obscure markets.

Blend In With Recreational Bettors:

Avoid using betting exchanges excessively or exclusively, as this can signal to bookmakers that you are engaged in professional betting practices. Place occasional bets with traditional bookmakers to make your account look like that of a rookie.

Control Your Profit Margins:

While matched betting aims to secure profits, avoid consistently maximising every potential profit opportunity. By occasionally accepting smaller returns, it can help create a perception of reduced profitability to bookmakers – in other words, it’ll make you look like a bit of a newbie, or just a bit clueless!

Withdraw Your Profits:

Regularly withdraw funds from your betting accounts to your personal bank account. This practice helps demonstrate that you are not solely relying on your betting accounts for financial gain.
Also, who wouldn’t want to pocket some of the money they are making? I mean it is tax-free after all! Didn’t know that? You can find out why here

Manage Multiple Accounts:

Consider opening accounts with various bookmakers to spread your betting activity. This approach reduces reliance on a single account, which is important because if you fall victim to gubbing, you’re back to square one.

So, there you go. I hope that was helpful, and now you feel confident to start your matched betting journey without the worry of gubbing.

If you have any questions, or want to share your success stories with me, I’d love to hear from you! I’m constantly talking to people on Instagram + Twitter, so feel free to drop me a line!

Happy Matched Betting!

Disclaimer: Remember, while these strategies can assist in avoiding gubbing, bookmakers have sophisticated systems in place and these strategies are not guaranteed to prevent it.