What Is Getting Gubbed And How To Avoid It

Even if multiple bookmakers have gubbed you, you can still make an excellent profit with matched betting. It’s such a vast industry, and new bookmakers and offers are popping up.

Being gubbed can hurt. Prevention is better than cure, and although it’s almost certain that you will be gubbed at some point, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your best to keep your bookmaker accounts open as long as possible.

If one of your bookmaker accounts does get gubbed, try not to despair since there are still several ways you can profit from gubbed accounts (alongside your free accounts). This will depend on the specific bookmaker and the gubbing you have (if you are completely barred from the account, i.e. it is closed to you, you obviously can’t take anything from it at all – but this is unlikely).

If the bookmaker has decided to close your account, there is not much you can do. Some try to attempt a lifting of the gubbing, but it’s improbable you can accomplish this. You can hope that just leaving the account alone might eventually lead to a change of mind of the bookmaker or that some limited mug betting could convince them you are not a matched bettor. Still, in most cases, this is very wishful thinking indeed!

However, the more likely situation is remaining stake restricted – where the bookie will only allow you to place a certain amount on a bet will limit your matched betting opportunities.

Let’s look at some of the options left open to you.

Matched Betting – Price boosts

A restricted account should not stop you from being able to take out price boosts. This can be a good option if you want to take every last piece of profit possible. Similarly to arbing, they provide instantly profitable situations and are generally easy and speedy to complete. However, they may not be too worth your time compared to other promotions on open accounts.

Matched Betting – Arbing

It is often advisable that Arbing is best avoided on healthy accounts (see our guide here), but there is little reason to worry about a gubbed account. You may wish to ring every last penny out of a gubbed account before they completely ban you and close your account.

Remember that other options exist, and plenty of other bookmakers are around! Some choose to use a betting broker or arb friendly bookmakers. You may wish to matched bet on the accounts that remain unrestricted.

Dutching is also possible (using only bookmakers to back and lay rather than betting exchanges like Smarkets.com).

Author: Ryan Patterson