Professional Advice On How To Run Your Bookmaking Gig

Taking advice from the bookmaking experts is never a bad idea and learning from the success of others is always a great plan of action. Take a look at a few friendly tips for long-term success as a bookie; the “to do’s”, and the “not to do’s”. 

Budgeting: This is the single biggest mistake that any bookie or any perspective bookie can make or ever will make. You must have a rock-solid money plan. You may be thinking of starting an online sportsbook, you are smart to do so and if you operate this business correctly, you will earn a great annual income. The biggest mistake that you can make is not planning this out. You must have a plan that includes a solid working budget and one that you stick to. 


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An online presence: You must be online in order to maintain your current client base. Your clients want to bet 24/7 and it’s a guarantee they are already doing so. Are they doing it with you? Client loyalty is a difficult phenomenon to maintain, even the largest online bookmakers in the industry have trouble keeping their clients loyal. You can expect bettors to maintain a handful of online bookies. This is ok, you can’t possibly sit around dwelling on what your clients are doing when they’re not online with you. This behavior is akin to dealing with a relationship gone bad. Who needs the grief? What you must do is offer them the best experience possible. You must be online, or you can expect very little in the way of repeat business. Even the most faithful clients you have, they will eventually be gone forever. 

Setting your own lines and odds: If you have even a handful of clients or plan to build your book beyond at least a handful, then you must find help with setting the daily lines and odds. Chances are, you are not an experienced line mover or oddsmaker and even if you are, do you really have the kind of time that it takes to set the daily lines? Not even close. LISTEN— You can take shortcuts, or you can do this correctly. 


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Sure you can offer the lines as the client calls you, this makes no sense and it’s a time-consuming hassle, but yes you can do this or, you can set the daily lines on a great looking web page and your clients never have to ask you about a line or the odds. They are displayed neatly and in an orderly fashion, that’s easy to read. Lines and odds are extremely important to your clients and they should be as equally important to you. Lines will make or break your daily success in this business. Stay on top of this or our best advice is to not jump in.

The busy season in sports gambling is now. Take full advantage of the many great offers from the pay per head providers and remember, you’re never too old or too experienced for some good, old fashioned advice from bookmaking experts

About the Author

Having lived in several different states I am never quite sure where I should say that I am from! I was born in WA. State. I did not grow up there. My family moved to Idaho when I was a young boy, where we lived for 11 years. As a result of my fathers occupation; I have had the privilage to experience many states and different cultures around the country.

I have lived in WA, OR, CA, ID, CO, KS, NY, MO, TX, FL, IN, NV, AZ, and Hawaii. I have also lived in Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua. I have managed to visit or live in, 49 of our great states and travel extensively throughout Central America. My travels have taken me to such places as Sinaloa, Chiapas, Myan ruins in Guatemala, and many, many others.  I believe that I have had the honor to visit every Mexican state.

I am an English teacher by trade and love helping others improve thir lives through education. I have taught for institutions such as The University of Washington (Go Huskies) Berlitz, and a few other international language academies. I have obtained many degrees in the school of hard knocks, by way of old fashioned experience!  Such as driving taxi, working at McDonalds, working for giant retailers as well as giant casinos! A jack of all trades for sure.

I love sports! My passion is sports. I love talking about it, arguing about it, following and keeping up with the current state of affairs. Having lived in many places helps me connect with many different fan bases. As a writer, this is a real advantage to have. I can connect with a Yankees fan, or a Chargers fan.  I love it and I hope to continue to give readers a different perspective than the average, run of the mill story will give them.

As you read my stories; I hope you enjoy them. I hope they make you think, maybe make you happy and even make you mad! As you read further you may discover that over the years; I have been influenced by people such as Jim Rome, or Colin Cowherd. These are the kinds of folks that make me think and make me see sports differently.