Why Do Some Sportsbooks Restrict Betting Account?



If you ask around to enough players, you'll find one or two that have had their sportsbook betting accounts limited or restricted, or some cases, their accounts have been closed. Why would need to happen in order for that to go down? There are a few reasons, and here are just a couple of them.

Do You Try To Take Advantage Of Promotions?

Most sports betting books will have some sort of promotions to try and boost their membership, or something to entice those that are already joined up to the site. But some players will attempt to get around those promotions, maybe with multiple accounts, possibly with false information and these sportsbooks have been around long enough to know when they're being duped. If you're not in this category (and you're probably not), you might have to prove yourself to the sportsbook to get your account back in good standing and try not to be upset, because this has happened enough times that the sportsbook has legitimate reason to be suspicious. A lot of players will also try and hedge their bets when it comes to sportsbook bonuses, which goes right into the next point.

Don't Hedge Your Bets

Hedging, or arbing as it is also known, is basically when you bet on a number of different outcomes for a game or matchup so that you can make a profit no matter what happens. This is relatively common in the sports betting world and has been for a long time, so the sportsbooks are keen to when they feel someone is hedging their bets. If you're going to do this, you better have multiple accounts because one is going to get shut down and if they find out you are behind all of the accounts, you will get yourself on the blacklist. Also, look to bet with round or even numbers because if you throw in random values, that is a tip to the books that you might be hedging. This isn't technically illegal, but the sportsbooks don't like it and they'll get you.

How Much Winning Are You Doing?

Sportsbooks are in the business of making money, so when they see you starting to make a lot of money, they'll raise an eyebrow as to what you're doing. If you are a consistent winner, don't be surprised if your account is limited or at the very least, they'll contact you, which means they're keeping an eye on you. A way around this is to get accounts on multiple sites, so all of your winnings aren't going to one place. And this doesn't even mean if you get on a hot streak, we're talking about consistent winning over a long period of time. You can try and make a terrible bet every once in a while to throw them off, but eventually, they'll find you and if you're simply good at it, there isn't much you can do. Spread your accounts out and keep winning until you can't anymore.