I would also advise getting screenshots of the terms you sign up to for the bonus offers and of the bets you place. It acts as another way of record keeping - for example, I save mine in a format like: "25.01.10ladbrokes" so at any point if I knew where I placed a losing bet but had forgotten where the winning bet was placed, I can simply find the date in my screenshots and, if I've not forgotten to screenshot, it will be apparent where my money now is! Of course, spreadsheets can record bets etc anyway but this is an additional backup.
More importantly, should a dispute ever arise, you have some form of evidence at least of the time of your bet, the selection your took and the odds you were on at. More than anything then, it can provide some peace of mind.
As for the method, well they range from using the Alt+PrintScrn on your keyboard before pasting into Microsoft Paint through to programs that probably do it all much quicker, perhaps one or two clicks! Personally, I'm using a program I downloaded recently called Jing as it has the added ability to take a video capture of the screen too and it's not that time consuming to record keep on it that way.
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Think about data security if you have £4k in accounts you need keep usernames and passwords securely, what if you dont remember them for 100+ sites? Personally i use keepass - KeePass Password Safe
Think about scanning copies of your passport, driving license, debit/credit cards and other ID you will need to email copies of these to various bookies at some point. Make sure you blank out important number on the cards and if possible learn to watermark the images you send to a bookie so they cant be misused as easily.
Think about being mobile with your betting at xmas i did a few offers while we were away at xmas on my laptop, i store none of my important data on the laptop in case it is stolen, instead i have a usb memory stick on my keyring which i have encrypted with truecrypt TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux. Basically all my betting spreadsheets, ID, keepass username/passwords, bet slips screenshots, terms and conditions screenshots of offers and more is stored in a truecrypt file on my PC and i copy that truecrypt file to my usb stick every few days as a backup and to keep me mobile. Make sure you also have copies of keepass and the truecrypt install files on the usb stick so you can open your data again.
Moneybookers you must get an account for this use TGT as a referral.
Betfair if you havent opened an account get a referral for them as well and use cashback sites to open the account.
re: casino offers dont worry about those right now just stick to the small games/easy casino offers that are guaranteed to get you some cash to build your float up. Its important to build a float early on and risking money with casino's and the variance involved will set you back too much IMHO.
Everytime you want to open an account with a bookie research it go and search on every forum you know for information on those bookies and read read read there is a goldmine of info in these threads but most people are lazy and dont bother and miss out on that one key sentence which will make you good money.
As for accounts open stan james ASAP because of the casino chips they give out each week!
Going to finally open the first account tomorrow I have decided to start with coral going through TGT for £5. Have checked terms and conditions for cashback so I need to wager £25 then, even though the sign up offer is £10 would this be correct.
Looking at the something for nothing post and s sharpe advised
'Don't forget to do the Coral roulette offer in the Casino section. Risk free minimum return of £37 profit. I started with £50 and this was the first one I did '
Would this be wise or should i stick to the MB.Do I need to be a premimum member to find out how this is done. How much would you need to deposit to do this offer. My starting float is £500. Already opened betfair and deposited £200 with RAF.
Sorry last question Can I use moneybookers for Coral no mention of bonus exclusion for using it in the terms and conditions.
use this link my friend
Does that mean I would be signing up through the racing post code as opposed to TGT site. Are referal codes and signing up through particular site the same sorry if this is a stupid question but it would be good to know.
Generally yes although it is sometimes possible to combine offers and get paid from all of them. However where the difference is marginal i prefer to choose here as the affiliate simply because everyone here is brill and i want to support the site as best i can.
No longer on the verge but have now taken the plunge. Had a problem with moneybookers and address verification after 4 scans and 6 days was free to use. Signed up to coral but could not deposit because of moneybookers problem so the start was a bit frustrating. Signed up to two futher bookies betcronicle and unibet. Received the free bet at bet cronicle today after a phone call to customer services. Unibet was an instant credit so backed the lot on a match on saturday.
I think i have just made my first mistake. I decided to use my free £25 coral bet. A couple of the odds finders show it SR but terms and conditions say SNR could some one put me right. I did the Hull V Mancity game for draw at 3.75 but as an SR. So even if it is SNR should come out about 1765 but would have layed more than required.Would this be correct or have i calculated wrong.
Your maths seem ok to me assuming it was 3.75/3.75 for the back and lay
Congratulations, Im sure you wont regret it.
Originally Posted by neverbetbefore
The TGT bonus is definitely SR. You would have to contact the Racing Post to ask them if their bonus is stake returned or not but if the T&Cs say its SNR then definitely assume that and if it turns out it is SR thats just a windfall.
Originally Posted by neverbetbefore
There is no "required" amount, you pick your profit amounts depending on how much you want to win, where you want to win it, and what you think will happen. It is impossible to "calculate wrong" that amount, close your eyes and imagine the game finishing with every possible result, where do you win and where do you lose and how much at each? If there is any outcome where you will not be happy then go back and lay more or less accordingly. Close your eyes and do it again. Keep going until you are happy under every possible result.
Originally Posted by neverbetbefore
(NOTE = This will NOT be winning/losing the exact same amounts regardless)
Have a plan and stick to it
Thats excellent advice , its something i know but don't do as often as i should , I didnt do it when i bet last night and now all my money is in the wrong place and i can't reload .
Originally Posted by Andy
You need to be compensated if your money is tied up , because if you can't use it quickly your actually losing money waiting on withdrawls etc.
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