I've tried to beat them probably most of my life and in my opinion the high street bookmakers are all scum, anything remotely above the mug punter is simply not desired or welcomed and let me explain why.
I always try and visit my local Ladbrokes because from all the many shops in the town i have always found the staff in Ladbrokes really decent and I even have a few friends who work for Ladbrokes that i became friends with, good people who enjoy a laugh etc.
Now going back a few years I kept getting offered a Grid card but my mind works different to most and from day 1 i was offered the grid card i turned it down for this one reason, a grid card starts to record data, anyway a good few weeks ago 1 of the staff kept banging on about the grid card and I said Yes ok give me one, she does her thing and the card is in my hand within seconds, even when i get home i have email from Ladbrokes with all their good wishes and all the usual bollocks i have no time for, and if anyone cares to read the grid card small print ''ALL BETS ARE CAPPED at £200 for BOG, it was once £2000 in store then £1000 then down to £500 and now it's £200
Sure this year I've lost many times and had my fingers burnt a few times but I'm nearly 50 and so i know the risks and will always do my own thing, but I've also had some really good wins and over the last few weeks have gradually upped things YIPP sometimes in chase mode but again when I've gone in heavy it's from many hours of my own research and the odd bit of good info from someone else.
My online account with Ladbrokes was verified a long time ago but i still prefer doing large bets in a shop, I'm old school and prefer having that slip in my hand that i can either fling n the bin or hand over in exchange for my cash, So since I've had the grid card I've pushed the boundaries a few times with the odd staff member by placing the odd large bet by getting them to put through the same horse lets say three times so i can still get the BOG with the grid card, this staff member is also leaving and I always repay the the favor, the way i see it is I'm just attempting to play the system - Example - 3 separate bets of £200 but all on the same horse, should the price drift I'm good and I'm also guessing No problem if the horse loses BUT CARDS leave DATA! and over the last few weeks some wins have been getting noticed and the other staff members I've hinted about doing this have just said No, I understand that and don't want to see anyone get fired.
Anyway i do a few online bets Yesterday and day before as well as the same horses in the Shop but not massive stake but still tasty and tonight I got restricted.
I'll still visit the shop but I think as of today I'll stop using the grid card and just take my chances with the odds, or split my stake in half and have one bet on with the price and one at SP
It's a cat and mouse game but one thing is certain ......................You won't incur a single problem IF YOU ARE LOSING!
Hope everyone is doing well and this is just a pit-stop visit so take care