How to not get blocked

Doing Matched Betting, especially recurring offers, the bookmakers may decide to block your account and don’t allow you to bet anymore (they can’t take the money from your account), this is called “being gubbed” between bettors. Bookmakers track your activity, and if they discover you are not profitable for them, they will block you.

This doesn’t count for Exchanges (Betfair and Matchbook), because they make money through commissions, their only interest is that you bet as much as possible.

There are some tips we recommend that can help you prevent being gubbed, even though we can’t ensure you will never be blocked following them:

1. Incognito mode

Always use the incognito mode of you browser when you visit the bookmakers website. In this way they can’t use cookies to track your activity.

2. Bet on well known games

Are you betting on that game in the second Bulgarian league with a high return? Even though it may seems appealing, sometimes it’s better to accept a smaller return and bet on one of the major sport events, that will seem like a normal behavior to the bookmakers.

3. Sometimes bet without offers

From time to time place a random bet on your favorite team or in another major event (always lay bet on the Exchange!), for the price of a small loss you will seem like a normal bettor for the bookmaker.

4. Block iesnare

Some bookmakers use a software called iesnare to track your activity even when you are not on their website. Search if you have it installed on your pc. Simply type “mpsnare” on your search file tool and if you find one of the following folder delete it:

  • #mpsnare.iesnare.com
  • #ci-mpsnare.iovation.com
  • mpsnare.iesnare.com
  • ci-mpsnare.iovation.com

to avoid it to show up again follow this instructions (thanks to geegeez.co.uk):

To check if iesnare is on your computer…You can find it by opening up a command prompt
(start -> all programs->accessories->command prompt) then typing….. dir mp*.com /s
If it’s there you will see the date it was installed on your computer!

If it’s there and you want to block it this is how…

Click the Start button, click notepad or enter notepad in the bar at the bottom
Right-click on the Notepad item which appears at the top of the list
Choose “Run as administrator”
In “untitled – notepad” go to file and click open, then under “files of type” click all files
Enter “C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc” in file name and click open
Right click on “hosts” file (make sure it only says hosts, not hosts.bak or hosts.txt), select properties and uncheck read-only box at bottom beside attributes, then click “Apply” then OK.
Now double-click “hosts” again
Add the following lines in the next line below where it says “127.0.0.1 localhost”

127.0.0.1 iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 mpsnare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 mpsnare.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.mpsnare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 www.mpsnare.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 ci-mpsnare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 ci-mpsnare.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.ci-mpsnare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 www.ci-mpsnare.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 admin.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.admin.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 www.admin.iesnare.co.uk
127.0.0.1 iovation.com
127.0.0.1 iovation.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 www.iovation.co.uk
127.0.0.1 www.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 admin.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 dra.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 impsnare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 mpsnare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 mx.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 snare.iesnare.com
127.0.0.1 iovation.com
127.0.0.1 accountlock-demo.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 admin.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 bam-pilot.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 batch.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 ci-accountlock.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 ci-admin.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 ci-mpsnare.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 ci-snare.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 dv-fw-a-nat.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 ioit.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 mx.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 p.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 rm-admin-demo.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 soap.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 test.iovation.com
127.0.0.1 testgw.iovation.com

Save the text file back to its existing location, then close notepad

Now, open the command prompt (start -> all programs->accessories->command prompt)
and check that it is working by…

Type in the word “ping” followed by any of the entries
(without the numbers)..e.g ping mpsnare.iesnare.com

Press enter

You’re looking to see similar to this:

Pinging mpsnare.iesnare.com [127.0.0.1] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128
Reply from 127.0.0.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=128

Ping statistics for 127.0.0.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

Note all zeros at bottom and 127.0.0.1 addresses at top
anything different to this is wrong!

Now, whenever IESnare attempts to phone home, your networking system will give it the wrong address (127.0.0.1 is always the address of your own computer), and its messages won’t get through. You can check this has worked by trying to go to www.iesnare.com, or any of the above addresses, in your web browser: you shouldn’t be able to get there and it should say it is unable to connect!

 

 

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