Quant

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Quant

Quant – is a specialist that uses mathematic calculation and engages in trade including sport bets which are not based on subjective experts’ recommendations, but calculation models.

The English word “quant” is a contraction of “quantitative analysis”. Firstly, the term “quant” was used for floor traders, that trade shares on Wall Street.

In the bookmakers’ sphere “quant” is a person who makes bets that are not based on analyst’s opinion, but on the statistic data and models. The most of quants keep calculation methods and algorithms in a secret. Quants are also people who creates automatic programmes and calculation algorithms for stock trade. One of the most famous quants is an American bettor Bob Voulgaris. He became well-known for his accurate bets on the matches of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Fake-dogger

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Fake-dogger

A fake-dogger – this is a person giving false information about fixed games mainly in Internet. This kind of fraud involves getting advanced payment or postpayment for allegedly secure information.

Pre-paid fake-fixed games

Selling pre-paid fixed games is one of the most widespread types of fake-fixed games in the sphere of betting. An imposter can sell information about allegedly fixed matches. This method involves believing an informer. That is why many informers offer their first “fixed game” for free.

Post-paid fixed games

Another way of cheating includes paying for information about a fixed game only in case information turns out to be true one. It is necessary to understand that even in this case such information is just lucky combination.

Method of audience segmentation

Many speculators give their victims mutually exclusive bets on the same events in order to receive profit from those who get right bets just by occasion. For example, a fake-dogger has 10 clients which wait for “information” about bets. A speculator gives half of their clients forecast for total of more than 2.5 goals At the same times he tells the second half of his clients that total is fewer than 2.5 goals. Whatever the result is, half of victims wins their bets, paying money to a speculator (if they agreed on pre-payment) and believing that the speculator does possess true information about fixed games.

The more clients such a speculator has, the more dangerous he might be for his clients. Fore example, if he has more has more than several thousand clients, then this speculator might give more than 5-6 true forecasts in consequence. It is not surprising that some of them are ready to to sell their apartments for their next bet not suspecting that a so-called “seller” of a fixed match just tosses a coin in order to decide which forecast will be given to a group of clients.

Amateur

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Amateur

Amateur is any player of an bookmaker’s office who does not seek mathematical benefit of the bookmaker, but just trying to predict one or another event in the sport competition. Although an amateur may know the rules of the calculation of a rate and understand what margin is and how to figure out the figures in the bookmaker’s line. Amateurs play for the sake of pleasure.

Practically all the amateurs are attracted by those bookmaker’s offices that have a wide range and rich live. This is a big advantage of fundamental offices, traditional ones. Sometimes amateurs go for the betting exchange or for to the low-margin offices. The reasons are different. Some of them are afraid of cutting down the maximum rate as soon as they start winning. Of course, it is not true. The chances that the maximum rate will be cut down for an amateur are close to zero.

On reading about the margin’s influence the others go to the low-margin office hoping that low margin will help them to win more. It does not usually have an expected result as the probability of the result is more accurate in a low-margin office.

Capper

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Capper

Capper is a person who makes predictions and distributes them free or fee-based. The main idea of capper’s work is to figure out the advantages of a sportsman or a team on a counterpart as well as to make a proper prediction. In the English language the word “handicapper” is a worker on a race track that estimates the right weight for a horse in the race which is based on the rules of handicap.

The number of players which on a big distance earn money on bets that are based on the analysis does not exceed several per cents. This topic is under much mystery and even fraud.

The terms “capper” and “handicapper” in the Russian language have negative meaning for the most people as imposters, who sell predictions with a faulty rate, name themselves like that. They delete their improper predictions in order to make the statistics nicer and also use alternative ways of deceit that you can learn more about from our special material. In fact, those “cappers” do not have any relation to the professional betting. Besides there are imposters that sell information about allegedly fixed matches. There is a separate post in our blog which is devoted to this.

Speculators

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Speculators

Speculators – these are professional players in betting companies who use artibtration situations to receive net profit irrelevant of outcome of a sportive event.

Although speculators do make sport bets, their activity does not have much in common with the notion of “game”. We can describe their activity more precisely in terms of the term “speculation”. Finding in two different betting companies bifurcate ratios (with close differences), they make bets for both possible outcomes and thus receive winning irrespective of the outcome of the match. Major betting companies do not need speculators, this is why there are special departments in such organizations which identify speculators and reduce their maximum in their accounts. However, low-margin betting companies which earn thanks to a huge cash cycle in betting usually do not limit acitivty of speculators.

Some speculators transformed betting in bifurcate ratios into their main activity, but there are also people who use these skills for additional income in their free time. Depending on their experience and time dedicated to speculating in bufercate ratios, their monthly income may vary from 5-10 % of their turnover.

Bonus hunter

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Bonus hunter

Bonus hunter – it is a player of betting companies who earns money using bonuses provided by betting companies which usually violates rules of a betting company. Bonus hunters aim at receiving bonuses and withdrawing it or winnings earned by this bonus.

The majority of betting companies offer bonuses to attract clients and make them their standing customers. To stimulate interest for betting, betting companies add bonuses for the first deposit, the first bet within the framework of loyalty programmes, special promotional offers in form of free bets or cash.

However, some players view bonuses as a means of receiving income. Betting companies regard bonus hunters as impostors, as they aim only at receiving bonus and withdrawing it and winning earnes by this bonus. With this purpose bonus hunters register various accounts based on falsified documents (multi-accounting), which is forbidden by rules of all betting companies. Then they meet the requirements of bonus withdrawal and withdraw money from their account.

Doggers

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Doggers

Doggers – these are players of betting companies who make bets on sportive events, which should end with the outcome known to them in advance.

Doggers either make arrangements about results with sportsmen or buy information from informers or buying fixed games. It should be noted that you can find a lot of advertisements about selling fixed matches – but as a matter of fact, these are just fraud (so-called pseudodoggers).

Enrolment of sportsmen

Organizers of fixed games try to find their victims among clients of betting companies. Very often sportsmen who believe they are experts in sports start to make bets, too. Some of them become dependent on gambling and start suffering from financial hardships. Organizers of fixed matches enroll these gambling sportsmen.

Another type of players who participate in fixed games are those sportsmen who are not paid a lot of money. Sometimes sport clubs lose financing and stop paying salary to their sportsmen. When doggers find this out, they offer to improve their financial situation.

Syndicates

To maximize their profit doggers resort to services of professional players who always have money deposits in different betting companies. Many professional players have become so-called “ceding players” because today it is almost impossible to win a lot of money by professional game.

Doggers order bets to ceding players for an outcome that doggers want and pay rewards ranging from 10 to 50 percent of winnings, depending on their commitments and investments.

If a dogger pays money which should be betted in advance, there is almost no commission. If a ceding player uses his own money, reward sum is bigger.

Fighting fixed games

Betting companies, sportive bodies, independent non-commercial organisations and law-enforcement agencies fight fixed games. However, their attempt to fight it are not efficient, because only as much as 1 per cent of fixed games are disclosed. The only efficient way of fighting fixed games for betting companies is blocking accounts of players involved in fixed games and erasing bets for leagues with the highest number of “strange games”. Apart from that, betting companies inform controlling sportive bodies of strange bets.