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    jjgold
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    How Do You Become A Bookie?

    Where do you start? I have held guys bets but that is about it. How do you get customers? How many guys do you hire? Who's lines do you use? Do you pull fliers out at bars? Do you use an 800 number? Do you use CR call centers to handle everything?

    Asking for a freind of mine

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    If you ask me then its easier and safer to start exchange type bookie.

    And even with that you need a risk capital of ~$1m...

    Get lines from BetRadar, you can see whole market there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold
    Where do you start? I have held guys bets but that is about it. How do you get customers? How many guys do you hire? Who's lines do you use? Do you pull fliers out at bars? Do you use an 800 number? Do you use CR call centers to handle everything?

    Asking for a freind of mine
    You might want to check out Book On Bookies: An Inside Look At A Successful Sports Gambling Operation by James Jeffries.

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    I would use CRIS lines (and bring them out early too), offer something like -108 instead of bonuses, make sure my Website is fast and reliable...and have enough cash i dont need to survive of course

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    This is what I always wanted to do but I've been out of the game so long that it would take too much work to build a clientele that was "square".

    Quote Pinnacle lines at the standard 10% juice. Just be a broker. Believe it or not: there are still people out there that still pay 10% vig to their local. When I was into it pretty deep, some people were paying 20% vig on totals. Unbelievable!!!!

    If I could find a clientele that was still willing to pay 10% vig on sides and 20% vig on totals, I'd quote Pinnacle lines to them and just make the vig. The other part is making sure that you have guys that will pay. That's the real tricky part.



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    I think The Learning Annex offers a one day course. I would check their website.
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    you should hang around a sports bar to build your client list...

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    its all about building cliente

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    That kid ended up in jail for attempted murder and drug peddling

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    Don't do it JJ
    If you'd open a Bookie, or anyone of us, you would make loses and you would shut it down in 2 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by bureK View Post
    Don't do it JJ
    If you'd open a Bookie, or anyone of us, you would make loses and you would shut it down in 2 months

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    move to costa rica, that for starters

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    Start at Colleges and Sports Bars. Hire a few body-builders for muscle.

    Min bets = $11 for straight bets (maybe even $22). $5 for parlays (maybe $10). Your time = $$. Don't work for peanuts.

    If lines in question, accept lines from a major book.

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    Jeffrey stop posting under your dads account

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    Having a good clientel is the key. Ain't going to happen overnight.

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    I never was a bookie, but worked in a 'office' for 4 years. I was like a middle man, besides answering phones, making collections, paying off, that sort of thing.
    Get a job with a book, you can learn from the inside looking in.

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    Wow. What an old thread.

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    The booking business is not as good as it use to be but making a mini comeback due to...........

    hard posting up at books

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    Steve Nash is rigged

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    Thought you were bookin' in Jersey son...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    That kid ended up in jail for attempted murder and drug peddling
    Peddling, LOL havent heard that used since my dad screamed at me in highschool when he found 2 pounds of pot in my room.

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    I would not start an online book now. not with the climate the way it is and the wacky US govt. invading other peoples countries and whatnot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bureK View Post
    Steve Nash is rigged

    shhhhhhh

    you'll roon it.

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    JJ, did the FedEx package arrive?

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    Illini, will you be home at 4pm PST? I want to talk to you about something.

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    You have to know lots of people before hand. It just sort of falls in your lap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlickFazzer View Post
    Illini, will you be home at 4pm PST? I want to talk to you about something.
    Yes, I will be around until 5pm, then have to go open the Bar. I am sick as hell right now with the flu and infection, will be around all day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otters27 View Post
    You have to know lots of people before hand. It just sort of falls in your lap.
    Exactly.
    You better know the right people too

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjgold View Post
    Where do you start? I have held guys bets but that is about it. How do you get customers? How many guys do you hire? Who's lines do you use? Do you pull fliers out at bars? Do you use an 800 number? Do you use CR call centers to handle everything?

    Asking for a freind of mine

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    JJ, call yourself "Mr. Nice Guy" and post flyers all around town with your # saying "Big or small, Mr. Nice guy will take your action"

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    Inheritance seems to be the trend...

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    I would just bet.

    About 50% of the customers you get won't pay.

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    Move offshore and change your name. Start up an online site, and spend all your time marketing for new clients. When funds get low, steal from your clients(claim bonus abuse, or professional play), close shop, and move back into the states.

    Gain some clientele on the streets, the way a drug dealer would, and begin a underground bookmaking group using the funds your stole.

    BOL

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