Bookmakers anti-fraud systems

There are different categories of professional players in sports betting.They all fall out of favor with bookmakers because they take away their profits. It is logical that bookies strongly fight with Pro-betters, blocking their accounts, reducing the highs and creating other obstacles to the game. Manually search for inappropriate accounts is unrealistic, this would require a huge staff of specialists, especially in other bookmakers, the number of users exceeds hundreds of thousands of people. Therefore, bookmakers use automated systems called "anti-fraud systems", we will tell you about them, as well as what to do with it if you bet on surebets.

Initially, anti-fraud systems are designed to catch various kinds of scammers who launder money, create a lot of accounts (which, however, is not something bad, but really complicates the life of bookmakers) or use any gray schemes. But it is necessary to understand that often the fight of bookmakers is directed against arbs, since they make up the largest percentage of Pro-betters and can bring significant financial damage to the bookies. In the article we will consider the principles of the anti-fraud system, what types it is, what tasks it solves, how it works, whether it is possible to bypass its protection and other nuances.  

The bookmakers themselves emphasize that the system is aimed at combating multiaccounting, so that dishonest customers do not create a lot of accounts and do not try to use them for selfish purposes, for example, not to get bonuses many times. In addition, it provides protection from hackers, scammers, conspirators and other types of intruders. Although the latter, again, can not be attributed to fraudsters. No word on whether that helps to identify professional betters, but we know that it is working against them by the anti-fraud, and quite effectively.

It is important to know that anti-fraud is by no means prohibited software, bookmakers have every right to use it. If not for special programs, bookies sites would be flooded with multiaccounters, scammers, minors.

Note: in some official web-sites at the bottom you can find a link that just describes the level of protection, what the system does and other nuances. Who is interested, you can go to read, although full secrets, of course, no one will reveal. Anti-fraud is in all bookmaker without exception in one form or another.

How the system works

The main purpose of anti-fraud is to protect from fraudsters and multiaccounters. Now let's look at how it works, the order of actions. So, the user goes to the site and clicks on the registration button, enters personal data and confirms that he wants to become a client of the bookie. Then the complex is connected and performs the following actions:

  • Compares the client's registration information with the database. If there are matches (login, e-mail), asks the user to review them.
  • Adds a new user to the database and saves them.
  • The hardware of the client is studied for a match again with the database. If there are identical indicators, enters the user in a separate list as suspicious.

The system's suspicions may be caused by different characteristics of the player. The greatest concern for anti-fraud is the transition from third-party VPN, proxy servers, questionable sites. And also if the player indicates one country of residence, but in fact the traffic is coming from another state. Special attention is paid to strange cookies, strange hard ware that replaces IP. All these factors lead to the fact that the robot identifies a person as a potential threat.

If the player is not suspicious, he is listed as reliable. At this point, the work of the first stage of complex protection ends, the client is transferred to the next Department along the chain. There will be studied the manner of the game and in general, how the user behaves. More about this step in the next chapter.

Analysis of bettor behavior

The first step was passed by the client, for example, the system considered it trustworthy. Then the second level of protection is already connected, where the manner of the user's game is analyzed. Depending on the advanced " antifraud, it can take into account the following indicators:

  • Where the player comes to the site. Through third-party resources, search engine, browser bookmarks, and the like.
  • Betting style. On what kind of sport bets, what markets, at what time most often.
  • Bet amount. Whether it uses maximums, whether it sets the same values every time. Whether the stakes are round.
  • Ways to deposit your account. Qiwi and Skrill are particularly suspicious, as they are the ones most often used by professional players.
  • Bet on arbs and how often. Bookies perfectly sees the surebets, not worse than the players. It is enough to issue a coupon a couple of times to get into the field of view of the security service.
  • Movement of finance. How often a withdrawal is requested, how often the account is replenished.
  • Activity in the account. What links are opened, what events are viewed.

And much more. Anti-fraud literally sees every step of the better, what he does, what he put on, where he came to the site. All this information is processed, and if there are signs of foul play, the client is entered in a special list. Further actions depend on the policy of each bookmaker.

A system of penalty points

For every action or indicator of the player that deviates from the norm, anti-fraud charges penalty points. As soon as they reach a certain value, they begin to apply sanctions. The first time the system usually asks for identity verification, if the hardware is unique and there is nothing to find fault with in this regard. If the defense determines that the user is a fsurebetter, the highs will drop. Contrary to popular belief, the robot does this automatically, not the security service. He is trained to recognize unwanted betters. In the most difficult situations, when a multi-account is recognized with 100% probability, all player accounts are blocked, and funds are "frozen" until the circumstances are clarified.

Each bookmaker sets the critical value of penalty points independently. Of course, no one knows about the true meaning, we can only speculate. However, the most plausible is the following scenario:

  • 50% points for non-unique hard and software;
  • 100% for the same information when registering;
  • From 10 to 25% for suspicious manner of play.

Points are added up each time. At the same time, there is every reason to believe that in some situations, the points may be reduced, for example, if the identity verification is successfully completed.

Interaction with the security service

Antifrod does most of the work to identify professional betting, but in some cases it may require the intervention of a specialist in manual mode. For example, the system found that the video card is in the database, while other characteristics of the hard ware are unique. Then an employee of the security service intervenes, who manually checks the information and makes a decision. If everything is normal, the account is not touched, plus the user will have to pass identification. The scheme is necessary, because people can sell each other spare parts of the computer, the device itself, plus there may be technical problems.

Also, the security service is connected when the client asks for cutting maximums. At the request of the user, the employee checks the work of anti-fraud, and if it does not find any traces of failure, it will leave its decision in force. In fact, living people act as controllers. They just watch the protection system work, and if it fails, they can fix it or leave everything unchanged.  Writing and accusing bookies specialists of bias is stupid and stupid, they do not make decisions about blocking accounts, they only control the process. This is worth remembering when there is a desire to write a couple of offensive words to the support service.

Features of the anti-fraud system

Let's mark some important points in the work of the anti-fraud system. The first thing you need to know, ordinary better will never be sanctioned bookmaker. A number of scenarios have been implemented for them. Let an ordinary client use a proxy server, VPN or other methods for anonymization, he will immediately be awarded 50% of penalty points and marked as suspicious. However, the matter will not go further, since the user will not bet on arbitration situations, or use other unfair methods of play. As a result, he will be able to withdraw money without problems, replenish the account and not be afraid of cutting accounts. 

The professional better at the very beginning gets the notorious 50% points, then he puts on arbitrage situations and quickly earns the rest of the points, and there is already a decrease in the maximum close. 

In addition, the anti-fraud system from time to time analyzes the database and looks for matches. If it detects them, accounts that are seen in a suspicious similarity are immediately blocked, or the identity verification procedure begins. What does it look like? For example, a better opened two accounts from the same device, but with a different IP. At first, there will be no problems, but as soon as anti-fraud starts a mass check, there is no way to avoid blocking. That's why multiaccounter plays for a while and thinks that "rolled", in fact, it's only a matter of time.

The anti-fraud system in each bookmaker has its own, there are no universal solutions. You just need to know the following points:

  • The richer the bookmaker, the more powerful his defense. The easier it will detect multi-accounting.
  • In regional operators, not too popular brands, protection is weaker. It's usually easier to fool them.
  • The best systems are able to scan the client's computer at the deepest level. Up to the characteristics of the sound card, hard drive, motherboard.
  • Antifraud takes into account not only the hardware, but also the browser, various extensions. They are also recorded in the database.

In any case, you need to understand that the main task of anti-fraud is to identify multiaccounting. First of all, to fight fraudsters, criminals of all stripes. Then there are surebetters, valuers, and other Pro-betters.

How to bypass anti-fraud?

Perhaps the main question that makes sense to ask. Bypassing anti-fraud means that you can create multiple accounts without getting them blocked. First of all, it is necessary to change the characteristics of the hard ware, down to the smallest characteristics. There are only two ways: either buy a new device after each cut (well, or before, without waiting for sanctions); or use the services of virtual machines. Independent attempts to change the PC values end in a fiasco, the bookmaker easily calculates the player. In addition, there is a risk of breaking the device, something incorrectly configured.

At the first stage, it is possible to deceive the anti-fraud complex. Let the system skip the account without recognizing that the same client is sitting on the other side. But this is not a panacea, and not a way to avoid cutting the bill. Next, the second stage of protection is included, when the player's betting style is analyzed. If he uses arbitration situations, the sanctions immediately come. Therefore, it is important to imitate the behavior of an ordinary better, which is almost impossible, then the benefits of surebets will be lost. As a result, you can only extend the life of the account, but it is impossible to deceive the anti-fraud of bookies.

It will also be useful to read the tips of professional players that can help minimize the risks of arbs.


Anti-fraud systems in bookmakers work on complex algorithms, taking into account a lot of nuances: the hardware of the client, his behavior, the amount of bets, transitions, betting style, and so on. First of all, bookmakers protect themselves from scammers, only then they try to ward off the surebets and other speculators.