Matched Betting VPN
Matched betting VPN? Do I need one? That depends on what you’re going to be using it for.
In short, the VPN I use is NordVPN. Personally, I use this for matched betting abroad but I don’t use it for multiple accounts (which is also called Gnoming).
Below, I go into more detail about matched betting VPNs, matched betting abroad, and multiple accounts matched betting.
I use a VPN while on holiday to do matched betting, and I don’t just use it for matched betting, as it helps improve online privacy and security. In the short term, I can do matched betting abroad while also watching UK tv online. Win.
What is a VPN?
Ok, with my geek hat on, a VPN is a way of securely and privately connecting to the internet. It stands for Virtual Private Network.
Basically, you know your wireless router at home, you may have your phone, laptop, computer, console, all connected to it at the same time. It’s all connected and secured in your private home network.
A VPN pretty much acts in the same way but things outside of your home. So connecting you via your VPN to the internet.
VPNs are legal in the UK and there’s nothing dodgy about them. They’re used all over the world for many different reasons including making secure connections to office business computers; boost online security and privacy on unsecured internet connections; accessing content which requires you be ‘physically’ present in a specific country.
Do I need a Matched Betting VPN?
VPNs are useful for matched betting. As betting companies track your IP Address (find out your IP address here), it may be useful, say for example if you have a student house or house share, to have your betting account separate from your housemates.
Basically, betting companies, check your IP Address against a database (along with other data) to check whether it’s been used before. Most, if not all, Universities will have had their IP Addresses blacklisted. That include campuses and residences.
I use a VPN, not just to ensure that my IP Address is unique, but to ensure a private and secure internet connection.
With hacking and snooping more commonplace than it’s ever been, having a VPN is another defence against those pesky criminals.
What are the reasons for using a VPN?
There are three main reasons for why you’d want to use a VPN for matched betting, which are:
- You normally use a VPN for internet browser as it adds an extra layer of online security and privacy, so just want to continue using it for matched betting.
- You’re a student or live in a house share with others who are using the same internet to do matched betting or gambling.
- You’re on abroad and want to start or continue doing matched betting with UK bookmakers and betting exchanges.
- You’ve considered doing multi-accounting (gnoming) matched betting.
I do have to state that using a VPN can be in breach of bookmaker and betting exchange terms and conditions so I’ll have to leave that ultimate decision up to you. I talk more about that at the bottom of this article though.
Matched Betting Abroad
One of the big benefits of using a VPN for matched betting is that you can continue to make money abroad. If you’re taking a holiday and half a quiet half an hour you can make a few bucks. Or, if you’re a backpacker, a digital nomad, or long term traveller then a VPN for matched betting would be a lifeline. Just click on the VPN and you’re back to making money abroad (it’s the dream).
Free or Premium VPN for Matched Betting?
VPNs are relatively cheap. If you’re serious about matched betting, then you should spend a few quid using the right tools. Spend a few quid, to make a few thousand.
Don’t even consider a free VPN for matched betting as it’s far too slow as they limit the connection speed. They also have a limited range of IP Addresses used on the free version, so you may use an IP that’s been used before which wouldn’t solve the issue of potential blacklisting.
I only recommend using a paid matched betting VPN as it’s faster, securer, and more private. You get the following benefits: keeps your browsing private and anonymous; access content from other countries; keep your identity safe; constantly fast speeds; many more servers from a variety of countries; and use streaming anonymously.
Best VPN for Matched Betting?
I recommend only one VPN provider and that’s NordVPN. They’re the company I use and trust.
NordVPN for Matched Betting
Signing up to NordVPN is quick and easy plus installing takes a matter of minutes. There’s no hassle in getting a matched betting VPN from NordVPN.
You can buy one of two types of Premium VPN from NordVPN. The first is a single device plan and the second is a five device plan. I’ve got the five device plan for my computer, laptop, mobile and tablet, plus my partner’s mobile.
It’s useful to have the multi-plan if you go abroad often and want to access sites limited to geography – such as watching a film.
You don’t need the multi-device plan if you’re just using it for matched betting. The single device Premium plan will more than suffice.
Here’s a screenshot of my NordVPN on my MacBook Pro. As you can see it has a super lush setup and all you do is click the location to get connected. Job done.
Matched Betting VPNs Explained
Here’s a short video from NordVPN explaining VPNs.
Is using a VPN for matched betting ok?
I have to say that it depends on the situation and the bookmaker.
When you sign up to a bookmaker, there most likely is a clause in the terms and conditions that will state that use of a VPN to alter the IP address will be in violation. That would cause your account to be suspended and funds in the account to be frozen (gubbing).
Therefore, using a VPN to do matched betting in any circumstance is a risk that you will have to make the ultimate decision on.
Anecdotally, I use a VPN for matched betting at home (some of the time) and abroad (all of the time) and have yet had any problems. I do however take extra precautions:
- I never do multi-account matched betting (gnoming).
- I use a separate web browser just for matched betting (FireFox) and use another one for everything else (Chrome).
- When abroad, I ensure my VPN is on and active before even opening Firefox.
- Lastly, while abroad, I only do one offer at a time, no parallel matched betting.
If that sounds too risky then it might be worth just leaving matched betting for when you’re back in the UK.