[ June 5, 2020 by test-btbookie 0 Comments ]

What you Need to Know to Become a Bookie

The path to become a bookie agent is simple. You need clients and a pay-per-head (PPH) provider like us. That’s really all there is to it. Well, you’ll also need some money to bankroll your business.

The big question is whether or not you’re ready to become a bookie.

Things to Consider Before Becoming a Bookie

So, are you ready to become a bookie? You should consider the following things to help determine if you’re ready or not. Frankly, anyone can be a bookie, but there are some things to consider.

  • Where Do You Live: The laws and regulations bookmakers have to follow varies by country, but we always recommend that our clients gain an understanding of the laws where they live.
  • Do You Have Clients: You need clients to run a bookie. You can’t become a bookie agent until you have at least one client. Ensuring you have a player base is important. The best plan of action is to discuss your idea with friends/family to gauge their interest in betting.
  • How Are Your Finances: Starting an offshore sportsbook is affordable thanks to our PPH service ($10/head), but you still need money to payout any winning clients early on.
  • Collection Methods: Speaking of paying out players. You should formulate a plan to receive and send money to your clients. Local PPH bookies often deal with cash to limit any trail, but if you want to accept players that aren’t local, you’ll need to have a way to collect/pay.
  • How Busy Are You: Are you already working 60-hour weeks? While there are thousands of bookies operating on a part-time basis, you still need to put in the hours, especially while growing.
  • Betting Limits: Most new bookies don’t consider betting limits. It’s important to set limits on each client for two reasons. First off, you don’t want your clients losing more than they can’t afford to lose and secondly, you don’t want to take a huge loss that you can’t afford to pay.

As you can see, there are no strict requirements to become a bookie agent. However, there are some things you should definitely consider prior to launching. You should have a business plan and know how to answer each of the questions I proposed in the bullet points above.

What’s the Next Step?

So, you’ve determined that you’re now ready to become a bookie agent.

The next step is signing up at Become the Bookie.

You need bookie software and a team behind you to launch an offshore sportsbook. We provide you with everything required to become a bookie today and you can get started using our free trial.

Our advanced tools and technology allow anyone to operate a secure online sportsbook.

You bring your clients and we provide just about everything else. We handle the software, website, development, support and odds management. Your job is to recruit clients, keep your current clients happy and handle all of the money (deposits/withdrawals), while pocketing the profits.

[ May 23, 2020 by test-btbookie 0 Comments ]

Are You Ready to Become a Bookie?

Do you want to become a bookie? One of the first things you should ask yourself is whether or not you’re ready to launch an online sportsbook. Not everyone is suited to become the bookie.

Throughout this article we’ll discuss some of the major factors to consider prior to opening up a bookie shop. The goal is to help you determine whether to become a bookie agent or not.


I always recommend becoming familiar with the laws and regulations in your country.

Everyone’s situation is different. In some countries, it’s perfectly legal to start an online sportsbook, but in other countries it isn’t legal and you need to be willing to accept potential consequences.

We have clients in countries all around the world, including the USA. Your best bet in jurisdictions where it’s illegal to become a bookie is to keep your business private to avoid problems.

It should be noted, it’s rare for bookies to get busted, but it’s a possibility.

I strongly suggest considering your current lifestyle. Are you single or do you have a family? If you’re single you may not be as worried about the potential risks compared to if you have three kids.

If you have people that rely on you, make sure they’re aware of your business goals.

You should also understand that bookies never get to stop. Your clients may need your assistance anytime, including weekends/holidays and you better be available to serve them.

We help our clients as much as we can with support, but being a bookie requires availability.


You don’t need a huge budget to become a bookie agent, but you do need a bankroll to get started.

By using our PPH bookie solution your costs are going to be as minimal as possible. However, there are also other costs to consider when launching a bookmaking business.

Here are some of the things you should budget for:

  • PPH Service: We charge a low flat fee of $10 per week for each active bettor (an active player is one that made at least one wager during the week), but you can get started today with our two-week free trial.
  • Paying Winners: Over the long-run, 99% of sports bettors lose money. However, you may end up with a player who wins big early on. You need a bankroll to payout winners quickly.
  • Marketing: What good is it to have your own bookmaking business if you have no clients? As a new bookie, I know money is likely tight, but you need to have a marketing budget and a marketing strategy.

When you become a bookie you can streamline your initial start-up costs. As you grow and build up your revenues, you can increase spending. You may want to hire employees eventually as well.


Do you need to be able to name every player on an MLB team to become a bookie agent? No, but you should have a love for sports as you’ll be dealing with them all day, everyday.

Here are a few skills that are ideal to possess if you want to become a bookie:

  • Professionalism: You may not agree with a client or situation, but you need to deal with all of your clients with professionalism regardless of how you feel about the situation.
  • Organization: It’s easy to become unorganized as a bookie. You have multiple clients with varying balances (+/-) placing bets on a variety of sports. Our software reporting features are in place to help you stay organized, but it’s up to you to analyze the data.
  • Numbers: You don’t need to be a math whiz to become a bookie, but you need to be good with numbers. An English degree isn’t going to help you in this business. Bookies spend most of the day dealing with numbers (profits, losses, balances, wagers, etc.).

[ September 19, 2019 by test-btbookie 0 Comments ]

Sports betting software

Sports book betting is not what it used to be, thanks to Becomethebookie.com. For over 15 years, our services have provided bookmakers with pay-per-head services that have revolutionized the process of taking bets.

No more phone calls, tedious ledger writing, or making player reports – all functions are now automated for a low cost of $10 per head. It’s that simple.

Who we are

Becomethebookie ultramodern software is engineered by the top in the business, making it the most seamless operation in the industry. All winnings are calculated within seconds, offering you and your clients a speedy return after game time.

Our clerks, lines people, managers, and partners are highly trained in order to provide the best possible service to your clients, ensuring that their experience in unsurpassed by any other sports book provider.

What we do

With Becomethebookie, your clients can bet on a wide range of games, including, but not

limited to:

• Football

• Basketball

• Hockey

• Soccer

• Baseball

• Tennis

• Cricket

In addition, our service offers live in-game betting to keep your clients active even during the last seconds of game play.

Now, clients can bet on team comebacks and individual player performance on the fly, an advantage unavailable in the traditional sports book setting.

Becomethebookie is not limited to only team sports betting; we also offer casino services with both live and software-based dealing for the same flat rate of $10 per head.

Blackjack, baccarat, and roulette and just a few of the games your clients can play at no additional cost to you.

Becomethebookie services at over 80 horse tracks are also available. With Becomethebookie, your  clients can place wagers via phone or online. Takings bets on horses has never been easier.

How does it work?

With BecomeTheBookie, you set the parameters for your business. Our highly customizable platform lets you set your own guidelines, limits for each bettor, and your own vig.

In addition, you can view client history, open bets, credit limits, cash flow, and more. Becomethebookie puts you in total control.

Your business is active 24 hours a day, 365 days per year via telephone and online, insuring that your clients have access to their favorite games 100% of the time.

Never miss another bet.

When the games are over, collecting your winnings is simple. When it’s time to get paid, just log into your account to view wins and losses for all your clients.

Our software makes all calculations within seconds, ensuring speedy, error-free payouts for you and your clients.

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Every minute that you wait is a bet that you may be missing. Take your book making to the next level with BecomeTheBookie today.