Set Up a Player
One of the first things you need to learn is how to set-up a player account.
Thankfully, it’s really easy with most pay per head (PPH) services. Today, we’re using RealBookies to explain how to set-up players using their simple “Quick Player Set-Up Tutorial”.
We’d like to thank RealBookies for providing us access to their platform for this lesson.
Opening a New Player Account
The actual process of setting up a new player account is handled by the PPH provider.
You simply contact your pay per head provider and have them open the new account. Once the account is open, though, there’s a few things that are necessary to complete.
We’ll go through the entire process of setting up a player in this lesson.
Setting Up a Player Betting Profile
After you open a new account for a player, you need to set it up prior to giving them log-in details.
When you open a new player account, it’ll appear under the “Player Management” tab.
You can view a snapshot of your entire betting sheet from this tab.
From this page, you can universally change betting profiles, limits and line types for every player on your betting sheet. You can also change what your players can bet on.
However, if you want to edit a specific player only, you need to click on the player’s name.
This will open up the “Player Menu” where you can set-up an individual account however you want.
Here’s the information provided on each player in the table on the Player Management section:
• Player Account Number and Name
The player account number can’t be changed, it’s automatically generated.
However, you can edit the player’s first name, last name and password.
There are 15+ standard betting profiles that you can select for a player. This feature determines how many selections a player can bet on parlays and teasers, along with the payout odds.
We recommend to be cautious with betting profiles initially. The last thing you want is a player to hit a 10-team NFL parlay that costs you five-figures, it could break your business early on.
• Profile Limits
The profile limits ensure your exposure is limited. There are a number of settings ($500, $1000, $2500, $5000, etc.). When you select an amount, that’s the maximum a player can win on a single bet.
You don’t want guys taking shots on you and the profile limit prevents this.
Here’s an example. If you set the profile limit for a player at $1000, the most a player can win on a single bet is $1000 even if the payout odds are higher. Make sure you set a profile limit.
• Line Type
Again, there will be standard line type profiles that you can select from.
In order to maintain a reasonable hold percentage, you don’t want to offer low vig. We recommend using Line Types #1, which is a standard $.20 line (-110/-110) on major sports (full game and halftime) and then a $.30 line (-115/-115) on special markets (props) and minor sports leagues.
Make sure you don’t forget to set the credit/betting limits for each player.
You’ll be able to select a credit limit, minimum wager and maximum wager from the Player Menu.
We discuss this topic more in-depth in our next lesson on “Credit/Betting Limits”.
• Player Access
Set what each player can access on your gambling website from the Player Menu.
There are several options:
Status: Enable/Disable Player Accounts.
Online Access: Enable Online Access for a Player.
Enable Sports: Enable/Disable the Sportsbook.
Enable Racebook: Enable/Disable the Racebook.
Enable Casino: Enable/Disable the Virtual Casino.
Enable Live Casino: Enable/Disable the Live Dealer Casino.
Enable Dynamic Live Betting: Enable/Disable the VIP Live Betting Platform.
Enable Parlay Cards: Enable/Disable Parlay Bets.
You don’t necessarily want to offer every player all of these options. For instance, it costs extra to give a player access to Dynamic Live Betting, so you don’t want to enable this for every player.
If a player is crushing you in a specific market, you should disable that market for them as well.
That’s all there is to it. Setting up player accounts as a bookie is simple when using a PPH.