An IT worker has told how online bookmakers froze their accounts because he was making too much money.
Ian Sharpe, 35, says that several bookmakers on the street restricted their accounts to be able to make bets of only 33 pence when their bets kept coming.
Sharpe, of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, claims that he has restricted his accounts with bet365.com, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power.
He he is one of the gamblers in the whole country who have his accounts restricted to stop players who know what they are doing. "
Speaking to MailOnline, he He said: I want to find out why the hell they're doing this because they never explain anything.
"They just want to trade with losers, basically, and by that I mean people who are going to make you money.
The computer worker Ian Sharpe, 35 (photo), worker, told how online bookmakers froze their accounts because he earned too much money.
"Just look at your ads on TV to know that all they want is people who do not know what they do and bet on a whim.
& # 39; They do not like people who know what they do. They do not like the "winners" basically.
"If you complain, the customer service team will simply say it's a business decision." It's not, it's the algorithm they look at your account and they say "no, we're going to keep losing money with him, so they effectively close it. "
"I think taking early prices has a lot to do with that.
"When a bookmaker forms the book, they initially put a price on the horses and adjust the prices to balance the books based on the volume of bets they receive.
"If you constantly support a horse at a higher price and then win over time, you will emerge at the top even if you lose more than half of your bets.
"With bet365, for example, if you look at the number of bets I've made with them, most of them have lost, but because of the prices, the benefits and the proportion, I've come out winning and getting money from them, which they do not like it.
Sharpe, of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire, claims that his accounts have been restricted with bet365.com, Ladbrokes, Coral and Paddy Power.
"Now if I want a selection on the horses and I go for a horse that is 5-1 and I try to offer bet365 a ten, the answer is no: maximum bet of 33p.
"It does not make sense to keep playing with them because it's pennies and they will not close it completely because they want to show their shareholders that they have so many millions of users.
"Obviously it's your right to negotiate with whoever you want, but as soon as you start winning, that's it."
Sharpe opened his account with bet365 closed in June of this year, only five months after it opened. He opened a Paddy Power account online in September only to be closed in December.
With bet365, he has only won £ 1,500 in the last year, with the largest payout being a £ 400 prize after he placed £ 10 on a 33-1 horse.
However, the highest bet you can now place with the bookmaker is 33p.
He believes he is being punished because the company has noticed that he often supports the initial price of a horse to win before the odds have shortened.
By routinely backing the horses at 20-1 before the odds are shortened, to say 5-1, it means that even though you lose more times than you win, you still make money in the long run.
Sharpe is one of the gamblers across the country who have accounts restricted by bookies such as Ladbrokes, Coral and others to stop players who know what they are doing.
Estimates suggest that 50,000 of Britain's 8.5 million players have had their accounts restricted in a similar way. They include members of the House of Lords.
The limitation of winning players is such a common part of sports betting in Las Vegas that professional players will place bets intentionally with less advantageous odds to stay off the radar.
Operators say it is necessary to scrutinize the winners to help prevent fraud, but critics argue that it is damaging the reputation of the gaming industry.
Now it is becoming increasingly prominent in the United Kingdom and it is a major concern that the issue has been debated in Parliament.
Mr. Sharpe conducted a survey among 150 regular players who found that more than half of them had their accounts restricted by bet365, Paddy Power and Betfair.
Mr Sharpe (pictured) had his bet365 account restricted in June after winning £ 1,000 for four months in greyhound racing
Another player, Will Tomassi, 39, of Farnham, Surrey, earns an average benefit of between £ 3,500 a month in bets.
He had his bet365 account restricted in June after earning £ 1,000 for four months in greyhound racing.
Mr. Tomassi, who works in sales for a medical company, said: "It was great, but then the carpet was removed, which was extremely annoying.
"bet365 is really the only company that offers decent preferential prices to dogs and I bet on 'pairings', which basically consisted of choosing one dog to beat another in the race.
"I started with an initial bet of £ 2, which went up to £ 15 the more success I got, but the most important thing is that I was able to transfer my winnings to a second or third race.
"Then, if I reached a third bet, I could bet up to £ 60.
"Since the account was restricted, the maximum I can bet on a game at a given time is £ 1, so it is more or less null and void.
"I can play a singles game and choose a winner, but even that is just for a small change.
"The problem is that if you apply some kind of intelligence or try to solve any problem, they cut you immediately."
Earlier this year, the All-Party Parliamentary Betting and Gaming Group held a seminar in the House of Lords to analyze the closure of accounts and restrictions by online bookmakers on successful bettors.
Estimates suggest that about 50,000 of the 8.5 million players in Britain have restricted their accounts to maximum bets of 33p, or closed as a result of winning too much.
The group's president, Philip Davies MP, told MailOnline that at least one member of the Lords had his account restricted, but he refused to name whom.
The group is urging the gaming industry to introduce a minimum betting rule, already in place in racetrack corridors, that would require a betting company to set an advertised price to lose a specific amount, usually £ 500.
Mr. Davies said: "I accept that it is impossible for bookmakers to let gamblers put what they want because they are likely to break down in a short time."
"But there is a big difference in that and restricting someone to gambling just a few cents or a few pounds.
"This happens to a lot of people, I know a member of the House of Lords whose account has been restricted, and I'm sure the industry will say it's a very small proportion of gamblers."
"The goal of the game, on whatever side of the counter you're on, is that sometimes you win and sometimes you lose.
"That's the nature of this and I think that too many gaming companies have become reluctant to risk and if you want to be risk averse you should not be in the gaming industry."
"Bookmakers have been too restrictive in the past, but credit is due to credit, they are starting to wake up and slowly but surely move in the right direction."
bet365 still has to comment, however, a spokesperson for Ladbrokes and Coral, which merged in November 2016, admitted that a small number of their accounts were restricted.
A spokesperson said: "More than one million people regularly bet with Ladbrokes and Coral at our betting shops, online and through mobile applications, and more than 99 percent of bets are made as requested.
"Only a small minority of our clients experience restrictions on certain bets for risk management, as is the case with all the betting houses, we close very few accounts and a large proportion of them are for responsible bets or against money laundering. or because they are duplicate accounts, rather than for commercial reasons. "