Supporters’ clubs, yes in the Quiniela, but no in betting
While in the Quiniela it is completely legal, in the case of sports betting it is not possible to form syndicates in which players group together to seek higher budgets and higher profits.
In fact, in the Quiniela, no player would even consider breaking the law by playing a ticket jointly with another player, or by pooling money with a group of friends, bar regulars or work colleagues to play a combination together.
Advantages of playing in a Quiniela syndicate
Here are some of the main advantages of playing in a Quiniela syndicate:
- Decisions are made by the most qualified
- Possibility to qualify for higher prizes
With a high budget it makes sense to use computer programmes
A player who for example plays every week for 5€, will not notice much difference if he elaborates more sophisticated plays given his low frequency of winning prizes, however, with a bigger budget it will make sense to make more elaborate plays for example by using computer programmes.
A fact in Quiniela is that the majority of single jackpots are won by large syndicates, and these are prizes that the conventional bettor does not opt for since with a low budget the tendency is to look for a very probable play that in case of being successful generates a small prize.
Why are syndicates not allowed in betting?
It is true that in order to play at a bookmaker you must be registered, and that all bets made will be associated with the account from which they have been validated. This measure serves, among other functions, to keep minors away from online gambling and to control, in case of a big win, the user who bears the fiscal responsibility.
But this is something that would also happen with the Quiniela, since, although a player is going to validate the ticket, he/she may have reached an agreement, even if only by word of mouth, to share the cost of the game and the hypothetical prize.
Benefits of sports betting pools
The truth is that it is a pity since it would be opening new possibilities to the sector, and giving rise to more lazy betting fans to participate and delegate their decisions to other more active users.
- Increased revenue
- Stimulus for the role of the tipster
- Promotion of responsible gambling
It would even be possible to give shape to tipster-managed pools, in which several users contribute money so that bets are placed by an expert who controls issues such as bankroll management or the amount to be played on each bet, in a more effective way.
This is already happening in the Quiniela, where thanks to the supporters’ clubs, the collections in a game that is in a delicate situation have been boosted. It happens that there are many members of a fan club who may not even know how many games make up the ticket, nor what percentage of the prize the winner of 14 will win, but they are nevertheless willing to put money on the line and entrust their luck to someone else. Translated into sports betting, the revenues would increase.
Another point to bear in mind concerns responsible gambling. It so happens that a lone user who is not accountable to anyone is more likely to engage in inappropriate behaviour. However, in a syndicate, the budget will be much more controlled and if it is an experienced player who makes the decisions, he or she will not make such a mistake.