What is aftergoals in betting?


All about postlegals - what it is, why it happens, where and when it occurs, is it possible to make money on it. As always, several related issues will be touched upon - how do bookmakers treat post-gamers, what sanctions can be obtained using court siding. Also, at the very end of the material, you will find a couple of tips from experienced postguns.

What is postlegal?

This is a general collective name for bets on events that have already taken place. A classic example is a bet on a goal just scored that has not yet been registered in the bookmaker's line. This is the origin of the name of this phenomenon.

Seeing such a market in the line, the player can bet on:

  1. Total over;
  2. Individual total over the scoring team;
  3. Team N will score the next goal;
  4. Player will score a goal;
  5. Goal from N to N minutes.

Etc. Also, the player can place bets on adjacent markets, for example, the victory or odds of the scoring team, larger totals. But the goal case is just one example of a similar situation.

Similar things can happen in other sports and markets as well. In tennis, the game is over, but there is still an “advantage” in the line in favor of one of the tennis players. In hockey - there was a goal in an empty net, but there is still a handicap (-1.5) in the line with a tasty odds. In volleyball, the fourth game ended and the score became 2: 2, but the bookmaker allows you to bet on F (+1.5) sets on one of the teams.

Most often you can find post-legal situations in live, but in prematch there are similar jambs. This is usually an already completed match that hangs in the line as an upcoming event. It also happens that the match ended 1, 3, 5, 10 minutes ago, but is still available in the live line.

Why post-legal situations arise?

Most often it is a technical glitch in the program. The technique is imperfect and sometimes produces such bugs that in theory can be exploited. Why only in theory? This will be discussed further, so read on.

Other possible causes of post-leg situations:

  1. Human factor. Each match is “led” in the office by two people: the scout, who is directly present at the match, and the live, who is engaged in tracking the scout report and promptly changing the odds. The scout may have technical difficulties - the Internet was gone, due to traffic jams, he did not get to the stadium in time, dropped the tablet from the upper tier. The liver may also have a force majeure situation, or he may simply doze off at his workplace.

  1. Broadcast delays. In third-rate competitions, where even scouts are not sent, the livers are guided by Internet broadcasts. As a rule, these streams are of low quality and come with a decent delay. Sufficient to react to an event in a match faster than a live when on the spot.

  1. Criminal conspiracy. This is a rare situation, but it also happens. Sometimes a scout or a diver deliberately delays changing odds or recording an event in a match in order to allow their accomplices to bet on the after-law.

There may also be technical problems not related to the hardware or software of the bookmaker. This could be a power outage or a broken internet connection. In general, there can be quite a lot of possible reasons, so post-legal situations still arise periodically.

Who are the aftergaters?

Actually, these are people who make money on the post-leg. They are also called courtsiders. There were times when it was possible to earn very decent money on postlegals, but now the technical capabilities of bookmakers have reached a completely different level and it is quite rare to beat them in such a primitive way.

Strong bookmakers have reduced the number of such “gifts” to bettors by an order of magnitude, and significantly increased the speed of data processing. If fifteen years ago there was an opportunity to bet on postlegal bets, even focusing on the federal television broadcast, now, being at the venue of the event, you will have to try hard.

In theory, there are a number of slow offices where you can often find postlegal situations. But in practice, such bets are most often calculated as a refund, or they can immediately lead to account blocking without unnecessary proceedings.

How bookmakers relate to aftergaters?

Bookmakers have a very negative attitude towards courtsiders, intolerance towards them even more than towards arbers. In almost 100% of cases, the revealed account of the afterglower will be blocked with the confiscation of the balance. By the way, the ability of bookmakers to calculate such accounts has also grown tremendously in the last few years.

Bettor, who plans to succeed in post-law betting, should be sure that his account will be calculated and banned. And pretty quickly. There are several tricks that can help extend the life of a given account, for example:

  1. Dilution of post-leg bets with regular bets;
  2. Placement in a large number of bookmakers in turns;
  3. Point use of post-leg bets.

But, even with the utmost care, the account will soon be calculated. Bookmakers have very fast and good equipment, they have information on every event in the match (goal, card, corner) accurate to the second. And if they see an account that has several times bet on a specific outcome at the same time as it happens, the situation is crystal clear.

How to play the post-leg?

Considering the previous subsection, first of all, you need to learn how to work with drops or purchase game accounts, study the issue of anonymization on the Internet and get ready to rivet accounts on an industrial scale.

As for the work itself, it is best to bet on post-ball games while at the stadium where the event takes place. Unpopular sports - volleyball, futsal, handball - are best suited for court siding. Also a good option is the lower leagues in football, hockey or basketball, low-ranking tennis tournaments. Better yet, the markets should not be the most popular, for example, match statistics.

Subscriptions to IPTV services are a good tool for postball betting. These are sports streams that are conducted via satellite from stadiums from all over the world. There you can find broadcasts of the most unpopular championships and periodically be ahead of the bookmaker in broadcasting.

Experienced courtsiders recommend betting mainly on related outcomes. That is, not on the very fact that a goal will happen, but, for example, on the victory of the scoring team. Or the next total more. This tactic does not give a 100% guarantee of passage, but it gives very valuable coefficients, which will certainly bring profit at a distance. Such rates are also calculated, but a little longer.

And one more thing - you should not trust paid programs and bots that promise to automatically get ahead of the bookmaker when playing in post-legal situations. The newest, most modern and powerful equipment is from the bookmakers themselves. This is how they protect their business. And if some one-page template site promises you to bypass the bookmaker software, then this is probably a fraudulent scheme designed for the most naive players.


It is still possible to make money with the help of post-legal situations, although it becomes more difficult every year. In general, post-leg is not the most promising direction of betting. Not to mention the moral and ethical side of the issue, on which such earnings are essentially fraudulent. In the long term, the same arbitrage rates are much more interesting, and, of course, value-betting.