The Overclocking strategy in sports betting

Today we will take an in-depth look at the “run-up” strategy in sports betting (otherwise known as “snowball” or “roll-up”). The approach is expressed as a cycle of successive bets on events with low odds, and is suitable for novice bettors.

Features and Principles of the “rolling Up” System

  • Betting is done by va-banking – first allocate the amount of the initial pot, bet it, then all the winnings from the first bet goes to the second bet, from the second bet to the third and so on.
  • In case of losing at some step the whole sum working at the moment is lost.
  • The player immediately sets the number of cycles he needs, but no more than 15. After any played step it is possible to stop the game and take the money back if the aim of the game was to win a certain amount.
  • It is necessary to bet on events with low odds – 1.15-1.40, when there is a high probability of winning, otherwise one can lose everything at once.
  • In order to protect yourself from losing the whole amount, you can withdraw part of the deposit involved in the game, for example the initial amount, to stay with your money under any circumstances, creating a kind of “safety cushion”.

Moving on to practice

Let’s analyze the “overclocking” strategy on a concrete example. Let’s assume our bankroll is 100 EUR, and we want to make 5 bets. In the end, we got lucky and managed to win-win the whole cycle of 5 steps. As a result, our winnings are 368.55 – 100 = 268.55 EUR, i.e. the player’s bank has increased 2.68 times.

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It is possible to win fairly quickly, but it is worth bearing in mind that if you slip up once, you will lose the whole amount, so before each next step you should weigh up all the risks, despite the temptation to win more and more money with each successive step. It may be best to just stop at some point and take your winnings.

Often bettors use ‘multi-threaded acceleration’ – running several cycles in parallel with separate bankrolls. If one or two cycles fail to play, this is compensated for by successes in other circuits.

What are the pluses of the overclocking system?

  • Minimal loss – players do not usually risk large sums of money.
  • Suitable for any, even inexperienced players due to its simplicity and small amount of data to analyse. Also, “overclocking” is preferred by fans of betting on favorites, thoughtful gamblers who like to analyze everything carefully.
  • A high probability of winning, albeit not the whole cycle, but a large number of its component parts because of the low odds.
  • Best for football and other sports with a wide spread, where you can always find “ironclad” variations from a large number of matches, which can be built into a “run-up” strategy.
  • It can be used for in-play betting, as the odds often go up as the match progresses.
  • Different bets on the same cycle can be made at different bookmakers’ offices, selecting the highest odds.

Does the strategy have disadvantages?

  • One unplayed bet can take away the scrupulously accumulated winnings.
  • The psychological factor. After each successive move, as the winnings grow, the user faces the agonising problem of choosing from “Field of Miracles”: to continue or to take the money partially or entirely.
  • While the strategy may appear straightforward, winning 4.5 or more bets is not easy at all; a degree of luck is also required.


The overclocking strategy is ideal for beginners, but is often used also by experienced bettors who don’t want to spend much time on analysis. Overall, it is quite a working system, but new players should first test it with virtual bets (via a guest (demo) account), and start betting for real money with a short cycle length (2-3 bets), putting reliability at the top of the list. It allows participants to build a certain consistent strategy, feeling the taste of winning after each step, but at the same time after each bet carefully weighing all the risks of continuing or quitting the game. Only bet on reliable options within this strategy, even if the odds are small.