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Placing Bets and Trades Outside the Current Best Price

The best execution on a betting exchange As most Betfair users will be familiar with, whenever you place a bet on any market on the Betfair exchange either directly on their website or via third party trading software. When that bet reaches the market if a better price than the one you requested (placed your…

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Betfair trading strategy – Dobbing

What is Dobbing? Dobbing stands for double or bust and is one of a number of sports trading / betting strategies that you primarily use in-play. You place a trade before the off and ‘keep’ the closing position through the in-play period and that’s how most people do it. You profit with dobbing because of…

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Customised Rankings – Sorted, with Bet Angel!

When trading any Betfair market the one thing you’ll always want to know, even if you don’t realise, it is the ranking (order) the selections are in. By default selections in Bet Angel are ordered the same way as they are in Betfair, but many people also like to see and rank their selections in…

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In-play confusion netted a Betfair trader £10,000

So if you’re trading on pretty much any sport, one of the pieces of advice that I would give you is simple: read the rules! Why? Because if you don’t, you could fall into a number of traps. It’s also important to understand what governs the settlement of a market within an individual sport as…

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Bet Angel’s communication tool – A hidden gem

Where to find it Fire up Bet Angel and in amongst an amazing range of settings, you will find the communcations tool. To locate it click the spanner in the middle of the main trading screen and up pops all the settings you can modify in Bet Angel in there you will find it undr…

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Chester May Meeting

It’s the Chester May festival this week and it’s a welcome addition to the card, but based on previous years it’s nothing amazing from a trading viewpoint. Trading conditions Obviously, we all love some extra liquidity that the quality racing will bring, but it’s never been a meeting that I’ve got really good amounts from….

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Lay betting – Fully automated with Bet Angel

In this article, I am going to work through how to set up a simple piece of Betfair Automation on Bet Angel that will identify a horse within a race and lay it to a fixed liability. The purpose of doing this is just to give you an indication of something basic to do that…

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In-play trading strategies | Horse racing pace

If you’re betting or Betfair trading in horse racing you’ve probably heard of the terms, frontrunners, lay to back, held up horse and so on. These are terms reserved for the inplay section of the racing. But what does all of this mean and how can we use this to our advantage? And more importantly,…

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Did lower fences make the Grand National safer?

Fallers and the Aintree Grand National There’s always a lot of discussion around the Grand National as to horse welfare. To tackle one of these issues they made amendments to lower the fences to help tackle fallers. The interesting thing about this is that the jockeys were actually disputing the new lower fences saying, if…

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