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Top benefits of using a VPS to trade

Top benefits of using a VPS to trade

[Forward by Peter]

I first used a VPS back in 2004. I had to travel abroad and I wasn’t sure what the internet connection was like, or if using Betfair from abroad would even be viable. So I took the plunge and started using a VPS. The idea, get a fast and reliable connection to Bet Angel and Betfair where ever I am. I’ve been using one ever since! But what is a VPS and would it be useful to

21/01/2014 | By | Reply More
Simple Tennis Automation

Simple Tennis Automation

With the Australian tennis open about to start, I thought I would look at automating some tennis markets and see what can be done.

The Australian Open is mens tournament a is played over five sets, there is no tie breaker in the final set either. Out of the grand slams, only the US Open has a tie breaker in the final set. Without a tie break matches can, in theory, go on indefinitely. Although the longest ever grand slam

13/01/2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Automating your football trading

Automating your football trading

Bet Angel contains a very powerful automation tools. In this article we look at how this can help automate a simple strategy on football.

Automation is as simple or complex as you wish. To help you we plan to create a library of simple automation files that you can download and build upon.

For this automation strategy we will look at backing or laying the draw. We want to automatically place a bet just before kick-off then exit the trade …

29/12/2013 | By | Reply More
Using Bet Angel on the Ladbrokes exchange

Using Bet Angel on the Ladbrokes exchange

With the launch of the new Ladbrokes exchange, we’ve had lots of people asking if we are going to produce Bet Angel for Ladbrokes?

But, in fact, we have already and it’s free. Basically BETDAQ Angel is already compatible with Ladbrokes because the Ladbrokes exchange is based on the Betdaq exchange model. All bets on the Ladbrokes exchange feed into Betdaq and vice versa.

So you can see how, we thought we would show you what happens on the Ladbrokes Exchange …

10/11/2013 | By | Reply More
The Bet Angel Active Desktop – The biggest thing you may have missed so far.

The Bet Angel Active Desktop – The biggest thing you may have missed so far.

For those who have upgraded to 1.35.x you may have noticed something different about the way the desktop looks when you log in.

Click on image to zoom

The desktop was an area that has looked the same for many years now and it needed refreshing. Gone is the old jumble of messages that you may have not read for a while.

In its place is a new active desktop that not only integrates the social aspect of Bet Angel …

27/10/2013 | By | Reply More
Screen profiles – Setting up Multiple Ladders and Charts

Screen profiles – Setting up Multiple Ladders and Charts

Further to my post on Bet Angel screen layouts, a recent conversation with a regular user has given me the chance to show off some clever things you can do with Bet Angel, Multiple ladders and screen profiles.

As we will be covering charts in this post, the first thing to note is that on the advanced charting you can pan and zoom through chart data to examine key turning points. If you load the markets into Guardian you …

20/10/2013 | By | Reply More
Automating your football trading

Automating your football trading

For those who have not yet tried the advanced automation feature within Bet Angel, football offers several opportunities to try this out. If you are unfamiliar with any features in Bet Angel, try them out in practice mode.

In this example I am going to show you how to automate a simple trade on the Over/Under 2.5 market and green out for a profit. I’ll explain why this works and things to look our for.

The Over/Under 2.5 goals …

02/10/2013 | By | Reply More
Creating and saving multiple screen layouts with Bet Angel

Creating and saving multiple screen layouts with Bet Angel

Sometimes people say to me ‘I don’t like the layout of Bet Angel’ or that they would change some things around, perhaps add or remove something. Well, you can actually already do that.

Not only that you can save any number of screen layouts for use in the future, configured exactly as you require either for a particular strategy or a particular market. Both the Betfair and Betdaq versions of the software have this ability. To help you I have recorded a …

15/09/2013 | By | Reply More
Sound alerts – Making a noise with Bet Angel Automation

Sound alerts – Making a noise with Bet Angel Automation

Guardian Automation is a great way of having Bet Angel automatically place bets or manage a market when you are not there. But sometimes you may be there but cannot keep eyes on all markets.

One handy little feature of the Automation tool is the ability to play a custom sound when an event occurs.

Here I’m going to show you how to create an alert. Once you know how to do it, have a go at creating your own.…

08/09/2013 | By | Reply More
Adding multiple soccer markets using Guardian

Adding multiple soccer markets using Guardian

Bet Angel has so many useful features that many of them are hidden away and not immediately obvious.

For example, did you know you can quickly add all ‘Match odds’ markets for football (soccer) games happening on a particular date in the Guardian tool? And if you only want to bet on the premiership games, these are easy to add too.

Multi market trading is in high demand and the Guardian tool within Bet Angel is a great way of …

10/08/2013 | By | Reply More
Using Automation to drip feed bets into Betfair

Using Automation to drip feed bets into Betfair

Occasionally, there is a message sent to support that gives us the opportunity to showcase a particular feature of Bet Angel.

One such case recently was a request to help someone configure a drip feed system.

A drip feed is a system you might use if you wish to place large bets in the exchange but do not wish to ‘spook’ the system by placing it all in one go. For example, you may wish to place a bet of …

04/08/2013 | By | Reply More
Betfair Trader Scam – Please circulate

Betfair Trader Scam – Please circulate

If you have been affected by this, or know anybody that has, please get them to contact us as we want to put an end to this scam. Send us as much information as you have.

1st warning sign – Unsolicited contact

You will have no doubt become familiar with online scams and phone text ‘phishing’ messages. Basically messages designed to dupe you into parting with your username, password, access to key services or sometimes your cash.

Usually, these are …

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Using Bet Angel’s Advanced Automation

Using Bet Angel’s Advanced Automation

Automating your activity is often referred to as ‘botting’, the colloquial term for using a robot to perform activity on your behalf. As well as fully featured betting and trading tools, Bet Angel also includes many automation type features.

Using Automation with Bet Angel will save you time and improve your effectiveness in a market. You can standardise a strategy, test a theory, supplement your existing activity, participate at low risk on new markets, automate the entry or exit of your …

12/05/2013 | By | Reply More
Using Bet Angel’s Basic automation

Using Bet Angel’s Basic automation

Let’s imagine we want to bet on a runner that looks like it will win. For example, we may have noted in certain types of races that the first runner to dip below 1.4 generally goes on to win. We can ask Bet Angel to place a BACK bet using the Back Automation Rule:

If current odds >=1.01 and odds <=1.4 and WOM<=100% Place at 1.01

Back rule

This is saying if the price of the runner reaches anywhere between 1.01 and …

12/05/2013 | By | Reply More
How to automate your Betting or Trading

How to automate your Betting or Trading

Bet Angel has many exciting features but none more interesting than that of automation. Automation offers the tantalising promise of unattended and automatic trading that free you up to trade on other markets while it works its magic in the background or do something else – like go to work, or play some golf!

But seriously, putting the Excel streadsheet integration to one side, Bet Angel also has key two automation areas. When you start Bet Angel there is an …

12/05/2013 | By | Reply More
Bet Angel hints and tips – The ‘Make Market’ button

Bet Angel hints and tips – The ‘Make Market’ button

When trying to get a trade placed into the exchange then usually it is a good idea when placing a bet to ask for a better price than the one currently on offer. What do we mean by that?

GETTING A BETTER PRICE

For example, if a football team has a current back price of 5.1 then it makes sense to try and get better value and submit a BACK bet at 5.2 and vice-versa. Taking the current value of 5.2 …

22/04/2013 | By | Reply More
Bet Angel hints and tips – Column sorting

Bet Angel hints and tips – Column sorting

The one-click screen in Bet Angel has many features that you may not be aware of. From custom columns, column chooser, drag and drop columns to automatic column sort.

In this post we are looking at the column sort feature and some of its hidden features.

Firstly, take a look at the column headers:

one-click-column-headers

 

Now click on the one at the top of the ‘Back’ price column. You will see it will now has an up arrow next to …

23/03/2013 | By | Reply More
Bet Angel Connection Modes

Bet Angel Connection Modes

Connection mode

Bet Angel has a unique advantage when it comes to connecting to Betfair: A Dynamic Connection Mode.

To understand what this does we need to understand the different methods of connecting to the Betfair exchange. There are two methods:

  • Full-API
  • Non-API

API stands for ‘Application Programming Interface’ and is a special connection available to Betfair users providing advanced features such jockey silks, full depth of market, bet persistance (Keep Bet, Take SP) and Last Traded Price (LTP). In …

11/03/2013 | By | Reply More
England v Ukraine

England v Ukraine

Since 1990 England have won 5/9 final group games while they are unbeaten since 1996 in nine matches against teams ranked 20-40 with six wins and eight of the nine matches finished with fewer than three goals. In group game three there have been 43 matches where a team has been ranked 11-30 places higher and that side has won 27 (63%) times. Moreover, this improves to a W15-D3-L4 record when they have won their previous match.
Information provided by …

19/06/2012 | By More
Sweden v England

Sweden v England

Sweden’s defeat against Ukraine means a result here is essential and they will probably need a significant improvement. Lower ranked teams that have lost their previous match and are playing a side coming off a draw have lost 7/11 Euro group stage matches with 6/11 having -2.5 goals including all five second group games.

11 of Sweden’s 19 tournament matches since 2000 have had -2.5 goals while they’ve drawn six of their last eight group matches against higher ranked teams …

15/06/2012 | By More
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