Alternative betting exchanges, Smarkets, Matchbook etc. : Football Index

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Kai
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Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:47 pm

I keep seeing this on my Twitter timeline, they call themselves "The Football Stockmarket". The prices on certain players seem completely mental, has anyone tried it?

http://trade.footballindex.co.uk/

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CLOWNSHOES
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Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:59 pm

i'd like to know more about this as well. Seems like it could be a cool hobby if nothing else ... like football manager but with money :D

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Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:04 pm

Cheers for that Kai, I've never heard of it either but its certainly worth a look, could you imagine buying futures on Vardy 3mths ago!
Looks good fun

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Wed Jan 13, 2016 1:23 pm

Heh, I really like the fact that more and more of these new types of exchanges and ideas keep popping up, one of them may well end up being "the new Betfair" :mrgreen:

Well it's exciting if nothing else, since sports trading is not the most future-proof career. But not all new ideas are sports related (like Augur), it really feels like trading in general is slowly becoming more mainstream.

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Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:03 am

I had a play around a while ago and managed to squeeze some profit out of Ibrah. At the time, it took a long time to sell players as there likely wasn't very many users. From memory though, they've introduced an instant sell feature. As you can imagine, they take quite a big fee for that.

One of the other problems that I've heard elsewhere is the protection of customer funds isn't that high. I think you are only protected up to a certain amount if they go bust but that might have changed in the last 6 months or so. Worth reading into before you deposit £10k anyway!

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Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:49 pm

For what it's worth, Football Index have an advertising deal with ITV. I think it starts next week.

It could be 5 seconds at 3am for all I know but it might stir things up a bit.

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Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:21 pm

I'm late to the party in spotting this site. Came to post about it, before doing a search and finding this thread. Has any of the above kept active on the site? Or anyone else given it a go?

Is there anything in it, beyond a bit of fun on the side, along with real trading?

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Wed May 13, 2020 3:29 pm

Kafkaesque wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:21 pm
I'm late to the party in spotting this site. Came to post about it, before doing a search and finding this thread. Has any of the above kept active on the site? Or anyone else given it a go?

Is there anything in it, beyond a bit of fun on the side, along with real trading?
Bump

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Kai
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Wed May 13, 2020 3:43 pm

There is an active subreddit (a type of forum) dedicated to Football Index with 1752 subscribed members here.

They have a fresh beginner's guide that they uploaded last month : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaCHcpTYxV0&t=

I never looked into it myself despite making the thread, so no idea if there's any genuine trading potential here or how the Covid situation affected the prices, but there's obviously plenty of people trading there.

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Wed May 13, 2020 3:57 pm

Kai wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 3:43 pm
There is an active subreddit (a type of forum) dedicated to Football Index with 1752 subscribed members here.

They have a fresh beginner's guide that they uploaded last month : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaCHcpTYxV0&t=

I never looked into it myself despite making the thread, so no idea if there's any genuine trading potential here or how the Covid situation affected the prices, but there's obviously plenty of people trading there.
Thanks Kai, always worth looking into trading opportunities

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