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Bet Placement Options

 
You can click anywhere on the dotted line to place a bet unless you have the bet placement option set to ‘No bet placement’. In this case, clicking the mouse button will have no effect.
 
For ease of use you can set to ‘Back only’ or ‘Lay only’ or ‘Left-click Back, Right-click Lay’
 
When selecting these options the mouse button will place either a back or lay bet into the market depending upon the configuration chosen.
 
 
The price selected can be configured to suit your strategy.
 
For example, you may wish to request a price that is outside of the current prices available. You can either choose ‘Price based on mouse position’ or ‘Custom ticks…’
 
Placing a bet based on the mouse position means you can click anywhere on the dotted line and this will equate to a price. You will see the price currently at your mouse position at the bottom of the window:
 
 
If you wish to place a bet a number of ticks above or below the current price you can set the tick value on the box next to the drop down seen in Figure 2.
 
For example, In a gappy market where the best back price is 2.0 and the best lay price is 2.20, you may can price your bet to fill the gap by using the 'Custom ticks inside best market price'.  Setting the custom ticks to 2 would price a back bet at 2.04 and a lay bet at 2.16.  A setting of 4 ticks would price a back bet at 2.08 and a lay bet at 2.12.
 
In a volatile market you may wish to ask for a price below the best price when backing or above the best price when laying to improve your chances of being matched.  If the best back price is 2.0 and the best lay price is 2.20 and you choose the 'Custom ticks outside best market price'.  Setting the custom ticks to 2 would price a back bet at 1.98 and a lay bet at 2.24.  A setting of 4 ticks would price a back bet at 1.96 and a lay bet at 2.28.