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Why is there a delay before my bet is placed on an in-play market?

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Why is there a delay before my bet is placed on an in-play market?

Anyone placing a bet on an in-play or live betting market will know the feeling of waiting for their bet to be placed due to the in-play delay. This can as much as 15 seconds on some betting exchanges for some events and can be incredibly frustrating. So why does this happen?

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Hedging your Position

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Hedging your Position

Hedging or cashing out allows you to lock in a profit or cut your losses before the event you are betting on has finished. Cashing out with traditional bookmakers has never been seen as a good idea due to the edge they gain via the margin implied through their cash out offering. Where betting exchanges differ from this, is that they provide a “true” cash out figure which only reflects the prices and amounts offered within a market by other users.

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Space at the Top

Space at the Top

Space at the Top

Free bets, free spins, virtual all sorts. It’s all a bit different these days. Bookmaking is still the term used by the likes of Chris Kamara, Ray Winston, and even ambassadors such as Lawrence Dallaglio and Paul Nichols as they pour over the form and pass on their “insider” insights. This is all supposedly to give the man in the street the extra edge they’ve long been searching for. "Best Odds". "Price Rush". It all sounds very inviting doesn’t it? And it is. It’s clever marketing. It is however, not Bookmaking, and it hasn’t been for quite some time now.

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Common questions about bet.me

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Common questions about bet.me

Over the past few months, we’ve gone more public about the bet.me betting exchange as it gets closer to launch. It is clear to us from the responses we have received that many users of betting exchanges generally are excited by the possibility of a new entrant to a market which is currently dominated by Betfair followed by three smaller exchanges, Matchbook, Betdaq and Smarkets.

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What is Arbing?

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What is Arbing?

Arbing or arbitrage betting is a trading technique where you bet on opposing outcomes in an event, exploiting the differences between prices provided by bookmakers and/or betting exchanges. The aim of arbing is to secure a risk-free profit. It has long been used in financial markets where traders will profit from different prices offered by brokers. With the betting industry being as competitive as ever, a similar approach can be adopted.

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10 steps to improve your betting.

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10 steps to improve your betting.

The boxer, Oscar De La Hoya once said, “There is always space for improvement, no matter how long you’ve been in business”. In the fast moving world of betting, the same has to apply. The most successful players constantly have to change their angles and analysis in order to stay one step ahead of the pack.

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How to keep betting records

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How to keep betting records

To keep in control of your betting activity and assess whether your initial betting goals are on track, you should always keep a record of the bets you have placed. This is an approach taken by professionals and casual gamblers alike as it makes sense to use betting records to ascertain what areas they are profitable in as well as other analysis.

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What is Bookmaker’s Over-round?

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What is Bookmaker’s Over-round?

Another way of phrasing the question posed in this article’s title is to ask: How do bookmakers make money? Once you understand this, you will see why betting exchanges offer better value than traditional bookmakers.

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How to Create a Basic Football Model

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How to Create a Basic Football Model

In the last decade or so the idea of using a model to price up football matches has gained major traction and it now seems that everybody from bookmakers to syndicates to professional bettors are using them. Hopefully the following explanation will give you a better understanding of the initial process behind the creation of a simple goals model.

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Using Expected goals (xG) to influence the way we bet on football

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Using Expected goals (xG) to influence the way we bet on football

Expected goals (xG) is a relatively new metric that has made its way into the world of football. xG can give you a much clearer understanding of a team’s performance during a game rather than just merely looking at the score-line, the possession or shots data. This xG data can then ultimately be used in your analysis of teams and aid you in your quest for value in the football betting markets.

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3 Key Tennis Trading Strategies

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3 Key Tennis Trading Strategies

Tennis betting is made for betting exchanges. Due to the frequent dramatic odds swings and the fact that the prices move after every single point, it is a sport which is absolutely ideal for trading on a betting exchange. In this article, we will discuss some important tennis trading strategies and how our free to use betting tools can be utilised to achieve a profit.

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Why should I use a betting exchange?

Why should I use a betting exchange?

It’s now 18 years since the betting exchange phenomenon first took off. Flutter and Betfair were the first companies on the scene, launching what became known as peer to peer betting platforms in early 2000. Flutter launched originally with the intention of providing a platform for friends to bet against each other in their weekly tennis or squash matches. It was sometime and several million dollars later that they moved into the bigger betting exchange space. But with Betfair rapidly growing, a “merger” between the two companies seemed inevitable, with Betfair being the dominant partner. With its “death of the bookmaker” marketing campaign proving to be a huge success, the betting landscape had changed forever.

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Horse Racing Trading Strategies

Horse Racing Trading Strategies

A simple, effective trading strategy that has been profitable for many traders over the years, is backing/laying a horse before the race, with a view of exiting the trade at a big/shorter price In Running to make a profit. There are many reasons this strategy is so appealing to traders, here are just a few...

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