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Apple Mac Set Ups for Betfair Sports Trading

[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1498050547697{border: 1px solid #cecece !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column_text]This post is for Apple Mac trading set ups only, if you want to find out how to set your Windows up for trading please see this post here.

Let’s not beat around the bush – the support for Betfair Trading Software for Apple Macs is limited. However, I’m a Mac user and persevered through all the obstacles to get both Geeks Toy and Bet Angel running on my 12” Macbook and my 13” Macbook. However, this was a major pain to do due to the 3rd party software you have to install to enable this. It was only months afterwards that I realised I could have just used a software called BetTrader – the only software that runs on a Mac without any extra expensive or time consuming software.

I have provided an overview of how BetTrader works on Macs at the bottom of the page.

The Best iMacs for Sports Trading

Pretty much any iMac will be suitable for Betfair sports trading. With their great, big screens (usually 21.5” or more) they have plenty of screen space. The only thing you want to be wary of is that it has enough gb of memory so that it can handle the multitasking you may ask it to do.

For this reason, I’d recommend you buy something that has at least 4gb of memory. You don’t have to break the bank for an iMac as you can easily get a decent refurbished machine for between £450-700.

To find an Amazon list of iMacs suitable for Betfair Sports Trading, click here. 

The Best Macbooks for Sports Trading

Using a laptop for sports trading, whether it’s a Windows or a Macbook, is not ideal in any situation. However, you can have your Macbook as the main machine and hook it up to an external monitor or two to give you all the extra screen space you need.

If you plan to get a Macbook I’d advise getting one that has at least 4gb of memory. If you plan to run Bet Angel or Geeks Toy on it using 3rd party software them I’d also advise getting one that’s powerful in terms of processing power and has at least 8gb of memory as running these software through 3rd party software takes an awful strain on Macbooks, as per my experience.

To find an Amazon list of Macbooks that are suitable for Betfair Sports Trading, see here. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_separator el_width=”80″][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

The Best External Monitors for Sports Trading

Budget Monitors

There’s no need to break the bank when it comes to external monitors to hook up to your Apple iMac or Macbook. Anything 21” or above will be suitable and HDMI monitors of this size can be bought from between £80-90.

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Currently, I have 2 external 21” monitors, but if I could pick any monitor I wanted then I’d be going for this 29” Inch HD Curved LG Monitor:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1506948643640{margin-left: 100px !important;}”][vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator el_width=”80″][vc_column_text]

Recommended Sports Trading Software for Apple Mac Users

 Thankfully, there’s at least one Betfair Trading Software that works on Macs – BetTrader. If you’re an Apple user I recommend just using it as the processes for installing any other software adds an extra expense and a lot of convoluted messing about that can take hours! (Speaking from experience).

BetTrader is great because it:

  • Is reasonably priced
  • Has great support and user manuals
  • Works on a Mac without any fuss
  • Works through an internet browser so you account can be accessed anytime or any computer

I highly recommend you use Chrome as your internet browser when using BetTrader as it will give you the best experience.

To find out more about BetTrader, click here.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_width=”80″][vc_column_text]

My Sports Trading Set Ups

I’m an Apple Mac user so my trading set up is quite complicated – this is because I insisted on having both Bet Angel and Geeks Toy (and then also BetTrader!) on both of my Macbooks.

My Desktop Set Up

My desktop set up is:

  • 1x Apple Macbook Pro 13”
  • 2x 21” Samsung HD Monitors
  • With both Geeks Toy and Bet Angel installed

How I got Geeks Toy and Bet Angel to both work on my Macbook Pro is a convoluted process that no one should have to go through! I installed Apple’s own Bootcamp software and purchased Windows 10. Because of numerous issues that popped up along the way this took around a total of 4 hours get to the point where I could use both software seamlessly.

This set up means I can reboot my Mac and load it up in either Mac OS or Windows.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2729″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]My Laptop Set Up

My laptop set up is:

  • 1x Apple Macbook 12”
  • Geeks Toy (installed with Wine), Bet Angel (installed with Parallels) and BetTrader installed

As well as my Macbook that I use as a desktop nowadays, I also own a 12” Macbook and am able to run Geeks Toy on it, however this a combination of hours of patience and Wine (not the alcohol). Wine is a 3rd party software that allows you to install Windows applications on Mac. Again, due to technical hitches, it took around 2-3 hours for me to get this working. It doesn’t work entirely seamlessly either – but it’s my preferred set up as it’s quick and easy to load up.

I also have BetTrader installed – it runs seamlessly as it works natively on a Mac – this is because it runs through an internet browser such as Chrome.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2730″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]If I was starting out again, and had to use my Macbooks, I’d simply install BetTrader and use it due to the fact it’s absolutely no hassle to get set up.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][interactive_banner banner_title=”Windows Set Ups for Betfair Sports Trading” banner_desc=”Windows User? This Guide to Trading Set Ups Has You Covered.” icon_disp=”with_heading” banner_icon=”Defaults-desktop” banner_image=”id^2653|url^http://www.sportstradingtools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Windows-10-Screenshot.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Windows 10 Screenshot|description^null” banner_height=”ult-banner-block-custom-height” banner_height_val=”200″ link_opts=”more” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fwindows-set-ups-betfair-sports-trading%2F||target:%20_blank|” banner_link_text=”Find Out More” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#4aa8c3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][interactive_banner banner_title=”BetTrader Review” banner_desc=”The Best Betfair Trading Software for Macs.” icon_disp=”with_heading” banner_icon=”Defaults-line-chart” banner_image=”id^1837|url^http://www.sportstradingtools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/BetTrader-Pre-Race-Horse-Racing-Ladder-Screenshot.jpg|caption^BetTrader Pre-Race Horse Racing, Ladder Screenshot|alt^BetTrader Pre-Race Horse Racing, Ladder Screenshot|title^BetTrader Pre-Race Horse Racing, Ladder Screenshot|description^BetTrader Pre-Race Horse Racing, Ladder Screenshot” banner_height=”ult-banner-block-custom-height” banner_height_val=”200″ link_opts=”more” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fbettrader%2F||target:%20_blank|” banner_link_text=”Read the Review” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#4aa8c3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 
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[vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1498050547697{border: 1px solid #cecece !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column_text]This post is for Windows trading set ups only, if you want to find out how to set your Apple Mac up for trading please see this post here.

I understand most of you may have some or most of these items and are ready to set up your Betfair trading software and get started, but if not here’s some information about what sort of computer equipment will suit for the purposes of sports trading.

All of these will support pretty much any and every Betfair Trading Software and I’ve discussed this a bit more at the bottom of the page.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

The Best Windows Desktops for Sports Trading

I’m assuming you may already have a desktop or laptop, but if not then here are a couple of options for you. One is a budget option that won’t cost an arm and a leg but is powerful enough to suit your trading needs, whereas the other is a higher spec All-in-One desktop that has some benefits over the budget version.

Budget Option

This Lenovo All-in-One 19” desktop should do the trick. It doesn’t break the bank at £319.99 and should be powerful enough to deal with running any Betfair trading software whilst. It also has built-in speakers which will be particularly handy if you’re using the same monitor to watch Racing UK, At The Races or just using Betfair’s own live feed for any sport you’re trading.

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This Lenovo Ideacentre 23” will be perfect for your trading needs. The benefits it has over the budget option is that it has much more screen space and will have no trouble dealing with any multitasking.

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The Best Windows Laptops for Sports Trading

Laptops are not ideal for trading, mainly due to the limited screen space, but if you’re investing in a new bit of kit you may want something that is more multipurpose and can be taken with you on the go.

Budget Options

I’ve picked a selection of laptops on the Amazon website. Any of these should be more than capable of handling the job that a Betfair trader needs it to do. They’re all priced between £260 and £399.99 and have a minimum 15” screen size. Just like the desktop above you will be able to hook up an external monitor to them for when you’re at home and have your trading set up on a desk.

See the best budget laptop options by clicking here.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Higher Spec Options

These options are mainly the top of the grade laptops that will pretty much be able to handle anything that you throw at them. They will be more than sufficient for your trading exploits. Again, just as above, it will be no trouble adding external monitors to increase your screen space.

See the best higher spec laptops by clicking here. (Please ignore any touchscreen tablets or laptops with 13” monitors that are in the search results. These are not sufficient for trading.)[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_width=”80″][vc_column_text]

The Best External Monitors for Sports Trading

Budget Monitors

There’s no need to break the bank when it comes to monitors. Anything 21” or above will be suitable and HDMI monitors of this size can be bought from between £80-90.

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Currently, I have 2 external 21” monitors, but if I could pick any monitor I wanted then I’d be going for this 29” Inch HD Curved LG Monitor:[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1506948643640{margin-left: 100px !important;}”][vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_raw_js]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[/vc_raw_js][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space][vc_separator el_width=”80″][vc_column_text]

Recommended Sports Trading Software for Windows Users

All of these set ups will work with any Betfair Trading Software, but my advice to newcomers is that Geeks Toy is the perfect trading software to begin with for a number of reasons:

  • It’s very reasonably priced at £20 for 3 months subscription or £60 for 12 months
  • It has all the functions that you need when you’re just starting out
  • It’s very reliable as it very rarely has any issues

You can find out more about Geeks Toy, here.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator el_width=”80″][vc_column_text]

My Sports Trading Set Ups

I’m an Apple Mac user so my trading set up is quite complicated – this is because I insisted on having both Bet Angel and Geeks Toy (and then also BetTrader!) on both of my Macbooks.

My Desktop Set Up

My desktop set up is:

  • 1x Apple Macbook Pro 13”
  • 2x 21” Samsung HD Monitors
  • With both Geeks Toy and Bet Angel installed

How I got Geeks Toy and Bet Angel to both work on my Macbook Pro is a convoluted process that no one should have to go through! I installed Apple’s own Bootcamp software and purchased Windows 10. Because of numerous issues that popped up along the way this took around a total of 4 hours get to the point where I could use both software seamlessly.

This set up means I can reboot my Mac and load it up in either Mac OS or Windows.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2729″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]My Laptop Set Up

My laptop set up is:

  • 1x Apple Macbook 12”
  • Geeks Toy (installed with Wine), Bet Angel (installed with Parallels) and BetTrader installed

As well as my Macbook that I use as a desktop nowadays, I also own a 12” Macbook and am able to run Geeks Toy on it, however this a combination of hours of patience and Wine (not the alcohol). Wine is a 3rd party software that allows you to install Windows applications on Mac. Again, due to technical hitches, it took around 2-3 hours for me to get this working. It doesn’t work entirely seamlessly either – but it’s my preferred set up as it’s quick and easy to load up.

I also have BetTrader installed – it runs seamlessly as it works natively on a Mac – this is because it runs through an internet browser such as Chrome.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2730″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]If I was starting out again I’d simply buy myself an All-in-One Windows desktop machine that was purely dedicated to running Geeks Toy and the use of any TV pictures to inform my trading.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][interactive_banner banner_title=”Mac Set Ups for Betfair Sports Trading” banner_desc=”Apple Mac User? This Guide to Trading Set Ups Has You Covered.” icon_disp=”with_heading” banner_icon=”Defaults-desktop” banner_image=”id^2654|url^http://www.sportstradingtools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/Apple-Mac.jpg|caption^null|alt^null|title^Apple Mac|description^null” banner_height=”ult-banner-block-custom-height” banner_height_val=”200″ link_opts=”more” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fapple-mac-set-ups-betfair-sports-trading%2F||target:%20_blank|” banner_link_text=”Find Out More” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#4aa8c3″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][interactive_banner banner_title=”Geeks Toy Review” banner_desc=”The Best Betfair Trading Software.” icon_disp=”with_heading” banner_icon=”Defaults-line-chart” banner_image=”id^1502|url^http://www.sportstradingtools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Geeks-Toy-Ladder-Europa-League-Trade-Fully-Hedged.jpg|caption^An example trade using the Geeks Toy software|alt^Geeks Toy Ladder – Europa League Trade, Fully Hedged|title^Geeks Toy Ladder – Europa League Trade, Fully Hedged|description^Geeks Toy Ladder – Europa League Trade, Fully Hedged” banner_height=”ult-banner-block-custom-height” banner_height_val=”200″ link_opts=”more” banner_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fgeeks-toy%2F||target:%20_blank|” banner_link_text=”Read the Review” banner_overlay_bg_color=”#4aa8c3″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]