Bet Angel Professional is a market-leading Betfair trading software. It is the most feature-packed on the market and includes several unique features such as dedicated sport-specific trading elements and automation that gives it the edge over other offerings. It is available for both Betfair and Betdaq and whilst it only works natively on Windows operating system, it runs perfectly well on Mac using desktop virtualisation software such as Parallels.
There are multiple versions/levels of the software but i’m only going to be focusing on the Professional level in this review as it is the most full featured.
How Does Betfair Trading Software Work?
Betfair trading software allows sports traders to see the full depth of the markets through ladder interfaces. This helps traders analyse markets much more effectively whilst also providing them with the edge of instant one click order placement and greening up when hedging a trade. Bet Angel trading software provides a platform for novice users to seamlessly execute these standard functions whilst also offering more advanced users a string of extra functions.
If you’re new to sports trading and are not quite sure why traders use software then you may want to have a read of our Betfair Trading Software Overview.
What Do I Get with Bet Angel Professional?
One year’s subscription to the feature-packed Bet Angel trading software for Betfair gets you access to all of the features discussed in this review, including Soccer Mystic, Tennis Trader and Automation. There’s a 14-day free trial available, that provides access to all features, whilst the Betdaq version is completely free.
What Features Does Bet Angel Offer?
This is a feature-packed software that is reliable and offers many more functions than all its competitors. Below is a full list of the its main features and what functions they allow a trader to perform:
Guardian + Guardian Watch List
Guardian is the market management tool within Bet Angel. It organises, manages and keeps track of trades across any markets that you have added to it. If you have any automation assigned to any of these markets it will work away in the background and implement them for you.
Guardian Watch List allows users to group together a set of markets and keep an eye on the pertinent information contained within them in one list.
Guardian and the Guardian Watch List are where users select the markets they wish to trade by bringing them up in a more detailed display such as the ladder or one-click interface.
When pulling up a horse race you’ll see the first few horses in order of favouritism for the number of ladders you have selected. But of course, you may need to keep your eye on what is happening to the other runners in the race – this is where market overview fulfils its function. You can see a range of trading information for every runner in the race contained in one overview window.
Charting allows you to cherry pick indicators and visualise them in your own customised format. You can create charts that layer indicator over indicator for a full graphical representation of what is happening in the market. There are 5 pre-loaded charts which work perfectly fine if you would rather just use them instead of going to the extent of making your own charting.
Excel Spreadsheet Integration
Advanced traders may wish to use this function for an extra level of data analysis and manipulation to produce levels of functionality that may not currently be accommodated by Bet Angel. Users can pull and stream data from the Betfair markets directly into their own customised Excel spreadsheets.
Soccer Mystic allows traders to model football matches pre-kick off so they can interpret how odds are likely to move. With strategies in mind you can get an accurate estimate of how the odds will be affected in relation to market events. For example, if you are looking to lay the draw you can get a rough idea of how much the odds will change if the away side scored first.
Bet Angel’s Tennis Trader is a specialist part of the software that allows tennis traders to manage their in-play positions whilst also modelling and profiling the movement of odds in relation to match events. For example, you can profile what will happen to the odds if there is a break of service and then make your own judgement on how much upside or downside risk your current position has. There is no doubt about it, if you are a tennis trader then this tool will give you a significant edge over the market.
Another unique feature of Bet Angel is the ability to fully automate your trading. Within Automation you can create rules files which will automatically carry out the trading instructions you put into it. Having used this feature myself I found it a very easy tool to get to grips with. This is the only software on the market which offers this advanced feature.
The software is fast, responsive and provides great reliability. I have never had any issues with it and have never heard any mention of any issues from other users.
Level of Customisation
Bet Angel offers customisation in terms of charting and all the extra functionality that comes with being able to manipulate data through linking Excel spreadsheets up to the software. The Bet Angel display can also be customised so multiple tabs can be produced in pop out screens that can be placed anywhere on your screen. The look and feel of the ladder interface can also be customised in a manner of ways including text size and the colour and placement of indicators.
Bet Angel basic offers the standard functions you would expect in any sports trading software and includes the Advanced Charting feature. However, if you really want to get the most out of Bet Angel then it really is worth investing in the Professional package which includes all the features listed above. The likes of Tennis Trader will provide a serious edge to any aspiring professional whilst the Excel functionality is perfect for those that love to delve deeper into the data.
Support and Training
Having contacted the Bet Angel support team regarding a question I had about the software I found their responses to be very quick and helpful. We found a solution to the issue I had.
Training wise, there is an excellent visual user guide available on the company website plus numerous ‘How To’ videos recorded by Peter Webb for almost every aspect of the software by on their YouTube channel. The Bet Angel forum also has a support section where professional traders who work for the company will answer your queries about how to use features within the software such as Automation.
There are numerous pricing options available for Bet Angel but annually it costs £149.99 and a 6-month subscription is £99.99.
I’m not sure if this is still the case, but when I subscribed there seemed to be an ever-permanent discount code displayed in Guardian when you loaded up the software. It may be worth signing up for the free trial first in the hope you can get the discount code which (if I remember correctly) £50 off the annual subscription.
There is a full featured, 14-day free trial which you should avail of to consider whether it is the trading software for you. For full pricing options, click here: https://www.betangel.com/pricing
Bet Angel on Mac and PC
The software only works natively on Windows operating system – so if you’re on a PC you’re good to go. If, however, you’re a Mac owner then you can either install Bootcamp and Windows 10 (which, quite frankly, is real a pain to do) or download Windows virtualisation software such as Parallels on which you can run Windows 10 directly from your Mac OS desktop.
I done both. You can expand the boxes below to view the pros and cons of both of my experiences:
Bet Angel is a superb piece of kit that has been developed by professional sports traders for professional sports traders. The number of unique features and level of functionality it offers means that it is a fantastic option for anyone looking to invest in their trading set-up.
If you’ve heard a lot about another software you like, but you like this too then don’t worry – it’s ok to have both! Many traders use more than one software. Personally, I use Bet Angel for my Horse Racing and Automated trading whilst using Geeks Toy for my pre-match football trading. The bottom line is that if you choose Bet Angel you will be taking a step in the right direction to developing your own edge over the Betfair and Betdaq markets.
Do I need software to trade Betfair?
For some sports and markets you don’t necessarily need it but it does greatly help. If you were attempting to trade Horse Racing pre-race without specialised trading software then you would find it almost impossible.
Does Bet Angel include a practice mode?
Yes – and you can carry out any automation tests in practice mode too.
Where can I get Parallels desktop visualisation software?