Betfair Trading Community hosts a mix of over 500 professional and novice sports traders and provides a community platform for them to converse and exchange ideas with each other. Subscribers to the community have access to everything they need to start making their first profits from the Betfair markets. With over 15 strategies guides covering Football, Tennis, Cricket, Horse Racing, NFL and Cricket there is something for everyone.
Note: Betfair Trading Community is not an official partner of Betfair.
How Does Betfair Trading Community Work?
The community is a hub for beginner sports traders to learn the very basics of trading the Betfair markets. The website contains a lot of information that will help newbies understand the essentials such as:
- How Betfair trading works
- Why you need software
- Basic strategies for 5 sports
- The mentality behind mastering trading
There are a couple of key features such as the Stats Engine Football software which can be utilised to research potential football trades and the Facebook group where everyone gathers together answer questions and to share valuable trading information.
What Do I Get with Betfair Trading Community?
Subscription to the Betfair Trading Community gets you:
- Start Here
Which provides video overviews of every aspect of the site – a really handy tool for those looking to find their feet quickly. I must say, Betfair Trading Community’s onboarding process for newcomers to the community is fantastic. These videos also include how to pick and choose your market/s, how to do research on them and how to use their in-house statistics Stats Engine Software.
- Members Guides
Including a General Sports Trading Guide, A Starter’s Guide to Football Trading and a Starter’s Guide to Horse Racing
- Stats Engine Software
Find your own football trades by researching the next 5 days’ worth of games. We discuss this main feature of the Betfair Trading Community in more detail below.
- Trading Advice
– Recommended daily trades, or at least the ‘angles’ you should be taking on them these are also emailed out daily. See example image below.
– 4 Trading Strategies (3 of which are Football with 1 for Tennis. I assume more videos will be posted here over the website lifetime)
– Mastering Mentality Course with 8 videos taking you through some common problems that novice traders face
Written guides to basic strategies for 5 sports: Football (6 strategies), Tennis (3), Cricket (4), Horse Racing (3) and NFL (1)
- Access to the private Facebook group
Where members share discussions about strategies they’re currently testing, talk about the recommended trades sent via email by the site owners, and discuss their own trades for the day.
As well as the 15+ strategies for the 5 sports listed on the site there is also posts and comments in relation to other sports and markets such as Politics and E-Sports. This is a great place to ask any questions you may have as people will be falling over each other to help.
What Ways Can I Use Betfair Trading Community?
There are a couple of key features of BTC, the Stats Engine Software and the Facebook Group, but the real star of the show is the learning material and the environment. It is perfectly set up for people who really are at the very start of the journey.
If you don’t have the patience to read the books we’ve recommended in our ‘The 3 Best Betfair Sports Trading Books for Newbies’ blog then there are multiple guides on here that will fulfil your needs. These include:
- The Get Started Guide for Betfair Trading Community
- The Trading Beginner’s Guide, which covers:
- What is Trading
- How a Betting Exchange Works (Backing, Laying, Greening Up)
- Types of Trade
- Trading Tools
- What Should I Trade
- Football Trading Start Guide (rather than being a full on guide this is more a series of links to useful information in the form of blog posts, videos and eBooks dotted around the website and Facebook group)
- Horse Racing Start Guide (same as above)
The Betfair Trading Community Facebook Group
The secret Facebook group is a place where all members congregate to share their knowledge, opinions and findings from their research regarding the daily trading. There are regular postings from the site owners, Ryan, Martin and Adam, who have no hesitation in answering newbie queries. It’s a fantastic place to enhance your knowledge and can only get better with time as more members join.
In here you will also learn about new site features being developed for the site where Adam, the Web and Software Development Manager, will often post to gain feedback. There is very much a policy of no question is a stupid question – if you don’t know something then just ask. One of the admins or another member who has been in the same position as you will always be willing to help you out.
The Betfair Trading Community Stats Engine Software
The Stats Engine is specifically for Football only. It comprises data for the next 5 day’s worth of fixtures for around 200 leagues around the world with over 800 metric combinations to filter from. Again, Betfair Trading Community does a great job of teaching site members by having plenty of videoed example use cases of the software to provide an idea of how to search for certain stats and what strategies they best relate to.
There is one brilliant feature of the software which was introduced in April 2017. It now displays live information pulled directly from the Betfair markets. This means you can see the Betfair price, volume traded and Betfair graphs all within the BTC website itself – with the price and volume traded able to be filtered. Not only is this a huge time saver but it also means you will be able to spot at a glance if you have a potential value trade on your hands. The Betfair prices update every 5 minutes so you can be assured your prices are up to date.
At the start, you may want to discuss your potential trade findings in the Facebook group to see whether you’ve overlooked something that the other traders may spot.
Whilst I think this is a nice piece of kit I do feel that Goal Profits’ software which is sectioned by strategy with automatic stats filtering is a class above. It’s for this reason that I’d recommend if you’re looking to start with a sole focus on football trading that you check out our Goal Profits review, here.
Just a Note…
I feel everything I’ve said in this review is a fair assessment, but I wanted to make an important point regarding where BTC is at the moment to provide some context to the readers.
This website not the finished article, the guys behind it would admit there’s a couple of things they need to iron out. But it definitely feels like Ryan, Martin and Adam are only really just getting started on the way to reaching the full potential of Betfair Trading Community. I can see this becoming a beast of the sports trading community in the years to come if they keep improving and growing at the pace they are currently.
Considering Betfair Trading Community literally just started out as a Facebook group it’s come a long way and has seen phenomenal growth since its inception.
Betfair Trading Community achieves what it sets out to do and that is to teach complete beginners some basic ways of profiting from the markets. However, there’s a ceiling point to be hit here once you’ve exhausted the content and have been a part of the community for a while. I have a feeling that this may lead some traders down the path of becoming jack of some trades but master of none. This may change in the future as I know the guys behind it have planned many more additions to the site in terms of content, guides, videos and software.
The bottom line is that this is a welcoming community that does a great job of teaching newcomers the basics of how to trade the Betfair sports markets. If this is your first foray into sports trading and you don’t necessarily want to focus on trading football then this is the perfect option to start with due to the amount of beginner-level learning material on offer.
Is BTC suitable for anyone who is completely new to trading?
Yes, in fact this is one of its main goals. It aspires to help people go from being complete novices to being able to profit from the Betfair sports markets. It even has an on-site trading guide ‘Sports Trading for Beginners’ and starter guides tailored to Football and Horse Racing.