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OddsMonkey Challenge: Week 4 Summary – CHALLENGE FAILED!

 
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Hi guys,

Week 4 of the OddsMonkey challenge finished on Sunday 8th of October.

I could have made my £1,500 target but I was too busy working on new things for the site and it was important I got the ‘Sports Trading for Beginners’ email course launched before going on my holiday to Portugal!

Another thing was my motivation wasn’t as high after I hit a big £600 win in Week 3 of the OddsMonkey matched betting challenge.

My total profit for Week 4 was…actually a loss of £19.96! This isn’t too surprising as I didn’t do a lot of offers, but also because it’s not odd to have the odd losing week or two with matched betting.

The important thing is that I made profit on each of the other weeks and over the long term this translated into a total profit of £1,347.55! Which is fantastic for a month’s ‘work’!

You can see my last week’s spreadsheet screenshot below.

  • Week 1’s profit: £398.06
  • + Week 2’s profit: £97.21
  • + Week 3’s profit: £872.74
  • + Week 4’s profit: -£19.96

Total profit so far: £1,347.55

In summary, the challenge was fun. It really pushed me to to do as much with my initial £500 bankroll and to use it in a smart way so as to not overstretch it. It goes to show that you can still achieve good profits even with lots of gubbed accounts – but you may need to define your strategy to achieve it![/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Get Your Free Trial with OddsMonkey” style=”3d” color=”warning” size=”lg” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Foddsm||target:%20_blank|”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”2773″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]Ps. You can follow me on Twitter to see my top tips for making the most from your matched betting.

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Bankrolling Your Trading and the Use of Practice Mode

 
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Today we’re going to cover some pretty essential information. It may not be the most exciting information but it’s vital because it will save you from:

  • Blowing huge banks and losing a tonne of money
  • Doing something which you think is beneficial but is actually a waste of time
  • Being in the 95% of traders who make these costly mistakes

So, let’s get cracking on the two topics:

  1. Bankrolling Your Trading
  2. The Use of Practice Mode in Betfair Trading Software

Bankrolling Your Trading

It’s pretty obvious that if you’re going to trade then you’re going to need to fund your Betfair account with some money. But how much do you start with?

For your first deposit, I suggest you deposit no more than £100. This maximum of £100 must be money that you’re comfortable with the notion that you’re 99% likely to lose this first trading bank.

Why only £100? Well, because you’re going to make a tonne of mistakes and you’re going to lose a lot in your first few weeks. I’m not saying you’re going to suck badly at trading forever, but in the first few weeks EVERYONE sucks badly at trading.

You should only risk a maximum of £100 (that you’re willing to lose, remember) because the pain will be a lot less than losing £500 or even a couple of thousand.

It has been proven that new traders are pretty much 99% certain to blow their first few trading banks. So please, don’t go too hard when you’re just starting out.

The Use of Practice Mode in Betfair Trading Software

I’m going to give you one of my top tips here, and it may sound completely counter-intuitive. But trust me, it is sound advice and one that many professional traders also recommend.

Top Tip: Do not use practice mode for weeks on end whilst you’re learning the art of trading.

The main reason for this is down to mentality. It’s all too easy to trade in practice mode. As it’s not real money there’s little pressure on you.

This means you’re more carefree and you’re more likely to suffer less heartache when you lose. Suffering less heartache means you’re less likely to learn from the mistakes you made when you did lose.

So, what do I propose instead? Limit your staking.

The minimum bet amount on Betfair Exchange is £2. I recommend you stick with anywhere between £2-£5 stakes when you’re learning. The use of real money, even though it’s small stakes, will still provide a mental challenge to you of whereby you’re concerned about losing part of your trading bank.

From my own experience, I started off with a £500 trading bank. Within 2 weeks it was gone. I went back and practiced (in practice mode…) and came back a month later. This time armed with a £2,000 trading bank.

I won’t recreate the scene for you, but the next month was pretty much a car crash that decimated the £2,000 trading bank. I was angry, frustrated and completely deflated. (Ps, yes, I know it was stupid.)

The Only Times You Should Be Using Practice Mode

Of course, I don’t completely advocate never using practice mode. After all, it’s included with Betfair Trading Software for a reason. Therefore, there are two situations when it is completely beneficial to use Practice Mode:

  1. When you’re literally just starting out and need to get used to how a trading software works. You’ll need to learn the functions it offers and where to find them
  2. When practicing a new technique, testing a new strategy or trialling some automated trading

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What Is a Trading ‘Edge’?

 
[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1507496907426{border: 1px solid #cecece !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today we’re talking about edges. This is important because the ‘edge’ is the thing that will allow you to become consistently profitable in the markets.

Firstly, What is an ‘Edge’ and How Do You Discover Your Own?

This question dumbfounded me at the start. I googled it so many times to find out what this mysterious ‘edge’ was in sports trading and how I could develop my own.

Put simply, your ‘edge’ is a combination of factors which give you a consistent advantage over the sports trading markets.

If this combination of factors stand the test of time and sees you churning out consistently profitable weeks and months then you can say you have discovered your edge.

Isolated Examples of Edges

Example of an Edge Through Use of a Resource (TV Pictures):

 Situation: You have access to the TV pictures for a race you’re looking to potentially trade and see that one horse is playing up badly and causing a bit of trouble for its jockey. You know after watching the ‘Misbehaving Horse, Keen to Post’ video in the ‘Market Awareness: Situations and Market Dynamics’ module in Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack that this will concern anyone in the market who is looking to back the horse to win the race and as such it is therefore likely to drift in price.

Action: You lay the horse and hedge up for a profit after it drifts for a few ticks.

Example of an Edge Through a Learned Trading Skill (Ability to Stop Yourself from Overtrading):

Situation: You’ve done your research on the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market on this weekend’s football. You find 9 potential trades which fit your criteria. However, you decide to trade only the very best 5 of these as you’ve realised as a trader that quality of trades is more important than quantity of trades.

Action: You only focus on the 5 best potential trades and come away happy with your weekend’s work.

Example of an Edge Through Using a Sports Trading Tool (Goal Profits):

Situation: You’ve done your research on potential Lay the Draw trades in this weekend’s upcoming football games using the Team Stats Software on Goal Profits Football Trading Community. You’ve found 4 potentially excellent opportunities due to the ‘Teams Likely to go 2 Goals Ahead’ criteria filter that the Goal Profits’ Team Stats software has provided.

Action: You lay the draw in the 4 games that you have researched and hedge up for a profit if/when the odds have gone in your favour.

A Trader’s Edge Is Not One Single, Magical Thing

What I’m really trying to get at is you must think of your ‘edge’ as being a multitude of things which give you an advantage over the markets.
For example, a successful trader’s edge could be made up of a combination of the following:
  • Having utilised and educated themselves through the best learning resources and tools
  • Use of Betfair Trading software
  • Using a tool, or tools, to help inform their trading decisions
  • Doing in-depth research of potential trades
  • Implementing a staking plan
  • Showing restraint and having the ability to not overtrade
  • Shown consistent profitability over a large number of trades
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New ‘Sports Trading for Beginners’ Email Course and Competition Details

 
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Last month (Sept 2017) I made the decision that I needed to write a new Sports Trading Email Course for the website and replace the original version – despite only having launched the previous course when STT started in August 2017. Some of you may be wondering why I’ve done this, so I wanted to give my reasoning and also let you in on some details of the course and the cracking competition I’ve launched it with!

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]If you want to go ahead straight to the sign-up page for the course and find out more about the competition, you can do so by clicking here. (Competition closes 9pm BST Wednesday 25th of October 2017)

The New Email Course – ‘Sports Trading for Beginners’

First, let’s start with an overview of the new course.

‘Sports Trading for Beginners’ takes the subscriber on a 12 Lesson journey of life as beginner sports trader. It follows from my own frustrating first year experience in which I wasted too much time, energy and money because the year I spent learning had absolutely no direction.

This course is not a ‘How to Trade Betfair’ course because I am not a professional sports trader and have never claimed to be (although it is one of my personal goals to reach that level someday!)

However, the key reason I set up this site was for it to be a one-stop hub for aspiring traders to find their feet in sports trading as quickly as possible. If I can be of benefit to these people by sharing knowledge from my own, and other newbies, sports trading learning experiences then that’s part of the goal achieved.

Course Content

So, more about the actual content of the course. As you can see below, these are the 12 lessons included in the email course:

  • Preview: Top tips when starting out – such as not setting financial goals and also limiting stake sizes
  • Lesson 1: Information about sports trading, what it is and how it works
  • Lesson 2: The best places to begin
  • Lesson 3: What computer setups are needed to trade (Covering both Windows and Mac)
  • Lesson 4: An Overview of Betfair Trading Software
  • Lesson 5: An Overview of One Day Trading Courses
  • Lesson 6: What a trading ‘edge’ is and how to start on the path to defining your own
  • Lesson 7: Bankrolling your trading (money management) and the use of practice mode
  • Lesson 8: How to choose which sport to trade
  • Lesson 9: An overview of the best resources for Pre-Race Horse Racing Trading
  • Lesson 10: Football Trading
  • Lesson 11: Common mistakes new traders make and how to avoid them (planning ahead and seeing which obstacles 99% of new traders need to overcome)
  • Lesson 12: Setting expectations for your journey
  • Further Lessons: After the initial 12 Lessons I’ll be sharing more knowledge in the form of blogs, tips and other information I’ve found along the way of my journey

Exclusive Discounts

Throughout the course, I’ve also sourced some exclusive discounts for the best tools around. I wanted to do this to help new traders get their hands on what are generally regarded as the best learning resources.

This’ll help them save a few quid when starting out as we all know tools and learning resources can be a bit of an expense. But hey, you need to invest a little bit if you’re going to learn, right?

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Why a New Course So Early On?

Quite simply the course I had on here at launch (Sports Trading: 8 Steps to Discovering Yoru Edge’) wasn’t good enough. It had no direction and pretty much was just a scattergun of emails that I thought some people might find useful. When I read back on them I had to

When I read back on them I had to ask myself “If I was someone completely new to trading, would this information help me?” and to be honest, it wouldn’t. It would have made the whole process more confusing.

So with this new course I wanted to do a few things:

  • Add more basic information such as the advantages of trading over betting, trading setups and how Betfair trading software works,
  • Give the course a sense of direction. This included 1) providing a starting base anyone could get started with, 2) showing them a path to find out what style of trading or sports suited them and 3) giving them a platform for going forward
  • Provide information on only the finest tools and learning resources around
  • Give exclusive discounts so people can save that little bit when investing their hard earned money into learning resources and tools

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The Competition

To launch this new course i’ve set up a cracking competition with over £500’s worth of sports trading prizes. Anyone can enter and you’re more than welcome to do so – get your name in the hat by clicking here. The competition ends on Wednesday 25th of October 2017 and 2 winners will be chosen.

These are the prizes on offer:[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2716″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text](I’d like to thank @101Trader on Twitter, who, in a very generous random act of kindness, donated a lot of the books that are in the competition – there are some absolute corkers in there. So here’s a shout out to him for being so very kind to donate them to me for use in promoting the website!)

So that’s it, guys! If you have any questions about the course or the competition then feel free to get in touch with me via Twitter. I hope you enjoy the course when you sign-up to it!

Good luck,

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OddsMonkey Challenge: Week 3 Summary – £872.74 Profit

 
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Week 3 of the OddsMonkey challenge finished on Friday 29th of September and boy what a week it was!

I was starting to get a bit desperate as my lack of time was causing a hindrance to the amount of offers I was being able to complete (I’m working hard on a new ‘Sports Trading for Beginners’ email course that I’m launching on Wednesday 4th of October).

However, once again Casino offers saved my ass.

Casino offers have always been a mainstay of my Matched Betting and have provided most of my profits over the past few years. Some people think there’s too much risk in them, but there’s not – if you do them correctly. What do I mean by correctly? Well, a few things:

  • Think long term and realise it’s a matter of the Law of Large Numbers
  • Believe in Estimated/Expected Value
  • Wager on the right slots – anything with an RTP% (Return to Player %) of over 96% is good enough (you can check the RTP% of a slot by googling its name and added RTP% to the search)

With this belief, I hoped I’d be able to get at least 1 decent win this month that would bump up my total considerably. With a small bankroll I wasn’t able to complete some more of the higher value sports sign up offers – so I made a decision: Be willing to risk it all.

By this, I don’t mean throwing my money stupidly at any and every casino offer that came my way, but to do as many of the low-medium risk offers as I could. I was willing to walk away from this challenge have totally flopped at it or by giving it a go and hoping variance would be in my favour for the month.

I set my sights on a few offers – these included the raft of the Gamesys Group sign ups (Jackpot Joy, Heart Bingo, Monopoly Casino, Caesars Bingo and Starspins). These all provide excellent sign ups with £10 deposits getting you anywhere between 200-300% bonuses. Luckily, despite losing the full £10 deposit on 4 out of 5 of these offers I did get one decent win which covered them and more – a £110 win from Monopoly casino.

But the real star of the show this week was Grosvenor Casinos. They twice offered 50% deposit bonuses up to £20 on their Casino section but – here’s the great thing – there’s a loophole on Grosvenor Casinos whereby you can bet your initial deposit on the Sportsbook (allowing you to lay off on a betting exchange for a small loss) and it leaves your bonus funds completely free to use. So, in my case, I made a small loss on my qualifying bet (a couple of quid on Goteborg in Sweden) but now I had a free £20 to use on Casino! Excellent value!

Thankfully I hit one of those big wins – a huge £400 on the Lucky Wizard slot and then I took these winnings to another slot to grind out the rest of the wagering. I finished £641.15 up overall. Magical! (Images are at the bottom of this post)

So, for the duration of Week 3, I made a total profit of £872.74 – which is huge! Like I always tell people – believe in EV (Estimated Value).

  • Week 1’s profit: £398.06
  • + Week 2’s profit: £97.21
  • + Week 3’s profit: £872.74

Total profit so far: £1,367.51

 This means in my final week I’ve only got to find a total of £132.49! The challenge ends Sunday the 8th of October.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Get Your Free Trial with OddsMonkey” style=”3d” color=”warning” size=”lg” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Foddsm||target:%20_blank|”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_single_image image=”2638″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_single_image image=”2637″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_single_image image=”2639″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_single_image image=”2642″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_single_image image=”2643″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_single_image image=”2640″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_single_image image=”2641″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_btn title=”Get Your Free Trial with OddsMonkey” style=”3d” color=”warning” size=”lg” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” button_block=”true” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Foddsm||target:%20_blank|”][vc_column_text]Ps. You can follow my daily progress on Twitter.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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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.

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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]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3R5bGUlM0QlMjJ3aWR0aCUzQTEyMHB4JTNCaGVpZ2h0JTNBMjQwcHglM0IlMjIlMjBtYXJnaW53aWR0aCUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjIwJTIyJTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTIybm8lMjIlMjBmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyMjAlMjIlMjBzcmMlM0QlMjIlMkYlMkZ3cy1ldS5hbWF6b24tYWRzeXN0ZW0uY29tJTJGd2lkZ2V0cyUyRnElM0ZTZXJ2aWNlVmVyc2lvbiUzRDIwMDcwODIyJTI2T25lSlMlM0QxJTI2T3BlcmF0aW9uJTNER2V0QWRIdG1sJTI2TWFya2V0UGxhY2UlM0RHQiUyNnNvdXJjZSUzRHNzJTI2cmVmJTNEYXNfc3NfbGlfdGlsJTI2YWRfdHlwZSUzRHByb2R1Y3RfbGluayUyNnRyYWNraW5nX2lkJTNEbmVhbG1jcC0yMSUyNm1hcmtldHBsYWNlJTNEYW1hem9uJTI2cmVnaW9uJTNER0IlMjZwbGFjZW1lbnQlM0RCMDFEN09aUkJNJTI2YXNpbnMlM0RCMDFEN09aUkJNJTI2bGlua0lkJTNEYjJmZmM1ZGRlOTMyY2RhNWE3M2Y1Mjg0Yjk3MzljMjklMjZzaG93X2JvcmRlciUzRHRydWUlMjZsaW5rX29wZW5zX2luX25ld193aW5kb3clM0R0cnVlJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/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]

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The 2 Best Betfair Sports Trading Books for Newbies

 
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These are 2 of the best reads to get you started on your Betfair Sports Trading journey. They all cover the basics of what you need to know when starting out and will help you familiarise yourself with the terminology used by traders. Without doubt, these provide new traders with good grounding for going forward.

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Mastering Betfair: How to Make Serious Money Trading Betting Exchanges – Pete Nordsted

Essential reading for anyone serious about making money from Sports Trading. Taking you through low-risk strategies that can be used by anyone to profit from the markets, Pete Nordsted also teaches about the discipline needed to be a successful trader.

This book first takes you through the basics such as the hardware and software requirements, then the trading process, then money management, managing risk, trading psychology and finally a few strategies. Whereas Wayne Bailey’s book (discussed below) only touches on the psychology of trading, Pete Nordsted has a whole section of the book dedicated to it. Remember, trading is 80% psychology and 20% the actual skill of trading.

‘Mastering Betfair’ is for the aspiring trader who wants to keep a level head in and amongst the rush of the markets. Informative and methodical in its approach to teaching the reader the basics of mastering betting exchanges, it is a must-read for those just starting out on their journey.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1586″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://amzn.to/2weZwvg”][ult_dualbutton btn_border_style=”solid” button1_text=”Buy from Amazon” icon_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2weZwvg||target:%20_blank|” btn1_background_color=”#eaca7a” btn1_bghovercolor=”#eabd4b” icon=”Defaults-shopping-cart” icon_align=”right” button2_text=”Buy from iBooks” btn_icon_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fgb%2Fbook%2Fmastering-betfair%2Fid388624679%3Fmt%3D11||target:%20_blank|” btn2_background_color=”#ffffff” btn2_bghovercolor=”#f1eafc” btn_icon=”Defaults-book” divider_text=”Or” btn_border_radius=”1″][vc_column_text]

Sports Trading on Betfair: Profitable Betting Exchange Systems for Trading on Betfair and Betdaq – Wayne Bailey

Perfect for those new to Sports Trading, Wayne Bailey’s ‘Sports Trading on Betfair’ provides the reader with an overview of the dynamics of a Betting Exchange such as odds movement and how and why the prices move. Included are some strategies Wayne uses to profit from the Football and Horse Racing markets himself.

As the first book on Sports Trading I ever purchased this gave me a good grounding in understanding just how Betting Exchanges like Betfair worked. I bought it in 2014 just as I was dipping my toe into matched betting as I became obsessed with the idea of making a second income from the online betting industry.

I had only actually started gambling, as a mug punter, 3 months before happening upon matched betting but the idea of sports trading intrigued me. Wayne Bailey’s book gives a good understanding about what it takes to become a professional sports trader and is written in a way so that anyone new to the exchanges will understand it easily, despite it being full of related terminology that may be new to some.

This book laid the ground for a lot of the knowledge I now know about trading and is a great beginners guide for an introduction to life in the markets. Terminology and the varying aspects of trading are all explained very clearly and in a straightforward manner. Put simply, this is a must-read for anyone new to sports trading and will give you the edge over anyone trying to figure it out for themselves.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1584″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://amzn.to/2wsxXxU”][ult_dualbutton btn_border_style=”solid” button1_text=”Buy from Amazon” icon_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Famzn.to%2F2wsxXxU||target:%20_blank|” btn1_background_color=”#eaca7a” btn1_bghovercolor=”#eabd4b” icon=”Defaults-shopping-cart” icon_align=”right” button2_text=”Buy from iBooks” btn_icon_link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fgeo.itunes.apple.com%2Fgb%2Fbook%2Fsports-trading-on-betfair%2Fid1031894743%3Fmt%3D11%26at%3D1000lybC||target:%20_blank|” btn2_background_color=”#ffffff” btn2_bghovercolor=”#f1eafc” btn_icon=”Defaults-book” divider_text=”Or” btn_border_radius=”1″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-horse-racing-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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OddsMonkey Challenge: Week 2 Summary – £97.21 Profit

 
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Hi guys,

Just a quick update this week as I’m out and about and writing this while on the road.

Slow Goings, But a Profit Nonetheless

Friday 15th to Friday 22nd of September was a  slightly slow week, but I’ve been able to do 6 sign ups in total and this has generated most of my profits for the past 7 days. I’ve had no luck with casino offers though and haven’t won a single penny. However, as I always say with Casino it’s about playing the longer term game and you can’t look at results on a daily or weekly basis. I don’t even recommend looking at them on a monthly basis but I’ve set myself this challenge and I’m just hoping that variance is on my side over the next 2 weeks.

My profit for the week was only £97.21.

  • Week 1’s profit: £398.06
  • + Week 2’s profit: £97.21
  • Total Profit so far: £495.27
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