Betfair Trading Made Simple: The Ultimate Guide to Getting Started

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Who is Caan Berry?

Caan Berry is a renowned Betfair sports trader whose website is dedicated to helping newbies get started with Betfair trading.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Visit Caan’s Website” style=”3d” color=”warning” size=”lg” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fcaan-berry-tg||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Caan Berry’s ‘Betfair Trading Made Simple'” h4=”What Edge Will It Give Me?” txt_align=”center” color=”white” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Find Out More” btn_style=”3d” btn_color=”warning” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_i_align=”right” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” css_animation=”none” btn_button_block=”true” btn_add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1538043024270{border-top-width: 5px !important;border-right-width: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 5px !important;border-left-width: 5px !important;background-color: #81d742 !important;border-left-color: #cecece !important;border-left-style: outset !important;border-right-color: #cecece !important;border-right-style: outset !important;border-top-color: #cecece !important;border-top-style: outset !important;border-bottom-color: #cecece !important;border-bottom-style: outset !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fcaan-berry-book||target:%20_blank|”]

Written by an experienced Betfair professional, Caan Berry’s book will provide the perfect head-start for beginners to Betfair trading.

If you’re serious about learning your trade then this book is definitely worth the small investment.

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‘Betfair Trading Made Simple’ Review

‘Betfair Trading Made Simple’ by Caan Berry is a book for those who are at the very beginning of their sports trading journey and are wanting to learn the very basics of sports trading on Betfair. The book covers how money can be made from betting, how sports trading works and how to set yourself up for long-term success.

This is the sort of book that I wish was around when I started my journey as it pieces together lots of the information that you’ll need to get started. As usual with Caan’s content, it’s written in a clear and easy-to-understand manner that anybody can get their head around.

At 133 pages it a read that you’ll have finished in no time and will have set you up with the foundational basics you’ll need to decide whether you wish to give Betfair trading a proper crack of the whip.

What Are the Contents of Caan Berry’s Book?

  • Luck Doesn’t Exist
  • How to Win Money Betting
  • Basic Trade Anatomy
  • Aha! An Unfair Advantage
  • The Glove Fits
  • Absent 50
  • Preparing to Win
  • Long Term: Risk Management
  • Strategic Foundations
[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]As you can see, there’s a lot of excellent content to help you get on the right path when investigating more about sports trading, and for under a tenner it’s well worth a pop.[/vc_column_text][vc_message]The information contained in the book provides the perfect starting base for learning about how sports trading works. After reading the book many newbies find the next step is to subscribe to Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack which will visually show you how the professionals trade the markets and how you can too.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]

Final Thoughts

If you’re just starting to investigate what Betfair trading is all about then this book comes highly recommended as the best starting place.

It provides all of the most basic information you need to get started on your path to success in the sports trading markets.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Buy the Book” 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%2Fcaan-berry-book||target:%20_blank|”][vc_message message_box_color=”success” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-pencil”]Top Tips

  • As well as purchasing the book I highly recommend watching Caan’s YouTube videos and reading his blog. He explains a lot of the struggles he went through when he started his journey and how he overcame them – a lot of which many of you reading this will undoubtedly be able to relate to. You can find our blog post on Caan’s Berry’s 4 Best YouTube Videos by clicking here.
  • Caan is always happy to help newbies to trading, follow him on Facebook and Twitter where he often posts and interacts with his followers
  • Give the book a couple of reads as the information contained will soak in better
  • Combining the knowledge presented in the book guide with the content in Caan’s Advanced Video Pack will provide great grounding for tackling the markets
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  • Provides a head start for anyone wishing to learn about sports trading
  • Content included is comprehensive and well structured
  • Simple to read and understand. Not full of technical jargon
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  • It’s hard to criticise the book – it does what it set out to do
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133 pages.

Can I trust Caan Berry knows what he is talking about?

Yes, Caan has been a professional sports trader for many years and has even been featured in Betfair adverts to promote their betting exchange. He is about as trustworthy as they come![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-horse-racing-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop

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Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop Details:

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The Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop is a one day course held in Coventry for aspiring sports traders to learn from one of Betfair’s most experienced traders. The course is focused on one proven strategy that any trader can use time and time again in the Horse Racing markets.

For those of you who haven’t heard of, or met, Mug’s Game (whose real name is Steve Howe) you’re in for a treat. For those who know his videos, blogs or have been on his course you’ll know what I’m on about…

Background Information to the Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop

With Horse Racing being one of the most popular sports to trade on Betfair for the fact it’s on daily, has great liquidity and presents hundreds of opportunities in a week it’s no surprise it is the starting point for many just starting out on their sports trading journey. There are courses run by a number of professionals who have made it their professional living – a dream that many of us aspire to.

Who Is Steve Howe?

Steve Howe, or Mug’s Game as his moniker goes, is a professional trader of 10+ years who is renowned within the trading community for his straight-talking approach. Not many tell it how it is like Steve does. I found Steve’s helpful postings on the Bet Angel forums when doing some research one night and ended up at his personal website www.itsamugsblog.co.uk.

As a professional Betfair trader, Steve has even been featured alongside Peter Webb and Caan Berry in the #BetfairTraders campaign the betting exchange ran in 2014.

Mugs’ website contains a lot of useful blogs filled with information about trading the Betfair markets. His YouTube channel has hundreds of videos in which he voices over and explains his (sometimes colourful!) thought processes behind races he has traded. Steve talks in very straightforward and simple language that any novice horse racing trader can understand – this is quite rare to find and very beneficial when you’re learning the ropes.

Even though I had already been on the Bet Angel Horse Racing Workshop a few months previous (read that review here) and had already booked my Peter Webb’s Trading Masterclass course (and read that review, here) I couldn’t help myself but book onto Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop too.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”View Steve’s Current Workshops” style=”3d” color=”warning” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-graduation-cap” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itsamugsblog.co.uk%2F2016-racing-workshops%2F||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]

Booking the Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop

I booked onto his course for October 2016 – held in The Village Hotel, Coventry – via www.itsamugsblog.co.uk/racing-workshops (you can check the current availability of his courses here too).

This is where Mug’s begins to show his true class. There is nothing that is too much for Steve. If you have any queries he will seemingly go to any length to help you out and give you the right information. The detail in the introductory email is first class. As I was flying over from Belfast Steve’s directions, travel and accommodation information provided gave me with a clear idea of what time I should book my flights for, which hotel I should stay in and how to get to it.

A picture of the outside the Village Hotel, Coventry
Outside the Village Hotel, Coventry

Steve also recommended that we stay over at the hotel from the night before as he would be hanging around to get to know those attending the course for (what was meant to be) a light drinking session. More on that in the next section.

Nothing to do then except pass the time until the course by watching more of Steve’s videos for purely learning purposes. OK, also for some light, post-watershed entertainment too.

Pre-Workshop

Steve even took the time to email everybody on the Friday before the course to give details of the pre-meet up session and provide info on the course format. He also mentioned that he would be hanging about in the bar afterwards for people to pick his brains about what they had just learned.

Personally, I arrived at the hotel on the Saturday (the course was on the Monday) as I’d planned to take advantage of the gym and swimming facilities. In the end, I just wound up watching the weekend football on their f**king huge TV screen. It is a proper sports bar, top notch.

On the Sunday I went down to the bar to join Steve and the other attendees. We all had a few drinks (some had more than a few and paid for it the next day) and got our chance to talk to Steve to ask him questions about life as a professional sports trader. He also informed us about the upgrade option where we would be invited to join his mentorship program upon completion of the course (which is well worth it by the way, but more on this at the end of the review). Most of us retired to bed by 1am in our attempts to be somewhat sensible and keep ourselves fresh enough for the day of learning ahead of us.

The Day of the Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop

The course started shortly after 9am and we got stuck into some basics and essential knowledge about money management, discipline and psychology (an essential part of any trader’s armour), keeping your bank safe and then a quick run through of the horse racing strategy we would be learning.

Steve then talks about his strategy in greater detail and told us why it had been so successful and proceeded to go through a few examples of him deploying this strategy. I have to admit, I did think “Is that it? Just one strategy? There has to be more to trading than this, everything I’ve learnt about it so far has told me so.” How wrong I was. You see, as a novice trader (and I’m sure there are many others out there like me) I tend to overcomplicate things at times. When I was just starting out if someone told me information about a strategy I would always think there was more to it. In fact, this is one of the biggest things that held me back in the beginning.[/vc_column_text][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-sports-trading-for-beginners-widget”][vc_message]One strategy is all that aspiring traders need to get a successful foothold in trading the pre-race markets.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]Back to the course review, though. After a break for lunch Steve went through this one strategy time and time again and took any and every question the attendees had about it. There was no such thing as a stupid question in this room, Steve wanted to make sure every one of us understood fully what we were learning and how to implement it in the horse racing markets ourselves. By the end of it we knew exactly what we had to do and when we could implement it. Of course, it would take practice for us doing it by ourselves, but with Steve’s confidence in us we all felt like we could go forward and have a real crack at it.

At the end of the course Steve handed everyone an 8gb USB stick filled with annotated video examples of the videos he had just gone through and other examples which we could watch ourselves. These are fantastic – the amount of depth Steve goes into on every trade is fantastic for newbies. They are all broken down bit by bit and paused at points so Steve can point out the indicators he was using at that very second of the trade. It really will drive the strategy home for you and give you confidence that you can go out there and do it yourself.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

After Course – The Mug’s Game Mentorship Group

Before I start, i’m not sure whether Steve still offers this. It’s worth checking with him yourself.

For anyone who has attended his course Steve offers the opportunity to join his mentorship group. In this you get access to all of Steve’s Skype groups and the groups of a few of his trusted fellow traders who specialise in certain markets. These include all the main Betfair sports markets and politics.

  • Football
  • Horse Racing (Pre-Race and Back to Lay/Lay to Back)
  • Tennis
  • NFL
  • Cricket
  • Politics
  • Matched Betting
  • And a few other rooms for banter and member trades

This is an incredible resource for any trader. As is often said, trading can be a lonely game at times, and having a bunch of other traders discussing in real time the same markets as you are trading can be invaluable. All the guys are great and if anyone asks a question someone will undoubtedly step forward to answer it. Steve is very active too, mainly in the Horse Racing rooms and will often post in new video content that he has recently recorded. This is the extra level of effort that the man goes to, he keeps his content fresh and provides numerous examples – often answering recent questions from new traders who have joined the group.[/vc_column_text][vc_message]Joining the mentorship group for at least 6 months will undoubtedly boost your progress. It is one of the best trading resources available.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]The main value for me when joining the mentorship program was in the extra video content. There was roughly an extra 10gbs of video content covering Horse Racing and Football that is all available via Dropbox download. There are three types of Horse Racing videos:

  • More examples of the strategy we were taught on the course
  • Videos of how Steve does his morning research to prepare for the day
  • Morning Racing – where Steve puts on some trades early due to the trend that is developing on them

The Football videos were a lightbulb moment for me as they helped to give me my first strategies to trade the pre-match markets. I finally started to make some consistent profit…until a couple of months later I lost my discipline again as I got involved in in-play Football trading – it seems to happen to us all at the novice stage! The important thing is that Steve’s videos open your mind up to all manner of possibilities of how to trade the markets that anyone just starting out probably wouldn’t begin to realise.[/vc_column_text][vc_cta h2=”What Edge Will It Give Me?” txt_align=”center” color=”white” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Check Current Availability” btn_style=”3d” btn_color=”warning” btn_align=”center” btn_i_align=”right” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-graduation-cap” btn_add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1500763147129{border-top-width: 5px !important;border-right-width: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 5px !important;border-left-width: 5px !important;background-color: #81d742 !important;border-left-color: #cecece !important;border-left-style: outset !important;border-right-color: #cecece !important;border-right-style: outset !important;border-top-color: #cecece !important;border-top-style: outset !important;border-bottom-color: #cecece !important;border-bottom-style: outset !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.itsamugsblog.co.uk%2F2016-racing-workshops%2F|title:www.itsamugsblog.co.uk%2Fracing-workshops%2F|target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”]

Attending Steve Howe’s Pre-Race Horse Racing Workshop will provide newcomers with the head start they need when first tackling the horse racing markets on Betfair. The strategy explained on the course, combined with the takeaway video content, will undoubtedly provide a sound base to go into your trading sessions with confidence of being able to end the day with a profit.

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Final Thoughts on the Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop

If you’ve been on the Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop and joined his mentorship program I’m sure you’ll agree with me in saying that it is fantastic value for money. For anyone thinking about going on it – the course will provide you with the platform for your success in trading and the Mug’s Game mentorship group will help with any pitfalls or queries you’re likely to have along the way. This course is fantastic starting place for those new to Sports Trading – you will not regret booking your place and investing in the mentorship group afterwards.

Have you been on the Mug’s Game Horse Racing Workshop? Comment below with your thoughts on it![/vc_column_text][vc_message message_box_color=”success” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-pencil”]Top Tips

  • Bring a notepad and make notes – there is a lot of information to take in.
  • Familiarise yourself with a trading software, it doesn’t have to be Gruss, but as long as you understand how software works and the benefits it offers. If you’re entirely new then have a look at our blog post on the topic, here.
  • Take advantage of joining in with everyone the night before – you’ll meet some top people and be able to share experiences. Just don’t get too drunk so you can’t concentrate during the course the next day.
  • Watch the numerous videos provided in the extra content until you’re confident enough to trade the markets yourself.
  • I wouldn’t recommend this course to anyone who is completely new to sports trading. If you haven’t already then read these three books that are perfect for beginners before booking any courses.
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  • Great value for money
  • Run by a genuinely nice bloke who is looking after newbies’ interests. The information provided in the lead up to going on the course is fantastic
  • Mentorship group is well worth the investment
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  • The hotel put anchovies in my Caesar salad when I asked them not to. (Seriously though, it’s hard to find any negatives about this course – just ask anyone else who has been on it.)
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Betfair Trading Community

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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.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Visit BetfairTradingCommunity.com” 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%2Fbtc||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_cta h2=”Betfair Trading Community” h4=”What Edge Will It Give Me?” txt_align=”center” color=”white” add_button=”bottom” btn_title=”Visit Website” btn_style=”3d” btn_color=”warning” btn_size=”lg” btn_align=”center” btn_i_align=”right” btn_i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” btn_css_animation=”none” css_animation=”none” btn_button_block=”true” btn_add_icon=”true” css=”.vc_custom_1502484819437{border-top-width: 5px !important;border-right-width: 5px !important;border-bottom-width: 5px !important;border-left-width: 5px !important;background-color: #81d742 !important;border-left-color: #cecece !important;border-left-style: outset !important;border-right-color: #cecece !important;border-right-style: outset !important;border-top-color: #cecece !important;border-top-style: outset !important;border-bottom-color: #cecece !important;border-bottom-style: outset !important;border-radius: 5px !important;}” btn_link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fbtc||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”]

The Betfair Trading Community is specifically tailored for those who are new to trading sports on Betfair. If you are just beginning out on your journey and are not sure which sport best suits you then BTC is a great place to start. The community is thriving with a mix of full-time traders and traders who are still learning the game.

As an aspiring trader, it will help you develop your edge in earnest.

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What Do I Get with Betfair Trading Community?

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  • 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

Which provides:

– 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

  • Strategies

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.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1336″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1497266601817{border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-sports-trading-for-beginners-widget”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text]

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.

Learning

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.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1337″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1497266991207{border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_message]In the early days of your journey it’s important to feel like you’re a part of a community – otherwise it’s a lonely old game where you may struggle to find the right answers to your sports trading questions. This problem is solved through the Facebook group and is a worthy community to be a part of when cutting your teeth.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]

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.

[/vc_column_text][vc_message]Value is where, in your opinion, the price on Betfair does not reflect the true likelihood of that outcome happening. This is done by conducting historical research.[/vc_message][vc_single_image image=”1472″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image” css=”.vc_custom_1501938752072{border-radius: 2px !important;}”][vc_column_text]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.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Final Thoughts

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.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Get Your 1st Month Half Price” 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%2Fbtc||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][pricing_table][pricing_column title=”First Month” price=”14.99″ currency_symbol=”£” interval=”One Month” highlight=”enabled” highlight_text=”Best Value” highlight_color=”#81d742″ highlight_title_color=”#ffffff” highlight_background_color=”#ffffff”]

  • Forum access
  • Instructional videos
  • 10+ proven strategies
  • Pro trading advice
  • Member tips
  • All sports and competitions covered
  • Pre-event and In-play trading
  • Football statistics engine
  • Exclusive football ratings system
  • Over 800 metrics about the week’s matches for over 200+ leagues
  • Predicted odds to help you find value
  • Team, match, league and country level info
  • Reduce research time from hours to seconds

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  • Forum access
  • Instructional videos
  • 10+ proven strategies
  • Pro trading advice
  • Member tips
  • All sports and competitions covered
  • Pre-event and In-play trading
  • Football statistics engine
  • Exclusive football ratings system
  • Over 800 metrics about the week’s matches for over 200+ leagues
  • Predicted odds to help you find value
  • Team, match, league and country level info
  • Reduce research time from hours to seconds
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  • Forum access
  • Instructional videos
  • 10+ proven strategies
  • Pro trading advice
  • Member tips
  • All sports and competitions covered
  • Pre-event and In-play trading
  • Football statistics engine
  • Exclusive football ratings system
  • Over 800 metrics about the week’s matches for over 200+ leagues
  • Predicted odds to help you find value
  • Team, match, league and country level info
  • Reduce research time from hours to seconds
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  • Read through all the starter guides if you truly are new to trading on Betfair
  • Watch the ‘How To’ videos which will help you get comfortable with the site and how to use it
  • Avail of the Facebook group. Groups like these are often the best place to enhance your knowledge
  • Keep focused on one sport to begin with, do not attempt all strategies for all sports as it will hold you back from making your first consistent profits
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  • Fantastic onboarding process that help newcomers to the site find their feet quickly and feel right at home
  • Betfair Trading Community is a constant work in progress so new features and strategies are constantly being added to the website
  • The ‘Mastering Mentality’ video course is a fantastic idea and applicable to any trader just starting out
  • Daily interaction via email and the Facebook group from the professional traders who run the site
  • Offers the first month subscription at half price
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  • It’s nit-picking, but it would be great if there was at least one video example provided with every single trading strategy listed on the website
  • I feel the two ‘guides’ on Football and Horse Racing would be better if they were fully formed rather than just links to information that is dotted around the website. Linked files to E-books for the guides are in the Facebook group files – which means they are scattered and hard to find. I’m not sure why they haven’t just been uploaded to the website. However, I’m sure the guys have this on their to do list
  • The Stats Engine for Football is a notch below the capabilities of Goal Profit’s rival system
[/vc_message][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_toggle title=”FAQ” size=”lg” open=”true”]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.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-horse-racing-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1497545486274{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;border-left-color: #cecece !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #cecece !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #cecece !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack is the culmination of Caan’s many years of ups and downs, successes and failures to get to the point of where he is at today – a Professional Sports Trader making the sort of income that many of can only dream of. With 22 modules and 96 videos in total, Caan Berry’s online trading resource takes you through each step on the path to becoming a profitable trader.

Who is Caan Berry?

Caan Berry is a professional Betfair sports trader since 2011. He originally started his journey in 2009 and documented his learning experiences through his website. Caan’s blog is a reference point for many a beginner trader as it contains a lot of his early ups and downs in which we can all relate to. Caan earns a fantastic living from trading Betfair and was even featured in their #BetfairTraders ad campaign in 2014.

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Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack is the perfect starting point for any novice-intermediate trader who has completed the beginner stages of the learning process and is looking to move onto the next level. Content included is tailored towards this level of trader and is comprehensive and extensive in its delivery.

It is a fantastic reference point that will be turned to time and time again by anyone who invests in it.

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What Do I Get with Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack?

  • 22 Modules
  • 96 Videos
  • 11 Trading Checklists

Caan Berry’s motto for the video pack is: “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I’ll remember. But involve me and I’ll understand.”

There is a clear emphasis of thinking about what the student wants to hear, see and know as Caan talks you through his exact thinking on the markets through video examples. It allows you to get inside his head and understand how a professional trader thinks and acts when trading pre-race.

It’s important to note that when Caan first started trading back in 2009 there was very little of this sort of knowledge available. What does that matter? Well, it means that Caan had to figure almost everything out for himself meaning that he developed a deeper level of knowledge and understanding of how to successfully trade the pre-race horse racing markets.

This shows in the video pack (and his blogs) in which he explains things at a level any novice-intermediate trader can understand.

What Are the Contents of Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack?

The modules for Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack include:

    • Video Pack Introduction (2 videos)
    • Mindset: Key Points Before You Do Anything (3 videos)
    • Market Awareness: Situations and Market Dynamics (13 videos)
    • Executing Your Trades, Tips and Tricks (3 videos)
    • Managing Risk: Doing What’s Right (5 videos)
    • Morning Routine: Spotting Early Clues (3 videos)
    • Anticipating Drifting Prices (3 videos)
    • Additional Indicators External to Betfair (2 videos)
    • Using Significant Changes to Our Benefit (5 videos)
    • Trading Tipping Services (3 videos)
    • Scalping Broken Down (7 videos)
    • Swing Trading Examples (10 videos)
    • Multiple Trading Styles (2 videos)
    • How to Spot Genuine Money (4 videos)
    • Avoiding and Using Market Manipulation to Your Benefit (3 videos)
    • Trading Volatile, Erratic Racing Markets (3 videos)
    • The Market Spoofer (3 videos)
    • Specific Seasonal Opportunities (3 videos)
    • Trading the Irish Betting Markets (4 videos)
    • Backing to Lay Horses (7 videos)
    • Illiquid Trading on Greyhound Markets (2 videos)
    • Trading Large Racing Meetings (6 videos)
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The list is pretty extensive, as you can see. This is great value for money when you consider how much a 1-day course costs (between £240-400!) and the fact you can watch, pause and replay the videos here at your own leisure. There’s even a module thrown in about trading Greyhound Racing – which is a good test field for any newbie due to the similarities in market dynamics with horse racing.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”1305″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=”http://www.sportstradingtools.co.uk/caan-berry-avp?rel=nofollow”][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-sports-trading-for-beginners-widget”][vc_column_text]Here is some of the content I found particularly helpful:

  • Mindset Mindset and psychology are massive hurdles for any sports trader, Caan struggled heavily with this at the beginning and explains a lot about how he overcame this barrier
  • Swing Trading and Scalping Modules I found the scalping and swing trading modules particularly comprehensive – as obviously these are two of the main styles of trading you will be using.
  • How to Spot Genuine Money As far as I can recollect, Caan is the only trader I know who goes in depth on this topic. Too often at the start I was caught out by the manipulation of the Weight of Money indicator. After watching this module I genuinely felt I had no problem in spotting manipulation of the WOM whatsoever. In fact, it became so obvious I stopped getting caught in the trap

Some may say the price of the video pack is prohibitive, but just think – what would you get more long term value out of – a 1-day course that costs £400 or a video pack that you can watch and reference check repeatedly?

The purchase of the video pack also comes with free updates for life – so if Caan adds anything more to it then you won’t have to pay to access the extra content.[/vc_column_text][vc_message]Caan’s Berry’s Advanced Video Pack presents great value for money when compared to 1 day courses which cost between £240-425. The value in the content is that you can watch and learn from it at your own pace and replay it time and time again.

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Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack 2016 Update

The video pack was updated in November 2016 after Caan redesigned his website to give it a new layout. It’s now much more user-friendly and makes it easier to track your progress through the videos (indicated by a green dot appearing next once you complete a video – this is shown in the Swing Trading Module Videos image above).

Caan also added some new videos which have better annotations and more pauses in them so he has time to tell you exactly what he was thinking in that moment. This is a very helpful insight into the mindset of a professional trader.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Final Thoughts on Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack

Caan is someone who knows and understands the initial stages and struggles any newbie sports trader goes through. This is a vital attribute when putting together content for people to learn from – and one that, sadly, some professionals miss the point on.

This is a fantastic resource for those looking to take the leap from the beginner stages of their learning to the next step of novice-intermediate learnings that they can apply to the markets themselves.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Buy the Advanced Video Pack” 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%2Fcaan-berry-avp||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_message message_box_color=”success” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-pencil”]Top Tips

  • As well as purchasing the video pack I highly recommend watching Caan’s YouTube videos and reading his blog. He explains a lot of the struggles he went through when he started his journey and how he overcame them – a lot of which many of you reading this will undoubtedly be able to relate to. You can find our blog post on Caan’s Berry’s 4 Best YouTube Videos, by clicking here.
  • It almost goes without saying – but start from the start and work through it in the format the content is laid out in. There is no point jumping straight ahead to the Swing Trading module if you haven’t watched the videos on Executing Your Trades and Managing Risk.
  • Watch a module and try to implement your learnings from it during your next trading session. Then do the same again with another module and another trading session.
  • Caan is always happy to help newbies to HR trading, follow him on Facebook and Twitter where he often posts and interacts with his followers
  • Combining the knowledge presented in the video pack with the content in Caan’s Pre-Race Trading Guide will provide great grounding for tackling the markets
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  • Learn at your own pace
  • Very well-structured and full of great content taking the novices from the skills needed at the beginning to the full spectrum of skills that a professional trader has in his arsenal
  • Caan is very in touch with the steep learning curve that newbies go through
  • Free updates – you will not be charged to access any new content added to the video pack
  • The course upgrade (completed in Nov 2016) is a fantastic upgrade for the user experience
  • Good value compared to taking a one-day course
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  • Just like with Caan’s Pre-Race Trading Guide it’s hard to find any negative about the pack. It’s thought through and produced very well and has helped a lot of people make the leap of making consistent profits from the markets
[/vc_message][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_toggle title=”FAQ” size=”lg” open=”true”]How many modules and videos are in the pack?

22 Modules, 96 Videos, 11 Trading Checklists

Can I trust Caan Berry knows what he is talking about?

Yes, Caan has been a professional sports trader for many years and has even been featured in Betfair adverts to promote their betting exchange. He is about as trustworthy as they come![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-horse-racing-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide

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Who is Caan Berry?

Caan Berry has been a professional sports trader on Betfair since 2011. Many newcomers to trading find him instantly relatable to due to his initial struggles in finding consistency in his pre-race Horse Racing trading which are well documented on his blog. He’s very active on Social Media as he often replies to questions to newcomers to sports trading.

Caan has even featured in Betfair’s #BetfairTraders campaign which was run in 2014. You can see one of his videos from the campaign below.

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Written by an experienced Betfair professional, Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide will provide the perfect head-start for beginners to pre-off Horse Racing trading by giving them the essential knowledge needed to begin their journey.

If you’re serious about learning your trade then this guide is definitely worth the small investment.

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What Do I Get In Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide?

This is not a guide that will transform you from novice sports trader to professional after you’ve read it a few times. What it will do, though, is give novice traders an excellent starting point by providing all the essential information that traders need to know regarding trading the Betfair Horse Racing markets pre-off. It is logical in its layout and thorough in its explanations.

I found it one of the best learning resources when I began my trading journey. I only wish I had of found it at the very start to save me from wasted time and energy scouring the internet for the information contained in it.

What Are the Contents of Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide?

  • Caan’s Trading Set Up What Hardware He Uses and What He Displays on Each Screen
  • Market Participants Who Is Involved in the Horse Racing Markets and What Is Their Agenda
  • The Dynamics of the Market How the Overround and Cross Matching affects price movement
  • External Market Influences What Influences the Market Participants and How These Create Moves within the Market
  • Resistance Points Within the Market What is a Natural Resistance Point and What Prices Are They At?
  • The 3 Key Market Situations That Caan Pays Attention to Time, Race Type, Price Range
  • Signals, Tools and How to Use Them How Caan Uses the Tools and Signals Contained Within the Geeks Toy Software
  • The Psychology of a Trader Mentality, Discipline and Staking
  • How to Read a Market How to Read Each Race and How It Is Likely to Behave
  • Executing Trades Swing Trading, Scalping and Using a Combination of Both. Opening a Trade, Closing a Trade and Having a Plan of Action.
  • Early Trades Getting on Trades from the Morning Time
  • Example Situations Executing Trades and Early Trades
  • Trading Checklist Ensure You’re Prepared for the Day’s Racing Ahead
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As you can see there is a lot of content contained within that you may not have even think about when beginning your trading journey – but a lot of this information is essential knowledge if you are to make a success of trading the markets.

Personally, for me, the biggest piece of knowledge I took away from the guide was about the market participants – I never realised just how many different types of groups of people were in the market and what their motives were. When I started out trading I just assumed everyone using the Betfair Exchange was a trader! Oh, how unaware I was!

[/vc_column_text][vc_message]The information contained in Caan’s guide provides the perfect starting base for learning about how the Betfair horse racing markets function. Combining the knowledge learned from the guide with the huge amount of content contained within Caan Berry’s Advanced Video Pack will set you in good stead for tackling the markets.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]

Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide 2017 Update

In October 2017 Caan released a huge new update to the Pre-Race Trading Guide. The guide now has an extra 60 pages of valuable content. Click here to find out more about the update.[/vc_column_text][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-sports-trading-for-beginners-widget”][vc_column_text]

Final Thoughts

Written by an experienced Betfair professional, Caan Berry’s Pre-Race Trading Guide will provide the perfect head-start for beginners to pre-off Horse Racing trading by giving you the essential, basic knowledge needed to prepare yourself for trading them.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Get the Guide” 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%2Fcaan-berry-tg||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_message message_box_color=”success” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-pencil”]Top Tips

  • As well as purchasing the guide I highly recommend watching Caan’s YouTube videos and reading his blog. He explains a lot of the struggles he went through when he started his journey and how he overcame them – a lot of which many of you reading this will undoubtedly be able to relate to. You can find our blog post on Caan’s Berry’s 4 Best YouTube Videos by clicking here.
  • Caan is always happy to help newbies to HR trading, follow him on Facebook and Twitter where he often posts and interacts with his followers
  • Give the guide a couple of reads as the information contained will soak in better
  • Combining the knowledge presented in the guide with the content in Caan’s Advanced Video Pack will provide great grounding for tackling the markets
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  • Provides a head start for anyone wishing to learn about HR trading
  • Content included is comprehensive and well structured
  • Simple to read and understand. Not full of technical jargon
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  • It’s hard to criticise the guide – it does what it set out to do and has given many a new horse racing trader the essential knowledge needed to get their journey off to the best start
[/vc_message][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_toggle title=”FAQ” size=”lg” open=”true”]How long is the book?

55 pages when I purchased it in August 2016. Now upgraded to 118 pages! (October 2017)

Can I trust Caan Berry knows what he is talking about?

Yes, Caan has been a professional sports trader for many years and has even been featured in Betfair adverts to promote their betting exchange. He is about as trustworthy as they come![/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”gp-horse-racing-sidebar”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

 

Geeks Toy

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1502200846446{border-top-width: 1px !important;border-right-width: 1px !important;border-left-width: 1px !important;border-left-color: #cecece !important;border-left-style: solid !important;border-right-color: #cecece !important;border-right-style: solid !important;border-top-color: #cecece !important;border-top-style: solid !important;border-radius: 1px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Geeks Toy is a Betfair trading software that offers style and substance with its near unlimited range of customisation options alongside a couple of standout unique features. It is the only software that is available for trading the big three Betting Exchanges in Betfair, Betdaq and Matchbook. Whilst it only works natively on Windows operating system, it runs perfectly well on Mac using a multi-boot utility tool called Bootcamp.

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. Geeks Toy trading software provides a platform for novice users to seamlessly execute these 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 Geeks Toy?

The option of a 3 month or one year’s subscription to the Geeks Toy trading software for Betfair and this includes all of the features discussed in this review. There is a full-feature 14-day free trial available, whilst the Betdaq and Matchbook versions are completely free to download and use.

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Geeks Toy is an incredible piece of software that is reliable and fully customisable whilst also being one of the cheapest on the market.

It is a perfect place to start for anyone wishing to take their sports trading seriously through using dedicated software.

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What Features Does Geeks Toy Offer?

Whilst it may not have as many advanced features as its nearest competitor, Bet Angel, this is a cheaper software that is fully customisable, reliable and perfect for any newcomer to sports trading. Below is a list of its main features and their functions:

Full Customisation

The level of customisation in Geeks Toy is incredible and is one of the standout features that makes people love it so much. It really is a toy for sports trading geeks. When I first installed it, I spent a couple of hours just playing with it and setting it up in the way that suited me. There are so many ways you can customise the look and how information is displayed.

When I’m trading a sport other than horse racing I use Geeks Toy on my ‘desktop’ 13” Macbook Pro, which is connected to two 21” monitors, through an application called Bootcamp. But for the majority of the time i’m using it on my 12” Macbook where the level of customisation is an incredible benefit due to my limited screen space.

Estimated Queue Position

Another standout feature is the Estimated Queue Position setting. As the name suggests this will give you an estimation of the amount of money in the queue waiting to be matched before yours. This is an awesome feature that will inform you how close you are to getting your money matched – allowing you to make a decision on whether to keep it there or move it – this is of particular benefit when scalping.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]In the example image below, you can see that i’ve placed a £25 lay bet at odds of 2.14. On the right, you can see the volume traded at each price – however, for this price it is now displaying an estimate of the amount of money waiting in the queue to be matched (£122) before my £25 order starts to be matched.

I can still roughly tell how much money has been previously traded at 2.14 as the green fill bar is almost at the same capacity as the price above (2.16) where £5.4k has been matched. I can estimate that £5k has been matched at 2.14 and that my £25 has a good chance of being taken.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2053″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_message]Estimated Queue Position is an extremely useful feature for those who prefer scalping.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]Multi-Market Trading

When you open a market, it pops up in the form of a module window. If you want you can have as many of these modules open at any one time (providing your computer can handle it). You can arrange them anywhere you want on your screen and even minimise them whilst keeping the tab in the background, ready to maximise when you want to interact with that market again.

Reliability

Geeks Toy is fast, responsive and provides great reliability. It displays any issues with the API status on the overview panel. There has only been one issue that I remember during my usage and it was actually turned out to be a fault that Betfair had created by mistake. Yes, really. Betfair can be that incompetent at times.

[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”2054″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” onclick=”link_image”][vc_column_text]Available for 3 Major Betting Exchanges

Geeks Toy is available for Betfair, Betdaq and Matchbook with the only real differences being the look and a couple of nuances that are unique to each particular betting exchange.

Live Video

The software pulls in the live video from Betfair for each event so you can watch it in your own Geeks Toy pop-up module instead of having to click onto Betfair each time a new race starts. Unfortunately, this hasn’t worked on my Mac version… Nor does it work on my Bootcamp version of Windows on my ‘desktop’ Mac. But it definitely works for Windows PC users.

Charting

You can pick from a range of charting options and display them however you want. I really like how customisable the Overview chart is. You can also have technical charts such as Weight of Money, Traded Volume, Price Line, Price Candle and MACD charts above, below or to the side of your ladders. The Betfair charts stay either above or below.

Support and Training

I’ve never had to ask The Geek for support but I know he and users of the software will usually answer any queries on the forum. However, the user-guide is so in-depth it’s likely you will find your answer there.

Training is available in the aforementioned user-guide along with numerous videos on YouTube that have been created by fanatical users of the software. Professional trader Caan Berry, who many of you may already be familiar with, has a few videos on his set-up on his YouTube channel.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/sCbVfEEv8Og” el_width=”80″ align=”center”][vc_message]Clicking the ‘?’ on any module taskbar and it will display information related to what is being displayed.[/vc_message][vc_column_text]

Pricing

The software is one of the cheapest on the market – but that is no reflection on its quality. In fact, the creator of the Geeks Toy software built it for his own personal use initially and, at the beginning, allowed other people to use it for free until they told him that he should really start charging for it. He was reluctant to do so but did in the end. What a nice guy. But when software is this great you would feel bad for not contributing to the creator.

Geeks Toy is available for £20 for 3 months or £60 for the year – which is just incredible value. You can also avail of a 14-day free trial. The Geek also runs a special one or two times throughout the year where existing customers can buy a license to the software for life – I believe this is around £120. Again, this is immense value being offered here.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Get the Free Trial” style=”3d” color=”warning” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fgeekstoy||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_column_text]

Geeks Toy on Mac and PC

Geeks Toy is only available natively on Windows PCs. However, I have been able to get it working natively on my Mac through a combination of persistence and Wine (not that type of wine, unfortunately). Wine is an open source software that facilitates the running of Windows software on a Mac.

My goal was to write up a guide for STT of how I was able to achieve this, but having tried to replicate the process months later I wasn’t able to install it and get it working. These are the links for the information I used when installing it for anyone who wants to give it a go themselves:

Installing Geeks Toy through Wine, Geeks Toy Forum: http://www.geekstoy.com/forum/showthread.php?8064-Geeks-Toy-now-runs-on-Apple-OSX&p=112540&viewfull=1#post112540
Wine Installation Instructions: https://www.davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/[/vc_column_text][vc_message](I will pay £25 to anyone who successfully uses Wine to install Geeks Toy on their Mac and writes down the exact notes of the process of how they done it. You can get in contact with me via email, Facebook, or Twitter to let me know you’re giving it a crack)[/vc_message][vc_column_text]As said Geeks Toy only works natively on Windows – so if you’re on a PC you have no issues. If you’re a Mac user, however, then you have two options: either install Bootcamp and Windows 10 (which is an arduous process) or attempt to install it using Wine. Unfortunately, it does not work using Parallels, or at least I couldn’t get it to.

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  • Worked without any issues once it was finally installed
  • Bootcamp is free to install as it’s a Mac application
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  • It took me around 4 hours to install Bootcamp as I encountered numerous problems which I had to scour Apple forums to find the answers to
  • You must purchase Windows 10
  • Must reboot your Mac every time you want to load up Windows
  • The sound on Windows didn’t work through my Mac’s internal speakers so I had to connect it to Bluetooth to enable me to hear audio signals
  • You must allocate a portion of your hard drive (called ‘partitioning’) to Bootcamp – this takes up at least 20gb
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  • Loads up in a matter of seconds – no restarting your Mac every time you’re preparing for a trading session
  • Free – no purchasing of Windows 10 or any virtualisation software like Parallels. Wine is open source and free
  • Could hear the software’s audio alerts
  • It’s really cool opening your Macbook and having this neat looking little software running!
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  • It’s one hell of pain to install via Wine if you’re not a tech geek. I am most certainly not one but persevered until I got it working. It did take about 2-3 hours though
  • Can be quite intensive on your Mac’s resources if you have multiple markets open at one time
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Final Thoughts

I love Geeks Toy. I also love using Bet Angel too. They both provide different features and functions for me and I’m happy to switch between one or the other. Geeks Toy is my favourite software for football trading due to its handiness on my Macbook but in truth I could use it for just about any sport I wanted to trade. Existing users are often fanatical about it and there’s good reason for that. If you’re new to sports trading it comes highly recommended.[/vc_column_text][vc_btn title=”Download Geeks Toy” style=”3d” color=”warning” align=”center” i_align=”right” i_icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-mouse-pointer” add_icon=”true” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sportstradingtools.co.uk%2Fgeekstoy||target:%20_blank|rel:nofollow”][vc_message message_box_color=”success” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-pencil”]Top Tips

  • Make use of the Estimated Queue Position feature, especially when scalping
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  • Level of display customisation
  • Available to use for the top three Betting Exchanges in Betfair, Betdaq and Matchbook
  • Made by sports trading professionals for sports trading professionals
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  • No native Mac version and does not work via Parallels (at least, I couldn’t find a way to make it work)
  • Does work via installing an open sourced software called Wine but, like installing Bootcamp, this is an arduous process for someone who is not a tech geek. For more information please see the section related to this above
[/vc_message][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][vc_toggle title=”FAQ”]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 Geeks Toy include a practice mode?

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