Mastering Betfair by Pete Nordsted - (published 2009)
Trading the Betfair/sporting markets in-play is rapidly growing in popularity thanks to the increased sporting coverage available on many different satellite and cable channels. Many people start by just using Betfair to obtain better odds than those available at the traditional bookmakers. They then do a little more research and learn to trade the markets but to make a regular profit a serious, disciplined and planned approach needs to be employed in order to not only win but keep the profits made.
Mastering Betfair" will take the reader through many of the low risk strategies that have been worked on over the past 3 years. The aim of the book is also to highlight to the Betfair user the importance of employing the traditional disciplines such as managing risk that are normally associated with the financial markets, and indeed it is hoped that the book will also highlight to the financial trader the unique opportunities that are available on Betfair.
Automatic Exchange Betting by Colin Magee - (published 2008)
The past decade has seen a technological revolution in facilities for betting on horseracing and other sports. From the proliferation of online information to the advent of betting exchanges, it is now possible to analyse form and betting odds; run selection systems; place bets and track results electronically. Today, the leading betting exchange, Betfair, matches 15 times as many daily transactions as the London Stock Exchange.
Crucially, the availability of programmatic access to exchange markets via an application programming interface (API), enables the final piece in reliable automation of the entire betting process. Automatic Exchange Betting examines each stage of the betting process and shows how it can be automated, with numerous examples applied to horseracing, all implemented using the Betfair API.
Betting strategies, best practice and pitfalls are presented which illustrate the concepts of betting automation, together with practical, re-useable code examples written in open source software to work with Betfair's Free Access API. The book shows how automating betting strategies not only saves time, but introduces an entirely new paradigm for betting. A combination of speed of execution, consistency and scalability means hitherto impossible betting strategies become feasible, and methodical approaches to betting can be implemented without manual intervention.
Winning on Betfair For Dummies by Jack Houghton, Alex Gowar - 2nd Edition (published 2008)
This is the definitive insider's guide to playing - and winning - on Betfair. Written by Betfair insiders it gives you the full picture of how Betfair works; it explains the terms and jargon, helps you get started on the site, introduces every type of play - including poker and the Betfair Casino - and offers tips and insider know-how that both newcomers seasoned Betfair punters can use to maximise returns.
The Definitive Guide to Betting Exchanges by Paul Kealy - (published 2005)
Not since the legalisation of betting shops in 1961 has anything hit the UK gambling scene with as much force as the arrival of the betting exchange. From small beginnings in 2000, to more than GBP 23 million traded on a single cricket match in January 2005, Betfair - the dominant exchange - can now arguably be called the world's largest internet betting site. Punters, professional and casual, love it - and bookmakers hate it. But whatever they say, person-to-person betting is here to stay. This book is the essential publication aimed at helping you to avoid the pitfalls and make the most of this new and vibrant form of betting.