Discussion in 'Betting Talk' started by ONEDUNME, Aug 19, 2012.
Greed takes over as usual.
Backed e/w @ 6.0 ( sp 5/1), with a bf sp 6.84.
Don't know what the final price was as it's not displayed.
Took the option as I got 2.25 commi free on the place part as opposed to the final bf sp of 1.9 less commi.
The fav of the 5.50 Wolver actually went off a better price than the exchange.
It also appears they are very slow on the suspend button. Not sure if it's intentional, but looks worth looking at.
Fixed odds not available for the last race at Wolver.
Ely Brown @ 17.5
Reading @ 60 when 2-1 down
And my biggest winning odds ever, a whopping 50p on Prize Fighter @ 186!
I know there's a liquidity thing with Betdaq, but it's not a major problem or a noticeable one unless you're betting hundreds at a time
Just to clarify, they are to run the exchange on their own site but it will just be Betdaq under a Ladbrokes skin (in the same way that individual bookies often use the same poker interface).
I'm not sure how much it will threaten betfair but I certainly don't see how it can do any harm - especially if they're going to do something with the commission rates.
I'd be interesting in hearing thoughts - especially you Seen!
It would be great to have some real competition to Betfair at last but I doubt it'll have much effect. The anger generated when the Premium Charge was introduced drove some big hitters away but not enough to make a real difference. It'll all depend on the liquidity I suppose, Betdaq is still pathetic on that score so it remains to be seen how much Lads can improve it.
What Betfair have done over the years has been nothing short of disgraceful, I'd love to be able to fuck them off and go elsewhere (they're stealing £50 a week from me on top of the £60 I'm already paying in comm), but until there's a viable alternative I'm stuck with them.
This is well worth a read...
Standing Ovation last weekend.
They initially went went a full point bigger than b/f at 3.9/3.95 ( b/f generally 2.54-2.58), who had been cut across the board from 7/4 - 6/4 within half an hour of opening. Rather than cash controlled it appeared to be time controlled, as the market kept getting seeded in 8k chunks, then dropped to a .5pt differential bang on the hour (probably 11pm). Even though there must have been plenty of money being arbed over to b/f, the Daq traded 50% higher than them up until that following morning, when the prices did eventually merge mid morning I think.
I initially thought it was rick and dived in, but the price was maintained the whole evening. I never even fancied the horse but it was effectively a 50% return on 7/4 shot, win or lose.
I was away last weekend so don't know if this was reported in any way, but it's possible that it may be repeated. My thought were that they would be going after the trade money, but I really hope it take off.
The problem is I don't like playing one market with two accounts, as It's likely to feck up.
The daftest thing was Laddies were the first to cut the price.
I was watching some tennis today and noticed that the betfair stream was about 3-4 seconds ahead of both Eurosports and BT "Live" programmes.