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Posts: 23 Member Since:November 20, 2014

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April 22, 2015 15:41:35

I'm an experienced VB.NET programmer. I spent years developing a bot using the old. It was working well until Betfair turned off the api and replaced it with ng. Now I need to get my bot working again. I am writing the new version in Python.

Horse racing is my favourite sport

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cran

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April 27, 2015 20:09:00

Hi fontwrap, I originally had a Betfair bot in VB and a Betdaq bot in C# that I extended from sample code on the Betfair Developer site.

Recently I rewrote them both from scratch in Python. 

Probably my code is a lot more efficent as I had a better idea what I was doing than when I wrote the first ones, but they both run a lot faster and were easier to write.  I wouldn't go back to .net now I've used Python.

Good luck with the new bot.

Last Edited By: cran April 27, 2015 20:11:15. Edited 1 time.

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April 28, 2015 09:56:16

cran wrote:
Hi fontwrap, I originally had a Betfair bot in VB and a Betdaq bot in C# that I extended from sample code on the Betfair Developer site.

Recently I rewrote them both from scratch in Python. 

Probably my code is a lot more efficent as I had a better idea what I was doing than when I wrote the first ones, but they both run a lot faster and were easier to write.  I wouldn't go back to .net now I've used Python.

Good luck with the new bot.

Thanks cran,

There was a very good thread on the Betfair forum which demonstrated how to write a bot in VB. I'm wondering whether to do something similar on here, in Python. I'm new to Python but I'm keen to get my bot working again.
 

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Posts: 1 Member Since:April 27, 2015

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April 29, 2015 14:23:08

Good day y'all

My name is Rene. live in the Netherlands. I'm mainly a trader on tennis and am looking to automate my betting. I keep my own service and return ratings, and aim to make a bot that automatically lays players at certain points in a match. Fiddled around with Python for a week or so and conclude it is a tool that's perfect for the job. I have a background in SAP/Abap, but also toyed around with VB and the old API. Hope to learn a lot here and contribute a few strategies! Cheers

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Posts: 1 Member Since:April 26, 2015

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May 11, 2015 10:05:36

Hi
I'm a guy from sweden who recently got into betfair. I don't work as a programmer but it is a big interest of mine and i hack python on nights and weekends. And i am now looking into creating bots for betfair :)

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mrbub

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Posts: 1 Member Since:May 7, 2015

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May 11, 2015 13:30:28

Hey i'm from Canada and have just recently gotten into Betfair. I found this site through birchy's gubber_ng and have begun learning python to make full use of his package. I have more experience working with R, and my first goal is to use python for price collection to build time series (I have built one with R, but is too slow for my liking), then try to develop some strategies with quantmod and quantstrat in R. This sounds very bold with my lack of experience, but i will try to not disappoint.

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Dolar

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Posts: 1 Member Since:May 14, 2015

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May 15, 2015 21:38:25

Hi I am student of IT, currently working on my own poker bot but interested in capital markets, sport betting.

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dpdenton

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Posts: 1 Member Since:May 31, 2015

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May 31, 2015 10:56:19

Hello!

Hello!

After taking the excellent online courses on Coursera I learnt to program in Python and applied machine learning techniques (Neural Networks) to historical golf data (putting, driving, scoring stats etc) scraped from the PGA tour websites, along with historical odds. Whilst it worked in theory, even after running simulations on the actual historical odds data from Betfair, in practice there just isn't enough liquidity, especially when you start getting onto decent stakes..

So thought I might take a stab at building an automated bot on markets with more liquidity and this looks like a good place to start. Until recently I thought a couple of million matched on a golf tournament was decent amount, until I saw a few videos of people doing pre-race trading an seeing 500k come in in the last 10 mins!

David

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cran

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May 31, 2015 11:09:14

dpdenton wrote:
Hello!

After taking the excellent online courses on Coursera I learnt to program in Python and applied machine learning techniques (Neural Networks) to historical golf data (putting, driving, scoring stats etc) scraped from the PGA tour websites, along with historical odds. Whilst it worked in theory, even after running simulations on the actual historical odds data from Betfair, in practice there just isn't enough liquidity, especially when you start getting onto decent stakes..
 

Also because of the lack of liqidity the bets that you do get matched are more likely to be on the losing side than the historic data suggests...
Is still worth testing with small stakes and looking at possibilities for filtering the market selection, sometimes that can make a losing strategy profitable.

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WaltyKabalty

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Posts: 4 Member Since:June 17, 2015

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June 18, 2015 11:52:36

Hello,

As a mathematician the sportbetting markets intrigue me. Especially the combination of both building models and implementing them. Now developing in Python based on the groundwork of the gubbins bot. Would specifically like to join just to keep in touch with people that are interacting with betfair and betfair API on a daily basis.

EDIT: my main interest is towards statistical arbitrage for the horseraces in particular.

Walt

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layolayo

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Posts: 1 Member Since:June 29, 2015

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July 1, 2015 21:18:34

Hi, I am a keen horse racing enthusiast, linux promoter, computer nerd/programmer - I am currently learning R for data analysis and will pick up on Python again, now I have the gubbins script.

Hoping that I'll be able to share what I can of my knowledge and learn some new tricks as well!

layolayo

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bojackhorseman

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Posts: 1 Member Since:July 25, 2015

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July 26, 2015 11:15:40

Hi, I'm currently a c# programmer at one of the larger bookies in Australia. Currently interested in learning more about the math side of things and applying it to automated trading alogrithms in betfair :)

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dnys

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Posts: 1 Member Since:August 11, 2015

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August 14, 2015 21:40:51

Hi there, I'm from London and have a programming background. Been working the IT sector for some time now and I got into Betfair about 4 years ago and was fascinated by the sporting betting markets. I started scraping some football sites for stats using Excel and then progressed into using VB.net. I've added some MS Access skills to build my own databases to help analyse data. I haven’t yet worked on a bot but just started to look at using Betfair’s API-NG. Hopefully I can incorporate stats or form guides to work with the bot. Having seen the popularity on this site for Python I’m contemplating to switch from .Net and to start working with Python on Linux. Of course it would be a great to actually make some extra cash but part of the motivation is working with different technology and wanting to create something that's "alive" on the net.
Cheers, Danny

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dell

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Posts: 5 Member Since:September 8, 2015

#117 [url]

September 9, 2015 05:46:34

Hi everyone,
I've just started out experimenting with BetFair bots using Python. My background is programming/IT but I'm relatively new to Python.
Found this forum after discovering the gubbins_ng python script.
Looking forward to the challenge of building bots and hope that this forum can save me from re-inventing the wheel!

Cheers,
Dell.

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Mattie

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Posts: 1 Member Since:September 8, 2015

#118 [url]

September 18, 2015 14:13:59

Hi I got into Betfair about 8 years ago just backing horses and after many years of reading different webpages I starting Trading.
I have spent a while trying to develop a couple of bots using Gruss Betting Assistant and MS Excel but now im using Linux (Debian) 
and would like to start learning python to automate some bets.

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smcq

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Posts: 1 Member Since:November 3, 2015

#119 [url]

November 5, 2015 22:05:48

Hi all,I've been trading football on Betfair for a number of years on and off. I'm also somewhat of a programming dinosaur having mostly worked with VB5/VB6/Excel/VBA with only a little bit of python recent years so I'm hoping that I will be able to improve my Python skills by working on something I'm actually interested in!  I'm looking forward to learning more about the Betfair API and hopefully creating and testing a few simple strategies.
Cheers,Stewart

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dylbag

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Posts: 1 Member Since:November 2, 2015

#120 [url]

November 9, 2015 06:05:38

Hey guys, I found this website trying to come up with my own ideas for bet fair bots. Hoping to learn some cool stuff!

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