Can I Place a Betfair SP Bet?

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MattC76
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I am completely with you on this firlandsfarm. All my betting (on horses) is at betfair SP, and all my betting is automated via an Excel spreadsheet. There is NO simple way to take a straight forward SP bet, and as you say, NO way to set odds limits like you can on the main betfair site. My workaround is to trigger the BACK or LAY command at 10 seconds before the official start time when it looks like the SP will be in my acceptable range, but request ridiculous odds that I know will be unmatched (1000 for a BACK or 1.01 for a LAY). Then at time zero set a global TAKE SP ALL command for those unmatched bets. It's a bit of a rubbishy workaround but works 95% of the time but occasionally the start time of the race is delayed and the odds will drift and the SP will end up being out of my range but by then it's too late.

There needs to be some sort of command like:

BACK_SP [minimum odds]
LAY_SP [maximum odds]

Please implement this betangel developers!! Apart from this the software is superb and my betting is automated perfectly!
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liero1
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MattC76 wrote:
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:09 pm


There needs to be some sort of command like:

BACK_SP [minimum odds]
LAY_SP [maximum odds]

Please implement this betangel developers!! Apart from this the software is superb and my betting is automated perfectly!
push push - This would really be good to have.. Having the same problem (now, in 2019 ;) )
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Doodle Bob
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Is there a way to do this in 2020?
firlandsfarm
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Doodle Bob wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:08 am
Is there a way to do this in 2020?
I'm not aware of it Bob. I do find it surprising that there seems to be a reluctance in BA to provide this very simple facility. I find using the Take SP option doesn't always get 'taken' and/or if it does then a lay stake gets adjusted for any variance in odds so as to keep the same liability. Also (and I may be wrong in this) I feel that Bf gives priority to directly placed BSP bets over those switched to 'take BSP' at the off. Come on BA, it can't be that difficult can it? :)
marketraisen
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So I googled this expecting forum discussion and a quick way to find a thread on it.

I wasnt expecting it to just not be a part of BA at all lol.

Is there really no appetite from users for setting the SP odds limit, as has been available on the betfair website for a very long time?
Anbell
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marketraisen wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:38 pm
So I googled this expecting forum discussion and a quick way to find a thread on it.

I wasnt expecting it to just not be a part of BA at all lol.

Is there really no appetite from users for setting the SP odds limit, as has been available on the betfair website for a very long time?
There's a lot of appetite.
weemac
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If this does get implemented, maximum and minimum odds should be able to be set against both backs and lays.
sionascaig
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+1
Atho55
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+1
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