RFSWriter wrote: ↑
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:03 pm
Newbie here and I got the trial practice mode while watching the last domestic Battle of the Brits to look at how the odds moved, but of course hadn't yet sat down to look at how you would make a market, how ladders v one click works, hedging etc.
Just ploughing through the last of the Tennis Trading videos now ahead of the season, and think when my free trial runs out, will take advantage of the discount offer and start there.
Would appreciate the views of more seasoned folks... First three tournies next year are ATP Delray, Antalya and WTA Abu Dhabi with semi-decent fields. Also in the same timeframe is AO Qualies in Dubai & Doha.
When I was watching at the end of the season with BA Pro up I was purely looking at the odds movement in sets, and hadn't really understood what Tennis Trader added to that, so I feel a little better armed, but not quite dangerous.
Back in my matched betting days I often used the tennis bets to rack up Bet Club free bets so not completely alien to how using an exchange works, so ... options are:
Spend the first couple of days still in Practice Mode and this time follow some of the tutorial strategies for short priced players within a set.
When it comes to finally getting ones feet wet - I noticed when I was working through Praccy mode with the gee-gees on a £2 stake greening up across the field was unable to take place because of some Betfair rule of rounding up (which sounds fair if hedging was resulting in pennies of profits).
Is it feasible to start with the default £2 stake or look to start at something like £5 mins.
I have collated all my MB bankroll back out of the gubbing bookies and all the exchanges so have a decent amount to start seeding back into Betfair as I get started, and (rightly or wrongly) I am viewing this as a marathon and not a sprint and so perfectly happy with pennies of profits for now while I learn and get more comfortable.
Be gentle - what glaring issues are there with this plan for a total newbie to trading but to a former matched better who made a decent amount on matching for football, tennis and placings for the horseys.
Also planning to do a little more with the practice mode over races as well once I have ploughed through the tutorials, but as tennis is more my sport it made sense to try and start here.
Thanks in advance.