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Expensive Technical Error

February 23, 2021
Hi Guys,

Did anyone have any technical issues today? - I lost £54.20 today because I was unable to close off a position and was forced to literally let a lay run as a bet, that even includes having a larger bankroll in use and not just relaying on my total liability to be able to close off with.... I also had no other unmatched bets elsewhere in the market:-

The race/results in question was this one:-

Horse Racing / Taun 23rd Feb : 2m7f Hcap Chs 23-Feb-21 15:05 23-Feb-21 15:13 -36.17

I realise that shows a £36 loss but I had already made a £15 green elsewhere in the market, if that makes sense......*

I tried to close off more than 15 times, with the same error message every time from the GT software of "insufficient funds" - That particular trade was always going to be a loss, but that cost me £50+ from the first time I tried to exit, to the horse winning... The scary thing is that I have no idea why it happened or what caused it.... I'm lucky that I didn't have a much larger liability at the time!

Any insight would be very much appreciated.

Many thanks


(PS - I've put this is the bugs thread put 100% convinced a BF problem and not a GT issue)

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This week so far I have had 16 bets to date with one pending. The results are ok with 8 winners, 2 seconds, 2 thirds, 2 unplaced and two yet to run.
This Saturday in Australia the below mentioned races commence at Caulfield at 12.40 AEST which converts to 2.40 am London time, and the last race will be at Pinjarra Park in Western Australia at 8.27pm AEST, which is 10.27 am London time.
The early fields and selections will shortly go up below, and these will be amended as the late mail and scratchings are discovered about 5 hours prior to start times.
Hope your day is a good one and please stay safe.

............................still working........................

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Quote: Originally Posted by RManPT yes you can! ;)

right click the top bar of the Toy and click "Open settings folder"

There you will find the main .xml files and one folder for each Profile you have (if any)

The file you want is BetToolsDropListOptions.xml. Edit it with a text editor (ie notepad)

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