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  • ***** excel triggered betting

    I want to learn it.

    Anyone else interested joining me on this journey? Any mentors around willing to monitor the progress and give some advice and pushes in the right direction?

    As I said, I want to learn it so I'm not looking for anyone doing the work for me but any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Anyone else willing to learn jump on the bandwagon and let's get something going.
    If it wasn't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Timstertoo View Post
    I want to learn it.

    Anyone else interested joining me on this journey? Any mentors around willing to monitor the progress and give some advice and pushes in the right direction?

    As I said, I want to learn it so I'm not looking for anyone doing the work for me but any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Anyone else willing to learn jump on the bandwagon and let's get something going.
    I'm in tim. I'm actually going to give this a real go. one problem:

    I am a noob

    I will join you though either way

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Timstertoo View Post
      I want to learn it.

      Anyone else interested joining me on this journey? Any mentors around willing to monitor the progress and give some advice and pushes in the right direction?

      As I said, I want to learn it so I'm not looking for anyone doing the work for me but any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Anyone else willing to learn jump on the bandwagon and let's get something going.
      I have a few automated ***** 'bots' what are you looking to do ? With vba you can make them as complicated as you want, with a few formulas you can make working bots in a few minutes. just start off simple and work your way up

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      • #4
        I am in too, still struggling with Excel, limited VBA knowledge

        Interested and willing to learn everything about it

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        • #5
          Originally posted by rockaren View Post
          I am in too, still struggling with Excel, limited VBA knowledge

          Interested and willing to learn everything about it
          No knowledge of VBA, but would like to learn Excel.

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          • #6
            Can you do things such as:

            If there is x amount at 4.1 and x amount at 4.2, and in the last 5 minutes the price has moved x ticks then lay at 4.1.

            Or:

            If there is x amount of money at a certain price then back if the price has moved x amount of ticks in the last 5 minutes and wom = 20 %

            Stuff like that i want to do, is that possible ?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Millionaire Fund View Post
              I have a few automated ***** 'bots' what are you looking to do ? With vba you can make them as complicated as you want, with a few formulas you can make working bots in a few minutes. just start off simple and work your way up
              I think it could be simple for some ppl but too advanced for me....

              let Excel find, let say 3rd favorite...place lay bet if odds between 4.0 - 6.0.....hedge for 5% profit if/when possible inplay or prerace....

              Its NOT a winning strategy !!! It's something I just want to start with....

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Millionaire Fund View Post
                I have a few automated ***** 'bots' what are you looking to do ? With vba you can make them as complicated as you want, with a few formulas you can make working bots in a few minutes. just start off simple and work your way up
                Basically I'm looking at learning enough to try out any strategy I come up with. So I don't necessarily have a specific goal in mind.

                Some things I have in my head are quite complicated and would have to reckon with some info on another website, the current odds, the matched amount already and time left. But that can wait.

                What I'd like to learn for starters is to simply try to back a horse/dog whatever at the highest possible price. Everytime someone jumps under me I'd like to jump under him again until I reach X odds, then I want to give up.

                @ Scumbag, I'm a complete n00b in this too but the only way to learn is to get stuck in I suppose. It's just easier if you have some others coming up with solutions.
                If it wasn't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Timstertoo View Post
                  What I'd like to learn for starters is to simply try to back a horse/dog whatever at the highest possible price. Everytime someone jumps under me I'd like to jump under him again until I reach X odds, then I want to give up.
                  .
                  Yes things like that are possible , one thing you have to remember with automated programs is they can rack up a lot of transactions very quickly especially when logging changes like that

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Millionaire Fund View Post
                    Yes things like that are possible , one thing you have to remember with automated programs is they can rack up a lot of transactions very quickly especially when logging changes like that
                    You can have 1000 an hour before Betfair starts getting upset if I understood correctly?
                    If it wasn't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!

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                    • #11
                      yep 1000 an hour sounds alot but when you're hitting more than one runner, firing offsets, maybe placing under £2 bets they soon mount up. It's just something to be aware of and take into account rather than stopping you.

                      To undercut prices it'd be easiest with vba, Gary posted up some decent vba to get tick differences have a look at http://*****-software.co.uk/phpBB2/v...light=getticks

                      No idea how clued up you are with vba etc but it'd be worth at least knowing how to insert the code into a worksheet and a rough idea of what it's doing

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Millionaire Fund View Post
                        yep 1000 an hour sounds alot but when you're hitting more than one runner, firing offsets, maybe placing under £2 bets they soon mount up. It's just something to be aware of and take into account rather than stopping you.

                        To undercut prices it'd be easiest with vba, Gary posted up some decent vba to get tick differences have a look at http://*****-software.co.uk/phpBB2/v...light=getticks

                        No idea how clued up you are with vba etc but it'd be worth at least knowing how to insert the code into a worksheet and a rough idea of what it's doing
                        Cheers!

                        I'm not clued up at all in VBA but I'm not scared either

                        I'm learning Python and will be using that to screenscrape. Just because it's a project to do with what I've learned about Python, not necessarily because it's the best language for it.

                        VBA I'll have to add to my toolbox as it obviously makes most sense to start learning if I want to to triggered betting.

                        Thanks for the starting point, I'll try to make some sense of it!
                        If it wasn't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!

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                        • #13
                          If you're learning Python this may be of interest to to

                          Create your own betfair bot or automated strategy with this free to use API-NG source code library coded in Python.

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                          • #14
                            I have some questions if you don't mind:

                            What is vba

                            What is python

                            What is screenscape

                            Noob talking

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Scumbag trader View Post
                              I have some questions if you don't mind:

                              What is vba

                              What is python

                              What is screenscape

                              Noob talking

                              VBA is visual basic for applications, basically just a programming language to integrate all of microsofts apps so they can talk to each other and swap info etc. i'e a word document could talk to a spreadsheet and fill in names for mail merging

                              Python is just the name of another programming language

                              Screenscraping is where a program would scrape a webpage so it gathered the info it needed rather than all the rubbish on the page ie scraping the racingpost to gather the info it needed like results or tnap selections etc. I use screenscraping to grab the Hugh Taylor selections off the ATR site and place bets into betfair rather than me sitting there all morning pressing a refresh button, screen scrapers will happily plod on til they get the info whereas a couple of refreshes and I'd be bored.

                              People use screen scrapers for allsorts of data gathering most sites like oddschecker are just one big screenscraper checking lots of different bookie sites then displaying the info altogether in one place, screenscraping is probably one of the most useful things you can learn when programming and one of the simplest
                              Last edited by 1/4 of a millionaire fund; 12 March 2010, 08:06 PM.

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