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When: 23 Sep 10 19:22
Occassionaly certain forum threads are created which appear to be promoting paid-for tipping services, most of which are clearly dubious in nature.   However, these threads are allowed to persist.  Does Betfair actively monitor these forums to remove such threads?

Hi, when these threads are brought to our attention we will investigate and deal with them.
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Betfair Live Chat
When: 23 Sep 10 19:25
I'd like to submit the following question:
"There was a Forum Service post on 15/9/10 announcing an increase in the increments in the Bookings Index market (from 0.1 to 0.5).  I think this is a good idea, and think a similar move in the Asian Handicap markets would be even better.  The current Asian increments are far too small (all 0.01) particularly when considering bigger prices - we don't really need 999.99!  What consideration is being given to changing the Asian odds (or indeed the odds allowed in other markets)?"
Many thanks.

Thanks for this, it is certainly something that is being considered, however Asian handicap and total goals markets are set up slightly differently and so would require some development work to implement the changes, so it can’t be made instantly. Please keep checking the service announcement of the forum for any developments with this.
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Betfair Live Chat
When: 23 Sep 10 19:28
Hi
Is it possible when a Football game is due to go inplay but Betfair have lost the feed for the game to be changed to match odds unmanaged?
I noticed this happened a couple of times after the last Q&A session but seems to of stopped now this would help customers be able to trade out of their position and not have to wait till half time for the markets to be re open.
Thanks
Matt

Thanks for your question, it would be possible but not something at this point we will be implementing at present.  Customers stake significantly more on a market knowing that it will be actively managed, They would not be happy having to trade liabilities that would be far larger than normal on a market that would suddenly be unmanaged.  Unmanaged markets tend to have less liquidity on them because they are unmanaged, and it would therefore be harder for those users to trade out of their liabilities

Also, this could be very confusing to a lot of users with us advertising a market as actively managed, then suddenly changing.  Many simply wouldn’t notice and wouldn’t be too happy when we didn’t suspend for a goal/penalty/red card.  We couldn’t get notice of the change to be noticeable enough for customers for them not to be confused by it.

With any market that has a feed problem we open at half time to allow customers the possibility of trading out.
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Betfair Live Chat
When: 23 Sep 10 19:31
Is there a risk that supplying so many varied in-play football markets means that betting liquidity is spread to thinly across all markets?

We put markets up in response to customer demand and sometimes disconitune them if there is a lack of interest. We are constantly monitoring it.
By:
Betfair Live Chat
When: 23 Sep 10 19:32
The last half year Betfair added the livescores of In Play soccer matches on the coupon which I appreciate very much. The last weeks the scores have been gone.
1) Do you intend to display them again?
2) If so, is it also possible to display also the exact minute of play? I suppose Betfair has this information because you are managing the matches to let them go Suspended.
3) Is it possible to integrate the score-feed into the API?

Due to the introduction of Keep-bets, it has become difficult to distinguish a Suspended with a goal from a Suspended without a goal.
Before the introduction of Keep bets, a market was cleared completely in case of a goal. Today the Keep-bets are remaining in the market. Is it possible to add an X to the Suspended message in case of a goal?
Example: in case it appears a goal has been scored, the message is
still: "Suspended" and the market is frozen. When the goal is confirmed by the referee, the message changes to "Suspended X" and all the normal bets are cancelled.

Thank you.

Kind regards,
Marcel

Hi Marcel, unfortunately we had a technical issue and had to take the scores off the Inplay football coupon. We are moving to a new system and once this is complete we will add the scores back in.
With regards to the API there is no plans to add scores to API at present.
At present, we can't edit the suspend message at all but, as we continue to improve our site, we should get the ability to do so.  When we do, we'll have a look and see if we can make the messages work better for all customers.
By:
Betfair Live Chat
When: 23 Sep 10 19:35
Thanks very much to everyone who’s taken part in this forum Q&A session and I hope we’ve done a reasonable job in answering your questions (for the benefit of dustybin, it’s blue and yellow!).  For any questions submitted that we haven’t had time to answer, we’ll follow up and contact people individually.  At any stage, if you have further points to raise, there are now site feedback links in the footer of most pages.     
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