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14 Oct 12 11:31
Date Joined: 05 Apr 12
| Topic/replies: 2,448 | Blogger: OliasOfSunhillow's blog

Could anyone tell me the configuration of API parameters needed to place a lay bet at BFSP with NO max limit set on the price.
I do not want it to get matched pre race. I have tried

BetCatagory = E
Betpersistence = SP
Price 1.01

But it takesd 1.01 as a max BFSP price and hence does not place it at BFSP when the race go's off
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Report OliasOfSunhillow October 14, 2012 11:34 AM BST
By the way I am aware that there is a liabilty minimum of I think £10 through the API so this is not the problem
Report Ghetto Joe October 19, 2012 12:21 PM BST
If you're placing a straight Betfair SP bet not one of the convert to SP at the off you need to use betCategoryType = "M" and betPersistenceType = "NONE" , no need to specify a price unless you want to set a lower limit. The 'M' signifies market on close which is used for  SP bets which will go directly into the BSP pool.
Report Ghetto Joe October 19, 2012 12:25 PM BST
And the reason your bets weren't going to SP bets at the off before is because your bet was placed at 1.01 but due to to BSP at the off if not matched. It's likely the overall liability of your stake times 1.01 was under the £10 limit
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