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05 Nov 09 20:10
Date Joined: 02 May 02
| Topic/replies: 4,025 | Blogger: brentford's blog
will it make you even lower risk long term and how will that impact BF ?
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Report Baz November 5, 2009 9:53 PM GMT
Why would a low risk player become even lower risk due to the PC? I could understand a less low risk style or betting elsewhere but lower risk?
Report brentford November 5, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
isn't betting elsewhere for certain bets effectively using lower risk strategies on BF ?
Report Moon Light November 5, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
BF targeting more money, that's all.
Report brentford November 5, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
effectively it's a premium on high success...the majority of people it impacts will be looking at making their own profit more effecient...
therefore any non 'very high efficiency' betting by definition will have to be moved off site won't it ?
Report Baz November 5, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
Zero risk on Betfair and common sense I would say. If you adopt a higher risk strategy for part of your betting on Betfair you will increase the % of profit paid in comm and reduce the effect of the PC charge. I am giving consideration towards how best to deal with the charge and betting low risk and paying 20% relentlessly would not be my choice.
Report brentford November 5, 2009 10:05 PM GMT
interesting baz, because I am very much that I will only bet low risk stuff on here now..
Report brentford November 5, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
the only benefit I and the majority of profit makers now get get from BF is on specifics of in running betting and or 'trading' (a much misused act in it's own right) ...
Report brentford November 5, 2009 10:11 PM GMT
eg/ currently pay premium charge - where would you consider betting your ( £10, £50 £1000) on a football, tennis , baseball game ?

or has Feck brainwashed you that we are all bots , quick pics , scalpers etc
Report lippy November 5, 2009 10:16 PM GMT
High risk can lead to trouble if your a premium charge payer.

Lose a thousand one week then win a thousand the next and due to the charge you have actually lost 200.

Anybody who has been here years and is lifetime profitable would need to completely change strategy for quite some time in order to avoid the charge
Report Baz November 5, 2009 10:26 PM GMT
lippy, I'm considering a few things. I reduced my markets per 60 wks below the level for the last PC charge and took most of my business elsewhere. Now it's a different story and another problem to solve. After considering everything it may be better to go elsewhere, I shall have a good think. Ironically, it may be that bookmakers' refusal to lay bets has given Betfair all the support they need.
Report rink rat November 6, 2009 2:31 AM GMT
Agree in that case. The guy that NEVER has any downside risk should be chased off this exchange.
Report Lori November 6, 2009 3:17 AM GMT
I've slowly but surely adopted the same style as brentford over the last 60 or so weeks. Stuff with a greater chance of losing I'm shipping elsewhere.

If they paid rebates then I wouldn't but why would I ever want to pay 26-27% on a win on the assumption that they'll let me off it next week if I lose.

Betfair is still great for trading in running, but having a bet.. that's for other places.
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