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AdelaidePhil
29 Nov 20 23:27
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For about two weeks now all my bet attempts on EPL football market top three have gone from instant to waiting and waiting, and I mean far worse than the old dial-up. Click on the odds to alter type in odds change and after 10-15 of wait, I can type it in or wait another 10 seconds using the up/down arrow. Something that was once instant can take as much as 30 seconds! All other web sites are as fast as in the past, it is ONLY Betfair! I just hope this is not a subtle way to get rid of less profitable users by Betfair, there's really no good explanation for this!
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Report longbridge November 30, 2020 11:52 AM GMT
what make you think you count as "less profitable"?
Report Latalomne November 30, 2020 12:12 PM GMT
It's just that the website is rubbish.  There have been quite a few threads on the horse racing forum in particular with people reporting problems for the last few months.
Report AdelaidePhil November 30, 2020 10:54 PM GMT
One aspect of "less profitable" is by reducing my minimum bet of AU$ from $5 to say $2. For instance, lay at 2.0 for $5, add $2, cancel the $5 and increase to odds of the $2 to the required odds to outdo the big boys, like going to 1000 on Fulham for $2 to finish in the final three.
Report cpfc4me December 1, 2020 10:38 PM GMT
I hope it didn't take you 15 years to learn how to bet lower than the minimum, and I hope you've automated this or I suspect the opportunity cost far exceeds any profits.

And by the way, if you have automated it, Betfair will warn you to stop doing it, so there's that...
Report big aitch December 7, 2020 8:42 AM GMT
On the exchange betfair don't care who wins or loses, they get their commission whatever happens. One annoying thing they haven't stopped is the constant nicking of a few pence on lots of markets by some scrotes that have been getting away with it for many years.

I get back bets at around 1.09 to 1.01 laid for tiny amounts virtually every day, it amounted to a couple of quid on one market, when i contacted them about it on chat they didn't have a clue what I was complaining about.
Report longbridge December 7, 2020 10:55 AM GMT
@big aitch

"One annoying thing they haven't stopped is the constant nicking of a few pence"

That was true for years but I thought that changed in the summer?  I remember seeing this on the other (BDP) Forum:

https://forum.developer.betfair.com/forum/developer-program/announcements/32066-retrospective-api-release-to-prevent-minimum-bet-abuse-19th-june
Report big aitch December 7, 2020 12:58 PM GMT
Happened yesterday Longbridge, had 4p laid at around 1.08 in a 4.5 goals market, so if they come up on around 10% of the bets for no risk in each market they should stick out like a sore c0ck, but I bet they never get noticed.
Report longbridge December 8, 2020 4:15 PM GMT
4p @ 1.08 ought to fail on what they said. :(
Report VardonVoo. January 12, 2021 11:00 AM GMT
Sorry - I don't understand what you are getting at - you wanted to back at 1.08 and a few pence got matched. So someone, or a bot took a bit of the other  side of your bet. Why are you suggesting that this confers them an advantage, regardless of their bet size? You wouldn't have placed the bet if you didn't fancy the odds yourself, surely?
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