Jul 25, 2019 -- 9:56AM, Nick Knatterton wrote:
Only difference that 3 seconds makes to 5 seconds is that available liquidity will go dramatically down because nobody wants to offer anything during play because there isn't enough protection time against hoovering. TGMTEL you will see much more your lumps disappearing before being matched because almost everyone will cancel (or they should) their unmatched bets when the point starts. Only one who could benefit from this is the hoovering bot owner who is active in every market. And only one who could push Betfair to change to 3 second bet delay. There isn't any big courtsiders any more left who could have any leverage to push towards craziness like this.
Thanks. That's the kind of response I was looking for. I'm not as convinced as you that this will kill the liquidity (it hasn't for other sports and it hasn't during this trial run from what I've seen) but that's obviously my concern as well. What you say makes sense.