Hi all, just to introduce myself my name's Pete and I'm from Sydney, Australia. Looking forward to being a part of the forum
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3 years after signing up, thought I'd introduce myself... I'm Shat's, a fulltime ap'er, gambler/trader, and unfortunately an arch procrastinator to boot (hence the delayed intro) especially when it comes to things that don't pay the bills. Am based in North London but have been known to pop up in Liverpool and Glasgow...
Did ap'ing and betting as a sideline til health issues, which stop me being able to work for periods of time, made a normal day job tricky and went fulltime in 2009. Usage has varied since then, at peak my betfair commission was just 2.3% and got the nice perks of account manager and freebies etc (never had to pay premium charge due to arb losses) but is much higher now as volume of bets is much lower and outside of inrunning markets I use smarkets, daq and pinnies etc.
I trade on a range of footy markets. Largely Spanish, English and some Scandinavian during the summer but also managerial markets (have been lucky to have some contacts in the press helping with that), season long footy bets and some outright backs/lays on English footy and CL/Europa footy matches. Also day to day, I trade on some pre and inrunning horse racing markets, though have found I'm only successful on markets with very specific types of liquidity. Tend to stay away from the inrunning horse trading these days though, unless the other betting is slow, as find the process a bit too stressful.
Is so much misinformation out there about trading, am still annoyed that Betfair recommended, the now bust (unsurprisingly), Centaur trading academy. Was invited down there a few times and was more or less just an advertising opportunity for the joker they had running the place to sell his trading software. The tips were very general, making out it's easier than reality to make money trading, and they were comically dumbfounded when pressed on even the most basic chat on statistics and +ev strategies. Anyway, the reason I'm droning on about that is it's sadly reflective of most of what I've seen elsewhere online which is why I'm generally against people paying money for it and why forums like this (and the geekstoy forum etc) are so good. Is a pretty obvious point, but the most valuable edges tend to be limited by available liquidity so are unlikely to be shared but can find the more general stuff for free in anycase.
In terms of advantage play, I remember reading some annoyingly cryptic posts on MSE in about 2006 when I first started matched betting about ways that people were making v large amounts of money well above the sign up totals and was never quite sure if they were being genuine or not. Since then aside from the established AP strategies, through some endeavor, time and crucially a large amount of luck rather than any particular skill have found a few nice advantages/tactics. All but one sadly don't exist anymore. Found a game changing weakness in the gamebookers/partybets lines which I was able to take advantage of and still remain under the radar whilst easily averaging £300 per day (virtually risk free) for a couple of years and I was absolutely gutted when they were incorporated into Bwin. I don't mention it to boast (I can't compete with Big Don!), as I say, it was very much a chance finding rather than any ingenuity from myself, but I've met others at Betfair hospitality events who've found similar things so in an atmosphere where many bonuses are drying up/losing value it certainly acts as a spur that similar can be found elsewhere.
Hopefully not waffled too much, will try to be more involved in the forum/chat from now on...
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