I haven't really read through the whole thread here, so sorry if I am stepping on anyone's toes.. just thought I would share my experience after trying to do some trading. I did not use any special software for this.
I have tried my luck on trading twice now... and both times I came out with a decent profit.
The first one was just for fun really.. My screenshot of the first trade don't show all the stakes. It was pretty straight forward. Take a position and hope for the best.
The second trade.. well I suppose that also was mostly take a position and hope the odds change dramatically. It was a very close game the first couple of innings, but LA Dodgers were huge favorites really, so I was hoping to see them maybe score a run first so that I could back Oakland at high-ish odds. Of course that happened, and that was when all the fun started.
You can see that on the second screenshot that I started my position by taking a £2 position at odds of 15 for Oakland to win. 20 minutes later I could lay that at odds of 1.24.. It was a very close game as I said, and I didn't mind losing the £2 anyway..
It started getting dramatic around the time you see that I backed LA Dodgers at odds of 6. After that trade I would be up only £6 if Oakland did win and just over £100 if LA were to win, but profit is profit, and this was all for fun, so I didn't mind either way.
Of course the game turned around. LA were huge favorites and they were playing at home. I could lay them at odds of 1.24 about 20 minutes after I backed them at odds of 6. Following that I did a few back bets on Oakland I shouldn't have done. I really should have been more patient.
The goal was to finish £50 up on both. If I had been a little more patient I would have been up around £75-ish on the second trade. But I am more than happy with what I got.