Wednesday, 7 January 2009

excellent racing article from the Guardian

Lydia Hislop of Racing UK gives the bureaucracy something to think about with this piece. Very interesting points about Betfair terminals on-course...

The new year detox action plan for a healthier sport

The Tote does need a good kick up the backside too - it could be so much bigger if they knew how to exploit their niche in the market.

6 comments:

  1. Hi there

    I have added your blog to my link list on http://bettingpredictionsandtips.blogspot.com/

    I would appreciate if you added my site to your links

    Thx

    kevin

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  2. Hi Kevin,
    Happy to add any blog which contributes with betting discussion, not just tips with no reasoning...

    Cheers
    Scott

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  3. Hi there, I suppose you must be pissed off with Betfair, their charges and customer service and the general lack of competition in betting exchanges. I developed a website: www.betdaqrevolution.com we have a couple of members already even though the site is on for a couple of hours.

    Check it out and please do sign in. It would be awesome if you could write something about the website on your blog and try to motivate people to sign in and take part in our experiment. Tell it to people you know as well. I know the website will not do a miracle but anyway it will raise awareness of Betdaq and that something is happening there. Plus it will show to Betfair that there is some resistance and this may make them think twice before any new scams.

    You can leave your blog name in the Name section of the “create an account” and I will post a link to your blog next to your name on the list. If you have any comments, suggestions, want to contribute an article please write to: contact@betdaqrevolution.com

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  4. Not at all Darius. Simple market economics says competing exchanges won't work. If Betdaq can't get liquidity after the cross-matching and Premium Charge debacles at BF, then they never will. Most of the bloggers who tok their bat and ball over to Betdaq months are heading back because the liquidity isn't improving. You're three months too late...

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  5. Hi Scott,

    Just found your blog, do you not trade any horses, are you just involved with other sports? If indeed you dont get involved in the GGs is there any particular reason?

    Great blog by the way.

    Cheers
    Robert

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  6. Hi Robert,

    I grew up betting on horses and find it difficult to remove the emotion from it, making it almost impossible for me to trade. I prefer to punt it rather than trade, and usually stick to feature meetings, festivals etc. I find 'cold' trading rather dull, so my trading tends to based on opinion rather than just reading the market.

    Cheers
    Scott

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