Why you should look beyond Betfair
Why you should be an Exchange-Tart
Before I begin, I must give original credit to Pete from the Secret Betting Club for the below explanation and coining the phrase “Exchange-tart”
All of our services results for laying are taking at Betfair live price (football) and Betfair SP for horse racing, with 5% commissioned. Over to Pete…
If laying at Betfair SP, then naturally you are restricted to using Betfair, yet for those of you placing lays in other markets, I want to encourage you to look at alternative firms.
I love that phrase ‘exchange-tart’. Thanks Pete.
And to add one further point to those mentioned above. We ran price monitoring for our Football Advisor Match Lays service for 3 months and if 76.4% of the cases, it was possible to achieve a better price at either Smarkets or Matchbook, over Betfair, where all three had the market available.
- You can earn more profit and ROI simply by looking at alternate exchanges to Betfair
- In fact, with a little effort on your part (exchange-tart) you should be able to comfortably be able to beat the official results, of our portfolio which are limited to Betfair and Betfair SP
- Often times, simply the difference in commission fees can add up to a sizable difference in your profit by mixing up your exchange usage
- In our own analysis, you could frequently beat the advised prices of our Football Lays by placing them at Smarkets and/or Matchbook
With that in mind, it is highly recommended that you have accounts with at least the following Betting Exchanges:
Betfair – The biggest betting exchange and has the best liquidity which makes it very easy to place bets and get matched. Betfair operate on a 5% commission basis on all winning bets. Also have a premium charge (20%) bracket for higher turnover punters which is cal- culated as follows: Premium Charge = % of weeks pro t – weeks generated commission. Betfair accept the following deposit/withdrawal methods: Debit cards (Delta, Switch, Elec- tron and Solo), credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), E-Wallets (Skrill, Paypal, Neteller, etc).
Smarkets – The 2nd biggest betting exchange and has fair liquidity. Smarkets operate on a 2% commission basis on all winning bets. Smarkets Betfair accept the following deposit/ withdrawal methods: Debit cards (Delta, Switch, Electron and Solo), credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), E-Wallets (Skrill, Paypal, Neteller, etc).
Matchbook have also consistently done well in our odds analysis and, like Smarkets, offer competitive commission rates.