What are Betfair smoking these days?
Not happy with introducing cross matching on most of their markets to take 90% of my bot profits, they now want to make sure that if I can actually still win anything they'll have 40-60% of that as well...
Having been forced to look at new angles since the cross matching came in, many of my strategies now rely on finding value, and guess what... I can find the same value on Betdaq...
So what is the point of winning on betfair when I can do the same elsewhere and have a 40% better return.
I'm not packing my bags just yet... because I'm not even close to £250k, but if I get to £100k profits I'll be seriously looking at shifting stuff elsewhere.
They don't have a great future if they persist in screwing us over for short term and short sighted profits.
The Betdaq API is easier than BF so it won't be any hassle to switch.
I tried Betdaq in the past and the liquidity wasn't there for what I was doing at the time, but now, as I'm mainly betting rather than trading with the bot, I don't need to be so concerned about being able to close trades so it's not such a big deal.