Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. This article is written like a personal reflection, personal essay, or argumentative essay that states a Wikipedia editor’s personal feelings or presents an original argument about a topic. This article needs additional citations for verification. A betting exchange is a marketplace for customers to bet on the outcome of discrete events. Betting exchanges offer the same opportunities to bet as a bookmaker with a few differences. The first betting exchanges were flutter. Flutter and Betfair merged in 2001 with Betfair chosen as the primary betting exchange. Since then Betfair has maintained a leading position in the betting exchange market. Most exchanges make their money by charging a commission which is calculated as a percentage of net winnings for each customer on each event, or market.
In spite of these advantages, exchanges currently have some limitations. Because exchanges seek to concentrate their liquidity in as few markets as possible, they are not currently suited to unrestricted multiple parlay betting. Betfair does offer accumulators but these are limited in number and type: users cannot determine the outcomes contained in accumulators themselves. Betting exchanges offer the opportunity for anyone to both back and lay. For example, if someone thinks Team A will win a competition, he may wish to back that selection. A bookmaker offering the punter that bet would be laying that selection. The two parties will agree the backer’s stake and the odds.
If the team wins, the layer will pay the backer the winnings based on the odds agreed. As every bet transacted requires a backer and a layer, and the betting exchange is not a party to the bets transacted on it, any betting exchange requires both backers and layers. This feature is generally restricted to the most popular events for which widespread, live television coverage is available. Whereas non-in-play bets are entered into the system immediately after being placed by the customer, when betting in-play a time delay might be instituted so as to make it somewhat more difficult for unscrupulous customers to accept offers for bets that for whatever reason have suddenly become highly favorable. Markets may also be actively managed by the operator. A trader operates similarly to an arbitrageur but is willing to take on extra risk and bet on events where no immediate profit is possible. A trader hopes to make a profit by closing out the bet at a later stage at more favorable odds.
Traders can make money by betting exclusively with betting exchanges or bookmakers, or by combining the two. The trader could lay at a low amount on a betting exchange and then back at a higher price with a bookie or another exchange. This must be done simultaneously to guarantee a profit or else the opportunity could quickly cease to exist with liquid markets quickly correcting prices and bookies trying to avoid being arbitraged. Even between exchanges, such large price differences are rare, brief and usually involve relatively small stakes. Traders and arbitrageurs are often credited with “seeding” markets with more competitive prices than would be present without them. However, Betfair’s imposition of a premium charge in September 2008 was seen by some as being directed at the most skilled traders, whom it is speculated trade for a loss very infrequently and thus would otherwise pay little in the way of commission. The fact gamblers can lay outcomes on the exchanges has resulted in criticism from traditional bookmakers including the UK’s “Big Three” – Gala Coral Group, Ladbrokes and William Hill.
Exchanges counter that, while corruption is possible on any gambling platform, the bookies’ arguments are motivated not by concern for the integrity of sport but by commercial interests. Exchanges also assert they are well aware of who their customers are and keep a complete record of all betting activity in case of enquiries, whereas high-street bookies take anonymous cash bets. BETDAQ, which is a betting exchange. Of the UK’s “Big Three” only William Hill doesn’t own a betting exchange. Betfair buy spells the final flutter”. 10 or greater will count towards wagering. Tote Bets do not count towards the turnover clause. Free Bets apply to Internet Clients and Online Deposits Only. Previous account holders are not eligible for the free bet.
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