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Tblaugrana
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Serious bookmaker
« on: November 21, 2019, 09:01:26 PM »

hello,
I am a new french user of betburger. Congratulations for your work.

I started in arbing prematch, and I would like to know which bookmaker is serious for the closing of the markets (Pinnacle, Sbobet ok but what are the others?)
I search reference bookmakers

sorry for my english and good luck to all

Cordially
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Re: Serious bookmaker
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2019, 10:23:07 AM »

@Thomas
I believe the names that you are looking for are:
Pinnacle, Betfair, Matchbook, Smarkets, and possibly bet365.
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2019, 10:35:39 AM »

Bonjour Thomas and welcome to the forum.

I suggest you rank your bookmakers and lines considering the following factors:
How much liquidity does the line have? - a bookmaker who will allow you to bet 200EUR in one market and only 10EUR in another, will probably have odds closer to true value odds in the market which allows higher stakes.
How big is the bookmaker? - a small bookmaker may rely entirely on software or relayed odds, which may lead to some odds being way off. Other bookmakers may have their own huge department filled with data analysts, statisticians and sports experts. The bigger, the better.
What are the risks of value traps? - These may have a very detrimental impact on your portfolio.
Own experiences? - You have been arbing, so you should have your own data and you must start using this, to see which bookmakers have been winning and losing on your activities.

I am not saying that the following is true, those are just examples, but you might reach to conclusions such as:
Good references: PL on bet365, NFL on pinnacle, grand slam tennis on betfair.
Mediocre references: youth soccer on betfair days before game time, 3 division german soccer on pinnacle, NBA on unibet.
Poor references: norwegian hockey on pinnacle, esports on ladbrokes, curling at your local betting shop.

Good luck.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2019, 11:01:42 AM »

A big thank you for your answer,

I forget to specify that even if I use an arbing software, but I only bet on Valuebet, so the small market as young teams or reserves are my priority or ITF in tennis.
For small market I use bet365
as serious bookmaker.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2019, 09:01:11 PM »

So when you're betting on small markets such as reserves and youth teams or ITF tennis, you're definitely in the low liquidity regime where there is a greater chance that those bookmakers generally known as sharps are not the sharpest - if they even offer bets on those games. Those small markets have much less betting action and money flow - those are fundamentals for how a sharp line is formed. So with the lack of money flow and sharp opinions, the statistical sport models and bookmaker knowledge become increasingly important for how the odds are formed. I think a bookmaker such as bet365 stands strong in such a discipline since it is the largest online bookmaker in the world, so your choice to use this one as a reference for those small markets seems reasonable.

Maybe you should continuously monitor your past performance based on the bet365 reference, in order to get an idea of whether your hypothesis is true. If you have enough data, try to do this based on additional criteria, such as which sport you're betting on. Maybe your reference is sharp in some sports and weak in other sports.
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