Global Interface

BT Draw - Main Screen
BT Draw – Main Screen

This is where all the action takes place!

To simplify the use of this new bot as much as possible, we have gathered in the same space: the settings, the game list of the day as well as the current bets. Everything is at your fingertips, visible at a glance. No endless list of criteria to configure the bot, everything is simplified to the maximum so that any bettor, whatever his level of knowledge of football and computers, can use this little gem in an optimal way.

For example, let’s take the “settings” area at the top of the screenshot above.

BT Draw – Settings

>> Automated Settings

From version 2.0.0 of BT Draw, the Automated Settings section has been eliminated to streamline the bot’s usage. As a result, Week Mode and Week-End Mode are no longer applicable. Should new settings become accessible, we will distribute them via email.

>> Betting Modes

BT Draw - Betting Mode

BT Draw has 3 different betting modes: BACK/LAY, BACK only, and LAY only.

Whatever mode you select, the bot will never place more than one bet per match on the Draw. So, if you choose BACK/LAY mode, for a given match, BT DRAW will either not place a bet, or it will place a back bet on the Draw or a lay bet against the Draw. It will never place a back bet and a lay bet on the same match.

The bot scans each match a single time, by default 3 minutes before kick-off (can be configured).
When scanning, BT Draw places bets (back or lay on the Draw selection) if the criteria match the parameters defined in the configuration part that we will describe in the next paragraph. All the bets are placed with the In-Play option of Betfair, this means that the bets can be matched in-play if unmatched at kick-off.

>> Configuration

BT Draw - Configuration

If you have opted for BACK/LAY mode, you can view the configuration for each bet type by clicking on one of the above buttons (BACK or LAY).

BT Draw - Back Settings

Back Settings are displayed in blue.

BT Draw - Lay Settings

While Lay Settings are displayed in pink.

Description of the 10 different parameters that you can alter:

Minimum/Maximum Draw Volume: If the matched volume for the Draw selection is less (BACK settings) or greater (LAY settings), no bet will be placed.

Minimum/Maximum Market Volume: If the total matched volume in the Match Odds market than this value, no bet will be placed.

Minimum/Maximum Draw Win %: If the Win % calculated by the bot for the Draw selection (column “W%”) is less (BACK settings) or greater (LAY settings) than this value, no bet will be placed.

Minimum/Maximum Edge %: If the Edge % calculated by the bot for the Draw selection is less (BACK settings) or greater (LAY settings) than this value, no bet will be placed.

Draw Odds from … to …: If the current Betfair odds of the Draw is outside the odds range, then this is a no bet situation.

Over 2.5 Goals Odds from … to …: If the “Over 2.5 Goals Odds” option is enabled and the current Betfair odds of Over 2.5 Goals outside the odds range, then this is a no bet situation.

BTTS (Y) Odds from … to …: If the “BTTS (Y) Odds” option is enabled and the current Betfair odds of Yes outside the odds range, then this is a no bet situation. BTTS means Both Teams To Score.

Staking Method: BT Draw allows users to place bets using one of two staking methods: “Fixed Amount” or “Kelly Criterion”. If “Fixed Amount” is selected, the bet will be equal to the value set in “1 Unit Stake”. On the other hand, when using the “Kelly Criterion”, BT Draw calculates the base bet by considering the Edge % and Betfair Odds, then multiplying the result by the “1 Unit” value.
For instance, with “Kelly Criterion”, if you set the value to £10 and BT Draw calculates an optimal stake of 2 units for a particular game, a back or lay bet of £20 (10×2) will be placed.

1 Unit: This is the unit stake that will be used by the bot to calculate the amount of the bets (see explanation above).

Kelly Divisor: Set to the value 25 in the first version of BT Draw, the Kelly Divisor is now adjustable. Exercise caution when modifying this value, as we strongly advise against using a value lower than 15. Lower values will result in higher stakes.

TipThe value of the above parameters can be changed when the bot is turned off. The more you extend the values of the parameters, the more bets the bot will place.

>> Other Functions

BT Draw - Exchange BACK/LAY settings

When you click this button, the BACK and LAY settings will switch places. This means that the LAY settings will take the place of the BACK settings and the BACK settings will take the place of the LAY settings.
Since version 2.0, it’s now possible to back a game with a negative Edge and lay a game with a positive Edge. For instance, if you have a LAY strategy that consistently loses money, clicking this button will make the bot back the previously losing LAYs, transforming your losing LAY strategy into a winning BACK strategy.

BT Draw - Off button BT Draw - On button

When OFF is displayed, the bot is turned off, the markets are not scanned and therefore no bets can be placed.
To turn ON the bot, simply click OFF, then the button changes to ON. Similarly, to turn off the bot, click ON.

When the bot is ON, one of the first actions that will be performed is the import of the games of the day if they are not yet in the 1X2 table. Then, the bot will scan the markets to search

If you are already familiar with some of our other bots, you already know about the essential test mode feature. It allows you to test any configuration without using any money. Tick the box to enable it, untick it to disable it.

BT Draws - Other buttons

Here are 3 more buttons, which allow you, from left to right, to activate/deactivate the sounds (goals, win, etc), to open the General Settings window, or to open the Help menu (see below).

BT Draw - Help menu

In the help menu, you will find: a link to the User Guide, the Report a Bug feature for contacting our Technical Support, the Log Files selection to access the folder containing daily logs, the Data Files choice for opening the folder where data files are exported, and the Updates option to view the window listing bug fixes and download manually the latest version of the bot.

>> 1X2 Tab

BT Draw - 1X2 Tab
BT Draw – 1X2 Tab

Here is an overview of the main tab.
Before going through each column of the 1X2 table step by step, let’s first look at the different labels, fields and buttons located at the top of the table.

From left to right:

Bt Draw - Number of games : The number of games displayed in the table appears at the top left of the tabl

BT Draw - Only show games with a bet : By clicking on this option, only the games for which a bet has been placed will be displayed in the table.

BT Draw - Auto import option : By checking the “Auto import games” option, BT Draw will refresh Betting Assistant and automatically import new games after midnight, but also throughout the morning as Betfair may add matches during the day. The previous day’s list of games is then deleted to show the day’s games only. We advise you to activate this option if you want to run the bot 24/7. If this option is not activated, you will have to “manually” import the games by clicking on the button next to the table title (Today’s matches) or simply by starting the bot (ON/OFF button).

BT Draw - Go To Next Game : Click on this button to automatically select the row in the table corresponding to the next game to be scanned (not yet started).

BT Draw - Refresh Games : Only active when the bot is stopped, clicking on the purple arrows will re-import the games of the day (note that the current table will be deleted – do not use if bets are in progress).

BT Draw - Counters : The counters on the right of the screen give the number of bets placed on the day, the total bet and the live yield. The Live Yield is the yield calculated by taking into account not only the results of completed matches, but also the yield if the results of the current live bets were validated. The xlsx button allows you to export the full game list and the related data to an Excel (.xslx) file, which you can then open with Excel, WPS Office or any other program that can read this file type.

Let us now look in detail at the contents of the table itself…

Columns list:

Sel.: If the box is not ticked, the bot will not place any bets on the game.
Date/Time: This is the date and time of the match.
Game: These are the two teams of the match (Home v Away).
Draw Volume: This is the volume of our selection (The Draw) at the time of the scan.
Market Volume: This is the market volume at the time of the scan.
Gph: This is a copy of the Betfair graph related to the draw selection at the time of the scan. The graph will no be updated during the game.
%W (winning percentage of the draw): This column gives the probability of the game ending in a draw (in percentage). This calculation is based only on the columns “Draw Volume” and “Market Volume”.
True Odds: This is the calculated odds of the draw based on “%W”, what we could call the fair odds based on the traded volumes.
Betfair Odds: This is the Betfair back odds at the time of the scan.
Edge %: This is the expected value of the bet. If the value is positive, it is by default a BACK situation, on the opposite if the value is negative it is a LAY situation. However, you can configure the bot to work in the oppposite way.
Over 2.5 Odds: This is the Betfair back odds of the Over 2.5 Goals selection at the time of the scan.
BTTS (Y) Odds: This is the Betfair back odds of the Both Teams To Score (Yes) selection at the time of the scan.
Game Status: This is the status of the game. It can take 5 different values: PENDING (when the game is not yet scanned), SCANNED (when the game is scanned), MISSED (when the bot was not able to scan the market is it was suspended for example), IN-PLAY (when the game is in-play AND a bet has been placed OR if the “Live scores (non-betting games)” option is enabled), and FINISHED (when the game is finished).
Comment (if no bet): This column is only filled in if no bet has been placed on the game. It explains in a few words why the bot skipped the game (mainly settings not matched).
Bet?: A red cross means that no bet has been placed, a green tick means that a bet has been placed on the game. When the game is not yet scanned, there is nothing in this column.
Bet Reference: This is the Betfair reference of the bet placed on the game.
Bet Type: This is the type of the bet placed: BACK or LAY.
Unit: This is the number of units that have been placed by the bot on the game.
Stake: This is the amount of money placed by the bet. Stake is the result of the calculation: Unit (column) x 1 Unit (settings field).
Bet Status: This is the status of the bet. It can take 5 different values: UNMATCHED (when the bet is not matched), MATCHES (when the bet is fully matched), P. MATCHED (when the bet is partially matched), CANCELLED (when the bet has been cancelled, it happens when the bet is not matched before half-time, in this case the bot cancel the bet), and VOID (when the bet game is void, if the game is postponed for example).
Score: This is score of the game. It is updated in live during the game, except if the game is not monitored by our the third party application we use for the live scores, in this case N/A is displayed (for Not Available). When a bet is placed, the score is green if you are winning the bet or red if you are losing. Live scores are updated every minute.
Time: This is the live game time in minutes. “HT” means “Half-Time” and “FT” means “Full-Time”.
Res.: This is the result of the bet, “W” for Won or “L” for Lost.
P/L Net: This is the amount won or lost when a bet is placed and the game is finished.