Sports Betting on a Gaming Laptop

by Johan on March 23, 2015


Over the last few years, the world of sports betting has undergone a major transformation. While it was once the case that punters needed to ante-up using a piece of paper and a pen, the process is now markedly more efficient thanks to betting apps. Products such as the BetTrader betting and trading platform give users the ability to back both sides of a proposition and make a small profit based on the difference between the two price points.

By plugging into a betting exchange, such as Betfair, these apps give users the ability to take the odds offered for a win, as well as the option to lay odds against them. To make a profit using this method of betting is by finding the best odds on either side of the divide. Essentially, a sports trader will back and lay various propositions and, generally, try to make their profits by laying.

To make this process more efficient, BetTrader connects to Betfair’s API to deliver 20 refreshes every second. This means the app can provide the most accurate live data directly to the user. Not only that but it allows them to store the data and display it in a way that’s easy to read.

This system relies on two things: a stable internet connection and a powerful processor. Speed is crucial when playing the betting market which means a decent piece of hardware to cope with the demands the software is a must. Although a high-powered gaming laptop such as the ASUS ultra-slim might be a little more than you’ll need, the key to running a betting app such as BetTrader is to have a machine that has at least an i5 processor (or the equivalent AMD processor).

Another thing you should consider purchasing if you’re planning an assault on the sports betting market is a quality monitor. Size matters where you’re running multiple tabs at once because you don’t want to miss a bet because you constantly have to move tiles around and resize windows. The iiyama 24″ is a great option as it’s fully HD and the 1920×1080 pixels allow for a 3,000:1 pixel ratio, which means your next betting option will be crystal clear.

Becoming a sports betting guru has become a lot easier in recent years and if you’re able to mix and match a combination of hardware and software, it’s possible to make a lot of money in a short space of time.

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