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  • #4020
    Racing Daily
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    Are ‘bots’ the biggest hoax of all time, or are they a reality?<br>The hacks on BF speak their bot-talk with startling regularity.  They explain that I can buy a bot from Argos for £14.99.  I looked in my catalogue regularly and have not seen one yet.  Are bots fact or wishful thinking?

    #93310
    aston
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    OK. Can somebody first explain what a "bot" is. Or is that the point?

    #93312
    turtle
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    A bot is a nasty fat maggot . It is a parasite which lives off horses.:biggrin:

    #93313
    Nick Hatton
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    I can absolutely 100% guarantee you that they exist RD.

    …… and they don’t cost £14.99 from Argos ! ;)

    #93316
    non vintage
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    i definitely voted that they do exist.

    i have one, and use it for sitting on, farting and pooing out of on a (generally) regular basis…

    #93319
    Racing Daily
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    I know about robots, the ones that scour the net for search engine listings (spiders also).  But I was starting to wonder if ‘bots’ in the betting sense were just one big wind up.  Maybe, maybe not.<br>BTW, I know, really, that Argos don’t sell bots.  You would have to go to Tottenham Ct Rd to get a specialist item like a bot ;)

    #93321
    gamble
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    Gary reflected on the markets, they had again been particularly kind to him that day, as they had been yesterday, and the day before and their was a certain boredom to this predictability. He walked around the ice palace with a stiffer nonchalance that night though, as there was more than a little coldness in the air and he noticed his breath, hanging in the stairwell. To make matters worse he couldn’t sleep. 127, 128, and his foot creaked a little on the top last stair, and he reached for the handle of the little wooden door that housed his marvels. He pushed the door open and his face lit up with his usual look of admiration.

         " Hallo my beauties, GARY’S here "

       Nineteen beautifully formed pert bots in three rows all moving rythmically in the cold air with perfect precision and just a slight whirr. He had a particular favourite – and he walked over to her. She was simply called nineteen and was separated from the others and in a corner away from the windows. He had spent months labouring to add a particularly interesting feature… Apart from this he had given her a voice.

    ‘"good evening Gary,

    nineteen’s been waiting up for you "    

    #93324
    Prufrock
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    More, please, gamble!

    Bots exist. A more interesting question might be "are bots a good thing, a bad thing or just a, errrm, thing, neither particularly good nor bad?"

    (Edited by Prufrock at 6:01 pm on May 5, 2004)

    #93326
    larry layer
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    I’m sat here watching a bot i co-own work away on the 23:38 American horse race.  I’m pretty sure it exists.  I’m also hoping the #7 backers aren’t going to get lucky, the bots taken a rather dim view on it and been laying for the last 10 minutes, it’s obviously spotted something in it’s form.  :biggrin:

    #93328
    Mounty
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    Bots exist and some "bot" accounts are on zero % comm with Betfair as they provide so much liquidity.

    #93330
    Nick Hatton
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    Is that really true Mounty ?

    I was under the impression that nobody pays less than 2%

    #93332
    TheMaster
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    I would be very surprised if anyone was on  zero commision with betfair, i have averaged over 1000 pounds commision a week with betfair and although have recioeves  a few very minor ads, nothing to the scale of no commision et al

    #93334
    gamble
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    Interesting and quite believable. Of course getting back to bots, some are user friendly to betfair’s systems and some are not. Gary’s bots were according to him, approved as friendly.

    #93336
    Tony25
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    Quote: from Nick Hatton on 12:52 am on May 7, 2004[br]Is that really true Mounty ?

    I was under the impression that nobody pays less than 2%<br>

    If only you knew…………………Lets just say “Bet Collector“have what could de desribed has a commission rate of below zero (They receive part of any commission thats been raised against them and pay nothing on their winnings!!).

    Bet collector are responsible for stimulating the markets,they work for several leading exchanges including Betfair!!

    #93338
    larry layer
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    its possible one or two might be on less than 2% and this could have been agreed for them a couple of years ago when the site was still young, but i would be surprised.  i know theres one chap who can afford to go on holiday for a few weeks and still come back and be on 2% due to the number of commission points he racks up.

    what gamble says is also correct, there are bots betfair likes and ones they dont. im not sure what action they take to curb the ones they dont like.

    ian, do you allow bots on your site ?  these bots are hopefully going to increase betfairs competition. as the other exchanges are botted liquidity will increase and hopefully people will move away from the betfair to lower rates of commission when they see they can get the same price somewhere else.

    i think there is a myth out there relating to bots that they never lose etc.  they can lose just like we all do at times, its just they are better at being disciplined, have endless stamina and can place more bets in a day than any of us could.  

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