OddStorm Review 2014/2015
OddStorm was established in 2007 and provides high quality cross-market soccer surebets, middles and Polish middles. Since its launch they have been enhancing their service, adding bookmakers, markets and filters, and improving parsing algorithms and arbitrage detection systems. Currently OddStorm offers pre-match and in-play football arbitrage on their web site, having also developed a Windows application exclusively for live arbing (OddStorm InPlay application).
OddStorm collects odds on their own, without using third party providers. Their event matching system guarantees displaying almost all soccer tournaments, leagues and events matched against each bookmaker. They focus on football so that they can cover every major and minor league, with a dedicated team monitoring and working on the completeness of the coverage. Anyway, they have announced they will eventually add other sports in the future. They cover the following markets:
- 1X2 Corners
- Double Chance
- Over/Under Home
- Over/Under Away
- Over/Under Corners
- Over/Under Home Corners
- OverUnder Away Corners
- Odd/Even Corners
- Odd/Even Home
- Odd/Even Away
- CorrectScore (as UnderGoals)
- AH (including DNB)
- AH Corners
They also cover a high number of cross-market soccer surebets, middles and Polish middles. They currently offer 51 bookmakers for future events and 40 bookmakers for in-play arbitrage. Regarding periods, they cover 1st half, 2nd half, halftime and fulltime for in-play arbitrage. They only cover fulltime for prematch.
The refresh rate is only 1 second on the windows InPlay application. On their web site the refresh rate is 3 seconds for in-play and 15 seconds for prematch, but can be set to greater values according to each user’s preferences.
Besides arbitrage detection, OddStorm also offers odd comparison and odd history. Users can see the history of every odd, since first detected at OddStorm and the time of each change. Users can also compare odds from different bookmakers, by clicking on the event and selecting the market of choice.
OddStorm claims to prevent obvious error from being displayed, having many rules which determine these situations.
Users can set an alarm that will sound when the arbitrage percentage is higher than a predefined value.
OddStorm (the InPlay application in particular) has a huge speed regarding parsing and arbitrage generation and delivery. They scan asians and Pinnacle every 15 seconds and do not miss to catch a market trend which may produce an arbitrage. InPlay application scans every bookmaker in 1-3 second interval. These odds changes can be seen in odd history (as shown in the picture).
Users can specify the minimum and maximum arb percentage. The minimum allowed arbitrage can be chosen from the following: -1%, 0%, 0.5%, 1%, 2%, 3%, 4% and 5%. The negative arbitrage can be used to take advantage of bonuses and rapidly fulfilling rollover requirements. The maximum allowed arbitrage can be chosen from: 0%, 1%, 2%, 3%, 5%, 7%, 10% and 100%. These limits allow to prevent palp errors. On the InPlay application limits are the same, but users can write any value (instead of choosing from the list), for example, a minimum of 1.5% and a maximum of 300%
Middles and Polish middles have a probability value. The higher this value, the better (for middles) and the worst (for Polish middles). Users can set the minimum probability (between 4 and 10) for Middles and the maximum probability (between 2 and 3.5) for Polish middles.
OddStorm can consider all available events or just the ones that will be played in 1, 2, 7 or 30 days. As arbers we don’t want to keep our money stuck on a bet for a long time so we could chose to display only events for the next 2 days.
In the arbitrage window, users can dismiss the information they no longer want to see by filtering items, including specific odds, a specific match or a whole league. Dismissed information can be shown again by removing the applied filters.
The Windows InPlay application has more filter possibilities, including the following:
- Filter events for a small period of time (1, 2 or 5 minutes).
- Arbitrage outcome count (2, 3 or 4 legs)
- Events at half time break
- Events where current score is draw
- Minutes till half time break or end of match are less than given minutes
- Odd price is lower than a given value
Users can customise bookmakers to be used for pre-match arbitrage and in-play arbitrage. Bookmakers can be optional or mandatory. For example, if you have most of your bankroll on a specific bookmaker, you can decide to force this bookie on all arbs displayed (set it as mandatory) and leave other bookies as optional. The latest version of the InPlay application has instant bookmaker filtering and allows predefining bookmaker filter sets.
Users can also set their time zone and chose among the following languages: English, Bulgarian, Czech, Swedish and Russian.
The Windows InPlay application will introduce interesting features in next versions. OddStorm is working on market customisation for each bookmaker and on multi-tab arbitrage windows to allow different rules and filters on each tab. They are also working on a major upgrade that will allow autologin and navigating to specific betting slips.
Every surebet, middle or Polish middle can be calculated on the built in calculator. Users must specify the stake for one of the bet legs (outcomes) and OddStorm will calculate other stakes, the arbitrage percentage, return on each bet and profit (or loss).
The calculator allows users to change the odds, but does not support different currencies or commissions. Non subscribers are limited to 100 max stake
Customer support can be contacted by email and they provide a very quick response. The site also provides a live chat area for paying subscribers, visible to all visitors. Skype support is also available, and OddStorm participate in Arbusers forum where they post information and answer users questions. In this forum they have a specific board with 10 threads at the time of our review. Although there is no user manual, they have posted several articles on their web site and Arbusers forum
OddStorm offers 4 subscription plans.
- Free subscription: it has 15 minutes delay and maximum arbitrage shown is 1.5%. Maximum probability for middles is 6 and minimum for Polish middles is 3.25. Live arbitrage is not included.
- Basic subscription: it also has 15 minutes delay, but no restrictions regarding arbitrage percentage, middles or Polish middles. Its price is 19 EUR per month. Live arbitrage is not included.
- PRO subscription: it has 2 minutes delay. Its price is 79 EU per month (pre-match) and 95 EUR per month (in-play)
- VIP subscription: it has no delays. Its price is 155 EU per month (pre-match) and 195 EUR per month (in-play). VIP users can opt for the pre-match + in-play plan, for 295 EUR.
During December they usually run into promotional period (Christmas Promotion) offering lower priced long-term subscriptions (6 months or 1 year).
Payments can be done by Skrill or Paypal.
Supported bookmakers (as of July 30, 2014)
- 10Bet (+in-play)
- 12Bet (+in-play)
- 188Bet (+in-play)
- Admiralbet (+in-play)
- BWin (+in-play)
- Bet365 (+in-play)
- Bet8 (+in-play)
- BetAtHome (+in-play)
- BetSafe (+in-play)
- BetVictor (+in-play)
- Betclic (+in-play)
- Betinternet (+in-play)
- Boylesports (+in-play)
- Cashpoint (+in-play)
- Championsbet (+in-play)
- Coral (+in-play)
- DoxxBet (+in-play)
- Fonbet (+in-play)
- Goalbet (+in-play)
- InterWetten (+in-play)
- Ladbrokes (+in-play)
- Marathonbet (+in-play)
- Mybet (+in-play)
- NordicBet (+in-play)
- Novibet (+in-play)
- Noxwin (+in-play)
- Offsidebet (+in-play)
- Pinnacle (+in-play)
- Playbet (+in-play)
- SBOBET (+in-play)
- SportingBet (+in-play)
- StanJames (+in-play)
- Stoiximan (+in-play)
- SvenskaSpel (+in-play)
- Tempobet (+in-play)
- TheBetArena (+in-play)
- Tipico (+in-play)
- TitanBet (+in-play)
- Unibet (+in-play)
- WillHill (+in-play)
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