BetLinker Review 2014/2015
BetLinker is a Windows application to detect and deliver sports betting arbitrage opportunities. It was developed by Russian developer Evgeniy Krasnov in 2011 and was available only in Russian until last August when the English version launched.
BetLinker collects odds and displays arbitrage opportunities from more than 100 bookmakers.
BetLinker only focuses on pre-match arbing – they are working on live arbitrage but currently it’s only a free service up to 1%. They cover at least 28 sports and many markets (including cross markets) to detect more than 4000 different combinations of 2, 3 and 4 outcomes surebets.
The refresh rate is on average between 10 and 40 seconds, but users can pause the update by pressing a button in the lower left corner of the program window. Some bookmakers have faster refresh rate, such as Pinnacle (7 seconds).
One of the most remarkable functions about BetLinker is its built-in browser and automatic login. The application will automatically log you in to the bookmaker, find the correct sport, league and market, and fill the bet slip if possible. This requires telling BetLinker you username and password on all bookmakers, something not everybody will be comfortable with.
The arbitrage window shows all arbs available based on current user settings and filters. Each arbitrage is shown in a row including the event and league, markets, arb percentage, time until the event starts, the arb age and bookmakers involved. Columns shown can be customised. You can also switch to a detailed view, where all arbs are shown on more than one row, with each leg detail.
BetLinker offers an odds comparison service. Users can click on a bookmaker name (in the built-in browser or calculator). A small window will show and let you select other appropriate odds for this outcome. After selecting any odds, automatic authorization and browsing to it will start immediately.
Another way to compare odds is to call All Odds window by pressing F5 in main window, or appropriate button in built-in browser and external calculator. This time a larger window will show up, displaying many markets and a direct link to event for each bookmaker (if supported). The service allows you to specify bookmakers, as well as to track changes in odds, or outcomes (you specify the odds and the desired value and BetLinker will track these odds until they reach this value). And when you need to compare odds for a specific event, you can use “Find events” function, by entering team names in the search field.
BetLinker accounting can help you keep a record of your bets. By pressing the “Add to accounting” button, you can record the selected surebet. You must previously create all necessary bookmaker accounts. BetLinker accounting provides information about profit for day, week, or month, and some statistics of your accounts.
Accounting manages money transactions (deposits, withdrawals, transfers) and betting transactions (bet, surebet and bonus).
Built in browser
By pressing the “Make bet” button, the built in browser will automatically open, log into your account on bookmakers websites and go to the event. If in the process of surfing any odd has changed, the browser immediately informs you about it and offers to recalculate stakes in the built-in calculator.
The Built in Browser splits the screen depending on the number of legs of the arbitrage.
BetLinker manages filters using the following criteria:
- bookmakers (optional and mandatory bookmakers)
- countries and leagues
- remaining time (from and to)
- surebet lifetime (from and to)
- maximum bet amount on exchanges
- number of outcomes (2, 3 or 4)
- surebets and middles
- back and lay on exchanges
- second and third leagues
- multiple outcomes from one bookmaker
- odds (from and to)
- different rules
Users can create up to 10 filters (only in Ultra plan) and up to two in Pro plan.
There is an instant alert for all users. If user enables checkbox “Notify in program”, all new and changed surebets falling into the filter will arise with a small window in the corner. When you click on the alert window, the main window will automatically open and the surebet will be selected.
BetLinker allows lots of customisation. Users can customise the information to be displayed for each surebet and highlighting criteria. There are other display settings and sound settings, information to be shown on the calculator, the position of the notification window, and many other. The customisation window includes 11 tabs – connection, surebets table, bookmakers, interface, sounds, notify, calculator, browsing, accounting, odds and hot-keys – and around 100 items in total.
For each bookmaker, BetLinker allows users to set information such as username and password, web address, currency and other.
There are four calculators:
- built in calculator in the main window
- external calculator
- external calculator with manual selection of arb
- built in calculator in the browser
Built in calculator in the main window and external calculator allow to calculate the arbitrage for the match selected. It is possible to change the total sum, rounding, each bet stake, currency, exchange rate, odds, and overweight or fix any sum.
The calculator has a “Surebet changed” indicator. Calculator constantly monitors odds and informs users of any change. If after change surebet is still profitable, calculator icon turns yellow, while it turns red on negative arbs.
By clicking on the words “Surebet changed” odds are updated with current odds.
By clicking on the name of the bookmaker, the list of odds from other bookmakers on same outcome will be shown (odds comparison feature).
On the external calculator with manual selection of arb, users can choose any of more than a thousand possible arbitrage situations (of course, a lot of combinations are the same, just changing the number of goals or points).
Customer support can be contacted by email and they provide a very quick response. BetLinker participates in Arbusers forum where they post information and answer users questions. In this forum they have a specific board with 6 threads at the time of our review.
There is also a help page available online with a short description of most functions, and a faqs page and a list of all used abbreviations.
There is also good help information within the software.
BetLinker has 3 subscription plans.
- Free plan: provides surebets and middles from 0% to 1%, built-in browser, accounting module and notifications
- Pro plan: It adds surebets and middles above 1%, negative surebets and middles and odds comparison. Its cost is 100 EUR per month.
- Ultra plan. It adds extended filters. Its cost is 120 EUR per month.
A fourth plan which will provide live arbs and middles is coming soon.
Payments can be done by Skrill. 10% discount is available for 3 months subscriptions.
Supported bookmakers (as of August 22, 2014)
BetLinker currently supports 114 bookies, as shown on the next image
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