BetSender Review

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We have now integrated our BettingTools tips with BetSender so that users of our site can have their TipsterTable bets (advised by their favourite horse racing tipsters) placed automatically with Betfair’s exchange. It’s extremely simple to set up and will save you lots of time and allow you to get some very juicy prices.

One of our top horse racing tipsters ‘BV’ has very kindly done a review of the software for us. He has been BetSender successfully for years and makes a living betting on the horses. If you purchase by clicking here and quote BETTINGTOOLS before the end of May you will also receive a 10% discount!


Betsender is a bot for Betfair which fully automates your exchange betting and staking plan implementation, and comes complete with a large number of built-in backing and laying staking plans. You can leave Betsender running on your computer for hours (days even), and while you are away you can rest assured that your bets are automatically being placed into the Betfair betting exchange automatically based on the criteria you have set.

There are many features I personally like about this software:

Bet Less Than Minimum Bet Size

With Betsender it is possible to bet with a stake below the Betfair minimum staking requirement. This is ideal if you are backing or laying multiple selections in a race and don’t want a large stake applied to each. Perhaps you want to back 4 selections at value odds in a race, with Betsender it is possible to stake perhaps 50p on each, limiting your total outlay to just £2 in the race, while at the same time having multiple selections running for you with a decent upside if one of them wins, and a small downside if they all lose. You can stake as low as 1p using Betsender.

Place Bets at Betfair SP

I like this feature. The minimum stake of £2 applies here, but this is useful when you don’t want to accept the odds on offer, especially if the odds are drifting. By specifying Betfair SP you will receive the odds the horse returns at to Betfair SP. One way I use this is in conjunction with the minimum odds criteria, so I might specify that the minimum odds I want to accept is 10 for example, and have the Betfair SP price on the selection. The bet is still fired into the market, even if the odds are less than 10, but the bet is not actually placed unless the Betfair SP is equal to, or greater than, the minimum odds level of 10 I have specified. The same applies for lay betting.

Backing and Laying Staking Plans

Not everyone wants to bet level stakes. With Betsender it is possible to use specific staking plans, and have the stake automatically calculated based on the plan you use.

Backing Staking Plans include:

1. 1326
2. Bookies Bank
3. Dalembert
4. Fibonacci
5. Fixed Profit
6. Kelly’s
7. Labouchere
8. Level Stakes
9. LP28
10. Martin
11. Parlay
12. Percentage
13. Pro
14. Progressive
15. Recovery
16. Retirement
17. Secure
18. Sqrt
19. Up-Down

There are also multiple lay betting staking plans that mostly mirror those of the backing plans, with a couple of more specific lay plans that include Fixed Liability and HiPro86. In total, across both backing and laying, there are 38 different types of staking plan you can apply to your betting. Betting statistics show you exactly how your staking plan is performing, which is also useful. All reporting takes into account your Betfair Commission and winnings are reported net so you know exactly how much you have won in real terms after deduction.

What Markets Does Betsender Cover?

Betsender covers all Betfair markets and selections across all sports events. You can load multiple market types, e.g UK, Aus, US horseracing, greyhounds, and football, and all bets will be automatically placed at the time you specify.

An important feature that a lot of punters will appreciate is the ability to SIMULATE your betting, to test out different betting scenarios, the effect of different staking plans on selections, etc. Betsender will use the market data to basically pretend to place your bets and then report back profit and loss over time for you to evaluate. The use of a virtual wallet is helpful, because you can see how the bank grows or diminishes by watching the running bank total.

Betting Conditions

Sometimes you want to place bets, but you want to specify specific criteria before the bet is placed into the market. With Betsender you can do this effortlessly. You have the minimum and maximum odds setting that allows you to specify the minimum odds you want to accept, or the maximum. You can also specify things like the runner must be favourite, or positioned 1-8 in the market for example. You might just want to auto-select the lowest price runner within a certain price range, this is also possible. You might just want to back or lay on an unnamed favourite, this is also possible.

Run Multiple Instances of Betsender

The ability to run multiple instances of Betsender is a great feature. Perhaps you want to keep your horse racing, greyhound and football bets seperate, specifying different criteria for each before bets are placed. The ideal way to do this is to run seperate instances of Betsender, 1 instance for each. You simply add an instance, name it, set the criteria, and save the instance. You can then simply start Betsender, tell it which instance you want to run, and all your settings are there ready to go, just add your selections and press the start button to get proceedings underway.

Scheduled Actions

Another interesting feature is the ability to schedule actions. You might want to restart a staking plan after a particular win or lose sequence, or automatically shutdown the computer once you have hit your profit target for the day or after the last race. With Betsender this is possible. Along with scheduled actions, you can also set profit/loss and stop after winner/loser triggers. These can be set as an absolute amount, or as a percentage of the bank. This is useful if you can’t be at the computer all the time, you can tell Betsender to stop betting after x number of losers to protect your bank, or after you have reached a particular loss level you set. Vice versa, you might want Betsender to stop betting after x number of winners, or after the betting bank has increased by a particular amount or percentage.

Betsender Interface

I have used most Betfair bots and applications, and personally I think the Betsender interface is one of the more intuitive. The application screen area is well designed and very informative. At a glance you can see the selections, the actual Betfair odds for the next race (which you can adjust right down to 1 second updates) and your current betting bank balance, profit and loss, and system performance, all updated with each race.

Importing Tips

This feature is brilliant! The ability to pull tips into Betsender from an external source, our your own csv file is invaluable and saves a lot of time. I know Brian has been working on this for the Betting Tools site tips and I think this could throw betting into a whole new league. Being able to automatically import the tips from tipsters you follow, and have your bets placed automatically is something that will prove very beneficial to punters I am sure.

Great Support

I have only ever had 1 occasion to contact Betsender for support, and even then it was nothing to do with the software itself as I just wanted a specific modification made to one of the staking plans. From the time I emailed, to the time I received the update providing exactly what I wanted it was around 4 hours. Now that is what I call great support! The team behind Betsender are excellent and this is reflected not only in the software itself, but also the level of support they provide. There are training videos, FAQ sections, and tutorials. And if you do require additional information, or as in my case a slight modification, then they are only an email away and only to happy to help.


If you are looking for an automated betting solution for Betfair then you would be very hard pressed to find anything better than Betsender I think. It has everything the average punter needs to automate their backing and laying on Betfair. The ability to export the results directly into The Staking Manager (another software product I seriously recommend) allows you to stay on top of your betting, test different scenarios, and get enhanced reporting on your overall performance. And the one-off cost of Betsender, in comparison to other similar products where you pay a recurring monthly fee, is a real bonus.

Having used Betsender for years to place literally thousands of bets, and having never had a problem with it, I highly recommend you give it a go!