First impressions count and when you look at the website it is so clear what you are getting that you immediately feel positive about the program.
The free trial period is sufficient to allow you to decide if the program has the features that you require. If you are new to bots then the familiarisation time may be a little longer but the instructions are clear and well laid out in a PDF manual so you are able to see the screen and the instructions at the same time. Sounds trivial but can make a big difference to the time spent and understanding. Alistair seems to go the extra mile for his clients with pertinent email advices about potential problems such as Betfair down times. There is also a forum with many questions that you may have discussed and answered. In a nutshell, the infrastructure is all there to support the product.
The program allows you to both back and lay horses and greyhounds using any system you have chosen and there is a test mode so you can make sure you have it right before risking cash. There are around 30 built in staking plans that you can assign to your system and in addition you can set up your own staking plan to operate with your plan and this can be stored independently.
Setting up your system is simple and the really good thing about this particular bot is that everything is pretty much visible on just one screen – you will use pop outs to both adjust your settings and selections but because you start from the same place every time it makes life easier and the less potential for error there is the better. As well as being able to make your selections daily and just input them you can set up your pet systems for both backing and laying and these will then be bet automatically and excellent records kept that you can download to Excel or direct to The Staking Machine which is an excellent assessment tool. All the staking plans can be fine tuned for your own peculiarities and once you have set up your system on the bot it is then just a question of recalling it when you want to enter the days betting. Some tipsters even load their selections direct to the bot so you have very little to do but manage your cash.
It seems to me that pretty much every eventuality has been catered for by the software and a detailed description of any function is easily accessible in the manual. I particularly liked the ability to use live odds rather than just Betfair prices and to be able to have a minimum liquidity setting for any race is very sensible. One of the dangers that the Bet Engine will allow you to overcome is the revolving favourite – you can set the software to place a bet only once during its search time or allow multiples. Each way betting using Betfair is well set up and you can adjust the weight of bet between win and place as you wish.
Stake adjustment can be automatic using the plans pre-loaded and you can even set overall profit/loss targets for the day across your systems rather than allow them all to have a bad day!
There are audible signals for you if you are actually present during racing. If you are remote then the obvious problems of power/internet connections cuts are something you must consider but as I read things you could in theory set your bets for a week if using automatic systems and go away and leave it to get on with it as there is an automatic roll over to the next days racing feature. Using a Virtual Private Server would overcome the power failure risk if potentially a problem.
This is a sophisticated piece of kit and probably not for those just embarking on their betting careers although you could argue that it may be the best time to start before you get too hidebound in other directions. The not insignificant time you will need to invest in getting to know the program is likely to be very worthwhile and I would recommend that you make full use of the trial to see for yourselves the power of the program.