Hi everyone, Stephen here, with a report on the first month of my live trial of the BetHawk Betfair robot.
I kicked off the trial in early February to try to come to a final, definitive conclusion about this intriguing piece of software.
But if you don’t know what this re-trial is all about, then I suggest your first read my introduction to the thread.
However I suspect I can guess what you really want to know….
Has BetHawk automagically been winning me money, just like it says it will on the tin?
Well, I’m glad to say the answer so far is, “YES!”
Look at this screenshot of summary stats and admire the nice ascending graph!
If you recall, I started on 5th February with an 800 point bank at 0.50 (fifty pence) per point, ie GBP £400.
I’m pleased to report that, after 904 bets, the bank has grown to a healthy GBP £499 – a net profit of 198 points – an increase equal to almost 25% of the starting bank!
I’d be extremely happy with that level of performance if it is maintained for the rest of the trial.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will spot a small discrepancy between the 198 points profit I actually made, and the 195 points profit in the screenshot. The system author, Keith, has explained to me in great detail why there is a small discrepancy between what BetHawk Config shows and the true profit, and I am satisfied that the difference will only ever be small, and so is nothing to be concerned about.
Remarkably, the last 16 days have all produced positive outcomes, and there have been only 6 negative days out of 25 in the trial so far.
So it’s all been impressive stuff; though, of course, it is very early days yet in what is expected to be at least a ten month trial.
So.. has it truly been hands-free?
Yes it has!
Apart from one day when Betfair was down for an extensive maintenance period. This caused BetHawk to crash, and because I had got so used to not having to touch it, I stupidly forgot to check whether it needed restarting.
This reminded me of what I already knew – that if you are running any kind of robot on Betfair then always to check it is up and running correctly after an outage.
Keith also said that he would look to send a reminder email to all subscribers whenever he becomes aware of the exchange being down – which would of course be very helpful.
In normal mode however, BetHawk remains hands-free. I’ve even configured it to send me a little summary email at the end of the racing day.
Today’s email summary is below: so you can see that I don’t even have to log in to find out the exact score for the day.
Profit : 3.41
Points : 6.82
Bank : 1756.99
So.. how did the individual systems in the portfolio fare?
The statistics and graphs for each of the 7 systems I am running are shown in the screenshots below.
I am pleased to be able to report that they all profited except for “Venice 18” (see the last screenshot), which is down about 5 points, and “Keith 09″ (second image), which has roughly broken even.
One of the other systems only came into profit in the last few days – but hey, a profit’s a profit. 😀
We’re only a month into the trial, so a note of caution should be sounded.
However, BetHawk has certainly made a very promising start. And, if it continues in the same fashion, I, for one, will be very happy with it!
Now that it’s up and running, there’s really little to do except, hopefully, keep tabs on how much money it’s making.
I’ll be back with my next report around the end of March.
In the meantime, you can read more about BetHawk here.