A list of videos from conferences that I feel will be of use to the mathematically minded (winning investor).

William takes us through the gambling inspired beginnings of probability theory, expected value, winning at blackjack, Kelly criterion and modelling horse races.

A lecture given by Dr Noah Silverman, at UCLA, where he expands on some of William Benter's work.

Steven explains how he modelled Jai Alai matches using Monte Carlo methods to profit from the parimutuel market at Jai Alai stadia.

How Science is Taking the Luck out of Gambling

Author of The Perfect Bet, Adam Kucharski traces the scientific origins of the world's best gambling strategies during a Royal Institution lecture.

Floored - is a 2009 documentary looking at the transition on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from open outcry pit trading to electronic trading. The video may be of interest to those who wish to understand the importance of automation in sports trading as it too will surely see the end of manual trading too.

What is a quant trader? - a very useful insight into the world of the quant developer. The interviewee works in the financial market but everything in the interview is applicable to automated sports trading.

Million Dollar Traders - eight amateurs are given a chance to trade for a hedge fund.


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  2. Glad you like it. Do come again.

  3. Where could I find some guides regarding prematch trading? I would love to learn how to make profit with Betfair trading.

  4. You can start with YouTube. To be honest you are not going to find much help. You are on a long journey that involves you performing a lot of research and finding your own market niche.

    Everyone is protecting their niche and they are not going to surrender it to you.

  5. Just want to add a correction on your site, most of which I heartily agree with. Cymatic Trader was not the first to offer PIQ (position in queue) as that honour goes to Autobet Pro which I brought out in 2003, long before Cymatic was even thought of. I closed Autobet in 2006 or so as I was making more money using the software than from selling it, though I did make a fair bit flogging it as it was the only one-click software available.