Betfair APIs and tools

DEVELOP CUSTOM APPS & TURBO CHARGE YOUR BETTING STRATEGY!

The Betfair Developer Program is here to help you integrate Betfair data and betting services into any kind of application, on any platform.

We have the API's, data and tools you need to develop rich, customised betting interfaces for your own use or to distribute to third-party customers.

YOU HAVE FOUR PRODUCTS TO CHOOSE FROM


Exchange API
Exchange API

Create automated betting systems or custom interfaces with the Exchange API.
Read market data, place bets, check current bet details and more.

Overview
Games API
Games API

Integrate with the Betfair Exchange Games system - from creating a new client front-end system to an automated betting application

Overview
Timeform API
Timeform API

Founded in 1948, Timeform’s opinions have widely been accepted as the definitive measure of racing merit and indispensable for betting punters

Overview
Exchange Historical Data
Exchange Historical Data

Betfair Exchange historical data is made available to Betfair customers through two services

Overview
  • Exchange API
    Exchange API

    Create automated betting systems or custom interfaces with the Exchange API.
    Read market data, place bets, check current bet details and more.

    Got It
    what you can do

    The Betfair Exchange Application Programming Interface (API) is the platform on which developers build customised betting tools and interfaces to use with the Betfair Sports Exchange.

    Find markets, place bets, check current bet details, betting history and account statements.

    For Example
    Build a spreadsheet that monitors your position on a specific market, calculating the average effective price achieved on each selection taking into account offsetting back and lay bets
    Build your own trading interface, customised to suit your own trading needs.
    Publish Betfair odds on your website as part of our Affiliate Programme.
    Automate a successful manual trading strategy or algorithm
  • Games API
    Games API

    Integrate with the Betfair Exchange Games system - from creating a new client front-end system to an automated betting application

    Got It
    what you can do

    Using read-only services you can create programmes that:

    • Retrieve reference information for a games market
    • Retrieve the market prices
    • Retrieve your current bets on an event
    • Retrieve information on settled bets
    • Retrieve your account statement information
    • Use this information to calculate and display your own data



    Using transactional services:

    • Place bets on a games market
    • Cancel existing unmatched bets
    • Modify existing unmatched bets
    • Transfer money from/to your Exchange Games wallet
    For Example
    Build a spreadsheet that monitors your position on a specific market, calculating the average effective price achieved on each selection taking into account offsetting back and lay bets
    Build a programme which will record games data as history into a local database
    Build an application that places bets when certain market conditions are met
    Build an application that can place offsetting bets conditional on other bets getting matched
    Build an application to automate your betting strategy
  • Timeform API
    Timeform API

    Founded in 1948, Timeform’s opinions have widely been accepted as the definitive measure of racing merit and indispensable for betting punters

    Got It
    what you can do

    The Timeform API is available to Betfair customers to access premium content for private or commercial use. It is a REST API that allows you to programmatically retrieve data from the Timeform database.

    Since the company was founded in 1948, Timeform’s opinions have widely been accepted as the definitive measure of racing merit and indispensable for betting punters. In the past few years Timeform has increased it's output considerably so that data and content is available for different depths of sophistication – all of which are ready to meet your bespoke needs.

    For Example
    Enhance your front-end output to attract new punters with Timeform opinion
    Improve ‘stickiness’ and ‘dwell-time’ to increase customer retention and loyalty
    Brand association with Timeform to encourage customers to bet with confidence
  • Exchange Historical Data
    Exchange Historical Data

    Betfair Exchange historical data is made available to Betfair customers through two services

    Got It
    what you can do

    Historical data allows you to:

    • Analyse the past real performance in Betfair markets of your selection before you bet
    • Compare previous similar situations to give you an edge
    • Learn the market behaviour of a new sport
    • Predict future price movements from historical information
    For Example
    Export data into .csv format for import into spreadsheets or databases for further processing
    Test your manual trading strategies using interfaces that incorporate historical data
    Build a simulation model based on Betfair Historical data to back test your betting strategy
*Free for personal use, for commercial use we have a range of options.

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    • Commercial Licences Available
    • Documentation
    • Developer Forum
    • REST API
    • JSON-RPC
    • Stream API
    • Sample Code
    • Demo Tools
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    • Exchange API
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