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    Question XML odds feed

    Hello everyone,
    I'm a computer science student seeking to develop a tiny sport betting website.
    I'm just struggling a little at the moment and need a little kick start and then I'm sure I'll be able to work the rest out.
    I've already started to work on my project and used Pinnacle XML odds feed for start.
    I'm currently using Pinnacle free odds feed.
    The main issue is that some important information is missing. I need more information on any event, like: the stage of the game(minute), the current score, and the most important thing is to know when event is over and no more bets can be accepted.
    I've read about Pinnacle commercial API licence and their API manual and I think that it exactly what I need.
    Does anyone tried Pinnacle API service?
    Is there another recommended XML odds feed services that I can use for this purpose?
    Would greatly appreciate any help with this.


    Thanks in advance.


    Jacki

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    Thank you for your quick response.
    I looked it up and it isn't quite what I'm looking for.
    As I mentioned I currently using the free XML odds feed from Pinnacle and I get access to all the sports games on the site and their odds in one request. In addition I can make subsequent request to get the latest updates. Nevertheless, I need more information as I mentioned above, so I can show the current result and the time and the most important thing is to get updated when the game has finished so I will know when to terminate a bet from been active.

    I really would appreciate some help.


    Jacki

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    Check out some other bookmaker feeds.

    The alternative would be buying a subscription for a livescore service, since most bookies are focused on pre-match and live odds, not match info such as score and time.

    If you're focused on a couple of leagues only, you might scrape the score from the official league site(s).

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    OLBG offered something called ValueChecker not sure it's still active but I'd recommend using a 3rd party.

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    ValueChecker isn't active anymore it seems.

    In a nutshell, it's pointless trying to scrape/compile all the data yourself. I've done it and it's very tedious. Because all the feeds are different you essentially have to write a tool for every single bookmaker and keep on top of them... It took me a good couple of months to build something that's fully automated and I've only covered football!

    I'm in the process of writing a bunch of guides that will be available (for free) to help people with this kind of stuff. It's actually quite straight forward if working from a tutorial or if someone shows you how it all works

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    Hi everyone,
    I tried to get xml odds from txodds, but 1690 euros/per month is really much... Do you know about some alternative? I mainly need tennis xml odds feed from bet365. I tried to enter their affiliate program, but no success :/ (there must exists some kind of proxy for this somewhere...?)
    I would appreciate any help. Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddsguy View Post

    I'm in the process of writing a bunch of guides that will be available (for free) to help people with this kind of stuff. It's actually quite straight forward if working from a tutorial or if someone shows you how it all works
    I'd be really interested in this, especially if that's how you built oddshunter.co.uk

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    thank you for sharing this source. Especially the livescore would be interesting. Anyone used xmlsoccer before? The price seems to be very low.
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    Quote:
    "I'm in the process of writing a bunch of guides that will be available (for free) to help people with this kind of stuff. It's actually quite straight forward if working from a tutorial or if someone shows you how it all works "

    Interesting! Have to check it deeply! Thanks.

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    I am new to the forum, so hello everyone. I stumbled across this thread on a Google search.

    I would also be very interested in this as I have all the xml feeds from bookmakers ready to go. Please keep me posted : )

    checked out your site too, very impressive




    Quote Originally Posted by oddsguy View Post
    ValueChecker isn't active anymore it seems.

    In a nutshell, it's pointless trying to scrape/compile all the data yourself. I've done it and it's very tedious. Because all the feeds are different you essentially have to write a tool for every single bookmaker and keep on top of them... It took me a good couple of months to build something that's fully automated and I've only covered football!

    I'm in the process of writing a bunch of guides that will be available (for free) to help people with this kind of stuff. It's actually quite straight forward if working from a tutorial or if someone shows you how it all works

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    Oddsguy I have just messaged you.
    Cheers

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    If anyone is interested I have written a guide on how to implement odds comparison: http://www.oddshunter.co.uk/blog/odds-comparison-guide/

    I hope people find it useful

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddsguy View Post
    If anyone is interested I have written a guide on how to implement odds comparison: http://www.oddshunter.co.uk/blog/odds-comparison-guide/

    I hope people find it useful
    Just what I'm after, thanks

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    What your asking for is indeed a live xml feed, I have live soccer feeds and odds available if interested. As for how to stop taking bets we had to write a parser file and set it to lock the event X minutes before game starts. Hope that helps.

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    Hi, I work at Pinnacle Sports and 'm also new to this forum. Just noticed this post regarding our API/XML-feed. I just wanted to let you know that if someone has any suggestions regarding our API/XML-feed, just let me know so I can inform our API-experts. This way we can make improvements if that's necessary! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Irene Zwols View Post
    Hi, I work at Pinnacle Sports and 'm also new to this forum. Just noticed this post regarding our API/XML-feed. I just wanted to let you know that if someone has any suggestions regarding our API/XML-feed, just let me know so I can inform our API-experts. This way we can make improvements if that's necessary! Thanks!
    Hey Irene,

    First of all, when you will change your policy regarding affiliates access to the feed ?
    In my opinion, if you really want more affiliates to work with you, you need to change it a little. A strictly condition to bring players in last 3-6 months will eliminate new affiliates who uses odds feeds, and even old partners.

    I am sure that your costs to offer the feed to one user are very low (some time ago, it was offered free to all people, affiliates or not).
    But an affiliate have important costs to create/modify a script using your feed; I think we all try to earn some money, not to only increase your costs of distribution. For sure, many will not bring you any profit, but you hope to work with 100% business rate success only?

    Is possible also to buy the data from a third party; in this case, a better option for an affiliate would be to buy directly from the source, if you give it.

    Best regards, Mihai

    PS. About quality only good. Very stable, few updates and changes (one per year maybe).
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    To note,

    I am not sure Irene frequents this forum much since her last post was June 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pariuri-online.ro View Post
    Hey Irene,
    A strictly condition to bring players in last 3-6 months will eliminate new affiliates who uses odds feeds, and even old partners.

    I am sure that your costs to offer the feed to one user are very low (some time ago, it was offered free to all people, affiliates or not).
    Pinnacles approach now is of a group that doesn't feel they need to bring in new small affiliates. Looks like they want the affiliate to prove they can do something first before giving them permission to use it.

    It kind of makes sense, they're in a very comfortable position at the moment and might feel as though having their name on every small website won't add anything.

    That being said though, I'm all for everybody having access to xml odds feeds - the more people that can have them, the more great content people can have on their websites and really show their knowledge on the subject.

    Quote Originally Posted by pariuri-online.ro View Post
    Is possible also to buy the data from a third party; in this case, a better option for an affiliate would be to buy directly from the source, if you give it.
    This is the worst part. These third party programs are charging so much that it's killing smaller guys getting into odds comparison. It's not allowing them to have the content they need to get their websites going.

    Looking myself at the moment to create a free odds comparison widget people can place on their webpage that helps smaller guys get into the affiliate industry. It'd let you place your own affiliate links and whatnot. Would people be interested in that sort of thing?

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    YES....many affiliates are interested in that sort of thing.

    Having one that is customizable to degree with css tags and placing our own affiliate links are usually the main things affiliates want to see.

    Being able to choose from a few bookies is nice also so affiliates do not have to show odds from a book they would rather not mention or show also.

    In a case like that if I needed some odds I would most likely not having a problem adding a link back to one of your sites as the creator etc.

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