I’m looking for an experienced and motivated programmer completing the following job – sports betting experience/interest of advantage:
It is important that you are fully dedicated – meaning full-time – to this job. Only accept if you can deliver within two weeks. Unfortunately I’ve previously made a bad experience with heavily delayed flawful work – please do not accept if you cannot commit to these rules.
Skills necessary: Programming skills - probably Python, XML
The project can be split into the following parts:
Parsing of all incoming sportsbetting / tipster emails (Gmail account) and screen email for desired content, such as type of bet, bet to be placed, minimum odds to be achieved etc. Interpret this information and…
…compare the odds of two bookmaker sites – pinnaclesports.com and matchbook.com. Place the bet with the provider who offers the highest odds. Both websites offer an API!
Record the odds in a separate Excel sheet which serves as “reporting tool” and includes the bets placed, odds achieved, deviation of the achieved odds vs. the recommended odds, the outcome of the bet etc.
All of the above process should be controlled by some sort of interface where the user (me) can control the size of the bets to be placed, has an overview of the account balance, can check the latest bets placed etc.
If you’re interested, capable, motivated and able to dedicate your full time to this project, I’m happy to run you through the project details and your probably upcoming questions via Skype.
If you successfully completed this job, long-term maintenance and collaboration is desirable, not a one-off job only!