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Tote Pro Professional Exotic Betting Software

New: Bet Selector now creates batch betting bet strings suitable for all Tabcorp TAB account holders (NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, NT, TAS)

Bets can now be placed directly with TAB at the click of a few buttons by copying and pasting into the TABs Batch Bet window.

Tote Betting Basics

The power of Race Day Live's betting functionality lies in its ability to vary the number of selections and the bet sizes for individual selections and/or exotic combinations. The advantage of this is most pronounced when betting exotics like trifectas, quinellas, exactas and first fours but even with win, place and each way bets it can instantly decide how much you need to bet on a number of selections so as to ensure a similar return regardless of the price of each selection.

With trifectas, quinellas, exactas and first fours you can select varying number of runners for each placing which gives rise to what we call a "multi" bet (as there are multiple numbers of selections for each placing). The more advanced option is when you want to bet individual combinations separately and with varying bet sizes. For example the most favoured trifecta combination might be 1-2-3 but rather than box these three runners the smarter approach recognises that 3-2-1 is less favoured and should be bet with a lesser amount than the 1-2-3 combination.

When using the software you simply click a radio button to choose the bet type (eg trifecta, exacta etc) and then tick (or don't tick) the "Multi" checkbox which basically gives you two modes of bet creation for each bet type (namely "multi" when selections are grouped together and "non-multi" when combinations are bet separately). The above gives rise to a variety of bet creation possibilities, all of which are summarised in the following sections.

Win and Place Bet Types

Win, place and each-way bet types as follows:

Quinella and Exacta Bet Types

Quinella and exacta bet types as follows:

Trifecta and First 4 Bet Types

Trifecta and first 4 bet types as follows:

Some of the above bet creations are a bit hard to visualise so the best way to learn about them is to use the software and simply click the relevant buttons and view the bet files that are created.

Picking Selections for 1st through 4th

The bet types discussed above naturally require you to have first selected runners for first, second, third etc. Tote Pro provides numerous data entry controls as follows to help you do this. These are outlined below starting with the most obvious controls which are the checkboxes for picking individual runners:

Picking a Price Basis for Ordering Selections

As mentioned above, runners can be selected according to their order in a priced market. Various markets are available for selection via a drop down list as follows:

Any one of the above options can be used for counting and selecting runners and also for calculating exotic betting probabilities. Note another drop down with identical choices can be used to select what we call "Comparative" prices. This is for advanced use and allows the software to determine whether runners and combinations are priced over or under the odds.

Advanced Exotic Controls

Following are some more advanced controls that can be applied when betting individual exotic combinations.

Defaults for most of the above settings can be changed in Bet Selector Ultimate using the Setup function via the pull down FILE menu (note however that changes to the defaults will only take effect for newly imported meeting files).

Creating and Placing Bets

The following controls relate to bet creation and betting.

More information on TAB batch betting can be found at Batch betting on the TAB website.

Note the above page also mentions how you can use the TAB "Import Batch File" option to import the BETS.TXT file. Regardless of whether you import or copy and paste, it is important that you enter the correct venue code that agrees with what your TAB is using. The above link provides details on where you can confirm which codes are being used on any given day (metrops are usually fine as they are stock standard SR, MR, BR, AR, WR but other meetings change on a daily basis hence the need to make sure you use the right ones).

Important: To make sure the correct venue codes end up in the BETS.TXT file, change the code as desired in the box to the left of the "View Bets" button and then click "Generate Bets" again (then click "View Bets" or "Copy Bets" as desired).