A couple of comments on recent posts, with James first confirming that:
Caan has most certainly been a sales director.
However, selling PDFs as non-returnable digital media on PayPal has proven more lucrative than selling solar panels with their annoying money-back guarantees.James is correct, as usual. Caan Berry lasted just shy of 9 months in 2015 (January to October) as a Sales Director before focusing on his "Retail sale via mail order houses or via Internet" company called Sports Investments (UK) Ltd.
Tennis Trader had a comment on my post pointing out that the huge advantage for court-siders does not stop between points:
so in your belief all inplay sports betting is dead thenThat statement represents quite a leap, and with a few problems - asserting a claim I have never made, and without a definition of what 'dead' means in this context.
Despite the absence of a question mark, I suspect the statement is intended as an interrogative one, but I can't speak to "all" in-play sports betting because I am not familiar with all of them.
What I can say is that over the years, in-play betting has become 'dead' (very little activity) in some sports, for example ice hockey, College Football and baseball, and 'dead to me' (the presence of court-siders meaning I would be trading with a long-term negative expectancy) in sports such as golf, NBA and the NFL.
Football continues to attract lots of in-play money, as the 'active management' feature makes this this a unique sport on the exchanges. Here the challenge for the novice is not (usually) the presence of pitch-siders, but the standard of competition and expertise that you are up against.
What the situation is for the many sports of which I have no experience, e.g. Aussie Rules, athletics, bowls, boxing etc., I have no idea, but any sport with enough liquidity will sooner or later become a target of court-siding syndicates.
And at that point the smart trader will walk away. There will always be the more vulnerable and naive who continue to unrealistically think they can compete with court-siders, but as I have explained in recent posts, this is an irrational belief, and it is irresponsible for anyone to claim otherwise.
Would you bet on the colour of the next car to pass your front door against someone positioned 300 yards up the road?
Of course you wouldn't, no one wants "to be picked off", even if there's encouragement to do so because it can be lucrative "...if you only bet between speed bumps". That the encouragement comes from the hot dog seller parked outside your house who used to sell to you should be a red flag.