Add Your Own Ladders to Ctrl

Released last week, but for those of you who are yet to find the new feature, it is now possible to upload your own odds values as ladders in Ctrl without having to request help.

Simply go to Ladders in the Configuration and click on the 3 dots to select the option to “Add New Ladder”.

You can create a new ladder from scratch, by manually entering the values, or by copying a list over from Excel, into the window. Most Customers in the past have sent us their ladders in Excel, so the copy and paste feature should be most useful.

It is also possible to create a new ladder by starting from an existing one, much like you can do with Templates. So this gives you the possibility to effectively edit any existing ladders.

The new interface is pretty easy to understand and use, but if you have questions please do not hesitate to contact our friendly Support Team.

Scheduled Infrastructure Maintenance

Maintenance Planned 

We would like to inform you that we will have a scheduled infrastructure maintenance tomorrow, on April 19th, 2018 between 07:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC.

During the maintenance, we do not expect any service unavailability. However, you may experience a delay in the services listed below for a short period. This period will not exceed 5 minutes.

Life Cycle of Odds (Pre-Match service) XML
Betradar CTRL
Unified Odds Feed pre-match producer
Managed Trading Services pre-match
Live Score as XML
Statistics as XML

2 Affected Services:

Maintenance Window – 17th April 2018

Maintenance Planned – 

We would like to inform you that we will have a scheduled Betradar CTRL and Unified Odds Feed pre-match producer maintenance on April 17th, 2018 between 05:05 UTC and 08:00 UTC.

During the maintenance, you may experience short time-frames of not or slow responding Betradar CTRL and odds control and some short gaps in alive messages or short unsubscription from Unified Odds Feed pre-match producer. If this happens we kindly ask you to re-subscribe in order to continue getting pre-match from Unified Odds Feed.

NEW – Outrights in Unified Odds Feed & Ctrl

Outrights can now be configured and viewed in Ctrl. This version has been released so you can start to test the Unified Odds Feed and begin integration work.

Outrights are easily accessible from Monitoring Overview, but clicking on the new “Monitor Outrights” link in the top left, under the product logo.

Monitoring Outrights

The navigation is simple and easy to follow.

Odds Control is a big story for the new product and for this first version you can suspend and publish events when it suits you.

The configuration is equally intuitive and can be found with a similar new link, in the Configuration section.

Configuring Outrights

Outrights can be configured by inheriting the standard Betradar Key, by entering a Fixed Key or by the new method of assigning a Key Per Outcome

Key options

Keys can be set at each level and uniquely altered in Monitoring if the situation arises.

We hope this early access to the Outrights is a welcome addition to Ctrl and we will be continuing work in the coming months to add Odds Comparison, Alerting and the full set of Odds Controls that you can already enjoy for pre-match events.

If you have any questions or would like to book a demo, please use the contact information in the footer below.

Unified Odds Feed – NEW video

At the heart of Ctrl’s most exciting features, is the new Unified Odds Feed…

This modern data delivery system has many advantages, which are explained in the video below.

Click play…


Why not request a demo (Legacy Feed) Ctrl account to get access to a test Unified Odds Feed?

Just contact your Sportradar sales Representative, or use the email in the footer below to speak to the Ctrl team.

Feedback is always welcome, so you can also use the email below for any questions or queries you may have.

While you are down, register you own email to get InsideCtrl update notifications. wink gif

NEW – Betradar Odds Suggestions added to Match Up

Finally… it is now possible to see what the odds (with default keys) from Betradar are, in Ctrl.

What took us so long, right?

The new odds information can be found just to the right of your Own Odds, next to the Intelli-Average, in Match Up.

All markets Betradar offer odds for, will now be in view as soon as they are available, regardless of whether you have configured your template for those markets, or have own odds. If we can send them, you can see them…

Please note, Betradar’s odds are not laddered, harmonised or rounded. 

Betradar Odds
Example of Totals with a Semi-Auto change. You can now see how far you are from the underlying Betradar Odds.

For those who use Betradar’s Odds and have access to Odds Control, you now have a good reference, for whenever you choose to deviate from the Betradar Odds. When you want to put the odds back to Auto, you already have a good idea of what your new odds are going to be.

For those not using Betradar’s Odds Suggestions and not using Odds Control, you can easily compare your own odds with Betradar’s, without having to go and check them in another interface. In the old platform, you would have to go to Sports Fixtures w/Odds to see them. Now, Betradar’s Odds are conveniently placed where you can compare them to your own odds and with those from bookmakers you have elected to view, via your Bookmaker List. And… if you like the odds, why not just use them?

If you have any questions, please use the email in the footer below, or contact our friendly Support team.

Handy Hint #2 – Find quicker

If you are like me, sometimes you want to get to an event quickly, without having to click in too many places or navigate a tree menu.

So I create a Tab in Monitoring Overview, called “ALL”.

To do this you need to go to Monitoring Overview, open a new Tab and select all the sports in the tree menu by marking the check boxes. Make sure you do not have any filter buttons selected. Name the Tab “ALL” and click on the disc icon in the Tab to save. Done!

Now, whenever you want to go to an event quickly and you know the team or player name,  open your new “ALL” tab and type in the first few letters of the name and press <enter>.

The event will appear in the output section immediately.

Find All

You can also search  Sports, Categories and Tournaments by name too…

Create your own “ALL” Tab in Monitoring Overview for quicker navigation.

If you have any questions about Ctrl, or have some feedback to share, please use the email in the footer below to contact the team.

Have a great weekend…


Handy Hint #1 – Navigate one-time to alerted markets

The Alert Scores are a very good indication of how an event compares to the bookmakers you have selected in the configuration. The higher the score, the worse the differences…

If you click on these scores, for example in Monitoring Overview, you will load a small pop-up window with some additional information.

Alert Score market click

If the Alert Score is greater than 0, then the top 3 alerts will be listed, with some overview odds and averages.

By clicking on the first alerted market name, in the pop-up, you will open Match Up and navigate directly to that market, the worst alerted.

In the above example this is the Handicap market, for the -2.75 line Surebet alert.

Hcap -2.5-3 alert

Try it… Let us know what you think. Where else can the navigation be improved for you?

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Improvement – Template Tournament List

After receiving valid feedback from various Customers, we have improved the usability of the tournament list in the templates.

Before there was just a long list, and for some sports a really long list, of all available tournaments. This left users scrolling up and down great distances to get to the tick boxes they wanted to mark.

Now, we have added a handy “find” entry at the top of the list. So whenever you click on “EDIT TOURNAMENT” to open the list, you can enter characters and press <enter> to help you chop the full list down, to only include entries that share what you have typed.

For example…

  • In any template, click EDIT TOURNAMENT to open the list.
  • Type in what you are looking for and press <enter>.
  • The list will adjust to only show you items in the list that contain the text you have typed, or in the example below using Spain, items that are also listed below that tier in the tree.

Find Tournaments in Templates

  • To clear the find text, use the clear find icon on the right and the list will return to the full version.

Once you have found and selected the tournaments that you want to add to the Template, simply press SUBMIT and SAVE, as before.

If would like further help regarding this improvement, or have something else you wish to share with the team, please use the email address at the bottom of the page.

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New – Expected Total alerts

(An expected total is a singular value that be can be calculated from Total markets to give you a very precise figure for the total number of goals / points expected in the final score)

(Disabling of new alert released just for Account – 129 / A full release will be completed after field testing. Please note that alert pop-ups are due to be improved in the coming weeks, but the below screenshots are correct for this version of Ctrl)

(Disabling Expected Total alerts has been released for all accounts now)

Expected Total alerts are calculated alongside the regular Intelli-Avg based Deviation and Valuebet alerts, using the same calculation methods. If the Expected version is “worse” than the regular alerts, then it will be displayed instead.

This alert type will give you alert coverage for Total lines where there are no other bookmakers’ odds to generate an Intelli-Avg. However, it will still cover lines with an Intelli-Avg, as explained above.

In order for you to manage the new Expected Total alerts, available for Soccer and Basketball, it is also possible to disable these alerts to reduce Alert Scores.

Lets take a look at an example Expected Total alert.

Expected Total Pop Up
Expected Total pop-up

Alerted outcomes will have a slightly different icon, to the regular Deviation and Valuebet alert icons, with a noticeable trim around the edge.

If you click on the icon a pop-up will appear giving you some more information about the alert, as shown.

In the example above, your odds for Over 2 at 1.98 are significantly higher than the “expected” odds of 1.713 for the same outcome. This is producing an Expected Total Valuebet.

The pop-up also contains some additional information listing the percentage difference (6% here for a Valuebet type calculation), your own Expected Total (2.01 goals in the match) and the average, or market, Expected Total (2.231 goals in the match).

If you want to disable the effects of this alert on the total score simply click in the pop-up, where shown below.

Expected Total Disable 1
Disabling an Expected Total alert

If you disable a Valuebet Expected Total alert, then you automatically also disable Expect Total Deviation alerts. However, if you disable a Deviation version it is still possible to receive Valuebet Expected Total alerts.

Despite the below Expected Total alert being disabled, it is still possible to see that your Total market has an Expected Total alert. Faded versions of the icon are left as reminders, at the top of the market and in the market list.

Expected Total Disable 2
Disabled Expected Total alert icons

If you want to reactivate a disabled Expected Total alert, simply click on the icon at the top of the market list and click where shown below…

Expected Total Disable 3
Enabling deactivated Expected Total alerts

If you require more information about this alert type, how it should be used, or need any other assistance with alerting or Ctrl in general, please use the contact email in the footer, below, to get in touch with our team.