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.

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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.

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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.


New – Help Manual Updated

The Help Manual has been updated, to include some key new features and improvements, some of which have had blogs posted for them.

You can find a copy of the Manual in the Help section. Just click on the menu option above.

If, however, you cannot wait… click below.

Ctrl User Manual September 2017   Books_Icon

As Ctrl grows, the Manual will be continually updated.

Please note that you can search the Manual in Ctrl directly, using the new Chat feature.

Chat_Help Search

Simply click to open the Chat and opt for the top icon, the light bulb. That will open access to Manual with search functionality.

There is also a copy in the main Help section in the top menu

Help icon

If you have questions of constructive feedback, please click the contact email address in the footer, below, and ping us your thoughts.

Improvement – Muting Bookmakers

With the help of constructive feedback from users, Ctrl’s functionality to mute bookmakers in Match Up has been refined.

The process to mute a bookmaker is essentially the same. Hover your mouse icon over the Key of the bookmaker you wish to mute and choose to mute the bookmaker for the entire event, that market, or that line (if the market has them).

However, now it is now possible to mute a bookmaker’s influence on the Intelli-AVG for a specific time, ranging from 15 minutes to 12 hours.

It is still possible to mute the bookmaker permanently, like before, except now it is an option in the new drop down flow.

mute bookmaker
Muting a bookmaking

The odds of a muted bookmaker will still change and update.

The process to reactivate a muted bookmaker is the same. Simply click on the icon that appears over the Key and click the option to enable.

unmute bookmaker
Enabling a muted bookmaker

If you have any constructive feedback about this improvement, or would like to discuss improving or changing anything else, please use the contact link below.

New Template features – Delete Templates & Deselect Tournaments

An improvement to the way tournaments can be managed in Templates will be released shortly.

When selecting Categories and Tournaments in the Template interfaces, it was not possible to deselect previously saved options. It was only possible to attach the Category or Tournament to a different Template.

However, now, due to sound and constructive feedback from users we have made it possible to simply deselect Categories and Tournaments from the Templates they are currently assigned to.

It is also possible to delete the entire Template, should you wish to. This feature is already released…

Template – Tournament List

Please note that removing Categories or Tournaments from a Template will mean you will no longer receive pre-match odds updates for any currently open events and, of course, any future events. So, if this feature is misused, or misunderstood, you may find your event offering suffer.

Any open events that are removed from Templates will lead to those events showing as “removed”. Although, you will still receive the resulting for these events.

It is very important you are aware and confident using this new change, so please contact the Ctrl Team for a demonstration and advice if you require assistance.

Alternatively, please feel free to reply with a comment below.

Improvement – Bookmaker List View

Feedback from users requested that we hide bookmakers that do not have odds, when looking at markets in Match Up.

This feature change has been released…

When you now view markets in Match Up, the default is to only see those that have odds.

All bookmaker - inactive

In order to see the full list, including those bookmakers that don’t have odds for the market in view, simply click to view ALL BOOKMAKERS.

All bookmaker - active

If you have other feature requests, or improvements, please reply in the comment section below.

Alert Strength Indicators

A new addition is due to be released for Match Up’s Alert banner at the bottom of the screen.

As you are probably already aware the markets listed at the bottom of the screen are positioned in order of the relative amount each alert contributes to the total event Alert Score.

A new simple visual indicator has been developed to help you appreciate the relative amounts each alert actually contributes to the total event Alert Score.

3 bars    = HIGH impact alert

2 bars    = MEDIUM impact alert

1 bar      = LOW impact alert

0 bars    = very low impact alert

Some visual examples…

Match Up Alert Banner ASIs

A simple mouse-over will also explain the same…

ASI mouse over

You can still click on these markets

to navigate to them as before.

This is a purely visual improvement and nothing else regarding how you currently deal with alerts will be affected by the release of this feature.

If you have some constructive feedback regarding the release of the Alert Strength Indicators, please contact the Ctrl Team.

Welcome to Inside Ctrl

This site has been created for one and all to be able to visit and see the progress of the much anticipated replacement for, Ctrl.

Match Up Interface

News of the on-going development and the release of features will be posted here.

You are more than welcome to reply, using the comment functionality, to let us know your thoughts and to ask us questions.