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Building Your Own 24/7 Betting Bot (Using A Raspberry Pi – Epsiode #1)

(Last Updated On: November 13, 2020)

Running a betting bot can be a nightmare.

Most software only runs on Windows, so if you’re a Mac user it’s game over, and even if you use Windows, the second your computer goes to sleep it stops working!

Using a remote desktop or VPS is expensive, and they’re sluggish and slow.

So… I’m investigating whether you can build our own betting bot computer, for less than £100, using a Raspberry Pi.

Connect it to your internet connection, and let it run without the risk of it every stopping.

To do this, I’ve purchased:

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B with 8Gb Ram – Cost £69.72

Raspberry Pi Noobs Preloaded MicroSD Card 32Gb – Cost £10.12

Official Raspberry Pi 4 Case – Cost £4.68

Official Raspberry Pi 4 UK Power Supply – Cost £7.81

Total Cost: £92.33

However, I actually don’t think I needed to get Noobs preloaded onto the MicroSD card, we’ll find out for sure in the next episode, but I think I may have been better going for a bigger sized SD card without Noobs on it.

Will this experiment work? I’m giving myself an evens chance, it’s a live experiment, but I’ll do my best.

This is episode one, what I bought to get started.

If don’t have a Raspberry Pi I’d love to hear your thoughts on whether you’d get one if we can make it work, if you already have a Raspberry Pi I’d love to know if you agree with my odds of evens on making this experiment work, Please leave me a comment below.

Michael Wilding

Michael started the Race Advisor in 2009 to help bettors become long-term profitable. After writing hundreds of articles I started to build software that contained my personal ratings. The Race Advisor has more factors for UK horse racing than any other site, and we pride ourselves on creating tools and strategies that are unique, and allow you to make a long-term profit without the need for tipsters. You can also check out my personal blog or my personal Instagram account.

8 Comments

  1. Hi Michael
    Nice to see the full 8Gb of RAM is now fully functional finally and that the USB ports are all now supported in Windows 10. It seems many have found that to have them all work requires a GPU setting of no more than 512 Mb.
    How are you intending to access the Pi to work with the bot and have you considered a Nexdock to turn the Pi into a laptop?
    Interested to see how it goes mate
    Shane

    1. To be honest I didn’t even know of the Netdock. I’m very new to the Raspberry Pi, so it’s a lot of experimentation! I don’t think I will use the Netdock, I’m planning on leaving it connected at the router and logging into it remotely via the connection.

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