The Line International Limited is commonly known as “The Betting Lines” and is one of Britain’s most trusted and respected providers of betting lines and odds comparison resources for sportsbooks and bettors worldwide.
We have been providing world class sports betting odds comparison and information for decades. Our experienced team of analysts meticulously curate the data and content found on our site, delivering the latest news, scores, stats and in-depth analysis on the world’s greatest sporting events each week. The data delivered is constantly updated and reviewed, ensuring you get the most current odds comparisons available anywhere online.
What makes our betting lines different from the rest is that we also provide the data in a readily accessible and universally compatible downloadable CSV file format, making it easy for anyone to use and import into their own database or bookmaker account.
Why Should You Download My CSV Files?
It really is the simplest and the most effective way to get the information you need without having to go through any trouble finding it. We always aim to provide the best possible service to our clients and the best possible odds, and nothing could be simpler than for a customer to download a CSV file and begin analyzing it immediately. Especially because sometimes finding the actual odds can be tricky and they may differ from those published on the site. The more transparent and easily accessible the data the better, right?
We understand that not everyone will need or want to use our service, but for those that do it’s a great option. Our database currently contains over 500 sportsbooks and betting operators, giving you a wide range of promotions and offers to choose from. Importing our data directly into your own bookmaker is also incredibly simple and easy to do.
How Do I Download My CSV Files?
You can either use your preferred internet browser to visit our dedicated sports betting odds comparison site, www.bettinglines.com, and click on the “Download CSV” button on the right hand side of the page, or you can click on the “Download” button located at the top of the front page of our site and save the file to your computer. If you’re using Chrome, you can also use the download button located at the top of your browser to save the file directly to your hard drive.
How Many Lines Do I Need To Import?
You need to have at least 500 active bets placed in the last 30 days in order to accurately calculate your win rate. After you’ve done that you can begin importing the data.
500 is a very large amount of football bets to track, and it will take some time to correctly enter all that data into an Excel spreadsheet. If you’re using our CSV files, you don’t need to bother with this process as we’ve already done it for you and entered the data into the right fields for you.
How Do I Use My CSV Files?
After you’ve downloaded and opened the file you’ll see a load of columns and rows of data, similar to the image below. Your first port of call should be to the last column labeled “Odds”, as that is where you’ll find your betting lines.
Each row represents a single bet with the “y” (yes) or “n” (no) column representing whether or not that particular bet came true. In other words, the odds are the chances of winning for a specific outcome. So, if you bet on a soccer game and that outcome is determined by the match score, your odds will be reffered to as “scoring” or “goals” depending on whether the game was won or lost.
For example, Manchester United were 3.0 to win the Premier League last year and 12.0 to win the Champions League, meaning the win probability was 3.0/12, or 25% for both outcomes.
You can click on the “Odds” column to sort the data by that column and change the way the data is displayed. You can also sort the data based on any other column to find the results you’re looking for. For example, if you want to find all the bets placed on Manchester United you can sort the data by clicking on the “Manchester United” column and using the icons at the top to reorder the columns. Once you’re happy with the way the data is displayed click on the “OK” button located in the upper left hand corner of the Excel window.
Are There Any Limitations To My CSV Files?
There aren’t any limitations to the data in our CSV files, but keep in mind that the information is already entered into an Excel spreadsheet, so there may be some limitations to what you can do with it. If you want to analyze the data and create new columns or reorder existing ones, you can do that in Excel, but to create completely new entries or remove existing ones you may need to contact the author of the file directly.
Can I Import My Own CSV Files?
Of course. All we ask is that you cite the source of the data when using it. If you’re comfortable doing so, you can also contact the author of the file and ask them to add you to their distribution list so they can send you more data as it becomes available. We want to ensure that our clients get the data they need as quickly as possible and there’s nothing more effective than having access to a large pool of data at all times.
What If I Don’t Use Exact Numbers?
If you don’t use exact numbers you’ll have to enter a decimal point somewhere in the cell to represent the fractional part of the odds. So, if you have Manchester United winning the Premier League by 1.0, your odds will be recorded as 3.0 or 0.333 (instead of 3.0) and there’s no exact representation of 1/12 in base 10.
Decimals can be a pain to keep track of, so it’s best to avoid them if possible. If you absolutely have to use them for some strange reason, at least make sure you have a system to keep track of them.
What About Offers?
Offers can be found in the “Odds” column and are published in the form of a percentage (for example, +250 on a soccer game) or an amount of money to be placed on the bet (for example, £5).
While it would be great to be able to leverage the volume of data we provide to generate additional revenue, we don’t offer any promotions or incentives to the authors of the files. The offers are simply there for readers to consider if they’re interested in placing a bet on that game.
How Do I Know When My CSV File Has Been Updated?
You’ll normally find that the data on our site is updated once or twice a day, depending on the popularity of the games and leagues covered, so be patient. For those curious about the process, our team of analysts monitor the betting sites around the clock, searching for matches that can be followed and analyzed, creating and updating odds as soon as a game has ended.
We always try to keep up with the latest trends and developments in football, searching for and analysing the odds in real time as they develop. Our team has been doing this for years and knows exactly which games will be important to follow and exactly how the odds will change throughout the season, ensuring you get the most up-to-date information available anywhere online.
Where Can I Get More Information?
If you have any further questions about our services or just want to find out more, please feel free to contact us.