Using TSM through a VPS

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VPS stands for Virtual Private Service. A VPS is a virtual machine. It is a server, hosted online. Think of your Desktop Computer hosted online. When you take out a VPS subscription you normally take out a subscription for a Windows or Linux desktop minus the monitor. 

The monitor...

Archie Score - Chance or Fluke ?

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How do you know if your betting results are down to chance or skill ?

This question has been explored in TSM from its inception in 2005. The very first TSM used the chi square formula to try and answer this question. ...

Betfair and Their NEW API

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From 31st October 2014, Betfair are withdrawing their old API from service. After this time anybody wishing to use their API will have to use the NEW API known as API-NG.

What does this mean for you ?

This means that all 3rd party software that links to Betfair...

TSM Meets Pro Backer - A TSM Walkthrough of System Analysis

At TSM I’m often approached by tipsters asking me to look at their historical data and tell them the best staking plan to use. Too often I get the data through and within seconds of running it through TSM I can see straight away that there is no edge. Or if there is an edge - It is too small....

How do we calculate Layers Edge

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How do we calculate Layers Edge ?

First let's look at what Edge is : 

The predicted future gain or loss is called expectation or expected value and is the sum of the probability of each possible outcome of the...

History of The Staking Machine


It was in July 2005 that the idea of The Staking Machine was first born. My own interest in learning and researching maths, statistics and all things betting meant an Excel Spreadsheet was created. Initially this was a simple spreadsheet used for backtesting various...

Windows Desktop TSM Version 6.0

Evaluation version of TSM is restricted to 10 bets at any one time. No time restrictions in place. 

Web Based Version - TSMapp 6.0

Login as Demo User. Restriction of 10 bets at any one time.