The Betfair Exchange Application Programming Interface (API) represents the way to communicate with Betfair and retrieve market data including results and odds, get betting history, place orders, check bets status and perform account related operations with the aim of creating automated betting systems or custom interfaces tailored to a specific audience. It is currently available for the UK, Australian, Spanish and Italian Betfair Exchange markets.
However before being able to promote and provide you with products and services via the Betfair API, software providers have to complete Betfair’s security certification process.
This certification process is designed to help protect Betfair users’ sensitive data and to guide developers in delivering secure solutions. The areas of security that Betfair is concerned with fall into two categories, Confidentiality and Availability. Broadly speaking Betfair needs to ensure that the use of a customer account is performed in a secure fashion, without the possibility of hijacking, misusing or in any form performing malicious activity. The availability aspect is with regards to protect you in the event of denial of service attacks.
We at Betgizmo advise you not to use any software that connects to Betfair unless it has passed this certification process and displays the official API solution logo.