A ladder interface is nothing more than a particular view of the data which allows to place, modify and cancel trades very quickly, perfect for scalpers or spread traders and traders operating in very volatile markets, where prices change very quickly. Trading on Betfair is actually not much different from trading on the Stock Exchange. Laying and backing sporting events is just like buying and selling shares, and many techniques and strategies can be utilised in both the worlds.
The ladder interface is available on almost all Betfair trading apps and allows traders to place orders into Betfair quickly (one-click) and precisely and hence in a larger number and in a shorter time frame than you would normally do on the Betfair platform itself.
Betfair trading requires absolute concentration. You don’t need to be distracted with questions like “what direction is the market about to go?” or “what just made the price move?”.
To remove these mental distractions and reduce the loading on our poor brains, one way to proceed is enhancing the Betfair trading ladder. For instance former Betgizmo software added visual bar graphs that clearly represented amounts and Betfair market depths.
This may look like a trivial change, but if you downloaded Betgizmo software in the past and tested the Betfair trading ladder you soon realised just how much easier Betfair trading became. You could visualise market movements without staring at a bunch of numbers that the other “trading ladders” offer.