Why doesn't the stop loss work?

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Why doesn't the stop loss work?

Postby GaryRussell » Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:59 am

1) You set the stop loss settings after placing the bets. The settings only apply to bets placed after the settings have been entered.

2) You switched to a different market after placing the bets or switched to a different market and switched back. This does not apply to switching between tabs, only switching markets on the same tab.

3) The initial bet is a back bet and the odds went straight up to more than double the odds. The program will not place the lay bet to avoid you having too large a liability. The exception is if you ticked ‘Level loss’ in which case there is no limit on the lay odds.

4) The stop loss bet was placed, but did not get matched because the market was moving quickly. You can check the transaction log under the account menu to see if the stop loss bet was triggered.
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