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    What coding language would I use?

    If I were to code my own sportsbook website, what coding language would be best to use?

    What else would I need to learn?

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    Describe what a "sportsbook" is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlseim View Post
    Describe what a "sportsbook" is.
    A Sportsbook is Sports Betting

    I have tried to hire a programmer but it's real difficult to explain if the programmer has no knowledge of how sports betting works.

    Here's the situation...

    I need a bet management system to grade winners, pushes (ties) and losers.

    Here's the scenario...

    Team A opens with a point spread of -2.5 but the line moves to -3 and -3.5
    Now there are multiple open/live bet tickets that have Team A -2.5 or -3 or -3.5
    There are also different types of bets involving the above values with same Team

    The result is Team A wins by exactly 3
    Which means -2.5 Wins, -3 pushes (ties) and -3.5 loses

    The Bet Management System needs to be able to grade all tickets of all bet types that include -2.5 as winners
    that include -3 as pushes or ties
    that include -3.5 as losers

    (Even though it's the same Team, the difference is the value at the time bet was placed)

    What coding language can deliver a system like this? or can they all?
    Which would I require to learn and what would I need to learn?

    (I'm being optimistic that if I can't find a coder to do this, than I'll learn and code it myself. Considering I can't code)

    Thanks.

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    Hi, Jaxfan12.

    I would say PHP with SQL with high encryption levels if you're dealing with customers bank details < If they're purchasing tickets. What you're after would take a team of coders not just one person on their own if they' where going to create the website from scratch. I personally would look to frameworks and pre-built platforms available on-line but make sure when you do start building this website it's SSL'd and encrypted well. You don't want any nasty hackers and you differentially don't want the law on your back for handing bank details without any security.

    http://arstechnica.com/security/2013...-got-to-do-it/

    I know this sounds wrong and kinda stupid but you should find a hacker or someone with gaining access to websites without authorization to find bugs and backdoors into your website. This will make it very secure website. This is FaceBook's method of finding bugs and hacks they call it the "Facebook Hacker Cup". You can encourage your users to hack your website and for their bug finding skills reward them with money or bonus stuff in the website! This method I wouldn't use until you're a large company with alot of security behind yourself already! Once again FaceBook use this method.

    Also put your website through a ddos filter website such as http://www.cloudflare.com/ddos or http://www.incapsula.com/ddos-protection-services.html this will help control bad losers or other websites which don't like you taking their customer

    Python is a great language for website building it's used by the major companies. (Google, YouTube, Microsoft) but it's very hard to learn and once again you will need a team of coders.

    I hope this helps and other users on this forums will have their own opinions on this matter! Listen to them! They're very wise and have a lot of experience with web design.

    Thanks

    tempz.
    Last edited by tempz; 02-26-2014 at 04:18 AM.

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