5 stars for the approach of automated betting, this is truly the correct approach if you want to succeed, quicker, faster, better than others you are competing with. This is not the beginning or the end of the subject though but a real good primer for those considering it. I take one star away for the "selling something else" not that I think that is wrong in one sense. I take another star off because the it makes the purchaser believe they can do it all with no IT experience. Readers can get up and running but to create the additional interfaces besides the Betfair API, they are going to have to learn Perl and not all people are able to do that. Of course you can buy this service through the authors website. Not sure why the other two reviewers did not mention this in their reviews. Most people who write these books have something else to sell and certainly this is not different in that sense.
I am glad that someone else bought this book to print at least it shows a more intelligent way to approach the whole aspect. If you want to explore the possibility of an automated approach this is definitely worth the money.