Betfair Poker Configuration Guide

PokerTracker 3 version 3.10
October 25, 2013
  • Overview

    Important Note: Betfair is now part of the OnGame network and you will need to configure PT3 and the Betfair software as described in the OnGame Configuration Guide.
    The remainder of this guide refers to the old Betfair software, which is no longer available.


    PokerTracker 3 imports hand histories saved to your local computer from Betfair Poker and stores the hands and statistics in a database for your review. This process must be initiated each time that you are playing via the Auto Import process. Once you begin the Auto Import, PokerTracker will import the hand histories in real-time as they complete and the head-up display (HUD) will display statistics directly on your Betfair Poker table(s).

    This guide is intended for users who wish to manually configure PokerTracker3 to import hand histories from Betfair Poker in the event that hand histories are not automatically configured for import.

    For general information on installing and setting up PokerTracker 3, see the PokerTracker 3 Quick Start Guide.

  • Auto Importing Hand Histories

    PokerTracker 3 may not be automatically configured to import hand histories from Betfair Poker. You will have to configure PokerTracker manually in order for PokerTracker to automatically import hand histories.

    You will notice immediately if Betfair is configured to automatically import hand histories by looking at the Auto Import tab. A checkmark will appear in the Auto field beside Betfair as shown in the screenshot below.

    Tip: If you do not see Betfair listed, check the Show Hidden Sites option.

    As you can see in the above screenshot, there is a checkmark in the Auto field for Bet. If there is no checkmark in the Auto field, Betfair is not configured to automatically import hand histories.

    There are several reasons why Betfair may not be configured to automatically import hand histories:


    • The Betfair Poker client has not been configured to save hand histories to disk. Please see the section in this guide titled Configuring Hand Histories at Betfair.
    • You do not have the Betfair Poker client installed on your computer. If you have hand histories with a Betfair but no longer have the client installed on your computer, you should use the Manual Import tab. Please see the section in this guide titled Manually Importing Hand Histories.


    If Betfair Poker is configured to save hand histories to your computer and the Auto field is not checked then please read the next section in this guide titled Configuring PokerTracker 3 for Betfair.

    • Configuring PokerTracker 3 for Betfair


      PokerTracker 3 must be configured to know where Betfair Poker is saving the hand histories on your local hard drive. To configure PokerTracker 3:

      1. In PokerTracker 3, choose the Import -> Auto Import tab.
      2. Select Betfair from the site list.
      3. On the right-hand side, select the Betfair Configuration tab.
      4. If your hand history directory is not listed, click the Auto Detect button. This should add the correct folder to the Directories Configuration. If it does not, you can manually select the directory using the Add button.

    • Configuring Hand Histories at Betfair


      You must configure the Betfair Poker client to save hand histories to a designated directory on your hard drive. This is important so that PokerTracker 3 may grab hand histories for the database.

      To configure your hand histories in Betfair Poker, do the following:

      1. From the Betfair Poker lobby, click on Preferences.
      2. Under the General tab and the Hand History section, make sure that Save hand history is checked.
      3. Please note the default location where hand histories will be stored is in C:\Program Files\Betfair\Betfair\HandHistory.

    • Configuring Language at Betfair


      The Betfair Poker client must be configured to be in the English language. PokerTracker 3 currently only supports English and if the Betfair Poker client is in another language it will cause problems.

      To configure the Language in Betfair Poker, do the following:

      1. From the Betfair Poker lobby, click on Preferences.
      2. Select the Language tab.
      3. Select English and click Change Language.

  • Manually Importing Hand Histories

    If you have a lot of hand histories that you wish to import you should use the Manual Import tab instead of Auto Import. To manually import hand histories from Betfair, do the following:

    1. Navigate to the Import -> Manual Import tab if you are not already there.
    2. You can either import a several files using the Import from File(s) button or you can import from an entire directory using the Import from Directory button.
    3. Browse to and locate the hand history file(s) or directory where the hand histories are located.

    PokerTracker will now import all of the file(s) selected or the file(s) located in the directory that was selected.