You are betting on sports, and having fun (maybe?). But now you want to know how well you are doing betting on sports.
Sounds simple, right?
Unfortunately, sportsbooks make it nearly impossible for you to get your bet history.
The good news for you is that there is a solution for this: the Bet Downloader Chrome Extension by Sportsbook Scout.
What Can the Bet Downloader Chrome Extension Do?
The Bet Downloader has two main functions:
- Export your bet history to CSV
- Import your bet history to Track
You have the option to use either (or both) of the methods for tracking and analyzing your bets.
Export Your Bet History to a CSV
By exporting your bet history to a CSV, you open up the possibility of analyzing your own betting data in any way you see fit.
You can also use the exported data and paste it into the Sportsbook Scout Excel Bet Tracker for automated insights and analysis.
This is a nice option as almost all the heavy lifting has been done for you. All you need to do is paste in the bet data to the Bet Log sheet.
Having standardized data coming directly from sportsbooks means you no longer have to spend time manually logging bets in your spreadsheet, or being at the mercy of whatever automated system is categorizing your bets as.
Import Your Bet History to Track
The other option is to directly import your bet history in Track, the analysis tool by Sportsbook Scout.
Track allows you to view your entire bet history across the top US sportsbooks and see where you are doing well and where you are not.
The extension gives you the option to import your bets with a click of a button. Once the bets are done importing, you can navigate to Track to view and analyze your full bet history.
Note that Track is still in beta, meaning many more features will be added soon.
How to Download and Export Your Sports Betting History
To use the Bet Downloader, you first need to download and install the Chrome Extension. Make sure you are on a desktop/laptop and the Google Chrome browser.
The Google Chrome Web Store does not allow extensions related to sports betting, so you have to manually install the extension. Follow these steps to get the Bet Downloader installed:
- Download the Chrome Extension Zip file from here
- In your Downloads folder, right click –> Extract All from the Zip file
- In the URL bar, go to: chrome://extensions
- Turn on Developer Mode (top right)
- Click “Load Unpacked” (top left)
- Select the folder titled “sbs [version number]”. Don’t double click on the folder, just select it. Then click “Select Folder”. Current extension version is 0.0.5 as of writing.
- In Google Chrome, click the puzzle piece to view your extensions –> select the pin to show it by default (binoculars logo)
- Click on the extension logo (binoculars) to load the extension
Here is a quick video on the process:
Once the extension is installed, click on the extension to launch the application.
With the extension open, you should see this page:
You will be prompted to Sign Up or Log In to Sportsbook Scout. This step is required and opens up the possibility for you to sync your bets to Track if you’d like.
Once you have signed up or logged in, navigate back to the extension page.
Click “Reload” if you see the Reload button still. You will now see a page that looks like this:
You will see a button that says “Scrape”. If you click this button, you will be prompted to log in to the sportsbook you selected if you aren’t already logged in. If you aren’t logged in to your sportsbook, you will need to do that for the Bet Downloader to work.
Once logged in to the sportsbook, you can navigate back to the extension. You will now be able to select “Scrape” and start the process for retrieving your bet history.
After you click the button, you will see the extension pulling all your bets and downloading them. Depending on how many bets you have, this can take a minute or two. There is a progress bar to show you the total number of bets and how many it has loaded.
Once the bets are loaded, you are prompted with two options:
- Export to CSV
- Sync Bets
You can choose either one (or both) depending on what you prefer.
Data from CSV Export: Things to Know
The data that is exported to a CSV has been standardized and is ready for analysis. There are a few things to know about the data:
- All of the data has been flattened, meaning each row of the data represents a single leg of a bet
This means that any parlay or multiple leg bet will have duplicate values for things like Bet Amount, Payout, Potential Payout, etc.
To allow for accurate accounting and analysis, there is a column called Primary that has a value of either 1 or 0. For each unique bet (as determined by External Bet ID), a single leg will have the Primary column set equal to 1.
This ensures that for multiple leg bets like parlays that the metrics will reflect reality. This also gives you the flexibility to analyze individual legs of a parlay.
- All date/time values are in Eastern Standard Time
If you want to convert your date/times to another time zone, know that the current time zone is EST.