Response FORBIDDEN when posting a bet

After successfully creating a session token I am getting a FORBIDDEN response when sending a bet.

this is the python code

body = {
    "contract_id": '31415324',
    "label": "strategy_1",
    "market_id": '9020735',
    "minimum_accepted_quantity": 0,
    "price": 2073,
    "quantity": 3699,
    "side": "sell",
    "type": "good_til_cancelled"
header = {'Content-Type': 'application/json',
          'Authorization': 'Session-Token {}'.format(token)}

url = ''
response =, data=json.dumps(body), headers=header, timeout=5, verify=False)
response = json.loads(response.text)

getting open bets is fully working (e.g. the session was created successfully)

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