Tag Archives: Jason Trost

Smarkets secures SBK listing on Oddschecker

Smarkets has announced that its ‘SBK’ sportsbook app has gone live on the Oddschecker grid. SBK’s market odds, directly indexed from the Smarkets betting exchange, will now be displayed across Oddschecker’s market-leading comparison site which attracts a reported three million unique users per month. The SBK sportsbook was launched in the summer of 2019, as Smarkets’ proprietary built sportsbook app …

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Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market

Betting exchange Smarkets has been given the green light to begin operating in Sweden after gaining the necessary approval from the country’s regulator, Spelinspektionen. Smarkets will become the second license betting exchange in Sweden, and will see the exchange offer markets on sport, politics and current affairs. Commenting on the new licence, Jason Trost, Smarkets CEO/Founder, said: “We know that …

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Smarkets enters Colorado market with SBK

Smarkets has made its US debut after soft launching its SBK sportsbook app in partnership with Colorado’s Full House Resorts. The technology group branded its US Colorado debut as a major strategic achievement for the SBK product, less than a year since its sportsbook inception. Last September, Smarkets rolled out its proprietary built SBK sportsbook, a next-generation betting platform which …

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Smarkets makes its US play with Full House Resorts

Announced as a major corporate development, fast-growth Smarkets has this morning confirmed that it will enter the US sports betting market in partnership with Nasdaq-listed casino group Full House Resorts. Updating the market, Smarkets leadership confirms that it has secured a long-term technology agreement to act as lead online sportsbook supplier for Full House Resorts within the states of Indiana …

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Smarkets launches SBK seeking to break barriers between punter & sportsbook

Online betting exchange, Smarkets has this morning announced the official launch of its new sportsbook product ‘SBK’, seeking to disrupt all traditional wagering engagements. A sportsbook mobile app SBK seeks to deliver punters the ‘fairest and funnest’ app for betting on sport and politics, fusing Smarkets exchange prices with a social-optimised interface. Regarded as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech …

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Smarkets revamps executive leadership team for critical 2019

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has moved to significantly strengthen its executive leadership team, announcing a quartet of C-level appointments. Updating the market, Smarkets confirms that former enterprise team member Robin Harrison has returned to the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Harrison re-joins as Smarkets technology lead, having spent a year as Head of Engineering for Santander Bank backed fintech …

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Market Makers Delight! Smarkets introduces new ‘1% pro-tier’ commission

Online betting exchange Smarkets has confirmed the introduction of a new ‘1% pro-tier’ commission operating across its platform, supporting ‘market-maker’ traders. Yesterday, Smarkets Chief Executive Jason Trost announced the betting exchange’s new commission structure on the firm’s corporate blog – stating that it would support ‘fairness and transparency’ for players across its platform. The commission restructure sees Smarkets realign its …

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Smarkets launches ‘Beta – True Price’ sportsbook app

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has confirmed to SBC that it has released the beta version of its upcoming ‘True-Price’ sportsbook app – ‘SBK’. At present, SBK is the working title for its pending sportsbook, which is an app-only platform and uses the Smarkets exchange pricing with a simpler layout where selections can only be backed. Furthermore, users will also be …

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US offers UK bookies solace after FOBT blow

As the decision was made by the US Supreme Court to overturn PASPA, no sooner had British operators commenced celebrating, than they upped the ante on their plans to tap into the US market. The incentive to break the US market will have only been enhanced by the government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake of FOBTs to just £2, …

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Smarkets revels in record breaking Grand National

Smarkets has revealed that last Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National broke the Smarkets record for most trading volume on a single event. The previous record was set at last year’s National, when a total of £44.5m was traded on the world’s most famous horse race. This time around, the Smarkets exchange had £57.4m of volume across all its National markets, …

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