Tag Archives: Smarkets

Smarkets promotes Tom Hardman to COO following Todd Johnson departure

Fast-growing online betting exchange Smarkets has confirmed the departure of Todd Johnson as Chief Operations Officer (COO). Johnson, who has served as Smarkets COO since 2016, revealed via LinkedIn that he had departed the London-based online betting exchange, returning to the financial services sector as operations lead for brokerage and wealth management firm GPP Group. Smarkets’ communications team has confirmed …

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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 appoints Strive to drive Social Media refresh

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has appointed London based sports marketing agency Strive Sponsorship as its social media lead, seeking to enhance its brand profile and content through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube verticals. Strive a specialist agency in engaging sports audiences, has been tasked with developing content-rich and brand enhancing campaigns for Smarkets, supporting the firm’s ongoing and future marketing initiatives. Dan …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Grab’em by the Midterms

Billed as the most important midterm elections in modern US history, this 6 November US states decide their representatives for the House & Senate. Can the Democrats secure their much desired ‘Blue Wave’, or have polls underestimated President Trump yet again? Furthermore, will Midterms 2018 showcase the lead cast for the US  2020 General Election… SBC gets the bookies lowdown!   …

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SBC Bookies Corner: Sprechen Sie Brexit?

With just six months left for the UK to negotiate its withdrawal from the European Union, the country appears divided and rudderless with regards to its future. Whilst political rumours are rife with regards to negotiations and career manoeuvres, critical Brexit questions remain unanswered…SBC gets the bookies lowdown as the UK enters crunch time Brexit! ______________________ SBC: With under six …

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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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Smarkets upgrades iOS & Android mobile apps

Just in time for the start of World Cup Russia 2018, online betting exchange Smarkets has upgraded and relaunched its proprietary mobile apps for iOS and Android systems. Posting an update on its corporate blog, Smarkets’ development team details its new mobile app enhancements, led by customer feedback. New Smarkets mobile app enhancements include: Quick login through Touch-ID or Face-ID …

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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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Stamford Bridge to host the inaugural five-a-side SBC Global Championship

SBC Global Championship

Five-a-side teams featuring players from some of the sports betting industry’s leading operators, suppliers, affiliates and media organisations will be taking part in the inaugural SBC Global Championship at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 22 May. Supported by headline sponsor Trustly Group, the eight-team tournament played out in Chelsea kits will be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot …

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Scott Longley – Is the Betfair Exchange losing its edge?

This April, Paddy Power Betfair reported a lacklustre Q1 2018 trading update, in which the betting group detailed a decline in its Exchange revenues. As the FTSE operator tackles further enlargement pressures, can the Betfair Exchange maintain product and market dominance against ambitious incumbents seeking to slice apart ‘the exchange cake’… _________________ It seems a long time ago since Betfair …

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