Tag Archives: Smarkets

Smarkets builds on Cheltenham success at Aintree

Rachael Blackmore was not the only one who set records at the Aintree Grand National this weekend, as Smarkets recorded a 21% increase in betting volume from 2019. A total of £92.8 million was traded on the platform in comparison to the 2019 figure of £76.5 million, and the 2018 earnings of £57.4 million, whilst from Thursday to Saturday over …

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Bookies Corner: Pricing a bonkers Premier League season

SBC checks in on how bookmakers’ nerves are faring as we move through the craziest Premier League season of all time, which week-to-week is producing shocks and trauma.  SBC: As it stands, the Premier League table sees seven teams separated by just seven points and no clubs showing any consistency in their form. Is 2020/2021 the Premier League’s craziest ever …

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Smarkets: Trump will finish term despite Capitol Hill shame

Tracking Washington developments, Smarkets maintained that President Donald Trump will finish his tenure as 45th President of the United States. Following the aftermath of yesterday’s shocking storm of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters, the Republican Party faces calls to trigger the 25th Amendment forcing the removal of Trump from office. Despite Vice President Mike Pence and GOP leader Mitch Mcconnell …

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November to December 2020 in Review: Frantic conclusion sees betting prepared for another year under the spotlight

Betting leadership was provided no time to reflect on the events of an unpredictable year, as November and December developments placed the industry’s future on the line… SBC – Betting shakes off its seasonal slumber as UK government triggers long-awaited gambling review…   Betting faces an uncertain end of year close, as country-by-country European governments reviewed their national lockdown policies seeking …

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Smarkets: Punters’ confidence in Brexit deal slips to 69%

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With the deadline for a Brexit deal fast approaching, the possibility of Boris Johnson reaching an agreement with the European Union appears to be slipping away according to Smarkets. According to the betting exchange, a ‘no deal Brexit’ appears to be more likely with 69% of punters backing the possibility of a trade deal, compared to 90% last week, as …

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Smarkets – 2020 will close on rollercoaster Brexit market 

Smarkets has revealed that its political markets have been re-energised by the government’s last-minute negotiations to secure a fraught trade deal with the European Union.  This weekend, PM Boris Johnson took charge of negotiations meeting face-to-face with EU President Ursula von der Leyen, in a bid to break the deadlock. Yet following reports that no progress has been made on …

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Swedish consumer affairs agency highlights operator deficiencies on terms and conditions

Konsumentverket, Sweden’s consumer affairs agency, has issued a warning to licensed online gambling operators of their duties in ‘providing balanced and fair conditions to consumers’.  The agency stated that it had found ‘numerous shortcomings’ having undertaken a review of terms and conditions across 13 operators picked at random.   The operators reviewed by Konsumentverket were AG Communications, Bayton, Blue Star Planet, …

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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 – Biden takes clear lead of frantic US 2020

Smarkets has issued a ‘post-election day update’ on ongoing US 2020 developments following a rollercoaster 48-hours of trading on its betting exchange, as US swing states continue to count mail-in votes to conclude a divisive Presidential race. A night of high drama saw all pre-election polls trashed, as US 2020 chose to follow no intended script, instead putting electorate and …

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US 2020: Bakhshi and Shaddick offer final take on betting’s billion dollar baby

On the eve of what’s been touted as the most important American Presidential Election in decades, it’s estimated that over $1bn will have been wagered on the outcome of Trump versus Biden, none of which will have changed hands legally in the US. A missed opportunity? According to Sarbjit Bakhshi, Head of Political Markets at Smarkets, absolutely. Speaking during a high-profile panel …

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