Tag Archives: Smarkets

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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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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Smarkets forms ‘stats-led’ content partnership with Squawka

Online betting exchange Smarkets has moved to strengthen its football content coverage, announcing a strategic partnership with new Catena Media property Squawka (Squawka.com). Beginning this March, Smarkets and Squawka teams will combine resources to develop ‘stats-led content’ for football audiences on both portals. The in-depth content and match analysis will be pushed via multiple distribution channels including Twitter, Facebook, and …

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Jason Trost – Smarkets gearing up for sportsbook rollout

Jason Trost the CEO & Founder of online betting exchange Smarkets, has revealed that his firm will move to launch a traditional sportsbook platform supporting its existing operations. Speaking to Bloomberg Business, Trost detailed that Smarkets had spent circa $5 million developing its sportsbook extension which will attached to the Smarkets exchange. Focusing on the in-house development of its proprietary …

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Smarkets enters horseracing sponsorship

London headquartered Smarkets has agreed a horseracing sponsorship deal for the very first time, as revealed in The Racing Post. The betting exchange has entered the agreement with The Jockey Club, covering 35 fixtures throughout 2018, beginning at Wincanton this coming Saturday (January 6). Covering 11 of The Jockey Club’s 15 strong racecourse portfolio, including Aintree, Epsom, Haydock and Sandown, …

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High flyer Smarkets looks forward to 2018, following Deloitte ‘Fast 50’ tech recognition

Online betting exchange Smarkets has secured the fourth spot on the ‘Deloitte Fast 50’, an enterprise index listing the ‘fastest growth UK technology businesses’. The only industry enterprise to list in the Deloitte Fast 50, Smarkets joins a prestigious top ten of UK-based technology firms, which is headed up by food delivery platform Deliveroo ranking number 1 for 2017. Recognised by …

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