Tag Archives: Smarkets

Smarkets lists second on The Sunday Times ‘Tech Track 100’ index

The Sunday Times has ranked online betting exchange Smarkets as the second fastest growing UK private technology enterprise for its ‘2017 Tech Track 100’ index. The company which reported a 280% annual sales rise over three years was beaten to the top of the Sunday Times tech index by children’s ‘digital personalised book publisher Wonderbly. Led by CEO and Founder …

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Full-on 2016 sees Smarkets reach record highs

Publishing its 2016 Annual Report, online betting exchange Smarkets has declared its ‘best year in business’ posting significant key metric growth on wagering, revenues and increased profits. A busy 2016 which saw Smarkets wagering boosted by Euro 2016, a record Cheltenham Festival and political outcomes such as the EU Referendum and US Presidential Election, saw the company record more than …

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Cardiff final caps record season of trading volume for Smarkets

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Smarkets has announced a 30% increase in football trading volume across the biggest leagues in 2016/17, with £600 million traded on Europe’s top five leagues and two major cup competitions. Having accounted for £300 million of the football volume, the Premier League was by far the most popular league for trading on Smarkets. The rest was traded on La Liga, Serie …

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SBC Bookies’ Corner – Snap!!!! Here comes another UK General Election

The Conservative government has announced another summer of political frolics by calling for a Snap Election on 8 June, in order to gain a PM Theresa May a clean mandate for Brexit. SBC Bookies Corner discusses whether Theresa made the right call judging her opposition, and what impact if any will this Election have on the UK political landscape and …

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Bookmaker’s favour Macron as French ‘Run-Off’ favourite

Following this Sunday’s first round ballot, the 2017 French General Election will be decided by two outsiders as centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marie Le Pen battle in the deciding 2nd round of voting on 7 May. Updating markets, the majority of bookmakers’ have priced Macron as firm 1/8 favourite (implied 90% chance of winning). Pollsters and commentators believe …

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The supplier side: Betting on Football debates key issues for the value chain

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The betting industry’s leading suppliers will be debating the key issues affecting the value chain across the sector at next month’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge. The event will explore how online gaming suppliers have been affected by a wave of M&A and an increased focus on in-house competencies within the industry. BetConstruct CEO Vahe Baloulian, BtoBet CEO …

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How long will trading be the heartbeat of betting? Betting on Football takes a look

The trading operation of a betting company is the heartbeat of the operation – at least for now. Marketing has long been eating into its functions, although the emergence of the live betting phenomenon means that the pendulum has swung back the way of trading teams. But for how long? Betting on Football 2017 (3-5 May) will deliver a comprehensive …

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Pascal Lemesre – Smarkets – The fairest of them all…

Smarkets is looking to change the public’s perception of the gambling industry. From its home overlooking St Katharine Docks the company has enjoyed a fruitful few years. It recently placed 12th in Inc’s 5000 Europe of the continent’s fastest growing companies. Its focus is on a sleek and simplistic customer experience (which includes a flat 2% commission) and the way the …

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Smarkets wins fourth place in ‘Deloitte Fast 50’ UK tech & innovation index

Professional online betting exchange Smakets, has ranked fourth on the ‘Deloitte Fast 50’ UK technology and innovation index. The ‘Deloitte Fast 50’ recognises the fastest growing new enterprises within the UK technology sector. Launched in 2008, Smarkets is the only UK betting industry incumbent to have ranked in Deloitte’s prestigious 2016 index. Gaining the fourth spot on the ‘Fast 50’, …

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Smarkets customer pockets £165k as Trump defies election odds

Smarkets betting exchange has revealed that one of its customers pocketed £165,000 after successfully trading on the US presidential race. Having been given just a 10% chance of success midway through the election night, Republican candidate Donald Trump secured victory in the race to the White House after a shock victory in Wisconsin put him over the required 270 electoral college …

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