Smarkets simplifies peer-to-peer trading on sporting and political events. With our industry-leading commission rates, you can set your own odds and trade against others with confidence. Betting should be priced like a commodity, because it is one.
Real-time financial technology
We’ve built and continue to enhance one of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced betting exchanges that offers better odds than the competition.
Smarkets takes a stand for integrity with its superior online investment platform for honest, user-centered trading on sports, politics and other events.
Our state-of-the-art platform has handled over £5 billion worth of trades since launching in 2010 and is capable of processing thousands of trades per second.
Who We Are
At Smarkets, we’re bringing together smart minds from different experiences, disciplines and cultures to produce a world-class and innovative platform.
Languages We Can Speak
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Languages We Can Code
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A History of Smarkets
We began as a small group of investors and developers who saw the potential to apply financial trading principles to the online sports world.
A total of £57.4m is traded on the Grand National, the first time a single event on Smarkets has had more than £50m in volume.
Smarkets partners with leading brands in betting and football statistics to increase awareness
Smarkets signs its second major sponsorship deal by partnering with the Jockey Club for 35 racedays
Live price charts are launched on the site so users can track a selection's movement and follow trends in the market
Second in Tech Track 100
Smarkets ranks second in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and is also named one of London's 10 hottest startups by WIRED magazine
Smarkets hires its 100th employee and also moves into new downtown digs in Los Angeles.
Financial Times FT1000
Smarkets named the 25th fastest-growing company in Europe in the inaugural FT1000 ranking
Increased in-play functionality
New trade out and keep bets in-play features
Deloitte Fast 50 success
Smarkets comes fourth in the annual Deloitte Fast 50 ranking of the fastest growing technology companies
Sunday Times Tech Track recognition
Smarkets ranks fifth in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100
Smarkets moves in to a new top-floor office in trendy St Katherines Docks.
Smarkets partners up with QPR
Smarkets becomes Global Betting Partner at Queens Park Rangers
Smarkets passes £1bn traded
Smarkets surpasses £1bn lifetime trades after a record-breaking Cheltenham Festival.
Smarkets adds more currencies
Smarkets adds a further 11 currencies to their offering.
Smarkets launches an in-house affiliate scheme.
Smarkets surpasses £500m lifetime trades.
Smarkets passes £500m mark in total lifetime trades.
Smarkets release zero-delay management system
Smarkets release an innovative, zero-delay management system for live football markets.
Smarkets on Android
A Smarkets App is now available for Android customers.
Smarkets launches new brand identity
Smarkets re-emphasises its position as a professional trading exchange with the launch of a new brand identity and key features enhancing the trading experience.
T-Venture leads a new round of funding
T-Venture, the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom leads a new funding round along with Passion Capital.
Smarkets surpasses £100m lifetime trades
Smarkets passes £100m mark in total lifetime trades.
Smarkets adds another currency
Expansion to continental Europe with Euro added as currency.
Smarkets introduces 2% commission
Introduction of industry-low flat 2% commission structure.
Smarkets surpasses £50m lifetime trades
Smarkets passes £50m mark in total lifetime trades.
Smarkets raises $1 million
Smarkets raises a $1 million funding round led by Passion Capital.
Smarkets adds Horse Racing
Horse racing is added to the growing sports markets offering.
Smarkets rated in the top 10 young European companies
The Wall Street Journal Europe identifies Smarkets as one of 10 young European companies that are leading the charge in the continent’s efforts to take on Silicon Valley
Smarkets surpasses £1m lifetime trades
Smarkets passes £1m mark in total lifetime trades.
Smarkets opens for public trading
Smarkets exchange opens for public trading.
Smarkets v1 is released
Smarkets launches its first, invite-only version of the exchange.
Work on Smarkets begins
Hunter Morris and Jason Trost incorporate Smarkets and start programming the exchange platform.