About Smarkets

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 Tech

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.
Our Mission

Our Mission

Smarkets takes a stand for integrity with its superior online investment platform for honest, user-centered trading on sports, politics and other events.
Transparent Trading

Transparent Trading

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.
... People
... Nationalities
... Languages

Languages We Can Speak

french
8
mandarin
6
spanish
6
polish
4
no. other languages
21

Languages We Can Code

python
65
java
37
javascript
33
sql
26
no. other languages
26

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.
2018
April 2018
Event record
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.
2017
Aug 2017
100 people
Smarkets hires its 100th employee and also moves into new downtown digs in Los Angeles.
2016
Dec 2016
Increased in-play functionality
New trade out and keep bets in-play features
Nov 2016
Deloitte Fast 50 success
Smarkets comes fourth in the annual Deloitte Fast 50 ranking of the fastest growing technology companies
2015
Dec 2015
New HQ
Smarkets moves in to a new top-floor office in trendy St Katherines Docks.
Mar 2015
Smarkets passes £1bn traded
Smarkets surpasses £1bn lifetime trades after a record-breaking Cheltenham Festival.
2014
Aug 2014
Smarkets adds more currencies
Smarkets adds a further 11 currencies to their offering.
Apr 2014
Smarkets Affiliates
Smarkets launches an in-house affiliate scheme.
Apr 2014
Smarkets surpasses £500m lifetime trades.
Smarkets passes £500m mark in total lifetime trades.
Jan 2014
Smarkets release zero-delay management system
Smarkets release an innovative, zero-delay management system for live football markets.
2013
Dec 2013
Smarkets on Android
A Smarkets App is now available for Android customers.
Jul 2013
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.
2012
Apr 2012
Smarkets surpasses £100m lifetime trades
Smarkets passes £100m mark in total lifetime trades.
Feb 2012
Smarkets adds another currency
Expansion to continental Europe with Euro added as currency.
Jan 2012
Smarkets introduces 2% commission
Introduction of industry-low flat 2% commission structure.
2011
Nov 2011
Smarkets surpasses £50m lifetime trades
Smarkets passes £50m mark in total lifetime trades.
Feb 2011
Smarkets adds Horse Racing
Horse racing is added to the growing sports markets offering.
2010
Dec 2010
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
Oct 2010
Smarkets surpasses £1m lifetime trades
Smarkets passes £1m mark in total lifetime trades.
Feb 2010
Smarkets opens for public trading
Smarkets exchange opens for public trading.
2009
Aug 2009
Smarkets v1 is released
Smarkets launches its first, invite-only version of the exchange.
2008
Jan 2008
Work on Smarkets begins
Hunter Morris and Jason Trost incorporate Smarkets and start programming the exchange platform.