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Cheltenham Festival 2015 Preview

March 05, 2015

Here’s our ante-post preview for the big four races ahead of next week’s Cheltenham Festival!

The Champion Hurdle

What a race we have in prospect for the opening day. After dramatically announcing his retirement on air, the script is written for Tony McCoy and he has said that Jezki, who won this race last year, is his best chance of the week. Hurricane Fly has already met Jezki four times ...

Smarkets Exhibiting at LAC 2015

January 15, 2015

We’re delighted to announce that Smarkets will be exhibiting at the London Affiliate Conference at the end of the month.

You'll find Smarkets at stand B22

We’ll be based at stand B22 for the duration of the conference, where you are free to drop by and meet the Smarkets team over some food and drink. The conference also offers the opportunity for existing and potential partners to meet ...

We'll see you at ICE 2015

January 12, 2015

After all the fun we had in 2014, we’re delighted to announce that we’re exhibiting at ICE again this year!

ICE Totally Gaming is one of the world’s largest gaming conferences. It’s a great opportunity to catch up on all the latest from the gaming industry, meet the people behind the businesses, network with existing/potential partners and walk away with some awesome freebies.

Time and ...

When the price is 343 points better with Smarkets.

December 09, 2014

Imagine a rainy afternoon over at Plumpton, with the ground bottomless and the heavily odds-on favourite is running over hurdles for the first time against a large field of runners. You want to take the market leader on and pick out the second favourite at 5/1.

After trawling through a sea of slots and casino games, you eventually find the bookmaker’s market and put £20.00 on your selection at ...

Smarkets Open House - 19th November 2014

October 22, 2014

Hi Everyone!

Our next Open House event is nearly upon us.

We’ll be opening our office doors from 6pm on Wednesday 19th November, inviting you all to come and meet the Smarkets team and other customers over some food and drink. The event will end at 9:30pm, after which time you’re welcome to join us at a nearby pub.

If you’ve not been before, the Open House offers a great opportunity to ...

Further update on e-wallet fees

September 13, 2014

Back in March we extended our eWallet fee trial, meaning no fees for Skrill and Neteller transactions until midnight on September 14th 2014. With that date approaching, we’ve revisited the trial once more and we’re please to announce...

No fees for all Skrill and Neteller transactions!

The trial will continue indefinitely, meaning you can continue to enjoy the bets odds and commission ...

Instant Match - Football In-Play Management...

August 29, 2014

In response to customer feedback, we have taken the decision to tweak our football in-play management system. We’ll be taking the best from our previous ‘Dangerball’ system and combining it with a traditional in-play betting delay to improve in-play management.

How is Instant Match superior?

The new system matches in-play bets immediately at the requested price. Rather than placing a bet ...

Smarkets launches new currencies

August 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce that we now offer accounts in the following currencies:

  • Australian Dollar (AUD)
  • Swiss Franc (CHF)
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Polish Zloty (PLN)
  • Swedish Krona (SEK)
  • Danish Krone (DKK)
  • Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
  • Norwegian Krone (NOK)
  • Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • Hungarian Forint (HUF)

If you have an existing Smarkets account and would like to ...

Betting As A Commodity

August 09, 2014

Jason Trost, CEO of Smarkets, argues that sports betting is no different to commodities trading and comments on the implications of this similarity in the gambling industry. First published in Gambling Insider Friday, 8th August 2014

In the financial markets, we understand commodities to be raw materials or primary agricultural products such as gold or wheat that can be bought and sold. ...

Friday's Technical Issues

August 02, 2014

I’m Alex, a software engineer here at Smarkets. My main responsibilities are doing operations work and performing development on the system that manages your bets (it accepts them, matches them with other bets, updates your account, and so on).

I would like to apologise on behalf of the engineering team for the various periods of downtime that occurred yesterday. At around 13.00 BST, we ...

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