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Make Bank - Football and Free Bets!

May 01, 2015

Football and free bets - What a combination! Get involved with us on Twitter and Facebook using the #makebank tag and you could find yourself with a £20.00 bonus. Just like Roman Abramovich on transfer deadline day, we're throwing the money around, so make sure you #makebank this bank holiday weekend.

Staying up on ...

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

April 28, 2015

A pound-for-pound betting preview

Winner Market: All the money on money

The market expects Floyd Mayweather Jr (1.57) to remain undefeated in Vegas, but not by a wide margin, as Pacquiao is only 3.2 to ruin that record. It would take a brave man to predict a draw, and an even braver one to bet on it at 18.5.

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A Billion Thank Yous

April 20, 2015

If you’ve been with us as a customer for a long time, you’ll probably know that Smarkets has grown by leaps and bounds over the past year and a half. If you’re a new customer, thank you for joining us on this journey. I am writing to you today to share with you a huge milestone in our company’s history. To date, we’ve traded over £1 billion. That £1 billion has been bet on everything from horse ...

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 ...