Tag Archives: Smarkets

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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Smarkets nominated for Amazon UK Growing Business Award

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has made the prestigious shortlist for the 2016 ‘Amazon Growing Business Awards’, gaining a nomination for the ‘Best UK Business – Small Company (Turnover £11-25 million)’ category. Hosted at East London’s The Brewery on 30 November, The Amazon Growing Business Awards’ recognises the best in UK business, enterprise and entrepreneurialism. This year’s awards have seen over …

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Smarkets on the Up with 1500% profits rise

Having filed its 2015 annual report (period ending 31 December), professional online betting exchange Smarkets has declared corporate profits of £5.2 million up 1568% on 2014’s corresponding £316,000. The London-based operator disclosed that its 2015 exchange wagers had hit the £1 billion mark, with Smarkets governance reporting year revenues of £10.4 million up 429% on FY 2014’s £1.95. Commenting on …

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Smarkets relaunches affiliate program with Income Access

  UK-based sports betting exchange Smarkets has announced that it has re-launched its affiliate and partnership platform with industry digital marketing software provider Income Access. Utilising Income Access’ affiliate management platform and ad-serving technology, Smarkets will aim to boost its marketing and promotional coverage within its core UK market promoting its 2% exchange fee on winning transactions. Presenting its new …

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