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User Reviews (44)

Tudor
5.00

Definitely the best bet-exchange out there. Low commision
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Robin
3.50

GOOD ODDS BUT A LITTLE SHORT OF MARKETS
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D Max
2.25

Used to be my favourite exchange with a good 2% comm. However - They need to make their minds up whether they are a bookie or an exchange. They will cancel a bet if the opposing punter complains it was a mistake! Wouldn't complain if he won though would he? Starting to ask punters for pathetic selfies for ID now as well just like the brain-dead bookies! Seem ok but be careful with this bunch. Have gone back to Betfair and Matchbook myself as it is safer.
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Paul Waugh
5.00

I like the approach of Smarkets. They seem to be focused on simplicity and good odds with the 2% commission, and the range of markets they offer keeps increasing. Definitely a challenge to Betfair
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Jose
4.50

Excellent, cash withdrawals are less than 24 hours, only 2% commission on winning bets. Exchange needs more customers to be a valid changeover to Betfair and you need a trading software.
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Anton Raubenhjeimer
4.25

Very friendly and competant. the 2% commssion is definitely a plus
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David Aston
4.25

Rapidly becoming the best betting exchange available. Smarkets don't offer every single market one could think of, but they do offer the important ones. For football for example, Home/Draw/Away, Over/Under, and the basic Asian Handicap markets. On occasions, first goalscorer on the more popular games. Commission at 2%, a little higher than Matchbook, but beats Betfair by a country mile. No experience of using in running. Certainly one exchange to have an account with to take advantage of odds available.
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andrew shaw
4.25

Customer service is easy to use online with quick responses. I like the 2% commission which gives an advantage over betfair but the markets are limited and the cash out is called trade out and is no where near as good as betfair in terms of value.site is clear and easy to use
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steveo
4.75

Decent liquidity near to start of event. Just 2% commission beats Betfair hands down
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Michael Silverstone
4.00

A very useful addition to Betfair. Not always as liquid and not as many markets, but lower commission than Betfair. One difference with placing bets as odds change - SMarkets will adjust your stake to maintain a set winning amount rather than giving you a better winning amount for the original stake, which is what Betfair do. So for example if you try to place a bet for £10 at odds of 3.0, if the odds increase to 3.2, instead of keeping a £10 bet, the stake will be reduced to keep a total win of £20. On Betfair, you would get £10 at the higher odds, therefore potentially increasing your winnings. However, you can place bets as low as 10p with Smarkets, without the need to back and lay to get that small an amount, should you wish to bet that small. This makes it easier to bet very small than on Betfair. SMarkets's odds reflect Betfair's but with generally less liquidity.
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Darren Kemp
4.50

Always use Smarkets, only 2% comission
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Clinton
5.00

These guys are good and i like the website as well. Thumbs up
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shenbagakumar Somasundaram
4.00

I like smarket because of low commission. But very aweful mobile app.If unmatched you can request to be in inplay but it stops if the market is suspended. Not easy of use.
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Paul D
3.75

Good exchange but liquidity could be better. I personally don't like their website and don't find it that easy or intuitive to navigate. Haven't dealt with customer support so I can't comment on that.
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Steve M
4.25

Great overall. Good liquidity, low commission. Fewer events and markets than Betfair, but this is my go-to exchange 90% of the time. App is a bit buggy though sometimes
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Tom J
4.75

Easiest exchange to use and lowest commission rate, as well as competitive prices.
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Richard Smith
4.75

Great exchange, better rate than betfair with 2% commission. Have seen better liquidity than betfair also. Great search function
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Michael Eschler
3.75

Smarkets was a very good alternative Exchange to Betfair. They have a keep-function and a trade-out-button. But they kicked off german customers. So i can give only 1 star for punter friendliness.
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Keir
4.00

Lower commission than Betfair which is a big bonus, but never has the market that Betfair does, so you can't always get the bet you want.
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Michael Dardis
3.75

Huge benefit with smarkets is the 2% commission over Betfair. They lack depth and liquidity over their rivals. Until the platform addresses these issues always 2nd best.
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russell milne
5.00

Good exchange, mirror Betfair odds. 2% commission! No issues with them.
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Mohammed YOUSAF
4.00

Only 2% commission is very good . Downside is limited markets and not much liquidity. Ideal for popular markets as low commission.
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Thiago
3.75

You´ll see low comissions here comparated to Betfair (2%). The lack of liquidity could be a problem to you. I don´t like the green color based style of the backgroud, it sounds painfull to my eyes, hehe, but a good bookmaker in general.
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gabrijel
5.00

Fantastic bookie/exchanges....definitely number 1 in world of horse racing betting...small objection because they do not have SP odds
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Jackie
5.00

Joined early on and have not been disappointed. Easy to use and good odds, low commission rates and plenty of markets. What more can you want from a bookie?
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Keith Daniels
4.50

This is the exchange with only 2% commission, I use this regularly, it doesn't have the selection of markets like some but the low commission makes up for that. Never had any issues with crashing, liquidity seems fine and the new site allows bets to stay in play.
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Ed W
4.00

Good site if you are doing matched betting as the commission is only 2% compared to 5% on Betfair. I use them a lot when looking to profit from the free bets and incentives offered by bookmakers.
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ANTHONY LAVIS
5.00

smarkets is a great place to bet (no pun) its fast, quick on pay out, which is great if your running your bets with little time between races, and low commission only 2% + the odds for races are always better than sp and main street bookies it s a winner for me
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penni
4.50

very good
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mark broomhall
4.25

Site is fine but just cannot compete with Betfair exchange
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Bryan
3.75

Good but limited markets and liquidity
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Mark Jones
2.75

A useful alternative to Betfair, although the website and app need improvements, and there also needs to be more variety of markets.
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GF
4.00

While the liquidity can be bad, it has one of the best commission rates. So if you are using smaller stake sizes it can be quite effective to use.
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SIMON
4.25

GOOD BECAUSE ONLY 2% COMM
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Darren Mason
3.25

Always used the Betfair Exchange, so decided to give Smarkets a chance due to their lower commission. There is more liquid (money) in the markets these days but unfortunately lagging way behind BF exchange in the number of betting market options. That said, it is picking up, so the more people who use it the better it becomes. You get more of your winning returned than BF so it's a no-brainer for people to open an account with them.
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Carl McLelland
3.50

Not as much liquidity as Betfair but easy to use and a good alternative.
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Philippe Germain
4.75

Great odds, great website, great commission, great customer service. Still lack some secondary markets that Betfair have which doesn't matter if you bet but can be an issue if you like trading. Liquidity are sometimes very limited on second zone league/markets but as good as betfair for main events.
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N Spencer
4.00

Have used Smarkets a few times because their commission is only 2%. However their liquidity is not always as good as Betfair nor their range of markets to bet on. Never had any problems with them.
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Peter
5.00

A must-have exchange. 2% commission and they use betfairs's lines. Only drawback is they don't have the wide range of market that betfair has. Nevertheless, 5 stars from me.
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Kevsmith
2.75

OK is probsbly the best you can say about this site. Confusing bland layout and limited markets.
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Richard
2.25

Limited liquidity and poor customer service in my experience of them.
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Laura
4.50

I use them for my exchange unless they don't cover what I need, then I go to betfair and pay the extra commission.
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philip gough
4.25

ok
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John Ogden
4.75

very good for exchange with reasonable commission. Odds sometimes slow to update when compared to betfair. Would like a similar option to Matchbook to have multiple lay bets open with different odds ready to place quickly
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