- Ultra-fast software for bet placement
- Multiple betting opportunities with a single account, no limits
- Guaranteed best odds on multiple sports
- Few geographical restrictions (UK and US only)
- Maltese public company
- Reliable broker that does not take position on bets
- Quick payouts by bank or Skrill/Neteller/ecoPayz
- No bonuses
- High min deposit/withdrawal
- High minimum bet (Lowered to 25EUR)
- Accumulators/combos not accepted
- Not suitable for recreational players
With 12 years of experience, Sportmarket is clearly one of the leaders in the betting brokerage industry. It is not a bookmaker per se, instead it gives access with a single account to 6 bookmakers and 3 betting exchanges, namely Pinnacle, SBOBET, MAXBET (formerly known as IBCBET), BETISN (formerly known as ISN), Singbet, GA288, Betfair, Matchbook and BETDAQ. Recently added bookmakers are MMMbet, AFB88 and 18BET.
**Changes since June 2017***
Due to new regulations, Betfair has restricted some countries. As a result, if you reside in one of the following countries, you will not be able to bet on Betfair via Sportsmarket Pro: Algeria, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, France (and French territories), Gibraltar, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Myanmar, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.
Security and Reliability
Based in Malta, the broker falls under EU jurisdiction and publicly discloses ownership and profitability information. Unlike some betting brokers, Sportmarket does not take position on bets, thus lowering the risk for the players that they would run out of cash and not be able to pay them.
Deposits, Withdrawals, Fees
Sportmarket offers deposits and withdrawals via bank transfer, Skrill and Neteller, and most recently bitcoin (BTC) and ecoPayz. The bet broker recommends using wire, as there is no fee charged by them and the fees for SEPA payments between European banks is minimal. Skrill, Neteller and ecoPayz payments are charged 1% to cover for part of the service fee that the eWallets charge. The broker supports the following currencies: EUR, GBP, USD, AUD, HKD, SEK and NOK.
Minimum amount for deposit/withdrawal is EUR 250 / GBP 250 / USD 250 / AUD 250 / HKD 2,500 / SEK 2,500 / NOK 2,500. All deposits and withdrawals are made via the main Sportmarket account. The bet broker tries not to charge currency exchange fees and normally uses the rate at www.xe.com, however sometimes consistent winners wanting payments in other currency than EUR might end up paying a small FX fee as most accounts with bookmakers are held in EUR.
**Changes Since February 2018**
After in April 2017, Sportmarket lowered their minimum bet from 50EUR to 25EUR, in February 2018, they have further decreased it to just 10EUR. This means that with your minimum deposit of 250EUR, you can now place 25 bets instead of 5. This is one serious step towards the smaller punters.
**Changes Since December 2017**
As Sportmarket introduced Bitcoin (BTC) deposits earlier in 2017, initially the minimum amount was quite high. In November, it was lowered to 1000€ and since December 2017, it is now 250€.
Sportmarket Pro Platform Interface
Logging into the Sportmarket Pro platform you will see a multitude of events from different sports. You can choose sport from the drop down in the left column and view games that are In Running, Today or Early or open all at the same time. The software will store your favorite leagues. Additionally, there is a scroll menu on the left with all leagues and games. Thank goodness, there is a Search function with autocomplete, which comes in very handy when searching for a particular event.
Another cool feature is the option Asian view. For those that are used to the way Asian bookmakers display information, this is the way to go.
Sportmarket Pro is free for use now (they used to charge a small monthly amount), however there are some restrictions. Accounts that have a lower betting turnover or no balance, might be closed (but it is very easy to re-open them after you contact their fast and reliable support).
Markets and Odds (Sportmarket Pro)
When it comes to sports betting for pros – this is the platform. Sportmarket was set to offer the best odds and highest limits out there and it doesn't get any better than that. Since it offers the best odds and combined limits of 6 bookmakers and 3 exchanges, you can practically always bet 6-digit amounts on the top leagues, while securing the best odds out there.
When placing a bet you will see the odds offered by all the supported bookmakers/exchanges and after choosing your minimum odds and amount the software will automatically start placing your bet at the best available odds and you will get instant confirmation when the bet is accepted.
The sports covered are football, basketball, ice hockey, American football, baseball, tennis and rugby union. As of August 2017, due to the increased popularity, Sportmarket have added boxing and MMA. Markets include the standard 1X2, Asian handicap, Over/Under, team totals, corners for full-time or half-time.
For other sports, you will have to use individual bookmaker accounts that Sportmarket can also offer you. You can get Betfair accounts with 2,5% in commission but only if you are not a resident in a country that Betfair restricts or already have an active account.
Mobile (Sportmarket Pro)
The website used to not be mobile-optimized, and a mobile application was the solution to enable you to bet freely with your phone. However, as of this September 2017, there is a new mobile version that is nothing short of awesome. Sportmarket have outperformed all competitors by launching something that is easy to navigate and place bets.
Sportmarket Customer Support
When it comes to customer support, Sportmarket team is very helpful. In case of a technical issue, you can always contact them at:
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Sportmarket – The Verdict
It's a must for professional bettors – offers the best odds and highest limits – all accessible in one account. The software updates odds and places bets ultra-fast and the interface is great, offering European and Asian views, as well as a mobile application and it's as safe as it can get. The drawbacks are the limited payment methods and the high (€25) minimum bet - which makes the service less suitable for recreational players.
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Ronhill published a review:15 Jan 2017, 03:30-13% (935)
I use them they are great
I use them only for my big bets over 2000 euros singles and they are so nice , i like them becose they dont care if u win or not
Anubis published a review:01 Jan 2017, 21:17+8% (472)
The best for me
Big offer (Ice hockey, basket, tennis, football, rugby, baseball). The mobile version (app) is amazing and very fast. Easy to use, and always best odds.