Mobile app for Android
The mobile for Android users is compatible with most Android devices and proved an equal level of quality that its desktop does. This includes its full range of sports betting opportunities, all of which are presented in a reliable easy to use, easily navigable interface.
The app provides conveniently placed navigational controls that allow you to locate the various betting markets and provide a number of different viewing options, either by text or images in your pursuit of locating those you are most interested in. Of course, navigational buttons allow you to return to the homepage, locate trades quickly using the Smarkets unique search tool, top up your account via the cashier, visit the help centre, bet calculator and gather information on the various types of bets offered at Smarkets.
While Smarkets does not feature live streaming of sports, its in-play section encompasses a superb collection of information such as half-time/full-time, half-time results, over/under, handicaps and more. All of which is easily located within the app to help you gather valuable information before submitting your betting selections.
Download and install the .apk file
- Before downloading the app, our advice is to allow installation of applications from an unknown source on your Android device. In order to do that simply open your “Settings”, go to the “Security” section and check the box to allow apps from “Unknown sources”;
- In order to download the Android mobile app to your Android mobile device, you must first visit the Smarkets website via your smartphone;
- Once on the homepage, you will need to click the help centre, denoted by a “?” mark and then select the “iOS and Android mobile application”, scroll to the bottom of the page and locate the “Download our Mobile App now” link;
- This will redirect you to another page that will direct you to download the Android APK app. The current apk file is 26.2mb in size and is the latest version;
- Simply wait for the download to complete and after the successful completion of the .apk file onto your Android device, you then will be required to open your app drawer, locate the “Downloads” folder, locate the Smarkets app and commence the process of installation;
- This only takes a few seconds to complete and does so automatically, and upon completion, you are free to open the app, register your Smarkets account and begin accessing all of its features
Mobile app for iOS
iOS users will be pleased with the experience they gain when accessing the Smarkets app for iOS devices. It is, essentially, designed in the same manner as the Android app, and performs equally on all levels, and for interest sake, equal to that of the desktop version in most respects. All betting exchanges are featured and have been designed to be navigationally friendly, easy to locate and the interface is easy to become acquainted with.
As with its sister Android app, the iOS app provides all the necessary functionality controls that lets you navigate throughout the app. These are located at the bottom of the screen and include hotkeys that will direct you to the Smarkets unique search tool, its main menu, home and bets. You also have the option to view images or text when it comes to the listing of the various betting markets, and depending on the size of your iOS device, that comes in handy.
As mentioned previously, Smarkets does not feature live streaming, and therefore neither does it iOS mobile app. However, the volume of information features for each in-play sporting event more than makes up for that, as does the fluid nature of the apps design.
- You can download the Smarkets iOS app by visiting the help centre directly via the Smarkets website using your mobile browser;
- To save time, however, you simply need to go to the Apple store, search for “Smarkets Betting Exchange”;
- Once you have arrived at the Apple Store, click on the “Smarkets link”, click the download button, and the app will commence downloading;
- Please bear in mind that, as with all other iOS mobile apps, the Smarkets iOS app will not automatically open, and a few adjustments on your part will be required prior to your iOS device trusting the app;
Download and install the app
The iOS app is one that is far easier to download and install versus its Android counterpart.
After completion of the download, open the settings icon and select the “General” tab. Once open, scroll through the list of available options until you locate “Device Management”. With the device management section locate the Smarkets app and update your device management to reflect that it is a trusted app. Once complete, you can open the app, register a new player account, login and proceed to browse the multiple features, make a deposit and begin placing bets. The size of the app is 38.8 and will require you to have iOS 9.0 or later. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Smarkets Mobile Website
Smarkets have done a superb job with its mobile site creation, and it extends beyond providing the option of download an app if one so chooses, but relates to the equality of its design to that seen via its desktop version. There is essentially no difference between the two other than the expected fact it is reduced in its viewing area.
Those that elect to access Smarkets using their mobile browser will find an identical experience to that of which they experience when accessing via a desktop, and that, from a navigational standpoint alone, makes it valuable. The functionality is perfect regardless of which mobile browser you are using, with its only requirement being you have the latest mobile browser software. Currently, those compatible include Opera, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari, and as an added plus, you are able to use the same login details as you do at with the desktop version.
The same black sleek design that Smarkets are synonymous for will greet users and provide a level of comfortability as you notice the perfectly optimised fully functional design that is geared towards user-friendliness. That is not by accident, but was purposefully put in place, so members are able to place bets quickly, add funds, withdrawal, check current betslips or contact support in the event they need it.
The top menu, denoted by three lines, drops down to list all available sports from ice hockey to politics, darts, golf, and even TV and Entertainment. In total, nineteen sports categories are listed, and with the top section of the menu offering links to in-play sports, watch lists and recommendations, little else is needed for an easy to use platform designed with punters in mind.
The overall presentation is excellent, and for the experienced bettor, that quickly becomes evident. It is easy on the eyes, easily navigated throughout, trouble-free when wishing to place bets, deposit or withdrawal, all with zero hassles or confusion, and in today’s world, that is invaluable.
Each of the mobile apps from Smarkets comes with an abundance of features to ensure that the experience generated is both hassle-free and memorable, irrespective of your location in the world. Its only drawback it is limited language selection, which currently only offers English. However with the added trade out button and its ‘keep bets in-play’ feature collectively more than makes up for that.
However, while having the additional upgrades makes this a far greater valued app, there is also the added feature of personalising it to display in a dark skin or one that is lighter. Smarkets furthermore underwent an overhaul of the technology powering the app and released a new and improved infrastructure that has allowed them to add new features without difficulties such as it’s navigational qualities and the faster search function.
Sports trading is an area that Smarkets is strongly pursuing, and they are making it clear, they want trading customers. It is expected that the betting exchange will be releasing is own API for the betting public to use and this will see the commissions being applied reduced to 2% versus 5%, and for punters, that means higher profits. The drawback to this is they had intended its released for mid-2018, but are non-committal to when this will be released to the public.
Currently, those wanting to trade out of a bet prior to the standalone trading software API being released are limited to placing bets on the opposite outcome of one you currently have placed. This allows you to lock in a profit, reduce the exposure and cancel a previously made bet on the same market. As an added incentive, Smarkets does provide a hedging calculator that allows for multiple options to determine the amount you should lay or back.
There are different sports on which every customer can bet on. Among them are Football, Tennis, Basketball, Darts, Baseball, MMA and more. Betting markets are also very diversified.
Mobile app and mobile website version – differences between them
The mobile apps and mobile site of Smarkets have some differences, but also they are very similar. For example, both use the same design. One of the main differences is that the app needs to be downloaded. The mobile version is accessible through any mobile browser, but sometimes this could be a disadvantage. Let’s see the main pros and cons of both services.
- Fast interface
- Comfortable for instant trading
- Needs to be downloaded
- There are requirements for the devices
Mobile Website Version
- No need of download
- Opens on every mobile device
- Sometimes it is slower than the apps
- Requires more time to get into your account
Ultimately, what is clear is the extensive work that has gone into the creation and the thought process behind it. The user experience, as it is for the desktop version is excellent, and few others match it.
Mobile bonus – is it available?
While Smarkets offers Android and iOS mobile apps as well as a mobile browser version of its betting exchange, it does not feature mobile specific promotions or bonus. Instead, Smarkets prefers to allow all members equal access to claim any of the welcome bonuses, and or promotions as offered from time to time.
All promotional welcome bonus offers are available only to those who are newly registered at Smarkets who make their first deposit. Only one offer per member is permitted, so be selective in which you choose in order to maximise the value of your initial Smarkets bonus.
System requirements and compatibility
If you elect to download either the iOS or Android app, you will first need to ensure that your device is operating and meets the latest system requirements. The added advantage of using the mobile app is it operates at the highest standards, and when placing a bet, the removal of any possible headaches is always a plus.
Those using Android devices will need to ensure they have at least the Froyo 2.2 operating system in order to run the app successfully. We suggest to use at least Android 6 for best performance. iOS users will need Apple 9 or better, which if not yet updated, will need or be carried out, ideally before downloading the app.
As for compatibility, the Smarkets apps support most devices, and alternatively, those preferring not to download the applicable app will find Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer (versions 10 & 11), Microsoft Edge and Safari browsers are supported and perfect for Smarkets web browser access. While the above are supported, it is imperative that your browser software is up-to-date. With that in mind, for those using Android devices it will include Chrome version 69.0.3497.100, Firefox version 61.0, Internet Explorer version 11 and for Safari, version 12.0. iOs users using Chrome should be using version 70.0.3538.60, and for Firefox, version 12.0.
Mobile payment options
The mobile payment options are equal to those found with its desktop site. That is beneficial for punters from a time savings perspective but also from a convenience perspective. Each method offered allows members to efficiently fund their account using a variety of popular methods, each of whom is recognised globally as respected payment processing companies, and provide fast processing of funds to merchants worldwide.
Smarkets understands timeliness in the processing of payments is part of its success, and as such, processes most deposits instantly, and withdrawals times vary depending on the chosen methods for the receiving of funds withdrawn. These methods are listed below:
|Paymenth Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Bank Wire Transfer||£10||depends||3-5 days|
|Paymenth Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||£10||no max||1-6 days|
|Maestro||£10||limited to deposit||1-6 days|
|Solo||£10||limited to deposit||1-6 days|
|MasterCard||£10||limited to deposit||1-6 days|
|Neteller||£10||no max||1-2 days|
|Skrill||£10||no max||1-2 days|
|Trustly||£40||no max||5-10 days|
|Bank Wire Transfer||£20||no max||1-2 days|
Trustly, Bank Wire Transfer, Skrill, Neteller, MasterCard, Solo, Maestro, Visa
Smarkets began their journey towards becoming the world’s second largest betting exchange in 2008 and have since become synonymous with the qualities that have propelled them to meet the ever growing demands of an international audience. Founded by Jason Trost, owned and operated by Smarkets Malta, Trost remains active as their CEO and works diligently to champion the brand and provide an extraordinary range of betting markets.
As Smarkets grew, so too did their market share and today boast over 200,000 active customers who regularly turn to Smarkets for their sports betting needs. They provide a full range of sports betting opportunities and include options such as betting on politics, current affairs, Television and entertainment.
The company is based in London but maintains offices in Los Angeles and Malta. They hold licenses in good standing with the Malta Gaming Authority for its operations existing outside the United Kingdom, and for those within the U.K, the U.K Gambling Commission.
App rating and Final verdict
Smarkets is one of the impressive giants when it comes to betting markets, as and suck, they took the appropriate measures to ensure both their iOS and Android apps live up to their reputation. The only real drawback is not all countries are able to access the mobile apps, and in fact, Smarkets at all. However, for those that can, and that number is quite large, that drawback in non-existent when you consider the sheer volume of features that are accessible. The apps make for a friendly, easily navigable experience that is designed to make the process of placing bets as easy as 1, 2, 3, and when coupled with a full range of deposit/withdrawal methods, convenient support options and its reliability, our verdict dictates an 9 out of 10 rating.