Disclaimer: Smarkets is expected to launch soon in Indiana and Colorado but is not yet live. This review will be updated once the site launches stateside.
The popular European-based sportsbook operator Smarkets has recently inked a multimillion-dollar partnership deal with Full House Resorts, a renowned casino operator based in the United States. This groundbreaking deal will give both operators full access to provide their products and services to sports betting in Colorado and Indiana in the near future.
Smarkets plans to offer its online sportsbook to players across America. However, in order to build a glowing reputation among sports bettors across the country, the company will first test the waters with the help of Bronco Billy’s Casino and Hotel in Colorado as well as the Rising Star Casino Resort in Indiana. Both properties are owned and operated by Full House Resorts.
Players can take advantage of the new Smarkets online sports betting site as early as May 2020. While we patiently wait for the grand opening, let’s take a closer look at what the sportsbook will offer players once it goes live in the United States.
If Smarkets wants to be competitive straight off the bat, it will need to capture the attention of every visitor who lands on the website. The best way to achieve this is by splashing a massive promotional banner on the homepage with an attractive welcome package that is simply too good to resist.
Smarkets is going to be one of the first online sportsbooks to offer its products and services to sports betting enthusiasts in Indiana and Colorado. However, there will be loads of other sports betting sites that will enter the market at roughly the same time, so Smarkets will need to hit the ground running when it comes to promotional content. Most of the existing sportsbooks in states like New Jersey and Pennsylvania offer generous welcome packages in different shapes and sizes.
Some will shower you with risk-free bets, while others will come equipped with a match deposit offer on your initial deposit. There’s even a handful of sportsbooks that will credit your account with a no-deposit offer so you can evaluate the sports betting site without having to spend a dime. Fortunately, Smarkets does come with experience in this area as it already impresses with a world-class sports betting site in the United Kingdom.
The UK-based sportsbook currently offers a £20 risk-free bet to all new customers. Once you sign up for a new account, you merely need to make a minimum deposit of £20 and place a bet on your favorite sporting event. If you manage to lose your initial deposit, Smarkets will credit your account with a £20 bonus.
This is an immensely popular offer in the United Kingdom, and therefore we anticipate that a similar offer will be presented on the US-facing site. Alternatively, Smarkets might surprise everyone and offer two different welcome offers to appeal to a wider audience. Time will tell.
|Online Sportsbook||Smarkets Sportsbook|
|Free on Sign-Up||TBD|
|Legal States||Indiana, Colorado|
|Last Verified||November 2020|
You might be surprised to learn that the Smarkets sportsbook in the United Kingdom doesn’t offer any ongoing promotions to existing players, such as free bets, reload bonuses, accumulator insurance or price boosts. After you have claimed your welcome package on the site, you will not find any promotional material to ensure you remain a loyal player on the site.
If the Smarkets online sports betting site in the United States takes the exact same approach as it did in the United Kingdom, the company will most likely go belly up because there won’t be any reason for players to remain on the site. Americans love bonus offers more than most, and it’s for this reason that we believe the Smarkets sportsbook will come equipped with a host of unique promotional offers that are specifically designed for loyal, existing customers.
The UK-facing Smarkets hasn’t been around for too long, which means the company is still learning the ropes when it comes to bonuses. Smarkets will definitely observe the competition in the US and should act accordingly to survive. Therefore, you can expect to find similar offers on the Smarkets website as those that will be offered by other renowned sports betting sites.
The current ongoing promotions across the United States that seem to grow in popularity include odds boosts on all major sporting events, weekly reload bonuses that essentially give you a percentage of your deposit as a bonus, free bets, insurance accumulators and cashback offers on your weekly or monthly losses.
Apart from promotional offers, you should also find a rewarding loyalty program on the Smarkets website once it goes live. This will basically be incorporated into your wagering, allowing you to earn loyalty points each time you place bets.
As with most loyalty programs, you’ll be able to redeem your points for additional perks and benefits once you’ve accumulated enough points on your account. You should also be greeted by a loyalty tier that will unlock certain perks as you climb the ladder. Some of the most popular perks include a dedicated account manager, complimentary bonuses, all-inclusive getaways, tailor-made deposit offers and birthday gifts, just to mention but a few.
The Smarkets app for mobile in the United Kingdom already impresses with an enormous player base thanks to the app’s superior functionality, groundbreaking features and the fact that you can do anything in the palm of your hand without having to visit its desktop counterpart. This obviously gives mobile players the freedom and flexibility to bet from just about anywhere in the world without missing a single event or promotion.
When the Smarkets mobile app goes live in the United States, you should have access to a wide variety of features to further enrich your online betting experience. The mobile betting app is likely going to allow you to sign up for a new account, claim promotional offers, register and transact with loads of payment methods, and request withdrawals without ever having to access the desktop version of the site. You will also be able to benefit from in-play betting opportunities and live streaming capabilities, make use of the cashout feature and stay up-to-date with the latest news surrounding your favorite sports.
The only downside to the Smarkets mobile app that we can anticipate for players in Colorado and Indiana is that it won’t be available for players who use any iOS devices, such as iPhones, iPads and iPods.
This basically means that only Android users will have access to the mobile app when the site goes live. In the meantime, iOS users should be able to enjoy online betting opportunities on the Smarkets sportsbook by simply visiting the web-based version of the site from your handheld device until a mobile app is created for the site.
Sports betting enthusiasts across the United States will be anxious to see the sporting events offered on the new Smarkets sportsbook once it becomes available to the public. Unfortunately, we don’t have access to the sports coverage as of yet. However, we can give you a good estimate by merely looking at the current sports that are offered in states where sports betting sites are already booming with business.
By looking at the online sportsbooks in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you can easily predict that similar sporting events will be offered to players in other states, such as Colorado and Indiana, where the site is set to launch before it spreads out to other states. You can also rest assured that each of the sports offered on the Smarkets website will also be available on the mobile app for added convenience. We expect that the following sports will be available on the sportsbook platform:
Each of these sporting events will come equipped with a wide variety of divisions for both professional and college levels to give you even more betting opportunities on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
For instance, you should find matches for college football, basketball, baseball, and hockey along with nearly every soccer league you can imagine, including Bundesliga, La Liga and the Premier League. What’s even more impressive is that you should find plenty of ongoing promotions based on these popular sporting events to further boost your chances of making a profit.
If our predictions are correct when it comes to the array of sporting events that will be on offer, we should see a decent selection of bet types to perfectly coincide with each sporting event.
Although we can’t say for sure which bet types will be available on the Smarkets sports betting site, we can focus our attention on existing sportsbooks in the United States to get a feel of what we will see once the site is launched.
As it currently stands, there are a plethora of bet types available in states like Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Jersey and Oregon. Therefore, we expect that the same bet types will make their way to the rest of the country. The current bet types in the country include:
The biggest hurdle that most sports betting sites face in the US is a lack of payment methods for adding funds or withdrawing winnings from your account. This can quickly make or break a new online sportsbook that is entering the market for the very first time. However, we have complete faith that the company will rise to the occasion and impress players with a grand selection of deposit and withdrawal options. The question is, which payment methods will be supported on the site?
Most of the existing sportsbooks in the US offer a variety of safe and trusted payment methods that are encrypted with the latest SSL encryption technology to protect your financial and personal data. You can rest assured that Smarkets will use the same security measures to safeguard your transactions as well, regardless of your preferred payment method. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the deposit and withdrawal options that should be present on the Smarkets sports betting site.
The Smarkets platform in the United Kingdom comes with a minimum deposit limit of £10, so we anticipate that the same will be applied in the United States, making the minimum deposit amount $10. Each of the deposit methods will process your transaction in real time, which means you can start betting straight away without any delays.
You will appreciate the fact that most of the deposit methods that will be offered at Smarkets will also be available when it comes to taking out your winnings. However, please keep in mind that your winnings will not reflect as quickly as your deposit. Depending on your preferred withdrawal method, your winnings could arrive within 24 hours to two weeks or more. The following methods will be at your disposal.
For instance, if you wish to make a withdrawal using any of the e-wallet options, including Neteller, Skrill or PayPal, you should receive your winnings within 48 hours. However, if you decide to go with a bank transfer, you will need to wait for between three and five working days, while a regular check can easily take between two and three weeks before you will see your money.
The UK-facing Smarkets sportsbook is renowned for offering exceptional customer support on a variety of contact channels. Therefore, we wouldn’t be surprised if the customer support desk in the United States will try to live up to the support desk in the United Kingdom. You will essentially have three ways by which you’ll be able to contact support if you ever have a query or experience a problem on the site:
The Smarkets customer service center should be available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to assist you with any query or request you might have regarding your account. If you don’t wish to speak to a Smarkets representative, you are more than welcome to use the FAQ section that will be embedded on the site. The FAQ section will be filled with questions and answers that have been asked by previous players on the site. This will range from how to register an account to how you can withdraw your funds and beyond.