Smarkets covers a huge range of different sports but only prominently displays upcoming events and the main categories. The full list of sports is located on the left of the screen and it is easily customisable to show your favourites at the top. The main two UK sports betting areas, Football and Horse racing, are covered in depth. All UK Horse racing meetings are available 48 hours before the off, as well as selected meetings from France, South Africa, the USA and Australia. Football has a depth of coverage with the top five flights of English football represented, as well as Scottish football down to Division 2, and all major and secondary European Leagues.
In addition to Football and Horse racing all other major betting sports feature, such as cricket, tennis, golf, darts, motorsports, and more unorthodox categories such as Politics and Current Affairs. The homepage displays the current “popular” markets, as defined by the amount of money being wagered on it, so chances are you can locate the bet you want swiftly.
The most markets will be found for UK Premier League games or Champions League matchups, as well as obviously all games in the World Cup proper. A Premier League game as standard will have around 50 lines to bet on, including half time variations, all Asian Handicaps, Corners, and Cards. One thing that is often lacking though is players to score markets, either First or Anytime Goal Scorer. Lesser Leagues and lower profile games will still be covered but often just with a more basic “Match Odds”, over or under 2.5 goals, correct scores and the like. There is still more than enough choice though with at the time of writing a Croatian First Division match still having 35 markets covered. Most markets are turned in-play allowing “live betting” to take place but some lower leagues are not, you will be warned before placing your bet if that is the case.
Horse racing has the main markets you would hope for, the win and the place markets, as well as “to finish in the top X” but can be limited in terms of perms and accumulators as these are not available automatically on a bet slip. You would have to manually place each bet and roll the winnings over to each new selection as you go. There are some additional markets available on major events such as Cheltenham races or The Grand National but these are not standard. The major plus of Horse Racing markets is that each and everyone is turned in play at the off and the ability to trade as the race progresses.
Other sports all have different market depths that vary from event to event but as a rule, if it is something you want to bet on, Smarkets will have it. In the unlikely event that there is something you would like to wager on not covered if is possible to contact the support and request that they add the market.