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How to open an account on Smarkets

Follow this step-by-step guide to open an account with Smarkets:

Account creation

  1. Visit the Smarkets sign up page and enter an email address (also your username), password, date of birth and currency. If you have a referral code you must enter it on this page. By clicking continue during step 1, you are accepting Smarkets's Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy & Cookie Policy.


    Note: We will use this email address to verify your account.

  2. You will then be prompted to enter your first name, last name and contact details.


  3. Your account will now be created. You will then have an opportunity to make your first deposit.


Your details

Before you can start betting you will need to enter the following details:

  • Your full name

  • Your contact telephone number

  • Your full address

Note: You can alter these settings at any time in the settings located on the Smarkets home page.

Email verification

As part of the sign-up process, you must first verify your email address. This can be done by logging into Smarkets through the link provided in the welcome email which is sent to you upon the creation of your account.

Further account verification

Due to regulatory requirements, we are required to verify the identity and address of all our users before any bets can be placed.

Where possible, Smarkets will try and verify your identity and address electronically.

Note: This will not leave a trace on credit files and won't affect your credit rating.

If your account cannot be verified electronically, we will contact you by email to verify your account by providing us with photo ID and proof of address. 

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