Jason Trost – Smarkets gearing up for sportsbook rollout

first_img Submit StumbleUpon Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles Bakhshi and Shaddick launch ‘Art of the Possible’ podcast tracking US 2020 developments August 10, 2020 Jason Trost the CEO & Founder of online betting exchange Smarkets, has revealed that his firm will move to launch a traditional sportsbook platform supporting its existing operations.Speaking to Bloomberg Business, Trost detailed that Smarkets had spent circa $5 million developing its sportsbook extension which will attached to the Smarkets exchange.Focusing on the in-house development of its proprietary technology platform, Trost has established Smarkets as one of the fastest growing UK tech enterprises, listing within the top 10 of ‘The Sunday Times Tech Track100’ and ‘Deloitte Fast50’.Smarkets will seek to deliver a sportsbook product, with best market prices generated by its existing online betting exchange.“There’s a huge opportunity in terms of people wanting the best prices, but not wanting to go to the exchanges,” Trost detailed to Bloomberg.Further to Smarkets upcoming sportsbook roll-out, Trost details that he is keeping a close eye on US movements, should betting be legalised by the US Supreme Court.Trost believes that the US market could be worth between $10 to $20 billion should it to be fully liberalized, allowing Smarkets to expand internationally.However, for the time being Trost is fully focused on growing Smarkets within the saturated UK betting market, which faces significant regulatory change and FIFA World Cup this 2018. Smarkets gains green light to enter Swedish market July 28, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Clippers fans stay up late for preseason debut in Hawaii

first_img Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Montrezl Harrell led five Clippers in double figures with 17 points off the bench. Fellow super-sub Lou Williams had 13 points in 10 minutes. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters “I think part of it was, definitely, I’m excited about this season, and the first game of the preseason and getting a first look at this team,” said Chorpenning, who was up at 8 a.m. on Friday for sociology and English exams.He liked what he saw, he said, especially from newcomers Terance Mann and Rodney McGruder.Mann – the 48th pick in this summer’s draft – continued his stat-sheet-stuffing trend from Summer League: The rookie guard finished with eight points and a team-high nine rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes.McGruder – the resilient guard who signed with L.A. late last season after he was waived by the Miami Heat – was notably active too in his Clippers’ debut, as he said at media day he would be: “You have to be yourself.” The 6-foot-4 journeyman who previously earned the nickname “The Scavenger” finished with 12 points, three rebounds, three assists and a steal in 17 minutes.Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum center_img What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 And Brian Sieman made his debut as the Clippers’ official television play-by-play voice, working beside color commentator Chauncey Billups. There were no “Bingos!” on Thursday’s broadcast, but there were a couple of “inadvertent” but fitting descriptions of Amir Coffey’s aggressive play: “Coffey to the cup!” was Sieman’s call on Fox Sports West as the two-way guard drove for two of his 10 points.None of it was sufficient to counter an unseasonably motivated 37-point effort from Harden. Last season’s MVP runner-up shot 17 for 20 from the free-throw line – including using his much-ballyhooed one-legged 3-point shot to draw a foul on McGruder.McGruder took exception to the call, shrugging as he told reporters in Hawaii, “I didn’t foul him. He sold it though, they gave him the call, so you gotta go with it.”The Clippers are scheduled to have Friday off before training camp continues with practice Saturday and then another preseason game Sunday against the Shanghai Sharks (4 p.m. PDT, Prime Ticket).OPEN PRACTICEThe Clippers announced they will hold an open practice at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 at USC’s Galen Center. The event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, but an RSVP is required. For more information, visit clippers.com/openpractice. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousHouston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13), knocks the ball away from Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jerome Robinson (1) during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Clippers shooting guard Terance Mann dunks during the third quarter of their preseason game against the Houston Rockets late Thursday, night in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket as he has his shot contested by Landry Shamet #20 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of their game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsHONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Maurice Harkless #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives the baseline during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Austin Rivers #25 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket and shoots the ball doing the first quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Maurice Harkless #8 of the Los Angeles Clippers and Ben McLemore #16 of the Houston Rockets battle for position under the basket doing a free throw at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Landry Shamet #20 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Landry Shamet #20 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Austin Rivers #25 of the Houston Rockets and Rodney McGruder #19 of the Los Angeles Clippers collide during the first half of their game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers waits for the outcome of a reviewed play during the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives around Amir Coffey #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers during their game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Rodney McGruder #19 of the Los Angeles Clippers plays defense during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Amir Coffey #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers goes in for a reverse layup ahead of Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter of the game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets and Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Clippers battle for control of a loose ball during the thrid quarter of the game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Clippers jumps for a pass during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Jerome Robinson #1 of the Los Angeles Clippers takes a running shot as he is defended by Thabo Sefolosha #18 of the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of the game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets battles with Ivica Zubac #40 and Rodney McGruder #19 of the Los Angeles Clippers for a loose ball during the third quarter of the game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Terance Mann #14 of the Los Angeles Clippers throws down a dunk during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03:Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Los Angeles Clippers watches from the sideline during the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Terance Mann #14 of the Los Angeles Clippers gives chase to a loose ball during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers gestures to the officials after a call during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers dunks the ball during the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Amir Coffey #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers drives to the basket during the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Montrezl Harrell #5 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter of the game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers follows the play from the bench during the fourth quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Terance Mann #14 of the Los Angeles Clippers hangs on to the rim after dunking the ball during the third quarter of the game against the Houston Rockets at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) shoots over Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet (20) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: Amir Coffey #7 of the Los Angeles Clippers has his shot blocked by Isaiah Hartenstein #55 of the Houston Rockets during the fourth quarter of the game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley (21) chases Houston Rockets player Eric Gordon (10) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Los Angeles Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers, left, and Houston Rockets’ head coach Mike D’Antoni talk on the sidelines during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) gets by Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jerome Robinson (1) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Houston Rockets power forward Clint Capela (15) gets past Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)While being guarded by Los Angeles Clippers small forward Maurice Harkless (8) and guard Landry Shamet (20), Houston Rockets point guard Chris Clemons (3) gets fouled during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)While being guarded by Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Rodney McGruder (19), Houston Rockets point guard Chris Clemons (3) goes up for a basket during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet (20) makes a slam dunk over the Houston Rockets during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Houston Rockets shooting guard Ben McLemore (16) tries to shoot over Los Angeles Clippers point guard Landry Shamet (20) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Los Angeles Clippers’ head coach Doc Rivers watches the action during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Amir Coffey (7) guards Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the second quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Houston Rockets power forward Clint Capela (15) and Los Angeles Clippers center Ivica Zubac (40) go for a loose ball during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)HONOLULU, HI – OCTOBER 03: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets has his shot swatted away by Patrick Beverley #21 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of their game at the Stan Sheriff Center on October 3, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Darryl Oumi/Getty Images)Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley (21) fouls Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13) during the first quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13), center, reacts to a referee’s call against him during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden (13), knocks the ball away from Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Jerome Robinson (1) during the third quarter of an NBA preseason basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)Clippers shooting guard Terance Mann dunks during the third quarter of their preseason game against the Houston Rockets late Thursday, night in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)NextShow Caption1 of 42Clippers shooting guard Terance Mann dunks during the third quarter of their preseason game against the Houston Rockets late Thursday, night in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)ExpandNothing, not even a pair of morning midterms, was going to keep a fan like Garrett Chorpenning from witnessing the debut of probably the most anticipated season of Clippers basketball.As the Clippers tipped off at 7 p.m. at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Chorpenning, in Indiana, remained glued to his TV screen until 3:48 a.m. EDT, when the final buzzer sounded in the 109-96 loss to James Harden (37 points) and his Houston Rockets in the preseason opener for both teams.“It was a lot of fun last night when it was happening,” Chorpenning, 20, said by phone between classes at Ball State University on Friday morning. “I kind of regretted staying up for it this morning – but it was a good time.”Even with superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George sitting out, the 2019-20 Clippers’ on-court premiere was must-see TV for Chorpenning, who also was watching in his capacity as site expert for FanSided’s Clipperholics page.last_img read more