Sports Trader

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BettingJobs is currently looking for a Sports Trader to join a leading betting company based in their offices in Cape Town. The successful applicant will be responsible for trading and compiling odds for a variety of sports, whilst managing risk on various matches and keeping up to date with any market changes which might occur.


• Compile odds for a wide variety of sporting markets
• Monitor real-time sports events/ results and perform live trading
• Manage the positions of each sport and take action to ensure maximum profitability
• Perform customer analysis
• Monitor customers and bet limits
• Investigate and analyse market trends to obtain insight that assist in the prediction of customer betting patterns
• Observe competitor activity and make real time adjustments where appropriate
• Update databases that will assist with trading/ compilations
• Liaise with various internal departments in relation to sportsbook related escalations
• Develop trading skills-set by working closely with senior members of staff
• Keep up-to-date with sporting activity by following sports events and new updates
• Maintain high level of awareness on internal policies, systems and procedures


Minimum matric or equivalent qualification
• Good knowledge in live trading and basic knowledge in pre-match trading
• Able to trade a few sports within their field
• Computer literacy is a must with proficiency in Microsoft packages
• Affinity to numbers

Advantageous Requirements:
• In-depth knowledge of online- marketing
• Relevant tertiary education

Job Requirements:
• Able to multitask and work under pressure
• Able to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and public holidays

Personal Competencies:
• Adaptive and reliable
• Strong self-management skills
• High levels of motivation and enthusiasm
• Team player as well as self-starter
• Adaptable to business/ role requirements
• Strong analytical and problem solving ability

Contact Details:
Tel: +44 (0) 1355 588 988
Contact: Jordan Mitchell

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