There’s a sports odds and betting API for any requirement whether it’s for a turnkey commercial solution or individual betting automation. Always on the lookout for APIs that enable unique data services, the Flixed team has put together this list of APIs for developers at any scale. You can also check out our sports channel programming guides and get more information about Flixed and sports betting APIs.
If you’re developing a commercial app that needs betting features, there’s no reason to build everything from scratch. These betting platforms give you everything you need: live data feeds, identity verification, betting management, credit card processing, regulatory compliance and more. Note that, since each customer’s project is unique, these companies do not publish pricing.
Founded in 2008, Betable offers a “real-money gambling platform” that lets apps and websites offer betting features using actual currency rather than in-game tokens. Betable offers sophisticated tools for increasing player engagement and retention. You can see Betable’s engine in action at the UK-licensed Prospect Hall Casino. In addition to mobile games, players can enjoy poker, roulette and other casino games.
A subsidiary of bookmaker DraftKings, SBTech is fully focused on sports betting. Their Sportsbook Engine supports more than 50 sports and 2,000 betting markets. The live data feed is fast enough to support in-play betting and point/game bets for tennis matches. SBTech’s end-to-end service includes services such as KYC/AML and customer support.
ZenSports is a blockchain-powered peer-to-peer betting exchange. The development team licenses their technology to commercial projects that prefer a white-labeled solution. In addition to the data feeds, betting management and other back-end features, you can rebadge the ZenSports app for iPhones and Android phones with your own branding.
Betting exchanges that offer their own betting APIs are targeting two markets. One consists of the high-volume players who want to automate their betting activities. The other includes app developers and web developers who want to integrate the exchange’s services into their projects.
Part of the portfolio at Irish bookmaker Flutter, Betfair offers a full suite of betting entertainment including a betting exchange, sportsbook, casino and more. The Betfair Developer Program lets individual and commercial developers integrate Betfair’s systems into their projects. Programmatic bettors can get started for free but will have to pay a £299 activation fee to get the live data feed. Commercial developers will need to contact Betfair about its licensing program.
Other free APIs for professional players
Sports Odds APIs
Every bookmaker and betting exchange that offers an API structures their offerings differently. These sports odds APIs let you get data from multiple sources with a single API.
The API-Sports platform provides accurate, frequently updated match play data, odds, statistics and other information for eight sports from Basketball to Volleyball. The company’s free plan gives you access to all eight sports and all data feeds but limits you to 100 daily requests. Inconveniently, you must subscribe to each sport-specific API. The API-Football plans (soccer for Americans) cost $19, $29 and $39 per month. The only difference between the plans is the daily request limit which is set at 7,500 requests, 75,000 requests and 150,000 requests respectively.
The XML feeds provided by eOddsmaker merges betting information for more than two dozen sports from 70 bookmaking sources. Live betting odds are available for more than ten sports. The company’s tennis betting solution supports 4,000 kinds of in-play bets and 150 betting markets. You must contact eOddsmaker directly for information about the free trial and package pricing.
Similarly, The Odds API combines data from 55 bookmakers and provides them through JSON calls or add-ons for Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. The data supports betting in 4 markets on 11 sports including golf, mixed martial arts, cricket as well as football, American football and Aussie Rules football. All sports, bookmakers and markets are included in every plan. The free option caps your app at 500 requests per month. At the other extreme, the $199 plan lets you make 12 million monthly requests.
Founded by students at Stanford University, OddsJam provides data from nearly three dozen sportsbooks in the US and internationally. The service’s core strength is its support for more than 5,000 betting markets. They don’t publish their pricing which scales with the size and complexity of your project.