Prices API

How come the prices API only displays the bid and offer prices in percentage format? Maybe I’m wrong here but the results seem to be in the percentage format rather than fractional or decimal, atleast for horse racing selections.

If the responses are only displayed in the percentage format, is there a way to convert it to the decimal format?

In the old oddsfeed.xml, you could get the format in decimal and fractional formats too.

  "31274144": {
    "bids": [
        "price": 6711,
        "quantity": 229197
        "price": 6369,
        "quantity": 866287
        "price": 6289,
        "quantity": 1055422
    "offers": [
        "price": 7246,
        "quantity": 1364156
        "price": 7752,
        "quantity": 1524454
        "price": 7812,
        "quantity": 2069360


We chose not to display prices in fractional or decimal format in the API as our exchange’s internal systems are built with percentage odds and decimals or fractional would be approximates. You can convert on the client side with the formulas that are provided in the api docs.

Thanks, João

Hey Joao,

Thank you very much!

Instantly found the guide.


To add to this, I understand the odds are as percentages, but what are the quantities displayed as? They are clearly not GBP


We’re having trouble getting the back and lay back.

Hello would it please be possible to get information about volume recovery and back and lay offers.

Best regards


What issues are you having? Information on all requests is in the docs:

Hi Michael, sorry for the late response. Quantities are returned in your account currency.

Hi Eddie,

I’m facing troubles with the Get orders function.
I’m getting an “error_type”: “AUTH_REQUIRED”, do I need a special token or an api key ? If yes, how could I get it ? I tried with a Post sessions which returns a token but even with that, I’m having this error message.


Can you please make sure that your session token is in a correct format. This topic might be helpful:

Hi Eddie,

Thanks for your return, you’re right, session token was not in a correct format.
Now, I can use the Get orders function but I have an other question:
I tought I could get the odd and the side (back/lay) in this section which is not the case. In which section could I get these informations ?



Thank you for reply.
I don’t find odd lay and back. Do you know the solution ? Please

Which route are you using? /v3/orders/ retrieves your current active orders and the price they were executed at.

If you want to get back and lay odds for contracts in a specific market use /v3/markets/{market_ids}/quotes/

Hi Eddie,

Thanks for your answer.
I used /v3/markets/{market_ids}/quotes/ for a specific horses market.
But the only response I catch is the price and the quantity for a bid.
I attached an example from my jupyter notebook.
I can’t find the back/lay information.

Regards quotes_smarkets

Hello Georges. The response you’ve attached does show the prices for the contracts in the specified market. The bids are the best currently available prices to lay and the offers are the best prices currently available to back.

How can we differentiate between LAY and BACK offers?

Thank you advance

As per Dave’s last message:

bids = lay prices
offers = back prices