While they may not yet have the profile as their rival betting exchange Betfair, Matchbook has quickly won the favour of punters and exchange traders alike. With a great selection of markets and consistent liquidity, Matchbook has become a prominent and trusted brand in the betting industry with many now preferring Matchbook to both Betfair and Betdaq.
In this review we will show you why Matchbook is now a popular choice among both recreational and serious punters and exchange traders.
Betting at an exchange can be a frustrating exercise, with both odds, commission rates and market liquidity not always as consistent and as available as we may like. While it took a few years, it’s safe to say that Matchbook now scores highly in each category.
Even taking commission rates into account, Matchbook odds are competitive and depending upon the league or tournament, exceed the odds available at both Betfair and Betdaq. This is often thanks to Matchbook’s generous low commission rate promotions where you can pay virtually zero commission on select markets including in some instances, the major football leagues of Europe.
If you are looking to bet and trade on the biggest football leagues in Europe then you’ll find great odds and reliable liquidity available at Matchbook throughout the season. This is especially true for leagues such as the Premier League and of course the Champions League. You will rarely see your bet go unmatched and thanks to promotional campaigns, can often see yourself paying next to nothing in commission.
If you love betting and trading on American sports, then we thoroughly recommend wagering with Matchbook. Not only can you often find reduced commission promotions for major American sporting leagues, you’ll more often than not find superior liquidity in comparison to rival exchanges for leagues such as the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. If American sports is your thing, then we strongly recommend betting with Matchbook odds.
Enhanced odds offers are becoming more and more popular. And why wouldn’t they be? It’s one thing to find a value betting opportunity but it’s another thing altogether to have a value betting opportunity provided as a gift.
While enhanced odds offers are great, Matchbook enhanced odds offers are not currently available. What does Matchbook offer instead? Matchbook offer both reduced commission offers as well as commission refunds.
Reduced commissions offer bettors and traders the opportunity to earn profits with less commission paid. So for example, while you may pay 5% commission on select football markets at other exchanges, Matchbook may offer you 1% commission throughout the course of the season or tournament.
Commission refunds offer you the chance to earn profits, pay commissions and have them refunded up to a given amount and through a particular period. This is typically offered when you first sign up with Matchbook and offers an incentive for you to bet and trade through your first month as a Matchbook customer.
Matchbook horse racing odds are now available, giving you the chance to bet and trade on racing from all over the world including the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as the USA and South Africa.
With Matchbook horse racing odds you will bet on a runner to win or to run a place. If you prefer a broader range of horse racing bet types, you may want to bet with a traditional bookmaker rather than an exchange such as Matchbook. However, if you are looking to trade on racing markets then Matchbook horse racing odds are more than adequate, with improving liquidity especially in the lead up to race time.
Matchbook horse racing odds are available for race meets across the world, with the majority of interest focusing on racing in the United Kingdom and Ireland. You can bet and trade on live racing at race meets across England, with both race winner and place runner markets available in running. Yes, that’s right, you can now bet on Matchbook horse racing odds as the race is in progress. It’s fast paced and hectic, but in play trading on horse racing is becoming increasingly popular and can prove to be very profitable for those who have a deep understanding of race strategy and the temperament of individual horses and jockeys.
Matchbook odds on football are incredibly attractive in comparison to other betting exchanges such as Betfair and Betdaq. One reason is Matchbook’s regular promotions where you will pay reduced or even at times zero commission on popular leagues and/or markets. While the odds available may be similar to rival exchanges it is thanks to these reduced commission offers that makes Matchbook the choice for a growing number of football bettors and traders.
While betting and trading on horse racing may be increasingly popular, the overwhelming majority of punters are concerned primarily with football. And when it comes to betting and trading on exchange, few sports are as compelling as football. The ability to watch and bet live is what sets football apart, and can prove to be very profitable for shrewd and experienced football traders.
Matchbook odds on football are available for a broad range of leagues and tournaments, from the most popular leagues of Europe to more obscure leagues across the world including the Americas and Asia. However while the breadth of the leagues offered may be great, many lower leagues such as England League 1 and League 2 for example, are not offered.
If you’re looking for an exchange that offers great odds and reliable liquidity, then Matchbook odds on football is exactly what you’re looking for.
When it comes to betting, exchanges are all about live in play betting. Matchbook in play odds are some of the most competitive you will find within the exchange betting industry, with reduced and zero commission promotions providing instant value to bettors and traders on a broad range of sports.
Matchbook in play odds are available for the full menu of sports including football, basketball, American football, ice hockey and even horse racing with Matchbook in play odds available for many more sports including esports and MMA.
If you love betting on sports live, then Matchbook in play odds is exactly what you’re looking for with the ability to trade live, both backing and laying outcomes to ensure a guaranteed profit.
Matchbook odds come in four different formats, including decimal odds, American odds, Hong Kong odds and Malay odds.
Decimal are the default odds format for Matchbook customers, and easily the most popular odds format used by Matchbook bettors and traders. Decimal odds are displayed in the following format, 4.50. In this instance, if you bet on these odds of 4.50, for every £1 that you bet, you will receive a profit of £3.50.
While we recommend that you use decimal odds as they are the easiest to work with in terms of calculating value, at the end of the day, you should use the odds format that you are most comfortable with.
Matchbook odds offers and promotions may not be as catchy as promotions offered by traditional bookmakers but if you’re serious about betting and trading in play markets, then Matchbook odds offers and promotions are exactly what you’re looking for.
Matchbook offers both reduced (and sometimes zero) commissions on select leagues and markets. This itself enhances the value of betting with Matchbook. You can also take advantage of the Matchbook new customer offer where you can earn refunds on commissions charged through the first month as a Matchbook customer.
Matchbook offers a pretty comprehensive customer support with live chat, email and phone all possible. The Matchbook live chat operators are live between the hours of 9am and 3am GMT Monday to Sunday, and initial response times are fast though in terms of dealing with issues this can take considerably longer with lengthy hold periods. The live chat is not one click from the home page as the best bookmakers offer, instead you have to click through a couple of options for it to be launched.
Via email you can message [email protected] for assistance and the numbers to call are (+353) 21 242 8626 or (+44) 203 642 6867. Matchbook also allows post by way of its address seen here.
Alderney, GY9 3UL
Matchbook offers its services on mobile by way of apps for Android and iOS respectively. Somewhat uniquely too Matchbook also offers an app for the Apple Watch, this is something Betfred do too but few others.
The Matchbook mobile app is great for betting on the go, you can peruse markets quickly and simply and it’s well designed for its purpose.
Matchbook Visibility Matchbook agreed a deal with Brentford FC to become the club’s official title shirt sponsor in 2015, this followed a smaller agreement with the club which began the season prior. This allowed Matchbook branding on the roof of the club’s Griffin Park ground.
Brentford FC Chief Executive Mark Devlin said of the deal at the time: “I am delighted that Brentford Football Club has been able to build on our existing relationship with Matchbook.com and welcome them as our Official Shirt Partner for the forthcoming season.
Matchbook’s spokesperson Roibeard Long had this to say: “Value, entertainment, customer engagement and success are central to Brentford FC. These values make them an ideal partner for us and the perfect platform from which to display our brand."
On social media Matchbook runs accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. The Matchbook Twitter, @TeamMatchbook, has over 23,000 followers and is full of blogs, promotions and sports news. The Matchbook Facebook has over 25,000 Likes and posts a lot of video content as well as sporting news.
There is a Matchbook blog which has betting previews on mostly football and occasionally golf and other sports. These are betting focused and include a top recommended bet meaning you can only skim read it should you so wish. This blog section is under the Lounge tab where you can also find access to the Matchbook Forum once you have a live account.
Then all you need to do is create a forum username and you’re able to discuss betting markets, predictions and more with other Matchbook members. This is a great part of the site and gives it that community feel that it’s aiming for more than any other feature. For maximum effect though it needs to be promoted more as it isn’t used too regularly or widely for now.
Matchbook is one of the big four sports betting exchanges which also includes Betfair, SMarkets and Betdaq. It’s licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission (AGCC) and the UK Gambling Commission.
Betting exchanges, which have been widely criticised by traditional betting operators and the horse racing industry in particular, charge a commission on bets which is how they make their money. Matchbook charges a 1% commission, though for customers in both the UK and Ireland this was increased to a 1.15% commission from December 2014 and August 2015 respectively.
The Matchbook sign up offer is in the form of a £500 Cash Back.
Matchbook offers £500 welcome bonus! Cash Back for every new customer.
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