Matchbook is one of the leading betting exchanges in the world earning its place in top 100 of the most recognized sports betting sites. The site is not a traditional bookmaker, and the odds are set by member activity while the site takes a commission for transacted bets. The company started its betting exchange business in 2004. Later in 2011 Triple bet Ltd took ownership of the brand and had since developed it to be one of the best in the industry. The change in license, however, forced the company to withdraw its business from the US, closing all members’ accounts from the area. All of the users were given back their funds and winnings. Closing the operations in the US has led to the company expanding their influence in Europe and Asia. Matchbook is now under the jurisdiction of the Channel Islands and is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Commission and the UK Gambling Commission. Matchbook became a success story with its 1% flat commission on all winning bets. For example, their closest competitors charge to 5% for the same service. The recently was redesigned and some of the markets were improved further with the popular Asian Handicap offering 0% commissions. As a company heavily involved with sports, Matchbook made a sponsorship deal with the English Football Club Brentford FC.
Since its redesign, the site has become even more user-friendly and now offers to its users an unmatched betting experience. The two-column layout is very easy to understand for new users, and the betting slip is comfortably displayed in the right corner when you select a market you like. The interface is quick and responsive which means no lag when you try to make a quick bet. There are a ton of sports to choose from:
- American Football
- Greyhound Racing
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sport
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
Keeping up with modern trends, Matchbook didn’t forget to offer markets for E-sports, Politics, and the very interesting Current events wagers. There you can find some of the most entertainment and try out your luck in choosing the winner. The site has dedicated Matchbook mobile application for Iphone, Ipad and Android, which is very quick and simple to use when you want to place a bet on the go. In the top right corner of the site, you can find virtually anything you need to be hidden underneath four menus. The site also offers a casino and while it’s not as flashy as some of the competitors’ it does provide you with enough entertainment. It has Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and several types of Poker games. They have great casino tournaments trying to offer real casino feel and experience to the client. One of the most important features nowadays is the Live betting option and Matchbook has that covered. You can choose your market while the event is happening.
The presented odd formats are suitable for European and Asian players. You have the US, Decimal, Hong Kong, Malay and Indo formats to choose from and make the interface to your liking. The betting selection of the site might seem a bit small for most users, but the effective margins of 1% for football are something most people will appreciate. Football odds are very well covered, and you can find markets for even the rarest football games. When you click on a certain match, you like you will find Totals, Match Odds, Handicap and Asian handicap. For NFL, you have the Moneyline, Totals and a ton of handicaps to try your luck.
Security and Customer Services
Being in business for over ten years Matchbook has taken customer experience very seriously. You have the already obligatory SSL encryption that protects user data from being stolen. The Help and Learning drop down menu will reveal all the information you need to start betting on the site. All of the markets are explained in detail, and you can find useful information about Asian Handicaps and Back vs. Lay odds. You can contact the company’s representative using one of five offered methods. First you can try and reach them by email. Second is the very modern Live chat option (9:00 am to 3:00 am GMT+0.00 Monday to Sunday). Third are the companies dedicated phone lines (charges may apply for some countries). You can find them via their social media accounts in Twitter and Facebook. And finally, by post where the company has given the exact address of their headquarters. It is an impressive list of ways to contact the company about a problem. Response times are from instant to a couple of hours depending on which way you choose to contact them.
Deposit and Withdrawals
Matchbook offers all major and well-known depositing methods such as:
All the methods which the bookie uses can be seen in the table. Supported currencies can also be found in the table. Minimum deposit amount is $25 or currency equivalent. There are no deposit fees. For withdrawal, you can use the method you transferred the money into your account. The minimum amount of withdrawal for Bank Transfer is $500, and there is a $35 fee. There is a 3-5 day processing time. There are no other fees for withdrawal, but the company has reserved the right to charge for the transfer in certain conditions explained in their FAQ page.
Deposit Bonus and Loyalty Programs
Matchbook bonuses are very tempting. For start the $10 back and $10 lay welcome bonus. To be eligible for the offer you have to place your first back bet with a stake of $10 and then place a lay bet on any other market. where your bet liability is set at a maximum of $10. Afterward, you’ll be given a free $20 bonus.