Matchbook Betting Exchange Review 2022
|Matchbook review||Our rating|
|Live Betting & Streaming||4.5/5|
Matchbook’s welcome offer of a £20 moneyback offer if the customer’s qualifying bet is to lose is an impressive one. All you have to do to get this welcome bonus is sign-up to Matchbook and deposit £25 or more using a debit card, as E-wallets are excluded from this promotion.
You then have to wager funds on a selection with odds of 1.8 or greater. If that qualifying bet is to lose, your stake is refunded as cash. It’s good to see Matchbook offering the funds back as cash so the customer can withdraw it if their qualifying bet is to lose. However, plenty of potential new customers nowadays are keen to have free bets coming their way when they deposit a slightly smaller amount than the wagering requirements that Matchbook requires for their welcome offer.
So, there is room for improvement in this area, but it’s certainly not the worst sign-up offer we’ve come across.
£20 Welcome Offer - Money Back as Cash if your First Bet Loses
- Well-designed mobile app
- Range of payment options available
£20 Welcome Offer - Money Back as Cash if your First Bet LosesNew Customers Only. Sign-up today using bonus code RISKFREE and deposit at least £25. Place your first bet and if it loses, we will refund your stake as cash. The first bet must be placed within 7 days of registration and at odds of 1.8 or more to be eligible. The max. refund is £20 and it will be applied to your account within 48 hours of the qualifying bet being settled. 18+. T&C's apply. Be Gamble Aware. Full T&Cs
Matchbook’s betting markets are relatively strong considering they’re predominantly an exchange. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular sports that their customers can wager funds on when they wish to do so.
- Horse Racing
- Greyhound Racing
- Rugby Union
Alongside these sports, more obscure sporting events such as MMA, Ice Hockey, and Politics are all available to wager funds on through their website or mobile app. Obviously, it’s difficult to compare Matchbook with the likes of bet365, Sky Bet, Coral or Betfair when it comes to their betting markets, as their sportsbooks offer a considerable amount more depth when it comes to their betting markets. Matchbook has got you covered when it comes to the basic betting markets, but for more in-depth markets, you might be better off going elsewhere.
When it comes to odds, they provide some of the most competitive prices around. This is thanks to its exceptionally low commission rate compared to other sports betting sites in the UK. The operator charges you a 2% commission on winning bets. However, now they are offering 0% commission.
Matchbook’s odds for football are slightly better than some of their bookmaking competitors’ websites. This is the same for other sports markets too, such as baseball, golf, and tennis. We can only attribute these favourable Matchbook odds to the fact that the provider awards you extra value by charging lower commissions.
This will be pleasing to hear for new customers looking to sign-up with Matchbook, as you’re always going to want to find the best value when it comes to maximizing the potential return on any bets you place.
An example of Matchbook offering competitive odds is for Newcastle United to beat Watford at odds of 2.14 (57/50) on Saturday 15th January 2022, which is good to see, as the likes of bet365 (Evens), and Sky Bet (21/20) are offering shorter odds than Matchbook.
Streaming and Live Betting
Matchbook has live betting opportunities for their customers to access throughout the sporting calendar. However, partly due to them being a predominantly exchange bookmaker, the number of live betting opportunities are limited. At the time of My Betting Sites’ review of Matchbook, they didn’t have any football matches available to wager funds on whilst the events were taking place, despite many of their bookmaking competitors having access to in-play betting.
Therefore, this is why we’ve graded them down in this area. Matchbook does cover live-streaming on their website and mobile app on certain events, although you are required to have deposited funds into your account.
However, it’s worth noting that not all live events are available to watch through live-streaming on Matchbook, with events from major leagues such as the Premier League and Champions League not being available due to the broadcasting rights being held elsewhere.
Matchbook also has a virtual sports area, where their customers can wager funds on ‘instant’ and ‘scheduled’ events that will take place on a regular basis throughout the day. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the sports that you can access through their virtual sports area.
All of the games that are accessible in their virtual sports area are easily accessible, and the streams and betting markets are of good quality, which is a real positive for Matchbook.
Matchbook also has a live casino area available to players who might not be interested in their sportsbook. Below, we’ve listed some of the most popular games that you’ll find in this area.
- American Roulette
- VIP Roulette
- Blackjack A
- Blackjack Classic
- Lightning Baccarat
- 2 Hand Casino Holdem
- Monopoly Live
- Mega Ball
All of the games on Matchbook’s live casino include hosts that are welcoming and friendly to any players that are involved in the specific games. The live streams in which they’re held are of good quality, and we were particularly impressed with the range of available games.
Matchbook’s mobile app is a strong point that both new and existing customers can look forward to after signing up with the bookmaker. The majority of features such as their Exchange and Live Casino are accessible through their mobile app, which is easy to find your way around.
Matchbook’s mobile app is available to customers with either an iOS or Android device. Players with an Android device can download their mobile app through the Google Play Store, whilst users with an iOS device can access it through the App Store.
Matchbook has plenty of payment options available to its customers, which will be pleasing to hear for any potential new customers looking to sign-up with the bookmaker. Below, we’ve listed the payment methods accepted by Matchbook.
- Visa Debit
- Mastercard Debit
- Paysafecard (Deposits only)
- Bank Transfer (Withdrawals only)
Matchbook is certainly in line with their competitors, as they’ve got you covered with the payment methods used most frequently.
Matchbook has plenty of ways in which their customers can get in contact. Below, we’ve listed the contact methods Matchbook has in place at the time of our review.
- Live Chat
Live chat remains the most popular method of contact for Matchbook customers, with response times being the quickest. However, it’s worth noting that Matchbook’s opening hours for their live chat feature are between the hours of 9am – 10pm between Monday and Thursday. Then their live chat feature is open until midnight on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. This is slightly frustrating to see, as customers that have queries outside of this time might not be able to find a solution to an urgent problem.
Email is another popular area for customers to speak to Matchbook, as is the FAQs section, where there are plenty of answers to generalized questions.
Matchbook Review Verdict
Matchbook has plenty of positives to shout about, with their impressive mobile app and exchange betting being a strong point compared to some of their bookmaking competitors. Their live casino and range of payment methods are also a positive that new customers can look forward to after signing up.
However, more often than not, alongside the positives are always a couple of negatives, and Matchbook is no different. The lack of depth in their betting markets and a welcome offer that isn’t the most eye-catching compared to some of their bookmaking competitors are areas they should look at improving in the near future.
|What we like||What we don’t like|
| Live streaming available|| No depth in betting markets|
| Impressive mobile app|| Welcome offer could be better|
| Range of games available on live casino|