Matchbook UK Review 2019
Matchbook differs to standard online bookmakers in that it is a betting exchange. This gives punters the chance to bet against each other rather than the bookmaker and is an exciting form of betting for those looking for something different.
Betting exchanges, such as Matchbook, tend to have better odds than bookmakers and this makes them a tempting place to bet but you must have a sound understanding of back and lay betting before you begin. Failure to do so could lead to big losses.
Matchbook is a relative newcomer to the market, having been established in 2004. Based in Alderney in the Channel Islands, Matchbook is licensed and Regulated by the Gambling Commission for customers in the United Kingdom.
Matchbook UK Bonus £10 bet cash back
The Matchbook UK bonus is nothing exciting but it is worth taking advantage of to get started on the betting exchange. You can make a £10 bet and if your bet loses, Matchbook will refund you up to £10 in cash. You can bet more than £10 but only your first bet counts and the maximum you will get back is £10. If your first bet is a winner, you will not receive any money back other than the winnings.
The qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 7 days of opening your account and the deposit methods of Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard are excluded, so do not deposit money using these options if you want to use the offer.
Matchbook Betting Markets
As you would expect from an online betting exchange which has a large following in the UK, Matchbook like to focus much of their attention on football and horse racing. When you load up the homepage, the popular markets and quick links sections are full of football betting markets and above that you will find the horse racing card for that day.
However, there are many other betting markets available from the side menu and you will find baseball, boxing, basketball, cricket, darts, golf, greyhound racing, rugby, snooker and tennis to name but a few.
At the time of writing, there was not one water sports related betting market available at Matchbook. So, despite having a low commission rate, Matchbook does not cover events such as the Quicksilver Pro Gold Coast 2019 or the WSL Men’s and Women’s Championship 2019 and from a water sports point of view, that’s disappointing.
You will find over 18,000 betting options available on Matchbook at any one time but none of them cover water sports.
Matchbook UK 2020 Olympics Betting
This will change for the 2020 Olympic Games and Matchbook UK are likely to introduce betting markets for the swimming and diving events. However, there is no guarantee and it is advised to keep checking the exchange in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo to see what markets Matchbook are introducing.
Water sports betting with Matchbook
You may even be able to post your own offer of odds on swimming and diving at the Olympics using Matchbook but we will have to wait and see.
In-play Betting and Online Streaming
Live betting plays an important role at Matchbook and can be accessed using the menu on the left of the homepage. Tennis is one of the most popular sports for live betting at Matchbook UK and you are likely to find matches in action most days, ranging from the WTA and ATP Tour to various Challenger events.
Football, cricket and basketball are just three examples of the other in-play betting sports on offer at Matchbook and you will several markets within each.
Unfortunately, if you are hoping to watch live streaming of events at Matchbook, you will be disappointed. There is no live streaming service available at the time of writing, despite the fact some of the other competitors in the betting exchange industry have this service available.
Matchbook UK Mobile App Review
You will be pleased to hear there is a Matchbook UK mobile app available for both Android and Apple devices. You can download the Android version from either the Goole Play Store or direct from the Matchbook website whereas the Matchbook app for iPhone and iPad must be downloaded from the App Store.
The Matchbook UK mobile app is excellent thanks to the ease and quickness of use.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
The options for depositing and withdrawing funds at Matchbook are somewhat limited in comparison to some other betting websites but you will find all the major players are available. You can deposit using VISA, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller and Paysafecard. Withdrawals are limited to VISA, Mastercard, Skrill and Neteller.
The Matchbook support team are very helpful and they are on hand via the live chat link which can be found at the bottom right of the website. The live chat is not available for 24 hours but can be accessed between 8am and 1am UK time Monday to Sunday, which is good.
You can also contact Matchbook using the telephone number and email address but live chat is the best place to start.