Online since 2004, Matchbook has offered a betting exchange to users all around the world. It used to accept even US players, but with the 2011 acquisition by Triplebet Ltd, Matchbook has restricted access to users in countries where betting is not permitted. The betting exchange has been acquiring new customers using a mix of welcome bonuses and reduced exchange commissions. Matchbook customers can also enjoy several casino and live casino games from within same player account.
Matchbook is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. While not a top jurisdiction in terms of gambling licenses, it allows Matchbook to offer its services to a wider range of countries. At the same time, the UK license lets them also target British players. The website is offered in English language, and support is also available via phone, live chat or email. Matchbook comes with competitive promotions which see the exchange commission reduced at times, this working in the interest of users as their overall winnings would be higher.
Sports and Betting Odds
Matchbook offers a good number of sport choices to bet on. The number of betting options on each game is however more limited given it is a betting exchange. Among the covered sports are: Aussie rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, cricket, golf, horse racing, ice hockey, motor racing, poker, rugby, soccer, tennis. Betting odds at Matchbook are offering a better value when compared to regular bookmakers, but users should remember that winning bets are applied the exchange fee. Betting margins with Matchbook are very diversified based on how the customers back or lay the result of a sporting event, making the calculation of average betting margins inconclusive.
Matchbook does not seem to have any of the popular betting features available at other bookmakers. In part this is because as a betting exchange platform it is near impossible to implement features like Cash Out or odds boosts as long as the two parties involved in the bet are two users, and not the user and the betting agency.
Security and Fairness
Matchbook is a member of IBAS (Independent Betting Adjudication Service), which is an Alternative Dispute Resolution service to provide informed and impartial decisions on disputes that arise between gambling operators and their customers. The IBAS is approved by the UK Gambling Commission. This ensures that customers and their interests can be protected and discussed in a transparent manner should any disputes arise.