Review Summary

Established in 2004, Matchbook is a betting exchange based in Europe and licenced by the UK Gambling Commission and Alderney Gambling Control Commission.

Matchbook offers punters a unique betting experience. As their name suggests, this online sportsbook works as a matchmaker where players either accept posted bets, or they post lines that they'd like other bettors to accept. While they may not be the first to offer such a service, Matchbook's edge over their rivals is the incredible low commission rate. Other sites apply as much as 7% on bets, but Matchbooks applies a maximum of 1% commission, with some matches even having 0%. By offering a smaller commission, Matchbook offers bettors great value on their bets.

Current Promotions

Matchbook has seasonal promotions for a more rewarding betting experience. Some of the perks members can enjoy include betting bonuses, 0% commission, and free bets.

The bookie is also quite active on social media, boosting their presence by holding Twitter competitions regularly. So if you want to find out what the latest promotion is, your best bet is following them on their social platforms.

Ongoing Promotions

Players who are new to Matchbook are eligible for a 10 back and 10 lay welcome bonus. This promotion essentially gives punters £20 worth of risk-free bets. By placing one back and one lay bet of  £10 each, players can get refunds in the form of bonus funds if either of the bets lose. Just make sure you use the promo code MAXCASH upon registration.

It should be noted that this offer applies only to punters who make their first deposit through credit or debit card. Bets must also be placed at odds of 2.50 or less for back bets, or 1.67 or higher for lay bets.

VIP Loyalty Program

Matchbook currently has no VIP scheme or loyalty program for its members.

Device Reviews

Matchbook fully understands that not every player can stay in front of their computer to keep on top of their bets. This is why the bookie offers mobile gameplay through their own app.

Apple and Android users can simply visit the site, click on the respective OS link, and download the app. Once installation is complete, punters can enjoy betting even while on the go.

Cashing In / Out

Matchbook has a variety of payment methods to offer the most convenience to players.

Deposit methods include Neteller, Skrill, InstaDebit, and bank transfers, as well as debit and credit cards. Withdrawal options are bank transfers, InstaDebit, Neteller, and Skrill.

Processing time and transaction fees may vary depending on which payment method is chosen.

Wagering Requirements

Matchbook runs promotions that may award bonus funds up to a certain amount. Prior to withdrawing any bonus or winnings, players must first meet wagering requirements. Punters will be notified of the specific terms upon receiving the bonus.

Players can cash out prior to meeting the requirements. However, they will deduct the bonus funds and any winnings related to the promotion before the withdrawal is authorised.

Games Available

Matchbook doesn't have a huge selection, but they did make sure to cover the big ones. For the most part, their focus is on football and tennis, but they offer a good variety to appease different kinds of punters.

Players can bet on the rugby union or the rugby league. There's also Australian rules football. They have markets for fight sports such as MMA and boxing. Ice hockey, golf, and cricket are other sports to place wagers on. They even have e-sports markets!

Matchbook even goes beyond sports by offering alternatives such as betting on current events, politics, and entertainment.

Game Operators with Game Play Game
Basketball 98 Play Basketball
Boxing 78 Play Boxing
Cricket 78 Play Cricket
Ice Hockey 104 Play Ice Hockey
MMA 26 Play MMA
Politics 32 Play Politics
Rugby Union 54 Play Rugby Union
Tennis 95 Play Tennis
Rugby League 55 Play Rugby League
Soccer 44 Play Soccer
Pro Football 1 Play Pro Football
Current Events 1 Play Current Events

Site Usage

Matchbook visitors are likely to find the website to be neatly designed. They have an organized layout with the markets they offer down the left-hand side. With a traditional menu, players will find it easy to find the particular sport they're interested in.

Matchbook even gives users a bit of control when it comes to how they want the website to look. The site can be viewed in either English, Cantonese, or Mandarin. Odds can be displayed in a variety of options. The same goes for the currency. Users can even choose to hide the promotion banner on the homepage.

First-time betting exchange players will also find it easy to get started on Matchbook as the site has comprehensive pages for everything punters need to know. Just head over to the Help & Learning menu and click on the link that best matches what you need, from types of bets to FAQs to rules.

Should a player encounter any issue, Matchbook has three options by which they can be contacted. Users can visit the live help chat, call UK or Ireland numbers, or send an email to request for support.

Software Rating

Matchbook runs on proprietary software that gives them one of the best betting platforms that new and experienced bettors are fond of. The site is well-designed and intuitive, and players can even set alarms and bookmark games to make sure that they never miss out on their favourite matches.

Pros and Cons

  • Low commission rates
  • Promotions for even lower commissions available
  • Extensive tutorials and customer service options
  • Website is easy to navigate
  • Mobile app available
  • Back and lay bets available
  • Limited number of betting markets
  • Needs more payment options
  • Restricted access for some countries


With over ten years in the industry, Matchbook has steadily made its way up the ranks of top sports betting sites. They may have limited markets and have few promotions to entice even more punters, but it's difficult to ignore their low commission rates.

There's always room for improvement. Adding more depth to the sports they have on offer, introducing live streaming, offering more payment methods are a few steps they can take. Overall, they have a great business model going for them.

For punters looking for an excellent betting exchange platform, Matchbook is definitely the place to be.

Mobile Betting

Matchbook's mobile gaming is great regardless if you're accessing the mobile version of the site, or on the Apple or Android app. The popular markets show up front and center so you know what bets to accept. Similar to the desktop website, the mobile platform is intuitive and well-designed, making it very easy to use.

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