Matchbook.com review

in category: Reviewsby Admin on 22 Jul 2014

Matchbook was founded in 2004 and in the ten years that have followed inception, the company has grown to become one of the leading and most respected betting exchanges around. You won?t find too many gimmicks here but what you will discover is a seriously low commission rate on trades that is maintained throughout the year.

Offers and Promotions

Acquired by UK investors in 2011, Matchbook?s liquidity means that it can operate on a reduced commission basis for all of its customers. Whereas some betting exchanges have introduced levels up to a significant rate of 7%, Matchbook trades at a 1% figure for each and every bet.

The company states that Small Margins make a big Difference and as you can appreciate, a swing of 6% in the customer?s favour can seriously improve their profits on each and every bet. If you?re a professional trader or a casual gambler, the increase in profit margin on your returns is sizeable when compared to other exchanges.

Look out too for special promotions which can reduce this commission rate even further during special events. For the French Open and Wimbledon tennis championships in 2014, the rate was brought down to zero while the World Cup in Brazil saw a 0.5% commission charge applied to each and every bet on Asian Handicaps throughout the tournament.

With the World Cup over and done with, that special 0.5% level will now be applied to the English Premiership. Meanwhile, be sure to check the Matchbook.com website for further promotions throughout the sporting year.

Available markets

Matchbook offer odds in a range of markets starting with soccer from across the world. A number of additional, popular sports such as golf, tennis, rugby union and cricket are also catered for while US events including baseball and pro football are also quoted.

Customer Service

Matchbook published a number of useful help and tutorial topics and these can be accessed from the prominent tab on the top right of the home page. The articles here include useful advice for anyone who is new to a betting exchange and wants to learn the basics before signing up with a new account.

In addition, there is a comprehensive list of FAQs but if you can?t find the answer you were looking for, there is a 24/7 support desk with numbers for the UK and Ireland. There is also a live chat facility and the published information is extremely helpful while the helpdesk is on hand 24/7 to clear up any further matters.

Reliability

Constant monitoring of the matchbook.com website reveals that there is considerably less downtime than you may experience with other betting exchanges. A frozen or dropped page can be exceptionally frustrating and in the worst possible scenario, it can even cost you money.

You can therefore expect all pages of the website to be available with odds posted in real time while the site itself is simply laid out and very easy to navigate.

Summary

Matchbook score well in a competitive market by virtue of those low commission rates which, when compared with other betting exchanges, are really quite eye catching. Customers may stick with other providers out of familiarity but a reduction in commission of at least 6% is reason enough to give them a try.

Customers will also find a good range of deposit and withdrawal methods and there should be at least one option here to suit everyone. The help tutorials on the home page are particularly useful and these are backed up with a host of FAQs and a helpline if required.

Add in the competitive odds that are a natural by-product of peer to peer trading and there?s every good reason to sign up with a Matchbook account today.

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