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How to Claim your Matchbook Welcome Bonus

Online betting exchange Matchbook offers its new customers a welcome bonus.  In order to benefit from Matchbook UK’s promotion new customers will need to turn Matchbook Points into Cash as mentioned above.

While this Matchbook promotion does represent something for nothing and appears relatively straightforward, there are some complex T&C’s that we recommend new Matchbook UK new players read through.

The most germane of which are:  If both of the first back bet and the first lay bet that placed by a new customer win, they will not be eligible for any Matchbook bonus funds.  Qualifying win bets must be staked at odds of 2.50 or less.  The qualifying lay bet must be placed on a selection priced 1.67 or greater.

Like so many other sites Matchbook do not allow people who deposited on their account using Neteller or Skrill to take advantage of this Matchbook welcome offer.

Matchbook Promo Code

The Matchbook ‘new customer offer’ does not require any Matchbook promo code. The Matchbook Welcome Offer is set in motion the moment you earn £5 in Commission on your bets and get £5 in Cash Back into your account.

At the time of writing, no Matchbook promo code 2018 is required for any of the  Matchbook free bet promotions.  We will update this page with any Matchbook free bet promo codes as they become available.

Matchbook Betting Exchange

Established in 2004, the Matchbook betting exchange now have markets on all the major sports and are getting more attention in the world of betting exchanges.

One of the best things about this interesting gambling exchange site is their minimal 1% commission on every bet across all sports, which is very competitive when compared to Betfair’s standard 5%. We recommend you take a good look at the unique Matchbook betting exchange with its’ super low commission!

More Offers and Promotions

Matchbook, as a betting exchange and like its market rivals, runs only a limited number of promotions and nothing like you can expect to find at a traditional sportsbook site.  The primary Matchbook free bet promotion is generally a commission free period of exchange playing on certain sports for a limited period.

Do make note that this offer is only open to new users who’s first bet is on Matchbook’s Casino and bonus funds need to be rolled over 35x times before they can be withdrawn as cash.

Matchbook Mobile Betting

A very easy to use app. The same experience as the desktop site, which is great as you don’t have to figure out anything that’s unique to the app,” says one of the featured Matchbook Mobile app reviews at Apple’s iTunes store.

Indeed, Matchbook can be easily accessed by iPhone or Android users alike with the Matchbook mobile offering mirroring that of the traditional online site.

Bookmaker Review

Matchbook was launched in 2004 and, of 2011, has been under the ownership of Triplebet Ltd.  The transfer of power, and change of licensing jurisdiction, resulted in refusal of business from customers based in the US.

While this decimated the business for a short period the site has rebounded admirably and customer numbers have been steadily growing again in recent years with marketing aimed at European and Asian customers.

Matchbook now is licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission in the Channel Islands and by the UK Gambling Commission.


Matchbook is a betting exchange and must not be confused with a sportsbook.  While Matchbook enhanced odds exist they come in the form of odds regularly being better than traditional sportsbooks.

Of course there are very few betting exchanges to compare Matchbook to albeit their interface, with blue boxes for ‘bet’ and pink one for ‘lay’ bets, is remarkably similar to Betfair which has the market share.

Traditionalists will be dismayed that Matchbook UK does not feature horse racing amongst their portfolio – the ‘big three’ of Football, Tennis and Golf are well catered for – but serious punters will be delighted with their bargain basement 1% commission charge which knocks rival Betfair, who retain 5% of winnings, out of the ball park.

The Matchbook site is beautifully set out with a clear ‘Help & Learning’ tab offering five distinct areas:  Getting Started, FAQ’s, Rules & Regulations, About Matchbook and Customer Support.

Not quite an ‘idiot’s guide’ we found Matchbook’s ‘Getting Started’ section an invaluable aid to understanding the minefields exchange betting presents.

Payment & SupportMatchbook processes deposits and withdrawals via Visa, PaySafe, Neteller , Instadebit and Skrill. The minimum deposit and withdrawal size is $30 (or currency equivalent).

For assistance with deposits, Matchbook promotions, or any other issue there is a ‘Live Chat’ facility which is open between 9am and 3am UK time.  Matchbook can also be contacted by telephone on:  +44 203 6426867 or +353 21 2428626 (for Irish customers).

Alternatively you can email Matchbook at:, and/or follow them on Twitter at: @TeamMatchBook

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