Matchbook vs Betfair

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Take a look at our review of Matchbook vs. Betfair to help choose the right one for you.


Matchbook vs Betfair reviewMatchbook logoBetfair logo
Sign-up offer£10 risk-free bet£20 free bet
Betting markets2.5/54/5
Mobile app 4/54/5
Tools and stats2/54/5
Overall rating 
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Matchbook Sign-up Offer T&Cs:

New Customers Only. If your bet loses we will refund your stake up to max of £10 in cash. Bet must be placed within 7 days of sign-up. Visa and Mastercard deposits only. Refunds paid within 72 hours 18+. T&C's apply.

Betfair Sign-up Offer T&Cs:

New customers only, bet up to €/£20 on the Exchange and if your first bet loses, we’ll refund you €/£20 in Cash. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. T&Cs apply

Our review – the results

Best sign-up bonus: Betfair

Both bookies offer welcome bonuses, however Betfair's is more substantial and varied, allowing customers to choose from 3 options. 


New players can choose from:

  • Up to £100 in free bets in the sportsbook;

New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply

  • A 100 Twister Tokens and £15 in bonuses in the poker room;

You must be a new player to Betfair Poker and have not deposited into Poker before to be eligible for this offer. You must create a nickname and transfer £/€10 into Betfair Poker to receive your Welcome Pack. Please read full terms for breakdown of bonuses.

  • 100% up to £100 bonus in the casino with the promo code.

*Deposits made with e-wallets (Neteller, Moneybookers etc.) are not valid. Wagering requirements (x45) apply. Some games contribute less to the wagering requirement, some games contribute nothing. Please see the terms and conditions for further details


  • MBMAX code gives users the current welcome offer of £10 risk-free bet for the betting exchange.

New Customers Only. If your bet loses we will refund your stake up to max of £10 in cash. Bet must be placed within 7 days of sign-up. Visa and Mastercard deposits only. Refunds paid within 72 hours 18+. T&C's apply.

  • Over in the casino, you can get 100% up to £100 + 100 Wager Free Spins across a variety of games.

18+. New players only. Wagering requirement 35x. This bonus has a Max bet rule of £2. This means you can not bet/risk more than £2 in any one hand/spin. The free spins will expire after 7 days. T&Cs apply.

Best and biggest selection of betting markets: Betfair

Despite covering the major sports, like football, tennis and golf, the rest of Matchbook's markets were quite underwhelming, with only 15 markets on their sportsbook, compared to 34 on Betfair.

Matchbook offered no markets that were unavailable on Betfair, and the latter offered a lot more betting options in the standard markets like cricket and football.

Betfair, unlike Matchbook, also offer a range of special bets for each country. These markets range from upcoming national events to TV programme outcomes.

Betfair specials

Betfair's Special Market

The superior mobile app: Matchbook

While held back by the limitations of the site itself, Matchbook's app offers a far more user-friendly experience. 

Their mobile product is easy to use and quick to install, meaning you can easily track, and make bets on your Apple or Android product. Betfair's app was more awkward to use and lacked the in-app smoothness of Matchbook's option.

Matchbook mobile appBetfair mobile app

Tools and Tips: Betfair

Matchbook's offering on additional services was fairly weak. Aside from a rather uninspiring FAQ section with written info on sports, there was not much else. Their live lounge consisted only of a live update of scores.

Betfair however offer a live HD streaming service for certain events. There is also the option to track your bets live with their betchecker.


Betfair's extensive live streaming page

Final verdict: Betfair

From our review of Matchbook vs. Betfair it seems as though there isn't much difficulty in choosing a clear winner.  Betfair's huge range of markets, superior sign up bonus and in-play features makes it a better option for punters.

It doesn't matter if you're an occasional better or an expert, Betfair is the best option. Their mobile app mean you can place and track your bets on the go as well.

New users can click the button below to access a range of welcome packages. 

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