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 offer2% Commission on All Sports£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:

Matchbook is now offering a 2% commission on all sports. Commission is only charged on winnings. You will not pay commission on losing bets. 18+ T&Cs 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 No current welcome offer in the poker room;

No current poker welcome offer

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

New Customers Only. 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 terms & conditions for further details. By taking part in this promotion, you agree with our Terms & Conditions.


  • MBMAX code gives users the offer of 2% Commission on All Sports for the betting exchange.

Matchbook is now offering a 2% commission on all sports. Commission is only charged on winnings. You will not pay commission on losing bets. 18+ T&Cs apply

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

Max Bet £2, New Players Only, Wagering 35x. 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.

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