Betting Exchanges

At betting exchanges it is possible to bet like with a common bookmaker, but at betting exchanges you bet (back) against other customers instead against a bookmaker. That means you can also offer bets yourself, so you can also bet against (lay) the success of a horse or whatsoever.
An advantage of the betting exchanges are the higher odds you get there compared with common bookmakers. Besides horse racing they offer all kinds of sports. On most of them it is possible to bet while the event is running (called ‘live betting’ or ‘inplay’), including on horse races. Because you bet against other customers almost only single bets are available. Betting exchanges make their money with the commission they charge from the winner of every bet.


Betfair is the market leader among the betting exchanges. They have an comprehensive offer, but charge 5 percent commission. For people from Germany and parts of France it is not possible to bet with Betfair. Horse races from Great Britain, Ireland, the United States and South Africa, are offered, as some of the French events and big races from other countries. Inplay betting is possible on British and Irish races. Betfair won the British Queen’s Award ‘Innovation’ in 2003. Payments can be made via Visa, MasterCard, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, Giropay or bank transfer.


Matchbook is a betting exchange who offers British and Irish horse racing, on this races also Live betting is possible. Horse races in South Africa and the big classics are also provided, but not as Livebets.
Matchbook offers a wide range of sports, including special sections like EA-Sports, politics or other current events.
The betting commision amounts 0 percent at present.
Euros are accepted, the only languages are English and Chinese. Under 'Help & Learning' the exchange betting system is quite well explained. New customers get a 25 Euro Welcome Bonus.
Matchbook was founded in 2005, is based in Alderney and licensed by the British UK Gambling Commission.

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