Available across all major platforms including smartphones and tablets of both Android and Apple persuasions, the Matchbook mobile app is very much worth a download for day-to-day punters. Backing and laying are made easy on the Matchbook app meaning you can do this even when you are commuting, at the game or even just lounging on the sofa.
|Matchbook app review|
|Bonuses and Promotions||3/5|
How to download the Matchbook app
From the Matchbook website or from Matchbook mobile, skip to the bottom of the main page and click on the mobile applications link. Separate links are displayed to download the Matchbook app on Android, iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad.
From there, simply click on the link and begin to download the app onto your chosen device. The process is quick and easy, the download itself taking a matter of seconds with a 3G or 4G signal.
System Requirements and Compatibility
Due to regulatory restrictions, the Matchbook app can only be accessed from certain regions. With this in mind, ‘location services’ will need to be switched on when using the app. A 3G or 4G signal (if not on WiFi) will be needed to download the app onto mobile phones.
The Matchbook app offers reasonable compatibility and a good range of markets for football fans, though its range overall could do with improving. The interface is smart, very responsive and hugely reliable.
The app is even available to Apple Watch and iPad users meaning no matter what technology you prefer, you should be able to get your bet on when you’re on the go. Accessing either the iTunes store or the Google Play store directly from your mobile or tablet will make the download quick, easy and painless.
Bonus available and how to get it
If you are new to the Matchbook app you can earn up to £500 cashback with the Matchbook bonus code. The offer is open to all new users and works on a points system; the user receiving a point for every £1 earned in commission. A ‘treble your odds’ bonus on horse racing is also offered to new customers.
The Matchbook mobile or app bonus code can be used to claim anything up to £500 when betting on the Matchbook exchange within the first five weeks of your membership. Some of the main T&C’s to remember are:
- Offer applies to new customers only
- Offer applies only to customers who make their first deposit via credit or debit card
- Offer only applies to bets placed within 5 weeks of the date of your first bet on the Matchbook exchange
- Place back or lay bets at any available odds on any number of betting markets of the Matchbook exchange within the qualifying period and, if and when you win or lose, a minimum of £100, you will be awarded 1 Matchbook point e.g. for every £5 paid in commission you will earn 1 point.
- The maximum earned during the qualifying period is £500
- Offer applies to registered customers from Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
- Only ONE bonus fund offer per household/IP address or device
A Matchbook App Review wouldn’t be complete without a proper look at the platform’s main features. Although working broadly similar to the Matchbook mobile site, the app has the edge in terms of responsiveness. Some of the main features of the Matchbook app are:
When clicking at first on a chosen sport, events are displayed chronologically. Events which are in-play are shown at the top and being able to bet on them live is an advantage for a bettor. The only downside is the lack of live streaming on the Matchbook app.
Back & Lay
The app gives you the power to play the exchanges on the go. If betting on football for example, simply tap the A-Z on the top left of the screen, choose ‘soccer’ and then all the latest games will appear. On the right side of the soccer section you can choose which league or cup you want to bet in, i.e. Premier League, and all available markets will be displayed super fast.
The ability to be able to ‘lay’ a team, i.e. betting against them winning, gives this app the edge over traditional bookmaker apps.
Responsive User Interface
With a good range of markets especially on football, the app is useful and benefits hugely from its extremely quick and smart interface. From opening up the app, tapping on the desired market and placing a bet you will have spent just a matter of seconds.
Is there a promo code currently available?
The Matchbook bonus code entitles new signups to up to £500 in cashback on their account.
Who can claim the promo code offer?
All new signups in the eligible territories can claim the offer.
Can I claim this bonus in addition to other offers?
Yes. Matchbook’s Treble Odds offer on their horse racing book can be claimed as well as the £500 cashback offer.
Is the app available everywhere?
No, the Matchbook app is available only in certain territories. See the list on the Matchbook website.
How Can I Bet Using The App?
As mentioned earlier in the Matchbook app review, placing your bets could not be easier. Using a football bet as an example:
- Open the app from your home screen
- Click the A-Z tab on the top left of the screen
- Select ‘soccer’
- Select your chosen game, clicking ‘more markets’ if your bet is more than a simple back or lay
- Click on your selection
- Enter your stake
How Can I Manage Payments Using The App?
With the same range of deposit options available on Matchbook app as on the full site, managing your wallet could not be easier or more secure. Do remember though that if you want to take advantage of the Matchbook bonus code then your first deposit must be via credit or debit card. All deposit methods are free of charge and all bar Neteller have a £5 minimum (theirs is £10). Accepted methods are:
- Visa/Maestro (debit cards)
- Visa/MasterCard (credit cards)
- Neteller/Skrill (eWallets)
- Paysafe (bank transfer)
Depositing funds is simple and 24-hour customer support is available. Simply login, go to the member’s area and choose ‘deposit’ or ‘withdrawal’. Withdrawals to the above banking options are simple, the timeframes being:
- Debit cards – 1-3 days
- Credit cards – 1-3 days
- Neteller – 1-4 hours
- Skrill – within 24 hours
- Paysafe – within 24 hours (minimum £100)
Overall rating: 3/5
The app is quick and smart to look at so in terms of its usability there can be no complaints. It lacks a little something compared to the big boys Betfair and Betdaq though and has a little catching up to do if the app is going to take a customer from those players.
|?Back and Lay on the move||?No live streaming|
|?Very quick||?Not a huge range of markets|
|?Easy to use||?Not available in all territories|
At present, Matchbook offer only their standard app and have no specific sign-up or other bonuses for Matchbook app or mobile users, though the standard £500 cashbook offer applies. Simply sign up to a new account via the app, enter code and opt in to receive up to £500 in cashback on your account within the first 5 weeks.