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pa lapsy
24 Nov 14 10:56
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Anyone here use them?
Looking at the 12.50 Ludlow see they are very much the same prices as on here(smarkets),only difference is they are 2% commission,don't know what they are like for Irish racing but will look at their markets midweek.
Matchbook don't do horses but their golf market was fairly robust this week,their commission ratesw are 1% on your stake on losing bets and the same on your winnings.
Both are very competitively priced with their commission structures,are they worth a go?
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Report Ozymandius November 24, 2014 11:11 AM GMT
In my experience with smarkets as soon as you try to say back a horse at the price available, it disappears.  I know that can happen on here at times, it seems to be fairly permanent there.  Perhaps not in the immediate run up to the race, but, say, in the morning of.
Report pa lapsy November 24, 2014 11:27 AM GMT
Thanks Ozy, ghost money and no actual layer,i'd find that frustrating.
Matchbook are introducing horses early next year which i think could possibly be a serious rival to BF,wondering are people leaving here,forums,markets are going very quiet or maybe just a natural possible downturn in sports betting generally, don't know.
Report kavvie November 24, 2014 11:31 AM GMT
generally the bf sportsbooks prices are tight enough but not as tight as say lads or the like.i find them good if your doing ew multiples you have the bpg facility.other than that they will refuse you a biggish bet just like the rest..
Report Ozymandius November 24, 2014 11:51 AM GMT
Surprised you still get BOG on the Sportsbook, Kavie, or any hoss bet for that matter.  I wouldn't be much of a punter, for the most part only a guesser where the 'osses are concerned and in small amounts...and yet they have shackled me as if i were something of a guru.  I can't make heard nor tail of it.
Report kavvie November 24, 2014 11:55 AM GMT
i dont use it that severely restricted by the lot of them and i dont think its my skill as a punter or my winnings  thats the reason,its a puzzler.i tried to have a 25e trixie last week with willie hill on football bets.they offered me a 2.14 unit bet(total 8.56)  laughable really.i can still get as much as i need on cash bets in offices but im not sure how long that will last either..
Report pa lapsy November 24, 2014 12:01 PM GMT
Matchbook is a fairly new exchange.
Report Kelly November 24, 2014 5:30 PM GMT
Must have a look , unaware till now .  Someone had a thread about B/F sportsbook a while back , I had only used them sparingly , but found them OK for a while , particularly as they were BOG .  However I dropped onto a winner overnight last week , got laid to win £400 , then  was told to back it on Betfair .

Horse won , since then they are restricting me to their exposure of £10 . Looks like just another bookie operation shutting any door which backs a winner for any money .

Recently our local Ladcrooks have gone BOG on all bets in their 12-- 1 happy hour . Can work to advantage .
Report kavvie November 24, 2014 5:42 PM GMT
thing bout lads is tho kelly that they are so tight with prices your actual bog price is usually smaller than everyone else..
Report Kelly November 24, 2014 8:17 PM GMT
True kavvie , bets with them have to be very selective if you are looking for value .
Report Rocketfingers November 24, 2014 11:41 PM GMT
pa lapsy
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Matchbook is a fairly new exchange.

As usual you are wrong Pa but nothing new there. They have been around for years btw.
Report pa lapsy November 24, 2014 11:51 PM GMT
Googled it there now,very probably same as yourself,they have been around for a while though only recently i,ve been aware of them,do you use them?
You are very sore since Ozy regaled your Cheltenham toilets escapades btw.
Report Rocketfingers November 25, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
I think i have an account from years back, they changed hands, they were geared towards the American market and then got out of it, they are owned by a huge British gambler who also has a major sports betting syndicate in London and imo your money would be safe.
Report Colonel Sanders November 25, 2014 10:18 PM GMT
I use Smarkets, mainly for soccer. Liquidity very good on decent events but prices are exactly those on here (but with 2% commission)

I'm a small player but as said above there could be 10k on the back/lay side, I'd only be punting 50-100 quid but often the cash disappears as soon as you take even a small bite

They do the odd offer, were commission free on the first 2 England Group Games in the WC

Matchbook only charge 0.5% on asian handicaps (but you pay on losing bets so effectively 1%)

Pinnacle/SBO bet to 101.5% and 101.25% respectively on Asian Handicaps so are also worth keeping an eye on
Report Biffo2010 June 13, 2018 1:55 PM BST
Lads signed up to matchbook the other day , am i right in sayin it looks good now and plenty of liquidity on there
Report peckerdunne June 13, 2018 3:35 PM BST
You have to be selective...

I wont do many multiples, those i do place are with BOG only..

It is the great robbery otherwise..

The 1% on losing bets/stake would be a blocker for sure if a trader, as i am mostly.

My betting has changed dramatically in terms of method over the last 5 years.
Report Kerrygold June 14, 2018 7:28 AM BST
matchbook is very good right now , one of the owners runs one of the biggest betting syndicates in the world.

0% comm at moment for horses.
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