Ahead of the exclusive Tipsters Competition, we have interviewed representatives for Matchbook.com. Allan Aasterud (VIP Business) and Josh Green (Head of Marketing) have their views on what Matchbook is all about.
Matchbook.com – Who are you? Not everyone has heard of you, so what can Matchbook offer, Allan?
Matchbook is the fastest-growing betting exchange that specializes in servicing all serious (professional) bettors, and Matchbook prides itself on being able to take the biggest bets online. We have a strong focus on the professional punters, and that’s why the average bet stake with Matchbook is an incredible £2000!
Matchbook.com is a market leader in Asian Handicap Soccer and US Sports: Great liquidity, lowest commission (1%) and the best odds. Only 1% commission is a big selling point. That’s the reason why punters today say “Matchbook is a ‘must’ for your betting portfolio!
Matchbook is joining up with TerryTipster.com by offering an exclusive Tipster competition. A great 1st prize given by Matchbook!
Everybody loves a challenge, but to activate people these days you have to offer something exclusive, easy to enter and an interesting prize. The winner will be given 2 VIP tickets for an Arsenal match at the Emirates. The more interest the competition gets the more surprises we will throw into the prize pool… I hope that’s an incentive for people out there.
Please explain the reason why you decided to offer a Tipster Competition.
I’ve always been a big fan of Tipsters competitions, and we will do all we can to create some good banter online. Matchbook works actively in the affiliate market, and we want to reward affiliates who bring new business. Registration is FREE! You will stand a chance to win attractive prizes every month! It is also good training for punter ‘beginners’ and it gives people their first taste of Matchbook.
How do I join the Tipsters Competition?
It’s very easy. Go to TerryTipster.com and click on the Tipster competition link
- The coupon shows 10 matches. You choose the winner in each of the matches.
- The coupon is based on real-time soccer matches from Matchbook
- You enter your Name & Matchbook username
If no user name, you click on the Matchbook link and open an account. It takes 30 seconds. (If any questions, you can e-mail : ). A ranking table will inform you about your current placing in the competition.
TerryTipster.com has also asked Matchbook marketing manager Josh Green a few questions…
Hey Josh, you actively promote Matchbook Media on Twitter (@teammatchbook) and Facebook, can you give us a bit more info?
Matchbook Media (www.matchbookmedia.com) is the content arm of matchbook.com. It is a relatively new site with a lot of work and development still in the pipeline, At the moment it provides daily betting previews, opinionated articles and betting advice.
Matchbook Media offers a weekly free to play betting pools competition. Existing Matchbook customers can log in with their username while new users can register. In the same process they automatically get a matchbook.com account set up for them.
The Pools offers the users a chance to win weekly cash prizes paid direct into their betting account. It’s a good way to monitor your betting performance without risking any money and its also a great way to learn and develop different types of betting skills.
Matchbook Media offers some big prizes to the winners…
Yes. At the moment we offer 2 types of pools. A ‘Pick’em’ style which is really targeted for more general sports better who is used to fixed odds betting. In these pools users are required to select the outcome of each listed match. Points are awarded per correct selection and users with the most points win! Get all 15 selections correct and win $10,000!
Our Handicappers Pool is targeted towards the slightly more serious and experienced bettor. In this pools users must allocate their fantasy balance across the available propositions based on who you think will win and which team has the best odds! Their points are calculated based on the total return or their winning bets.
The idea behind the pools is to create a nice tipping platform and user engagement competition going forward. You will be able to see who is performing well on a weekly, monthly and overall basis. It’s a good education tool for bettors, completely free to play and offers nice rewards. It’s still very much in its infancy and we have a number of new pool types and different sports to roll out in the New Year. All our odds for the pool selections are generally based on the current market odds on matchbook.com so users who are doing well in the pools should feel comfortable trying out the real thing!
Everybody knows Betfair, how do you view the competition?
I see Matchbook as a very good alternative to Betfair. We have a lot of respect for Betfair, and you all know that they have something like a 10 years head start on Matchbook, and they have had great success with their racing product.
Betfair has a large following but with the premium charges to their biggest players, there is room for a real competitor. The key to success is liquidity, and we are making progress week after week – and we have over taken Ireland’s favourite Betdaq and Smarkets. The latest news regarding Pinnacle gave us plenty of new accounts, so the future is very exciting.
What are the goals of the company, are you happy where you are?
As a betting exchange Matchbook.com have been in operation since 2004, but Matchbook came under new ownership in early 2011 and effectively re-launched at that time. Significant financial backing ,IT ,administrative and managerial resources were brought in, and that has given us the ability to go from strength to strength. Matchbook are licensed by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. I really strongly believe Matchbook is a company with phenomenal global potential!