Exchanges

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  1. StPauli1916 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Do many people on here use the exchanges ? If so which do you use ?

    I have had Betfair and Betdaq accounts for years and mostly used Betfair. However since Paddy Power took them over some of their decisions have been pretty bad. The 20% Premium charges are a joke.

    So this week I have joined Matchbook and Smarkets as well.

    Does anyone have accounts on a few exchanges and if so how do you find them in terms of liquidity and customer service etc against each other ?
     
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    I just use Betfair and Smarkets at the moment. I was hoping Smarkets would get more popular because of the 2% charge instead of Betfair's 5% but the liquidity is very low in the markets I like which is Boxing and MMA. I've not used the others yet but I guess it be the same with either limited market on combat sports and small liquidity. I tried to get round it and use Pinnacle on a VPN but the * wanted evidence that I live in Asia which I obviously don't have so that's no use.
     
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    Matchbook is 0% til the end of the year for new customers. They asked for id. Passport n bank statement before I even joined for some reason. A little irritating but suppose it'd better to get it out of the way before you have money tied up in the accounts. Those aren't sports I bet on but I will keep an eye on the liquidity.
     
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    If anyone has a Betfair account. I just got an email saying any exchange bet up to £20 placed over the weekend will be refunded in full in cash. So essentially a free £20 bet.
     
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    Betfair is down. Being a joke this week constantly just suspending races and football games for no reason. Their IT seems worse since PP took them over and they will end up losing customers if they don't sort it.
     
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    * Betfair down again. No idea what has been matched and what hasn't and how they will deal with it. Wanks :triplomur
     
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