London, July 11 – Matchbook is delighted to announce a sponsorship deal to be an official betting partner of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. The Qatar Goodwood Festival, also known as Glorious Goodwood, is one of the highlights of the flat season and will see some of the finest equine athletes compete at the famous Sussex racecourse.
Matchbook, a peer to peer betting platform, has just launched horse racing to complement its existing sports betting product. Spokesperson for Matchbook, Cian Nugent, commented; “For years Matchbook has built a reputation of providing unparalleled value to sports betting customers, and adding horse racing is the obvious next evolution of that. Over the last 18 months, we have invested significantly in the development of an industry leading platform and now that we are ready to raise the gate on horse racing it seems only fitting that we choose an event with the pedigree of The Qatar Goodwood Festival to debut a much-improved experience for Matchbook customers.”
He added, “as a betting exchange, we have the unique advantage of winning when our customers win – not many people know this. Unlike most bookies, we will never restrict or close customers’ accounts if they win so we look forward to celebrating the festival’s winners, both on the racecourse and on our exchange.”
As part of their on-course presence at Goodwood, Matchbook is sponsoring five races across the first three days, including the first race of the event, “The Matchbook Betting Exchange Stakes” a Class 2 Handicap for older horses over a mile and a quarter. Racegoers are invited to visit Matchbook in the Lennox Enclosure throughout the festival, where they will provide betting tips and strategies, and a chance to watch a race with an exclusive view from the Matchbook Hot Air Balloon.
Alex Eade, General Manager of Goodwood Racecourse, said; “We are really pleased to have Matchbook supporting the Qatar Goodwood Festival as our official betting partners for the first three days of the meeting. Their horseracing platform will provide our guests with an exciting way to place their bets and we are sure that they will make the most of the betting tips offered by the Matchbook team. Providing guests with a view over the Racecourse from a hot air balloon is an incredible way to mark this new partnership.”
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