Matchbook strike gold again in 2020 Smart Betting Club Awards

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12th February 2020

The Matchbook Betting Podcast has beaten stiff competition to win the 2020 Smart Betting Club’s Best Betting Podcast award for a second consecutive year, securing 23.5% of the votes in the process.  The award, which recognised the Matchbook Betting Podcast for its consistent expertise and insight on football, horse racing, the NFL, and a wide range of other sports, is voted for by the betting public.

Hosts Ali Maxwell (Weekend Football), Tom Stanley (Horse Racing), Aidan O’Sullivan (NFL) and Phil Kitromilides (Champions League) have delivered weekly focused previews and insights for bettors and sports fans throughout 2019.


In 2019 Matchbook added live broadcasts to their podcast output which has added an extra community element with subscribers interacting live with hosts and guests.

Elsewhere, Mark O’Haire, a regular contributor on the Matchbook Football Betting Podcasts and on the Matchbook Insights page, also scooped Gold for the Best Free Tipster Award.

Matchbook CEO Mark Brosnan said: “One of our key goals at Matchbook is to bring our bettors closer to their favourite sports and keep them up to speed with the latest news and insights. We are delighted that the betting public have once again enjoyed our content by voting for us to win this award for the second consecutive year. We hope to build on this success again in 2020 by continuing to evolve and improve our Podcasts.”

Peter Ling, the founder and owner of Smart Betting Club said: “The SBC Awards are important as they tell it how it is when it comes to the betting world. The SBC Awards are different, because they are based on the Smart Betting Club independent approach and key goal to help ordinary people with their betting. They reward those sites, services, bookmakers, and individuals doing the right thing – whether it be in the information or resource they provide or by simply offering you the best place to bet itself.

“With their blend of experts and professional gamblers discussing the big value betting opportunities across a popular range of sports it’s easy to see why the public have voted Matchbook as the Smart Betting Club’s Best Betting Podcast of the year.”

About The Smart Betting Club & These Awards

The Smart Betting Club (SBC) is an independent assessor of tipster services, systems, strategies and bookmakers first established in May 2006. Originally known as the Secret Betting Club, we changed our name in 2018 to the ‘Smart Betting Club’ to better reflect our quest to help educate and inform punters on what it takes to turn a profit betting.

SBC’s setup is unique in that we are member-funded and not reliant on bookmaker advertising or affiliations, which allows us to report honestly on all aspects of the betting industry and truly act on behalf of the average punter. 

The SBC Awards are important as they are based on the fundamental SBC principles of honesty, fairness and independence and feature the results of votes cast by the general public and SBC members about who or what they rate in the tipster and betting world. 

About Matchbook

Matchbook is a peer-to-peer betting exchange designed for smart bettors who want better value, deeper liquidity and exceptional customer service. We’re not the alternative, we’re the difference.

Matchbook is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission and the UK Gambling Commission.


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