The Matchbook Betting Platform API is a programmable interface to the exchange platform on Matchbook, making it possible for other systems and services to connect and integrate directly with the Matchbook Betting Platform API.
Typically, customers use the API to connect automatic trading bots to the exchange, but it is also used to connect to third party websites to deliver live pricing and other market event information.
Yes. We aim to manage our service to optimise the experience for all API customers, irrespective of demand. We want to empower our customers to trade and bet on the exchange as frequently and as often as they wish. We also seek to ensure that usage of the API stays within reasonable boundaries in the mutual interest of all parties. Our goal is to provide customers with terms that are clear and transparent. With this in mind, we have a Fair Usage Policy which, in conjunction with our standard Terms and Conditions, govern how the API should be used. There is also API Documentation and an API Reference which describe how the API can and should be used.
Please visit our Fair Usage Policy for more details.
Yes. Any registered Matchbook customer can begin using the API immediately using their standard login credentials. However to increase usage limits beyond our default tier, please upgrade your account to an API Customer account.
Yes, but these will depend on how you use it. For details on API fees, please see Terms and Conditions.
We apply usage limits to all customers by default as soon as they register. This is part of our Fair Usage Policy and is in place to ensure fair and uninterrupted access to the system for all customers. The usage limits are organised into groups of requests. These are:
|Account||300 requests per minute|
|Events||700 requests per minute|
|Security||200 requests per minute|
|Navigation||100 requests per minute|
|Reports||40 requests per minute|
|Betting Write||3000 requests per minute|
In order to avoid being rate limited on the API, we strongly recommend that all customers upgrade their account to the Trader Plan prior to starting significant usage of the API.
Updated almost 4 years ago