Gambling Commission suspends Matchbook’s UK licence

The Gambling Commission has temporarily suspended Matchbook.com’s licence to operate in the United Kingdom.

Today, the United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission made the decision to temporarily suspend the operating licence of Matchbook from 23:59 today (17 February 2020).

Existing Matchbook customers in the UK will not be able to place bets via the operator’s site during this period. On top of this, Matchbook will not be accepting new customers from the UK until the temporary suspension has been lifted.

Matchbook sent an email to its affiliate partners today, announcing the Commission’s decision and how it will calculate revenue during this period.

What was said in the email?

In the email, which was sent to affiliate partners, the operator said: “Today the United Kingdom Gambling Commission has taken the decision to temporarily suspend the operating licence of Triplebet Limited (t/a Matchbook).  As a result, from 23:59 on 17 February 2020 we will be briefly closed for all betting and casino activity in the United Kingdom.

“During this time we will continue to settle all open positions and customers will have access to their accounts to withdraw funds.  Should customers have any questions regarding their account during this period, please contact customer services.

“Matchbook has been in regular contact with the United Kingdom Gambling Commission and has agreed a path forward where it will deliver on a number of conditions.  We will be back soon and we are committed to providing a betting exchange which adheres to very high standards.”

Compare.bet News has reached out to the Gambling Commission for more information on its decision.

What does this mean for affiliates?

According to the email, all CPA and Revenue Share generated by UK affiliates up until 23:59 GMT tonight will be recorded as normal and will be paid out in accordance with existing affiliate terms and conditions.

For affiliate companies that operate in markets outside of the UK, Matchbook will continue to operate as normal. This means that the operator will continue to serve customers and accept new players from outside of the UK as normal.

Matchbook said: “There will be no impact on Affiliate revenues generated from users outside of the United Kingdom, and associated Affiliate revenue will be paid in line with our existing Affiliate terms and conditions.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as it progresses. *

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