Marathonbet were formed so far back that today they are considered one of the very few old school sports betting websites in every respect of their existence. Their website is old school and looks like it hasn’t been redesigned since 1997, and they adhere to an orthodox bonus policy, that is, they never took on the trend of forcing flashy bonus advertisements down the throats of the bettors.
There is no live streaming and no bet cash out. It looks like it’s only a text based website, and some find this very relaxing. Just clean text and no imagery. That is nor a good, nor a bad thing. It’s a specific case of having a peculiar taste for something. So, if this is something that seems appealing to you, read this review top to bottom and see what’s hiding behind this internet betting dinosaur.
Reportedly Marathonbet has 1.5 million customers all around the world. In 175 countries there is at least one Marathonbet user, which is an impressive number indeed. It’s no wonder, considering the touch for unique bets, solid betting margin and odds.
The offices of Marathonbet have been located in Brighton, England, on the south coast. The focus of Marathonbet has always been the UK and the bettors there, but Europe in general has been in the mind of the operator too. But, with the globalisation of the online betting industry, every bettors in the world has had the privilege to bet at a giant like Marathonbet.
How can you get started at Marathonbet? Well, you can forget the welcome bonus at the moment. There are welcome free bets now and then, but nothing came up in the bonuses section at the time of writing of this review. There are some interesting offers though. There is the Lucky 15, 31 & 63`s, the Double Result (First Past the Post), and the well-known Best Odds Guaranteed promo. Almost all of these pertain to horse racing.
From time to time Marathonbet issues free bets to existing players. All free bets are allowed only for single win selections, and if there are winnings generated with it, you can withdraw the winnings freely. These are all decent bonuses mostly aimed at horse racing bettors.
The market selection at Marathonbet is truly wide. There is a wide variety of sports with focus on those that UK bettors like to watch and bet on the most like football, horse racing, greyhounds, rugby, cricket, darts, etc. The menu with the sports markets is on the left and you can find around 40 sports categories there arranged from A to Z. There are also quick links on the left to 4 popular sports at Marathonbet such as football, basketball, tennis and ice hockey.
The more experienced bettors will notice that Marathonbet has the highest betting margin in the industry, which is a plus for the customer. The awesome is that the overall betting margin is over 2% for all major sports. The football margin is relatively high too.
The live betting section covers a lot of sports too including sports that are not actually sports such as e-sports. Making live bets is very easy. The games that are live are displayed on the home page. Just click on any of the odds for the teams playing live and enter your bet amount. If you want to make a different bets than just home, draw, away bets, just click on the teams and you will see all the available bets along with the live odds. It’s really one of the easiest to use and hassle free websites we have come across.
The Advance bet is something you won’t find anywhere on the internet with other bookmakers. If you are a passionate bettor, you will love it. If you have unsettled active bets, and don’t have any more funds in your betting account, you can actually use the amount calculated as potential winnings of your active bet to make another bet, called Advance bet.
It’s an interesting feature that you might want to check out in the Bonuses section found in the Services drop-down menu on the top left for more detailed explanation. Check out the Bet Constructor description there too. It might interest you if you are into football.
Not a tremendous choice of banking options, but a decent one. At Marathon bet you will find credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and Maestro, virtual cards like Entropay, prepaid card like paysafecard, e-wallets like Skrill, Neteller and ecoPayza and boku and Bitcoin. Except for Paysafecard, which is only for depositing, all options can be used for transactions in both ways. The minimum deposit allowed is £5 and there are no processing fees. Deposits are instant, while withdrawals take up to 3 hours for e-wallets and up to 5 days for cards and 10 days for bank transfer.
The help section contains very clear information on what to do and how to do everything from registering to withdrawing money. If that’s not enough, give them a call at +44 1273 964706 or send them an email at [email protected]. The live chat button is right there on the main menu and you can click on it anytime you need help with the services.
Marathonbet may be the best known name to the fans of Dynamo Moscow, CF Malaga, Hibernian FC and Manchester United FC with which Marathonbet has commercial partnerships at the moment with previous including Fulham FC, Dynamo Kiev FC, Derby County, West Ham, Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur.
Marathonbet owns four licences for internet betting and gambling. You will notice at the website that there are other opportunities like casino, live casino, lotto, virtuals, toto and financials. The company behind the brand is Panbet Curacao, which operates it with licences issued in Curacao, Alderney, UK and Spain. Marathonbet’s primary aim of making customers enjoy value has been reaffirmed with independent tests of the services from third party auditing companies. You are sure to find joy in Marathonbet’s betting products.