Marathonbet has been a sports betting bookmaker since 1997. The name clearly says it all, because the company has definitely shown staying power over the past 20+ years.
- 24/7 support
- Mobile Apps
- Famous brand
- Huge Sportsbets selection
- Poor Bonus Policy
- Сontroversial design
Marathonbet is one of the oldest betting & casino providers on the web. The Curacao-based company also operates countless betting shops in Great Britain. The new customer is looking for a lavish welcome bonus in vain, instead, Marathonbet convinces its customers with incomparable average values of the betting odds, which are rarely found in the industry.
Marathonbet is a sensation in a way. The bookmaker does not attach great importance to a visually appealing appearance, but mainly focuses on the content. With success, because the company is active as a sponsor of Manchester United and Malaga FC. There is no doubt about the seriousness anyway, after all, the company has many years of experience. As already mentioned, the range has been greatly expanded in the past.
For example, there is an own casino available, which contains around 1200 different games and can therefore offer a very excellent selection. In addition, flexible customer support is offered, which can be reached via live chat, telephone and e-mail.
According to our experience with Marathonbet, the only clear shortcoming is currently the fact that the provider unfortunately does not accept customers from India.
|Games:||Video Slots, Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette, Card Games, Game Shows, Sports, Virtual Sports|
|Languages:||English, Azerbaijani, Chile, Ecuador, Spanish, French, Croatian, Hindi, Indonesian, Magyar, Peruan, Polish, Portuguese, Serbian, Turkish, Vietnam, Greek, Uzbek, Bulgarian, Russian, Ukrainian, Thai, Georgian, Chinese, Korean|
Deposit and withdrawal queries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +44 1273 964706
|License:||Licence issued by the Government of Curaçao (sub-licence under full licence No. 8048/JAZ)|
UK and Alderney Gambling Commissions
|Affiliate program:||MarathonBet Affiliates|
The app is available in the app store for both the iPad and iPhone. Since the Google Play Store does not generally offer apps for winnings with real money, the Android version must be accessed directly from the website. For this, the smartphone may have to be set so that applications from third-party providers can also be installed. If you prefer to do without a download and the necessary installation, you can also use the web app, which is simply selected via the mobile phone browser. No matter which of the three variants customers choose: the app offers the entire Marathonbet betting range and worked in our test without any complaints.
The design of the mobile offers from Marathonbet corresponds to the desktop version. Here, too, the betting offer is offered in the form of a table. The placing of bets and the menu navigation, all personal settings and even the registration are intuitive and also well prepared for small screens.
Versatility is not only a good keyword for sports betting, but also, in our Marathon bet experience, for the provider’s casino. Here customers will find numerous top providers such as NetEnt or Microgaming, who have put together a colorful portfolio with promising developments. The huge selection is particularly impressive, because every player can choose between more than 700 different games. In this respect, the portfolio is led by slot machines, which are again divided into classic machines and modern video slots.
Numerous table games such as roulette, blackjack, casino wars, sic bo or baccarat are also part of the game. Especially the fans of roulette and blackjack get their money’s worth here, as these two table game classics are available in different versions. In roulette, for example, you can choose between Zoom Roulette or American Roulette.
Fans of classic casino games in particular should be pleased that, in addition to the regular portfolio, there is also a live dealer area in the casino. All kinds of different versions of the games Roulette, Black Jack, Casino Hold’em, Three Card Poker or Baccarat can be played here.
However, in our experience with Marathon bet, roulette and blackjack are again in focus and are offered in most variants. In all games, however, the work of the dealers should be rated equally strong. The game management is always well trained and can therefore lead through the individual betting rounds without problems or incidents. Particularly positive is the fact that different limits are offered at the tables. Inexperienced players can take a seat at the tables with lower limits, while experienced customers can find their fellow players at the tables with high limits.
As Indian betting fan, one or the other tear can be suppressed here, because with around 35 different disciplines, the bookmaker’s sports betting portfolio is really well positioned. So it remains to be hoped that the provider will decide to return to the Indian market as quickly as possible. In detail, customers can choose between football, tennis, basketball, handball, ice hockey or other disciplines. Not surprisingly, British sports are also high on the list for the British provider. These include, for example, darts, hurling, snooker. And of course – Cricket betting is also here.
Horse racing, dog betting and eSports are also included. As already mentioned at the beginning, virtual sports are also available that can be placed in football, basketball and tennis. In terms of content, however, the regular offer is of course much more varied. If you want to place your football bets, you can choose from around 40 different nations based on our experience. In India, bets up to the regional league are listed, so that the portfolio can be described as varied without a doubt. This is also clear when you take a look at the betting markets, because there are usually 130 to 160 betting options available per game in the top leagues.
New customer bonus: Marathon is still struggling here
Unfortunately, the provider from Great Britain does not yet have a fixed new customer bonus in its offer. This applies equally to the sports betting and casino areas, so that there is definitely a need for improvement here. On the positive side, however, it should be mentioned that bonus offers are launched at regular intervals. These are different types so that new and existing customers can benefit equally. New customers are often offered a free bet, while existing customers can challenge their luck with a few additional promotions. The “Advanced Bet”, for example, is very interesting here, which is used when the account balance is too low. If your own credit is too low, the bookie still allows you to bet up to a certain value in some cases.
In this respect, our Marathon bet experience shows that the provider is not completely inactive in the area of bonus offers. However, that is still a little too little at the moment, because new customers in particular are used to interesting and lucrative offers from their bookmaker or casino.
However, there is a Bonus for India!
Deposit and withdrawal
Unsurprisingly, customers can, for example, use bank transfers to make deposits. Alternatively, the electronic currency of Bitcoin is also available, for example. If you prefer to take it a little more familiar, you can use credit cards, Skrill, Neteller, Paysafecard, Webmoney, Ecopayz or Entropay in addition to bank transfers. In many cases, payments are possible from as little as five euros. However, this does not always apply, so that, for example, with Skrill, Neteller or bank transfer, at least ten euros must be deposited in any case. However, the provider waives any fees for all deposits.
|Payment options:||Bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Entropay, Neteller, Paysafecard, Webmoney, Ecopayz, Bitcoin|
|Minimum deposit:||5,00 €|
|Withdrawal options:||Bank transfer, credit cards, Skrill, Neteller, Webmoney, Bitcoin|
Conclusion: Marathonbet cannot be stopped
Marathonbet is a solid rock and has always been able to hold its own against all changes in the market in recent years. The company has a lot to offer. Deposits and withdrawals can be processed free of charge at any time. Customer support can be reached in various ways and takes care of customers’ concerns around the clock. The only real criticism here is currently the waiver of a new customer bonus, which Marathonbet in any case, unlike other providers, costs a few important points.