Marathonbet Review 2017 - Sports Betting ReviewMarathonbet were formed back in 1997 so they have been around for a while and they are an independent sportsbook. Their parent company in Panbet Curacao NV and they boast that they have around one and half million customers from over 175 countries. They have their headquarters on the south coast of England in Brighton but they are licensed in Curacao. They trade in the UK and Europe through their Alderney Gambling Control Commission license. Interestingly they are actually one of the biggest betting companies operating in Russia. They have had betting partnerships with Premier League clubs like Spurs, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Betting markets and odds quality 7/10Marathonbet themselves boast they they have a great selection of markets available and they do. They aren’t all that bad at all in terms of delivering a volume of markets across a wide variety of sports. The sportsbook can be hard to get around, so we recommed patience. There seems to be a lack of quick links to get to the popular markets like there are at other established bookmakers. Depending on the type of game being played, their range of markets on a given event will vary drastically. They do have a link to stats for each game listed on the site (football). It's not the most extensive stats though, it is basically current form.
The big, big asset for Marathonbet is their betting margins. They are really tight, some of the highest we have come across such a 1.5% betting margin on football. That means that they aren’t adding their own value to bets which is a plus for the customer because it translates as more value. You can find an overall betting margin of just 2.3% across the major sports listed in Marathonbet website. That’s awesome. There is a maximum winning of £250,000 per day. All in all not bad, basic stuff but with tight betting margins.
Sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 6/10What can you get started with at Marathonbet? A nice £20 matched deposit bonus from then. This can be got when you open an account with them and then make a deposit using the special code TV20 and then you will receive a 100% matched bet. The maximum value of the free bet that you can get from the welcome bonus of £20. Before the bonus cash can be withdrawn then you have to play through the value of that initial deposit three times at the minimum odds of 1.8 or more.
Marathonbet lacks of any other real promotion value on their site. They have never really ran with any before and they still don’t. This is a very straight forward betting platform. Go to their drop down menu and find the Bonuses link. There you can find what they do have on offer. They will pay double the odds for one winner for all Lucky Bets on the horse racing, they offer best Odds Guaranteed on horse racing and they will pay you out on Win Singles on horse racing if your horse is disqualified after taking the race. They state that from time to time that they will run free bet offers. That’s generally only happens on horse racing.
In-play betting 7/10You can get into live in play betting at online betting site Marathonbet. There's a good amount of sporting events covered by this including e-Sports which we saw when testing the site. You do have the ability to bookmark your favoured markets in the live betting section so you can keep them on top. There is also a checkbox which you can select to be able to place a bet in one click, just to speed it up even more which is really nice. The sportsbook and live in play betting services at Marathonbet are very basic but because this is not a site where you will find a lot of graphics, it operates quickly.
That having been said for an individual live sporting event, you can bring a up a graphic to show the flow of action. It’s not in-depth, there is a lack of stats being presented on the events as they are happening. Again, it’s very basic but it just works!. The market depth inside an actual event is pretty good, there is excellent variety actually. When you are on the overview page of live in play betting you will see how many submarkets that there are availbale on that particular match.
Extras & features 7/10One nice feature at Marathonbet is their Advance Bet product. This is actually a bonus feature on the site which allow you to make use of your unsettled bets on the account. It simply provides you with the ability to place further bets when you don't have enough funds in your account balance, based on the potential outcome of your unsettled bets. If if you were to use Advance Bet at the amount you used to place a bet was more than what you got back from a subsequent bet settlement, then you won’t have to payback the remainder. You are able to place Advance Bets on Live Events and any Events that are starring in the following 48 hours.
They run a Toto game, which isn’t hard to guess that it is a version of Tote betting. This is where players bet on a W/D/W outcome (or the final score) of a number of select matches. All stakes go into a pool and then the winners will take a share of that prize pool. They also run a Toto Tennis. Marathonbet also run a virtual sports section on their site and another feature bet that they have is their Bet Constructor.
In the Marathonbet Bet Constructor you pick 2 virtual teams made up from players taking part in real matches and then you place wagers on the outcome of those virtual teams. This is a points based game based on what the real players that you select for your team, produces in the real game. There is both a tennis and a football bet constructor option for you. These are a couple of of extra features that may make your stay at Marathonbet a bit more extensive if you like those kind of things. They also run a ‘lose to win’ accumulator and they have good browser extensions available as well.
Payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 7/10There is not a tremendous amount of funding options, but all of them are commission free with Marathonbet. All deposit methods that are available as well are instant as well. You will have to check the list for full details of the minimum deposit amount with each funding source. Most withdrawals take around 3 hours but credit and debit cards could take up to five days.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, MAstercard, Maestro, Entropay, Skrill, NEteller, Paysafecard, Bank transfer, ecoPayz and boku
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, MAstercard, Maestro, Entropay, Skrill, NEteller, Paysafecard, Bank transfer, ecoPayz and boku
User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 6/10Because of the simplicity of the site it is very user friendly. There’s nothing to distract you from what you are there to do, which is bet of course. There is a mobile version of the site as well and you get the same basic layout and services. Some punters may have issues with the lack of engagement on the site, because really there isn’t much there, but others may appreciate the sparseness there. It’s a matter of taste.
Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 7/10We actually found their help section pretty good, there is some very clear information there and you will probably find the help you need if you have the time to go through that round. It’s very organised and explains a lot. But maybe there is a time where you want to pick up a phone and call them and you can do that at +44 1273 964706. Through their help link as well you can open a chat window with a representative. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to contact them that way. There were no details about support hours.
Overall / Conclusion 7/10
You are lacking some popular features like cash out and live streaming at Marathonbet. It is basically a text-based site that you would be doing your betting at. It allows for the quick loading of the site, which is a good thing and things are presented well enough that everything is easy enough to read. The solid odds and betting margin that roll out is a big plus for them and they have touches of unique bets as well.
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