Year established: 1997
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Curacao & UK
Overall rating: B
Recommended: For recreational and professional players
Marathonbet Sportsbook Review
Independent sportsbook operator Marathonbet was first established in 1997 making it something of a relative veteran in the game. It’s operated under the Panbet Ltd umbrella company which runs retail betting outlets in the UK.
Marathonbet is licensed in Curacao and it has an Alderney Gambling licence too. The firm’s HQ is in Brighton, Sussex. Worldwide the firm is well regarded; it has a major presence in Russia and operates retail outlets there, in Ukraine, Belarus, Cameroon and Kazakhstan.
The bookmaker is primarily UK focused and accordingly has signed a number of deals with football clubs throughout the UK. The largest of these to date has been the one with Liverpool FC, which allowed the firm promotional opportunities at the iconic Anfield stadium as well as across Liverpool’s sizable digital media reach.
Other clubs with which Marathonbet has signed promotional deals include Hibernian, Man Utd, Fulham, Dynamo Kiev, West Ham and Tottenham Hotspur amongst others. It’s a bookmaker which believes in sponsorship and branding to validate a brand, and it’s done its marketing cleverly.
The Marathonbet Non-League Challenge for instance gave it considerably exposure throughout the non-league clubs which collectively boast a solid volume of punters. The Marathonbet Twitter has close to 40,000 followers, it utilises Vine well and follows the social media to entertain philosophy.
In addition to decent novelty markets, including entertainment, politics and more Marathonbet runs a lot of sports betting markets.
You can check all of these for yourself here: American Football, Aussie Rules, Alpine Skiing, Badminton Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Chess, Cricket, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Football, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Horse Racing, Ice Hockey, Motor Sports, Pesapallo, Pool, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Sailing, Snooker, Superbike, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball and Waterpolo.
Marathonbet offers an excellent live betting product with a strong selection of markets within it. It does not currently have any live streaming capabilities which, for a bookmaker which evidently has some budget, is disappointing.
Usability of the site
The Marathonbet site is extremely functional, whilst the Marathonbet mobile option is its strong suit. The red and white colour scheme is basic but works well, and the extensive range of language options which numbers 20 at the time of writing is a great addition.
There’s a more than adequate customer support system in place which includes live chat, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and phone (+44 1273964705). Banking is safe and secure with all the usual options available to deposit and withdraw including Visa, Mastercard, Skrill, Neteller and more.
Marathonbet may not have the best welcome bonus but its live betting, depth of markets and believe in keeping things simple when it comes to betting make it a place that you should open an account.
Its customer support system too is also a major plus point. They’re a top bookie to follow on Twitter too!
– Company more then 20 years in the sportsbook industry;
– Huge selection of sports, including many niche sports;
– Excellent depth in football & basketball markets;
– The website is practical for the professional player;
– Fantastic and often market-leading odds;
– Advancebet – bet with potential winnings;
– Great Live Streaming & Live Betting;
– Plenty of areas to bet on – including in-play & accumulators ;
– Exclusive Toto Correct Score and Toto 1X2 with big jackpot;
– In-play betting which is never suspended during a game;
– Clear comparison of odds – handy for multiple betting;
– Available in several languages;
– Clean and easy-to-use website;
– A lot of payment methods;
– Multilingual support.
– Welcome bonus currently unavailable;
– Has been known to limit the accounts of successful punters;
– Website is outdated and could be improved;
– Live chat available only in English.
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