Marathonbet are one of the many independent online betting sites out there and they were established back in 1997, so have a pretty solid history behind them. While they are online, they do also have brick and mortar operations in the UK.
Marathonbet run at a 1.5% betting margin on soccer, which is some pretty strong value from the perspective of the punter picking up returns. That adds some good value and the prices to be found across the board in their sportsbook sees them hovering around the average market industry prices quite a bit. Not spectacular, but pretty fair value running around the site. There is a nice balance there.
The sportsbook at Marathonbet runs around 30 different sports markets, covering all of the major events like European soccer, through to harder-to-find markets like Badminton and Chess. It is pretty solid coverage and for punters who like straight forward betting without any bells and whistles then that is what Marathonbet provides. As soon as you land on the site you are simply presented with a grid of betting options on the market outrights. That gives access to some pretty quick and efficient betting and you barely have to go navigating through the sportsbook menu at all to get down a bet.
What is nice is that the multi-view lets you see how many alternative markets there are for a match, for example, there may be well over 100 markets for a top soccer game, so there are great sub-market options available. You can also change the sportsbook view to Multi Markets which showed the most popular options for an event besides the straight outright, such as handicap and under/over options. It is certainly a quick and easily operated sportsbook which is a big plus. They clearly haven’t gone for looks, they have gone for functionality.
You would have to classify the fact that pretty much their active sportsbook makes up the whole site as soon as you land there. It is so quick and easy to get a bet down. They don't have a lot of other stuff going on on the site. There are some live betting options to enjoy and again you can simply click the Multi Markets view and see the different prices ticking over not only on an event, but several events at once. Some of the live betting markets do have some graphical representation when you click on them. There is a great depth of live in-play betting options. There is a results section too and a nice touch is that you can get browser extension to improve security and get reliable access to their services!
One unique feature that they do offer in their Advance Bet. This gives you the chance to unlock the value in your unsettled bets. This feature can be used on any live event coming in the next 48 hours. Basically, they allow you to place bets with funds advanced by the bookmaker from unsettled bets. It’s an unusual feature, but one which customers may find a lot of value in, as it is available.
Aside from the value in their Advance Bet, there really is a shortage of actual bonus promotions running at Marathonbet. There is a Lose To Win Accumulator option, where instead of backing teams to win, you can back teams to lose to earn you money instead. They aren’t an operator which is packed with promotions at all.
Customer service can be accessed over the telephone and you can also jump into a live chat with a customer service operator on the website if that’s a preferred option. There is a decent help section to guide you through common guides and to answer any common questions too.
Review and Rating
There is nothing flashy, nothing visually attractive about the Marathonbet experience. However, if you want very simple, straightforward betting where markets are so easy to find and where there is a tremendous amount of bet variety on show, then Marathonbet fill a nice niche in the online betting industry quite well.