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What I liked


Dedicated Man Utd Tables

What I didn't like


No Ultimate Texas Hold'em
Limited options on other games
Not a full range of Blackjack sidebets
No Bonuses


Review Summary

The Manchester United Live Casino is the draw here. It’s a great looking environment with Blackjack and Roulette. Looks like you’re playing in a private box at Old Trafford.

Posted October 26, 2016 by

 
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NoUnfortunately players from United States are NOT accepted.

I’m going to say right up front that the only reason the Marathonbet Live Casino is listed on Livecasinocomparer is because they are the official betting partner of Manchester United.

They’ve recently opened a dedicated Manchester United Live Casino that’s got one Blackjack and one Roulette table.

I’ve been a fan of Utd since I was four years old, back in the days of Best, Law and Charlton. It’s sort of surreal that my two loves, Man Utd and Live Casino have been joined together so it’s only right that I review the marriage.

The dedicated Man Utd studio hosting the two new games is located at Evolution Gamings studios in Riga. The visual representation is great, you can almost believe that you’re in a private box at Old Trafford. 

In fact one of my close friends, who is also a Man Utd fan had seen on the official website that the tables had opened and he was convinced that they were at the ground in Manchester.

The Marathonbet Live Casino

As live casinos go, Marathonbet have an OK setup.  It will be the branded tables that bring players here. They haven’t taken the full range of games from Evolution and some of the most popular options are missing.

Stake levels will suit the entry level player and there are some higher stake tables for those that like to bet larger sums.

  • Blackjack – There is the dedicated Manchester United Table, but the table language is Russian – I guess they must have a very large Russian player base to have this.

Other generic Evolution tables are available and stakes range from £0.50 to £5,000 a hand. You can only play the Bet behind side bet on all tables.

  • Roulette – There is also a dedicated Manchester United Roulette table. This time the table language is English. It’s standard European Roulette with both Classic and Multi Camera views.

Then there is a small selection of generic tables including French Roulette Gold and Auto Roulette with La Partage. There is no Double Ball or Dual Play Roulette and no specific language tables.

  • Baccarat – Baccarat comes with two versions, Baccarat Squeeze and without. Stake limits are quite good with a max bet of £15,000 a hand.
  • Casino Hold’em – It’s a multi player game with stakes from 1 – 3k. Not much more I can say about this really.
  • Three Card Poker3 Card Poker is one of my favourite games. I love playing the 6 card bonus side bet. I love the game but it doesn’t seem to like me so much.  Stakes range from 1 – 5,000 a hand.
  • Caribbean Stud Poker – This is a single handed game played against the dealer. You have to get a better 5 card poker hand than he has. The side bets make this more interesting and like 3 card poker when you win you can win big.

Marathonbet Live Casino Games List

Games Stakes Dedicated Table Side Bets No.Decks Multi Hand Multi Player
3 Card Poker 1 – 5k No PP / 6 Card 1 No No
Baccarat Squeeze 5 – 15k No Pairs 8 No No
Baccarat 1 – 15k No Pairs 8 No No
Speed Baccarat 1 – 15k No Pairs 9 No No
Man Utd Blackjack (Russian) 5 – 10k Yes BB 8 Yes Yes
Man Utd Blackjack (English) 5 – 10k Yes BB 8 Yes Yes
Blackjack 5 – 1k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Blackjack Party 0.50 – 100 No BB 8 Yes Yes
Silver Blackjack 50 – 5k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Blackjack VIP 50 – 5k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Platinum VIP 250 – 5k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Fortune VIP 250 – 5k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Grand VIP 500 – 5k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Diamond VIP 1k – 5k No BB 8 Yes Yes
Casino Hold’em 1 – 3k No Aces or Better 1 No No
Caribbean Stud Poker 1 – 1k No 5 + 1 1 n/a n/a
Man Utd Roulette 1 – 2k Yes n/a n/a n/a No
Roulette 1 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No
Immersive Roulette 1 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No
Roulette VIP 2 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No
French Roulette Gold 2 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No
Auto Roulette 0.10 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No
Auto Roulette VIP 0.20 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No
Auto Roulette La Partage 0.10 – 2k No n/a n/a n/a No

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Playability

The live casino has it’s own Live Casino tab on the home page and from there you’re presented with a basic set of images for each of the games. Clicking on any will take you to the lobby for that game.

You access the other lobbies from the menu along the top, which is all part of the Evolution software interface.

I make no excuse for being a fan of Evolution Games. The playing interfaces are in my opinion the best in the market as is the technology that streams them. Whatever type of connection you have it’s possible to play, albeit you’ll have a modified view of the tables and cards, to suit your connection speed.

Mobile

Whilst Evolution have a great mobile version of their games, it’s not been integrated into the Marathonbet site very well. The initial site itself is not mobile responsive and when you fire up the Live Casino games you struggle to use the interface. Not a great experience and one that I’ll not be trying again in a hurry.

Customer Support

I’ve been impressed with the support I’ve received which I got when I needed my password reset. The online self service wasn’t working for me. Turns out I was trying to login to the wrong version of the site, I needed the .co.uk version rather than the .com.

Banking

There is a good selection of banking options to choose from. In my case I use a Debit Cards, so Withdrawals can take a few days to reach your bank account.

As for Account Verification this isn’t performed before your first deposit. I assumed that it would be at my first withdrawal but it wasn’t. According to the Terms and Conditions they state that “they reserve the right to carry out additional customer verification checks, in particular when processing larger payments”. So I guess I need to win larger amounts before I have to prove who I am.

Note : – There is a max payout limit for any one bet of £100,000 on Live Casino Games.  You’d hit this if you were betting £1000 on Pair Plus on 3 card poker and got a mini Royal Flush. Also if you were betting max stakes on the side bets on Caribbean Stud Poker you’d exceed the payout with a Royal Flush.

Player Loyalty & Bonuses

Nothing is offered for Live Casino players and what is offered is mainly for Sports Book players.

Licensing

Marathonbet holds licenses from the Alderney and UK Gambling Commission, so they are authorised to offer games to UK players.

Excluded countries include Iran, Iraq, Israel, Turkey, France, Belgium, Denmark, Italy, Spain, American Samoa, French Polynesia and the United States of America.

Summary

You can tell when you visit the site that Marathonbet are really focused on being a Sports Book and that is where they are known best.

The online Casino has a limited set of games and this is also true of the Live Casino. The Jewel in the crown is the dedicated Manchester United Live Casino. It’s the first themed live casino area built by a sponsor rather than the brand itself. The Roulette and Blackjack tables really look good in the Red & White of Utd and the backdrop is truly awesome. 

I’m at a loss to know why the Blackjack table is Russian only, not that it stops me playing there, but I was disappointed not to find a full range of side bets.

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