Casino Betting Guide – How to Play Casino


For the next installment in the Marathonbet betting guide series, we move away from Sportsbook, with an in-depth focus on Casino and Live Casino. What better time than this to learn how to play Casino games and learn more about the various Slot and Table games Marathonbet has to offer.

All games are available to play on either Desktop or Mobile devices.

You must be registered and logged in to view or play any games on the Marathonbet Casino.


What Casino games are available to play on Marathonbet?


1. Slot Games

What are Slot games?

Slots are games with spinning wheels, much like you would find in any bricks and mortar casino. Each block contains a symbol, these vary dependent on the game. The aim is to land a combination of symbols to result in a win, this is known as a payline, or winning line.

The Marathonbet casino currently has over 140 slots available to play, including Book of Dead, Legacy of Egypt, Wild Chase, Rise of Olympus, Wild Falls, Big Bad Wolf, Leprechaun Hills and Reactoonz.

Simply choose which slot you would like to play and test your luck.

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2. Table Games

In addition to the above, there are also various Table Games to play (Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat).

These include:

  • European Roulette Gold
  • Atlantic City Blackjack Gold
  • Multi-Hand European Blackjack Gold
  • Baccarat Gold
  • Multi-Wheel Roulette
  • American Roulette
  • French Roulette
  • Premier Roulette

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What is the difference between American, French and European roulette tables?

  • European roulette has 1 single zero – 0, with 37 pockets in total (36 numbers with a single zero).
  • American roulette has 2 zeros – 0 and 00, taking the total pockets to 38 (36 numbers with a single zero and a double zero). The increased number of pockets results in 5.3% house advantage, vs 2.7% for the European table. Additionally, the numbers are positioned much differently vs a European wheel.
  • The French roulette table uses the same wheel as the European version. Where the French version differs from European, is that there are 2 additional rules that do not feature in other versions of the game. Both revolve around the ball landing in the zero pocket, and the player placing money on an even money bet (red/black, odd/even etc).
  • En Prison – The house will leave your bet in the same spot, and spin again.
  • La Partage – The house will take half your stake, but return the other half to you to play as normal on the next spin.


3. Jackpot Games

What is the difference between Regular Slots and Jackpot Slots?

Unlike regular slots, Jackpot Slots are progressive in the fact that the prizes are not fixed. Each time a player makes a bet, the jackpot increases. Once the jackpot is won, the prize reverts back to its default.

Marathonbet has a number of Jackpot Slots for you to choose from.

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4. Poker

What is Video Poker?

Slot Poker, or Video Poker, is based on five-card draw poker. Video Poker can prove a popular casino game, as there is a large element of skill involved. Players have the ability to make decisions which affect the outcome of the game. This makes it a popular choice with players.

Video Poker games to play include:

  • Jacks or Better
  • Bonus Deuces Wild
  • Aces and Faces Poker
  • Deuces Wild


Marathonbet Live Casino

As well as online games, Marathonbet also offers a wide range of Live Casino games for you to play.

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1. Live Blackjack

How to play Live Blackjack

Players take their virtual seat and try to achieve a hand that’s closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand. The game is played with eight decks.

Hit or Stand
The dealer must ‘Hit’ (take an additional card) when his/her hand is 16 or less. The dealer must ‘Stand’ on all hands of 17 or more (including a ‘soft 17’, which is a total of 17 made up of an Ace counted as 11 + another card). The dealer loses the game with a hand that exceeds 21. If a player’s final hand is closer to 21 than the dealer’s hand, the player wins even money on his/her initial bet.

Doubling Down

If a player’s first two cards total 9, 10 or 11 and a third card is likely to result in a hand that beats the dealer’s hand, the player can click/tap ‘Double Down’. This allows a player to double their main bet and receive just one more card.

Splitting Pairs

When a player’s first two cards are of equal value, the player can choose to ‘Split’ them into two separate hands. If the player splits two Aces, he/she will receive just one additional card on each hand. No doubling is allowed.


If the dealer’s up card is an Ace, a player can choose to place an additional insurance bet that pays out if the dealer goes on to win with Blackjack. A player clicks/taps ‘Yes’ to purchase this ‘Insurance’ then places an additional bet equal to half the initial Blackjack bet. The dealer then takes a peek at his/her face-down card to check for Blackjack. Should the dealer have Blackjack (i.e. an Ace + 10, Jack, Queen or King), the player wins twice the insurance bet. If the dealer does not have Blackjack, the player loses his/her insurance bet and the game continues.

Live Casino Blackjack Games

  • Marathonbet Blackjack
  • Blackjack Party
  • Blackjack Silver 5
  • Blackjack VIP A
  • Blackjack Platinum VIP
  • Blackjack VIP O


2. Live Poker

What is Three Card Poker?

Three Card Poker is the most popular casino specialty table game of all time. Packing all the excitement and suspense of regular poker, it’s a fun, fast-paced, easy-to-play game that gives players a number of opportunities to win.

The Ante bet is played against the dealer, while the optional Pair Plus Bonus bet allows players to compete against a payout table with exciting odds of up to 100 to 1.

Because players are playing against the house, an unlimited number of players can play simultaneously at one Three Card Poker table.

The game is played with one standard 52-card deck, with the cards shuffled after each game.

What is Live Texas Hold’em Poker?

Texas Hold’em Bonus Poker is a variation of the very popular Texas Hold’em casino table game, licensed online by Games Marketing. The game is based on traditional multi-player Texas Hold’em poker, but differs in that it is played against the house and there is no bet after the River card. The game is played with a standard 52-card deck.

Live Casino Poker Games

  • Three Card Poker
  • Casino Hold’em
  • Three Card Poker
  • 2 Hand Casino Hold’em
  • Caribbean Stud Poker
  • Side Bet City


3. Live Casino Roulette Games

  • Lightning Roullete
  • Immersive Roulette
  • Marathonbet Roulette
  • Auto-Roulette
  • Auto-Roulette La Partage
  • American Roulette
  • Auto-Roulette VIP


4. Live Casino Baccarat Games

  • Speed Baccarat A
  • Speed Baccarat B
  • Baccarat Squeeze
  • Baccarat A
  • Baccarat B

5. Other Live Casino Games

Away from Roulette, Blackjack and Baccarat, Marathonbet also offers several other games including MONOPOLY Live, Lightning Dice and Dream Catcher.

What is Dream Catcher?

Dream Catcher is an unequal game of chance played using a super-sized, vertically mounted spinning wheel.

It is based on the large vertical wheels often seen in land-based casinos. The wheels go by various names such as Big Six, Big Wheel, Lucky Wheel or simply Money Wheel.

Dream Catcher is a unique offering to welcome slot players to the world of Live Casino. Dream Catcher is different from other Money Wheels in that it features 2x and 7x payout multipliers and a fully immersive gaming experience for maximum excitement and player engagement. What’s more, there is the potential to multiply wins many times over if the wheel stops on a multiplier segment on successive spins.


What is Lightning Dice?

Lightning Dice is an exciting development of our Lightning brand — a unique, all-new, easy to play dice game as never seen before.

An unlimited number of players simply bet on the sum of three dice that are released into the ‘Lightning Tower’, an elegant three-section tower constructed from clear Perspex.

Players place their bets on the betting grid which shows 16 numbers in all — the numbers 3 to 18. Adding huge amounts of excitement to this simple game concept are electrifying random multipliers and an electrifying setting and UI. In every game round between one and several numbers on the betting grid are struck by lightning and pay up to 1000x!


What is MONOPOLY Live?

MONOPOLY Live is a unique Dream Catcher special edition of one the world’s best-known board games.

The aim of the main game is simple: the game host spins a super-sized, vertically mounted wheel and players predict the segment the wheel is going to stop at after the spin.

MONOPOLY Live also features an exciting Bonus game that takes you to a virtual 3D MONOPOLY world, where MR. MONOPOLY walks around the familiar board and collects prizes for qualifying players. How far he walks is determined by the roll of two dice in the Bonus game.

MONOPOLY © 1935, 2019 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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