Bookmakers with a Russian background were treated for years with much suspicion. MarathonBet deviates from the norm of seeing every player as a threat and has proved that is here to stay. It has managed to maintain the characteristics of an Eastern European sportsbook, namely the high odds and limits, and also transformed to appeal to bettors from any part of the world. It has gained a lot of credibility, especially after acquiring multiple local licenses. Nonetheless, there are 1-2 areas I would like to see some improvements. Due to the very low margins, it attracts many pro players, who use the site for arb betting. This has led to accounts being limited super fast, but not every high roller is a sharp bettor. In addition, the interface is very dull and does not keep up with the current gamification trends. Also, the absence of a Welcome Bonus in most countries is downright bizarre. Nevertheless, even without a Bonus, MBet remains the top destination both for professional and novice bettors.