6.1. Minors and Advice for Family & Friends


If you are under 18, please do not attempt to register an account with Marathonbet. Gambling whilst under the age of 18 is an offence in line with the UK Gambling Act 2005 and The Gambling (Alderney) Law 1999.

As a socially responsible operator, Marathonbet employs an Over 18 Policy and is committed to preventing underage gambling. Related age verification checks are conducted on registration of a new account with Marathonbet.

Parental Guidance

If you have concerns that your children or someone you know under the age of 18 may be gambling through this site or has access to personal and account details that would allow them to do so, then there are a number of options available to help you.

The following tools are useful to check and block underage access to our site and sites containing age specific content:

  • www.cybersitter.com – this allows specific sites to be blocked
  • www.netnanny.com – this has filtering software protecting children from inappropriate web content
  • www.bigdeal.org.uk – this service is offered by GamCare to provide young people with information and guidance around responsible gambling

Family & Friends

We understand that an individual developing a gambling problem does not just affect them alone, but also their family and friends.

Situations like this can be very difficult to approach. The key is to offer your support throughout and outline the additional support options available when they are ready to consider them. Please see the Getting Assistance section of our website for details of leading organisations that may be able to help customers directly.

For any people close to an existing customer whose gambling behaviour they are concerned about, we recommend that you visit Gam-Anon, who specialise in providing support to those close to people affected by responsible gambling difficulties – www.gamanon.org.uk

Last Modified Date: 19/08/2019