Ladbrokes Review

ladbrokesLadbrokes are one of the most recognisable and respected names when it comes to High Street betting. It’s no surprise therefore that such a popular company with so many customers has an online presence that is equally impressive.

Jam packed with events to place bets on and great promotions as well as lots to watch.  Ladbrokes is truly a colossal company, the vast betting website has something to suit the needs of all type of punter.

One of the best around for range of markets and promotions, daily price boosts better than anywhere else.

Welcome Offer – £50 Matched Free Bet

A £50 free bet is the extremely tempting Welcome Offer at Ladbrokes. All you have to do is register with the site, which thankfully is no hassle at all. Thinking up a witty username is probably the hardest part.

Then simply make your first bet with the minimum amount required being just £5 and the maximum £50 and this will then be matched as long as it fulfils the requirement of being at odds of 1/2 or over. There’s no wagering requirement on the free bet bonus but it does have to be used up in just one bet.

Free bet stake itself is not returned but all winnings are given as cash.

Terms & Conditions Apply. New Customers (18+) Only.

Ladbrokes Casino

Should you be more of a gamer than a bettor why not try the Ladbrokes casino first, this comes with a higher offer too which you can find more about in our casino section or by clicking the button below.

There are few sites that offer quite the range of games and software providers that Ladbrokes do.  They are also have fantastic value offer to add to your enjoyment.

Markets and Odds

When you see how many markets there are for you to place bets on at Ladbrokes, you’ll wonder just where to begin. Whatever the sport all the major events are covered in depth and there’s a host of events you might never have even heard of. Just do some research though and you’ll be ready to start making some profits on youth basketball games in Italy.

Each sport as well as other events such as politics and reality TV, have their own section on the site. You can see markets for the matches taking place right that moment and those on the horizon.  There are plenty of different types of coupons for you to go through including Weekend Quickslip and Goal Crazy.

There’s horse racing coverage from all over the world not just the UK and Ireland. So if you have any hot tips for races in America or South Africa, head over to the Ladbrokes site to get your bet on.

When it comes to odds, Ladbrokes really do excel. They always have highly competitive odds for all the events on their site. There are daily price boosts and best odds guaranteed on UK and Irish Horse Racing and Greyhound Racing, more about that shortly.

Sometimes it’s good to have a bet that’s a little bit different from just working out who’s going to win the 2.30 at Newmarket or whether Chelsea will draw another home match. It could be about a reality TV show, politics or a minority sporting event. Look out for the #whataretheodds page that has a daily list of special bets such as whether Aston Villa will be relegated from the Championship next season and whether Delle Ali will win 100 caps for England.

Bets that might not be the first to come into your head include:

  • Who will win the World Series of Poker Main Event?
  • Who will be the next Chancellor of the Exchequer?

If you want to place some ante-post bets then there are plenty for you at Ladbrokes. With a bit of thought you can really get some good wins at excellent prices for major events in the future. Each section on the site has ante-post markets available.

Live Betting

Whatever the time of day you’re going to be spoilt for choice on this site. There are always some live events for you to bet on as Ladbrokes have global coverage. Get ready for late nights following the action in the USA and Australia as it happens with horse racing, basketball, American Football and tennis. Get up early for some South African horse racing or action from the Far East with everything from badminton to the latest snooker event being held there.

Following all the action live really is a great experience. Probably not for your fingernails though as you bite them while praying your selection either gets a late winner or holds on for the victory. There are plenty of markets to bet on for each live game with the odds fluctuating constantly

Live Streaming

Being able to actually see the event you’re betting on is a great way of spending your time.  You know what it’s like being sat in front of the telly watching the match you’ve got a big bet on. Well forget the telly and watch the live action on your laptop or mobile devices.

There’s plenty of live streaming available on the Ladbrokes site with football action from around the world including La Liga, Belgium and South America. To be able to watch you simply need to log in, have a positive account balance and have had placed a bet within the last day.

With Horse and Greyhound Racing you need to have placed a bet of at least £1 on the race you want to be able to watch. There’s also live commentary on races and other sports events.

Ladbrokes Promotions

Horse Racing

It’s a good idea sometimes to take an early price on a race but in the past it’s also been a tad frustrating. You know what it’s like, think you’re being clever taking 10/1 in the morning and then it drifts out to 14/1 and wins by a street!    At Ladbrokes you’re paid out on the SP if it’s higher so worries over. his is available on both horse and greyhound racing.

However, at Ladbrokes they take this offer a little bit further with Best Odds Guaranteed Plus. Say you take a price of 3/1 and then your selection wins at 7/2. Ladbrokes actually pay you at 4/1. Odds used in this bonus go from 1/100 to 1000/1. This is available on all UK and Irish horse races and other selected meetings. The maximum stake allowed is £200 for win bets and £200 for each way bets. Higher bets will simply have the first £200 settled with the bonus.

Football

Promotions aplenty here including insurance for your accumulators. Place a football accumulator with at least five teams in it and if one lets you down, your stake is refunded as a free bet. Who knows that free bet could be a big winner? The maximum stake allowed for this is £25 and is available for the top leagues covered on the site.

Also look out of those daily Price Boosts and special offers available on the top matches being played that day. Accumulator fans will appreciate the Daily Bundles especially if the list of teams offered by Ladbrokes come up.

Cash Out

In a way Cash Out is fingernails protection. I’ve mentioned that biting that goes on when you’re anxiously hoping your selection can hold onto that way until the final whistle. Well with Cash Out you don’t have to wait to the end of the game to end your bet.

Cash Out when your selection is winning or cash out to get some cash if your bet looks like it’s going to be a loser.

The Grid

Another special offer from Ladbrokes is The Grid. Signing up for this  unlocks plenty of exclusive football coupons and other money back as free bets offers. You can transfer winnings earned on The Grid to your online Ladbrokes account.

The Grid is also available on your smartphone or tablet.

Statistics

Statistical help is important considering the amount of events covered on the site. There’s no real help here though which is a bit of a surprise.

Perhaps they want to concentrate more on offering markets and odds rather than giving you lots of stats, blogs etc.

Desktop Site

A site that is going to be very popular with any customer who supports a team who play in red and white. That’s the predominant colour here and it’s an impressive look.

Finding your way around this site is no problem at all. That’s important because the last thing you need is for it to be difficult to make your way around the site. The top info bar has all the sections you need with links to the top sports, promotions and to the many in-play bets and live streaming. On the sports home page you’ll see a list of the current events being covered live on the left of the screen.  Each sport has its own section so no problems there.

In the centre of the sports home page there’s links to upcoming events. The far right column sees a whole list of promotions on the site so you’ll be keen to click on those to see what their latest deals are. Just have a good look around the Ladbrokes site when you join up and get yourself fully acquainted before you start playing.

Mobile Site

Being able to use the Ladbrokes site whenever you want and wherever you are is going to be really important. There’s so much going on you really won’t want to miss out on anything. Good job therefore that Ladbrokes have an excellent app that allows you to access the site on your mobile devices.

The Ladbrokes Sportsbook app and website has all the main features of the desktop site so no problem making bets and watching the live streaming while you’re out and about.

About Ladbrokes

The history of Ladbrokes goes all the way back to the late 19th century. In 1886 Mr Schwind and Mr Pennington began founded the company working as commission agents for horses. Where does Ladbrokes come into then? Well those horses were trained at Ladbroke Hall in Worcestershire, England. The name Ladbrokes was adopted in 1902 when Arthur Bendir joined the company and it moved to London.

Business was struggling in the 1950s and in 1956 Mark and Cyril Stein bought it for a reported £100,000. The following decade saw the legalization of betting shops and Ladbrokes proved to be a big success and were the first company to offer fixed odds on football. That caused a problem though when one weekend at the end of 1963 saw them lose £1m on football bets. The 1970s and 80s saw massive growth in Ladbrokes and they haven’t looked back since really and Ladbrokes.com was launched in 2000.

Help and Customer Support

There is plenty of help available on the Ladbrokes site. I couldn’t find the link initially but just look at the top right hand corner of the screen and head for the question mark. Click on that and this brings up the help centre and any problems you have should be sorted out pretty quickly.

The Help Centre comes up in a separate window and is packed with FAQ’s and a whole list of rules so ideal for those of you who are new to betting.

Contact

Customer Support:  0800 731 6191

Email:  care@ladbrokes.com

Registered Address:  Imperial House, Imperial Drive, Rayners Lane, Harrow, Greater London