Ladbrokes is a British bookmaker and holds the top spot in retail bookmaking in countries as Spain, Belgium, Ireland and, of course, UK. They’re not a small organization, having about 14 000 employees, over one million online users and 4 288 betting shops as well. The main thing that helps them maintain a top spot on the market is the smart combining of online and offline betting with both the Ladbrokes website and the betting shop across the world.
You can bet on an enormous number of sports, and I will give you the full list here, in alphabetically order because I like to keep things neat: American football, bandy, baseball, American football, bandy, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, football, futsal, future greyhounds, future horse racing, GAA, golf, greyhounds, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, MMA, many classes of motor racing, the Olympic sports, rugby, snooker, tennis, volleyball and all the winter sports. They even let you bet on other things than sports, like politics and even TV shows.
Ladbrokes Payment and withdrawal
If you want to make an online deposit, the minimum deposit is £10 or £5, depending on the currency you selected, and Ladbrokes accept all major credit and debit cards, except Diners and American Express cards. Some other options for an online deposit (and they are many) are Paypal (available for users from Sweden, Austria, Ireland, UK and Germany), Skrill, Neteller, Western Union, Entropay, Giropay, iDeal, Trustly, paysafecard, Sofortüberweisung and the classic bank transfer. All of these deposits are instant, except Western Union and bank transfers which require 1-5 days for processing. If online it’s just not your thing when it comes to gambling, you can make deposits at the betting shops too.
When it comes to withdrawals, the waiting time is not long at all and they are free of charge. If you make a withdrawal on your credit card, you have to wait 3 to 5 days, E-Wallet being the best choice, you having to wait only 6 hours.
Ladbrokes on mobile
Their mobile app works pretty much as any other betting app. You can login with the same account you use on their website and enjoy bonuses such as a free matched bet of £50 if you use the “F50” code when signing up. You can only bet this bonus on a small number of odds, though.
Making a deposit on mobile is even simpler than on your browser. You just have to tap the Deposit and Add Funds icons, then the application politely asks you for your cred card numbers and the amount you wish to deposit and you are set; that easy. The Ladbrokes app moves smoothly and refreshes in a small amount a time. Very user-friendly and minimal, keeping your mobile betting experience as simple and “reachable” as possible.
Ladbrokes Odds and Bonuses
Their odds aren’t the best around, but they are a serious group of guys who give you a decent betting experience. They compensate with their live streaming feature, offering you live streams for Live Greyhounds, Racing UK, Raceclubs, Virtuals and At The Races; they don’t offer live streaming for any football matches, though.
A thing that they excel at is their money back program on European football. Ladbrokes pays 5% bonus on trebles, 10% bonus on four and five folds, 20% on six, seven and eight folds and 30% on 9 folds or more, all of these being for football accumulators. Another nice thing they have going on is that if a red card is shown in a football match that you selected, or if the match finishes goalless, you get your money back and your bet practically becomes free.
Some other bonuses offered by them are the Daily Bet Bundles and, if you want to consider this as a bonus, the odds they have on horse racing. They offer a vast set of offers, this being the sport they focus most on.
The Mega Margin is a feature that offers you the chance to win up to 1 million dollars. It is available only on phones and tablets, and basically you just pick the margins in which a game will sorted out. You have no limit on the number of tickets that you make and you can choose to take out a percentage of your earnings after each leg, or you can choose to take out all your earnings.
A thing that I love about Ladbrokes is that they give you the opportunity to bet on events that are not sport related. You can bet on elections, the winner of the Nobel prize, the winners of the Oscars and even the sex of the third royal baby. You can bet on pretty much anything.
The software provider for Ladbrokes is Orbis Technology. They help them with their sportsbook, online poker, bingo, backgammon and other casino games. The site’s interface seems to operate properly on both the web browser and the mobile app.
Ladbrokes Customer service and security
Security-wise, you got to rest assured. These guys know what they are doing and they keep your personal details off limits for any unauthorized person. They use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption technology in order to protect your financial and personal information.
The customer service team is available nonstop, in various languages (Chinese, English, German, Hungarian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Romanian, Slovenian, Irish, Czech) and it can be contacted via live chat, telephone or email. They provide a very detailed page of FAQ if you want to look for the answers yourself, rather than waiting on the phone for the nice lady to tell you what to do.
Ladbrokes are a competitive bookmaker company that respects its well knows name with daily offers and bug-free applications. They can easily call themselves more than decent betting providers with the main focus remaining the diversity of betting, letting you to bet on pretty much anything. Besides diversity, they have the experience to go with it as well, assuring them a top spot in the worldwide betting market.