Ladbrokes Review

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Ryan's Thoughts"As one of the oldest betting brands on the planet, Ladbrokes will be a familiar name to all sports fans. The company has a history dating back more than 100 years and employs thousands of people. It is one of the most reliable betting firms in the world and an account with them is a must."

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At A Glance - Important Facts

  • Name - Ladbrokes
  • Stock Symbol - Trading on the London Stock Exchange - LSE: LCL
  • Head Office - Stratford, London
  • Year Incorporated - 1886
  • CEO - Jim Mullen
  • Major Awards and accolades - Best Football Betting Marketing Campaign in 2015
  • Contact Info - Phone: 0800 731 6191, Twitter via @Ladbrokes, Ladbrokes plc, Imperial House, Imperial Drive, Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA2 7JW

Ladbrokes Bookmaker Review

Ladbrokes Sign Up Bonus Offers

Ladbrokes offers a couple of different sign-up bonuses, the best of which is a free bet of up to £50. But how do you get it? Here's what to do:

  • Sign Up Bonus

  • £50 in Free Bets

  • Use Promo Code: F50

Steps to collect the bonus

  1. Join Ladbrokes with promo code F50 and deposit £5 or more to get the deal
  2. Value of free bet awarded matches amount placed on first qualifying bet, up to £50
  3. Bet must have odds of 1/2 or greater to qualify for the free bet
  4. Free bet stake not returned on a winning free bet

VIP Loyalty Program

While there is sadly no specific loyalty promotion for the Ladbrokes sportsbook, poker players on the site can take advantage of the Ladbrokes Poker VIP Club. It has six tiers, with VIP Status Points (SP) and Ladbrokes Points (LP) collected from cash games and tournament fees. £1 toward cash games = 16 Ladbrokes Points/Status Points and 9,000 points a month are needed to reach the top tier, which is named Legend.

Mobile Betting App Features on Tablets and Smartphones

The Ladbrokes mobile site and app may be basic - but that is not necessarily a bad thing. Placing a bet requires only a couple of taps, which is key when you are in a hurry to get a bet on quick. Live streaming is available, a big plus if you want to have a wager on the big race and watch it live to see if your horse is a winner. Football from 11 countries is available to watch live, including the FA Cup, while it is very easy to place bets in-play while you watch your favourite sport as well.

Maximum Winnings

The maximum winnings at Ladbrokes is a strong £1 million for most top horse races and football matches, dropping to £100,000 for the most minor games and races. A solid £500,000 is up for grabs for tennis, cricket and rugby bets, as well as wagers on US sports like NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL. Ladbrokes account holders can also scoop a cool £1 million by playing Irish Lotto and 49s.

Football Accumulators

There is no accumulator bonus scheme available at Ladbrokes, but the bookmaker does have a couple of special promotions aimed at sports fans who like to place accumulator bets. For most major football competitions, Ladbrokes has five-team acca insurance, so you get your stake back if just one of the selections lets you down. There is also the chance to edit your acca and remove teams that are not winning, with Ladbrokes giving users unparalleled control over accumulators.

Banking - Deposits and Withdrawals

All of the usual major payment methods are available at Ladbrokes - see below for full details.

Ladbrokes Accept The Following Payment Methods

Payment methodDepositCashout
Debit Card£5£99,999InstantFree£5£5,0003-5 daysFree
Credit Card£5£99,999InstantFree£5£5,0003-5 daysFree
Skrill£10£99,999InstantFree£10No limit6 hoursFree
PayPal£10£99,999InstantFree£10No limit6 hoursFree
Neteller£10£37,500InstantFree£10No limit6 hoursFree
Bank Transfer£10£99,9991-5 DaysFree£10No limit1-5 daysFree

Customer Service

An excellent Frequently Asked Questions section is the starting point for users looking for help at Ladbrokes, while the bookmaker also has the standard live chat facility for anyone who has a quick query and needs to speak to an operator. There is also the option to email more complication questions that might require a more detailed answer that is unsuitable for live chat.

In Conclusion / Our Verdict

For horse racing fans in particular, a Ladbrokes sportsbook account really is a must. The presence of an exchange option makes it easy to get great value odds, while there are regular new promotions to make regular customers feel valued. Customer service is good, the mobile site and app is rapid and the company has a history so long you can be assured it is highly reliable. There really are no reasons not to give Ladbrokes a very high level of recommendation indeed.