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Betting Review & Available Markets
Ladbrokes are one of the most famous names in the UK betting industry having built up a reputation as a reputable bookmaker through their high street business over many, many years. Over time, the company has diversified into the online market and now they also offer a wide range of services to punters via their online sports betting site, as well as a number of sister sites including Casino, Slots, Games, Live Casino, Bingo and Poker.
In terms of sports betting, Ladbrokes offer a huge range of sports to bet on with the most popular being horse racing and football, closely followed by greyhounds, cricket, tennis and golf.
There is an A-Z of sports listed to bet on on the site and this list also includes some non-traditional betting markets including esports betting, politics and TV and specials. In terms of markets, Ladbrokes offers a wide range of markets on most sports although its odds are generally around middle of the road compared to other bookmakers.
Ladbrokes Football Betting
Nowadays, the football betting section is as important to Ladbrokes as the horse racing betting section, if not more so. The company really pushes its football betting services and promotions across both television and the Internet and as a result, once you click on the football menu, you have a number of ways to navigate to the games you want to bet on.
There’s a link at the top of the page for specific competitions in different countries, as well as coupons for matches taking place today, tomorrow and also a Future Football coupon for big games beyond that. Additionally, the right hand side lists the most popular football betting matches for that day and you can scroll down these to find the matches you are most interested in. Top matches have a huge amount of markets available, though not as many as perhaps you will find on some of the newer online bookmakers.
- 5 Team Acca Insurance – Place a 5+ match betting accumulator on selected matches and you will get your money back if four out of your five selections win, but one selection lets you down. The maximum refund available for this offer is £25.
- Edit My Acca – A new feature which allows punters to make adjustments to accumulator bets that are already running, allowing them to remove selections from an active bet, with the odds on that accumulator being adjusted as a result.
- Rush Boost Promotions – These are daily promotions which are offered on selected football matches where certain markets are given an enhanced price. For example, in a recent Championship match, the price on Newcastle to win and both teams to score was increased from 11/4 to 10/3.
Ladbrokes Horse Racing Betting
The horse racing tab is located in the centre of the main bar at the top of the Ladbrokes home page. Clicking on this is the easiest way to bring up the full horse racing menu, although there is a list of meetings shown on the front page, with the list updated to bring you the next races in chronological order.
Once you have entered the horse racing section, navigating is very easy as it is just a case of clicking on the race you want to bet on in order to bring up the runners and information on that race. Simply click on the price of the horse you want to back and you can add that selection to your bet slip. There is also an extensive Future Racing betting section, which allows you to place bets on a number of big races months in advance of each.
Horse Racing Promotions
Ladbrokes offers an excellent live streaming service which predominantly features football and tennis, but on occasion also features other sports including Rugby Union, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Darts, Handball Ice Hocket, GAA, Boxing, Table Tennis and Snooker. This service is available to punters that have made a bet in the past 24 hours or who have a credit balance account free of charge.
You can view the full list of Live Streaming events at any time by clicking on the In Play and Streaming option and then in that menu click on the Stream icon in the top right corner. This brings up a list of events available to view via live streaming right now. There is also a full schedule of upcoming events listed at the bottom of the page.
The Live Streaming service is also available to mobile users with a dedicated section on the app allowing users to log in and view the events able to be live streamed on mobile devices.
Ladbrokes Mobile App
Ladbrokes have an extensive service available for mobile customers and unlike some other sites, their offerings extend beyond that of offering apps for iOS and Android devices as with Ladbrokes, there are apps for Windows phones plus other devices can access the Ladbrokes mobile website on their browser by visiting the mobile.ladbrokes.com site.
Ladbrokes offers a number of different apps for iOS devices including different devices for iPhone and iPad, both of which can be downloaded from the App Store or from Ladbrokes own site. There is a dedicated app available for Android and Windows phone users, which both can be downloaded from the Ladbrokes website.
What is good about the Ladbrokes app?
iOS users get two different apps which have been optimised for iPhone and iPad and this does improve the experience on each device. There’s good support across a range of devices that is not always available on other sites.
The app has regular updates which help keep the app functioning well. Easy to use scroll bar to access most of the popular sports to bet on at the top of the page.
Easy to follow betting slip and an excellent choice of promotions especially for sports like football and horse racing, all of which are easily accessible on the app. The app also has a live streaming service available for punters to use.
What’s not so great about the Ladbrokes app?
The main issue with the Ladbrokes app is that it contains so much content and on smaller devices in particular, this can lead to a cluttered screen when it tries to display as much of the data as possible.
The icons are also quite small which can mean navigating across the app is a little more tricky and can result in a few errant clicks on the wrong markets at times.
Ladbrokes customer support section is most easily located at the foot of the home page you view when you log into the site.
There are a number of Quick Links also at the foot of the page which will direct you to other sections of the site where you can find help, such as the Sports Central section which offers a choice of betting guides and tips to help punters.
There is an online help section available in the top right hand corner of the screen, where you can view a number of different items including the main Help Centre section which offers a great deal of information about some of the more commonly encountered issues with the site. This is always a good starting place to check for information about your enquiry before moving on to customer services.
Ladbrokes offer you the choice of contacting customer services in two ways:
Email – There is an Email Us link in the customer services section which takes you to a form where you can enter the details of your issue and have a customer services representative take a look at it and get back to you hopefully with a resolution to the issue.
Telephone – You can contact Ladbrokes on the telephone at 0800 731 6191 which takes you through to the main customer support help desk. There is a separate number for telephone betting enquiries 0800 777 888 and there is also a different number if you decide to venture onto the Ladbrokes Exchange and require support 0800 151 0289
Ladbrokes Restricted Countries
Ladbrokes cannot accept customers from the following countries:
- American Samoa
- Antigua And Barbuda
- Bosnia Herzegovina
- Bouvet Island
- British Indian Ocean Territory
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Cook Islands
- Costa Rica
- Côte D’Ivoire
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Falkland Islands
- Faroe Islands
- Fiji Islands
- French Guiana
- French Polynesia
- French Southern Territories
- Heard and McDonald Islands
- Hessen, Germany
- Hong Kong
- Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
- Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
- Macedonia, FYR
- Marshall Islands
- New Caledonia
- Norfolk Island
- North Korea
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Papua New Guinea
- Pitcairn Island
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Helena
- Saint Kitts And Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Pierre et Miquelon
- Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Georgia And The South Sandwich Islands
- South Korea
- Sri Lanka
- Svalbard And Jan Mayen Islands
- Timor – Leste
- Turks And Caicos Islands
- United States Minor Outlying Islands
- US Virgin Islands
- Vatican City State
- Wallis And Futuna Islands
- Western Sahara
In addition customers who accessed the site in Holland, Germany, Australia, Belgium, Mexico and Spain may have limited access to certain betting markets or other Ladbrokes sites and features.
Ladbrokes Bonus Review
Ladbrokes are a company that does like to update its Welcome Bonus for new customers relatively frequently and the value of these bonuses can vary quite considerably. However at the time of writing, the Ladbrokes welcome bonus is one of the best value deals you can find online.
Simply register with the company, enter the promotional code F50, deposit some cash and make your first bet and when you do, Ladbrokes will offer you a free bet to the same value as your first bet up to a maximum of £50.
Here’s a easy to follow walkthrough on how you can sign up and take advantage of this great new player offer at Ladbrokes:
- Visit the Ladbrokes site and click on the Join Now button in the top corner of the page.
- Enter your details in the form that pops up and ensure that all the details marked as required are fully completed. There are three parts of the form that you need to complete, the About You section, Contact Info and Account section.
- Once you have completed this you should then become a member of the Ladbrokes site with a new account. Once this is confirmed, log in to the site with your new log in details you have just created.
- Head over to the Deposit section and click on the button. Then on the menu that is displayed click on the Free Bets option.
- In the Enter Your Promotion Code section, enter the code F50 and click Submit.
- Now head back to the Deposit section and make a deposit into your account. To realise the full bonus you will need at least £50 in your account.
- Once you have made your deposit, look through the list of sports bets available at Ladbrokes and select a qualifying bet for the offer (min odds 1.50). Enter your chosen stake and click the Bet Now option on your bet slip.
- Your first bet has now been made and you should receive your free bet to the same value as your first bet (up to a maximum of £50) in your bonus cash account shortly.
Positive Points – Ladbrokes online service has improved markedly over the last few years and their mobile service is also vastly improved. Their apps are well-designed, intuitive and regularly updated. The site is easy to navigate and the sports available are generally those the vast majority want to bet on. The number of promotions on the site has improved but is still firmly focused on football and horseracing in the main.
What Needs to be Improved? – The main criticism of Ladbrokes is that the site doesn’t offer as enticing promotions to customers beyond their introductory offer, especially if you are looking for offers on sports other than football or horseracing. In addition, Ladbrokes don’t rank too well in terms of odds when compared to some other bookmakers on the most popular markets.
Ladbrokes Rating: 4.5/5