Year established: 1886
Mobile compatible: Yes
Jurisdiction: Gibraltar & UK
Overall rating: B+
Recommended: For recreational players
Ladbrokes Sportsbook Review
Ladbrokes is well versed in bookmaking having been around since 1886. Its headquarters are in Harrow, London but it operates internationally and employs over 14,700 people globally with retail outlets in the UK, Belgium, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Spain.
Ladbrokes gained an online presence at the turn of the millennium in the year 2000. Ladbrokes is the home of Ladbrokes The Grid membership scheme which is particularly innovative in the way that it combines bets placed by customers in-store with their online accounts.
Ladbrokes ambassadors include Chris Kamara and Frankie Dettori and in 2015 Ladbrokes became the title sponsor of the SPFL which gave it rights across all of Scotland’s top four leagues and the clubs in them. In the past it’s also been the shirt sponsor of Notts County and sponsored the Rugby Challenge Cup. In addition to the normal sportsbook there is also the Ladbrokes Exchange which was launched in 2013 following the acquisition of Betdaq.
There are a number of Ladbrokes Twitter accounts including a focused customer support page and a politics account but the main Ladbrokes Twitter has over 170k followers and over 1.18 million Vine loops. It’s updated very regularly with promos and shareable pictures and videos. The Ladbrokes Facebook page is also well used and
Ladbrokes sports betting markets are extensive and will have more than enough for the overwhelmingly vast majority of bettors. The full list of Ladbrokes sports betting options is included for you here: Cricket, Greyhounds, Tennis, Golf, Rugby Union, American Football, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Darts, Esports, Floorball, Futsal, GAA Football, Handball, Ice Hockey, MMA, Motor cycling, Motor Racing, Olympics, Rugby League, Shinty, Snooker, Speedway, Volleyball, Winter Sports and Wrestling.
Ladbrokes also offers the increasingly popular market of virtual sports.
This isn’t all however as Ladbrokes also offers politics markets, entertainment options and financials too. You can always tell a thoroughly comprehensive bookmaker when they offer financials as precious few do due to their complex nature.
The ladbrokes live betting offering is top notch, it has fast load times with excellent graphics, a wide range of markets, an accessible layout and live streaming.
Sports include football, tennis, basketball and a whole load more. In terms of Ladbrokes live streaming different events are available, in the past this has included the NBA 2015 play offs, a lot of football and a whole load of horse racing too. The Ladbrokes live streaming improves its inplay product no end, and makes Ladbrokes one of the top choices for betting on the go.
Usability of the site
The Ladbrokes site is red and white and nicely laid out. It’s always worth checking too due to the Ladbrokes daily price boosts which are available across sports and events and tend to offer exceptional value.
The Ladbrokes mobile app is one of the best around for usability, navigation, reliability and ease of betting. It loads fast, it’s available across platforms and live streaming is available on it too! Should you not wish to download the app, Ladbrokes mobile is equally impressive.
Ladbrokes cash out allows users full flexibility with their bets, whilst Ladbrokes customer support is great; it’s available via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), live chat and via phone. There’s also a solid FAQ section which is worth checking out first. The Ladbrokes live chat is available 24/7 though was a little slow to respond during our test.
An excellent and trustworthy bookmaker Ladbrokes is a great option for newcomers and experienced bettors alike.
The range and depth of betting markets is very good, there’s great value to be found especially with the Ladbrokes daily price boosts, the Ladbrokes mobile product is excellent, Ladbrokes live betting is well complemented by live streaming and with ambassadors such as Kammy and Dettori who wouldn’t want to give Lads a go?
– Highly-reputable brand name, over 100 years of experience;
– Large network of betting shops;
– Variety of sporting events;
– Extensive European football and horse racing coverage;
– Large betting offer;
– Very reasonable and competitive odds;
– Live video and audio streaming;
– Bonuses and promotions;
– Casino, bingo, and poker games;
– Fast and reliable payouts;
– Excellent 24/7 customer support.
– Lower limits on live betting;
– Odds aren’t the greatest for local sports;
– Almost a daunting site with so many options;
– Tend to limit fast and high winning players;
– Many countries are restricted.
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