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Ladbrokes Review

Review of Ladbrokes

Editors Note:

Ladbrokes have one of the biggest names in UK bookmaking and in this review we’ll take a look at why they’ve been a success for so long and why they deserve their A- rating.

Ladbrokes have a quality bonus offer available for new customers and, in our experience, are one of the most generous bookies when it comes to offering value to existing customers.

Rating: 4 out of 5

  • Bet £5 get £20 in free bets.
  • 4 star rating.
  • Flawless reputation.
  • Ladbrokers TV live streaming.
  • Free Ladbrokes mobile app.
  • Licensed in Gibraltar and UK.

Full Review

Our review covers a range of different topics. If you’re in a hurry and just want some specific info from our review then you can jump to the section you’re interested in using the links below:

License Information

Ladbrokes is regulated and licensed by the Licensing Authority of Gibraltar, under the Gambling Act 2005 and by the UK government. The licenses granted to the company are numbers 010, 012 and 044, although these also cover the other gambling enterprises run by Ladbrokes, such as their online casino as well.

The rules set down in their licensing agreements mean that Ladbrokes must:

  • Ensure that anyone suffering from problems relating to gambling through the use of their site is given proper guidance and help.
  • Ensure that all patrons of the site are treated fairly and that their service is transparent.
  • Make sure that anyone under the legal age to gamble is unable to use the site.

Contact Ladbrokes

Name: Ladbrokes
Website: http://www.ladbrokes.com/

E-Mail: care@ladbrokes.com
Customer Services: 0800 731 6191
Telephone Betting: 0800 777 888

Address: Ladbrokes plc, Imperial House, Imperial Drive, Rayners Lane, Harrow
Post Code: HA2 7JW

Review of Ladbrokes Betting Markets

Aside from William Hill, you are unlikely to encounter a better known bookmakers throughout the United Kingdom than Ladbrokes, as they have been trading on High Streets throughout the country for many years – over 25 in fact. Their experience in the field has allowed them to build up an impressive number of different sport markets for customers to bet on, those available online are:

American football, bandy, basketball, boxing, cricket, cycling, darts, football, futsal, future greyhounds, future horse racing, GAA, golf, greyhounds, handball, horse racing, ice hockey, MMA, motor racing, Olympic sport, rugby league, rugby union, snooker, speedway, tennis, volleyball and winter sports. They also have sections dedicated to US horse racing and to US greyhound racing.

As can be seen, the selection of markets provided by Ladbrokes is second to none, as they have all of the major sports, plus a huge amount of lesser known ones as well. For those looking to bet on things other than sport, they also offer markets for politics, television programs – for shows like The X Factor – and many other obscure choices.

In-Play Ladbrokes Review

Review Of Ladbrokes Live Betting

The in-play system offered by Ladbrokes also reviews extremely well, a wide range of events are offered, there are plenty of markets per event and game stats as well as live scores are available to punters. On top of that they’ve also got live streaming across a number of sports including horse racing, football, tennis and cricket.

The live interface is completely intuitive and upon clicking on the tab (found at the top, just above the ‘Favorites’), you will be taken to a page that displays all of the major events that are happening at that time. Simply click on one and you will see all of the different odds, game stats and if available the option to stream live. Be quick though if you see a price that you like – the odds are changing constantly as the event ebbs and flows.

Even when you compare the Ladbrokes in-play betting section to in-play and streaming leaders such as Bet365 and William Hill you’ll find very little difference and no shortage of features.

Click to bet in-play & get bet £5 for £20 in free bets!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

Ladbrokes Deposit/Withdrawal Options

Method Fee Time Scale Deposit Withdraw Limit
Visa/Visa Debit £0 Instant Y Y £5 – ?
Mastercard £0 Instant Y Y £5 – ?
Laser £0 Instant Y Y £5 – ?
Maestro £0 Instant Y Y £5 – ?
Switch £0 Instant Y Y £5 – ?
Solo £0 Instant Y Y £5 – ?
Paysafecard £0 Instant Y N £5 – ?
Skrill £0 Instant Y Y £10 – ?
Moneybookers £0 Instant Y Y £10 – ?
Neteller £0 Instant Y Y £10 – ?
PayPal £0 Instant Y Y £10 – ?
ClickandBuy £0 Instant Y Y £10 – ?
Entropay £0 Instant Y Y £10 – ?
Bank Transfer £0 1-5 days Y Y £10 – ?
Western Union £0 1-5 days Y Y £10 – ?
UKash £0 1-5 days Y N £10 – ?

Deposit and bet £5 for £20 in free bets!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

Current Ladbrokes Promotions

Up to this point Ladbrokes having been going great guns and look to be in line for an A+ or A rating. However it’s their promotions, or lack of them, that really let them down and that’s the main reason they currently sit in the A- category – good but not perfect.

Here’s a list of current promo’s:

Bet £5 Get £20 Free Bets (Any Sport) – Join Ladbrokes today, using our exclusive bonus link, and bet £5 to release £20 in free bets. First best must be at odds of 1.50 (1/2) or greater to get a 4 x £5 free bet tokens T&C’s apply, 18+, new customers only.

Best Odds Guanrateed – Ladbrokes, like many other bookies, are offering BOG on all UK and Irish horse races. Basically if you back a horse and the starting price ends up bigger than your price then they’ll pay you out at the bigger odds. T&C’s apply.

Daily Bet Bundles – Hit up the daily bet bundles section of the Ladbrokes website (accessed via the Promotions page) to see all enhanced odds bets running today. These are available, as you probably guessed, daily.

Ladbrokes Bet £5 Get £20 Offer

Ladbrokes have got a bet £5 get £20 in free bets deal for anyone who creates a new account with them right now. The matched free bet is easy to claim and in a matter of minutes you can have it released and ready to use. Find out how to claim the Ladbrokes free bet below:

  1. Click this EXCLUSIVE bonus link to claim the offer! (opens in new browser tab)
  2. Click either the green ‘Bet Now’ button or the ‘Open Account’ button.
  3. Register your new account by filling out the required fields on the form.
  4. Use your new username and password to log into your account. Go to the ‘My Account’ section and deposit £5 or more.
  5. Place a £5 wager on any market at Ladbrokes and as long as the odds are 1.50 or higher then you’ll get 4 x £5 free bets as a bonus.

Bet £5 get £20 in free bets at Ladbrokes!

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.

4 Star Grade Explained

After conducting our Ladbrokes review we’ve decided to give them a 4 out of 5 star rating. Considering only a 4.5 or 5 are higher it’s a pretty darn good effort from Laddies.

First and foremost you can’t deny their reputation and experience in the gambling industry. They’ve been a major player for many years and have always looked after the punters who wager with them. You can rest assured in the knowledge that your funds are protected at Ladbrokes and that you’ll get paid out on all winning wagers you make. A- bookmakers are defined in our review section as bookmakers who are quality but have a small issue with their site or reputation.

In terms of reputation, safety and security all boxes are ticked at Ladbrokes but we’re just not happy with the amount and quality of regular promotions they run. The long term value, after the £20 free bet offer, just isn’t there right now and until they ramp it up we’ll had to peg them back a little.

Overall though there’s a wide selection of markets to bet on, a 400% free bet welcome bonus and a rock solid reputation. Ladbrokes are a solid choice and worthy of their 4 star review rating.

T&C's apply, 18+, New customers only.


the Cheeky Punter

the Cheeky Punter

The Cheeky Punter is an ex professional online sports bettor and trader with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He has worked for a number of top bookmakers including Ladbrokes, William Hill and Coral. He's also written for a number of leading news outlets including the Guardian, i (newspaper) and Soccer Lens. More about him here.