Ladbrokes was established as far back as 1886 and was initially used as a commission agent for all of the horses that were training in Worcestershire. It was 1902 when they first chose to use the name Ladbrokes and decided to move operations to London where the business still resides today more than 100 years later. The age of any sports betting company is a good way of seeing how reputable they are and Ladbrokes have certainly stood the test of time.
In 2016 Ladbrokes decided to merge with Coral, another huge UK based betting company and since then business has been better than ever before and both sides, that were once rivals, agree regarding the success from the merger.
Website – Layout & Interface:
Ladbrokes have a beautifully presented website that has been laid out to give customers the ease of navigating through their favourite sports and products. At the very top of the page Ladbrokes have included a menu running horizontally across, here customers can switch effortlessly between the sports, casino, slots, live casino, bingo, poker, lotto, virtual sports, mobile, exchange and the grid. Once on the the sports page you will notice the login/sign up options anchored to the top right of the page and directly below this is where your bet slip is found.
The second menu to bring to your attention is situated across the middle of the page and provides easy access to Ladbrokes entire list of sport markets, an in-play tab, handy links to the most popular sports as well as promotions. The main body of the homepage shows you a few events happening live that customers can select to bet on.
Ladbrokes proudly have one of the best sports books that we have reviewed, customers can choose from plenty of different sports, including American Football, Australian Rules Football, Athletics, Badminton, Baseball, Bandy, Basketball, Boxing, Cycling, Cricket, Daily Price Boosts, eSports, Darts, Football, Floorball, Futsal, Gaelic Games, Greyhounds, Golf, Handball. So once you have selected the sport and event or competition you wish to proceed with, you are then presented all of the current markets available for that game. Ladbrokes have handily separated all of the markets as well so you can easily swap between the most popular markets, goals, half markets, handicaps and team specials.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions:
Right out of the gate, Ladbrokes offer customers who sign up and create an account today a matched deposit bet of up to £50, so obviously by depositing the full £50 is the best way to make the most of this and will give you £100 to play around with. Ladbrokes also have Acca insurance on 5 folds or higher, best odds guaranteed on all UK and Irish horse racing and greyhounds as well as daily price boosts that could see you earning some serious cash in no time at all.
With a company like Ladbrokes you can certainly expect them to deliver when it comes to in-play betting options and they most definitely do. Customers will have the choice of multiple different sports from their very own in-play console, so if you want to bet at the pinnacle moments of Football, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Golf, Handball and Snooker then you are in luck. Using Football as an example, Ladbrokes have markets like Win/Draw/Win, Both Teams to Score, Handicaps, First goalscorer, Half-Time/Full-Time and plenty more to get stuck into.
Mobile & Tablet:
Great news for all of the punters who like to enjoy sports betting from the luxury of a portable device and that is that Ladbrokes do have a downloadable mobile application. This can be downloaded for free via the Apple app store for IOS users and directly from the Ladbrokes website for Android users. The application isn’t a requirement either, so if you are struggling for phone or tablet memory you can open a fully optimised version of the site directly from your portable devices browser.
You wont be short of choice when it comes to topping up your Ladbrokes account as they have a huge array of different payment methods that you can use. They currently accept Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, Sofort, Giropay, ideal, Trustly and Entropay. E-wallets are the fastest way to withdraw your winnings and the money can be registered in your account within 24 hours. Other banking methods can take around 3-5 business days depending on when the bank process your transaction.
Ladbrokes certainly push the boat out when it comes to their customer support team, they have staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week to deal with any questions or queries you might have and from personal experience we can tell you that they are both extremely helpful as well as prompt in delivering a high quality service. There are a few different methods you can choose to speak to a member of the team such as email and telephone and both of these are listed on the website under the help section. Ladbrokes are also actively responding to tweets and mentions on other social media platforms, but undoubtedly the most efficient way to contact them is through the live chat function they provide which doesn’t leave you hanging around with the phone pressed against your ear.
Ladbrokes are a veteran in the online gambling scene, the sheer age of the brand really speaks volumes for them and they are even more refined and customer orientated today than they have ever been. They have executed a brilliant rendition of a dream sports book that is both simplistic yet highly effective from the layout all the way to the prices and markets available, whether you are just starting out or a long term loyal customer, there is definitely something for everyone and we definitely recommend starting an account and seeing what they have to offer you.