One of the oldest and most renown British bookmakers, Ladbrokes offered their first bets for horse racing in 1886 and was one of the pioneers of sports betting industry. Ever since then, the company constantly developed and now it is one of the top betting operators in the UK, and in the world overall. It is estimated that Ladbrokes have more than 5 million customers all over the world.
Advantages and disadvantages of the bookmaker
Ladbrokes is one of the biggest, oldest and most renown bookmakers in the UK. First bets that were took up by Ladbrokes bookmaker were for horse racing in 1886 and the name Ladbrokes was first used in 1902. As for online sports betting, the bookmaker launched their website in 2000. Ladbrokes bookmaker, just like many other British bookmakers, is located in Gibraltar, but it is worth mentioning that British government also provided the bookmaker with a sub-license. This only enhances the reputation of the bookmaker and safety of our funds. The company employs over 14000 people and have several million customers all over the world. It is worth mentioning that in 2015, Ladbrokes merged with Coral bookmaker.
Ladbrokes Sports betting offer
Ladbrokes offers wide range of sports disciplines to choose from. Any punter can find something for himself, from football, cricket and rugby to chess, snooker, greyhound and horse-racing. Ladbrokes have it all. The bookmaker also offer some special bets on politics and other events. When it comes to the odds for the most popular sporting events, Ladbrokes have quite good odds that are on par with other top bookmakers. From the other hand, the odds for less popular competitions and events are not as good and fans of lower-league football can feel dissapointed. It is worth mentioning that Ladbrokes offers fractional and decimal odds. The bookmaker have many types of bets in its offer, including Asian handicaps, penalty cards bets, total bets, conditional bets and many others. Last but not least, the lines are laid quite early on, which is also an advantage.
The In-Play section works pretty good and despite that the number of events offered for Live-betting at Ladbrokes may not be the biggest on the market, it is still satisfying. Professional punters may notice the difference, but vast majority of Ladbrokes customers will not. The most popular events also have Live-streaming options with useful statistics. An interesting option is a Live-stream schedule that helps us to plan which events we want to watch. Furthermore, Live-streams work perfectly on the mobile app, which is not often the case when it comes to online bookmakers.
When it comes to bonuses and betting promotions, Ladbrokes is very competitive in comparison to other top bookmakers. Apart from a solid first deposit bonus, punters can be awarded with smaller but frequent occasional and loyalty bonuses - in most cases from football, horse racing, greyhound and tennis markets, but fans of other disciplines of sport that are not popular in the UK may also sometimes find something for themselves.
Mobile application for smartphones or tablets works perfectly. We can easily and swiftly place a bet, check our betting budget or transfer our money. Visually, the app looks really good, its clear and easy in use. A very interesting feature is the text message reminder option for football and horse-racing betting. In order to place a bet, there is no need to download the app and install it on your device, you can also do it by entering the Ladbrokes website and check its version for mobile phones. It must be said though, that the app works better and smoother and is definitely worth to be recommended.
Customer support at Ladbrokes is very well organised and work 365 days a year, 24/7. Ladbrokes customer support employees are very professional and helpful. Phone contact, email or live chat are three types of contacting the customer support department. In most cases, you will have a response to your question after an hour or so, but the bookmaker states it has up to 48 hours to respond to your call. There are three types of languages that you can communicate with: English, German and Swedish.
Every punter should be satisfied with the number of payment methods available at Ladbrokes. We can make deposits and withdraw our money using options such as traditional bank transfer, Skrill, Neteller, Visa Card, MasterCard Paysafecard and Entropay.
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