Ladbrokes is one of the largest and oldest betting companies in the world. In 2010 they turned over just shy of L1 billion setting the way for many UK bookmakers. There are currently 2,400 betting shops spread around the UK and Europe with a staggering 15,000 employees. The company has been a market leader in the European bookmaker industry for many years and they sit at the top of tree as the largest betting company in the world.
Their brand power is so staggering that in 2006 Ladbrokes were actually ranked as the second biggest retail presence on the high street behind that of the Post Office with a staggering L12 billion being wagered over their counters.
Sports Betting and Gaming Offers
Ladbrokes has an array of specialist betting markets including Basketball, Darts, Golf, Grey Hounds, Motor Racing, Rugby, Snooker and Tennis. Their main markets lie in football (with over 25 selected leagues and tournaments from around the world, football pools, live betting and soccer form lab) and Horse racing hosting races from every meet across the UK, virtual racing, specials, US racing, Totepool, racing form, racing commentary and Turftrax form.
Aside from sports betting, Ladbrokes offer poker (satellites to live events such as Irish Festival, WSOP, Ladbrokes Cruise and ECOSTT), a fantastic casino (with live games, slots, roulette, blackjack, progressive jackpots and video poker) and a brilliant games section (Deal or no Deal, Roulette platinum, virtual sports, card games and arcade games).
Bonuses, Promotions and Rewards
Ladbrokes currently offer a generous L50 betting bonus when you register anew account today. To qualify for the L50 you simply deposit and place a bet of up to L50, and then your bet will be matched in the form of a free bet token credited to your account. The offer is very simple, you don’t have to go crazy placing a host of wagers to release your money, its one bet, and then the bonus is yours.
Along with their sports book bonus Ladbrokes also offers a L35 free poker bonus (also included is €1000 in freerolls and tournament tickets), L500 casino bonus (including promotions such as Top up Thursday, Free slot spins on Friday’s and L16,000 live prize draw) and L100 games bonus (including L5 bonus on casino dice, L10 on road to Rainbow to Riches and daily bonus offers), all of which are relatively simple to clear.
Customer care is good, with options like email, telephone and even snail mail all available. The phone lines are country specific and even free phone, which is a nice touch. Unfortunately no sign of any live chat, which if you have read any other reviews on our site, you’ll know we are keen on. The support is open 24/7 and the little we have interacted with them has produced well informed and prompt replies.
The banking side is impeccable with tens of different deposit and withdrawal options (Visa, Neteller, Moneybookers, PayPal, Ukash and Bank Transfer). Many are free to withdraw from your account but we would stress to check prior to making any withdrawals with the fees and time it takes to reach your bank. Most are between 1 and 5 days.
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