Unavailable for bettors in the USA and Canda, Ladbrokes has a workflow from sign-up to your first deposit to placing your bet to making a withdrawal that’s a cakewalk. Combine that simplicity with extensive betting options and a wealth of information, and it’s easy to see why so many people have made them a home for their online betting.
In three words: The informational perks. Ladbrokes has a blog that keeps you updated on the latest news, and they also have a landing page, titled “The Grid,” that acts at once as a how-to guide and betting directory.
Pros & Cons
Great poker and casino promotions
Information, information, information
Odds Boost function
Glitchy mobile app
Unavailable in USA and Canada
The Simple Life
Signing up at Ladbrokes is a three-step process that takes just a couple of minutes. They’ll ask you to create a username and password, then prompt you for your name and birthdate and then you’ll need to enter an address and phone number to confirm your account.
Once you finish those steps—which again, take just a few moments—you’re ready to make a deposit.
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Free Casino Money
New customers are eligible to receive a welcome bonus of up to £50 at the casino. All you have to do is place a wager for a minimum of £10 at a qualifying casino game, and Ladbrokes will deposit the bonus directly into your account.
Making a deposit at Ladbrokes will take no time at all so long as you know which method you’ll be using. And unlike other sportsbooks, they prompt you to make a deposit right away after you register for an account.
Upon selecting your payment method, you’ll be asked to specify your deposit amount and preferred currency. At that point, if all your information is correct, your deposit should process immediately.
Direct cryptocurrency deposits are not accepted by Ladbrokes. You’ll need to open a third-party account, such as NETELLER, and make a deposit with them using Bitcoin. You can then transfer that money to Ladbrokes.
Users can make a deposit using their Visa, Mastercard or Maestro cards. This gives Ladbrokes a slight leg up on many of their competitors, who tend to only accept Visa or Mastercard.
Get Your Money Fast
Withdrawals at Ladbrokes are not complicated. After you log in, there will be an account icon in the top right corner. Click that, scroll down to “withdrawals,” select your preferred payout method, confirm the details and just like that, you’re done.
Placing a Bet
Betslips at Ladbrokes are unlike those from most sportsbooks. Yes, you go through the regular motions, selecting the competition and line you’d like and then adding it to your docket. But things get cooler after that.
Ladbrokes has an “Odds Boost” tool that increases the lines on your potential bets. For example, if you were going to wager on the Kansas City Royals to win the AL Central Division at 250-to-1 odds, the Odds Boost might increase the line to 325-to-1 without any extra cost to you. To be sure, the Odds Boost isn’t this pronounced in every instance, but it’s mega cool nevertheless.
A Potential Moneymaker
Ladbrokes offers some of the more extensive selections on United States politics. You don’t just have to bet on the presidential election. They take wagers on the senate and house elections, and they offer props for both as well.
For those with international interest, Ladbrokes also have you covered. You can bet on elections in France, the United Kingdom, and other places.
Ladbrokes offers about an average selection of esports betting. They have all the major competitions, including FIFA, Call of Duty, Dota and NBA 2k.
They really distinguish themselves, though, with their layout. They present tournament odds in order of start times, which are all in London time. And they also separate them by date, using different tabs at the top of your screen.
Virtual Sports Betting
Simulated Sports, Real Winnings
Betting on virtual sports is like gambling on a real-time video game simulation. Some people like it. Some people don’t. For those who do, Ladbrokes has all the basic competitions: horse racing and jumping; greyhound racing; soccer; and various motorsports.
Throw a Touchdown on Your Betslip
There is nothing out of the ordinary to report about Ladbrokes’ NFL betting. And to be certain, that’s a good thing.
English sportsbooks can be hit or miss with American Football. Not Ladbrokes. They have single-game lines and a bunch of futures to match, including division winners, conference champions and Super Bowl predictions. They could stand to implement an actual props section—though they surely have one during the playoffs—but that’s only a minor complaint.
It’s in Your Future
MLB betting at Ladbrokes follows in their NFL market’s footsteps. There’s not a lot of flash; they just have the basics: single-game lines, division futures, AL/NL championship lines, win totals and World Series predictions.
All the Basics
We sound like a broken record by this point, but Ladbrokes doesn’t deviate from the norm for major North American sports. In the NBA section, you’ll have access to game lines, conference championship predictions, NBA Finals odds and, prior to the season, win-total overs and unders.
Sniffing around Ladbrokes’ golf section, it’s clear that they traffic almost exclusively in betting outrights. That’s not atypical. Many sportsbooks only allow you to predict the winner of a given tournament without providing many props.
But we have to say, Ladbrokes does have major tournament lines well in advance. At present, they’re offering odds on more than a half-dozen different PGA events. They deserve a pat on the back for having that broad of a selection.
More Betting Options
The Betting Never Stops
The betting doesn’t stop at american football, golf, baseball and basketball. Ladbrokes has so many more markets, including badminton, bowling, boxing, chess, cricket, cycling, darts, greyhound racing, soccer, handball, hockey, MMA, Formula 1, other motorsports, rugby, snooker, tennis, table tennis and volleyball.
Table Games and Video Slots
Ladbrokes’ casino gaming options include:
The casino bonus is the promotion Ladbrokes’ pushes the most on the entire site. At present, new users can receive up to £50 in free bets after they place a wager of £10 or more on a qualifying table game or video slot.
Ladbrokes’ poker room must be downloaded for you to participate in tournaments. Their primary competitions include:
If you sign up for Ladbrokes’ loyalty program in the poker room, you will be eligible to receive up to 40 percent cash back on the money you bet every week. Indeed, this bonus doesn’t always work out to 40 percent, but it’s certainly a sizable offering.
LadBrokes has a superabundance of live-betting options. And the best part? They separate them by sport, with selections clearly at the top of the page, and list the lines in order of most urgency (i.e. which games are going to end soonest).
Odds for these lines can shift in seconds. That’s not a problem at Ladbrokes. Their odds are updated in real time, and your betslip will alert you to any potential changes.
One Click to Riches
Turning your bet into a parlay is a one-click process. Just make sure you’ve added multiple wagers to your slip. Then, instead of hitting submit, just hit the “double” option. And boom! Your bets are parlayed.
Building parlays helps increase the rate of your potential return. They’re even more lucrative at Ladbrokes thanks to their Odds Boost. As always, just remember that you need to hit on every one of your selections to make a successful parlay.
Additional Betting Help
You’ll Be Drowning in Information
Here are PaddyPower’s main alternative resources:
Let’s just say we love The Grid. It’s a central page that allows you to navigate to different news updates, your betting history, live stats, live streaming, and much, much more.
Needs More Sportsbook Offerings
To say Ladbrokes takes care of those who use their casino and poker room would be an understatement. Their bonuses and promotional programs are profuse. But the site needs to offer more sportsbook incentives. As it stands, they don’t really have any.
Many Different Media
The customer service at Ladbrokes does anything but fall short. They try to remedy whatever issues or comments you have by taking you through a little frequently asked questions quiz. After that, if you’re still in need of assistance, they provide you with three alternative forms of contact.
Don’t expect to receive a ton of emails from Ladbrokes. Even if you consent to receive promotions from them, they are judicial in how often they contact you, so you can provide your information with confidence.
Ladbrokes Has Live Sports
It won’t be across every sport, but Ladbrokes does have live streaming options. You just need to be a registered user who has already made a deposit to use them.
Not a Problem
We used a VPN service to create an account from an unsupported territory, and Ladbrokes gave us zero issues. For those inside the US and Canada, you’ll just need to make sure you can provide a valid address. We recommend virtual addresses in this case.
Ladbrokes is not for North American Bettors
Aside from their mobile app, there isn’t much not to love about Ladbrokes. The sign-up, deposit and withdrawal processes are incredibly easy, they have plenty of betting lines across all sporting disciplines and the perks for registering with them are extensive whether you’re using the sportsbook, casino or poker room.
In particular, we cannot say enough good things about The Grid. That landing page has everything from your personal betting tracker to live streaming options and live stats. Ladbrokes really goes above and beyond to keep users informed, and we approve.