Find out if Ladbrokes is Legal in your Country
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Online Gambling is something that is enjoyed all over the world by people of all ages, genders and backgrounds. However, online gambling is not always legal or allowed in or outside of countries borders. It's useful to be aware of the countries where Ladbrokes can legally operate as well as the terms and conditions that apply.
Regulations & Licensing
There are a number of countries in the world where gambling with foreign companies is permitted and allowed, but only when the company themselves obtain a license to operate in your country specifically. Even after this, you, the customer, have to provide pre-set information and pass different verification checks in order to be verified and accepted as a full and active user of the website.
Some of the countries with these differing licensing requirements and such are:
- United Kingdom: something that is more aware to people outside the UK than in it is the UK Gambling Commissions requirements for UK customers to bet with a company is the age verification requirements, although simple in the execution, UK based customers must be age verified within 72 hours of opening an account
- Spain: Spanish residents must verify their identity through DNI/NIE number checks that check there personal and address details against the relevant register
- Denmark: companies that operate a Danish domain and accept Danish customers have to complete CPR verification which is the validation of personal and address details before the account can be used
Restrictions to the Product
Some countries have specific website requirements as well as or instead of harsh or simpler regulatory requirements on bookmaker’s websites – these requirements are often relating to the sports and betting markets that are allowed, or not allowed as the more case in point, or the different parts of the website that should be allowed or should be off limits.
These individual website limitations, or product related restrictions, are also different to the varying countries around the world and Ladbrokes have these specific product restrictions by country:
- Germany: Residents of Germany can bet online with Ladbrokes but they cannot place bets on any of the following sports or within the named sections
- Horse Racing
- Greyhound Racing
- Ladbrokes Exchange
- Lotto betting
- Holland: The Dutch people have recently been allowed to return to some variations of online gambling outside of their country but with limitations to sports, markets or products allowed to them. The only things currently available to customers from Holland are:
- Horse Racing
- Greyhound Racing
No other sports or other products are currently available.
Customers from Australia, Belgium and Spain will be diverted to the relevant and specific domain to access Ladbrokes and the major restriction to note for these 3 countries is the telephone betting service is not available to them.
Now its time to look at what countries Ladbrokes can’t, or more perhaps don’t, offer their services to for whatever reason: whether that reason is lack of license, regulatory requirements or, more commonly with these countries, the legality of gambling not being permitted to foreign operators or gambling being wholly illegal in the country.
The full list of countries that can’t use Ladbrokes is extensive with over 200 countries on the list, you can see the full list on their website. Here are a select few countries to make you aware of that cannot hold an account with Ladbrokes so please check the link and our list to make sure your country isn’t on the disallowed list:
- Czech Republic
Even with all this information in our article, on the Ladbrokes website or all over the internet, it’s always worth knowing all you can directly from the source. If you want to know about the legality of gambling or specific licenses or regulations about online gambling, then we would recommend you seek the assistance and guidance of your countries own government or specific sector that is responsible for this area.
It is worth noting that some of the countries on the list that aren’t allowed to use Ladbrokes can use other bookmakers located in the UK or in Europe (Denmark, Greece, Norway for example) – it is a decision of Ladbrokes themselves to not obtain licensing or allowances to offer services to those countries rather than gambling itself being illegal with foreign firms who hold the relevant license and operate under the correct regulatory requirements.
Terms and Conditions
Any company involved in online gambling has terms and conditions that relate to existing restricted countries as well as pre-emptive rulings for countries that may become fully or partially restricted in the future:
Below is a direct quote from the Ladbrokes terms and conditions that relates to newly restricted countries (territories):
When a new territory is added to the ‘Restricted Territories’ section of the Website, all accounts relating to customers residing in that territory will be closed with immediate effect. Should a customer residing in a newly restricted territory have placed any bets in relation to events which have not yet taken place at the time at which the territory became a restricted territory, we reserve the right to treat such bets as void, with the stake being returned to the customer. Where a customer has a cumulative/multiple bets with concluded selections that have settled and selections that have yet to take place at the time at which the territory became a restricted territory, we will remove those selections which have not yet settled from the betting slip and settle the bet as it stands by re-calculating the odds accordingly. Any outstanding account balance will be paid to you in accordance with section 8 ‘Depositing and Withdrawing funds' of these Terms and Conditions and where this is not possible by a method of payment determined by us.