Ultimate Ladbrokes Review : Ladbrokes Bonus, App, Odds and More
This Ladbrokes review will give you full insight into all areas of Ladbrokes sportsbook and what they have, don’t have any anything else we think you need to know. We will look at the betting markets, the odds they offer, streaming, apps and much more.
|Ladbrokes Review||Our rating|
|Welcome offer||Matched free bet up to £50|
Ladbrokes Welcome Bonuses – 3/5
Ladbrokes offer various promotions for existing customers and new customers alike – Ladbrokes look more towards free bets as opposed to bonuses which can both be simpler for the user and more familiar to older generations. We will look at the different promotions Ladbrokes offer to new customers; some are constant and some change on a daily or weekly basis.
£50 free bet
For new customers, you can get up to a £50 free bet. Your first bet placed at odds 1/2 or better is matched with a free bet to the same value (Min £5, max £50) and can be used to place a bet with anytime in the first 4 days of your account being open – the short expiration can be overlooked for its good value. You will need to enter the relevant promo code in order to get this offer during registration.
Get £20 from a £5 bet
If you enter a different promo code and deposit & bet £5 at odds 1/2 or higher and get £20 worth of free bets straight away. The free bets are given as 4x £5 free bets which give a bit more freedom to the use of the free stakes, but you can still place all 4 on the same outcome for maximum layout with the free bets.
Ladbrokes offers a lot of enhanced odds on different football matches and betting markets just for the attracting of new customers. Although only offering £1 max stakes to the new accounts, the odds are enhanced to a lot high values than the normal market allows and they are constantly changed on a daily or weekly basis to fit in to the day’s events or the upcoming events in the calendar. You can read all about these offers and every other promotion Ladbrokes must offer new and existing customers in our Promotions article.
Betting Markets & Sports availability – 4/5
This Ladbrokes review will not be complete if we won't talk about their betting markets. Ladbrokes have always had a good deal of pride in their Sports product as a whole and, more specifically, on their Football section. You’ll find all your favorite and regular betting opportunities on the normal sports like Football, Horses, Rugby, Tennis, Greyhounds and many more as well Politics and other special betting markets.
Of course, like with any UK orientated or based Bookmaker, Horse Racing & Football are the primary sporting draws for gamblers and these areas of the website offer more “depth” than other sports in a sense of pre-match and live markets and the sheer variation of what’s available to get a bet on.
The horse racing in particular has racing from all over the world rather than concentrated to UK and Ireland like other competitors may focus on, and their soccer offering is very competitive in both odds and competition standards.
Of course, if you are looking to bet on something not exactly classed as a sport then Ladbrokes have you covered with Movie, Royal Family, TV, and Religious related betting markets all available in the A-Z Sports list for you browsing and betting pleasure.
The variance of the markets and sports, or not sports in some situations, that Ladbrokes offer if itself is competitive but you have to put markets and odds together and as a combination they can, at times, fall short and that’s why neither aspect gets top markets.
Ladbrokes Betting Odds – 3.5/5
Making up the sports and betting markets are the odds to place bets on, and Ladbrokes Sportsbook gets a respectable score of 3.5/5 – across many of the sports on offer, Ladbrokes provide competitive margins and attractive odds that meet and beat their closest or larger rivals on a daily basis but do fall short of industry averages on a high number of individual events and entire sports at the same time.
Ladbrokes offer a lot of enhanced odds, mostly on football related markets, that inflate something that would generally be competitive but “smaller” odds into above average, way above board prices for pre-set max stakes in order to draw in the punters which is one of the aspects of Ladbrokes odds that really shows value and customer direction.
The enhanced odds are perhaps a way to divert attention away from general odds, as on the whole across all betting opportunities in the Sportsbook, Ladbrokes are considered to generally be just below the industry average in the odds, or “value” they offer and that’s why they get a 3.5 out of 5 here.
Ladbrokes Live Streaming (TV Live) 3/5
Live Streaming is becoming a major player in online betting channels and Ladbrokes offer the live videos on sports events through their website and app on a mix of sports and events from all around the world.
To be able to watch any live streamed event the user must either have a balance or have placed a bet within the last 24 hours – they can then view any of the live streaming content available to their country or region. As many people know, not all live streamed events are always available to everyone wherever they are in the world due to licensing and broadcasting rights – this is the same for any bookmaker and not just what Ladbrokes can or cannot do.
The process of viewing a live streamed event is simple as the stream will load next to the game's statistics when you are in an individual event itself. You can filter out the actual In-Play sports list to show only events that have live streaming available to you, or to only show events that are coming up that will have the video feed accompanying it.
Primarily, you’ll find more streaming available on the “bigger” world sports like Football, Tennis and Racing but don’t be surprised to see some hidden easter eggs from time to time with rugby, handball or basketball available to bet on and watch at the same time.
Ladbrokes Sportsbook App – 4/5
Ladbrokes offer a number of different apps for their different products with the sports app being named, expectedly enough, as Ladbrokes Sportsbook – available on both iOS and Android.
- Simple navigation and content layout
- None of the web content lost in transition
- All promotions accessible and useable
- Cash out
- No specific welcome bonus for mobile users aside from the norm
- Help center and chat support are external to the app
- Limited app language support
Ladbrokes Payment Methods – 4.5/5
When it comes to depositing and withdrawing, the key element to a customer satisfaction is generally that of time, or more specifically, how much time does it take for me to get my money?
Ladbrokes are really along the industry standard, specifically in comparison to the UK and Ireland, with the payment methods on offer and the time allowed to get money back to bank accounts on online wallets.
There are payment methods available on both web and mobile with the minimum deposit and withdrawal amounts set by transaction value rather than per different payment method – a thumbs up in our eyes, as other books do have varying minimums on deposits and withdrawals based on the different payment methods rather than an overall preset. That said, the minimum deposit and withdrawal amount is £5 for any payment method you use with the withdrawal times varying from a few hours for wallets and1-3 days for credit and debit cards.
|Payment Method||Minimum £|
(Dep / WD)
(Dep / WD)
|Credit / Debit card||£5 / £5||N/A||1-3 working days|
|PayPal||£5 / £5||N/A||Up to 6 hours|
|Neteller||£5 / £5||N/A||Up to 6 hours|
|Skrill||£5 / £5||N/A||Up to 6 hours|
|Bank Transfer||£5 / £5||N/A||2-5 working days|
Ladbrokes Customer Services – 4/5
The standards of customer service in the gambling industry has seen a rise in standards in recent years with companies putting more focus on customer relations and satisfaction as well as retaining financial directives.
Ladbrokes are one of these companies whose level of service is reputable in the best way, as the general conscientious is that not only do Ladbrokes agents solve the problems, they do it in a timely and professional manner that leaves you, the customer, happy with how your issue was dealt with.
We’d never assume that every problem raised to them is fixed, as sometimes that’s not possible. But Ladbrokes does hit the standards expected of them as a leading name in online gambling and we do feel that they are not only prompt and professional but accurate and knowledgeable too.
You are able to read all about Ladbrokes terms, conditions and legal requirements in the terms and conditions section of the website.
Overall Ladbrokes Review– 4/5
We've covered the bases in the Ladbrokes review. All in all, Ladbrokes pretty much tick all of the boxes that you’d want your bookie to do with the different aspects of their site and service.
There are, like with any bookmakers, areas where they excel and areas where they fall short which can be open to perception depending on how you look at it, but the pros outweigh any cons in the bigger picture and choosing Ladbrokes is a good decision to make.
The welcome offer of a matched free bet is something we especially like – free bets are often a lost type of promotion across the current industry landscape and we like that Ladbrokes are holding true to the first real genre of new customer promotion.
|What we like||What we don’t like|
|👍 Inclusion of Exchange betting||👍 Streaming quality/quantity|
|👍 Custom homepage setting||👍 Consistency in odds value|
|👍 Minimum deposit/withdrawal values||👍 Layout of content across site|