The 'Magic Sign', as Ladbrokes have been known for decades in UK betting circles, has extended its presence on a global level since launching on the internet at the turn of the millennium.
Punters signing up with Ladbrokes can be assured of safe, secure gambling with one of the biggest and best gambling operations online.
Ladbrokes' internet and telephone services are licensed and operated from Gibraltar where Ladbrokes.com has established itself is one of the leading betting and gaming websites in the world with more than 750,000 active customers.
BETTING OFFERS AND PROMOTIONS
New customers are always welcomed with a free bet offer from Ladbrokes. The amount has varied a lot, depending on prevailing marketing initiatives, and the current offer of Bet £10 and get £30 free bet is the best available.
Ladbrokes' website consistently promotes good value offers and bonuses particularly in the areas of Football and UK horseracing. Ladbrokes has for a long time, offered “best odds guaranteed” on all UK and Irish horseracing. While this is a staple offer from Ladbrokes, the company promotes lots of Money Back Offers for current major sports events, such as live televised Premier League, Champions League and International football as well as major golf tournaments, tennis Grand Slams, NFL, big horse racing meetings and much more.
Ladbrokes' Money Back Offers give refunds as free bets, typically up to £100 maximum.
ODDS AND MARKETS
As you would expect of one of the world’s largest online bookmakers, Ladbrokes offer competitive odds on a huge variety of sports and other popular events. The range of sports available with Ladbrokes is very diverse from Bandy to US Harness Racing and there is a great variety of betting on special and novelty events such as the Christmas Weather, X Factor winner or even BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Being a UK-based company, however, the main focus at Ladbrokes.com is UK and Irish horse racing and football betting markets. Ladbrokes' coverage of horse racing is nothing short of superb with Tote Pools available for UK racing,a great range of special bets and a commitment to providing early ante-post betting markets. Ladbrokes also provide betting odds on American and South African racing.
In-play betting is now a large feature in Ladbrokes' portfolio of betting opportunities with multiple in-play sports events and contests being covered simultaneously. There are often around 100 in-play markets available at one time.
Ladbrokes’ website uses the Orbis Openbet platform which means the site is very fast and also simple to use. The Ladbrokes betting site has an established and traditional feel to it and, whilst the layout is predictable, there is some flexibility built into the design. For example, the left hand side bar has collapsible sections for Live Betting, Sports & Event Categories, Favourites, Extras and Help thereby allowing more space for the chosen section.
The body of Ladbrokes’ home page is focused upon current Offers and promotions, and upcoming or live betting events. Ladbrokes' website can display odds in either Fractional, Decimal or American format.
The layout of the Ladbrokes site is such that all of the most popular betting opportunities can be accessed from the home page with just one click . Ladbrokes has provided a customisable sports and events section to give customers the flexibility to keep favourite events always at the top of the page.
Side games and other gaming promotions available from Ladbrokes homepage are not at all intrusive. One of the better aspects of betting with Ladbrokes is the number of special bets that are made available and the comprehensive range of sports with betting markets. Ladbrokes provide a Sports News section, accessible from the home page, with in-depth previews of current or upcoming major events.
Ladbrokes offer a full mobile betting service with applications for iphone, blackberry, android and all other mobile devices. A mobile application is also available for English Premier League Football.
Ladbrokes offer a live video streams for a massive amount of sports events which are available to watch free of charge including tennis, horseracing, football, snooker, rugby union, football and basketball.
Ladbrokes provide free audio commentaries on UK and Irish horseracing and greyhound racing. Ladbrokes' customers can listen to live football commentaries with match previews and team news.
Ladbrokes provide comprehensive horse racing form and ratings which are available along with results, colours and jockey and trainer information. Football live scores are provided by Ladbrokes along with its Football Stats Centre and Football Match Centre which contains detailed information on each game.
Ladbrokes' online Help section is extensive and includes a useful bet calculator. It offers very specific help with banking split into five regions across the globe. Another Help section is available in the header of each page on the Ladbrokes site and includes assistance with technical problems and general account management queries. Ladbrokes' Customer Services Team can be contacted by freephone or email.
Ladbrokes accept the following currencies: AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, MOP, MYR, NOK, NZD, RMB, SEK, SGD, THB, USD, ZAR. Ladbrokes provides customers with a large variety of deposit options: Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Delta, Laser, Entropay, Bank Wire, Check, Neteller, Moneybookers, Western Union, PayPal, Ukash.
Ladbrokes embrace a complete range of betting and gaming services via its retail, online and telephone operations and has over 16,000 people employed worldwide.
Ladbrokes is one of the two largest betting companies in the United Kingdom and has over 2,700 retail betting shops in the UK, Belgium, Ireland and Spain. Ladbrokes is official betting partner to eight FA Premiership clubs providing betting facilities in the stadia and also at nine racecourses, including Ascot. With its Head Office in London, Ladbrokes PLC is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.
Ladbroke's business dates back to 1886 when it was established by Messrs Schwind and Pendleton as commission agents for horses trained at Ladbroke Hall in Worcestershire. The name Ladbrokes was adopted in 1902. In 1963, following the legalisation of betting shops, Ladbrokes established a retail chain and became the first company to introduce fixed odds football betting. Ladbrokes.com was launched in 2000 and quickly established itself as one of the busiest betting websites in the UK .