Ladbrokes is the largest bookmaker in the world, and one of the oldest and most respected. It has well over 2,700 physical betting shops spread across the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Spain and employs over 15,000 people across the world, Australia included. Their EFTPOS card allows you to withdraw your winnings from an ATM around 40 seconds after they have been finalised. As a new joiner bonus, they will match your first deposit up to $100 in Bonus Bets. Ladbrokes also have their Call Me Live Betting for punters to place bets.
Ladbrokes Bonus Bet
Get upto $250 on your 1st bet
The Brit company pretty much nailed it with their series of ads showcasing the ‘lad’ punters, breaking each punter into a kind of “who am I” character. It’s pretty much a one-stop shop with a comprehensive market of sports events to punt on and an informative Blog page with free tips for sporting events, such as the EPL. Another site that has Novelty Bets and again it’s The Voice. Perhaps if they want to be unique they need to look outside the box on this one.
Ladbrokes Trust & Financial Stability
Their CEO said that Australia is “knocking it out the park” for Ladbrokes with net revenue up 67 per cent. A recent merger in the UK with another bookie, Coral, has increased its size and it can only continue to grow. We feel they are very safe.
Another that is relatively consistent, if not conservative with its odds yet they do have their Odds Booster. We are big fans of the EPL so love the fact that you can add a 1st goal scorer or correct score to your multi bet and get a boost.
Ladbrokes Specials and Promotions
Pick your own odds, how good is that? All you do is select the odds you want, and Ladbrokes gives you a winning margin. If your horse wins by that margin or more you get enhanced odds. We love it! There are AFL, NRL and EPL multis, enhanced odds on certain teams in certain codes of sport, and of course, there is the Odds Boost where you are allowed to boost one fixed-odds bet a day to get better odds. Kind of like playing the joker card, so you better play it at the right time. Ladbrokes keep you on your toes with their specials and promotions which rates them so highly.
You’ve got to pretty awful to get a poor score in this category and Ladbrokes have a well-streamlined interface for the punter. Again it all looks very neat, is easy to decipher and not too cluttered or noisy. At first glance, you can pretty much suss where you want to go and how to do it. We like the QuickBet option where you can bet with a pre-determined amount in just three clicks, which stops the panic of that late flurry of bets. Overall a very handy site.
We spoke earlier of their Call Me Live Betting which is a winner, and you can also opt-in to receive that Ladbrokes EFTPOS card to collect your winnings.
Another very handy mobile app for iPhone and Android and you can also get it on your Apple watch. Easy to use, simple to place bets on and not chunky and slow. You can utilise the Call Me Live Betting and they have also introduced a Ride Guide that allows punters to see how a jockey expects the race to go, where they would expect to sit and the form of the horse they are riding. All at the touch of a finger. Amazing.
Ladbrokes Customer Service
Friendly staff are on hand to answer any queries and are very knowledgeable and eager to help out. Live Chat is the go these days and Ladbrokes offers this as well as the normal phone numbers and email addresses for you to send your queries to.
You can deposit money using your credit card, PayPal, Poli, Ladbrokes Card, Cash-In and Flexepin. When it comes to withdrawing you can’t get better than the Ladbroke Card and a 40-second wait. PayPal will take 24 hours and banks the normal 2-3 business days.
The Bottom Line
You’ll be happy with Ladbrokes, no doubt. Their odds beat the TAB 99 percent of the time and their promotions are second to none. Their debit card gives you instant access to winnings, so no mucking about, get those beers in for the table!