There can be few bookmakers worldwide that can claim a company history that stretches back over 130 years, so Ladbrokes sportsbook comes with a pretty extraordinary heritage. Founded in 1886, there was no Mr Ladbrokes, but the company adopted its name from Ladbroke Hall in Warwickshire where its founding partners acted as commission agents for the horses trained there.
From that early start, it was the legalisation of betting shops in the UK in 1961 that saw the rapid expansion of Ladbrokes business to become a very familiar brand on the nation’s high streets.
Later diversifying into other leisure sectors, Ladbrokes also joined the throng of online bookmakers in 2000 and later that decade merged with Coral to form a true supergroup in online betting entertainment.
Today Ladbrokes remains a formidable force in both the online and retail betting markets, and a considerable presence in the sponsorship of many prestigious sports events.
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Ladbrokes has many sections covering most sporting events that are happening around the globe 24/7.
Ladbrokes odds are competitive.
Ladbrokes Stats and Form
Ladbrokes provides a comprehensive stats service. Ladbrokes also offers the very impressive Ladbrokes Grid. Ladbrokes Grid allows you to track your bets, cash out, enjoy Racing Post info and exclusive offers. You can also check live stats, fixtures, tables and results.
Extras & Features
Ladbrokes Cash Out & Partial Cash Out
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Ladbrokes In-play Betting
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Ladbrokes Live Streaming
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See Ladbrokes site for details on Ladbrokes PriceBoost.
See Ladbrokes site for details on Ladbrokes #GetAPrice.
Layout & Usability
Ladbrokes is another big name bookmaker that isn’t going to win any prizes for the ‘most elegant web site’ award with us, however that’s no reason to stop reading here. What Ladbrokes does well is deliver a sportsbook with incredible breadth and depth, married to navigation and search tools that make it a pretty easy task to explore and choose markets and bets you favour. Whether its future scheduled events or in-play matches you’re after, Ladbrokes has a compelling catalogue of opportunities to take a punt on with valuable supporting stats and livestream content wherever possible.
Compiling your dream combinations on its virtual Bet Slip is an easy task of simply clicking the odds you like, and subsequent editing is equally easy whether from the Bet Slip itself or toggling selected bets off from the event page you’re viewing.
Although not obvious from its main navigation, Ladbrokes sportsbook is also another service that can offer the increasingly popular option of requesting a custom market. Branded as #GetAPrice this is Ladbrokes’ offer to price up a bespoke market you tweet them and link you to that bet. We like such custom services, however it would be nice to see Ladbrokes list all these custom markets on its main site too, as rivals like BetVictor do.
Mobile & Tablet
Ladbrokes offers an iOS app and an Android app but it’s just as easy to play on your Smartphone’s browser. You can watch your favourite sports live on iPhone, iPad & Android.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, Skrill, Bank Transfer, Cheque
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Bank Transfer, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill
Ladbrokes offers excellent 24/7 support, 7 days a week. Ladbrokes uses Live Chat, Email, Phone Support, Phone Betting and Post.
Overall the Ladbrokes sportsbook experience is very solid and a great choice if you like a dependable brand that can offer a full service site that lets you indulge the full range of betting entertainment (such as online poker, casino and bingo gaming) with a single player account. It’s not going to wow you with elegant design or cutting-edge innovations but, that said, does it really matter? Functional fun and reliable service are the fundamentals of the best online sportsbooks, and Ladbrokes has that covered in spades.