Ladbrokes Bookmaker Review – Free Bet £100
Ladbrokes plc. was first founded as commission agents for horses that were trained at Ladbroke Hall Worcestershire, back in 1886, by Messrs Schwind and Pendleton, one of the oldest sports betting company. In 1902 the name Ladbrokes came into the game, when a certain Arthur Bendir joined the team and all operations moved to London.
The company has passed through many changes, hard times and great progresses, financial decline and great comebacks, new acquirements and always extending their business, made them who they are today, the largest and most respected booking company on the market. They have over 16.000 employees worldwide and over 2800 betting shops, mostly in Europe. They have nearly 1.000.000 active customers and almost 85.000 place their bets through call-centers.
Ladbrokes is regulated and licensed by the Licensing Authority of Gibraltar, under the Gambling Act 2005 and by the UK government and also covers other gambling enterprises run by Ladbrokes, such as their online casino as well.
The rules in their licensing agreements obligate Ladbrokes to: ensure that anyone suffering from problems related to gambling through the use of their site is given proper guidance and assistance; ensure that all users are treated fairly and that their service is transparent and make sure that anyone under the legal age of gambling, won`t be able to use the website.
Ladbrokes offers Customer support 24/7/365, through call-centers, live chat in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Thai, Bulgarian, Croatian, Romanian, Russian, Slovenian, Slovak, Czech, Russian and e-mail, with very fast responses. The sportsbook customer service phone for UK is 0800 731 6191 and outside UK +44 208 515 2565.
As for Payment Options, the company supports all major credit/debit card such as Visa/Visa Debit, Mastercard, Maestro, Laser, PayPal, Skrill (Moneybookers), Neteller, Western Union, ClickandBuy, Entropay, UKash, Bank wire, Cheque, Money Order, Bankers Draft, Paysafecard (with some countries restrictions) and CHAPS. The processing time for operations like Western Union or Bank Transfers take 1 to 5 days with a minimum deposit of £10 or £5, depending on the currency code, E-Wallet payments take at least 6 hours and credit/debit withdrawals have a processing time of 3-5 days. All operations are sustained in 17 different currencies.
Both deposits and withdrawals are free of charge, operating in a multi-wallet system and gives the customer the opportunity to change from one card to another if the case, without the need of contacting customer services and also transfer funds between wallets using “My Account” tab, having the possibility to register up to 5 trusted payment methods.
Betting coverage and Odds quality, are a little tricky at Ladbrokes, meaning that they offer the best odds with best margins in major soccer leaguer per example but it`s all the contrary for the lower leagues, even if the good thing about Ladbrokes is that they do however offer the opportunity to place bets even for the least important matches. As for odds formats, the company uses UK, Decimal (European style) and American (US style) and the customer can use the betting shops, websites online, mobile betting and phone betting, having a truly reliable betting system.
Ladbrokes has a big minus from the customers point of view and that`s because they don`t do football live-streaming, even if they do offer this service and it`s free, for Raceclubs, Racing UK, Virtuals, At the Races and Greyhounds.
They do have strong points like live betting, high limits, horses and dog live-streaming, financials and great bonuses and “money back” specials that they try to adapt and change during the year, depending on the events.
Mobile betting is one of the newest betting methods, very used and needed also, for a large number of customers. The application allows the client to place bets, check their account details and other useful features. It can be used via the downloadable java sportsbook, browsable mobile internet (WAP) site or iPhone web-app.
Highlights include free football or horse racing mobile alerts and the customer can use their already existing Ladbrokes account if they have one or can create an account directly from their mobile, setting up a password. They also can add or register debit/credit cards with the mention that other payment methods like Netletter or Paypal, are not yet supported on mobile. The multi-betting including using football coupons.
The company offers a “£100 Free Bet” for all new customers based in UK and Ireland. The customer has to create he`s own personal new account on the company`s official betting website, following certain indicated steps and after doing that has to use the free promo code: F100 and a minimum bet value of £/€5 or more, on any sport the customer desires. Every free bet token has an expiration period of 7 days. In order to qualify for each free bet, the initiating bet must be placed on odds of 1/2 (@1.50) or over.