A real contender for the global market, Ladbrokes brings familiarity and comfort online
Ladbrokes casino has a long history that stretches back to 1896 when it was established as a horses’ commission agent in Worcestershire, UK. Today the casino is run by Ladbrokes Plc, a company registered and regulated under Gibraltar jurisdiction.
One thing that I have often found quite attractive about Ladbrokes is its wide range of online gambling options, which include sports betting, poker, bingo, lotteries, and casino, all served from a single site. I prefer to call it bringing versatility to online gambling.
Ladbrokes Casino’s games are offered by leading names in the gambling software industry including Net Entertainment, Playtech, Barcrest, and IGT just to mention a few. Players have access to almost 600 games, with more added every month.
You can download Ladbrokes’ Playtech casino software to your Windows PC or simply the enjoy flash-powered version of Playtech straight from your favourite web browser.
If downloading the Playtech software feels a bit intimidating, or just lots of work rather than play, you can still enjoy your favourite games via Ladbrokes wide selection of mobile platforms, especially for players with iOS and Android devices.
I am often spoilt for choice of slots and fruit machines available at the casino, not to mention a never-ending stream of progressive jackpots you can aim for at any time, day and night. All the jackpots are connected to the Playtech network, which means the jackpot prizes increase as more and more players join in from all the online Playtech casinos across the world. Some of the common jackpots won quite frequently include Beach Life, Gladiator, Monty Python’s, and Spamalot just to mention a few.
- Company name: Ladbrokes Plc. Casinos
- Casino Established: 2000
- License: Gibraltar, UK
- Casino type: Mobile, No Download
- Blueprint Gaming
- Languages available: Chinese, Czech, English, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
- Currencies: AUD, CAD, EUR, GBP, NOK, SEK, USD
- Payment options: AstroPay Card, Bank Wire, Entropay, Mastercard, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafe, Skrill, Trustly, Ukash, VISA
- Cash out time: 0-48 hours
Games and software
The game selection at Ladbrokes is over 300 with the majority hanging out in the slot section. I would call it a slot players paradise full of the best of the best slots from various software providers.
Along with regular video slots that have names like Spiderman and X-Men. You will also find over a dozen jackpot slots with prize pools in the tens of millions.
Table games are also available in a wide variety. All the classics like Blackjack and Roulette with many variations of each. As well as Craps, casino poker and more.
My favorite section to hang out was the arcade style games and the live casino. The live casino only has 4 table games, but I like the layout and game play. And the pretty dealers were welcomed.
To round things off, you will find other games like Bingo, Keno, Video Poker and even lotteries from around Europe. Ladbrokes is one of the few regulated casinos allowed to offer government lotteries on their site. You can purchase lotto tickets and set up on going plays so that you don’t have to keep running to the store to buy a ticket.
Promotions and bonuses
Ladbrokes has two separate bonuses for new players. You will need to pick which one you want.
I recommend the download bonus as it gives you an extra $50 and has the same terms. To get the download bonus, you will need to download the Ladbrokes casino software and make a deposit of £20 or more. You can get a 100% match worth up to £550.
To claim this bonus, you must enter DOWNLOAD when making a deposit.
The alternative bonus is a 100% match up to £500. This is for those who don’t wish to download the software.
Both bonuses have the same requirements when it comes to terms and conditions. You must wager 20x the bonus amount plus the deposit amount for the bonus to be released.
All slots and scratch card games count as 100% towards the bonus. All Table games except Blackjack Switch, Surrender and Pontoon count as 20%. Video poker and arcade style gambling games will count as 10%.
All other games count as 100%.
Two more bonuses await you after your first deposit. There’s a 2nd bonus worth up to $500 with a 50% match. And a 3rd bonus of 150% match up to $500. Both these bonuses have the same terms and conditions.
Ladbrokes doesn’t stop with deposit bonuses either. They have regular promotions that are ongoing. Including a VIP program that offers cash back, prizes and special events.
For mobile casino users, you can also earn a £50 bonus for using the mobile application.
Promotions and bonuses Table
|No deposit bonus||NA|
|First deposit bonus||100% up to $550 or 100% up to $500|
|Other bonus||2nd deposit bonus 50% up to $500|
|Other bonus||3rd deposit bonus 100% up to $500|
Security and Payments
Even if you’ve never played at an online casino, you have probably heard the Ladbrokes name before. There is no question that Ladbrokes is one of the most trusted brands in gambling. Speaking from a personal point of view, I actually worked for Ladbrokes years ago and can tell you that they run a tight ship.
But if my word isn’t good enough for you, maybe the word of the U.K. government, and the Gibraltar Gaming Commission is.
Banking is made easy from the cashier. All major forms of payments are accepted, along with some country specific alternatives. Cash outs are quick and painless, and the they even let you use PayPal. Not many online casinos use this payment option anymore.
- Bank and Wire Transfers
I can’t speak directly for the casino, but I do know the sportsbook side of Ladbrokes lets you collect winnings from one of their live betting shops across the U.K.
You won’t need to wait long for your money once cashing out though. They record some of the fastest times I have seen, and others report the same. Once the processing is finished, which takes between 6-12 hours, you can have your cash within 24 hours if you are using an eWallet.
All other methods will take between 3-5 business days which is the industry standard across the board.
To keep you safe, Ladbrokes allows setting up betting limits inside your account. You can set daily, monthly and weekly limits so that you gamble in a responsible manner. If this isn’t enough, Ladbrokes is associated with the Responsible Gambling Trust.
Being a superior casino means having superior support. Ladbrokes offers 3 options for support.
- Live Chat
- Toll Free Phone Support
The live chat is readily available from the right hand site of the main site. Clicking the little icon will immediately put you in touch with support. I found the response time to be almost instant in most cases and my issues resolved timely, and effectively.
Phone support is available in 13 languages and toll free in every country the service. I called the support line just to see how quick someone would answer and to my surprise, I was in touch a very pleasant, English speaking support agent with the most delightful British accent.
Her response time was not only fast, her knowledge and helpfulness was an obvious sign that she was well trained.
Pros and Cons
Ladbrokes is a well-rounded casino with plenty to like. The game selection is deep with some of the top names and brands that include Marvel Comics and Rocky.
Security is a priority for me, as well as every gambler in the world. Ladbrokes sets the bar high when it comes to safety for their player. It shows in their cashier that has numerous options, including PayPal. And to suit the needs of every player, they have one of the lowest deposit and withdrawal requirements at only £5.
Ladbrokes does have a lot going on. For a new player, this could be a bit overwhelming. I had a tough time finding anything wrong with the casino to be honest. But, I did notice that there are more tabs and pages than other casinos that could be slightly confusing if you aren’t familiar with the site.
When it comes to being an all-around great casino, Ladbrokes fits the bill. I would like to see a few more games added to the live casino, but overall, there’s not much to complain about.
Possibly the longest running gambling establishment, Ladbrokes wins awards for every department of the company. They hire and train qualified staff, use the top gaming providers and deliver on all angles.