Ladbrokes Free Bet Offer

Current Ladbrokes Offer - £20 Free Bet when you stake £5

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1. Register a new account with Ladbrokes using the PROMO CODE B5G20

2. Place a single bet of at least £5 on any sport at odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater

3. Ladbrokes will then credit your account with 4 x£5 free bet tokens

Terms and Conditions apply - please see bookmaker's website for details.

Two ways of betting with ONE Ladbrokes account – Ladbrokes have launched their new betting exchange, which allows their customers to choose the way they bet. Your ONE Ladbrokes account can now bet with traditional fixed odds (sportsbook), or bet against fellow punters using the Ladbrokes betting exchange.

As the Ladbrokes betting exchange does not stand your bets, like all other exchanges, a small margin of commission from the profit of your winning bets is taken, starting at a rate of 5%, but reducing to 2%.

Who Are Ladbrokes?

Ladbrokes came into being in the 1950 and have provided a dedicated online environment for their worldwide users since 2000. As you're no doubt aware, Ladbrokes are a UK-based betting and gaming company that's listed on the FTSE 100 Index and are adjudged to be the largest off-track bookmaker in UK, boasting in excess of 2,200 high street branches.

Are Labrokes Betting Odds And Markets Far-Reaching?

Ladbrokes is continually gaining popularity amongst the online betting community based on its service provisions and general accessibility and ease of use in a marketplace that can be notoriously complicated to understand and digest, especially to the online betting newcomer. By and large Ladbrokes generate a sound following, on the grounds of their consistency, ease of use and competitiveness of the Ladbrokes free bet offer to user funds for bankroll management purposes. Admittedly Ladbrokes focus heavily on their primary Horse Racing Betting and Football Betting markets, affording members a comprehensive and seamless online service within these high profile disciplines, yet they still go that extra mile to compile, cover and offer genuine background, odds and prices on numerous other principle sports betting markets once you scratch the surface.

Who's Behind Ladbrokes?

Without sparking controversy, it's pretty fair to say that Ladbrokes is probably the biggest known brand name in the betting industry, either in an on or offline capacity. They've been in existence since the year dot (1950) and have become a by-word for betting. Ask anyone to name five bookies and you would bet your last pound that Ladbrokes would be on the tip of their tongue first. Unless they were a cashier at William Hill that is. Then they'd be second.

Ladbrokes have been involved in their own fair share of wheeler-dealing over the years, acquiring Texas Homecare in 1986 (subsequently sold to Sainsbury's) and the Stakis Hotel group (sold to Hilton Hotels later), before solely concentrating its efforts on its core specialist discipline and re-branding itself as Ladbrokes plc as of 2005. they also owned Vernons (famous for their pools coupons) until the National Lottery intervened.

Additionally, Ladbrokes own and operate the two greyhound tracks and stadia at Crayford in the South East and Monmore in the East Midlands, whereby they promote all manner of continually updated special member offers on race cards to their loyal on and offline customer base.

What's So Good About Ladbrokes?

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Mobile betting allows the user to keep track of all the day's betting events whilst you're out and about, as once you've signed up to the SMS service you're alerted when and where you want to be. Which always goes down well with today's hard-working, hard-playing society. And of course a betting calculator is always a good touch, so you can work out what you can and cannot afford to bet – and of course what you can win – at the touch of the keyboard.

Ladbrokes allow you to pay for your online betting lifestyle at any of their high street retail premises, therefore avoiding the need to use plastic and hand over your banking details in an online environment. Which to our knowledge is something of a first in the interactive betting arena. Top marks for Ladbrokes on that score definitely.

'Bet Help' is a user-friendly facility that allows you to basically raise your virtual hand and ask for help whilst on the Ladbrokes site, whereby you'll be afforded simple instructions on how to best proceed from the point you're at, actually place a bet, or whatever other difficulty that you're experiencing.

Elsewhere, and a nifty pop-up window crops up every time you select odds for a particular sporting event, inviting you to type in your betting amount, to which it then responds with exacting and detailed info-data about your potential winnings. Users can hit the 'Add to Multiple' button if they wish to wager on more than the one event at a time. Which for ease of use results in bet combinations being marked up there and then negating the laborious need to go back and forth with individual online bet slips.

Expert betting analysis is a given at Ladbrokes' online presence, courtesy of their historical knowledge and vast experience in the predominant sports betting fields of horse racing and football first and foremost. Continuing on the horse racing theme, and Ladbrokes' Live Racing' virtual assemblage - courtesy of their bespoke TV channel – allows its online members to view the racing action as and when it happens across the courses (and in attendance at all the main meets), covering the entire UK. While in football terms, Ladbrokes offering high limits on Barclays Premier League betting is a widely acknowledged plus point in the eyes of the virtual betting community.

The Ladbrokes' In-play betting faculty (promoting a plethora of live-betting options at any one time) gives eager punters the opportunity to wager during sports tournaments, events and specific, individual games, matches, fixture and ties as they are played out. Minute by minute odds, prices and markets refreshing is key to the Ladbrokes online betting member keeping on the pulse of all that's happening during a sports debacle, literally as it happens. In-play envelops markets from across the far reaches of the globe too, ensuring you can bet on events whenever and wherever they're happening at the time.

The Ladbrokes in-depth football statistics and live score update section is a virtual Godsend should you be a keen football betting fan, and more pertinently if you're trying to come up trumps with your wagers, as this unique Ladbrokes online feature seeks to channel a host of information into the one, easy to view installation. Whilst on the subject of ease of use, all Ladbrokes' interactive betting is channelled through the one – easy to monitor and manage – online account for ease of purpose and mind.

What's The Script Then?

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You name it, Ladbrokes cover it. Casino, poker, bingo, financials, skill games, slots, backgammon offer the alternative online betting view, whilst  tennis, cricket, football, horse racing, NFL, Aussie Rules, golf, ice hockey, basketball, snooker, boxing, darts, motor racing, rugby union, Olympics, water polo, handball and greyhounds provide the core sports betting options. At last count we noted the 37 betting categories on-site, with politics, music, TV shows and even Miss World and weather betting brought to you in that trade-markedly simple Ladbrokes fashion.

Ladbrokes are undoubtedly a world leader at remote gambling, boasting 120,000 active telephone subscribers and in excess of 500,000 regular online customers, whilst being available in 11 languages and trading in 16 currencies. In the UK alone Ladbrokes owns over 2,200 high street stores. This as you can imagine, makes Ladbrokes the first virtual betting port of call for many bettors on a regular basis.

And here's a fact for you you may or may not be aware of, Ladbrokes were the first bookmaker to introduce fixed odds football betting, after wiping £1 million off  its profits in one particularly bad results episode on the last Saturday in 1963.

How Quickly Do Labrokes Pay Out?

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Minimum bet wagered from £1.00 in the UK, whilst maximum at one time is £5,000. The maximum winning pay-outs are of £100,000 per bet, aside from footie which allows winners to trouser up to £250,000 at a time.  Ladbrokes' deposit and/or withdraw funds are free of charge at any time.

What's The Website Design, Layout And Navigation Like?

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Ladbrokes is a functional and attractive website design where everything from the homepage onwards is laid out in a dare we say it, overly simplified style. All the major sports book betting fields are listed down the left hand menu, whilst the mid-section of the page is given over to the current sports betting events that are in full flow, in a sort of 'betting highlights' format. The remainder of the homepage presence is alerting the user to the fact that Ladbrokes offer casino and poker sister sites, a reminder of Ladbrokes very own TV channel (live sport-primed obviously) and the horse racing that they're covering right this minute. Or at least in the next half an hour or so, as well as a constantly minute-by-minute update on other sports they're following as and when the action commences. All in all, the facts and figures at your literal fingertips. What's more, you can create and open an online account in a jiffy.

Is The Customer Service Much Kop?

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Ladbrokes offer a committed customer service function that's on hand 24/7, with immediate contact being made via customer service phone line and email service, the former of which will not cost UK customer a penny.

A nice touch sees Ladbrokes making a regular point of inviting email suggestions from their online members as to practical and viable ways in which they – as a service provider - can alter and improve their service provision for its online members, giving away a £50 free bet each month for the best ideas submitted.

So What's The Catch?

Well here's the rub. Ladbrokes don't necessarily offer the best betting odds in online bookieLand, yet are still competitively compiled. That said, Ladbrokes are saying they're unbeatable on horse racing prices, so we suggest you call their bluff and see for yourself. Again, Ladbrokes don't proffer that many bonuses or free bet entitlements as some of its competitors once you've signed on the dotted line.

Because Ladbrokes are not solely a dedicated internet betting provider, some users intonate that the general standard and level of systems, support and marketing is lacking and probably more geared up to serve Ladbrokes' more traditional 'bricks and mortar' representation on the high street rather than their virtual customer. This doesn't conclude as our definitive view, we're just taking on board feedback out there for your benefit.

Ladbrokes don't necessarily broker the best online odds and prices per se. We know that you cant please all of the people all of the time, but there are times when Ladbrokes are far from being the virtual punter's best friend. Complacency (in as much as Ladbrokes are the UK's number one bookmaker) has been known to breed contempt, and perhaps it's fair to say that they don't route out the definitive market prices or compile inexhaustible odds as much as some of their key rivals.

In furtherance to this claim, and whilst Ladbrokes offer a great selection of odds, prices and markets for the recreational sports betting fan, it's been noted that the more hardcore bettor might feel restricted by lack of substance and provisions in place once they start delving deeper within the site. A recurrent lack of betting scenarios is a fair criticism levelled at Ladbrokes in the case of the seasoned online betting campaigner, looking for the more deep-seated betting opportunities.

Downside is the fact that, aside from the Ladbrokes free bet, they don't flaunt that many bonus incentives for loyal customers, or if and when they do, they're famously short-lived affairs that don't amount to much. They were pretty late jumping on the bandwagon with regards free bets promotions too (and only fronted a £10 free bet to begin with), which was something of a departure for the leading online bookies at the time. Still, there's plenty of other betting aspects and elements to make you forget that Ladbrokes seem a bit cheapskate. Although to balance the books Ladbrokes do offer a few cashback deals and the occasional refund on certain sports events. If you look hard enough. Another trade-off sees a lack of Live Chat functionality.

Will They Accept My Plastic?

If it says Visa, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch, Western Union, Bank Transfer, NETeller, PayPal, Ukash, Moneybookers or ClickandBuy on the cover, then a firm yes implied.
 
Is The Site Secure?

Very. Ladbrokes have been in the online betting business long enough to ensure that they have on board all the very latest software, and deploy all the necessary online transaction protocol to keep their customers minds at rest.

How Can I Contact Them Should I Want To?

As stated above, courtesy of their 24 hour customer phone lines and constant email answering service.