One of the most decorated, well-known, and highly rated online bookmakers in the world is Ladbrokes. It has extremely good and useful features that most gamblers across the world do dream of.

Bonuses and Promos

Promos at this site have placed Ladbrokes at the spotlight. There are many promos but there is one that is common among the bookmakers and does not lack here either is the welcome free bet bonus. Any new customer in New Zealand is welcomed with free bets of up to €50 when they place their first bets that do not exceed €50. The other promos that are currently active are the Extra Place Boost and the 5 team Acca Insurance.

Ladbrokes' betting market

Because of its long existence in this field of betting, this bookmaker has learned a lot when it comes to trying to convince the customers to bet with them. One of the methods that this sportsbook capitalised heavily on is the issue of making the odds to be favourable to everyone. Somehow, this seemed to have worked for them since many customers keep registering with them day in day out.

The average margin in this sportsbook is 4.9%, a level that is very acceptable across most if not all of the top online bookmakers in the world.

It is worth noting that there are over 100 sports that the punters can bet on thanks to Ladbrokes tireless efforts. A few of the events that the bettors can find in the Ladbrokes’ website are Football, Motorsports, Music, Handball, Volleyball, Rugby, Cycling, Cricket, Formula 1, Politics, Movies, Hurling, TV shows, Boxing, Horse Racing, Hockey and so much more.

Mobile and in-play betting

It is possible to bet using either of these two available ways of placing bets besides the normal betting. Whoever prefers to go the mobile betting way to normal betting is still okay since the experience and the end results of the bets will still remain to be the same. The only difference between the two might be the technologies powering them. With the normal betting, laptops or desktops are the useful computer hardware that facilitates the process of betting while mobile betting is based on the mobile app that the bookmaker developed for the customers. The latter seems to be very convenient since punters can place bets freely and anywhere using their latest smartphones. Those smartphones could be iPhones, iPads, Android Phones, or Tablets and the owners of these gadgets can download the app from the respective play stores except for the Android users who are advised to download the app from the bookmaker’s website.

Luckily, gamblers can still place bets on the events that they want to bet on even if those events kicked off a while back but have not been completed. They can do this using the in-play or the live betting feature which supports what the customers expected.

Data encryption

Some punters might wonder if they are safe as soon as they start accessing and registering with Ladbrokes. The simple answer is Yes! The explanation for this is that an SSL technology was implemented in the website of this bookmaker. This technology encrypts all of the data that moves between the customers and the servers. The encryption ensures that no one accesses the sensitive data or information by mistake or intentionally.

Payment options

There are so many payment gateways that have partnered with Ladbrokes to ease the customers’ work. Such options include Visa Card, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, Bank Transfer, Maestro, Giropay, Paysafecard, Trustly, iDeal, Sofort, and lastly EntroPay.

The e-wallets mentioned above have a minimum allowed deposit or withdrawal set at €10. Also, the transaction processing time for these options is instantaneous when it comes to making deposits but can take up to 48 hours when doing any withdrawals. Bank transfer is probably the only option here that takes 1-5 business days to process any of the customers’ requests.

On a brighter side, there are no fees charges to be incurred by the punters whenever they are making any deposits or withdrawals of any sort at any given time.

Ladbrokes in a nutshell

This sportsbook is actually one of the oldest bookmakers that are currently in existence having been founded in the 19th century. It was founded in the year 1886, to be precise, by two gentlemen Mr. Pennington and Mr. Schwind. The name ‘Ladbrokes’ was obtained in 1902 when another entrepreneur, Arthur Bendir, came on board and convinced the other two lads to move the firm to London, UK. In the modern world, it is very rare to find a bookmaker that has existed for more than 100 years in the gambling industry. This bookmaker’s remarkable gambling or betting experiences can be attributed to its online presence for a very long time.

Two years ago, this firm announced a merger with the Gala Coral Group, another UK firm that deals with online betting. That deal is set to be finalised later this year. What will happen is that the two firms will have to sell some of their betting shops in order to repay the debt that one of them is in. The shops to be sold are 359 and the funds to be raised are approximately €2.83 billion. Some shops will be sold to Betfred while others to Stan James.

Ladbrokes is a great sportsbook for New Zealand players to start betting and till date, the company has over 14,000 employees who run over 2,500 outlets of this bookmaker that have been distributed across the world.
Though the bookmaker’s presence is felt in most countries, there are some few countries that do not approve any presence of this bookmaker’s services whatsoever. The notable ones being the United States, Spain, Italy, and Denmark.

Customer service

Any customer who has an issue to raise can do so at any time of the day or night since they can get a 24/7 customer service. The right avenues to raise their problems are through the live chat, email address, or the phone calls.