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The first Ladbrokes shop opened back in 1886 and since then the company has become the biggest bookmaker in the UK. They now have over 2600 shops in the UK, Ireland and Belgium and have recently expanded into Italy and Spain. They also have betting facilities in most of the Premiership grounds and a number of the top race courses. The Ladbrokes internet site is possibly the most popular for sports betting and it claims to take over 10 million bets each week from ½ million customers worldwide.
Sports events covered by Ladbrokes
The list of sports covered by Ladbrokes is extensive and includes all of the common sports plus a number of rarer options as well. You can bet on horse racing future, in-play and virtual greyhounds, football, cricket, golf, tennis and motor sports plus a variety of American sports as well. There are also some less common selections to bet on including floorball, chess, skiing and speedway. The entire list numbers over 30 sports.
Ladbrokes offer betting on a number of special events such as politics, TV shows, award ceremonies and poker tournaments. For example, you can place bets on the US presidential elections in 2008 and in 2012 or you can bet on who will take over from the prime minister as leader of the labour party.
Bets accepted by Ladbrokes
Ladbrokes accept all of the commonly placed bets such as singles, doubles, win, place and show, accumulators, outright win and partial. They also accept a wide range of complex bets from seasoned bettors. The different types of bet are explained in the help section of the website for those who are new to online betting.
Other areas of the Ladbrokes website
In addition to sports betting, the Ladbrokes site also offers a casino, poker, games, bingo, the lotto and the financials. The casino contains slot machines, table games, roulette wheels and video poker while the poker area allows you to play instant, classic and 3D games and tournaments. The financial markets can be bet on Monday to Friday throughout the day.
Each of the sections of the Ladbrokes website has its own promotions and special offers many of which are well advertised. For example, the casino offers £20 of free chips when you start playing and then 100 free spins of a particular slot machine every Saturday. There are various promotions around the site if you look for them. Ladbrokes also offer mobile betting where you can place bets by sending a mobile phone text message. You have to have a funded account and a compatible handset but the service is free. Accounts at Ladbrokes can be funded using all of the major credit and debit cards, PayPal, MoneyBookers, NetTeller, bank transfer, click and buy and Western Union.
Ladbrokes offer everything that an online bettor could want from a single site. They have extensive sports betting and a host of other gaming features as well. You only need one account to play in the different areas and funding the account is made easy. The Ladbrokes name ensures safety, honesty and a top quality betting experience.