Ladbrokes Review

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Editor's Comments"Ladbrokes is one of the UK’s and indeed the world’s longest running bookmakers which has evolved into the virtual online and mobile betting space with ease. Its online sports betting site is quick and easy to navigate, and contains any and all bets from around the globe. Its betting lines (which boast highly competitive odds) are laid out in an orderly and easy to negotiate manner to facilitate fast and convenient betting, and it has secure and trusted deposit and withdrawal methods. Its customer care facilities are manned around the clock by friendly and efficient staff that is a pleasure to deal with. This is a fantastic bookmaker that we recommend highly."

With its roots dating back to 1886, Ladbrokes is one of the UK’s oldest and most respective sportsbooks. It has evolved from a high street bookmaker to the operator of high traffic online and mobile sports betting sites that accept players from far and wide, including Ghana, Mauritius and Nigeria. Ladbrokes is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner.

Which African Countries and Currencies Are Accepted

AO players are not accepted
Not Accepted
BW players are not accepted
Not Accepted
GH players are not accepted
Not Accepted
KE players are not accepted
Not Accepted
MU players are not accepted
Not Accepted
NA players are not accepted
Not Accepted
NG players are not accepted
Not Accepted
South Africa
ZA players are not accepted
Not Accepted
ZM players are not accepted
Not Accepted

Languages Supported at Ladbrokes

  • English
  • German
  • Swedish

Ladbrokes Overview

The betting company that would become Ladbrokes was founded in 1886 in London, England by Messrs Schwind and Pennington, which five years later was officially named Ladbrokes. Although it survived two World Wars, Ladbrokes’ light began to fade in the mid-1950s, so much so that it was acquired in 1956 by managing director Mark Stein and his nephew Cyril Stein for the relatively paltry sum of £100,000.

However, with the able guidance of the Steins coupled with the legalisation of betting shops in Great Britain in 1961 under the Betting and Gaming Act, Ladbrokes began to once again flourish. Cyril Stein made the brilliant and until then unprecedented move of opening a string of high street betting shops. He also spearheaded the introduction of fixed odds on football bets, which was a huge success.

In 1966 Ladbrokes was taken public on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and since then has gone from strength to strength. After moving into the online and mobile betting space, Ladbrokes services are now accessible by more betting fans in the UK and beyond than ever before. Based in Stratford, London, Ladbrokes offers sports and financial betting, as well as online casino, bingo, poker and other games.

The company employs over 16,500 people and generates more than £1.5 billion in revenues each year.

Ladbrokes has a long list of excluded countries, i.e. nations that it doesn’t allow players to sign up to its online services from. However, three countries not on that list are Nigeria Mauritius and Ghana. This means players in these countries are free to sign up with Ladbrokes online, make a deposit and bet on any and all local and international betting lines like soccer, golf, tennis, cricket, rugby and many more.

Soccer Betting - Available Leagues

As you would expect from a UK-based bookmaker, soccer (or football as it is known in the UK) is one of Ladbrokes biggest markets, if not the biggest. It offers many betting lines from the UK, Europe and beyond to meet the betting needs of soccer fans everywhere. Below are a few of the soccer leagues you can bet on at Ladbrokes by country, over and above international soccer tournaments and competitions:


Country League Conference
Algeria Ligue 1 Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Cameroon Elite One
Egypt Permier League
Ghana Permier League
Morocco Botola 1
South Africa Permier Soccer League


Country League Conference
Albania Super League Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)
Belarusia Premier League
Bulgaria Premier League
Denmark Super League
England Premier League
Finland First Division
Germany Bundesliga
Iceland Premier League
Ireland Permier Division
Italy Serie A
Lithuania First Division
Kazakhstan Premier League
Norway Premier Division
Poland First Division
Romania First Division
Scotland Premiership
Slovakia First League
Spain La Liga
Sweden First Division
USA Major League Soccer Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF)
Argentina Primera Division South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL)
Bolivia Liga Profesional
Brazil Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A
Colombia Primera A
Paraguay Division Profesional
Venezuela Primera Division
Australia A-League Asian Football Confederation (AFC)
China Super League
Indonesia Liga 1
Japan Japan Soccer League
South Korea K League Classic

Other Sports / Categories You Can Bet On at Ladbrokes

There are many sports and other betting lines you can bet on at Ladbrokes such as:


  • American Football
  • Aussie Rules Football
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • ESports
  • Formula 1
  • Futsal
  • Gaelic Football
  • Golf
  • Greyhound Racing
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Hurling
  • Ice Hockey
  • Motor Cycling
  • Motor Sports
  • Pool
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Speedway
  • Tennis
  • Virtual Sports
  • Volleyball


  • Movies
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Specials
  • TV Specials

Ladbrokes Main Features

If you’re seeking a reputable, fair and 100% trusted sportsbook, look no further than Ladbrokes, which had been a household name in the UK for over 100 years. Today, thanks to its hugely popular online and mobile betting operation, Ladbrokes is accessible by more punters than ever before, even in the African nations of Nigeria, Ghana and Mauritius. It has sports and other betting lines with competitive odds.

Whether you’re after the latest soccer fixed odds wagers, the excitement of in-play betting or feel confident enough to lay a few parlay bets, Ladbrokes has them all and more. All you have to do to place your bets is take a minute or two to sign up for a Ladbrokes account online. As long as you live in an unrestricted country i.e. a country that Ladbrokes supports and you’re 18 or older, you can sign up.

Once your Ladbrokes account has been verified and activated, you can pay its banking page a visit where you’ll find a selection of secure and safe deposit methods. Just choose one that best suits your needs along with an amount to deposit, and your account will be funded in no time. Then you can pick and choose from the wide array of sports and other markets and lines on offer that are regularly updated.

Because Ladbrokes is such a large and established land and online bookmaker, you can enjoy peace of mind that comes with the knowledge that it’s anything but a ‘fly by night operation’ which means all of your winning bets will be paid out on time every time – no fuss, no hassle. If for whatever reason you need to contact Ladbrokes, you may 24/7 since its efficient customer service department never closes.

Key Ladbrokes Features Summary

Here is a list of features that makes joining Ladbrokes such a good betting choice:

  • Is a long-established and highly reputable betting company
  • Accepts players from the UK and beyond (including Africa)
  • Boasts one of the biggest ranges of betting lines you’ll find
  • Has betting markets for the biggest sports, games and events
  • Offers competitive odds across its many betting markets
  • Has user-friendly online and mobile facilities for ease of use
  • Offers bold in-play betting lines to ramp up the excitement
  • Also has casino, slots, games, live casino, bingo, poker, lotto, virtual games, betting exchange and many more facilities
  • Has 24/7 customer service via Live Chat, phone and email

Ladbrokes on Mobile Devices

Ladbrokes has tens of thousands of punters who use its mobile-friendly facilities. In fact, you can even register for a new Ladbrokes account on your smart phone or device and then use the same set of account details (username and password) to access your Ladbrokes account on your notebook, PC or laptop, or even for telephone betting, if you like to place your wagers with actual bookmakers.

You can also use your mobile device to deposit, bet and make withdrawals just like you have your own ‘high street betting outlet.’ Virtually all late model smart devices and operating systems are compatible with Ladbrokes mobile. This includes Windows phones, Apple iOS iPads and iPhones and Android tablets and phones. All you need is a fast and stable 4G, LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi internet connection to get betting.

Sports Betting Bonuses at Ladbrokes

Ladbrokes has a wide range of generous bonus offers in the form of new customer offers, free bets, matching bets and seasonal specials, each designed to give you ‘more bang for your betting buck.’ Take for instance its generous Bet £5 and Get £20 in Free Bets (using bonus code: B5G20) new player offer.

With this generous offer, as a first time depositor you’ll automatically receive a 400% return on your first bet of £5 or more on a Win Single bet. Simply opt in to receive this bonus and on the same registration page enter the bonus code (B5G20). Your first bet of £5 or more will then unlock your £20 in Free Bets.

And Ladbrokes’ generosity doesn’t end there because it has a slew of worthwhile bonus offers you can take advantage of including a £50 Free Bet Matching Bonus plus a variety of new on-site customer bets on the most current sports and events including soccer, horse racing, golf, tennis and dog racing.

How to Process Payments at Ladbrokes

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Once you’ve registered for a new account at Ladbrokes, you need to make a deposit so you can start betting right away. To do this, just go to the website’s banking page and choose a deposit method from the selection on offer which should include:

  • Bank transfer
  • ClickandBuy
  • Instadebit
  • MasterCard
  • Moneybookers
  • Neteller
  • Paypal
  • Ukash
  • Visa
  • Western Union

Note: You may not be able to use all of the above methods based on your country of residence. That said, you should certainly be able to use credit cards, bank transfers and e-wallets like Neteller, Ukash and Paypal if you live in Mauritius, Nigeria or Ghana.

To clear your funds as quickly as possible, though, credit cards and e-wallets are your best bet as they clear instantly. Be aware, however, that making withdrawals to any of these methods may take anything between 1 and 5 working days, so be prepared for that.

Ladbrokes Contact Details

You can contact Ladbrokes sportsbook using any of the following ways:

  • Online email form
  • UK Tel: 0800 731 6191
  • Outside UK Tel: +44 208 515 2565
  • Twitter (@Ladbrokes)