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A huge name in the UK, Ladbrokes is as synonymous with Brits in regard to sports betting as Tesco is to grocery shopping and Greggs is to vegan sausage rolls. The Ladbrokes Casino is another part of their mighty wagering empire.
Our Review of the Ladbrokes Casino
If you’re in the UK, then you’ve definitely heard of Ladbrokes. They are probably the most well-known sportsbook brand in the country, although William Hill might have something to say about that. Visit any reasonably-sized town in the United Kingdom and you’ve very likely to find a Ladbrokes betting shop.
As well as a real-world and online sports book, Ladbrokes has its very own online casino. It has been up and running for a number of years and offers all kinds of online wagering goodness from the usual array of entertaining slots to table games, card games, video poker and even casual games such as Heads or Tails and Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Also from the casino site you can easily access Ladbrokes’ sports-betting, bingo and poker options. Read on to uncover our verdict concerning the Ladbrokes casino.
As a company, Ladbrokes has been around since 1886. Until the 1960s it was basically a sports betting company for upper class toffs only. In 1961 the UK government allowed the opening of betting shops, and Ladbrokes soon became the biggest name in the betting shop business.
In 1998 Ladbrokes purchased one of its major rivals Coral, and became Ladbrokes Coral before the monopolies commission forced them to sell. In 2015 the company merged with Gala Coral to become the largest bookmakers in the UK.
Style and Feel of Site
Ladbrokes Casino is split over several mini-sites. The casino site has slots and table games, and the slots site has another load of slots. To add to the confusion there’s the games site too which has even more slots (from NetEnt, Novomatic, Yggdrasil Gaming and Play’n GO). The live casino, bingo, poker and virtual sports sections all have their own mini-sites too.
It’s all a bit weird to have games all over the place, and it would be far better if they were just lumped all in one. The style of all sites is the same, with thumbnails placed under the familiar Ladbrokes logo.
The VIP scheme available at Ladbrokes is common across all Ladbrokes’ sites, including sports betting. You earn VIP Points, as follows:
• 2 VIPPs for every £10 staked on slots/scratch cards/bingo
• 1 VIPP for every £10 staked on all other casino games
• 2.5 VIPPs for every £10 staked on sports singles
• 3 VIPPs for every £10 staked on sports multis
You need 1,500 VIPPs to reach bronze level, 2,500 VIPPs to reach silver level and 12,500 VIPPs to reach gold level. Platinum level is by invitation only. All VIPs receive extra benefits on all levels.
Mobile & Tablet Review
The mobile app as offered by Ladbrokes is very good indeed, although we did find it slower than the desktop site. You can use the software ‘as is’ i.e. you can simply head to the mobile site on your device to start using it without having to download anything.
However, there’s a dedicated mobile app too which promises better graphics and faster gameplay. You can head to the normal site on your desktop then scan a QT code to get the app, or you can download it from the AppStore (for iOS users) or Google Play (for Android users).
Games & Software Available
The main casino site at Ladbrokes is where most of the action is. You’ll find countless games to play, include a whole lot of slots with progressive jackpots. You’ll also find blackjack, roulette, baccarat, casino poker and other table games.
The video poker section has 15 games, including classics like Jacks or Better and Deuces Wild. There are casual games too including scratch cards and keno. Most of the games here are by Playtech.
Don’t miss out on the other sections, as we have mentioned previously. For the best slots we recommend heading for the ‘Games’ section. Here the ‘games’ are actually all slots, and you’ll find NetEnt’s titles available.
Software providers: NetEnt, Novomatic, Yggdrasil Gaming, Playtech, Blueprint Gaming, Red Tiger, IGT, Barcrest, Reel Time Gaming, Pragmatic Play, Storm Gaming and Play’n GO.
Payment methods: Visa debit, Mastercard debit, Neteller, Skrill, Bank Transfer, Paysafecard, PayPal, Pre-paid Cards, Cash.
Deposits & Withdrawals
There’s a decent array of banking options at the Ladbrokes Casino. You’ll probably want to use your debit card here (both options available), but in case you don’t you can also use Skrill, Neteller, PayPal or Paysafecard.
You can also use cold, hard cash! This involves getting off your backside though, nipping down to your local Ladbrokes betting shop and handing over cash at the counter.
Deposits must be for at least a fiver and they are processed instantly. Withdrawals can be as little as £5 and as much as £250,000, and take between 24 hours and five days to appear in your account, depending upon your chosen deposit method.
Help and Support
Support is not the best at Ladbrokes Casino, and the site had come under criticism for being unresponsive to player concerns. The number one way to get in touch with Ladbrokes Casino Help is via Twitter, which is okay as long as you have a twitter account.
There’s live support via a chat applet, and an email address too.
Tel: No number given.
Email: [email protected]
Live chat: Yes, 24/7.