The Insider’s Guide To Ladbrokes

Greg Shaun
Ladbrokes review by Greg Shaun

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Ladbrokes Review

Ladbrokes Poker is the sister site of the giant UK betting operation Ladbrokes, which has been a mainstay in the UK's betting landscape since the late 1800s. With an online presence since 1998, they launched their online poker site back in 2000. Now the UK's world-leading betting company is adding to its legacy as one of Europe's top online poker destinations. Ladbrokes Poker has now moved from the Microgaming Network to the Playtech iPoker Network which has led to an increase in traffic with up to 45,000 players at tables during peak times. Their snazzy graphics, user-friendly interface and lobby setup, and mix of loose tables and challenging high-stakes play make this site a popular landing spot for poker players the world over. Currently, due to U.S. regulations, American players are not allowed at Ladbrokes.

Ladbrokes is known for their sportsbetting. But unlike many of the competition, their poker offering is anything but an afterthought. The site's graphics are appealing and impressively designed. The tables are easy on the eyes and appear uncluttered, regardless of screen size. The entire user interface seems to have been created with the players' overall experience firmly in mind. Ladbrokes Poker has also recently unveiled an app for mobile devices allowing live poker play at the swipe of a finger for iOS and Android devices.

Cash Games & Tournaments That Stack Up

Cash game selection at Ladbrokes is decent with the major focus not surprisingly being Texas Hold'Em. As players grow tired of that poker variant it does appear that some are moving to other games offered like Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Razz and Seven-Card Stud. Tournaments are a big draw with advertized weekly €100,000 guaranteed tournaments on Sundays as well as many daily games, free rolls, sit 'n' Gos, extreme stacks, rebuys and their new Twister Poker 3-player tournaments that offer a fast winner-take-all format with a €1-€10 buy-in. They also offer online qualifiers to some of Europe's top live poker tournaments like the MADchester Poker Open and the Irish Open. Ladbrokes also offers more than 70 casino side games that will keep you busy when you find that you need to take a break from the poker tables.

Games being spread at Ladbrokes include:

  • Texas Hold'em
  • Omaha (high and high-low)
  • 7 Card Stud
  • Five Card Draw
  • Five Card Stud

Win Faster With Speed Poker

Ladbrokes Poker's Speed Poker is a refreshing and exhilarating new way to experience online poker play. If you're like the rest of us, you want more action and hate the time wasted when you fold and wait for other players to finish out the hand, but it can be tedious to keep flipping between different tabs at multiple tables. With Ladbrokes Poker's Speed Poker feature, you are immediately switched to a new table when you fold your hand (even before your turn) and dealt new cards. This dramatically increases the amount of hands you can play in an hour. Ladbrokes Poker has also introduced Speed Poker tournaments. In tournament play, the format is the same as regular Speed Poker, but then shifts to regular style play when the tournament reaches the final table.

Ladbrokes Poker makes players feel welcome with a variety of perks for newbies. In addition to your initial deposit bonus, you will receive weekly booster cash bonuses based on Status Points earned, entry into freerolls and tournaments that regularly take place on this site and a chance to compete in the weekly €2000 Beginners Races.

A Loyalty Program That Delivers

Ladbrokes offers a tremendous royalty-themed loyalty program. The Ladbrokes Poker Player Club is designed for regular players. As with brick and mortar poker rooms, the rewards club at Ladbrokes Poker offers multiple levels for frequent players. The eight levels are related to the player points you accrue during real-money play. Depending on the VIP level that is obtained, players are entitled to many special privileges like entry to weekly freerolls and poker tournaments, loyalty bonuses, and cash prizes. The King and Emperor levels also are eligible for the VIP Race and part of the €5000 prize pool.

The VIP system, like many others, is basically a cash back scheme that will give you about 30% of your rake back if you’re a regular player.

Simple, Reliable Deposits

Ladbrokes Poker also makes deposits and withdrawals easy for players. You may make deposits to your Ladbrokes Poker account via Bank Transfer, Credit or Debit Cards, ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, Neteller, Ukash and WesternUnion. You are able to cashout via Bank Wire, Credit/Debit Cards, PayPal, Neteller, ClickandBuy and Skrill. Your daily withdrawl limit is up to €2000 from your account. The site boasts extremely safe and secure fund transfer and information gathering functions and ensures that all payouts are processed immediately.

Experience Top Notch Customer Support

The customer service of Ladbrokes Poker is another high point of the busy site. This focus on the player experience is a part of their ongoing drive to make your play both convenient and carefree. Representatives are available to provide you with help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via email and phone.

Overall, Ladbrokes Poker's move to the iPoker network and subsequent boost in traffic, their recently added features and their focus on the player experience makes the site clearly one of the best online poker destinations.

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Hits & Misses
  • £20 free welcome package plus 200% initial deposit up to £1200
  • Multiple play options for downloadable and non-downloaded play
  • €10,000 For New Players in Tournaments
  • Ladbrokes offers outstanding tournaments including a $100,000 guaranteed on Sundays
  • Ladbrokes' long history of respect in the gambling industry makes it a safe and secure site
  • Mobile app for iOS and Android devices
  • Lack of Variety of games (no high low splits)
  • Ladbrokes Poker does not accept U.S. players or players from Norway, South Africa, China, Singapore, Switzerland, Israel, Greece, Italy, France & much of the Middle East
  • Stiff competition at medium and high-stakes tables means a slower grind so it's not a site for quick money during peak times
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Payments & Withdrawals

(All legitimate, real-money poker sites like Ladbrokes have strict anti-fraud screens, and that creates a short withdrawal delay.)

Ladbrokes Bonus
Ladbrokes Bonus Code:
EXCLUSIVE 200% up to £1,200 ?
Your bonus at Ladbrokes is released as you play in cash games and tournaments where you earn Status Points. For every 170 Status points earned $5.00 is released straight into your account, if your account currency is in euros then your first deposit bonus will be in euros and be release at a rate of 240 points for €5.00.
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  • The lobby at Ladbrokes
  • Ladbrokes Table View
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User Rating:


Freerolls 8.1
Tournaments 7.9
Rake 8
Sit & Go 8
Ring/Cash Games 8.1
Traffic 8.5
Bonus 9.4
Software & Graphics 7.4
VIP Program 7.3
Support 8