Ladbrokes

 

Ladbrokes is actually an English company that is now also offering online poker. Ladbrokes has a long tradition of offering various kinds of betting. Back in 1886, when the company was founded, it offered gambling on horses. When the British government legalised sports betting in the 1960s, Ladbrokes established various bookmakers around the country and was also the first one to introduce betting on football using set odds.

Ladbrokes.com is a part of Ladbrokes plc and is licensed in Gibraltar. Even though Ladbrokes used to be most associated with its long history as a betting company, it is still a popular choice among online poker players. Ladbrokes has offered online poker since 2000 and it currently also has games, casino, bingo finance betting and backgammon in addition to poker.

Among Ladbrokes' attractions are its many and generous campaigns offered to its players by its poker room. At Ladbrokes, you have the chance to participate in the qualifiers for the really big poker tournaments, such as the WSOP, WPT and EPT. The tournament leader board is another function that is well appreciated.

Software and graphics

Despite the fact that Ladbrokes is independent, not belonging to any network, it uses Microgaming software. The software is actually one of Ladbrokes' weak links, as it is not quite in the same class as many of its competitors. Even though there are no problems using Ladbrokes' software, more resources could have been expended in making it more attractive for players.

Just such an effort has been made with Ladbrokes' 3D software, which is an alternative to its classic software. The 3D alternative is clearly a step above in terms of the betting experience. However, even it houses aspects that need a face lift, just like the lobby. One big plus is that Ladbrokes also provides the option to play directly in your browser, without needing to download a client.

Games and numbers of players

Despite the gaps in the software and graphics, a large number of players opt for Ladbrokes. The fact is that Ladbrokes does not share its player base with any other poker rooms or networks. Instead, it has its own player base of around 600 cash games players per week. The majority of players come from Great Britain and Scandinavia. Ladbrokes offers its players all the Texas Hold'em games, Omaha Hi-Lo, 5 Card Draw, 5 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud.

It also has beginner tables for those just getting into the game. The levels vary from $0.05/$0.10 up to $200/$400 for cash games. Ladbrokes is the seventeenth largest poker room/network and as big as Pkr and Bodog, for example.

Tournaments

Playing at Ladbrokes gives you not only the chance to play interesting online tournaments; it also gives you the chance to win entry to the massive World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour tournaments.   For the tournaments, the levels range from $1+$0.10 to $50+$5. You can even enter free tournaments where player points are used for the tournament entry fees.  In addition, various satellite games are offered. And, you can also find Sit & Go tournaments.

Technical support

Ladbrokes Poker's customer services are opened 24/7/365. When you contact them, make sure you have your username and/or poker nickname ready, as well as your answer to the security question.

Email

Consider sharing as many details as possible regarding the issue, including your username, so that Ladbrokes can help you as effectively as possible.

Ladbrokes' registered address is: Ladbrokes International Limited, Suite 851, 5th Floor, Europort, Gibraltar.

Deposit and withdrawal options

Ladbrokes accepts all regular credit cards, such as VISA and MasterCard, in a variety of currencies. The company has no charges for credit card transactions, which is a good thing. There are no limits - you can deposit and withdraw money whenever you wish, without incurring any fees.

Advantages

3D
Statistics
Good range of games
Lots of satellite games

Disadvantages

Graphics
Lobby