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Ladbrokes Overview

Nick Albert

Nick Albert

Whether it be on the high street or online, Ladbrokes is a highly respected bookmaker with plenty of perks for punters. Football and racing get the most coverage but Ladbrokes is also a bookie that caters to people betting on tennis, golf and darts too.

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Ladbrokes score

  • Vastly experienced bookie
  • Easy to claim and flexible sign up offer
  • Fantastic for football betting
  • Live streams for football, tennis, cricket and more
  • Layout could be improved
  • Limited markets for less popular sports & events
Bonus offer
Betting variety
Mobile experience
Payment options
Betting experience
Ladbrokes quick facts
Game TypesSports Betting, Exchange, Virtual Sports, Casino, Live Casino, Games, Slots, Poker, Bingo, Lotto
Deposit methodsVisa, MasterCard, Skrill, PayPal, Neteller, Paysafecard, Bank Transfer, Ladbrokes Shop, Bank Wire, Cheque/Money Order/Bankers Draft, CHAPS
Withdrawal methodsVisa, MasterCard, Skrill, PayPal, Neteller, Bank Transfer, Ladbrokes Shop
Odds providerLadbrokes
Betting functionsLive betting, cash out, live streaming, bet builder
Casino game typesSlots, table games, video poker
Casino providerPlaytech
AppsiPhone, Android
SupportLive chat, email, Twitter, telephone
OwnerLadbrokes Coral Group plc
Founded Year1886

Ladbrokes Ireland

⬆️ Good Stuff

High-value sign-up offer. Excellent live streaming. Brilliant promos and free-to-play games.

⬇️ Bad Stuff

Website and app can be slow to load at times.

🔥 Best of Ladbrokes Sportsbook

  • Quality live streaming service: Watch top football leagues & all UK/Irish races
  • Lots of betting promos and games: 1-2-Free, 5-A-Side, Best Odds Guaranteed
  • Bag Yourself the Best Acca: Boost, track and insure your Acca
An example of how the Ladbrokes website homepage looks on i Mac
Steeped in tradition and highly respected, Ladbrokes is a major betting heavyweight, especially for football and horse racing. One of the top online sportsbooks in Ireland.

What you can expect from Ladbrokes

Bookies come and go but Ladbrokes, one of the oldest bookmakers on the planet, remains a go-to for punters worldwide, including here in Ireland.

The company’s long-standing reputation within the industry counts for a lot.

Ladbrokes is a reliable and trusted bookie which has stood the test of time.

But being regarded as a leading bookmaker today speaks volumes of not just the brand but a top-notch product that continues to tick many boxes for bettors and appeal to customers across the board.

You can look forward to great value betting promos, plenty of live streaming options, and an array of bet types for a range of sports.

And you’ll be thrilled to learn that football, horse racing and greyhound racing are at the heart of Ladbrokes, making it the ideal online bookie for Irish punters.

Not just a one-trick pony Ladbrokes has room for casino, slots, poker and bingo, making sure everyone's online gambling needs are met.

What's new with Ladbrokes?

Any great product has to be marketed well and this is certainly the case at Ladbrokes where no expense is spared in making memorable TV commercials.

The latest, featuring an epic comeback for Rocky, brings to life that iconic run through Philadelphia as part of Ladbrokes' 'We Play Together' advertising campaign.

Any other business?

Ladbrokes has introduced a new football promotion for the 2022/23 season - Ladbrokes FanZone, a promo where you can personalise your betting experience.

Basically, show your colours (i.e pick your favourite Premier League team) and you get the following FanZone rewards and perks:

  • One ‘Fans Price’ enhanced market for your team
  • One Odds Boost for any matchday market for your team’s match
  • One €0.50 Free Bet to use on 5-A-Side for your team’s game
  • Teams news & live matchday alerts
  • In-play offers
Screenshot of Ladbrokes Fanzone offer

With Ladbrokes FanZone, you get your club’s latest odds, betting offers and team news all in one place.

Right now, the offer only applies to Premier League teams but, who knows, if it's a hit you may well see FanZone become a familiar fixture for EFL clubs too.

Ladbrokes Sign Up Offer

Ladbrokes packs a punch with a cracking welcome offer too.

Customers in Ireland who create a new Ladbrokes account and wager €5 are welcomed with 4 x €5 free bets (€20 in total).

Ladbrokes sign up offer

Ladbrokes' new customer offer is flexible and straightforward to claim - get yours by clicking the image

Ladbrokes Sign Up Offer - How to get yours

  1. Register a new Ladbrokes account
  2. Deposit €5 using a debit card
  3. Place a single bet, or cumulative stakes, of €5 on any sportsbook market at minimum odds of 1/2
  4. Once the qualifying bet is placed, Ladbrokes will credit your account with 4 x €5 free bets
Ladbrokes New Customer Offer: T&Cs
  • This Sports Promotion is open to Republic of Ireland residents aged 18 years or over opening a NEW Online or Mobile account in €
  • Offer is not available to customers who open NEW accounts & deposit funds with Prepaid Cards, Moneybookers, InstantBank, Paypal, Paysafe, Neteller or Skrill
  • The Qualifying bet/s will be made of a real money sports bet of at least €5 win or cumulative stakes of up to €5, at fractional odds totalling 1/2 or greater. For a single-line accumulator bet, each individual selection of the bet must at fractional odds of 1/2 or greater to be deemed a Qualifying Bet. Please note that only the win parts of win/each-way bets will qualify.
  • A bet will not be considered a Qualifying Bet if it is wagered on Tote or Pools.
  • The Qualifying Bet/s must be made within 14 days of your account registration. Bets placed after this date will not qualify for this Sports Promotion.
  • Once you have placed your first Qualifying Bet, we will credit your account with 4 x €5 free bets.
  • Your free bet must be used within 7 days of it being credited to your account, otherwise it will expire.
  • Free bets cannot be redeemed for cash at any time.
  • Your free bet must be wagered in full, on any of the following sportsbook markets: Football, Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing, Tennis, Basketball, American Football, Boxing, Rugby Union, Rugby League, UFC, Cricket, Table Tennis, Darts, Golf, Snooker, Esports, Ice Hockey, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Gaelic Football, Pool, Specials (excluding tote & pools).
  • The Free bets obtained from this offer must be used on 4 separate sportsbook markets.
  • Free bets may not be used on any Virtual Sports markets.
  • Please note that the value of your free bet will not be included in any winnings.
  • Your free bet is not returned if your free bet wager becomes void.
  • The same Maximum Pay Out restrictions set out in our General Website Terms & Conditions will equally apply to this Sports Promotion.

What's Ladbrokes like for football betting?

Top-notch. They're up there with Bet365 when it comes to football. Yes, they're that good!

No matter the country or competition, there’s a footie coupon packed with hundreds of bet types and markets and, a live stream ready and waiting for a host of matches including fixtures from Serie A, La Liga and the Irish Premier Division.

Multiple promos are centered around the Beautiful Game as are free-to-play games such as Ladbrokes 5-A-Side and 1-2-Free which provide free bet opportunities.

Ladbrokes is also renowned for the best acca deal in the game where customers can boost, track and insure that all-important accumulator.

Why Ladbrokes is the best for football accas

"Ladbrokes not only allow you to boost the odds and edit/remove legs of your acca, but you can also get a free bet back if one leg of your 5+ team acca lets you down, which, let's face it, is most of the time!

Nick Albert
Nick Albert

Is Ladbrokes a good pick for betting on horse racing?

Absolutely. Horse racing is one of the best bits about Ladbrokes.

Every UK and Irish meet has a live stream, radio commentary, Racing Post tips and an excellent variety of markets.

Screenshot of Ladbrokes horse racing racecard

An example of a Ladbrokes racecard which gives punters all they need to make an informed wager

Races in France, the USA and Australia are available to watch live and bet on too, albeit with a smaller pool of markets depending on the race and/or country.

There's the terrific Build Your Own Racecard feature where you can pick horses from up to 10 races in the UK, Ireland and selected international meetings, plus Bet Filter, a filter tool for choosing the perfect horse.

And as you'll come to expect from Ladbrokes there's no shortage of great betting offers, including:

  • Best Odds Guaranteed (from 10am on the day of a race)
  • Extra Race Places (on selected races)
  • Daily Specials and Odds Boosts

Ladbrokes Online Betting - from a user perspective

Customers will enjoy the ease with which you can move around the site. From layout, navigation and functionality, Ladbrokes is on point.

There are quick links from the homepage to the most popular sports: horse racing, football, and greyhounds. Other sports can be accessed just as easily from the sidebar which features an A-Z list of every sport Ladbrokes covers.

The days featured horse races or football matches are listed without the need to scroll too far and you will always find special bets for the day’s most popular events. Accessing in-play bets and live streams is straightforward from the homepage too.

The only gripe we have is the speed of the site, which, at times, can be quite slow.

That aside, Ladbrokes is a stylish and easy-to-use website that matches Irish bettors' needs.

Ladbrokes App

If you look back at old reviews of the Ladbrokes betting app, you will find comments relating to glitches, bugs and an unsatisfactory experience in general.

However, Ladbrokes have worked hard over time to rectify those issues and improve their product as a whole.

Today, Ladbrokes boasts one of the industry’s top betting apps.

Like the website, the app has a super clean interface and is simple to navigate. And the best thing - everything you find on the website is available on the app, just adapted to a smaller screen.

To get the Ladbrokes app, head to the relevant app store for your device - for iOS, this is the App Store and for Android users, Google Play.

My Betting Sites reviewer showing users the Ladbrokes mobile betting app

Easy to use and packed with features, the Ladbrokes app is perfect for betting on the go

How long does Ladbrokes take to pay out?

The question punters ask of every betting site. And an important one too. I mean, who wants to wait around for their winnings?

This certainly isn’t the case at Ladbrokes, especially if you have a Ladbrokes The Grid card. With one of these, you can collect online winnings from your local Ladbrokes shop.

As far as other methods are concerned, VISA Fast Funds withdrawals are processed within 4 hours. For PayPal, Skrill and Paysafecard, it's within 8 hours.

Withdrawals made using a debit card can take up to three banking days to come through.

Overall, Ladbrokes provides punters with a variety of quick withdrawal options.

Ladbrokes Withdrawal Methods in Ireland
  • Ladbrokes The Grid - Instant
  • VISA fast Funds - Within 4 Hours
  • PayPal/Skrill/paysafecard - Within 8 hours
  • VISA/MasterCard Debit Card - 1-3 banking days
  • Bank transfer - 2-4 banking days

Ladbrokes provides the complete gambling experience

Online gambling doesn’t end with sports betting, and Ladbrokes ensures every customer's needs are met.

Ladbrokes Casino

The selection of live table games is very good. There are different variants of Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Poker available to play.

Under “Gaming” you will find an array of slots, including popular titles The Goonies, Fishin’ Frenzy and Age of the Gods. Irish favourites, Leprechaun’s Vault and Lock O’ The Irish feature too.

Gameshow-based titles such as Monopoly Live, Deal or No Deal and The Money Drop are also part of a packed casino section.

How Ladbrokes Sportsbook compares with other bookies

Ladbrokes stacks up very well. They certainly give Bet365 a good run for their money, particularly when it comes to football and horse racing. As we’ve said for these two sports, there are few better bookmakers.

Ladbrokes excel with their range of betting promotions and games too: Betting specials, Odds Boosts and Price Boosts regularly feature and free-to-play predictor games like 1-2-Free and 5-A-Side enable existing customers to earn free bets.

As mentioned, Ladbrokes also offer a great acca package, while their live streaming service is as strong as other top bookies.

Though user-friendly, Ladbrokes isn’t as smooth and quick as Bet365 and we reckon Ladbrokes could improve the layout of the homepage - it’s not as neat as BetVictor and BoyleSports. Minor grumbles but all told, Ladbrokes is comfortably one of the best online bookies in Ireland.

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What's the verdict?

Ladbrokes Ireland - 8/10

We like Ladbrokes for
  • A flexible and generous welcome offer
  • A sportsbook with a strong football and horse racing focus
  • Top-notch betting promos

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