Ladbrokes Casino Review
Ladbrokes began in 1886 as commission agents for horses trained at Ladbroke Hall in Worcestershire. For a large part of the early twentieth century they were the gambling client of choice for the British aristocracy. With the legalization of gambling in the UK in 1961, they became a major player on the high street with their chain of betting shops. Ladbrokes has grown to become the largest betting company in the UK and the largest retail bookmaker in the world and were at the forefront of the move to online gambling in the late 20th century. With over one hundred years of experience, this is a company that you can trust and knows how to keep ahead of the game.
Roulette Games Offered at Ladbrokes
There are two ways of playing roulette in the Ladbrokes casino, which is now primarily powered by PlayTech software. The first is at the online roulette tables, Ladbrokes offer 11 of these – including all the popular variations. You’ll find both European and American roulette wheels, a 3D version of the game and multi-wheel roulette game where you can play up to six tables at once. There is also a themed Marvel table which offers the chance to win progressive jackpot bonuses. The minimum stake for all of these tables is just £0.10p. The second way of playing is by entering the live casino, which is streamed from PlayTech’s Riga studio. Here you’ll be playing with a live croupier at a real table, seeing all the action through a video feed, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that the action is genuine. A variety of views are available, with a close up of the wheel an option. You bet by selecting chips and dropping them onto either the standard number grid or the racetrack layout. The limits at these tables range from just £0.50p to a jaw dropping £100,000. In all of the live games there is a chat option where you can converse with the croupier or other players. There is also an opportunity to play slingshot roulette using an automated wheel in the live casino section. This is faster than other live games with less time between spins. Ladbrokes Casino has a dedicated casino app so you can play on the go as well as at home. The Live Casino also has its own app. Both of the apps are available for the iPhone and the iPad or Android devices.
Other Casino Games at Ladbrokes
In the Live Casino, you have the opportunity to play card games in the form of Baccarat, Blackjack and Casino Holdem, once again, all with a live dealer. In the casino there are a huge variety of games including slots, arcade games, scratch-cards and video poker. Table games cover just about any game you might find in a live casino. These include several popular casino poker games, and a long list of games based on Blackjack. The slots section is particularly impressive, with a large range of titles and some huge progressive bonuses on offer, some going as high as seven figures.
Deposit Methods at Ladbrokes Casino
Ladbrokes feature an impressive variety of deposit options. The most popular method is by debit or credit card, and you’ll see the funds in your account almost instantly and be hitting the Ladbrokes roulette tables within minutes. Other payment options include Western Union, Neteller, Paypal, UKash and Skrill. Most of the deposit options are also available for withdrawals and these will normally be made back to the same method you used in depositing, so if you were to use a debit card, you would withdraw to the same card.
Bonuses and Promotional Offers at Ladbrokes Casino
For the purpose of bonuses, the casino and the Live Casino are treated separately. In the Casino there are varying deposit bonuses of between 50% and 125% of your initial deposit up to £500. The bonuses differ to give the player an opportunity to choose a bonus that suits their wagering, making the bonus realistic and achievable. After the deposit bonus is completed you can check the bonus store. Here you’ll see a series of bonuses that are tailored specifically for you, and will be relevant to the stakes you play at. The Live Casino offers a 25% bonus of up to £25 on your initial deposit. Ladbrokes Casino also offers a daily bonus – this might be free spins on selected slots, refunds if you partake in certain games or extra comp points. The comp points are a way that you can get paid to play – there more you play the more points you will rack up – and these points can be converted into cash. Every time you turn over £10 you will earn one point, which can be converted at the rate of 100 for each £1 in cash. Ladbrokes also offer very attractive one-off prizes to their members. In May 2014 they gave away an F-Type Jaguar to one of their users in a new casino promotion.
Ladbrokes Casino has a 20x play through requirement which means that you’ll have to wager your total deposit plus bonus 20 times to release the full amount. With roulette, different levels of risk will release varying amounts of the bonus. Low risk bets like red/black will not count towards your play-through total at all – but higher risk bets can release up to 50% of your wager the play-through. Other casino games like slots or scratch-cards will count fully to reducing your bonus play-through, so consider playing these casino games to gain that bonus a little quicker. In the Live Casino there is also a 20x play through requirement, and once again is subject to the level of risk of the wagers you are placing at the tables. In both the Casino and the Live Casino the bonuses are subject to a thirty day limit, the release requirements must be met within that time.
Safety, Customer Service and Licensing at Ladbrokes Casino
In comparison to every other site in the gambling arena, Ladbrokes are a long standing and fully reputable brand. This brings with it a level of trust and security that you won’t find anywhere else. Ladbrokes are listed on the London Stock Exchange. This brings players extra security, since they are obliged to report any changes to their financial position and submit audited accounts. Ladbrokes is a member of GamCare and the Responsible Gambling Trust and are committed to safe gambling, offering members the chance to set a daily deposit limit. This limit can be as low as £20. This casino state that their RNG (random number generator) has been approved as fair by the authorities in Gibraltar. While I have no reason to doubt the word of this reputable brand, it is always preferable to see certificates linked to from a casino’s homepage. To contact Ladbrokes there are telephone numbers for different areas of their site, with a dedicated number for their gaming department. They are also contactable by an in-site e-mail form as well as by post. The support is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. There is also an opportunity to browse or search any frequently asked questions which will answer your more general queries both quickly and efficiently. The casino is part of the Ladbrokes International PLC & Ladbrokes Sportsbook LP group. They are based in Gibraltar and licensed by the Government of Gibraltar and regulated by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. In 2013 Ladbrokes signed a deal with PlayTech who are the world’s largest supplier of online gaming software – a deal which will run until 2018.