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LADBROKES POKER REVIEW

 

Quick Summary

Ladbrokes Poker is a European based poker room that recently moved to the iPoker Network. This site is also a sportsbook and casino, therefore the player traffic is constantly increasing; however USA players are not accepted. Ladbrokes.com offers more action on a wider array of sports, entertainment and political events than any other site online (including bets on the Big Brother and Deal or No Deal television programs.)

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Quick Facts

 
    • Name
    • Ladbrokes Poker
    • Country
    • United Kingdom
    • Network
    • iPoker
    • Established
    • 2000
    • Telephone
    • 0800 032 1133
 

Bonuses

 
    • Deposit Bonus
    • 200% up to £1,200
    • Bonus Code
    • POKERSRC
 

Rakeback

 
    • Rakeback
    • N/A
    • Statistics
    • N/A
 

Deductions

 
    • Tournaments
    • N/A
    • Bonuses
    • N/A
 

Payments

 
    • Payments
    • N/A
    • Deposit and Withdraw Methods
    • N/A
 

Pros:

    • Great tournaments and generous promotional offers
    • Reliable and impressive gameplay
    • Great for multi tabling

Cons:

    • slow Traffic
    • No high-stakes action

Main Review:

Ladbrokes is a rarity in the online gaming world; a company which is more than 5 years old. In fact, the UK based Ladbrokes was founded in 1886, making it more than 120 years old. As it is of an older vintage, Ladbrokes does the brunt of its significant business in its more than 2,600 live bookmaking shops positioned throughout the world and especially Europe. It bills itself as the “world’s largest fixed-odds betting company” with more than 14,000 employees and a plethora of 24/7 service options for its 120,000 active money customers. Ladbrokes does not accept US business (nor business from Italy, Germany or Turkey for that matter.)

Ladbrokes.com offers more action on a wider array of sports, entertainment and political events than any other site online (including bets on the Big Brother and Deal or No Deal television programs.) 

Ladbrokes Poker - Game Types:

Ladbrokes features Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, 7 Card Stud, 5 Card Stud and 5 Card Draw. The highest stakes in which you are likely to regularly find a full ring game is $4/$8, but lower stakes games are plentiful. Most Ladbrokes poker players are poker hobbyists at best and if you have just a modicum of real poker skill, you’ll be able to find success.

Ladbrokes offers a large selection of MTTs and Sit-n-Goes. From freerolls to $250 + $15s, Ladbrokes is offering the action. For players looking to sign up for live tourneys well in advance, Ladbrokes offers its share of WSOP packages.

Ladbrokes also offers several casino games ranging from the mundane in Blackjack to the peculiar in Who Wants to be a Stallionaire. Ladbrokes also supports a very popular Bingo section as well as High Stakes Backgammon. Another unique game that Ladbrokes offers is PokerBet where players get the chance to bet on a six-handed NPC Hold’em with all hands exposed for every round of betting. Basically, the player bets with odds on which hand of six is going to win outright. PokerBet is a fun mix of a casino game and Texas Hold’em.
Of course, the real big money on Ladbrokes.com is in sports betting. With a gaggle of bets offered, Ladbrokes takes in well over 80% of its gross income through its grand sportsbook. Ladbrokes also offers some of the biggest max payouts in online sports betting with max horse racing payouts at £1,000,000, max football (soccer football, not US football) at £100,000 and max Major League US Sport (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL) at £500,000. And if you’re feeling especially frisky, you can bet on who will get eliminated from Big Brother for up to a £10,000 payout.


Ladbrokes offers its own rakeback program with players who play enough earning up to 30% as well as a standard 100% bonus on up to the first $500 real money deposit. Since player traffic is somewhat low, Ladbrokes does offer a subsequent 50% bonus if players fail to meet the player point requirements on their initial bonus. This unique addendum to its welcome bonus, along with the forthcoming software description should go a long way towards describing a company in Ladbrokes that is at the top of the heap in customer satisfaction and support.

Ladbrokes Poker - Software and Features:

The Ladbrokes software is clean, crisp and quick. While it lacks the sort of graphical sophistication of a PKR type site, it is a streamlined gaming super system.

In terms of poker software, Ladbrokes is as good as it gets. The lobby is informative without being a constantly updating stock-ticker hurricane. The lobby also has very well positioned game and personal player tabs as well as the standard table statistics display (i.e. average pot size, number of players, etc, etc.)

The color palette is bright without being distracting in both the lobby and at the table. The table itself is the best designed table user interface online today with easily distinguishable chips and cards, a full chat log (which does not periodically reset) scrolling on the entire right hand margin of the screen and a unique current hand window which displays the player’s best hand as it currently exists. Thanks to the current hand window, players should never accidentally fold a flush or mistake 4 cards for a straight. Though there are no player avatars at the poker table, Ladbrokes does give players the opportunity to upload a picture and display it at the table in the same fashion of PokerStars.

Ladbrokes Poker - Behind the Scenes:

Ladbrokes is also leading the pack in terms of customer service and security. Ladbrokes runs its own security software in addition to a lockdown security team which personally oversees any and all withdrawals of greater than £2,000. After scouring every major forum and user-review site, there is not one single account of any problems with Ladbrokes failing to pay or anything like that.

Ladbrokes.com is available in 11 languages including English, Spanish, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Chinese and Japanese. Ladbrokes offers more than 20 distinct email support addresses, a 24/7 live chat and a 24/7 toll free live operator telephone support line all in addition to the most discursive homepage descriptions of everything from Security to payment protocol that exists online.


With more than 120 years in the business, Ladbrokes knows how to keep its clients happy. It is a shame that its poker section is not better populated as it is amongst the most user-friendly poker destinations available to the public today. Combine unique and detailed software with the top in online security along with a virtual encyclopedia of sports bets and you’ve got Ladbrokes.