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Ladbrokes Review

Ladbrokes Bookmaker Review

Ladbrokes is a large UK-based bookmaking service that began operating online in Australia in 2013. Pages on the Ladbrokes Australia site load easily and are easy to navigate whether you’re on a computer, tablet or a smartphone (via either an Android or iPhone app).

Ladbrokes features

The Ladbrokes Australia website has six main pages:

1) Home

This is where you’ll find a regularly updated list of featured betting markets for events that are starting soon.

2) Racing

Odds for upcoming horse, greyhound and harness racing events from both Australia and around the world are listed here.

3) Sports

Here you’ll find a huge range of Australian and international sporting markets, as well as non-sporting novelty and political betting options.

4) Live betting

This page lists betting events that are currently underway. It’s important to note that

live betting in Australia can only be done over the phone, not online, unless an event runs over multiple days and action has stopped for the day (like Test cricket).

5) Promotions

This is where you’ll find any promotional offers that Ladbrokes are currently advertising to punters, like free bonus bets.

6) How To

Here you’ll find ‘How To’ guides for placing different types of bets and other useful information.

Signing up

You can sign up to place bets on the Ladbrokes site with either your PayPal account or your email address. You need to provide a current valid ID (like the details from your driver’s licence, Australian passport or Medicare card).

You create your own username and password. You can link your bank account, Visa, Mastercard or PayPal for quick deposits and withdrawals. You can also  set and adjust a daily deposit limit for your Ladbrokes account. There is a minimum $10 deposit required to open your account.

Ladbrokes also offer an optional ATM card. This card can be used to withdraw cash from winning bets almost instantly at ATMs across Australia, or to complete EFTPOS transactions.

Minimum bets

The minimum online bet with Ladbrokes is 50 cents. The minimum phone bet is $20.

Bet payouts

Ladbrokes pays out on winning bets quickly, and they also pay out on interim racing winners. That means you’re protected if there’s a protest against your interim winner and it’s upheld.

Maximum bet payouts are between $10,000 and $100,000 per day, depending on the sport.

The bottom line

The Ladbrokes Australia site has everything you’d expect on a sports betting site, except perhaps a live racing streaming service.