Ladbrokes Cheltenham Festival Free Bets 2017
Ladbrokes are among the UK and Ireland’s largest and most popular bookmakers. You cannot go far on the high street without not seeing a Ladbrokes shop or advert. They employ over 14,000 people and have over 4,288 betting outlets.
Ladbrokes have outlets at racecourses across the United Kingdom and Ireland. They have been a market leader in retail bookmaking within the UK and Ireland, Belgium and Spain for quite some time.
They have had a few bad years though and have had to close a lot of shops. They merged with Coral in 2015 to insure a future for the company. Betting is offered via several tailored sites in 9 completely different languages, supporting seventeen currencies.
The Ladbrokes web site is easy to use and they use a nice colour scheme with their main colour of red seen on most pages. Everything is where you expect it to be and markets are just a click or two away. Tabs remain at the top of the screen as you change between the markets.
There is a A to Z quick link at the top left of the page and you can get to where you want to go quickly. Price boosts, other specials and games etc appear on the right hand of the screen daily. Their horse racing betting section could do with an overhaul. It’s vague looking and lacks depth compared to the likes of Paddy Power.
Overall the site looks okay and it is safe and secure to use.
Ladbrokes Mobile Betting/Telephone Betting:
Ladbrokes can be accessed using their mobile application on both android and IOS. They even have a mobile website for people who have a windows phone. The app’s can be downloaded from their website. They also have a text betting and telephone betting service if you would like to avail of these services.
Both are quick and efficient ways of placing a bet. Operators on the phone are friendly and try to help you with your query as quickly and efficiently as they can. Their Text betting service is very handy if you are busy and cannot get online.
You just text you account details, what your selection is and how much you would like to stake.
They offer a wide range of betting on different sports, not as much as the likes of Bet365 but still enough to keep the punters happy. Horse racing and Football are their main markets but there isn’t much drop off between the other markets. They don’t offer the best margins over the web or in store which means most times they will not offer best odds. The removal of best odds guaranteed in stores was a main reason why they had such a bad run in recent years.
They lost a lot of customers then and they haven’t done enough to get them back since. They still have guaranteed odds online on horse racing in the U.K and Ireland.
Ladbrokes Live Streaming:
They offer free live streams on horse racing via Racing UK and At The Races.
It is very handy if you want to watch a race that you have had a bet on. The big let down though is that they do not offer live streaming on football matches. That’s the one thing holding them back from a streaming point of view.
Ladbrokes Offers & Promotions:
They offer a £50 free bet for all brand new customers which can be obtained by placing a qualifying wager of the same amount and using their F50 code once registering your account.
Terms and conditions apply as per usual with all bookmakers sign up promotions. Once the initial bet is settled, you’ll then be credited with the free bet.
The stake is not included within the returns for obvious reasons. Ladbrokes also offer enhanced multiples on big football games such as Champions League matches. They don’t offer anything other than these which is some what disappointing. Sky Bet offer free bet rewards every week.
Ladbrokes could do with using a similar free bet reward system online.
Ladbrokes Cash Out:
Ladbrokes cash out service is offered on most sports and is a decent enough service. It’s not up there with the likes of Bet 365 but it is a viable service.
It differs somewhat from the normal cash out services. I’d recommend you check out their terms and conditions on their site for more information on their cash out service.
Ladbrokes excel at customer service. They have a great FAQ section which is very detailed and covers large choice of topics and situations. You’ll most likely resolve your query using this. If not you can message them via live chat. You’ll be put in touch with an operator very quickly and they will resolve your query quickly.
You can also message them, enquiries are simple to make using the online contact us section. Obviously it’s not as fast as the live chat system but if queries are long and elaborated it can be handy. Overall they are really good when it comes to customer service.
Ladbrokes are a well recognized brand and are a trusted bookmaker. Their website is easy to use and it’s appealing on the eye. They have nice live streaming for racing and their mobile app is handy and straightforward to use. No issues with depositing or retreating cash from this website.
They also have great customer service. They do have some flaws though. Mainly when it comes to their odds. They fail considerably odds wise compared to other bookmakers. Odds are a major thing and they determine how much we can win. Also they will limit you if you have got a couple of big wins in quick succession.
Also they don’t offer live streaming on football and aren’t great when it comes to promotions. There are highs and lows when it comes to Ladbrokes. That’s why I’d rate them a middle of the road bookmaker.
Ladbrokes offer a free £50 bet on any horse race at the Cheltenham Festival. Add to your free bets Cheltenham portfolio for 2017.