Ladbrokes have been one of the leading bookmakers since they were first established way back in 1925. They have been around for so long now that they are more of an institution in the gambling industry than just another bookmaker. They’ve had to work hard to compete with the ever increasing online world and coming from the old school high street shops, this is never an easy task.
Whilst they are very much a UK brand, they accept players from all over the world, with the only exception being that of the US market due to their gambling restrictions. As with the majority of Euro facing bookmakers, golf betting is always going to be pretty high on the agenda, and Ladbrokes are no different. They offer a good range of competitions and markets along with a range of betting offers to make their sportsbook a really solid choice for golf punters.
Ladbrokes have always provided one of the more generous welcome packages for new players and their current promotion includes a £/€50 free bet when you register a new account. The offer is strictly for new players and will be matched on your first bet of between £/€5 or £/€50. When opening an account you must remember to enter the code F50 to claim your bonus. Failure to do so will result in the free bet not being applied and Ladbrokes are very strict that if you fail to do so at the point of registration, you won’t be getting your free bet!
You can place your free bet on any market you wish, but it must be placed at odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater. You will get 7 days from your first bet being placed and the free bet hitting your account, to use your free bet before it expires. It’s also worth noting that this offer only applies to punters based in the UK and Ireland.
Whilst Ladbrokes do offer a number of offers for their existing punters on a range of sports, golf sometimes gets overlooked on the site. Having said that, there are a few offers that you can keep your eye on which are generally enhanced places paid on the each way markets and also inflated odds on certain players. Like we said, they don’t run all that often but if you look around some of the bigger tournaments on the PGA Tour and the four majors, then this will likely be the most common time for them.
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There is an excellent range of tournaments on offer from Ladbrokes, of which we would expect nothing less! The two main tours in the PGA Tour and the European Tour will include every event from each, but we were pleasantly surprised to see that the Seniors Tour was just as well represented. We don’t think that every tournament on this tour is provided, but from what we have seen, the majority seem to be there.
On top of those you can also bet on things like the Ryder Cup and the four majors, but we were delighted to see that Ladbrokes had incorporated golf betting into their live betting section; of which has recently been re-designed.
The one thing that we felt really let down the Ladbrokes golf betting section was the depth of markets. It’s massively made up of just the outright winner markets which leave a pretty big gaping hole for the rest of potential markets on offer. In fact, the only alternative from this market was that of a few 3 ball betting match ups, and even then they weren’t exactly well represented.
Ladbrokes is so much more than just a sportsbook these days and they have comprehensive casino, poker, games, live casino and even exchange betting sections. On top of that, they have recently undergone a much needed re-design of their entire site giving it a much more modern feel and something we are really fond of.
They also include a great little mobile betting app which allows you to bet on pretty much every market from their sportsbook along with separate apps for their exchange and casino games section.