Ladbrokes since launching in Australia back in early 2015 have taken the online betting world by storm and are now regarded as one of the best betting sites in the land which comes as no surprise since the are one of the worlds biggest betting agencies. Ladbrokes have launched a host of new and exciting feature betting products that give the punter more value and more options when betting. Ladbrokes are my current personal choice when I am having a punt.
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Ladbrokes are one of the British contingent of online bookmakers that have come to Australia over the last few years and they are certainly making their mark.
Within a few months of operating here in Australia Ladbrokes had the competition on the run with their new ideas and offers when it came to online sports betting.
Ladbrokes were the first bookmaker to offer punters an ATM card allowing account funds to be withdrawn across Australia without having to wait for a bank transfer.
This option benefited punters of all types especially the new breed of mobile betting enthusiasts.
One of my pet hates is being out in the local pub and having to use the tote, now punters have other options and can look for more value and still be able to withdraw their money there and then.
Ladbrokes have established themselves as one of Australia's best online betting sites in such a short time due to their forward thinking in all areas concerning online sports betting.
Ladbrokes also own two other well known Australian betting sites namely Bookmaker and Betstar.
Both sites run off the same software as Ladbrokes with only subtle differences in appearance.
Bookmaker and Betstar do not have as many weekly specials as Ladbrokes but they still offer the main features associated with Ladbrokes.
Betting Man Opinion
Ladbrokes for me are one of if not the best betting site to use when betting online or via your mobile, they have so much to offer the punter on a day to day basis when it comes to not only racing but sports betting.
The Ladbrokes website is second to none regards ease of use and software performance, every market is easily accessible and right at your fingertips meaning you can navigate to any market with just a few clicks.
The bet slip which Ladbrokes have provided works like a charm and has some special features that not many others can provide.
Your pending bets are easily located by a single click on the tab named pending.
Ladbrokes offer up so many promotions covering sports and racing on all the weeks top events for both codes a punter can really gain extra value if they choose to bet on one of the events covered.
Mega Multi, Footy Freaks and Greyhound Specials are just some of the weekly offers usually seen, each one give the punter a great incentive to place a bet in those markets chosen.
Ladbrokes offer features that are stand alone in the industry including Pick Your Own Odds and Favourite v The Field.
Both these options give the punter another angle to bet on especially if you really favour a runner or strongly oppose a runner in the racing markets.
Ladbrokes offer free competitions on a regular basis including their daily Place Picker competition for punters that have placed a bet within the last 24 hours.
Ladbrokes have recently launched a feature mobile product called Info Hub for sports and racing markets which gives the punters all the stats and information they need to make an informed decision before placing a bet.
The feature is rich with information regarding betting trends, event synopsis, form and much more.
Other things to note is the blog Ladbrokes provide as it helps punters make an informed decision on markets upcoming with tips for all major sports.
Ladbrokes have also included a great How To section for punters new to Ladbrokes.
Ladbrokes also cover a wide variety of sports in their Live Betting section and punters can watch Victorian races live via the Ladbrokes stream.
Ladbrokes Form Guide
Ladbrokes have kept their form guide nice and simple in one section but they also offer a full form breakdown if you click on the placing numbers before the horses name.
If you click the horses name then a simple form guide will appear and is easy to follow with enough information for you to be more informed.
The Ladbrokes form guide has the horses progeny, age, trainer and jockey with a brief runner comment from their expert.
There is a nice one click feature that allows all the comments and the simple form to appear just by clicking the 'Show All Runner Comments link'.
Career prize money, runs, last six and last fifteen races are also shown along with track, ground and distance stats.
Ladbrokes also include two graphs in their form guide for career percentage of win/place and any price fluctuations since betting opened.
Ladbrokes are one of the few online bookmakers to have a form guide for harness racing.
Ladbrokes Mobile App
Ladbrokes have both Andriod and iPhones apps and both are top notch.
The Ladbrokes mobile app is easy to use and is one of the best mobile betting apps out there.
Ladbrokes update their mobile app software as technology changes so you never miss a beat.
One feature that Ladbrokes have over some other betting sites is their 'Quick Bet' slip which really helps when betting using a mobile app.
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Ladbrokes Customer Service
Contact tab very visible on the homepage helps as most betting sites have theirs tucked away these days. Ladbrokes offer live chat and they answer emails quicker than most betting sites.
Within the Ladbrokes blog you will find all the information you will ever need iin regards betting either online or their mobile app and they have many video tutorials in regards their weekly specials and offers.
Ladbrokes Key Features
Live Streaming - Ladbrokes offers selected live horse racing to its members throughout the week, place a bet and sit back and watch your selection charge home!!!
Ladbrokes offer live streams for a variety of different sporting events that are taking place around the well and as well as following all the NBA action.
You can watch live football games from a variety of different international leagues and tennis matches from a number of tournaments every single week.
This means that you can place a bet on any of these sporting events and instead of having to follow the scores in text form, on social media or on an illegal stream, you can instead enjoy the game absolutely free of charge on our website.
ATM Card - Once you’ve applied and activated your new Ladbrokes Visa Card, you are ready to take advantage of all its features, back a winner and get access to your funds in just seconds.
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InfoHub - The Ladbrokes InfoHub is a revolutionary feature that will legitimately change your online betting experience.
This incredibly innovative product will make you the most informed sport and racing punter in the country with the amazing array of data that is now available for horse racing and selected sporting events.
Not only does InfoHub offer you everything that you need to know about an upcoming race or sporting event but it is also extremely easy to use!
The overview of the race gives you a wide range of relevant information like: track conditions, weather, a brief race synopsis, how long there is until the start of the race and a synopsis of the top four runners in the market.
The form guide provides the same information as the popular form guide that we have always featured on our website, so you will get all the same information but in an extremely easy to access format.
Featured Bets lets you see exactly where the big money has gone in the lead-up to a particular race.
If one of Australia’s biggest punters has $50,000 on Criterion in the lead-up to the Ladbrokes Caulfield Stakes then you will see it in the Featured Bets section of the InfoHub.
Fluctuations shows you the price movements for each and every runner in the lead-up to your selected race.
This data shows you the horses that have been well supported in the market and those that have been on the drift in the lead-up to the race.
Bet Tracker basically takes the featured bets and the fluctuations to show you exactly how much has been wagered on every single horse in a selected race.
The volume of bets per runner is indicated by the blue line and the money that has been wagered per runner is indicated by the red line.
You can watch live coverage of the race you’re viewing directly in InfoHub.
If you are viewing a Victorian thoroughbred race, live coverage will begin three minutes before the scheduled start time.
Speed Maps are used to calculate the settling position of each horse in the first part of a race.
You can use data in Speed Maps to identify horses that end up leading the race, or settling at the back of the field.
This data can be helpful when trying to make a call on a runner’s winning prospects.
Perfect Round - Perfect round is a brand new Sports Pool betting product from Ladbrokes, to win all's you have to do is select the winning teams for all of the matches in a pool.
If you are unsure about which team will win a match, you can select both teams and have a combination with each team to win.
Pick Your Own Odds - Ladbrokes will offer you inflated odds if you can match the distance your selection will win by, you don't have to be too acurate here as your selection only has to win by anything over what you have stipulated.
Favourite v The Field - If you don't fancy the favourite getting up now you can back the field against it, the odds are dependent on what price the favourite is but I have used this feature a few times when I think a favourite is up against it.
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I personally think Ladbrokes are the front runner over the past couple of years and are always thinking outside the box when it comes to new features for punters to gain that little extra for their hard earned.
Ladbrokes for me has the best designed online betting portal and their mobile betting app is also one of the best in the business.
One thing that makes Ladbrokes stand out to the serious punter is their InfoHub which is a form guide of the highest quality that has many features to help punters analyse both racing and sporting markets.
No issues with deposits or withdrawals and if you do need to contact Ladbrokes their customers service team really are on the ball and will answer you swiftly either by Live Chat or email.
Update 16th May 2019
Ladbrokes have not only improved their sports betting site but they have acquired another new betting site namely Neds.
Ladbrokes bought Neds in November 2018 for a recorded $68 million dollars.
Ladbrokes continue to be a forward thinking online betting site and they are taking more and more of the Australian sports betting market share year on year.
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