Ladbrokes Australia Review
Initial Deposit Bonus: $250 First bet match bonus - Excludes VIC, SA, WA, NSW.
Refer-a-Friend: Ladbrokes will give you $100 for each friend you refer to them.
Ladbrokes Australia Website
The Ladbrokes interface is an excellent design and Ladbrokes have made their betting site easy to navigate even for the novice punter. Ladbrokes has a simple layout and the colour scheme is pleasing on the eye.
The main menu bar at the top of the page consists of eight tabs for quick navigation to the days horse racing cards and sporting events (one of the only sites to section off the sports and racing panels which makes the screen less busy but only a click away to the sports).
The next tab takes you to the Novelties section that consists of out of the normal betting such as elections and entertainment. They also have a Bet Quiz which I will come back to later. A dedicated promotions tab takes you to all the current offers Ladbrokes have running, I will talk about these in the promotions section.
The next tab takes you to the How To section which is a must for any online betting site to help new account holders learn the ropes. Ladbrokes have an extensive how to section and they have pretty much everything covered. They explain about bonus bets and how to use them in detail along with the Ladbrokes Visa card, depositing with Neteller and then the Bet Quiz.
Ladbrokes launched their ATM card back in 2014 and at the time it was a masterstroke marketing ploy. The like of this hadn't been seen in Australia before and the betting public loved the fact you could place a bet and collect your winnings just after the result. It's a great resource if your out down your local watering hole as you now don't have to bet with the TAB or on the Tote you can use your mobile, get a fixed price and collect within minutes.
The Bet Quiz is basically a bit of fun and I'm not sure how many people would actually play this but for arguments sake the rules basically are you have to answer six questions relating to sport 'yes' or 'no' and after answering all six sports questions you are given some odds for a multi-bet. Place your bet and follow the results throughout to see if your a winner.
The last tab takes you to the Contact Us page which is featured below in our customer service section.
Once you login to Ladbrokes your My Account tab will also appear and it gives you quick access to numerous things including, pending bets, deposits and withdrawals, bonus bets, your account details and settings and also the Refer A Friend feature where you can earn $100 every time someone you know uses your link when joining up with Ladbrokes.
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 Australia 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.
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 are one of the best when it comes down to promotions with many daily, weekly and monthly promotions running throughout the year.
A pick of the best below.
AFL Footy Freaks - We've nominate one player from each team in the AFL matches to be our "Footy Freaks". If that player kicks a certain number of goals and his team win the match, you'll collect big odds! Max bet $100.
Bet Blast - Ladbrokes will offer inflated prices on AFL and NRL markets for head to head wins on certain teams.
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.
Daily Free Bet Challenge - Ladbrokes give you the chance to win up to $1000 each day. If you have placed a wager within a certain qualifying period you can enter the Free Bet Challenge, the aim is to pick a selected card from either horse racing, harness or greyhounds and correctly pick one runner in each race on the card for a place.
Ladbrokes offer many feature products to punters, some of the best are highlighted below.
Odds Boost - Odds Boost gives Ladbrokes recreational punters the ability to instantly increase the odds they are offered on racing events. It is available every day for recreational punters, on at least one race of your choice with single win fixed price betting across Thoroughbreds, Harness and Greyhounds.Live Streaming - Ladbrokes offer live streams for thoroughbred racing and 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.
Perfect Round - Perfect round is a brand new Sports Pool betting product from Ladbrokes. To win, all 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.
Ladbrokes ATM Card - Want winning fast? Check out the new Ladbrokes Visa Card from Ladbrokes Australia. With instant withdrawals of your winnings from any ATM machine.
Ladbrokes Australia Review - Summary
Ladbrokes Australia is a great new sports betting site for Australian punters and they are already ranked in my top 3 hands down as they have covered every area in depth and their online sportsbook and mobile betting app are well designed and user friendly. Ladbrokes have also set the bar when it comes to weekly specials making other sports betting sites follow suit which has been a positive for the betting industry as a whole.
Lock Ladbrokes in as one of your usual's to go to for fun bets and promotions along with your serious punting. I would like them to adopt a live chat facility but apart from this they are excellent in all aspects of online betting.