Next, to get into the meat of this Ladbrokes Review, we'll drive through some key areas of the experience.
First, there is the welcome bonus, which is pretty good. I like that it is broken into four separate bonuses of £5 each instead of having to play an entire £20 free bet in one go. That was an excellent way to start things off.
The sportsbook at Ladbrokes UK is everything I expected it to be. Because they have such history and tradition in the British bookmaking scene, I expected their sportsbook, markets and bet variety to be on point.
They are, and from my experience, Ladbrokes is one of the best betting sites around for horse racing, which is one of my preferred areas of sports betting and a good standard, therefore, to judge different bookies by.
Wherever I clicked around in the sportsbook, from football to rugby and more, there was always a tremendous amount of bet options for a match.
Live in-play coverage was up to par, and I'd recommend going straight to their main In-Play link in the menu to get the whole experience of everything they cover. There were also cash out options everywhere on live football matches that I looked at.
One niggle, though, is that the Ladbrokes live in-play betting, without big flashy graphics and a plethora of stats, doesn't have a tremendously exciting dynamic feel about it. Still, it's robust and functional for betting.
I have to mention their promotions because options like the Ladbrokes horse racing Best Odds Guaranteed, Extra Places, and Daily Price Boosts quietly sit there, offering some superb extra value.
Overall the site is laid out nicely, and it's pleasing to the eye. Personally, it felt a little on the slow side in loading pages, which is a similar experience on their app.
But I don't think they can be faulted for the number of markets available. Nor because of odds comparison on some racing markets and Premier League football matches saw them stand competitively alongside other big hitters in the industry.
I felt comfortable on their site, knowing that this was one of the biggest betting operators.