Whether you're a regular punter or new to betting and gaming, you're likely to be familiar with the name Ladbrokes. With origins dating back to 1886 in England, the bookmaker has grown to become one of the most established and well-recognised brands across all the world's largest betting jurisdictions.
The Australian arm of the company has offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, while Ladbrokes has 2,800 betting shops globally, and employs 15,000 people. When it comes to a comprehensive selection of sports, as well as varied live betting options, the Ladbrokes site certainly delivers as there are few sites that match its list of odds.
The main focus of Ladbrokes is racing betting, and most specifically greyhound, harness and horse racing. These sports have an entire section of the site devoted to them. You can find featured races quickly and easily, which takes you straight to the all upcoming events around the world.
Some nice additional touches include information on track conditions, and there are quick links to both daily and weekend races, so it's easy to find odds on a specific runner or race. Ladbrokes hasn’t skimped on other sports though. There's a good selection of odds on football, tennis and cricket, to name a few.
You can also find odds on NBA basketball, and there are plenty more niche offerings like surfing and MMA – there are even odds for politics, if you want a break from sports entirely. This makes it a great site for odds even if racing is your main focus, as it's simple to branch out and explore other betting options.
One of the big advantages of Ladbrokes is the fact that it offers live betting over the phone. What's available does depend on what sports are in season of course, but the live platform is also global. That means there's lots of opportunities to get involved in sports (and odds) that aren't limited to domestic competitions and leagues.
Tennis, golf and soccer are available for live bets at the time of writing, for example, but check back frequently for updates. The site delivers excellent options for punters, especially if you're interested in racing. Combined with the live betting features and a simple-to-use layout, Ladbrokes delivers a well-rounded sportsbook.
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