Reviewed By Roy Brindley
The much loved and trusted brand of Ladbrokes have given all those poker fans out there a welcomed addition to their online offering. With such a large physical presence in the world of gambling it’s not surprising that amid their loyal fans a vast number of new users are signing up to Ladbrokes Poker.
New users are welcomed with a generous deposit-match Welcome Bonus. These kinds of promotions have successfully attracted every type of poker player to their site, from the serious high rolling experts to the happy go lucky novices; this we believe is reassuring to know, as not matter what level poker player you are their will be a table to suit you.
But we think the real highlight is the Player Poker Club program. As with most online poker platforms users are able to acquire bonus points for entering into games, which are not freeroll, these points can then be used in a multitude of ways on the Ladbrokes site; from buying items in the shop - which has discounts at various times of the year, to poker live event buy-ins. This exclusive club is home to a high calibre of poker players, the stakes are high but the winnings are higher.
As one of the most celebrated online poker platforms Ladbrokes experiences a huge amount of traffic to their site. Texas Hold'em always has an impressive number of cash players and the Sit and Go tables fill up faster than the speed of light.
But if you prefer something else to Texas Hold’em then don’t worry as the other games, Omaha and Stud also experience an excellent number of players, pulling in healthy sized pots even on games with a low buy-in.
Many sites have a commendable array of tournaments but Ladbrokes is one of the few operators who offer all their members access to some of the highest profile tournaments and satellite games in the world. Starting at less than £1 there are tournaments for every budget.
The smaller buy-in tournaments are not going to open doors to the World Series of Poker, nevertheless should you rack up enough to get your bankroll going then who knows what doors will open. But the ones to watch are the live events qualifiers in the Poker Live Event section, which should you do well, Ladbrokes has been known to PAY to send winners to take part in.
Ladbrokes persistent focus on poker has been rewarded through loyal fans and great reviews. Their vast selection of games can seem like a mountain to climb on first entering the lobby, unless you know exactly what you want - then Ladbrokes will offer it with bells on and then some.
The vast number of tables provides evidence of the high chance of finding soft tables at Ladbrokes Poker. Partner the sheer volume of tables with the fact that Ladbrokes' other online offerings push new players to the poker offering means veteran players looking to clean-up at the table will surely find plenty of opportunity at Ladbrokes Poker.
Ladbrokes Poker was originally powered by Microgaming but moved to rival software developer Playtech in 2013. The Playtech-powered site is available to download and/or to play through the website via Instant Play. The straightforward and expertly crafted dashboard is simple to navigate and the software offers an effortless and personalised interface.
In terms of a dedicated poker network, Ladbrokes also turned to Playtech and their iPoker Network, the world's top online poker network. As with all Playtech products, the iPoker Network is truly spectacular and connects Ladbrokes' players with other players around the web.
It can be assumed at least 80% of questions and concerns regarding Ladbrokes can be answered with their extremely thorough and helpful FAQ section. If you simply can't resolve your issue(s) with the FAQs then check out our Company Information box featured on the right side of this page which contains all the contact info for Ladbrokes you would need.
Like most elite poker offerings, Ladbrokes Poker offers a wide-range of payment options to ensure players can access their winnings at their convenience. Traditional online-payment methods are offered like PayPal, along with debit cards. Players looking for their winnings ASAP fear not, the most a player would wait for a transaction with a popular debit card like VISA is 1-2 days.
The unmissable buttons directing you to various important areas such as, Promotions, Online Shop and Players Club prevent you from missing out on any of the goodies which Ladbrokes has to offer.
Registered members can deposit their money in anticipation of that thrilling first game in either GBP, Euros and USD. Now players can enjoy a cheeky casino game without leaving their homes.
Users can also check out the blog of one of the most recognisable faces in European poker Roy the Boy, this unique glimpse into the thoughts and insightful musings of a top poker player is an unmissable opportunity for any budding young poker player.
Ladbrokes is one of the sites which has the most to offer, with something for every kind of poker player, the secure platform allows for fast transactions and is a friendly welcome to any new player. What more could you ask for from an online poker room. We think it’s one of the best!
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Reviewer since January 2012