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Ladbrokes Review – An Indian Perspective

By Dhanu Delphi on March 5, 2019

Ladbrokes Betting ShopLadbrokes is one of the largest bookmakers based in the United Kingdom, and is the oldest. Founded 126-years ago (year: 1886) as a commission agent for race horses, their large break came when the UK government legalized betting shops in 1961. Then owner Cyril Stein became the first bookie to offer fixed-odds betting on football and began opening Ladbrokes betting shops all over England. The company floated on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in 1966 for over £1 million (Rs. 766 lakh) and when Cryril Stein retired as their chairmen in 1993 the company’s value was nearly £2 billion (Rs. 1533 crore). Today Ladbrokes operates more than 2700 betting shops, has 16,000 employees and net revenue exceeding £1 billion annually.

Indians can Bet with Ladbrokes Online

Ladbrokes Screen ShotIn the UK live Ladbrokes betting shops can be found about as easy as finding a petrol pump anywhere else in the world. However for those living outside the UK – it is still possible to wager at Ladbrokes using www.ladbrokes.com or phoning them up to place a bet. Their telephone betting operation services about 85,000 unique customers, each month, while their online betting website attracts nearly 800,000 active clients. These clients come from all over the world (including India) as their website is available in 13 languages and 17 currencies.

Rupees Not Accepted – The one unfortunate thing for Indians is Ladbrokes does not deal in Rupee currency. They are however friendly to Indians. You can use your rupee Moneybookers or Neteller account to deposit with Ladbrokes in your choice of USD, EUR, GBP or any of the 14-other currency they offer. Unless you deal with another currency routinely, I suggest opening your Ladbrokes account in GBP (UK pounds – £). The reason is this is Ladbrokes primary currency and you’ll get a slightly better exchange rate when cashing out in rupee to your Indian bank account.

Ladbrokes Sports Betting Features

There are many things I love about Ladbrokes, only some of which I cover below.

Great Sports Coverage – Ladbrokes offers betting odds on events Indians love to follow such as IPL cricket, I-League football, tennis, horse racing and Formula 1. They also offer major cricket competitions from around the world, more football matches than any other site, American football, Aussie Rules, baseball, basketball, boxing, golf, hockey, rugby, volleyball and a dozen minor sports. No matter what you’re looking to wager Ladbrokes has you well covered.

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