Established and secure poker site. - Ladbrokes is a secure, established online poker site and a household name in the UK. Ladbrokes (or Laddies) was established in 1886 and their online poker site was one of the first to go online in 2002. As part of the Microgaming Network, they share many similarities with the network but have their own players, separate games and many exclusive features and promotions which make them appear more like an independent network.
The Ladbrokes software is user friendly and stable with a few little added extras. You can play casino games, blackjack or roulette direct from your poker table, plus your Ladbrokes poker account will give you access to their other services such as casino, bingo, sportsbetting, financial betting, specials (bet on anything from elections to TV programmes) and lottos.
At Ladbrokes you can hide your identity, and your playing style, with Anonymous Tables where only you will know where you're sitting! Find anonymous tables, where all seated players will be given an anonymous alias, in the lobby with an A icon beside them. These are becoming very popular as casual and pro players can sit side by side on an equal playing field (no data on your previous play is available so no-one has the advantage of HUD's or a player database where your play can be analysed by sharks).
Promotions. - You can win an instant cash bonus this May with the King of Hearts promotion and there's €180,000 to be given away, here's how you get your cut by making a flush:
- Heart Flush wins €5
- Straight Flush wins €50
- Royal Flush wins €500
The participating cash tables are parked with a green P in the lobby. Once the money's paid out the promotion ends so don't delay, play today!
That's not all that's up for grabs this month, you can win up to €5,000 with the €20,000 King of Hearts Leaderboard
where for every Heart Flush, Straight Flush or Royal Flush you make you earn one point towards your position. The Leaderboard stops when the instant cash prizes run out.
The tournaments at Ladbrokes have buy-in levels to suit all their poker players. The guaranteed tournaments run all week with generous prizepools which add up to a enormous €2.5million+ per month in guaranteed tournaments. The highlight of the Ladbrokes action packed week has to the Sunday €75,000 Guaranteed at the Euro friendly time of 6.30pm UK (2.30pm New York), you can enter directly for €215.
Cash Games. - With plenty of tables available at the low to medium stakes levels, texas holdem, as usual, is the game of choice at Ladbrokes. There's not much action at high stakes but I have seen tables running at €50 / €100 but usually at peak hours, I've just checked again to be sure and, at 1pm UK on a rainy Tuesday, there are no high stakes games running.
Blaze is a brand new way to play poker, you'll be seated randomly before each hand therefore with each hand you will have new opponents - for even more excitement you can multi table. Quick fold at any time, any position and get on with the next game. Find these games easily through the lobby on the left hand nav bar.
Ladbrokes have their own Bad Beat Progressive Jackpot, the jackpot is yours if you get beaten and your losing hand contains four of a kind, eights or better. Bad Beat Jackpot Tables are easily found from the lobby where the current bad beat jackpot is displayed (in $).
Sit n Go's. - There are top sit n go tournaments at Ladbrokes such as double up games, progressive jackpots, ladders and heads up.
Satellites and Qualifiers - Play at WSOP 2013 Risk Free with a €3,000 prize package from Ladbrokes Poker! See our WSOP 2013 satellites page for all the information you need to get to play in a WSOP Side Event in Las Vegas this Summer.
Competition. The competition at Ladbrokes is around average to soft.
Loyalty and Rewards Programme. - Ladbrokes Poker Player Club reward their members regardless of whether they are new to poker or a bit of a pro highroller, all are made very welcome. The level you play at depends on how many points you earned in the previous month – Poker Player Points are earned when playing at real money tables such as Cash Tables, Sit n Go's or Multi Table Tournaments. You will be rewarded by being entered into monthly club freerolls - plus there are loads of things to do with your Poker Player Points such as use them to buy in to MTTs or STTs where PP is displayed. We just love the new Poker Points Shop which carries a huge range of gifts, check out the Ladbrokes Merchandise, super cool!
Ladbrokes Poker Bonus details. - Ladbrokes new 1st deposit bonus is simple, deposit the minimum amount of £5 / €10 using the bonus code LADMAX and you will be entitled to the 200% welcome bonus up to £800 / €1,000 / $1,250 – automatically. If you deposit just £10 you will get a £20 bonus – if your first deposit is £400 then your 200% bonus reward is the max £800. You will earn $1 in bonus for every 32 poker points earned, 10 poker points are earned for every $1 you generate in rake or paid in tournament fees. Bonus is paid out in 5 x 20% chunks. You will get a full 60 days to take full advantage of this generous offer.
Good news for students: as a special welcome to students Ladbrokes will give you free £10 to play poker, tickets for 2 x £250 student exclusive poker tournaments and random Ladbrokes branded merchandise ranging from packs of cards to umberellas. All you have to do to take advantage of this offer is register an account using the bonus code LADMAX, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your poker username, college and student number. Once approved you will be emailed to advise that your money is in your account - £5 straight away and a further £5 when you make a deposit.
When you're new to Ladbrokes you not only get the very generous welcome bonus but you are also entitled to play in freerolls worth a huge €10,000! You will get to play in
- 6 x weekly €500 New Player Freerolls plus
- 6 x weekly €500 added New Player Turbo Tournaments
- 12 x weekly €350 Ladbrokes Poker Welcome Freerolls
New players get the chance to win a share of €10,000 plus these games will give new players the opportunity to get used to the unique experience of playing at Ladbrokes.
Play for Free. - There is a massive selection of Free Play tables at Ladbrokes and we recommend that you take full advantage of these until you feel confident with the software before you risk your bankroll.
Refer a friend. $50 for you, $25 for your friend.
* For easy comparison all data collected for our exclusive reviews refers to the most popular game, No limit Texas Holdem.