Based in the U.K., ladbrokes Plc began as a commission agent for horses in the 1880s. Today the company operates some 2,700 betting shops and employs over 16,000 workers in six countries, making it the biggest fix-odds betting company in the world.
Since 2002, ladbrokes online betting and gaming services have grown to include more than 800,000 customers, with 13 web sites in nine different languages and supporting 17 currencies. Besides sports and racing, wagering opportunities for games, casino, poker, bingo and backgammon are also available 24 hours a day 365 days a year via the Internet.
Those who are new to ladbrokes online may take advantage of a special promotion code, FB50, to receive any of a number of special bonuses. Chief among these is the £/€50 Free Bet on ladbrokes Sports, which can be applied to live betting, exotic sports or major international events, ranging from football to greyhounds and even TV shows.
Here’s how it works: First, click the “Open Account” button that appears the top of the ladbrokes homepage. Then, fill out the registration form. Personal information that’s required includes title, name, gender, country of residence, address, date of birth, email address and telephone number.
New customers then select their own customer IDs (usernames), passwords, security questions/answers and betting currencies. At this point, be sure to enter the promotional code, FB50, to qualify for the £/€50 Free Bet. Note that sign-up is restricted to persons aged 18 years and upwards.
As soon as registration has been completed and conformation received, the next step is to fund the account with from £/€5 to £/€50, using any of the numerous payment methods offered. Among the financial services approved for transfers are Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Click&Buy, NETeller, Bank Transfer, PayPal, U-Kash, MoneyBookers and Western Union.
With funding in place, it is time to make the first wager. Place a single bet of £/€5 or more on any sport and ladbrokes will match the stake with a Free Bet up to £/€50. It is important to note that the first bet must be made on the same day as registration. Thereafter, the player must use the free bet amount by wagering it online, or via mobile or telephone, within seven days of award, otherwise they will expire.
Additional rules apply, such as the qualifying bet must be a “win” single of £5 or more placed on any sport, and only the win parts of each-way bets qualify. The Free Bets are non-refundable and the Free Bet stake is not included in any returns. Also, the Free Bet must be used in its entirety on a different race selection or market to the qualifying bet. Tote, pool or lottery bets may not be funded wit the Free Bet.
Apart from ladbrokes Sports, the FB50 promotion code may also be used when signing up for an account on other ladbrokes gaming sites. For example, entering the code at Ladbrokes Casino qualifies the player for a £200 welcome bonus. On Ladbrokes Poker, the promotional offer is a massive £675 Welcome Bonus. And at Ladbrokes Bingo, £25 in free play awaits—all for using just one simple code, FB50.
Those who enjoy betting from anywhere will appreciate that the Ladbrokes mobile service allows the Free Bets to be played the go, and access is not restricted to the iPhone or Blackberry. Ladbrokes mobile supports Nokia, Samsung, Android and many smart phones, providing a live results service with real time sports scores as well as live betting odds and stats right in hand.