|Summary of Live Betting Options
||3 Ball Markets
||Next Frame Winner
|Correct Score Half
||Next Game Winner
||First Player to Pot
||Next Game Deuce?
||50 Break Frame
||Total Free Throws
||Win at Least 1 Set
||Race to 30 Frame
||Total 3 Pointers
For football – what is undoubtedly the most popular sports market on the Ladbrokes betting site – punters can expect to find hundreds of betting options for the most in-demand fixtures in the English premiership, the UEFA Champions League. Although the overall selection isn’t quite as vast as others, Ladbrokes are undoubtedly one of the bookmakers you can depend on to provide a top selection of exciting and varied betting options.
With numbers as high as 94.88%, Ladbrokes are among the top five best betting sites for live odds pay out prices. There are a few other operators with even higher odds levels such as William Hill, however the difference is only marginal, with the top odds price offering of 94.9% coming from Coral. With this in mind we think it’s pretty safe to say that the odds prices here are way more than satisfactory.
The in-play platform itself is just as aesthetic as the main pre-match betting page and just as easy to use. The top section of the page is dedicated to all the fixtures that are currently in-play. Scrolling further will reveal the “UPCOMING” toolbar in which users can see all the fixtures that will be available for live betting later in the day, and for the coming days ahead. Underneath the “ALL” tab, punters will find the selection of sports markets listed as drop down menus; to see the future live betting fixtures for a particular sport, simply click on the sport name, and the fixtures will be listed in the order of the date that they’ll be showing. To view more sports other than those listed underneath the “UPCOMING” toolbar, clicking on the “More” button will reveal the full offering. For additional info on all the extra added features on the main platform, head over to our main review page and get the full update.
Improved Live Streaming
As previously mentioned, the Ladbrokes live streaming service has undergone some considerable improvements in recent years. As well as providing streams for pretty much every UK and Irish horse racing greyhound event, users can now choose from a pretty impressive selection of sports streams that include top level football from the La Liga and the Bundesliga, international tennis tournaments, rugby league, tennis, basketball and darts. In order to view live streams, you must have placed a bet in the previous 24 hours, or have a positive account balance. The only exception to this is with horse racing and greyhound streams in which you must have placed a bet of at least £1 on a race in order to view.
The streaming window itself opens as part of the in-play platform rather than in a separate window. Whether or not this is a positive or negative point comes down mostly to personal preference; some punters will prefer to view live streams in a completely separate window, while others will prefer to have it as part of the full desktop page. From our objective point of view, we feel as though the most important thing is that the streams are of a high quality, and that the latest odds updates remain in full view next to the stream – Ladbrokes tick both boxes here, which in turn led to us awarding a solid 8/10 score for their performance in the in-play betting department. The one area where the operator does lose out on a few points is with the volume of streams shown per day. As previously mentioned, the overall selection of sports is actually very good, however the vast majority of the streams shown throughout the day are of greyhound and horse racing events, which means that the average number of streams for other sports is normally less than 10 per day. This ultimately means that whilst the Ladbrokes live streaming service has made some significant improvements in recent years, they are still some way behind the in-play giants like of Coral.
Live Scores and Stats
Although not the best on the market, the live scores and statistics here are allow you to keep pretty close tabs on the live fixture in question. The in-play graphics are probably one of the more outstanding features of the Ladbrokes live betting service, and is also one of the best we’ve seen from all the operators we’ve listed in our reviews. Not only this, but the availability of the infographic is far more widespread when compared to some of the other operators in our review that only really include the feature for the bigger sports fixtures.
Located at the right hand side of the in-play platform, the real-time infographic let’s you know who’s in possession, when there’s a break in play, when your team is on the defensive and also when someone is launching a dangerous attack. As you would expect, it’s never more than a few seconds behind action, and the full list of game stats are displayed conveniently alongside so you can easily keep close tabs on what’s happened in the fixture so far. Regarding the stats themselves, they aren’t perhaps as complete as we’ve seen elsewhere. The only four stats categories on display here are: “Dangerous Attacks”, “Attacks”, “Shots on Target” and “Shots off Target”. With Betfred however, these four categories are included, as well as eight more that include more detailed information such as the total number of cards, dangerous free kicks, corners, and fouls committed. This being said, we can see that although the live scores and stats available with Ladbrokes are noteworthy, there’s still room for a fair amount of improvement here.
Lacking a Live Betting Offer
There is no specific live bonus on offer here at this operator. Even so, Ladbrokes bonuses are something for you to feast on. They offer a wide-range of promotions and it is inevitable some will be available for the live scene. Check the terms first!
Conclusion – Quality Live Betting
At the end, Ladbrokes managed to put in a pretty solid performance in the in-play testing department. With well over 15 sports available for live betting that include a number of specials and TV markets, the range of betting options is pretty much as good as it gets, and the in-play platform itself is just as user-friendly and aesthetic as the main homepage. Although the overall volume of available streams per day isn’t the highest we’ve seen, the pool of sports available for viewing is pretty impressive, and the average odds levels are also worth an extra mention. There are a couple more operators with slightly better in play numbers – Betfair for instance offer great odds prices of up to 94.6% – aside from this, Ladbrokes are undoubtedly one of the best betting sites for live betting.
The Pros and Cons of Ladbrokes In-play Betting
- Major Strengths
- wide range of in-play betting options
- good live odds
- Minor Strengths
- fast odds updates
- Minor Weaknesses
- limited live stream coverage
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What happens if the odds change before I’m able to confirm by bet selections?
If there are any changes in the odds price before you reach the bet confirmation step, you’ll receive a clear notification on your bet slip. The notification will appear in blue, and the new odds price will be displayed alongside the old one so that you can clearly see the difference. Before you get around to confirming your bet, you’ll be asked whether or not you want to accept the new price.