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Ladbrokes Poker Review

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Nothing flashy at this British site. Ladbrokes Poker, simply put, is Europe's busiest, most trusted and respected poker room, owned and operated by the world's biggest betting company. Founded in May 2002, Ladbrokes Poker does not permit American players, which Europeans and Australians seem to love.

Ladbrokes Online Poker accounts are integrated with their casino and sportsbetting accounts, so membership on one site gives gamblers access to all Ladbrokes sites. This is the top of the line non-U.S. poker site, which makes it the safest, most reliable, and most popular place to play, though it is equally one of the toughest places to come out ahead.

 
Ladbrokes Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Over 50,000 players from over 90 countries
Poker Forum
Player Profiles
Multi-currency
UK & European time zone tournaments
Account integration (between Ladbrokes' casino, sportsbetting site, & poker room)
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
25%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$100
  Referral Bonus:
$50
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
6/10
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8/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
5/10
7/10
6/10
9/10
9/10
Overall Grade 80%
 
   
 


Bonuses
25% welcome bonus on deposits of $50-$400 ($100 max. bonus)
$25 chip for new Player Profiles


 
 


Promotions
$250 daily high hand bonus
Co-sponsors Poker Million and Poker Million Masters
Satellites for World Series of Poker, and Belfast's Cavendish Club Classic
Poker Cruise
200-millionth hand promo
Ladbrokes Ladder Tournaments
$1.2 million guaranteed Ladbrokespoker.com European Online Championship of Poker


 
 


Software & Graphics
Uses Microgaming Software, same as Prima Poker Network
Fast, reliable, simple (emphasis on "simple")
No flashy graphics, just the bare bones (but smooth & virtually trouble-free)
Lobby stats such as flop %'s and average pot-size
Note-taking support

Ladbrokes Online Poker Lobby Ladbrokes Online Poker Table

 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Holdem, Omaha (hi & hi/lo), 7-Card Stud (hi & hi/lo), and 5-Card Stud
Players can join a max. of 2 tables at a time
Tournament buy-ins from $5+$1 to $100+$9
Fixed limit games from $.25/$.40 to $300-$600
No Limt & Pot Limit games from $.15/$.30 to $25/$50
Heads up (1-on-1) tournaments available


 
 


Traffic
At peak times 4,000+ players at 2,000 simultaneous tables


 
 


Competition
Beware all Fish: these are Shark-Infested Waters!
Sportsbetting fans that filter through Ladbrokes' other sites to the poker tables here make tough poker players
Bold, European "mad" gamblers abound
Novices will find it hard to win


 
 


Rake
Generally 5% of pot size, max. of $3
Many competitor sites have $1 max for low limits
1-on-1 tables $.25 at $10 and $.25 at $20 max. of $.50


 
 


Customer Service
24/7 Live online, telephone and email
Live and telephone support not poker knowledgeable (same support staff as their casino and sportsbetting sites)
Poker pro Roy "the Boy" Brindley answers emails on poker-specific questions


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Quick, trouble-free cashouts
Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, FirePay, Western Union


 
 


Ease of Use
Simple lobby, big button, useful stats