Ladbrokes Live Betting – The Complete Review

The Ladbrokes live betting service is probably one of the most outstanding features that the bookmaker has to offer. Not only are there a top selection of in-play betting markets available across a wide range of different sports fixtures, but the in-play platform is about as user-friendly as they come, and the well placed live infographic always keeps you at the centre of the action even when streaming isn’t available.

Ladbrokes– Overview of the Live Betting Options
  • Live Betting
  • around 140 fixtures per day
  • odds level up to 92.2%
  • over 10 different sports markets
  • in-play specials markets
  • Live Streams
  • top level sports streams
  • free viewing
  • Live Scores
  • live scores powered by Betradar

To add to this, Ladbrokes have made some significant improvements to their live streaming service over the last couple of years. As a result, users can now enjoy a much wider selection of sports streams that include top flight football, tennis, basketball and hockey. Although it wouldn’t be quite fair to say that the in-play service here is the best on the market, we feel as though there are enough positive talking points to warrant our signed and stamped seal of recommendation.

Live Betting Options Overview 8

Overall, the range of sports available for in-play betting with Ladbrokes is actually pretty extensive. As well as all the top European football fixtures, international tennis fixtures and top cricket meets, Ladbrokes users can also choose from a good selection of some of the less widely followed, age group level sports and competitions from around the world. Some of the live sports betting markets include, rugby league and rugby union, American Football, handball, darts, mixed martial arts and ice hockey. To add to this, punters can also bet on some of the most popular talent contests and reality TV shows in the TV & Specials section on the website.

Summary of Live Betting Options
Football Tennis Golf Snooker Basketball
Correct Score Total Games 3 Ball Markets Next Frame Winner Money Lines
Correct Score Half Next Game Winner Hole Markets First Player to Pot Point Spreads
Corner Count Next Game Deuce? Round Markets 50 Break Frame Total Free Throws
Throw-in Count Win at Least 1 Set Tournament Winner 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.

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
  • Major Weaknesses
  • none
  • Minor Weaknesses
  • limited live stream coverage

FAQ

We have analysed all the key features of live in-play betting at Ladbrokes throughout this page, if you have any further questions regarding this content, email us at info@bestbettingsites.uk.

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.