If you live in the UK there’s probably a Ladbrokes bookmakers on your local high street, they’re the biggest betting company in the country, in business since the late 19th century. To match their bricks-and-mortar empire they have an impressive online suite of gaming and gambling sites, including Ladbrokes Bingo, which was launched in 2004 and uses Playtech’s Virtual Fusion games.
Ride the Ladbrokes horse now and you’ll get a £20 bingo bonus and £10 to spend on all games. You must deposit and spend £10 and there’s a 20X wagering requirement on the all games bonus and restrictions on what games you can play with the bingo funds.
Licensed by the UK Gambling Commission and with nearly 130 years in the business, they don’t come any bigger or safer than Ladbrokes. You can bet on it.
Signing up is easy enough, but it uses pop-up windows, which can be annoying. They take security seriously and won’t allow you to get away with a weak password. There’s also a security question to set and a deposit limit if you want to. If you have signed up at another part of Ladbrokes you may run into problems with your account.
Ladbrokes host 90-ball, 80-ball and 75-ball bingo. Specials include lucky numbers bingo, Deal or No Deal, Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Joker Jackpot, 1TG games, speed bingo and multiplayer games.
There are lots of slots and other instant games at Ladbrokes. You can access the whole Ladbrokes site from most pages and play games in your bingo game window too.
There are some big progressive jackpots on the site, and scheduled big prize games, often as part of promotions, like the £10,000 lunchtime specials. There are bingo linx games every day.
If you’ve played many online sites you’ll have seen plenty of rooms like the Ladbrokes Virtue Fusion set up. A large chat window on the left and a game window on the right. A row of slots and instant games above the chat and a big ad above the game room. Details of the game are to the top right and the balls appear there. Your account details run across the very top of the screen. Room options are rather hidden, you have to click on the account menu then options – why not have features like muting the caller more easily available?
The lobby lists games by popularity, Ladbrokes own exclusive games, the big games, feature games, multi-player bingo and a tab for all of them. You can see what special features each game has, ticket price, current prize, how many players are in the room, and a countdown to the next game. Click on the schedule button to buy ahead. Slots are grouped to the right of the bingo tabs.
The promotions page is busy, with free games, cash back, loyalty points bonuses and all the big jackpot games and ticket offers. As well as game-related offers there are other promotions like a prize draw for shopping vouchers.
Chat rooms are busy, but the hosts seemed on the ball, answering a couple of questions well and talking to the room.
Ladbrokes call their loyalty programme On the House and it has six levels. You join as soon as you sign up – standing out in The Garden! You need to earn points each month to earn more free bingo, birthday bonuses and a deposit bonus.
Refer a friend
There is no refer a friend bonus at Ladbrokes.
Ask chat hosts for help or call 0800 032 1133 (+350 200 43003 outside UK), this is a 24-hour number. Email email@example.com and there is live help online. Good FAQs and bingo guides are useful too. Terms and conditions were hard to track down.
Bingo Bonkers Verdict
Ladbrokes is a big, professional-looking site with plenty of big prizes in a good selection of games that players will want to get involved with. There’s a decent welcome bonus and the loyalty programme has good bonuses; take a look yourself to see if it’s for you.