In business since the late 1800s as a horse racing outfit, Ladbrokes has a long and colourful history. It's brought them all this way to a variety of online gambling sites, including this option targeted at bingo players.
Is it worth getting your virtual dauber out for? We'll take an in-depth look in today's post.
Available Games and Software
Many UK online bingo sites are now adding a small mix of slots and casino games, and Ladbrokes Bingo is no exception.
The site has a modest selection of about 65 slots. The progressive jackpot selection makes up a big portion of this, however, at 30 titles total. Ladbrokes seems to mostly draw on smaller (but reputable) manufacturers like Ash Gaming and Progressive Play, so the game lineup actually seems a bit fresh and novel though it is small. Some interesting licensed titles here include Beowulf, Deal or No Deal, Britain's Got Talent and Monty Python's Life of Brian.
Aside from the slots, there isn't much else of note in the casino area except for about a dozen types of instant scratchers, Mini Roulette and a blackjack game. They also have the interesting Pinball Roulette here, which allows you to play a bonus round of pinball when your numbers come up.
So let's move on to the main feature: the bingo games. Ladrokes has 17 themed rooms that have a wide variety of ball numbers, wagering limits and "speed bingo" options. Some of the rooms also have live chat enabled so that you can socialize with other players. Each room has its own opening hours, however, with the exception of the Deal or No Deal 90-ball room which is open 24/7.
Of course, Ladbrokes Bingo is part of the larger (and sprawling) Ladbrokes family of online gaming options. So it's easy to tab right over to their full-fledged casino, sports betting site, live casino, poker rooms or lottery. Pretty much every gaming option you can think of is at your fingertips, but keep in mind that some bonus options may not carry over from one area of the site to another.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Ladbrokes Bingo gives you the full standard range of deposit options: Visa, MasterCard / Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Paysafecard, Entropay and direct bank transfer. The minimum deposit is £5 for the credit card options and £10 for all of the other methods.
Withdrawals are equally standard - withdraw back to a method you have already used to make a successful deposit, and expect the standard few days or so for it to clear their internal review plus the payment processor's requirements. In as far as we are able to tell, the minimum withdrawal is £5 with any method and the maximum daily limit for most methods is £5000.
Safety and Security
Ladbrokes is one of the biggest names in UK online gaming. Aside from the United Kingdom Gambling Commission license, all of the Ladbrokes online properties are based in Gibraltar and licensed by the Gibraltar Gambling Commissioner. The site does list an independent gaming auditor as well, but unfortunately the link to the information page is broken so we cannot discern who it is at this time.
Bonuses and Player's Club
Ladbrokes has a lot of promotions. Let's begin with the welcome offer. The bonus for new bingo players is quite simple - deposit £10 initially and get £10 added to it that is good only at the bingo rooms. Fortunately there appear to be no wagering requirements or complicated terms to navigate, it's just a nice little bonus £10 to try out the various rooms with.
New players also have access to the special "Guest Room" during their first seven days on the site, with access beginning once you have made your first deposit of at least £10. These rooms offer hour-long games each day beginning at 10:00, 16:00 and 19:00. They are free to play, with real prize pots of £60 to £100 for the winner. It's a nice way to not only win some money with no risk, but also get used to online bingo if you are new to it.
There are also daily, weekly and monthly promotions. For your first £10 spent on bingo tickets in a day, you'll get a free Gallop-A-Win spin that guarantees a cash prize of between 20 pence and £50 as well as a free bingo session at a fixed time the following day in the Bob's Shed room. Each week also brings its own assortment of free games, cash back on losing tickets and bonus loyalty point offers. And each month there are a few special games with whopping £20,000 to £50,000 top prizes.
There is also a loyalty program called On The House Rewards. It's a standard tiered system in which you move up by earning points that come with your purchased tickets. Each new tier level brings new bonuses such as free tickets, "bonus bundle" gifts and loyalty point multipliers.
Is Ladbrokes Bingo Worth It?
Ladbrokes has a very good variety of bingo rooms and game types, bolstered by lots of regular promotions and straightforward terms that usually don't have you looking up wagering requirements and doing calculus to determine if it's worth it. It's definitely worth adding to the rotation for a serious bingo player; those more interested in casino games will probably want to skip straight to Ladbrokes Casino.
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