Ladbrokes is a United Kingdom bookmaking company that was established way back 1886. For more than a hundred years, Ladbrokes has offered wagering services with great integrity. When Ladbrokes.com launched their website in the 1990′s, Ladbrokes online immediately thrived. Ladbrokes has since (expanded|extended|added to} their online offerings to include a strong mobile casino product, online bingo, and the Ladbrokes live casino games.
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Ladbrokes Live Casino
The live dealer casinos work through a collaboration between an online casino brand and a land-based casino. The land-based casino provides the live dealers, and the online casino handles the banking services and serves as a proxy for the client. The land-based casino or studio works with a technology company to provide the live video streaming across the Internet. Ladbrokes works with two separate platforms: Evolution Gaming and CWC Gaming.
The greatest benefit to having two partners comes down to more options for the customer. This configuration delivers greater game and dealer selections. The choice of live casino platforms offers a nice change of pace for Ladbrokes’ regular live casino players, since each option offers a distinct atmosphere, set of dealers, and available games. Nevertheless, the client only deals with Ladbrokes, so the entire experience is seamless.
Ladbrokes.com offers its live dealer games in browser-based and downloadable software client versions. The experience is consistent however, so the experience translates and remains intuitive. However, Evolution Gaming and CWC Gaming provide different atmospheres.
For the purposes of the review, we wagered at both the Evolution and CWC Gaming live casinos. As mentioned, both casinos present distinct atmospheres. Streamed from Latvia, Evolution Gaming has more than 40 gaming tables, uses Eastern European dealers and has a very traditional theme. CWC Gaming, on the other hand, offers less tables, has a more diverse dealer base and provides a more modern, Las Vegas-style atmosphere.
At both locations, traffic is pretty high. However we never had an extended wait for a seat, even at CWC Gaming, where there are less spots available. We did however really enjoy the dealers at CWC.
Based in Costa Rica, CWC Gaming use both European and Latino dealers, and their English was perfect.
At Evolution, which employ mostly Latvian dealers, the accents are thicker but the female dealers are still attractive and professional!
Ladbrokes provides high-definition video streams at both locations. These perform excellently, and allow a full screen video mode. The full screen mode offers the greatest level of immersion. The GUI elements, such as buttons and chat window, are well integrated and don’t interfere with the experience. Ladbrokes Live Casino also provides a graphical mode, which utilizes a smaller video stream window along with the standard graphical controls. This option is convenient for times when an SD display is the only option because the graphical table is easier to see.
Ladbrokes Live Casino Games
With the Evolution Gaming platform, Ladbrokes provides baccarat, blackjack, European roulette and French Gold roulette. French Gold offers the French-style roulette table and has higher wagering limits than the standard roulette tables offer.
Through CWC Gaming, Ladbrokes Live Casino provides baccarat, blackjack, European roulette and sic bo. The wagering limits are consistent across both platforms: baccarat and sic bo are $1 to $5,000; blackjack is $5 to $5,000; and roulette is $0.50 to $100,000. VIP limits are made available via application, and once approved by Ladbrokes, you have that limit at both Evolution Gaming and CWC.
Ladbrokes Live Casino Bonus
Ladbrokes.com offers a tiered new player bonus, but only the first level applies to the live casino: 100% deposit match up to £50. New clients can participate in the other tiers by depositing more, but those portions of the bonus will not be redeemable by playing in the live dealer games. The wagering requirement for the first £50 bonus is 20x.
How it works is if a new customer deposits £50, they first have to play through that £50 once. Then, they can make the claim for the £50 bonus. Ladbrokes will immediately credit you £50, and that bonus will clear for withdrawal once the client has wagered 20x or £1,000 more.
In addition, new and established players can take advantage of a £25 bonus just for trying live roulette. To qualify, make a claim for the bonus, deposit £25 and then hit the live roulette tables any Friday between 8pm and 2am GMT. Once you’ve wagered through £50, Ladbrokes will give you a £25 bonus, and there’s no requirement to clear the £25 bonus. You can withdraw it immediately!
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