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Ladbrokes Slots Verdict
All-in-all, Ladbrokes Slots left us just as impressed as Ladbrokes Casino. As it concentrates more on providing members with an extended slot games selection, you’ll find less casino games as a result. But as the site operates on a single login basis, you can flit around the different areas such as Live Casino, Poker, and Sports Betting as and when you like.
Design & Usability
Ladbrokes Slots uses Ladbrokes trademark red-and-white colour scheme to present you with its abundance of games in an easy-to-view format. The only change we’d make is to use a different template or colour to help it stand out from the Casino portal.
Along the very top of the site is a menu which lets you switch between the many different areas of the online portal, which extend to Poker, Bingo, Virtuals, Sport, In-Play, Casino, Games, and Lottos among others. Beneath this, is the Slots website menu that features a Quick Start Guide, Promotions, In Shops (N.B., these are games which you’ll find on fixed betting terminals inside Ladbrokes’ betting shops), Mobile, Help, and VIP.
At the top-right, there are quick links to telephone and live support, language settings, and the sign-up page.
Software & Gameplay
Like Ladbrokes Casino, Ladbrokes Slots is powered by Playtech software which doesn’t require you to download any casino software but it does need you to have Adobe Flash Player installed.
The lobby is nicely presented via a series of thumbnails, and there are many different categories such as Jackpots, Macau, New Games, Fantasy, and Most Popular that let you narrow down the options. At present, there’s one exclusive slot called Legacy of the Wild.
Safety & Security
Ladbrokes Slots is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission, and is certified by Gamcare. Your financial and personal information is protected at all times by Thawte SSL encryption, and a random number generator is used to guarantee that the outcomes of the games (bar live dealer games) are fair.
Payments & Withdrawals
There’s an extensive selection of banking methods you can use, including Paypal, MasterCard, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, Visa Delta, Switch, Maestro, Entropay, Neteller, Skrill, Paysafecard, Bank Transfer, Entropay, and Pre-Paid Cards.
You can deposit between £5 and £99,999 and withdraw between £5 and £55,000 per transaction. Withdrawal requests can up to three working days to be processed, but are usually dealt with within 24 hours.
The customer service team is both professional and friendly, and their representatives are available to talk to you 24/7 via live chat, telephone, or email. However, before you get in touch, it’s worth checking the FAQ.
Bonuses & Promotions
Like other the Ladbrokes’ sites, Ladbrokes Slots gives new customers the chance to take advantage of a generous welcome bonus. In this instance, it gives you 200% extra (up to a maximum of £40) when you deposit £20 to your new account. Although we consider it to be a good offer, we’re not convinced that high rollers will find the £40 limit an attractive enough prospect. The 20x wagering requirements are reasonable, although you should be aware that if you choose to deposit via Skrill or Neteller, you won’t be eligible for the bonus.
Currently, there are two other promotions available. The first gives you a £10 online bonus when you spend £20 on Pharaoh’s Treasure in a Ladbrokes shop, and we consider 1x wagering requirements to be excellent. The second offer is a time-limited Daily Guaranteed Bonus which lets customers who wager £20 or more on Monopoly Bring the House Down a guaranteed mystery bonus of up to £50.
It’s good to see that the promotions are exclusive, but we’d just like to see a few more of them!
The dedicated Mobile page can be accessed via the main menu, and it includes a QR code which you can scan directly into your mobile device to start playing. At the moment, there’s no dedicated mobile app for Ladbrokes Slots even though there are iOS apps for Ladbrokes Games, Bingo, Casino, Sports Betting, Poker, Live Casino, and Exchange Betting.
Variety & Originality
Ladbrokes Slots gives you access to more software providers than Ladbrokes Casino, including Bally Technologies, WMS, Blueprint Gaming, NetEnt, and Playtech. The different game variants include video slots, jackpot slots, games that you can play in Ladbrokes betting shops, Macau games, table games, keno, scratch cards, casual games, card games, and video poker. The only thing missing is live dealer games, but there are plenty of these available at both Ladbrokes Casino and Live Casino. In fact, you can access every part of the operator’s online portfolio which gives you even more choices, although you may need to transfer funds internally between your ‘wallets’ before playing/betting.
Loyalty & Rewards
The VIP scheme is linked with the Ladbrokes Casino VIP scheme, and to qualify for Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum level, you’ll need to meet certain deposit and comp point targets which are laid out on the VIP page. You get two points for every £10 staked on slots, bingo, and scratch cards, and 1 point for every £10 staked on all other casino games. The benefits increase as you ascend the VIP tiers, and can range from hospitality prize draws and exclusive promotions to a dedicated account manager and priority customer service.
You can also unlock achievements and collect coins to spend in the online shop by playing your favourite games. You can read more about this on the Ladbrokes Adventure page.