Ladbrokes is one of the most active and best known names in the Irish gambling market so it will come as no surprise to learn that Ladbrokes Poker is also one of best places to play online poker. Ladbrokes has many facets to its online offering including excellent sports and casino gambling as well as Bingo, Lotteries and financial gambling but if you enjoy the thrill of playing poker against others then Ladbrokes poker is the place to be. Ladbrokes offers both instant and download poker versions although we would recommend Ladbrokes download poker for those who want to play regularly; it only takes a few minutes and will give you much more choice of tables and tournaments. Ladbrokes poker offers more than just Texas Hold’em although that does remain the firm favourite for most players; other poker games available include Omaha Poker, Five card stud poker and Five card draw.
Ladbrokes poker is also an excellent place to start for beginners as there is a very good poker school which introduces you to the basics of the game and goes on to explain a little about control and position on the table and cards and hand values. Another feature especially for beginners at Ladbrokes poker is STTs (Single Table Tournaments). Single table tournaments are a quick form of poker, normally lasting not much longer than an hour on average and can be played with some very low stakes; it is also reported that around a third of players win some kind of prize money. Multi Table Tournaments take a lot longer to play and come in various types such as Freezeouts, Satellites, and Rebuys but they are all explained in the Ladbrokes online poker school. Stakes and rewards are generally greater as well as there are more players involved.
The cash game is by far the most played which is where you choose your table, the stakes, your position on the table, how much cash you bring to the table and how long you play for. Cash games at Ladbrokes poker can be played for just a few cents but remember of course that when playing Texas Hold’em that bets can quickly increase way above the small and big blind values.
Ladbrokes poker runs a player club which is free to join and your level can be bronze, silver or gold depending upon how much you play in a particular month but what is interesting is that each level has its own free entry tournament each month with cash prizes. Ladbrokes poker is also the main sponsor of one of Irelands largest tournaments, the Irish Poker Festival which is an annual event usually held around September/October time and although it should be possible to buy your way into the tournament by far the best way is to play any of the satellite tournaments that Ladbrokes Poker will run in the weeks before the main tournament.
Ladbrokes poker is a great place to be as a beginner but also as an experienced player.