Is Ladbrokes legal or banned in your country?
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Ladbrokes services are not available in every country of the world, sometimes this comes down to regulatory or legal issues.
To know whether Ladbrokes is legal or banned in your country, click on the “Test my current location” button below. One of two things will happen:
- You see the registration form ⇒ this means you are allowed to sign up and play from your current location.
- A message appears saying: “You are not permitted to register with Ladbrokes from the country you are in” ⇒ unfortunately, you are not allowed to use Ladbrokes services in your country.
Countries Where Ladbrokes is Licensed
Ladbrokes is a licensed bookmaker in:
- The Republic of Ireland
It means that in those countries, Ladbrokes is perfectly legal but only on the specific website for this country (for exemple : Ladbrokes.be for Belgium).
Countries Where Ladbrokes is Legal
Other countries where Ladbrokes is unlicensed but not illegal either, include:
Asia and Australasia
It is also possible to bet with Ladbrokes in the UK if you live, or a travelling, in one of the following countries, even though no official license is held:
Some specificities to know :
Ladbrokes is legal in the Netherlands, but not for all betting services. Horse and greyhound racing bets are accepted.
In Azerbaijan and Iraq, the bookmaker's services are allowed, but this does not extend to their online poker service.
In Germany, accessing Ladbrokes' services is legal, although users are not allowed to place bets on horse or greyhound racing, nor access the exchange service.
Countries Where Ladbrokes is Banned
Unfortunately, Ladbrokes is unable to open accounts for inhabitants of many countries in the world. They have a list of banned territories which is updated regularly. Countries on the list include:
This list is by no means exhaustive. Indeed, in February 2016 a number of new countries were added to the list by Ladbrokes. These included:
Central African Republic
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
Papua New Guinea
How to Bypass Website Blocking From a Banned Country
When there is a problem accessing a blocked website from a given territory in the world, there are a number of things that you can do about it.
The internet service provider (ISP) that allows you to access websites will have blocked access to certain URLs, or internet web page addresses, due to the authorities' decision to deny the service offered.
With a virtual private network, or VPN, it is possible to bypass the ISP's blocking software because the data is transferred directly from your computer to another one which accesses the internet from elsewhere.
However, users will have to volunteer a postal address for this approach to work. Without this facility, a proxy server can be used. With this method, your internet activity runs through a third party site which does not have a banned URL but which allows you to view the destination site through it.
Both approaches may be illegal, depending on what you do and where in the world you happen to be, so this should only be undertaken at the user's own risk.
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