Former Ireland footballer Kevin Doyle, and former Ulster, Ireland and Lions rugby player Stephen Ferris are the two latest sportsmen to join Ladbrokes’ line-up of brand ambassadors from Ireland, serving as high-profile representatives of the betting company.

“It’s an exciting time for all rugby fans with the World Cup on our doorstep and I am looking forward to sharing my insights with Ladbrokes customers over what should hopefully be six incredible weeks of top-class action,” said Ferris. Ireland is considered amongst the tournament favourites to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which this year is being hosted by Japan.

“I’m looking forward to working with Ladbrokes and giving their football customers my thoughts on all aspects of what should be a fascinating and thrilling football season,” added Kevin Doyle, who will be covering this season European football leagues. “There’s never any shortage of controversy or major talking points so it’s going to be fun airing my views through my weekly blog.”

Doyle and Ferris join boxer Jason Quigley and jockey Paul Townend as representatives of the bookmaker this year. Through weekly blogs, social media posts and personal appearances, the sporting foursome will be promoting football, rugby, boxing and horseracing for Ladbrokes

“This is a thrilling move and we’re relishing what they will bring to the Ladbrokes brand,” said Nicola McGeady, head of racing PR at Ladbrokes.

“Each of these stars had uncompromising attitudes in their sports and I’m sure they won’t pull any punches in their opinions.”

Why should Irish casino players choose Ladbrokes?

Ladbrokes has a lot more going for it than just a string of high-profile names. The bookmaker has been around since 1886, while its online casino has been live since 2000, making it a trustworthy veteran of the industry.

New players at Ladbrokes Casino online get €20 in Free Bets (4 x €5) when they sign-up with code ‘20FREE’ and bet €5 on sports. 

All you have to do is place qualifying stakes to a total of €5 win or €5 each-way at odds totalling 1/2 or greater, and you’ll be credited with 4 x €5 Free Bets to use straight away, which have to be used within seven days.

At Ladbrokes, you can also instantly withdraw your winnings or losings on football matches or for races – meaning that you don’t have to meet any minimum wagering obligations – through the handy Cash Out option.

While sportsbetting is the backbone of Ladbrokes’ business, providing clients with the ability to bet on football, golf, cricket, tennis, rugby, horse and dog racing, and much more, the casino has a wide variety of games to choose from, including a formidable slots portfolio, live casino games and even more offbeat games including bingo, keno and lotto.

New players get a €50 welcome bonus when they stake €10 on any qualifying casino or slot game, including Well Well Well, Money Multiplier, Legends of Racing Flat Season Champion, Premium European Roulette, Premium Blackjack, Penny Roulette , European Roulette,  and Hi Lo Premium.

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