Everyone will be familiar with the Paddy Power brand. They are a powerhouse in terms of not just as online bookmakers but also their brick and mortar shops and of course their sponsorships and the mischief they get up to. Paddy Power is an Irish Bookmaker, founded in 1988 with the merger of 40 shops from three bookmakers.
Paddy Power put a lot of fun into everything they do, from the banter on their website and twitter feed to the somewhat controversial ads that perhaps have fallen short of the intended mark. They’ve featured prominently in the news this year, when they received a £2.2 million fine from the UK Gambling Commission. However, all that aside, Paddy Power is growing from strength to strength, and are standing out as an industry leader, here’s why.
Welcome Offers and Promotions
Paddy Power excels itself with their welcome offers and promotions. They have a welcome bonus available for their Sportsbook, Vegas, Casino, Games & Bingo new customers. Here is a quick look at the Welcome Offers:
SPORTS: €10 RISK FREE FIRST BET: Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses Paddy Power will refund your stake in CASH. Maximum refund amount is €10, ONLY deposits using CARDS or Paypal will qualify. The refund takes up to 1 hour to process and hit your account. New customers only.
CASINO: 200% BONUS FOR NEW CUSTOMERS ON ALL CASINO GAMES: Minimum deposit is €/£20 and the maximum bonus is €/£200. Bonus needs to be rolled over 35 times before withdrawal. New customers only.
LIVE CASINO: 100% BONUS FOR ALL NEW CUSTOMERS ON LIVE CASINO: Minimum deposit is £/€20 and the maximum bonus is £/€100. Deposits made with e-wallets are NOT valid. Eligible games are Live Blackjack & Live Roulette. The bonus needs to be rolled over 50 times before withdrawal. New customers only.
VEGAS: 50 FREE SPINS FOR NEW PADDY POWER CUSTOMERS: This is an opt-in welcome offer and you must have a valid mobile telephone number listed in your account. Once you opt-in you will receive a validation code via text message. Simply enter that code on the website and you will receive 50 free spins to use with the Tournament Slots Games. The free spins will expire in 10 days after code redeemed.
GAMES: 30 FREE SPINS FOR NEW PADDY POWER CUSTOMERS: This is an opt-in welcome offer and you must have a valid mobile telephone number listed in your account. Once you opt-in you will receive a validation code via text message. Simply enter that code on the website and you will receive 30 free spins to use with the Daily Jackpot Games. The free spins will expire in 10 days after code redeemed.
BINGO: SIGN UP BONUS: Deposit and play €10 on Bingo games within 30 days of joining Paddy Power Bingo and get €25 paid as Side Games Bonus (x20 wagering requirements), €15 as Bingo Bonus (x5 wagering requirements) and 20 Free Spins on Paddy’s Lucky Pigeon. This offer is valid for new customers to Paddy Power Bingo, so customers that are already Paddy Power customers are eligible so long as they’ve NEVER played Paddy Power Bingo before. NB: To get the 20 free spins you need to claim it first on your mobile device from promotional page.
They also offer great promotions for their existing customers. This is one area that Paddy Power will not be beaten on.
Paddy Power Markets
As expected from on the of the top dogs, Paddy Power’s markets are varied. Literally from A-Z including Athletics, Darts, Gaelic Games, Current Affairs, Lottery, Horseracing and Football. Paddy Power has the potential to be your only online betting stop. Not only is there a great selection of sports, there’s also a great selection of markets within each sport. They are horseracing / football oriented, but there are plenty of niche sports/markets.
Paddy Power have recently updated their in-play experience, and they’ve done a great job. The in-play is now easy to navigate, more customer friendly and a breeze to place bets and find out what events are available.
Their live streaming is also brilliant. Each market has great depth to it and the simplicity of the menu means that getting to their features like, live states and game information is quick and uncomplicated. Paddy Power is finally keeping up with the industry leaders on this element.
News, Tips and Other Features
Paddy Power really does inject mischief and fun into the betting experience with them. And their news is where you are going to find it on the website. They have an extensive news section, and have a very active twitter feed. Which are both full of the Paddy Power branded mischief we all know and like.
Paddy Power was one of the first well-known bookmakers to launch eSports. They have all the usual games: DOTA2, Starcraft 2, League of Legends. They offer great odds and markets throughout the platform. Paddy Power customers can bet on events like the Asia Championships and DreamHack Series. Markets are in depth and varied, from outright wins to tournament winners. After a few hit and misses, Paddy Power have come out on top in the eSports arena.
They have also embraced the Virtual markets offering horseracing, football & greyhound racing to name just a few. They have great odds, which won’t disappoint even the professional punters. The video stream is right there, allowing you to bet and keep one eye on the race or game.
Paddy Power are no doubt a sportsbook giant, however they have transitioned into the online casino world without a hiccup. The Paddy Power casino is available on your mobile as both mobile site and through the mobile ap. Which is, as everything else that Paddy Power does, user friendly. The jackpots are available to see on all the jackpot games.
The Live Casino is extensive and has stakes that suit almost every punters budget. The dealers are professionally and there’s a good range of games to play including, Live Blackjack, Live Roulette, Live Casino Hold ‘Em and Live Baccarat.
Mobile & App
The user-friendliness that Paddy Powers is so well known for just continues in the mobile site & app. It’s built for the punter and is a great accompaniment to their PC website. The mobile site and app have quick links to the Casino and Live Casino, not too mention that their full sportsbook, including the in-play live streaming, is available on the mobile site and app.
Licensing and regulation
Paddy Power are licensed to the hilt. They hold a UKGC License, a Malta Gaming License and a Alderney GCC License.
Paddy Power is restricted in the following countries: United States, Australia, Turkey, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Romania & Bulgaria. But even according to the Paddy Power this is not the full list, best to contact them for verification on the particulars of your territory/country.
Paddy Power have 24/7 customer support. There is live chat, email and telephone available. Their support team is first-class, and the wait times are quick almost non-existent in some cases we contacted them. They have a comprehensive FAQ’s section available on their website and their mobile site. They also have a highly active Twitter account, so there is always the option to private message them on that social media platform.
Ireland: 1800 238 888
UK: 0800 056 5275
International: +44 203 636 9708
Deposits / Withdrawals
Paddy Power work with a 2-wallet system: A ‘main wallet’ for your Sportsbook, Games, Casino and Bingo funds and a ‘poker wallet’ for obviously your poker funds. You can transfer between the two easily and quickly however you can only withdraw from your main wallet. Keep that mind when you go to withdraw.
Paddy Power have all the usual suspects in terms of deposits and withdrawals, the withdrawal times are pretty on par with the other big players, here are the details;
|Method of deposit||Min.||Fee of transfer||Period/duration|
|Credit or Debit Card||£/€5.00||Free||Immediate|
|Bank Transfer||£/€5.00||Free||1-5 Working Days|
|Method of withdrawal||Min.||Fee of transfer||Period/duration|
|Credit or Debit Card||£/€10.00||Free||2-3 Working Days|
|Bank Transfer||£/€10.00||Free||1-5 Working Days|
Year founded – 1988
CEO – Peter Jackson
Revenues – as of December 2017 1.75 Billion GBP (Paddy Power Betfair)
Betting shops – Over 600 across Ireland & UK
Employees – across Paddy Power Betfair as of 2016 7,557
It’s no doubt that Paddy Power are one of the better online bookmakers out there and an industry leader. The welcome offers are enough to entice anyone, and the existing customer promotions are just as heavy-weight. They offer great customer service to go with their great website, mobile site/app, odds and markets. Not only do you get a quality experience, but you also get a ton of fun and mischief.
Paddy Power are making a name for themselves as the funny guys of online bookmakers, from their Twitter feed to their adverts on TV. Some of them hit the mark other sail far far past the mark, but they are bound to make you remember the name Paddy Power.
They cater for all markets and have some of the better odds on the internet. They are fully licensed and completely safe and secure for their punters. They also have the added bonus of having a good reputation within the betting community. Unfortunately, Paddy Power also have a well known reputation of limiting winners accounts. They pay out on all bets and have good withdrawal times but keep winning and they will limit your maximum bet amount. Which is a shame for such a big player and industry leader.