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Power Tower, Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin D04 V972
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Reviewed by: Bailey Chapman

Paddy Power Review

It would be fair to say that Paddy Power is one of the more outlandish bookmakers out there, due in no small part to some of its fun and at times outrageous advertising campaigns. However the PR surrounding them should not mask the fact that this bookmaker is one of the biggest and best on the market!

Established in 1988 after the merger of three bookmakers, the Irish based Paddy Power has established itself not only as the biggest bookie in its native Ireland, but also a massive online and High Street presence in other countries such as the UK. ‘The Power’ was considered the strongest of the three brands from the merger, whilst Paddy and the green colours were added to emphasize the company’s Irish heritage – ‘thanks Paddy Power’!.

Controversy and mischief have never been far from Paddy Power’s agenda, and the company obviously thrives on the PR generated off the back of some daring stunts in the past. Some of its more memorable moments include offering odds on the then US president Barack Obama not ‘completing his term’, which was widely construed as the bookmaker offering odds on him being assassinated before the end of his term. In 2014 a statue of former Manchester United manager David Moyes turned up outside Anfield, a playful nudge to the hapless Scot’s poor season in charge at Liverpool’s bitter rivals and his ‘services’ to the red half of Merseyside.

Getting started with Paddy Power

As with most online bookmakers, Paddy Power has an incentive to entice new customers to their website, currently being advertised as a ‘risk free £10 bet’ on their homepage:

Paddy Power – Homepage

Customers registering for the first time and wishing to take advantage of this offer should hit the ‘Join Now’ blue button where they will be taken to another page containing the offer details and code and will need to hit ‘Join Now’ a second time:

Paddy Power – Free Bet Offer

 Step 1 of getting up and running on Paddy Power is filling in a fairly straightforward sign-up form. Paddy Power will require your name, address, date of birth, email address and for the customer to set a security question/answer alongside a password. This is all standard and should not take more than a couple of minutes to complete.

The customer at this stage also has the option to choose which currency they wish to bet in (GBP and Euro are offered as options) and also set a frequency limit for deposits – this can be either daily, weekly or monthly starting from £5. The promo code from the previous page is already auto completed which helps not having to go backwards and forwards to find it!

Paddy Power – Registration Page

After submitting their details, most customers should find their account open and ready to deposit via automatic electronic verification – success! If however for any reason Paddy Power cannot verify your details, you will be taken to an additional step below to upload ID documents such as a passport or driving licence:

Paddy Power – Verification Page

There is nothing to be worried about if you are taken to this page, it is a legal requirement for all bookmakers to verify customer details either electronically or through physically having sight of their ID documents via an upload.

The next step is to deposit funds – as you would expect from one of the largest online bookmakers, most options are catered for. Choose from debit card, PayPal, Paysafe, Skrill, Neteller, Bank transfer or MuchBetter:

Paddy Power – Deposit Page

Once funds have been deposited they will arrive instantly in your account (with the exception of bank transfers, which take 1-5 working days to process). Below the account balance has been updated after making a deposit via debit card and is always available to view in the top right hand corner of any page on the site.

Paddy Power deposit and withdrawals

Customers should spend some time to familiarize themselves with the minimum and maximum deposit and withdrawal amounts currently mandated by Paddy Power. With a debit card, there is a minimum deposit requirement of £5, as well as a minimum withdrawal amount of £0.01. Funds tend to arrive within 2-5 days when withdrawing through this method.

Bank transfers also have a minimum deposit amount of £5 but take 1-5 working days to be processed. The minimum withdrawal amount with a bank transfer is £10 and this also takes 1-5 working days to be processed, so customers may wish to consider more agile payment methods.

Neteller again has a minimum deposit amount £5 with a processing time of 1-4 hours before the deposit is available to bet with. There is a £1 minimum withdrawal requirement with withdrawals taking around 4 hours to be processed.

Paypal has a slightly different requirement – a customer will have to deposit at least £10 which will be processed immediately. Withdrawal requirements are similar to Neteller – a minimum of £1 and like Neteller, take anywhere between 4 to 24 hours to process.

PaySafeCard requires a minimum £5 deposit and is processed immediately. However, PaySafeCard deposits are only available in Austria, Finland, Germany, Isle of Man, Italy, Norway, Sweden, the Channel Islands, and the United Kingdom. Withdrawals via PaySafe are sent to a customer’s bank account.

To make a deposit via Skrill, will also require the standard £5 minimum requirement and it will be processed immediately. The minimum withdrawal amount is at a measly £1 and will take between 4 and 24 hours to be processed.

Finally bank transfers also have a minimum deposit amount of £5 but take 1-5 working days to be processed. The minimum withdrawal amount with a bank transfer is £10 and this also takes 1-5 working days to be processed, so customers may wish to consider more agile payment methods above.

New Customer sportsbook offer

Currently Paddy Power are offering a ‘£10 risk free first bet’ in an offer that is a slight departure from the normal free bets that most bookmakers offer. So how does a new customer qualify for this particular offer?

Step 1 is to open a new account with Paddy Power – follow our helpful guide and this should be easy to complete in a matter of minutes! The promo code is already pre-populated on the registration page, so there is no need to go fishing for this online.

Step 2 is to deposit a minimum of £10 to qualify for this promotion – again using our helpful guide depositing for your first stake money should be a doddle!

Step 3 is to place your first bet, and that’s it, you have qualified for this offer!

Example of how a risk free bet works

If a customer opens a new account and deposits £10 and then places a £10 bet on team X to beat team Y, for the purpose of this promotion they have placed a qualifying bet. If team X were to win, then that is the end of the promotion – it does not carry forward until you have made your first losing bet unfortunately. However if team Y were to be victorious then your first bet under this promotion is classed as a ‘loser’ and therefore Paddy Power will refund your £10 as cash back to your account.

Are there any bonus restrictions or small print?

As with most promotions, there are always a few details that a customer should be aware of. We found that the following apply to this particular ‘risk free bet’ promotion:

  • Promotion is available to new customers only who are residents of the UK or Republic of Ireland.
  • For the purposes of this promotion, your first ever Sportsbook bet will be counted as the qualifying bet.
  • Maximum refund is £/€10, depending on what currency you opened your account and placed the bet in.
  • Refunds will be processed within 1 hour after the qualifying bet has been settled as a loser.

Perhaps the most important part is around the deposit method used to fund the account – deposits made with e-wallets including Skrill, Paysafe and Neteller will not count towards this promotion and only deposits made via debit cards and Paypal are eligible. We also found mention of Apple Pay being eligible, which would make sense to entice Mobile and App users to register and play.

Paddy’s reward club

New and existing customers will be glad to hear that Paddy Power offer a generous reward club that offers incentives for placing regular bets:

Paddy Power – Rewards Club

The general premise for Sportsbook customers is by placing five minimum qualifying bets (defined as £5 or more) at minimum odds of 1/2 or above, customers can qualify for a free bet. For example placing 5 x £10 bets in a single week would mean Paddy Power reward you with a free £10 bet which is valid for 7 days. However only the winnings from this free bet would be received by the customer if the wager turned out to be successful. Full T&Cs can be found here: https://promotions.paddypower.com/paddysrewardsclub – as ever check the small print before you start placing your bets!

Paddy Power sportsbook

Paddy Power has a long tradition of offering a diverse range of sports to choose from and customers can rest assured that all their needs are catered for! For the traditional punter, Paddy Power offers a comprehensive range of markets on Football from around the world, with Horse Racing coverage also on a par with any other online bookmaker.

Staying true to its Irish heritage, customers can find a wide range of markets on sports such as Gaelic Games, whilst even fans from Australia are catered for with markets offered on Australian Rules Football.

Of course Paddy Power wouldn’t be Paddy Power if it didn’t have something unusual or interesting to throw into the mix and sure enough we found markets for Politics and Current Affairs on offer. Fancy a bet on who will be the next Pope? Not a problem, Paddy Power has a market for this:

Paddy Power – Betting Markets For Next Pope

Including eSports and Virtual Sports, we counted 25 sports available at Paddy Power for customers to get their teeth into. Football of course is the bread and butter of any online bookmaker and fans will not be disappointed when visiting Paddy Power. Taking a look at an upcoming fixture, we found 132 markets being offered, as well as a number of ‘Power Prices’:

Paddy Power – Power Prices

Power prices are enhanced odds that Paddy Power offer to customers to increase their potential winnings should they place a successful bet. In the above market we found a range of good options including the home side to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – the odds have been enhanced from 9/2 to 6/1, well worth a punt in our opinion!

Placing a bet

With a comprehensive range of sports, markets and enhanced odds to get stuck into, customers will not be short of options when it comes to placing a bet. The process itself is painless, and with Paddy Power offering plenty of ‘Power Prices’ on most of its events, there are plenty of intriguing options to consider.

One point to note is that Paddy Power does not house a stats centre, form guide or match insights on the actual betting page, but instead customers will be redirected to its sister news website.

Paddy Power – Top Tips

 The above opened a new tab for us and took us to https://news.paddypower.com/football/2020/05/31/football-tips-our-three-best-bets-for-koln-v-rb-leipzig-on-monday/

We found this not quite in keeping with many of the other leading online bookmakers, and some customers may find the lack of data available on the actual market page slightly disappointing.

Adding to betslip

Confident that betting on this fixture should see a RB Leipzig win, we made use of Power Prices to get 11/4 on RB Leipzig to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1, and duly added to our betting slip, which now shows the selection, odds, stake amount and potential returns:

Paddy Power – Add Bets To Payslip

Bet confirmation

After hitting the Place Bets blue button, it’s game on! The bet slip updates to confirm the successful wager and again reiterates the total stake, potential returns and details of the selection:

Paddy Power – Bet Confirmation

Fantasy Paddy Power

A somewhat unique feature offered by Paddy Power is the ‘Fantasy Paddy Power’ option. This brings to life every fanboy’s dream of traditional fantasy league football but with a number of daily, weekly and monthly contests on offer to make picking your dream team just that little bit more interesting! Below is a selection of ‘contests’ we found available to enter:

Paddy Power – Fantasy

Customers can then select their team from a predefined list of games. Below we are given three upcoming German Bundesliga fixtures to get our teeth into – let the stats nerd out and analysis begin before we settle on our killer starting XI!

Paddy Power – Fantasy Selection

With entry fees as low as £1 for the above event, diehard Fantasy League fans will enjoy taking a break from traditional betting and diving into a bit of fun in choosing their winning combination!

Live streaming

Paddy Power offers its customers access to live streaming events all year round, another great feature that allows armchair fans to get closer to the action, and of course place some bets! Below Paddy Power are keeping up customer spirits in lockdown by streaming a live Darts match with coverage coming directly from the player’s home!

Paddy Power – Live Streaming

With high quality streams on a range of sports, this option allows customers to not only enjoy a fix of free sporting action, but also get involved in some in-play action. In the above event customers can bet on the overall winner, predict the correct score and who will score the most 180s, all with the option to cash out. With sports streamed from around the world daily there is always something to keep the average sports fan interested, and a market to place a bet on!

Paddy Power Sports Verdict

In conclusion, we are giving Paddy Power the ‘green’ light in honour of their green heritage! From the moment a customer hits the easy registration page, they can be depositing and placing their first bet with Paddy Power in a matter of minutes – exactly the ease of use we’ve come to expect from one of the largest online bookies. Live chat and customer support is also readily available for anyone who needs a helping hand in the registration or depositing stage. We were also impressed by the range of depositing options available, including Apple Pay for those looking to deposit quickly on mobile devices.

Paddy Power has adopted a different stance in terms of its new customer offer with a risk free bet rather than the traditional bet X and get Y in free bets. Whilst this may be confusing at first glance, their Terms and Conditions page makes it crystal clear what the customer is getting. In effect customers are getting a risk free bet up to the value of £10 – if you are not successful in your first bet, Paddy’s will give the credit bet back to you, so if at first you don’t succeed try again!

Where Paddy Power slightly lags behind a competitor such as Ladbrokes is in the number sports it offers and markets within them – 25 sports available compared to 35 over at Ladbrokes. The volume of markets on the same football game we checked on both websites also saw Paddy Power lose by around 60 markets – although with still over 130 markets on the game we checked that should be more than enough to keep football fans happy!

With its unique Paddy Power fantasy options, customers can also enjoy using their fantasy league skills and getting involved in daily, weekly and monthly competitions on a number of sports. Football fans in particular will relish picking their starting XIs and bragging to their friends about how they are going to wipe the floor with the competition!

Your questions answered

Is Paddy Power a safe website or a scam?
Paddy Power has been around as a business since 1988 and been trading online since 2000, so customers can have a great degree of assurance when signing up with them. Paddy Power is also part of a bigger group called Flutter Entertainment, which owns other household brands such as Poker Stars and Betfair, so there is absolutely no suspicion of Paddy Power not being a bona fide company to deal with.
Are deposits and withdrawals safe?
Paddy Power uses industry standard 128-bit SSL encryption and is used on all pages of their payment system. All information that a customer provides is therefore encrypted so that it cannot be read across the Internet. Another key measure of online security is the firewall employed by Paddy Power. This sits between the Paddy Power web server and the internet, providing further protection against unauthorised access. Access to the server is strictly controlled by the firewall, ensuring maximum protection for the website.
What level of customer support does Paddy Power offer?
Paddy Power has access to live chat, email support and a customer support phone number that is available from 8am - 12am daily. Reaching out on Twitter is also a great way to get a quick response during working hours for frequently asked questions or problems. In addition Paddy Power has a comprehensive Help Centre which can help customers self-serve on a range of questions and common issues: https://helpcenter.paddypower.com/app/home/p/6 for customers who like to self-serve they should find the answer to most of the questions there.
What devices can I use to access Paddy Power?
Paddy Power is available and easily accessible on all devices including desktop, mobile and tablet. On mobile customers can either opt to use the app, available from both the Apple and Google Play stores or go directly to the website in Safari, Chrome or similar browser for a smooth mobile experience. Customers should find their experience seamless regardless of their choice of device, with all the features of desktop including depositing and withdrawing money available across tablet and mobile devices.
Are there any restricted countries?
Yes - like any other online bookmaker, certain geographical restrictions will exist. The current list of restricted countries are: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guam, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Laos, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
What currencies are available to play in?
Paddy Power currently only supports two currencies - Euros and Pounds Sterling (GBP).
I have seen a lot of crazy Paddy Power TV advertisements, can I really take it seriously as an online bookmaker?
In short, yes! Whilst Paddy Power have built up an image of a fun brand that pushes the boundaries of advertising, even occasionally crossing the line between what is considered tasteful, they are among the top 5 online bookmakers in terms of turnover and number of players. So whilst they may come across as slightly eccentric, customers should feel reassured by the size of the business and their proud history that they are dealing with a business that is serious about Sports and gaming.
Is the website available in different languages?
Currently Paddy Power is only available in English.
Are there any daily limits I should be aware of?
Yes - in terms of withdrawals, these are limited to £2,500 per day across all payment methods, with a minimum withdrawal of £0.01 - £1.00 depending on method of withdrawal. In terms of depositing funds to play with, this is capped at £20,000 for any single deposit.