Paddy Power Review
The legend of Irish bookmaker Paddy Power formally began in 1988 when the brand first saw the light of day after that merger of three smaller high street betting chains, Stewart Kenny, David Power and Patrick Corcoran. The firm rapidly established itself as a rival to the big name British bookmakers such as William Hill, also attracting media attention with its deliberately cheeky novelty bets.
Having become a force to be reckoned with on the Irish and UK high streets (its total estate currently numbers 356 betting shops), Paddy Power naturally leveraged its brand into online sports betting and is now the third largest online bookmaker in Britain and Ireland. It’s further ramped up its ambitions to conquer the wagering world with a recent (2016) merger with Betfair to become an even more formidable one-stop shop for all your betting entertainment.
Welcome Bonus & Promotions
£10 Risk Free Bet
Bonus Key Qualifying Criteria: Use Promo code: YSKA00. New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses Paddy Power will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €10. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Paddy Power has many sports sections covering most sporting events.
Paddy Power odds are renowned.
Paddy Power Stats and Form
Paddy Power provides a comprehensive stats service.
Extras & Features
Paddy Power Cash Out
See Paddy Power site for details on Paddy Power Cash Out.
Paddy Power In-play Betting
See Paddy Power site for details on Paddy Power In-play Betting.
Paddy Power Live Streaming
See Paddy Power site for details on Paddy Power Live Streaming.
Paddy Power HotShot Jackpot
See Paddy Power site for details on Paddy Power HotShot Jackpot.
Layout & Usability
There’s a shared look and feel between Paddy Power’s site and its partner Betfair, so you can expect pretty decent navigation to hunt down the markets and bets you might be interested in. A comprehensive A-Z listing of its markets covers fifty categories, so whether its football, fishing or futsal that floats your boat you should be amply covered. A list of Quick Links corrals Paddy Power’s most popular punts, including a rich list of In-Play opportunities, and supporting the action is streaming media in text, audio and video formats plus Paddy Power’s inFormer service for horse-racing enthusiasts.
With a freshly minted customer account – registration is free and quick to do, with lots of flexibility in payment methods to fund your fun – building and placing bets is extremely easy on both the mobile and desktop sites. Clicking any offered odds opens your virtual Bet Slip with that bet added, after which you can dial in your stake and place the bet when happy to do so. Multiple bets can easily be assembled, and it’s hard to see how the process could be made any easier. Find bet, click bet, set stake then place. Simple huh?
Mobile & Tablet
Paddy Power offers an iOS app and an Android app but it’s just as easy to play on your Smartphone’s browser. You can watch your favourite sports live on iPhone, iPad & Android.
Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, Skrill, Bank Transfer, Cheque
Withdrawal Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Bank Transfer, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill
Paddy Power offers excellent 24/7 support, 7 days a week. Paddy Power uses Live Chat, Phone, Twitter and Post.
Paddy Power’s strong reputation as a bookmaker with an enviable pedigree makes its online sportsbook a very attractive proposition indeed. The depth and breadth of its offers is hard to beat, and whilst it hasn’t got the most elegant site we’ve seen, the ease with which you can track down what interests you and tailor your bet slip to your heart’s content is very satisfying. If you’re keen to explore online sports betting for the first time, taking a punt on Paddy Power is a very solid choice and hopefully the famed luck of the Irish will be with you too.