Let’s cut to the chase. Paddy Power, since its merger with Betfair, has become the UK’s leading online sports betting operator. That is not simply our opinion: it is the claim by the company on its corporate website.
Paddy Power is a behemoth in the UK gambling industry, both offline and online, so it is fair to expect only the best from this market leader. Let’s find out if it delivers.
It has built a reputation for offering some of the best promotions available online. The Paddy Power Sportsbook is one such example with the £30 free bets offer.The free to enter £250,000 hotshot jackpot and a whole series of money back specials. This is just a taste of what its customers can expect.
Yet, Paddy Power is much more than just a fantastic sportsbook. It has a complete assemblage of gambling and gaming products for your online amusement. These include the coveted Paddy Power Poker, Casino, Bingo and Lotteries.
Paddy Power Review – Conclusion: Among the Best Out There
Every ‘i’ is dotted and each ‘t’ is crossed. Paddy Power has aspirations to be the world’s biggest and best online gambling entertainment company and it would appear that it is on the right track.
The UK public loves sports betting and Paddy Power caters to their desires. The variety of bonuses and specials put all other bookmakers well and truly in the shade.
In addition, it is supported by a superb poker room and a casino filled with outstanding games and some mind-blowing progressive jackpots. We also shouldn’t forget the popular Paddy Power Bingo hall and even the lotteries.
Paddy Power’s latest tagline is, ‘You beauty!’ and we think that sums this company up perfectly.
- £30 in free bets when you join and bet £10
- Free to enter football Hotshot Jackpot with a weekly prize of £250,000
- More football special promotions than any other online sportsbook
- £10,000 Hot Trot Jackpots for horse race fanatics – free to enter.
- Free Spins available on Daily Jackpots in the casino
- Vast array of apps for a wide range of devices
- Does not accept players from the USA
- Lack of promotions for sports played outside of the UK
- Skrill, Neteller and bank transfer deposits are not eligible for most bonus offers
Paddy Power Promotions – Generous Offers Across All Platforms
Paddy Power equals promotions. Honestly speaking there are too many specials for us to list them all – and we haven’t even touched upon the daily price boosts.
Here are the current top 10 Paddy Power promotions spread across its range of products:
Sportsbook Welcome Bonus
Place a £10 bet (or more) as your first wager on the site and receive £30 in free bets (3 x £10 bet tokens).
Free to enter £250,000 jackpot per round. Simply pick a player who you think will score in the games which Paddy Power selects.
2 Up – You Win!
Another excellent football promo. All bets are paid out instantly if your team goes 2 nil up. Worth looking at the stats for some early scoring teams we think.
Enhanced Football Specials
These unique specials give you enhanced odds on selected betting markets. For example Man Utd might be 2/1 to win, but after being ‘enhanced’ you could snap them up at 7/2. Definitely a section football fans should keep an eye on.
Hot Trot Jackpot
Free to enter. Put 5 horses into a fictional Lucky 15 and the highest returning bet will win the jackpot of £10,000.
£10 No Deposit Casino Bonus
Try before you buy! Paddy Power gives you a free £10 token to sample the delights of its casino. The winnings are yours after turnover requirements have been met.
Casino Welcome Bonus
This is a matching bonus up to £500 which is split up over your first three deposits into the Paddy Power Casino.
Daily Jackpot Free Spins
Simply opt-in on the promotions tab within the casino and claim your 10 free spins on any daily jackpot slot game.
Poker Welcome Bonus
This is a 100% matching deposit bonus up to £200. The bonus will be released in £5 increments based on how many raked hands you have played.
Month of Free Poker
a £5 deposit grants you 30 x ‘New Player Daily’ tickets which are entry into £50 freerolls. Not a bad offer to sharpen up your game while also building your bankroll at the same time.
Bingo Welcome Bonus
Spend £5 (within 48 hours of joining) and get given another £25. £15 will be in bingo tickets and the other £10 in games tokens.
Paddy Power – The Sports Betting Specialists
The Paddy Power Sportsbook is a trove filled with everything imaginable for sports betting enthusiasts. It is home to a staggering 42 different sports. We cannot think of a sport which is not listed – it’s utterly comprehensive.
There is also a fantastic section of novelty bets which include politics, film, music and weather? Yes, that’s right! Paddy Power has a market for weather betting.
Where Paddy Power’s Sportsbook excels is in its diverse range of betting markets on football. For the Manchester derby (tonight at the time of writing), there are 174 different betting markets beginning with the obvious; win-draw-win, first goal scorer, correct score, etc. But, you’ll also find markets for; race to 3 corners, anytime assist and time of the first penalty.
However, for some that isn’t enough, so Paddy Power has introduced #WhatOddsPaddy. This allows customers to create their own unique bets which they tweet to Paddy via Twitter and a price will be given. For example: Aguero to score a header and Pogba to score a direct free kick (quoted odds of 100/1 for that).
Another stand-out feature is the stat centre which is provided for each match. Here you can check on previous encounters, form, injuries and much more. This is a very useful resource before deciding on which bet to place.
Being of Irish heritage, Paddy Power is also on the money when it comes to horse racing. This section is probably more thorough than its football in terms of detail. All the stats and form guides provided come from the Racing Post so you know it is top-quality information. It even has lists of horses for courses: a guide to which runners perform best at which tracks and in what conditions.
Paddy Power also boasts one of the best in-play betting services on the internet which offers live betting on a myriad of events spanning the globe. This thrilling form of betting is further enhanced by a live streaming and live commentary service that brings you 1000s of events every week. So, now you can sit at home and watch a football match from the Argentinean second division whilst betting which team will win the next corner.
Paddy Power really does appear to have the complete sports betting package and we can only see this giant growing bigger and stronger in the future.
Jackpots Galore – Paddy Power Casino
The great thing about the Paddy Power casino is that you can try it for free. Sign up and take advantage of the £10 no deposit deal to dip your toes in the casino’s water.
What you will find is a top-quality online casino filled mainly with Playtech games, who are widely regarded as the best software providers in the online casino gaming industry. Other big names such as IGT and Wagerworks also have their games here, too.
Paddy Power was voted best casino operator of the year in 2015 at the EGR Awards and it is eCorga certified and licenced by Alderney Gambling Control Commission, so it is one of the safest, most secure casinos you’ll find.
The games range from a glittering array of video slots with 30+ super progressive jackpots to classic slots which can cost as little as 1p per line. Every budget is catered for in this casino that’s for sure.
The table and cards are nicely split up into different areas. There are 9 different variations of blackjack and a choice of 16 roulette variants – although we should exclude double zero (American roulette) as the house edge is way too high. There’s also baccarat, stravaganza, pontoon, Red Dog and Tequila poker among others on offer.
Roulette, blackjack, casino hold’em and baccarat are all available in Paddy Power’s self-hosted live casino. You can even get a welcome bonus here the first time you play in it.
Paddy Power Bingo – Fun & Friendly
The bingo suite is a complete suite of round-the-clock bingo games, bingo slots, scratch cards and much more. There are a host of promotions including a simple free £10, given out at £2 a week for 5 weeks, to keep players satisfied.
Also worth checking out is the ‘refer a friend’ offer. Paddy Power has some great deals for players who bring their friends along. The nice thing about this virtual bingo hall is that there is a strong emphasis on friendship and community. This can be lacking in the online world so it’s great to see products like this which are promoting fun and friendship along with the chance to win a few pounds.
Paddy Power Poker – a Royal Flush
Paddy Power Poker is part of the iPoker Network so quality is assured. You can either opt for instant play or download it to your desktop or mobile device.
It allows you to play up to 16 tables at a time (if you wish), offering 24/7 cash games from as little as £0.01/£0.02 a hand and a wide variety of sit-and-go tournaments. Players can enjoy Limit and No Limit Hold ‘Em, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven Card Stud, Speed Poker and Twister Poker.
There’s also plenty of special events and freeroll tournaments on offer and the Paddy Power School of Poker is on standby if you need help improving your game.
Paddy Power Mobile Apps – World-Class Mobile Betting
Paddy Power sees the future of online betting and gambling going mobile. For this reason it has really ramped up its mobile apps in recent years.
It has a huge catalogue of apps for its customers to use such as the sportsbook, poker, bingo, casino, games and live casino. You can also download its bet calculator and the fun Last Man Standing app.
Deposit & Withdrawal Options – All the Main Bases Covered
The following deposit and withdrawal methods are available on the Bet365 site:
- Credit/debit cards
- Bank Transfer
Paddy Power offers a quick sign up option by using your PayPal details which is useful. It should be noted that only PayPal and card deposits are eligible for some of the bonus offers.
Paddy Power only accepts two currencies – Pounds Sterling and Euros.
Security and Fairness – Safe as Fort Knox
Using state-of-the-art SSL encryption technology, Paddy Power’s customer can sleep safe in the knowledge that their details are safe and secure.
Holding licences from the UK Gambling Commission, the Malta Gaming Authority and the Alderney Gambling Control Commission helps to ensure Paddy Power is one of the fairest online sites around.
- UK Gambling Commission License Details
- Independent Betting Adjudication Service
Contact and Customer Support – Fairly Good Support
You can reach the Paddy Power’s customer support team by telephone, e-mail, and live chat.
- E-Mail – Contact form
- Telephone – 08000 565 275
- Live Chat – Is available 24/7 directly from the website.