Paddy Power Review

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Ryan's Thoughts"Paddy Power is one of the leading betting brands, having carved out a niche with its cheeky marketing that has helped it to become a leading gambling operator in the 21st century. With unbeatable promotions, excellent customer service and terrific odds, a Paddy Power account is a must for anyone who plans to take their sports betting more seriously. For football and horse racing in particularly, Paddy Power is right at the top of the tree in the industry."

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At A Glance - Important Facts

  • Name - Paddy Power
  • Stock Symbol - Traded on the Irish Stock Exchange - ISEQ: PLS
  • Head Office - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
  • Year Incorporated - 1988
  • CEO - Breon Corcoran
  • Major Awards and accolades - n/a
  • Contact Info - [email protected], 08000 565 275, Paddy Power Holdings Limited, 1st Floor, 12-14 Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man

Paddy Power Bookmaker Review

Paddy Power Sign Up Bonus Offers

Paddy Power has some terrific offers, which make it one of the best bookies around. The main sign-up bonus is currently bet £10 and get £30 free - here's how to access the promotion:

  • Sign Up Bonus

  • £30 in Free Bets

  • £10 Minimum Deposit

Steps to collect the bonus

  1. Open up a new Paddy Power account - no bonus code necessarily
  2. Make a deposit and place a bet of at least £10 to trigger the bonus
  3. The bet must be placed at odds of 1/2 or greater for the offer to be earned
  4. Paddy Power will then automatically send three £10 free bets into your account
  5. Free bet stake is not returned in winnings and they must be used within 30 days

VIP Loyalty Program

The company provides VIP perks for those who want to play either poker or gamble on the Paddy Power online casino. As with many of the other leading bookies, you will need to wait to be invited on to the program, so hope your account catches the VIP team's eye.

In addition, Paddy Power also has a VIP club named VIPP to reward regular online customers. All users have to do is opt in the promotion and place five bets worth £10 more each week, with Paddy Power paying out a £10 free bet as a result. Odds for qualifying bets must be 1/2 (1.5) or greater, while cashed out and partially cashed out bets do not apply either. As is standard across the sports betting industry, free bet stake not returned in winnings.

Mobile Betting App Features on Tablets and Smartphones

Paddy Power is one of the most innovative betting companies when it comes to mobile features and smartphones, with the firm's Facebook messenger chat bot a good example of its ideas.

Users with Paddy Power accounts can place bets through Facebook messenger - potentially saving vital seconds - while the company also provides news and videos through the app.

The mobile app that has been produced by Paddy Power is also one of the best in the business. All of the latest promotional offers are easy to find and access through the app, while betting in-play works quickly as well.

Unlike some of the other bookies, PP prefers to offer a range of apps to keep its departments apart. You can download specific Paddy Power accounts to your tablet or smartphone for casino, poker, bingo or live casino, while the PP Onside app is a must for any horse racing fans.

Maximum Winnings

It is here in the maximum winnings where Paddy Power really makes its generosity when compared to rivals clear. Top level football and horse racing offer a maximum win of £1 million, which is much better than some of the other bookmakers competing for customers online.

Away from Paddy Power's main two sports - football and racing - the maximum payments are not quite as impressive, but a top payout of £500,000 is strong for golf bets and users can also scoop a cool £250,000 by betting on GAA, cricket or rugby, with this amount dropping down to £200,000 for match and set betting on tennis matches.

The most that can be won when betting on any US sports is just £100,000, the same limit that Paddy Power has put in place for snooker and darts. Overall, Paddy Power's maximum winnings are broadly comparable with most of the other top bookmakers in the sports gambling industry.

Football Accumulators

Paddy Power does not currently have any ongoing accumulator offers for football betting, which is a surprise given the strong array of promotions that are currently up for grabs to account holders. However, the company may well launch a promotion in this area for the new football season.

Banking - Deposits and Withdrawals

Paddy Power has some of the most comprehensive banking options - see below for full details - although there is a lack of clarity on withdrawal amounts compared to other leading bookies.

Paddy Power Accept The Following Payment Methods

Payment methodDepositCashout
Debit Card£5PP say this variesInstantFree£10PP say this varies3-5 daysFree
Credit Card£5PP say this variesInstantFree£10PP say this varies3-5 daysFree
Skrill£5PP say this varies1-4 hoursFree£10PP say this varies1-4 hoursFree
PayPal£5PP say this variesInstantFree£10PP say this varies1-4 hoursFree
Neteller£5PP say this varies1-4 hoursFree£10PP say this varies1-4 hoursFree
Bank Transfer£5PP say this varies1-5 DaysFree£10PP say this varies1-5 daysFree

Customer Service

Paddy Power has a strong reputation for customer service, but the firm's agents have a tendency to send users to pages on the website rather than giving a straightforward answer themselves.

Still, response times are very quick, with account holders usually having to wait less than a minute to get an answer either over the phone or through Paddy Power's live chat facility. The live chat works very well but it is not the easiest to find through the PP Help Centre, which prefers to get account holders to search through the FAQ before offering live chat as an option.

It is also possible to contact Paddy Power via phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 08000 565 275 from the UK or 1800 238 888 from Ireland, or instead email [email protected]

In Conclusion / Our Verdict

Paddy Power is evidently one of the top bookmakers available on the internet and most sports betting fans will find that an account is an asset. Being able to watch thousands of sporting events via live streams through a Paddy Power account is a huge plus point that few rivals can match. But the lack of statistics provided to those users looking to place live in-play bets is a let down.

While the range of markets offers by Paddy Power is undoubtedly superb and their odds are usually very good indeed, there is a suspicion that the odds are usually bumped up by the many top promotions on offer. Paddy Power is keen to push its Money Back Specials and these are the deals that have users coming back for more, but the VIPP offer is not as good as the similar promotion made by SkyBet and the lack of a football accumulator promotion is also strange.

Furthermore, many former customers of Paddy Power have complained that the bookmaker has restricted their accounts or even banned them after they have landed major wins. While PP would not be the only sportsbook to indulge in this behaviour, it is hardly fair to account holders.

While there is a lot to like about Paddy Power and the bookmaker certainly ranks among the elite in the sports betting industry, the couple of failings the company has means it is shy of top spot.