Paddy Power is part of Hero Gaming Ltd, which was founded in Sweden in 2013. This company has placed several new platforms on the market in recent years , for example the award-winning Bookie Casino Heros. Hero Gaming Ltd. currently has via a seat in Malmö and on Malta. Experience with the Paddy Power, the latest addition from Hero Gaming Ltd, should still be few and far between.
You can successfully and quickly complete the registration at Paddy Power. The small-scale and therefore very clear structure of the process is striking. The information is requested individually and appears as soon as you have successfully completed the previous step. To start the registration, simply click on the button provided on the Paddy Power homepage. Then you enter the data for your log-in. First you assign a password that has at least 8 digits. You also have to provide your mobile number.
The Paddy Power Website
Paddy Power is one of the better looking bookies that you are going to find. The green and white design is now identifiable as them and it’s one of those sites where as soon as you land it, you know exactly who the bookmaker is.
On the homepage you are greeted with a number of the latest in-play betting markets, as well as the next up and coming games. The sports depend on what’s going on, but you can expect to see the likes of football, horse racing and tennis not too far away.
They also have a brilliant mobile betting app, which we actually prefer to the online site. You are able to download the app directly to your iOS or Android device, but if you don’t have access to any of these then simply visiting the sportsbook on your smartphones browser will gain you access. The app just seems to have a lot more functionality than the regular site and the ability to quickly log in and flick between betting markets should never be underestimated.
Bonus & VIP program
Paddy Power also offers its new and existing customers special promotions and discounts. In any case, the provider advertises with such promotions. On the start page of the sports area there is a banner with the inscription “Have you seen our fixed weekly offers?”, Which is unfortunately linked without any content. During further research and on request from customer service, it was only said that the offers vary greatly . At least the welcome bonus also seems to be available for the sports sector.
- Welcome bonus
The welcome bonus at Paddy Power includes a 100% bonus on your first deposit. This bonus will be credited to you directly and automatically. This bookie doubles your deposit amount up to a value of 500 euros. A deposit over 500 euros is not worthwhile in relation to the welcome bonus. Even a deposit of less than 50 euros does not help you with regard to the bonus activation, since the minimum deposit amount of 50 euros is definitely higher than usual.
The effective minimum turnover for sports betting is 16 times the bonus balance. Basically, the bonus conditions provide for a minimum turnover of 40 times the bonus money. Sports bets that meet the requirements of the bonus conditions are rated at 250%. This results in an effective sales target of at least 16 times the bonus balance. To reach this limit, Paddy Power gives you a total of 60 days.
That sounds very lucrative at first. With this Paddy Power bonus, however, your real money is used first, so that you only get the reserves of the bonus credit afterwards. However, the required minimum wagering requirements of the bonus conditions only include bets that were made with bonus money. This means that unfortunately you cannot make an automatic profit with the bonus money. Rather, it is the case that you can at most get back your playful deposit amount after you have used it up. In addition, the minimum rate of 1.80 is also not exactly low. Here too, the bonus conditions are not overly customer-friendly. A payment of your real money is possible at any time. However, you have to make sure that you lose the entire bonus money when paying out.
Most bookmakers offer their existing customers the opportunity to advance in the course of their personal betting career. After a certain period of time, users can have better offers or other benefits and advantages. Unfortunately, Paddy Power does not have such a consistently existing VIP or loyalty program. So you can’t reach a new level or anything like that. However, Paddy Power also attracts with promotions for existing customers. These should then change weekly. When I asked, there were no bonuses for existing customers this week . But I would be informed about any programs via email. Of course, this leaves some doubt as to the actual existence of these programs.
The sports betting offer enjoys a very pleasant variety . You can reach the sports area at Paddy Power very easily by opening the menu with a click on the outline symbol and selecting the item “Sports”. At first glance, it becomes clear to you that the Paddy Power platform has a lot to offer in terms of sports betting. In addition to the pre-match offers , you can also access events that are already running in the “ Live Betting” area . As soon as you enter the live area, the view changes and enables you to see the game progress and statistics at a glance.
The prematch bets are available in the typical depth and width . The bets offered in connection with football events alone were displayed in my test with almost 1,000 events.
You can also choose from over 200 leagues across the globe for your typing pleasure. This depth of betting is therefore quite solid and represents the good standard of the industry. You will find everything you can expect here. In addition to classic sports such as soccer, ice hockey, basketball or tennis, you can also find sports such as virtual sports or futsal. Peculiarities and exotics, on the other hand, are rather rare, even if you can occasionally bet on rarer events, such as e-sports or the outcome of reality programs and competitions in the USA and Great Britain – for example Love Island or the Oscars.
Live Betting & Streaming
The in-play betting section almost feels like an extension of the Paddy Power site as you enter a new page away from the homepage. It creates it’s own unique atmosphere and as soon as you land, it’s down to the betting. Everything from the design to the offers are striped right back and you get to experience betting is all about. The first thing to note is the sheer volume of markets that now turn live. We don’t know an exact percentage, but we tracked several markets from multiple sports and would say that 9 out of 10 went to live betting.
We also wanted to touch on pricing from this section as well. It’s hard to track and compare due to the speed of change, but from the games we monitored, we could quite clearly see that Paddy Power’s live betting section was easily one of the best. To accompany their live betting, Paddy Power now include live streaming. This means you are able to log in and watch dozens of games every day. The live streams are made up of a number of sports, but are weighted towards football, tennis and cricket. You will also be able to access a separate racing stream for horse racing, but whilst the channel is free, it will require you to have wagered £1 or more on that race to gain access.
As one of the biggest bookies around, Paddy Power has a number of ways to deposit and withdraw. Once you go to the deposit page, you can pick what kind of payment method you would like to use, as well as access a help tab on the top right that has all the information you need. The page tells you what currency you are depositing in as well as the minimum deposit needed.
However, there is not always a maximum deposit stated so make sure you read the T&Cs before depositing to be sure. There is also an issue where Paddy Power does not tell you the maximum withdrawal limit. They can be found by contacting Paddy Power. Below is a run-through of each method of payment Paddy Power takes.
- Credit/debit card
All forms of credit and debit card you expect Paddy Power would accept are there.
Visa and Visa Debit are available, and you can deposit between £5 and £20,000.
The deposit is instant and does not ask you for any additional information. However, Paddy Power may ask for more details such as a photo ID or bank card before releasing the funds.
When you withdraw, you must use the same card which you used to deposit the money into your account to take it out.
Paddy Power allows you to use eWallets and there are three main ones it uses: Neteller, Skrill and PayPal.
Paddy Power will not charge you for any of these services but it does have minimum and maximum deposits.
Once you have aligned one of these eWallets to your Paddy Power account, you cannot change it for legal reasons.
You can deposit between £5 and £37,500 through Neteller and Skrill and £10 to £5500 on PayPal. There is a minimum withdrawal of £5 on each of the three eWallets, but no maximum withdrawal listed.
Paysafecards and vouchers can provide an easy way to make deposits into your Paddy Power account. Once you’ve bought your voucher, you can enter the code on the Paddy Power deposits page.
- Bank transfer
Bank transfers are possible with Paddy Power. You can deposit a minimum £5 but it will take 3-5 working days to go through.
- Paddy Power shops
Paddy Power boasts around 500 shops in the UK and Ireland where you can go and withdraw or deposit into your account. One of their customer service team will be on hand to help you with your request, but there can be busy periods where you may have to wait, which makes their online system more appealing.
Paddy Power Football
Navigating to the football betting on the Paddy Power site is very simple. On the website it is listed under the Quick Links option on the left hand side of the screen and you can often find many links here related to football betting, including links to betting on specific divisions, matches or particular types of sports bet (such as Paddy Power’s Acca Insurance Coupon). There is also the main Football Betting menu link here too.
Once you click on the main menu you can use the different tabs at the top of the screen to scroll through the different options (Football, Matches, Coupons, Outrights, Specials, Teams and Virtual). This is arguably the quickest way to navigate to the type of bet you want to place, unless your match is Live In Play at the moment (where it should be listed below in the In Play section), or it is one of the featured games taking place over the next few days, when again it should be listed below.
In addition to a wide range of Money Back Specials that Paddy Power offers every day across a wide range of football games, the site also offers a number of longer-term football offers for its customers:
- Early Payouts If Your Team Goes 2 Up – Place a Pre Match bet on the Win-Draw-Win market with Paddy Power on any game in La Liga or the Premier League and if the team you back goes 2-0 up in the game, Paddy Power will pay you out immediately, regardless of the final score.
- Acca Insurance – Place a five-fold accumulator using selections from the Win-Draw-Win market of any of the top European Leagues with Paddy Power (minimum odds of 1/5 per leg) and if one leg of your accumulator bet lets you down, then Paddy Power will refund your bet as a free bet.
- Hit The Spot – accumulate points in this free to play game and if you finish high enough up the weekly leaderboard there’s free bet prizes to be won.
Paddy Power Horse Racing
Accessing the Horse Racing section on Paddy Power is very easy, simply click on the Horse Racing tab in the Quick Links section to bring up the main Horse Racing menu. From here you can use a number of different bars, links and menus to navigate to the race you want to bet on including a list of the current race meetings taking place in the UK, Ireland and often in countries beyond these borders too.
Clicking on a race will bring up detailed information about the course and the race, as well as a number of different bets available on each of the runners, plus the current price for the horse in that race at that time.
Horse Racing Promotions
Paddy Power offers just one longer term horse racing betting promotion and this is outlined below:
- Daily Extra Place Races – get paid out additional places on each way bets in horse races selected daily by Paddy Power (see promo page for race details).
- Best Price Guaranteed – Paddy Power are offering best price guaranteed on horse racing from the UK and Ireland. This means if you take a starting price on race day at 8am or later and your horse wins at longer odds you’ll get paid out at the bigger price.
Paddy Power Mobile App
You can download individual apps for Paddy Power Sports for the iPhone and iPad (there is one app each for these two devices, each optimised to work best on each device) and you can download these direct from the Paddy Power site or from the App Store. In addition, there is also a dedicated mobile app for Android devices which is downloadable from the Paddy Power site.
Sports betting enthusiasts can also download some other apps from Paddy Power which they may find useful including Paddy Power Onside (a handy bet tracker and offer services), Paddy Power Messenger (which allows you to bet via Instant Messenger or Text) and the Last Man Standing app, which is one of Paddy Power’s most popular football promotions.
What’s good about the Paddy Power Sports app?
The Paddy Power mobile app is great because it is optimised for use on both iPad and iPhone, which makes the best of the app on both machines and makes betting on the smaller screen iPhone easier. The Android app equally is very strong and all apps are easy to use using scroll bars to find the sport you want to bet on and then from here a series of menus allow you to navigate through the app easily to find and place your bet. There’s a very good In Play section available on mobile and at the foot of the page, the Cash Out option is readily available allowing you easy access to any bets that you would like to finish early and take the money on offer.
What’s not so great about the Paddy Power Sports app?
Paddy Power’s Live Streaming service is not available on the Sports betting app. This does diminish the appeal of In Play betting on some sporting events. Other than that, the only other improvement that could be made would be to offer easier access to the promotions available on the site.