Paddy Power Review
Paddy Power has probably been the most successful export from the Irish betting scene over the last decade. Whilst their Irish roots still sit firmly within the company, its fair to say they are now very much an international brand and with this has seen the company launch to one of the biggest bookmakers in the world.
The company have been around since 1988 and their headquarters still lie in Dublin, Ireland. In 2014 they published record revenue figures of over £880million throughout a single financial year, figures that most bookmakers could only dream of.
Throughout the last couple of years Paddy Power has become synonymous with hilarious advertising campaigns, often trolling certain sports teams, players and events taking place. Lin fact, they’ve even been in hot water over several of them pushing the boundaries of political correctness.
The company are regulated and licensed by the Gambling Commission of Great Britain.
Paddy Power Welcome Offer
When you register a new account with Paddy Power they will match your opening bet of just £10 with a massive £30 free bet for you to sue at your disposal. All you need to do is make sure your first bet is placed at odds of 1.50 or greater and upon settlement of that bet, Paddy will place £30 in free bet tokens straight in your account.
The free bet must be used in its entirety and also used within 30 days of it being issued. The promotion is only available to residents in Ireland, UK, Czech Republic, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, isle of Man, Japan, Malta, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland and the UAE. Customers depositing with either Skrill or Neteller will not be able to claim this promotion.
What we will say straight away about Paddy Power is that they are the kings of promotions. This will extend to both new and existing punters as well, usually in the form of money back specials and enhanced betting prices. A quick look at the time of writing in their promotions section shows no fewer than 6 specials currently running for a range of sports and a range of tournaments. If it’s promotions that you’re looking for, then Paddy Power has to be your first call!
One of the main on-going promotions that they run is their Horse Racing Guaranteed Prices, where you will be getting the best price on all horse races run throughout the UK and Ireland. For example, if you backed a horse at odds of 4.00 and when the race started he went off at 5.00 and won, then Paddy Power would pay out at those higher odds.
Paddy Power Features
The best feature, for us at least, on the Paddy Power website has to be their live streaming service. They were a little late in actually adding this, with plenty of other bookmakers offering up the service, but better late than never, we say. The service is slightly limited though compared to the competition, but they include a good number of sports and horse racing is brought to live from UK Racing TV, which is a bonus.
Paddy Power are one of the first and only bookmakers to offer up a Cash Card that is linked to your Paddy Power account. The cash card is essentially a MasterCard, so it can be used at any ATM and any store that accepts this brand. You can literally use it on anything you wish, but also, if you think about it, being able to instantly withdraw funds from an ATM then its going to be much more beneficial than having to withdraw to your bank via the cashier which will inevitably take a couple of days.
Finally we have to highlight the sheer volume of sports and markets that you can bet on with Paddy Power. Given that they are one of the biggest bookmakers in the world, they were never really going to be lacking in this section, but its still very impressive to look through. Football and horse racing are where the main action is at, but everything from cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, darts, snooker and so many more are all covered brilliantly throughout the site. There isn’t much of a week link when it comes to coverage on the site and if we were bing hyper critical we would say that their American sport coverage is a little down on some of their rivals, but only slightly.