Paddy Power Country Restrictions – Legal or Illegal?

Last Updated: July 3, 2024

Want to join Paddy Power bookmakers but not sure if they accept people living in your nation? Well just plug your country into our Paddy Power restricted countries checker tool below to find out if you can join.

Also included on this page; where is Paddy Power legal and illegal, bonus restrictions, currencies accepted and a company overview.

Paddy Power Restricted Country Checker:

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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Columbia
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Cote D’Ivoire
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic R. of Congo
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guyana
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Myanmar
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian
  • Panama
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Republic Of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • UAE
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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Where Is Paddy Power Legal?

Legal or Illegal?As is the case with all bookmakers, Paddy Power only legally operate in a selection of nations around the world due to the legal and legislative situation present in other nations and to the company’s own policies.

It is made clear, furthermore, in Paddy Power’s terms and conditions that it is up to punters themselves to ensure that they do not use the bookmaker’s service if their country’s laws do not allow it;

‘If you are located in a country where use of a particular service is prohibited, you must not (i) register with us for the applicable service; (ii) attempt to use that service; or (iii) use your payment card or other payment method to undertake betting or gaming with us for the unlawful service.’

The following is a list of the main nations from which it is currently legal to access, sign up to and use the Paddy Power site:

  • Channel Islands
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

This is not an exhaustive list and is subject to change as national legislation or Paddy Power policy changes. Why Paddy Power don’t provide an exhaustive list is confusing and annoying.

Where Is Paddy Power Illegal?

If your country’s name does not appear on the above list, it does not necessarily mean it is illegal for you to access Paddy Power’s betting services. The company do, however, have a list of so-called ‘restricted territories’ from which it certainly is against the law. The following are a selection of those countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Italy
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • USA

As mentioned, that is only a selection of what is a much longer ‘restricted territories’ list. That list, however, is not made readily available by Paddy Power and in order to see it, customers must contact the bookmaker directly.

Currencies Accepted: Paddy Power

Another factor which should be taken into account by any punter deciding which bookmaker may be the one for them is whether the bookmaker’s site and services cater for their preferred currency. Many larger bookmakers allow for the use of a number of different currencies and those accepted by Paddy Power are as follows:

  • United Kingdom Pounds (GBP)
  • Euros (EUR)

Paddy Power, therefore, buck the trend when it comes to available currencies and ask all customers to use either pound sterling or euros.

Bonus Restrictions

A final area in which a customer’s nationality or country of residence can impact their usage of a bookmaker’s services is that of bonus restrictions. Many companies imposed such restrictions, after all, which prevent users in certain countries from participating in offers or promotions.

Paddy Power rate more highly than many of their competitors in this regard, however. Their new customer offer, for example, is available to residents of all of the following countries:

  • Channel Islands
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Isle of Man
  • Japan
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom

Click here to check what offer is available in your region! (or your currency equivalent).

*Those countries not on that list, however, are not eligible for that offer. The company’s other promotions, too, may well be similarly limited and thus it is always advisable to peruse the terms and conditions of each.

For more info on the bonus on offer visit our Paddy Power free bet page.

Company Overview

Licensing Information

Paddy Power’s online betting services are provided under the guise of a company called PPB Counterparty Services Ltd. That company is licensed and registered by the Malta Gaming Authority under licence number MGA/CL2/294/2006 and for customers in the UK is licensed and regulated by the British Gambling Commission.

Ownership Information

Originally formed when the operations of three Irish bookmakers merged back in 1988, descendants of all three are still widely associated with ownership of the company. Now the largest bookmaker in Europe by total share value, Paddy Power is listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and in 2016 merged with British giants Betfair.

Operating Information

Tracing its origins back to three separate Irish bookmakers and very much branded as an Irish company, Paddy Power’s operational headquarters is indeed based in Dublin.

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