Review of Paddy Power
I’m sure you already associate Paddy Power with their ‘banter’. It doesn’t take a genius to work out they’ve marketed themselves extremely well but can they back it up?
Well for the most part you’re going to find the answer to that is yes. I’ve got an account with them, it’s an active account meaning I still use it, and there’s no arguing they offer good long term value via offers and promo’s.
You can bag yourself a welcome bonus when you join and take part in multiple promotions and money back specials that run daily on the site.
01. Licensing & Safety
02. Deposits & Withdrawals
03. Markets & Odds
05. Welcome Bonus (£20 risk free bet)
06. Overall Review
07. User Reviews
Total Results58 / 70
Licensing & Safety
- UKGC license
- Malta gaming license
- Alderney GCC license
- Safest possible rating
Paddy Power have gambling licenses coming out of their ears. They have a UK Gambling Commission license meaning they can serve UK customers, they’ve got a Maltese Gaming Authority License and to top it off they’ve also got an Alderney Gambling Control Commission license as well.
Bottom line… they are heavily licensed, regulated and safe for punters to use.
The stipulations set down in their various licensing agreements mean that, among other things, Paddy Power must:
- Ensure that all of the actions of the site are completely fair and unbiased.
- Make sure that those under the legal gambling age are unable to bet on the site until they are of an age whereby they understand the associated risks.
- Provide anyone with problems related to gambling with assistance and advice regarding how to sort out their issue.
The company was founded in Ireland back in 1988 and has since operated first in the high-street and now primarily online. They are listed on the London Stock Exchange as a public limited company and punters should have full faith they’ll payout and operate a fair bookmaking service.
Deposits & Withdrawals
- Deposit instantly with cards
- Quick payouts
- PayPal, Skrill & Neteller
- No fees to pay
|Visa/Visa Debit||£0||Instant||£5 – ?|
|Mastercard||£0||Instant||£5 – ?|
|Maestro||£0||Instant||£5 – ?|
|PayPal||£0||Instant||£5 – ?|
|Skrill||£0||1-4 hours||£5 – ?|
|Neteller||£0||1-4 hours||£5 – ?|
|Paysafecard||£0||Instant||£5 – ?|
|Bank Transfer||£0||1-5 days||£5 – ?|
Markets & Odds
- Wide selection
- Multiple markets per event
- Loads of money back specials
- Thousands of in-play markets
As one of the premiere online gambling sites in the United Kingdom, it should come as no surprise that Paddy Power offers a huge amount of different options for betting.
From international cricket matches through to the most obscure games of football from far flung corners of the earth, you will nearly always be able to find the market you are interested in on this site. The markets currently available on the Paddy Power website are:
- Aussie Rules
- Current Affairs
- Gaelic Games
- Horse Racing
- Ice Hockey
- Motor Sport
- Rugby League
- Rugby Union
- Table Tennis
As can clearly be seen, this selection represents nearly every niche within the sporting world and therefore it is a great place to go for all of your gambling needs. If you are someone that only likes to stick to one site for betting, then Paddy Power could well be the place for you. In-Play betting is also offered as is live streaming which you can find out more about below.
- Exchanged based in-play
- Good range of events
- Live price movement charts
- Quick cashout
The in-play section, accessed by hitting the in-play link in your menu, is now much easier to navigate and you can drill down by sport using the menu. You can then use the stats icons, under the live score, to get game info and a graphical representation on the current phase of play.
Live streaming is also offered and there’s a depth of markets to each event. They’ve done a great job with the revamp and can now really compete with the industry’s best. However… live betting is almost over simplified at Paddy Power and no option to pin events or make a favourites list lets them down.
- £20 risk free bet
- Refunded in cash
- Cards & PayPal qualify
- No wagering requirements
Paddy Power are currently offering anyone who decides to open a new account with them today a risk-free bet bonus worth up to a maximum of £20.
If you’ve claimed a free bet bonus before then you’ll find that this one works similar to other offers but does have a bit of a twist. To claim your £20 risk free bet with Paddy Power just follow the step by step guide we’ve put together below:
Here’s how to claim:
- Visit PaddyPower.com by clicking here! (The link will open in a new browser window)
- In the middle of the screen at the top find and click the blue ‘New User – Register Here’ link under the blue button.
- You must now fill out your personal details and pick a unique username and password – make sure you write these down of choose something you can easily remember.
- Once you’re account it open log into it and deposit £20.
- Place a £20 single bet on any market at Paddy Power and if your bet loses you’ll get your £20 stake refunded in cash to bet again with or withdraw (win and be paid out as normal).
At the top of this Paddy Power review you’ll see that we’ve awarded them with 4.5/5 stars. We come up with our bookmaker ratings based on the quality of the service offered and the safety & security the online bookmaker in question provides for it’s punters.
Paddy’s grade is the second highest grade a bookmaker can possibly get so it’s pretty clear already that Paddy Power are a good choice.
They’ve got everything you would expect an online bookie to have including both live betting and live streaming. They run a multitude of money back specials and give all new customers a £20 risk free bet not to mention the fact that they are fully licensed and have a good rep among the online sports gambling community. A lot of the boxes we look out for our ticked.
There are two reasons they don’t quite make the 5 star grade: the first being the simplification of their live betting section and the second being they have a pretty universal reputation for limiting the accounts of winning punters very quickly.
They still pay out on all bets and account balances but if you win too much too soon at Paddy Power don’t be surprised to see your maximum bet amount limited – if that happens it’s time to move on.
Paddy Power FAQ
Is Paddy Power legit?
Paddy Power are licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission so you can most definitely consider them a legit outfit. As one of the biggest bookmakers in Europe they uphold high standards in customer service, bet settlement and paying out winnings.
Are Paddy Power and Betfair now the same?
Whilst Paddy Power and Betfair are now owned by the same company, Flutter, they are still very much two separate brands with different websites, odds, markets, services and welcome offers.
Do Paddy Power do free bets?
We’re yet to find an occasion when Paddy Power aren’t offering some kind of free bet offer to new customers – you can check the latest deal by going to our Paddy Power free bet page.
Can you cash out your bets with Paddy Power?
You’ll be pleased to hear that Paddy Power offer cash out on the majority of markets they take bets on giving you the chance to lock in a profitable situation before the actual outcome of the bet is confirmed.
How long do withdrawals take?
Withdrawals at Paddy Power can take anything from 24 hours to 5 working days depending on what banking method you use. The quickest is always PayPal (usually within 24 hours) or a debit card (usually within 48 hours).