Paddy Power Review
Paddy Power launched in 1988 after three bookmakers in Ireland merged together. To this day Paddy Power owns a lot of shops in Ireland and the UK, but they also operate online now as well.
The Paddy Power Sportsbook is licensed in the Isle of Man and is one of the safest brands you can bet with, as the company doesn’t just operate online. Paddy Power mainly accepts bettors that live in the UK or Europe and some bettors will find that they’re restricted from even opening an account with the bookmaker.
Opening Bonus & Promotions
Some countries at the Paddy Power Sportsbook will be eligible for a free bet bonus when they sign-up and make their 1st bet, but most new clients don’t receive any opening bonus offer. However, Paddy Power is very generous with promotions and each day there are promotions that every bettor can take advantage of if they want.
Paddy Power runs daily specials including lots of money back specials on football and horse racing. The racebook offers the best odds on racetracks in Ireland and some British racetracks. There are also bonus payouts on certain types of bets at Paddy Power, so make sure you find read about the bets that have bonus payouts. I like the money back specials the best because you can find some value on some of the specials they offer on a weekly basis.
Range of Markets & Odds
Paddy Power is great for betting on sports in the UK and Europe. If you enjoy betting on horse racing and greyhound racing you will have a lot of different markets to bet on plus Paddy Power offers the best odds guaranteed on many racetracks. You can bet on just about every sport at Paddy Power including football, basketball, baseball, boxing, golf, tennis, hockey, volleyball, cricket, darts, rugby and many more.
Paddy Power also famously offers odds on lots of novelty bet markets and other entertainment markets. Even if you don’t like sports you may find markets to bet on including lots of global political markets. Paddy Power has the best possible odds on a few markets and they charge low juice on the rest of the betting markets. Winners may be limited in time, but only if they feel you’re sharp and always betting into the best odds.
Apart from being the best bookie for novelty bets Paddy Power also has many more features. The website is packed with great features including an updated blog with the latest sports news, live streaming of 1000’s of events annually, a mobile app that can be downloaded from Paddy’s website or the iTunes Store plus much more. If you don’t want to watch live video you can listen to the live commentary from around the racetracks on a daily basis at Paddy Power.
If you fancy watching the games you’ll also be able to bet on them all live. Paddy Power offers tons of in-play betting markets on all of the games they stream plus many others games that they don’t stream. Mobile betting is also becoming huge at Paddy and the website has a great app that’s compatible on many devices. Paddy Power also has a great toolbar feature where you can set-up your own custom page with all of the news from Paddy Power.
Paddy Power operates 24/7 support and you can even receive a response on Christmas Day. There are also a lot of ways to reach a customer service rep at Paddy Power including live chat, toll-free numbers, email, online contact form and Twitter. I haven’t seen too many sportsbooks offering support through Twitter, but it seems to be working well. Email responses take roughly two hours currently at Paddy Power while telephone and live chat responses are answered in less than two minutes.
Paddy Power accepts deposits using Cash, Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Paypal, Neteller, Skrill, PaySafe Card, Bank Transfers, Ukash, EntroPay, O2 Money Card, PayByMobile and Checks. The minimum deposit is only £5 with most of the banking methods. If you live near one of the Paddy Power shops you can fund your account with cash plus receive instant withdrawals. Withdrawals are also processed quickly at Paddy Power and usually take under 48 hours.