Paddy Power are Ireland’s largest bookmaker (and third largest online bookmaking business in Britain and Ireland) which was founded in 1988 by the merger of three existing Irish bookmakers. Known for its exuberant, tongue-in-cheek marketing campaigns and unconventional approach to bookmaking, the enterprising company is consistently popular with bettors. Paddy Power has an attitude of ‘if something significant is happening somewhere in the world, then we’ll offer betting odds’ – the sportsbook offers markets on up to 50 different sports, depending on the particular time of year, as well as one-off bets on special events. The site has live in-play betting for football, cricket, tennis and basketball with a wide range of games for each sport available. The in-play section has up-to-date information on scores and times, with customers able to save matches to their favourites, making them much easier to locate each time. Paddy Power provides a useful ‘Bet Calculator’, allowing players to calculate possible payouts across a variety of multiple betting options. The website is well-laid out, loads very quickly and is straightforward to use. The site also has cashback specials on particular matches where customers can get a refund on losing bets if a particular player scores the last goal or point.
Paddy Power covers most, if not all, golf tournaments throughout the golfing calendar with a range of betting options going on for each. Bettors can go for Outright Win, Top 5/10/20, Leader after each round or other bets, as well as a long list of special bets. These range from career grand slams, career majors and individual match-ups between golfers (like Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson). Odds are always fairly good, as Paddy Power prides itself on offering competitive value for its customers.
Paddy Power has a tempting free bet offer of “Bet £/€10, Get £/€30” as a bonus for its new customers, who are able to receive three £10 free bets for the first £10 deposit they make into their account. As well as this, the site has some interesting promotions for existing customers which change quite frequently.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Customers wanting to avail of Paddy Power can load funds into their online account in cash at any land-based Paddy Power betting shop, or have the options of a range of banking methods: all major credit and debit cards, bank transfer, cheques, Western Union, Money Orders, Neteller and Moneybookers.