Paddy Power Review
Paddy Power was formed after a merger of three Irish bookmakers which brought together around 40 shops that were under their control. In 2016 they merged with Betfair but still operate as separate brands. It’s been an amazing journey.
If you are looking for a top bookmaker, then you need look no further than Paddy Power. Although their focus is on UK horse racing and football, they cover all sports and have a reputation for offering odds on controversial markets. They’re adverts certainly keep the ‘watchdog’ very busy! Publicity is the name of the game.
Take a look at the market below and you’ll understand:
They have a lot of fun with their Twitter account too. You may have seen their ads on TV where they highlight comments from customers and then turn them into marketing campaigns. Your name could appear on National TV!
You can also follow their blog which is always a good read:
It doesn’t matter if you’re a top sports celebrity, no one is safe from the Paddy Power machine! Here’s what they did to Suarez after the ‘biting’ incidents:
Anyway, back to the nuts and bolts. Our overall review is as follows:
Paddy Power are an excellent bookmaker and a ‘bonkers’ good laugh. Their publicity stunts won’t be for everyone – so if your are the sensitive type – you may want to look elsewhere! An excellent all round option.
Paddy Power offer a wide range of markets. Everything from football and horse racing to table tennis, netball and sailing. Of course, being an Irish bookmaker,they also cover GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) sports. Paddy offer esports / gaming markets too. Live Betting and streaming is also offered.
Odds are fairly standard for the industry. You will of course pick up some decent prices in some markets and not in others. As with every bookmaker it depends on the level of action they are getting on a particular event. They do, however, offer Power Prices where odds are enhanced for certain events.
Limits: Limits are not bad. Like most UK bookmakers, they are geared to wards recreational bettors. If you win a lot, then your account might get limited. However, we have found Paddy better than many at keeping accounts open. You will not have a problem getting decent amounts of money on, especially at the shorter end of the market and in the big events like Cheltenham or the Champions League.
Paddy Power roll out sign up offers on a regulay basis and like to advertise the fact that they are ‘home of the money-back specials’. It’s true. If they were not the first to offer these types of ‘bonuses’ , then they were certainly the first to be recognised for it through advertising. In the Trump / Clinton election campaign, they paid out on Hilary Clinton winning the election before voting. Trump won. They do pay out early on a fair few markets, so it’s worth bearing in mind.
Not as many options as some bookmakers but more than enough to get your money in and out safely.
Deposits / Withdrawals: Debit / Credit Card, Bank Transfer, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, PaySafe, Cash Card.
Payouts usually takes 48 – 72 hrs to hit your account. Some banks may take up to 5 working days.
Paddy Power also offer their own branded Cash Card Plus. Get instant access to your winnings. Get cash from ATM’s. Buy common items in shops.
We’ve always been pleased with the service that we’ve received. Live Chat, Freephone, Email. They have an extensive knowledge base but it is just as easy to call for free!
Paddy Power also offer: Live Casino, Lotteries, Bingo, Poker, Virtuals.
This was one of Paddy Power’s ads. It ran on National TV but only lasted 4 days before it had to be pulled!
Consider yourself a Chav? Look away now:
How has your experience been with UK Bookmakers?