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Hits

  • Competitive odds, especially for horse racing and soccer
  • £250 in free bets when you open an account
  • Early payouts on antepost markets
  • Excellent cashback offers on selected soccer matches
  • Live streaming of sport and horse racing

 

Misses

  • They have a UK and Irish focus which doesn’t always cater for European customers
  • Some customers might not appreciate their maverick style


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Summary

Paddy Power are one of our favourite bookmakers and it’s a real joy to have an account with this firm. They score highly across the board, whether it’s their competitive odds, the vast range of markets on a whole host of sports or their excellent award-winning customer service which is available on a 24/7 basis. They also have a generous £250 in free bets offer available for new customers which is easy to qualify for.

Paddy Power constantly strive to offer bigger value than their competitors, so you will see them paying out each-way on six places for events like the Grand National, the golfing majors and several other sporting events throughout the calendar year. They also have the cashback specials which involve customers getting stakes refunded if a particular player scores last in a soccer match. In short, they are an excellent bookmaker and it’s hard to find a fault.

You can get a £250 in free bets when you join Paddy Power today. This offer is not advertised on the website.

New Customer Offer

Any new customers visiting Paddy Power from Bettingpro will qualify for a £250 in free bets offer when you open an account.

Wagering Requirement

  • Open a new account, place a bet up to a maximum of £50 and PP will match it with a free bet of the same value.
  • Place a further 4 bets and get another free bet for your average stake up to a maximum of £50.
  • After another 5 bets you will receive another free bet to a maximum of £50, this continues until you have received a total of 5 free bets to a maximum of £50 each time
  • Free bets do not count as one of the qualifying bets towards further free bets.
  • Qualifying bets must be placed at odds of 1/2 or greater, this also applies for combined odds on multiples.

Background

Paddy Power have been established since 1988 and are currently Ireland’s largest bookmaker, not to mention one of the largest players in the UK. They are fast gaining a reputation for adding real fun to placing a bet, not to mention value with their notoriously early pay-outs to customers and the cashback specials that you may have seen advertised on television.

Although widely respected as a bookmaker, they have something of a controversial opinion within the betting industry due to a number of close-to-the-bone marketing campaigns and their tendency to pay out on outcomes before an event has even been settled. However, this has seen them grow in popularity and it’s refreshing to see a bookmaker stand out from the crowd.

Odds and Markets

Paddy Power’s odds are generally very good, especially when it comes to football betting. These guys are unafraid of taking a position on a big football or rugby match, especially one concerning England or Ireland (where the majority of their customers are based). Their money-back offers should also be applauded, especially as they always provide realistic outcomes (such as cashback if Rooney scores the last goal for England).

They also end up paying out early on their antepost markets, with the Irish firm nearly always deciding to settle the Premier League, La Liga or Scottish Premier League winner’s market before the result is mathematically assured. They are also outstanding when it comes to offering better each-way value than their competitors, regularly paying an extra place when it comes to the big horse races or golf events. For big racing meetings like the Cheltenham Festival, they will regularly put their neck on the lines and offer to pay out losing stakes if the favourite wins.


Website

The Paddy Power website is quick, clean and easy-to-use. They have one of the easiest sign-up processes in the industry and finding your bet is a pretty straightforward process. The Irish firm provide humorous editorial to accompany many of their homepage-featured markets, while the theme continues with their entertaining customer emails. However, there’s some serious attention to detail when it comes to the structure of the website, which sees the sports listed in A-Z order in the left-hand menu, with some sports provided in Quick Links above this.

Live betting has a section of its own which can be accessed from the left-hand menu or the live matches that are advertised in the middle of the homepage. It’s a pretty decent offering which highlights odds in red when they are shortening and odds in blue when a team or player is on the drift. There is also a useful panel on the right-hand side which summarises the events that are live now and the ones that are taking place soon. In addition, there is live streaming of many sports available and a novel Last Man Standing competition on the Premier League.

Customer Service

The customer service at Paddy Power is excellent and gets full marks. They are totally transparent by illustrating their support response times on the site and have a 15 second response time for telephone, a 21 second response time for live chat and 36 minutes is the average time that the Irish firm take to respond to your query. Queries are always handled efficiently and the staff there are well-mannered and polite.

Customer Service Email

support@ paddypower.com

Customer Service Telephone Number

08000 565 275


Sign Up Offer

Any new customers visiting Paddy Power from Bettingpro will qualify for a £250 in free bets when you open an account.

Promotions

Super Early Payouts
Paddy Power have developed a reputation for settling a market before the result is known. Sometimes, the Irish firm will even pay out on a team winning a match before the game has been played!

Player Money-Back Specials
You may have seen Paddy Power advertise this on television. For selected football matches, they will offer a cashback promotion which usually runs along the lines of "If Player A scores the last goal of the game, then we will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast bets.

Accumulator Money-Back Special
Available when the football season is taking place, Paddy Power will refund all losing 4 folds and upwards if the bet is winning at half time but not at full time. 

Last Man Standing
A brilliant Premier League prediction competition where you pick a team to win every week - there's a prize of £10,000 for every tournament.

Live Streaming Details

Paddy Power is one of our live streaming partners with an impressive line up of live streaming events. With over 3,000 live streams every year, members have a wide range of streams to choose from. Below are just some of the sports on offer:

  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Snooker
  • Horse Racing

How to Watch Live

To watch & bet on live streaming sport free online simply:

  1. Go to Paddy Power
  2. Sign in and select Watch Live
  3. Watch & bet on over 3,000 sporting events live online

Bet and Watch also allows you to watch selected horse racing events which you have placed a bet on. The service is provided in conjunction with the dedicated horse racing channels At The Races and Racing UK.

In order to watch your selected UK or Irish race:

  • Your PC must meet the minimum set of system requirements in order to view the video feed.
  • You need an account and need to be logged in.
  • You need to place a single bet of £1/€1 or greater in the win or each way market on the race you wish to view.
  • You need to be located within Ireland or the UK.
  • You have to place your qualifying bet after 9.30am on the day of the race.

Once you've done this, simply click on the 'Watch Live' button towards the top right of the race information - it's the one that looks like a television. The broadcast will begin 30 seconds before the race is scheduled to start and will last for approximately ten minutes.

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