Paddy Power Review
Paddy Power are one of the most well-known bookies in the world, and their vibrant Irish themed website has caught the attention of millions of players around the world. Their tongue in cheek attitude on social media has caused significant controversy in the past with some critics branding the site irresponsible, but overall Paddy Power have a stellar reputation in the online betting community.
Today, their business comprises a number of different products, including sports betting, an online casino, poker facilities, and more.
Nope, it’s not a typo, Paddy Power’s VIP program is aptly titled ‘VIPP: Where Everyone’s a VIP’, and to join you simply need to place a minimum of 5 X £10 bets on any sports market between Monday and Sunday. You don’t need to opt-in, so as long as you meet the requirements you’re golden.
If you do hit their targets you’ll receive a £10 free bet every week, which will be added to your account every Monday before 12PM.
Now, onto the terms and conditions:
- Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
- Cashed-out and/or partially cashed-out bets don’t count towards this offer.
- You aren’t allowed to place multiple bets on the same event. (Or, you are allowed, but any more than one won’t count towards this offer.)
- The stakes from the free bet cannot be used to help you gain next week’s free bet. The winnings, however, if there are any, can.
- Any bets you place on the Tote, Lotto, or other forms of Pool bets don’t count.
- The free bet isn’t returned as cash. This means that if you placed the £10 free bet on a 3/1 selection and it won, you’d receive £30 in winnings as opposed to the £40 you’d get were you using your own money.
As always, a full breakdown of the terms and conditions can be viewed on the Paddy Power website under the ‘Promotions’ tab.
The Paddy Power Website
The website is one of the most robust, reliable, and pacey we have tested; and whether it’s their massive range of betting markets, their extremely helpful and friendly customer support team, or their regular bonuses and promotions – it’s hard to find fault with the bookmaker to be honest.
Below, we’re going to cover some of the main features that help to make up Paddy Powers’ website:
Paddy Power have a quality mobile app for punters to download, and it’s available free of charge to both iOS and Android users.
iOS users can download the app from the iTunes store or the Apple Play Store by searching for ‘Paddy Power’. Download the app, log in or sign up, and you’re good to go.
Unfortunatley, due to Google removing real money gambling apps from their Google Play Store, Android users will need to download the app directly from the Paddy Power website. This takes just a couple of seconds, and once downloaded it functions in exactly the same way as the iOS app.
We found both apps to be pretty much the same in terms of reliability and accessibility, and perhaps the only major difference is that iOS players can set up the TouchID feature to log in using their fingerprint.
If you don’t own an Android or iOS device then you can use Paddy Power’s mobile website through your device’s internet browser. Just open your browser and head to the website as normal, and you’ll be re-directed automatically to a mobile optimised version which offers a near identical range of features and facilities.
In-play betting has been one of the most revolutionary developments in the gambling industry in recent times, and is particularly popular with hard core bettors as it allows you to bet with far more statistical information than you would have at the start of an event; for example, you can see which players are on form and so on.
While the betting volatility is a lot higher and the odds are lower, the benefits are hard to ignore.
Paddy Power offer their own in-play betting area, and you’ll find a number of markets to take advantage of including: Football, Tennis, Basketball, American Football, Baseball, Snooker, and more. Simply click ‘In-Play’ from the navigation menu and you’ll enter the in-play area, where you will only see bets from matches that are already underway.
The in-play facility also works flawlessly on mobile devices, and this ensures that you can enjoy the action no matter where you are.
Cash out is a feature that’s offered almost universally at online bookmakers these days, and the general reception from players has been overwhelmingly positive – and in all honesty it’s not hard to see why.
Of course, you have to be aware that taking the cash out option is always going to be more profitable for the bookie in the long-run, but it’s perfect for those occasions where you simply cannot cope with those agonising last minutes of a match which might be about to take a turn for the worse. Sometimes you’re just happy to take the profit you’ve already got and call it a day.
If you want to know whether your bets are eligible for cash out head to your open bets (which can be found under ‘My Account’ or under the ‘Alternate’ tab on the main bet slip), and if they are eligible you’ll see the amount the bookie is offering you alongside a big ‘Cash Out’ button. The choice is yours.
Paddy Power offer a tremendous range of deposit and withdrawal methods to their sportsbook punters, including: Visa and Mastercard Debit/Credit cards, PayPal, Entropay, Paysafecard, Neteller, Skrill, and direct bank transfers.
To view all of the payment methods available to you, simply log into your account and head to the ‘Cashier’ section.
When it comes to minimums Paddy Power are incredibly generous, and almost all of their payment methods allow deposits of as little as £5. Even PayPal deposits only command a £5 minimum, so you can enjoy a bet without breaking the bank.
Withdrawal limits are also fairly low, as little as £5 with some of the payment methods, with others requiring a minimum of £10 instead. You can get a full run down of the limits (minimums and maximums) by heading to the ‘Cashier’ page through the ‘My Account’ link.
It’s also worth pointing out that some methods will render the new player bonus void; this includes Skrill, Neteller, and Paysafecard – so if you want to claim the lucrative welcome bonus you must make sure not to use one of these.
Paddy Power actually feature some of the quickest withdrawal times in the industry, processing their PayPal and EWallet withdrawals within a matter of minutes – although this can take up to 4 hours during busy periods.
All other payment methods can take up to 12-24 hours to be processed, but it is usually a lot quicker than this on average.