Paddy Power Sportsbook

Paddy Power is an Irish bookmaker with a focus on the UK and European betting markets. They are Ireland’s premiere bookmaker, and one of the leading brands in the UK and Europe. This popularity hasn’t gone unnoticed, and Paddy Power has been drawing world wide online sports betting attention. Established in 1988, Paddy Power has a long history to back up their reputation as a fun and fair place to enjoy online sports betting.

Software

Even though Paddy Power has been accepting wagers for much longer, the website was only launched in 2005. Though they were one of the first online betting sites, they remain one of the most popular. This is because their software is fast, easy to use, and very carefully organized for players to quickly find their favorite games. Players can even personalize the site to show odds in their preferred format: decimals or fractions.

For players who are on the go, Paddy Power offers a number of options for mobile betting. There’s an app in the iTunes store for iPhones and iPad betting. There’s also apps for Android, Blackberry, and Nokia. Bettors can download them from the iTunes store, or from Paddy Power’s mobile website. There are QR codes for players to scan to make it even easier. For players without the fancy smartphones, there is still a mobile website that web-capable phones can access located at www.paddypower.mobi. Paddy Power’s website offers a walkthrough complete with screen captures to help bettors set up the mobile app and place wagers on their phones.

Betting Options

Paddy Power didn’t become the powerhouse they are today by offering a limited selection of betting options. Though they do focus on Ireland and the UK, they do cover sporting events worldwide. Some of the sporting events they cover are:

Football (American)

Basketball

Darts

Horse Racing

Ice Hockey

Olympics

Snooker

Soccer (Football)

… and many more!

There are 53 different sporting events listed on the front page, and each of these options offer a very wide variety of sporting events, as well as 112 novelty wagers. The novelty wagers cover bets such as television, politics, and more.

Promotions

Paddy Power is currently offering a free bet to new players. This free bet can range between £10 to £50. These free bets are restricted to new account holders. However, Paddy Power does run promotions from time to time where players can win free bets or money back during big events. There are money back offers on horse races daily, and from time to time Paddy Power offers “Justice” payouts on what they believe should have happened.

However, players who use Neteller or Skrill are not eligible for free bets. Players from certain countries are also ineligible for free bets. Lotto and Tote bets are not eligible to use your free bet bonus on.

Banking

The banking methods for Paddy Power are Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Neteller, Skrill, Paypal, Bank Transfers, Cash and personal checks. For players who live in Ireland and the UK can both deposit and withdraw from their online account by simply walking into a Paddy Power store. Different deposit options have different minimum and maximum deposit amounts, and players are encouraged to withdraw with the same method as they deposit.

Customer Service

Paddy Power has a wide range of contact options. Players can place wagers online, by phone, by text, and even by walking into one of their shops. It is no surprise that Paddy Power has a great customer service team. Players can count on getting fast, friendly service from knowledgeable staff no matter if they contact customer service by phone, email, twitter or live chat. If players are unsure of what is the fastest response method, the Paddy Power site features an Average Response Timer on the Support page of their website.

Brad McGrath

About Brad McGrath (All Articles)

Brad McGrath

About Brad McGrath (All Articles)

Brad is a keen sports follower and punter. He REALLY loves the AFL, horse racing, winter sports and cricket and just loves the other sports. He grew up in the country where it was mandatory to play at least one football code and the choice was AFL. Brad is the executive editor of Race Media and has worked at various Fairfax publications as a reporter and editor.

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