New Customers Receive a £30 Free Bet
Paddy Power was established in 1988, following a merger of three small Irish bookmakers who, taken collectively, owned about 40 betting shops throughout Ireland. The name and the representable and recognisable green colour was a clear sign that the newly formed brand aimed to establish itself as a leading bookmaker in Ireland. But the company soon expanded beyond the borders of Ireland and became one of the top bookmakers in the UK and throughout the world.
Innovation has always been Paddy Power’s driving force, and the operator was one of the first to start offering money-back specials. Moreover, Paddy Power is known for its original betting markets which can’t be found anywhere else. In 2016, the company Paddy Power merged with Betfair to form Paddy Power Betfair, currently one of the largest betting companies, not only in the UK but worldwide. In addition to sports betting, Paddy Power also operates casino, poker and bingo websites.
Paddy Power Free Bet
New UK punters who sign up at Paddy Power and make a bet worth at least £10, are entitled to a £30 free bet, which will be paid out to them as soon as they make their qualifying wager. The bet must be placed at odds of 1.50 or higher.
Paddy Power offers many other promotions, especially so-called ‘Money-Back Specials’ which are the trademark of this operator. Some of the specials are offered only for a limited period of time; others are valid throughout the year.
For example, Paddy Power offers a money-back special in occasions where the team you backed to win, was leading by two or more goals at any point of the match. This special is offered on EPL matches, as well as matches of other competitions. There are also money-back specials on horse racing bets, on golf matches, tennis matches, and American sports.
At Paddy Power, not only can you bet on football, horse racing, tennis, or boxing, but also on netball, sailing and volleyball and other sports that aren’t nearly as popular but still have a steady following. It is hard to find a sport that is played anywhere in the world and which isn’t offered at Paddy Power. It is possible to place wagers on virtual sports, as well as e-Sports.
And if you like betting on things that aren’t connected to sports, you can place bets on upcoming political events. You can bet who will win the upcoming election either in the UK, in Ireland, or elsewhere, but there are also unique special bets that are offered depending on the current situation and circumstances.
If you choose football betting, you’ll notice that there are more than hundred markets for the more popular matches. In addition to ‘win markets’ which are the standard ones, you can also bet on the total number of corners, the number of corners for one of the teams, whether one team will score more than two goals, and many more betting options. You may add more than one selection to your bet slip and then combine them. Different betting options are offered based on how many selections you add to the bet slip.
In-Play Betting and Cash Out
Matches and events that have already begun and are underway at the moment when you visit the website, are also displayed, and Paddy Power will allow you to place ‘in-play’ bets, i.e. bet on matches that are already underway. It is perfect for those situations when you are watching a match and based on what you’ve seen; you think that you can predict the outcome. Just be aware that the odds for in-play or live betting change pretty fast. It is possible to combine multiple live selections, as well as to combine them with pre-match betting selections.
Just like you can place a bet at any time, you may also cash out on already wagered bets at any time, provided that the ‘Cash Out’ option is available on your bets. Cash out allows you to take your stake and often some profit before the matches you’ve wagered on are already concluded. Furthermore, Paddy Power offers partial cash out, which allows you to take some of the money, and keep the rest of your stake in the game.
Paddy Power allows punters to place bets on their mobile devices. This operator has developed multiple mobile apps, including an iOS and Android betting apps which can be downloaded for free. You can now download the Paddy Power mobile app. There are two iOS apps – an iPhone app and an Android app, both available on the App Store, and there’s a download link for the Android app.
Paddy Power also provides other apps, including a Messenger app which allows you to request odds and bet using text messages. It is also possible to bet over the phone, by calling the provided number.
Paddy Power Website
Featuring a green background, Paddy Power’s website is very user-friendly and easy to navigate through. There’s quite a long list of quick links which includes all the sports, competitions and events that are popular among punters on the day and in the upcoming period.
Paddy Power accepts credit, and debit card payments, bank transfers, transfers made using popular e-Wallets like Neteller, PayPal, Paysafecard, and Moneybookers, as well as payments via Cash Cards and Cash Cards PPlus. Most deposits are processed immediately, and the minimum deposit amount is £5.
The minimum withdrawal amount is £10. If you’re making a withdrawal to your e-Wallet account, it will take only between 1 and 4 hours, but if you’re withdrawing to your credit card, it may take between 2-3 working days. Paddy Power provides detailed instructions on how to complete deposits and withdrawals for every supported payment method.
If you have any doubts or you want to find out more about a certain betting aspect at Paddy Power, you can look for an answer at the Help Centre. Alternatively, you can contact customer service. The average response time is 21 seconds if you’re calling them over the phone, 39 seconds if you’re chatting with them live through the website, or about two hours if you send an email. It has to be noted that Paddy Power has better response time than most other betting operators.