Paddy Power review
Founded in 1988, Paddy Power has established itself as one of the most popular gambling companies across Ireland and the UK in its’ 28 years of business. Renowned for their comical, often controversial advertising, Paddy has accumulated a loyal following over the years, and the growth of social media is seeing that number increase.
Like most rival gambling companies, Paddy Power has got the vast majority of payment options covered to suit a variety of customers. They are debit cards, credit cards, cash, PayPal, Skrill, Neteller, PaySafeCard, Bank Transfer and Cheque. When depositing into your Paddy account, the minimum amount required is £5, unless you are paying in cash which requires a minimum deposit of £10. To withdraw, you must have at least £10 in your betting account, although the process time is dependent on the method you are using to collect your winnings.
However, this may not be the go-to company for certain punters outside of the UK and Ireland given that Paddy only offer winnings in Pound Sterling and Euros. While other companies – such as Bet365 – offer a vast range of currencies to return such as US dollars, this is a category where the Irish company sell themselves short to a certain extent. They have also been criticised in the past by dissatisfied customers for not paying out quickly when a withdrawal is made, as well as sometimes refusing to pay out on full winnings when a mistake has been made in the odds setting and alternatively come to ‘an agreement’ with the customer.
As far as their coverage of sport goes, Paddy Power is one of the top gambling sites out there. Offering a wide range of sports to bet on – as well as non-sport related topics – football and horse racing stand out as the two most well-covered markets on the site. For racing, Paddy offer a price guarantee in that if you take a price on a horse, and the starting price is bigger than what you got, it will pay you the bigger odds if the result comes in. In the football market, there are some excellent offers Paddy give to their customers, such as a £10 in-play bet on any live televised Premier League match when you bet £20. However, if you are a punter who likes an accumulator, Paddy is certainly the site to get on. Their acca insurance means if one team lets you down on a 5+ accumulator (teams must be competing in the Premier League, the Football League, FA Cup, League Cup, Scottish Premiership, Scottish Championship, Scottish Leagues 1 and 2, Scottish Cup, Scottish League Cup, Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Champions League or Europa League). Also, they will give you money back as a risk-free bet. As well as this, they give you a 20% bonus on any four-fold acca wins on win-draw-win and both teams to score markets. Money-back offers are frequently provided on Paddy Power, allowing punters plenty of opportunities to have a go at a risk-free bet.
Paddy’s new customer offer will give you £30 in free bets when you bet £10 after making an account with them. In comparison with other betting companies, this is an excellent offer to new customers and one which often people find enticing and look to take advantage of. They make it extremely easy to use your free bets by giving you a step-by-step guide into redeeming your offer, while giving £30 in free bets also allows the new user to become familiar with their newly-acquired surroundings on the site.
Website layout and mobile site
The layout on Paddy Power is simple yet effective and appropriately, is covered in green to represent their Irish roots. Like virtually all other sites, markets for each sport can be found down the left-hand side of the page in alphabetical order. They include a ‘quick links’ section above it, allowing you to briskly find a current standout sporting event as well as football and horse racing which are the two premier sports on the page.
Similarly, the mobile site is easy to navigate around and is drenched in green, just like the online site. The mobile app is just as simple and easy to use, with the regularity of your use of the site adding to the ease of finding your way around it without too much trouble at all.
There are a number of ways to get in contact with Paddy Power if an issue arises with your account and can be done so via live chat, telephone and email. These three options are available 24/7 and ensure that any problems can be dealt with in a manner which suits the customer. They also have a Twitter account specifically designed for customer service, which can be found by searching @AskPaddyPower. Although all the necessary services are there, Paddy has previously had critics from customers from the speed of which their issues are resolved.
Ranked as the fourth highest revenue company in the UK and Ireland, Paddy Power is still regarded as one of the big names in the gambling scene. The rise of social media across the past decade or so has seen Paddy gain a substantial following and reputation online for its comedic take on sport – something which has massively helped their brand awareness and exposure to new customers online, resulting in consistent fresh faces to the site. With the way branding and the gambling market is currently heading, expect Paddy Power to be a force in betting for years to come.