Paddy Power is Ireland’s largest bookmaker, founded in 1988 by a merger of 3 existing bookmakers. They set themselves apart from other bookmakers with their sense of humour and often quirky bets. You’ve probably seen their TV adverts and large-scale media events – they are often edging on the side of controversial.
- Uses humour to set themselves apart from other sportsbooks.
- Money-back specials on different events.
- Good free bet.
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Becoming a member of PaddyPower
To join PaddyPower, click on the blue “Open an account” button on the top left of their site. Fill in their simple registration process and your account will be activated.
Once you are a member, there are lots of ways to deposit. Once that’s done, just place a bet of £10 on odds of 1.5 (1/2) or more, and you’ll qualify for the bonus offer. PaddyPower were an industry leader in introducing double and triple matched free bets.
Video on how to join PaddyPower
Watch this video for a step-by-step guide on how to sign up to PaddyPower:
PaddyPower Free bets and Promotion Codes
Paddy Power offer a 3x matched bet on your first £10 stake. You’ll receive 3 £10 free bets as your bonus.
All you need to do is place a bet of £10 on odds of 1.5 (1/2) or more – no promo code needed.
The free bets are:
- Valid for 30 days.
- Available for residents of UK and Ireland.
- Not available for Moneybookers or Neteller depositors.
PaddyPower Mobile Betting
PaddyPower offer a great experience on mobile. If you want to bet on your phone, you’ll have no problem navigating and making your bets.
If you’d like, you can also download their apps for Android and iPhone which also work on all tablets.
You can also qualify for the free bet through mobile as you would with the normal registration process through the desktop site.
PaddyPower Live In-play Betting
PaddyPower offer a nice in-play betting service where you can bet live on any event. We like the multi-view option where you can drag and drop different events onto a screen so that you can follow them together. On top of this, you will also be able to view some games live on their site.
As you’d expect, there are lots of events and markets to bet on live at PaddyPower. We had a particularly good time betting with them and would thoroughly recommend the service.
A growing trend is to offer cash-out during live events. PaddyPower have also jumped onto this feature and now offer it for all live games!
PaddyPower Website Design and Features
PaddyPower have a great site. Its nicely designed and very easy to find your way around. There is a host of information on the homepage including links to current live betting markets. PaddyPower’s previous
The pevious wit on PaddyPower’s site has been toned down a bit. The homepage previously had humourous comments such as “Yossi Benayoun’s warning that he could leave Liverpool is roughly the footballing equivalent of Michael Douglas threatening to leave Catherine Zeta Jones“.
PaddyPower often have the best odds in the industry. In addition to this, they almost certainly have the most extensive markets with some approaching 100 bets on certain events!
PaddyPower are also famous for their “Money-Back Specials”. Here they will give you your money back on a match/game/race if your bet loses and a certain event takes place. For example: In a football match, if you lose your bet and the last goal is scored by a certain player, the offer may be for you to have your stake returned. These specials are released every week. One of their biggest payouts was in the Champions League Final of May 2008. The offer was: If Ronaldo scored, then they would refund all 1st/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast single bets on the match. Of course, he scored and they ended up paying £1.2 million back to customers.
Novelty betting is also included in Paddy Power’s service. They take bets on the existence of God and also extend normal markets to slightly comedic levels. e.g. “Which match will Ronaldo first cry in during Euro 2008”. You’ll also find a number of political bets available on their site.