Paddy Power

Established: 1988 Jurisdiction: Northern Ireland
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Paddy Power is one of Ireland’s biggest sportsbooks and is one of the pioneers in the sportsbook industry. Established in 1998, Paddy Power have created a reputation of being one of the biggest names when it comes to money back bonuses. With a wonderful offering for most events, there is little doubt that Paddy Power is one of the ongoing sensations on the sportsbook calendar.


Paddy Power has a busy appearance that makes it seem like there’s more happening than there actually is. The arrangement is a bit messy and things don’t really hold their own places on the website. While the sports are neatly laid out on the left, there is little focus on the arrangement down the middle. On a wide screen, the website hands to the left while most of the images and colouring used reminds of online advertising.

That said, a few moments on the website and you soon realise that everything is right where it should be, albeit suffering from a little graphical nightmare. Once you get the hang of things, it is pretty easy to find your way around. For newbies, it might be a little difficult to make things happen as there is just too much happening at one time.


Thankfully, this is a simple process. You have four steps that include a confirmation of your email account. The form is, compared to the remainder of the website’s look, quite pleasant. You are required to put in just your personal details and account information.

If you are a PayPal subscriber, then you can create your membership ID even faster. All you need to do is deposit a minimum amount of 10 Euro or a maximum of 1000 Euro into your account, in whatever currency you choose (Pound or Euro).

The website will then redirect you to PayPal where you can complete your registration as well as make the deposit, almost immediately.


This is where Paddy Power takes it away from the rest. While almost all the sportsbooks offer a 100% match up, at the max, Paddy Power gives you the opportunity to get a 200% match, upto a maximum of $20.

They have a free-entry bonus for their last man standing competition. Anyone who’s eliminated in the first week of the competition gets to try again, the following week, for free.


Placing regular bets on Paddy Power is no different than it is for other websites. Select any match or event and place a bet on the price that you want to. The bet will then be sent to your betting slip which scrolls down, along with the screen.

However, the best features of betting on Paddy Power aren’t their regular betting or even their live bets – It is their special bets that take the cake. Paddy Power offers some incredible options like their last man standing competition. All you need to do is pick a team that you believe will win on a weekend of football. If that team wins, you go through to the next round.

This continues till the end of the season or until you get knocked out. The best part is their bonus that allows you to get back into the competition if you get knocked out in the very first week itself.


Some of the odds on Paddy Power are amongst the best in the business. There is no doubt that they are quite generous in their odds, especially with their enhanced trebles and last man standing options. However, their odds are noteworthy only on some occasions. This means that if you are lucky, you will find some good odds with the website.


In terms of customer support, Paddy Power are quite sincere with their efforts. They have live chat and an extensive online help page that can get you any answer that you are looking for. They also have video tutorials that allow you to understand, better, how things are done on their website.

Whether you are a novice or an experienced bettor, you are sure to find their assistance program quite adequate. Even in the case of emails and telephone, you will receive courteous service and quickly too. So all in all, it ensures a pleasurable experience to customers.


Paddy Power has always been about exploring new ways to make things work. There is hardly another sportsbook online that has the same bonus offerings while their innovative markets are extremely brilliant. With excellent customer service, Paddy Power has truly established itself as one of the biggest names in the industry.

However, they have become more famous for a major gaffe when they actually paid out for Stoke City getting relegated, after just two weeks into the 2009 season. Stoke survived, and well enough. Maybe that’s more reason for you to sign up with Paddy Power.

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