Paddy Power Review 2018 - Sports Betting Review

Paddy Power are firmly recognisable in the world of online betting. That is because they have always pushed for a strong marketing campaign, which is borderline controversial at times. They really don’t mind pushing boundaries in their attempt to pull in new customers. They are jovial and they were founded all the way back in 1988 when three Irish bookmakers came together. Right from the very beginning they have gone for an unconventional approach in an industry which is largely conventional. They have grown and grown through to the point of winning awards and being one of the top online bookmakers out there. They may push boundaries (and buttons) and more often than not, it really pays off for them.


Paddy Power
  • Incredible selection of money back specials.
  • Highly recommended customer service.
  • High value on sporting odds.

Online-Betting Rating:

4.5 Stars Rating

Betting markets and odds odds quality 9/10

There is a tremendous amount to enjoy in the Paddy Power sportsbook. Probably the only thing that you will ever need is their abridged Quick Links menu over on the left hand side of the screen above the main A-Z betting list. The quick links just get you to the heart of the latest betting action right there on the main screen so you don't have to go digging around. Click an event and everything you need for your betting on it will appear in the main console area of the screen.

The sportsbook and betting markets within actually run a lot deeper and more vastly than it would initially appear. There is a lot of markets on everything from domestic Irish sports, to the big world events, North American sports and even more niche markets like trotting and the such. They are also great exponents of specials markets. Because of the nature of the bookmaker, they create unique market options, sometimes based on ‘out-there’ events happening and again, some of these in the past have created controversy.

But it is a testament to their popularity and creativity and market pull that they keep doing this. They don’t skimp on the market odds either because they are very strong. Their betting margins on soccer are some of the lowest around and that offers of course, great value down the line for punters. Overall, Paddy Power offer very generous margins and they provide comprehensive coverage of racing from both domestic shores and abroad. All over there is a very strong sportsbook with vast, vast market options and strong odds.

Sign up bonus, free bets & current promotions 10/10

Paddy Power constantly roll out new promotions, both from the welcome bonus offer for new customers, to event-specific offers. They really provide a lot of promotional value and if that is the thing that you enjoy about online betting, then you will be right at home. They offer a lot of new customer exclusive enhanced odds welcome bonus offers, where you can get a massively boosted price as a new customer on an event.

Their regular welcome bonus when nothing special is running is a £20 risk-free bet for a new customer registering. New Customer Offer, T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Paddy Power.

Then you get over to their promotions section on their website and you will see all sorts of offers
. They run everything from free in-play bet offers on top soccer matches, to accumulator insurance, to accumulator win bonuses, to horse racing guaranteed prices on all UK and Irish Horse Racing. If there is a big sporting event going on, Paddy Power probably have some kind of promotion running on it.

In-play betting 9/10

There is a big in-play betting section which again can be quickly accessed from the start menu. This is a very well presented in-play section as well. You have the list of current events that are going on and those which are about to start as well. You can sort the listing between sports to make things easier and for a live game for example you will see the number of in-play markets available on that event, along with the current screen and you get a great graphical representation of the game as well. With it being so quick to switch between markets, this really is product which is very well done.

Extras & features 9/10

There is a lot going on at Paddy Power to enjoy. If you like your websites busy and active then this is for you. Along with their live in-play betting Paddy Power also have a great live streaming service covering a wealth of top sports. The beauty of this is that when you open the live in-play betting page then you will see the live streaming screen right there on the side, so everything is right there in one to place to both bet on and watch a live event as it unfolds. Everything from football, tennis, basketball and more are covered by their great live streaming service.

Paddy Power are also running cash out options on bets now. This great feature is available in-play, on their mobile app and on regular bets on the website, along with accumulators. This gives you a full range of control over your active bets which you can quickly see in their Paddy Power betslip. As with everything that Paddy Power do, it is very simple and quick to operate, and with the feature there's no longer a need to wait until the final whistle to pocket something from a bet.

Paddy Power provide great results and statistics section, along with commentary and a great blog that they run in conjunction with the main site which is generally a fun read to go and poke into. They have a Pimp That Bet offering which shows you some of the most popular bets as they are about to go off and with other additions like virtual racing, there’s a lot to stick around for.

Payment options - deposit and withdrawal methods 8/10

You have plenty of options to use to get funds into your accounts, from slower bank transfers to the instant processing of ewallets and credit/debit cards. They are all accepted but note that some funding accounts won’t qualify for certain sign up bonuses. Be aware of that. When it comes to the withdrawal you can send the funds back to your funding source and again, this will vary in fees, processing times and limits depending on what method you use. You generally can’t go wrong with a card or ewallet for convenience and security.

Deposit Methods Include: Visa, Mastercard, Bank Transfer, Visa Electron, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill
Withdrawal Methods Include: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Visa Electron, Delta

User-friendliness of website & mobile app / mobile version 8/10

The whole feel of Paddy Power is user-friendly. There’s a lot going on, but there is enough of a relaxed feel about it that you can actually enjoy it all. They’ve done a great job with design and that has seamlessly carried through to their mobile app and mobile versions of their website as well. Paddy Power do offer a Cash Card Plus which is a prepaid Mastercard that is directly linked to your Paddy Power Palace, so you can withdrawal money straight from ATM’s! There are no general charges for the usage of the card.

Customer Service & Support, Security & Reliability 9/10

They will direct you first of all to their help centre to try and give you the answers that you need. The knowledge base is pretty extensive. If you need one on one support then you are best getting them on the telephone. You will find all of their details in the Help centre of how to contact them, which you can do by email, phone or live chat console on the website. Their customer service runs through 8 am to Midnight Monday through Saturday and from 9 am to Midnight on a Sunday. Their contact number is +353-140-45900 and their support email is

Overall / Conclusion 9/10

A lot of punters will find a very cool betting experience over at Paddy Power. It’s fun, upbeat which can be clearly seen in the features and the proportional stuff that they have all over there. Fortunately the website isn’t so cluttered that it’s rendered annoying. It’s not, it’s well designed, it’s engaging but more importantly behind all of it there are very strong odds, features and sportsbook.

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