Latest independent review of Paddy Power top rated Irish online sports bookmaker. PaddyPower sportsbook offers great sports betting plus an entertaining web site.
PADDY POWER BOOKMAKER SECURITY & REPUTATION
Paddy Power is Ireland's largest bookmaker and one of the UK's fastest growing bookies since launching online services in 2000. Parent company, Paddy Power plc, is listed on both the London Stock Exchange & Irish Stock Exchange. Web site security: 128-bit SSL Encryption is used on all pages of the Paddy Power payment system .Paddy Power Sportsbetting is regulated by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission
PADDY POWER PAY IN / CASH OUT
Paddy Power sportsbook is targeted primarily at the UK and European betting markets and at present supports accounts in just two currencies: GBP Sterling (£) Euro (€). The minimum deposit allowed is £10 or €10 and the maximum deposits per day are: Euro - € 8000 GBP - £6000.
DEPOSITS - Deposit funds using Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard), Debit cards (Maestro, Switch, Solo, Visa Delta or Laser), Other banking options include: Bank Transfer, Cheques, An Post Billpay, Western Union QuickPay Money Orders, Neteller and Moneybookers (great for hassle-free betting!), PayPal, Cash in any of their shops (Min €/£50).
WITHDRAWALS - In general you can withdraw funds via the method you used to deposit at Paddy Power. The minimum withdrawal is £10 or €10 and the maximum withdrawal amounts per day are: Euro - €2500 GBP - £2000. Paddypower.com do not charge for deposits/withdrawals. However, Credit/ Debit card issuers may charge you & Bank transfers incur fees per transaction of up to €32 & can take 5 business days to process.
HELP & CUSTOMER SERVICE AT PADDY POWER
PaddyPower.com 's customer service team is located in their Dublin HQ and operate 8.00am - midnight Monday to Saturday and 9.00am - midnight on Sunday. Contact is via email or by phone (Ireland and UK toll free Rest of World toll charges apply). A good FAQ set is available online. All responses to BookieLabRat .com testers were friendly & informed but Southern hemisphere testers had significant delays in responses due to Paddy's team not opertaing 7x24.
EASE TO FIND & PLACE A BET (Web Design)
BETTING COVERAGE AT PADDY POWER
PaddyPower.com offers wide betting markets, & is especially good for novelty bets. You can bet on just about any major national or international sports fixture and over 100 novelty markets as well. For example today you can bet on: The next Rose of Tralee, the next Dr Who and who will be the running mates for McCain & Obama in the US elections, plus various TV specials (like Big Brother, American Idol, etc). Football, Golf, Snooker, GAA Hurling, Boxing, Tennis, Rugby League, Cricket, Basketball, GAA Football Moter Racing, American Football ... With an exciting new year of sport kicking off, Paddy Power is one of only a handful of bookies with an extensive range of markets and great odds!
PADDY POWER JOIN BONUSES & PUNTER PROMOTIONS
FIXED ODDS AT PADDY POWER
Betting analysis performed by BookieLabrat.com across all 570 bookmakers tested indicates that Paddy Power offers consistently good fixed price odds (within the top 10% of bookmakers).
NOTE: BookieLabRat.com tested 570 online bookmakers & 10 betting exchanges this quarter and failed 92% of them. Paddy Power passed with 93 out of a possible 100 points.
This review is not the formal analysis, just a high level summary of the key aspects we like & don't like about Paddy Power.
ASIAN HANDICAP ODDS AT PADDY POWER
Paddy Power does not offer Asian Handicap odds. (Due to weightings applied this score does not significantly impact on their overall rating for bookmaker excellence).
OTHER BETS AT PADDY POWER BOOKMAKER
Paddy Power offers outstanding special betting and novelty betting opportunities and with strong odds. Limited in-play betting is also on offer (Major UK events only).
The Paddy Power sports betting web site is functional and reasonably quick to find specific betting information on, especially via the bet search facility. It has a bit of a "Jack of All Trades" feel though as it services PaddyPower sportsbook, casino, poker, games, reverse aution, lotteries, etc... (A new German language site has just launched).
Renowned as the "Home of the Money Back Special Bet", Paddy Power usually has excellent daily specials across a number of markets. They change daily with 3-5 on site at all times during the main UK/Euro football season. Joining Bonus: New account holders at Paddy power can get £50 worth of free bets to place. Unfortunately Moneybookers & Neteller users can't claim the join bonus.
Last Page Update: 23 April 2012
NOTE: PaddyPower does not accept residents of the United States of America, Canada or Australia
Paddy Power - WHAT's HOT
Mobile (cell phone) betting, The Novelty bets and cash back offers - always something new on site, consistently good football odds, crazy funny game write-ups
Paddy Power - WHAT's NOT
Just 2 currencies accepted (£ and €) all others incur conversion fees, Moneybookers & Neteller users can't claim join bonus, Promotions are very UK and Ireland centric, No Asian Handicaps
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PADDY POWER BOOKMAKER - OVERALL RATING
Paddy Power sportsbook offers fun with your gambling and is more focussed on "risk based entertainment" than many bookies. They're especially good for Irish, UK and European punters but have a worldwide following too - with German and Spanish languages available.
If you like novelty bets (TV shows like Big Brother or the top UK temperature this summer) then you'll love Paddy Power. There is always something new to have a punt on at Paddy Power. Bets with Paddy Power have three possible outcomes - win, lose or money back - as frequent money back deals and bonus bets feature.
Paddy Power is a good solid bookie for performance and payouts and we rate them highly - especially for local (UK & Ireland) punters looking for some fun.