Paddy Power review

Paddy Power

Ireland's largest bookmaker, Paddy Power runs betting shops throughout the UK and Ireland along with an online sportsbook that aims to offer great value, fun and service. Bet online with Paddy Power to benefit from features including:

- £20 in free welcome bets (4 x £5 free bets);
- Renowned money-back specials;
- Betting on a huge range of sports events plus novelty bets.

Read our Paddy Power betting review to learn more about Ireland's most successful bookmaker, including how to claim free welcome bets of £20. Paddy Power sportsbook customers can also play other online games for real money using the same player account - including with Paddy Power casino, games and bingo.

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Overall rating for Paddy Power : 8/10

Look and feel: 9/10
Range of sports betting & features: 8/10
Customer support: 8/10
Welcome offer: 8/10

Paddy Power free bet offer

Register with Paddy Power today via one of our links to qualify for your chance to earn 4 x £5 free bets. From the landing page, click on Register Now to launch the registration process, which is presented in four easy steps: personal details, address details, account details and confirmation.

Having registered, deposit funds into your new betting account and place a single initial bet of at least £10. To qualify for Paddy Power's free bet offer, your initial bet (which can be either a single or multiple) must be placed at odds of 1/2 or greater. Paddy Power will then automatically award 4 x £5 free bets (£20 total value). The free bets can only be used in Paddy Power's sportsbook (ie not for casino, poker or games). It is redeemed via the betting slip, where it will appear once a selection is added. Free bet stakes are not included in any returns. The free bets mustn't be used in conjunction with any other bets on the same market. Due to historic abuse of welcome offers, clients who deposit their funds by Moneybookers or Neteller are excluded from the offer. Visit Paddy Power's sportsbook now for more information about their free bet offer, including the full terms and conditions.

» Get £20 in free bets with Paddy Power

Whilst we update our reviews regularly, please check the details of Paddy Power's free bet offer and related conditions before registering, as the offer may be withdrawn or terms amended at any time.

Paddy Power betting

Paddy Power aims to make recreational betting as much fun as possible, an approach that's evident from the bookmaker's entertaining approach to advertising all the way down to its betting markets. Paddy Power's sportsbook is well known for offering fixed odds betting not only on a comprehensive range of sports and other events, but also on a host of novelty betting markets. Live / in-play betting is also avalable online.

Sports betting:    
American football Athletics Aussie rules
Badminton Baseball Basketball
Beach soccer Beach volleyball Bowls
Boxing Chess Cricket
Cycling Darts Financials
Football Futsal GAA sports
Golf Greyhound racing Handball
Hockey Horse racing Ice hockey
Indoor soccer Lotteries Motor racing
Poker Pool Rink hockey
Rowing Rugby league Rugby union
Show jumping Snooker Swimming
Table tennis UFC - MMA Volleyball
Waterpolo Winter sports  
Novelty bets (examples):    
TV specials Music Current affairs
Politics Big Brother Pageant
Celebrity news Weather Hollywood

Paddy Power displays odds in fractional format as standard, but this can be swtiched to decimals using the Site settings selector, located in the left hand column underneath the betting market listings. For more information on different odds formats, read our odds guide.

Placing bets with Paddy Power

Paddy Power's sportsbook offers three main ways to find bets. All are located in the left hand column, starting with a "Find your bet" search tool at the top. Below that, Paddy Power provides Quick Links to some of its most popular online betting markets (eg horse racing, football, live betting and promotional markets). Finally, there is a full A-Z category listing through which it's possible to navigate to all available betting coupons and bets. Clicking on a category will both expand that section of the menu (to show sub-categories) and load related betting information into the central page area.

For example, clicking on Football in the left hand menu reveals sub-categories including UK, European and international football and specials. In the main page area, Paddy Power presents football betting highlights including popular coupons, the top five bets and other popular football betting links. Coupons are then shown below the highlights section.

Having navigated to your chosen betting market, clicking on the odds for a selection will add it to the betslip (which expands on the right). Here, you can add stakes for available bet types (ie singles, each way, multiples), as indicated within the slip. As stakes are entered, the slip displays potential returns. When logged in, clicking the button at the bottom places the chosen bets.

Paddy Power's bet slip can be viewed within the window, as initially displayed, or "popped out" as a new window or tab (depending on your browser settings), which some users may find more convenient.

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Paddy Power money-back specials

Paddy Power's famous money-back specials are offered across a variety of betting markets on a daily basis. As the name suggests, bets placed under this promotion can potentially be refunded, depending upon the outcome of the event. For example, "if team a comes from behind to win, Paddy Power will refund all losing bets of type a, b, c, d, etc".

Paddy Power's best price guarantee

Paddy Power guarantees to pay the best available price on both horse racing and greyhound racing. The bookmaker's best price guarantee applies to early, board and starting prices and covers UK and Irish racing for single and multiple bets placed online and via mobile.

Paddy Power's Justice Payouts

Paddy Power often chooses to make discretionary Justice Payouts when sports event outcomes would otherwise result in punters feeling they'd been unfairly disadvantaged. For example, when a football referee failed to see a 30th minute goal that should have been awarded, Paddy Power paid out on various bets based on both the official outcomes and those that should have stood, had justice prevailed. This included draw, correct score, first scorer and anytime scorer bets for that match.

Bet and Watch on horse racing

In conjunction with At The Races and Racing UK, Paddy Power offers live video streaming coverage of all UK and Irish horse racing. Customers can watch streaming video subject to having placed a bet of £5 or more on the race they want to view. Bet and Watch is opened by clicking the TV icon on a racing coupon listing.

Other Paddy Power features

The commentary link (top bar) offers text and audio (Radio Centre) commentaries, previews, results and reports for horse and greyound racing and football.

Live betting launches a console with current in-play betting and a schedule of upcoming live betting events.

A collection of video clips can be viewed via the link in the sportsbook's top menu. These include help videos covering topics such as how to register, deposit funds and place a bet with Paddy Power and an overview of live betting.

Payment methods

Customers can deposit funds into their Paddy Power sportsbook account using debit and credit cards, bank transfer and personal cheque - and also with cash through Paddy Power betting shops. Withdrawals are paid via the same method except for funds deposited by credit card, where they are paid out by cheque.

Site layout and design

Styled in green, orange, grey, black and white, Paddy Power's sports betting site is easy to navigate, read and use.

Paddy Power help

The Help link (top right) opens a comprehensive customer support section in a new window or tab. Support information topics cover betting rules, registrations, bet and watch, deposits, withdrawals, account management, navigation, customer service, mobile betting, faqs, Tote rules and more. For additional help, UK customers can contact Paddy Power via email or freephone telephone.

Paddy Power information

Paddy Power is listed on both the Irish and London Stock Exchanges and is licenced and regulated for sportsbook activities by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission. UK customers can contact the bookmaker's sports betting support team on freephone 0800 056 5275.

Sign up with Paddy Power

If you like what you've read about Paddy Power and would like to become a customer, click one of our links to see the current welcome offer and to register now for a new sports betting account. New UK clients can qualify for a free welcome bet of £20 when placing an initial qualifying bet of £50 or more. Or to see other offers for UK clients from online bookmakers, visit the betting section of our directory using the link below:

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Online sports betting and more

Paddy Power enjoys a reputation as a "punter friendly" bookmaker that focuses on delivering fun as well as great value odds and an easy to use betting site. Sportsbook clients can also enjoy online gaming with Paddy Power's casino, bingo and games.

More online betting

Online sports betting offers

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Online betting news

UK online betting news

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Responsible gambling

Bet responsibly

Resources and advice features gambling sites for UK consumers aged 18+. We urge responsible attitudes and behaviour when gambling. Resources, help & info:

-'s responsible gambling guide;
- Gamble Aware - advice about gambling;
- GamCare - online, phone & counselling support;
- Gamblers Anonymous - fellowship-based help.