Paddy Power – A review of PaddyPower Bookmakers

HISTORY

PADDYLOGOPaddy Power is Ireland ‘s biggest bookmaker. Their parent company, Paddy Power plc, is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Irish Stock Exchange. Paddy Power Plc. They are the first major Irish bookmaker to venture into online betting and believe that the continual product innovation and customer service that Paddy Power are renowned for will make them a leading player in the online betting market.

A particularly distinctive feature of betting with Paddy Power is the special terms (“Specials”) they offer on some bets. On average they have 2 specials on the site at any given time. These are usually displayed in the homepage on the left-hand menu bar. Check out their specials archive for a list of all their previous specials. One of Paddy Power’s popular specials is “The Red Card Special”. In this instance they refund all losing bets if a red card is issued during the match in question. Another was the “Shoot Tiger and you are out of the Woods”, where on the British Open they refunded losing bets on 23 players who beat Tiger Woods but who failed to win the tournament.

A dedicated customer service team is located at their head office in Dublin to handle any problems that you may experience when using the site. The actual website is very easy to use, with clear headings and sections. Some of the text is in very small writing which can make it difficult to read at times.

SPORTS OFFERED ON THE WEBSITE

  • Football/soccer
  • Horse Racing
  • Greyhound racing
  • Virtual Racing
  • Golf
  • Snooker
  • GAA Hurling
  • Tennis
  • Rugby League
  • Cricket
  • Rugby Union
  • GAA football
  • American Football
  • Basketball

PADDYSCREEN

Deposit Methods


Customers can deposit by credit cards, debit cards, bank transfer and cheques.Withdrawal & Pay-Out Methods:

For credit cards (excluding MasterCard) the funds are credited directly back to your card within 5 working days

For MasterCard – a cheque will be sent to you by post

For cheques and bank transfers – the money will be transferred back into your account by cheque

Minimum & Maximum Bets/Pay-Outs:

Minimum Deposit: £10

Maximum Payout: £120,000

Types of Wagers
Bets can be placed online, interactive television services, by telephone or by WAP service


Customer Service


Telephone: 08000 565 2758am – 12 midnight Mon to Sat

10am – 12 midnight Sun

Email: support@paddypower.com


Security Paddypower.com recognises that online security is an area of vital importance for all of their clients. It is imperative that you should be fully satisfied that your personal details are 100% secure before you commence betting. A key area of online security is encryption using the SSL mechanism, that is to say that information you provide them with is encrypted so that it cannot be read across the Internet. 128-bit SSL Encryption is used on all pages of their payment system. Each screen within the secure areas of the website will include the padlock symbol in the bottom right hand side of the page to indicate that you are in a secure area and that any information you transmit is encrypted.Once Paddy Power receives your Card details they carry out a check of your Card with their credit card checking facility. This ensures the number you entered actually corresponds to a real credit card number and is not one that has been made up. They also do random security checks on a continuous basis to ensure that no fraudulent use is being made of a Card. This verification of your details is carried out over a secure line to the bank. Card data is, at no time, sent over the Internet during the validation process nor does the bank give out any details to Paddy Power representatives over the phone, the representatives simply state what information they have and the bank will let us know if it is correct or not. Incorrect details associated with your card will result in your account being suspended for security reasons.


Professional Associations GamcareGamblers Anonymous

IBAS (the International Betting Arbitration Service)

Any Other Information

Can bet on lotteries and special events – such as the winner of ‘x’factor

Languages English

Site Speed Fast


Pros & Cons
Pros:

  • Tax free betting
  • No deposit fees
  • No commission charges
  • Offers a range of new generation mobile betting and gaming services

Cons:

  • Help menus are very limited – may need to call customer services for a more detailed answer