Paddy Power Review

Paddy Power Sportsbook

Paddy Power Sportsbook
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NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

9/10

    LIVE STREAMING

    8/10

      SITE DESIGN

      8/10

        WITHDRAWAL SPEED

        8/10

          CUSTOMER SERVICE

          7/10

            Pros

            • Good sign-up bonus
            • Best Odds Guaranteed
            • Early payouts
            • Superb festival offers

            Cons

            • Customer Support needs improving
            • Social Media output may not be to everyone's taste

            When performing our Paddy Power review, we looked at 5 main factors which we believe are integral to any good sportsbook or online bookmaker; New Account Offer, Site Design, Live Streaming, Withdrawal Speed, Customer Service.

            Our biggest issue with Paddy Power was their customer service. We felt that some staff appeared poorly trained, although they were friendly and eager to help. Their social media output can seem a little crass to some. Their attitude seems to be ‘any publicity is good publicity’.

            These are minor gripes and Paddy Power are definitely a bookmaker that we would recommend.

            The £/€50 (max.) free bet offer is competitive. Best Odds Guaranteed are offered on all UK and Irish races. They regularly payout early on high-profile markets (for example when Jeremy Corbyn was way ahead in the ‘Next Labour Leader’ market and there was still one month to go before the result could be confirmed). They have also done this with many other markets and sometimes the result that they paid out on did not actually occur.

            They lead the field with offers on the big festivals, such as Cheltenham, Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood.

            Paddy Power Free Bet New Account Offer

            Place your first bet with Paddy Power and they will give you a FREE bet up to £/€50. The free bet matches the first bet that you make with them. Matched bet stakes are not returned. This means if you use your free bet to back a horse at 4/1, you will get back a total of £/€200 rather than £/€250. This policy is standard across the betting industry. Offer is valid for new customers only.

            Paddy Power Live Streaming

            Paddy Power Live Streaming channel only includes streaming of Uk and Irish horse racing. To watch a live steam you must be logged into Paddy Power and have placed a bet on the race you want to watch. You need to have placed a bet with the equivalent total stake of £1 or €1 per race (depending on your account’s currency). For a single, the minimum bet to stream the race is £0.50/€0.50 each way, or £1/€1 win. For multiple bets, minimum stakes range from £/€1 to £/€8 dependent on the type of bet you choose. For example you require a minimum stake of £/€6 if you want to watch all races in your Lucky 63 bet.

            Paddy Power Site Design

            We feel that the design of Paddy Power’s website is excellent. They are clearly targeting recreational punters and have made navigation quick and easy.

            Their race-cards are well laid out and their online betting slips work well. Even a pro bettor should appreciate how easy it is to get a bet on fast and with the minimum of fuss. Top marks from us!

            Paddy Power Withdrawal Speed

            No problems to report! It took less than 2 minutes for us to request a withdrawal and the funds hit our account within 48 hours.

            The only thing that is likely to cause a delay is if you try to withdraw funds to a different account than the one you used to make your deposit. Paddy Power will not let you do this. Their customer support agent told us that this was because of gaming commission regulations, put in place to avoid money laundering. This policy is now standard, across the industry.

            Paddy Power Customer Service

            Customer service was the only major concern for us, with Paddy Power. Their agents seem friendly enough, but they do not always give you the impression that they fully understand betting.

            Most of their training seems to be based on deposits and withdrawals. When asked technical questions about exotic bets, or payout reductions, they seemed out of their depth. Good customer support staff are the bedrock of any betting company, so we hope that they are taking steps to improve training.

            Summary

            Paddy Power have been a breath of fresh air and it is no wonder that they are now amongst the most-popular of all online bookmakers. Their website is a joy to use, they have a good sign-up offer and withdrawals are painless. The live-streams are good and the betting requirement of 1 per race seems fair. They really push the boat out, when the big festivals come around. Their festival offers are for both new and existing customers and often include betting odds that are unbelievably generous!

            With better customer support, we would be recommending Paddy Power as the best online bookmaker out there. We would still definitely recommend them and we know that many of you are already using them as your main betting site.

            18 Responses to Paddy Power Review

            1. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              10.00

              LIVE STREAMING

              7.50

              SITE DESIGN

              10.00

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              7.60

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              7.10

              Paddy Power marketing department are probably the best in the business. I love all their ad’s and risque comments on social media. So I do not see this a negative.

              I think Paddy Power are up there with the A grade bookmakers like Bet365 and Betfair. Their promotions during Cheltenham are absolutely fantastic and they always seem to have great money back promotions and enhanced place races during the regular racing season. Their customer service is alright but then again what online bookmaker has decent customer service reps?

            2. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              0.30

              LIVE STREAMING

              4.10

              SITE DESIGN

              5.60

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              0.00

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              1.00

              Poor customer service when you ask for a problem to be sorted bad attitude.hence why I’ve got rid of messenger app.also why I’ve not re deposited to my account can never get a bet on at the odds showing it changes to a shorter odds as soon as you hit place bet.not impressed.

            3. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              0.00

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              0.00

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              0.00

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              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              0.00

              I’ve spent over 20,000 euro in the past 18 months through the PP online site. I have to say, it is absolutely diabolical. Many a time I have had a bet with the cash out option, one or two matches to go that would not have even kicked off yet. When I placed the accumulator for lets 12 or 15 teams and 80-90% have won, majority of the time the PP site refuses to update the scores which means that even though the match would be over, and my chosen team have won, they still have that selection suspended resulting in my cash out option being suspended. A disgrace. I have since moved to Betfair, and they have a much better system for cashing out. Although it appears now they have merged so I must wait and see the outcome of it!

            4. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              0.00

              LIVE STREAMING

              0.00

              SITE DESIGN

              0.80

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              1.40

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              7.90

              They changed the way you read your recent bets & it’s now terrible, it was previously excellent

            5. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              0.00

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              0.00

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              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              0.00

              It is great what u do but I would like to know if u have any inside info on south african racing?

            6. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              5.20

              LIVE STREAMING

              7.90

              SITE DESIGN

              8.60

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              9.10

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              5.00

              They put up early best price then wI’ll limit you too a very small bet

            7. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              7.90

              LIVE STREAMING

              8.50

              SITE DESIGN

              8.40

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              7.70

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              7.40

              Have only ever gotten 2-3 free bets inall my time using paddypower online which is not good over the years

            8. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              0.00

              LIVE STREAMING

              10.00

              SITE DESIGN

              10.00

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              10.00

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              10.00

              Top ‘bookie’ never any problem, good prices & offers. It’s a ’10’ from me bhoyo.

            9. NEW ACCOUNT OFFER

              2.00

              LIVE STREAMING

              2.20

              SITE DESIGN

              1.70

              WITHDRAWAL SPEED

              5.60

              CUSTOMER SERVICE

              1.00

              Have account with paddy, however, following some wins it looks like my account has been limited and it is now saying I have to ring customer services before placing a bet. Same as the rest, happy enough to take your money, but they don’t want customers being successful.

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