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Paddy Power

Updated at March 23, 2022

Paddy Power is one of the world’s oldest online bookmakers, and its name is famous across the continents. This article provides the reader with essential information concerning the operator’s games, betting options, mobile app, and financial transactions and explains how to set up an account at the platform to enjoy its numerous and lucrative offers.

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General Information

Established in Dublin way back in 1988, Paddy Power was, in fact, an amalgamation of forty Irish brick-and-mortar bookmakers located in more than six hundred venues worldwide. The platform has become famous for its numerous sports betting options, competitive odds and payout rates, convenient payment system, and delightfully versatile and user-friendly mobile apps.

The history of its success is impressive indeed. Having acquired one-third of the Irish gaming market by 2001, Paddy Power became the largest sports betting operator in the EU in 2011. It is also one of the world’s most reliable gaming operators to date, holding licenses from the UKGC, MGA, and Alderney Gambling Control Commission. And the latest 128-bit SSL encryption technology it employs makes it a perfectly safe company as well.


Setting Up an Account

You must open a Paddy Power account before you can enjoy its welcome offers. The procedure is incredibly straightforward and requires a minimal amount of information. All you do is:

  1. Go to the Registration page.
  2. Fill in your name, date of birth, physical and e-mail address, and cell number.
  3. Create your Paddy Power login and password.
  4. Select your preferred currency and payment method.
  5. Enter a promo code to claim the welcome bonus, and you are in the game.


Note: you must remember to enter the promo code during the registration as it will not be valid afterward. You can get one from the bookmaker’s online support team.


When you complete the procedure, you can go to your My Account to make a deposit, adjust your settings and update your financial and personal data, such as your contact details and payment methods. You will also find your balance section there to see:

  • Your winnings
  • Your outstanding wagering requirements
  • Money available for withdrawal
  • Your total balance


Mobile Gaming

You can also complete the registration and proceed to play on your mobile device or in the mobile browser version. The procedures are the same, and you will have access to all the betting options and your account settings from your device. The Paddy Power app is, in fact, one of its most attractive features.

The app is available for Android and IOS and provides a beautiful and easy-to-navigate interface. However, the download procedures differ slightly for the two devices. Plus, you will have to install an APK file if you use an Android device.


Welcome Offer

The Paddy Power New Customer bonus is unique in that you can claim it back if you lose. The way it works is as follows:

At the end of your registration procedure, wager £20 on any game with any odds, and you will have another £20 added to your account automatically. Besides, there is neither a validity period nor wagering requirements for the bonus. If you win the bet, your return will follow the standard pattern, and if you lose, you will get your first deposit back fully and in cash.

However, the bonus is only available for your first bet. In other words, if you have had an account with the bookmaker before, you cannot claim the offer. Also, you can only get the bonus if you pay via PayPal or credit card.


Betting Options

Paddy Power games include just about all the sports that exist under the sun, from football and pool to darts and lottery, and all of them are available in both pre-match and in-play live-streaming modes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And you can bet on the current affairs too.

The average odds stay at the highly competitive and impressive 109%. Moreover, the regular lucrative promotions provided by the bookmaker are just as numerous as its betting options.


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Financial Transactions

Paddy Power accepts euros and British pounds and supports several payment methods, all of which are available for deposits and withdrawals. You cannot use any cryptocurrency, though. The table below shows essential banking data for different payment systems.


Method Min. Dep. Max. Dep. Dep. Time Min. Withdrawal Max. Withdrawal Processing Time
Credit Cards £5 None Instant £1 Unspecified Up to 5 workdays
PayPal £10 None Instant £1 Unspecified Within a day
Neteller £5 None Instant £1 Unspecified Within a day
Skrill £5 None Instant £1 Unspecified Within a day
Paysafecard £5 None Instant N/A N/A N/A
Bank Transfer £5 None Up to 5 workdays £10 Unspecified Up to 5 workdays


Note: there will be no transaction fees for deposits or withdrawals, save those imposed by your bank or payment system.


Customer Support

Another attractive feature of this bookmaker is its exceptionally responsive team available for professional support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Before you contact them, however, you can browse their well-designed and comprehensive helpdesk, and the chances are, you will find an answer to your question there.

If the helpdesk did not help, after all, you can contact the support team by phone, e-mail, on several social networks, or via live chat. You will find the bookmaker’s contact number and other communication channels on the main page of its official website.


Final Verdict

With its infinite variety of betting options, exceptionally convenient financial terms, most competitive payout rates, and excellent mobile applications, Paddy Power leaves little to wish for and is hard to beat indeed. It should come as no surprise then that the operator won the sixth-highest position among the UK’s most admired companies in 2011.

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Technical support

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Technical support Yes
Online chat  Yes
Online chat response time  4
E-Mail Response Time  35-55



License number 39439

date of issue 2014-11-01

Country of validity 

Validity unlimited


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Content author
Aleksandr Markov

Sports journalist, I am writing about hockey and football.