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Paddy Power was founded in 1988 and is today known to be the biggest Ireland’s bookmaker. They have more than 300 shops in UK and Ireland but the real breakthrough for the company was in 2001 when they launched their online betting site. With more than 18 years of experience before going online was surely one of the main reasons that this is one of the biggest bookmakers in UK and around the world. They offer odds in more than 50 different markets with fairly competitive odds. In 2010 they have decided to expand their offer to mobile betting, with application available for all Android devices and iPhone and iPads. Beside live betting they one of the rearrest online bookmakers that offer live streaming in all the important matches in several sports.
To make Paddy Power review more readable we have grouped together all the basic information about this bookmaker in the table bellow. Further reviews are available in the further sections.
Paddy power web site is little crowded as there is to much information on too little space. Web page could be a little wider so that the content would be easier to find and site would be much cleaner. But still the layout is pretty basic for bookmaker so it is pretty simple to use and the functionality of the website enables you to navigate through site with ease. Bets and combos are very easy to create and the betting selection is pretty well organized.
Mobile app is available for iPhone and iPads, Android devices, Windows phone and Blackberry. If you have Apple device you can also download app from iTunes and install it directly to your device.
They offer 24/7 customer support via live chat, e-mail, twitter and phone. Response time is very fast, with only 30 sec. for telephone call and up to 3 hours for email response. Live chat usually needs less than a minute to get back with an answer. On the website you can also find FAQ section with most popular questions and answers.
Betting, Odds and Sports coverage
Paddy power has great sport and league coverage offering 35 sports. They cover everything from major sports like soccer to international Cricket to the most unknown games of football between teams you have never even heard of.
Paddy power offers different bets in almost all sports, specially in major ones. Little disappointment on special bets in Tennis, Volleyball, basketball games ans some of the Soccer leagues specially if they are not UK. On the other hand they have odds that are one of the best in the industry. But still margins could be a little bit higher in sports such as Ice hockey and Basketball.
When it comes to Live betting they have a wide range of events but the live console is not that attractive with very little info on the match. They do offer live stream with some events but other than the score there is little indication of previous matches.
Conclusion of Paddy Power review
Paddy power is one of the most reliable bookmakers in the UK. The specials like money back, the payouts offer and the innovative marketing is something that is hard to find. They have a good sport coverage with solid betting odds.
As we all know, experiences with different bookmakers and decision on who is the best in the industry, always comes down to personal desires and needs of each individual. So we invite you to help us complete Paddy Power review with your thoughts in the comment area or rate this bookmaker with the five point star rating system on the top of the article.