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PADDY POWER SUMMARY REVIEW
In recent years Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has emerged as the “bad boy” of the bookmaking world with their push-the-boundary campaigns ensuring that they are never far from the headlines. Innovation, security and money back specials are the trademarks of the Paddy Power brand. The company was formed in 1988 by the merger of three existing Irish bookmakers and has since emerged as one of the largest bookmakers in Ireland and the UK as well as Australia through its Sportsbet brand.
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Paddy Power Bet £10, get £20. Paddy Power offer a very stunning double your money sign-up offer. New sign up’s who create an account and place a bet of £10 will get a free bet of £20. It really is very easy to do.
PADDY POWER FREE BETTING BONUS PROMOTIONS | MONEY SPECIALS
While Paddy Power has hit the back pages with their publicity stunts when it comes to customer retention that’s when they really pull out the stops. Regarded as the home of the money back special Paddy Power offers specials on games If a certain event happens in that game.
For example if Brazil were playing Spain then Paddy Power could offer a refund on all losing bets if Xabi Alonso scored. Recent money-back specials that have caught the imagination are money back if Andy Murray won Wimbledon in 2013 and Barcelona winning the Champions League 2012, both of which saw the bookmaker pay out a combined total of £3,900,000.
They also have a justice pay-out whereby if your bet has been the victim of an incorrect decision they will give you something back. Not content with those they also have a good record of paying out early on events and offer a 100% bonus on winning accumulators.
PADDY POWER BETTING ODDS AND MARKETS
Paddy Power has worked hard to make sure they offer better betting odds (they have done this by taking less of a margin) and these has helped them in the competitive landscape that is the betting world.
PADDY POWER BETTING SPORTS
As you would expect the site while football features predominately Paddy Power covers all major sporting events and you can get odds on Tennis, Horse racing, Golf, Snooker, NFL, AFL, Cricket, Rugby (league and union), Formula One and the Irish sports Hurling and Gaelic Football. While the sports coverage is impressive so too is the football offering. All of the major European and world leagues are covered and there is also the possibility of live streams for some of the games. There is an extensive list of options for each game from first goal scorers to correct scores.
PADDY POWER HORSE RACING BETTING
Horse Racing features prominently on the Paddy Power sunshine. There is a link on the left hand tab that allows you to go straight to the next five races however if planning you days betting is more your style then you can select the horse racing option and view the cards from Ireland, UK, Europe and USA. Each meeting has a small previews from the racing post and has live commentary, both text and radio, not to mention live horse racing streaming.
PADDY POWER LIVE STREAM
In keeping with recent developments in the online book-making world Paddy Power offers its customers the chance to watch live streaming of certain events. As well as offering live horse-racing they offer a streaming service for their other sports and you need to be logged into an account to avail of this. The FAQ for the section states that this service is currently free and there is no mention of a requirement to place a bet in the 24 hours prior to the event. The live feed is currently 10-30 seconds delayed compared to live. Currently Paddy Power can only offer the live streaming service to customers in the UK and Republic of Ireland and as you would expected there are some system requirements to avail of this. You need to have the follow :
- Operating System: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista,
- any of the following web browsers IE 6 or above, Mozilla Firefox, Safari and a
- broadband connection Speed of 512kbp/s or higher.
PADDY POWER LIVE/IN-PLAY BETTING
Paddy Power has an impressive in-play offering featuring all the latest live sports. Be prepared as there is obscure events that you may not even know are live at that time offered. It is very complete however and there is even a banner indicating how many live events there currently are. There is a very comprehensive list of live events with Tennis, GAA, Rugby Snooker and Football are prominent. The scores and odds change instantly as events happen and you can see the latest score and how long has lapsed in the game. On the right sidebar there is a tab with a calendar of live events so you can plan your in-play betting. There is also an easy to follow how to guide explaining how to use the live/in-play betting function.
PADDY POWER CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Paddy Power offers a good customer support service. There is a help section on the main page which has a series of FAQ and the relevant answers. However if this doesn’t work for you and you prefer human interaction you can chat on-line with a representative with their live-help software. One of the most pleasing aspects of the help section was the reference to service level agreements. Here it outlined the response time for each function. The latest response time as of May 2014 for the on-line chat service was 39 seconds. There is also email support with a 2 hour turnaround time while those that pick up the phone and call the dedicated number for their country can expect to be waiting just over 20 seconds for assistance. For those of you that are more social, you can also contact their customer service team through twitter using the @Askpaddypower account.
PADDY POWER TABLET , MOBILE BETTING AND APPS (iOS, Android)
Paddy Power is very strong when it comes to the mobile market. They have iPad and iPhone apps and as well as Android support. The mobile site shows the latest odds and scores for the live events at that time and by clicking through on a game you can see the latest odds. This is with not evening signing up which is fantastic. You can register or login on your mobile device and you if you prefer to use an app then you can download this too through the relevant stores. The same bet £10, get £20 in free bets offer applies to mobile users. In addition to mobile and iPad apps Paddy Power also has desktop apps with the bet calculator and betdash game two in particular that might appeal to football lovers.
PADDY POWER CONCLUSION
The site is easy to use, friendly on the eye and has great promotions. The blog, not mentioned in the review, has some great content and some big name columnist, including the recently added Paul Scholes. The bookmaker have emerged as a leader online in recent years and they are certainly maintaining that position at the moment.