PaddyPower Review & Free Bet

Everyone’s favourite Irish sports betting site is here and they really do mean business. PaddyPower began as a sportsbook back in 1988 in Dublin, Ireland. Since then they have more than 195 walk in high street shops and over 1300 employees across the board.

PaddyPower now offer their customer more than just sports betting and players can enjoy a renowned live casino, games, poker, virtuals, bingo and casino all from the one account. PaddyPower has come under scrutiny more than once with their often controversial marketing schemes but for most players’ opinions, it just helps secure their lad-like persona that everyone fell in love with, to begin with.

Website – Layout & Interface:

The layout that we see at PaddyPower isn’t a million miles away from that which we have seen before and unless this is your first time you will probably know your way round already. The website is sat on a dipped green background with a pattern going on and the main body of the homepage is made up of white and cream borders and text boxes.

The PaddyPower logo is featured on the top right of the website, instead of it being anchored in the usual top left corner and above the logo is a menu that has been placed on a black header, featuring links to sections such as in-play, live casino, mobile, bingo and more.

Customers can find the login or sign up section in the top left of the homepage, below this is a smaller menu which features useful options like a calculator, commentary, help, phone bet, blog, results amongst other things.

Down the left had side of the page is a quick links section; you will be able to use this to save time, instead of the traditional searching method to find your preferred markets and competitions. Further on down is a full list of sporting markets that you can expect to find at PaddyPower.

Your bet slip is located on the right of the page and you can add selections to this as you go along, PaddyPower has made it so that your bet slip works out your earnings for you as you go along, which is definitely a welcomed addition.


You can expect a full stack of sporting markets at PaddyPower and they definitely aren’t holding anything back. Players can find favourites like American Football, Aussie Rules, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Baseball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Bowls, Cricket, Cycling, Crossfit Games, Darts, Fishing, Equestrian, Football, GAA Sports, Futsal, Golf, Handball, Greyhounds, Hockey, Handball, Horse Racing, Motor Racing, Ice Hockey, Netball, Politics, Novelty Bets, Pool, Politics, Power Price, Rugby League, Rowing, Rugby Union, Show Jumping, Sailing, Snooker, Tennis, Table Tennis, Triathlon, Tennis Specials, MMA, Volleyball, UFC, Virtual Sports, Weightlifting, eSports, Winter Sports, Swimming and Surfing.

With such an astounding amount of different sports to choose from, it’s difficult to imagine how they could provide betting markets and keep on top of them, for this many sports. But PaddyPower has somehow managed it and if it’s football you’re into, you can expect some of the best betting markets around, such as Win/Draw/Win, Double Chance, Both Teams to Score, Half-Time Result, Correct Score, Handicaps, To Win Both Halves, To Win to Nil, To Come From Behind, Number of Goals, Half-Time/Full-Time, Anytime Own Goal, Total Goals in Match, Clean Sheet and dozens more.

Welcome Bonus & Promotions:

For a welcome bonus, PaddyPower has gone with a £10 risk free bet for all new customers. To receive this, all you need to do is create an account and credit it with at least £10, from here you can then make your first bet as a risk free bet, meaning if it loses you will then be refunded the stake as a free bet.

There’s much more up for grabs at Paddy Power, once you have used up the welcome bonus. Players can receive a first goal scorer offer on GAA hurling and football, as well as best odds guaranteed across all UK and Irish horse racing and a bunch of tennis related offers that are sure to appeal to a lot of players.

In-Play Betting:

For the players who like to bet on their favourite teams during live play are in for a treat at PaddyPower, as their in-play betting console is both simple and very effective to use. Players can be betting on the most cutting edge moments of their preferred sports in no time at all. PaddyPower offer live betting options for sports like Football, Tennis, Hockey, Virtuals, Basketball and a whole host more, depending on when you check.

They have done well in adding the sort of betting markets that you want to indulge in and fans of football will find all of the usual good stuff, such as Correct Score, Win/Draw/Win, Handicap Betting, Draw No Bet, Last Team to Score as well as plenty of goal markets, match specials and numerous others.

Mobile & Tablet:

If you enjoy betting away from the constraint of your desktop PC, PaddyPowers’ mobile betting application is definitely going to be up your street. Players can find the application on either the Apple app store or downloaded directly from the website. The app itself performs on par with the desktop version and the switchover is seamless.

Payment Methods:

Players will find many of the usual payment methods that they can use to keep their account balance in the black, such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro as well as popular e-wallet choices like Skrill, Neteller and PayPal.

Customer Support:

The two main contact methods at PaddyPower are via live chat or telephone, customers can use these if they have a question or query that needs addressing by the support department. It is also useful to know that PaddyPower have also provided a detailed FAQ guide, which is worth referring to; should you need it.


The betting experience that PaddyPower provides to their players is almost unrivalled and there is so much substance to it that you really need to see it to believe it. As far as we’re concerned you could do no wrong by getting an account underway and seeing what the fuss is all about. We have provided a link below with directions to help you create an account in a matter of minutes.

Pros / Cons
  • Fast Withdrawal Speeds
  • 24/7 Live Chat
  • Country Restrictions
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