Paddy Power Review

By September 2, 2014Bookmaker review

Paddy Power review rating:

Not only do Paddy Power offer everything you expect from an online bookmaker (casino, poker, bingo,sports etc). They also have a huge focus on football, and even better, football accumulators. You can set up your own team page, bet quickly on coupons, get accumulator bonuses & with an array of moneyback specials they really are on top of their game right now. They’ve also got great mobile applications, it’s a shame the odds aren’t a little bit bigger!

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About Paddy Power

Paddy Power are an Irish Bookmaker that operates from Ireland with a chain of bookmakers in the UK. They rose to one of the largest bookmakers in the UK with a group Revenue of over £400m in 2011. Paddy Power has a large online presence and have won large amounts of customers through clever, bold marketing campaigns. The Irish Bookmaker is often involved with controversy as it is willing to take bets on risky markets such as Obama’s assination, the extincition of the polar bear & natural disasters. We have monitored their investment on marketing & web development over the past few years and we believe the online product is now one you can rely on. They are one of the most innovative bookmakers in the mobile market place & are really creative with their offers and coupons. Over 1,000,000 people use Paddy Power to bet every day.

Offers:

Paddy Power have offers daily on football, these include moneyback specials, free bets & boosted odds. Paddy Power like to see themselves as a “fair” bookmaker and if something spectactular causes your bet to fail, such as Massa letting Alonso win the F1 due to team orders, they will probably refund you. The daily offers are really good and not only give you chance to win free money, but get some money back, they are sometimes pretty comical.

Site usability:

The layout of the Paddy Power is modern and effective. Everything is laid out where you would expect it to be. The quick links at the top usually get you were you want to go, but the A-Z list is always their if you need it. Like many of the big betting companies, they have put money into improving their website, optimising them for mobiles and tablets. This really shows on paddy power which we will talk about in the next section. The Football section is really good and that is what we are interested in. Under the football tab you have links to matches, coupons & specials. To make it even better the coupons are really easy to use , the bet slip appears in the center of the page, rather than at the side like a number of bookmakers. It’s a really good site to use.

Mobile application:

Well what can we say about the application that isn’t said in the pictures below. It’s a joy to use on both android & iphone, when it is working. Every so often the application crashes, and it’s been like that for the last few updates. It’s nothing a restart won’t solve but can be quite annoying when you’re browsing for bets. The cash-out feature is becoming a must have for bookmakers, and when betting on longer odds accumulators it can be a god send. For those of you who aren’t blessed with an Android or an I-phone (you windows & blackberry users) they have a decent mobile site too. It’s not fantastic but it gets the job done.

Odds:

The Odds from Paddy Power are often smaller than some of the Bookmakers who lead with odds rather than offers. You can get better odds on some bookmakers but you don’t get the offers & the money back specials that Paddy Power offer. The reason we have given a 4-star rating to Paddy Power is the accumulator bonus odds (20%) on accumulators of 5 selections or more. The fact that you can cash-out your accumulator is also a big deal, as a late goal can wipe out all your profit.  Cashing-out let’s you take a good chunk of your profits.

Coupons:

With over 14 coupons available to bet on football they cover nearly every market you would want. As we mentioned earlier it’s really easy to find them so you can bet quickly and easily. When you’re in a coupon they offer minimum odds for a number of selections, some fixed odds coupons & even an auto-select feature for those of you who can’t be arsed to pick your own. Paddy Power has really come to the forefront of football accumlator betting, and that is why we’ve done this review.

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Author Footy Tipster

A Tipster with years of experience in accumulator betting, with high level education in numerical analysis and performance. This combination of experience and education is used to find value and assess English football. Outcomes and correct scores on Premier League fixtures are a specialty.

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