Paddy Power Review

Paddy Power are well established as one of the biggest bookmakers in the world and with that comes one of the best promotions. For just an initial deposit and wager of £10, they are offering you a free bet worth £20 in return. This is essentially a 200% match on your opening deposit, something that is virtually unheard of in this day and age.

The promotion works by simply placing your qualifying bet at odds of 1.50 or greater of just £10 and then they will provide you with £20 worth of free bets. The free bets are actually broken down into four £5 bets, but it works in very much the same way. You are given 30 days to use your free bet and they are easily one of the most accessible promotions in the industry.

Paddy Power have built up a stellar reputation when it comes to player retention and once you’ve registered your account you will be entitled to a host of on-going promotions. They will vary depending on the time of year and the events taking place, but you can likely expect something along the lines of money back specials and acca insurance, to name but a few.

Paddy Power Screenshot

Paddy Power Screenshot

How it works

The first thing you are going to need to do is open a Paddy Power account and make you first deposit of just £10. Once you have done this you need to then place your qualifying bet of £10 at odds of 1.50 or greater. This can be on any market that you wish.

Paddy Power will then credit your account with four free bets each worth £5 for you to again wager on the markets of your choice. It’s worth noting that any winnings from these free bets will not include stake back. You get 30 days in which to use your bets before they expire.


One of the best attributes about this offer is that there are very few restrictions in place for the punter. In fact, there cant be many, if any that have fewer than Paddy Power.

  • Bet £10 to receive £20 in free bets
  • Free bets will be distributed in 4 £5 free bets
  • Simply select the use free bet money in the bet slip to activate
  • You get 30 days to use your free bets
  • Qualifying bets must be made at odds of 1.50 or greater
  • This offer is only available to players in the UK and Ireland
  • Deposit made via Moneybookers and Neteller will not qualify for this promotion

Our verdict

This has to be one of the standout offers in the industry. The fact that you get essentially a 200% free bet on your first deposit and also that you don’t need to jump through hoops to claim it, makes it what it is. On top of that, their after sales care are second to none and some of their promotions for existing users are as good as you are going to find.

About Paddy Power

Paddy Power is widely regarded as the biggest bookmaker in Ireland – although this isn’t factually true – and they have been kicking bout the industry since 1988. The company are still based out of Dublin, Ireland where their first ever high street shop was also purchased at the same time. For all the good that Paddy Power do online, they still have a very strong high street presence with almost 200 stores and 1,300 employees dotted around the British Isles.

The company have been famed with their innovative marketing strategies over the years, including the catchy slogan of ‘We hear you…’ highlighting their exemplary level of customer support. Their social media following – Twitter especially – is the biggest in the industry and they were one of the first online sportsbooks to really grasp the social media concept and tap in, reaping the rewards in return.

Best features

In terms of sports and markets, Paddy Power have left no stone unturned and with this brings dozens of sports and tens of thousands of betting markets to bet on. Paddy Power are probably best known for their integration of horse racing though, especially being Irish. The races they cover are as good as you will find and the ability to stream a lot of races through the website is an added bonus. They have also teamed up with The Racing Post to provide an overview of potential bets, which again comes completely free to Paddy Power users.

Paddy Power are also the first bookmaker to offer a Cash Card Plus. The card is essentially a MasterCard that is linked to your betting account, allowing you to access funds from any ATM instantly. The card also means you can pay for items at any point of sale that accepts MasterCard – which is pretty much all of them! – totally revolutionising the way in you can use your betting funds and in turn, your betting account.

Some of the other features that are on offer include cash out betting, live streaming, sports radio, a well informed blog, form checker and phone bet, allowing you place bets simply bet sending Paddy Power a text.


Pricing is pretty good on the whole with Paddy Power. As one of the biggest bookmakers in the world, you’d expect this, but it’s definitely a place that you could use on a daily basis safe in the knowledge you’re getting there or thereabouts the best price. It’s worth noting that Paddy Power offer up plenty of money back specials and price boosts as well, making them that bit more lucrative.

Ease of use

The site is really well designed and to be honest, we have no qualms with how it functions or looks. What we will say is that Paddy Power have a superb mobile betting app of which we actually find easier to use than the online version of the site!