Paddy Power football betting review
For many punters, and even those who don’t bet, Paddy Power surely need no introduction.
Those cheeky chaps from Ireland have been making a name for themselves on social media and outside major football grounds and sports stadiums for many years now.
Paddy Power are also synonymous with Premier League football. Not just due to their “banter” online, but also thanks to an impressive array of football bets.
Paddy Power offer details
The Paddy Power football betting welcome bonus is £20 risk free bet. It may not sound the best but it does not come with any number of hoops to jump through (unlike some).
For starters you do not need to place your qualifying bet on a selection priced at a minimum price (unlike other bookies).
That means you can place a qualifying Paddy Power football bet at 1/20 on Manchester City to beat a non-league side at home in a cup tie.
But should the unthinkable happen and your first Paddy Power football bet is a loser you will have your bet stake refunded in full in cash within a few hours of the games conclusion.
To underline, that is cash and not a Paddy Power free bet which would see stakes deducted from any winnings due.
This means you will not have a gun to your head in regards to placing your next Paddy Power football bet (unlike others), because there is no “your free bet must be placed within…” rules to adhere to.
Cash is king at Paddy Power!
In fact there are very few Paddy Power ‘Terms and Conditions’ governing this new player welcome bonus.
Naturally you must be over 18 years and over to sign up and there is only one Paddy Power £20 free bet offer per-household.
The Paddy Power football free bet offer also comes with the added luxury of prompt withdrawal of winnings using all the popular withdrawal and deposit methods – debit and credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Visa Electron plus PayPal, Skrill and Neteller.
How to sign up to Paddy Power
Paddy Power boasts a fast and easy signup process.
Clicking “Register Now” on the sites homepage takes you to a simple one page/one stage form.
Naturally it requires the basic personal details – such as:
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Home address
- Mobile phone number
Before asking you to devise a username, password and security question.
Thereafter you can tick a box (or two) if you wish to receive Email, SMS, Calls and Postal correspondence in regards to receiving news about Paddy Power free bets and promotions.
Finally confirm you are aged 18+ and you are ready to proceed to the banking section, make a deposit, place your first bet and receive that all-important free bet.
Should you wish to close your Paddy Power account, you can simply contact the customer service representatives and ask your account to be deactivated.
Paddy Power football betting offers
There’s always an abundance of Paddy Power betting offers and promotions.
A full-time Paddy Power football concession is the trusty “Acca Insurance” which refunds your money (up to £50) as a free bet if one leg of your 5+ fold accumulator lets you down.
But most of Paddy Power’s football betting bonuses are delivered on match day, so look out for price boosts and enhancements which you will find in the “specials” section of Paddy Power’s football pages.
While there, be sure to check out the Paddy Power blog and the dedicated team news pages.
Other Paddy Power football betting offers
Paddy Power’s football punters will love the Paddy Power VIP program which gives all customers a weekly £10 free bet every week when they place five bets or more for £10 or more.
Other popular Paddy Power concessions include “Double Result” (you will be paid out on your horse bet even if your “winner” is subsequently disqualified) and “Best Odds Guaranteed” on all UK and Irish horse and greyhound racing.
Paddy Power free bet offers
Paddy Power are famous for their “Money Back Specials” and “Justice Payments”.
Both give out free refunds to customers in the form of free bets. Justice payment normally include refunds for horses which refuse to race or greyhounds that turn in the traps etc.
But there’s mandatory Paddy Power free bets galore for loads of eventualities at Paddy Power: You will get your money back as a free bet if your greyhound selection finishes second to the SP favourite at selected BAGS races.
There’s a free bet if your cricket team registers 170 runs but fails to win an Indian Premier League match.
Then there are “Horseracing Money Back Specials” which sees stakes returned as a free bet on all horses that finish second to the SP favourite at a designated meeting every day.
And Paddy Power’s “American Sports Acca Insurance’ where, like the Paddy Power football acca insurance, you will get a free bet if one leg of a 5+ fold accumulator lets you down.
Paddy Power mobile betting
Paddy Power was the first online bookmaker to truly embrace mobile betting. And despite the Paddy Power mobile app being one of the first on the market it is still one of the best courtesy of regularly updated versions.
The Paddy Power mobile sports betting app is a top-quality on the go betting companion – football punters are sure to love the “in-play” experience which is faultless and every feature available to desktop users is available to Paddy Power mobile users.
It means you can “cash-out” bets, watch races and games live, plus enjoy “Weekly Loyalty” rewards in the form of free bets.
Paddy Power payment methods: Cash card PPlus
A brilliant feature Paddy Power customers can enjoy is their “Cash Card PPlus” which is a payment solution that gives Paddy Power customers instant access to their account balance 24/7 via their own cash-card tied-in with Mastercard.
Punters need to apply for the CashCard PPlus via Paddypower.com and following a few simple verification steps customers can use the Cash Card PPlus in shops and cashpoints everywhere where Mastercards are accepted.
What’s so cool about it is the immediate access to funds, the moment your team or teams have won.
Paddy Power live streaming
Paddy Power has a dedicated “Bet and Watch” section. You just need to be logged-in to access the streams.
However, some live races (horses and greyhounds) may require you to place a wager of £1 or more before you can watch them.
To watch sports streaming on Paddy Power simply log in and find an event which has a grey “Watch” next to it, then go to the “in-play event page” of the event you would like to watch.
Tap on the “Watch” button near the top right of the page, the streaming panel will then slide onto your screen.
What’s really cool is the ability to swipe between the Stats Screen and Streaming without interrupting the stream. You can also place bets uninterrupted.
Paddy Power live betting
Paddy Power do “live betting” better than most. It covers everything from short horse races to cricket test matches.
Their “in play” betting margins are fair and a “cash out” option is available on most sports and always on win markets on major football matches.
Paddy Power customer support
For customer enquiries Paddy Power has a 24/7 Live Chat facility on their website alternatively you can contact Paddy Power’s via their phone lines which are also open 24/7.
Paddy Power are very proud of their Twitter accounts. They have several, all are very popular; but for customer support enquiries the feed to follow is: @AskPaddyPower
101 Great Goals take on Paddy Power
With a bet calculator, form pointers, shop locator and easy access to Paddy Power’s hilarious Blog and Twitter feed plus a result section and we think you will agree the Paddy Power Sports has a lot going for it.
And that’s before you place a bet!
Great pre-event and in-play odds make the Paddy Power football section a quality one-stop portal.
Icing on the cake comes in the form of live streaming (of everything from football to table tennis) while the cherry on top is those numerous concessions, enhancements, VIP Loyalty Club and associated free bet offers.
The history of Paddy Power
Paddy Power was named and formed back in 1988 with the merger of 40 Irish betting shops owned by three bookmakers: Stewart Kenny, David Power and John Corcoran.
Kenny, an eccentric character who used his sense of humour to devise headline grabbing publicity, ran the company until 2000 when the company floated on the stock-market. By this time they had grown their empire to 195 betting shops.
They subsequently entered the UK marketplace and the company now run 600 betting shops in both countries.
But Paddy Power is still primarily an online bookmaker and sportsbook.
Paddy Power online was launched in the year 2000 by “Rogue Trader’” Nick Leeson who was billed as “The World’s Biggest Loser” – reference to his famous loss of £800 million on the Singapore Stock Exchange which led to the closure of Barings Banks.