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Paddy Power Free Bets & Betting Review


Over the years, Paddy Power has become one of the most recognisable and popular online gambling services in the UK and Ireland as well as having a global presence. They are renowned for their affiliation to horse racing and for their humourous, tongue-in-cheek advertising / marketing campaigns. They offer a litany of different markets on a wide array of sports and punters can enjoy a positive experience both on the desktop website and mobile app.

Why choose Paddy Power?

Request custom bets on Twitter with #WhatOddsPaddy
Detailed stats available for horse racing and football
Early payout if your football team goes two goals ahead
Daily offers including odds boosts and extra places

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Ease of payouts
Website & mobile app
Range of markets
Customer support

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Paddy Power Factfile

Year Founded1988
HeadquartersDublin, Republic of Ireland
Customers13 million

How to use your Paddy Power free bets

Once you have been credited with any free bets, it is very simple and quick to place them via the website or mobile app.

  1. Click on your bet selection and open your betslip in the top right corner of the screen
  2. If your selection is eligible for the free bet you received, simply click the toggle function to use it. If you forget to do this, it will take cash from your account rather than the free bet.
  3. Confirm your selection and place the bet

How to sign up with Paddy Power

Signing up for a Paddy Power account could not be easier and only takes a matter of minutes.

  1. Go to the home page and click the “sign up” link.
  2. Fill out all your personal details as well as your address and contact details. You need to be over the age of 18.
  3. Create a username and login and make sure the password is secure.
  4. You’re ready to go!

Before you are allowed to proceed further, Paddy Power will take a few moments to verify your identity and this is generally a quick process. You may be asked to upload a document such as a passport or driving licence in order to support your application for an account, but in most circumstances, this will not be necessary.

How to deposit money into your Paddy Power account

Once your account is set up, you will need to deposit money so you can start staking. You have the option to do this upon initially when signing up, but if you would prefer to wait, here are the next steps.

  1. Click the “Deposit” button in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the amount you would like to enter into your account. The deposit limit is a minimum of £5. If you are doing this on a mobile device, you can do so through Apple Pay. It will take money from your bank account and transfer it to your Paddy Power wallet.
  3. You can choose a range of ways to make deposits into your account. The default setting will be the card you used upon signing up, but you can use other cards or methods such as Paypal.
  4. Confirm the deposit.

You will now be able to use the £10 bonus code you received as a new customer.

How to withdraw money from your Paddy Power account

  1. Click “My Account”
  2. Select “Withdraw Funds”
  3. The debit card and bank account linked to your Paddy Power account can be selected. You can also receive gift card options.
  4. Select the amount of money you wish to withdraw and then click the “Withdraw” icon.

How to place a bet on Paddy Power

Now you’re registered with Paddy Power, the next start is to get started. Placing a bet on Paddy Power is fairly simple as far as online betting is concerned.

How to bet on single selection

  1. Select the market you would like to bet on from the thousands available across a multitude of sports.
  2. A virtual betslip should appear on the right hand side of your screen with the odds.
  3. Select an amount you wish to stake
  4. Once you have double checked everything is correct, press the “Place Bets” button.

How to bet on a multiple selection

  1. Select the markets you would like to bet on.
  2. A virtual betslip should appear on the right hand side of your screen with the odds.
  3. Select an amount you wish to stake and enter it in the box which is marked under “multiples”. Your accumulator should then display the combined odds.
  4. Press the “Place Bets” button. It’s worth noting that some multiples (Lucky 15, Yankee, Trixie etc) consist of several different bets and multiply your stake. Always double check your final stake amount before placing your bets.

Paddy Power mobile app

Paddy Power’s mobile is incredibly simple yet beautifully presented for maximum efficiency on the go. It can be downloaded for both IOS and Android and takes a matter of minutes to download.

Once loaded, you can sign up using the instructions outlined above, or log in from the account details you have to hand.

Greeting you straight away is a banner across the top which you can scroll through. It lists all the offers available to Paddy Power customers, meaning you don’t have to hunt around too much for a good offer.

The list of sports is across the middle of the app with football and horse racing the main two, along with any in-play betting.

At the bottom of the app is a list of five options. “Search”, which is self-explanatory, allows you to look for whatever you want on the app. “My bets” tracks your betting history and allows you to keep up to date with your stakes, as well as live-stream anything you’ve bet on. Then there are options to play blackjack, roulette, and slot style games.

Paddy Power website

Like the mobile app, Paddy Power’s website is very sleek and simple, meaning users will have an easy experience when it comes to betting.

All sports are listed on a side panel on the left and there is a search function at the top of that list if you can not find what you are looking for straight away.

Across the top bar is a list of different options to sport. Sport is the default home page but you can also look for casino style games as well as in-play options. Then, across to the top right, you will be able to see your details, your current funds, and access your account.

The “Safer Gambling” page with assorted information is also located in the top right-hand corner.

In the middle of the page, you will be greeted with offers, accompanied with pictures while a list of football matches and horse races taking place on the day/in the not too distant future will also be shown. Many of the featured games/races will have boosted odds.

Paddy Power best features

#WhatOddsPaddy – If you’re a creative gambler, you can ask Paddy Power to calculate a bet if it’s not listed on the site. Simply use the hashtag on twitter and Paddy Power will get back to you if the traders can work out the odds. This gives Paddy Power an authentic and interactive feel.

Live Streaming – If you’ve bet on a horse race, the chances are you’d like to watch it. Luckily, Paddy Power gives you that option, both in terms of its desktop website and mobile app, so you won’t miss a second. Some of these streams are available for free too without the need for a bet on sports such as football, golf, and tennis. You just need to be logged in to your account to access them.

Football and horse racing stats – If you’re struggling in terms of what to bet on, or are not too sure about all the jargon associated with sport (particularly horse racing), then Paddy Power can offer a helping hand. Located on the left side tab of the website are tabs dedicated to stats for both sports. You can access individual games and look at recent results, head-to-head meetings and home and away form. You can also check horse racing results and the form of those that are running.

Paddy’s Reward’s Club – Very simply, if you’re loyal to Paddy Power, then Paddy Power will be loyal to you. If you bet 5 x £5 in a week, you’ll get a free £5 bet from Paddy Power. Scaling that up, 5 x £10 bets per week will reward you with a free £10 bet.

What sports can you bet on at Paddy Power?

The big two when it comes to sports betting on Paddy Power are football and horse racing. However, there are a plethora of other options available for those who want to try and make money elsewhere. Paddy Power covers golf, tennis, cricket, rugby union, rugby league, darts, snooker, NFL, NBA, Formula One, and greyhound racing. There are plenty of more niche sports on the Sportsbook with fans of netball, surfing, and table tennis afforded opportunities. Given the bookmaker’s roots in Ireland, there is also a dedicated section to Gaelic games such as hurling and GAA. Even board games such as chess and Esports have their own markets available. Whatever you fancy, it is almost certain that Paddy Power will have you covered.

Paddy Power Horse Racing Betting

Horse racing is a key selling point of Paddy Power’s and the Irish bookmaker has everything covered all year round. The big meetings throughout the jumps season such as the Grand National and Cheltenham Festival are all covered with seasonal specials sprinkled into the mix for a better experience, for casuals and experts alike. The Flat season also brings with it a number of fantastic betting opportunities with historic events such as Royal Ascot and the Derby.

Paddy Power has you covered all the way if horse racing is your thing. Power Prices are listed on the main horse racing page with a selection of accumulators based on races during the day. There is a comprehensive list of all meetings, not just from the UK and Ireland, but France, the USA, and the Middle East to name a few.

A list of the most popular horse racing accumulators is also available to browse in case you need a little bit of inspiration from elsewhere.

Extra Place races have their own section on the list so you will never miss an opportunity for a value bet. All races are also available to stream and track meaning you won’t miss a second of the action.

There is also the option to have a flutter on races well into the future if you fancy your chances from far out. A dedicated Cheltenham Festival section is available on the list with lots of ante-post odds to browse.

Paddy Power Football Betting

Whether it’s Premier League or the Swiss Cup, Paddy Power has betting odds available for hundreds of conceptions across the footballing world, catering to everyone from the casual football fan to the wannabe scout. 

Every game from the Champions League, Championship, Serie A, La Liga and much much more is available to peruse at your leisure. Football fans have great opportunities to win with Paddy Power with the Power Price options, similar to those in horse racing (boosted accumulator odds). In-play betting is also a staple feature for football betting and Paddy Power offers customers the chance to watch live graphics of the game in question, displaying which team is in possession of the ball and who is having chances. Dedicated stats mean there is a comprehensive overview at your disposal meaning you make informed bets.

What markets can you bet on with Paddy Power?

There are so many different avenues for punters to explore when betting with Paddy Power.

In terms of racing, there are the traditional outright winner and each way markets for every single race, as well as the option to bet on accumulators across any races.

However, Paddy Power offers much more than the basics. Not only can you bet on horses but you can bet on jockeys as well. If you fancy someone to win two races in a certain card for example, Paddy Power will offer you odds. The same applies for trainers if you are bowled over by the chances of Paul Nicholls or Aiden O’Brien one afternoon, for example.

There is also the ability to bet on the length of victory, particularly useful if you want to back an odds-on favourite but are not keen on the price available.

For football, all the major markets are covered such as outright tournament winners, match odds, and goalscorer odds. To spice things up though, you can bet on both teams to score, yellow card, and corners. You can even bet on the amount of shots on target in each half.

There are also #WhatOddsPaddy selections listed in individual matches, sorted into the length of odds. If you have a spare couple of quid lurking around in your account, you may be tempted by some of the creative 33/1+ selections that are listed. They usually combine odds from many different markets.

Why should you bet with Paddy Power?

Paddy Power Address

Founded in 1988 by David Power, John Corcoran, and Stewart Kenny, Paddy Power still to this day continues to be one of the most popular and well-known bookmakers, both in terms of their online presence and physical space. Their headquarters can be found at:

Belfield Office Park
Power Tower
Beech Hill Rd
Dublin 4

Paddy Power Contact Details

Telephone: 0800 056 5275


Paddy Power also offers an extremely useful customer support section on their website which customers pay prefer to use to find information quickly and easily.

Customers can also contact Paddy Power on Twitter using the handle @askpaddypower

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Safer gambling at Paddy Power

Gambling is one of the most popular pastimes in the world right now and can be a great source of entertainment both for the individual and in a social occasion too. However, it is always important for punters to maintain a level of control when staking money.

The mantra “when the fun stops, stop” really is vital. Gambling should never be undertaken in a period of stress or anger, and nor should it be regarded as a definitive source of income. Large amounts of money can be lost quickly and it is important that customers spend within their means and keep track of their profits and losses.

Paddy Power takes this incredibly seriously and in the top right-hand corner of the screen is a “Safer Gambling” tab which outlines all the dangers of gambling and ways to help against monetary losses.

Paddy Power customers can keep track of their activity by searching on their profile and there are tools in place upon signing up to stop you from overspending. There are deposit limits and loss limit functions which mean only certain amounts of money can be staked and lost. There is also a “Take A Break” function whereby the user can lock their account for between one and 30 days with no access available in that period. The “Self Exclusion” option blocks all access for up to six months.

There are also tips available on helping others who may have gambling problems. How to spot signs they are addicted for example. 

Gambling is never the answer to any social problems and it is vital to bet with care. Help is always available with Paddy Power should it be required.


  1. Select the markets you want to stake on.
  2. Enter your stake in the multiples section of the betting slip. You will see the combined odds and be able to add or take some away depending on your choice
  3. Deposit some money into your account if you need to.
  4. Place the bet. You will be able to keep track of it under the “My bets” section of the website.

Paddy Power withdrawals usually take between two and three working days to reach your account. Due to some bank processing times it can take up to five days. You can contact the customer support team if there are any issues.

If you win, the money should be in your account within an hour. However, it can often be done within minutes of the event finishing and the bet being settled.

  1. Click “My Account”
  2. Select “Withdraw Funds”
  3. The debit card and bank account linked to your Paddy Power account can be selected. You can also receive gift card options.
  4. Select the amount of money you wish to withdraw and then click the “Withdraw” icon.

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