PaddyPower Review

Not Approved for US Customers
Pros
  • Wide Range of betting options available
  • Wide Variety of deposit/withdrawal methods
  • Free of charge deposits
  • On-site soccer stats available
  • Helpful on-site support page
Cons
  • US players not accepted
  • Cryptocurrency not accepted for deposit/withdrawal
  • Lack of bonuses/promotions

When we consider all of the options out there in terms of online sportsbooks, the results are both vast and overwhelming. There are dozens and dozens of sportsbooks out there vying for your business, but how are you supposed to know which one these companies is going to work best for you?

Well, don’t sweat it. In this review, we are going to go over many aspects to look at in a sportsbook. Whether you are able to consider PaddyPower or not, given your jurisdiction, these types of reviews help identify a wide-range of factors that should most certainly be under your consideration when deciding which sportsbook works best for you.

In this example, we are going to break down the PaddyPower sportsbook while giving you the ins and outs of what this particular site can offer.

Buckle up and get ready to break down PaddyPower sportsbook while we investigate what this site can do for you!

The Sportsbook

The Paddypower sportsbook appears to satisfy industry standards in several ways.

First, we immediately see that there is a wide range of betting options on this site. Of course, given it’s restrictions to both US and Canadians residents and a simple glance at the sportsbook homepage, we can easily declare the PaddyPower sportsbook one that aims directly at soccer (or football) bettors that reside outside of North America.

The sportsbook gives off a color theme, graphics, and a fairly clean aspect to its interface. What we really like about the sportsbook is the wide variety of deposit and withdrawal options, but like many of these UK or European-aimed sportsbooks, the site has not yet adapted to the cryptocurrency movement.

Fractional and decimal odds are the only two formats available on the PaddyPower site, which makes complete sense considering the restriction on American bettors and therefore of the American odds format as well.

Please Note:
There is a lack of bonuses and promotions at PaddyPower. That said, this is quite common with sportsbooks that are cut from a rather similar cloth, however, it falls well under industry standards as many other sites out there are crushing PaddyPower when it comes to this aspect. Many of the sportsbooks that accept the North American jurisdiction offer a wide range of betting opportunities as well while their promotions and bonuses are far greater.

Let’s go ahead and break down the PaddyPower sportsbook in greater detail.

Sports You Can Bet On

When it comes to the range of sports available for betting here at PaddyPower, industry standards are certainly being met.

A simple click of the “A-Z Betting” tab on the sportsbook interface reveals 35 total tabs that you can click on and enter, with various sub-leagues or topics lying underneath.

Of course, not all of these are indeed sports, but let’s start by rattling off all the sports that are available of betting at PaddyPower.

  • American Football
  • Athletics
  • Aussie Rules
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Soccer
  • Gaelic Games
  • Golf
  • Greyhound Racing
  • Handball
  • Horse Racing
  • Ice Hockey
  • MMA
  • Motor Sports
  • Netball
  • Pool
  • Rugby League
  • Rugby Union
  • Snooker
  • Surfing
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Winter Sports

Of the non-athletic type of betting options available, we have current affairs, esports, lottery specials, politics, special bets and virtual sports.

We aren’t going to go into specifics on the sub-leagues within all of these sports, but it’s fairly easy to grasp the concept that PaddyPower is brining a wide variety of betting options to the table, certainly meeting industry standards and exceeding the standard if you are a soccer (football) bettor.

Esports Coverage

As mentioned, PaddyPower is indeed into the business of esports wagering.

The quality and quantity of the esports area at PaddyPower is certainly adequate as you can bet on many of the sub-leagues as well as the championship series’.

PaddyPower offers the most popular esports matches in the world while it also provides the option to wager on these matches as they go down live, or in-play.

There is nothing truly out of the ordinary here in the esports department, but the coverage here is adequate relative to industry standards and it’s nice to see them getting in on the growing esports community.

User Interface

The user interface at PaddyPower is a little bit hit and miss for us.

On one hand, you have a clean interface with the user of colors and graphics.

On the other hand, the color and graphics scheme is a little bit unprofessional.

The use of graphics, in general, is a good thing, but the almost cartoon-ish graphics being utilized on the main PaddyPower sportsbook interface doesn’t do it for us. We would prefer the use of professional, real-life graphics as opposed to the green and yellow color scheme with a childish and unprofessional tone implemented as well.

The good news here with PaddyPower is the fact that the layout is rather clean and user-friendly. It’s not hard to identify the sports you wish to bet on and the bet slip and cash out areas are very recognizable on the right-hand side of the main sportsbook interface.

The “Quick Links” section that we often find on sportsbook interfaces isn’t in the most ideal spot which is below all of the sports links on the left-hand side of the interface. It requires a scroll of the mouse. While not a huge deal, the “Quick Links” areas are usually readily available and one of the first things you see on the page, hence the term “quick”.

Contrarily, the “Help” section is very much in clear view, just to the right of the PaddyPower logo on the main sportsbook interface. Not only is the customer service helpful on the site, but it’s also in a very convenient spot on the main user interface.

There are some changes I would like to see when it comes to the user interface in terms of the color scheme and graphics involved, but you certainly can’t argue with the overall cleanliness and mostly user-friendly appeal to the PaddyPower user interface.

The Casino

Like many of the sportsbooks that are cut from a similar cloth as PaddyPower, the Casino appears to be a big part of the site as a whole.

You can tell right away as there are casino games graphics on the right-hand side of the main sportsbook interface, very user-friendly if you are here to utilize the casino as well.

There is both a virtual and live casino here at PaddyPower, both of which encompass a wide range of gaming options.

You can make use of the 13 tabs located at the top of the casino page including roulette, blackjack, slots, live casino games, video poker and more.

The bonuses in the casino also outweigh the sportsbook bonuses, so that is something to keep in mind when it comes to PaddyPower.

Deposit Methods

One of the pros when it comes to this site is the wide variety of deposit methods that are accepted.

In total, there are six main deposit and withdrawal methods at PaddyPower, with an additional two options that you can register for to accumulate rewards from PaddyPower.

The biggest thing to keep in mind before looking at each method is to know that all of these methods are free of charge to deposit. Some sportsbooks charge a fee for some deposit methods, however, PaddyPower is eating processing fees on behalf of its customers.

Let’s take a look at the six deposit methods and the characteristics of each.

Debit/Credit Card

  • Process Time: Instantly
  • Minimum: €5

Bank Transfer

  • Process Time: 1-5 bus. days
  • Minimum: €5

Neteller

  • Process Time: 1-4 hours
  • Minimum: €5

PayPal

  • Process Time: Instantly
  • Minimum: €5
  • Not available for: Austria, Finland, Gibraltar, Ireland, Isle of Man, Jersey, Portugal, Sweden and the UK.

PaySafeCard

  • Process Time: Instantly
  • Minimum: €5
  • Not available for: Austria, Finland, Germany, Isle of Man, Italy, Norway, Sweden, The Channel Islands and the UK.

Skrill/Moneybookers

  • Process Time: Instantly
  • Minimum: €5

Cash Card

You can request a cash card from PaddyPower. A cash card is a card that allowed you to deposit and withdraw money in the PaddyPower shops, free of charge on both ends.

  • Process Time: Instantly
  • Minimum: €10
  • Maximum: €2,500

Cash Card PPlus

A Cash Card PPlus you can purchase items in shops using your PaddyPower balance. You can also use this card to purchase items online and even withdraw money from your PaddyPower user account rather than your bank account. This card is essentially a prepaid MasterCard that is linked to our PaddyPower account.

  • The Cash Card PPlus is only available to customers in the UK and Ireland.
  • There are no general fees or charges using this card, however, there is a 1% commission on foreign exchanges.
  • You cannot use this card for PaddyPower shops, sports betting terminals or fixed odds betting terminals.
  • Check out the “Card Card PPlus – Useful Information” section to view limits on card usage.

Withdrawal Methods

In terms of withdrawals, there are five main methods to withdraw before the Cash Card and Cash Card pplus options. The Cash Card PPlus is a card linked to your PaddyPower account, so you would need to check out the “Cash Card PPlus – Useful Information” section to check out the withdrawal portion of this method.

Like the deposits, all withdrawal methods are no-fee methods as PaddyPower takes the hit on these charges for you.

Let’s go ahead and break down the five main withdrawal methods at PaddyPower.

Debit/Credit Card

  • Process Time: 2-5 bus. days
  • Minimum: €10

Bank Transfer

  • Process Time: 1-5 bus. days (International: 3-5 bus. days)
  • Minimum: €10

Neteller

  • Process Time: 1-4 hours
  • Minimum: €10

PayPal

  • Process Time: 1-4 hours
  • Minimum: €10
  • Remember: there is a country restriction.

Skrill/Moneybookers

  • Process Time: 1-4 hours
  • Minimum: €10

Bonuses and Promotions

The bonuses and promotions at PaddyPower are under industry standards, but as mentioned they are similar to sportsbooks that resemble the one we see here at PaddyPower.

10 Euro Risk-Free First Bet

A form of welcome bonus, Paddypower allows for a risk-free first bet where you deposit a minimum of 10 Euros using the debit/credit card method or PayPal. At this point, your first every bet will count as your qualifying bet, and if it loses, you will be refunded a maximum of 10 Euros of this bet loses.

Risk-free bets are common in European-aimed sportsbooks.

Paddy’s Rewards Club

Under the Paddy’s Rewards club, you can get a free 10 Euro bet every week when you place at least five bets of at least 10 Euros in a given week. Usually, the odds have to be 1/2 or better on these types of wager to qualify.

Customer Service

We are quite fond of the customer service provided at PaddyPower.

The “Help” section that is easily identifiable on the main interface is extremely helpful in handling frequently asked questions and at helping to solve issues before further help is required.

Furthermore, the help section also gives you the options to contact the customer support team either by phone or live chat with the live chat labeled as the best option available. While these are both industry standard, the live chat is something that has proven to be extremely helpful to consumers in today’s day and age.

If you are looking for above and beyond, you can contact PaddyPower on Twitter as they have their own @AskPaddyPower Twitter account. A quick glance at this Twitter page is evidence that they are actively engaged with their customers and are able to solve issues in an efficient manner. This is an extremely helpful tool if you are unable to speak on the phone or stay in a live chat until an issue is solved. It certainly beats the email method.

At the end of the day, we would consider this level of customer service a five-star aspect to this sportsbook.

This review was made by: Rating: 4 out of 5