Paddy Power Sports11/07/2017 03:54
Paddy Power Sports
Paddypower is an online sports betting, poker, casino, live casino, online game, bingo and a mobile betting company that has been in operation since 2000. Anyone questioning the legality of online betting can take comfort with Paddypower. Licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority, the Gambling Regulation Act of 2001 and by the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Committee.
They are headquartered on the Isle of Man and offer many different options for gamblers. They have plenty of casino games and bingo but offer some of the most different sport (and sport-like) event betting around.
For example, Paddypower has to bet on traditional sports such as soccer but also has betting on more unusual items such as television shows and politics. However, gamblers in the USA, Canada, and Germany should note that they are not eligible to use this site.
Paddypower has a few nice bonuses for players, especially those who are interested in English soccer. A new user will get a £30 free bet added to their account after an initial £10 deposit and bet. This is a nice incentive for players who want to try out Paddypower before committing to larger deposits.
Also a 20% win bonus available on soccer accumulators for English soccer only. This is nice for those that only focus on English soccer, but for those that like to play the rest of the world, this is less appealing. They do not appear to have any VIP or loyalty club which is odd for most online gambling communities nowadays.
Paddypower has a few useful things going for it. The broad availability of markets is impressive. Ability for a user to bet on television shows and politics is reasonably unique. There is live streaming available for many sporting events, and in-play betting is available.
The in-play betting does appear to be a bit clunky but is serviceable. The live streaming would be better if they had statistics available during play, but that may be a detail that can be overlooked by some users. Overall the website is navigable but feels a bit lacking alongside some of its competitors.
Banking options available
There are lots of banking options available through the site which is par for the course with most establishments these days. Unlike some competitors, however, Paddypower will take bets over the phone. There appear to be many options when contacting customer service. They are available through phone, chat, and email.
Even an extensive FAQ section that may help a player resolve an issue without having to contact customer service. As far as complaints are concerned, there has only been one major complaint to appear over the years. It seems that Paddypower is quick to limit accounts. Small and novice bettors likely won’t be affected by this issue, but gamblers with bigger risks will find this limit to be aggravating.
Overall, Paddypower appears to sit in the middle of the pack. The rewards program is lacking, and the website is not stellar. But they do over the novelty of television and political bets which could draw in the niche crowd of gamblers. They also appear to have decent coverage of different soccer leagues and may be a site to check out.