Starting as a string of shops across Ireland in the 1980s, Paddy Power was one of the first brick-and-mortar gaming companies to jump into the online space. Their online wagering operations have been going strong since 2000, and they recently merged with Betfair to become one of the world's largest online gambling companies. Paddy Power is most famous for sports wagering and prediction markets, but they have also developed a solid online casino with some interesting offerings.
Available Games and Software
Paddy Power has a respectable line-up that covers just about all of the casino games and sports wagering action you might want. They even have their own poker app!
125 slots are on offer including 35 with progressive jackpots. The largest of these is Jackpot Giant, where the major jackpot can range between £9,000,000 and £10,000,000 on any given day. They also have the DC Comics-themed games (like Batman vs Superman and Justice League) which regularly have major prizes of around £1,000,000, and the Age of Gods series which are usually around £500,000 to £600,000.
Paddy Power also offers a line-up of table games powered by Playtech. There is a heavy emphasis on roulette with 14 varieties, including Penny Roulette and the Age of the Gods roulette with a progressive jackpot side bet. Paddy Power also has 12 types of blackjack, 11 types of video poker, baccarat, Heads Up Hold 'Em, Hi-lo, craps and Sic Bo. There are also two types of scratch cards: Kong and Rocky Scratch.
The live dealer casino currently offers roulette, blackjack and Hold 'Em along with a "dedicated area" especially for VIPs.
Of course, Paddy Power's central draw is sports betting, where you'll find the richest range of options. Just about every type of virtual sport you can think of is available at any time, and just about every type of in-play wagering option is available for live sports.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Paddy Power doesn't offer the biggest range of transaction options around, but they hit all the major methods. You can opt to fund your account or receive payments with most major debit and credit cards, a bank transfer, PayPal, Neteller, Paysafecard, Skrill and Cash Card.
Safety and Security
Paddy Power is licensed in Malta and overseen by the UK Gambling Commission. Third-party game fairness verification is provided by Technical Systems Testing.
Bonuses and Player's Club
You'll earn comp points with most wagers at Paddy Power, but the tiered VIP club is currently restricted solely to the poker software / app. As you move up the ranks, you get a better points conversion rate and takeback percentage, as well as monthly entries to freeroll tournaments.
New players get 30 free spins (with a wagering requirement to withdraw winnings) and £30 in free play after their first £10 wagered on daily jackpots.
Is Paddy Power Worth It?
Paddy Power is a virtual necessity for serious sports punters. Though the casino offerings aren't bad, it is somewhat limited in terms of both the games and promotions on offer. If you play table poker, the poker site / app is more well-developed and sees a good amount of regular action.