The Paddypower Review

Ed StormStarred Page By Ed Storm, 26th Sep 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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A review of online bookmaker Paddypower - Ireland's most prolific sportsbook.

Introducing Paddypower

Paddypower the prolific bookmaker from Ireland has for years made the headlines by taking bets on unusual markets and due to their controversial advertisements. Paddypower seem to have a knack for staying in the news. Most recently Paddypower made headlines by having yet another controversial ad banned in Italy.

The Paddypower phenomenon began in 1988 with the merger of the three largest book makers in Ireland. It is a publicly traded company which is listed on the stock exchange.

Paddypower's Appeal

Such a hugely controversial company that offers bets on things like whether President Obama will make it through his first term or not (interpreted to mean that he would be killed before the end of the first term) was bound to take the lead in bookmaking by sheer controversy and curiosity alone.

Gamblers may take a bet simply because of notoriety but the sportsbook keeps people coming back because of their unusual fairness to their customers. Paddypower has actually refunded bets that were made because of extenuating circumstances like a driver of the German Grand Prix losing by decision.

Paddy Power has become one of the biggest sportsbooks in Europe by having built up its reputation for being a trustworthy business.

Paddypower Sportsbook

This bookmaker is constantly offering specials that include free bets online. There are plenty of opportunities to get in on the action without losing much of your own money. Paddypower also offers a huge range of sports betting.

The home of the money back specials is an enticing place to place your bets! This bookmaker offers specials for money being returned on events that may occur during a game, like a specific player getting the last goal or another player being injured.

This is a unique approach to gambling that is well received in Ireland and the UK. Since this business is based in Ireland the only accept GBP or Euros. You can find opportunities to bet on all major national and international sporting events, Gaelic Football, NFL, Football, Rugby matches, Snooker, Golf, Hurling and a number of TV events, political events and other major news makers.

You can also expect to find guaranteed pricing on all Ireland and UK greyhound racing events and horse racing events at Paddypower.

New Products

Paddypower has developed some new products as well. Betting in Running, is a unique opportunity to bet on an event in the middle of the event. Lucky Numbers another new idea from Paddypower offers an opportunity to bet on which numbers will come out in the Irish and UK lottery drawings.


Paddypower offers some really unique opportunities for people to gamble. The goal for this company is to make risk based entertainment accessible to everyone that is interested and to make it a good time for everyone.

This sportsbook has a strong reputation for controversy and fun but also of being fair to their customers. You have three options for access to Paddy Power. The telephone call in center, the internet and walk in shops throughout Ireland and the UK.

Controversial Adverts

As mentioned during the course of the review Paddypower has a flair for controversial adverts that get banned from UK television. Below are a few of these.

Paddypower Details

Address: Paddy Power plc, Power Tower, Blocks 1-3 Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 9050131


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author avatar Ed Storm
Hi my name is Ed and I primarily write sports and sports betting articles as well as the occasional article on other gambling niches.

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