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Paddy Power

Bookmaker Review for Paddy Power is 3.5 Stars

Paddy Power Review

Bookmaker Name: Paddy Power
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Bookmaker Review of Paddy Power
2006/11/27 - Review by Ira Nanson

PaddyPower is now one of Ireland's biggest bookmakers thanks to the merge of three High Street bookies back in 1988 and a steady organic growth. Listed on both the London and Irish Stock Exchange this organization now has more that 200 land based shops in Ireland and the United Kingdom plus another 4 shops at the Irish tracks.

The navigation of the website is easy, the pages load efficiently and it's extremely user friendly. Like Ladbrokes, BlueSquare, BetDirect, Playboy Sportsbook and TotalBet, PaddyPower is powered by Orbis software.

The bookmaker offers a vast selection of wagering options that include:

  • Live betting
  • Money back specials
  • Football
  • Cricket, golf
  • US sports
  • Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Darts
  • Snooker plus many more.

There is also the opportunity to wager on the financial market, lotteries and a vast array of novelty bets.

Bet types available include fixed odds (1x2), Asian handicap, totals, combos, half / full time, first half, correct score, winning margin, props, special bets, and future bets.

The horse book too is extensive with UK tote betting, specials, Japan Cup, US tracks, virtual racing and greyhounds. There's also live text and audio commentary on UK and Irish horse racing, plus a very informative nags guide to betting.

The minimum stake online is $0.50 and a paltry $5 for phone wagering, not bad considering the industry standard is $25.

Maximum stake online is $10,000 and $500,000 for phone bets.

Other features and accessories include poker, casino, games, lotteries, bingo, mobile wagering, skill games and an auction. The auction is a cool addition, customers can place bids against others for the opportunity to purchase great prizes for the lowest price, yes it's a reverse auction the lowest bid at the end of the day buys the item.

Due to the recent US legislation changes US residents can no longer wager at PaddyPower.

"Trust the Irish!" - yes most definitely! This book is professional and provides great entertainment value. My only complaint is they limit their focus to the UK and Irish audiences only.

SGR Sports Gambling Review rate PaddyPower : Bookmaker Review for Paddy Power is 3.5 Stars