In Play betting is one of the most recent and innovative ways that bookmaking sites have come up with to allow punters to bet on events while they are in progress. This form of betting has become so popular that many companies now showcase their In Play service as a reason why potential customers should join their site.
Paddy Power are a bookmaker often at the cutting edge of bookmaking industry innovation and as they are one of our featured sports books on Instant Sports Money, let’s take a closer look at their In Play betting service.
And, if you are a new player, be sure to claim your £50 free Paddy Power bets when you join up (follow the link for more details).
Where to find the In Play service on Paddy Power
Locating the In Play betting menu on Paddy Power is very easy indeed. As soon as the landing page of the website has loaded up, you can see a number of In Play betting markets located directly in the central column at the top of the page. You can bet directly on these markets showing here or click on the View full In Play Betting schedule link beneath the markets to bring up the menu.
Alternatively, in the Quick Links box, at the very top of the list is the In Play option and clicking on this will also take you to Paddy Power’s extensive In Play betting sub-section.
Finally, at the top of the page in the links for the different Paddy Power sites, next to the Sports option there is a dedicated In Play betting link and you can also use this link to get to the same sub-menu as the other methods above take you to.
What sports markets tend to be available on In Play betting?
When it comes to the sports available via Paddy Power’s in play betting service then there is a wide selection of different sporting events available. Of course, when each of these events is available depends on the schedule of sports for that day and some days are notably quieter for In Play betting than others, however on most days there are a number of events you can select from.
Sports that are most likely to have In Play markets available include:
Football – Especially when there are Premier League, Football League, Champions League and Europa League games taking place, although there is extensive sports betting from a huge number of competitions across the globe at all levels of the game, both for men and women.
Tennis – Paddy Power offer extensive In Play betting for tennis including ATP, WTA level events (including Grand Slams) as well as Challenger Tour and ITF events in both singles and doubles.
Golf – Paddy Power offers extensive In Play golf betting from Thursday through to Sunday across a wide range of different Golf tournaments from both the European and USPGA Tours.
Plus a host of other sports including; cricket, rugby (league and union), snooker, darts, basketball, motor sports, ice hockey and many more depending on what sports events are taking place each day.
Does Paddy Power offer a Cash Out service?
Yes, if you have placed a bet with Paddy Power that qualifies for a Cash Out option, then this will be available to you on your bet slip. However it is important to remember that while the majority of bets, including some In Play bets, are eligible for a Cash Out option, not all bets are.
It is also worth noting that if you cash out a bet early, if your bet was part of a promotional offer, such as one of Paddy Power’s famous Money Back Special promotions, then your bet will no longer qualify for this offer as cashing it out invalidates the bet against the promotion.
Can you view Live Streaming on Paddy Power alongside any In Play betting service?
Yes, Paddy Power offer a live streaming service to all punters that have placed a bet or have a positive account with the company. This service is available on selected sporting events each day and the events that can be live streamed are shown in the top right hand corner of the In Play betting home page.
All the events listed in this section can be viewed via Live Stream simply click on the event and you will open up a small window showing the event. You can then click on the icon in the top right hand corner of the screen to expand the screen to fit the full screen size.
Furthermore, if you place a bet of £1 or more on any horserace in the UK and Ireland, Paddy Power will allow you to watch a live stream of the race.
Paddy Power’s Live Streaming service for sports and horseracing is available for both laptop or desktop PC’s and also mobile devices (though do check if you will be charged for data download by contacting your mobile contract provider, especially if you will be accessing this service via 3G or 4G services rather than WiFi).
Are there any In Play betting promotions available on Paddy Power?
Sometimes there are. For example, in August 2015, Paddy Power ran a promotion which offered a free In Play bet on Premier League matches taking place during this month. All you had to do was bet £20 on a pre-match Premier League game live on Sky Sports or BT Sport and if you did, Paddy Power would give you a free £10 bet to use on an In Play market.
While this offer expired on the 30th August, Paddy Power are a company that does tend to continually update and release promotions, so it is likely that if an offer that showcases the In Play betting service is well supported by its customers, Paddy Power will run a similar promotion again in the future.
Paddy Power’s In Play service is generally very good but there is one word of caution. Of all the In Play betting services tested in recent times, Paddy Power’s has been the one that has seen by far the highest number of problems and issues. For example, when compiling this review, on one day it was impossible to log into the In Play section of the site. Other users have reported similar problems on a seemingly regular basis, which is a concern.
That is a shame as apart from the issue with connectivity, Paddy Power’s In Play offering is on a par with the best out there and when it works, it offers punters a fantastic In Play betting experience across a wide range of sports.