When it comes to bookmakers for being in the news, often controversially, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is usually the name that springs to mind for many users. Whether it is Nicklas Bendtner’s Green underpants (and subsequent fine) or hiring a field at the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor so they could advertise their company with a huge sign, Paddy Power are seldom far from the front pages.
So does the company that takes an unashamedly light hearted view of the world of sports betting and sport in general, deserve your custom? Is there substance beneath Paddy Power’s gimmicks, guerrilla warfare advertising and clever promotional TV ads?
Well the good news for sports punters is that, yes there most definitely is and in this article, we’ll take a look at exactly how and why you should be considering joining Paddy Power today.
Let’s begin by taking a look at exactly what new customers with Paddy Power can expect to receive as part of the Paddy Power free bets offer.
Paddy Power’s new customer free bet offer
Paddy Power’s new player offer is very simple to understand and realise. All you need to do is register with the company by entering in your details and then deposit £10 or more into your account. Once you have done this you need to place a bet or bets of at least £10 on selections that have odds of at least 1/2 or greater.
You cannot obtain this offer if you elect to fund your account using Neteller or Moneybookers.
You can make a single selection, a combined odds bet or a multiple bet, provided that the odds for the bet in total are greater than 1/2.
Once you have placed your first bet and provided it matches the criteria outlined above, then once your free bet has been activated, Paddy Power will credit your account with a £30 worth of free bets, in the form of three £10 bets.
You then have 30 days within which to use your free bets on any sports betting market on Paddy Power. There is no wagering requirement in place for your free bets, however your free bet stake will not be included in any returns.
So, if you use one of your three £10 free bets and place a bet on an each way selection and it wins. You will receive back your £10 winnings, however you won’t receive the £10 free bet stake back.
Other than the usual terms and conditions about only allowing one offer per email address, household address, shared computer, there are very little by way of conditions that need to be met to enjoy this simple introductory offer. Join, bet £10 and provided your selection or selections are of odds greater than 1/2, you’ll receive a £30 worth of free bets as a welcome to the site.
Sure, the offer may not have the top end value of some other new customer offers, but what it lacks in overall value, it makes up for in being extremely easy for almost any punter that joins Paddy Power to obtain with the minimum of fuss.
This is a strong new customer offer and one that most punters will find easy to enjoy the benefits of, regardless of how much they spend on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, however this is by no means the only benefit new customers will find on the Paddy Power site.
Paddy Power money back specials
Paddy Power are a bookmaker that likes to bombard their customers with a huge assortment of offers throughout the year, often timed to coincide with major sporting events and followed up by a strong advertising campaign on TV and radio. However, if there is one promotion that has gained Paddy Power more fame than any other, it is its Money-Back Specials.
Indeed, the site has christened itself the “Home of the Money-Back Special” in its advertising and while that may not strictly be the case, Paddy Power is certainly the bookmaker that uses these types of offer far more extensively than any other.
Indeed, almost every day, Paddy Power have at least one, but often several more of these types of offers available. Indeed, for some events, the company will even offer punters a choice of different offers and then users can vote via social media as to which offer they want the company to run. The offers generally cover a wide range of sports but most commonly they are focused on horseracing, football, tennis, golf, cricket and greyhound racing.
In addition to these frequent money back specials, Paddy Power also offers a number of other regular promotions. One is the extra-place special, which pays out on each-way bets. The company will run this promotion regularly for a stated number of horse races each week, where instead of paying out each way on the top 2 or 3, they will pay out each way bets on horses that finish 3rd or 4th too.
This offer is also extended to each way betting on golf tournaments, where instead of paying out on the top four or five, Paddy Power will often pay out on the top six or seven finishers in an event (including ties) when they have been backed each way.
Horse racing punters will also be glad to know that Paddy Power also offer the guaranteed best price on all horse racing in the UK and Ireland, so that if you back a horse ante post at 4/1 and it starts the race and wins at 3/1, you will be paid out at the higher price. Furthermore, if the horse drifts in the betting and you back it at 4/1 and it starts the race at a higher price and wins, you’ll still receive the higher price.
When you consider these long standing offers, the new player offer and all the additional event-specific promotions, as well as the sheer number of promotions available on the site, you will understand why Paddy Power has become one of the most popular names in the UK betting industry. They may well be known for their crazy gimmicks and antics and their occasionally poor-taste humour, but don’t let that fool you into thinking Paddy Power are a joke outfit.
This is a serious bookmaker that offers customers a great sign up deal and excellent long term value.