Paddy Power are the largest bookmaker in Ireland with over 600 shops in the UK and Ireland combined, although they are better known for their online service at Cheltenham!

They announced this week that there are free bets worth £20 for new customers, plus they are offering MONEY BACK if your horse finished second! (first 5 races each day at Cheltenham)



They completed a £5 billion merger with their former rivals Betfair on the 2nd of February 2016.

This firm often take an unorthodox approach to bookmaking and promotional activity. They are known for their outlandish advertisements some of which have gotten them in trouble. are famed for their specials.

Paddy Power Cheltenham Free Bets 2018

One of the most popular ones is to refund if your horse comes 2nd or 3rd to the favourite in a particular race or meeting. They do a lot of these on football matches for example if any player gets red carded you get your money back on the match.

These kind of offers have become the norm to Paddy Power and it makes them stand out from the crowd in that regard.

Paddy Power offer a best price promise on lots of sporting events on a daily basis as well. Plus the extremely popular Last Man Standing competition where you pick a different premiership team each week who must win.


Paddy Power Website Layout:

The Paddy Power website looks great has great bet slip functionality, which are  the two important things that are most important to customers.

There is a left handed menu on the homepage with all the big sports. They have a lot of fast links which get you to where you want to go quickly such as ‘Next Five Races’ which is a very handy shortcut. Paddy Power have a very good streaming service with several live event and I’ve never had a problem with that service.

The site is also available in Spanish, and some other languages are expected to follow including French. There In Play screen can freeze from time to time depending on what browser you use but that’s the websites only flaw.

Paddy Power Mobile/Telephone Betting:

Paddy Power have run a great Dial-A-Bet service for years now. You just ring the number and give your details and you can instantly place a bet over the phone. They also have a application for mobile phones.

There app is probably one of the best betting applications around. It’s very easy to use. It uses a 1 click bet system which makes it super quick to place bets. It’s available on Android and IOS.


Paddy Power Betting Markets:

This is one of Paddy Power’s strongest areas, the sportsbook offers markets on 60 different sports and this can depend on the particular time of year. If there is a big event happening in the world, then they will most likely offer odds on it.

When it comes to football betting though, Paddy Power also provide a 1st class service. They offer up to 110 pre match markets on a big games.

In addition to the traditional markets, you can bet on things like alternative handicaps, insurebet 1st Goalscorer, winning Margin, wincast and scorecast.

They cover the match from every each angle and it’s great to be faced with so many options.

They also have a great market on American Sports such as American Football, Baseball and Basketball. They also have some decent betting markets on novelty and T.V bets such as Dancing on Ice and The Oscars.

Paddy Power Cheltenham Offers


This is an area in which Paddy Power stand out from the crowd.

Their new customer offer of bet £10 and get £30 is modest enough but they make up for this with a decent range of promotions.

They specialise in paying customers out early on certain events that haven’t yet been decided. For example if Manchester City are 15 points clear in the Premier League by April you are most likely to get your bet settled early.

They have paid out on early winners of the premiership on lots of occasions.  There’s also cash back specials on particular matches where you’ll get a refund on losing bets if a certain player scores a goal etc etc.

They also offer promotions such as 5+ Leg Accum Insurance Special and a Horse Racing Promotion Money Back Special where if you back a horse and it does not come out of the stalls or start, Paddy Power will offer a refund.

Paddy Power Cash Out:

Paddy Power offer cash out on a lot of sports such as Football, Horse racing multiples, American Football and Tennis to name a few. I think the one think that is holding Paddy Power back is this service. Let’s say you have a 6 team football accum and all 6 teams are winning.

The cash out option on the bet doesn’t always work. I’ve come across this multiple time on different bets. The cashout service just doesn’t seem to be coded right, there were several bets I could have cashed out on but there was no option and the bet ended up losing. Bet365 have the best cash out option online. Paddy Power could do with taking a page out of their book.

Paddy Power Customer Service:

They are possibly on of the most friendly operators I have come across. The staff are knowledgeable and the can resolve your query in a short space of time depending on what option you choose. You can use their ‘Live Help’ option, where you can chat online with a member of their customer service team, or contact via email, web message or over the phone.

They are available on a 24/7 basis and they have a freephone number for customers based in the U.K.

The Live Help is really quick and they get your problem sorted very quickly. Same can be said for over the phone, the operators are very friendly and are very knowledgeable.

The Email service is not so good though. Slow response times and sometimes even no reply. On one occasion I had to email them 3 times just to get a response on my query. Other than that, it’s a very friendly service.

The Paddy Power site has areas from the top to the bottom indicating where you can get assistance.


Paddy Power are an excellent bookmaker who are only let down by a below average cash out option and there in play betting part of their website.

Overall though there is very little to complain about and they are head and shoulders ahead of other bookmakers in certain areas, especially when it comes to their range of markets for sports such as soccer, horse racing, tennis, golf and american sports. If you like to bet on a lot of sports and like to receive lots of offers each week then Paddy Power would be the right choice for you.