Let’s not beat about the bush, Paddy Power is an iconic sports betting and gaming giant in Ireland, the United Kingdom and beyond. It all started in 1988 when fourty Irish betting shops merged to form Paddy Power. Today, it is part of the bookmaker conglomerate Paddy Power Betfair plc, which also operates Betfair, Sportsbet, FanDuel and TVG with over five million customers worldwide. Since their foundation, they have grown to a multi-billion company that is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has spread its wings around the globe, offering Sports, In-Play, Virtuals, Bingo, Poker, Casino and Live Casino through its 100s of betting shops, online and via mobile apps.
Our review will focus on the online casino and live casino offering, which is operated under licenses from the UK Gambling Commission and the MGA Malta. Together, the two licenses are the most stringent currently available in regulated markets and stand for fair and secure online gaming. To date, Paddy Power does not have a Swedish licence.
Well, here I am as a gaming veteran, yet visiting Paddy Power for the first time ever. I will take a closer look at the casino section to see what you can expect from such a well-known brand. The site is divided into eight parts of which three – Vegas, Games and Casino – are filled with a long list of classic and video slots from some of the best providers, including Playtech, Netent, Blueprint Gaming, Red Tiger Gaming and a few more. There are some providers missing such as Big Time Gaming, Play’n GO or Push Gaming, but the choice is adequate. The Live Casino section is provided by Playtech and Evolution Gaming.
The registration is done on a single page and includes the selection for your country of residence and currency. Paddy Power offers accounts in GBP for British residents as well as Euro for the rest of the world. An SMS authentication will activate your account and you are ready to deposit and play. As usual, I recommend completing the KYC verification at the earliest convenience to avoid account blocking or delays with potential withdrawals.
Your welcome bonus will be waiting to be claimed on your first deposit. It is region-specific and comes with wagering requirements attached, according to their bonus terms. Always make sure to read them carefully. Once you made your deposit, you can pick a slot from the Vegas, Casino and Games sections.
Paddy Power oddly separated the providers in the three sections, so finding your favourites might need some searching. The Vegas sections houses all jackpot games from Red Tiger Gaming and Cayetano Gaming. You will find Netent, Blueprint, NextGen, Lightning Box, SG Digital, Inspired Gaming, BetDigital under Games and last but not least Playtech under Casino.
Payments are made easy at Paddy Power with all usual options available such as debit/credit cards, e-wallets, Paysafe Card and PayPal. Withdrawals are processed 24/7 and are normally very fast. For e-wallets, it shouldn’t be more than four hours while bank and card transfers should reach you within one to three days.
Paddy Power is a solid casino with an adequate game choice, 24/7 support and fast payments. Being such a large bookmaker ensures that withdrawals will be paid in a timely manner while customer support can be slow at peak hours. Other than that, I was missing some of the game providers such as BTG, Quickspin, Microgaming and Play’n GO. Who knows, they might add them at a later date. Overall, Paddy Power is recommended, especially when you are looking for a comprehensive gaming and betting hangout.