Paddy Power offer a unique and progressive free bet offer to get you on your way in building your betting bank. If you wish to open a Paddy Power account, and you probably should as they often provide best odds on many sports including Horse Racing, then you can earn yourself a €20 risk free bet.
To obtain the free bet bonus all you need to do is make yourself a Paddy Power account, make your first deposit, and make a first qualifying bet of €20. If this bet then wins that is excellent news as you have a winning bet, if it loses though however Paddy Power will refund that losing stake in the form of a free bet up to €20.
Paddy Power – Risk Free £/€20
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you've previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your first bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £/€20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Paddy Power are no stranger to controversy in recent years, but they are one of the more active bookmakers on social media and their moments of mischief do help provide a fun atmosphere for punters to frolic in, especially if you're a fan of Twitter or Facebook banter.
Paddy were founded in 1988 by CEO Stewart Kenny which makes them fairly new in the world of sports betting, but at the time they already had 40 high street shops. On top of the huge impact they've made in online sports betting, they now have over 200 outlets on the streets of the UK.
Paddy Power was the product of three Irish bookmakers forming and renaming to the Paddy Power brand and based on ‘total share value', they are actually the biggest bookmaker in the whole of Europe.
Amongst many controversial moments over the years were the Niklas Bendtner ordeal. When the Danish striker found the back of the net in Denmark's Euro 2012 fixture with Portugal, he lifted his shirt and lowered his shorts to show off a pair of Paddy Power boxers. The marketing move was a good idea despite a £100,000 to Bendtner, which Paddy Power paid, before proceeding to hand out 100's of pairs of PP boxers for free on Facebook.
Paddy Power are also responsible for some lucrative sponsorship deals with Manchester City and Swansea City.
If you prefer the old fashioned Sports Wagering method of walking in to a betting shop and handing over your betting slips, then you may be lucky enough to live near one of 200 Paddy Power outlets. If not, then you need to create yourself an online account. Accounts are quick and easy to create, deposits are simple and straight forward, and of course you can bag yourself a nice betting bonus.
Like most modern bookmakers you have the option to also bet using your iPad, iPhone and the Paddy Power betting app, which makes them perfect for on the go action. Earlier this month, Paddy Power celebrated the one year birthday of their unique sports betting creation. In July 2013, the Irish bookmaker became the first to offer real money sports betting via Facebook.
The app is safely age restricted meaning no one below the appropriate age of 18 will be able to download and use the app.
Methods of betting aside, Paddy Power offer strong and competitive odds and are often best price on many Horse Racing markets throughout the season.
Paddy Power offer several useful add on's such as live commentary's, bet calculator and live sports streaming including tennis, golf, cricket, football and many other sports.
Depositing is very simple as methods include depositing via a debit or credit card, PayPal, Moneybookers, etc.
Paddy Power also offer the 'Dial-a-bet' service. If any website or app problems occur, or you're just out and about and you can't get online, then you can phone your bet in to an advisor just by confirming a few simple details. If you don't have money in your account, they can also help you deposit.