Paddy Power was founded in 1988 out of three existing bookmakers and claims to be the largest bookmaker in Ireland with 190 shops. The company is listed on both the Irish and London stock exchanges. They refer to themselves as “the punter friendly bookmaker” and have a stated objective of making “risk based entertainment” (their words) more accessible and fun. Certainly their advertising has a sense of fun. Today they offer betting opportunities on the high street, online or by mobile phone.
The advantage of using such a large firm is that they have a reputation to keep up which means they have to operate to the strictest standards. For you this means good security and no problem getting your winnings paid out. This is not always the case with some of the smaller lesser known casinos. As an example of their commitment to this reputation Paddy Power Casino provides a player protection screen on which you can fix your own gambling limits and provide access to counselling help for problem gambling.
You can choose either to play in instant mode requiring no download or to download the casino. In download mode there is a much greater choice of games with more being added on a regular basis. One of the additions, although not a casino game is “bet in running” which gives you the ability to place bets during a game which adds another dimension. If you cannot find something to amuse you here you are pretty hard to please. All in all a very complete offering.
Many casino players also like to have a flutter on sporting events or a game of poker and this is where larger companies such as Paddy Power have an edge. Once you have money in the main balance you can use it to place bets in the casino or for any other sports or games.
For regular players there is a loyalty points programme. The more you play the more points you get which can be redeemed as chips. Not all game stakes provide the same number of points; but your choice of casino should not depend solely on the bonus available.
As you would expect for a main stream site like this help is available 24/7 by phone or e-mail.
Paddy Power is a large trusted bookmaker with a good choice of games and the opportunity to place bets on other events. A safe option.
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