Known for its devil-may-care videos, Paddy Power is one of the most popular casinos for the Brits. Offering games from over half a dozen developers, including names like Playtech, Gamesys, and IGT, Paddy Power certainly packs in a punch when it comes to online gaming. Paddy Power also has a sportsbook, lotteries and a bingo hall – it’s not difficult to see what this online casino also has a Kiwi following.
A €10 no deposit bonus welcomes all new players who sign up for an account at Paddy Power. After that is a 3 part welcome bonus package worth up to €500:
- 1st deposit: 100% to €200
- 2nd deposit: 50% to €100
- 3rd deposit: 100% to €200
- Select ‘Buy In’ to claim the bonus
- Minimum qualifying deposit €10
- Wagering requirement is 20x bonus + deposit
- Each bonus is valid for 14 days
Gaming contributions are as follows: Pokies and scratch cards 100%; Roulette and most card games 20%; most Blackjack games 10%; Craps, video pokers and other games 5%, Live dealers 0% Only deposits made with debit and credit cards qualify for this bonus. Where this offer stands out is that the 3rd bonus is also at 100%. Many casinos give lower deposit rates on the 2nd and 3rd bonuses, and only offer 100% on the first deposit, which is usually before players feel comfortable committing much cash. So once you’ve played through your first two bonuses and decide that you like playing at Paddy Power, then we suggest this 100% to €200 bonus to the max. Note that the wagering requirement is 20x bonus plus deposit (compared to the usual that’s on the bonus only), so while it sounds low at first, it’s really on the high end of average. Additionally, only card payments qualify for this bonus, which is annoying but not end of the world.
Paddy Power offers a fair gaming selection of pokies, scratchcards and table games. On the pokies front, you’ll find games from the DC Comics series like Batman and Green Lantern, along with other themed pokies like Britain’s got Talent, and the Irish themed, Plenty O Fortune. The casino offers progressive jackpots from Playtech, with millions of dollars brimming in jackpots Iron Man and Gladiator. It’s not just progressive slots though, there are also progressive video poker and online baccarat games – which although don’t promise millions, still consistently payout in the tens of thousands. Table game players can get their fix here as the array of regular table games is more than sufficient with plenty of choices like several Blackjack and Roulette variations, Hold’em, Caribbean Stud, Red Dog and other table pokers. The live dealer selection is a tad thin here – there are only 3 live dealer games for European Roulette, multi-player Blackjack and 8 deck baccarat. However, Paddy Power does have a separate Live Casino with more live dealers – it’s outside of the Casino section, along with Sports betting, Poker, Lotteries and Bingo sections. Paddy Power is available as instant play. You can also download the free software which includes 50 extra bonus games, however the software works on PC only.
There’s quite a bit of promo action at Paddy Power. The offers get refreshed regularly, but there’s always around four deals that returning players can choose from. On top of the usual bonus deals, there are also monthly free spins, cash back, and live blackjack specials. That’s enough to let you choose the offers according to your gaming style.
You have two options when it comes to Paddy Power Casino Mobile. The first is instant play – directly your phone or browser’s device. The second is to download the Paddy Power app, which is available for both iOS and Android. Games load quickly and Paddy Power is always adding games to the mobile casino. Oh yes, don’t forget there are mobile exclusive promotions in the casino’s app!
Help is always around the corner and you can reach Paddy Power’s customer service via the following methods.
- Live chat: yes
- Phone: +00353 1 9050432
- Email via form on website
Paddy Power accepts a range of payment methods when it comes to banking. In addition to the usual debit and credit cards, Paysafe, Skrill and Neteller, Paypal also works at Paddy Power. Withdrawals are fast and most requests are processed on the same day, with additional transfer time depending on your payment method. Although probably not applicable to most New Zealanders, Paddy Power also has its own payment method called Cash Card PPlus, which can be used like an ATM card – because Paddy Power is that big. The casino only works with Euros and British pounds – this is a shame because we clearly have a preference for online casinos that accept the NZ dollar. Additionally, it should be noted that Paddy Power, like most UK casinos don’t accept e-wallet payments for the welcome bonus, and a credit or debit card will have to be used. Other bonuses and promos may accept e-wallet payments, but check with each offer’s terms to be sure.
Offering a comprehensive selection of casino games, sports betting, bingo and lotteries, Paddy Power is a powerhouse in the world of online gambling. The welcome bonus is only available if you use a card payment, which is a bit of a pain in the behind, but it’s something that we can live with. The goods come from several different game providers, and there is always a fresh line of promotions catering to all sorts of games.