Paddy Power App Review and Bonus
We have been checking out the Paddy Power app across different devices to see how it holds up against the competition. Most people have heard of Paddy Power. They are one the biggest and most influential bookmakers in the whole of Ireland, not only that they’re pretty big in the UK too.
Paddy Power was founded in 1988 following the merger of a few other Irish bookies. Since then they have continued to grow their high street branch numbers to over 320 retail outlets spread between here in the UK and Ireland.
Paddy Power also boast about being up there with the industry leaders in the mobile betting market too, and to be fair we have to agree with them. They have an immense online presence, which was enhanced further in late 2015, when they decided to make the move and merge with fellow online bookmaker giants Betfair.
So how does it stack up on your device? Continue to read on to find out or tap/click below to go straight to Paddy Power.
The Paddy Power Welcome Bonus – New customers only bonus! Paddy Power provide their new members with a £20 risk free first bet upon joining. To register simply tap or click on the button provided above. It is important to make sure you register before installing the app to make so that you can deposit money and place bets. You have to 18 years or over to register for an account with Paddy Power.
Here’s the important stuff to know about the welcome bonus directly from Paddy Power – 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’s Rewards Club: Get a £10 free bet when you place 5x bets of £10+. T&Cs apply.
Paddy Power Android App
Before downloading the Paddy Power app for Android the first thing we needed to do was to register an account with Paddy Power. To register it literally takes a matter of minutes, we were up and running placing bets in no time at all. To sign-up click the button below, followed by the “Register” option from the Paddy Power page you arrive at.
The app has recently been launched on to the Play Store. Google’s long-standing stance of not allowing gambling apps on the play store has finally changed, bringing the likes of Paddy Power the opportunity to showcase their dedicated Android app on the largest platform.
However, this rush to release an app on to the Play Store has led to quite a few teething problems that have not been ironed out during the testing phase. This was evident in our own testing as well as from the recent reviews left on the Play Store. Rendering issues on certain Android devices, Screen freeze issues and times of account inaccessibility (especially during busy periods) were all present.
The Paddy Power support team have responded by saying a newer improved version is due to be imminently released, but for now, our recommendation would be to steer clear of the Play Store version and stick to the web app, which is available from the button above.
You can then save the web app to your Android device’s home screen so that you can access it just like a native app.
To do this follow the steps highlighted below.
- Go to PaddyPower.com from the button above and register/login
- tap on your web browser’s options or settings. This is represented by 3 dots in the top right-hand corner on our example in the left-hand image below
- Hit the option labelled “Add to Home Screen”
- You will then notice that there is a shortcut to the Paddy Power mobile optimised website.
Paddy Power iPhone App
The Paddy Power app was the first sports betting app available on the Apple App Store back on May 2012, since then they have developed the it into possibly the best app on the market to date. We will talk more about why this app is leading the way in the industry, but first, let us guide you through the steps of getting the Paddy Power iPhone app to your device.
How To Install The Paddy Power iPhone App
Installing the Paddy Power app on your iPhone is very simple to do. There’s nothing to be afraid of, even if you are not the most technologically minded. If you are looking to place a bet straight away, the first step would be to register for an account from the button below.
Once you have registered, you can then head to the app store and search for Paddy Power.
One advantage we found the Paddy Power app on the app store had over the web version was the ability to add Touch ID or Face ID login security where available. This provides a secure, yet speedy login that we found very convenient.
In order to install and run the Paddy Power app from the app store you must be running on iOS 8 or later. So if you have an old iPhone that runs on a previous version you will not be able to use the native app, but you will still be able to access the web app from your mobile browser. We tested the app across various iPhone models including the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 plus. All provided the same level of service, although we received slightly faster processing speeds on the newer generations.
You will find some screenshots of the Paddy Power iPhone app below.
Paddy Power iPad App
We found that there were differences between the two versions of the iPad app, so one may suit you better than the other. The dedicated app from the App Store was only available in Landscape orientation, whereas the web app could be accessed both in portrait and landscape.
The version from the App Store also has a more appealing home screen and interface to take advantage of the extra screen space here. The web app found from your mobile browser displays the same interface as the iPhone app, but slightly more spaced out. We much preferred the layout on the dedicated app and found this to be the easiest to navigate around. You can see the differences in the images below. The left hand image is from the App Store and the right hand image is the Paddy Power web app.
On top of the visual differences we also noticed certain support and maintenance differences as well. The web app was the most up to date with information and looked like this was Paddy Power’s focus in delivering their message. We believe this to be due to the web app being the most universally used across different devices.
One example of this was that the dedicated Paddy Power app from the iPad App Store failed to show us any live promotions, whereas the web app showed numerous, all of which were relevant and we were also able to partake in them. We, therefore, preferred the web app over the dedicated Paddy Power app and preferred to be ‘in the know’ than have a more user-friendly interface.
Take a look below, where you’ll see some snapshots taken from an iPad air.
Whichever version you decide to use, Paddy Power puts all your sports betting in one super convenient place – right there on your iPad. No need to flick from app to app to get the latest racing form or the up-to-date football information before placing your bet, also with having live odds you can bet on-the-go.
You get exactly the same experience on the iPad Pro as you do with a normal iPad, just on a larger scale due to the extra screen capacity. Again our preferred version on the iPad Pro was the web version over the native App Store app.
Paddy Power App Review
Paddy Power app rating
An impressive app with an equally impressive new signup bonus. Performs well across all areas
The layout has been designed in line with Paddy Power’s website and overall branding. It’s a lively Irish green with big fonts and soft edges and has a playful and easy look to it. The navigation on the app runs in line with this ethos and we could quickly find all the events we wanted to bet on, from any sport.
The In-Play action is separated off away from future events which made our last minute bets easier to place and we found the bet slip to be effective and informative. Odds are competitive and we were more than satisfied with the consistency of service across a variety of different sports. Some apps seem to put more focus and attention on certain sports but we felt here there was attention being paid across the board, be it horse racing, football, cricket betting, tennis or less popular sports like Netball and Badminton.
Whichever page you are on you can get back to the home page by simply clicking on the PP sports logo, or you can access any sport you want or your account page. The choices are always in front of you in the bottom menu bar, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost in the app and missing valuable seconds of gambling time.
Some of the main features that we like best are mentioned below.
Placing Quick Bets – Placing bets is very quick and easy when using the app, you have access to all the in-play and with the added new live stats you can be kept up-to-date in real-time.
Pitch View – Paddy Power has improved the pitch view when using the app, with increased in-play stats, team line-ups and much more. This is so you don’t miss any of the live sports action whilst you are on the go.
Bet & Watch – There are many sports which you are able to live stream through your internet connection via your mobile device when placing bets using the app. All you need to do to take advantage of this, is simply place a bet to the amount of £1 on the event of your choice, you then qualify to be able to watch the live stream of it on your mobile. Please be aware that the live streaming service is only available in certain territories.
Power Cash Card PPlus – Get instant access to all of your winning with the Power Cash card. Paddy Power has introduced the all-new cash card that enables users to use winnings to pay for whatever they want, be it online or over the counter. To get this card, simply go to the “My Account” tab whilst you are logged into the app and request one.
Improvements in the Latest Version
Having fixed a few bugs from a previous incarnation of the Paddy Power app, the latest version includes an improved look and feel. There’s full optimisation now for devices such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8
Aside from that, the biggest improvement has been with the horse racing section, in our opinion. The racing pages have been given an overhaul and now feel quick and simple to navigate and look good too.
It’s easy to find the next race or meeting within the simple options and you can both watch UK horse races and bet at the same time without leaving the one screen. An online gamblers heaven! On top of this, we were also able to get important snippets of information straight from the racing post to give us more statistics, helping us in making our mind up on who to bet on.
So there you have it, the Paddy Power app is one of the best on the market and that is why it features in our Top UK betting apps list. It’s easy to use, has games, sports and casino games all in one place, and has expert form and tips direct from the Racing Post and an overall top quality horse racing section. You’d be foolish not to give it a go!
Other Paddy Power Apps
On top of the Paddy Power app for sports betting, there are lots more apps available to enhance your betting experience further with Paddy Power. You name it Paddy Power pretty much have everything covered. Be it casino, bingo, poker, lotteries, with Paddy Power there’s an option available to you. Most apps are also accessible from the same login as your Paddy power sports account, saving you a lot of time on needless registrations. Check out the list of other Paddy Power apps below.
Paddy Power Hotshots Jackpot App
This is a great app and one we strongly recommend adding alongside the Paddy Power app for sports betting. Unfortunately this app is not currently available and seems to have been kerbed temporarily – At least we hope it is temporarily! We look forward to seeing this return and recommend you keep your eye out for it.
This app gives you a free chance to win big cash prizes each week throughout the football season. Pick six first goal scorers from the six games given and be in with a chance to win. When this game is available, we post our predictions each week from our weekend bets blog.
- FREE TO PLAY
- PICK 6 FIRST GOAL SCORERS TO PLAY
- CHANCE TO WIN BIG PRIZES
Paddy Power Casino app review
A Dedicated casino app is available for those who want to partake in a bit of Roulette or Blackjack (or a whole lot more for that matter!). There are lots going on here but we found the layout easy to get on with and loved the fact that we had a play money option available to us so that we could try out various different games without having to risk our own cash.
We were also impressed with the game load speed times, and this only seemed to increase with the increase in processing power made available across the very latest mobile devices.
- OVER 150 CASINO GAMES
- QUICK GAME LOAD SPEEDS
- FREE PLAY OPTION TO TRY OUT GAMES
- RELIABLE GAMEPLAY ON 4G AND WIFI
The Casino app is pleasant to use. It provides adequate security features, protecting all of your personal data and it also offers an impressive collection of games.
Before you discuss the in-game play, it is probably most important to note how the app runs and how smoothly actions on the application can be carried out. Much to our delight, Paddy Power has put a lot of time and effort into making this app user-friendly, easy to use and well-organised.
The app makes full use of the swiping and tapping motions that some touch-screen smartphones use, which is really handy and makes the use of the app much more interactive and playful, which is exactly what you want from a gaming app.
With thanks to Playtech, the games do not glitch, buffer or force you to wait around for them to load.
The games are also nicely split up into neat and tidy sections, making navigation a breeze. The sections include table games, video poker, scratch cards, 5 reel slots and 3 reel slots. Within each category, there’s something to suit anyone’s taste. We picked one from each category that we enjoyed the most – Club Night, Mr Cash Back, Love Match and Jacks or Better.
Why not give it a whirl today and try your luck across a variety of different entertaining games?
Paddy Power Live Casino App
The live casino app provides live streams of casino tables offering a variety of table games to play on. Attractive croupiers are in front of the camera to keep the ball spinning or the cards coming and there are plenty of rooms available to choose from.
If you are ever stuck, or not sure what to do, Paddy Power has a great support team on hand to help you along the way and make you feel confident and informed in order to get the most out of the app.
This is an app we would recommend playing over Wi-Fi only. The streams can be sluggish if you don’t have a reliable mobile data network and can also be quite data intensive if playing over long periods.
- HIGH QUALITY STREAMS
- GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE OPTIONS
- LIVE DEALER GAMES
- LIVE BLACKJACK
- LIVE BACCARAT
- LIVE HI-LO
- DEPOSIT THROUGH THE APP
Paddy Power Bingo App
This app not only provides your traditional bingo games but an impressive choice of side games as well.
Paddy Power seems to appreciate the fact that people feel a bit wary of parting with their cash on new games straight away when people are first introduced to a new app, so they very kindly provide exclusive access to a newbie room where you can get accustomed to the layout. This gave us a chance to get confident that we knew what we were doing before playing in the normal cash ticket games.
There’s also a handy built-in feature here that enables you to start a game from your iPhone or iPad and then switch to desktop whilst you are still in the middle of the game. We found this perfect for when we were out and about, travelling back home. It made the journey shorter and then enabled us to hook up to our desktop, laptop or iPad to continue the game on a larger screen.
- FREE NEWBIE ROOM FOR YOUR FIRST TEN DAYS
- 75, 80 AND 90 BALL BINGO ALL AVAILABLE
- HUGE JACKPOT PRIZES ON OFFER
- MORE THAN 75 SIDE GAMES TO TRY
- START A GAME ON IPHONE AND SWITCH TO DESKTOP FEATURE MID-PLAY
Paddy Power Games App
This app is where to head if you fancy a bit of slots action. With over 100 games, there’s plenty to go at and it comes with casino games too so you can play a little roulette on the side without having to switch in between different apps.
There are lots of ongoing promotions to get involved with, as well as some short-turnaround offers. We found it best to check in regularly as these offers pop-up and disappear frequently.
There were good social integration features added as well, which made sharing our favourite games easy across different social platforms. This is Another Paddy Power app worth looking at in our opinion.
- OVER 100 GAMES TO CHECK OUT
- INTEGRATED SOCIAL FEATURES
- GREAT PROMOTIONS
- FREE-PLAY AVAILABLE TO TRY OUT DIFFERENT GAMES
- CASINO GAMES INCLUDED
- VIDEO POKER
Paddy Power Poker App
A new design has been implemented to the Poker app, making it more pleasant on the eye and easier to get along with. We found this app a lot of fun and also works well when on the move, which can’t be said about all poker apps available.
There are specifically designed poker games here to end quickly so that you do not have to spend numerous eyes tied to your phone or tablet waiting to either win or be eliminated. Certain games can be over in a matter of minutes, making it ideal for those times we want to fill up a ten-minute break or a commute home to/from work.
There are longer format games available as well and we found the game servers to remain reliable across 3G/4G and Wi-Fi. As you would expect there are bonuses and offers to take advantage of and the current offers can all be viewed from within the app.
- NEW LOOK ADDED TO MOBILE INTERFACE
- EASY TO USE
- SPEED POKER GAMES FOR ON THE MOVE
- TOURNAMENT PLAY
- INTEGRATED CASINO GAMES
- GOOD VARIETY OF PROMOTIONS
Paddy Power Lotteries App
During our most recent testings of the Lotteries app, we found it to be under maintenance, promising a new rebuild. Whilst this is the case the only opportunities on betting on the lotteries with Paddy Power is through their lottery specials (found from the Paddy Power sports app).
Prior to the app going down, we found we had the chance to bet on lotteries from different countries, including the Irish Lottery, UK Lottery, Spanish Lottery, German Lottery, Honk Kong lottery and more.
This wasn’t our most favourite app as we are not really big Lottery fans, but could clearly see that if we were, this app would be more than adequate for our needs. We had the option to play our numbers in advance and could also play multiple draws at once. Our thoughts on this are if you like betting on the Lottery, you’ll like this.
As soon as the Paddy Power Lotteries app is back up and running with (hopefully) new features we will update this page to fill you in on the relevant changes. In the meantime, if you want to check out the Lottery specials on the Paddy Power app, you can do so from the button below.
- BET ON LOTTERIES ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE
- QUICKPICK OPTION AVAILABLE
- BET UP TO 5 WEEKS AHEAD
- PLAY MULTIPLE DRAWS AT ONCE
- FAST AND RELIABLE SERVICE
Paddy Power Onside App
The Paddy Power onside app is the app to get for those who like to visit the Paddy Power retail shops to place their bets every now and then. This app enables you to track your shop bets whilst on the move, as well as view what retail promotions are available even when you are nowhere near a shop. Now there’s no need to stand and stare at the outside window of a Paddy Power shop for ten minutes checking out the offers before entering. You can now already be in the know before you have even got out of bed thanks to this.
We also found handy form guides and tips for our horse racing bets here and were impressed to find a live video and audio streaming service included, allowing punters to view their races away from the betting shop television screens. If you like to make face to face bets with Paddy Power, then we would highly recommend checking out this app. It’s the perfect companion in our opinion.
- TRACK SHOP BETS ON THE GO
- EASY NAVIGATION
- GET THE LATEST ON SHOP OFFERS
- SHOP LOCATOR
- LIVE VIDEO AND AUDIO STREAMING
- EXCLUSIVE FORM GUIDES AND TIPS
That covers all the available apps from Paddy Power! You can see where this app ranks in our bet UK sports betting apps here.