Paddy Power Casino is a full service online gambling service based in Dublin, Ireland, with a casino that is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gaming Control Commission. The Alderney license is significant as it governs its members with some of the most stringent regulations in the world today. Paddy Power offers numerous betting opportunities, with both download and instant play casinos, a live casino, sports betting, bingo, poker, skill games and more.
Paddy Power’s sense of humour
Paddy Power is Ireland’s largest bookmaker, and in recent years has become one of the largest and most established online gaming destinations in Europe. It has something of a reputation for being more than a little cheeky in the mainstream media. This is after all the same site that famously took bets on how many days into his first term US President Obama would be assassinated (they later retracted this offer), and when the credit crunch turned into a recession, they took bets on which would be the next major international airline to go belly up. Obviously they are not without a sense of humour, although it appears to be a little on the dark side!
More than just a casino
There is a huge selection of games available at Paddy Power. You will not often come across a site with such a completist attitude to online gaming. Almost every variation and taste is catered for. There are more than 200 different online casino games available at the site, organised by the following categories: Slots, Roulette, Blackjack, Table Games, Video Poker, Leisure and MegaJackpots. The main download casino software is supplied by Playtech, which means you have access to all the latest Marvel jackpot slots like the Hulk, Blade, Fantastic Four and more. In addition, Paddy Power belongs to the Playtech progressive jackpots network, where jackpots are pooled across several casinos in order to build quickly to large amounts.
There is also a Live Casino where you can play Blackjack, Roulette and Baccarat with live dealers, and an additional “Games” section of the site which is basically an instant play casino with games hand picked from various manufacturers, including Monopoly, Deal or No Deal, and The X Factor.
If you’re a poker fan, there’s a genuine poker room filled with real competitors where you’ll be able to play Texas Hold’em and Omaha, among other poker variants. You’ll find heads up play here, as well as tournaments and ring games. And then there’s the betting side of things. You can place bets on most major sporting events, both local and international, as well as on news and celebrity, like who’ll win the most Oscars. You can also wager on the stock market, which you might find conceptually odd it’s a bit like betting on gambling in my opinion!
Support and banking
Paddy Power offers support round the clock via a dedicated call centre. Customer support representatives can be contacted via live text chat, email, phone, or plain old snail mail. The website lists the current and average support waiting times which can come in handy if you want to know which is the quickest way of contacting them. For the record when I looked, the current wait times were 37 seconds on live chat, and only 19 seconds on the telephone.
There are plenty of methods that may be used to move your money in and out of Paddy Power. Major credit cards, direct bank transfers, debit cards, e-wallets including Paypal, Neteller and Moneybookers, and even cash deposit or pickup from any of Paddy Power’s land betting shops in England, Scotland or Ireland. Withdrawals are generally completed within 48 hours in our experience.