Paddy Power Online Casino Review
At a Glance
Software: Evolution Gaming and Playtech
Instant Play: Yes
Live Casino: Yes
Number of Games: Over 200
Also Available: Sports Betting, Poker, Bingo
For some reason we cannot seem to get Nicklas Bendtner's boxers out of our head when we think of Paddy Power but we hope that you will overlook that poor marketing stunt and focus what is really important - a great casino. Paddy Power's online casino is powered by Evolution Gaming and Playtech - two of the most established game providers on the market. This on its own is a recipe for success, and if you add in the company's long history of online bookmaking you find a top online gambling destination.
The casino offers over 200 games, including classic casino games as well as modern releases. If you are looking for somewhere to play live casino games then you will be in luck as Paddy Power offers a dedicated section for this. They also provide a good amount of new member incentives, a wide range of deposit and withdrawal options and a well-developed customer service and support team. Along with the casino you will also find sports betting, Bingo and Poker.
Download and Registration
Paddy Power gives its players the opportunity to play its casino in one of two ways: instantly online or via a downloadable version.
I elected to play the download version and while that was installing I was able to become a Paddy Power member.
The registration process took no more than a few minutes to fill in the required information and set up an account profile.
New Member Incentives
When you join the casino, you are given access to free play games as well as many other great opportunities to play for real money. Once I had signed up I had to decide how much I wanted to deposit into my account.
I was pleased to see that Paddy Power gives its new members a great deal of welcome bonuses to use at the Live Casino table and free spins added to accounts verified by SMS.
Game Variety and Gameplay
Paddy Power has more than 200 games available.
These are divided into categories and each category contains different versions of each game.
Players can choose between slots, roulette, blackjack, video poker, leisure - which contains games like keno, hi-lo and more, and the enticingly titled Megajackpots.
The progressive jackpots category has 40 jackpots available on games such as Iron Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four.
The game graphics are good and the sound is also of decent quality.
One truly excellent feature of Paddy Power is its live casino. Players can elect to play blackjack, roulette or poker and real-life games featuring human (and attractive!) dealers which are streamed through the internet onto your computer.
This brings a sense of often much-needed reality to the online playing experience as it allows for interaction.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
In terms of depositing funds, Paddy Power enables players to use a number of different methods. The most common ones involve using credit and/or debit cards such as Visa Electron and Mastercard, or via eWallets such as NETeller and moneybookers.
Other methods can be used but to do so a player must contact Paddy Power's gaming support team.
A minimum deposit of £5 is required while the maximum a player can deposit in a single day is £6,000. Depositing funds is free and if, you use one of the methods above, it is instant.
I chose to use my moneybookers account and within minutes I had my £60 available for gaming.
Withdrawing funds is just as easy and is also free. Players must withdraw a minimum of £5 and it can be withdrawn and deposited in an eWallet or back to your debit card. If you wish to withdraw funds to a credit card, a cheque will be dispatched to your registered address.
Withdrawing to an eWallet is instant whereas the other methods will take around 2-3 days.
Customer Service and Support
Paddy Power casino is home to a comprehensive support set up for its members. There is a FAQ section which is full of useful information but should you be unable to find the answers you're looking for there, you can contact Paddy Power a number of different ways.
The traditionalists out there can choose to post a letter to Paddy Power but should you be looking for something a little swifter you can use fax, email - a response will be sent to you within two hours - or you can contact immediately using the phone or the instant chat tool.
Promotions and Loyalty Programs
As well as the welcome promotions, Paddy Power has all manner of other promos for its members. These change on a regular basis but include daily specials such as 'Make it Count Monday' or 'Win, Win Wednesday'.
When you register with Paddy Power you can choose whether or not you want to be kept in the loop with regard to new promotions and can choose to be updated via email or SMS.
As well as promos, Paddy Power has a loyalty VIP membership points scheme that rewards long-term play. The more you play the more loyalty points you earn which can later be redeemed for cash.
These points are awarded automatically and certain games accrue loyalty points more than others.