Paddy Power is the largest bookmaker in Ireland and is fast becoming one of the biggest in the United Kingdom. Its online sports betting site was launched in 2000. The site is regulated by Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission.
Paddy Power offers customers a chance to make fun, friendly and fair bets which are combined with great prices. Opening an account with Paddy Power will give you the option of betting on absolutely anything from sports to reality show results. The sportsbook has carried its strong reputation to the mobile betting world, and it has been one of the pioneers when it comes to launching impressive mobile sports betting apps.
£50 Free Bet and Other Promotions
New mobile sports betting customers at Paddy Power can also take advantage of their £50 free bet promotion. Just place your first bet at Paddy Power and they will give you another free bet worth 100% up to £50.
Other great Paddy Power promotions for mobile users include “Pimp That Bet” and a number of money-back specials on Premier League and Horse Racing events every week.
Mobile Betting Applications offered by Paddy Power
Paddy Power offers customers a variety of mobile services which can be accessed via most smartphones. The mobile betting applications come in two categories – mobile website and mobile app. Both of these allow you to log into your account through your iPhone/Android or Blackberry, browse all of Paddy Power’s online markets, and place bets and make withdrawals.
Before you download any of Paddy Power’s mobile apps, I recommend signing up an account at Paddy Power over the computer in order to take advantage of the £50 free bet promotion (it’s also a lot easier registering a new account on the computer than your mobile). Don’t worry, the free bet is still available for Paddy Power Mobile customers!
iPhone application: Paddy Power was one of the first bookmakers to feature a betting application at the Apple app store in November 2010. It also offers customers a web based application. The iPhone web application takes the user to a website which was designed for the browser (Safari) on the device, while the Paddy Power App can be downloaded from the Paddy Power website and saved on your home screen.
To access the application via the iPhone, select the device’s app search option (by clicking on iTunes icon) and type in ‘Paddy Power’. Once you’ve located the application, select the install option and it will automatically be installed on your phone within seconds. Both these applications can also be used on the iPad.
Android application: Paddy Power has also developed a product for their customers who use the Android OS on their phones. Like the application created for iPhones, Paddy Power has also given Android users two applications to choose from. The first is a smartphone web application which can be accessed by using the phone’s internet browser. The other is an application which is available at getjar.com. Once you’ve found the application, select the download and install option to be able to use it on your phone. The Android App allows you to make deposits/withdrawals, browse the latest odds and place bets.
Blackberry and other smartphones: If you use Blackberry or some other smartphone then you’ll be happy to hear that the Mobile Java application from PaddyPower will work on your phone.
All these applications are really simple to use and are graphically rich. The icons to select a particular sport to bet on prominently displayed on the home screen. By clicking on them, you can access that particular betting market.
Reliability and Functionality
Paddy Power mobile sports betting apps are quite reliable. As long as you have a good enough mobile connection, you are unlikely to face any problems in using these applications. You can place both single and multiple bets through these apps. The user interface is quite convenient and intuitive to use, with a number of sports icons across the top of the screen in order to find the right markets.
Most of the markets covered by the Paddy Power site are also covered by its mobile application. However, a few markets are not available when you are betting using your mobile. These are Lotto bets, Tote bets and Football Scorecasts.
Paddy Power understands that security is of importance to all mobile application users. Paddy Power has incorporated several security measures to ensure that customers can trust the website with their money and information.
If you have logged into your Paddy Power account and the site detects no activity from you within 30 minutes of your login, it will automatically log you out. This precaution is taken so that no one can fraudulently access your account if you have accidentally forgotten to log out.
Electronic age checks are employed to ensure that players are over 18 or older. Payment methods that you listed in your account details are also checked. In some cases, Paddy Poker requires documentation to complete their check.