Although a relatively new company, set up only since 1988, Paddypower have fast built up a reputation in being one of the fairest bookmakers in the business. Known for their quite peculiar special offers as well as getting a player to change his name by deed poll to Paddy Power during the 2007 Rugby World Cup, Paddy Power will never be known as a boring shy company. It only supports accounts in two currencies, this being pounds and euros and is very respected in the UK and Ireland as well as throughout Europe.
Players can enjoy both ring games and tournament play at Paddypower across a variety of stakes, both micro and high stakes poker. The games which are available are No Limit Hold Em, Limit Hold Em, Seven Card Stud and Omaha Hi Lo.
In terms of tournament play PaddyPower offer a wide range of both single table and multi table tournaments. Players at Paddy Power can also qualify for live events such as the WSOP and the Irish Winter Festival.
Paddypower offers a wide range of promotions to both new and existing customers. By signing up with PaddyPower, customers will receive an intial deposit bonus of up to $2000. To receive this bonus use promo code PPP2000. As with most poker sites, you have to earn this bonus by earning points.The bonus is released in $10 increments and for every 600 points you earn, $10 will be released into your account.
Paddypower offer a points scheme and all customers are included in part of the C*A*S*H VIP programme that Paddypower run. You can use the points you earn to either play in tournaments, or use them to release special cash bonuses up to $100,000.
Paddypower also offer a range of promotional tournaments such as Bounty Hunter, Fantastic Fridays, Paddy Whacker and ECOOP as well as mini ECOOP.
Paddypower is part of the Ipoker network and for that reason uses Playtech software. While the software they use is extremely good and leads to both quick and reliable gameplay, the graphics are quite dull and therefore this limits the attraction to those who want to enjoy all the thrills of online poker. The software enables all the usual features, such as taking notes on players, and choosing four colour decks etc. In terms of poker traffic, it is ok, if not remarkable. A game can usually be found on both Texas Hold Em and Omaha as these tend to be the most popular games.
Paddypower makes banking simple, which is what you would expect from such a respected brand in the gaming industry. Customers can use the following methods when depositing money: Moneybookers, Paypal, Credit Cards, Debit Cards. Cheques and Bank Transfer. Also customers can also put money into their online poker account at any paddy power betting shop in the country. Because of this, banking couldn’t be simpler. There is a minimum cash deposit of £10 when transferring funds onto your account.