Paddy Power Casino Review - In the Grey Zone

"Paddy Power is a pretty good operation - but they have distanced themselves from the player community"

CM Rating
8.5/10
User Rating
8/10
Pros:
Well known brand
Publicly traded
Weekend cashouts
Wide assortment of games
No payout limits
Strong licensing jurisdictions
Cons:
Not Accredited
English only
No forum rep
Video Poker sucks
Not Accepted
Responsive

Overview

First Impression

Paddy Power was listed in our accredited section from June 2008 until September 2016. During this time they had received a number of really good reviews from our players, and from affiliates as well (including myself). They had always been generous with their Paddy Power Guinness booth at affiliate conferences like the London, Barcelona, and the Amsterdam Affiliate Conferences. It was always a magnet for me – and for others as well. Unfortunately, this is not enough to retain one’s accreditation at Casinomeister.

Paddy Power was initially dropped from the site in March of 2014 after they ran a distasteful advert about the legless Oscar Pistorius’ first trial for the charge of premeditated murder. It was entitled Money Back if He Walks. They have had some controversial ads before then – juvenile witless humor – but this was just plain vile. You don’t poke fun at personal tradgedy. Their accreditation was suspended until the trial was over, but from that point on they seemed to have gone on autopilot. At that point, I had a feeling that Paddy Power and Casinomeister were not a good match.

The forum representative disappeared – which meant that they were not logging in and answering player questions or dealing with complaints. They were notified – but we received no answer. In essence, they became a massive black hole and were removed from the Accredited section in September 2016.
On the plus side, we do not receive many complaints concerning Paddy Power Casino. We have had five complaints on the past few years submitted to our PAB service.

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Deposit & Withdrawal

Accepted currencies:
CAD, EUR, GBP, USD
Deposit Methods:
Bank wire transfer, Cheque, Entropay, Laser, MasterCard, Neteller, Paypal, Paysafe Card, Skrill, Solo, Switch, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron
Withdrawal Methods:
Bank wire transfer, Cheque, Laser, Neteller, Paypal, Skrill, Solo, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron
Reverse time
0-5 hrs
Cashout time
6-12 hrs
Payout limits
None
Weekend cashouts
Yes
Manual flushing
No

Payout Speed

Request Date Country Bank Method Reverse Time
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Time to Receipt
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ID Requested Weekend Request

General Information

Software
Casino Reps
PPBFCOLE
Live Games
Yes
Loyalty program
Yes
Founded
2008
Licensing Jurisdiction
Alderney and UKGC
Certified
No
No Deposit Bonus
Yes
Jackpots
Yes
Accredited
Ex-Accredited
Publicly traded
Yes
Affiliate program
No
Mobile
Yes
Other products
Supported languages:
Country restrictions:
Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Christmas Island, Cocos [Keeling] Islands, Congo - Brazzaville, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Germany, Guadalupe, Guam, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Libya, Macau, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Myanmar [Burma], Netherlands, New Caledonia, Nigeria, Norfolk Island, North Korea, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Russia, Saint Barthéley, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, San Marino, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States
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Phone contact

Ireland: 1800 924 406

UK: 0800 028 2497

Worldwide: 00353 1 9050432

Contact info

Pros

Well known brand

Publicly traded

Weekend cashouts

Wide assortment of games

No payout limits

Strong licensing jurisdictions

Cons

Not Accredited

English only

No forum rep

Video Poker sucks

Verdict

Casinomeister Rating

Software
Jurisdiction
Reverse Time
Cashout Time
Weekly Withdrawal Limits
Meister Points
Responsiveness to complaints

Bryan's Verdict

Paddy Power is a strong brand with just about every game to offer – except good video poker (see 32Red Casino for that). Unfortunately, they are a massive company which can be daunting for some. I would recommend Paddy Power to the recreational player. But on the other hand, advantage players need to be aware that if they run into problems with bonus rules or other technical aspects of play, there is no guarantee that we will be able to assist.

Rating
8.5/10