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Paddy Power Nigeria review

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Paddy Power is one of the largest sports betting brands in the world and stands out among its competitors thanks to its unique advertising campaigns, early payments at major sports events and weekly cashback discounts.

This Irish bookmaker has become a favorite of many Nigerian customers who show unwavering loyalty to the operator, who recently joined forces with Betfair to make them bigger, better and more technological than ever before.

User Interface

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The user interface at PaddyPower is a little bit hit and miss for us.On one hand, you have a clean interface with the user of colors and graphics. On the other hand, the color and graphics scheme is a little bit unprofessional.

The use of graphics, in general, is a good thing, but the almost cartoon-ish graphics being utilized on the main PaddyPower sportsbook interface doesn’t do it for us. We would prefer the use of professional, real-life graphics as opposed to the green and yellow color scheme with a childish and unprofessional tone implemented as well.

The good news here with PaddyPower is the fact that the layout is rather clean and user-friendly. It’s not hard to identify the sports you wish to bet on and the bet slip and cash out areas are very recognizable on the right-hand side of the main sportsbook interface.

The “Quick Links” section that we often find on sportsbook interfaces isn’t in the most ideal spot which is below all of the sports links on the left-hand side of the interface. It requires a scroll of the mouse. While not a huge deal, the “Quick Links” areas are usually readily available and one of the first things you see on the page, hence the term “quick”.

Contrarily, the “Help” section is very much in clear view, just to the right of the PaddyPower logo on the main sportsbook interface. Not only is the customer service helpful on the site, but it’s also in a very convenient spot on the main user interface.

There are some changes I would like to see when it comes to the user interface in terms of the color scheme and graphics involved, but you certainly can’t argue with the overall cleanliness and mostly user-friendly appeal to the PaddyPower user interface.

Markets & Odds

As one of the premiere online gambling sites in the Nigeria, it should come as no surprise that Paddy Power offers a huge amount of different options for betting.

From international cricket matches through to the most obscure games of football from far flung corners of the earth, you will nearly always be able to find the market you are interested in on this site. The markets currently available on the Paddy Power website are:

  1. Athletics
  2. Aussie Rules
  3. Badminton
  4. Baseball
  5. Boxing
  6. Cricket
  7. Current Affairs
  8. Cycling
  9. Darts
  10. Football
  1. Gaelic Games
  2. Golf
  3. Greyhounds
  4. Handball
  5. Horse Racing
  6. Ice Hockey
  7. Lottery
  8. MMA
  9. Motor Sport
  10. Netball
  1. NFL
  2. Politics
  3. Rugby League
  4. Rugby Union
  5. Snooker
  6. Specials
  7. Table Tennis
  8. Tennis
  9. Virtuals
  10. Volleyball

As can clearly be seen, this selection represents nearly every niche within the sporting world and therefore it is a great place to go for all of your gambling needs. If you are someone that only likes to stick to one site for betting, then Paddy Power could well be the place for you. In-Play betting is also offered as is live streaming which you can find out more about below.

Best Sports to Bet On

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Paddy Power is active when it comes to football betting and, it’s more about the markets than the number of matches. It’s not uncommon to have 100, 150 or even more markets for each competition and some of these include Power Price options.

Football comes with a hefty million pound payout limit for top-level games as well as a 5.7% profit margin. Punters betting on favorites are even at more of an advantage, and then factor in cashback specials offered on some of the bigger games, and you’ve got yourself a good bet.

Other games with a low book profit margin include:

  • Basketball – 7.4%
  • Tennis – 6.8%
  • Baseball – 4.0%
  • American Football – 4.3%

The one sport you may want to choose to stake elsewhere is ice hockey. The odds are not as good, and the profit margin comes in above ten percent.

Paddy Power does have an extensive sports line-up. They also offer power pricing and enhanced daily specials. For players who do their research and are looking for the best deals, spending some time reviewing upcoming games and available specials will pay off with bigger returns.

In-play betting and live streaming

The ability to place in-play bets is key for many customers of betting companies – and Paddy Power does not disappoint.

You can find a number of sports, including football, tennis, cricket, boxing, basketball and many more on offer for in-play bets.

They also have esports, for which a lot of bookies on the market do not yet supply in-play odds.

Like most betting sites, Paddy Power gives you the ability to live-stream sports.

However, if you want to watch the live stream you are likely to need to bet on that event.

There will be times when Paddy Power may allow you to watch an event just by having money in your account, but you will have to check your event before it starts.

Paddy Power also has a lot of live stats and graphics to help you make your in-play bets, which are very useful when you are unable to watch the game itself. The stats are also free to any user on the site logged into a valid account.

Esports Coverage

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As mentioned, PaddyPower is indeed into the business of esports wagering.

The quality and quantity of the esports area at PaddyPower is certainly adequate as you can bet on many of the sub-leagues as well as the championship series’.

PaddyPower offers the most popular esports matches in the world while it also provides the option to wager on these matches as they go down live, or in-play.

There is nothing truly out of the ordinary here in the esports department, but the coverage here is adequate relative to industry standards and it’s nice to see them getting in on the growing esports community.

Other products

Paddy Power has a large gaming range, including a casino, a poker room, lotteries and bingo. For sports betting fans, it is great that the Paddy Power app is suitable for all smartphones and tablets so you can keep track of your bets wherever you are. For sport betting fans, it is important that Paddy Power has a mobile website – http://www.paddypowermobile.com – which is very good and means you can have a play wherever you are.

Paddy Power Mobile & App

Features Details
Availability: Apple Store & Android
Live Streaming on Mobile: Yes
Live Betting on Mobile: Yes
General Bonus: Yes
Languages Available: +20
Paddy Power Mobile Bonus: No bonus

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As you might expect from one of the world’s most popular bookmakers, Paddy Power delivers a superb mobile betting platform. As a Paddy Power customer you can enjoy betting live on literally thousands of sports betting markets every day.

From football to tennis, from basketball to horse racing and much more, Paddy Power provides an exciting and reliable mobile betting experience available on both Apple and Android devices..

If you’re a fan of betting on the go, whether you’re waiting for the train, riding the bus or down at the pub with your mates, Paddy Power mobile provides you with everything you could want from a mobile betting site and app.

You can place bets on both pre-match and live betting markets with just a couple of taps of your screen.

But Paddy Power mobile doesn’t end there. You can also watch live sport direct to your mobile device thanks to Paddy Power live streaming service. Watch dozens of sporting events live every day, with a broad menu of sports and sporting leagues available.

You can also follow live scores, check your results as well as deposit funds into your Paddy Power betting account with little fuss and bother.

Paddy Power Sportsbook Bonuses

Players who open a new account and place a bet worth £/€ 10 will receive three free £/€ 10 bets. To qualify, players must place a bet at odds of 1/2 (-200 moneyline and 1.5 decimal) or greater. This also applies to any combined odds on multiples (parlays).

The welcome bonus is available for new customers only and is can only be used at Paddy Power’s sportsbook. The free bet offer expires in 30 days. The free bet offer is open to Irish and British residents, and about a dozen other countries.

Like many bookmakers that offer free bet promotions, Paddy Power does not allow players who deposit with Neteller or Skrill to qualify for the introductory free bet offer. This is something to take note of when depositing if you’re interested in the free bet offer.

Money Back Specials

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Paddy Power is the home of the Money Back Special. As Paddy states on their site, many other bookmakers have come up with similar promotions but have fallen short.

At any given time of the year, there are at least a half a dozen specials going. Most are centered around British and Irish markets, but there is occasionally specials on more mainland European events and some North American-based sports, such as American football and basketball.

One of the coolest parts about the Money Back Specials is that customers can view the full archive of their past specials and see which ones paid out.

We’ve gone through a list of their past specials and payouts, and it seems that, on average, Paddy pays out 3-4 Money Back Specials a month. The max refund on these wagers is usually capped at £/€ 100, but considering how large of a bookmaker they are and the amount of people that take advantage of these specials – you can be assured that they are losing a fairly decent chunk of earnings.

How you Register a New Account with Paddy Power

To open your Paddy Power account, follow these simple steps:

 Step 1. On the Paddy Power desktop homepage click on the ‘Join Now’ button. This can be found towards the top right of the page. On the Paddy Power app tap on ‘Register’. This can be found towards the top right of you screen.
 Step 2. Enter your personal details as requested, and enter your username/email address and password. We recommend you choose a password that contains numeric, alphanumeric, lowercase and uppercase characters, to ensure that you create the most secure password possible.
 Step 3. Choose carefully your security question and answer. These will be important when interacting with our Customer Service Team.
 Step 4. Choose if you wish to be contacted by Paddy Power.
 Step 5. Read our Terms & Conditions, Betting Rules and Privacy & Cookie Policy. If you are happy with these, agree to them and proceed with account registration by clicking on ‘Agree and Open Account’.  

Payment methods

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Paddy Power offers the following payments methods among others: VISA, MasterCard, Entropay, PayPal, Neteller, Moneybookers, bank transfers and even a good old-fashioned cheque. Deposits are credited immediately, except in the case of bank transfers and cheques. The time-scale of withdrawals depends on the payment method chosen.

With Paypal, Moneybookers or Neteller, it takes up to four hours before the withdrawn amount is credited. With a credit or debit card, the customer must wait up to three days. The minimum withdrawal is £10 whichever method you use. The Paddy Power deposit & withdrawal methods are comprehensive and simple to follow.

We enjoyed the fact that it is possible to change the payment method. The only requirement for this is that there must be less than £200 on the betting account – total balance and any outstanding bets. This is safe and easy to use, so it’s a lovely feature to have at your disposal.

Customer Support

Paddy Power customer support is quick and easy. Live chat is available 24/7 and is just a click away on the support page. There is also a phone number, should you wish to call someone for immediate assistance. It is free to use and also is available 24/7. The company is also contactable via email, and it aims to reply within 3 hours, which is a pretty quick reply time for an email help address.

Further to this, it also has an Escalation Management Team whose role is to make sure that any complaints and worries are double checked and resolved to your satisfaction. You can also take this even further to the customer service team leaders should you so wish. However, for many issues, you may as well look at the FAQs as they pretty much have most answers there, and this can save time. You will get answers to most questions regarding withdrawal and depositing issues, wagering requirements, account queries – such as logging in and out of your account, security and privacy queries.

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