Paddy Power casino is another of those famous High Street names with a significant online presence too. Their casino portal features their iconic green colour scheme and is an unshowy affair. It’s definitely a functional site – and this is not intended as a criticism. There is no pretension of glitzy glamour: it’s very much a “let’s get on with the game” approach, which is quite refreshing.
The selection of games on offer is impressive too. It’s a well-balanced range. So many online casinos seem to go overboard on the slots, while neglecting the more traditional table games. This is not the case at Paddy Power. Nevertheless, the slot selection is decent enough, with close to 200 different titles from some of the top designers. A particular strength is comic movie franchise tie-ins, so there are games like Batman, Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Spiderman and Superman. Could really have done with Wonder Woman at least, to try to balance all that superhero testosterone… But there are plenty of less muscle bound choices too, like Hawaiian Treasure, Leprechaun’s Luck and Top Gun. Oh, maybe that last one is a bit macho too. Games are available to play in “Practice Play” mode, so you can try them out for free before you need to commit any of your own funds.
The table game side of things is certainly more varied than many. There are close to twenty different Roulette formats alone, together with a dozen Blackjack tables, Baccarat and a few niche games like Sic Bo and Craps. There are a dozen or so poker tables to choose from as well, plus a couple of token Live Dealer games: Baccarat and Roulette.
The online sites of all the big High Street names are seemingly all very keen for you to download their app. This is of course, a way of encouraging you to use all their sister sites, particularly the sports betting facility so heavily advertised on TV. To be fair, there are advantages: sites are easier to load and it can be more convenient. But you don’t have to do this – games will generally play perfectly well through your browser using the site’s Flash technology. This is the case for mobile players too, although just about all current mobile operating systems are provided with a dedicated app should you prefer the download option. .
Payment and withdrawal facilities are very much up to scratch here too. All the conventional methods of payment are accepted, together with many e-payment options including PayPal. Progressive jackpot seekers should note the top pay-out of £500,000. It seems like a lot, and you have to be extremely fortunate to have to worry about this but… It would still be annoying if you won more and found your life-changing prize was capped.
There is plenty of help and support available here. A comprehensive FAQ section is available on site, together with live chat. You can also e-mail the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. UK based players can call the site’s Freephone number on 0800 0565275. And there’s always Twitter too…
Minimum Deposit: Usually £5, but £10 is required for to qualify for introductory bonuses.
Maximum Deposit: none listed
Deposit Methods: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Entropay, Neteller, Paysafecard, Skrill, Bank Transfer
Currencies: British pound, Euro
Max: maximum total win £500,000
Time to transfer: Winnings will normally take around seven days to reach your account. Electronic payment methods are likely to be received within 48 hours.
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Licencing & Regulation
Alderney Gambling Control Commission
United Kingdom Gambling Commission