Paddy Power Casino Review
Paddy Power Casino OVERVIEW
Paddy Power Casino is a very well-known brand in the UK and Ireland, with high street betting shops and sponsorships in various sporting arenas. First formed in 1988, with a merger of several shops, but didn’t move into online gambling until 2007.
In 2009, the site adopted Playtech’s Virtue Fusion platform. The company has become known for various edgy advertising campaigns and for novelty betting events, some quite controversial.
2016 saw the company merge with Betfair, but the online site retains its original and very strong branding. Green is naturally present everywhere, so this site is bright and stylish. Use of original art and photography, alongside a very smooth design, makes the site interesting to browse. Several forms of betting are offered, including bingo, lotteries, poker and casino, but sports betting is certainly the focus.
The live casino area has its own background and layout, befitting the glamorous nature of the games. This is a high-energy setup, showing special bonuses for live casino players as well as roulette, blackjack, hold ‘em and baccarat games. Players can even watch videos about the dealers.
The slots are provided by Playtech, but feature exclusive Paddy Power studios, so there’s something different to see here. Coupled with a chat function, that should give members a good community vibe.
Paddy Power provides several pages explaining how players can use the site on the go. This includes a full mobile site which can be viewed in a mobile browser, or there are Android and Apple apps. In fact, the apps are split into bingo, casino, sports and more, which can be useful for those trying to save install space and data.
The mobile site is very well made, having a streamlined view with app-like buttons to guide users to each section. The site has a sports bias, but it doesn’t take a moment to find other games. The vast majority of the slot machines are available on mobile.
SECURITY & CUSTOMER SUPPORT
There’s a full help centre at Paddy Power, linked on the main navigation area. This provides searchable FAQs which cover a lot of information, ideal for new members. The site has a lot of different betting types to cover but manages to handle it well.
The help centre also lists contact methods. The team can be reached by tweet, email, phone or live chat. The chat software is easy to follow and the team are trained to a very high standard.
The company uses SSL encryption as its first line of defence. 128-bit encryption is used to protect payment information from hacking. The entire site has a secure certificate, provided by Thawte.
This site works with ESSA to ensure sports betting integrity, plus it has a full responsible gaming guide. The site is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and Malta Gaming Authority.