App for Android
Having built itself an irrefutable reputation for fairness, honesty, and service excellence Paddy Power grew from humbler beginnings to establish itself as a titan of the UK sports betting industry.
In keeping with its customer service approach, evidence would suggest when considering the polished final product, that the bookmaker clearly embraced the opportunity to cater to the needs of all its mobile accessing clients via three methods focused purely on providing them with the best possible mobile bookmaking & casino experience possible.
Its access solutions comprise of a smooth, glossy mobile portal working in combination with two OS dedicated apps for iOS & Android, both similarly impressive in function, work in a cooperative effort to deliver a complete solutions package to mobile devices from all ages, brands, and OS software environments.
We encourage Paddy Power members in need of an excellent mobile access solution to follow our guides for the download & installation of each OS dedicated app.
Download and install the .apk file
- prior to commencing with the install, first ensure your device runs Android 5.0 or later since the app will not work on older versions;
- using your mobile device of choice open your browser and navigate to the app downloads page at www.paddypower.com;
- select the Android link in the text body of the page to start the download;
- wait for it to finish the automatic download & installation procedure to complete;
- if you have already registered for an account at Paddy Power, log in using your existing username and password to place the first bet via your new app;
However, depending on your phone security settings it may not allow you to install software from non-Play Store sources. Fortunately, this does not represent any major obstacle. To rectify the situation requires a simple adjustment to your phone settings, to resolve the matter follow our guide below.
- repeat the procedure above and when the notification pop-up box appears with the security message displaying “Install Blocked”;
- click the “SETTINGS” link, scroll to “Security”, then to “Unknown sources”, and then enable “Allow Installation of Apps from sources other than Play Store”;
- return to your browser again and repeat the identical installation process;
- open your newly installed Paddy Power app, log-in via your existing username & password or if you are not a member of Paddy Power yet, follow the registration procedure to completion & sign-up as a new member;
App for iOS
Members owning an Apple device, if they ever were will no longer be in doubt, need to install Paddy Power’s dedicated iOS mobile app, especially so if they first experiencing its design excellence by accessing the UK’s favourite online bookmaker via its mobile portal. Punters so convinced should feel free to follow our installation guidelines as detailed below.
Download and install the app
- before beginning with the download & installation to install the app successfully requires at least an iPhone 5 or iPad running iOS 8.0 or later, the app will not function correctly on older OS versions and devices;
- on your future sports betting mobile device of choice open the App Store;
- search for “Paddy Power Sport”, select to install the app;
- wait for the automatic download and installation process to conclude;
- open your new Paddy Power app, log in using your pre-existing username and password and start backing your first horse via mobile;
Paddy Power Mobile Website
The bookmaker well known for its innovative approach taken in marketing and advertising carried the brand’s same philosophy of innovation across to the design functionality and user-friendliness found in its dedicated mobile portal.
The mobile portal/virtual version delivers a full suite of sports markets, betting options, casino entertainment variety, and interface customisation features as available on its website and two dedicated mobile apps. As with all things Paddy Power, the mobile portal shows its merry Irish branded heritage via its familiar striking green hued frame and backdrop to white backed informational displays. Combinations of static and scrolling banners highlighted in dabs of yellow displaying their promotional & bonus offers combine to create an upbeat mood which naturally carries identically across all three mobile dedicated access methods.
Operation of the mobile portal and iOS app is silky smooth and glitch-free, the user interface impresses with its easy at a glance readability. Menus, toolbars, and navigational links retain their familiar, out of the way yet easy to see & reach, locations at the top, sides, and bottom of each page. Users have the added convenience of a customisation feature allowing them to set features displaying the content most pertinent to each person’s sports taste and betting requirements.
The convenience of direct access remains one of the main advantages attributed to installing a dedicated app. However, it is entirely possible to achieve a similar level of one-click instant accessibility via your mobile browser by creating a Paddy Power shortcut icon on your mobile device home screen via your browser. Another noteworthy matter, it seems the bookmaker have, for the time being, chosen to withdraw its Android app from the Google Play Store due to technical issues restricting users from receiving the full experience.
Paddy Power’s main focus with its mobile offering was to provide its user-members with the convenience of having a fully comprehensive, cross-platform compatible sportsbook and casino solution while away from their desktops, a goal it achieved admirably. It’s mobile offering naturally retains a sportsbook first approach without scrimping on any of the casino entertainment aspects, a logical requirement considering the massive trend that sees an ever-increasing number of people moving away from their PCs to increasingly spend their online time on the high-powered, user-friendly portability offered by latter day mobiles.
The portal/virtual version offers identical features and functionality to that delivered via the apps and full website, allowing user-members to track their betting interests, place further bets including the whole range of sports betting options and markets, cashout/sell betslips, create personalised custom content reflecting events and matches of greatest importance to each user-member.
The custom features allow punters to follow their favourite sporting types with pertinent information displaying updates on upcoming, and current matches, while simultaneously providing easy access to the latest results, all available at a glance with minimal need for navigating unless in search of new betting opportunities. Its interface also allows users to transfer their entertainment platform and seamlessly accompany them on their journey, including making deposits or requesting a withdrawal.
When offering such an expansive variety of entertainment options, which includes a first-rate online casino product, in addition to its already vast sportsbook product, losing the company’s primary focus would be a simple thing.
Nonetheless, the Paddy Power sportsbook offering has over the course of the past, two plus, decades gone from strength to strength, turning the company into a veritable leviathan finding few peers among the UK and indeed European sports betting scenery. Internal clock firmly set on maintaining its well-known predilection for offering ridiculously great odds the bookmaker’s green online destination has become one of the UK citizen’s favourite haunts.
With a sportsbook providing betting access to over 40 unique sports markets, the world’s most viewed sports, football still represents the heart of operations with horse racing occupying the second spot in its portfolio.
Numerous niche markets such as rowing, weightlifting, and fishing not generally available at the many UK serving bookies offer an added level of attraction to non-mainstream punters. Main market sports include Tennis, Golf, Greyhound Racing, Cricket, Rugby Union & League, Snooker, NBA, Baseball, and Boxing amongst numerous others.
Alongside sports betting, online casinos have established themselves as one of the most popular forms of online gambling entertainment, as such, Paddy Power in keeping with its tradition for delivering high-quality entertainment to the homes of UK residents features an online casino product rivalling that of many specialist online casinos.
Where many rivals separate their apps serving the two distinct entertainment options, the Paddy Power sportsbook app doubles down to do a sterling task of serving up one of the best online casinos seen at any online bookmaker.
This keeps even the most avid casino enthusiast happy for countless hours via all-time slot favourites, with much more to behold in its classic casino table games section including many roulette, blackjack, baccarat, and poker variants available in both virtual and Live Dealer versions.
Featuring a range of handy categories shortening the time needed to get to one’s favourite game/s, its grouped games sections include New Games, Roulette, Blackjack, Slots, Jackpots, Live Casino, Live Roulette, Live Blackjack, Live Table Games, Video Poker, Scratch, Card, and a downloadable casino.
Differences between the mobile app and website version
Other than the one arriving in the form of downloaded software, essentially there exists very little difference between the experience delivered by apps and mobile portals/virtual versions when comparing to the levels of fun, immersion, and excitement the player experiences. However, as the saying goes “the devil lies in the detail”, both offer certain advantages and a few disadvantages, though for reasons of economics and convenience it seems mobile portals may be the wave of the future.
Over and above the obvious, dedicated apps offer several performance and security benefits over mobile portals, an issue we will expound upon further into this quick discussion. This advantage mostly caters to users not in possession of the latest speed-demon model mobile device to arrive on the market, people who are not techno-gadget freaks but instead make-do with models a couple of years old already and with no intention of upgrading.
Developers of dedicated apps build coping mechanisms into their software allowing it to prioritise functionality over graphical excellence according to each device’s capabilities, to at times of heavy demand slightly reduce the pressure placed on the handset hardware allowing it to perform an adequate job. In contrast, mobile portals adhere to no such restraints, blasting each accessing handset with the same levels of jaw-dropping graphics, buttery smooth animations, and full-rich sound score, causing older devices to shrivel and go hide its lagging behind in the corner.
This factor alongside slower network speeds in some areas unfairly earned mobile portals an undeserved reputation for delivering laggy, inferior performance. More on the pros and cons delivered by each version in our table below.
Our table below provides a comparative overview of each system’s benefits.
Dedicated Mobile App
- Offers performance boon to older hardware versions
- Convenience of instantsite accessibility
- Added in-game responsiveness
- Provides extra level of security
- Not cross-platform compatible
- Requires additional download & installation of apps
- Consumes additional RAM & storage space
- Provides full cross-platform access
- No added download & installation
- Delivers superior user experience
- Less device storage space used
- More dependent on network speed
- Places heavier demand on device hardware
- Suffers performance penalty on older phones
Mobile bonus – is it available?
No form of promotional bonuses or special offers centred around mobile access methods is a commonly seen trend in most online gambling venues, and Paddy Power also went the route of featuring no mobile focused promotions. This, however, is no bad thing since the days where mobile had no access to PC website promotional offers are seemingly gone. Paddy Power offers its full range of promotional bonuses to mobile users across the board without any preference.
System requirements and compatibility
Punters preferring the Android environment should ensure their device runs Android 5.0 or better for achieving the best results and full compatibility when accessing Paddy Power sportsbook or casino via their dedicated apps or the mobile portal. This requirement remains valid across all Android-based hardware platforms irrespective of the particular manufacturing brand. If compliant with the above owners of all popular name branded mobile devices will enjoy many hours of trouble-free access.
Members owning Apple’s iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPad) need to ascertain their device runs on iOS 8.0 or later and if you have an earlier version update the software to the latest hardware supported version before attempting to install the Paddy Power apps or access the mobile portal.
Paddy Power’s reputation for honesty, fairness, convenience, and customer service reflects in its comprehensive range of secure internationally recognised payment options and methods. Our table below details its finance options, withdrawals remain subject to the standard 24-hour processing period.
|Paymenth Method||Deposit Minimum||Deposit Maximum||Time for Deposit|
|Bank Wire Transfer||€5||N/A||1-5 working days|
|Paymenth Method||Withdrawal Minimum||Withdrawal Maximum||Time for Withdrawal|
|Visa||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
|Bank Wire Transfer||€10||N/A||1-5 working days|
|Paysafe Card||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
|MasterCard||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
|Entropay||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
|Maestro||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
|Visa Electron||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
|Solo||€10||N/A||2-3 working days|
Bank Wire Transfer, Neteller, PayPal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, Entropay, Visa Electron, Solo, Maestro
About Paddy Power
Paddy Power, born of Irish origins in the wake of the 1998 merger of three smaller bookmakers, experienced and successfully met the demands of massive growth opportunities arising from its February 2016 merger with Betfair. In addition to its powerful online presence, the company owns a range of main street shops which combined make it the third largest bookmaker in the UK. Operating in the UK under licences obtained from the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the United Kingdom Gambling Commission (UKGC), Paddy power serves as a testament of excellence to its creators, offering very few detractors and mass of positives where the operator either matches the excellence of its competitors or simply outdoes them on numerous others.
Conclusion and apps rating
Industry rated as extremely safe and commonly regarded as the most trusted online bookmaker in the UK, and Paddy Power represents what most punters wish was the norm in online bookmaking. Its range of promotional bonuses, special offers, and customer centred marketing and services, combined with a massive sportsbook a fully comprehensive array of betting opportunities, and odds offering good value for money deals make an extremely powerful argument for Paddy Power, as such, we give this bookmaker a rating of 10/10.