Paddy Power poker room review

SCORE 7/10

GAME SELECTION 7/10
TRAFFIC 8/10
BONUS 10/10
SOFTWARE 7/10
SOFT COMPETITION 8/10

Paddy Power Poker website

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Not open to U.S. players

Accepted contries

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Restricted contries

Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bulgaria, China, Cuba, Cyprus, Dominica, Estonia, Finland, France, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Macau, Montserrat, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, Palestinian Territory, Occupied Philippines, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, USA

Review overview

In summary   |   Game selection  |   Events & promotions  |   Traffic   |   Deposit bonus & bonus points  |   Rake & tournament fees  |   Desktop & mobile  |   Open account   |    Support  |    Deposit & withdrawal  |    Software features  |    License & jurisdictions   |   RNG Certificate  |    Company & reputation  |    Screenshots

In summary

Paddy Power is a solid candidate when it comes to find a poker room on the web. There is big activity on the tables thanks to a huge player base and the sign-up bonus that can add €200 to the player’s account plus €15 in tokens are of great value. Paddy Power are genuine in its poker venture and are the sponsor of the annual Irish Open, one of the oldest poker tournaments.

Game selection

Games Texas Hold'em - Omaha - Omaha Hi/Lo - Six Plus hold'em - Speed Poker
Structure No Limit - Pot Limit - Fixed Limit
Limits .01/.02c (lowest) - €50/€100 (highest)

Six Plus hold'em being explained

Events & promotions

Rake race Twister races with a leaderboard that gives prizes to the top 250 players who will share €12,500.
Missions Complete 1-10 tasks and earn slots spins or cash on the bonus wheel in the Cash Climber.
Welcome Bonus See below ...

Traffic

Paddy Power Poker shares traffic with Betfair Poker and other sites connected to a big network of well-established gambling sites. This results in a large traffic with the possibilities to find active tables 24/7. As usual, the majority of players are gathered on the Texas hold'em tables. There are for the most time many open Omaha-tables as well.

Deposit bonus & bonus points

Paddy Power offers a three-part welcome bonus for all new poker players.You will get a 100% up to €200 match deposit bonus plus two €5 Twister Tokens plus €5 Mobile Heads Up Tourney.

For exampel, deposit €50 and get a €50 extra plus the €15 in tournament value. In addition, your account will be credited with 30 "New Player Daily Tickets", which can be used for playing in Daily Freeroll Tournament with €50 in cash prizes.

1st part of bonus Up to €200.
2nd part of bonus €10 in tournament tokens (€5 tokens x 2).
3rd part of bonus €5 in tournament tickets (can only be used in mobile).
T&CsThe minimum deposit that will activate the bonus is €/£ 10. The main bonus is claimed by earn Power Points – 70 points per 1 euro bonus. See more about Power Points below. The allowed time to clear the bonus is 90 days.

Bonus points (Power Points) You will earn 20 Power Points for every €1 rake generated in cash game and every €1 paid in tournament fees.

Rake & tournament fees

Cash game The rake up to the €0.05/€0.10 limit is 7% and above that the rake is 5%. The cap in a pot is €0,50 up to €4 depending on the limit and the players in the hand.
Tournament & Sit & Go The standard fee for Multi-table tournaments is 10%. The Sit & Go fees are often 10% and for Twister around 8%.

Desktop & mobile

PC Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 are supported.
Mac Not supported
Linux Not supported
Mobile iPhone (iPhone 5 or above), iPod Touch and Android (version 5.0 or above).
Tablet iPad (iPad 2 or above) and Android based devices are supported.

Software features

Languages English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
Features
General Features:

  • Tournament and cash game history
  • Choose avatar
  • Chat
  • 4 colour deck
  • 7 card deck themes
  • 3 card themes (front)
  • 3 table themes
  • Betting buttons configurations
  • Animations (on/off)
  • Audio (on/off)

Table features:

  • Show hand strength
  • Show all-in odds
  • Auto centre seat
  • Auto muck
  • Auto top-up in cash games
  • Highlight table close to time out
  • Multi tables auto focus functions
  • Mini games (show/hide)

These are not complete listings of features in the Paddy Power Poker game client, but a selection of the most important ones. Hotkeys are not supported.

Open account

1st step Visit Paddy Power, see link above or below.
2nd step Register and create an account.
3rd step Download and install the software (mobile app can be dowloaded from website or from App Store/Google Play depending on the device).
4rd step Deposit money and start playing.

Support

Live chat Can be activated from the client or from the website.
Mail N/A.
Telephone 0800 028 2497 (UK); 0044 2036369707 (other).

Deposit and withdrawal

Min. deposit $5.
Min. withdrawal $10
Payment methods VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, PaySafeCard, Cash Card, Cash Card PPlus
* MasterCard that has been issued in some countries will not work for withdrawals.

Paddy Power don't charge transactions. Withdrawals to credit card or bank normally take 2-3 working days to reach your account. Withdrawals to e-wallets will be processed in some hours.

License and jurisdictions

Paddy Power is licensed and regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission. For the UK market Paddy Power is regulated by the Gambling Commission in Gibraltar.

RNG Certificate

The Randon Number Generator (including shuffling algorithm) at this poker room have undergone independent third-party audit by iTech Labs.

Company & reputation

Paddy Power was grounded in 1988 in a merger of three Irish bookmakers. In 2003, a poker room was launched in addition to the sportsbook. After a merger with Betfair in 2016 the company Paddy Power Betfair was formed and is one of the biggest gambling companied in the world today valued over £6 billion.

Paddy Power has during the years been somewhat of a trickster among gambling sites, and have got a lot a publicity with some controversial promotions.

Some voices in other reviews around the web:

"As one of the leading online sportsbooks, Paddy Power brings a host of new players to their poker games. This means soft, beginner friendly games and enough traffic throughout the day." - Pokerstrategy.com about Paddy Power Poker

"Paddy Power is probably my favourite site on the iPoker network. They just bring so much more to the network than just the basics. The fun ethos of the company really is shown through their poker promotions also. I really don’t see what more you can ask for in an iPoker skin." - ipokerskins.com about Paddy Power Poker


Review written by Oscar Sand