Paddy Power Poker is a well- known and trusted poker site in the world. It was formed in 1988 when three Irish bookmarkers merged to form one of the biggest brands. Since then, it has managed to gain a great reputation for excellent customer service, stability, and value-packed promotions.
It is licensed and regulated by Alderney Gaming Control Commission and UK Gambling Commission which makes it a safe and secure site to play in.
The poker games available at Paddy Power are Texas Holdem, Omaha, and Omaha Hi/Lo with Holdem being the most popularly played.
In February 2016, Paddy Power merged with some other brands including Betfair poker therefore creating one of the largest gambling sites in the world.
Paddy Power Poker Software
Players at Paddy Power are presented with three various option of playing at the site. One is the download option where players can download the user-friendly software on their computer and play at their own convenience. The other is the Instant play option where players can play directly through their Mac, Linux or any instant browser.
There is also the mobile app option which allows players to download the free Paddy Power app and play on their mobile phones.
How to Open a Paddy Power Poker Account
You have to be 18 years and above to set up an account at Paddy Power. You are only required to fill in your details, choose a currency option between Euro and GBP.
To deposit money into your account, just click the cashier button and select one of the payment methods that are convenient for you. You can alternatively just transfer the funds from your wallet into your poker account.
There is a ‘how to play’ guide for new players that you can read if you are completely new to the game.
Due to some legal or commercial reasons, Paddy Power does not accept players from certain countries including the US.
Paddy Power Bonuses and Promotions
Paddy Power offers a variety of bonuses to new and existing players. New players at the site are received with a great welcome package of:
€5 Twister tokens times two which is given after you make your first deposit of £/€5 or more and earn your 1 PowerPoint(PP) or more. The twister token expires in 7 days.
€5 Mobile heads-up tournament token is also given after the first £/€5 or more deposit and earning 1or more PowerPoints(PP). The tournament begins when two players have registered and you have up to 7 days to stake the bonus from the claim date before it expires.
100% match deposit bonus of up to €200 is offered when you get a total of 13,700 Power Points within 90 days of activating the bonus in ‘My Poker’ section of the cashier. It is released in €5 increment for every 350 Power Points. The first bonus of €5 is released after you have earned your first 150PP, the second bonus after 250PP and then the rest will be released after every 350PP.
A month of free poker is whereby new players receive the ‘New Players Daily Tickets’ after their first deposit of £/€5. This gives you entrée to a Daily Freeroll Tournament which offers €50 Cash prizes. The tickets expire in 30 days after you receive them.
Paddy Power also offers various promotion activities to registered players at the site that they can participate in such as the Daily Mission and the €12,500 Twister Races where players get to win numerous prizes.
Paddy Power Poker VIP Scheme
Paddy Power has a six-level VIP scheme in which it places its players based on their activities on the site. Each time you play for real money, buy-in tournaments or add to rakes in cash games, you are rewarded with Power Points which determine your VIP status at Paddy Power.
The more Power Points you earn the higher your VIP level and the more benefits you enjoy inform of bonuses, tournament entries, cash-backs, and merchandises from the VIP shop.
Every player starts at Power 1, and depending on his commitment, rises to Power 2, 3, 4, Max Power and Max plus Power. Each level has a certain number of points that a player has to earn before advancing to the other VIP level.
The rewards and the bonuses get bigger as the levels progress.
Paddy Power Poker Tournaments
There is a wide variety of tournaments with different buy-ins and guaranteed prizes always happening at Paddy Power. Players have the option of choosing the tournament to participate in depending on their skills and monetary strength.
The tournaments vary on a day to day basis but the most common are:
- Sunday Tournaments – There are 13 tournaments happening at different times and varying buy-ins to suit each player’s bankroll.
- Jackpot Sit and Go Tournament – Offers a chance to win a huge Jackpot plus other additional prizes.
- Step Sit and Go Tournament – Where you move your way up to winning a big prize
- Twister Sit and Go – Where the Jackpot is determined by a draw before the game.
- Beginners Tournament – New players get the chance to test their playing skills among themselves.
Paddy Power Banking Options
Paddy Power Poker supports only two currencies- the Euro and British Pound. There are several options that you can use to deposit or withdraw money from the site including Debit/Credit cards, Bank Transfer, Neteller, Skrill, PayPal, Money bookers, Paysafe Card, and Cash Card.
The minimum deposit amount allowed is £/€5 while the minimum amount you can withdraw from your Paddy Power account is £/€10.
The transaction period will depend upon the method you use.
Live support is available to players 24/7 through live chat and Email. There is also a telephone option for U.K and Ireland players.
Alternatively, a player can also get support from the active Paddy Poker Twitter account.
Paddy Power has been in business for a long time which clearly means that they really know what they are doing. There is a great welcome package for new players and an interesting VIP program designed to reward loyal players on the site.
You can also participate in their various tournaments with different guaranteed prizes and also different buy-ins to suit your pocket.