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Ask anyone to name a bookmaker and nine times out of ten, they’ll say Paddy Power. Formed in Dublin in 1988, the brand has come massively in the last decade. They’ve established themselves as the ‘people’s bookmaker’ thanks to their tongue in cheek marketing campaigns, and, their distinctive tone of voice. Many forget that their success even saw them merge with Betfair back in 2016.
In this Paddy Power review, we’ll look forward to why they will be the bookies to bet with this Cheltenham Festival.
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Paddy Power Cheltenham Offers
When you’re looking for great offers on one of the best meets of the racing calendar, Paddy Power and Cheltenham go together perfectly like Ruby and Walsh. Paddy Power Cheltenham offers are designed to attract the interest of current bettors, as well as new sign-ups with their exclusive Paddy Power new customer offers!
New Customer Offers
There are two Paddy Power sign-up offers available: before heading to the registration form, you’ll be presented with Paddy Power’s sign-up bonus, right now, it is their Bet £10 Get £30, but, if you head to their main page you’ll find out you can also benefit from their Risk Free £10 – so depending on which you’d prefer – copy and paste the promo code and use this in your registration.
Note that both these offers have, on the bottom of the graphics, their general terms and conditions, which click through easily to the full Paddy Power free bet terms and conditions if you wished to have an in-depth look at which sign-up offer will best suit you. When you read them you’ll notice that for most £10 Gets You £XYZ, you have to bet through your deposit, normally, three times to qualify for the £XYZ in free bets.
Whereas, the Risk Free £10 has no such stipulations. Even if you’re not a big better, and, just want a flutter on Cheltenham 2019 – it’s still worth giving these a look other to make sure you get more for your money!
Offers for Existing Customers
You’ll definitely want to keep your eyes open for Paddy Power Cheltenham specials. As a big player when it comes to Cheltenham promos, they’ve yet again delivered to the betting community with these brilliant deals on all of the action over the hurdles this year.
For last year’s Festival, Paddy Power were amongst the first bookies to announce they’d be setting up early with Non Runner No Bet on all 28 races at Cheltenham. They are also running that again this year, meaning that bettors are able to get their money on early, safe in the knowledge if their horse doesn’t run they’ll get their money back.
With Paddy Power’s boosted odds on select races and runners, new customers were able to get odds up to 66/1 on respected horses. These types of offers signal their intent and capture the imagination of bettors (casual or not) – meaning they lead all the way with their brilliant deals.
It’s clear they knew how to get ahead, by focusing on the first day of racing it meant they get to bettors early. Paddy Power’s money back on all Day One races if your horse lost to the SP Favourite, not bad to get you into the Cheltenham spirit!
How to Bet on Cheltenham Festival 2019 With Paddy Power
What makes the experience with Paddy Power even better is the simplicity of everything; from sign-up, to finding the Cheltenham market, to viewing the specials on offer.
Once you’ve finished up an easy registration process, you’ll be redirected to the add a card and depositing screens. Altogether, this process takes no more than a handful of minutes. Within the space of filling in those forms, you’ll also have a welcome email drop into your email inbox.
Now you’re signed up and have money in your wallet, it’s time to have a flutter! So, what type of bets can you place on Cheltenham?
Bet Early With Ante Post Betting
Well, if you’re in early, it’s always worth having a look at the ante-post odds. The ante-post odds have been compiled allowing you to have a bet well in advance of the event before the final declarations.
Paddy Power ante-post betting rules are simple to sum up in that with better odds comes greater risk. Why? Because for starters you may not be covered by NRNB (Non Runner No Bet) – so if your horse doesn’t run, that’s it.
Whereas if you wait for the declarations and a truer reflection in the odds and your horse doesn’t run, you’ll get your money back.
Bet Safely With Each Way Betting
Whether you’re putting your money on the ante-post market or waiting until closer to the race, make sure you utilise the E/W option when placing your bet. What does E/W mean? Each-way. You double your stake to have the security of still pocketing a percentage of your winnings if your horse finishes second rather than first. If you’re feeling bold you can go E/W on those better ante-post odds too…tempting right?
Choose Races to Bet On
If you’re not a horse racing aficionado, it doesn’t matter. The simplicity of the Paddy Power application lends itself to you. They list the big races from each of the four days of racing at Cheltenham, meaning you can still get your money on in the races of the day regardless of your knowledge level! So, whether you’re having a punt on the Champions Hurdle, Champions Chase, Stayers’ Hurdle or the Gold Cup you know that Paddy Power will have a market for it.
Request Your Bet with #WhatOddsPaddy
Even if you’ve never bet with Paddy Power, you’re sure to have seen them causing mischief on social media. Which is where another of their platforms greatest assets lie. If you wanted to be adventurous and try and get your own bespoke market to bet on – go for it with Paddy Power’s “request a bet” feature. All you need to do is tweet Paddy Power with your desired market with the hashtag of #whatoddspaddy.
They will reply and pass it onto their traders, who will see if they can price up the market for you. Alternatively, you can find other peoples request odds, if you’re struggling for creativity. It is worth noting that it is well worth doing this in advance of the event/s you want to bet on as the offer could take a while to go live on the site.
Watch Races Online
Another nice touch using Paddy Power over the Cheltenham Festival is that as long as you’ve staked a minimum of £1 in the race you want to watch, you’ll see a button ‘Watch Live’ – click that, and, away you and your chosen horse go. Paddy Power live streaming is also available on your mobile via their app, so if you’re on the go, make sure you can hook up to some WiFi – or that you’re standing still while you have 3/4G signal!
Collect Your Winnings
When, not if, you’ve made some winning bets you may look to withdraw the money. Again, as has been the case throughout the process, it couldn’t be simpler with Paddy Power’s withdrawals. As long as the funds are in your main wallet (rather than your Poker account) you can withdraw funds. Paddy Power withdrawal times vary between 2-5 working days, but they’ve come up with a unique way you can access those winnings straight away! How? With the Paddy Power Cash Card!
Simply go into your local store to request one, then follow the instructions to link it to your betting account. This card will be linked to your main wallet, so if you’re on the move and you fancied utilising the winnings you’ve earnt – you can! No need to wait around waiting for your money to be withdrawn; use your Cash Card to withdraw the cash in any Paddy Power store!
Stick with the theme of being on the move, Paddy Power offers both Android and iOS devices the ability to bet on the go. In-keeping with their simple way of doing things, both interfaces are easy to navigate. However, like most apps – in particular the densely populated betting apps, they’re prone to occasional glitch. One annoyance is that there are separate apps for the sports/casino/gaming apps, but, in terms of getting your bet on your chosen horse/s this Cheltenham – both apps are solid if not unspectacular.
Paddy Power Android App
Starting with the Android app, it’s straight forward to get the app and starting betting on your device! Search for ‘Paddy Power’ on the Google Store and you’ll find the free app, download it and you’ll almost be ready to get going.
You can login/register in the top right-hand corner of the Paddy Power Android app. If you’re a new customer, you’ll qualify for their Risk Free £20, meaning that you can place a bet on the races at Cheltenham, or any other sport, and if it loses you’ll get your stake refunded as cash up to £20.
The interface is clean and not overbearing – the pages are easy to follow whether you’re looking for the next live race, or, a weekend football fixture. You can easily keep track of with your betslip and account in the top right-hand corner.
The only downside is to the Paddy Power mobile app is that for gaming and casino fans, you’ll unfortunately have to download the stand-alone app for both avenues.
Paddy Power iOS App
Much like with the Android version, there is an app for those using iOS devices. All you need to do is go onto the App Store, search for ‘Paddy Power’ and the free app will be at the top of the listings. Please note you’ll need iOS 8 or higher to run the app though.
You can login/register in the top right-hand corner of the app. If you’re a new customer, you’ll qualify for their Risk Free £20, meaning that you can place a bet on the races at Cheltenham, or any other sport, and if it loses you’ll get your stake refunded as cash up to £20.
Much like the Android version, the interface is clean and easy to navigate through. Whether you’re looking to be able to keep up to date with your bets on Cheltenham, or, you’re looking forward to getting a bet on elsewhere. Everything can also be easily kept track of with your betslip and account in the top right-hand corner.
Unfortunately, like the Android version, the main app doesn’t include the gaming and casino features, so if that’s where you want to put your money, you’ll have to download the separate apps.
One plus point it does have over the Android app is that it seems to run smoother, and, not freeze as often during peak betting. For those who want to be on the move, but, perhaps on a slightly larger device, you’re in luck – there is a Paddy Power iPad app too!
Paddy Power Cash Card Plus
There is another avenue much like this too which the bookie has introduced, the Paddy Power Cash Card Plus. If you liked the sound of the cash card, but wished it could be utilised outside of their stores then this is your answer and all you have to do is request a card via your account.
You can have both cards, as they’re used for different reasons. The easiest way to explain is that the Cash Card is used for depositing and withdrawing within stores, whereas the Cash Card Plus is for utilising those winnings whilst out and about.
So, if you pick a winner on the Champions Hurdle whilst you’re out living your life, then the treats can be on you as with the Cash Card Plus as you’ll be able to use this as you would any normal debit card. It’s just linked to the money in your main wallet. Simple, but genius!
If you were looking past the Cheltenham Festival, it’s worth sticking with the Paddy Power as they also offer great deals and promotions on most other sports. None more so than their early pay-out scheme, which often sees them paying out on markets which haven’t even been settled! A good example of this is if your side goes 2-0 up in a Premier League game. Not bad at all if you fancied having the occasional flutter on the football post-Cheltenham.
With all of this in mind, whether you’re a new or existing customer of Paddy Power’s it’s worth riding with them and getting the most for your money this Cheltenham Festival. All the best!