About Paddy Power Poker
PaddyPower began in 1988 when three Irish bookmakers merged. It is now Ireland's biggest bookmaker and currently sits on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges. PaddyPower is well-known within the industry for its colorful publicity stunts, and in equal measure, for its stability, value-packed promotions and excellent customer service.
Paddy Power Poker Bonuses and VIP Scheme
Paddy Power Poker Welcome Bonus
As a new customer at Paddy Power Poker you are entitled to a 100% match up to $500 bonus on your first deposit. Simply make your first deposit of at least $10 and Paddy Power Poker matches it 100% in the form of a bonus. Deposit $100 and receive a $100 bonus. Put $500 online and you’ll have a $500 ready to clear.
Once you are awarded your bonus you need to release it into your account. You do this by earning Power Points, which are awarded when you play for real money. The bonus releases in $5 chunks each time you earn 334 Power Points. These Power Points are awarded at a rate of 20 per $1/£1/€1 paid in rake or tournament fees.
You have 90 days to clear as much of the bonus as you can, otherwise any unreleased bonus after 90-days has passed is forfeited.
Paddy Power Poker VIP Scheme
Each $1 you generate in rake or tournament fees gives you 20 Power Points and the more points you earn during a calendar month the higher up the VIP ladder you climb. The Paddy Power Poker VIP scheme has six tiers in total – four monthly and two quarterly tiers – that you can see in the table below.
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As you climb up the VIP levels, the rewards become more significant. You can buy bonuses with your Power Points, purchase items from the well-stocked store or exchange your Power Points for cold, hard cash.
Games Offered at Paddy Power Poker
The majority of cash game action at Paddy Power Poker is found at the six-max no limit hold’em cash game tables, with plenty of games taking place between the €0.01/€0.02 up to €1/€2 stakes. During peak times, regular games as high as €5/€10 take place.
Low stakes six-handed pot-limit Omaha is also popular, although most of the traffic revolves around peak European times.
Paddy Power Poker features Speed Poker, its take on the "fast-fold" poker craze. Instead of being seated at the same table for the duration of your play, you get to change table and opponents each time you fold!
If you don’t like the cards you have been dealt, you can click the speed fold button and are instantly whisked away to a new table with new opponents and cards! You can do this as frequently as you like until you find hole cards that you are happy to play.
Paddy Power Poker is also the home to Twister Poker, a special sit and go tournament format. The tournaments are played three-handed to a hyper-turbo blind structure and feature prizes randomly selected at the start of the tournament. The software randomly selects a prize pool amount of between twice and 1,000 times the initial buy-in and the winner-takes-all!
Notable Paddy Power Poker Features
The Paddy Power Poker software is easy to use and navigate your way around, although the filters do take some getting used to. That aside, your online poker experience will be more enjoyable thanks to the many features that Paddy Power Poker software has including:
- Auto top-up during cash games
- Resizable tables
- Jackpot SNG
- Speed Poker
- Twister Poker
- Auto rebuy and auto add-on for tournament play
- Preferred seating
Should you experience a problem while playing at Paddy Power Poker you can contact its support team via email or the live chat feature. There is also a Freephone number for UK & Ireland’s customers and an international telephone number that is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.