Paddy Power history
The company was created in 1988 as a result of a merger of three existing Irish bookmakers. The aim of the deal was to strengthen their performance and market presence. Which you can now say was a successful move.
Paddy Power grew from strength to strength and in 2010 already operated 256 retails shops out of which 209 were located in Ireland and 139 in the UK. Most recently Paddy expanded its operations also to Australia with acquisition of Sportbet and IAS.
In 2010, turnover was over €3.83 billion, up 39% on 2009. Underlying operating profit was €103.8 million, an increase of 48% on 2009.
Currently Paddy Power operates in nine distribution channels. They have 212 shops in Ireland and 107 shops in the UK. They accept bets by phone through their telephone-betting department and are available online under a few domains including paddypower.com and it's casino, games, poker and bingo sites. Apart from that Paddy offers pretty solid mobile and tablet
The company is located in Dublin with its offices also in the UK, Australia and Isle of Men. It's recently known from it's really smart and creative marketing approach which includes the already famous Paddy Power pants presented by Niclas Bendtner during the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine. Their Twitter and other social media profiles are also among the most popular ones in the industry.
Paddy supports all the classic payment methods most frequently used in the UK including credit cards, neteller, skrill and paypal.
Paddy Power operates 24/7 customer service available under email
firstname.lastname@example.org and following phone numbers:
Ireland: 1800 238 888
UK: 08000 565 275
World: +353 1 905 0131
Paddy Power Holdings Limited, 1st Floor, 12-14 Ridgeway Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 1EN
Paddy Power plc, Power Tower, Blocks 1-3 Belfield Office Park, Beech Hill Road, Clonskeagh, Dublin 4.| Registered in Ireland: 16956
All new customers from UK and Ireland can get a £20 free bet for only £10 deposit. All you need to do is register your account, make your first deposit and place your first bet. Once that's done your free bets will be assigned to your account.