Paddy Power Review


Offering extensive sports, casino and horse betting options, Canadians would welcome Paddy Power as a reliable gambling source. BC PlayNow Sports Lottery is an issue though as their deal blocks Canadians from accessing the official Paddy Power betting site in Canada. Gambling laws are constantly changing. We will be watching for further access to Paddy Power betting offers.

Meanwhile, you can place your bet in one of the most reliable sportsbooks available in Canada.

  • Paddy Power LIVE betting options are plentiful
  • Coverage of special events is a strength
  • Tons of handicapping choices daily
  • Not Available in Canada
Paddy Power

Paddy Power History

Founded in 1988, Paddy Power joined the global betting industry with land-based shops in Ireland and then the United Kingdom. After gaining a strong foothold in major centers, like Dublin, Belfast, London and Glasgow, Paddy Power launched their online presence in 2000. Today, this respected wagering veteran is focused on sports, horse racing and casino action.

Irish bookmakers, David Power, Stewart Kenny, and John Corcoran were the brains behind the launch of Paddy Power. Entering the mobile betting business, the Paddy Power app was first introduced in 2011. Paddy Power then partnered with the British Columbia Lottery Commission as the official odds supplier to the PlayNow Sports website when they went online in Canada in 2012.

Power Leisure operates Paddy Power and, as a sign of a respected business group, they have been listed and traded on the London Stock Exchange since December 2000.

Strengthening their global presence, Paddy Power and British rival Betfair merged into a single powerhouse betting group in February 2016. In the new era of legalized sports betting in the United States, Paddy Power made a strong statement when they purchased a majority share of daily fantasy sports provider FanDuel in 2018. Paddy Power is all over the sports wagering map!

While it won't affect their quality betting platforms, Chief Executive Peter Jackson will ask shareholders to approve a name change, Paddy Power Betfair to Flutter Entertainment, at their May 2019 General Meeting.

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