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Old 09-05-2008, 11:32 AM   #1
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Paddy Power Poker

Hi all,

My name is Paul and Iíve been given the go-ahead by the powers-that-be to introduce myself as Paddy Power Pokerís representative on 2+2. Our customer service agents are available 24 / 7 by phone, email or via the manager chat button on the poker client, but Iíll be happy to answer any memberís questions or concerns if youíd like to contact me on 2+2.

Some background info on Paddy Power Poker: our parent company Paddy Power is Irelandís largest sportsbook and a publicly-traded company, we are Irelandís largest online poker room and are part of the iPoker network (which does not accept US-resident players unfortunately).

We participate in the 2+2 bonus program and Iíll be answering questions on that in the relevant forum as well. If you have any questions, just let me know and Iíll try to get back with an answer within a few days.

Thanks,

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Old 09-05-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

I hope you will also join in general discussions in other threads, giving a pokersite's perspective on various matters of interest to internet poker players.

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Old 09-05-2008, 09:24 PM   #3
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What differentiates you from other iPoker skins?
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Old 09-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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What does the name "Paddy Power" mean? I've always wondered.
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Old 09-05-2008, 10:49 PM   #5
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it's an ongame skin from what I remember...
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Old 09-06-2008, 12:16 AM   #6
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What does the name "Paddy Power" mean? I've always wondered.
It's an Irish thing. Paddy Power is based in Ireland.
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Old 09-07-2008, 05:41 AM   #7
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Hey Paul,

how many tables can be played simultaneously at Paddy?
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Old 09-07-2008, 06:31 AM   #8
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it's an ongame skin from what I remember...
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Some background info on Paddy Power Poker: our parent company Paddy Power is Irelandís largest sportsbook and a publicly-traded company, we are Irelandís largest online poker room and are part of the iPoker network (which does not accept US-resident players unfortunately).
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:25 AM   #9
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Hey Paul,

how many tables can be played simultaneously at Paddy?
Hey shove,

You can play up to 16 tables simultaneously.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:33 AM   #10
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What does the name "Paddy Power" mean? I've always wondered.
Its the founders name, Patrick Power.
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:38 AM   #11
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What does the name "Paddy Power" mean? I've always wondered.
Hi repulse,

As strongsauce mentioned, 'Paddy Power' is a fairly common Irish name; the parent company was set up in 1988 by the merger of three high-street bookmaker chains and the name is a mixture of those three names. Some of the Power family are still involved in the company and Paddy Power himself is our communications manager!
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:41 AM   #12
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us players allowed?
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:42 AM   #13
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:52 AM   #14
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Re: Paddy Power Poker

Thanks for the heads-up, and good luck.

How many Paddy Power players typically play at any one time? I know you're part of the iPoker network... but do you have any idea how many of those are PP players?
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:25 AM   #15
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What differentiates you from other iPoker skins?
Hi Paul B,

I'm a Paul B as well; there are lots of us around the place!

Good question; there are a number of things that set us apart from other iPoker skins:

- Our C*A*S*H VIP programme; each iPoker skin sets up their own customised loyalty programme, so each has the scope to be as generous as they want. We have recently revamped our programme and think it is legitimately one of the most generous on the network.

- PPP-specific promotions; we run frequently raked hands races and MTT promos for our customers, which cannot be entered by other iPoker players. We often tie these into our live events (the Irish Open and the Irish Winter Festival) and given our irreverant style and sense of humour, it's a lot of fun coming up with various ideas for these! For example we recently had a 'Just A Jack Off' promo and will be debuting 'Back That Ace Up' sometime soon...

- Our exclusive qualifiers to our live events; we listen to what our players want and try to tailor our qualifying tournaments accordingly. For example, we've recently introduced some ticket-only satellites to our Irish Winter Festival for our players who want to play in October but don't particularly want all the bells-and-whistles of the full $4,500 package.

I'll think of some other things to add over the next few days.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:11 AM   #16
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Re: Paddy Power Poker

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One thing to be aware about: Paddy Power only accepts deposits in Euro or Pounds Sterling, and then converts this amount into USD for play at the tables. For most of us, who have transaction accounts in USD, this means losing money due to currency conversion. I just deposited $200, and was annoyed to discover that this cost me 3% in currency conversion. If I lose the same amount when I withdraw, I will be seriously peeved. Why don't you guys just allow deposits in USD like every single other poker room that I have played (and that's probably more than a dozen)?
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:15 AM   #17
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One thing to be aware about: Paddy Power only accepts deposits in Euro or Pounds Sterling, and then converts this amount into USD for play at the tables. For most of us, who have transaction accounts in USD, this means losing money due to currency conversion. I just deposited $200, and was annoyed to discover that this cost me 3% in currency conversion. If I lose the same amount when I withdraw, I will be seriously peeved. Why don't you guys just allow deposits in USD like every single other poker room that I have played (and that's probably more than a dozen)?

+1

Also how much does your loyalty program equate to in terms of volume played/ rake?
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Old 09-20-2008, 10:18 AM   #18
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Re: Paddy Power Poker

Site doesn't let you withdraw winnings in the first 30 days, IIRC.

Avoid, play Betfred or Bet365 instead.
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Old 09-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #19
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Site doesn't let you withdraw winnings in the first 30 days, IIRC.
You don't recall correctly.

Your complaint was that during the first 30 days, withdrawals took 72 hours.
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Old 09-20-2008, 12:10 PM   #20
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One thing to be aware about: Paddy Power only accepts deposits in Euro or Pounds Sterling, and then converts this amount into USD for play at the tables.
yes, you are right.
i made deposit 200 euro and it converted to $288 for poker money.
but in my neteller $296 deducted. so i lost $8 for just deposit.
maybe i will lose more money when i make withdraw.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:43 AM   #21
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Also how much does your loyalty program equate to in terms of volume played/ rake?
Hi all,

I'm going to look into the deposit / exchange rate issue and promise to get back to you on it.

With regard the rate that Paddy Points (our loyalty points) are earned for the C*A*S*H VIP programme, I posted the following about NL/Limit $1/$2 in a different thread that may be useful:

NLH

6 max NLH at 50c/$1, Average Pot $17, Average Rake 85c = 3 paddy points at VIP1

Limit

Limit $1/$2, Average Pot = $13, Average Rake = 65c = 2.5 paddy points at VIP1

More detailed information regarding the different rate that points are earned (obviously they are earned faster the higher level you hold) and the amount needed to move up levels can be found here: http://www.paddypowerpoker.com/freechips/cash.php

If you have any more questions on this please let me know and I'll go back to our Operations team on it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:58 PM   #22
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Re: Paddy Power Poker

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Site doesn't let you withdraw winnings in the first 30 days, IIRC.
this is a spurious comment, I am in Barcelona at a conference but I will respond in full to this spurious allegation once I get a few minutes.

this is now the 3rd time (3rd poker forum) that LuckyJimm has posted lies about our withdrawal policy. I've corrected him the first two times and I will do so again shortly.

I may as well introduce myelf also - I'm Noel Hayes and I am the Ops Manager for Paddy Power Poker. I try to restrict my posting on 2+2 to the PLO Forum and I dont really want to steal Paul B's thread here but I find it hard to sit idle when others are spreading lies. Anyway, as with Paul, feel free to contact me by PM or otherwise if you have questions.

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Old 09-22-2008, 04:05 PM   #23
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Re: Paddy Power Poker

Hi Paul

Do you have Instadebit as one of your deposit options?

Thanks
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Old 09-22-2008, 04:09 PM   #24
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Lol, kind of funny you accuse dissatisfied customers of "lieing". Customer service at its finest!

As I said, it was "if I remember correctly". I made a mistake remembering and yes, my grievance was in fact about the uncalled-for 72 hour delay in withdrawals during the first month of an account's operation, something which Betfred, Bet365 etc don't feel the need for.

Here's the thread:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28...9/#post3147654
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:15 PM   #25
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Lol, kind of funny you accuse dissatisfied customers of "lieing". Customer service at its finest!

As I said, it was "if I remember correctly". I made a mistake remembering and yes, my grievance was in fact about the uncalled-for 72 hour delay in withdrawals during the first month of an account's operation, something which Betfred, Bet365 etc don't feel the need for.

Here's the thread:
http://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/28...9/#post3147654
72 hours isn't exactly a hardship in comparison to some other sites, even PStars makes you wait 48 hours after a deposit before you can make a withdrawal.

That said, my experience with PPP wasnt great either... I tried to set up an account on PPP late 07 or maybe early this year and although I set Neteller as my funding option when setting up the account, I was told I could not deposit via Neteller until I had registered a credit card with PPP (I was told this AFTER creating the account). I dont actually have a credit card so I was left with a dormant account.
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