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Paddy Power Sign Up Offer Guide

  • You get a £10 Free Bet
  • You can make £7+
  • Newbies need ~20 minutes

PLUS! Get 20 Free Spins on a selected slot!

Register to Paddy Power. Follow our button below to be taken to Paddy Power to receive an exclusive special welcome offer that includes a £10 free bet and 20 free spins. (Promo code applied automatically)

If you haven’t already the first thing you need to do is get a Smarkets Exchange account. Follow our button below to be taken to Smarkets. Register and deposit at least £20 to receive their £10 risk-free bonus offer.

Paddy Power Offer Summary

  • At Paddy Power there will be a special promo code applied automatically on registration.
  • Depositing: Use a Debit Card. Minimum £10. #WDPHotTip. We highly recommend depositing £20 or more – Paddy have awesome on-going reload offers.
  • Qualifying (Trigger) Bet Amount: £10 min. but we recommend to do at least £20.
  • Qualifying Bet Minimum Odds: 1.80
  • Free (Profit) Bet: £10 (30 day expiry)
  • Expected Profit: £7+
  • Full T&Cs: click here

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STEP 1: Finding your Qualifying Bet

i) Switch to Decimal Odds Format

On desktop this is available in the bottom left menu.


On mobile click the menu icon (bottom left) then go to ‘Settings’ to change the odds.

ii) Choose a popular league or cup

Examples include the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League, Euro 2020 etc.

To make life simpler for you we often provide lists of good Qualifying Bets to do in our Potential Bet Selections blog

iii) Be sure to select a Qualifying Bet with minimum odds of 1.80

For this first qualifying bet, we recommend selecting a team to bet on at Paddy with odds between 1.80 and 2.80. This is to keep your liability (balance needed in Smarkets) low.

For clarity, if you select a team with odds of 1.50 (which is below the minimum odds), and place this bet, Paddy will not then grant you your free bet. 

iv) Check the Smarkets Exchange lay odds and choose the team which have the closest lay odds to the odds at Paddy Power

(If you don’t have Smarkets Exchange yet you can sign up here to get a £10 risk-free bet)

Ideally you need a maximum 10% (or around 0.2) increment between the back odds at Paddy and the lay odds at Smarkets.

For example, if the team you select at Paddy have odds of 2.3, your Smarkets lay odds should not be higher than 2.5. This is  to minimise your qualifying loss.

STEP 2: Calculate the Lay Bet Amount

Using the Qualifying Bet Calculator

You will now need to enter:

  1. Your stake amount at the bookmaker (minimum is £10 but we recommend do a £20 bet or more if you can to appear as a good customer from the start)
  2. Your back odds at the bookmaker (must be minimum of 1.80)
  3. The blue box lay odds from Smarkets

The calculator then works out your lay stake amount, which you will use for your against bet at Smarkets.


> Check your Smarkets balance is greater than your calculator liability.

> Reduce the chance of partially-matched bets or un-matched bets by making sure the liquidity (amount in £ under the lay odds) is larger than your lay stake amount.

STEP 3: Placing your bets

Place your bet at Paddy Power first and check it’s confirmed.

Place your lay bet at Smarkets using the lay stake from your Profit (Free) Bet calculator.

STEP 4: Profiting from your Free Bets

Your £10 free bet will be credited shortly after your qualifying bet settles. The free bet has a 30 day expiry.

i) Choose a bet to do with higher odds to make a larger profit

We need to find bets with higher odds in order to extract a larger profit from the free bets.

We have created a table for you below to see what amount of liability you will need in Smarkets to obtain a certain profit from the £10 free bet.

(Balance needed in Smarkets)

To help you out, we also talk about the best matches to place your free bets on in our weekly Potential Bet Selections Blog.

ii) Open the Profit Bet Calculator

Once you’ve found a bet to do enter your £10 free bet stake, with your back odds from Paddy and your lay odds from Smarkets



Before placing your free bet, remember to do your two important checks: 

Smarkets balance is greater than the liability in the calculator

Liquidity at Smarkets (numbers in £ under the blue lay odds box) is greater than your lay stake amount

iii) Select to use your free bets in the bet slip

Remember to:

> select your free bet in your betslip at Paddy Power

> place the free bet at Paddy first, check it’s gone through and then do the lay bet at Smarkets

STEP 5: Don't forget your 20 free spins

Once your Qualifying Bet settles you will be eligible to claim 20 free spins via the Promotions hub here. Free spins are valid for 3 days.

Free spins are valued at 0.10p and must be used on Paddy Power Gold Megaways.

The free spins have no wagering requirements and any winnings will go straight to your cash balance. Once the free spins finish stop playing otherwise you will start to use your own money.


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Easy wasn’t it?

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