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Text betting: Bet £10 and get a free £10 bet

by Josh Powell | November 26, 2012

Text betting is here and it is so easy even Dean Gaffney could do it. It’s the simplest way to get your bets placed on any market and any event. Simply write your text like you would write a betting slip in shop. Paddy is so excited by all this newfangled whiz-kid technology he’s got a stunning offer for all text bettors.

Place up to £10 on your next TEXT BET & get a FREE TEXT BET to the same stake!

To place a text bet, simply send your stake & selection to 51465! For example you could send:

10 Long Run  

10 Rooney first goalscorer     

10 Chelsea

We’ll text you back confirmation of your bet & if your bet’s a winner, we’ll even text you to congratulate you and tell you the good news.

Just make sure on your first text that you include your username otherwise we won’t know who you are. We may be good at a lot of things but our psychic powers aren’t the sharpest.

That’s not all you can do by text though and the tech geniuses in Power Tower have lined up a bucket-load of features especially for Paddy Power punters.

1.       Place Any Bet on Any Event

You can place any bet on any market on any event. You simply write your text like you would a betting slip. See the examples above or for a full list of keys and abbreviations that will make your life easier click here!

2.       Check Odds

Text ‘Odds’ and whatever you’re trying to find to 51465, eg. ‘Odds Rooney First Goalscorer’

3.       Make Deposits

Need to make a deposit to your account? Simply text ‘deposit’ and your stake to 51465, eg. ‘Deposit 50’

4.       Check Your Balance

To get your balance all you have to do is text the word ‘Balance’ and we’ll text you back.

It is an incredibly handy tool to use and what better way to start text betting than with a cheeky free bet? It’s like Christmas come early for Paddy Power punters.

Free bet T&C’s:

-          Offer exclusive to bets placed by text.

-          Max free bet £10/€10 & one free bet per customer.

-          Free bet stake not returned with winnings.

-          Free bet must be placed on a different event to initial stake.

-          Text betting requires a Paddy Power account.

-          Offer available until Sunday 31st Dec 2012

-          Please allow up to 4 hours for free bet tokens to be generated

-          Over 18’s only and terms & conditions apply.

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  1. breda o flynn said on November 26, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    do this apply to ireland

  2. kmaster said on November 26, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    For the free bet, how does the text betting system know it is a free bet? Do you type FREEBET?

  3. mark said on November 26, 2012 @ 9:58 pm

    yeah, i got one earlier

  4. aaron said on November 27, 2012 @ 1:46 am

    does this work
    if you have used this before?

  5. Stew said on November 27, 2012 @ 9:12 am

    Brilliant thanks, where can I find this on Paddy’s main site?

  6. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    Great news Kmaster – The text betting system will automatically use the free bet on the customers next bet, there’s no need to type FREEBET or anything. Spend it wisely now :)

  7. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    It does Aaron. As a little treat from Paddy for all our customers you can still use this offer even if you have used text betting before. Enjoy!

  8. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 10:25 am

    Hi Stew, it’s down at the bottom right of the main homepage.

  9. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Mark is spot on Breda. You can definitely use this cracking offer in Ireland.

  10. Ross Thompson said on November 27, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    I placed a 10er bet last night and then just texted there now another 10er bet (thinking I’d be using my freebet) but I got a call back saying I don’t have sufficient funds…what’s that about?

  11. FRANCIS MACDONALD. said on November 27, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    WOT A OFFER PADDY POWER KEEP IT UP. FANTASTIC.

  12. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Could you give us your username please Ross? I’ll shoot up to the technology magicians in Power Tower and find out what the story is regarding your free 10 quid bet.

  13. Milos said on November 27, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    Is this offer open to international users and what number to dial?

    regards, Milos

  14. Talita said on November 27, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    is this offer available to new zealand customers?

  15. James Feasey said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Another great offer from Paddy boy. How much does the initial text cost ?

  16. Ross Thompson said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

    rossthompson901 is my username.

  17. The Master said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    Any minimum odds requirements?

  18. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    The text will just cost your standard network rate

  19. Suzy said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    IS the stake taken from mobile phone account or bank account? Just that creditors don’t like to see gambling on bank statements

  20. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    No there isn’t The Master. Punt away on anything you like.

  21. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Don’t worry Suzy. The stake is taken from your Paddy Power account not your mobile phone account.

  22. Patrick said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    josh, if i want to put a treble on:
    both teams to score in villa reading game,
    kaiserslautern to win
    hannover to win

    how do i text that?

  23. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Hi Ross, many apologies but there was apparently a slight hiccup last night. One of the tech guys got caught up watching Emmerdale or something. Don’t worry though we are punishing him by making him watch Chris Maloney videos over and over again and now your text bet is all ready to use.

  24. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

    Hello Milos. Yes the offer is available to all Paddy Power customers and you can text the same number no problems. Regards, Josh

  25. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Good afternoon Talita (or possibly good morning in New Zealand). All Paddy Power customers can use the offer by just texting the exact same number.

  26. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:22 pm

    Alright Paddy, here’s how it should look…
    10 (Whatever you are staking)
    TBL (or…Treble)
    BTTS (or…Both teams to score) Aston Villa v Reading
    Kaiserslautern
    Hannover

    Hope this helps!

  27. Daniel said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    There should be more bets like this

  28. beckers said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Can u bet on accums with your free bet

  29. Jack said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    It says here that there is no minimum odds required. I just spoke to someone on live help and they said minimum odds were 1/2 for the initial stake. Please may I have some clarification?

  30. PHIL MURPHY said on November 27, 2012 @ 4:55 pm

    How am I charged for my bet, how does it link my mobile to my PP account ?

  31. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Accas are fine Beckers mate, work away :)

  32. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    There are no minimum odds Jack don’t worry. I’m going to go downstairs to Live Help now with my shield justice and sword of truth to tell them what for. Sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused, and enjoy your free bet.

  33. Jack said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    Thank you very much for that! One more thing, how will we know when the free bet has been credited? Will I get a text or will I be notified through my online account? Thanks again!

  34. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:06 pm

    When you include your username in your first bet Phil it will link that number to your account. The stake is then taken out of your Paddy Power online account. Hope that clears it up for you mate.

  35. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    There will be notification through your online account mate but you won’t receive a text or anything. By some technology magic, when you place your second bet of £10 the system will know it is a free bet. Just be aware that you might need to wait for up to four hours after your first text is sent before your free bet token is credited – the hamsters in the wheels can only run so fast!

  36. colin heath said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    hope my free bet goes in before the footy later colinh1213

  37. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Apologies Talita, it appears my geography has let me down. As someone form the lovely country of New Zealand you should text to the following number… +44 7797 884465. Standard text rates apply again depending on whatever network you are with and your phone charges. Good luck with your bet!

  38. colin heath said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    by the way i forgot to say thanks to paddy power..

  39. Josh said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    Hi again Milos. If that doesn’t work try you can send a text to the following number… +44 7797 884465. Standard text rates apply again depending on whatever network you are with and your phone charges. Good luck with your bet and sorry for any hassle caused by that other number.

  40. Paul said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    SO anyone who knows my username can make bets using my balance without me knowing? Is that the only security in place, adding a username to the first text?

  41. Paul said on November 27, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    can the freebet be placed using my online account, or does it also have to be placed by text?

  42. Dale said on November 27, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    Is the text service linked to a mobile number under our account details when we initially signed up? What is there to stop someone processing a bet with someone elses username??

  43. colin heath said on November 27, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    i just used it online pal

  44. lea said on November 27, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

    Dose first 10£ text bet have to be on single? Or can u do accumluator

  45. Donnie Campbell said on November 27, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    Top show Paddy, i’ll be using this on Saturday for ma usual treble!

  46. gazza said on November 27, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    fantastic offers paddy power keep it up….best bookmaker for special offers by far , you leave the others miles behind.just placed my first tenner text bet and got my tenner free bet straight away.

  47. Joey said on November 27, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    When you deposit money via text i presume this money comes out of your phone credit balance? Could you clarify this or give me details if i am wrong.

  48. RySouth said on November 27, 2012 @ 10:59 pm

    Every time I send the text it comes back with text failed? Am I not laying out the text properly?

  49. gloyal1 said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    Will be doing this later will i be able to use the freebet on both teams to score?

  50. Raimo said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    Do not work from Finland

  51. sue shannon said on November 28, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    Do I have to use free bet today how long is free bet valid for?

  52. Oleg said on November 28, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I writed “10 pounds on swansea win with west brom my login xxxxxxxxx” and sended this text sms on number +44 7797 884465
    But I don’t see this bet in “my bet” and balance didn’t change.
    I did a bet right or wrong? Help me, please.

  53. Gary Mason said on November 28, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    do i need to wait for the bet to settle before i get my free bet?

  54. James said on November 28, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    I am yet to recieve my free bet having placed a bet of £10 using the text service?

  55. michael said on November 28, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    getting the message funds topup required, tried twice now, watched the first win… username michaelblack1964.

  56. matty said on November 28, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

    how does the deposit feature on the txting account.if you make a deposit does that come from your balance on your mobile or just come from your normal paddy account. are the txt and normal accounts seperate???

  57. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    You can put it on an acca if you want Lea no bother.

  58. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Yes you can mate. Any market and any event you like.

  59. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    Hi Sue. The free bet is valid up until this Sunday (the 2nd of December)

  60. Talita said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:31 pm

    Hi Josh. Thanks for the reply. I sent a text 2 hours ago and have not heard back. Have checked my online account to see if a bet has been placed but it has not. Can you assist please

  61. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Don’t worry Oleg. The tech guys are looking in to it and will get back to you soon.

  62. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    No you don’t Gary. As soon as you’ve placed the qualifying bet you with have the free bet credited within four hours. Happy days mate.

  63. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    You will have the free bet credited within four hours of placing your qualifying bet mate :)

  64. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    It actually comes from your Paddy Power online or phone account Joey not from your phone credit. Hope this clears it up for you bud.

  65. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:52 pm

    Hey Matty, funds come out of your Paddy Power account not from your phone credit.

  66. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Afternoon Michael mate. It appears you don’t have sufficient funds in your online account. You just need to answer the call back and confirm the deposit and your CV2 number. Then it should all be sweet pal.

  67. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 3:02 pm

    How are you setting them out RySouth? For example if I wanted to bet on West Ham to beat United tonight and I was staking a tenner I would text the following….

    10 West Ham

    to 51465.

    (Obviously I would then lose £10 because Mel Gibson’s got more chance of being named as the next Pope than West Ham have got of beating United. But that’s beside the point.)

  68. matty said on November 28, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    im confused? … 3. Make Deposits

    Need to make a deposit to your account? Simply text ‘deposit’ and your stake to 51465, eg. ‘Deposit 50’

    so if it comes from my paddy power account, what is the above for?

  69. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    Hi Talita, it can take up to four hours for the free bet to be credited after your original bet is placed. If you have any more problems let me know.

  70. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 3:42 pm

    Don’t worry Dale, there are plenty of security measures in place and it is a perfectly safe way to get your bets on. If you have any concerns over security or want more information on it our customer advisers will be happy to help mate.

  71. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Don’t worry Paul, there are loads of security measures in place and it is very safe indeed. If you have any concerns over security or want more information on our safety features our customer advisers will be happy to help bud.

  72. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    So say your Paddy Power account balance is £0 you could text the following to 51465…

    Deposit 20

    It is like making a deposit online, so Paddy Power will take money out of whatever bank account you use online or on dial-a-bet and update your balance. In this case it would be £20. It doesn’t come out of your phone credit or anything. It is just a quick an easy way of making a deposit like you would online, but via text.

    Hope this makes sense mate.

  73. Gerard Divers said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:16 pm

    Still waiting on my free bet Gerry16

  74. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Hi Gerry, when did you place your original bet? The free bets can take up to four hours to process you see. We can only whip the employees so many times before health and safety get involved…

  75. jack said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    Hi Josh. my Username = jackopeg

    places £10 text bet on QPR last night and yet to receive my “free bet” which I want to use on tonight’s games. Should the free bet be visible on my account?

    thanks, Jack

  76. john day said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    i havent recieved my free bet it says that i have insufficiant funds?

  77. Gerard Divers said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    Bet around 1.pm today

  78. James said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    still not recieved yet josh. Brownj39
    thanks

  79. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    Hi Gerry, the lads in the know have informed me you used your free bet online on a draw treble.

  80. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    It’s there in your account mate so when you send your next text bet through it will automatically use the free bet. Happy days.

  81. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Looking in to it now for you pal.

  82. malc said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

    hi, if im putting a bet on BTTS and i think it will be No, do i just put for instance Celtic BTTS (NO)

  83. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    Apologies for the delay mate, the bet is there and ready to be used now :)

  84. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:15 pm

    You’re spot on there Malc, well played

  85. john day said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    i placed a bet yesterday and i dont have a free bet?

  86. Scott said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:46 pm

    I forgot to put my user name but sent it in a separate text will the free bet offer still work

  87. Jay said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

    Can I do accumulator or does it have to be a single? On my bet and the free bet?

  88. Michael said on November 28, 2012 @ 5:55 pm

    I have just placed a bet by text and not received my free bet?

  89. Gerard Divers said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

    Yes that was yesterday are you only get one free bet, if so this should be said at the time

  90. Kevin1994 said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

    I sent a text there now but still no confirmation text and 10 euro is still in my account..

  91. gavin said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    Just sent first text, started with username then this

    7.5
    1st goal scorer lucky 15
    Ba, van Persie, Torres and Lambert

    Is this correct? I haven’t had any reply…

  92. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Yeah just the one each I’m afraid. It does say that up there in the old T&Cs

  93. Josh said on November 28, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

    Accas are fine on both Jay. Work away sir.

  94. Kevin said on November 28, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    Hi does it cost to text the 51465 number or is it normal SMS message rates?

  95. sean said on November 28, 2012 @ 8:56 pm

    hey josh i made my 10euro bet and now i tried to do my free bet and i got a call saying that i need to deposit money into my account … whats going on???

  96. James said on November 28, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

    Thank you very much for your help Josh.. much appreciated

  97. sue shannon said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    Thanx Josh!

  98. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:32 am

    You should have your free bet by now Michael. Remember it does take four hours for the free bet to be credited after the initial bet is staked. Cheers pal

  99. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    Morning Kev mate, make sure that the text is set out like the examples above and sent to 51465. If that still isn’t working give me a shout and I’ll go and investigate for you.

  100. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    If you contact the live help section John you can give them your security details and they’ll be more than happy to assist you pal

  101. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    It doesn’t cost any extra Kev mate, just whatever your normal rate is with your phone supplier people. Cheers bud, happy punting

  102. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Hi Sean, you should have had a free bet credited by now. If you go on to our live help, the guys over there can take some security details off you and find out what the craic is. Sorry for any inconvenience mate.

  103. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Hi Gavin, looks good to me mate so I’m not sure what the problem would be there. If you contact the guys on our live help they’ll be able to find out what the problem was and will be able to sort it in no time. Cheers pal.

  104. Pikeygull said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Hi Josh. I have just been in touch with Live Help. I cant recieve my free bet through your text offer because i placed my 1st bet (initial stake) on odds of 1/4. Is this correct??

  105. gareth said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    can you place a £5 e/w bet to get the free bet

  106. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Hi Pikeygull. I have been informed that there were no minimum odds set for this offer but will triple-check for you now and get back to you ASAP.

  107. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Great news Pikeygull mate – there are definitely no minimum odds. Your free bet will be credited and ready to use four hours after placing your original stake. I’ll go and open up a can of whoop-ass Rock-style on Live Help for the inconvenience they caused you.

  108. Pikeygull said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    Cheers. I have already placed my original stake. so should I wait 4 hours from now or will I be able to see it in free bets in “My Account”??

  109. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    £5 e/w is fine Gareth. Work away mate.

  110. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:45 am

    No worries. It should be there ready to use mate but if not get on to Live Help and they will credit you. It has been made clear that there are no minimum odds so you shouldn’t have any more problems pal.

  111. SteveParratt said on November 29, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    My phone won’t let me send texts to 51465 or +447797884465. Any ideas why this might be? I’m in the UK on a UK network.

  112. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    If you’re in the UK then 51465 is the way to go Steve mate. I’d advise contacting your network supplier in case there are any restrictions of any sort. It should be fine to text that number and will just cost your standard network rate. If you continue to have difficulty the lads on Live Help should be able to give you further direction pal.

  113. richard williams said on November 29, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

    How do I put £10 on messi to win the ballon d’or

  114. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    Hi Rich mate. I’d set out my text like this and send it on to 51465.

    10
    Ballon D’or outright
    Lionel Messi

    That should work no problems but if you are having any more difficulty the lads on Live Help will be happy to give you a hand.

  115. kenneth coyne said on November 29, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Received a call back after sending the text to say that i had insufficient funds, although i have funds in my pp account?

  116. Mark Bennett said on November 29, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Doesnt work. Sent a text Tuesday and 2 texts Wednesday and got no reply for either of them and no bet was placed or funds taken out etc. Disappointed as missed out on winnings last night.

  117. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    My best advice Mark would be to get in touch with the good lads on the Live Help team. They will be able to assist you with whatever problems you are having with the service pal.

  118. Josh said on November 29, 2012 @ 3:34 pm

    Hi Ken mate, it would be best to contact Live Help to see what the problem is here. They’ll be able to go through your account with you and figure out what the problem is. Sorry for any inconvenience pal.

  119. john day said on November 29, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    i tryed the live help but they were useless

  120. Dan said on February 2, 2014 @ 11:37 am

    Just tried this it says deposit unavailable do you have to phone and set this up?

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