Paddy Power who are renowned for leading the way in the betting industry, are the first out of the gate yet again to provide punters with instant access to their winning with the Paddy Power PPlus cash card.
What is the Paddy Power PPlus card?
The PaddyPower PPlus card is just a standard prepaid MasterCard which is connected to you PaddyPower account balance. You can use it just as you would a standard debit card, so you can withdraw money from any ATM and pay for in-store transactions with a chip and PIN terminal. The money comes straight out of your PP account balance.
“So what, its just another card filling up my wallet!” I hear to say. Well if you haven’t already worked it out, it means you have have instant access to any winnings in your account.
You no longer have to wait 3-4 working days to transfer money from your Paddy Power account to current account, you get it as cash instantly.
Quick Step-by-step Guide
1. Open and account with Paddy Power.
2. Log into your account and click onto Cash Card PPlus
3. Select “Request a Card” button and register your details.
4. You should receive the card and PIN number through the post within 14 days.
Benefits of the card
Online and in-store transactions using your balance
Cash withdraws from any ATM
Contactless payment option available
Unable to go overdrawn on your card, only spend on your balance
The only issue we can see with the card at the moment is that you cannot use the card in Paddy Power bookmaker shops. Not only that but cannot use the card on sports betting or fixed odds betting terminals, which is quite annoying to say the least.
That said, this card has only just been released to the general public so expect a few teething issues and we’re sure that PaddyPower will allow access to their bookmaker branches shortly.
One major plus with the PPlus Paddy power card is that there are no general fees for using the card. You will be charged 1% for any foreign exchange transactions but this fee is about the industry standard with other banks or building societies.
Our verdict is if your a regular punter at Paddy Power it’s definitely worth it and more convenient than transferring money between accounts. For those who only occasionally bet with Paddy it’s probably one more card than you need, but still give it a go as you might realise how beneficial it is and use their site more often.
For more information on this product, please refer to the Paddy Power website and be sure to read the t&c’s before signing up.