Paddy Power gave away £229 MILLION to punters last year – and there’s more to come in 2023

You lucky, lucky lot. And this year promise's to be even better.


From The Cheltenham Festival last March to the Women’s Euros and Winter Qatar World Cup – the  2022 sporting year was a belter.

And for Paddy’s punters, it was pretty good off the pitch and out of the saddle too.


With the last of the Celebrations gone after a Festive frenzy of Premier League and Racing Festivals, we can now reveal that Paddy gave away a monster £229 MILLION to his prized punters in the last 12 months. Woof!

Here’s the breakdown…

A whopping £12m/€13.57m given away in racing free bets as well as £62m/€70.14m with our Best Odds Guaranteed on Racing offer and a hearty £32.7m/€37m in extra place specials. Not to mention Paddy paying out on Jonbon as the winner of the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham next March!

Unbelievable Jeff!

Paddy’s Rewards Club members pocketed a cool £44.5m/€50.34m in free bets and Beat The Drop paid out £3.26m/€3.69m.

In football, Paddy dished out £25.5m/€28.97m in free Bet Builders alone! There was also £15.3m/€17.3m in our four-fold acca/Bet Builder offer where you get your money back as a free bet if one leg lets you down. Then £3m/€3.4m was won with our 2 Up offer and our righteous campaign against sporting c**k-ups saw £2.8m/€3.2m given back to punters with our Player Justice Refunds. Siu!

In other sports, Paddy paid out £3.2m/€3.62m in free bets and £2.4m/€2.7m in extra golf places across the year while Paddy Power Gaming kept the goodies coming with £14.5m/€17m in jackpots including one lucky UK punter who turned 60p into £1.7m last month.

The Wonder Wheel dished out £6.3m/€7.3m in 2022, and over 651k players hit the Bonus Round during the World Cup. That’s an awful lot of numbers!

And Paddy won’t be stopping there with players hitting the target in his Free to Enter Pick 5 Racing game more times than Darwin Nunez, you can expect plenty more where that came from in 2023!

Paddy’s 2022 Value Report

Racing Free Bets £12m/€13.57m
Racing Best Odds Guaranteed £62m/€70.14m
Racing Extra Places £32.7m/€37m
Paddy’s Rewards Club Free Bets £44.5m/€50.34m
Beat The Drop £3.26m/€3.69m
Completely Free Bet Builders Issued £25.5m/€28.97m
Free Bet If One Leg Lets You Down Accas £15.3m/€17.3m
2 up £3m/€3.4m
Player Justice Refunds £2.8m/€3.2m
Other sports free Bets £3.2m/€3.62m
Extra Places for Golf paid an extra £2.4m/€2.7m
Total amount in Paddy Power Games jackpots £14.5m/€17m
Wonder Wheel prizes £6.3m/€7.3m
Total Wonder Wheel Bonus Round Spins, 651k
Total amount given away during Wonder Wheel Bonus Rounds £1.7m/€2m


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