How does Paddy Power’s Reality Check tool work?

This will remind you how long you've been playing gaming products after a period of your choosing.


We ask you to always bet sensibly and within your budget. Gambling is supposed to be fun and should be considered as a form of entertainment like going to the cinema, not as a money-making exercise.

If you feel like you are spending too much time on gambling sites this can affect your mental and financial well-being if left unchecked. You can help curb this, and other bad gambling practises, by setting up a Reality Check.

The Reality Check will pop up on screen and you will have the option to stop playing or dismiss the reminder. It covers only the games played with real money and will be initiated by a bet placement.

The Reality Check will be applied per Gaming Session. Such a session includes the betting activity on all the games played on Casino, Games and Bingo which take place in the same Paddy Power session. The betting activity on Poker will be covered separately as distinct Gaming Sessions.

Changes to your Reality Checks will take effect after you log out and login again. Please do this after saving your changes or the check will not be activated until your next login.

Always gamble safely and remember, when the fun stops. Stop. Safer gambling means you are having fun and feel in control of how you play. If your gambling is creating financial stress, anxiety, depression, or affecting your life in a negative way overall, then it may develop into a problem.

You can check out Paddy’s guide to sensible gambling, our 7 handy tools, and everything else you need to know about staying in control on our guide where there’s also information about, and links to, support organisations related to gambling.

More information about safer gambling

The Paddy Power Guide to Safer Gambling – Everything You Need to Know

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