Many of you will already be familiar with Paddy Power’s online casino – really that should be plural because they have – until now – had access to an Instant Play casino powered by Wagerworks (IGT owned) and a download casino powered by Boss Media.
But…as of October 2011, that all changed following the announcement that the underlying architecture from Wagerworks supplying the Instant Casino was to be withdrawn. This meant that the IGT games, previously available in the Instant Play casino, were switched over to the Paddy Power Games site, the Instant Casino was turned off and the Boss Media casino unloaded in favour of a Playtech-powered download.As a long-time player of the “Instant Play” version of Paddy Power casino, this had little effect except to add one of my favourite platforms – Playtech – into the mix.
I can still access all the IGT slot games via the Paddy Power Games website but to have a Playtech casino, complete with the excellent array of new slot games that Playtech make and with *shock, horror* no reverse pending “feature” is the perfect combo.
That has always been one of Paddy Power Casino’s major strengths for me – the lack of reverse withdrawal time and fast cashouts. With many Playtech casinos a bit lax in that area (with some exceptions – see the Playtech Casinos list atÂ AZOC for more cashout times) any new operators joining their swelling ranks that can offer it has to be welcomed. Sure beats the 48hr/96hr reverse times that some Israeli-backed Playtech casinos try to impose on us anyway (More information on Paddy Power’s back-end system can be found in the Paddy Power Casino Review at OCUK which I conducted in November 2011).
As one normally expects with casinos from the major bookmakers, the banking system is a “one wallet’ system meaning you can switch funds between all the Paddy Power products at any time prior to withdrawing. That includes Bingo, Poker, Games, Sports betting, the casino and even a “Live Casino” product which provides streamed live dealer games.
As for the Playtech casino itself, it has all the games including the full range of excellent Playtech Marvel slots, the movie-themed “Gladiator”, “Rocky” and “Kong” slot games and plenty of others. It’s probably just about my favourite slots platform now to be honest…perhaps not as many games as some other providers – like Microgaming for example – but IMO more entertaining games held within.