Paddy Power Beat The Drop: How To Play For Free

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Paddy Power Beat The Drop: How To Play For Free
Firstly launched during the World Cup, Beat The Drop is back at Paddy Power for the football season. Every customer will be credited with £1,000 to play. The challenge is to see that money through a number of rounds and whatever you end up with, you keep. Free entry for 30 days!

The idea here is you start off with your pot of money and then work backwards by answering questions and choosing how much of your pot you risk on each answer. Once the outcome to the first question is known then you will get back the amount you bet on the answer.

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Sign up to Paddy Power & the first time you play Beat the Drop, you will automatically receive 30 days of free play. You will have unlimited play of a ‘12 Q - €/£1,000 Pot’ game. You can only enter one game at a time. When you complete a free game (win or lose), you will be entered back into another free game as long as it is within the 30 day free period. This offer is only available the first time you play Beat the Drop from the 17th of September 2018. T&Cs apply.


Paddy Power are giving all customers, who have never played Beat The Drop before, £1,000 pounds to play the game, for free! All you have to do is answer twelve questions to keep the cash.
  1. Register a new Paddy Power account through this special link

  2. Simply login to Beat The Drop and you’ll receive your €/£1,000 Pot.

  3. Place your stake, choose your first fixture and market you wish to answer on.

  4. Then split your pot or stake it all on your first question.

  5. Get it right and move on to the next question.

  6. Keep it up and everything you have once you’ve answered all your questions is yours to keep!

Winnings are returned in cash.

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Beat The Drop Questions

Eg. Man City to keep a clean sheet vs Brighton?

You can split the pot placing £800 on Man City to keep a clean sheet and £200 on them no to - depending on how confident you are in it.

If the Citizens keep a clean sheet you get £800 to use on the next question, if not you get £200.

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Paddy Power's Beat The Drop Free To Play  

Everyone starts a winner with Beat The Drop! You will get the winnings up front and your mission is to keep those winnings! This offer is only available the first time you play Beat the Drop. The free £/€1,000 game is limited to one free entry per customer. You can find here many other free jackpot games and no deposit free bets!

Alternatively, you can check out our Paddy Power promo code page to see all the offers and deals they have available for you.

How to play paddy power beat the drop

Once you have finished the free game you can now buy tickets to enter again and again if you wish.

At this point the game becomes more flexible, you can vary your ticket purchase amount up to a maximum of £50 and the number of questions you want to answer, this effects the top prize money. You can win up to £1 million!

Strategies to Beat The Drop at Paddy Power 

You may think that putting half of the pot on each answer could be the winning strategy. Unfortunately, this strategy quickly falls apart after a few questions. For example, if you play a £1,000,000 game (which always has 20 questions),  after splitting the pot 20 times you'll find yourself walking away with a meagre 95p! Similarly, if you play the free-to-play version, which has 12 questions and a £1,250 pot, you'll walk away with just 24p.

The only way to have an edge over the bookmakers is being good at predicting the outcomes of the matches. So check our predictions page (expecially the football predictions page) in order to increase your chances to beat the drop.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Where can I play Beat The Drop?

Only two betting sites are currently offering this game - Betfair and Paddy Power. As the two brand are now part of the same parent company, they both offer their own iteration of the beat the drop game.

How much does it cost to play Beat The Drop?

If it is your first game of the day, you can play for FREE. If it is not your first game, you can choose your stake (£2, £5, £10, £20, £50) and select the number of question you want to answer.

What can I win?

Of course, the more question you choose to answer, the bigger the pot. The top prize is £1 million. This will require you to enter for £50 and tackle the answers to 16 football outcomes. The lowest prize is £7 which you will receive when choosing to answer just two questions. Since the official launch, over 500,000 people have walked away with cash prizes in a game similar in style to the television quiz show The Million Pound Drop.

When will I get my prize?

Cash will be credited automatically to your account upon finish of game.

Things to note  

  • Only one game can be played at a time
  • Maximum ticket price for each game: £50
  • Maximum winnings from any single game: £1,000,000
  • Winnings will be automatically credited to your account in cash
  • Tickets are valid for 60 days from your initial purchase

All The Free Prediction Games 

As well as Skybet's Super 6 and Paddy Power's Beat The Drop, you’ll also find a number of other prediction games with a growing number of online bookmakers.

Ladbrokes has their 1-2-FREE game, in which players are required to predict the correct score of three fixtures, while 888sport have Up For 8 which players have to predict the outcome of 8 football matches for a chance to win £8,000!

  • Paddy Power Beat The Drop - Free Entry
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  • 1-2 Free Competition at Ladbrokes
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  • Free or 4 game at William Hill
    Win up to £200 every week
    Free to play. No deposit or qualifying bets required!
  • Play '4 To Score' Prediction Game for free at Betway!  
    £25k weekly jackpot!
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  • Play FreePlay 6 absolutely FREE with Betfair
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  • Play 888sport's Up For 8 for Free!
    No Deposit Required!
    £8k Top Prize every week + £1 Free Bet For Each Correct Pick
  • Unibet's Predictor Game. Free To Play!
    Absolutely no upfront investment!
    £25k-£100k weekly jackpot
  • Correct 4 Predictor Game at Coral. Free To Enter!
    £50 for 4 correct answers
    £2 free bet for 3/4, £1 free bet for 2/4

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