If you weren’t excited enough about the biggest football extravaganza in the world that’s happening over the next few weeks, brace yourselves because the tech wizards in Paddy Power are offering Cash Out throughout the tournament. Woo, and indeed, hoo.
You may be familiar with the Cash Out facility, but don’t worry if you’re not because it’s not exactly rocket surgery. If you’re beating the bookie with one of your bets, you’ve got the option of taking the money and running. Plus it’s available on our desktop site, mobile, iPad app and the PP Brazil football app too. Chaching.
Despite the fact we have to use some jargon crap, it’s actually pretty straight-forward. We’d call it – to use the technical term – the dog’s bollocks. Here’s how Paddy Power Cash Out works…
- You have a bet
- The match kicks off, after a certain amount of time it’s clear your bet is going well
- A ‘CASH OUT’ icon will appear to let you know you’ve got that option
- You’ll be given the chance to cash out of your bet early for less cash than if you wait until the final whistle
- Or you can wait until the end to get the full odds
Woooo – drama!
Specially for the World Cup you can also cash out on your outright bets as well. So if you’ve come over all patriotic and backed England for glory and the Three Lions get results against Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica we’d recommend cashing out instantly. That way you can make a profit and empty Paddy’s pockets before the Three Lions eventually crash and burn in an uninspiring defeat on penalties in the quarter finals.
Brace yourselves, the markets available are below. Cop a load of this lot:
World Cup winner
Player of the tournament
Winner/Top scorer double
In every match…
Over and under all the goals markets (0.5 up to 7/5!)
First half over and under goal markets (0.5 up to 5.5)
Half time result
Half time/Full time result
Team to score
Team to score the first goal
Both teams to score
Here’s what it looks like on screen.
When the Cash Out option is available to you, a handy ‘Cash Out available on this market!‘ message appears on the live betting for the match, as you can see below.
You’ll also be able to see just how much you’ll be cashing out for under the relevant market. In this case, the strong start by SK Sigma Olomouc Under 21s (easily our favourite of all the Czech under 21 club teams) has the game pretty much wrapped up, so we’re being offered €6.73 to cash out now rather than enduring the uncertainty of 35 odd minutes until full time for a return of €7.86.
On mobile, it’s a slightly different but no more complicated story. This time to check if you can cash out, you need to go to the Cash Out option on the menu on the left hand side of the page. Click in there and you’ll see a full list of the bets you have the option of cashing out on. If you like what you see, hit the Cash Out for [whatever the sum of money is] button and that’s it – job done.
Sadly in practice, the yellow arrows won’t appear because although they make life very simple, you can’t go around having yellow arrows appearing willy-nilly.
So, do you take what’s on offer now or do you hang on until the end for a potentially even greater reward?
Hmmm … tough call. It’s a bit like Deal or No Deal, only without the shit beards and all the naïve optimists who think the universe is apportioning karma via the medium of random red boxes.