If it’s a free flutter with the chance of a decent prize you’re after, you could do a lot worse than try your hand at Paddy Power’s Beat the Drop game.
What is Paddy Power Beat the Drop?
Paddy Power Beat the Drop is a free to enter game offered by Paddy Power. Over 75,000 people have walked away with cash prizes in a game similar in style to the television quiz show The Million Pound Drop. New and existing Paddy Power customers can compete every day for the chance to win up to £1,000.
How do you Beat the Drop on Paddy Power?
Entry into the game is simple. Register for a Paddy Power account if you don’t already have one and you’ll be eligible to enter. Every day Paddy Power will ask a series of questions and you need to answer 12 of them correctly to bag a prize. You’ll start off with £1,000 and it is up to you how much you place on each answer.
For example, the question might be “Will Horse A win the 2.10 at Cheltenham?”. If you are confident Horse A will win, you could decide to lump all of your £1,000 on the “yes” answer. If you are a little more cautious, or think the horse is beatable, you might choose to split your £1,000 equally on each answer thereby guaranteeing that at least some of your money will carry through to the next question.
You can ‘split the pot’ any way you like by putting different amounts of money on either answer depending on your knowledge of the sport, judgement and sheer level of bravery!
Are there any Beat the Drop tips?
There is an element of luck involved in Beat the Drop but some research and studying of stats might pay dividends when faced with a question about a sport you are not fully familiar with and wouldn’t normally bet on. Whilst most questions are football-related there may also be questions about NBA and horse racing amongst others so a broad sporting knowledge could be beneficial.
A sure-fire way to increase your chances is by reducing the number of questions from 12 to 10 and there is a way you can do just that. By opting into Paddy’s Reward Club, and placing a qualifying bet of either £5 on the sportsbook or £20 on slots, you will receive a chip to play Beat the Drop and only have to answer 10 questions correctly.
Provided that you place a qualifying bet each week, you’ll be rewarded every Monday with a reduced question entry into Beat the Drop. Make sure you’re opted in to receive email marketing to get your hands on that all-important chip.
How can I win Beat the Drop?
Walking away with a cash prize is certainly possible with Beat the Drop. The question is how much do you want to win? You have 60 days to answer 12 questions so you might want to wait until questions are offered that you feel knowledgeable about. Alternatively, you might go ‘all-in’ on the first question every day, safe in the knowledge that you get to play again the next day.
Obviously, splitting the pot equally on every question would net you pennies so a bolder approach would need to be taken for at least some of the questions. Paddy Power choose ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions that are fairly close in price, but you might find the odd question that you think is heavily weighted in favour of one outcome or the other.
Whatever strategy you choose Beat the Drop is a fun, free to play game that tests your sporting knowledge, judgement, skill, and luck and might just boost your account balance by a cool £1000.