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Win £5000 with Beat the Drop

Beat the Drop is available for all new and existing Paddy Power customers with registered Paddy Power accounts, aged 18 and over. No deposit required. Each player eligible for one free £5,000 game Only one game may be played at any given time. Answer 15 questions and money left in the pot after all the questions are answered is yours to keep. T&Cs apply.

What is Paddy Power’s Beat the Drop?

Paddy Power Beat the Drop is a free to play game where you have a free shot at winning 5K cash! Similar to the old television game-show ‘Million Pound Drop’, Beat the Drop gives you your winnings up front but you’ve to answer 15 questions to get your hands on the cash.

You start with a cash pot of £5,000, you then have 15 sport related questions to answer by choosing either Yes or No, with the option of splitting your pot on each question, whatever you have at the end is withdrawable cash winnings.

Paddy Power will ask a range of questions which can only have two outcomes. You choose which question you have the most confident answer on.

It’s up to you if you want to go all in or split your pot between the two answers and hedge your bets.

If you get through then you can choose your next answer straight away. Questions will tend to be something the market rates fairly equally.

If you get a question wrong simply start again the next day for free!

Beat the Drop is free to play for new and existing customers every day.

How do you play Paddy Power Beat the Drop? 

If you are new to Paddy Power and are interested in playing Beat the Drop simply follow the instructions below to get started:

1️⃣ Register a new Paddy Power account

2️⃣ Login to Beat The Drop and you’ll receive your £5,000 Pot.

3️⃣ Select the first question you wish to answer.

4️⃣ Then either choose to stake it all on ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ or split your pot between the choices.

5️⃣ If you answer correctly you’ll move on to the next question.

6️⃣ Answer 15 questions correctly consecutively and you will win however much you have left in the pot as cash.

If you aren’t already registered with Paddy Power, head over to the *free bets* section to get the best available sign up offers for Paddy Power and other leading bookmakers. 

Example Beat The Drop Questions

Paddy Power Beat the Drop Example Question and Winner

You are given £5000 as a start point. Your first question may be: 

“Will both teams score in Everton vs Newcastle?” 

You may choose to go all in with the £5000 on ‘Yes’. The game ends 2-1, you take your £5000 onto question 2. 

Question 2 could be: 

 “Will the New York Jets beat the Atlanta Falcons?” 

You may look to put 75% of your £5000 on ‘Yes’ and 25% on ‘No’. This way whatever happens you will go onto question 3 but you won’t have £1000 left. If New York Jets won then you’d still have £3750, if they’d lost then you’d be down to £1250. 

You can choose to split your pot whenever you like, or not at all. If you go all in on all 15 questions and get them all correct you’ll be awarded £5000 into your account, if you’re a bit more pragmatic and conservative then you could be left with £50. Whatever you end up winning it’s worth playing because it’s absolutely free!

How do you Beat the Drop?

As with any form of gambling, there are no guarantees that you will win. However, you can increase your chances of securing a prize pot from Paddy Power Beat the Drop by following a strategy.

You can choose to play how you wish of course, but there are ways where you can get a slight margin edge on your selections. One great starting point is look at how the odds are on a certain outcome happening. Let’s say your question was “Will Manchester United beat Tottenham Hotspur?” Go and check the match odds market on the sportsbook and see who the market favours, as they tend to be the most efficient probabilities of an outcome. 

If you see Manchester United are 8/11 to win the game, that means the market gives them a 57.89% chance of winning and therefore a 42.11% of losing. With that in mind you should really take ‘Yes’ on Manchester United to win as the option on the question. 

Often these questions will naturally have a similar chance of yes and no but it’s always worth checking to see where the value is, even if it’s marginal. This would be a good long term strategy for playing Beat The Drop because you have a slight edge at all times. 

One other way of going about this game is to not always go 100% in. A more pragmatic, hedging staking system will give you the greater chance of coming out with something if not the full £5000. You have to bare in mind the chances of actually getting all 15 questions bang on is very slim indeed. Think of it as getting 15 coin tosses correct in a row. 

That being said, if you split your pot 50/50 on every question you’ll only come out with 24p, which is not really worth it. So, harking back to the previous point, you’ll be best off staking a higher % stake on the better value selections according to the market. The more value = the greater the stake.

What sports are involved in the questions for Beat The Drop?

There’s a variety of sports and events that the questions focus on. If you have a broad knowledge of different games then you can utilise that skill set, if you’re more of a football boff then you can just stick to that sport. NFL, horse racing and basketball are some of the alternative sports featured in the game.

How do I keep track of whether my selections have been successful or not?

Log in to your Paddy Power account and scroll across to the ‘Beat The Drop’ tab. Here you will find all your historical selections and stake sizes so you can see where you’re at and how much you have left.

Can you withdraw any winnings as cash should you end the 15 questions with a positive balance?

Yes, any winnings are paid into your Paddy Power account as cash, not free bets. If you’d like to withdraw it then you can or you can keep it in your account for other punting purposes.

£250,000 Beat The Drop

From time to time, Paddy Power do a bumper version of their Beat the Drop game, where the winnings go up to a massive £250,000. Follow us on social media to keep up to date to have your chance to win £250,000 from a free-to-play game.

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Win £5000 with Beat the Drop
Beat the Drop is available for all new and existing Paddy Power customers with registered Paddy Power accounts, aged 18 and over. No deposit required. Each player eligible for one free £5,000 game Only one game may be played at any given time. Answer 15 questions and money left in the pot after all the questions are answered is yours to keep. T&Cs apply.
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