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Paddy Power pays out 400,000 on Obama victory in U.S. Presidential election
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Posted on 11/04/2012 9:34:32 AM PST by Jimmah

Paddy Power pays out £400,000 on Obama victory in U.S. Presidential election

Paddy Power is paying out to punters who backed Barack Obama to win the US Presidential election 2012.

There’s still two days to go before America votes and national polls show voters remain largely undecided with nothing more than a sheet of ballot paper between Democrat Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney.

But Paddy Power believes it’s a done deal and Obama is a nailed-on certainty to win a second term.


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1 posted on 11/04/2012 9:34:38 AM PST by Jimmah
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who is paddy power and hope he is wrong


2 posted on 11/04/2012 9:37:20 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Jimmah
Hopefully he also has to pay the Romney bettors on Wednesday.
3 posted on 11/04/2012 9:38:27 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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WTH is paddy power and why the h3ll should I care???


4 posted on 11/04/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Jimmah
Intrade and Paddy Power are true believers in an Obama landslide!


"Dear friends, Intrade and Paddy Power prove the predictive strength of the markets. We know elections are decided the old-fashioned way: we pay out good money for it!"

5 posted on 11/04/2012 9:39:09 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Jimmah
There’s still two days to go before America votes and national polls show voters remain largely undecided with nothing more than a sheet of ballot paper between Democrat Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney.

But Paddy Power believes it’s a done deal and Obama is a nailed-on certainty to win a second term.


This seems pretty typical of Europe right now. If your news about the US comes mainly from the BBC and your polls from Reuters/Ipsos, you'd think it was a done deal too.
6 posted on 11/04/2012 9:39:51 AM PST by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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obviously spent to much time at the bar.....Tuesday (wednesday Irish time) this yob will be more than embarrassed....he will be doubly out of money


7 posted on 11/04/2012 9:42:11 AM PST by Nifster
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C’mon people, who the hell would believe a bookie would pay of on a bet before the event happens?

Care to explain what happens after Romney wins? Do you think these people will simply all hand him back the cash?

Some foks here have totally taken leave of the last dregs of whatever common sense they had.


8 posted on 11/04/2012 9:45:32 AM PST by Lacey2
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national polls show voters remain largely undecided

There are very few undecided voters left, dumbo writer.

Perhaps you mean "largely evenly divided".

9 posted on 11/04/2012 9:45:35 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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Europeans overwhelming favor Osama Obama.Assuming “paddy power” is a European person or entity it's not difficult to understand his/her/its confidence.
10 posted on 11/04/2012 9:46:21 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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Largest bookmaker in Ireland, supposedly. On a bright note, he lost twice as much paying out on Tiger Woods once.


11 posted on 11/04/2012 9:46:23 AM PST by Jimmah
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C’mon people, who the hell would believe a bookie would pay of on a bet before the event happens?

Care to explain what happens after Romney wins? Do you think these people will simply all hand him back the cash?

Some foks here have totally taken leave of the last dregs of whatever common sense they had.


12 posted on 11/04/2012 9:47:09 AM PST by Lacey2
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To: Jimmah

Between now and the when the first actual returns comes in I’m ignoring all election news as disinformation peddling FUD, fear incertainty, and doubt.


13 posted on 11/04/2012 9:50:13 AM PST by AU72
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To: verum ago

“If your news about the US comes mainly from the BBC and your polls from Reuters/Ipsos, you’d think it was a done deal too.”

Same thing in Kanada, where anti-Americanismn runs rampant. Most idiot canadians get their news from the most anti-US network on earth called the CBC, then you have problems. When I head there every Christmas to visit my brother, they really are in a bubble world.


14 posted on 11/04/2012 9:52:05 AM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Jimmah

I remember that Houston used to have “Owner Has Brain Damage” brand used cars.

The assumption was that you could take advantage of the intellectually diminished.

Just like ‘loose slots’ in Vegas or Owner Has Brain Damage in Houston, Ireland has a bookie, Paddy Power that might payoff even on a bet that you lost.

This sort of thing appeals to gamblers of a particular sort. It is positive advertising, of a kind.

And given the Obama wash of Euro-media, he probably thinks he has better chances of not paying off Romney punters than he really does.


15 posted on 11/04/2012 9:57:08 AM PST by Wonka
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"Uh, yeah, Paddy? What's the payout for a Romney win?"


16 posted on 11/04/2012 9:57:19 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Jimmah

Aren’t they going to be surprised...and broke.....


17 posted on 11/04/2012 9:59:01 AM PST by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..,)
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Thats what I’m thinking. Hes hedging some free advertising on a bet he thinks will win.


18 posted on 11/04/2012 10:01:18 AM PST by Jimmah
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They’re Irish, I’m guessing they’re piss drunk.


19 posted on 11/04/2012 10:01:47 AM PST by EEGator
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To: COBOL2Java

snicker


20 posted on 11/04/2012 10:02:31 AM PST by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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