Paddy Power Appoint ‘Head Of Trump Betting’
August 13, 2017
When the ever mischievous Paddy Power announced earlier this year that they were looking to appoint a ‘Head of Trump Betting’, no-one expected an appointment to be made. They have since proven that they were serious (well, sort of.)
This week the Irish bookmaker have announced that Joe Lee will take on the position, which oversees all bets relating to US President Donald Trump. The reason the role has been announced is due to a record number of bets relating to the enigmatic US President. In fact, there were more bets placed relating to Trump in the first 3 months of his presidency than Barack Obama’s full term.
The bookie already has a ‘Trump Hub’ on their website, which has over 150 speciality bets relating to the former Apprentice reality TV star. The sheer amount of Trump bets available may be the bookies way of recouping some big losses, as the decision to pay out on the Donald losing the Presidential election last year cost the company millions of pounds.
The End of the World As We Know It?
Some of the markets include; To confirm he’s had hair surgery – 2/1, Trump to commission his own face to be added to Mount Rushmore – 100/1, Trump to play a round of golf with Obama – 4/1 and Trump to paint the White House gold – 500/1. As well as these, the bookie has also launched an End of the World special, thanks to growing tensions between the USA and North Korea. Just quite how winning bets would be paid out is anyones guess.
Very much tongue in cheek, the new Head of Trump Betting Joe Lee said:
“I haven’t got much experience for this job. A bit like Trump and the Presidency.
“My first role in office will be to take a golfing holiday.”
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