Paddy Power pulls a controversial General Election stunt

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Paddy Power pulls a controversial General Election stuntIrish betting operator Paddy Power has delivered another controversial stunt on the eve of the General Election, informing outgoing MPs that they will soon be “fired.”

The bookmaker parked a truck with the message “You’re getting sacked in the morning” outside of the Houses of Parliament on Thursday, just hours before the country goes to the polls.

Odds on certain MPs getting sacked in the morning include political heavyweights such as Danny Alexander at 1/12, Jim Murphy at 10/11 and Douglas Alexander 2/5.

Matching a chant birthed in the stands of football grounds across the UK, Paddy Power said: “Sacked in the morning, you’re getting sacked in the morning, sacked in the mooorning, you’re getting sacked in the morning.”

According to Paddy Power, a total of 75 MPs are expected to be unseated after the General Election Day. Paddy have “less than 75” MP will not win the election at 4/1 while “75–99” will not win the election at 5/4.

The favorite to win as Prime Minster also changed to David Cameron at 5/6 while Ed Miliband was at 10/11.

18-year-old punter wins €50k and said he will never bet again

Patrick Whelan, from Wexford, has put on a seven-fold accumulator bet with Paddy Power worth €10, all on horses that his friend claimed were “highly-fancied to win.”

Later on Saturday evening, when he checked his account, he found that it had been topped up by a little over €50,000.

Whelan gathered his mates to watch the Mayweather—Pacquiao fight on Saturday night with more than a few crates of beer bought with Whelan’s winnings.

The 18-year-old equestrian worker is withdrawing €10,000 a day from his Paddy Power account to deposit to his bank account and plans on buying an Audi and said that he will never bet again.


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